By AFRO Staff

Pride celebrations took place all over Charm City between June 17 and June 25, highlighting Baltimore’s LGBTQIA+ community.

Maryland Governor Wes Moore served as parade marshall, and other elected officials, such as Sen. Mary Washington (D-Md.- 43) Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott and State’s Attorney for Baltimore City Ivan Bates were also in attendance. Rapper Remy Ma headlined the event, with performances taking place across the city. 

Dozens of local organizations, agencies and universities joined in the celebration of love, acceptance and pride, to include cheerleaders from the Baltimore Ravens, the Baltimore City Fire Department, the North Ave Mission, churches, countless service organizations and Towson University. 

According to information released by Baltimore Pride, the event “started as a small event in 1975 that saw activists come together in a peaceful demonstration.” More than four decades later, Baltimore Pride  has expanded to include events like “Pride in the Park,” which took place in Druid Hill Park, the Baltimore Pride 5k Run/Walk, the Pride Parade, the Baltimore High Heel Race, concerts, zumba classes, a barbecue and a block party at the corners of North Avenue and 23rd street.