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Friday, September 16, 2016

Monica Stevens Yorkman, co-chair of the Baltimore Transgender Alliance, says it’s a frequent assumption by police that all black transgender women are prostitutes. Yorkman recounted an incidence when she, dressed in a women’s business suit, approached police officers and asked why this was, and was told, “Because most of them are.” When Yorkman asked the police if she looked like a prostitute, their answer was, “Well, you never know!”

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is an eerie and imposing structure. Built between 1858 and 1881, the Asylum is one of the largest hand-cut stone masonry buildings in the U.S. and the second largest hand-cut sandstone building in the world, second only to the Kremlin in Russia. Its sprawling wings measure nearly a quarter-mile in length and consist of 242,000 square feet and four levels.

Friday, September 16, 2016

September is bisexual visibility month—some notables

Charlotte, NC - This month the community celebrates bisexual visibility, shining a spotlight on part of the LGBTQ community that is all too often ignored. Here is an anything-but-exhaustive list of bisexual individuals throughout history starting with Josephine Baker -- dancer, singer and actress, she was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, 1934’s “Zouzou.” She rose to prominence while performing in France. She refused to perform for segregated audiences and was active in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Her adopted son described her as bisexual, claiming she had relationships with both men and women, including artist Frida Kahlo. Baker was married four times.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Dear Editor,

In response to your recent articles about Chase Brexton, I would like to offer my personal experiences. I’ve been a patient at Chase Brexton for 15 years and for the vast majority of that time have been treated with respect and dignity. I believed that my healthcare was more important than money, politics, or greed – which made Chase Brexton to me the model of what healthcare should be for everyone in this country.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

So where does Violet sleep? She has a very comfy bed at the foot of our bed. She sleeps comfortably snuggled up to Daisy or Henry or all three of them may be a big dog pile. There are, or course, the occasional forays into our bed. She loves cuddling up to Connor and I as much (if not more) than with her sister and brother. When she gets into bed with us, it happens in one of two ways. The first is by invitation. It is not uncommon that she and Daisy will “ask” to come up. Daisy will place her head longingly on the foot of the bed, bat her eyes, and wag her tail in a most pleasing manner. When asked for entry onto the bed, it’s too hard to resist.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

(No You Don’t!)

I’ve been in the middle of arguments like this more times than I can count. So I thought it might be a good topic to discuss.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Center Stage boasts an exciting season this year with four featured plays and numerous auxiliary-performance offerings. First off is Christopher Hampton’s classic tale of love and betrayal, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (November 26th to December 23rd).

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Interview with Alan Gibson

As the golden glow of autumn begins to shine on Maryland, thoughts of pumpkin picking, Harvest festivals, and eerie tales of October mayhem begin to spring to mind. No one understands and enjoys the spoils of the season more than author Alan Gibson. Baltimore OUTloud recently sat down with Gibson to discuss his life, his career and what the future has in store.

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