Civil Rights and early Gay activist Jon Gee has died

Jon Louis Gee III, lifelong Baltimorean and 1960s civil rights and early Gay activist, died of cardiac arrest at Sinai Hospital on Sunday, June 14, 2020. He was 74 years old and lived his entire life with his sisters in the family home in the Coppin Heights section of West Baltimore. Although his death was sudden, he had been in declining health for the past several years.             Jon came out as a teenager and joined the Baltimore Gay Alliance shortly after its founding in 1975. He was a fixture at BGA meetings, social events, and political actions. He joined […]

In Remembrance: Jay Loane

Jabez “Jay” Whitford Loane, V, who worked for a number of years in several capacities for Baltimore OUTloud, died on April 30th, 2020. Although he had been in failing health for some time, he died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Edgewood, where he lived with his longtime friend and companion Michael (Magoo) Serio. He was 57 years old. In 1993, Jay joined the staff of Gay Life as a sales manager. He soon took on other responsibilities, including photographer and occasional columnist, writing a very popular column called “People We Like.” After Baltimore OUTloud launched, he joined […]

Larry Kramer, Pioneering AIDS Provocateur, Dies

Larry Kramer, whose take-no-prisoners rhetoric defined the early period of AIDS activism, died May 27th. He was 84. According to Kramer’s husband, David Webster, he died from pneumonia. Kramer had contended with health problems for much of his adult life, including HIV, liver disease, and a successful liver transplant. “Larry helped keep us focused,” Rob Folan-Johnson of ACT UP told Baltimore OUTloud. “His anger was infectious and damned useful. If he hadn’t been at that meeting at rhe Gay and Lesbian Center that night to declare that an organized political force was needed to fight for our lives and against […]

Remembering A Quiet Persistent Hero – Terrence McNally

Some heroes wear capes. Others march, protest, or pass legislation. Still others work to change people’s hearts and minds. Terrence McNally was the latter. He believed that the theatre’s most important function was to create community and bridge rifts between people caused by differences in gender, race, religion and in particular, sexual orientation and HIV status, and dedicated his life to that work. In an address to members of the League of American Theatres and Producers he said, “I think theatre teaches us who we are, what our society is, where we are going. I don’t think theatre can solve […]

Remembering Ed Jeunette

Edward Jeunette, a longtime attorney for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, community activist, and former aide to City Councilwomen Mary Pat Clark when she was president of the city council, died suddenly on New Year’s Day after developing pneumonia. He was 62 years old and lived in Mount Washington with his spouse and husband of 30 years James “Jeb” King. Ed was the son of Edward R. Jeunette, an attorney, and Margaret Clark Jeunette, who died when Ed was 11. Like his father and two brothers, he attended and graduated from Mount Saint Joseph High School. He then […]

Skip Peacock

On September 16th, Skip Peacock – aka Tia Chambers – passed away from kidney failure. She was a beloved member of our community and our 1991 and 1992 Queen of Pride. At the time of press no other information was available but have been told by family they are working on his celebration of life. As soon as we get it, we will publish it.  RIP Skip – we love you. Please follow and like us:

REMEMBERING Bradley Grant

Bradley Grant Memorial Service and Life Celebration Saturday,  November 23, beginning at Noon    Memorial Mass:  12 PM—St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven  Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21239     Luncheon Celebration –1:30 PM— Acropolis Restaurant, 4718 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224   (Parking is allowed in the Wells Fargo lot after 1pm). For the lunch please RSVP by November 16th to becker889@aol.com with Bradley Grant Celebration in the reference line because It will be a sit down dinner. Also, please designate your choice of a Chicken or Crab Cake platter. Baltimore native Bradley Grant, who marched for gay rights in Philadelphia with the Washington Mattachine Society on […]

Remembering Jim Williams 1935–2019

A memorial service will be held for Jim Williams on Saturday December 7 at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church beginning at 11 AM. JIM WILLIAMS, co- founder and longtime co-publisher of Baltimore OUTloud, died on Friday, October 4th at Seasons Hospice in Baltimore County following a long illness. He retired from the newspaper in June due to failing health related to heart and lung problems. He was 84 years old and had lived at Cross Keys for many years. Jim was one of the four original founders of the newspaper and became co-publisher following the retirement of founding publisher Mike […]

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 planned for January 12th at the Charles Village Pub on Saint Paul Street in Charles Village from 11 am to 1 pm. Eddie grew up on Montpelier Street in Waverly and moved to Charles Village in the early 1970s. After living on […]

Thomas Reeves

Thomas Reeves, a retired college professor, lifelong social activist, and occasional contributor to this newspaper, died of heart failure Sunday, February 19 at the Manor Care Roland Park Nursing Home at age 72. He lived in Baltimore from 1968 through the early 1970s and again from 2005 until his death. He lived in Baltimore during the height of the Vietnam War and worked tirelessly to bring the war and the draft to an end. In the early 1970s he served as executive director of theBaltiore Chapter of the  American Friends’ Service Committee.  He also co-founded Insight, a social action group […]