Insecuri-Tea: A Body Positive Celebration

Hostess Hazel Dereon invites you to join her on Saturday, February 29th for Insecuri-Tea: A Body Positive Celebration at Night Shift 2.0 (1725 Ponca Street, Baltimore). She promises a raw and unfiltered body positive experience celebrating all bodies and genders, featuring premiere Baltimore entertainers showcasing the insecurities that lurk within us all. Join them in leaving their insecurities in the past and stepping forward on a journey to self-acceptance and a more self-loving future. And thats the tea. Together with hostess Hazel Dereon, the show will include performances by Dee Dee Dereon, Venus Fastrada, Mx-N-Match, Sasha Mann, Sextia NEight, and […]

Lube Wrestling Tournament, March 7th

In the immortal words of Monty Python  and now for something completely different! Its likely that Allie Kazzam and the Dungeon Store have come up with an event unlike any Baltimore has ever seen. Youve probably never actually wondered what it would be like to see some of Baltimores premiere entertainers go head-to-head in a pool of lube, unless of course you have as warped an imagination as the hosts. Hold onto your wigs folks, because this is just the beginning of the mayhem that will ensue at this Lube Wrestling Tournament planned for March 7th at Night Shift 2.0 […]

Dinner and Drag Shamrock Shindig, March 8th

Host KC Florence invites you to join them and some of Marylands finest drag queens on March 8th at Ellicott Mills Brewing Company (8308 Main Street, Ellicott City) for a Dinner and Drag Shamrock Shindig. Doors open at 5 pm, and youre encouraged to get there early for the best seating. Parties of four or more should call ahead for reservation seating at 410-313-8141. They will be serving off the regular menu, together with $5 drag themed cocktails. There will be a $15 cover, with tickets available online at The event will include games and is open to all […]

200-Year-Old Diary Shows Compassion for Homosexuality

Oxford, UK  A diary written by a Yorkshire farmer more than 200 years ago is being hailed as providing remarkable evidence of tolerance towards homosexuality in Britain much earlier than previously imagined. Historians from Oxford University have been taken aback to discover that Matthew Tomlinsons diary from 1810 contains such open-minded views about same-sex attraction being a natural human tendency. The diary challenges preconceptions about what ordinary people thought about homosexuality  showing there was a debate about whether someone really should be discriminated against for their sexuality. In this exciting new discovery, we see a Yorkshire farmer arguing that homosexuality […]

Echoes of an Execution

1810 British hanging for sodomy yields new evidence Not just observers to British naval surgeon Nehemiah Taylors 1810 execution for sexual relations with his servant, a boy of the royal marines, had fairly modern views of homosexuality    so did Taylor himself, notes British historian Rictor Norton. Several fairly extensive newspaper reports contain Taylors reflection upon his homosexuality, which illustrate what we would consider a modern attitude, Norton writes. He explained to the chaplain who attended him that he considered man a free agent sent into this world as a probationer for eternity  that he looked on the Deity as a […]

Meet the Candidate: Kahan S. Dhillon

Real estate developer and social justice advocate Kahan S. Dhillon is running as an independent in Baltimores 2020 mayoral primary. Dhillon has made strides in building a vast network of citywide supporters under his work with the Baltimore Renaissance project. Baltimore OUTloud caught up with Dhillon to ask him questions about his plans to revitalize the city, LGBTQ involvement, and his thoughts on the state of current leadership. Charles Smalls: Many Baltimore residents were introduced to you back in 2017 when your organization  the Baltimore Renaissance  introduced a $10 billion plan to revitalize the city. Tell us about your journey […]

City LGBTQ Commission Announces Openings

The Baltimore City LGBTQ Commission was established by the mayor of Baltimore to represent the various needs and experiences of Baltimore’s LGBTQ residents. It collaborates with the mayor’s LGBTQ Affairs office to advise and guide the mayor and city governments on issues of importance to our community. The commission currently has five vacancies and is accepting applications for new members. The commission has six primary areas of focus: education and youth law, policy, and advocacy public safety health and human services unity and pride economic development. Commissioners assist in convening committees composed of community volunteers in each of the focus […]

Rugby: Join the Team!

It’s time for the annual “Rugby 101” — a combination of an open house, an open casting call, and an intro on how the game is played, sponsored by Pink Flamingos, “Baltimore’s gayest, friendliest, and most assuredly hottest rugby team.” Join the Flamingos on February 16th, 1 pm, at Utz Field at Patterson Park (200 South Linwood Avenue, Baltimore). The park is south of the swimming pool and tennis courts, and east of the dog park. Make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting sweaty and dirty, cleats or sneakers, and bring water to drink. “Don’t be worried that […]

The Manor Opens in Mount Vernon

The Manor: Restaurant & Ultralounge, located at 924 North Charles Street, held a soft opening for invited guest on Thursday, February 6th featuring hors d’oeuvres and open bar. Proprietors Joshua Persing and Robert Gay, who previously owned G.A.Y. Lounge have done an amazing job highlighting the stunningly beautiful interior of this 1850s Mount Vernon mansion, which for years housed the Brass Elephant Restaurant. I don’t think there is a live flower left in Baltimore after this opening. Baltimore OUTLoud was warmly greeted by the general manager, Brian Scott, formerly of City Cafe and Sasha’s, and chef Parker Greene. The Manor […]

Rocky Horror Strikes – and Gives Again

If you’re looking for an evening of quintessentially queer theatre with an all new Valentine’s Day spin, then the Iron Crow Theatre is back with Richard O’Brien’s the Rocky Horror Show, complete with callouts, cascading toilet paper, and all the other requisite audience participation props from now through February 16th. Bring your sweetheart (or sweethearts!) to this deliberately kitschy rock and roll sci-fi gothic thriller. You’ll even have a chance to join Brad, Janet, Frank-N-Furter, Rocky and the gang for a special Valentine’s Day midnight performance! Performances are at 8 and 11:30 pm on Friday, February 14th; 8 pm on […]