As a long standing fixture of Baltimore’s sexual and gender minority community, the Pride Center of Maryland consistently makes an effort to maintain relevance with our ever evolving culture and society. In February of 2019, the Board of Directors voted once more to change the name of the Center from the GLCCB to The PRIDE Center of Maryland. The most recent name change is a direct commitment to our mission of being a catalyst for uniting and empowering sexual and gender minorities in Baltimore and Central Maryland, and advocating for a better quality of life for the entire community.
Things have changed markedly from the days when the Pride Center of Maryland operated out of basements, fought for its right to hold the Pride Celebration, or watched gay rights bill after gay rights bill get voted down by the Baltimore City Council. With ever-increasing acceptance, things may appear to be less challenging now, but there is still much work to be done. There will always be challenges, both personal and societal, but through your individual gifts, generous bequests, fundraisers, and grants, the Pride Center of Maryland will continue to expand its services to include more support groups, increased educational opportunities, more community outreach services, and greater collaborations with organizations that have a desire to serve as allies of the sexual and gender minority community in Baltimore.