LGBTQ Commission General Body Meeting

On Monday, August 26th, the Baltimore mayor’s LGBTQ Commission will hold its quarterly general meeting from 6:30 to 8 pm at Baltimore City Hall (100 Holliday Street), on the fourth floor in the Curran Room. New and prospective members are welcome to attend. For more info visit the commission’s Facebook event page at Bit.ly/2KG0Orf. Please follow and like us:

Sex Worker Fundraiser

Much fun will be had on Friday, August 9th, at an entertainment fundraiser for the Baltimore Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP), with doors opening at 8:30 pm at Metro Gallery (1700 North Charles Street, Baltimore). The Sex Workers Outreach Project is a national social justice network dedicated to the rights of people involved in the sex trade and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy. On the national level, SWOP helps with technical assistance, funding, and direct support. On the local level, their chapters address violence faced by individuals in the sex trade. SWOP works […]

B & Dee’s Back to School Drive

B & Dee’s Baltimore Love asks for your support for their annual Back to School Drive by donating school supplies or funds to purchase them from now through Friday, August 9th. The supplies the group is seeking are: backpacks, composition notebooks, three-inch binders, pre-sharpened pencils, erasers, ballpoint pens, highlighters, markers, crayons, loose-leaf paper, index cards, glue sticks, safety scissors, compasses, calculators, and USB thumb drives. Supplies can be dropped off at the following locations: Baltimore Eagle (2022 North Charles Street), the Beatnik Barbershop (241 West Read Street), Druid Heights Community Development Corporation (2140 McCulloh Street); and Chase Brexton Health Services […]

LGBTQ ‘Hands Across Baltimore’

Baltimore has seen over 300 homicides each year for the past four years. This year there have already been over 200 recorded homicides. This epidemic affects all of Baltimore and the LGBTQ community is no exception. Violence affects our community in multiple ways including the murders of black and brown trans women and youth suicide from bullying and family rejection. Hands Across Baltimore is a public awareness action to call attention to violence and promote unity in Baltimore. On August 3rd, from 6 to 7 pm, Baltimore Ceasefire and Hug Don’t Shoot will sponsor Hands Across Baltimore, an event based […]

Baltimore’s Kings and Queens of Pride in Review

Event Hostess Shawnna Alexander invites you to join her on Sunday, August 11th from 8 to 11 pm at the Rowan Tree (1633 South Charles Street, Baltimore), for Baltimore’s Kings and Queens of Pride in Review. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Lady Lisa Memorial Drag Stage at Baltimore Pride. For more info visit the Facebook event page at Bit.ly/2MqPO3o. Please follow and like us:

Baltimore Men’s Chorus Livestream Fundraiser

Join the Baltimore Men’s Chorus on Sunday, August 4th as they wrap up their “35 for the 35th” fundraising campaign, celebrating 35 years of music with a Facebook livestream event, from 6 to 9 pm at Hotel Indigo (24 West Franklin Street, Baltimore). The event will feature performances by the chorus, and include musical performances from several featured soloists and duos. The event will feature special guests including: Tom Koerber, president of the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce; Jabari Lyles, LGBTQ liaison for the Baltimore mayor; Delegate Luke Clippinger; Mimi Demissew, head of the Pride Center of Maryland; and Dr. […]

New B’more Schools Trans Student Policy

As students prepare to return to school, new protections will be in place for transgender and gender non-conforming students. Earlier this year, the Baltimore City Public Schools board of commissioners unanimously passed policy changes that would allow those students to use the names, pronouns, and facilities that align with their gender identity. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2% of high school students identify as transgender. With this action, Baltimore joined Frederick County in passing the most extensive policies in Maryland protecting transgender and gender non-conforming students. While other districts say they follow the state board of […]

‘Visionary Art’ Museum Features Free Summer Outdoor Films

On July 11th, the American Visionary Art Museum (800 Key Highway, Baltimore) kicked off their popular summer film series Flicks from the Hill with a showing of the sing- a-long Sound of Music.AVAM PR Manager Helen Yuen was kind enough to invite Baltimore OUTloud to the Flicks premiere party complete with food, wine, and delicious beer from Troegs Independent Brewing of Hershey, Pennsylvania. AVAM, which opened in 1995, is a national museum and education center dedicated to self-taught artist. On Thursdays in the summer movies are presented on a large screen on the side of the AVAM building facing Federal […]

‘Drag Queen Bingo’ to Benefit BARCS

Help raise money to help all the pooches, kitties and other critters taken care of by BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter) by joining in at Drag Queen Bingo for BARCS Animal Shelter on Thursday, July 18th, from 7 to 9 pm The event will be held at Points South Latin Kitchen (1640 Thames Street, Baltimore). This one’s about saving lives, folks. It’s free to play bingo, and a portion of all food and drink sales will benefit the shelter. There will be some great raffle baskets up for grabs. Tito’s Vodka will donate an additional dollar for every […]

‘Love Has No Borders’: Immigrants & Refugees in the Bible

Immigration and faith is the topic of the day on Sunday, July 14th at the local community faith project Dreams and Visions. Join the discussion from 4 to 5:30 pm at 3400 Norman Avenue, Baltimore (look for the big red doors; the entrance is close to Lake Avenue). Speaking will be Karen Gonzalez, author of The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong. Her book explores the stories of immigrants and refugees in the Bible, including Hagar, Joseph, Ruth, and Jesus. Immigration is a central theme of scripture, she maintains, and discusses how people can welcome […]