Programs + Chill Sessions

Condom Access Points (CAPS)

Need free condoms? We have those! Check our our Condom Access Points program: there are a couple different free condom dispensers at businesses and universities around Baltimore. Additionally, you can always stop into the STAR TRACK Clinic at 120 Penn St. and pick up free condoms, lube, and other useful and fun hot sex resources and tools!

Does your business or organization wants to sign up to be a Condom Access Point? Does your organization just need a free condom delivery?

Contact Eva Fury, Community Mobilization Coordinator
efury@som.umaryland.edu
(410) 706-4792

Real Talk

Real Talk is an exclusive group for anyone of transgender experience to build community, connect and learn with each other, and access information and resources. Real Talk is a Your Trans Care program run by our transgender STAR TRACK staff members. This is a unique space for engaging and empowering transgender people in Baltimore.

Contact Whitney Burton
ablue@som.umaryland.edu
(410) 706-4791

PrEP

Our PrEP navigation team is always coming up with new ways to introduce people to PrEP. Here are a few places you might see them:

PrEP Pop-ups

PrEP Pop Ups are quick lil educational events! Our PrEP navigators head out to a Baltimore city neighborhood, set up a STAR TRACK tent, hand out PrEP info, and engage people in conversation. Lucky visitors might win giveaways or STAR TRACK swag! If you see the STAR TRACK tent come holla! We want to meet you!

#PrEPafterDark

#PrEPAfterDark is our semi-annual sexy PrEP party and panel that pushes the boundaries of sex education by shining some light on what folks do in the dark. PrEPAfterDark events are themed after underground sexual activities, like how to safely practice kink, BDSM, and erotic dancing. Then we hold a panel discussion to introduce PrEP and talk about how you can take charge of your own sexual power by including PrEP in your sex life.

For more information about our PrEP programming Contact Lonnie Bishop
lbishop@som.umaryland.edu
(410) 706-2000

XGen: The Super Advocacy League

XGen is a social group for LGBTQ youth in Baltimore City. Our goals are to build community for LGBTQ youth and dismantle stigma around health. Throughout the year XGen will plan and host several awesome events including dance parties, movie nights, and game nights. Follow us on

XGend Social Nights: Social meet ups are for mixing, mingling, and enjoying fun activities. We love to play games, sing karaoke, chill, and watch movies. Get in touch or follow us on facebook to find out what’s happening this month.

1st & 2nd Tuesdays of the month @ The Living Well located at 235 Holliday St, Baltimore, MD 21202 from 6pm-9pm. Free food, drinks!

Get Your 10sss: Our monthly panel discussion for sharing the art of Vogue and history of Ballroom. Come learn the basics, the history, the stories, and the personal experiences of some of “The Greats” of the past and present. If you have a question that you’ve always wanted to ask- now is your chance to get those answers! We have a different panel each month to add to all the fun. We encourage you to come out early so we can fit some vogue time in at the end of the panel discussion.

3rd Tuesday of the month @ The Living Well located at 235 Holliday St, Baltimore, MD 21202 from 6pm-9pm. Free food, drinks

For more information about XGen
Contact Jasmine Pope

jpope@som.umaryland.edu

(410) 706-5312

 

Unique Collaborations

STAR TRACK participates in coalition building and advocacy to address the different and complex needs of youth and young adults. Our areas of interest include sexual health, education, foster care, juvenile justice, housing instability, mental health, substance use, racial justice, and reproductive justice.

BALTIMORE HOMELESS YOUTH INITIATIVE (BHYI)

A coalition of government and community agencies seeking to fill critical gaps in care for homeless youth. BHYI’s goal is to integrate disconnected services and ensure that youth, ages 14 to 24, receive the support they need to become self-sufficient, productive citizens. BHYI identifies existing resources and needs, develops and coordinates effective programs, educates its members about best practices, and helps to shape and promote policies benefiting homeless youth.

The Baltimore Police Commissioner’s LGBT Advisory Council

The Baltimore Police Commissioner’s LGBT Advisory Council advises the Commissioner on issues affecting the LGBT community in Baltimore City. The LGBT Advisory Council is made up of Baltimore City LGBT organizations and community members as an intermediary between the Baltimore City Police Department and the community.

LGBTQ YOUTH PROM – Baltimore

A 100% free annual prom for high school aged LGBTQ youth in Maryland. The LGBTQ youth prom is designed, planned, and organized by a small collective of Baltimore-based LGBTQ advocated and organizations.

TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION INITIATIVE (TPPI)

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative works to reduce teen births by improving young people’s access to age-appropriate and evidence-based health education, medically appropriate clinical services, and opportunities to engage their communities and grow as civic leaders. TPPI’s current interests include reviewing sexual health curricula, providing LGBTQ 101 and Allyship 101 trainings for members, and providing LGBTQ 101 and “how to advocate for your peers” trainings for Youth Advisory Council housed within the Initiative.

TRANSGENDER RESPONSE TEAM (TRT)

The Transgender Response Team (TRT) is a collection of people from transgender communities, their allies, service providers, and others interested in improving the health of transgender Marylanders. TRT executes timely projects and reactions to current events and needs that influence the transgender community in Maryland.