Nearly Half of DC’s Homeless Youth are LGBTQ, and They’re Not Getting the Support They Need
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Nearly Half of DC’s Homeless Youth are LGBTQ, and They’re Not Getting the Support They Need

Published June 29, 2017 It’s easy to overlook homelessness as an LGBTQ issue—despite the fact that 43 percent of homeless youth in Washington identify as such, according to DC’s 2016 Homeless Youth Census. The reasons why LGBTQ youth end up without stable living situations vary widely. Some are kicked out by their families because of their sexual orientation or gender … 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

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The Good Silver Opens in Columbia Heights With Shrub Cocktails And Monty Python Jokes

Published May 11, 2017 The Good Silver, the name for the new tavern replacing Kangaroo Boxing Club, started out as a joke. Owners Josh Saltzman, Chris Powers, Adam Fry, who also run Ivy and Coney, and their new partner Carrie Dzwil were having trouble coming up with what to call the Columbia Heights spot, so they started riffing. “Chris and I were … Continue reading

Some LGBTQ Activists Are Upset That Miley Cyrus Will Headline DC’s Pride Festival
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Some LGBTQ Activists Are Upset That Miley Cyrus Will Headline DC’s Pride Festival

Published May 10, 2017 Not everyone in the LGBTQ community is thrilled that Miley Cyrus will headline DC’s Pride festival concert in June. Cyrus’s quotes about hip-hop in a recent Billboard magazine interview have refreshed long-simmering criticisms of the singer, and two activist groups contacted by Washingtonian had harsh words about the booking. In the Billboard interview, Cyrus discussed her musical evolution away from hip-hop and … Continue reading

American University Kicks Reporters Off Campus
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American University Kicks Reporters Off Campus

Published May 3, 2017 American University kicked several reporters off its campus Tuesday while they covered a protest there. University officials asked Steve Burns from WMAL radio and Tom Fitzgerald from Fox 5 to leave. Brakkton Booker, a reporter for WAMU, was asked to leave as well.  WAMU is a public radio station owned by American University. WAMU editorial … Continue reading

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The Washington Post’s New Podcast Is a Look at Being Mixed Race in America

Published May 2, 2017 Conversations about race are often framed as a conflict between distinct groups. But what about people who don’t fit neatly into such categories?  “I think it’s a really regressive, and a really reductive, way to think about race,” says Washington Post social media editor Alex Laughlin. Laughlin’s the creator of “Other: Mixed Race in America,” … Continue reading