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  • Up Town

    In the early '90s, nationally recognized club singers, from Crystal Waters to CeCe Peniston, were the chief draw for gay nightclubs. Soon after, DJs became...

  • Fully Lodged

    Right before Halloween 2010, Ryan Dryden and Joe Velasquez, a gay couple, opened The Lodge, a gay bar outside Hagerstown in western Maryland. But The...

  • Charm City Leather

    ''It makes everybody laugh,'' says Andrew McCarty of COMMAND MC. This weekend, his Maryland leather organization hosts its annual Mr. Maryland Leather contest as part...

  • Fashion Fetish

    It may take place the Saturday before Halloween, but the costume party at L'Enfant Café near Adams Morgan is ''not full-on costume,'' explains Chord Bezerra....

  • Your Guide to Halloween Nightlife in D.C.

    UPDATE: The 17th Street High Heel Race has been rescheduled. The new date is Thursday, November 1, from 6-9 p.m; on 17th Street NW between P...

  • Bunny Hop

    ''I just DJ, hop around, go clubbing and enjoy everything,'' says DJ Cottontail. ''I don't really have to do much. I'm a bunny!'' More to...

  • Upstairs, Downstairs

    When Number Nine opened in May 2011, it immediately became one of the city's hottest Happy Hour spots, featuring two-for-one drink specials every night. It...

  • Samson's Strength

    The Men is a new band from Brooklyn that JD Samson says plays ''really heavy music, somewhere between hardcore and metal.'' In other words, it...

  • Needles and Pins

    It's only natural that a drag queen named Sharon Needles would have pointed things to say, even about herself. But it's still shocking she hits...

  • Think Pink

    The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force produces the famed Winter Party Festival in Miami, with the tagline ''party with a purpose.'' But why should...

  • Taking a Drag in Arlington

    You won't see drag queens in swimsuits at the Miss Gay Arlington pageant. ''There are several queens who God blessed with an extremely good body,...

  • Martini Madness

    ''It's a matter of pride for the bartenders to present these drinks, so they really go all out,'' says Hector Torres, a partner at Beacon...

  • Very Cherry

    For the first time in many years, the hit radio station Hot 99.5 has been touting Cherry as an HIV/AIDS dance benefit, mentioning it as...

  • Raw Talent

    Growing up gay in rural Virginia, Bil Todd bonded with music in a way he didn't with people. ''I retreated to music more than I...

  • Illusionists

    When reigning titleholder Kirby Kolby steps down at Saturday's Miss Gay D.C. America pageant, the experience may be bittersweet. But the emphasis really should be...

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