The Encyclopedia of Gay D.C: 2013 Edition

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For this year’s Gay Issue, Washington City Paper’s second annual tribute to the ups and downs, ins and outs, tops and bottoms of the D.C. gay community, we’ve gone alphabetical. Composed of more than 50 reports and riffs on the power players, shifting struggles, enduring hotspots, and social dynamics of D.C.’s queer cultures and subcultures, our Encyclopedia of Gay D.C. (Abridged) may not be, strictly speaking, encyclopedic, but what could be? Gay culture in our city isn’t a monolith, and editorial budgets aren’t infinite. What we do hope we’ve presented is a rough sketch of LGBTQ life in the District in 2014, along with some looks back at local history that has impacted the present moment.

See something missing? Good. We want your help filling in the blanks. Using the form below, you can add your own entries to our issue, and we'll add our favorites (after some light editing!). Hopefully this will be one encyclopedia that doesn’t gather dust.

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Accidental Near-Banning of Sex How D.C. almost made getting laid illegal


Barry, Marion The Mayor for Life is one of the few politicians to "devolve" on gay rights.
Bathroom Sex Nellie's patrons like to shag in the shitter.
Birth Border Crossings Thanks to archaic adoption laws, Virginia lesbians are hopping city limits to deliver.
Birth Certificates A single letter on a form can make big waves.
Black Cat The city's gayest straight bar?
BLK w/BEAR Experimental drone goes queer.
Boy Scout Memorial No gay leaders, please, just ripped, naked ones.


Capital Pride The glitter-strewn weekend that's become a month-long party
Capital Pride, Protests at Do Wells Fargo and Citibank have a place at Pride?
Church, Gay LGBTQ-friendly comes in denominations from Protestant to pancakes
Corado, Ruby D.C.'s fiercest transgender advocate—and media star
CPAC Craigslist's m4m section gets a lift from closeted conservatives.
Cruising, Analog Have hookup apps made gay clubs more social?


D.C. Center A land swap could mean an unexpected move for the LGBTQ community hub.
D.C. Council An exodus of gay is on the way.
D.C. Eagle The enduring leather hotspot moves east of the river.
DC Gurly Show Queer burlesque opens the stage to all genders and orientations
DC Kings Fourteen years of dapper gents lip-synching with panache
DJ vANNIEty Kills A queer DJ for every crowd


Encyclopedia of Gay D.C., According to You Our readers’ additions to the 2014 Gay Issue


Gay Bars, RIP Why did four queer gathering places shutter this year?
Gay Marriage Stats When more people can marry, more people get married.
Gay Media D.C. queers deserve a provocative, intelligent, representative read.
Gay Men's Chorus Once, they used pseudonyms in programs. Now, they're performing at the Kennedy Center.
Gayborhood, There Goes the Once, it was Dupont. Then, it was Logan Circle. Now, it's...?
glittHER A Friday-night dance party for the young and sparkly
Group Houses Not every queer party plays Lady Gaga.


Health Insurance Coverage Medical transitions just got cheaper.
Hinge D.C.'s homegrown dating app sells many queers short.
HIV A prophylactic drug gets a slow start in D.C.


KhushDC A space for South Asian queers to socialize and mobilize
King, Florence A bundle of contradictions at the National Review


Leeds, Jamie And who's Hank, by the way?
LGBT Bar Association A group looking out for the LGBTQ community's legal rights
LGBT Health Policy & Practice Program How George Washington University is helping LGBTQ health "go mainstream"
Lists We're No. 1! The Internet says so.
Little Ricky's A Southern-fried hub for LGBTQ patrons in Brookland
Lombardi, Angela She helps D.C. "get rad."


Mafia, Gay When you're queer, you're family.
Marriage What it meant when I got gay married in the District.
Mattachine Society Frank Kameny's group makes a comeback.
Mautner Project, the A cornerstone of health care for lesbians and trans, and gender-nonconforming folk in D.C.
Mayor, the Current One Sure, complain about the streetcar. But not Vince Gray's record on LGBTQ issues.
Mayor, the Next One Why gay voters face a conundrum this year
Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend Leatherfolk of the world, unite!


National LGBT Museum It's not likely, but it sure is needed.


Pride, Baltimore What Capital Pride isn't, Baltimore Pride is.
Pu$$y Noir D.C.'s chief drag queen for queer hipsters


Rehomo A sunny, sandy safe place
Ross, Michelle An events promoter helps lesbians of color have a good time.


Simpson, Amanda The U.S. government's first openly transgender presidential appointee
SMYAL "It gets better" because groups like this one make it better.
SPARKLE An open mic for queers to share their "own rainbow truth"
Stonewall Sports Sports, an excuse to get sauced, and a reminder of progress


Transgender and Gender Identity Respect Campaign The D.C. government helps normalize trans and gender-nonconforming residents.
Transwomen of Color, Police Harassment of Is MPD doing enough to erase its bad practices?


Washington Confidential An accidental guide to the gay D.C. of 1951
Whitman-Walker Health The LGBTQ health organization expands its mission and its presence.


ZAMI At Busboys and Poets, a discussion series with a queer bent