Metro Weekly

All posts by John Riley

  • Marketing Marriage

    For Daniel Wein, it's all about love and commitment. The George Washington University sophomore admits he's a fervent LGBT rights activist, so much so that...

  • Don't Tell, Go to Jail

    Two bills – one already introduced, one being drafted – in the Maryland General Assembly would classify transferring the HIV virus to another individual as...

  • Uganda Official Counters Unitarian Minister

    A Unitarian Ugandan minister in exile, due to reported threats on his life, spoke to a packed Silver Spring church Tuesday night about a proposed...

  • Rounding-Up Votes

    The hunt for votes in favor of marriage equality is on in Annapolis. With the start of the Maryland General Assembly's 90-day legislative session Jan....

  • Maryland Delegates Mizeur, Mitchell to Co-Host Town Hall Jan. 19 on Marriage Equality

    Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery County) announced she is partnering with Del. Keiffer Mitchell, Jr. (D-Baltimore City) to co-host a town hall meeting on marriage equality,...

  • Puppy Play

    The heyday of biker gangs and leather daddies is so 1970s. While leather, boots and a jockstrap used to be de rigueur attire for Mid-Atlantic...

  • Grading Mayor Gray

    It's been a rough year for Mayor Vincent Gray. One year into his first term, he's been plagued by negative headlines. Members of his administration...

  • LGBT Groups React to Thomas Resignation

    Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. (D), generally perceived as an ally to the District's LGBT community, resigned from the council late in the evening,...

  • Second-Guessing Support

    Even his vote in favor of marriage equality may not be enough to salvage Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.'s (D-Ward 5) political career among his LGBT...

  • Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance Elects New Officers

    The Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA) of Washington held elections in December for its five executive officers for 2012, as the organization pushes for...

  • Williams Leaving Dupont Main Streets

    The board of Dupont Main Streets, the local nonprofit organization working to promote and preserve the historic nature of the Dupont Circle neighborhood, announced Jan....

  • Report: Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. Expected to Resign; Special Election Would Be Set

    WUSA9.com is reporting that Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. (D-Ward 5) is going to resign from office sometime this week, sources close to the councilmember tell...

  • DCTC vs. Virginia

    The DC Trans Coalition (DCTC), a local advocacy group advancing the civil rights of transgender people, has filed a friend of the court brief urging...

  • CAGLCC Names 2012 Board of Directors

    The Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CAGLCC), the local affiliate of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, elected a new...

  • Revisiting Violence

    At year's end, the local LGBT community is recovering from a year of violent attacks directed at LGBT individuals, particularly transgender women of color. Beginning...