Pride month is celebrated each year to remember the Stonewall Riots. The Stonewall Riots took place in June of 1969 after police raided a gay bar in New York City. The riots and protests were the beginning of the LGBT movement. In most parts of the country, Pride Month is celebrated in June, but this year Baltimore Pride Month will be celebrated in July.
What is LGBT? LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. The term LGBT was first used in the 1990s and has replaced the more broad term “gay” to describe the LGBT community. LGBT is now the preferred term for describing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Though LGBT Pride Month is generally celebrated in June, Baltimore and surrounding events will take place from late May through late July. Baltimore members of the LGBT communities can participate in local events including Hagerstown Hopes Pride 2015 on May 16, Frederick Pride Out on the Creek on June 27, and the Baltimore Pride 2015 events from July 25 through July 26.
New laws affecting some members of the LGBT community take effect next month.
There are some clubs that do not cater to certain communities, but in Baltimore there are several gay bars which cater to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual (LGBT) community. In these bars, people can feel free to visit, mingle, talk and be entertained.
Living in fear. A growing number of attacks of transgender people and two murders put the LGBT community on edge. The latest victim–a transgender woman found dead in a field in Northeast Baltimore.
The Washington theater where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated will produce the play “The Laramie Project” and offer programs about bullying and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Count me among those who applaud Jason Collins for his courage in announcing that he is gay. It is a gutsy step.
Gallaudet University is under fire from both proponents and opponents of gay marriage after placing an administrator on leave for signing a petition to put Maryland’s gay-marriage law on the ballot.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
Lee Ann Hopkins spends each day in a tiny brick-walled office crammed with books and fliers on FreeState Legal Project, of which she is the executive director — and only employee.
Maryland First Lady Katie O’Malley issues an apology for calling members of the House of Delegates “cowards” for failing to pass same-sex marriage legislation last year.
It took nine years, but a documentary celebrating United Airlines Flight 93 passenger Mark Bingham’s life premiered in June.