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All posts by John Riley

  • Gay Republican Jumps into Crowded Field for Ward 5 Council Race

    Tim Day, an openly gay Republican who ran against former Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. (D-Ward 5) in 2010, announced his candidacy for the May 15...

  • Metro Weekly distribution driver dead in crash

    A distribution manager for Metro Weekly was killed in a single-car crash near the intersection of 4th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NE in the early...

  • Prostitution Proposal Sparks Debate in DC

    City Councilmembers Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) and Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) presided over a contentious hearing of the Judiciary Committee Tuesday that saw passionate testimony...

  • 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...