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All posts by John Riley

  • 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...

  • Maryland Marks Historic Win

    It was a long time in the making, but advocates of marriage equality now have four electoral victories in their ''win'' column – up from...

  • Tempest in a Deep-Fat Fryer

    One of the saltier controversies of 2012 was the fury surrounding fast-food restaurant Chick-fil-A, its financial ties to anti-gay causes and its outspoken president's opinion...

  • Year of Kameny Controversy

    It's been more than a year since local gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny died and yet he has still not been laid in his final...

  • CUAllies Rejected

    Two weeks after the Catholic University of America rejected the proposal for CUAllies, a student organization for LGBT students and their allies, the club's lead...

  • Stein Club Upholds Elections

    Members of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the city's largest LGBT political organization, overwhelmingly rejected challenges to the club's Dec. 3 executive-board elections Wednesday evening,...

  • Stein Election Winners Strike Back

      [UPDATE: Due to a scheduling conflict at the John A. Wilson Building, the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club announced Dec. 19 that its “special meeting”...

  • Ortiz Sentenced

    A woman who evaded police for three years after she was accused of stabbing a lesbian friend in D.C. was sentenced Friday to eight years...

  • Williams Ends Stein Club Presidential Bid

    Add another wrinkle to the controversy over the recent Gertrude Stein Democratic Club elections. With a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 19, where members of...

  • Stein Club Schism

    In response to a series of challenges brought against the results of the Dec. 3 officer elections for the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the District's...

  • Coverboy Second Runner-Up: Tim Warguleski

    {Timothy Warguleski (Photo by Julian Vankim)} If you look up the word ''blunt'' in the dictionary, finding a picture of Metro Weekly Coverboy Tim Warguleski,...