The Maryland Faerie Festival has always been and will remain a welcoming and accepting place for the LGBT community. We work to create a realm between the worlds were we all can find our inner selves and explore imagination and play for all ages. Together we create a rainbow of joy and magic and a pocket of happiness in what can often be a troubling world. This space is open to all those who come in peace and acceptance regardless of race, gender identity, ethnic background, or sexual orientation. As the tragic and horrible events of the Orlando shooting happened during the weekend of our 2016 festival the Board and Community of the Maryland Faerie Festival felt it important to make this statement. Our community extends our blessings to those suffering through the recent events and together we will continue to stand on the side of love. Love is love.