Featured Gay Accommodations: Two-O-One B&B, Annapolis, Maryland

Author: , November 28th, 2015

Two-O-One B&B

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This stylish example of a grand English country house, situated among some of the finest historic homes of Annapolis, lies within a few short blocks of the U.S. Naval Academy, City Dock, and many fine eating establishments. Ample, secure off street guest parking at the rear of the house adds to the convenience of this unique location. During the spring, summer and fall, guests are invited to enjoy the home’s spacious English Country garden for picnics or strolls.

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Featured Gay Tour Operator: Get Out! – Silver Spring, Maryland

Author: , February 9th, 2015

Get Out! Silver Spring, Maryland

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A home-based independent consultant working as both a travel agent as well as a tour operator. Because of my extensive base of various tour companies, I’m able to customize a unique travel experience for all of my clients, but especially for my gay and lesbian clientele.

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Baltimore Pride Moving to July

Author: , December 26th, 2014

Gay Pride FlagOrganizers of Baltimore Pride announced this week that the 40th annual event will be moved to July next year. The block party will be held Saturday, July 25 in Mount Vernon, marking a return to its traditional location after a controversial move this year to an area farther north.

The festival moves to Sunday, July 26, returning to Druid Hill Park. The location change for 2014 proved unpopular with many attendees, some of whom complained at a town hall event held by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore.

Full Story at The Washington Blade | Maryland Gay Travel Resources

Columbia, Maryland Gets Its First Drag Show

Author: , November 1st, 2014

Anastacia Amor -Photo by Steve Weiner Photography

For a number of years, drag shows have been one of the popular entertainment features at PW’s Sports Bar in North Laurel–Howard County’s only gay bar. Many of these shows are held in conjunction with charitable events and causes in which PW’s participates.

Now some of the drag acts will travel up the road to Columbia where they will perform in a straight bar named Second Chance Saloon in the village of Oakland Mills. When the performers hit the stage on Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. it will mark the first time a public drag show takes place in the city of Columbia.

Titled “Sugar, Spice and a Little Something Nice,” the event will be hosted by Anastacia Amor, a well-known drag performer at PWs. Co-hosting the show will be Shawnna Alexander. In addition, local performers Ariyanna Myst, Onyx D’ Pearl and Krystal Nova will entertain.

By Anastacia Amor – Full Story at The Washington Blade | Maryland Gay Travel Resources

Photo by Steve Weiner Photography

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Inn at Red Hill, Keedysville, Maryland

Author: , September 1st, 2014

Inn at Red Hill - Keedysville, MarylandPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Retreat in the Historic Hills of Antietam: The Inn at Red Hill is nestled in the woodlands of Elk Ridge, the northern extension of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Red Hill is a cozy, 2 guestroom bed and breakfast. Wake to freshly brewed coffee and homemade breakfast featuring ingredients from local farms. Inn at Red Hill is a morning drive from Washington DC, Baltimore and Northern Virginia.

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Baltimore Pride – Changes Are Coming

Author: , May 13th, 2014

Baltimore Pride 2014The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB) firmed up the dates for Baltimore Pride—an enterprise run by the GLCCB. This year’s Baltimore Pride will take place on Father’s Day weekend, June 13-15.

The Pride Parade and Block Party will take place on Saturday, June 14, with the Pride Festival taking place on Sunday, June 15. The parade route will begin at the intersection of Eager and Charles streets and continue on Charles Street up to Mount Royal Avenue. All Pride weekend events will then take place at Mount Royal Avenue and Cathedral St. (No events will take place in Druid Hill Park, as in years past).

By Steve Charing – The Washington Blade | Maryland Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Leslie Jordan Will Kick Off Baltimore’s Gay Film Festival

Author: , February 8th, 2014

Leslie JordanB’More QFest announced that it will kick off its inaugural year with Leslie Jordan, well known for his Emmy-winning role as Beverly Leslie on the hit show “Will & Grace.” Jordan will perform his one-man show “Fruit Fly: Do Gay Men Become Their Mothers?” on June 10-11 at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. in Baltimore.

Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $75 for a pre-performance reception and performance on June 10 or $35 for the performance only and $35 for the performance on June 11.

Authored By Steve Charing – See the Full Story at The Washington Blade

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Endless Sunsets Vacation Rental, Claiborne, Maryland

Author: , January 31st, 2014

Endless Sunsets Vacation Rental - Claiborne, MarylandPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Beachside Vacation Rental w/Perfect Sunsets!: Come enjoy the quaintness of Claiborne, MD, just 5 minutes from historic St. Michaels, on the beautiful Eastern Shore of MD. Slow your pace and enjoy a leisurely bike ride into town or stroll the public beach for seaglass, unusual shells or driftwood. Lounge poolside with a good book or enjoy the ever-present cool breezes from the porches.

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Gay Movie Review – “The New Black”

Author: , October 13th, 2013

The New BackJust got back from our final film at the Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. This one is called The New Black, and it covers the intersection of the black community and gay rights.

Set mostly against the backdrop of the fight for marriage equality in Maryland in 2012, the documentary follows several black lesbians as they work to help pass the marriage equality referendum that was sent to the voters after the state legislature approved the initial bill.

It offers a great insight into the behind-the-scenes machinations of both campaigns, and into the split among African Americans when it comes to marriage equality and to gays in general.

One of the most interesting scenes in the film is when one of the activists confronts an aunt at home over family dinner. Her relative spouts off something about the world changing but the bible never does, and her lesbian niece points out that the bible says a lot of things that we no longer believe. They hug, but her aunt refuses to let go of her religiously inspired bigotry.

In another scene, a black Baptist preacher explains to his flock why he decided to support marriage equality, that none of us are free until all of us are free.

Out gospel singer Tonéx is also interviewed for the film, and the footage from the TC interview where he comes out is amazing. The female Christian host keeps asking leading questions, as if determined to push him back into the closet, and he stands his ground and affirms he is still attracted to men and is happy with himself. You should see how she stares daggers at him.

It’s a powerful film that draws the curtain back on the fight going on for the soul of the black churches between marriage equality activists and their opponents, who seek to divide and conquer.

One of the women said it best when she said that marriage equality and LGBT rights are the unfinished business of the black civil rights movement.

Win Five Nights at the Tilghman Island’s Beautiful Black Walnut Point Inn

Author: , August 29th, 2013

Black Walnut Point Inn - Tilghman Island, MarylandIf you’re looking for a romantic getaway for you and your other half, or just a fun trip in a beautiful locale for yourself, sign up for our sweepstakes to win 5 nights at Maryland’s Black Walnut Point Inn:

By any measure, Tilghman Island’s Black Walnut Point is unique. A private gate secures the half-mile drive through fifty seven acres of bird sanctuary before it emerges at our six-acre island of lawn. When the sun rises over the broad mouth of the Choptank River and sets over the length of Chesapeake Bay, guests enjoy wind, waves and endless water views.

We even have a pair of nesting eagles, osprey and black ducks, as well as migrating butterflies, water fowl and song birds. You might even see bay dolphins, skates and schools of bluefish, and the back dock overlooking the cove is an ideal location for watching the herons fish.

At night the sky is full of stars, another surprise of nature, making Black Walnut Point a quiet, secret, peaceful place – just an hour’s drive from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

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