All posts tagged "history"

  • 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...

  • Southeast Memories

    There was no body to mourn inside the meeting room of the Charles Sumner School in Northwest last Thursday, Feb. 28. But for the crowd...

  • The Party Line

    A visit to the Best of Washington's Web site isn't exactly a celebration. It's something more like a remembrance. The ''news'' section, for example, offers...

  • Past and Present

    There's no better time to visit with ABilly S. Jones than during October. One on hand, it's when he celebrates his anniversary with his partner,...

  • Leaning Toward Justice

    In the 1960s, while confronting segregation, discrimination, obstruction of voting rights and physical violence, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often borrowed the words of another...

  • Pride-Flyin' Flag

    My story is one of creation and conflict, courage and freedom. It is about the fabric that helped empower a community. Dramatic? Well, of course....

  • Facial Expressions

    You probably know their names. You may even personally know some of the 28 people featured in the Rainbow History Project's new exhibit of portraits,...

  • History in the Unmaking

    The good news is that nobody was hurt. The bad news for local lesbian activist Cheryl Spector and other members of metropolitan Washington's gay community...

  • Frank's Day

    To mark two occasions -- the District's 2007 Capital Pride week and the 50-year anniversary of Frank Kameny's entry into the public fight for gay...

  • Coffee Talk

    Grant P. Thompson is not HIV-positive. But 20 years ago, everyone in the gay community -- positive or negative -- was affected by the burgeoning...

  • Kameny's Gay Paper Trail

    For nearly half a century, Franklin Edward Kameny has been indispensable in creating the American gay rights movement. And he saved everything, squirreling away documents,...

  • 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...

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