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Baltimore Gay Pride 2014

Celebrating the Gay Pride Festival in Baltimore



Pride weekend kicks off with an opening twilight party at Gertrude's restaurant, inside the Baltimore Museum of Art

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The Baltimore Gay Pride Parade passes through the heart of the diverse Mount Vernon neighborhood

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Baltimore gay bars like Grand Central/Sappho's draw big crowds during Baltimore Gay Pride week

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Sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland, the Baltimore Gay Pride Celebration takes place over two days in mid-June - the dates for this year are June 14 and June 15, 2014 (note that Pride had originally been scheduled a week later but was moved by organizers "due to permitting issues."), but there are related events taking place throughout the week leading up to the big weekend. Each of the main days of Pride weekend sees a different event in a different part of Baltimore, and there are also a handful of related events and parties leading up to the weekend, plus plenty going on in Baltimore's many gay bars.

Leading up to the big weekend, note a handful of fun Pride Events, including a Twilight on the Terrace party on Friday, June 13 in the Gertrude's Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art from 7 until 11 pm.

The major events during Pride weekend are, on Saturday, June 14, the Baltimore Gay Pride Parade, which takes place at 1 pm and begins in the beautiful and historic Mount Vernon neighborhood and runs along North Charles Street. 

Also on Saturday, June 15, and following the parade, Mount Vernon is the site of a fabulous Baltimore Gay Pride Block Party. This begins at 2 pm and lasts until 8 pm, taking place in front of the Mount Royal Station building, at 1400 Cathedral Street. Afterward, the several cool bars (i.e., Club Hippo and Grand Central/Sappho's) in this area will be buzzing with Pride participants.

On Sunday, June 16, the Baltimore Pride Festival takes place back in Mount Vernon on Mt. Royal Avenue, right by the Maryland Institute College of Art and Penn Station. It's held from 11 am until 6 pm and will include a great mix of performers and other entertainment.

Additionally, plenty of gay-popular Baltimore bars and restaurants, gay-friendly hotels, and shops will be extra busy during this busy time, and catering heavily to LGBT visitors. Check local gay papers, such as Baltimore OUTloud and Baltimore Gay Life, for details, and also check out the excellent Gay and Lesbian Visitor web page of the Baltimore Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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