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

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

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

John Paulk: “Pray the Gay Away” Poster Child Announces He is Still Gay, Truly Sorry
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John Paulk: “Pray the Gay Away” Poster Child Announces He is Still Gay, Truly Sorry

  John Paulk, an icon of the “ex-gay” movement who long claimed to be “cured” of his homosexuality, has officially announced he is still gay and is “truly, truly” sorry for the harm he caused. In a formal, public apology Wednesday, Paulk said, “For the better part of ten years, I was an advocate and spokesman for … Continue reading