Trump obliterates AIDS advisory council “All things AIDS, nationally and internationally, are in danger from the Trump administration, from PACHA to PrEP funding and other services right here in Baltimore,” says Lynda Dee, president of AIDS Action Baltimore, a non-profit group marking its 30th year providing essential services to people with HIV / AIDS.
Baltimore Women’s March
Jan. 20th event marks one year from iconic DC protest To commemorate last year’s Women’s March on Washington, a Baltimore march and rally is planned for Saturday, January 20th, from 11 am to 2 pm – one of numerous events planned around the world. Subject to city approval, the rally will begin at 11 am at the War Memorial Plaza in front of City Hall, then march down Holiday and Conway Streets, across Pratt Street, and end at McKeldin Park.
Looking Back on 2017
As the ball dropped in Times Square last New Year’s Eve many in the LGBT community dreaded what the New Year would bring. After a surprise presidential election we were left not with hope but fear. Now they we’ve almost made it through 2017, let’s take a look back at the year that was.
2017 World AIDS Day Events
30th annual commemoration set for December 1st Friday, December 1st will mark the 30th annual international observance of World AIDS Day. This year’s international theme is “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships.” Several events will take place throughout the community to honor those living with HIV, and to remember those who have lost their lives while living with HIV/AIDS.
GLCCB Town Hall Charts Progress
How to rename the GLCCB to be more inclusive and to garner more community participation were topics at the combined September 12th board of directors’ meeting, annual meeting, and town hall of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB).
Drag Brunches, Bingo, and Hurricane Relief
Towson Drag Brunch – Following the success of their first event, Towson University will host its second Drag Brunch on Sunday, October 1st, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and LGBT History Month. The event, open to all, will be held in the ballrooms on the third floor of the West Village Commons (424 Emerson Drive, Towson) at Towson University. Parking is available in the nearby West Village Garage.
Vision of Hope MCC Installs New Pastor
On September 23rd, Rev. Angela Teresa Jones-Ramirez will be officially installed at Vision of Hope Metropolitan Community Church, where she began serving as their settled senior pastor on May 17th.
National HIV & Aging Day, September 18th
September 18th of each year has been designated as the National HIV/AIDS and Ageing Awareness Day (NHAAAD), to call to attention the challenges that older Americans face in terms of HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment, and to recognize the impact of HIV on those ageing with HIV. The day was launched in 2008 by lead organizer, the AIDS Institute.
Pride 2018 King and Queen Inaugurated
As US prez riles, will queer Baltimoreans turn to monarchy? Royalty doesn’t get more prideful than this! The pageants to select Baltimore’s new King and Queen of Pride 2018 took place August 4th at the Nest at the Baltimore Eagle. Jewel-studded, 24k-gold diadems now grace (at least metaphorically) the heads of Chris Jay- King of Pride for Baltimore Pride 2018- and Sapphire Bleu, the new Queen. The new regents spoke to Baltimore OUTloud about their coming reign.
Royal Pride of Nations Hosts ‘Night of Royalty’ Sept. 17th
A Night of Royalty will be a spectacular showcase to launch the first State Preliminary of the newly formed Mr. & Miss Royal Pride of Nations Pageantry System, hosted by Helena Hologram. The doors will open at 8 pm and the show will run from 9:30 to 11:30 pm on Sunday, September 17th at Ziascos (1313 East Pratt Street, Baltimore)