Posts Tagged ‘Washington Blade’

The Needle: WCP Party Time

Best Party: Do you like things that are "the best"? Do you like free drink tickets? Then come to Washington City Paper's Best of D.C. voting party, tonight at Penn Social from 6 to 9 p.m. +4
Media Grindr: Metro Weekly edged out the Washington Blade to win an award for "Best Local Gay News Outlet" [...]

Will Somebody Bury Frank Kameny Already?

D.C. gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny died a year ago today. You might think his ashes would've been buried long ago. But not so, the Washington Blade reports.
Instead, Kameny's ashes are still in storage at Capitol Hill's Congressional Cemetery. The ashes were meant to be buried in a plot there, but a dispute between his [...]

Editors Diverge On Whether LGBT Activists Should Get Involved In Trayvon Martin Case

A couple of weeks ago, Blade editor Kevin Naff wrote an editorial complaining about how some sectors of the LGBT community rallied around Trayvon Martin's death. Naff, it seems, didn't quite understand how or why gay activists would want to align themselves with a movement that isn't an LGBT problem. He wrote:
Not to be left out [...]

D.C.’s Only GLBT Center Facing Homelessness

The nonprofit D.C. Center, serving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Washingtonians, is losing its home. In six weeks, the center, which houses organizations including the Washington Blade and the Latino GLBT History Project, will have to leave its current digs at 1810 14th Street NW.
The center's executive director, David Mariner, tells City Desk that the building's owner, JBG [...]

Meet the New Blade @ Hard Rock Cafe

The crew that's trying to bring about a new Washington Blade is ready to hang with you at Hard Rock Cafe. Tonight from 6 to 8!

District Limerick: Goodbye Blade, Hello…?

The paper for guys who like guys
Has shockingly met its demise
Goodbye to the Blade
But don't be dismayed
A similar rag may arise...

We hear that the writers conspire
(They're surely too young to retire)
They're thinking of names
For out of the flames
A phoenix is born from the fire

Benton: “I Thought We Had a Done Deal”

More on the failed attempt by Falls Church News-Press Owner Nicholas F. Benton's to acquire the Washington Blade prior to yesterday's shutdown. As mentioned in this post, Benton had won a bid to acquire the Blade from its broke parent company, Window Media. Or at least he thought he had.
Here's the way Benton tells [...]

Claim: Benton Made Big Play for Washington Blade

Nicholas F. Benton, the storied owner of the Falls Church News-Press, attempted to acquire the assets of the Washington Blade from the paper's bankrupt parent company, according to a Nov. 17 press release.

Continetti and I: Devotees of Hans Robert Jauss

Today, the Style section of the Washington Post featured a conservative-liberal duel on the topic of Sarah Palin. From the right wrote Matthew Continetti, a youngish opiner from the Weekly Standard. From the left wrote Ana Marie Cox, quite possibly the greatest blogger ever.
But I must say that it was Continetti who grabbed me [...]

Blade Staff to Launch New Publication

Tomorrow morning, the staff of the defunct Washington Blade will meet to launch a new publication that does pretty much what the Blade has done/did since 1969—cover gay Washington.

Report: Washington Blade Closes!

Reports are coming in that the Washington Blade is closing effective this week. The source for the news is our sister paper, Creative Loafing Atlanta. City Desk has made several calls to the Blade but hasn't yet gotten through. More to come.
UPDATE, 11:46 A.M.: Queerty posts a nice wrapup on what went down. Seems that [...]

Behold Harry Thomas Jr.’s Nuanced Position on Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. has been walking a mighty fine line the past couple of weeks.
When you're representing a ward that contains both quickly gentrifying (and gayifying) areas like Bloomingdale, Eckington, and Brookland, in addition to the generally conservative Bungalow Belt and many of the city's most politically active churches, same-sex marriage would [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Who’s Kris Allen, Again? Edition

An American Idol upset last night. Don't care. Don't watch it. But today the Washington Blade is saying it was "smear the queer" time in America. Just like when Brokeback lost! Scandal! Sniff!
My idol? Michael Volpe, the 25-year-old guy standing in front of Metro stations with a bright orange sign advertising himself as an entry [...]

Fuego/Frio: The InTowner‘s Greatest Headline to Date

BIGGEST COMEBACK SINCE EMINEM: Erik Wemple is all sound and fury this week, taking down the Post for copy errors and showing some love to the Blade—for its investigative work on gays in the military—and the InTowner for one of its...distinctive headlines.
Don't touch that remote!

More Details On This Morning’s Logan Circle Murder

The Washington Blade has done some solid reporting on this morning's horrible news. At around 3 a.m., a 35-year-old man was shot in the head and killed walking home from Fox & Hounds. The shooting took place at 11th and Q Streets NW.
The Blade reports:
"The victim was identified as Durval V. Martins of the 200 [...]