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  • Spoonful of Sugar

    The DC Black Pride Memorial Day weekend celebration brings thousands out to celebrate the unique joy and experience of being black and same-gender loving, or...

  • Officially Empowered

    Earlier this month poet Dana Gioia, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, delivered a commencement address to the 300 graduates at Wisconsin's Beloit...

  • Virginia's Historic Moment

    Lawrence Webb made history this month. May 6 saw several elections across Virginia, including the race for three seats on the Falls Church City Council....

  • Post Power

    Even though the Power of Us National Convention attracted fewer patrons than organizers of the event had originally hoped for during its three-day run, April...

  • Healing Humor

    Karen Williams has been a Buddhist for 36 years and a comic for 25. She's a mother, a grandmother and queer. And if you don't...

  • Problem Solver

    Brian Watson likes to fix things. But a decade before making Washington his home and establishing himself as one of the city's most prominent young...

  • Talking race and orientation

    The local chapter of Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) kicks off a discussion series, Brothers and Sisters Under the Rainbow, at...

  • Guiding Light

    If there's one thing Rainey Cheeks knows how to do -- and do exceptionally well -- it's to engage with a story. And he has...

  • The Party Line

    A visit to the Best of Washington's Web site isn't exactly a celebration. It's something more like a remembrance. The ''news'' section, for example, offers...

  • Church Lady

    When Rev. Christine Wiley took her turn to speak at a recent HIV/AIDS town-hall meeting called to address the alarming data recently cited in a...

  • For the Children

    December 1, World AIDS Day, will again mark that sad anniversary that, while a time to tout advances such as an entirely new class of...

  • All in the Family

    Elbridge James can admit that advocating for gay rights wasn't an effort he embraced overnight. ''It's a process that took more than 20 years,'' says...

  • Past and Present

    There's no better time to visit with ABilly S. Jones than during October. One on hand, it's when he celebrates his anniversary with his partner,...

  • Boykin's Election Trail

    Boykin Keith Boykin, one of the leading national figures in the gay-rights movement, particularly as the movement intersects the African-American community, will be in Washington...

  • Casting a Web

    The D.C.-based National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) announced Aug. 15 that the organization is joining those who already broadcast online, such as the Human Rights...

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