On the first Tuesday of November, Marylanders will go to the polls and 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.
Identity, a queer-oriented art show, is the first annual event at Baltimore's Gallery 788 that will focus primarily on LGBT artists throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
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Meet Our New GLCCB Board Members
Learn about new board members through their online bios: find out who’s known in local poetry and music circles, who can plan your next event, and who is a kickball-playing trivia expert. Visit GLCCB.org/about/our-board-of-directors.
Meet the new board in person by attending the September Town Hall meeting. To engage local leaders and the great community, the board plans to host semi-annual Town Hall meetings during which community members can make suggestions, ask questions, or express concerns about LGBT issues and how the GLCCB can respond.
Sept. 24 • 7pm
The GLCCB • 241 W. Chase St.
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GLCCB Engages New Attorney
Mark Scurti, an attorney at Pessin Katz Law, P.A., has agreed to help the GLCCB board of directors reorganize debts incurred over the past decade. Scurti is providing his services on a pro bono basis.
“We’re committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure that the GLCCB will once again be financially stable and able to be out in front, leading the way to achieving equality, understanding, and respect for the full LGBT community,” said Board President Bud Beehler.
Over the past six weeks, the GLCCB has reorganized its structure, elected a new board president, finished a full review of its bylaws—which can now be found online—and held a community town hall meeting.
“We are fully committed to recreating a thriving center at the forefront of LGBT life in Maryland,” said Board Member Rachael Stern. “But to do that, we have to attend to the health of the organization. This isn’t terminal, but rather a physical that waited just a bit too long.”
The GLCCB Board Seeks Committee Members
After much work over the last three months, the GLCCB has recreated three committees that are vital to the well-being of the Center and its mission to serve the LGBT community of Central Maryland. The board is seeking interested individuals to join the following committees: The Development Committee is charged with ensuring the financial well-being of the organization by recruiting donors, writing grants, and conducting fundraising. The Program Committee is charged with developing a wide range of programs to support the emotional, wellness, and social needs of the community. The Outreach Program is charged with engaging the community by forming collaborations and establishing coalitions with individuals and like-minded organizations to highlight important issues to the community. Interested individuals should call the GLCCB (410.837.5445) or leave a message on their Facebook page.
Join the GLCCB Book Club!
The first meeting of the monthly book club hosted by English professor and bon vivant John Woods, will cover Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. Copies of the book may be available through the GLCCB free of charge. October’s book club selection will be Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City
Sept. 17 • 7-9pm • Room 202
Watch the Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles on a supersized projection with your friends at the GLCCB. Tailgating includes pizza, wings, and beer.
Football at the GLCCB
$15 • Sept. 16 • 12-5pm • Kickoff 1pm
Next month the GLCCB will offer “Transgender 101,” the first class in a community education series. October will also mark the beginning of First Friday’s at the Center presenting “Movie Night.” Details to follow.
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This October marks the 10-year-anniversary of Baltimore Black Pride. This year’s theme is “Legacy: Celebrating HerStory & HiStory,” and the celebration will last Oct. 1–7.
Perhaps the Baltimore Book Festival’s tastiest authors—Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito—will be visiting from their bakery in Brooklyn, N.Y. to share recipes (and samples!) from their latest cookbook, Baked Elements: Our Ten Favorite Ingredients.
Rainbow Over Richmond is a LGBT-themed travel campaign featuring a series of events taking place through October.
Kings Dominion amusement park in Doswell, Va., is hosting their annual Gay & Lesbian Night to support Brother, Help Thyself, an organization that provides support to other LGBT non-profits.
For its 17th year, the Baltimore Book Festival is descending on Mount Vernon the last weekend in September. The festival brings not only authors and books, but also crafts, music, food, and drink.