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Books - Published on: Jan 23, 2014
Founder of Poz magazine brings his important new memoir to Washington
Opinion - Published on: Aug 22, 2013
Political idealism is a great principle but when faced with Ken Cuccinelli vs. Terry McAuliffe, realism takes precedence
News - Published on: July 19, 2013
Embattled supervisor censured, stripped of control over district budget following grand jury report, but vows to continue fighting disciplinary actions
Feature Story - Published on: May 9, 2013
Next Generation Awards 2013
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 17, 2013
Barney Frank's decades-long House career has come to a close, but the gay firebrand is far from retiring
News - Published on: Aug 30, 2012
Next wave of LGBT District residents are throwing their hats into the grassroots political arena
Poll - Published on: Aug 13, 2012
Take our poll!
News - Published on: Aug 9, 2012
News Analysis: A marriage-equality plank in the Democratic platform would be a first, but possibly little more
News - Published on: July 12, 2012
Mark Pocan hopes to become Madison's second out gay congressperson
News - Published on: June 29, 2012
Bruce Majors says he's running to increase ballot access for third parties, give District voters a choice
News - Published on: Feb 1, 2012
Maryland Gov. O'Malley testifies in support of bill extending marriage equality to gays and lesbians
News - Published on: Dec 27, 2011
Next week, Iowa's GOP voters give the country its first contest of the 2012 primary campaign
Poll - Published on: Dec 20, 2011
Take our poll and then enter to win free movie passes!
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 8, 2011
Driven to tell the story of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, Holland Taylor brings her passion to the District
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 8, 2011
James Hormel's memoir is, at its base, a coming out story
Poll - Published on: Dec 6, 2011
Obama and Clinton made strong statements defending LGBT rights. What do you think?
News - Published on: Dec 1, 2011
Serving in Congress since the ''Reagan Revolution,'' gay Democratic Rep. Barney Frank announces his last term
News - Published on: Nov 10, 2011
LGBT advocacy organizations celebrate Election Day results
Opinion - Published on: Nov 4, 2010
Looking for some silver linings in Tuesday's elections turns up just a handful of things to be happy about
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 4, 2010
Jonathan Capehart charts his own course as one of Washington's leading opinion-makers
Opinion - Published on: Nov 4, 2010
Homophobia and transphobia thrive in the current political climate
News - Published on: Oct 28, 2010
A Republican House and the possible loss of LGBT advocates in the Senate loom large
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 7, 2010
With the White House not answering direct questions about marriage and DOMA, all Americans are left waiting
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 7, 2010
Out Hill lawmakers have differing views on Get Equal's congressional protests
News - Published on: Sept 21, 2010
Dems can't overcome GOP front on DADT repeal, though blame crosses party lines
Video - Published on: Aug 2, 2010
Rep. Jared Polis addresses Stonewall Democrats, discusses ENDA
News - Published on: July 6, 2010
GOProud supports Rep. Bono-Mack joining with Log Cabin and opposing HRC, the Victory Fund & Stonewall Dems in one of the most-watched races for the LGBT community this fall
Video - Published on: July 1, 2010
Obama LGBT issues; Politics or Fashion
News - Published on: May 27, 2010
With support from just five Republicans - and opposition from 26 Democrats - House passes amendment aimed at ending DADT
News - Published on: May 26, 2010
Law professor who focuses on legislative issues says DADT amendment ''gives the executive the power'' to decide whether the statute will be taken off the books
News - Published on: May 24, 2010
Letter from OMB director Orszag states administration support for compromise to repeal DADT, ensure Pentagon time to complete its ''review''
News - Published on: Apr 30, 2010
Still no committee vote on ENDA in the House, but lawmakers and advocates call for action, hold out hope for a move in the coming weeks
Video - Published on: Apr 29, 2010
Houston Mayor Annise Parker keynotes at the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund's Annual Champagne Brunch
News - Published on: Feb 9, 2010
Planned summit on DADT will highlight experiences of other nations that allow military service by open gays and lesbians
News - Published on: Jan 16, 2010
National Organization for Marriage uses automated phone calls to stump for Scott Brown
News - Published on: Dec 16, 2009
Domestic-partner legislation moves through Senate committee, only one Republican senator supporting
News - Published on: Nov 19, 2009
Despite Republican attacks, federal domestic partnership bill moves forward in the House
News - Published on: Oct 23, 2009
Long-awaited passage of bill tops a week of new LGBT gains at federal level
Opinion - Published on: Sept 17, 2009
Center Field
News - Published on: Sept 17, 2009
Barney Frank won't seek Kennedy's Senate seat
News - Published on: Sept 3, 2009
D.C. fix expected for married gays to file jointly
Feature Story - Published on: May 14, 2009
Rep. Jared Polis, the first out gay man to win a freshman seat in Congress, is our latest GLBT political ally
News - Published on: Jan 15, 2009
New leaders prepare to make GLBT constituents' voices heard
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
We Won, We Lost. What's Next for 2009? (Online Extra)
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
We Won, We Lost. What's Next for 2009? (Online Extra)
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
We Won, We Lost. What's Next for 2009? (Online Extra)
News - Published on: June 14, 2007
DCRA serves shutdown order to gay 2120 club
News - Published on: June 7, 2007
Capital Pride forum tackles challenges, successes for the GLBT community
News - Published on: June 7, 2007
After acrimony and jockeying, Council moves to help displaced clubs
News - Published on: May 17, 2007
Gay man from Kosovo granted political asylum in the U.S.
News - Published on: Mar 29, 2007
Transgender discrimination bill defeated in Maryland
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 22, 2007
Bleu Copas joined the Army in the aftermath of 9/11 -- but the Army decided it didn't want his help
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 22, 2007
Unfriendly laws cause some gay residents to leave Virginia
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 18, 2007
Mario Acosta-Vélez is taking steps toward a stronger community
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 4, 2007
DC's mayoral elections, Virginia's gay marriage ban, the Stein Club, Maryland's marriage appeal and elections, Mary Cheney's baby
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 9, 2006
Andrew Sullivan's quest to reclaim conservatism
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 2, 2006
Fenty may be a shoo-in for mayor, but many smaller D.C. races remain uncertain
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 2, 2006
Gays and Lesbians head to the voting booths in DC, Maryland and Virginia
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 2, 2006
Virginians face a harsh anti-gay amendment and a bitterly negative Senate campaign
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 2, 2006
The next Maryland governor could set the state's course on gay marriage
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 19, 2006
Virginia's latest move against gay and lesbian relationships
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 19, 2006
Gay and lesbian groups fight back against a new wave of constitutional amendments
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 5, 2006
How Frank Kameny changed the face of America
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 7, 2006
As D.C. readies to choose a new mayor, where will gay and lesbian support go?
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 7, 2006
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance reviews the candidates for DC City Council
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 7, 2006
Equality Maryland excited over record number of GLBT candidates
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 7, 2006
Phil Pannell running for DC shadow senator
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 31, 2006
Darlene Nipper ponders the end of her appointment as the mayor's liaison the GLBT community, her call to God, and the state of gay D.C.
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 10, 2006
Democrat Dana Beyer fights to be Maryland's first transgender delegate
Feature Story - Published on: July 27, 2006
In a packed field, Michael Brown aims to break out by targeting the growing divide between haves and have-nots
Feature Story - Published on: July 13, 2006
Marie Johns wants to make a 'Better' pitch for the city's GLBT community
Feature Story - Published on: May 11, 2006
A soldier's life under ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 13, 2006
Family Pride Coalition's Jennifer Chrisler on the fight for gay and lesbian families
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 30, 2006
Ruby Corado on being gender queer in the nation's capital
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 23, 2006
Linda Cropp's mayoral quest
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 16, 2006
Leading HRC's charge
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 5, 2006
2005 Year in Review: National and world gay news events included disaster donations, conservative Supreme Court nominees and new Pope, Washington state sex scandals, Middle East arrests, and more
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 5, 2006
2005 Year in Review: Gay marriages were approved and banned, while straight celebrities made a mockery of theirs
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 8, 2005
Ford puts itself at the center of the latest battle over gays and corporate America
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 3, 2005
The D.C. mayoral election may be a year away, but for Adrian Fenty it's never too early to start the campaign
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 22, 2005
NBJC's H. Alexander Robinson and Donna Payne on their group's leadership summit, the African-American GLBT community's socio-political reality, and the MMM commemoration
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 18, 2005
Elizabeth Birch returns to the public sphere with a new talk show and a mission: To make TV a welcoming space for gays and lesbians
Feature Story - Published on: June 9, 2005
The D.C. Dyke March marks 12 radical years
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 31, 2005
Matt Foreman on the future of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the progressive fight for LGBT civil rights
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 24, 2005
The LGBT community grieves the loss and celebrates the life of advocate and friend Wanda Alston
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 24, 2005
Her Father's Daughter
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 3, 2005
The Fight for Gay Equality in Virginia
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 18, 2004
National GLBT groups chart a second-term course
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 28, 2004
While the nation suffers White House fever, local gay politicos keep an eye close to home
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 21, 2004
D.C.'s first Attorney General Robert Spagnoletti makes an impression on everyone he meets
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 7, 2004
David Catania's new political life as an independent
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 19, 2004
Mara Keisling believes the time has come for transgenders to be fully included in the politics of being GLBT
Feature Story - Published on: July 29, 2004
Politically Speaking
Feature Story - Published on: July 1, 2004
HRC head Cheryl Jacques talks about defeating anti-gay Federal Marriage Amendment and electing John Kerry
Feature Story - Published on: May 20, 2004
How the war affects gays in the military and a review of current policy by SLDN Director C. Dixon Osburn
Feature Story - Published on: May 20, 2004
Gay marriage and the next steps from Evan Wolfson, Director of Freedom to Marry
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 22, 2004
Riki Wilchins and GenderPAC take up the cause of gender rights in both politics and culture
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 25, 2004
Chuck Wolfe and the Victory Fund bring gays and lesbians to the political party
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 26, 2004
Gay Maryland couple legally ties the knot
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 26, 2004
Mayor Newsom moved toward gay marriages because of President's anti-gay speech
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 26, 2004
Vice President Cheney's lesbian daughter becomes target in gay marriage debate
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 8, 2004
Fighting for DC's Nightlife
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 4, 2003
Suspended MD high school student discusses effects of her same-sex kiss controversy
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 13, 2003
Chrissy Gephardt speaks out about growing up, coming out and her father's presidential campaign
Feature Story - Published on: July 10, 2003
Interview with Log Cabin Republican Executive Director Patrick Guerriero
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 20, 2003
Interview with Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 3, 2002
The DEA Wants to Crash Your Favorite Party
Feature Story - Published on: July 25, 2002
Blake Humphreys and Maryland's Free State Justice
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 21, 2002
The MW Interview