The GLCCB offers the following programs:
Alcoholics Anonymous – Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help each other to recover from alcoholism. (www.aa.org)
Baltimore Trans-Masculine Alliance
Breaking Bread Project – Breaking Bread is a Black culturally focused project that promotes leadership capacity – personal and public positive mental health, community-building, self-actualization, inner-group conflict reduction, protective-health practices, and personal responsibility for one’s sexual and behavioral health. The curriculum teaches participants critical thinking, health and wellness education and cultural literacy, stressing the importance of celebrating positive elements of Black history, diversity, life, family, self-concept, sexuality and culture, and of acknowledging how varying levels of oppression and related traumas contribute to unhealthy attitudes, impulses, risky behaviors and barriers to seeking needed HIV/STD/Wellness services.
Giovanni’s Room Open Mic – This event is one of only two open mics in Baltimore that provide a safe and affirming stage for LGBTQ+ poets, singers, rappers, dancers, and comedians of all levels of experience. Giovanni’s Room also provides a platform for chefs, artisans, and designers who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community to sell their wares. Giovanni’s Room proves to be different from other open mics around the city by giving LGBTQ+ artists and vendors the rare opportunity to share their skills with their community without fear of judgment, ridicule, or undue scrutiny. ($5)
Giovanni’s Room Poetry Workshop- This workshop is dedicated to supporting the craft of LGBTQ writers of all levels. The workshop is threefold: we begin with a free write activity, then workshop time for writers with pieces in progress, and finally, an extended writing activity, which incorporates the use of a literary device. Between these folds are active and organic discussions based on the poems, held in a safe and confidential space for writers to support each other without shame. ($5 suggested donation)
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Mankind Project – Men like us make a powerful commitment to our personal development, take risks and push our limits to continue evolving, are 100% responsible for our choices and emotions, go beyond narrow stereotypes of manhood, work to better ourselves, our communities and our planet, and connect, support and challenge other men to be the best men we can be. Are you like us? Come find out. (www.mankindproject.org)
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA) – is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop having compulsive sex. (www.sca-recovery.org)
SILhouette (Spiritually In-tuned Lesbians) is a spiritual community of women who love women desiring to discover, embrace and live as their spiritual- authentic selves. The purpose is to support women in the life in learning how to be in a relationship with themselves, discovering and embracing their passions and living according to the guidance of their spirit/ intuition- such that they are living life creating the loving and joyful experiences that they desire.
Sistahs of Pride Formally known as Women of Color, Sistahs of Pride is a community for existing and newly-identified lesbian women of color, empowered in their sexuality, displaying established healthy and productive relationships with themselves and other members of the community. We are a discussion/social group for women who identify within the LGBTQ spectrum, ages 21 and up. Sistahs of Pride is committed to the cultural, educational, spiritual, economic, and social empowerment of lesbians of color. We are dedicated to advocacy for lesbian/bi/transgender/queer rights through holistic objectives that use open discussion along with workshops and events that empower and make well the lives of sexual minority women of color. Sistahs of Pride meets face-to-face every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the GLCCB.
Gentle Mindful Yoga practice cultivates our innate ability to bring calm steady attention to all experiences on the mat. Whether you’re new to yoga or looking to complement your current practice, you’ll find this practice a calming, centering, and nourishing catalyst for encountering a deep innate reservoir of serene clarity and peace. ($10 per class)