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All posts tagged "history"

  • The What, When and Who of 2013

    It's not quite over, but 2013 has already piled up enough historic points to sit out the few days remaining to 2014. While the community...

  • Kameny Estate Trademarks ''Gay is Good''

    Though gay-rights pioneer Frank Kameny has been dead for a year, his affirmation that ''gay is good'' is finding a life of its own. Christopher...

  • Final Farewell

    [UPDATE: Organizers of the planned March 3 service for Frank Kameny announced today, March 2, that the service is “on hold in deference to the...

  • Imagining a Different District

    As senior vice president and curator at the National Building Museum, G. Martin Moeller Jr. knows his exhibits. Even his highly abbreviated tour of ''Unbuilt...

  • An Angry Heart

    Larry Kramer, with his dog Charley, in his Manhattan home (Photo by Chris Geidner) Since the publication of Faggots in 1978, Larry Kramer has been...

  • National Register to Accept Kameny House

    The house and office belonging to recently deceased gay civil rights pioneer Frank Kameny will be added to the National Parks Service's Register of Historic...

  • Kameny's Artifacts on Display at Smithsonian

    The tributes to local gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny continue in the days following his death on Oct. 11, with the Smithsonian offering the public...

  • ''Good Trouble''

    ''Who would ever have expected, when I was nastily fired in 1957, that in 2009, the very government itself would apologize to me for what...

  • 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...