LGBTQ Passover Seder

JPride Baltimore invites you to join its LGBTQ Passover Seder, Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30 pm at Bolton Street Synagogue (212 West Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore). The seder celebrates and tells the story of the Jewish liberation from slavery in Egypt. JPride’s version add thanks for our modern journey of liberation from the oppressive bonds of intolerance and fear. Friends, families and allies are all welcomed. “One of the unique aspects of this event is its diversity of participants,” said Mindy Sager Dickler, co-founder of JPride, formerly known as JQ Baltimore. “The attendees range in age from infants to older […]

Ride for the Feast Open House

As we get closer to spring, it’s time to make sure you’ve signed up to help with the annual Ride for the Feast planned for May 2nd and 3rd. The two-day, 140-mile charity bike ride is held each May to help Moveable Feast provide meals for people living with HIV and other severe illnesses across Maryland. Over 200 folks pedal from Ocean City, Maryland, to Moveable Feast’s headquarters in East Baltimore. If you can’t ride, there are many other volunteer opportunities available to help make the event a success. Want to learn more? Attend the upcoming open house on Saturday, […]

Local Woman on a Mission of Empowerment

Each year, in the US, March is designated as Women’s History Month. The month is set aside to honor the contributions of notable women in American history. Many people use this month to not only honor women but also to empower them as well. One such local woman from Ellicott City, Izabella “Bella” Levy, reached out to Baltimore OUTloud in an effort to better connect with women of all backgrounds as she begins her journey to become Mrs. DC America 2020. Charles Smalls: Your platform is women’s empowerment and “radiating your beauty inside and out.” Who are some women who […]

U=U Town Hall Meeting!

U=U. Undetectable = Untransmissable. Youve probably seen or heard of it, but do you know what it really means? Did you know that if your viral load is undetectable for a certain period of time, that you cannot transmit HIV to others? AIDS Action Baltimore invites you to join them for a town hall meeting including dinner and an opportunity to learn more about the End AIDS Initiative, the HIV Treatment as Prevention program better known as U=U. Representatives of the Baltimore City Health Department and national and local U=U program representatives will present an update on the initiative, and […]

Battle of the Beltway Bartenders

Calling all bartenders! The Point is excited to announce the first annual Battle of the Beltway City versus County Bartending Competition! City bars and county bars will be competing to win over $9,000 in prizes and bragging rights for the coming year. Lets make sure the bars that support our community are well represented in this competition! Winners will have their cocktails featured at the Jameson Bartenders Ball, and a trophy they can proudly display until the following years competition. All contestants will receive a prize each week just for participating. Winners will be chosen based on their talents at […]

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 […]