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Blade holds Coming Out Day celebration The Washington Blade, in partnership with The Wharf and ABSOLUT, is hosting a Coming Out Day celebration on Oct. 11. The event at The Wharf brings business specials, pride-themed fitness classes, and more to the waterfront neighborhood. Visit washingtonblade.com/comingout for a full list of business specials, fitness classes and more. Published at Sat,...
Exclusive: LGBTQ summit for fed’l workers cancelled to comply with Trump orderAn LGBTQ summit was cancelled to comply with President Donald Trump‘s executive order. An upcoming summit, intended to give LGBTQ federal workers an opportunity to meet and network, has been cancelled by organizers in accordance with President Trump’s recent executive order requiring review of diversity training in U.S. agencies...
Will Harris, Pence face an LGBTQ question during VP debate?435 Shares Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) In anticipation of the vice presidential debate Wednesday night, LGBTQ advocacy groups are going all out in calling for a question that would distinguish Sen. Kamala Harris’ pro-LGBTQ record with Vice President Mike Pence’s notoriously anti-LGBTQ record. Alphonso David, president...
Gay man provides help to LGBTQ asylum seekers in Mexico212 Shares Fernanda, a transgender woman from El Salvador, right, speaks with Resource Center Matamoros receptionist Oscar Borjas in Matamoros, Mexico. Fernanda is among the LGBTQ migrants that Rainbow Bridge Asylum Seekers helps in the Mexican border city. (Photo courtesy of Estuardo Cifuentes/Rainbow Bridge Asylum Seekers) A gay man from Guatemala who...
Ruby Corado released from hospital following COVID symptomsRuby Corado (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) Casa Ruby founder and executive director Ruby Corado announced on Facebook on Wednesday that she has been released from a local hospital after being taken to the emergency room on Tuesday, Sept. 29, while experiencing what she believed to be COVID related breathing problems.
Gay men take over #ProudBoys on Twitter676K Shares A hashtag used by the far-right fascist group, Proud Boys has been hijacked by the gay men to the delight of thousands of people on social media. The male-only organization, which is affiliated with white supremacists, gained notoriety last Tuesday after Donald Trump refused to condemn them in the first presidential debate. Now gay men around...
El asesinato de una mujer trans que conmocionó a ColombiaJuliana Giraldo Díaz (Foto cortesía de Wilson Castañeda Castro/Redes sociales) Nota del editor: El Washington Blade ha publicado una versión de esta nota en inglés. “¡Por favor ayúdenme a hacer viral este video! ¡El ejército me acaba de matar a mi mujer! ¡Ayúdenme por favor a difundirlo! … Me mataron a Juliana...
President Trump & First Lady test positive for COVID-19238 Shares First Lady Melania Trump with President Donald Trump at the presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Screenshot via CTV) In a tweet late Thursday evening, President Donald Trump announced that he and the First Lady, Melania Trump, had tested positive for the coronavirus. “Tonight @FLOTUS and I tested...
Pepco plan will support jobs, generate $390 million in economic activity When reading about any proposal that will benefit the city’s economy, those of us in the business community want to see the bottom line. How is it going to affect our professions, our businesses, our employees and, frankly, our own families and loved ones? The success of any business...
Michigan’s lesbian AG slaps felony charges on Wohl, Burkman for robocalls739 Shares Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl face felony charges in Michigan for robocalls.(Photo public domain) Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a lesbian, announced Thursday she has filed felony charges against conservative hoaxers Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman — who have a history of deceit and unscrupulous dealings — for misleading...
Ruby Corado announces she’s COVID positive“OMG! I tested Positive For COVID 19 Today,” Ruby Corado posted on social media.(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) The announcement came last Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 23, in a post on Facebook. Friends and supporters of Ruby Corado usually look forward to reading her Facebook postings about her ongoing projects in support of the LGBTQ...
Jorge Ramos entrevista a Yariel Valdés GonzálezYariel Valdés González, izquierda, habla con Jorge Ramos (Captura de pantalla de Michael K. Lavers por el Washington Blade) Jorge Ramos entrevistó a Yariel Valdés González para su programa “Al Punto” en Univision. Valdés discutió su caso de asilo, el tratamiento que recibió bajo la custodia del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de...
Jorge Ramos interviews Blade contributorYariel Valdés González, left, speaks with Jorge Ramos (Screenshot by Michael K. Lavers of the Washington Blade) Jorge Ramos interviewed Yariel Valdés González on Univision’s “Al Punto” program. Valdés discussed his asylum case, the treatment he received while in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody and the plight of Cuba’s independent journalists. The interview aired on “Al...
MLK Library in D.C. reopens after $211 million renovation project D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday cut a ceremonial ribbon to celebrate the reopening of the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library following a three-year, $211 million modernization project. The MLK Library’s Washingtoniana Division has included for many years the printed editions of the Washington Blade. And the D.C. Public Library system is continuing...
Trump selects Amy Coney Barrett as pick for Supreme Court: source391 Shares Amy Coney Barrett is Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, an inside source has confirmed to the Blade. (Photo by Rachel Malehorn via Wikimedia Commons) President Trump has selected Amy Coney Barrett, a federal appellate judge and a favorite among religious conservatives, as his choice to replace progressive champion...
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