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Romney Wins Wisconsin, Maryland, D.C. GOP Primaries

POLITICS | By David Epso and Kasie Hunt | Apr 3
Mitt Romney tightened his grip on the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, sweeping primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington D.C., with time left over to swap charges with President Barack Obama.

D.C. Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Transgender Woman

CRIME | By Michael K. Lavers | Feb 11
D.C. police on Friday arrested Gary Niles Montgomery, 55, in connection with the fatal stabbing of Deoni Jones at a Benning Heights bus stop on Feb. 2.

Transgender Woman Stabbed to Death in Northeast

LOCAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Feb 4
Deoni Jones, 23, was stabbed in the head at a bus stop on East Capitol Street N.E. around 8:15 p.m. on Thursday. She died several hours later at a local hospital.

Video: Gray Speaks at World AIDS Day Vigil in Dupont Circle

AIDS | By Michael K. Lavers | Dec 2
Speaking at a World AIDS Day candlelight vigil in Dupont Circle on Thursday, Dec. 1, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray stressed his administration remains committed to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington.

Video: Gays Celebrate End of ’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

LOCAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Sep 20
Gays and lesbians from Maine to Hawaii celebrated the end of the military’s ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers as the repeal of the Clinton-era law became official at midnight Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Promoter Rallies Community for LGBT Volunteer Fair

LOCAL | By Will O’Bryan | May 13
The promoter behind Jacob Pring Events has been going gangbusters lately pulling together ’’DC’s 1st Annual LGBT Volunteer Fair,’’ set for May 19 at Adams Morgan’s District nightclub.

SHINE On for Homeless Youth

LOCAL | By Yusef Najafi | May 13
The Sasha Bruce House will commemorate ’’SHINE Night’’ from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, with a ’’fun interactive event’’ featuring drum-circle performances by Akoma Drummers and the Young Women’s

Dustin Lance Black Speaks at Duplex Diner

NATIONAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Mar 31
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black spoke about Proposition 8, LGBT advocacy and the upcoming biopic on former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover at the Duplex Diner in the District on Tuesday, March 29.

Maryland activists applaud marriage equality bill

NATIONAL | By Matthew E. Pilecki | Jan 27
Activists hope a marriage equality bill before Annapolis lawmakers will allow Marylanders to tie the knot in their own state, and not in the District of Columbia.

D.C. officials battle HIV/AIDS epidemic

NATIONAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Dec 1
With 3.2 percent of the District of Columbia’s residents living with HIV/AIDS, public health officials and service providers continue to grapple with an infection rate that rivals those found in some sub-Saharan African countries.

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