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Bob the Drag Queen’s mother shot, calls for gun reform

performer speaks out on incident

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Bob the Drag Queen is calling for gun reform after his mother was shot between the eyes by a stray bullet in Atlanta on Sunday night.

TMZ reports Bob the Drag Queen’s mother, Martha Anna Caldwell, survived the shooting with non-life threatening injuries.

Caldwell and Bob the Drag Queen’s nephew were sitting in her car when the gunman jumped out of his car and started shooting another man. A stray bullet hit Caldwell between the eyes.

The season 8 “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner took to Facebook to speak out on Georgia’s gun laws.

“GA is an open carry state. This gun may have been obtained legally. Because of lax gun laws my mother was shot. The bullet hit her right between the eyes, and it’s a miracle that she’s not only alive, but able to go home after a few stitches. WE NEED TO REFORM GUN LAWS. This could have been you, or worse this could have been your mother,” Bob the Drag Queen writes.

Bob the Drag Queen tweeted thanks for all of the support Caldwell had received.

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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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