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City Paper’s Second Annual Queer Issue
Still, this weekend is about celebration. It’s about music and parades and celebrating who you are, whoever you are. And we here at Baltimore’s Fag-Haggiest Alternative Weekly sure do love a good party. We’ll be out there watching the parade and drinking silly drinks out of even sillier plastic cups. We’ll tip the drag queens and marvel at block-party headliner RuPaul’s legs (bitch). We’ll watch two mommies stroll along with their kids as we get sandwiched between two bears trying to get yet another frothy beverage. And pretend for one weekend that the world is how we want it to be—accepting and balls-out fun.
To help you make the most of your Baltimore Pride weekend, this year’s Queer Issue hosts a Pride Guide filled with drag performances, local and national singers and dancers, a parade, a race in high heels, and a burlesque show with a monkey. Everyone likes monkeys. Additionally, Bret McCabe talks to the people behind the Charm City Kitty Club about art, activism, and going beyond the same old, same old. Christina Royster-Hemby moderates a round-table discussion between local pro- and anti-gay clergy, while Gadi Dechter takes a look back at the tube socks and bar-top writhing at the now-defunct Club Atlantis. You can even make your very own Twink or Punk Rock baby dyke with our build-your-own boyfriend and girlfriend paper dolls. Of course, that’s assuming you can still cut along the lines after all the merrymaking.
Special thanks to Beth Barnes, Joe Conner, Richard Gorelick, Heather Joslyn, Jim Lucio, and Eric Robinson for lending us their inspired and inspiring minds for this issue.
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