Fancy a Rodeo Ball? Maybe you didn’t know you did! On Saturday, March 24th, the Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association (KSGRA) will be throwing its first one. “This is something new that KSGRA has come up to help renew the interest in our rodeo,” says president Adam Romanik. “Last June we had the first rodeo right here in Harrisburg so kicking off the 2018 season with a ball just seemed right.” This semi-formal / cowboy formal event will be held at the I.W. Able Banquet Hall (200 Gibson Street, Steelton, Pennsylvania). The evening will kick off with a cocktail hour […]
New Leadership at The Center for Black Equity
Dr. Durryle Brooks has been announced as the new head of the Center for Black Equity – Baltimore, a nonprofit group that aims to foster the local black LGBTQ community. He fills the vacancy left by Carlton R. Smith, the group’s founder.
Carlton Smith • New Ryan White Council Chair
For 26 years, the Ryan White Planning Council has focused on providing medical care and support services for people with HIV in Baltimore. The Planning Council recently elected Carlton R. Smith as chairman, as part of a new leadership team with over 60 years of combined experience in HIV planning, advocacy, and service provision.
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s Upcoming 2018 Season
Stratford? London? Fuhgeddiboutit. The Bard is virtually in residence here in Baltimore in 2018. Here’s what’s happening when… The Tempest – Marshall B Garrett January 12th – February 4th Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary’s Community Center Frequently read as a semi-autobiographical story of a magician giving up magic at the height of his power, Shakespeare’s final solo-authored play is a meditation on forgiveness, power, colonialism, and love.
So here comes another year, 2018, once we got through the reviews, the best and the worst of 2017 on media of all forms, social, visual and print. In the spirit of embarking on a new calendar and perhaps in spite of it, I plead guilty that I will not follow some of the traditional approaches to this event.
Catholic Bishops Tell Parents to Stop Children Transitioning
Washington, D.C.– An open letter by The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging parents to reject transgender children. What did the letter say? “We acknowledge and affirm that all human beings are created by God and thereby have an inherent dignity. We also believe that God created each person male or female; therefore, sexual difference is not an accident or a flaw—it is a gift from God that helps draw us closer to each other and to God. What God has created is good.”
Coming Out in ‘The Bay’
Bay City residents fight for redemption, true love and new beginnings in a town where murder, betrayal, heartbreak, and vengeance must be in the water Living in a world where Trumpian politics and pandemonium permeate the daily national news cycle; it’s refreshing to find escapism and fantasy still alive in Amazon Prime’s Emmy Award-winning drama “The Bay.” Shrouded in mystery, the privileged and often time dysfunctional Bay City residents fight for redemption, true love and new beginnings in a town where murder, betrayal, heartbreak, and vengeance must be in the water.
Savor vs. Dread Approaching this time of the year, I hear a lot of moans and groans, and for sure, there can be a lot to complain about. The rush to make sure you get the right gifts; the agony of figuring out where you are going, by what means, and how much that will cost; that knot inside when you think of being with some family and friends who typically get into arguments; that uncle or aunt who gets drunk and brings up all kinds of past grievances and will not let go…. Yeah, I hear you. Those do […]
Baltimore Theatre Shines
Ladies and gentlemen, look upon this man sitting on his meager pallet of straw, this unfortunate man who, for the amusement of all of you here, has foregone physical nourishment for 40 days … this Hunger Artist, who without dispute the greatest practioner of his craft the world over has sat in this very cage in this mighty hall and has not taken even the slightest morsel of sustenance. So, states the impresario of A Hunger Artist, and if one needed any more evidence that the Baltimore theatre scene is vibrant and exploding, there was Baltimore Theatre Project’s limited performance […]
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.