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Define


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Define


 
 
 

HOW DO YOU DEFINE QUEER?

"At my age, it's just who I am. I came out in 1976, and at that time I was 18, and it was a world of color and disco balls and clubs - I mean super clubs! That was my world. Even at my age now it's all still there and part of it's still here; you gentrify into the time. So being gay, I came out and I never hid anything from anybody and back then that was something you really didn't do. But it's just who you are, it's who I am."

 
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Queer City


Queer City


 

IS BALTIMORE A QUEER CITY?

"Used to be. But again, I think that it's changing in other ways. It's a queer city and changing probably more likely within the arts, smaller venues, different types of things going on. It's no longer the nightclub that is bonding everybody, but it's more within the arts communities thats bonding everyone together now. And I see it, It's sad to see the bars diminishing, they're really disappearing now. Even the gay neighborhoods are disappearing. but i see it through things like glitter thighs...So there's a lot of other things going on but you got to look for it."

 
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Queer Theatre


Queer Theatre


 

RELATE A 'QUEER BALTIMORE' TO THEATRE FOR US.

"I am a director, producer, performer with Fluid Movement. I've been with them for probably 10 years. It's exciting, I love it! It gets that part of me out that when I was 18 one of my first jobs moved into I was going to sell peanuts at a circus that was traveling through baltimore, I lived just outside the city line. I went there to apply, I had on white overalls, and accidentally wondered into the clown tent. A couple of the clowns were gay, and they kind of liked me, and they offered me a job. I'm standing there and I'm talking to the clowns and I'm being interviewed by them, while a bug had crawled up the leg of my pants! I freaked out and unhooked my overalls dropped my pants, to kill the bug on my leg, and they offered me a job that day! But I had a week of finals left in school so I couldn't go and my parents forbid it. They would not let me run away to join the circus. So this is really getting all that out in me!"