‘Municipal Equality Index’ – B’more Earns Top Score

Leaving aside economic justice for a moment, the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI) examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there. Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement, and the city leadership’s public position on equality. While a score of 100 means Baltimore is ahead of hundreds of cities across the country, there’s still plenty of work to do. Please follow and like us:

Backbar Movies: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Paulie Gee’s Backbar at Paulie Gee’s in Hamden (3535 Chestnut Avenue, Baltimore) invites you to the next installment of “Backbar Movies” on Tuesday, November 26th from 8 to 10 pm for a screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Enjoy the event voted Baltimore magazine’s 2019 “Best Movie Night” where they pay for the movie, and you get to enjoy it and eat cheap food! Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the story of an East German emigrant and victim of a botched sex-change operation living in a trailer in Kansas. The 2001 film is James Cameron Mitchell’s film adaptation […]

12 Days of Christmas is Finally Legal

On Saturday, December 14th, one of Baltimore’s longest running fundraising events, the “12 Days of Christmas,” turns 21 and the theme is “We’re Finally Legal.” If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of this event presented by Hooker and Boys, it features a live performance, drag, and skit variety show with a silent auction, raffles, bootblacks, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, cupcakes from Belton and more. The event raises funds for local charities that support the LGBTQ and HIV communities. This year’s beneficiaries are the Scott Stamford Memorial Fund, administered by AIDS Action Baltimore (Aidsactionbaltimore.org); the […]

Hearts & Ears Celebrates 20 Years

For the past 20 years, Hearts and Ears has served Baltimore’s sexual-minority community with support and mental-health services. The non-profit group supports a peer-led wellness and recovery center for LGBTQ individuals with mental health and substance use recovery concerns, providing support, advocacy, awareness, and educational opportunities. Join Hearts and Ears for an open house on December 6th from 3 to 7 pm at their location at 611 Park Avenue in Baltimore. For more info visit Bit.ly/33MFgk1. Hearts and Ears provides a drop-in center at its Park Avenue location that is open 20 hours a week. It hosts weekly confidential support […]

New Horizons Winter Holiday Party, Dec. 18th

AIDS Action Baltimore and New Horizons invites you to join them at their third annual Winter Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 18th, from 6 to 8 pm at the Waxter Center (1000 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, at the corner of Cathedral and Eager Streets). Everyone is welcome but RSVP to baltoaids@aol.com so that they can provide sufficient food. For more info call 410-837-2437. Please follow and like us:

Trans Craft Fair, Dec. 14th

Trans folks know a thing or two about making things look good. On December 14th, from noon to 5 pm, there’s a Trans Craft Fair, just in time for the holiday season, sponsored by the Baltimore Transgender Alliance. All the artists and crafters whose wares will be sold at the event are trans. The fair will be held at Charm City Meadworks (400 Biddle Street, Baltimore). Proceeds will benefit the Alliance. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2sHLKUR. Please follow and like us:

Holiday Choral Extravaganzas

Sweep aside the crass consumerism, mindless bustle, canned Christmas “muzak,” and family tensions often rising to a pitch, and there’s one authentically good thing about the holidays – how it brings together people in song. Even if spontaneous neighborhood wassailing is hard to come by now (who wants to get busted for public drinking?), hundreds of millions around the world look to choral forces this time of year to embody ideals of camaraderie in pursuit of beauty, concord, and maybe even a spark of the divine. Choirs sprout up wherever people come together, and the LGBT world is no exception. […]

‘Municipal Equality Index’ – B’more Earns Top Score

Leaving aside economic justice for a moment, the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI) examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there. Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement, and the city leadership’s public position on equality. While a score of 100 means Baltimore is ahead of hundreds of cities across the country, there’s still plenty of work to do. Please follow and like us:

Backbar Movies: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Paulie Gee’s Backbar at Paulie Gee’s in Hamden (3535 Chestnut Avenue, Baltimore) invites you to the next installment of “Backbar Movies” on Tuesday, November 26th from 8 to 10 pm for a screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Enjoy the event voted Baltimore magazine’s 2019 “Best Movie Night” where they pay for the movie, and you get to enjoy it and eat cheap food! Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the story of an East German emigrant and victim of a botched sex-change operation living in a trailer in Kansas. The 2001 film is James Cameron Mitchell’s film adaptation […]

MCC Thanksgiving Dinner

Congregants of the Metropolitan Community Church of Baltimore (401 West Monument Street) invite you to join them for a “Thanksgiving Feast and Fellowship” on Sunday, November 24th from 10 am to 1 pm. More at Bit.ly/330mRzW. Please follow and like us: