Archives and Sources for LGBTQ+ History in Baltimore

Folks are always asking me how they can start to learn more about Baltimore’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history. This page links to several sources on local LGBTQ history.

LGBT Baltimore

by Louise Parker Kelley, 2015. This book is also available as a print or E-book through Enoch Pratt Library.

The Baltimore Gay Paper

Also known as the Baltimore Gay Life newspaper. This paper was published by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB) from 1979-2015.

Baltimore Heritage Websites on LGBTQ history

Articles and Podcasts

Out of the Blocks: 200 W. Read St

Podcast on WYPR by Aaron Henkin, Katie Marquette and Wendel Patrick

“In shift from tradition, Pride events to be held in Artscape location”

Kevin Rector talks about the relocation of Baltimore Pride in The Baltimore Sun, May 7, 2014.

“Recording the Rainbow Revolution”

Kate Drabinski writes about preserving LGBTQ history in The City Paper, July 21, 2015.

“Mount Vernon keeps changing, but can it remain the gayborhood?”

Anthony Moll writes about The Drinkery gay bar and proposals to move Pride out of Mt Vernon in The City Paper, July 19, 2016.

“Conflicts of Interest: Culture Wars come to Mount Vernon and The Drinkery”

Baynard Woods writes about race and class conflicts and The Drinkery gay bar in The City Paper, October 5, 2016.