Posts Tagged ‘GLAA’

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. LGBT Activists Push to Legalize Prostitution

Now that gay marriage is legal in the District, what's next for gay activists in D.C.? The Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance (GLAA) recently released its 2010 agenda, which prioritizes causes like keeping same-sex marriage legal, fighting HIV in D.C., and addressing the city's response to hate crimes. But Mike Debonis points us to [...]

D.C. Police’s Approach to LGBT Issues A “Severe Disappointment”

According to a coalition of LGBT activist groups, the D.C. police department's recent plans for dealing with crimes involving gay, lesbian, and transgender citizens have registered as a "severe disappointment" to the LGBT community.
Recently, D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier decided to restructure the department's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU)—a unit of officers specially-trained in [...]

The Washington Post Cross-Dressing Shoplifting Story Misfires

Yesterday, the Washington Post published a story about two shoplifting suspects who were shot over the weekend by a Prince George's County police officer. The suspects were shot after they attempted to drive away with the officer's arm lodged in the door of their getaway car. But the Post story was not concerned with the [...]

Transgender Activists Honored For Work With D.C. Jail

Local transgender advocacy group the D.C. Trans Coalition will be honored with a "Distinguished Service Award" from the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA) on Wednesday.
Last month, I wrote about DCTC's most recent victory: its campaign to change the D.C. Jail's policy for housing transgender inmates. Admittedly: the new policy, which makes it possible for [...]