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By Sloane Brown | April 22, 2001
A large "glass slipper" carved in ice stood in the center of the Baltimore Hilton ballroom, encircled by a series of casino games. On one wall, a dinner buffet offered a regal banquet. Against another, the backdrop of a castle, in front of which sat a throne. After all, this was the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore's "Cinderella Ball" -- the throne providing a perfect photo op for any aspiring royalty. As far as Prince Charming went -- "You have to supply your own," quipped party co-chair Richard Oloizia.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
Elliott A. Brager, an attorney who was an accomplished fundraiser for HIV treatment and research, died of heart failure Monday at his Mount Washington home. He was 72. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Park Heights area, he was the son of Philip Brager, a wholesale shoe inventory control specialist, and the former Hilda Levitz, an executive secretary who also worked in the shoe business. He attended Robert E. Lee School No. 49 and was a 1959 City College graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland, College Park and was a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. As a young lawyer, he worked for attorney Abraham L. Adler in his office in downtown Baltimore.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | June 4, 1998
"Queer Cafe 2," a follow-up to last season's evening of short gay and lesbian plays, opens tonight at the Theatre Project. This year's five offerings, produced by the PussyCat Theatre Company, are all world premieres."Penelope and the Sterile Field," by Center Stage resident dramaturg James Magruder, is about the barriers facing a gay man searching for the ideal mate. "The Mirror of Love," by Alan Moore, is a monologue tracing homosexuality throughout history. Pretzels and Longing," by Linda Eisenstein, focuses on the lesbian dating scene.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2013
In the midst of sorting a mound of yellowed newspapers in the hot attic of a century-old building in Mount Vernon, Arnie VandeBrake would occasionally pause, caught up by letters from the volatile early days of the gay rights movement. "The correspondence would be so poignant, it would feel like a disservice just to put it down and not understand what it meant," said VandeBrake, 30. As the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore prepares to relocate this fall after more than 30 years at its West Chase Street headquarters, a small group of volunteers is working to compile, catalog and preserve records they say highlight the history of the center and the trajectory of the nation through a time of rapid changes.
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By Ginger Thompson | August 25, 1991
An article on Baltimore candidates courting the gay community yesterday incorrectly reported the date of the city's primary election, which will be held Thursday, Sept. 12.+ The Sun regrets the errors.As president of the Baltimore City Council in 1985, Clarence H. "Du" Burns helped engineer the defeat of a proposed gay rights bill, a controversial measure at the time that was bitterly opposed by the city's churches."You see, moralistically, their lifestyle didn't sit well with most people back then," Mr. Burns recalls.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | October 21, 1993
The 1993 Baltimore Lesbian and Gay Film Festival opens today with acclaimed filmmaker Derek Jarman's "Wittgenstein" at 8 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art.The festival, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Alliance, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore and the Baltimore Film Forum, will show more than 48 films in 14 programs over the next 10 days. Screenings will be at the museum and at Bloomberg Hall on the campus.Jarman, who achieved worldwide attention with his brilliantly stylized "Edward II," tells the story in his new movie of the Cambridge philosopher who dazzled the intellectual world while treating the working-class man who was his lover rather shabbily.
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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Staff writer | June 14, 1993
It seemed like a typical summertime festival in Baltimore: the aroma of grilled burgers filled the air while people sat on blankets in the shade and danced to music in the sun.Only this was a little bit different.Here was an event in which gays and lesbians said they could be themselves without fear of harassment or rejection.Several thousand men and women gathered in the grassy Wyman Park yesterday to affirm their sexuality and commemorate their struggle for civil rights at the annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Day festival.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | April 16, 1993
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton has invited gay and lesbian leaders to the White House today to talk about their legislative agenda and his apparent reluctance to participate in a major gay rights march here on April 25.It is the first White House meeting ever between a president and gay and lesbian leaders.Organizers of the march, which could draw as many as one million people, said they will lobby Mr. Clinton to address the demonstrators and ignore warnings that his identification with gay and lesbian causes will hurt him politically.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | February 14, 2001
Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano met with members of the gay and lesbian community last night, part of a promised fence-mending effort after a drunken December incident in which he made homophobic remarks during what he now calls "a blackout." The meeting at the headquarters of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center was one of several conciliatory gestures Graziano promised when he returned to work last week, after receiving treatment for a drinking problem. The meeting was off the record -- media members were allowed to attend but not to take notes during the session or identify anyone who spoke without permission.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | April 29, 2000
Performing at a big benefit concert is usually perceived as enlightened self-interest. Neil Young, who has an autistic child, organized the Bridge Concerts to raise money for the Bridge School, which treats such children. Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys is a Buddhist, so he helped organize the Tibetan Freedom Concerts. Because Sting is big on environmental activism, he's a regular part of the annual rain forest benefit concerts. So it's not surprising that Melissa Etheridge was the first artist brought on board for Equality Rocks, the gay and lesbian rights concert being held at Washington's RFK Stadium today.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2013
Those suggesting a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia due to the country's recent passage of draconian anti-gay laws should reconsider. It's clear from the decades-long gay rights movement here in the United States that gays and lesbians have always changed hearts and minds and forced public policy changes by being counted, not by sitting it out. The gay community here has won key rights, including marriage in more than a dozen states like Maryland , not by refusing to participate in the political and legal systems that have discriminated against them, but by getting smart and using those systems to their own advantage.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
In the latest move by an Internet company to crack down on the inevitable proliferation of porn, blogging site Tumblr has banned its Apple iOS app users from searching the tags "gay," "lesbian" and "bisexual. " The reason the company gives, according to a post written by CEO David Karp on the site's staff blog, is that those tags "are still frequently returning adult content which our entire app was close to being banned for. " That's a clear finger-point to Apple, which made it clear in 2010 that "apps containing pornographic material" or "user generated content that is frequently pornographic" will get booted from their digital marketplace. As far as Tumblr is concerned, keeping users from freely browsing the #gay, #lesbian and #bisexual tags will bring them in line with Apple's rules.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2013
When Maryland merchants talk about the recent legalization of same-sex marriage, they sometimes talk of broad, lofty themes: Equality. Justice. Civil rights. But there's another practical concept at work: Dollar signs. The financial motivation was on display Sunday at the second annual Gay and Lesbian Wedding Expo at the Tremont Suites Hotel & Grand Historic Venue in downtown Baltimore, where dozens of vendors competed for the attention of dozens of couples whose weddings now carry the official blessing of the state of Maryland.
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By Julie Scharper and Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2012
Amid the cheers of President Barack Obama's victory rally in Chicago, Keesha Patterson reached into her bag for a tiny box, dropped to one knee, turned to her girlfriend of 11 years and told her, in front of everyone, how much she loved her and wanted to marry her. Word that Maryland's Question 6 had passed had just flashed on the screen, and Patterson, who grew up in Baltimore's McCulloh Homes and now lives in Prince George's County, knew the moment...
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October 31, 2012
Marriage, as it has existed for hundreds of years, goes far beyond the commitment of two individuals to each other. It is more about the formation of new families. The parents of marrying spouses eagerly look forward to the arrival of grandchildren after the marriage. The natural family unit has been, is, and will always be, a father (male), a mother (female) and a child. By themselves, gay and lesbian couples are by nature unable to create new human life. For this reason, gay and lesbian couples are not equal to heterosexual couples and their commitment should be recognized in a different legal institution.
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October 26, 2012
More than 30 years of scientific research have shown that children do best when raised by two loving, committed parents, regardless of gender. This is the conclusion reached by a comprehensive review of virtually every study on the subject conducted by sociologists Judith Stacey and Tim Biblarz in 2010. Moreover, the so-called "studies" that claim that children of gay and lesbian parents fare worse than children of heterosexual couples have been exposed as deeply flawed by the Chronicle of Higher Education and The Baltimore Sun, among others.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | June 7, 1999
"It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School" teaches a simple truth: It is better for children to be informed than ignorant.There is a world of information in this public television documentary that looks at six classrooms across the country in which teachers and elementary-school-age pupils are discussing gay and lesbian issues. And it is presented in an engaging, intelligent and straightforward manner appropriate for family viewing."It's Elementary" is public television at its best, offering thoughtful, provocative programming about issues of great cultural import.
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By Rona Marech and Rona Marech,rona.marech@baltsun.com | December 21, 2008
One captain in the Marine Corps had to sign the confining orders to send a lesbian to jail, but was so disturbed that the next day the officer, who was also gay, submitted his resignation papers. Another man, from the Naval Academy Class of 1958, was kicked out of the military because his name was found in the address book of a "known homosexual." Other gay men and lesbians left the service because like Steve Clark Hall, a nuclear submarine captain who retired after a 20-year Navy career, they could no longer bear the burden of harboring an enormous secret about their identity.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley, who continues to campaign for same-sex marriage in advance of a likely referendum aimed at overturning the law he signed this month, will speak Friday at a conference in Baltimore for gay and lesbian Catholics. Also scheduled to appear at the conference organized by the Maryland-based New Ways Ministry are Barbara Johnson, who was denied Communion at her mother's funeral Mass in Gaithersburg last month because she is a lesbian; former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who has written a book critical of church involvement in politics; and Geoffery Robinson, a retired Catholic bishop from Australia.
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February 7, 2012
In the Laurel Leader letters of Feb. 2, there were comments made by Virginia W. Staniak concerning bag charges, and Thomas M. Crawford concerning the right to marry. Using re-usable bags for the past five years has led me to the belief that charging for bags at the market is a good way in which to help to treat our ecology, and possibly save damage to our planet. In addition, I have earned a 5 cent credit for every bag that was used to package my groceries. It is my belief that my bags have helped to rescue our earth in some small way, and in addition, I will do the bulk of my grocery shopping at one store if for nothing else than to save on the use of fossil fluids.
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