2002 in Pictures

A Look Back at the Year Through Photos

Over 350 photos are featured in this week’s printed edition of Metro Weekly.

The Year in Pictures 2002

Click on the links below to view photos from our many events of the past year….

Days of Pride
Days of Pride

Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26, 2002
(by Michael Wichita)
Party Politics
Councilmember Jim Graham’s campaign kickoff. Governor’s House Hotel

Bonds of Brotherhood
American Brotherhood Weekend. American Leatherman, Leatherwoman and Leatherboy Finals. Washington Plaza Hotel.

Very Cherry
Cherry 7 Main Event, Opening Night Party & Closing Night Party. Old Post Office, Club 2K9 and Nation

Leading Ladies
Uncommon Legacy’s 8th Annual Celebration of Women. Washington Club.

Bunny Hops
Absolut Live, a kick-off benefit for Capital Pride. Lizard Lounge

Crowned Lady
Miss Omega Pageant 2002

One to Grow On
Nightlife Coverboy of the Year’s Birthday Party. Tool Shed.

Leather Bidding
Silent Bid for Life. DC Eagle.

Crunch Time
FLEX. Badlands

Reaching Out
Benefit for Safe Haven Outreach Ministry. Chaos.

Leading Edge
NGLTF’s Annual Leadership Awards. Marvin Center at GWU.

Grin & Bare It
Shirtless Men Drink Free. Green Lantern & the Tool Shed.

A cappella Auction
GMCW’s annual auction.

The Talented Mr. Remington
Mr Remington’s 2002

Candles of Faith
Al-Fatiha’s Candlelight Vigil and Muslim Funeral. Dupont Circle.

First Impressions
National Youth Advocacy Coalition Impact Awards. Hyatt Regecny on Capitol Hill.

Spring Renewal
Whitman-Walker Clinic’s 9th Annual Spring Gala. Mayflower Hotel.

Days of Pride
Black Lesbian & Gay Pride Weekend. Washington Convention Center, Edge/Wet, Chaos.

Parade of Pride
Parade of Pride

Saturaday, June 8, 2002
(by Randy Schulman and Michael Wichita)
Food for Life
Chef’s Best. The Washington Hilton.

Capital Pageantry
The Mr./Miss Capital Pride Pageant

Male Bonding
Capital Pride Drag King Show at Chaos.

Groovy Girls
Liquid Ladies Pride Dance. Badlands.

Dynamic Dykes
Annual Dyke March. Dupont Circle.

Climactic Ending
Climax Closing Dance. Badlands.

The Price Is Right
The Capital Pride Bachelor Auction at JR.’s.

Parade of Pride
D.C. Capital Pride Parade. Dupont Circle to 17th Street, NW.

Capital Celebration
D.C. Capital Pride Festival. Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

Big Bids
Metro Teen AIDS Silent Auction. Teatro Goldoni.

Poison Control
Poison at Bohemian Caverns.

Leapin’ Lizards!
Lizard Lounge’s 4th Anniversary.

Sundown Swim
Twilight Terrace Tea. Hilton Washington Embassy Row.

Tidal Wave
Tsunami (a fundraiser for the Asian & Pacific Islander Partnership for Health)

Bearing It
Mr. Chesapeake Bay Bear 2002

Bow Wow, Wow!
PETS-DC’s 9th Annual Pride of Pets. Dupont Circle.

Gay Whirled
Gay Whirled

Saturday, July 13, 2002
(by Michael Wichita)
Beachy Keen
Freddie’s Beach Bar

Boy’s Town
The DC Boys of Leather 3rd Anniversary Dinner

Boys’ Room


Gay Whirled
BHT’s Gay & Lesbian Day at Kings Dominion

Bulging Baskets (Bonus Snaps)
Highwaymen TNT Basket Auction. Washington Plaza Hotel.

Boys to Men
Highwayman TNT’s SIR/boy Leather Contest. Washington Plaza Hotel.

Leather World
Washington Plaza Hotel

Grand Gathering
International Deaf Gay & Lesbian Gathering. Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Cool World
30 Degrees Lounge at Cobalt

Green Scene
The Camouflage Party at VelvetNation

Town and Country

Happy Times
Happy Times

Wednesday, August 7, 2002
(by Michael Wichita)
Ladies First
Benefit for Ladyfest at Black Cat

Good Friday

Going Up

Weekend White
Ivory at Acropolis

Vocal Vibe
Karaoke at the Green Lantern

Latin Fever
Ardiente at Sheridan’s Saloon.

Happy Times
AQUA (Asian Queers United for Action) Happy Hour

Last of the Ladies
Final Ladyfest concert. Dupont Circle.

Shining Stars
2003 Miss Gay D.C. America Pageant

Helping Hands
Be One Benefit

Butch Boys
D.C. Eagle

Political Party
Political Party

Thursday, September 5, 2002
(by Michael Wichita)
Dreaming of Jeans (Bonus Snaps!)
The Denim Fashion Show by Universal Gear

Political Party
Gertrude Stein Democratic Club 26th Anniversary Fundraiser. Washington Club.

Two Steppin’
ASGRA’s Stampede Jamboree & Harvest Moon Ball. Capital Hilton.

More from the Rodeo (Bonus Snaps!)
ASGRA’S Atlantic Stampede 2002

Quite a Racquet
Capital Classic X Draw Party. Capital Tennis Association at Titan Bar.

Like Maria
Sing-a-Long Sound of Music. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater.

Full Bodied
Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Team DC.

Just Jack (and Karen)
WB 50’s Jack and Karen Competition. Lizard Lounge.

There She Is…
Miss Ziegfelds Pageant 2003.

School Days
SMYAL Back to School Brunch. Gallaudet University.

Proud to Serve
Proud to Serve

Wednesday, October 23, 2002
(by Michael Wichita)
Treasure Chests
Green Lantern

Mautner Moments
The Mautner Project’s Annual Gala

Body Talk
Grand Opening of BodySmith on Logan Circle

Walking the Walk
AIDS Walk 2002. Benefiting the Whitman-Walker Clinic. The Mall.

Soaring Spirits.
HRC’s Gospel & Soul. First Congregational Church

Liquid Phasers
Phase 1 & Liquid Ladies (at Badlands)

Dinner Theatre
Man of La Mancha benefit performance for Food & Friends. National Theater.

Star Studded
Sixth Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner. Washington Hilton

Celebration of Life
Us Helping Us 5th Annual Awards Banquet. Sphinx Club at Almas Temple.

Red Carpet
Opening Party for Reel Affirmations 12. Lincoln Theater

Lords of Leather
30th Anniversary Leather Sabbat. DC Eagle.

Proud to Serve
SLDN’s End the Witch Hunts Dinner. Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Poll Position
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund’s Countdown to Victory. Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Running Rampant
Running Rampant

Tuesday, October 29
(by Michael Cornelison and Michael Wichita)
Running Rampant
17th Street High Heel Race

Fright Night
Halloween 2002 at 30 Degrees, Annie’s, Apex, Chaos, Cobalt, DIK, Fireplace, Freddie’s, JR.’s, Mr. P’s, Omega, Phase One, Remington’s, Sheridan’s, and Ziegfeld’s.

Hirsute Pursuit
DC Bear and DC Cub contest. Washington Plaza.

Bear Buddies
Bear Beer Blast. Green Lantern.

Chaos Charm
Miss Chaos 2003

Lovely Latinas
The 13th Annual Miss Gay Hispanic/Latina International 2003

Miss-ter Mister
Miss-ter Mister

Tuesday, November 26, 2002
(by Michael Cornelison)
King Gong
The Gong Show. Cobalt.

Miss-ter Mister
Ms. Mr. P’s Contest 2003.

Leather Luminary
30th Annual Mr. DC Eagle 2003.

Peak Performance
Apex Grand Opening

Name That Tune
Sing Along Showtunes. JR’s.

Toy Land
A Child’s Heart Christmas Toy Drive & Teddy Bear Auction. Green Lantern

Heat Wave
Escandalo Hot Latin Night. Titan.

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