Queen of Hagerstown Pride Ashley Bannks

The reigning Queen of Hagerstown Pride, Ashley Bannks, is set to entertain and electrify the masses at this year’s event. Hosting the celebratory Block Party, being held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 15th, Bannks is thrilled to be able to give back to her hometown. “I’m originally from Hagerstown!” Bannks explained. “Hagerstown is near and dear to my heart, considering that I was born and raised in the area.”

Hip-Hop Violinist Svet Electrifies Hagerstown Pride

Electro Hip-Hop violinist, Svet, brings his music to Hagerstown Pride this July. Previously seen on “America’s Got Talent,” Svet is one of the most profound and unique acts in today’s music. He is globally recognized for his incredible talent to recreate music and songs of today with the violin.

Baltimore’s LGBT Pioneer Paulette Young

Harvey Milk once said, “All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.” The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Central Maryland (GLCCB), celebrating its 40th anniversary, has acted as this haven for many of Baltimore’s residents. GLCCB co-founder and the Center’s first president, Paulette Young, recently sat down with Baltimore OUTloud to chat about her role as a Baltimore LGBT pioneer and what Pride means to her.

Keystone State Gay Rodeo Ramps Up

As celebrations for Pride month continue to take place over the Mid-Atlantic region, many are flocking to the Keystone State Gay Rodeo in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for a taste of the West. Set for Friday, June 23rd to Sunday,June 25th, the Keystone State Gay Rodeo is an all-inclusive rodeo and community event open to all comers and competitors. Events will include bull riding, barrel racing, chute dogging, and many more.

Pulse– One Year Later, We Pause to Reflect

Former President Barack Obama once said, “In the face of hate and violence, we will love one another. We will not give in to fear or turn against each other. Instead, we will stand united as Americans to protect our people and defend our nation.” On June 12th, 2016, the LGBTQ community was tragically attacked resulting in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. A year later, we pause to remember the 49 victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub attack, as well as the 68 individuals who were injured. This June Pride month, we not only stand to honor who […]

Local Versatile Actor Nic Detorie

Master of the media tells secrets of success! Daniel Radcliffe once said, “Any actor worth their salt wants to show as much versatility as they can.” Actor and model Nic Detorie embodies this sentiment. Detorie’s work runs the gamut from commercials, print, live events, TV, and film. He recently sat down with me to talk about his life in entertainment.

Keystone State Gay Rodeo Showcases True Grit

John Wayne once said that “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” The Western lifestyle that Wayne so cavalierly brought to the big screen has inspired all men and women throughout the years through his swagger and grit. Fans of that lifestyle will be able to enjoy a piece of that Western culture at the Keystone State Gay Rodeo later this June. Running from Saturday, June 24th to Sunday, June 25th the rodeo will be held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Baltimore OUTloud recently sat down Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association’s (KSGRA) Jim […]

Welcome Back Baltimore Eagle

The Grand Opening event of the brand “spanking” new Baltimore Eagle was recently held to the delight of Charm City’s nightlife. The leather soiree was the most recent celebration to welcome the Eagle back to Baltimore’s LGBT bar scene. Celebrating in style atop the newly renovated Nest, partygoers were greeted at the door and offered a fantastic cocktail choice of champagne or Moscow mules. If those didn’t tickle the fancy of celebrants then an open top-shelf bar awaited them, as well. Delicious appetizers were served and prepared by the Eagle’s brand new kitchen. The kitchen, which boasts well-trained chefs and […]