Metro Weekly

2012: The Year in Review

Sticking to an LGBT perspective, the year rode a relatively rising trajectory


Across the country, if not worldwide, all November eyes were on the presidential election. Once that was out of the way, life continued, and a likely majority of the LGBT community breathed a collective sigh of relief and got back to daily routines.

With commerce filling that bill, CAGLCC offered its inaugural ”” expo – ”one day in D.C., all things LGBT.” In other business, the D.C. Eagle managed a lease extension, avoiding a Dec. 1 shutdown. An extra four months secures the leather bar’s location through mid-January’s Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, but the hunt for a new home continues.

What is usually the grimmest day of November, the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20, was a chance to remember Deoni Jones and other transgender victims of violence. Earlier in the month, the suspect in the fatal stabbing of Jones, Gary Niles Montgomery, pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree murder while armed.

John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at