Baltimore is a welcoming destination for gay and lesbian travelers, with gay-friendly festivals, nightlife options, publications, and more -- not to mention the diverse range of arts and culture opportunities available to everyone in the city. Use the guide below as a primer on things to do while you visit or get acquainted with gay life in Baltimore. These festivals and events foster community amongst LGBT-friendly people and their allies. Club N. Charles St.
Although Washington, D. Baltimore is Maryland's largest city and located just 40 miles northeast of Washington. While the city is a worthwhile destination for any traveler for its long history and trendy neighborhoods, LGBT tourists will find Baltimore to be especially welcoming and open. It's the hometown of iconic gay filmmaker John Waters and his drag queen muse, Divine, and the Mount Vernon neighborhood is one of the longest-established gay districts in the country.
Mount Vernon , known as Baltimore's gay village , is the central hub of the city's lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender communities. Baltimore Pride is one of the oldest gay pride celebrations in the United States. In , Baltimore Pride celebrated its 44th annual event.