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

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

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

So, There Was a Dance Party at Mike Pence’s House…
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So, There Was a Dance Party at Mike Pence’s House…

Published January 19, 2017 About 300 rainbow and glitter-clad activists gathered to shake their stuff over Ariana Grande, Madonna, and Beyonce beats Wednesday night near Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s temporary house in Northwest DC to make a fabulous–and pointed–statement of support for LGBTQ rights. “[Pence’s] record is far from stellar and he is in fact one … Continue reading

Trump Victory Sparks Offers for Free Expedited LGBTQ Wedding Services
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Trump Victory Sparks Offers for Free Expedited LGBTQ Wedding Services

Several local wedding vendors are offering their services free to LGBTQ couples who want to expedite their nuptials, fearing that the incoming Trump administration will attempt to roll back protections enacted under the Obama administration or otherwise challenge a Supreme Court decision allowing gay couples to get married. In the wake of Donald Trump’s electoral … Continue reading