Chesapeake Pride Festival will be hosting an Equality Dinner and Dance on Saturday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Annapolis Elks Lodge (2 Pythian Drive in Edgewater, Maryland). Hors d’oeuvres will be served, including carving station (beef & turkey), boneless chicken breast skewers, and Italian meatballs. In addition, there will be pasta salad, crab dip, fresh fruit, cheeses, and a veggie platter. A DJ will provide music for dancing, and a silent auction featuring items and services from local artists, restaurants, and businesses will take place.
Known for appealing to everyone from everywhere, New Hope Celebrates (NHC) will present a week of events and activities May 11-19 to commemorate LGBT Pride in New Hope, Pennsylvania (Bucks County) and Lambertville, New Jersey. The week-long mixture of history, fact, frolic, and fun is having its tenth-year anniversary and has become an area tradition.
For my readers nationwide, this may not be of interest to you since it’s a local political story. On the other hand, it might serve to point out issues that all of our communities endure as we grow and find differences – and, more importantly, the way we deal with them. Hopefully we can agree to disagree.
At press time there has been no arrest in connection with the murder of Kelly Young. On April 3, Ms. Young, 29, a transgender woman, was found shot at her home at 2200 block of Barclay Street in East Baltimore. She later died at an area hospital.
Language is how we train our minds to think. It gives structure and meaning to our thoughts. It defines our reality. Language is the most essential tool used to communicate. Wikipedia defines language as “...the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific example of such a system.”Language is also fluid and ever-changing. Just like us, language is evolving to meet contemporary needs in order to express our understanding of our reality.
Brendon Ayanbadejo, a fervent supporter of marriage equality and LGBT rights and who had been recently released by the Baltimore Ravens, indicated that more than one gay player in the National Football League will be coming out and soon. Following a report on CBSSports.com that a gay NFLer is “strongly considering” coming out, Ayanbadejo agreed. He told the Baltimore Sun, “I think it will happen sooner than you think. We’re in talks with a handful of players who are considering it. There are up to four players being talked to right now and they’re trying to be organized so they can come out on the same day together. It would make a major splash and take the pressure off one guy. It would be a monumental day if a handful or a few guys come out.”
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