Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "politics"

  • The Task at Hand

    When the crowds gather next Thursday, April 7 for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's 16th Annual Leadership Awards to honor former presidential candidate...

  • A Life Remembered

    Bad news travels fast. And it shot across town like lightning last Wednesday, March 16, as news spread that Wanda Alston, 45, cabinet member and...

  • Maya Keyes

    Alan Keyes -- former ambassador, former presidential candidate, former Senate candidate, and Christian-right political pundit -- has made a name for himself as one of...

  • Hostile Territory

    ''Why did you move to the hate state?'' That's what I've been asked, in various forms, since I left D.C.'s Adams Morgan/Columbia Heights neighborhood last...

  • Next Exit 4 Years: Mapping a New Direction

    Los Angeles and New York may be the country's cultural poles, but Washington sets the tone. The web of executive decisions, bureaucratic regulations, Supreme Court...

  • Local Leverage

    By so many measures, the 2004 presidential race is unprecedented. The George W. Bush vs. John Kerry slugfest is breaking records with money spent and...

  • Raising the Bar

    Every state in the nation has an attorney general serving as top lawyer. So do American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and...

  • Dropping the GOP

    In the summer of 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech in a small town in Kansas. No one knew then that Roosevelt -- who left...

  • Trans Mission

    At the age of forty, a time when many people are contemplating the middle of their lives, Mara Keisling was at the beginning of a...

  • David Mixner

    ''You want a soundbite?'' David Mixner grins. ''I'll give you a soundbite. I'm a man who's devoted forty years of his life -- sometimes at...

  • Leading the Charge

    Cheryl Jacques had a tough act to follow when she arrived in D.C. last January to take the helm of the Human Rights Campaign. The...

  • The Marriage Man

    It wasn't a likely first step to becoming a vanguard in the fight for marriage equality for gays and lesbians. But when Evan Wolfson wrote...

  • Marching Forward

    ''I think SLDN has achieved more in ten years than anyone would have dared hope for,'' says C. Dixon Osburn, executive director of the Servicemembers...

  • Crossing the Lines

    If you work hard enough and long enough at something, then it's not a surprise when you find your efforts succeeding. For Riki Wilchins and...

  • On the Ballot

    ''Remember those commercials, ‘Give it to Mikey, he'll eat anything'?'' Chuck Wolfe laughs as he describes his early political days as the openly gay member...