Metro Weekly

All posts by John Riley

  • Mendelson Fields Testimony

    Longstanding tensions and the often rocky working relationships between LGBT activists and members of the Metropolitan Police Department were once more highlighted during a three-hour...

  • Ebbin Elected

    Del. Adam Ebbin (D-Arlington) was elected as Virginia's first openly gay state senator Nov. 8, even as other politicians who oppose LGBT equality won victories...

  • Ebbin Elected to State Senate in Virginia Amid Dem Losses

    Del. Adam Ebbin (D-Arlington) was elected as Virginia’s first openly gay senator in the state’s Nov. 8 elections, even as other politicians who oppose LGBT...

  • Farewell to a Fighter

      (Photo by John Riley)} Hundreds of members of the LGBT community and local civic leaders gathered at the historic Carnegie Library in D.C.'s Mount...

  • Furr Likely To Get Plea Deal

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Worm told D.C. Superior Court Judge Ann O'Regan Keary at a felony status hearing Nov. 4 that the government is close...

  • Montgomery College Adopts LGBT Measures

    Montgomery College, a community college in Maryland, is rolling out a campaign to make the environment at its three campuses more inclusive of LGBT students,...

  • Sorting Out Solutions

    A group of LGBT people of color and community organizations held a modified town-hall forum Thursday, Oct. 27, to address violence and discrimination against people...

  • Walking for Whitman-Walker

    Rain and snow flurries may have kept some away, but failed to dampen the mood of some 5,000 participants in Washington's 25th Annual AIDS Walk...

  • National Register to Accept Kameny House

    The house and office belonging to recently deceased gay civil rights pioneer Frank Kameny will be added to the National Parks Service's Register of Historic...

  • Life in the Fast Lanes

    The Capital Halloween Invitational Tournament (CHIT) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary Oct. 28 through Oct. 30 at the AMF Annandale Lanes in Annandale. The annual...

  • Attacking Indifference

    Washington residents, government agencies and community groups rallied at an Oct. 24 town hall to sound an alarm about problems facing ''black LGBTQI youth'' in...

  • Gansler Warns of Ballot-Box Fight

    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler told supporters of marriage equality that he believes same-sex marriage will be passed by Maryland's General Assembly and signed into...

  • Kameny's Artifacts on Display at Smithsonian

    The tributes to local gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny continue in the days following his death on Oct. 11, with the Smithsonian offering the public...

  • NoVa Republican's Comments Not Yet Forgotten or Forgiven

    Despite his apology, a Republican candidate for the Virginia Senate continues to draw criticism for comments he made to a predominantly gay audience at a...

  • Silver Anniversary in Heels

    A longstanding Halloween season celebration is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and one of its chief organizers is calling it quits after this year's event. The...