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Blade editor’s book tour kicks off in College Park

April 6 event sponsored by NLGJA

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Blade editor Kevin Naff’s new book is out now and available on Amazon.

Washington Blade editor Kevin Naff is promoting his new book, “How We Won the War for LGBTQ Equality — And How Our Enemies Could Take It All Away,” with a series of events kicking off next week.

Naff will be on campus at the University of Maryland College Park for a book talk and signing on Thursday, April 6 at 6 p.m. at the Eaton Theater. The event is sponsored by the UMD chapter of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association and will be moderated by student Ivy Lyons.

“I’m always excited to talk to young people about the LGBTQ movement,” said Naff. “They will have to defend all of our incredible progress and expand on it in the years to come. I can’t wait to visit the College Park community.”

Naff’s book debuted last week and is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and anywhere books are sold online.

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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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