Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • The Wait Is Over

    Plugging the new rapid HIV Test in his meeting with the Presidential Advisory Commission on HIV/AIDS on January 31, President Bush couldn't help but sound...

  • Care to Comment?

    Apparently some community activists are taking their holiday vacations in February. That's what the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) seems to be suggesting by...

  • Where the Heart Is

    A few months ago, I had occasion to take issue on these pages with an action of my hometown city council, which voted against a...

  • Drug Bill Needs a Fix

    Before you throw that next barbeque party, better frisk your guests at the door. Determined to push his Drug War bill through Congress, Senator Joe...

  • War Torn

    NGLTF Executive DirectorLorrie L. Jean (Photo by Michael Wichita ) When it comes to Iraq, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force can't get a...

  • Comeback Kid

    A rule of thumb for celebrities: When faced with a drought of exposure, go gay. Not that Marvel Comics is exactly hurting for hype these...

  • Lesbian Sex Stats

    Have you ever been rudely jolted out of a dreamy Sunday morning sleep-in by a phone survey from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)? Last...

  • Missed Connections

    News last week of the death of lesbian journalist Sarah Pettit did not come as a surprise to me, because I had heard that she...

  • The Fetal Position

    Photos by Michael Wichita What exactly is a gay issue? Global warming? War in Iraq? These are, at least, issues that affect gays and lesbians...

  • Speaking in Mothertongues

    Last night I went to Mothertongue, which packed the Black Cat with over two hundred wild women, poets, and writers of every sexuality our fair...

  • Community Matters

    Washington's gay and lesbian presence in the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is set to grow again, as the Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU) adds...

  • Transformation Train

    It's April 1993, and we are golden. Everywhere we look, we are affirmed -- everyone's smiling and friendly, and after my first six months in...

  • Gender Battles on Title IX

    The sound of macho-nacho cheese snacks pouring into man-sized serving bowls reminds me that Super Bowl season is here. But for many women, a more...

  • Choosing Its Battles

    The American Federation of Labor is linking arms with the Anti-Capitalist Convergence. The National Council of Churches is shoulder to shoulder with the ACLU. Even...

  • Auld Lang Syne

    For 10 year's ends in a row, starting in 1992 and ending in 2001, I and others on staff at the gay newspaper where I...