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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lunch Patrol

People are living on the streets of Baltimore every day of the year. B & Dee’s Baltimore Love works to make a difference by distributing brown bag lunches to area homeless beginning at 1 pm the last Sunday of every month. The gathering place for this month is 614 Laurens Street, Baltimore. Donations and volunteers are needed. All are welcome. For info, visit

Meet U=U Maryland’s Melanie Reese

The Baltimore City Health Department and community partners across the city joined the international U=U conversation in December 2018 with the launch of the U=U Maryland campaign, spreading the scientific consensus that HIV-positive individuals with an undetectable viral load cannot transmit the disease to sexual partners. The campaign is guided by a community board, which counts among its members Melanie Reese. Reese is a member of the U=U Maryland Coalition and the executive director of Older Women Embracing Life (OWEL), an organization comprised of women who are long-term survivors and seniors living and thriving with HIV. We asked Melanie to […]

MENTAL HEALTH MOMENT – Eating Disorders Disproportionately Affect the LGBTQ Community

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is just around the corner – from February 23rd to March 1st. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, eating disorders will affect more than 30 million Americans in their lifetimes – and disproportionately impact some segments of the LGBTQ community. This is a serious issue, as conditions such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder can have negative consequences on one’s mental and physical health. In fact, research has shown that eating disorders have a mortality rate among the highest of any psychiatric disorder. What is an eating disorder? Eating disorders are serious […]