Posts Tagged ‘LGBT’

Adams Morgan Restaurant Allegedly Leaves Insult on Transgender Customer’s Receipt

Bistro 18 in Adams Morgan allegedly called a transgender customer and her friends "gay bitches" on a receipt, according to a public accommodations discrimination complaint that a LGBT advocacy organization said it filed with the D.C. Office Human rights yesterday.
Lambda Legal, a legal organization serving the LGBTQ community, submitted the complaint on behalf of Amira Gray, a [...]

The Needle: Cold Beer

New Beginnings: Spring must almost be here! Garden District (formerly known as Standard) is opening back up Saturday. +3
Not So Fast: Our beer gardens may be reopening, but it's still going to be a wintry mess in the D.C. area. Those outdoor heat lamps may not be enough.-3

D.C. Health Insurance Required to Cover Treatment for Gender Dysphoria Patients

D.C. health insurance providers must cover treatment, including gender reassignment surgeries, for residents who are diagnosed with gender dysphoria, Mayor Vince Gray announced today.
Gray clarified a policy that went into effect last March that prohibits health coverage discrimination on the basis of gender identity, saying today that the District recognizes gender dysphoria as a diagnosable [...]

Spa World Admits It Kicked Out Transgender Woman, Says It Won’t Do It Again

Late last year, Spa World in Centreville, Va., kicked out a transgender woman—news that was first reported last week by the Fairfax Times and began spreading on social media and local news sites today. At the time, the Fairfax Times reported, the popular Korean-style bathhouse made a statement to the Better Business Bureau that it doesn't [...]

Spa World Rejects Gay, Trans Customers

Update, 5:41 p.m.: Spa World's manager says that it welcomes LGBT customers and will not kick out trans visitors in the future.

This week's Washington City Paper cover story on 24 hours inside Spa World might have you yearning for a trip to the Centreville business, but if you're gay or transgender, you're out of luck. [...]

Two Men Attacked in Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Two men were attacked Sunday night in Shaw in what is being considered an anti-gay hate crime, according to a police department spokesman.
Two men walking near 3rd and Q streets NW were approached around 6:08 p.m. Sunday by three people, according to Metropolitan Police Department Officer Paul Metcalf. The three made anti-gay remarks before one [...]

Photos: Pride Parade

Dupont Circle, June 9
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Bomb Scare At Downtown LGBT Advocacy Offices

MetroWeekly is reporting that the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and several other LGBT groups were evacuated from their downtown offices today, after the Los Angeles Police Department got a bomb threat call regarding a "national gay rights organization" and passed it along to MPD.
HRC President Joe Solmonese, returning to the building, said this was the [...]

Photos: Silent March for Victims of LGBT Violence

Slideshow. Columbia Heights to 17th and R streets NW. March 20. © 2012 Matt Dunn

Today in D.C. History: D.C.’s Top Cop Supported Legal Prostitution

On Jan. 27, 1978, then-Metropolitan Police Department Chief Burtell M. Jefferson said he would personally support legalizing prostitution in the District, but that he didn't think such a proposal would get any traction because of city politics.
"Regardless of what you do, prostitution is going to be here," The Washington Post reported Jefferson as saying. "I [...]

The Problem with D.C.’s Illegal Bathrooms

Sometimes she scours the city for hours looking for them, other times she gets their location by way of a tip. Either way, Renee Reopell makes it her business to hunt down at least one law-breaking District restroom a day.
On Saturday, she found herself at Wok and Roll in Chinatown, snapping [...]

Photos: We Heart a Parade