Opinion

June 4, 2013
Earl D. Fowlkes, Jr. with guests at DC Black Pride event

Still Relevant After 23 Years: Why DC Black Pride is Important for the LGBT Community

Why D.C. Black Pride is important for the LGBT community

By Earl D. Fowlkes, Jr. Washington, D.C., hosts the 23rd Annual Black Pride over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend. D.C. Black Pride is the oldest Black Pride gathering in the world.
May 4, 2013
DC Immigration Rally

Why the LGBT Community Should Care About Immigration Reform

By Tiffany Mott-Smith On April 10, I had the opportunity to attend a Capitol Hill rally for Immigration Reform. Called by representatives from the United Auto Workers Union, the rally drew thousands of people and organizations like The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Immigration Equality and Make the Road New York.
May 4, 2013
Chelsea Bland Supporting MD University women's sports

UM Rebounders: All In for Maryland Women’s Basketball

A fan talks about why supporting local women’s basketball is important

By Chelsea Bland Passion, skill, dedication; that is Maryland Women’s Basketball. I started attending the women’s basketball games at the University of Maryland (UMD) back when I was a student, and the program immediately impressed me. I was there when the team won the national championship in 2006 and the feeling was electric!
January 13, 2013
Eli Strong

A Double-Edged Sword

Being a transman within the lesbian community

By Eli Strong When I came out as transgender man in 2005, I was prepared for discrimination, misunderstanding, and even the prospect of losing my family. What I wasn’t prepared for was the lack of respect and outright anger from many of the lesbians I knew.