Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • Distress Calls

    Even as the latest in smart bomb technology steams toward Iraq with Old Glory in tow, the U.S. military's homophobe corps is still finding time...

  • Fishing for Answers

    In college, my friend Monica looked after my pets one weekend when I was away. I returned to my dorm room to find a note...

  • Fit to Print?

    Ann Coulter-types who score book deals by condemning the media's ''liberal bias '' might infer affirmation from a recent report from the Gay and Lesbian...

  • Duct and Cover

    Sometimes I feel like I'm in between Iraq and a hard place. But seriously, folks -- for lesbian feminists, the question of women in the...

  • Membership's Privileges

    In the mid 1980s, D.C. was hit by one of the biggest snowstorms in its history. Nearly seventeen inches of snow shut down the federal...

  • Rites of Passage

    A few weeks ago, Olivia told me in no uncertain terms that girls can't marry girls. Tempted though I was to pat her down for...

  • Cautious Optimism

    ''Make no mistake: This is a big deal, a good thing,'' Bill Clinton said last week, praising the new $15 billion international AIDS initiative President...

  • Unfriendly Skies

    With all the drama over terrorism and airport security since September 2001, it's easy to forget that plain old-fashioned homophobia can also ruin a good...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...