Looking Out: Charm City Cakes makes sweet gesture for Pride

Baltimore's favorite cake makers have added a little rainbow coloring to their logo for a batch of T-shirts they cooked up for this year's Pride celebrations.

Charm City Cakes says that 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the $20 shirts will benefit the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Equality Maryland, this state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization.

Cake-maker Duff Goldman's Baltimore-based business, located in Remington, opened in 2002. It also has a Los Angeles shop, Charm City Cakes West, in Los Angeles.

Baltimore Pride is scheduled for June 14 and 15.

Equality Maryland gave a shout out to Charm City Cakes for the gesture on Twitter, saying, "How cool is this from Baltimore's own? Thanks to @Duff_Goldman and @Charm_CityCakes."

If you're interested in showing off some local culinary flair with your get-up for Pride this year, you can purchase a T-shirt here.

The shirts are also available at the bakery in Remington.


- If you can't wait for Baltimore Pride, our nearest neighbor to the south is having its celebration this weekend. You can check out Washington's Capital Pride 2014 schedule here. The Washington Blade says that some 250,000 people are expected. If you feel a little out of the loop on the D.C. gay scene, the Washington City Paper has published "The Encyclopedia of Gay D.C." for this years events, which you can check out here.

- ICYMI, a transgender woman was killed in Baltimore this week. Police have shared little information so far. We'll be following the story.

- The Chicago Sun-Times ran an Op-Ed titled "Laverne Cox is Not a Woman," then took it down amid substantial criticism that the piece was transphobic. Cox is a transgender activist made famous for her role on "Orange is the New Black." BuzzFeed has more details here.

 - YouTube and parent company Google have launched a new Pride campaign called #ProudToPlay, which taps some of the recently out professional sports players like Jason Collins and Robbie Rogers -- as well as big-name straight allies like Kobe Bryant -- to push the message that gay athletes shouldn't be afraid to be who they are. Check out the campaign's YouTube video here.

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