Oh, I See

On September 26th, 2019 the leather community lost a leader, a historian, a mentor, a leather contest producer, and a very colorful character. I lost a dear friend. I will never forget Vern Stewart. I first met Vern in May 2001. In March of that year I became a leather titleholder when during a contest at the Club Hippo in Baltimore, I was selected Maryland Mr. Drummer 2001. In May I traveled to Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the Pennsylvania Mr. Drummer / Drummerboy 2001 contest. It was Kentucky Derby Day and I ducked into the Silhouette Lounge to watch the race. […]

Remembering Jim Williams 1935–2019

A memorial service will be held for Jim Williams on Saturday December 7 at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church beginning at 11 AM. JIM WILLIAMS, co- founder and longtime co-publisher of Baltimore OUTloud, died on Friday, October 4th at Seasons Hospice in Baltimore County following a long illness. He retired from the newspaper in June due to failing health related to heart and lung problems. He was 84 years old and had lived at Cross Keys for many years. Jim was one of the four original founders of the newspaper and became co-publisher following the retirement of founding publisher Mike […]

LGBT Dance Party Held Outside of Marriott Waterfront Hotel to Protest Republican Congressional Retreat

On September 13th, an uncharacteristically cool Friday night, a small but mighty group of LGBT community members and their allies gathered on the side of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel. They gathered to protest President Trump’s arrival in Baltimore and the GOP congressional retreat that took place within the confines of the hotel. The group was part of the “LGBTQ+ / Allies Dance Party” scheduled that night in conjunction with the union, immigrants’ rights, and climate change demos planned for that weekend. Both protesters and organizers said that they are against Trump’s racist policies and want to show Republican leaders […]

3rd Annual Keystone State Gay Rodeo – October 12

The location of the 3rd Annual Keystone State Gay rodeo has been changed to: Red Man Ranch and Arena, 359 Strawberry road, New Freedom PA 17349 The third annual Keystone State Gay Rodeo rides into action October 12th starting at 11:30 am at Spring Valley County Park (9777 Crest Road, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania). Spring Valley County Park is located two miles off Interstate 83 in Southern York County. The event is a family-friendly, inclusive rodeo and country event that merges traditional rodeo favorites with some non-traditional fun and hilarious events all in a safe and inviting atmosphere where everyone feels […]

The Night We Crowned our King and Queen of Pride 2020

For those of you who missed the events of last Friday night, at the Motor House, your new King and Queen of Pride 2020 were crowned! Congratulations go out to King of Pride 2020 Prynce Cache and your Queen of Pride 2020 Victoria Blair, and to First Runner-Up King Ja Dore Legacy, aka Seth. The show was opened with a wonderful duet from Moulin Rouge done by the outgoing king and queen, which set the tone for the rest of the evening. The MCs for the evening were Rik Newton-Treadway and Shawnna Alexander and the serving of sweet tea and […]

Anti-Aging Solutions

A discussion with Dr. Nadia Mostovych of Belcara Health Q: “What are the most effective anti-aging solutions?” A: Aging is inevitable, but aging well is something we can control. The science and technology of skincare has become so advanced that we can now enhance, refine and restore our individual beauty in ways that were never possible. In addition, well-established procedures, a proliferation of next-generation surgical and non-surgical anti-aging solutions are now available, providing patients with a variety of customizable options. These include preventative treatments for those in their 20s and 30s and restorative procedures for those looking to reverse the […]

Thriving on the Fringe: 2019 Charm City Fringe Festival

With Baltimore’s ever-growing fringe theatre community, Charm City Fringe is bringing artists out of the woodwork to present what they do best. Running from October 10th to 20th, the festival will be held in the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District, dishing up fresh new shows, after-parties with live music and comedy, exclusive festival collaborations, and special deals city-wide. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with the Charm City Fringe prez Zachary Michel. “There’s a lot of new stuff that we’re really excited about,” says Michel. “We moved the entire festival up a month to October, which along with warmer weather and longer […]

Katie Kopajtic Returns to Baltimore with new Solo Show at Charm City Fringe

Fleabag meets A Room of One’s Own in the upcoming performance of Modern Witches, part of the upcoming Charm City Fringe Festival this October. Running from October 11th to 13th and October 19th and 20th at Maryland Art Place (MAP) Underground, Modern Witches tells the story of the story of 30-year-old actor Kate Marie. Tasked with delivering a perfect performance of Virginia Woolf for a self-tape audition, Kate must also navigate through a recently uprooted life following her decision to break off a wedding engagement with her female fiancé Georgie. Thanks to her curious retail job, Kate has access to […]

Theatre Meets Community

Baltimore Center Stage recently announced in July the addition of award-winning playwright and community organizer Annalisa Dias to its staff as the theater’s director of artistic partnerships and innovation. In her role, Dias will lead the development of new projects and steward relationships with artists and other cultural organizations. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Dias on her new role and what the idea of community means to her. Frankie Kujawa: Can you tell our readers a little bit about your background? Annalisa Dias: I grew up in Pittsburgh, on the traditional territories of the Osage and Haudenosaunee Nations. I went […]

Say ‘Yes’ to November!

For many people the holiday season is stressful. That period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is filled with family obligations, shopping and spending too much money, decorating the home, office parties with folks we really don’t want to be with, and lots of running around. Self-care is very important at any time, but we really need to make more of an effort during the weeks leading up to the holiday rush. Before all that madness begins, treat yourself to one of these fun leather events in November. The first weekend of November belongs to COMMAND MC and Maryland Leather Weekend. […]