Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • Gays Win Some, Lose Some in Virginia Legislature

    A bill that ensures hospital-visitation rights for same-gender couples in Virginia has passed the House of Delegates by a unanimous vote, and will be voted...

  • Speaking of Gay

    The 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation was an exciting step for the American GLBT community. In a...

  • Local News Briefs

    Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Eight out of every 10 people living with AIDS in Washington are African-American. That includes Robert Cobb, a 54-year-old gay client...

  • Community Growth

    Gigi Thomas is on call 24 hours a day. The transgender client advocate and hotline supervisor for Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive (HIPS), in Adams Morgan,...

  • Drinking and Entering

    Last summer, Washington's gay nightlife community bid farewell to a handful of gay bars and clubs in Southeast, including VelvetNation, to make way for the...

  • Just Friends

    I don't know how anyone has the constitution for a breakup. The average person weathers even life's most routine daily predicaments with great difficulty, and...

  • CTA gives to SMYAL

    The Capital Tennis Association (CTA), a local not-for-profit organization that coordinates and promotes tennis in the gay community, recently donated $15,275 to the Sexual Minority...

  • License for Ladies

    As the redevelopment juggernaut of the Southeast waterfront steams ahead, fueled by the Washington Nationals baseball stadium construction, the fates of shuttered adult businesses catering...

  • Growing Concerns on 14th Street

    Even though it was 11 p.m. on a Tuesday night, Sak Pollert didn't think much of the two men who were following him as he...

  • A New Blow to DADT

    Bit by bit, support for the military's ban on openly gay service members is crumbling. In a recent and important op-ed in the New York...

  • The Invisible Youth

    My mother called me the other night looking for answers. A childhood friend of mine had killed herself, and my clearly shaken mother wanted to...

  • Local Briefs

    The D.C. Crystal Meth working group will be conducting surveys and outreach efforts in gay bars and clubs Jan. 25 through 27, part of the...

  • Changes Ahead

    Few clinics offered free services in Washington in 1968, yet that was the year that the Washington Free Clinic credits itself as the first such...

  • Missing Arlington man found dead

    Michele Anne Riley never had a chance to say goodbye to her brother, Donald Charles Ebe, who vanished nearly three months ago. On Wednesday, authorities...

  • Back on the Streets

    When D.C.'s new chief of police met with supervisors from the city's various police units to discuss plans for a new community policing effort, Sgt....