All posts tagged "wanda alston"

  • Rooms and a Board

    Christopher Dyer has long been a champion of local LGBT youth, founding the Youth Pride Alliance in 1996, then serving as the director of the...

  • The DC LGBT Homeless Youth Crisis [video]

    In the past few months, Washington D.C. has seen a rise in the number homeless LGBT youth. Metro Weekly's Justin Stewart talks with several locals...

  • A House Becomes a Home

    When Johnny Sabbat lived with his mother, he wasn’t allowed to have gay friends. “My family didn’t approve of my homosexuality because they viewed it...

  • Brian Watson

    During his elementary school years, you wouldn't find Brian Watson on the busy playground with the other kids during recess. Instead he preferred to stay...

  • A Place to Call Home

    Two weeks before opening the District's first transitional home for homeless GLBT youth, Brian Watson is working on only four hours of sleep, consumed by...

  • Woman in the Life

    Sheila Alexander-Reid is a little shaken when she arrives to be interviewed. She explains that earlier in the day, she found signs on her car,...

  • Community Growth

    Gigi Thomas is on call 24 hours a day. The transgender client advocate and hotline supervisor for Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive (HIPS), in Adams Morgan,...

  • Dearly Departed

    Wanda Alston April 7, 1959 - March 16, 2005 GRIEF TRAVELED as fast as the news that Wanda Alston had been murdered in her Northeast...

  • Deep Impact

    When Wanda Alston was fatally stabbed in March by a neighbor in a crack-induced stupor, Washington lost a woman who was arguably the most powerful...

  • Places at the Tables

    There's a general rule of thumb when determining the level of commitment to an activist cause or outing: If one is willing to come out...

  • Mayoral Outreach

    In March, everyone in the city knew that the mayor's cabinet included an Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs. But what would normally...

  • A Life Remembered

    Bad news travels fast. And it shot across town like lightning last Wednesday, March 16, as news spread that Wanda Alston, 45, cabinet member and...

  • An Office of One's Own

    Wednesday, Sept. 8, was a gray day in Washington. Among Mayor Anthony Williams's announcements at that day's routine press briefing were what flood preparations the...

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