The locals have waited and waited, and now finally, it’s Baltimore’s turn to stage its annual Pride celebration. Because of scheduling snafus and conflicts, Baltimore Pride 2015 will be taking place July 25 and 26, a full five weeks later than its traditional dates. While some complained that celebrating deep into July will be affected by hot weather, others counter that it’s hot in June, too. Moreover, scheduling Pride festivities later in the calendar will afford opportunities for more out-of-towners to participate rather than having to choose one such event over another.
If you’re like many in our community, then you likely appreciate the arts – and in Chambersburg, the arts are thriving. With a highly developed music program in the school district, a school solely devoted to musical arts, and the Capitol Theatre, there’s lots to do. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the Capitol Theatre and its varied, year-round schedule.
On June 26, 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed once and for all that the right to marry is a fundamental right and therefore, no state may deprive a same-sex couple of that right, and no state may refuse to recognize a marriage validly performed in another state.
Have you ever taken the time out to admire a rainbow? I mean really appreciate it, marvel at its splendor? Have you ever actually watched each color fade seamlessly into the next, while gently gliding around the edges of cracked sunlight beams, peering through the clouds? It’s simply amazing! It reminds me of yet another beautiful, amazing, completely natural phenomenon – my LGBTQIA family. We are an amalgam of perfect identities that intertwine with one another and complement our counterparts perfectly. There are so many shades of us, but unfortunately just like the rainbow, very few people (even some in our own community) have taken the time to really appreciate our individual attributes as well as our unified brilliance. We are more than just “homos” – we are human beings and we all deserve respect. Here I have composed a list of some, of the many pieces of our rainbow. Look at how incredible we are.
I had written about a previous visit to the Belvedere Square Market several issues ago. I’d always wanted to return to sample Ejji Ramen. After all, it was a really nice evening, and sitting outside for dinner seemed appropriate and appealing after being indoors all day at the office. Many tables were full, but we did manage to score some seating at a shaded table. We were in luck!
P is for Pride - Our own – How do you express your pride in our GLBT community? It might be by participating in planning and organizing for Pride Weekend or it might be just being there and watching the parade. Maybe you express your pride with a bumper sticker or a flag. Maybe you simply hold hands in public. What happens to your personal pride once Pride is over for the year? Maybe you wrap it in a rainbow flag and store it away for next year. We hope you keep it with you, take it out and polish it at least once a week. Take a souvenir home that will remind you of the liberated feeling of Pride Weekend, and on Monday, take it to work and put it somewhere you will see it daily.
The eponymous 2011 album by Arthur’s Landing was a cause of celebration. A musical collective whose members had previously performed with the late gay musical mastermind Arthur Russell, Arthur’s Landing joined the chorus of others who made efforts to keep Russell’s music and memory alive. Four years later, Arthur’s Landing returns with the double CD remix disc Second Thoughts (Buddhist Army). It’s hard to imagine what Russell, whose contributions to dance music can still be felt today (just ask gay rapper Cazwell, who sampled Russell’s Loose Joints track “Is It All Over My Face?”), would think about the current state of remixing or the use of the word remix, for that matter. Still, it is eye (and ear) opening to hear the Cooked Audio mix of “It’s a Boy,” the Alkalino mix of “Tell You Today,” the Standard Planets mix of “Dumbo Dumbo,” and the Virgin Magnetic mix of “Change My Life,” and the way they make Russell more relevant than ever.
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ADVERTISE IN BALTIMORE OUTLOUD WITH PRIDE!
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