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Transgender Service Members Share Their Stories At White House: ‘Our Patriotism Shouldn’t Have An Asterisk Next To It’
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Transgender Service Members Share Their Stories At White House: ‘Our Patriotism Shouldn’t Have An Asterisk Next To It’

Published on July 27, 2017 President Donald Trump’s tweets reinstating a ban on transgender military service members yesterday sparked immediate fear and outrage in the LGBTQ community. About a hundred people, mostly members of the armed forces and of the LGBTQ community, gathered last night in a hastily arranged protest in front of the White … Continue reading

D.C. Bible Museum Denies Connection to Hobby Lobby’s Smuggled Antiquities
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D.C. Bible Museum Denies Connection to Hobby Lobby’s Smuggled Antiquities

Published July 6, 2017 As the Hobby Lobby’s smuggled antiquity drama seems to be drawing to a close, the Museum of the Bible is distancing itself from the affair. Hobby Lobby, the evangelical crafting company funding D.C.’s forthcoming museum, has just been fined $3 million for buying artifacts smuggled from Iraq. The PR firm representing the museum, DeMoss, … Continue reading

DC’s Gay Men’s Chorus Just Sang Down Some Anti-Gay Protesters
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DC’s Gay Men’s Chorus Just Sang Down Some Anti-Gay Protesters

Published June 19, 2017 The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC is touring the South as part of their Southern Equality Tour, and this past weekend they performed at the Knox Pride festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. Thea Kano, artistic director of the chorus, says about eight people were protesting with signs outside the Pride stage when they arrived. After … Continue reading

Seven Things We Learned at ‘Bad Feminist’ Author Roxane Gay’s Talk in DC
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Seven Things We Learned at ‘Bad Feminist’ Author Roxane Gay’s Talk in DC

Published June 22, 2017 At All Souls Unitarian Church in Columbia Heights Monday night, fans lined up around the block to see the author Roxane Gay discuss her latest book, Hunger, with WAMU’s editorial director, Alicia Montgomery. Here are the highlights from her candid discussion: 1. She’s writing a television show! Gay divulged she’s writing a television pilot called “Grown Women” for Amazon, adapted … Continue reading

Washington’s Gay Campers and Hikers Share How to Show Pride Outside
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Washington’s Gay Campers and Hikers Share How to Show Pride Outside

Published June 2, 2017 For gay people who have grown up in cities or fled there for safety in numbers, spending time in the wilderness can be an intimidating prospect. However, local LGBTQ hikers and campers are challenging what it means to be an “outdoors person,” taking their pride outside to Washington’s many gorgeous public parks … Continue reading

Crystal City’s Center Of LGBTQ Life Is a Purple Beach Bar–With Barbies
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Crystal City’s Center Of LGBTQ Life Is a Purple Beach Bar–With Barbies

Published May 19, 2017 I first stepped through Freddie’s lavender entrance on a date with a startlingly pretty girl, and my stomach was flipping. We were there for the king show. For the uninitiated, that’s queer women performing as their masculine alter-egos in ripped muscle tees and drawn-on facial hair over The Weeknd and Bieber beats. I was too … Continue reading