All posts tagged "history"

  • Farewell to Badlands/Apex

    Metro Weekly put out a call to the community to offer its own memories of Badlands/Apex. What follows are a selection of the responses that...

  • Political Pavement [video]

    As Eliza Doolittle's suitor Freddy sings in My Fair Lady, ''I have often walked down this street before....'' It's the one where Eliza lives and...

  • Charlotte's Legacy

    This year's DC Black Pride events strive to be the largest yet -- though few would argue that there's one significant element missing: Charlotte Smallwood....

  • Community Service

    Though no one could imagine in 1991 what would grow from an effort to meet the basic needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in D.C.'s...

  • Sweet 16

    Sweet 16. The age of driver's licenses and birthday bashes, an iconic moment in the life of an American teenager when you're treated as an...

  • Full Circle

    Frank Kameny in the 2009 Capital Pride Parade Fifty-two years after being fired from the federal government for being gay, Frank Kameny has now being...

  • The Righteous Riots

    There was a time when the phrase ''Stonewall'' was more likely to conjure images of the Civil War than of Greenwich Village. Then again, perhaps...

  • Kirkland's Contribution

    Just a couple of hours before the 2009 DC Black Pride ''Pure Love'' Kickoff Party moves into high gear, some members of the community will...

  • Discovering Our Past

    As a child in rural Illinois, Mark Meinke read the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence's account of his time spent with the Arab Revolt...

  • Inside Man

    Earl Robert Merritt Jr., a.k.a. Butch Merritt, claims humble beginnings outside Charleston, W.Va. Had he remained in West Virginia, it's nearly certain his life would...