Saturday, June 19, 2010
Gay Pride 2010: Washington at Baltimore (and New Jersey at Baltimore)
People came from Washington, Philadephia and South Jersey (I met someone from Rowan University in “historic” Glassboro New Jersey, where the famous summit occurred – probably a medical student). Baltimore has become a much better city since the days I was growing up around DC. People may find it’s cheaper to dance there than in NYC.
This year, there was more of an emphasis on “masculinity”. Ashton Kutcher’s angry tweet (about what was done to him for “Killers”) may be right: chest hair is coming back.
One of the drag performers mentioned a non-alcoholic dance for under 21 going on in another club -- I didn't get the name; that's a good thing to do.
One block north on Charles Street, there was another loud event, a hip-hop concert going on.
Baltimore Pride video of 2009 Pride.