Saturday, May 19, 2012
9PM (Doors open at 8)
3607 Fleet St. • Baltimore, MD
General Admission $7.00
Each year, the GLCCB and Baltimore Pride produce the King and Queen of Pride pageant. Kings and Queens of Pride are the reigning symbols of excellence in Baltimore Pride festivities. They preside at events throughout the year and represent the GLCCB and Baltimore Pride with honor, grace and usually a bit of light-hearted humor!
This year’s winners are no exception. The lovely Sue Nami was crowned Queen of Baltimore Pride 2012 while Marshall Roberts was crowned King.
“Twelve years ago I left my home country of Indonesia to come to America for freedom,” Sue says. “I was in the audience at a cabaret show five years ago produced by Josie Foster and Sabrina White. With a little encouragement and inspiration, I got ready for what was going to be a one-time thing! I was fortunate to have the opportunity for some amazing rewarding experiences as Miss Gay Maryland 2009, 1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid-Atlantic 2010, and Miss Ziegfeld’s 2011.”
Marshall Roberts is originally from Blairsville, Pa., and is former student of Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts. He started dancing at the age of 17 months, and by 10 years old he was part of his first professional company. His dancing and baton twirling have been seen worldwide on a variety of professional stages. Previous dance and baton twirling titles include Mr. Starpower 1999-2002 and National Men’s Dance Twirl Champion 1997-2000. He has been serving the leather community for over 10 years, and in 2006 was awarded the title of Southwest Leatherboy where he went to Dallas, Texas, and won the title of International 2006 Leatherboy.
Marshall is humbled and excited to be Baltimore’s King of Pride 2012, and along with Sue Nami, his 2012 Queen of Pride, hopes to leave an indelible mark on Baltimore. Though a leathermen in heart, body and soul, Marshall stresses that pride is not the clothes one wears but what shines from their heart, body, and soul. It’s about how you carry yourself with values and morals on a daily basis. As he matures, he is eager to pass on the knowledge and skills taught to him by those who came before. A lover of history, Marshall believes in learning from it and stresses three L’s: “Learn from the Past, Live in the Present, and Look toward the future.”