Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • Tsunami Spares Gay Enclave

    On Dec. 26, 2003, an earthquake in Bam, Iran, killed nearly 30,000 people. A year later to the day, history made a terrifying encore with...

  • Barriers to Health

    Ironically, a few weeks after Melissa Etheridge's breast cancer diagnosis helped put ''a lesbian face'' on cancer, the same-sex marriage backlash as witnessed in the...

  • Baker Bids Clinic Farewell

    After five years at the helm, Cornelius Baker is stepping down as the head of Whitman-Walker Clinic. The Dec. 15 announcement comes not long after...

  • You Shouldn't Have

    A billionaire talk show host had a psychotic episode on national television, and then everyone got Pontiacs. ''Everybody gets a car! Everybody gets a car!''...

  • Challenging Principals

    Minors may not be allowed to vote, but that certainly doesn't allow them to live outside politics. According to a Dec. 9 press release issued...

  • Equal Opportunity

    Job change is in the air. I know this because I've just given notice at my current place of employment and am poised to start...

  • SLDN's Full Court Press

    When Monica Hill joined the Air Force in the 1990s, she and her partner thought it was an excellent way to both act on her...

  • Shake-Up at HRC

    Less than one year after taking the helm, Cheryl Jacques has resigned as the head of the Human Rights Campaign, the organization announced Tuesday evening,...

  • Suit Your Shelf

    There's something so clean and benign about a Skandia shelving unit that you hardly notice it's a tool of the devil until you assemble it...

  • Making the Syphi-list

    Recently released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracking sexually transmitted diseases in 2003 does not offer much good news for...

  • No Cherry on Top

    Four gay and lesbian community groups that were the designated beneficiaries for last spring's Cherry 9 circuit party will not be receiving any Cherry donations...

  • First Class

    In the coldest stretch of Iowa winter during my last two years of high school, there was a bittersweet part of each day: walking outside...

  • Pink People Feeling Blue

    It's fair to say that America is polarized. The 2004 election helped quantify the division, with 51 percent on the right, 48 percent on the...

  • Gay-N-C

    With the city's heavily Democratic majority among registered voters, presidential races may not be much of a contest in the District of Columbia. Nonpartisan advisory...

  • Expo Absent

    Since the spring of 2001, gay Washingtonians have been greeted by more than cherry blossoms. That's when the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Expo comes...