Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • Preparing for the Pope

    A small group of prominent gay Catholics is holding a press conference, ''A Few Minutes with the Pope,'' Thursday, April 10 from 9 to 11...

  • A Church's Special Guest

    Reverend Fernando Frontan, a Protestant pastor credited as being the first openly gay activist in Uruguay, is currently leading several workshops and gatherings, on global...

  • Life is a mystery

    “I think ‘Queer Nation’ and ‘Diva’ just go together. The diva in them recognized the diva in me.”  –Madonna on what it’s like to be one...

  • Fueling Oppression

    A few weeks ago, I was going to take up the call of American energy independence from a gay perspective. Some online research immediately pointed...

  • State of the World

    On March 11, the State Department released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007. A compilation of the LGBT- and HIV/AIDS-related portions is...

  • Uncommon decency

    In August 2007, D.C. announced the firing of three corrections officers for wrongfully placing a transgender inmate, who had female genitalia, in a male jail...

  • Out in the Open

    A lack of resources inspired Bruce Weiss, former executive director of the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), to join forces last summer with a...

  • The government is hiding behind the court…

    “The government is hiding behind the court to close the newspaper. It is sending a message to the media that it will not tolerate press...

  • Calling on Rhee

    Students at D.C.'s public high schools who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual were four times more likely to attempt suicide over the past year,...

  • Memorial Day Disconnect

    The District is familiar with Black Pride. After all, hitting its 18th year in 2008, the DC Black Pride festival is the nation's oldest, a...

  • “if I was a girl and he was a girl”

    ”Well, you know, if I was a girl and he was a girl, and I was a lesbian and he was a lesbian, I’d be...

  • “take the books off the shelves”

    ”ll I want from you today is to take the books off the shelves, so children can have a safe place to learn like I...

  • “It seems wrong on some level.”

    ”Elton has become a friend. I lost my son, and now I have these other friends. It seems wrong on some level. It’s very...

  • “I’m not gay-bashing”

    ”I’m not gay-bashing. But according to God’s word that is not the right kind of lifestyle.” — Oklahoma state legislator Rep. Sally Kern (R), defending...

  • ” will be arrested and executed”

    ”If I return to Iran I will be arrested and executed.” — Mehdi Kazemi, a 19-year-old Iranian who had applied for and was denied asylum...