Capital Pride to honor hockey star, advocates

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby is among those who the Capital Pride Alliance will honor in May. Washington Capitals star goaltender Braden Holtby, an outspoken advocate for LGBT initiatives in professional hockey, is among 10 individuals or organizations named as 2017 award recipients by the Capital Pride Alliance. The Alliance, which organizes D.C.’s annual LGBT … [Read more...]

Gavin Grimm among Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Gavin Grimm (Photo courtesy of American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia) Time magazine has named Gavin Grimm one of its 100 Most Influential People. Grimm, 17, is a senior at Gloucester County High School in Gloucester, Va. He filed a lawsuit against the Gloucester County School District’s policy prohibiting students from using bathrooms and locker rooms that don’t … [Read more...]

Kate Clinton to perform DC Pride Weekend

The Washington Blade is excited to host award-winning comedian Kate Clinton on Friday, June 9 at Studio Theatre (1501 14th St NW). Kate will present her show Knock! Knock! Who’s There? Zombie Apocalypse! starting at 7 p.m. Kate Clinton is a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer. With a career spanning 36 years, Kate is at the top of … [Read more...]

Frank DeCrosta dies at 53

Frank DeCrosta Frank DeCrosta, a Coldwell Banker Realtor who’d been a long-time Washington resident, died on April 7, according to his brother, Paul DeCrosta. He was 53. No cause of death was given other than that he “died peacefully at home,” Paul DeCrosta said. Frank DeCrosta was born Oct. 15, 1963 in Schenectady, N.Y. He moved to Washington around 1990 and was gay. He … [Read more...]

Va. Supreme Court dismisses Fairfax school district lawsuit

The Virginia Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit that challenges the Fairfax County School Board’s LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination policy. The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that challenges the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in the Fairfax County School District’s nondiscrimination policy. The Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit … [Read more...]