Metro Weekly

All posts by John Riley

  • Trans Rights Top Maryland Activists' ''To-Do'' List

    If the third time wasn't quite the charm, maybe the seventh time will be, with some of Maryland's LGBT community leaders hopeful that 2013 will...

  • Activists Blast Furr Sentence

    Members of the District's LGBT community are slamming the decision yesterday by D.C. Superior Court Judge Russell Canan to suspend the sentence of Metropolitan Police...

  • ''Howard Three'' Accept Plea Deal

    Three individuals accused of stabbing and attempting to rob a gay minor in front of the D.C.'s Howard Theatre in June pleaded guilty yesterday to...

  • Floyd Lee Corkins Status Conference Continued

    The status conference of a Herndon, Va., man accused of shooting a security guard at the D.C headquarters of the anti-LGBT Family Research Council (FRC)...

  • Furr Sentenced to Probation, Community Service

    Kenneth Furr, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer accused of shooting his service weapon while off-duty at a car of five people, including two transgender...

  • Leather and Feathers

    It was a fixture in the D.C. gay community for 40 years, but on Oct. 31 The Leather Rack quietly closed. On Nov. 1, it...

  • Cathedral To Celebrate Same-Sex Weddings

    The Washington National Cathedral, among the most prominent Episcopal churches in country, announced Tuesday that, effective immediately, same-sex weddings may be celebrated at the cathedral....

  • Whitman-Walker Expanding

    Whitman-Walker Health, the local nonprofit community health center that specializes in HIV and other LGBT-related health issues, announced this morning it will open a new,...

  • Tying the Knot in Maryland

    Raise a glass to toast marriage equality. As of midnight, Jan. 1, same-sex couples in Maryland could legally marry, following a decades-long effort to secure...

  • UFCW Celebrates Maryland Marriages

    {Nic Ruley (L) and Brett King of Chicago just before getting married in the Montgomery County Judicial Center Jan. 2 (Photo by Ward Morrison)} It...

  • Service with SMYAL

    A board member of the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), the District's only organization dedicated to addressing the needs and concerns of LGBT youth,...

  • Dwyer Charged in Boat Crash

    An anti-gay lawmaker from Anne Arundel County who once spearheaded an attempt to impeach Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D) is facing five charges stemming...

  • Pipeline-Protest Charge Against Choi Dismissed

    A D.C. Superior Court case against longtime gay rights activist Lt. Dan Choi, who made headlines for protesting the military's now-defunct ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''...

  • End of Omega

    Longtime Dupont Circle-area club Omega has closed its doors, according to an announcement posted earlier today on Facebook from the bar's general manager, Perry Morehouse....

  • 2012: The Year in Review

    The year may have at times seemed like little more than a presidential campaign, but 2012 saw its share of sorrows and bright spots. By...