Inaugural FreeState Justice Ice Ball

FreeState Justice invites you to join its first ever “Ice Ball” benefit, planned for Sunday, March 10th from 11:30 am to 2 pm at the Patterson Park Skating Arena (200 South Linwood Avenue, Baltimore). Street parking is available on Linwood Avenue. Folks of all ages and ice-bound abilities are encouraged to attend this family-friendly event. The event will kick off with an ice show, featuring performances by up-and-coming talent as well as professional show skaters, who will dazzle you with their most fabulous performances. The show will be followed by a “Frozen Dance Party,” and open family skate with music […]

Monster Jam Roars Into Charm City

Monster Jam roars into Baltimore running from Friday, March 1st to Sunday, March 3rd at the Baltimore Royal Farms Arena. The adrenaline-charged family entertainment extravaganza features some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger, Max-DTM, and many more. Audiences will watch as world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in freestyle, two-wheel skills, and racing competitions that promise to put families on the edge of their seats. “If you’ve never seen a monster truck do its thing in real life then you haven’t seen what it really can do,” explained driver […]

Update from City HALL

Hello, readers! After a short break, your exclusive update from City Hall returns! I have just completed my first six months as your LGBTQ liaison in the office of Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and I could not be more thrilled about the work I have the pleasure of doing, the work our mayor is doing, and the work our community is doing to move Baltimore forward. The Baltimore City LGBTQ Commission is shaping up to be an impactful group of advocates who are ready to get to work. Our commission last met in January, where we began to brainstorm and […]

Gearing Up for AIDS Walk & Music Fest 2019

Chase Brexton Health Care aims to raise $150,000 to further expand HIV testing, awareness, and care programs during the Baltimore AIDS Walk & Music Festival 2019, presented by Quest Diagnostics, at Power Plant Live on Sunday, June 9th. Proceeds from the AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore will support the HIV and AIDS programs offered by Chase Brexton and its community partners, including assistance with medications, case management services, and medical care. The two-mile course around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will be followed by a music festival and lunch at Power Plant Live featuring exciting local performers. “Maryland and Baltimore’s HIV and […]

An Intimate Look At Conversion Therapy

With his new documentary, The Sunday Sessions, Baltimore based filmmaker Richard Yeagley provides an intimate portrait of one man’s struggle to reconcile his religious convictions with his sexual identity.  The film is an observational documentary chronicling the film’s subject, Nathan, on his turbulent journey as he attends conversion therapy, hopeful he can change his sexual orientation. Conversion therapy is the controversial, non-scientifically based practice with the aim of changing a person’s sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual.  Despite it having been discredited by all major American medical, psychiatric, psychological, and professional counseling organizations, the service continues to be offered by […]

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 […]