Join the GLBT community in a safe environment for all. They are queer and Black and resisting gentrification. History indicates that the genre has played a number of roles for our communities: If you're looking to explore America's northern neighbor, consider Vancouver. I had my first tattoo done at this shop shortly after it opened and I have yet to find a more hospitable and comfortable atmosphere in a tattoo parlor. Smith Scores 16 As No. The experienced DJs know how to get the crowd rocking the night away.
Aside from the general gentrification issues associated with hipster neighborhoods, as Seamus-Mae said, Hampden has a long history of white supremacist attitudes and violence.
Wide Stance: The Hippo is closing, but in a city like Baltimore, what's the point of a gay bar?
My girlfriend and I slipped in here on a Friday night after being somewhat turned off by the crowd at a feline-named place down the street. Also Baltimore Black Pride which is a pride event meant to specifically honor the black queer community is not mentioned at all…. As in other American cities, queer nightlife has become more broadly defined and less centered around specifically gay bars in recent years. There are incredibly interesting and kind people who will lose their jobs, their karaoke gigs, their drag competitions. We came in ….
Here is a list of gay bars that specialize in doing just that. It has the homey feel of a neighborhood bar. This is probably the best bar in Baltimore. I have been going to the Ottobar to see live bands since high school and, as an adult, still appreciate the venue and their upstairs bar. The queer community in the city reflects its diversity, with a wide variety of economic classes represented as well as a large population of trans and genderqueer people. As in other American cities, queer nightlife has become more broadly defined and less centered around specifically gay bars in recent years.