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All posts by John Riley

  • Latino GLBT History Project hosts DC Latino Pride

    The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP), in conjunction with Empodérate of La Clínica del Pueblo, a member of the DC Latino Pride Advisory Committee, will...

  • O’Malley Signs Transgender Rights Bill

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) on Thursday, May 15 signed into law a bill prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression in...

  • Coverboy: Shannon

    Despite working in an industry where being outgoing is crucial to earning big tips, Maryland native Shannon insists she struggles at times with shyness. Easygoing,...

  • Commonwealth Couples Host CookOUTs

    The U.S. Appeals Court for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond on Tuesday heard extended oral arguments regarding the case of Bostic v. Schaefer, the case...

  • Hassan Naveed: The Next Generation Awards 2014

    Hassan Naveed has always been on the go, whether in terms of geography or activism. Since graduating high school, the California native has done stints...

  • Squabble over Signature Gatherers

    Two Maryland transgender-rights groups have begun expressing disagreement about how best to respond to anti-equality activists who are collecting petition signatures to place recently passed statewide gender-identity/expression...

  • Fourth Circuit Hears Virginia Marriage Case

    A panel of three judges in Richmond’s U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today heard oral arguments in the case of Bostic v. Schaefer, challenging Virginia’s...

  • AGLA Reception Surpasses Fundraising Goal

    The Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance (AGLA), a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for LGBT equality and partners with civic associations to provide community services, announced it...

  • Bostic Ruling Could Boost Other States’ Marriage Fights

    The heads of four state-level LGBT-rights organizations whose state marriage laws could potentially be affected by a ruling in the Virginia case of Bostic v....

  • Coverboy: Russell

    Despite working at Ziegfeld’s/Secrets, and at Phase One Dupont for special events, Russell doesn’t enjoy the taste of liquor — which is why he loves to come...

  • Simpson To Run for State Board of Ed

    Scott Simpson, a gay man, has announced his candidacy for the open Ward 1 seat on the D.C. State Board of Education that is being vacated...

  • Capital Pride Announces 2014 Honorees

    Capital Pride, the D.C.-based nonprofit organization focused on serving the needs of and celebrating the diversity of the area’s LGBT community, announced Monday the recipients...

  • Pritzker To Receive Kameny Award

    The National LGBT Bar Association, a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, will honor Retired Army Lt. Col. Jennifer Pritzker with its Frank...

  • Coverboy: Jose

    Walk into Number Nine and you’re likely to see Jose, a 32-year-old bartender by night who is a high school counselor by day. Born and...

  • Rainbow Response Receives Grant

    The Mayor’s Office of Victims Services on Tuesday awarded a $50,000 planning grant to the Rainbow Response Coalition, the local grassroots advocacy organization focusing on...

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