Metro Weekly

All posts by John Riley

  • Over and Out

    ''That's a dream come true,'' retired Air Force Maj. Margaret Witt said, watching servicemembers celebrating the repeal of ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' on Tuesday, Sept....

  • The Line to Re-enlist

    For former Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremy Johnson, Sept. 20 could not come fast enough. In 2007, after serving for 10 years, Johnson came...

  • Multiple Charges Dog Washington

    The man accused of attacking a group of women, at least one of whom identifies as a lesbian, in Columbia Heights in late July has...

  • Gopalan Death Ruled Homicide

    The D.C. medical examiner's office has ruled that the death of Gaurav Gopalan, a local theater enthusiast who was found dead in the city's Columbia...

  • D.C. Debuts Transgender Employment Program

    Project Empowerment, a program run by the District of Columbia's Department of Employment Services, has enrolled its first full class of transgender individuals, marking the...

  • Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance Plans NoVa Candidate Events

    The Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance will host forums for candidates seeking to represent Northern Virginia in five separate offices in advance of the commonwealth’s...

  • Plea Deal Offered in Transgender Shooting Case

    A man accused of shooting and trying to rob a transgender woman in Southeast D.C.'s Shipley Terrace neighborhood appeared in court for a preliminary status...

  • MPD Fields Transgender Crime Questions

    Metropolitan Police Department officials held a news conference Sept. 12 intended to address a shooting and the death of an unidentified person, but were bombarded...

  • Going Public with Anti-Trans Attacks (UPDATED)

    Metropolitan Police Department officials held a news conference Monday afternoon, Sept. 12, to ask the press and public for help in the death investigation of...

  • Trans Woman Found Dead in Columbia Heights

    [UPDATE: Metro Weekly received a Metropolitan Police Department email at 5:59 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, identifying the victim as Gaurav Gopolan, 35. For further developments,...

  • NAACP Joins Maryland Marriage Fight

    The Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has become the latest organization to join the umbrella organization Marylanders...

  • HIV/AIDS Nonprofit Head Insults Gay Councilmembers

    The director of an HIV/AIDS nonprofit – now being sued by D.C.'s attorney general for allegedly diverting more than $300,000 in city funds intended for...

  • Trial Date Set for Columbia Heights Altercation

    Two brothers accused of attacking a group of lesbians in Columbia Heights in July appeared in D.C. Superior Court this morning for a preliminary hearing....

  • No Bail for Cop in Trans Shooting

    The off-duty police officer arrested for allegedly shooting at a car containing two transgender women and three others was denied bond at a preliminary status...

  • Officer Arrested

    The off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officer, Kenneth Furr, who allegedly shot two transgender women seated in a car early Friday, Aug. 26, at First and...