Is the end of HIV transmission in sight?

London – A study of gay couples published on May 2nd in the medical journal Lancet indicates that HIV-positive men in whom the infection is fully suppressed by anti-retroviral drugs have no chance of passing the virus to their partner, even through sex without a condom. The UK Guardian reported on the findings with the headline declaring “End to AIDS in sight,” and noting, “The success of the medicine means that if everyone with HIV were fully treated, there would be no further infections.” Earlier studies, the report noted, have shown that the drugs also stop transmission in straight couples […]

Getting to Know LaKesha Davis, Pride Coordinator

LaKesha Davis, a native Baltimorian, is a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore pursuing a PhD in organizational leadership. She holds a master’s degree in human services administration and associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice. In addition to being a lifelong learner, LaKesha is a full-time mother, employee, and part-time radio personality and entrepreneur. She gives back to her community by serving underprivileged youth, providing training and mentorship. Checkout her many ventures by going to her website Wonanddoneprograms.org. Richard Finger: How long have you been the Pride coordinator? LaKesha Davis: This is my second year as the […]

GLCCB Renamed ‘Pride Center of MD’ – Plans Building Purchase

At the cusp of major changes, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland – widely known for decades as the GLCCB – is changing its name to Pride Center of Maryland and has taken the first step toward purchasing a building which will serve as its new home. With the support of State Senator Mary Washington and State Delegate Maggie Macintosh, the center secured at $500,000 bond from the Maryland General Assembly which will allow for the purchase of a five-story building in the Charles North and Old Goucher neighborhoods. Following the passage of […]

Baltimore observance of National Honor our LGBT Elders Day

The struggles and triumphs of LGBT elders will be remembered during a night of laughter, inspiration and recognition at Baltimore’s upcoming National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day event. The celebration will take place Thursday, May 16th from 5:30 to 8 pm at Baltimore Center Stage, featuring storytelling vignettes from community leaders as well as a buffet dinner. General admission tickets are $30 and are available at Tinyurl.com/elderday2019. We asked the Center’s director, Sam McClure, to share a preview of the event and discuss its importance: Why is it so important to set aside a day and hold a celebration to […]

Travel Tips: Staying Active on Vacation

With summer quickly approaching, people are already making travel plans to squeeze the most out of summer and maximize on all the sunshine and fun times. Depending on where you’re traveling to, you may not have access to workout equipment. While you’re on vacation, it is important to get rest and relaxation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t also enjoy some physical activity! Here are some tips to stay active on vacation. Whether it’s a trip to the Carolinas, backpacking through Spain, or cruising the Caribbean, make sure to squeeze in some unconventional exercises to keep your body and mind […]

One Year Later

The last year of my life is a blur, a series of events that feels like one long day. Sure, there are highlights and landmarks, events that stand out and memories I’ll never forget; but still, all the days run together and I often find myself remembering having a conversation, but not with whom or when. Or, I remember an event, but not when it took place. It’s almost as though I’ve lost all sense of time. This occurred to me a few days ago when I was leaving a meeting at the Hagerstown Hopes Hub. We had met to […]

Eight Tips on Writing Great Wedding Vows

“I, ___, take thee, ___, to be my wedded husband / wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my faith [or] pledge myself to you.” One single sentence pledging a lifetime of of love and devotion. What could be simpler! Your wedding vows are your promises to each other of how you will comport yourself as a marital partner. The vows are generally composed […]

Resurrection Of The Baltimore Eagle

On Easter Weekend the long dormant Baltimore Eagle located at 2022 North Charles Street reopened to the delight of many in the Baltimore LGBT community. Invitations went out to members of many leather clubs in the area for a private re-opening reception on Thursday, April 18th with food and open bar from 7 to 11 pm. The party brought members of Centaur MC, ShipMates Club of Baltimore, FIST, Hooker & Boys, ONYX, as well past and present leather titleholders, including the very first female Eagle bar titleholder Ms. Baltimore Eagle 1992 Glenda Rider. Everyone was warmly greeted by the new […]

Embarrassing Urinary Problems

Dear Dr. Eva, I am an overweight woman in my 30s. I’m having a problem where, even though I feel like I have completely emptied my bladder on the toilet, when I stand up, I often briefly leak a little bit. When I asked my doctor about this, she just told me to lose weight. I am so tired of everything being blamed on my weight, I didn’t pursue the conversation with her any more. How does it make sense for this to be related to my weight? Do you have any practical suggestions as to what this is and […]

Catching Up with Doug Yeakey

As explained in Baltimore OUTloud’s previous article a few weeks ago, EC Pops in Fells Point has partnered with Moby’s (721 South Broadway, Fells Point) to host the Baltimore Drag Showdown. This unique competition features 12 talented Baltimore drag performers taking to the stage to compete for the chance to win a grand prize of $2,000. The brainchild of the owners of EC Pops – Doug Yeakey and Lance Sovine – the two wanted to do something to help bring community, camaraderie, and competition to Baltimore. With their next event scheduled for Tuesday, May 7th at Moby’s, Baltimore OUTloud recently […]