Metro Weekly

All posts by John Riley

  • Martin O'Malley Introduces Gay Marriage Bill

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) announced his 2012 legislative agenda Monday evening, which includes support for same-sex marriage, continuing a commitment he made in July...

  • Lobbying Legislators in Richmond

    On the surface, Election Night 2011 looked bad for supporters of LGBT rights in Virginia. Republicans, many of them social conservatives, picked up two seats...

  • O'Malley To Introduce Marriage Bill

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) this evening announced his 2012 legislative agenda, which includes support for same-sex marriage, continuing a commitment he made in July...

  • Calls for Action in Maryland

    Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery Co.) and Del. Keiffer Mitchell Jr. (D-Baltimore City) rallied marriage equality supporters in Silver Spring Thursday night, Jan. 19, urging...

  • Protesting Through Prayer

    A group of LGBT students and straight allies from the Catholic University of America held a campus demonstration outside a conference focusing on marriage and...

  • Youth Protections Praised

    Virginia's state Board of Juvenile Justice voted 5-1 Jan. 10 to include protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation in new rules governing residential facilities...

  • 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...