This October marks the twelfth annual Baltimore Black Pride. This year’s theme is, “I Am Black Power.” Events taking place include workshops, spiritual services, youth events, and happy hours. Black Pride will once again culminate with the annual ICON awards, which will honor the community leaders from the past, present, and future.
Baltimore Black Pride is a proud member of the Center for Black Equity-Baltimore.
Monday, Oct. 6th
Youth Town Hall
Kurt Ragin will facilitate a discussion, titled “Speak up or Shut Up: A youth perspective to barriers of care,” which will cover creating a safe space for youth to share their experiences and identify specific barriers that prevent them from engaging in care.
Bloomberg School for Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St., Room W3008
Tuesday, Oct. 7th
The A-List Party
Come out and shine with the stars at the A-List party. This event for people ages 21 and older is presented by Club Bunns. For more information, call (410) 234-2866.
608 W Lexington St.
21+ • Cover
Wednesday, Oct. 8th
Baltimore Black Pride Karaoke
What’s a cooler way to get together, have fun, laugh, and sing than karaoke? Who knows, we might find the next American Idol! BBP Karaoke is presented by STAR TRACK. For more information, visit Facebook.com/StarTrackBaltimore, or call (410) 706-5313.
1313 E. Pratt St.
21+ • Free
Thursday, Oct. 9th
Speak Fire! Panel Discussion: The History of Ballroom Culture
The Center for Black Equity–Baltimore, in partnership with FreeState Legal Project, hosts this dynamic panel that brings the history of the ballroom culture alive. Come learn and celebrate our history and meet some local legends. Speaking of which, Boom St. Laurent leads a Vogue class for all those who would like to take a turn and learn directly after the panel.
Chase Brexton Health Care
1111 N. Charles Street • Community Room
Panel 6–7:30pm • Vogue class 7:30–9pm
Friday, Oct. 10th
Star Track Youth Block Party
It’s a party and all youth are invited! Come on down for the games, music, give-aways, and fun. Learn about ways to get healthy and stay strong. Find out more at Facebook.com/StarTrackBaltimore or by calling (410) 706-5313.
120 Penn St.
Baltimore Black Pride Meet and Greet
It’s been a year of significant change for the Baltimore Black Pride organization. We’re now the Center for Black Equity, Baltimore. The change has brought us a mix of tried and true and freshly new. Come out and meet the Board and key staff at your favorite night spot. We’re making the grand tour and can’t wait to see all of you!
608 W. Lexington St.
1313 E. Pratt St.
Saturday, Oct. 11th
ROAR! GLSEN Youth Summit
The GLSEN Youth Summit is back and comin’ at ya with a whole lotta free! Free admission, parking, dinner, dance, and more! New workshops. Lots of fun. Come out and ROAR, be brave, be yourself, meet folks from all over, gain some awesome and useful information, enjoy Towson University’s campus, eat a delicious free dinner and then dance the night away with all of the friends you made. This event is for high school aged LGBTQ youth, their allies, and GSA advisors only. It’s free, but you have to register online at Roarsummit.eventbrite.com.
West Village Commons
424 Emerson Drive • Towson
Sunday, Oct. 12th
Pride is in the autumn air at the Fall Festival. Join hundreds of your friends as we wrap up a week of Black Pride celebrations! Vending opportunities available. Call (410) 905-5451 to find out more, or visit the Vending Information page.
606/608 W. Lexington St.
For a complete list of Baltimore Black Pride events, visit BlackPrideBaltimore.org.