Metro Weekly

All posts by John Riley

  • Jenkins-Miller Custody Fight Continues

    A Virginia man who allegedly helped a woman escape the U.S. with her daughter in order to avoid giving custody of the girl to her...

  • Cuccinelli To Run for Governor

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Old Dominion's firebrand and sometimes controversial top law enforcement officer, told his staff in a Dec. 1 email that...

  • Willard Sentenced to Eight Years

    The man who pleaded guilty to shooting a transgender woman in the neck and trying to rob her after she refused his request for oral...

  • Gay Group Calls for Thomas To Go

    Following the search of D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.'s (D-Ward 5) Brentwood home by FBI and IRS agents Dec. 2, the DC Log Cabin Republicans,...

  • Locals Mark World AIDS Day

    About a hundred community members and religious and civic leaders gathered at dusk at the fountain in Dupont Circle Dec. 1 for a candlelight vigil...

  • DC Trans Coalition Hosts Town Hall

    When it comes to transgender rights in the District, there's so much more to accomplish, transgender individuals and their allies say. But the volunteer nature...

  • Witeck Wins Human Rights Award

    Lifelong Arlington resident Bob Witeck, CEO of D.C.-based Witeck-Combs Communications, was one of four recipients honored with Arlington County's James B. Hunter Human Rights Award...

  • Howard County Approves Gender Identity and Expression Non-Discrimination Bill

    The Howard County Council has approved legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression, making it the third jurisdiction in Maryland to...

  • Virginia AG Cuccinelli to Run for Governor in 2013

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Old Dominion’s top law enforcement officer and a fierce opponent of LGBT rights, announced to his staff in an...

  • Couples Win Baltimore Benefits

    Even as two Baltimore County police officers became the latest to win equal employment benefits for their same-sex spouses last week, Maryland Attorney General Doug...

  • GLOV To Present Awards

    Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV), the District's primary LGBT anti-violence task force, will host a community social and fundraiser at the Duplex Diner at...

  • Blanchon Wins Leadership Award

    Don Blanchon, executive director of Whitman-Walker Health, has received the ''Impact'' award from Vistage International, a ''CEO peer advisory membership organization,'' for his success in...

  • Activists Picket MPD and Prosecutors

    More than 30 local activists representing a coalition of LGBT organizations protested in front of Metropolitan Police Department headquarters and the U.S. Attorney's Office for...

  • Vigil Honors Lost Transgender Lives

    Following a year that saw a spike in reported anti-transgender attacks, the Washington-area LGBT community held a vigil at the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington,...

  • Straight Sister of the LGBT Movement

    At first glance, Sharon Lettman-Hicks doesn't seem like your typical LGBT activist. For starters, she's a straight woman. She's married to a military husband. She...