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Disappear Fear plays Alexandria church

Lesbian-helmed band touring behind new album

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Sonia Rutstein of Disappear Fear. (Photo courtesy Nancy Palmquist)

Disappear Fear, fronted by longtime LGBT rights activist Sonia Rutstein, bring its “Broken Film Tour” to St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church (8531 Riverside Rd., Alexandria, Va.,) Saturday at 7 p.m. The tour promotes the band’s new CD release “Broken Film.”

Disappear Fear was formed in 1987 by Rutstein and her sister Cindy Frank. Since then, the band has transformed with Rutstein at the forefront. British percussionist Katie Marie will join the band on stage for her first tour in the U.S. Other specials guests include Helen Hausmann on violin and Laura Cerulli on vocals and percussion.

Tickets are free. For more information visit staidansepiscopal.com.

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PHOTOS: Capital Pride Festival and Concert

Keke Palmer, Billy Porter among entertainers

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Billy Porter performs at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Sunday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Capital Pride Festival and Concert was held along Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C. on Sunday, June 9. Performers included Sapphira Cristál, Keke Palmer, Ava Max, Billy Porter and Exposé.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend

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Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city

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DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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