Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • Victorious Defeat

    The defeat of the federal marriage amendment in the Senate in early June was welcome, if entirely expected. It was a nice surprise to see...

  • Schism Schematic

    After last week's General Convention of The Episcopal Church, held in Columbus, Ohio, gay attendees and their allies were taking a while to absorb its...

  • Honored Guest

    In 2000, the International Lesbian and Gay Association held a Europe-wide conference on GLBT equality in Bucharest, Romania, intentionally challenging homophobia in that country. The...

  • Be Bar Moves Ahead

    By the time the June 26 Alcoholic Beverage Control Board meeting rolled around, the status of the proposed, gay-owned Be Bar lounge at 1318 Ninth...

  • Home Work

    April was a banner month for Latin@s en Accion -- literally. The local group, championing the metro area's GLBT Latino community, joined the National March...

  • Bottoms Up!

    We returned from Mexico filthy, surly and generally repellent. In the grim basement of Kennedy Airport, the agent surveyed our customs declarations and eyeballed us...

  • Suspension on Stead

    Contemporary economics means the death of a terrorist in the wilds of Iraq may translate to a dip in gas prices around the world. Or...

  • Truth or Consequences

    Within the gay community, years of so-called ''ex-gays'' falling off the wagon, assessments by the American Psychiatric Association, and plain commonsense have relegated the whole...

  • Stein Dems Back Cropp

    City Council chairman and D.C. mayoral hopeful Linda Cropp got two boosts from the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, a GLBT group, Monday night, June 12....

  • Worth Fighting For

    As the Capital Pride parade turns the corner of R Street and 17th, my friends and I stand on our chairs on the patio of...

  • Community Connectors

    A week's worth of Capital Pride events may be synonymous with outward expressions of celebration. The week began, however, with a chance to pause for...

  • Taking Pride

    The arrival of June means just one thing: Pride season is once again upon us. Washington, D.C., is currently celebrating a week of events as...

  • An Advertising Impasse

    An African-American newspaper in Baltimore still won't run a controversial ad depicting anti-gay religious protestors, but the paper's representatives say the concern is about the...

  • Alternate History

    Washington, D.C., July 4 -- President Bush will announce today that he has decided to retract his support for a federal constitutional amendment banning gay...

  • AIDS at 25

    ''I was sitting in my office at NIH reading the article on five gay men in Los Angeles who presented with pneumocystis pneumonia, and felt...