Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "history"

  • Leaning Toward Justice

    In the 1960s, while confronting segregation, discrimination, obstruction of voting rights and physical violence, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often borrowed the words of another...

  • Pride-Flyin' Flag

    My story is one of creation and conflict, courage and freedom. It is about the fabric that helped empower a community. Dramatic? Well, of course....

  • Facial Expressions

    You probably know their names. You may even personally know some of the 28 people featured in the Rainbow History Project's new exhibit of portraits,...

  • History in the Unmaking

    The good news is that nobody was hurt. The bad news for local lesbian activist Cheryl Spector and other members of metropolitan Washington's gay community...

  • 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...

  • Coffee Talk

    Grant P. Thompson is not HIV-positive. But 20 years ago, everyone in the gay community -- positive or negative -- was affected by the burgeoning...

  • Kameny's Gay Paper Trail

    For nearly half a century, Franklin Edward Kameny has been indispensable in creating the American gay rights movement. And he saved everything, squirreling away documents,...

  • Gay Is Good

    Frank Kameny's life in the upper Northwest, Palisades corner of Washington looks quiet enough. The retiree lives in a modest home on a serene, tree-lined...

  • Sidewalk Stories

    Trio restaurant is a venerable Dupont Circle institution, in some ways, perhaps, even more important to the neighborhood than the namesake fountain. From its corner...

  • Silver Celebration

    THROUGHOUT HUMAN HISTORY, music has been used to make statements that go far beyond stringing notes together for the sake of a pleasing tune. Patriotic...

  • Forever Annie's

    Some say it's a landmark. Some say it's an institution. Some call it a part of Washington's gay identity. Whatever Annie's Paramount Steakhouse is, there's...

  • The Pink Past

    For most, January is an obvious time to stop and reflect on the passage of time as we say good-bye to one year and welcome...

  • The Mame Event

    Enter the world of Carl. Born in 1940 to Guido and Mildred Rizzi, and raised in the conservative New England town of Milford, N.H., Carl...

  • Homegrown History

    The Harlem Renaissance is one of the most culturally romantic periods of American history. In a sense, it was the spark that ignited a fire...

  • Racing Against the Rules

    The District of Columbia thrives on laws, rules and regulations. If you don't think so, try eating french fries on the Metro. The regulations regarding...