‘Pizzagate’ gunman sentenced to four years in jail

Edgar Maddison Welch was sentenced to four years in jail. (Photo via Facebook) A North Carolina man arrested last December for entering D.C.’s gay-owned Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant with an assault rifle and a hand gun was sentenced on Thursday by a federal judge to four years in prison. The incident attracted international attention when news surfaced that Edgar Maddison … [Read more...]

Prince William school board approves LGBT nondiscrimination policy

The Prince William County School Board on June 21, 2017, approved a proposal that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the school district’s nondiscrimination policy. The Prince William County School Board on Wednesday approved a proposal that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the district’s nondiscrimination policy. State Del. Bob Marshall … [Read more...]

A successful Baltimore ‘Pride Unleashed’

Baltimore celebrated Pride last weekend. (Washington Blade photo by Chris Jennings) Thousands enjoyed Pride Unleashed, Baltimore’s LGBTQ celebration in Station North last Saturday and the customary festival in Druid Hill Park on Sunday. Pride is run by the GLBT Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB). The parade and block party took place under cloudy skies. … [Read more...]

Dine Out for Justice at Gertrude’s on tap

(Washington Blade photo by Chris Jennings) Gertrude’s restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art (10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore 21218) will host FreeState Justice Night on June 29. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the organization. “FreeState Justice is now in a position both to push for greater legal rights and to ensure that the rights already secured are … [Read more...]

D.C. to allow gender-neutral driver’s licenses

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s directive will allow D.C. residents to choose a gender-neutral option for state-issued ID cards. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) At the direction of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, the city’s Department of Motor Vehicles will begin allowing residents to choose a gender-neutral “X” identifier on driver’s licenses and other city identification documents … [Read more...]