Just as leaders from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB) are gearing up to host Pride 2016, the 2015 Pride Coordinator, Paul Liller, accepted a plea deal in a case in which he had been accused of theft by GLCCB’s board president Jabari Lyles.
The last two weeks have been tough. The kids took advantage of Spring Break to pass around the stomach flu. That’s always a fun time. I’m not sure why, but I never got it. Instead I ended up with bronchitis. Hooray for me! Some of us had colds. Others are suffering with Spring allergies. And, all of us have been miserable.
Philadelphia, PA - Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both campaigned April 6 in Philadelphia ahead of the state’s April 26 primary, but neither spent much time on LGBT issues, instead preferring to delineate the differences between their progressivism. The former secretary of state told several hundred union members that she and Sanders have many of the same goals. “We agree that wages are too low and inequality is too high,” Clinton said. “But Sen. Sanders and I have some real differences about how we would go about achieving our goals as president . . .In a number of important areas, he doesn’t have a plan at all.” Clinton did not mention LGBT workers in her speech that was themed to appeal to union members.
I offer an alternative to the Baltimore OUTloud endorsement for Mayor:
As Mayor, Sheila Dixon benefited residents and neighborhoods throughout the city with her Cleaner, Greener, Healthier and Safer Campaign. She insisted her public workforce give priority to quality of life issues, she consistently got results and she took City Stats seriously. Crime was reduced and community policing was introduced with her outstanding Police Commissioner, Fred Bealefeld. She championed community schools, initiated a resident friendly recycling program and launched the Charm City Circulator and worked with Baltimore Main Streets throughout the city.
So you’re a same-sex couple who can now marry in your state (or marry in a state other than your home state – where allowed). That’s great! What they don’t tell you when you get your marriage license and walk down the aisle is that your financial picture will change. In many ways, you’ll see things become simplified and more beneficial. In other ways, some of your finances may become more complex and you may wind up paying more for things-such as your taxes.
So you are annoyed because your partner did or said something that hit a sore spot. Do you immediately think it is done intentionally? And what is the next thought? A sarcastic comment? The silent treatment? Passive aggressive back-at-you behavior? Because of course, especially if done on purpose, it should be punished! This is how minor issues escalate and get out of hand.
Imagine if you had the opportunity to peek at the email exchanges between your friend and their ex. You feel guilty, but all the while unable to look away. That’s exactly the feeling Maryland-native Mark Brennan Rosenberg hopes you take from his new novel, This Made Me Think of You. Told solely through emails, texts, and social media, Rosenberg explores the anatomy of a tumultuous breakup between main characters Max and Gretchen. The candid author, who is best known for his hilarious Blackouts and Breakdowns and Eating My Feelings: Tales of Overeating, Underperforming, and Coping with My Crazy Family, recently sat down with Baltimore OUTloud to discuss his new novel.
Ash Duncan of Washington, D.C., was selected the third Mr. Mayhem Leather titleholder during the sixth annual Bears, Bikers & Mayhem Weekend held March 31st to April 3rd in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. First runner-up for Mr. Mayhem Leather 2016 was Christopher Stratton of Philadelphia and second runner-up was Richard Algra of Silver Spring, Maryland. There were no additional contestants.
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