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Trump, Hawley incite ‘Proud Boys’172 Shares Proud Boys (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) First it was just Donald Trump and one senator, Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), doing everything they could to incite the so-called Proud Boys to create carnage in the streets. Now we have Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) the dumbest member of Congress, and that is saying something, actually asking Trump...
2021 is the year to dream big159 Shares From left: Yariel Valdés González and Michael K. Lavers outside of Café Lafitte in Exile in New Orleans on July 26, 2020. (Washington Blade photo by Yariel Valdés González) It goes without saying that most of us are more than happy to see 2020 come to an end, but even this dumpster fire...
Prominent transgender activist in Colombia dies332 Shares Laura Weinstein (Photo via Weinstein’s Facebook page) A prominent transgender activist in Colombia died on Saturday. Laura Weinstein, director of Fundación Grupo de Acción y Apoyo a Personas Trans (GAAT), a trans rights group based in the Colombian capital of Bogotá, passed away four days after she was hospitalized with difficulty breathing. “I have been hospitalized since...
Top 10 local news stories of 2020(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key) Of course, COVID-19 looms large across this year’s annual Year in Review issue. From the shocking death toll, to the devastating impact on local businesses, to the cancellation of Pride, coronavirus upended all of our lives. Here are the Blade’s staff picks for the top 10 local news...
Top 10 international news stories of 2020 The coronavirus pandemic was the dominant international story in 2020, but other news impacted the LGBTQ community around the world over the past year. Here are our picks for top 10 international stories of 2020. No. 10: Anti-democracy crackdown looms over Hong Kong Gay Games Recent unrest in Hong Kong has led to speculation...
A closer look at the houses in our fave holiday filmsRalphie’s house in ‘A Christmas Story’ is available for special events and even weddings. (Photo courtesy AChristmasStoryHouse.com) We’re in the midst of the Hallmark season. Their movies are available 24/7 and they can serve as both light entertainment and as background noise. The formula is simple: boy meets girl,...
‘This Is Who I Am’ explores generational, physical distanceEvren Odcikin is associate artistic director at the prestigious Oregon Shakespeare Festival. ‘This Is Who I Am’Through Jan. 3, 2021Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company$15woollymammoth.net “Queer, Middle Eastern, American, immigrant, and theater artist: Fortunately, all those identities live together and work for me,” says Evren Odcikin, associate artistic director at the prestigious Oregon Shakespeare Festival...
Comings & Goings161 Shares Brett Parson (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) The Comings & Goings column is about sharing the professional successes of our community. We want to recognize those landing new jobs, new clients for their business, joining boards of organizations and other achievements. Please share your successes with us at: comingsandgoings@washblade.com. Congratulations to Brett A. Parson on...
LGBTQ agencies support vulnerable youth this holiday seasonKorean Davis, 18, lives in transitional housing because living at home with her mother ‘is not an option.’ (Photo courtesy Davis) At-risk LGBTQ youth continue to face challenges, including homelessness, but colleges and local agencies work to make services available during a season exacerbated by the pandemic. “During this holiday season, I’m thinking...
Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights Health – Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights https://www.washingtonblade.com America's Leading LGBT News Source D.C. gay bars struggling to stay open in pandemic https://www.washingtonblade.com/2020/12/10/d-c-gay-bars-struggling-to-stay-open-in-pandemic/ https://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=93940201 <div class="swp_social_panel swp_horizontal_panel swp_flat_fresh swp_default_color_outlines swp_other_full_color swp_individual_color_outlines scale-100 scale-full_width" data-min-width="1100" data-float-color="#ffffff" data-float="bottom" data-float-mobile="bottom" data-transition="slide" data-post-id="93940201"><p><span class="swp_count ">976 <span class="swp_label">Shares</span></span></p></div> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large is-resized"><img src="https://www.washingtonblade.com/content/files/2020/12/empty_Nellies_insert_c_Washington_Blade_by_Michael_Key.jpg" alt="gay bar, gay news, Washington Blade" class="wp-image-93940722" width="600" height="400" srcset="https://www.washingtonblade.com/content/files/2020/12/empty_Nellies_insert_c_Washington_Blade_by_Michael_Key.jpg 600w,...
Palm Springs Gay Clothing-Optional Resort INNdulge is Up for Sale INNdulge, Palm Springs’ long-running clothing optional gay resort in the Warm Sands neighborhood, can be yours for a cool $10.8 million. The Bay Area Reporter reports that owners Jon Jackson and his partner, Sandy Miller, have “stipulated that whoever buys it keeps the property as a gay resort.” The owners said they...
Billie Jean King, Megan Rapinoe urge court to overturn Idaho anti-trans sports law622 Shares From left, Billie Jean King and Megan Rapinoe signed a friend-of-the-court brief urging judges to overturn an Idaho anti-trans sports law. (King photo by Andrew Coppa Photography; Rapinoe photo by Erica McCaulley) Lesbian athletes, including tennis legend Billie Jean King and World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe, were...
Advocacy groups file lawsuit against ‘death to asylum’ ruleA portion of the fence that marks the Mexico-U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Feb. 25, 2020. (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers) Immigrant advocacy groups in a federal lawsuit they filed on Monday say the Trump administration’s “death to asylum” rule would make it nearly impossible for members of the LGBTQ community and people...
Sun, Sand and Wide Open Spaces Await Travelers in Key West (Rob O’Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau) After months of staring at the same walls, it’s only natural to dream of wide open spaces. Whether stuck in a studio or tired of walking the same well-worn trails, we could all benefit from sticking our toes in the sand and looking out...
White House: Grenell, not Buttigieg, is the first out LGBTQ Cabinet official244 Shares The White House says former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell is the first openly gay Cabinet official, not former Mayor of South Bend, Ind. Pete Buttigieg, whom Biden chose as transportation secretary. (Photo of Grenell public domain; Washington Blade photo of Buttigieg by Michael Key) Amid...
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