Metro Weekly

2002 in Pictures

A Look Back at the Year Through Photos

Over 350 photos are featured in this week’s printed edition of Metro Weekly.

The Year in Pictures 2002

Click on the links below to view photos from our many events of the past year….

Days of Pride
Days of Pride

Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26, 2002
(by Michael Wichita)
Party Politics

Councilmember Jim Graham’s campaign kickoff. Governor’s House Hotel

Bonds of Brotherhood

American Brotherhood Weekend. American Leatherman, Leatherwoman and Leatherboy Finals. Washington Plaza Hotel.

Very Cherry

Cherry 7 Main Event, Opening Night Party & Closing Night Party. Old Post Office, Club 2K9 and Nation

Leading Ladies

Uncommon Legacy’s 8th Annual Celebration of Women. Washington Club.

Bunny Hops

Absolut Live, a kick-off benefit for Capital Pride. Lizard Lounge

Crowned Lady

Miss Omega Pageant 2002

One to Grow On

Nightlife Coverboy of the Year’s Birthday Party. Tool Shed.

Leather Bidding

Silent Bid for Life. DC Eagle.

Crunch Time

FLEX. Badlands

Reaching Out

Benefit for Safe Haven Outreach Ministry. Chaos.

Leading Edge

NGLTF’s Annual Leadership Awards. Marvin Center at GWU.

Grin & Bare It

Shirtless Men Drink Free. Green Lantern & the Tool Shed.

A cappella Auction

GMCW’s annual auction.

The Talented Mr. Remington

Mr Remington’s 2002

Candles of Faith

Al-Fatiha’s Candlelight Vigil and Muslim Funeral. Dupont Circle.

First Impressions

National Youth Advocacy Coalition Impact Awards. Hyatt Regecny on Capitol Hill.

Spring Renewal

Whitman-Walker Clinic’s 9th Annual Spring Gala. Mayflower Hotel.

Days of Pride

Black Lesbian & Gay Pride Weekend. Washington Convention Center, Edge/Wet, Chaos.

Parade of Pride
Parade of Pride

Saturaday, June 8, 2002
(by Randy Schulman and Michael Wichita)
Food for Life

Chef’s Best. The Washington Hilton.

Capital Pageantry

The Mr./Miss Capital Pride Pageant

Male Bonding

Capital Pride Drag King Show at Chaos.

Groovy Girls

Liquid Ladies Pride Dance. Badlands.

Dynamic Dykes

Annual Dyke March. Dupont Circle.

Climactic Ending

Climax Closing Dance. Badlands.

The Price Is Right

The Capital Pride Bachelor Auction at JR.’s.

Parade of Pride

D.C. Capital Pride Parade. Dupont Circle to 17th Street, NW.

Capital Celebration

D.C. Capital Pride Festival. Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

Big Bids

Metro Teen AIDS Silent Auction. Teatro Goldoni.

Poison Control

Poison at Bohemian Caverns.

Leapin’ Lizards!

Lizard Lounge’s 4th Anniversary.

Sundown Swim

Twilight Terrace Tea. Hilton Washington Embassy Row.

Tidal Wave

Tsunami (a fundraiser for the Asian & Pacific Islander Partnership for Health)

Bearing It

Mr. Chesapeake Bay Bear 2002

Bow Wow, Wow!

PETS-DC’s 9th Annual Pride of Pets. Dupont Circle.

Gay Whirled
Gay Whirled

Saturday, July 13, 2002
(by Michael Wichita)
Beachy Keen

Freddie’s Beach Bar

Boy’s Town

The DC Boys of Leather 3rd Anniversary Dinner

Boys’ Room




Gay Whirled

BHT’s Gay & Lesbian Day at Kings Dominion

Bulging Baskets (Bonus Snaps)

Highwaymen TNT Basket Auction. Washington Plaza Hotel.

Boys to Men

Highwayman TNT’s SIR/boy Leather Contest. Washington Plaza Hotel.

Leather World

Washington Plaza Hotel

Grand Gathering

International Deaf Gay & Lesbian Gathering. Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Cool World

30 Degrees Lounge at Cobalt

Green Scene

The Camouflage Party at VelvetNation

Town and Country


Happy Times
Happy Times

Wednesday, August 7, 2002
(by Michael Wichita)
Ladies First

Benefit for Ladyfest at Black Cat

Good Friday


Going Up


Weekend White

Ivory at Acropolis

Vocal Vibe

Karaoke at the Green Lantern

Latin Fever

Ardiente at Sheridan’s Saloon.

Happy Times

AQUA (Asian Queers United for Action) Happy Hour

Last of the Ladies

Final Ladyfest concert. Dupont Circle.

Shining Stars

2003 Miss Gay D.C. America Pageant

Helping Hands

Be One Benefit

Butch Boys

D.C. Eagle

Political Party
Political Party

Thursday, September 5, 2002
(by Michael Wichita)
Dreaming of Jeans (Bonus Snaps!)

The Denim Fashion Show by Universal Gear

Political Party

Gertrude Stein Democratic Club 26th Anniversary Fundraiser. Washington Club.

Two Steppin’

ASGRA’s Stampede Jamboree & Harvest Moon Ball. Capital Hilton.

More from the Rodeo (Bonus Snaps!)

ASGRA’S Atlantic Stampede 2002

Quite a Racquet

Capital Classic X Draw Party. Capital Tennis Association at Titan Bar.

Like Maria

Sing-a-Long Sound of Music. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater.

Full Bodied

Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Team DC.

Just Jack (and Karen)

WB 50’s Jack and Karen Competition. Lizard Lounge.

There She Is…

Miss Ziegfelds Pageant 2003.

School Days

SMYAL Back to School Brunch. Gallaudet University.

Proud to Serve
Proud to Serve

Wednesday, October 23, 2002
(by Michael Wichita)
Treasure Chests

Green Lantern

Mautner Moments

The Mautner Project’s Annual Gala

Body Talk

Grand Opening of BodySmith on Logan Circle

Walking the Walk

AIDS Walk 2002. Benefiting the Whitman-Walker Clinic. The Mall.

Soaring Spirits.

HRC’s Gospel & Soul. First Congregational Church

Liquid Phasers

Phase 1 & Liquid Ladies (at Badlands)

Dinner Theatre

Man of La Mancha benefit performance for Food & Friends. National Theater.

Star Studded

Sixth Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner. Washington Hilton

Celebration of Life

Us Helping Us 5th Annual Awards Banquet. Sphinx Club at Almas Temple.

Red Carpet

Opening Party for Reel Affirmations 12. Lincoln Theater

Lords of Leather

30th Anniversary Leather Sabbat. DC Eagle.

Proud to Serve

SLDN’s End the Witch Hunts Dinner. Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Poll Position

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund’s Countdown to Victory. Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Running Rampant
Running Rampant

Tuesday, October 29
(by Michael Cornelison and Michael Wichita)
Running Rampant

17th Street High Heel Race

Fright Night

Halloween 2002 at 30 Degrees, Annie’s, Apex, Chaos, Cobalt, DIK, Fireplace, Freddie’s, JR.’s, Mr. P’s, Omega, Phase One, Remington’s, Sheridan’s, and Ziegfeld’s.

Hirsute Pursuit

DC Bear and DC Cub contest. Washington Plaza.

Bear Buddies

Bear Beer Blast. Green Lantern.

Chaos Charm

Miss Chaos 2003

Lovely Latinas

The 13th Annual Miss Gay Hispanic/Latina International 2003

Miss-ter Mister
Miss-ter Mister

Tuesday, November 26, 2002
(by Michael Cornelison)
King Gong

The Gong Show. Cobalt.

Miss-ter Mister

Ms. Mr. P’s Contest 2003.

Leather Luminary

30th Annual Mr. DC Eagle 2003.

Peak Performance

Apex Grand Opening

Name That Tune

Sing Along Showtunes. JR’s.

Toy Land

A Child’s Heart Christmas Toy Drive & Teddy Bear Auction. Green Lantern

Heat Wave

Escandalo Hot Latin Night. Titan.