All posts tagged "history"

  • Gay Is Good

    Frank Kameny's life in the upper Northwest, Palisades corner of Washington looks quiet enough. The retiree lives in a modest home on a serene, tree-lined...

  • Sidewalk Stories

    Trio restaurant is a venerable Dupont Circle institution, in some ways, perhaps, even more important to the neighborhood than the namesake fountain. From its corner...

  • Silver Celebration

    THROUGHOUT HUMAN HISTORY, music has been used to make statements that go far beyond stringing notes together for the sake of a pleasing tune. Patriotic...

  • Forever Annie's

    Some say it's a landmark. Some say it's an institution. Some call it a part of Washington's gay identity. Whatever Annie's Paramount Steakhouse is, there's...

  • The Pink Past

    For most, January is an obvious time to stop and reflect on the passage of time as we say good-bye to one year and welcome...

  • The Mame Event

    Enter the world of Carl. Born in 1940 to Guido and Mildred Rizzi, and raised in the conservative New England town of Milford, N.H., Carl...

  • Homegrown History

    The Harlem Renaissance is one of the most culturally romantic periods of American history. In a sense, it was the spark that ignited a fire...

  • Racing Against the Rules

    The District of Columbia thrives on laws, rules and regulations. If you don't think so, try eating french fries on the Metro. The regulations regarding...

  • The Buddy System

    At 57, Otis T. ''Buddy'' Sutson has a lot of activist work behind him. But just talk to him for a few minutes and you'll...

  • Top of the Hill

    Nob Hill has been around for 35 years. Robert Jones has owned it for the past 14. It's a perfect match. The Cozy Corner. The...

  • They Fought the Law

    ''Even today I think those first six months of 1975 were the peak period of gay activism. We were really on a roll. '' That's...

  • Monumentally Frank

    Original Photography by Michael Wichita Gays in Congress, while not exactly a dime a dozen these days, are also not the anomaly they once were....

  • 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...

  • High Times

    When Arthur Cotton Moore first pulled up to The Cairo in 1974, two men were carrying a corpse out the front door as casually as...

  • History Lessons

    Photography by Michael Wichita ''I can't believe they got it wrong. '' Edward Phillips stands among thirteen packing crates in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's...

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