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DC Council Bans Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth

FAMILY | By EDGE | Dec 3
On Tuesday, December 2, the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved a bill that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy.

D.C. Arsonist Says He Doesn't Hate Gays, He Was Just Drunk

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 31
A former D.C. resident who pled guilty to setting a fire in the gay nightclub Neighbours on New Year's Eve said he doesn't hate gays, he was just drunk.

D.C. Council Mulls Reparative Therapy Ban

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 4
A June 27 hearing lasting nearly five hours unfolded before the D.C. Council, which is considering a bill that would seek to ban reparative or conversion therapy for minors.

Trans Woman Files Complaint After Being Called ’Gay Bitches’ at Hookah Bar

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 11
A Washington, D.C., transgender woman filed a complaint with Lambda Legal after the employees in a hookah bar handed her and her eight friends a restaurant receipt with the words "gay bitches" printed on it.

DC Council Member David Catania Confident He’ll Win Mayoral Race

POLITICS | By Ben Nuckols | May 1
Conventional wisdom dictates that David Catania is an underdog in the race for mayor of Washington. He is white, a former Republican and openly gay in a city that has only elected African-American Democrats to its top local office.

DC Mayoral Nominee Can’t Breeze to Victory

POLITICS | By Ben Nuckols | Apr 3
Muriel Bowser’s decisive victory in the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city’s eighth mayor, but she can’t expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees.

Gay Councilmember to Seek 5th Term on DC Council

Democrat Jim Graham will seek a fifth term on the D.C. Council.

ManDate Health and Wellness Conference Comes to DC

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 7
Project Health Living welcomes African-American MSM to their second annual ManDate Health and Wellness Conference, held in Washington, DC, Nov. 8-10.

DC on Fast Track to Decriminalizing Pot Possession

HEALTH | By Ben Nuckols | Nov 3
The D.C. Council is poised to approve a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot, and Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray announced last month that he supports it. He could sign the bill into law as early as January.

Deaf Admin Sues DC University for Violating Her Freedom of Speech

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 3
A DC woman has filed a lawsuit alleging that Gallaudet University violated her right to free speech after she signed a petition forcing a referendum on Maryland’s gay-marriage law.

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