Although we’re technically a day late, we hope you can help us and our partner Preservation Maryland celebrate National Coming Out Day with a LGBT heritage walking tour in Charles Village!
Although Charles Village is better known for its colorful “painted ladies,” the neighborhood was home to many activists and institutions at the heart of the city’s LGBT community in the 1970s and 1980s. Guides Richard Oloizia, Shirley Parry, Louis Hughes and Kate Drabisnki will take us on a walk past local landmarks from the original home of the Gay Community Center of Baltimore, now the GLCCB, to the St. Paul Street church that supported the growth of the Metropolitan Community Church, Baltimore’s oldest LGBT religious organization, and the radical feminist writers and publishers that gave a voice to lesbian authors who might not otherwise have been read.
We’ll end the tour at Peabody Heights Brewery where you supply the conversation and we will supply a pizza lunch.
This tour is the second in a two-part LGBT heritage program made possible by funding from PNC and supported in part by Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust.