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Baltimore Pride to return with in-person parade, block party this June

This summer’s LGBTQ+ pride celebrations in Baltimore will include a parade, block party and other in-person events not held since 2019 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Wednesday.

Fittingly, this year’s theme will be “Together Again,” said Merrick Moses, board chairperson for the Pride Center of Maryland.

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“By making ‘Together Again’ the 2022 theme for Baltimore Pride, we acknowledge the rocky times we’ve experienced as a nation over the last 2.5 years but more importantly we acknowledge all that we’ve accomplished and look towards what still needs to be done,” Moses wrote in a news release.

The festivities will begin Friday, June, 24, with a youth pride event and black-tie gala. The party, called Twilight on the Terrace, will be held at Gertrude’s in the Baltimore Museum of Art, according to the Baltimore Pride website. That Saturday, the pride parade and block party will be held along Charles Street. Sunday, June 26, will bring the Pride in the Park event in Druid Hill Park.

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“Baltimore Pride events offer an opportunity to gather in community and highlight the diversity, resilience, and power of the same-gender-loving (SGL)/LGBTQIA+ community, giving us the energy and spirit we need to continue the fight,” Moses wrote.

Baltimore Pride is also the Pride Center of Maryland’s largest fundraiser each year, according to the release. Proceeds from the events help the center support some 1,200 sexual and gender minority individuals each month.

A Baltimore Pride advertising campaign will appear on digital billboards around the city starting April 1, according to the news release.

Baltimore Pride, which began as a small rally of about a dozen activists in 1975, typically attracts about 50,000 revelers these days, according to the pride center.


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