LGBT officials named to Baltimore commissions

Carrie Evans was appointed to the Community Relations Commission in Baltimore. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) Two well-known individuals in Baltimore’s LGBT community have been appointed to commissions in the Baltimore City Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement. Carrie Evans, the former executive director of Equality Maryland (now FreeState Justice), has been … [Read more...]

Baltimore drag awards on tap

The Baltimore Drag Awards will be held May 27 at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. in Baltimore from 8-11 p.m. The event, emceed by performers Brooklyn Heights and Betty O’Hellno, has been billed as the “Academy Awards of Baltimore Drag.” The public may vote online on a variety of categories here. Attendees are encouraged to wear black tie formal attire. There will be a … [Read more...]

Baltimore gov’t to show its Pride

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh plans to host a Pride 2017 reception at City Hall. (Photo by Maryland GovPics; courtesy Wikimedia Commons) Baltimore City government has been a key partner in the success of the annual Baltimore Pride celebration over the years. This year is no exception as Mayor Catherine Pugh and her administration are supporting Pride. Anthony McCarthy, the … [Read more...]

Meet the chief

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said calls to ban cops from Pride were ‘disheartening.’ (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham described as “a little disheartening” calls by a local group for banning police participation in next month’s Capital Pride parade and festival. In an interview with the Washington Blade last week, Newsham said he was … [Read more...]

Additional victims sought in ‘date’ robberies

Suspects Matthew Austin Bauer, 21, and Paul William James Keve, 18, in Dundalk ‘date’ robberies. (Photos courtesy Baltimore County Police) Baltimore County Police are asking that additional robbery victims who have been lured through the dating apps Grindr and/or Jack’d come forward after two suspects were charged on May 5. Other suspects are outstanding in what police are … [Read more...]