FreeState Justice Wants Your Input: 2019 Legislative Session

FreeState Justice (FSJ) is preparing to tackle next year’s legislative session in Annapolis. Join FSJ for an open house and to participate in a community survey to help them set priorities. On Thursday, December 13th, FSJ will host the open house and appreciation ceremony from 5 to 8 pm at the group’s offices (2526 St. Paul Street, first floor, Baltimore). Join with FSJ to thank the group’s volunteer attorneys and organizational partners, and find out more about FSJ’s work. Beer, wine and light fare will be served. The event is free, but please RSVP at This past fall, FSJ […]

Early Gay Activist Eddie Holl Dies at Age 72

Edward “Eddie” J. Holl, Jr., a founding member of the Baltimore Gay Alliance and its successor organization, the Gay Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland, died on Wednesday, November 28th following a nearly two-year struggle with bladder cancer. He was a lifelong resident of Baltimore City who turned 72 on Election Day. A celebration of his life is being planned for January. For further information look for updates on Eddie grew up on Montpelier Street in Waverly and moved to Charles Village in the early 1970s. After living on Abell Avenue for 13 years, he moved to Calvert […]

Mid-Town Belvedere Resident Beaten and Murdered

On November 8th, 43-year-old Brendon Michaels was found dead in his Mid-Town Belvedere apartment, in the 1200 block of St. Paul Street. He had been beaten, and his death was ruled a homicide. Michaels was a certified personal trainer and fitness center coordinator at Carroll Community College, and worked as a server at the Olive Garden in Westminster. Anyone with information on Michaels’ murder is asked to call the Baltimore Police Department at 410-396-2100 or send a message to its text-for-tip line at 443-902-4824. Please follow and like us:

Stories for the Season: Baltimore Men’s Chorus Winter Concert

Director Caite Debevec invites you to join the Baltimore Men’s Chorus on Saturday, December 15th in the sanctuary at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (1 West Franklin Street) for the group’s winter concert, “Stories for the Season,” a collection of musical moments sharing the tales of the winter season, ranging from holiday favorites from many cultures and traditions, to music inspired by the winter chill, and a few other surprises. “Stories for the Season,” said Debevec, “explores telling tales through music. You will hear music from locations around the world ranging from the Scottish Highlands to sub-Saharan Africa to […]

Golden Girls: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas

“’Twas the night before Christmas…” So, begins the tale we all know. A new iteration, The Golden Girls: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Francesco Sedita and Douglas Yacka, with illustrations by Alex Fine, features our four favorite golden girls. “While Ma in her sweatshirt and Dorothy in vest had just settled down for a much-needed rest. Rose, snug with her teddy bear, laid down her head, while visions of St. Olaf danced in her head.” Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia, are all back in a new illustrated hardcover book, a must for your holiday gift giving list, and your […]

New Wave Singers: ‘Sounds of the Season’

New Wave Singers: ‘Sounds of the Season’ Enjoy the “Sounds of the Season” with the New Wave Singers, “Maryland’s premier GLBT mixed chorus,” and their new artistic director Timothy East Gillham, at their two holiday concerts on December 1st and 2nd. On Saturday, December 1st, the concert will begin at 7 pm, at Immanuel United Church of Christ (1905 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville). On Sunday, December 2nd, the concert will begin at 4 pm at Grace United Methodist Church (5407 North Charles Street, Baltimore). Tickets in advance are $18 or at the door for $20. Folks 17 and under are free. […]

World AIDS Day 2018 Events

Saturday, December 1st marks the 31st annual observance of World AIDS Day. It’s the perfect time to recommit to the fight against HIV, honor those living with the virus, and remember those who have lost their lives. All listed events are free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 27th • 7 to 7:30 pm – World AIDS Day City Proclamation Reading, Hagerstown, City Hall, Council Chambers (1 East Franklin Street, Hagerstown). The mayor’s World AIDS Day proclamation will be read at the opening of the city council meeting to let the city know its citizens care about keeping Hagerstown […]

Transcending Barriers: Get Prepped on PrEP

Join AIDS Action Baltimore for a Town Hall Meeting on HIV prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis entitled “TRANScending Barriers: Quality Sexual Healthcare for the Trans Community,” on Wednesday, November 28th, at 6 pm at the Waxter Center (1000 Cathedral Street at Eager Street, Baltimore). The event will include dinner and a forum to address the barriers faced by the trans community in accessing quality healthcare services including PrEP and PEP. A safe space will be provided for trans folk to share their experiences in various health care settings – and where workers, providers, and trans people can talk about the way […]

Manners Manners Record Release Party

After a long wait, unabashedly queer Baltimore-based noise-pop rockers Manners Manners are releasing their new EP, First in Line, on November 27th. “I like to describe Manners Manners as the Breeders if they were fronted by Elvis Costello,” said Manners Manners lead guitarist and vocalist Jack Pinder. “It’s cerebral, emotional, confrontational songwriting, couched in heavy, 90s-influenced power pop.” The band will host a release party for their new record, with guests Homosuperior, Quattracenta, and Hexgirlfriends, on Friday, December 7th at Metro Gallery (1700 North Charles Street, Baltimore). Doors open at 8:30 pm. “We recorded First In Line in August 2017,” […]

Pubic Hair and Unique Anatomy Tie Statues to Michelangelo

Cambridge, England – The Renaissance artist Michelangelo has been revealed to be the creator of two disputed Rothschild bronze statues, thanks to a careful study of the statue’s pubic hair, unique toes, and killer abs. In an investigation that took almost four years, a team of researchers supported by the University of Cambridge set out to confirm what had been believed to be a sensational claim made by a museum, that two privately owned statues were the work of the iconic Michelangelo. The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge first made its case in 2015, about the two statues of muscled, naked […]