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Stacey Abrams on ‘Protecting the Vote’

National Council of Jewish Women webinar on Tuesday

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Stacey Abrams (Photo by Kerri Battles for LBJ School aka Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs via Wikimedia Commons)

A Conversation with Stacey Abrams hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women via webinar is Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. Guests can ask Abrams a question when they register for this free event.

Abrams, the founder of Fair Fight Action, is a voting activist and a former democratic gubernatorial candidate in the 2018 race in Georgia. She formerly served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017 and as minority leader from 2011 to 2017.

During the webinar titled “Promoting the Vote and Protecting the Vote,” held in celebration of women’s suffrage, Abrams will also discuss racial justice and voting.

To register and for more information, visit ncjw.org and the event’s Facebook page.

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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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Baltimore Museum to host Pride party

Ridin’ the Rails features RuPaul’s Queen of Flips

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The B&O Railroad Museum will host “Ridin the Rails: Pride Train & Party” on Friday, June 14 at 8:00p.m. in collaboration with the Pride Center of Maryland and Stonewall Sports.

This event will kick off Pride events in Baltimore.  This year’s Ridin’ the Rails features Season 16 Rupaul’s Drag Race Queen “The Queen of Flips” Mhi’ya Iman Le’Paige and local Baltimore queens, with meet-and-greets available. The party will be filled with music, food, and drinks under the stars surrounded by trains.

Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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