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Gay Community Directory
Weekend celebration of events in early October includes Block Party near Lexington Market.
Gay Community Directory
A social forum for interracial pride and interaction in the Baltimore area for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community, African-Americans and Euro-Americans, as well as Asian-Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans.
Gay Community Directory
A social, support, service and educational group that promotes friendships and relationships among gay and bisexual men of all races, and the acceptance and welcoming of such relationships in the broader community.
Gay Community Directory
"Provide peer support through positive and stimulating tri-monthly group discussions geared toward addressing the needs of the Black Lesbians and Bisexual Women in the LGBT community."
Gay Community Directory
Memorial Day Weekend celebration of events includes large central Pride Festival.
Gay Community Directory
Founded in 1978, the D.C. Coalition seeks to abolish discrimination against, and build a strong political and economic base for the black LGBT community.
Gay Community Directory
''A civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black same-gender-loving, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. The Coalition works with our communities and our allies for social justice, equality, and an end to racism and homophobia.''
Gay Community Directory
A safe space for black gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues; to fellowship and discuss issues.
Gay Community Directory
Mid-July event. "An HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness social marketing outreach that provides messaging specifically designed to target and engage African American men of the GLBT community between the ages of 25-44 years old."
Gay Community Directory
A community-based AIDS service organization committed to reducing HIV infection in the African-American community by providing HIV prevention and support services to gay and bisexual men, and transgender persons.

News & Arts Articles

Events - Published on: Apr 3, 2014
Dissonance Dance's Black to Silver festival celebrates ''black gay arts''
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 16, 2014
Meet Mr. DC Eagle 2014, Ramien Pierre
News - Published on: Dec 19, 2013
Rev. Cedric Harmon shares Many Voices' inclusive mission
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 5, 2013
Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills sound off on politics and pop culture
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 5, 2013
Sheila Alexander-Reid brings the LGBT community to the FM dial
News - Published on: Oct 7, 2013
Organizers open registration for annual conference promoting well-being among black gay and bi men
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 22, 2013
From Mississippi to the National Mall, Eleanor Holmes Norton's story is historic
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 22, 2013
Five decades later, Aisha Moodie-Mills represents the torchbearers
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 22, 2013
D.C.'s LGBT community and allies step up to commemorate the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 8, 2013
From bullied in Alabama, transgender activist and actress becomes scene-stealing star in Netflix's ''Orange Is the New Black''
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 1, 2013
K. Murry Johnson breaks ground and earns praise with his debut novel of a black gay vampire
Music - Published on: June 13, 2013
R&B singer Rahsaan Patterson, former child actor, plots his next move
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 23, 2013
DC Black Pride 2013
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 23, 2013
African-American Collective Theater presents its 15th DC Black Pride production
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 23, 2013
DC Black Pride screens five films shining a light on community issues
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 23, 2013
For 2013, the mood is all about ''Stepping Up & Being Heard''
Clublife - Published on: May 23, 2013
DJ TWiN lures gays back to the Howard Theatre with his second TempTation party in the storied venue
Feature Story - Published on: May 9, 2013
Next Generation Awards 2013
Feature Story - Published on: May 9, 2013
Next Generation Awards 2013
Opinion - Published on: Apr 11, 2013
Online-hits jobs undermining marriage equality risk social-justice schism
News - Published on: Nov 7, 2012
Project Healthy Living offering 3-day conference for black gay and bi men
News - Published on: Oct 27, 2012
Marriage-equality opponents, down in polls, employ shock tactics, misinformation campaign
Video - Published on: Oct 24, 2012
Comedian honors Ellen DeGeneres; says black churches may shut down without black gay participation
News - Published on: Oct 11, 2012
''Jump the Broom'' effort possibly connected to consultant convicted in 2010 voter-suppression effort
Video - Published on: Oct 9, 2012
Mayor of Newark and rising Democratic star connects LGBT rights to the ''spirit of common ancestry''
News - Published on: Sept 21, 2012
Group says measure is about civil rights, not religion; counters perceptions of African-American clergy opposing marriage equality
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 20, 2012
Sgt. John Cephas, Maryland National Guard
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 30, 2012
Meet Nick McCoy, the gay activist hoping to become the District's next rising political star
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 9, 2012
Wade Davis talks about life on the gridiron, after the NFL and out of the closet
News - Published on: July 19, 2012
Mitt Romney's NAACP Speech Shows Some Degree of Marriage Split
News - Published on: June 25, 2012
Congressional groups join for ''Invisible Lives'' forum on black LGBT experience
News - Published on: June 14, 2012
Attendees say celebration is about love, self-acceptance and community and a one-year anniversary for Pepper MaShay
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 24, 2012
This year's DC Black Pride screens three powerful, provocative films
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 24, 2012
From crafts to king, Peggielene Bartels has long been a welcome part of DC Black Pride
Feature Story - Published on: May 2, 2012
The Next Generation Awards 2012
Feature Story - Published on: May 2, 2012
The Next Generation Awards 2012
News - Published on: Apr 12, 2012
Donna Payne wins Woman of Excellence honor from National Action Network
Coverboy Interview - Published on: Mar 23, 2012
Act fast, or you might miss this man on the move
Coverboy Interview - Published on: Mar 10, 2012
This optimistic Marine has an eye for photography
Coverboy Interview - Published on: Feb 25, 2012
Meet a self-made man who likes his world tidy
Opinion - Published on: Feb 23, 2012
February has been tumultuous for black LGBT people, showing the need for solutions to violence and homophobia
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 15, 2012
Melissa Harris-Perry takes her political insights from campus to cable
Film - Published on: Jan 5, 2012
For years, Dee Rees honed her craft, resulting in a critically acclaimed film, ''Pariah,'' about a young black lesbian's coming out
Coverboy Interview - Published on: Dec 5, 2011
Coverboy Interview - Published on: Dec 1, 2011
''Love me or hate me, I'm still going to be the same,'' says Fame
News - Published on: Nov 23, 2011
NBJC's Sharon Lettman-Hicks discusses work, motivation and a lesson from Transgender Day of Remembrance
News - Published on: Oct 27, 2011
Community groups converge to offer aid and emotional support to black LGBT youth
Coverboy Interview - Published on: Oct 6, 2011
Jason has taken a unique ride in a car wash, and in a pinch would serve Skittles and Starburst to his dinner guests
Stage - Published on: Sept 29, 2011
In his one-man show, E. Patrick Johnson is determined to blend the bitter with enough of the sweet to keep you fully engaged.
News - Published on: Sept 15, 2011
Black LGBT organization readies for annual 'Out on the Hill'
News - Published on: Sept 9, 2011
Baltimore branch now part of the Marylanders for Marriage Equality coalition
News - Published on: Aug 26, 2011
Washington's LGBT community joins in celebrating dedication of Martin Luther King Jr. memorial
Coverboy Interview - Published on: July 18, 2011
Coverboy Interview - Published on: June 23, 2011
Opinion - Published on: June 9, 2011
Bayard Rustin's historic lifelong campaign to end workplace discrimination has lessons for us today in the struggle for ENDA
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 3, 2011
Us Helping Us pushes forward with expanding scope, respect for its roots, and celebration of the whole human being
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 27, 2011
Playwright and performer Anna Deavere Smith has made a career of telling other people's stories
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 19, 2011
For Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney It's All About Community
Video - Published on: Nov 24, 2010
Gay youth speak about services available at Transgender Health Empowerment Drop-In Center
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 4, 2010
Jonathan Capehart charts his own course as one of Washington's leading opinion-makers
Video - Published on: Oct 10, 2010
Hollywood director of 'Precious' and 'Monster's Ball' accepts the organization's Visibility Award in DC
Video - Published on: Oct 10, 2010
The Oscar-winner presents Lee Daniels with HRC's Visibility Award
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 5, 2010
Paul Wharton's panache has already made him a breakout sensation on The Real Housewives of D.C. even before the show's premiere
Video - Published on: June 4, 2010
All of the action from the Fashion Show, to musical performances by J Holiday and Wale, and poetry from ButtaflySoul, Rayceen Pendarvis and others
Video - Published on: May 30, 2010
Rapper appears at DC Black Pride to apologize for prior cancellation
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 28, 2010
DC Black Pride remembers the late Charlotte Smallwood with the Welmore Cook Award
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 28, 2010
A decade after donning a dress at a softball tournament, Jerry Van Hook has made Shi-Queeta-Lee one of D.C.'s most prominent drag entertainers
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 28, 2010
Black Pride 2010
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 28, 2010
Black Pride 2010
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 28, 2010
Washington, D.C. Community-Based Organizations
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 28, 2010
Official 2010 Events Calendar
Feature Story - Published on: May 27, 2010
Linda McAllister is living her dream, for herself and her community
News - Published on: May 20, 2010
DC Black Pride says Wale's cancellation as event headliner is result of ''homophobia''
Video - Published on: May 8, 2010
SMYAL, Michelle Raymond and Private Tails perform at DC's 2010 Youth Pride festival
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 29, 2010
Fine-tuning his passion for advocacy
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 29, 2010
Her dreams are getting bigger
News - Published on: Jan 21, 2010
MPD seeks assistance in homicide of Maryland man, identified as member of LGBT community
Opinion - Published on: Jan 21, 2010
Racism, Poverty and the Response to Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crimes in D.C.
Opinion - Published on: Dec 24, 2009
Inflammatory language impedes frank discussions of LGBT and race issues
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 19, 2009
Earline Budd's journey has been difficult and dangerous -- and led her to bring compassion to her activism
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 8, 2009
National Equality March 2009
News - Published on: Aug 27, 2009
Black GLBT group taking steps to identify its place in the community
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 13, 2009
Her sassy, brassy persona made comic Wanda Sykes a hit with gays. Her coming out only sealed the deal.
Opinion - Published on: July 23, 2009
Commentary: Center Field
News - Published on: July 23, 2009
Decades-old black GLBT group hoping to harness momentum
News - Published on: July 9, 2009
Annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser re-launched under Al Sura banner
News - Published on: June 18, 2009
Robinson steps down, Rhue rules interim, and Bartlett talks of tomorrow
Video - Published on: June 15, 2009
Video of singer and drag supermodel RuPaul takes the stage at DC's Pride Festival
Feature Story - Published on: June 11, 2009
RuPaul roars into town to entertain the masses -- and speak her mind
News - Published on: May 28, 2009
SMYAL hosts women's networking event at HRC
Feature Story - Published on: May 21, 2009
Crystal Waters brings her playful, party sound to D.C. Black Pride, showing support for the community that nurtured her
News - Published on: May 21, 2009
Aisha Mills sets her sights on her company and new community involvement
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 21, 2009
Celebrating Theodore Kirkland, a founder of Black Pride DC
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 21, 2009
Weddings are in style -- literally
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 21, 2009
Guide to official DC Black Pride events
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 23, 2009
EDGEWORKS founder Helanius Wilkins makes movement his mission
News - Published on: Apr 16, 2009
Daryl Wilson Promotions rejoins Black Pride fold for 2009
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 16, 2009
Next Generation Awards 2009
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 16, 2009
Next Generation Awards 2009
News - Published on: Apr 2, 2009
African-American leaders talk about homophobia in the black church
News - Published on: Mar 26, 2009
DCBP releases schedule for May Pride celebration
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 12, 2009
Michael Crawford traces his D.C. path from marching to marriage to blogging
News - Published on: Feb 19, 2009
Howard University's resurgent GLBT student group plans its evolution and expansion
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 27, 2008
Fighting HIV in the District for decades, UHU's Ron Simmons traces his path from Muslim and Mao, to here and now
Opinion - Published on: Nov 20, 2008
Commentary: Center Field
News - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
HIV organization marks bittersweet milestone
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
We Win, We Lose. What's Next for 2009? (Online Extra)
News - Published on: Oct 10, 2008
Howard University student group revives for 8th anniversary at HRC Hype '08 launch
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 2, 2008
To celebrate black gay history, first you have to find it
News - Published on: Sept 11, 2008
Sept. 7 robbery in Shaw has police on lookout for four suspects
Clublife - Published on: Sept 11, 2008
Inaya Day brings her positive and upbeat messages to Apex
News - Published on: Sept 4, 2008
Black Pride President Steps Down
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 14, 2008
After helping nonprofits grow in D.C., Earl Plante looks to L.A. and The Trevor Project
Feature Story - Published on: July 31, 2008
From queer proms to drag kings, Ebone Bell, is the princess of promotion
News - Published on: June 19, 2008
Sudden death of leather local shocks community
News - Published on: June 16, 2008
Former Mr. DC Eagle collapsed suddenly at same venue
Film - Published on: June 5, 2008
Tiona M's film, 'black./womyn.: conversations with'
Pride Guide - Published on: June 5, 2008
E-Cleff and the Bad Boys
Pride Guide - Published on: June 5, 2008
by Doug Rule
Feature Story - Published on: May 22, 2008
As DC Black Pride's new president, Courtney R. Snowden leads the way for the 18th annual festival
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 22, 2008
More than just tests, the Health & Wellness Expo aims to make you mighty
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 22, 2008
DJ Mandrill teams up with the legendary Best of Washington to create a classic evening of old school partying
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 22, 2008
Bry'Nt to stir things up with his debut at D.C. Black Pride
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 22, 2008
The American Idol brings the heat as this year's Black Pride headliner
News - Published on: May 15, 2008
Lawrence Webb's win makes him state's first black, gay elected official
News - Published on: May 1, 2008
Convention blended faith and entertainment with one eye to the future, one to the past
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 24, 2008
Karen Williams brings laughter and enlightenment to NBJC's 'Power of Us'
News - Published on: Apr 17, 2008
PFLAG hosts panel on gays and race
News - Published on: Apr 17, 2008
Activist Brian Watson honored by GLAA, along with five others
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 21, 2008
Gay activist and man of God, Bishop Rainey Cheeks preaches inclusiveness at Inner Light Ministries
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 14, 2008
Revisiting the Best of Washington's past, finding a path to the future
News - Published on: Jan 31, 2008
A local reverend continues her battle against stigma and HIV/AIDS in D.C., one test at a time
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 29, 2007
Khadijah Tribble looks at - and after - the District's children of HIV/AIDS (plus World AIDS Day events)
News - Published on: Nov 29, 2007
Local judge, activist, leather leader Neil Alexander dies
News - Published on: Nov 1, 2007
Straight founder of new Maryland group seeks to aid black, same-sex households
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 18, 2007
ABilly S. Jones on Where We've Been and How We Got Here
News - Published on: Sept 20, 2007
Leading gay-rights figure to speak about 'Presidential Campaign' issues at American University
News - Published on: Aug 23, 2007
NBJC launches a new online broadcast
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 16, 2007
Phase Fest 2007
Opinion - Published on: July 5, 2007
A Town Square Opinion
News - Published on: June 28, 2007
Gay African-American is new head of the D.C. Bar Association
Pride Guide - Published on: June 4, 2007
Capital Pride 2007: Community Partners
Feature Story - Published on: May 24, 2007
James Hawkins gets ready for D.C. Black Gay Pride
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 24, 2007
Frenchie Davis will help select a D.C. Black Pride Idol
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 24, 2007
'College Hill' star, Ray Cunningham , to host forum geared toward youth
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 24, 2007
D.C. Black Pride adds three guiding lights
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 15, 2007
'Noah's Arc' star Doug Spearman returns to his D.C. roots to be honored by PFLAG
News - Published on: Feb 22, 2007
Gay masseur in Manassas, VA gets special use permit to operate home business
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 15, 2007
Sheila Alexander-Reid's journey from lesbian nightlife to nonprofit
News - Published on: Feb 1, 2007
Lesbian Murder Mystery, Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Transgender Murder Update
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 11, 2007
One man's take on the leather community, and his place in it
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 21, 2006
Imam Daayiee Abdullah offers a gay Muslim's insights for the holidays
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 31, 2006
Darlene Nipper ponders the end of her appointment as the mayor's liaison the GLBT community, her call to God, and the state of gay D.C.
Feature Story - Published on: July 27, 2006
In a packed field, Michael Brown aims to break out by targeting the growing divide between haves and have-nots
Feature Story - Published on: July 13, 2006
Marie Johns wants to make a 'Better' pitch for the city's GLBT community
News - Published on: May 25, 2006
Gay activist Philip Pannell enters DC 'shadow' senate race
Feature Story - Published on: May 25, 2006
Clarence* J. Fluker gets ready For a Blazing Black Pride Weekend
News - Published on: May 4, 2006
Town-hall meeting examines the state of black, gay D.C.
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 1, 2005
National Minority AIDS Council
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 20, 2005
As the door to MMM participation closes for the black LGBT community, another door to increased activism may be opening
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 22, 2005
NBJC's H. Alexander Robinson and Donna Payne on their group's leadership summit, the African-American GLBT community's socio-political reality, and the MMM commemoration
News - Published on: Aug 25, 2005
Local meetings of GLBT blacks gaining momentum for Million More Movement demands
News - Published on: July 21, 2005
Millions More Movement Unity Takes a Hit from One of Its Own
Community Profile - Published on: June 9, 2005
A Community Profile
Pride Guide - Published on: June 9, 2005
The loss of Wanda Alston has left an immeasurable void in the LGBT community
Feature Story - Published on: May 26, 2005
At the helm of D.C.'s 15th Annual Black Lesbian and Gay Pride Day with Eric E. Richardson
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 7, 2005
Michael Sainte-Andress takes the lead in August Wilson's 'Fences' at Port City Playhouse
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 24, 2005
The LGBT community grieves the loss and celebrates the life of advocate and friend Wanda Alston
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 24, 2005
Her Father's Daughter
News - Published on: Feb 10, 2005
HRC holds second gathering of LGBT students from historically black colleges and universities
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 10, 2005
Pamela and Kimberly Matthews-Williams
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 27, 2005
An exploration of the Harlem Renaissance in 'Brother to Brother' reflects D.C.'s own gay black history
News - Published on: Sept 16, 2004
Gay issues fill the edges at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's national black political conference in D.C.
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 26, 2004
Paris Barclay talks about the Vietnam War, gay marriage, and the fabric of hate
Feature Story - Published on: July 22, 2004
61 photos of Ummah Foundation's 6th Annual White Attire Affair
Feature Story - Published on: May 27, 2004
After nearly three decades at the forefront of D.C.'s black gay community, Buddy Sutson is having a summer full of pride
News - Published on: Feb 26, 2004
DC's oldest bar, Nob Hill, shuts its doors after 50 years
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 19, 2004
Carlene Cheatam reflects on her 25 years of GLBT leadership in DC
Community Profile - Published on: Dec 25, 2003
A Community Profile
Feature Story - Published on: July 24, 2003
Interview with Comic Book Artist Michael-Christopher
Feature Story - Published on: June 5, 2003
Interview with singer Jennifer Holliday
Feature Story - Published on: May 29, 2003
Photos from the 2003 D.C. Black Lesbian and Gay Pride Day 2003
Feature Story - Published on: May 22, 2003
At 35, Nob Hill is Washington, DC's oldest black gay bar
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 17, 2003
Phillip Pike documents homophobia and hope in Jamaica
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 6, 2003
Rocky Scott creates an Atmosphere of Cuisine, Comfort and Camaraderie at Rocky's Cafe
News - Published on: Feb 27, 2003
The Days and Nights of the Best of Washington
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 6, 2003
Us Helping Us Executive Director Ron Simmons
News - Published on: Dec 19, 2002
While the Government Continues to Condemn Same-Sex Unions, More and More Churches Move Ahead
Feature Story - Published on: May 23, 2002
The Gay Rapper Goes On the Record
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 18, 2002
Earline Budd and the Transgender Movement
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 7, 2002
The MW Interview
Clublife - Published on: Jan 31, 2002
Interview with DJ Mandrill
Feature Story - Published on: July 1, 1999
Interview with author E. Lynn Harris