Friday, May 15, 2015

End of an Era

After 43 years, the Club Hippo, one of Baltimore’s oldest and most iconic LGBT institutions, is poised to close its doors. As confirmed at a meeting with employees on May 9, Hippo owner Chuck Bowers has negotiated to convert the building at the southwest corner of Charles and Eager streets into a CVS store.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Fun in the Valley

Did you know that there’s more to do in the Hagerstown and Cumberland Valleys than just going to The Lodge or The Club? It’s true! In this new section, I’m going to be sharing some of the best low-cost and free places to visit in Western Maryland, South Central Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Friday, January 23, 2015

This upcoming Pride season could very well be the most prideful summer ever. The U.S. Supreme Court announced on January 16 that it will be taking up the issue of same-sex marriage and is expected to rule once and for all if gays and lesbians have the Constitutional right to marry and whether lawful marriages must be recognized by other states.

Oral arguments are projected to take place in April and a final ruling is anticipated by the end of June. The Court will extend the time for oral arguments from the normal one hour to two and a half hours.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Just over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in favor of, and against, same sex marriage. As expected, the Justices actively questioned the lawyers on both sides of the argument, and in doing so, triggered a great deal of speculation as to whether or not their questions indicated how they would ultimately vote. Here are some of the key excerpts from the transcripts of the oral arguments.

Friday, May 15, 2015

The events in Baltimore City over the last four weeks make writing about real estate difficult, because the unrest reminds everyone in this business that in no other economic area are the differences between wealth and poverty as stark as in real estate. There are huge swaths of the east and west sides of Baltimore where massive hulking wrecks of what were once spacious elegant homes are vacant, boarded up and, in some cases, falling in on themselves.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Is there a link?

Dear Dr. Eva,

I was diagnosed with depression seven years ago and have been taking anti-depressant medication ever since. I haven’t had any severe episodes since the first one. For the last five years, I’ve been employed as a bus driver. I like my job and want to keep it. I am very safety-aware.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Reviewing the synopsis of The Holy Mark, by Gregory Alexander (Mill City Press), the novel of an exiled Catholic priest from a rich New Orleans family, I was eager to read what happened to Father Tony. I was ready to get involved in a page-turner and wanted to be spellbound by the drama. The Catholic imagery made visions of my favorite four years at Saint Mary’s College race through my head.

Friday, May 15, 2015

In a few days leather titleholders from all over the country and even some from outside the U.S. will gather in Chicago for the International Mr. Leather 2015 Contest. There was a time when I really looked up to all leather titleholders. When I was first starting to get involved in the leather community I felt that there was a hierarchy in the community. First you had those who attended events and went to the leather bar. They dressed in leather and were into the scene. Next were those who were members of leather clubs. They worked the events and knew everyone. Above them were the leaders of leather clubs. These folks produced the events and made things happen. At the top of the pyramid were the leather titleholders. These creatures had be selected by their peers and were held up as role models and leaders. They were ridiculously handsome and their leather was flawless. They were at the top of the game.


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