Metro Weekly

All posts by John Riley

  • Win for Baltimore Police

    Lambda Legal announced today that Baltimore County must grant equal employment benefits to same-sex couples as a result of a binding arbitration decision. That decision...

  • Food & Friends Calls for Volunteers

    Food & Friends, the local organization that provides specialized meals, groceries and nutrition counseling for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, is...

  • Phantom Makes Fixes to Filters

    Score one for freedom of information. Score another for correcting a mistake, albeit unintentional. The company that produces the software used for website filtering that...

  • Protestors Picket Police 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...

  • Battling the Blood Ban

    Blood may be thicker than water. But a ban on blood donations may be thicker still. Members of George Washington University's Lambda Law, the LGBT...

  • Sex and Identity Symposium

    History may be written by the victors, but some local college students are forgoing what may be written in their textbooks and pursuing educational opportunities...

  • Federal Leaders Honor Kameny

    Various government officials, members of Congress, local community leaders and others congregated at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill to bid a final...

  • Kameny To Be Honored on Capitol Hill

    The official memorial service for Frank Kameny, the pioneering gay-rights activist who died Oct. 11 at age 86, will be held on Capitol Hill Tuesday,...

  • Carrie Evans Named Executive Director of Equality Maryland

    Equality Maryland, the state's primary LGBT-advocacy organization, announced Nov. 10 it has hired attorney and longtime activist Carrie Evans as executive director. The news comes...

  • Mendelson Fields Testimony

    Longstanding tensions and the often rocky working relationships between LGBT activists and members of the Metropolitan Police Department were once more highlighted during a three-hour...

  • Ebbin Elected

    Del. Adam Ebbin (D-Arlington) was elected as Virginia's first openly gay state senator Nov. 8, even as other politicians who oppose LGBT equality won victories...

  • Ebbin Elected to State Senate in Virginia Amid Dem Losses

    Del. Adam Ebbin (D-Arlington) was elected as Virginia’s first openly gay senator in the state’s Nov. 8 elections, even as other politicians who oppose LGBT...

  • Farewell to a Fighter

      (Photo by John Riley)} Hundreds of members of the LGBT community and local civic leaders gathered at the historic Carnegie Library in D.C.'s Mount...

  • Furr Likely To Get Plea Deal

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Worm told D.C. Superior Court Judge Ann O'Regan Keary at a felony status hearing Nov. 4 that the government is close...

  • Montgomery College Adopts LGBT Measures

    Montgomery College, a community college in Maryland, is rolling out a campaign to make the environment at its three campuses more inclusive of LGBT students,...