Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • Relocation Reloaded

    Councilmember Jim Graham's (D-Ward 1) legislation to help nude-dancing, liquor-licensed venues displaced by they city's eminent-domain move to claim District land for a new baseball...

  • Building Bridges

    ''Building a bridge to a brighter future'' was the theme as a panel of Washington-area GLBT leaders took the stage at Studio Theatre to discuss...

  • Frank's Day

    To mark two occasions -- the District's 2007 Capital Pride week and the 50-year anniversary of Frank Kameny's entry into the public fight for gay...

  • Death in the Family

    Richard Rausch will be noticeably missing at this year's Capital Pride festival. In previous years, Rausch, a founding member of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club...

  • A Pride Trans-formation

    With new protections for transgender people going into effect in October 2006, Washington has the distinction of leading the country in protecting the transgender community...

  • Marching Forward

    There's something appropriate about all the uncertainty that surrounds this year's Dyke March. Just a few weeks ago, local folk singer Mara Levi found out...

  • Gay in Court

    Attorneys from GAYLAW, a local organization of GLBT attorneys, made a bit of history Tuesday morning, as they were sworn-in to the Bar of the...

  • Save the Clubs

    I do not spend much time in nude dancing clubs. I nonetheless defend them for several reasons: Because adults in an international city like Washington...

  • Judge Hits D.C. Fire & Emergency Medical Services Agency

    More than a decade has passed since the since Tyra Hunter, a transgender D.C. woman, died. But correcting the transphobic and homophobic culture of the...

  • Power in numbers

    About 100 people gathered at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Southwest Washington Thursday, May 17, for D.C. Fights Back's HIV/AIDS Speak Out. The goal: Start...

  • Debate Heats Up

    For those who could not make it to the May 16 town-hall meeting called by Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5), at Bethesda Baptist Church...

  • Row Your Boat

    Out 2 Paddle, a gay rowing team sponsored by metropolitan Washington's Asian/Pacific-Islander Queers United for Action (AQUA), took the gold at the sixth annual Dragon...

  • Stein Dems Back Bill

    The regular May meeting of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the primary voice of GLBT Democrats in the district, was billed as a chance to...

  • On the Red Carpet

    One in Ten, the organization that has produced the Reel Affirmations film festival in Washington for the past 16 years, among other events, raised over...

  • Safe Haven

    At 22, Gramoz Prestreshi says he now has a reason to live. ''I'm in a safe country,'' he says, ''I can be just who I...