Sunday, July 24, 2016

Baltimore Pride 2016 beats the heat; March against gun violence announced; church vandalized


Going to Baltimore Pride 2016 was a bit strenuous, although the heat was not quite as bad as predicted.

I parked at Penn Station Saturday, and got lost in Sandtown trying to get there.  I missed most of the parade.

There was a tent selling Pokemon Go monsters, as the Block Party extended several blocks, had one drag show stage and one dance area.

A lot of people went to the movies at The Charles to cool off, before the indoor dances at the Grand Central, which still has just two small dance floors (and an outdoor roof patio, pool area, aquarium, lounge). It was pretty full by 10 PM,  But without the Hippo, it would make sense to rent a large space at a hotel or casino for a Pride dance.  Baltimore could use a large dance floor again.

Sunday’s fair on the Druid Park was uneventful, but the drag show did announce a GLBTQ march against gun violence in Washington on October 1-2, in response to Orlando.

A United Church of Christ in Catonsville was recently targeted for vandalism (story).

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