GLCCB to host post-Pride town hall meeting to discuss changes
By By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun
Jul 11, 2014 | 1:13 PM
Organizers of Baltimore Pride, which occurred last month in a new location for the first time in years, will host a town hall meeting to hear feedback on the changes from members of the public.
The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 23 in the Mason Lord Room of the Waxter Center, home of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore, which organizes and hosts Pride each year.
Kelly Neel, the group's interim executive director, said in an email that the goal of the meeting is "to explain the process behind facilitating a major Pride event and its challenges, and to hear feedback from the community about what worked this time around and what didn't."
Pride this summer was moved north along North Charles Street to an area known for Artscape and near Penn Station after police and neighbors in Mount Vernon -- the event's traditional home -- complained of uncontrolled crowds in years past.
The new location was used for the Saturday parade and block party and for the Sunday festival, which usually takes place in Druid Hill Park.