Posts Tagged ‘Phil Mendelson’

Tonight: Raise Money to Help Local Victims of Sex Trafficking

Want to learn more about stopping sex trafficking in D.C.? Tonight, attend the D.C. chapter of the Younger Women's Task Force's "Cheers to Choice" fundraiser, and rub elbows with such experts on local trafficking as Councilmember Phil Mendelson, the Polaris Project's Julie Janovsky, and Courtney's House's Tina Frundt (also: wine!). The $15 ticket [...]

A Guide to Gay Wedding Discrimination

Catholic Block: Church fights to keep weddings swinging one way.
The authors of the D.C. gay marriage bill are sensitive folks. While they’re eager to grant gays and lesbians the right to get hitched in the District, they don’t want to upset conservative churches in town. So they threw an exemption into the pending gay-marriage bill [...]

District Hate Crimes Hearing Slated for Friday

The D.C. Council's Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary—and chair Phil Mendelson—will hold a hearing on Friday to discuss the law enforcement and judicial responses to hate crimes in the District. Gays and Lesbians Opposed to Violence (GLOV) co-chairs Chris Farris and Todd Metrokin, as well as hate crime victim Wes Della Volla and [...]