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The Express Yourself program is not your typical popsicle-sticks-and-glitter-glue art class. It is a weekly workshop held at the GLCCB designed specifically for LGBTQ teens to come together and develop their artistic and expressive skills.

The following wedding and engagement announcements were included in our December 2012 issue.


Rebecca Trexler and Elizabeth Kenderdine became engaged to be married on July 28, 2012 in Rehoboth Beach, Del., where they were celebrating five years together as a couple. Ms. Trexler, formerly of Pennsylvania, is employed in the Pediatrics Department at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Ms. Kenderdine, an attorney, is a native of Baltimore. The couple resides in Rodgers Forge and are happily preparing for a 2013 wedding in Baltimore.


Richard L. Skolasky, Jr. and Scott C. Eckhardt announce their Sept. 29, 2012 wedding, which was celebrated at their home in Baltimore City amongst friends and family. Dr. Skolasky, formerly of Dundalk, Md., works as a health services researcher at The Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Eckhardt, formerly of Arnold, Md., works as director of judicial affairs at The Community College of Baltimore County. The couple vacationed in Lost River, W.Va., and now, with their two daughters, reside in the Original Northwood neighborhood of Baltimore City.


Eric Beard and David Sackett became engaged to be married on Nov. 6, 2012. Mr. Beard, son of Ken & Dixie Beard of York, Pa., is a design architect at Whitman, Requardt & Associates. Mr. Sackett, parents deceased, is a risk manager for T. Rowe Price. Both reside in Baltimore, Md. and are planning a summer 2013 wedding for close friends and family.


Rik Newton-Treadway and Paulie Treadway III proudly announce they will celebrate their 13th anniversary of their Baltimore, Vt., civil union by getting married in their hometown of Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2013.

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Our Gay Life Holiday Gift Guide highlights products, services, and creations from local stores, professionals, artists and more.

Do you like adorable décor and free holiday treats? Have you ever wondered about local B&Bs, but as a local never had the chance to peek inside?

Gender Rights Maryland (GRMD), the state’s only civil rights organization exclusively representing trans persons, and the Howard County and Baltimore County chapters of Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), announced they will continue the alliance they formed in passing gender identity and expression legislation in the two Maryland counties.

While the marriage equality wins in Maryland, Maine, and Washington generated the largest coverage this election cycle, there were several other significant LGBT victories that occurred around the nation in the wake of Election Day results.

Just in time for Halloween, Baltimore writer Norman Prentiss talks to Gay Life about the essentials of successful horror writing, his stories, and the synchronicity between the gay experience and the core elements of horror fiction.

More exciting events are taking place at your community center this fall. Check out some of November’s events:

Voting matters! Yes, even in Maryland. Despite Maryland’s primarily blue hue, there are multiple ballot initiatives that are too close to call. Marylanders will be asked to vote on Question 6, which would uphold the Civil Marriage Protection Act. The Act will grant same-sex couples the right to be married in the state, effective Jan. 1, 2013. The text of Question 6 will read:

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