PRIDE PARADE
Saturday, July 25 • 3:30PM
Cathedral Street from Monument Street to Chase Street
Rain or Shine!

Join hundreds of proud Baltimoreans for the 2015 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 2013 Grand Marshall.

Bowers, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday, has spent nearly forty years as the owner of the iconic Club Hippo and has donated sizable amounts of money to LGBT non-profits, including Baltimore Pride and its sponsor, the GLCCB. In addition, he has allowed other organizations to hold fundraising events at the club. Early in the 1980’s when the AIDS crisis began, Bowers was one of the first to help raise money to fight the disease. In May, Bowers announced that the Hippo will be closing its doors in fall 2015 after 43 years. He has been the sole owner for the last 37 years.

Baltimore Pride 2015Gay Life July 2015

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