2019 King & Queen of Pride Contest

On September 1st, Baltimore’s King and Queen of Pride 2019 contest will be held at the Motor House (120 West North Avenue, Baltimore) from 2 to 6 pm Doors open at 1 pm The event will honor 2018’s King and Queen Chris Jay and Sapphire Bleu and will feature a cast of former Kings and Queens of Pride. The King and Queen of Pride titles are open to everyone without regard for their gender identity. Everyone is free to choose whichever title they want to compete for. Applications are now being accepted. You must be at least 21 to compete. […]

Baltimore: Gender-Reassignment Now Covered

Baltimore City has voted to update its employee benefits plan to provide health care coverage to include gender-reassignment surgery in the city’s self-insured health plans. Up until today, the city’s health insurance excluded such surgery from coverage, discrimination targeted by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act as well as the Fairness for All Marylanders Act. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently found that there was reasonable cause to believe that the State of Alaska had violated Title VII by excluding gender-reassignment surgery from its employee health plan. FreeState Justice brought this matter to the city’s attention when its […]

Hot, Wet Summer Burleoke

Bunns of Steele present its latest installment of “Burleoke” on August 18th, from 9 to 11:15 pm at The Crown (1910 North Charles Street, Baltimore). What’s “Burleoke”? It’s as if “burlesque and karaoke had a game-show baby you want to coo over!” Join the fun for nearly-naked shenanigans with host Tommy Gunn. This month’s singers include Spunkyy Brewster, Jessy Lucente, Kimani Feaster, Elle Why, and Erika Thomas (who will be paired with dancers Faith Grenade, Bitesize Aria, and Miss China Doll). Tickets are $10 at the door. For more info, browse to Bit.ly/2MKBpfY.   Please follow and like us:

Game Night! ‘All Hands on Deck!’ Edition

Star Track will host their monthly game night on August 28th from 6 to 9 pm at 120 Penn Street, Baltimore. youth and young adults ages 12 to 26 are invited to join in for board games, spades, Uno, and more. Enjoy a trip down memory land with a few childhood games that you’re sure to enjoy. As always, there’s a gaming challenge where you can establish yourself as the Game Night Champion! The event is free, and includes free food, resources, and testing. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2MhGIY3.   Please follow and like us:

LGBTQ Bar Association Networking Happy Hour

The LGBTQ Bar Association of Maryland will host a “Fall Kick-Off Networking Happy Hour” on August 30th at the West Madison Craft Beer Bar (311 West Madison Street, Baltimore). Join in to kick off the new membership year for the group. If you’re a lawyer, judge, law student, activist, ally, or interested in the pursuit of equality in the law, consider yourself welcome. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2MhvK4E.   Please follow and like us:

Lunch Patrols First Anniversary Event

On August 26th at 1 pm, Lunch Patrol, hosted by B & Dee’s Baltimore Love, marks the first anniversary of the monthly program. The event takes place at St. Mark’s Institutional Baptist Church (655 Bentalou Street, Baltimore) and involves distributing brown-bag lunches to homeless people in the area. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2nzIEfv.   Please follow and like us:

Miss Rowan Tree 2018 Pageant

The Miss Rowan Tree 2018 Pageant is set for August 26th, from 8 pm to midnight at The Rowan Tree (1633 South Charles Street, Baltimore). Bid farewell to the reigning Miss Rowan Tree, Anita Minett, and crown her successor. The contest categories include “elemental creative wear, “gown,” ”on-stage question,” and “talent.” for more info, visit Bit.ly/2vITZhR. Please follow and like us:

New Wave Singers: New Director, Auditions

After nine years, New Wave Singers’ artistic director, Adam Koch, is leaving to pursue graduate studies in organ at Virginia’s Shenandoah Conservatory. Stepping up to fill his shoes is Timothy Gillham, who received training at the University of Central Arkansas, and attended Old Dominion University and Virginia Polytechnic for post-graduate work in conducting. He has taught chorus and band in public and private schools in Arkansas, Texas, and Virginia and performed for Queen Elizabeth’s appearance at Jamestown’s 400th anniversary. Care to join an ensemble that celebrates the “power of music to unite communities, change lives, and heal the body and […]

Trans Self-Care Day, August 18th

Baltimore Free Farm (3510 Ash Street, Baltimore) will host a free Trans Self Care Day on August 18th 4 to 9:30 pm. Get a makeover, mud mask facials, or a free massage. Join in a sharing circle, and enjoy free coffee provided by Chuck’s Trading Post. Donation-based haircuts will be available by Jennipur Lane from Crafted. For more info email tarryn@baltimorefreefarm.org or visit Bit.ly/2vGB07N. Please follow and like us:

HRC Report Says Kavanaugh a Threat to LGBT Americans

Washington, DC – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has released a comprehensive report on how Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme Court poses a serious threat to LGBTQ people. The HRC is urging the Senate Judiciary Committee not to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination without a full review of his record and time in the White House and urging the full Senate to reject his nomination on the basis of his anti-LGBTQ record and other concerning decisions. Kavanaugh has a troublingly lengthy far-right pedigree, and he was handpicked by anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice groups in an explicit effort to undermine equality. His record […]