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Pageants and performances usually at Almas Temple in DC. ''Membership includes drag queens, drag kings, male and female impersonators in the Washington, DC metropolitan area who enjoy entertaining and supporting each other. ''
Gay Community Directory
''Baltimore's Premiere Drag King Troupe'' Also, try http://www.myspace.com/charmcityboys/
Gay Community Directory
''A peer-facilitated social and support group in the DC area for anyone on the transmasculine spectrum. We are persons born or assigned female at birth and feel that this is an inaccurate or incomplete description of who we are today.''
Gay Community Directory
Drag-kings and F2M performers; regular shows at Chaos DC and Phase 1. ''We are an avant-garde performance-art troupe of 60+ members located in and around Washington, DC. We are a diverse group in race, gender, sexual identity, age, and background. Our performances generally include song, pantomime, dancing, theatrical skits (comedy, drama, politics, etc.), burlesque, musical performance, and occasionally spoken word.''
Gay Community Directory
''Transgender people and allies united to improve the lives of trans people in our nation's capital.''
Gay Community Directory
Shut down May 2009.
Gay Community Directory
''Dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.''
Gay Community Directory
Serving MD, NoVA, & DC since 1982 our non-profit has provided support & education to the community on transgender topics. We meet on the evening of the first Saturday of each month, at a private in Arlington VA, to provide an opportunity for members of the transgender community to socialize & received information.
Gay Community Directory
Services include ''Diva Chat'' support group.
Gay Community Directory
''Dedicated to the acceptance, medical treatment, & legal protection of individuals who are in the process of changing their anatomical sex and supporting their transition into society.''

News & Arts Articles

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''
Video - Published on: June 18, 2013
Jinkx Monsoon, Alaska Thunderfuck and Roxxxy Andrews perform live in Washington, DC
Clublife - Published on: Apr 25, 2013
Named after an alcohol-based breath spray, Ba'Naka is a regular spritzing drag queen about town
Video - Published on: Mar 14, 2013
Seven contestants drop it on the dance floor...and into an Easter basket?
Video - Published on: Feb 26, 2013
Five new contestants kick off Season 2, Episode 1
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
Clublife - Published on: Dec 13, 2012
Phase 1 of Dupont offers gifts of drag kings, as groomed by the venue's fairy drag mother Isis Deverreoux
News - Published on: Nov 2, 2012
Hurricane postpones, but can't stop, D.C.'s 26th anniversary High Heel Race
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 23, 2012
A hop along the Lady Bunny trail includes RuPaul, Wigstock, YouTube, even an award-winning stint in porn
Pride - Published on: June 7, 2012
It's a big weekend in D.C., served up with pride
News - Published on: June 7, 2012
Trans activist arrested, poll numbers positive and ExxonMobil shareholders vote against equality
Books - Published on: May 14, 2012
Transman Everett Maroon brings his story back to D.C.
News - Published on: May 10, 2012
After years of struggling with gender identity, AU student president comes out as transgender to supportive campus
News - Published on: May 10, 2012
If approved by the City Council, the women would be the first transgender people to serve on the 15-member commission
News - Published on: May 3, 2012
Local transgender activist establishing ''home'' for LGBT Latinos
News - Published on: May 3, 2012
DC Trans Coalition carrying out needs assessment for transgender D.C. residents
Clublife - Published on: Apr 26, 2012
Freddie's Beach Bar hosts this year's Miss Gay Arlington drag pageant
Opinion - Published on: Apr 26, 2012
Seeing gay politics through the prism of the 1990s continues to promote an overly cautious approach to LGBT issues
News - Published on: Apr 19, 2012
Bathroom politics hit Pitt, Catholic hierarchy challenged on LGBT youth and LAPD takes a step on transgender policy
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 12, 2012
Cyndee Clay constantly walks the intersection of society and sex, survival and discrimination in an effort to uncover the humanity hidden by stigma
News - Published on: Apr 12, 2012
LGBT residents are hoping the next Ward 5 councilmember will be an ally and advocate
News - Published on: Apr 4, 2012
Transgender beauty contestant in Canada and churchgoing gay in Austria fight back
Opinion - Published on: Apr 4, 2012
Seeking to be inclusive by using ''LGBT'' rather than ''gay'' can sometimes exclude the reality of transgender issues
Clublife - Published on: Mar 22, 2012
The stage is set for the 25th Miss Gay D.C. America Pageant
News - Published on: Mar 20, 2012
Assessing DADT repeal at the half-year mark shows little disruption, but sticking points on nondiscrimination and a second front on securing out transgender service
News - Published on: Mar 20, 2012
Newsham promises vigilance in pursuing crimes, but says bias motivation very difficult to prove
News - Published on: Mar 19, 2012
Recent attacks sparking strong community reaction are not alone among reported incidents of past few months
Clublife - Published on: Mar 8, 2012
This month Town welcomes two of the strongest contestants on the current season of ''RuPaul's Drag Race''
News - Published on: Feb 23, 2012
Aussie PM hears from gay couples, while Sweden takes a step for transgender citizens
News - Published on: Feb 23, 2012
County Council votes 5-2 to approve comprehensive nondiscrimination protections
News - Published on: Feb 16, 2012
County Council majority baking measure to add gender identity nondsicrimination
News - Published on: Feb 13, 2012
Judge orders Gary Niles Montgomery, facing second-degree murder charge, held without bond
News - Published on: Feb 8, 2012
Vigil draws crowd to bus stop memorial, community calls for justice for slain transgender woman
News - Published on: Feb 3, 2012
Victim suffers fatal stabbing at Northeast bus stop
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 2, 2012
Janet McTeer's performance as Hubert in ''Albert Nobbs'' is informed by the actor's own sense of happiness and self-contentment
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 2, 2012
It took 30 years for Glenn Close to bring Albert Nobbs from stage to screen, in the process devising an indelible, unique character
News - Published on: Feb 2, 2012
With marriage equality front and center, the proposed Maryland gender identity nondiscrimination bill has been pushed to the sidelines
News - Published on: Jan 29, 2012
The question of trans service could be getting a big boost with the focus OutServe has decided to give it
News - Published on: Jan 26, 2012
Councilmember Alexander's bill to make prostitution-free zones permanent draws both sides to heated hearing
Opinion - Published on: Jan 25, 2012
Organizers of the trans coalition find fault with Lanier's handling of anti-trans violence
News - Published on: Dec 29, 2011
Transgender-advocacy group files brief in suit against Virginia Department of Corrections
News - Published on: Dec 22, 2011
MPD officer accused of shooting at transgender women remains in lockup as lawyers try to negotiate plea deal
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 22, 2011
Despite the failure of marriage equality and gender nondiscrimination bills, activists vow to continue the fight in 2012
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 22, 2011
Attacks prompt activists to renew calls for better policing
News - Published on: Dec 21, 2011
Altercation in Northeast leads to non-fatal attack
News - Published on: Dec 8, 2011
Health care and housing discrimination among greatest concerns
News - Published on: Dec 8, 2011
LGBT groups slam plea deal for man who shot transgender woman
Opinion - Published on: Dec 1, 2011
Our left-leaning capital is making some right turns
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: Nov 23, 2011
Community marks 10th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance
News - Published on: Nov 23, 2011
Transgender Day of Action protesters deliver complaints and demands to D.C. authorities
Video - Published on: Nov 17, 2011
DC's Different Drummers does drag, plus the RuPaul Drag Race quiz
News - Published on: Nov 4, 2011
Prosecution expecting an agreement in shooting case involving off-duty MPD officer, transgender women
News - Published on: Nov 3, 2011
D.C. title holders snag back-to-back wins at national pageant
Video - Published on: Oct 27, 2011
DC's annual Halloween drag queen celebration attracts thousands of excited spectators
News - Published on: Oct 20, 2011
Perruzza announces last stint as race organizer
TV - Published on: Oct 6, 2011
Renée Richards changed the world -- and paid a price
Clublife - Published on: Oct 6, 2011
D.C.'s diva Cookie Buffet is keeping the good-cause gears turning at top speed
News - Published on: Oct 3, 2011
Willard accepts plea deal after shooting transgender woman
News - Published on: Sept 20, 2011
Local theater enthusiast's death ruled hemorrhaging due to ''blunt-impact trauma''; investigation continues
News - Published on: Sept 16, 2011
Preliminary hearing is rescheduled while defendant considers pleading to aggravated assault
News - Published on: Sept 13, 2011
Suspect in Sept. 12 incident surrenders himself to MPD, charged
News - Published on: Sept 13, 2011
News media, community activists hound MPD on handling of recent crimes
News - Published on: Sept 12, 2011
MPD briefs press on weekend death in Columbia Heights, asks for community assistance to ID the deceased
News - Published on: Sept 10, 2011
Cause of death yet to be determined, but police told activists victim suffered trauma to the face
News - Published on: Sept 2, 2011
Judge keeps Furr in custody, sets status hearing for October
News - Published on: Aug 26, 2011
Rally underscores frustration in the transgender community with MPD; meanwhile, shooting incident is still under investigation
Video - Published on: Aug 3, 2011
The winner of 'RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 3,' talks to Metro Weekly's Justin Stewart
Dining - Published on: July 7, 2011
Nellie's popular Sunday Drag Brunch, hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee, is straight out of a twisted IHOP dream
Pride Guide - Published on: June 6, 2011
Female impersonator Venus D Lite is crazy for Madonna
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 28, 2011
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Mame Dennis tells the story of the Academy's founding
News - Published on: Mar 23, 2011
Justice Department's ''historic document'' about anti-LGBT police discrimination signals new approach to investigations -- and to gender identity
News - Published on: Mar 9, 2011
Maryland House committee fields testimony on bill to protect transgender community
Video - Published on: Jan 13, 2011
Eight winners return to Town Danceboutique for the $2,500 grand prize
Clublife - Published on: Jan 5, 2011
Town has amateur drag queens jump through hoops to entertain for a $2,500 grand prize
Clublife - Published on: Dec 16, 2010
Ziegfeld's throws a Christmas show to get your jolly on
Video - Published on: Nov 19, 2010
Victims of crime bring community together at MCC DC
Video - Published on: Nov 14, 2010
Six more queens tear up the stage at Town Danceboutique
News - Published on: Oct 28, 2010
Miss Gay D.C. becomes Miss Gay America
Video - Published on: Oct 28, 2010
Amazing views of the entire drag race -- start to finish
Video - Published on: Oct 7, 2010
Five new and returning ladies hop hurdles at Town Danceboutique's monthly contest
Video - Published on: July 8, 2010
Town Danceboutique's popular monthly contest continues
Video - Published on: June 11, 2010
Town Danceboutique's increasingly popular monthly contest continues
Pride Guide - Published on: June 8, 2010
The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington has a lot in store for Pride and the rest of the year including some star-turn surprises
News - Published on: June 7, 2010
Non-fatal shooting in Northeast leads to arrest
News - Published on: June 3, 2010
It's not all Capital Pride as smaller festivals cater to the community
Music - Published on: June 2, 2010
Christopher Peterson joins the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington to pay tribute to ''the great divas of entertainment.''
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
Video - Published on: May 22, 2010
Eight contestants compete for chance to win $2,500
Clublife - Published on: Apr 29, 2010
The Big Daddy behind D.C. drag, J.P. Gulla stages his Entertainer of the Year Pageant this Sunday at Omega
Video - Published on: Apr 9, 2010
Town's monthly contest celebrating the aspirations of amateur drag queens in Washington continues with its biggest and best show yet
Video - Published on: Mar 12, 2010
Town's monthly contest celebrating the aspirations of amateur drag queens in Washington continues with its biggest and best show yet
Opinion - Published on: Jan 21, 2010
Racism, Poverty and the Response to Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crimes in D.C.
Opinion - Published on: Jan 14, 2010
Amanda Simpson can help us all learn about trans issues
News - Published on: Nov 30, 2009
D.C. police department will amend hate-crime report to include transgender data, says city's LGBT liaison
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: Sept 3, 2009
Community mourns, seeks answers, after trans woman killed
News - Published on: Aug 27, 2009
Vigil set after trans women attacked, one killed
Clublife - Published on: July 23, 2009
For their annual pageant, PW's Sports Bar welcomes Shannel and Jade
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
Pride Guide - Published on: June 9, 2009
RuPaul to serve as headline entertainer for Capital Pride
News - Published on: June 4, 2009
Trans, Leather and Latino communities add their own flavors to Pride
News - Published on: Apr 16, 2009
Student effort underway for trans inclusion in nightlife
News - Published on: Mar 5, 2009
Activists offer measured praise for transgender plans
News - Published on: Jan 29, 2009
DOC proposes transgender committee, activists remain skeptical
Music - Published on: Jan 22, 2009
With support from his band, Antony Hegarty is fully immersed in his own craft, aware of his own unique talent
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 4, 2008
Dito van Reigersberg's cabaret homecoming at GALA Hispanic Theatre
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
We Won, We Lost. What's Next for 2009? (Online Extra)
News - Published on: Oct 9, 2008
California-court hero Shannon Minter to open Equal Justice career fair
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 18, 2008
Ganymede gets a delicious dose of Warhol's drag diva, Holly Woodlawn
News - Published on: Sept 11, 2008
High court rejects petition effort to block Mont. Co.'s trans-inclusive protections
News - Published on: Aug 28, 2008
GLBT activists debate arrests in new Mount Vernon strip
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 21, 2008
Senior Writer, CNET News
News - Published on: Aug 7, 2008
Councilmember takes up the cause for Transgender rights
News - Published on: July 31, 2008
GLBT activists, Schwartz, critical of proposed Human Rights Act changes
News - Published on: July 31, 2008
Ruling by Montgomery Co. judge disappoints
News - Published on: July 17, 2008
Activists in Maryland await judge’s ruling on Montgomery Co.’s transgender anti-discrimination law
News - Published on: June 19, 2008
Activist faults transgender guidelines
News - Published on: June 19, 2008
Groups miss deadline to challenge signatures collected against transgender rights
News - Published on: June 12, 2008
Support garnered from Equality Maryland
Feature Story - Published on: June 12, 2008
Capital Pride Heroes 2008
News - Published on: June 5, 2008
From ''T'' to Latino, the Pride season grows to include greater diversity
News - Published on: May 15, 2008
Contestants from around U.S. gather for THE
News - Published on: May 1, 2008
Groups come together to help protect anti-discrimination law
News - Published on: Apr 17, 2008
Equality Maryland celebrates one victory and lays groundwork for a new battle
News - Published on: Apr 3, 2008
Transgender women prepare to file lawsuit in response to treatment in D.C. jails
News - Published on: Mar 20, 2008
Lawsuit filed against Md. County Board of Elections
News - Published on: Feb 28, 2008
Group hopes to block Maryland anti-discrimination measure
Clublife - Published on: Feb 14, 2008
Amanda Lepore prepares a toast to her future -- and to a certain BeBar birthday boy
News - Published on: Jan 31, 2008
Youth Conference Opens Registration
News - Published on: Dec 13, 2007
Dana Beyer removes self as candidate for Maryland Senate
News - Published on: Nov 15, 2007
Transgender Day of Remembrance reminds D.C. residents of cold cases, murders
News - Published on: Sept 27, 2007
Fighting discrimination in Largo
Opera - Published on: Sept 20, 2007
There's something fresh in Mariusz Trelinski's rebellious view of a Puccini classic usually handled with kid gloves
News - Published on: Sept 20, 2007
Juvenile males involved in altercation with TG female in Northwest DC
News - Published on: Sept 6, 2007
GenderPAC tracks equality in academia
News - Published on: Aug 23, 2007
With few answers in gender mix-up case in D.C. jails, activists look for solutions
News - Published on: Aug 16, 2007
District to hold career day and job fair
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 16, 2007
Phase Fest 2007
Feature Story - Published on: July 26, 2007
Simon Aronoff just wants equality -- for everyone
News - Published on: July 19, 2007
Gays make headway at veterinary convention
Pride Guide - Published on: June 4, 2007
Mainstage Emcee Destiny B. Childs is committed to the community
News - Published on: May 31, 2007
D.C.'s trans community organizes its first dedicated Capital Pride event
News - Published on: May 24, 2007
District urged to settle with diversity trainer
News - Published on: May 10, 2007
Volunteers needed to provide safety info, counseling, and other needs to DC sex workers
Film - Published on: May 10, 2007
'The Believers' is at heart an old-fashioned success story of a transgender choir that succeeds against the odds
News - Published on: Apr 26, 2007
Preston Randolph Logan had criminial history before brutal death of transgender girlfriend 'Diamond' Lee Person
News - Published on: Apr 19, 2007
Sentencing postponed in transgender murder case
News - Published on: Mar 29, 2007
Transgender discrimination bill defeated in Maryland
News - Published on: Mar 8, 2007
Transgender Health Empowerment launches its first pageant
News - Published on: Feb 15, 2007
Family of slain transgender woman hears details of her death
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 8, 2007
John Epperson, as icon Lypsinka, recreates Hollywood legend, Joan Crawford, at Studio Theatre
News - Published on: Feb 8, 2007
Councilman Graham's legislation to review safety of youth-oriented nightclubs. DC Rape Crisis Center creates GLBT-focused groups
News - Published on: Feb 1, 2007
Lesbian Murder Mystery, Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Transgender Murder Update
News - Published on: Jan 11, 2007
Murder of Diamond Person highlights the problem of domestic and other violence
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 11, 2007
Varla Jean Merman brings insanity to the stage -- and that's a good thing
News - Published on: Nov 23, 2006
The Academy finds a new temporary home
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 26, 2006
Crowds turn out for 17th Street's annual Halloween celebration
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 7, 2006
Equality Maryland excited over record number of GLBT candidates
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 10, 2006
Democrat Dana Beyer fights to be Maryland's first transgender delegate
Feature Story - Published on: July 27, 2006
With drama and drag, Actors' Theatre of Washington forges ahead
News - Published on: June 22, 2006
A revitalized gay Latino group searches for a home
News - Published on: May 18, 2006
District Commission on Human Rights moves to strengthen regulations against gender discrimination
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 30, 2006
Ruby Corado on being gender queer in the nation's capital
News - Published on: Dec 22, 2005
Antoine Jacobs to serve 16 years for the 2003 shooting of Bella Evangelista
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 27, 2005
Carl Rizzi talks about 32 years as president of The Academy in Washington, coming out gay, and dressing in high drag as Mame Dennis
Pride Guide - Published on: June 9, 2005
The legendary drag queen porn director tackles the toughest questions known to Nightlife Coverboys
News - Published on: May 12, 2005
Spirit of Light Awards at LuLu's to benefit Transgender Health Empowerment
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 14, 2005
A Whole New Ballgame in Southeast DC
Clublife - Published on: Mar 31, 2005
Queens lip-sync their hearts out to benefit GLBT youth programs
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 16, 2004
Coverboy 1st Runner Up
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: Aug 19, 2004
Mara Keisling believes the time has come for transgenders to be fully included in the politics of being GLBT
Pride Guide - Published on: June 10, 2004
Ella Confidential
Pride Guide - Published on: June 10, 2004
Gender Variant
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 22, 2004
Riki Wilchins and GenderPAC take up the cause of gender rights in both politics and culture
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 22, 2004
Blurring the lines with Kendra Kuliga and the D.C. Kings
TV - Published on: May 22, 2003
Soldier's Girl
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 20, 2003
Interview with playwright & performer Charles Busch
Film - Published on: Sept 5, 2002
''The Cockettes''
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 18, 2002
Earline Budd and the Transgender Movement
Feature Story - Published on: May 5, 1994
Photographer of female illusionists talks candidly about her big, bold portraits