Metro Weekly

All posts by John Riley

  • Protest Shines on Ugandan Embassy

    Groups of local activists joined Saturday evening, Dec. 1, to protest the renewed push in the Ugandan Parliament for a bill that would further criminalize...

  • Upset in Stein Officer Elections

    Three challengers took longtime members by surprise at Monday night's meeting of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, defeating the club's president, Lateefah Williams, and two...

  • Defense Files New Motions in Barracks Row Stabbing

    The lawyer for Michael Poth, the Marine accused of stabbing and killing a fellow Marine in a confrontation that may have included anti-gay elements, filed...

  • UVA Assault Prompts Call for Expanded Protections

    A Virginia nonprofit organization is calling on the members of the General Assembly to add sexual orientation and gender identity to Virginia laws regarding bias-motivated...

  • Howard Theatre Three Plead Not Guilty

    The three individuals accused of stabbing and attempting to rob gay minor in front of the Howard Theatre in June were arraigned in D.C. Superior...

  • Trial Date Set for Montgomery

    Gary Niles Montgomery, the Washington man accused of killing Deoni Jones, a transgender woman, at a Northeast bus stop in February will go to trial...

  • D.C. Council Taking Steps for Homeless Youth

    Members of the D.C. Council are trying to expedite the passage of a bill that would reform services for LGBT homeless youth before the next...

  • Bolling Drops Out of Virginia Governor's Race

    Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) announced today he is suspending his campaign for governor of the commonwealth, a move that makes Attorney General Ken...

  • Maryland Trans Activists Make 2013 Plans

    While Maryland made history on Election Day, joining three states in voting to advance the rights of same-sex couples – blocking an anti-gay marriage amendment...

  • Remembering and Rallying

    It was an evening of sadness, mixed with forgiveness and love, for the hundreds gathered inside D.C.'s Metropolitan Community Church Tuesday night. Called together to...

  • GLLU Website Ceases

    An external website for the Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD) Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU) is no longer operating, prompting some local LGBT activists to...

  • New Charges Possible in Howard Theatre Stabbing

    The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia says it expects superseding indictments to be handed down in the next two weeks for the...

  • Trial Set for Robinson

    The man accused of attacking a transgender woman in D.C.'s Chinatown neighborhood in August rejected a government plea offer Wednesday, prompting a D.C. Superior Court...

  • Virginia Board Stands Firm Against Cuccinelli

    Virginia's Board of Juvenile Justice this week re-endorsed a set of revised rules that protect LGBT youth. The move comes despite pressure from Attorney General...

  • Maryland's Marriage Success

    The dust is beginning to settle after Maryland voters approved Question 6, a referendum on the Civil Marriage Protection Act, which grants same-sex couples access...