It’s Women’s History Month! Join us for a photo exhibition and networking mixer. Connect with women. Learn a thing or two. The GLCCB finds it imperative to support and uplift women from all corners of our community. We are inviting women to celebrate each other. All women are invited to this event – cisgender, transgender, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, intersex, queer, ally… you get the idea! We plan to highlight some of the historical contributions of women in the LGBTQ and SGL communities, work that is currently being done to improve the climate for women in the community, and creative solutions […]

July GLCCB Board Meeting Notes

July 11th’s monthly meeting of the GLCCB board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland) saw continued efforts to find new board members with significant management or non-profit experience. The board has received 16 applications to date and will interview each. Several new board members will be introduced at the August board meeting.

June GLCCB Board Meeting Notes

Updates on Pride and the quest for new board members were topics of discussion at the June 5th board meeting of the GLCCB, Baltimore’s LGBT community center. The board’s search for new board members continues and three interviews have been completed. More interviews of the applications received are being scheduled. Three interested people attended the meeting and answered questions on their experience, qualifications, and goals.

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.

Baltimore Pride Is Not In Jeopardy

GLCCB Statement on Baltimore Prideand Debts Owed to the City This past Monday, we were shocked and a bit saddened to read this highly sensationalized headline via the Washington Blade: “Baltimore Pride in jeopardy due to lack of funds.” What was intended as a community crowd-funding effort to help our organization with debts incurred from last year’s administration was irresponsibly misconstrued as immediate danger to an event that has been running for over 40 years: Maryland’s largest LGBTQ event, Baltimore Pride. A large, capable, new team of GLCCB volunteers, board members, and staff have worked countless hours over the past […]

2016 Pride Committee Busy at Work

The 2016 Baltimore Pride Planning Committee had its first meeting in November 2015, and has since grown to a dedicated team of over 30 community members. As expressed at a previous town hall event, many community members were unhappy with how GLCCB procured and managed Pride volunteers, and felt that Pride committee meetings were poorly organized and provided little opportunity for true involvement. In response, we completely restructured our Pride committee and it has proven to be extremely successful. We can all look forward to one of the best Pride celebrations ever.

In Memoriam: Kayte Blanke

November 2nd, 1945 – February 2nd, 2016 KAYTE BLANKE of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. Her unexpected death has left family members and friends stunned and grief stricken. Kayte was an active part of the lesbian community in Baltimore during the 1970s and 80s and will be missed by many longtime friends here.