Posts Tagged ‘Lou Chibbaro Jr.’

The Final Hours of the Washington Blade

It's 12:30 p.m. outside of the downtown offices of the former Washington Blade, which served as Washington D.C.'s gay newspaper of record from 1969 until this morning. Just hours ago, the staff of the Blade learned that its parent company, Window Media, had filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, that the Blade was closed effective immediately, [...]

Police Shooting Victim Was Suicidal, Mourning Loss of Partner

The man shot by D.C. police in his home this morning was gay and "had been suffering from bipolar disorder and had become severely depressed when his domestic partner died last year," an unidentified neighbor told Lou Chibbaro Jr. of the Washington Blade. Chabbaro reported more information on the police shooting this afternoon:

Police Storage Locker Vandalized With Homophobic Graffiti

The locker of openly gay D.C. police officer Matt Mahl was vandalized earlier this month, Lou Chibbaro Jr. reports for the Washington Blade. On Oct. 26, the Third District officer returned to his storage locker to find it covered in homophobic epithets. Writes Chibbaro:
When contacted, Mahl released a brief statement confirming that the incident occurred [...]