Metro Weekly

All posts by John Riley

  • 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,...

  • Sorting Out Solutions

    A group of LGBT people of color and community organizations held a modified town-hall forum Thursday, Oct. 27, to address violence and discrimination against people...

  • Walking for Whitman-Walker

    Rain and snow flurries may have kept some away, but failed to dampen the mood of some 5,000 participants in Washington's 25th Annual AIDS Walk...

  • National Register to Accept Kameny House

    The house and office belonging to recently deceased gay civil rights pioneer Frank Kameny will be added to the National Parks Service's Register of Historic...