Who We Are
About Baltimore OUTloud
Baltimore OUTloud is the premiere independant voice of the queer community of Baltimore, Maryland, Delaware, and Southern Pennsylvania. Published bi-weekly every other Friday in Baltimore, we are the dynamic source for all that is important to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning community. We provide comprehensive news, provocative opinions, and the latest in local entertainment.
In print and on the Web, Baltimore OUTloud extends an open forum for the LGBT community and its straight allies to express their independant views about the significant issues affecting our community. Our staff of journalists in conjunction with a strong cadre of columnists offer readers a substantive depiction of local and national news impacting our community, as well as in-depth analysis of the events and people behind them.
Always upbeat, our readers keep up with the latest visions and trends in the entertainment scene through our lively reviews and focused features about the personalities that influence our culture. There is a gamut of leisure and lifestyle activity beating at the heart of our community, and Baltimore OUTloud is no exception. We are where to turn for an entertaining break from the grind. From delightful dining to exciting travel locales, to the best in Baltimore nightlife, theater, and more— OUTloud is on top of the scene.
Our staff is talented rainbow of men and woman of various sexual orientations, ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and experiences as diverse as the multifarious topics they opine— the political landscape to entertainment, social justice to lifestyle advice— always they strive to provide the thought-provoking journalistic excellence our community demands.
Baltimore OUTloud is...
Founders— Jim Becker, Jim Williams, Mike Chase, Lee Mooney (1959-2007), Joe Berg
Jim Becker • Jim Williams— Co-Publishers
Jim Becker— Executive Editor
Mary Taylor— Director of Marketing and Production
Rodney Burger— Leather Columnist; Sales Representative
Anja Saine— Interactive Media Director
Amy Ray • Anja Saine • Joe Velasquez— Graphics
Bruce Garrett • Jay W Photos— Photographers
James Faison • Bruce Garrett— Cartoonists
Contributing Writers— Joey Amato • Nicole Bettis • Ada Buffett • Douglas Chay • Sharon Brackett • Joshua Buchbinder • Rodney Burger • Carol V. Calhoun • Jeffrey Claggett • Jeffrey Clouser • Steve Charing • Wayne Curtis • Woody Derricks • Deborah J. Draisin • Denise Duarte • Chuck Duncan • Wyatt O'Brian Evans • Gerry Fisher • Bruce Garrett • Jeff Hammerberg • Dr. Eva Hersh • Bonnie Lane • Jay Loane • Vann Mills • Rev. Meredith Moise • Marla Seymour • Gregg Shapiro
National Advertising Rep— Rivendell Media: 908-232-2021