March 22, 2012 at 7:35 am EDT | by Juliette Ebner
Baltimore arts briefs: March 23

Support groups span LGBT spectrum

The GLBT Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (241 West Chase St.) has several groups meeting this week.

On Saturday, Sufficient As I Am, a group for youth 24 and younger dealing with issues of sexuality, coming out, relationships, family and more, is meeting in room 201 at 12:30 p.m. The Baltimore Trans-Masculine Alliance, a support group for FTMs, meets in room 202 at 6 p.m. followed by Tran*quilility, a support group for MTFs at 8 p.m.

Men Like Me, a support group for adult males to discuss coming out, homophobia and more meets Monday in room 202 at 6 p.m.

POZ Men, an LGBT-affirming peer support group, meets Wednesday in room 202 at 6 p.m.

For more information on this groups, visit

New exhibit explores gender

The Maryland Institute College of Art is hosting an opening reception for one of its newest exhibits “The Outliers: Occupying the Spaces Between Genders,” which features photographs by alumni Elle Perez. It’s Monday in the main building’s main gallery (1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.) from 5 to 7 p.m.

Perez, recipient of the 2011 Meyer Photography Traveling Fellowship, explores the margins of gender expression and seeks to question the notion of gender.

The exhibit will be on display through April 4. For more information, visit

A still from 'Jitters.' (Photo courtesy the filmmaker)

More Hippo fun this weekend

Club Hippo (1 West Eager St.) is hosting a variety of events as usual.

Tonight, the Ladies of LURe present “Lust” with DJ ROsie and the DystRuXion Dancers. There is a $5 cover before midnight which goes up to $7 afterward. Doors open at 10 p.m. All attendees must be 21 or older.

Saturday is the 2012 Mid-Atlantic LeatherSIR, Leatherboy, Community Bootblack and Leather Woman contests for Chesapeake Leather Awareness Pride with DJ Brian Mongeon. Doors open at 1 p.m. and admission is $20. Also that night is Kuhmeleon’s Hit Parade at 10 p.m. featuring dance remixes of the hottest hits.

Wednesday is the weekly bingo game benefitting the GLBT Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland. Attendees could win a copy of the new film, “Jitters.”

For more information, visit

AIDS Action has Sunday brunch planned

AIDS Action Baltimore is having its 25th anniversary awards brunch Sunday at the Four Seasons Baltimore (200 International Drive) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year, special awards will be given to John G. Bartlett, M.D., Rev. Debra Hickman and Charlie Reid.

Tickets are $100 and available online at

AIDS Action Baltimore raises money to support its own patient services programs and to advocate for more efficient and more effective treatment services and research programs for people with HIV as well as fair pricing for newly approved drugs and reasonable price increases for all HIV drugs.

It has also recently begun advocating for research, treatment and support services for people with hepatitis C.

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