LGBTQ

Steve June 3, 2020

After years of vandalism and calls for its removal, the hulking statue of Philadelphia’s late mayor and police commissioner Frank Rizzo was removed Tuesday by the city. Rizzo’s political career and heavy-handed police tactics in the late 1960s and ’70s were seen as racially polarizing and unfairly targeted minorities and people of color. Philadelphia Mayor […]

Steve June 3, 2020

From left, Phillip Westry and Akil Patterson (Photos courtesy of Westry and Patterson) A ballot error prompted the Maryland Board of Elections the delay the release of the final results of Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reported SeaChange sent ballots with an incorrect title to voters in the city’s District 1. The […]

Steve June 3, 2020

John Fanning was far behind frontrunner Brooke Pinto in the Ward 2 race; Patrick Kennedy is running a close second in early results. (Photos courtesy of the campaigns) (Photos courtesy of the campaigns) Former D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), a longtime LGBTQ community ally who resigned from the Council in January following allegations […]

Steve June 3, 2020

(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) I join with those calling for the arrest and charging of the three additional officers who clearly stood by and let Officer Derek Chauvin murder George Floyd. Police officers must be subject to the law and held accountable. We must demand from the overwhelming number of good officers, those […]

Steve June 3, 2020

‘The PowerOn program strives to help LGBTQ individuals empower themselves through the distribution of life-saving technology hardware.’ PowerOn, the national program to support at-risk and under-served LGBTQ individuals by providing them technology at no cost through local partner LGBTQ organizations, announced it has awarded technology grants to 14 partner centers. The 14 organizations that were […]