Metro Weekly

All posts by John Riley

  • DCTC vs. Virginia

    The DC Trans Coalition (DCTC), a local advocacy group advancing the civil rights of transgender people, has filed a friend of the court brief urging...

  • CAGLCC Names 2012 Board of Directors

    The Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CAGLCC), the local affiliate of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, elected a new...

  • Revisiting Violence

    At year's end, the local LGBT community is recovering from a year of violent attacks directed at LGBT individuals, particularly transgender women of color. Beginning...

  • Maryland Falls Short

    Close, but no cigar. Despite large socially conservative Catholic and African-American populations, heavily Democratic Maryland was seen by many at the start of 2011 as...

  • Virginia Discrimination Reinforced

    Virginia's State Board of Social Services voted 5-1 Dec. 14 to approve regulations on adoption that allow state-licensed private adoption and foster care agencies to...

  • Baltimore County Grants Spousal Benefits

    Baltimore County's Health Care Review Committee on Dec. 15 approved the county executive's recommendation to extend benefits to legally married county employees in same-sex relationships,...

  • Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance Sets Agenda

    The Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, D.C. (GLAA), a nonpartisan political organization for the LGBT community and the oldest continuously operating one of...

  • Furr Update

    The U.S. government's case against Kenneth Furr, the Metropolitan Police Department officer who allegedly shot at a group of five people in a car, including...

  • HRC Releases 2012 CEI UPDATED

    In the D.C. area, LGBT-friendly corporate practices aren't just a sop to appease a special interest group. Rather, local businesses say it's a bargaining chip...

  • Transgender Woman Stabbed

    A 56-year-old transgender woman was stabbed while at a house in Northeast D.C.'s Kingman Park neighborhood at around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, marking the...

  • First Runner-Up: Kory Davis

    As far as Kory Davis is concerned, life's all about openness and honesty. The frank, outgoing 25-year-old tells it like it is. ''I just speak...

  • Making a Clean Break

    Despite a controversial walk-up to the passage of D.C. marriage equality in 2009, a recently introduced bill before the City Council that would permit same-sex...

  • Jenkins-Miller Custody Fight Continues

    A Virginia man who allegedly helped a woman escape the U.S. with her daughter in order to avoid giving custody of the girl to her...

  • Cuccinelli To Run for Governor

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Old Dominion's firebrand and sometimes controversial top law enforcement officer, told his staff in a Dec. 1 email that...

  • Willard Sentenced to Eight Years

    The man who pleaded guilty to shooting a transgender woman in the neck and trying to rob her after she refused his request for oral...