The past few weeks my work has taken me to Chicago and New York and I’m leaving for Los Angles tomorrow. I was very fortunate to be asked to speak at the Center on Halstead, a spectacular new GLBT community center that is a national treasure. The $20 million gem […]
Helen Thomas: Has the Cold War Returned?
WASHINGTON — President Bush says the Cold War is over but his latest military move and the reaction of Russian President Vladimir make me wonder.
Hoopin’ It Up
Falls Church’s Tinner Hill Foundation hosted a Black History Month benefit at the F.C. Community Center last Friday night that attracted a capacity crowd to witness an entertaining game between the Harlem Magic Masters and a roster of local all-stars that included F.C. City Manager Wyatt Shields along with local […]
Nicholas F. Benton: Homophobia
The following was quipped on line by one pundit concerning the defection of the eight Virginia churches from the Episcopal Church to align with the anti-gay Archbishop Akinola of Nigeria last month:
Nicholas F. Benton: Time’s Irresistible ‘Person of the Year’
The word is that Narcissus has bought out the Time magazines on dozens of newsstands. In fact, that shiny front-page mirror depicting the “Person of the Year” has stirred a wide range of passions.
Editorial: Descent Into The Abyss
Few people in Falls Church, including many who attend the Falls Church Episcopal here, fathom how bad what the church’s leadership is asking its members to vote for this week really is. Balloting of the 2,800 church members will continue through services this Sunday, and it is expected that the […]
Anything But Straight: The Campiest Summer Camp
I am frequently asked if the big screen comedy depicting a wacky ex-gay camp, “But I’m a Cheerleader,” accurately reflects these conversion groups. People are surprised to learn that the hilarity and hijinx portrayed in the movie, starring drag diva RuPaul, is not farfetched from reality. Sometimes it is hard […]
Anything But Straight: Time For a Smart Gay Agenda
It is time the gay movement took the religious right’s advice and created a gay agenda. The new Democratic Congress is about to triumphantly take the reins, offering a unique opportunity to pass legislation, but we must tread carefully to avoid repeating past mistakes.
This Week’s Business News and Notes
November 2 – 8, 2006
Anything But Straight: The Impending Purge
In 1995, I arrived in Washington, DC as a fresh faced and doe-eyed twenty five year old. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for a living, but I thought working on Capitol Hill might be interesting and the big buildings looked kind of cool. Although I had just […]