Posts Tagged ‘Adrian Fenty’

D.C. Mayoral Candidates Quizzed on Gay Marriage, NIMBYs, Lube

D.C.'s Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA) has released its questionnaire for the D.C. mayoral race, quizzing candidates on their thoughts on everything from the D.C. police department's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit to  "water-based lubricant."

D.C. Mayoral Candidates Support Transgender Rights, But Don’t Really Take Them Seriously

On Wednesday, DC for Democracy hosted a pre-endorsement candidate forum for D.C.'s mayoral candidates. Here's the final question posed to the candidates: "Transgender people face some of the worst discrimination in the District, despite legal protections. As Mayor, the question to you is: Will you appoint the first transgender member of the human rights board?" Here's [...]

PFOX: Failing to Appreciate Ex-Gays Is “Discrimination”

"Is the mayor saying that ex-gays who apply for ceremonial certificates or D.C. government jobs will be refused because of their sexual orientation?" -Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX), on the admission from Mayor Adrian Fenty's office that a certificate "appreciating" PFOX was a "staff error."

Fenty’s “I Am A Healthy DC Mom”

Last week, Adrian Fenty unveiled the new "I Am A Healthy D.C. Mom" campaign, targeted at encouraging moms to keep their children healthy and safe inside and outside of the womb. The campaign's launch was accompanied by the release of the administration's 2007 Infant Mortality Report [PDF].
According to a press release, the campaign asks pregnant [...]

GLBT Activists Meet With Fenty on Hate Crimes

Today, Mayor Adrian Fenty took a break from his pre-inaugural planning blitz to meet with the co-chairs of GLOV (Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence), Chris Farris and Todd Metrokin about what GLOV says is a crises-point in hate-bias related crimes against the gay community. Fenty and GLOV were joined by Police Chief Cathy Lanier and [...]

The Black McDonald’s Owners Association Inaugural Ball Continues to Woo Me

Perhaps I spoke too soon on the Baltimore Washington Black McDonald's Operators Association Inaugural Ball. On Monday, I posted the invitation (the only ball invite I received on this historic occasion), marking the event's $200 price tag with a snarky "Hamburgler" reference. Today, I received a follow-up e-mail from the association with a "sneak-peek" at [...]

GLOV Gets Its Meeting With Fenty

Last month, the leaders of local anti-hate crime initiative Gays and Lesbians Opposed to Violence (GLOV) called out Adrian Fenty for snubbing their request for a meeting about what they've characterized as acts of violence against D.C.'s gay community. This week, GLOV co-chair Chris Farris announced, and Metro Weekly reported, that Fenty will, in fact, [...]

Fenty Angers Gay Group

Local GLBT advocacy group Gays and Lesbians Opposed to Violence (GLOV) are calling out Adrian Fenty for what they characterize as a lack of attention to hate-bias motivated attacks in the District. GLOV is upset that the mayor has snubbed the group's appeals for a meeting on the issue. From a press release:
Despite GLOV's many [...]

Man Madness: Local Government Bracket Finale

Last week, we determined the manliness factor of eight workplaces in the local government sector of the Manliest Workplace in D.C. competition. (See the full 64-workplace bracket here). Let's go to the standings!

With 47 out of 55 manly points, Fenty's cabinet edges out the fiery competition to go on to our tournament's elite eight [...]

Man Madness: WASA Vs. Fenty’s Cabinet

The Manliest Workplace in D.C. Tournament marches on toward the halfway point this week (See the full 64-workplace bracket here). The D.C. government bracket slogs on today as the Water and Sewage Administration faces off against Fenty's finest. Sewage handlers versus the executive branch—a natural match-up, no?

WASA: So, "DCWASA is a multi-jurisdictional regional utility that [...]