PRIDE INTERFAITH SERVICE
Tuesday, July 21 • 7PM
Grace United Methodist Church
Corner of North Charles Street and Northern Parkway
The Interfaith Fairness Coalition of Maryland (IFCMD), the state’s oldest interfaith group focused on working for the full inclusion of all sexual and gender minority (SGM) people in faith communities, hosts its annual Pride Interfaith service at Grace United Methodist Church. The service will combine music, ritual and speakers from multiple faith traditions. This year’s theme, “Faith Never Stands Still: Embracing Sexual and Gender Minorities,” is particularly fitting in light of the Supreme Court’s decision last month to extend marriage equality to every state and U.S. Territory. For more information, contact Bill Palmer at email@example.com or (443) 421-9090.
PRIDE PANEL ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION & GENDER IDENTITY
Tuesday, July 21 • 6:30PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral St.
Join author Joe Wenke and some of the contributors to the timely new book, THE HUMAN AGENDA: Conversations About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity as they share their personal and professional stories along with their profound commitment to freedom and equality. Panelists include fashion model and trans activist Gisele Alicea and hip-hop artist Y-Love.
THE STORY OF MY NAME PROJECT RECEPTION
Wednesday, July 22 • 7–9:30PM
30 W. North Ave.
An evening reception honoring stories of recognition, identity and truth, FreeState Legal’s The Story of My Name Project is an exciting opportunity for Maryland-based transgender and gender non-conforming folks who have gone through the name change process.
TWILIGHT ON THE TERRACE
Friday, July 24 • 7–11PM
Baltimore Museum of Art
Start Pride weekend in style! Hosted by Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the tenth annual Twilight on the Terrace benefit cocktail party will kick off a full weekend of Pride events. Attire for the event is garden-party; guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a four-hour open bar, a silent auction, music, dancing and art.Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, music, a four-hour open bar, and dancing.
HIGH HEEL RACE
Saturday, July 25 • 3PM
Cathedral Street from Read Street to Eager Street
Who said you had to wait for the fun to begin? Don’t bother showing up fashionably late, you can watch madness unfold minutes into the Block Party at the race that must be seen to be believed. Men, women, queens, and everyone in between can try their luck running approximately two blocks up Cathedral Street for the honor of being crowned the 2015 High Heel Race winner!
Saturday, July 25 • 3:30PM
Cathedral Street from Monument Street to Chase Street
Rain or Shine!
Come and join cowboys, community organizers, the King and Queen of Pride, leather daddies and maybe a float or two at the 2015 Baltimore Pride Parade. The Parade kicks off at the corners of Monument and Cathedral streets in Mount Vernon, and travels four blocks north up Cathedral Street to Chase Street. Parade participants can compete for one of four Pride Parade Trophies: Best Car/Motorcycle; Best Float; Best Walking Groups; and Best Overall Contingent. The GLCCB and Pride Committee are thrilled to welcome Club Hippo owner Chuck Bowers as the Baltimore Pride 2015 Grand Marshall.
PROJECT HEALTH YOUTH ZONE
Saturday, July 25 • 2–8PM
Charles & Brexton Streets
Project Health Youth Zone is a fun, safe, alcohol-free social space intended for youth and young adults ages 13-24, and one that has become an essential component of Baltimore Pride festivities over the past five years.
PRIDE BLOCK PARTY
Saturday, July 25 • 5-10PM
Cathedral Street, between Brexton & Eager Streets
Rain or Shine!
Following the parade, fun will be had by thousands as the streets of Mount Vernon are transformed into a “nightclub without walls” at the 2015 Baltimore Pride Block Party! Hosted by Shawnna Alexander, Baltimore’s Queen of Comedy, and former Miss Gay Maryland Tatiyanna Voche’, the block party will feature a score of regional artists throughout the evening, leading up to our 2015 Pride headliners, Ts Madison, Cazwell and the legendary diva of disco, Martha Wash.
BLOCK PARTY AFTER-PARTY
Saturday, July 25 • 2PM
1525 Russell St.
The party continues after the Baltimore Pride Block Party winds down over at Horseshoe Casino. With over 2,200 of the newest, hottest slots, including more than 150 video poker machines, Horseshoe has a game for everyone. Shuttle bus service will be available to and from the Mt. Vernon Pride site.
Sunday, July 26 • 11AM-6PM
Druid Hill Park in Northwest Baltimore
Rain or Shine!
The Pride festival is held in beautiful Druid Hill Park. The festival features many regional and local performers, vendors, the Lady Lisa Memorial Drag Stage, a Family Zone, and plenty of fun for the whole community to enjoy. An estimated 5,000 celebrants come out annually for the fun and festivities.
FISH FRY DRAG SHOW
Sunday, July 27 • 7:30PM-2AM
Grand Central Nightclub
1001 N. Charles St.
End Pride weekend with a bang as Baltimore’s Queen of Pride, Brooklyn Heights, plays host to RuPaul’s Drag Race favorites Latrice Royale and India Ferrah. Doors open at 7:30pm, with a meet-and-greet at 8pm and main show at 10pm.
Baltimore Pride 2015Gay Life July 2015