Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "washington"

  • 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...

  • Smoke Signals

    In Washington's ongoing tug-o-war over tobacco, the Whitman-Walker Clinic Board of Directors voted late last month to support expansion of the city's smoke-free workplace laws...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Local Leverage

    By so many measures, the 2004 presidential race is unprecedented. The George W. Bush vs. John Kerry slugfest is breaking records with money spent and...

  • Blog Me A Story

    When Andrew Sullivan took the stage Sunday night at DC9, a hipster bar filled with punk sensibility, a handful of hisses and under-the-breath utterances floated...

  • Raising the Bar

    Every state in the nation has an attorney general serving as top lawyer. So do American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and...

  • Dropping the GOP

    In the summer of 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech in a small town in Kansas. No one knew then that Roosevelt -- who left...

  • 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...

  • Targeting Dupont

    Washingtonians have plenty of reasons to feel anxious, looking at the city through Code Orange-tinted lenses. An errant airplane causes the frenzied evacuation of Congress....

  • Finding the Center

    It's an unassuming place, Stead Park, bounded on two sides by streets that define to a large extent the center of the gay and lesbian...

  • Mark Lee

    Photography by Todd Franson If you have an e-mail account, chances are good you've gotten an Atlas E-mail Alert from Mark Lee. And if you've...

  • 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...

  • Make It Legal

    Washington, D.C.'s Domestic Partnership registry, administered by the Department of Health's Vital Records Division, is the biggest legal step, so far, that gay and lesbian...

  • 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...