Gay Life Volume 33, Number 21
The Baltimore city general election takes place on Tuesday, November 8, but for many Baltimoreans election outcomes seemed decided by the primaries. Before the primaries, we asked every last candidate where they stood on major issues concerning the LGBT community (www.BaltimoreGayLife.com/ElectionSurvey). Our goal was not only to inform voters and inspire change, but also to hold candidates accountable even after they gave the answers we wanted to hear.
In the coming months, we will revisit these topics — from LGBT homelessness to transgender protections, bullying in schools to HIV/AIDS funding. We will check on our elected officials and make sure words are followed by action. Thanks to one Baltimore citizen, that effort begins today (p. 12)
This issue includes several other important community topics — TransParent Day (opposite page), Free State Legal's "Will-Power Party" (p. 6) and the new Black White and Gay radio show (p. 7). But no issue is complete without a thorough exploration of upcoming LGBT fun — from Pianist Jeremy Denk (p. 7) and Iron Crow's latest production (p. 14) to ongoing social activities for everyone (p. 10).
Maggie Beetz, Editor