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

Healthcare Protesters Have Been Arrested On The Hill 500 Times Over The Past Two Months
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Healthcare Protesters Have Been Arrested On The Hill 500 Times Over The Past Two Months

Published July 26, 2017 Since the beginning of June, U.S. Capitol police have made nearly 500 arrests of protesters rallying against cuts to the Affordable Health Care Act. Each round of mass arrests might have earned significant coverage in a different time, but they have registered as barely a blip in the frenetic news cycle. … 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

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