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Feature Story - Published on: Jan 30, 2014
Colorado Congressman Jared Polis is leading the charge to decriminalize marijuana on a federal level
Opinion - Published on: Nov 7, 2013
Absolutes and perfection are extremes best suited to fantasy
Opinion - Published on: Oct 7, 2013
In this so-called ''David v. Goliath,'' David's last name is Koch
Opinion - Published on: Oct 1, 2013
Republicans could learn something from gay politics, but are too divorced from reality to do so
Opinion - Published on: Sept 9, 2013
History teaches us to mistrust assurances of avoiding quagmires
Opinion - Published on: June 20, 2013
The president tells LGBT people not to be patient, then chooses the least likely to succeed strategy on ENDA
Opinion - Published on: June 6, 2013
The GetEqual heckling of Michelle Obama was the wrong play on the right issue
Opinion - Published on: May 23, 2013
From E.W. Jackson to Peggy Noonan, right's gone off the rails
Opinion - Published on: Feb 14, 2013
Marco Rubio's badly timed parch was just another distraction in the ongoing circus on Capitol Hill
Opinion - Published on: Jan 31, 2013
Inauguration speech was moving, meaningful and a call to duty
Opinion - Published on: Jan 31, 2013
On immigration reform, the self-regarding Arizona senator once again picks a fight over equality for LGBT people
Opinion - Published on: Jan 24, 2013
While the president made LGBT history in his inauguration speech, the future of equality was watching from the crowd
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 17, 2013
Barney Frank's decades-long House career has come to a close, but the gay firebrand is far from retiring
News - Published on: Jan 3, 2013
As gay rights take center stage, some wonder why the popular former president is seemingly in the wings
Opinion - Published on: Jan 3, 2013
The time is now for Obama to sign an executive order on employment discrimination, and for our community to embrace the T in LGBT
News - Published on: Dec 20, 2012
Despite puzzling inaction, advocates hold out optimism for Obama banning discrimination among federal contractors
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 20, 2012
2012 Year in Review:
Opinion - Published on: Nov 8, 2012
Re-electing Obama, winning four marriage equality votes, and sending record numbers of gays to Capitol Hill is the watershed moment for LGBT rights
Video - Published on: Nov 7, 2012
Enthusiastic voters take over U Street after President Obama is re-elected
Opinion - Published on: Nov 7, 2012
Moving forward, predators will continue to prey on sheep
Poll - Published on: Nov 6, 2012
A Metro Weekly Poll
Opinion - Published on: Nov 5, 2012
A letter to my red-state family members asking that they think twice before casting their vote for Mitt Romney
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 1, 2012
Presidential voter guide: Marriage, military, employment, hate crimes & more
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 1, 2012
While Romney's secured some LGBT support, most seem well aware of what Obama has delivered and what could disappear
Opinion - Published on: Nov 1, 2012
While re-electing Obama is a vital goal for the LGBT community, we can't disengage from family, friends and neighbors who support Romney
Opinion - Published on: Oct 25, 2012
The middle class and gay Americans have much at risk Nov. 6
Opinion - Published on: Oct 24, 2012
Log Cabin's reason for supporting Mitt Romney, a candidate who pledged to carry NOM's anti-gay torch? ''Trust him, he's lying!''
Opinion - Published on: Oct 17, 2012
Despite the ongoing battles over marriage equality and the president's stated support, that and other LGBT issues have been nonexistent at the debates
Opinion - Published on: Oct 11, 2012
There is too much at stake to entertain absolutes or allow lies to go unchallenged
Opinion - Published on: Oct 3, 2012
Whether it's Tucker Carlson race-bating on Fox News or progressives decrying tax dollars for prisoner care, there's a hint of hate in the air
Opinion - Published on: Sept 27, 2012
Choosing not to vote on Nov. 6, especially when there are thousands who can't cast a vote of their own, is a selfish and small act
Opinion - Published on: Sept 12, 2012
It's not just LGBT issues that should have you voting against the Republican ticket, it's their chronic inability to tell the truth
News - Published on: Sept 7, 2012
2012 Dem Convention boasts largest-ever number of transgender delegates
Opinion - Published on: Sept 6, 2012
GOP needs to accept the present if it's going to be a party for the future
Opinion - Published on: Sept 5, 2012
The prominence of marriage equality in the Democratic platform and on the convention stage is a remarkable moment in LGBT history
News - Published on: Sept 5, 2012
First lady speaks at packed luncheon honoring LGBT elected officials
News - Published on: Sept 4, 2012
DNC delegates in Charlotte touting Obama's record on variety of LGBT issues
Opinion - Published on: Aug 30, 2012
Good political strategy recognizes well-placed restraint
News - Published on: Aug 16, 2012
Suspect in FRC shooting is Virginia man who volunteered for The DC Center
News - Published on: July 19, 2012
Mitt Romney's NAACP Speech Shows Some Degree of Marriage Split
Opinion - Published on: June 21, 2012
Hold the sniping snark and make way for Kameron Slade
News - Published on: May 17, 2012
D.C., Maryland, Virginia groups praise Obama's support for same-sex marriage
News - Published on: May 16, 2012
News Analysis: The past week has been a study in contrasts between Obama and Romney
Opinion - Published on: Apr 19, 2012
LGBT people understand political pragmatism, but not why Obama has dumped us on employment discrimination
News - Published on: Mar 21, 2012
News Analysis: With the latest White House comments on the Obamas and marriage equality, all pretense of clarity is gone
News - Published on: Mar 8, 2012
White House won't comment on a federal contractor nondiscrimination policy, but Obama pledged his support for such a policy in 2008
News - Published on: Feb 22, 2012
News Analysis: As president, Obama has been able to avoid the tough decision about marriage equality that governors in recent years haven't as easily avoided
Opinion - Published on: Feb 2, 2012
Gov. Brewer's finger-wagging performance is the latest sideshow in the anti-Obama circus
News - Published on: Jan 31, 2012
Advocates see movement on federal action to ban contractors from anti-LGBT discrimination, but thus far the White House is silent
News - Published on: Jan 24, 2012
Lorelei Kilker will be attending tonight's State of the Union for fighting workplace discrimination, but her attendance also highlights ongoing LGBT limits
Poll - Published on: Jan 24, 2012
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News - Published on: Jan 12, 2012
News Analysis: Obama's position on marriage has been stalled on ''evolving,'' but there is a path forward if he wants it
Video - Published on: Jan 12, 2012
Level One visitors tell us their New Year's resolutions
Opinion - Published on: Dec 29, 2011
The 2012 elections are too important for the LGBT community to indulge in fantasies about administrations that never were
Poll - Published on: Dec 28, 2011
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News - Published on: Dec 8, 2011
Administration lays out commitment to support LGBT equality worldwide
Poll - Published on: Dec 6, 2011
Obama and Clinton made strong statements defending LGBT rights. What do you think?
Opinion - Published on: Nov 17, 2011
Intermittent victories and political posturing leave LGBT people wondering why we can't ''get it done, already''
News - Published on: Nov 2, 2011
LGBT adoption gets the focus of lawmakers and the White House, but a presidential proclamation calling for equality without mentioning ''gender identity'' raises eyebrows
News - Published on: Oct 6, 2011
At HRC Obama gives tough talk to GOP opponents, later tells ABC News he's ''still working'' on marriage equality
Video - Published on: Oct 3, 2011
The President spoke for the second time about LGBT issues and accomplishments at the Human Rights Campaign's annual fundraiser
Opinion - Published on: Sept 22, 2011
At a crossroads, one road could take America to River City
News - Published on: Aug 23, 2011
News Analysis: A half-year after the Obama administration decided to stop defending DOMA, the impact on the legal landscape has been felt throughout the country
News - Published on: Aug 10, 2011
News Analysis: As a recent green card denial shows, same-sex married, bi-national couples face continued uncertainty
News - Published on: Aug 1, 2011
As the recent confirmation of one out gay judge is heralded, another waits longer than any other Obama judicial nominee just to have a hearing on his nomination
News - Published on: July 28, 2011
On Sept. 20, the law banning out gay, lesbian and bisexual military service will come to an end
News - Published on: July 19, 2011
White House press secretary announces Obama's support for the Respect for Marriage Act on eve of Senate hearing on legislation, which would repeal DOMA
Opinion - Published on: July 14, 2011
There are debates to be had about the pace of progress, but it's impossible to deny that LGBT progress is being made
Opinion - Published on: July 7, 2011
In Golinski, the country got a befitting birthday gift
News - Published on: June 27, 2011
News Analysis: Months after Obama announced he was ''evolving'' on marriage equality, the process has stalled
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
News - Published on: June 9, 2011
From the Hill to the Pentagon, President Obama and servicemembers face continued reminders that ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' is still on the books
Opinion - Published on: May 26, 2011
Obama detractors, right and left, use race in ways both subtle and overt
News - Published on: Apr 21, 2011
Without comment from the president, limits return to District's home rule
News - Published on: Apr 13, 2011
Deal struck by White House and Congress don't cut as deep into gay and HIV programs as feared
News - Published on: Mar 16, 2011
Although Obama and administration officials often discuss their desire to stop anti-LGBT bullying, the White House has repeatedly declined to endorse the two bills with that aim
News - Published on: Mar 3, 2011
Administration's decision on DOMA putting pressure on other policies and legal cases
Opinion - Published on: Mar 3, 2011
Civil rights advance and LGBT becomes routine, though holdouts remain
News - Published on: Feb 3, 2011
Obama nominees and appointees have a history in LGBT equality from working to fight HIV/AIDS to securing equal housing to ending sodomy laws
Opinion - Published on: Jan 27, 2011
Despite the lure of big speeches, we have to remember that political victories mean more than achieving a sound bite
News - Published on: Jan 25, 2011
Obama's State of the Union promised open gay military service this year, but his support for ROTC and lack of support for other LGBT initiatives draws criticism
News - Published on: Jan 16, 2011
News Analysis: DOJ's continued defense of DOMA may have taken on a softer tone, but it can't erase the sharp underpinnings of the discriminatory 1996 law
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 23, 2010
Obama, Congress, Pentagon coordinate repeal of gay-excluding policy; but it's not quite gone
Opinion - Published on: Dec 23, 2010
Beyond nuance and spin, something momentous happened Dec. 18
Opinion - Published on: Dec 23, 2010
Getting it done wasn't pretty, but the repeal of DADT calls for a celebration we can savor
News - Published on: Dec 22, 2010
News Analysis: As President Obama signs bill to end military's discriminatory policy, he tells the audience and the country that ''we are not a nation that says, 'don't ask, don't tell'''
News - Published on: Dec 19, 2010
NEWS ANALYSIS: With the Senate vote repealing ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell,'' a shameful vote of the Congress has finally been reversed but it took education, compromise and time
News - Published on: Nov 18, 2010
Good indicators for DADT repeal after midterms quickly shot down
News - Published on: Nov 10, 2010
News Analysis: As the military, the Congress and the White House began discussing post-election prospects for DADT repeal, there were more questions and rumors than answers
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 4, 2010
Jonathan Capehart charts his own course as one of Washington's leading opinion-makers
News - Published on: Oct 28, 2010
From courts to White House to Pentagon, DADT changing almost daily
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 21, 2010
Two bills that could have an impact on bullying are languishing in Congress
Opinion - Published on: Oct 21, 2010
What should have been a stellar legislative achievement has collapsed into political failure
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 7, 2010
With the White House not answering direct questions about marriage and DOMA, all Americans are left waiting
Opinion - Published on: Sept 30, 2010
Obama's idea of the ''long view'' on DADT repeal puts a potential landmark victory at risk
Opinion - Published on: Sept 15, 2010
Although LGBT people should be frustrated with the lack of change, it's important for us all to stay involved
News - Published on: Aug 12, 2010
News Analysis: The president's relationship with the LGBT community has been rocky; upcoming decisions about same-sex marriage could be disastrous
Opinion - Published on: Aug 5, 2010
Clinton 2012 is a political distraction at a time when some solidarity would go a long way
News - Published on: Aug 3, 2010
Obama's ''safe schools'' head Kevin Jennings and GLSEN's founder spoke freely on Tuesday about the attacks against him and the constraints he feels in the administration
Opinion - Published on: July 14, 2010
Whatever the next judicial step for DOMA, Obama is already taking heat from the right
News - Published on: July 2, 2010
White House Domestic Policy Adviser Melody Barnes says the president thinks the law is discriminatory, but declines telling LGBT media whether he views the law as unconstitutional
Video - Published on: July 1, 2010
Obama LGBT issues; Politics or Fashion
News - Published on: June 23, 2010
LGBT youth issues take center stage at White House pride reception
News - Published on: June 9, 2010
As Obama further extends federal-employee benefits to same-sex partners, one of the world's most isolated spots grabs a moment of notoriety
News - Published on: June 2, 2010
White House steps in to move seemingly intractable stakeholders in the past week's pivotal ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' juncture
News - Published on: May 3, 2010
Gay leaders may have sought a ''game change,'' but Friday's flurry of activity left the strategy and tactics of DADT repeal unclear
News - Published on: Apr 26, 2010
News Analysis: 15 months after Obama entered the White House, many in the LGBT community are wondering when change will come
News - Published on: Apr 20, 2010
Park Police, Secret Service give contradictory accounts of why Lafayette Park was ''closed'' during White House protest by present and former servicemembers
News - Published on: Apr 16, 2010
Edward DuMont, praised by colleagues as ''brilliant,'' would be the first openly gay federal appellate judge in the country
News - Published on: Apr 15, 2010
Presidential memorandum requires action on LGBT hospital visitation, other steps by Department of Health and Human Services
News - Published on: Apr 14, 2010
White House denies report that liaison office has urged the House not to vote on DADT repeal this year
Video - Published on: Apr 5, 2010
The annual event at the White House, which featured Glee castmembers, continues to draw participation from gay couples
News - Published on: Mar 27, 2010
Openly lesbian nominee's appointment to EEOC had been held up in Senate, now one of 15 recess appointments made by Obama
News - Published on: Mar 20, 2010
Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy is a leading proponent for repealing ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
News - Published on: Mar 2, 2010
Lesbian nominee's EEOC appointment is held up in the senate by an anonymous hold, Reid working for ''agreement'' with Republicans
News - Published on: Feb 22, 2010
LGBT provisions that were part of the House health care reform bill are missing in president's new health care plan
News - Published on: Feb 4, 2010
President uses National Prayer Breakfast to highlight homophobia
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 3, 2010
Barack Obama made DADT repeal a 2010 priority. Is this the endgame for gay and lesbian soldiers or just more of the same?
Opinion - Published on: Jan 27, 2010
Leadership from Obama and the Congress can end ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
Opinion - Published on: Jan 27, 2010
Our fight is ultimately our own, not Obama's
News - Published on: Jan 27, 2010
Obama pledges to end ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' in 2010; gay and lesbian leaders are cautiously optimistic, stress need for ''concrete'' action
Opinion - Published on: Jan 21, 2010
U.S. money flows into polluted HIV-prevention plans, all the way to Uganda
News - Published on: Jan 21, 2010
Prop 8 opponents show evidence of gay community's lack of political power and the religious ties to California ballot effort
News - Published on: Dec 4, 2009
David Huebner is sworn in as ambassador by vice president with his partner by his side
News - Published on: Nov 5, 2009
Obama takes final steps to lift decades-old HIV travel ban by early 2010
News - Published on: Oct 29, 2009
Long-awaited inclusion of LGBT people in hate crimes law becomes reality with Obama's signature
News - Published on: Oct 23, 2009
Long-awaited passage of bill tops a week of new LGBT gains at federal level
News - Published on: Oct 15, 2009
A community converges on D.C. for massive visibility and a push for GLBT equality
News - Published on: Sept 17, 2009
Barney Frank won't seek Kennedy's Senate seat
News - Published on: Sept 17, 2009
Easter Spencer answers White House call for Mautner client at health care speech
News - Published on: Aug 6, 2009
Obama to award highest honor to King, Milk
Opinion - Published on: July 23, 2009
Commentary: Center Field
News - Published on: July 2, 2009
White House reception honors Stonewall anniversary
Opinion - Published on: June 25, 2009
Commentary: Center Field
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 5, 2009
A new president, a new Congress and increased public support means ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' is near the end. Right?
News - Published on: Jan 22, 2009
The GMCW back Groban and Headley
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 15, 2009
Gay community events, Free public concerts, Balls, and Services: Friday-Wednesday, January 16-21, 2009
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 15, 2009
Volunteers make historic Inaugruation contribution
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 15, 2009
Gay Men's Chorus and Different Drummers joining the Inauguration celebration
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 15, 2009
Barack Obama's inauguration excites GLBT leaders and activists with the possibility of change
Opinion - Published on: Jan 8, 2009
Commentary: Center Field
Money - Published on: Dec 18, 2008
The rush for January housing hasn't started -- yet
News - Published on: Dec 11, 2008
GLBT Groups to hold inaugural ball at Mayflower Hotel
News - Published on: Dec 6, 2008
MAL organizers say rooms are secure, liquor-law change a boon
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
Barack Obama is headed to the White House, but California and other states turned back gay equality. What's next for the GLBT community?
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
We Won, We Lost. What's Next for 2009? (Online Extra)
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
We Won, We Lost. What's Next for 2009? (Online Extra)
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
We Won, We Lost. What's Next for 2009? (Online Extra)
Opinion - Published on: Nov 6, 2008
Commentary: Center Field
Opinion - Published on: Oct 23, 2008
Commentary: Center Field
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 23, 2008
Gay locals talk politics in the final stretch to Nov. 4
Soundwaves (archive) - Published on: Oct 16, 2008
Barack Obama, Rachel Panay, The Killers, Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, NYC's Day of the Dead Party
Opinion - Published on: Sept 18, 2008
Commentary: Center Field
News - Published on: Sept 18, 2008
Obama talks, McCain balks
Opinion - Published on: Jan 31, 2008
Commentary: Center Field