Honoring Our LGBTQ Black Pioneers

From 1960s civil rights activist Bayard Rustin to newly elected Minnesota councilwoman Andrea Jenkins, black LGBTQ Americans have long been blazing trails and making history. Starting out as Negro History Week in 1926 in public schools in the US to teach black history, the event initially was not widely accepted. In 1970, a proposal from black educators and students at Kent State University, the week was expanded into Black History Month, and six years later was officially endorsed by President Gerald Ford. In celebration of Black History Month let us honor some of our LGBTQ pioneers, from our past and […]

Black History Month Celebration

B & Dee’s Baltimore Love invites you to join them for their third annual Black History Month Celebration on Sunday, February 24, 2019, from 1 to 4 pm at 421 Fallsway under the Jones Falls Expressway. The event will be integrated with their February Lunch Patrol, as they are determined to make a huge impact in Baltimore City this month. This community outreach event is intended to inspire the city’s less fortunate, while celebrating African-American culture past and present. They will be serving a hot comfort and soul food buffet, as well as their signature brown bag lunches. Entertainment will […]

Intro to HIV Cure Research

AIDS Action Baltimore invites you to join them on Wednesday, February 27th from 6:30 to 8 pm for dinner and a Community HIV Cure Research Forum with Lynda Dee, who will provide an introduction to HIV cure research. The forum will be held at the Waxter Center (1000 Cathedral Street, Baltimore) at the corner of Cathedral and Eager Streets. Please RSVP to baltoaids@aol.com so they can order an appropriate amount of food. For more info, email or call 410-837-2437. Please follow and like us:

Baltimore Drag Showdown Premiere

EC Pops in Fells Point has partnered with Moby’s (721 South Broadway, Fells Point) to host the Baltimore Drag Showdown. It starts February 26th, and continues alternate Tuesdays for eight weeks. This new and unique competition in Baltimore will feature 12 talented Baltimore drag performers taking to the stage to compete for the chance to win a grand prize of $2,000. Doors will open at 7 pm and the show will begin at 8:30. There’s no cover for the events, and each week will have a different theme. Off weeks will feature sponsored dance parties. A unique feature of the […]

Bill Seeks to Increase Gender Options on State ID

A bill has been filed with the State Legislature in Annapolis that would update state identification laws to make self-attestation of gender the criterion of state-recognized gender status, as well as adding an unspecified gender marker. This bill addresses the problem of a person’s driver’s license indicating a gender that does not match his or her gender presentation, a situation which can “out” transgender and non-binary people in any situation where they need to show their license, such as traveling, applying for jobs or schools, entering any public establishment that requires identification, or obtaining any other benefits that require proof […]

LGBT Business Networking, Feb. 21st & 22nd

The Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce will be hosting two upcoming events that will provide business owners and professionals some unique networking opportunities. On Thursday, February 21st, join the Chamber from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Elephant (924 North Charles Street, Baltimore) for its monthly Out Networking Happy Hour. Meet and network with local professionals and business owners. The event is free for members, $15 for non-members, and tickets are available on the Facebook event page at Bit.ly/2E9PQrV. On Friday, February 22nd, the LGBT Chamber will join with members and guests of the Maryland Business Connection (MBX), Business Networking […]

Anti-Lovers Valentines Day Bash

Are you over Valentine’s day? Are you over the lovey-dovey kiss-kiss? Then this is the perfect cure to you diaper wearing cherub blues. Join hosts Jezzi Bell Devine and Anita Minett for the Anti-Lovers Bash on Saturday, February 23rd from 8 pm to midnight at VFW Post 160 (2597 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie). An amazing cast of performers will turn out the party and show how they feel about love, inspired by the words of the Tina Turner song, “What’s love got to do with it?” A 50/50 raffle and door prizes will add to the fun. The event cover […]

High Court Lifts Trump’s Military Trans Ban Injunction

On January 22nd, the Supreme Court’s five conservative justices voted to lift an injunction that had been placed by lower courts on the Trump administration’s policy banning many transgender people from military service. This grants the administration a temporary win and allows the military to proceed with the ban’s implementation. The policy reverses a 2016 policy of the Obama administration, which allowed all transgender service members to serve openly. The new policy is complex, and generally prohibits transgender people from military service, but does make exceptions for those already serving openly, or those who are willing to serve “in their […]

Brother Help Thyself Celebrates 40 Years of Support

Brother Help Thyself (BHT) invites you to join them on Saturday, February 2nd from 7 to 10 pm at Baltimore’s historic Belvedere Hotel (1 East Chase Street, Baltimore) as they celebrate 40 years of providing grants to 501(c)(3) non-profits who serve the LGBTQ / SGL and HIV communities in Washington, DC, and Baltimore. The theme for the event is “A Dressier Affair” and those attending are encouraged to dress to impress! The event will commemorate the organizations history, and former board members, and longtime supporters will be welcomed back to present award checks for the 2018 grant cycle totaling over […]

Drink, Drag, and Paint!

Join sassy drag hosts Pariah Sinclair and Saaphyri Wildz on Saturday, February 9th from 2 to 4 pm at Spirits of Mount Vernon (900 North Charles Street, Baltimore) for drinks, drag, and “painting naughty wine glasses!” The idea is to paint fun nude cartoon images that can only be seen from inside the wine glass. “They are hilarious, lots of fun, and easy to paint,” say organizers. “At the event’s beginning, everyone will receive materials and two wine glasses, and receive instructions on how to easily draw the first image. Soon after the queens will perform. Then they take a […]