Pride

Inspiring ‘Reel Unity’ Through the Baltimore International Black Film Festival

Kenneth Moore Jr., director and founder of the Baltimore International Black Film Festival, has spent over ten years providing an annual celebration for early-career and experienced filmmakers with multi-day screenings and an awards ceremony.   Within two years of the festival’s foundation, the number of films submitted increased nearly eight times the ten shared at the …

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Organizations Blossoming the Youth of D.C. and Baltimore

SMYAL: Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders For nearly 40 years, LGBTQ+ individuals living in Washington, D.C. and needing an environment reminiscent of having familial support depend on SMYAL–Supporting and Mentoring Youth Leaders and Advocates–an organization supplying children and young adults leadership development opportunities, after-school programs, and counseling services.  Hancie Stokes, the organization’s communications …

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Alvin's

Fake News: Alvin’s

National restaurant chain Alvin’s has come under fire following a string of thematic advertisements and promotions that have been called “frighteningly tone-deaf.” The multi-billion-dollar burger franchise most recently raised eyebrows with a Pride Month ad campaign that CEO Ruben Parham said was designed “to uplift and pronounce support for some of the most targeted and …

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Gay Sex Scenes

Why Gay Sex Scenes Are Still Causing Straight Panic

With the end of LGBTQ+ Pride month, and companies and brands strip their logos and marketing of rainbow flags, the Starz hit drama series “P-Valley” continues on to create representation and reflection for the LGBTQ+ community with its newest season. The series follows the story of The Pynk, a fictional strip club in Chucalissa, Mississippi, …

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LGBTQ Shows

10 LGBTQ+ Shows and Films You Should Watch 

While Pride celebrations are coming to an end, the LGBTQ+ community, its joy, and stories are still living on; off the streets, and on our screens. From previous hit series like “Noah’s Arc” to new innovations like “Euphoria” and Netflix’s “First Kill,” LGBTQ+ stories are taking center stage and providing a reflection of queer stories …

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