Howard County Shows Their Pride

As the month-long celebrations of Pride continue, Howard County is excited to celebrate their inaugural Pride festival from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Centennial Park in Ellicott City.  The festival is co-hosted by PFLAG Columbia-Howard County and County Executive Calvin Ball.  The festival’s committee chairman, Jumel Howard, recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud about the upcoming event.   Frankie Kujawa: This is the first ever celebration of Pride in Howard County.  What are you most excited about for this Pride? Jumel Howard: I would have to say that the most exciting thing about our inaugural festival has been the overwhelmingly […]

Movie Night at R House

“Double the Drag Movie Night,” hosted by Pariah Sinclair, is all set for Friday, June 28th, from 7 to 11 pm at R House (301 West 29th Street, Baltimore). You can enjoy D Pop bottles, pop the corn, and pop into the Garage for To Wong Fu and Hedwig and the Angry Inch on the big screen. Tickets are $33.46 each, include admission, popcorn, and punch, and are available at Bit.ly/2XmGBiu. For more info, the Facebook event page is Bit.ly/2Rms4ho. Please follow and like us:

Genderqueer Fashion Art

On Wednesday, June 26th from 7 to 11 pm, performance and fashion artist Jordi Equitable will curate ten colorful genderqueer fashion looks at a show focused on deconstructing social norms through fashion art. Equitable is collaborating with Studio 5 Baltimore and other local artists to illustrate the creativity and exceptionalism of Baltimore City at this show to be held at Impact at Baltimore Soundstage (124 Market Place, Baltimore). Tickets are $26.45 and are available at Bit.ly/2IRaazp. For more info, the Facebook event page is Bit.ly/2XUx1R3. Please follow and like us:

Guest Speaker: Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart

Guest speaker Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart holds forth at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church (1316 Park Avenue, Baltimore) Sunday, June 23rd, from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Washington-Leapheart is faith liaison at the National LGBTQ Task Force. She coordinates the Task Force’s public faith messaging and advocacy and leadership development work in faith communities. She is also an adjunct professor of theology at Villanova University. Her work has been published in the volume, From Generation to Generation: A Commemorative Collection of African American Millennial Sermons from the Festival of Preachers 2010-2015 (Chalice Press, 2015). She regularly preaches and teaches in […]

‘Sur/reality’: Trans Art Show at B’more City Hall

“Sur/reality” is Baltimore City Hall’s first-ever art exhibition highlighting the work of local transgender artists. Come to the proverbial “place you can’t fight” on Thursday, June 27th from 6 to 8:30 pm when the office of the mayor and the LGBTQ liaison invite you to the opening reception and lecture. The show “explores the dual existence of transness both as an experience and as an identity.” The show will feature a “multitude of mediums, motifs, textures, and concepts,” which curator Jamie Grace Alexander, of the Gender Museum, will guide attendees through. The event is free, and all are welcome. Some […]

Putting a Face to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

People fear the unknown. Ignorance is born out of fear. A few years ago, many people who were apposed to gay rights would argue that no one they knew was gay. They would feel that they had never met a gay person and that no one in their family was gay. Over the last few years, gays and lesbians have made great strides in visibility with many popular TV shows featuring gay characters and openly gay and lesbian persons becoming leaders in their communities. We now even have an openly gay man running for president of the US. The fight […]

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Opens Baltimore Clinic

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the HIV-focused medical group that has become the largest HIV clinical provider in the world, has opened an HIV testing site and clinic in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The clinic, located at 11 East Lexington Street, will soon include a non-profit pharmacy as well. “We provide care regardless of ability to pay,” said Leleka Doonquah, MD, AHF’s Maryland medical director. “That’s different from other organizations. At AHF, if you have no insurance, you can still come and get care. We’ll always find a way to get you treatment. And we’ll assist you in getting health […]

Going International Without Going Out of Town

A few years ago, I rented a house in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with a group of friends. We really enjoyed the LGBT nightlife. Our favorite bar was Paco’s Ranch, which held amazing drag shows at 12:30 am and 3 am. I particularly loved their shows because unlike a gay bar I had visited years ago in Cancun that was filled with nothing but Caucasian guys in Polo shirts, Paco’s Ranch was filled with beautiful Latino people and the drag show was not in English. We went every night. It was so much fun. Recently my friend Selvin told me about […]

New Wave Singers: ‘Stonewall’ Concert, June 8th

Join the New Wave Singers of Baltimore, Maryland’s premiere LGBT’s mixed chorus at 7 pm on Saturday, June 8th, and then again at 4 pm on Sunday, June 9th for their spring concert, “Stonewall: From Revolution to Celebration!” The concert will feature their interpretations of songs that would have would have been featured on the jukebox at the Stonewall Inn on the date of the uprising in 1969, together with anthems that have served as the soundtrack of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Saturday’s concert will be held at Epiphany Episcopal Church of Timonium (2216 Pot Spring Road, Timonium), and […]

Officially Unofficial Trans Pride Festival June 13th

On Thursday, June 13th, join the Baltimore Transgender Alliance as they host the 2019 Officially Unofficial Trans Pride Festival, from 5 to 10 pm at Charm City Meadworks (400 East Biddle Street, Baltimore). The event will include a resource fair from 5 to 8 pm featuring the Baltimore Transgender Alliance, Sex Workers Outreach Project, Planned Parenthood Maryland, Clear / Lite, TransHealthcare MD, Healthcare for the Homeless and StarTrack. As well, enjoy performances by O’so Divine Dance and Modeling, Koryne, Ravynn Lashay Remii, MskDesigns, P0stb1nary, and music by DJ Ducky Dynamo. Happy-hour specials run from 5 to 7 pm There is […]