Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • Badly Aimed Boycott

    In a Jan. 9 email to members of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission's International Advisory Committee, IGLHRC Executive Director Paula Ettelbrick and...

  • William Waybourn Leaves Window

    Read this full article at the Gay City News website After roughly 10 years at the helm of Window Media, the gay newspaper chain, William...

  • Oppose Alito?

    The analysis of Supreme Court confirmation hearings has become the post-Cold War equivalent of Kremlinology, the study of Soviet behavior relying on exquisitely subtle clues...

  • Slice of Strife

    There is no shortage of crime stories -- Wanda Alston, Marion Barry, David Rosenbaum -- in the nation's capital. But for every high-profile incident, there...

  • Strategic Planning

    After a year spent on a financial precipice, the Whitman-Walker Clinic now says its situation is stabilizing and that it has already begun taking steps...

  • Bashing the Ban

    UPDATED JAN. 5 -- The City Council on Jan. 4 voted 11 to 1 in favor of a bill to ban smoking in all enclosed...

  • The Pink Past

    For most, January is an obvious time to stop and reflect on the passage of time as we say good-bye to one year and welcome...

  • Brokeback's Lack

    In a 1980 essay entitled ''The Boys on the Beach,'' conservative writer Midge Decter described the gay men who summered at Fire Island in the...

  • Drama Queen

    I have a weakness -- well, it's one of many, of course. But this one is particularly vile and causes me special shame when I...

  • Human Nature

    The issue of what to do for New Year's Eve is just about here again. As usual, I've got zilch for ideas and, like many...

  • Bike Beat

    The Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department added two police mountain bikes to the unit's arsenal Friday, Dec. 16,...

  • Killer Sentenced in Transgender Murder Case

    The killer of local transgender performer Bella Evangelista will serve 16 years and eight months for the crime, the Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit of...

  • Reticent and Respected

    Brian A. Johnson may not be a big name in politics. To many, he may not be a big name at all. But if you...

  • Smoke Saga

    Washington moved another step closer to banning smoking in all workplaces -- including bars and nightclubs -- following a 12-1 vote Dec. 6 in favor...

  • Partisan Acclaim

    More than 50 guests representing many of city's most tuned-in GLBT politicos noshed and drank in a stately old room decorated with chandeliers, holiday garlands,...