Winter Blues Happy Hour With JPride Baltimore

JPride Baltimore, Baltimore’s Jewish LGBTQ social and service organization, will be hosting a Winter Blues Happy Hour on Thursday, January 17th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Topside of Mount Vernon, a rooftop restaurant and garden bar, on the 15th floor of Hotel Revival (612 Cathedral Street, Baltimore). Hang out for schmoozing, mixing, and mingling, board games, and some fancy drinks. For more info, visit the Facebook event page at Bit.ly/2SubtrI.   Please follow and like us:

‘New Queers Eve’ at Windup Space

Ring in the new year with a night of music by queer artists and friends, on Monday, December 31st from 8 pm to 1 am at the Windup Space (12 West North Avenue, Baltimore). Say “see ya” to 2018, and celebrate the good that happened, and what is sure to be another interesting year in 2019! Doors open at 8 pm. Tickets are $10. Performing will be Joseph & the Beasts (Josephandthebeasts.com); Manners Manners (Mannersmanners.bandcamp.com); Sybling (Sybling.bandcamp.com); and Dreambush (Dreambush.bandcamp.com). For more information visit their Facebook event page at Bit.ly/2rD5FAl. Please follow and like us:

Incarnate: A Queer Christmas Pageant

Join other community members on Sunday, December 23rd from 6 to 7:30 pm, to celebrate Christmas in a queer and sacred space, with “Incarnate: A Queer Christmas Pageant”. The event takes place at Space 2640 (2640 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore). The event is free of charge and all are welcome. The event is being hosted by Dreams and Visions, a new progressive, LGBTQ+ affirming church in Baltimore. All ages, all genders, all faiths (or no faith) are welcome! The church says it aims to create an imaginative spiritual community of restoration, where people can find the courage to be their […]

Information Sought on Local Murders

On November 8th, 2018, 43-year-old Brendon Michaels was found dead in his Mid-Town Belvedere apartment, in the 1200 block of Saint Paul Street in Baltimore. 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 also as a server at the Olive Garden in Westminster. On November 26th, “Tydi,” a transgender woman, was fatally shot while in the 1900 block of West Lanvale Street, in Baltimore. These are members of our community whose lives were taken from us and who deserve justice. Anyone […]

Lunch Patrol’s Second Annual Holiday Celebration

Help to make sure that the less fortunate can enjoy the holiday season and join B and Dee’s Baltimore Love at 1 pm on Sunday, December 30th, for the December “Holiday Edition” of Lunch Patrol, which has usually been the biggest lunch patrol of the year. Volunteers help distribute brown-bag lunches to the area homeless. They are delivered on foot and by vehicle. In addition to brown-bag lunch distribution, organizers will be offering hot food for those in need. Daughters of Royalty will be guest hosting this special event. All are welcome! People of all ages are encouraged to participate. […]

A Miracle on Lexington Street

For one night and one night only, Joy Baltimore in partnership with Club Bunns, will present “A Miracle on Lexington Street,” a kid-friendly tree lighting in the heart of Baltimore, on Saturday, December 22nd, from 5 to 9 pm, at Club Bunns (606-608 West Lexington Street, Baltimore). The event will include food, fun, games, entertainment, vendors, marching bands, and even pictures with Santa. The event is free and open to all. Please note that this is an outdoor event, so dress accordingly. Organizers’ goal is to provide gifts for up to 200 youth. They are looking for gloves, hats, scarves, […]

2018 Glitter Ball, December 29th

On Saturday, December 29th, Jacqueline Boxx and Betty O’Hellno will host the 2018 Glitter Ball! Doors open at 7:30 pm, and the show starts at 8 at the Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore). Join in for a decadent end-of-year celebration featuring burlesque glitz, music, and all-around fabulousness! Come see the Creative Alliance transformed with elaborate decor into a shimmery winter wonderland, a celebration of all things that sparkle and shine. Come dressed in all that glitters and shines, and you will fit right in. There will be a dance party hosted by DJ Chris Jay, circus performances, and a […]

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 […]

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 Bit.ly/2AMIbwF. This past fall, FSJ […]

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: