Gay Life Volume 33, Number 22
I first visited Video Americain on Cold Spring Avenue in 1994 when my mom bought a house a few blocks away. I would walk to the store every weekend, spend hours exploring the shelves, and walk home with four or five movies in hand (and these were the days of the bulky VHS!). I've never considered myself a film buff — but there was something about this store that kept me loyal throughout the years, even as I moved farther and farther away. My guess is that most of us have a store like this, a place where we enjoy the browsing as much as the purchase, where we hope the employees approve of our selections, where we are eager to hand over our money.
These days itís especially important that we spend our money wisely, which is why GL is featuring our favorite LGBT-friendly retail stores. From movies to books, clothing to pet food, sterling silver to some things much sexier, we collected the spots we think canít be missed. We hope you share our excitement when you discover — or rediscover — some of Baltimoreís best shops.