Metro Weekly

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  • Change of Scene

    Ed Bailey and John Guggenmos, the masterminds behind a string of gay nightclubs and bars for nearly two decades in Washington, including Tracks and VelvetNation,...

  • Slave Masters

    Organizers of the fourth annual MASTER/slave Conference say they expect more than 300 people to attend this year's event, which kicks off on Friday, July...

  • Exposing the ''Experts''

    Here in Washington, being publicly discredited is no bar to employment for the industrious and well-connected. If you are sufficiently shameless, being a disgraced former...

  • Wondering About 'Down Under'

    Although the District has, effectively, erased nude-male dancing venues off the city's nightlife map in favor of a baseball stadium, adult entertainment of a female...

  • Birds and Bees

    The mood in the basement ballroom of the downtown JW Marriott seemed fairly sedate Sunday afternoon, July 15, as Joan Roughgarden of Stanford Univesity presented...

  • Words Worth

    Councilmember Graham (center) at Dupont North Metro On Saturday, July 14, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the D.C. Commission on the Arts and...

  • Reinvigorating the activists

    Members of several Northern Virginia equal rights organizations, including Equality Fairfax and the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance, are heading to the state capital for...

  • Relocation moves forward

    The D.C. City Council on Tuesday passed, after second reading, gay Councilmember Jim Graham's (D-Ward 1) heavily amended One-Time Relocation of Licensees Displaced by the...

  • Permanent Tribute

    Those volunteers and caregivers who have responded to the calls of the HIV/AIDS crisis will soon be getting a permanent tribute. On July 14, the...

  • Blessing in Disguise

    Just a few short weeks ago, Cheryl Spector was devastated when her apartment caught fire and destroyed some of the hundreds of videotapes, photographs and...

  • Seeing the 'T' in GLBT

    If you haven't been to Unity Fellowship Church in Northwest in the past two weeks, you might not know that it's Transgender Awareness Month. But...

  • Public Opinion

    The Metropolitan Police Department is asking Washington's gay community to offer input before finalizing any plans to ''enhance'' access to all of its liaison units,...

  • The Rainbow Samaritan

    The pleas for pink dollars are never ending, an annoying byproduct of the increasingly well-oiled machine of GLBT politicking. Whether it's to fight HIV/AIDS, gain...

  • Arc of Progress

    I spent last Saturday in a video-watching marathon with Noah's Arc, the black gay dramedy that ran for two seasons on the Logo channel. I...

  • Wrapping up GLLU's loose ends

    It was not a technical error. Washington's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit's volunteer-operated Web site, www.gllu.org, was intentionally taken down for three days last week....