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  • Hotline Call Frequency Slow But Regular

    Last Friday, Aug. 1, marked the three-month anniversary for the LGBTQ Violence Response Hotline. Although there is still much more needed to publicize the 24-hour...

  • Prostitution-Free Zones Under Fire

    The D.C. Council heard testimony last week on a bill that would repeal a controversial section of the D.C. Code that allows the chief of police...

  • GLOV, HIPS Launch D.C. Hotline

    Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV), an antiviolence and hate-crime response group affiliated with The DC Center for the LGBT Community, in collaboration with Helping...

  • City Fund Takes Flak

    A coalition of LGBT advocacy groups and service organizations released a statement Monday evening expressing their disappointment that no LGBT-specific groups were named among 58...

  • Groups Rally Against PFZs

    About 20 community activists and advocates rallied Friday outside the John A. Wilson Building, which houses the mayor’s office and the D.C. Council chambers, to...

  • Community Responds to Task Force Recommendations

    Seven local groups that deal with LGBT rights issued a combined response Thursday to findings of the Anti-Defamation League's Hate Crimes Assessment Task Force (HCATF)...

  • BHT Offers Cash and Kudos

    Brother, Help Thyself Inc. (BHT), a local LGBT organization offering support to local nonprofits for the past 36 years, awarded more than $75,000 in grants...

  • Street Wise

    Growing up in suburban Maryland, the most dangerous element in young Cyndee Clay's life may have been going to public school. Hers was a conservative...

  • Solitary Confinement

    After coming out to my mother during college, she and I entered into one of those melancholy conversations familiar to so many of us who...

  • Prostitution Proposal Sparks Debate in DC

    City Councilmembers Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) and Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) presided over a contentious hearing of the Judiciary Committee Tuesday that saw passionate testimony...

  • Prevention Halts

    For the past 12 years, PreventionWorks! has played a vital role in minimizing the spread of HIV and other blood-born illnesses, reducing injections with used...

  • Comedy for a Cause

    ''I had gotten into a big argument with one of the local ANCs about gay marriage, religion and politics,'' says Sampson McCormick. ''And then I...

  • Arrested Development

    For the past three-and-a-half years, local transgender activist Earline Budd has volunteered her time on Wednesdays, visiting transgender inmates at the D.C. Department of Corrections'...

  • Sex-Worker Soiree

    Different Avenues, a local organization advocating on behalf of young people -- particularly GLBT youth -- affected by homelessness, HIV and violence, released a report...

  • Trans Job Training

    While Washington has some of the best civil-rights protections for transgender residents of any jurisdiction in the country -- or the world, for that matter...

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