Publication: Metro Weekly

First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Frosh Gets Equality Maryland PAC Nod: State senator wins endorsement of LGBT-rights group in attorney general's race

Equality Maryland PAC, the political action committee for the Free State's most prominent LGBT-rights group, announced on Monday it was endorsing state Sen. Brian Frosh (D-Montgomery Co.) in the race to succeed Attorney General Doug Gansler, an LGBT ally ... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Groups Rally Against PFZs: Transgender activists, sex-worker advocates gather at Wilson Building to blast D.C.'s prostitution-free zones

About 20 community activists and advocates rallied Friday outside the John A. Wilson Building, which houses the mayor's office and the D.C. Council chambers, to call for the repeal of ''prostitution-free zones'' (PFZs), which opponents say has lead to ... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Tour of Duty: With a new album about to launch, Tom Goss hits the road to share his authentic truth

Tom Goss is not bashful. Nor is he pushy. Put simply, he has a message to share and he'll do what he needs to express it. Often, that means touring. Goss has the miles to show for his career, still moving in an upward trajectory.This month, Goss , 32, ... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

D.C. GOP Commits to Full Slate: Republicans announce plan to fill empty post-primary slots with appointed candidates

The D.C. Republican Party announced April 7 that it intends to place candidates who did not declare their intentions prior to the party's April 1 primary onto the general election ballot in November, potentially changing the dynamic in several local races, ... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

The ''Sore Winners'' Fallacy: Those who call gay people intolerant for defending ourselves are twisting the concept beyond recognition

Several prominent gay writers deplored the furor that brought down Brendan Eich as CEO of Mozilla Corp. last week for supporting California's anti-gay Proposition 8. Andrew Sullivan blogged against "a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone ... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

GLOV Co-Chair Leaving: Tuesday fundraiser offers a chance to celebrate Hassan Naveed's contributions before his July departure

The local Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV) group, a program of The DC Center and one of the key community partners in combating area hate crimes, is hosting a fundraiser social Tuesday, April 8.GLOV is raising money to continue major initiatives, ... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 08 2014]
Entities: Fundraising, LGBT, Lesbian, Gay
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

OHR Launches ''#safebathroomsDC'': New campaign aimed at enforcing city requirement that single-stall restrooms be gender-neutral

The D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) today launched a new public-awareness campaign, ''Safe Bathrooms DC,'' aimed at making it easier for transgender people in the District to access facilities without fear of reprisal by ensuring that all single-stall ... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 04 2014]
Entities: Twitter, Social Media, LGBT
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Next Gen Nominations Open: NGLF on the lookout for 2013's outstanding young LGBT leaders

The Next Generation Leadership Foundation (NGLF), the D.C.-based, national nonprofit aimed at encouraging and mentoring LGBT youth leaders, announced Thursday that it has opened nominations for the sixth annual Next Generation Awards, which recognize ... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 04 2014]
Entities: LGBT, Leadership, Publisher
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Twin Birthdays: April 4 should be a date that lives in humanity's aspirations

Celebrating my husband's birthday last week, there were a couple unintentional themes at play. I'd taken him to Puerto Rico for a long weekend, a place where it's impossible for me as a Washingtonian not to feel some kinship in an "American, but not United ... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

NGLF Camp Applications Open: Leadership foundation readies its inaugural weeklong D.C. program for LGBT youth

For some youths, summer camp provides all the traditional offerings of canoeing, cabins and popsicle-stick crafts. For the select 20 who will spend a June week in Washington as participants in the Next Generation Leadership Foundation's Leadership Camp, ... [Published Metro Weekly - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Andrew Barnett's Goodbye: SMYAL's longtime leader stepping down to pursue academic goals

After nearly a decade, Andrew Barnett is bidding the organization he has worked for goodbye.The 31-year-old Barnett, who started as an intern and later rose up the ranks to executive director of Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders ( SMYAL ... [Published Metro Weekly - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

LHP Ceremony Celebrates Women: D.C. LGBT Latino group holds third annual ''Mujeres en el Movimiento''

The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) will offer its third annual ''Mujeres en el Movimiento'' awards ceremony and networking happy hour Friday, March 28, honoring Latina lesbians in the D.C. area who have made contributions to both the local Latino community ... [Published Metro Weekly - Mar 26 2014]

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...practicing attorney and has served in the General Assembly for 27 years,'' Stephanie Bernstein, Equality Maryland board chair, said in a statement. "He understands the duties of the Attorney General and articulates a clear vision for how this office can continue to move Maryland forward on fairness or equality. We strongly urge the LGBT community and its allies to support Senator Frosh in his bid to be Maryland's next attorney general."
''I think it was a bad idea to start with,'' Grosso said of the creation of PFZs. "I think people recognize now that it's an easy way to violate someone's human rights, and it's time to get rid of them and get them off the books."
...I thought, "There's nothing redeeming about this song." I just had all this negative energy about why I hated this song. And I thought, "Why don't I just make it my own and shed that negative energy?" Then, at the same time, people just really enjoyed it. I'd play it at shows and get the whole crowd to sing...
...forward to vetting qualified candidates to appoint to various vacancies on the ballot this fall,'' Phillips said in the Republicans' statement. "We especially look forward to joining the conversation and discussing issues that are important to the citizens of the District of Columbia, such as school choice, reducing the burden of regulations for small businesses, and the level of taxes in our community."

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Frosh Gets Equality Maryland PAC Nod: State sen... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 15 2014]
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Tour of Duty: With a new album about to launch,... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 11 2014]
D.C. GOP Commits to Full Slate: Republicans ann... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 09 2014]
The ''Sore Winners'' Fallacy: Those who call ga... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 08 2014]
GLOV Co-Chair Leaving: Tuesday fundraiser offer... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 08 2014]
Next Gen Nominations Open: NGLF on the lookout ... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 04 2014]
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Twin Birthdays: April 4 should be a date that l... [Published Metro Weekly - Apr 03 2014]
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