Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • Combating Hate Crimes

    On March 14, 2007, a 25-year-old gay man named Ryan Keith Skipper was murdered in Polk County, Fla. He was stabbed 20 times in what...

  • Revising Treatments

    From ''super strains'' of HIV, to exotic and resistant forms of chlamydia, news of sexually related bugs, germs and microbes is certain to prick up...

  • Correction

    In the April 12 issue of Metro Weekly, District II Board of Education candidate Sekou Biddle was reported to have secured the Gertrude Stein Democratic...

  • Acknowledging Accomplishment

    Washington is a city bursting at the seams with history, though gay history doesn't often come to mind. New York trumps other locales with the...

  • A Family Affair

    ''Men have seeds, and women have eggs... and if two women fall in love and want to have a baby together, they need a seed.''...

  • Talking About Silence

    It is perhaps the quietest day of the school year: The Day of Silence, a national effort in which students at high schools, colleges and...

  • Gays Groups Evaluate May 1 Candidates

    Ahead of the May 1 special election for D.C. City Council seats from Wards 4 and 7, as well as a Board of Education seat...

  • Local Briefs

    Gay Men's Chorus appoints new E.D. Robert Johnson has been playing the piano since he was 9 years old. Now 31, Johnson, a member and...

  • Policing the Police

    Relations between D.C.'s gay community and the police have come a long way in the past 50 years. Where vice cops once routinely entrapped gay...

  • Screening for Staff

    It's not always easy to see the problems other people face. For gays and lesbians who were born in the United States, for example, it...

  • Campus Pride

    You needn't enroll in a class at Northern Virginia's George Mason University to learn about the various activists, popular artists, scientists and authors who have...

  • Departing Mautner

    After nearly eight years heading the nation's largest lesbian health organization, Kathleen DeBold announced her resignation from the Mautner Project just four months after going...

  • Correction

    The March 29, 2007, story ''The Beat Goes On,'' incorrectly referred to Richard Rosendall's statement as ''an open letter.'' The statement was oral testimony on...

  • Tackling Tomorrow's Taxes

    With the deadline for individual income-tax returns little more than two weeks away, storefronts are teeming with signs and banners touting ''instant'' tax refunds, some...

  • Athletic Support

    Greg Campbell was attending a gay-straight alliance meeting at Wakefield High School in Arlington, where he teaches math and coaches swimming, when he came to...