In the wake of the mass shooting at a LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida several restaurants and local artists are putting on events to help survivors and the victims' families.
So in classic Baltimore fashion, you can dance your pain way, while also helping those in need. Here's a roundup of the events that have been announced so far:
-June 19: The Mount Vernon, lesbian-owned restaurant Flavor, which maintains a lesbian lounge upstairs, is hosting a Stonewall Family Reunion Tea Dance to benefit victims and families in Orlando. The event will feature a buffet of picnic food prepared by chef Julie Belton, music, games, and a playlist of music that spans 1969-1979. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
-June 22: Dan Deacon, Abdu Ali, and DJ Trillnatured will be manning the decks and Kotic Coutoure will performing at Turn UP 4 Life Benefit Party at the Metro Gallery. All proceeds will go toward the Orlando Youth Alliance, and LGBTQ youth group, and Baltimore's Transgender Alliance. Tickets are $7.
-July 6: Blacksage, Pellars, Maxine, members of Josesph and the Beasts, and Deafscene will play a Benefit For Orlando. A portion of the proceeds will go toward The Center, an LGBTQ community venue in Florida.