Our Community USA - Chesapeake Vol 2

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THE PREMIER LGBTQ BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY

CHESAPEAKE Vol. 2

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TABLE OF CON TENT S

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ABOUT CHESAPEAKE

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RESTAURANT GUIDE

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EVENTS SCHEDULE

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BAR GUIDE

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LGBTQ ORGS & ATTRACTIONS

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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ABOUT CHESAPEAKE LGBTQ Chesapeake Diverse populations, upper-class communities and welleducated residents, make these the best towns in Maryland when it comes to being part of the LGBTQ community. Towns like Baltimore, Towson, Annapolis, Salisbury, Westminster and College Park are all LGBTQ friendly and forward thinking cities. In 2015, the Human Rights Campaign compiled a list of towns in America whose communities best support the LGBTQ lifestyle. Christened the MEI, or Municipal Equality Index, these towns have proven over and over again that they’re supportive of LGBTQ families regardless of the level of involvement by state and federal government. Coming in at the top of the list of best towns in Maryland with a perfect score of 100, is Charm City itself -- lovely Baltimore, Maryland. Every year Maryland’s capital city plays host to the Chesapeake Pride Festival that celebrates the LGBTQ community. Events at this annual celebration include food vendors, family-oriented activities and even a drag show. Annapolis is also home to several LGBTQ-owned bed and breakfasts which make perfect places to stay for LGBTQ couples looking to go clubbing in nearby Baltimore and D.C. Westminster is home to the Carroll County chapter of PFLAG, the national organization for families and allies of LGBTQ individuals. Historic Salisbury, Maryland is home to the annual Salisbury Pride Festival, a celebration of LGBTQ lifestyles that promotes tolerance and acceptance. 4



RESTAURANT GUI DE Vin 909 Winecafe A farm-to-table New American menu is paired with a deep wine list in this cottagelike restaurant. 909 Bay Ridge Ave, Annapolis, MD

Miss Shirley’s Cafe Branch of homey chain dishing up creative American fare with a regional twist for breakfast & lunch. 1 Park Pl, Annapolis, MD

Boatyard Bar & Grill Vibrant nautical-themed spot for crab, oysters & other seafood, plus burgers, pizza & a full bar. 400 Fourth St, Annapolis, MD

La Cuchara Elegant eatery with an intimate atmosphere serving Basque fare such as pintxos & tapas. 3600 Clipper Mill Rd, Baltimore, MD

Thames Street Oyster House Brass-&-wood-trimmed eatery offering a raw bar, Eastern coastal fare & upstairs harbor-view seating. 1728 Thames St, Baltimore, MD

Lewnes’ Steakhouse This venerable chophouse for prime cuts offers a lengthy wine list, retro booths & subdued lighting. 401 Fourth St, Annapolis, MD

Carrol’s Creek Cafe Elegant waterfront seafood restaurant overlooking Spa Creek & serving classic Chesapeake fare. 410 Severn Ave, Annapolis, MD

SoBo Cafe American comfort food with craft beers & wine cocktails in colorful rooms lined with local art. 6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD

Charleston Celebrated pick for New American plates & a well-curated wine list in whitetablecloth environs. 1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD

Preserve Canned, pickled & fermented produce is highlighted in the American cooking at this rustic mod spot. 164 Main St, Annapolis, MD

Chart House High-end chain eatery serving seafood & steakhouse fare in a classy setting with view. 300 Second St, Annapolis, MD

Osteria 177 Modern takes on Northern Italian cuisine & a deep wine list are on offer at this high-end choice. 177 Main St, Annapolis, MD

Iron Rooster- Annapolis Hip spot with views of Ego Alley serving a creative, all-day breakfast menu & American comfort food. 12 Market Space, Annapolis, MD

Blackwall Hitch Upscale-casual New American restaurant featuring outside seating, an on-site pub & stylish decor. 400 6th St, Annapolis, MD

Magdalena Restaurant Tony brasserie serving refined Frenchinfluenced cuisine in an elegant expanse at the Ivy Hotel. 205 E Biddle St, Baltimore, MD

Harry Browne’s Restaurant Upscale American fare & wines are served to a power crowd at this classy art deco dining room & bar. 66 State Cir, Annapolis, MD

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2022 EVENT SCH E DULE JUNE

JUL 8

TWILIGHT ON THE TERRACE 2022

Featuring the best and hottest Caribbean DJs. Come have a blast with Soca, Reggae, Afrobeats and more! Come dance the night away! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

CARNIVAL IMY (I MISS YOU)

JUN 24

Join us for a night of socializing and dancing under the stars while supporting the Pride Center of Maryland. We will be featuring fine food, an open bar and great music, all in the beautiful atmosphere of Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Details at eventbrite.com.

JUL 9

PRIDE BAR CRAWL

Don’t miss the proudest party of the year! Join us for drinks, music, dancing, and amazing local foods! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

JUN 25

THE MANOR DRAG BRUNCH

Join us for Baltimore’s best drag brunch! We feature a full brunch menu with A La Carte pricing alongside Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Rose. Learn more at eventbrite.com.

JUL 10

HAPPY NAPPY DAY 2022

This event is open to the public and free to attend. Rain or shine. Join us for vendors, food trucks and performances! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

JUN 26

JUNETEENTH CRAB FEAST

AUGUST

Come enjoy an afternoon of music, food, games, hookah, raffles and more! Plenty of vendors, fun, and crabs! Discover more at eventbrite.com.

AUG 2

TUESDAYS ARE 4 THE CULTURE

Home cooked food, cocktails, Soul music and extraordinary musicians. Church for live music lovers! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

JUN 29

THE POETRY PARTY LIVE OPEN MIC

As always this event will sell out so reserve your seat now as a live studio audience member or an artist to showcase your skills! Poets, singers, rappers, comedians and more are welcome! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

AUG 13

HP BAR CRAWL

Calling all wizards, elves, and muggles. Baltimore’s Harry Potter bar crawl returns bigger than ever! We solemnly swear that we are up to no good so grab your tickets now! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

JULY JUL 3

AUG 19

THE BIGGEST COOKOUT EVER (2022)

POP-UP & POETRY

Pop-Up & Poetry is a poetry series dedicated to the synergy of black lyricism, artists, and space in the home of Nubian Hueman. Positive and good vibes welcome! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

This is a festival dedicated to being the largest, most outrageously fun cookout to ever take place on the East Coast. Everyone is welcome just bring a cooler and some chairs. Turn up or chill. We’re partying either way. Details at eventbrite.com.

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2022 EVENT SCH E DULE AUG 20

SEP 24

ASIA COLLECTIVE NIGHT MARKET

GWYNN OAK FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022

Ever wonder where to get the best Asian food?? Let’s go eat tonight at Asia Collective Night Market Over 40 of the best Asian restaurants in DMV along with music, performances, and fun activities! Details at eventbrite.com.

Tell your family, and friends, to bring a blanket or chair and come out to enjoy good music, the region’s best food, retail, and service vendors. As always, we will be raffling off some great prizes. Details at eventbrite.com.

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

SEP 2

OCT 1

THE VIBE

The hottest open mic in Baltimore. Come out to have a blast and enjoy great food, drinks and live music! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

SANGRIA SATURDAYS: 90’S ON THE PATIO

Party, socialize and drink with friends in a safe social atmosphere until midnight! Classic feel good vibes provided by DJ WildChild DNA and a full kitchen menu to get your taste buds dancing. Learn more at eventbrite.com.

SEP 4

BALTIMORE LABOR DAY SUNDAY PIER PRESSURE WHITE PARTY CRUISE

OCT 8

Join us aboard the Pier Pressure™ and prepare for the ultimate party on the water aboard a multi-million dollar luxury yacht, the Inner Harbor Spirit. Learn more at eventbrite.com.

WORLD ODDITIES EXPO

Bazaar, performance, and opportunity to get hands on with bringing your creative vision to life. Join us where weird thrives. Discover more at eventbrite.com.

SEP 6

COMEDY AT THE TAVERN

OCT 15

Stand-up Comedy open-mic with comedians from Baltimore and DC. Free entry and a chance to see the DMV’s best comics in their natural habitat. Learn more at eventbrite.com.

OKTOBERFEST BAR CRAWL

Come for beers and drink specials as we bring Deutschland to you for the first ever Oktoberfest bar crawl! There will be plenty of entertainment and a costume contest. Learn more at eventbrite.com.

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BAR GU ID E Mixers Narrow, long-standing gay bar for cocktails, drag shows, karaoke & ladies’ nights in unfussy digs. 6037 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD

The Owl Bar Upscale pub fare & cocktails are served in an elegant setting at this local landmark (since 1903). 1 E Chase St, Baltimore, MD

The Drinkery Long-running gay bar & local hangout with kitschy decor offering TVs & lively karaoke shows. 205 W Read St, Baltimore, MD

A League Of Her Own Lively, easygoing lesbian sports bar with a dance floor & event nights. 2319 18th St NW, Washington, DC Rowan Tree Corner watering hole drawing a diverse crowd for drinks & karaoke on Fridays & Saturdays. 1633 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD

Leon’s Backroom Cocktails & pub grub offered in a laid-back watering hole with kitschy decor & karaoke. 227 W Chase St, Baltimore, MD Luckie’s Tavern Vegas-themed hangout offers happy-hour & game-day specials, live music & standard pub grub. 10 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD

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2022 EVENT SCH E DULE OCT 28

are treated like a Queen! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

BALTIMORE HALLOWEEN | BLACK PEARL YACHT PARTY

NOV 12

Bring your significant and or entourage of favorite friends; and create lifelong memories that no club, hotel or land entity could offer at this pirate-themed party. Learn more at eventbrite.com.

THE DENIM PARTY - “ABSOLUTE BLEU 3”

This is a BYOB affair so bring your drink of choice. Free setups and sodas will be provided. Free Lite Fare Buffet provided by Island Cuisine, giveaways, vendors and more! Learn more at eventbrite. com.

NOVEMBER NOV 3

RED VELVET BURLESQUE SHOW BALTIMORE’S #1 VARIETY & CABARET SHOW

NOV 20

THE PINK EVENT®: HOLIDAY EDITION

We mix new and exciting talent with professional veteran burlesque dancers who have been in the industry their entire lives. As a result, we are able to provide a blend of some of the most interesting burlesque talents in the industry that no other show is able to match. Details at eventbrite.com.

Shop and support small businesses, network, enjoy light refreshments, cocktails/mocktails, music by DJ KayTee, amazing Charity Raffles, networking, swag bags,giveaways, an opportunity to take home our newest TPE Signature Long Sleeve Tee, and more. Details at eventbrite.com.

NOV 4

DIVA ROYALE DRAG QUEEN SHOW

The ladies of Diva Royale love to host the hottest & best bachelorette parties, birthday parties & all kinds of celebrations! Dinner or brunch will be a celebration you won’t forget, where you

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LGBTQ COM MU NI TY ORGANIZATIONS & ATTRACTIONS

PFLAG ANNAPOLIS/ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY The PFLAG Annapolis/Anne Arundel County chapter supports the LGBTQ+ community, its families, friends, and allies in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Phone: (410) 231-3654 www.pflagannapolis.org

THE CENTER FOR TRANSGENDER HEALTH Embracing diversity and inclusion, the Center for Transgender Health provides affirming, objective, person-centered care. We improve health and enhance wellness; educate interdisciplinary health care professionals to provide culturally competent, evidence-based care; inform the public on transgender health issues; and advance medical knowledge by conducting biomedical research. Web: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/centertransgender-health

BALTIMORE SAFE HAVEN We provide opportunities for a higher quality of life for transgender people in Baltimore City living in survival mode. Address: 2468 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218 Phone: (443) 869-6867

LGBT NATIONAL ​ONLINE PEER-SUPPORT CHAT We provide a space online that is anonymous and confidential where you can connect with a trained LGBTQ peer support volunteer to have a conversation about many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more. Web: www.glbthotline.org

BALTIMORE PRIDE Baltimore Pride is The PRIDE Center of Maryland’s largest LGBTQ+ fundraising event each year. Baltimore Pride is one of the oldest prides in the nation and has taken place for over 40 years! Pride Month in celebration of Baltimore’s vibrant SGL/ LGBTQ+ community. Web: baltimorepride.org

THE NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON LGBT AGING The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/ or transgender older adults, their families and caregivers. Web: www.lgbtagingcenter.org

THE PRIDE CENTER OF MARYLAND The Pride Center of Maryland offers over 30 programs and services that reflect our dedication to ensuring Maryland’s sexual and gender minority community have equal access to care, services, and a space where they can be their authentic selves. Phone: (443) 873-0369 www.pridecentermd.org ANNAPOLIS PRIDE Annapolis Pride celebrates the LGBTQ+ community, engaging local residents, businesses and groups to unite in welcoming and embracing diversity in Annapolis. Web: annapolispride.org TRANS MARYLAND Trans Maryland is a multi-racial, multi-gender, trans-led community power building organization dedicated to Maryland’s trans community. Web: transmaryland.org GAY FAMILY FOUNDATION Gay & lesbian organization in Baltimore, Maryland Address: 200 E Lexington St UNIT 803, Baltimore, MD 21202 Phone: (410) 209-2412

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BUSINESS D IRECTO RY COUNSELING Jennifer Beall LCPC...........................................12-13

INSURANCE Comparion Insurance Agency................................. 23

CPA John S. Curtin CPA Chartered................................. 23

INVESTMENT ADVISOR Bay Financial Services LLC...................................... 23

DANCE LESSONS Arts ‘n Motion......................................................... 17

LANDSCAPE DESIGNER eos Outdoor Services.............................................. 11

DANCE SCHOOL Arts ‘n Motion......................................................... 17

MEDIATION Law Offices of Rose C. Crunkleton, LLC................... 18

DIVORCE LAWYER Greenberg Legal Group LLC........... back outside cover, 9

MORTGAGES Donte Harris - Primary Residential Mortgage......... 19

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Howard County Economic Development Authority........ 23

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION Greenbuilders Inc..................................................... 5

ELECTRICAL SERVICES Southwind Electric Inc............................................ 11

PROBATE ESTATE SERVICES Law Offices of Rose C. Crunkleton, LLC................... 18

ELECTRICIAN Southwind Electric Inc............................................ 11

REMODELING Greenbuilders Inc..................................................... 5

EVENT VENUE Star Bright Farm.....................................front cover, 3

RETAIL BOUTIQUE Star Bright Farm....................................... front cover, 3

FAMILY LAW Greenberg Legal Group LLC........... back outside cover, 9

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Broadmead............................................................... 7

FINANCIAL ADVISOR Bay Financial Services LLC...................................... 23

SIGN INSTALLATION Image 360 Arbutus................................................ 21

FINANCIAL PLANNER Kylen Financials Inc.................................................. 7 NTS Bearing.............................................................. 1

THEATER Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre....................... 17 WEALTH MANAGEMENT RBC Wealth Management - Beth Rafferty............... 15

GRAPHIC DESIGN Image 360 Arbutus................................................ 21

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