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Ed. Note: The Washington Post reported this occurred 5:40pm and “the victims told police the assailants used an anti-gay slur and referred to monkeypox.” Metroweekly also reported it happened at 5:40pm and “two teenagers who allegedly called them “monkeypox f*****s” before assaulting them, resulting in a six-hour stay at a local emergency room.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District seek the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in a Simple Assault offense that occurred on Sunday, August 7, 2022, in the 1700 block of 7th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 7:12 pm, the suspects approached the victims at the listed location. The suspects made derogatory comments towards the victims based on their sexual orientation. Two suspects then assaulted the victims and fled the scene. The victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Two persons of interest were captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below: Read More

737 8th Street, SE photos courtesy Little District Books

From a press release:

Little District Books opened June 17th, 2022. A dream business for owner Patrick Kern, a 10-year resident of the greater Washington D.C. area. 

“I wanted to create the bookstore I needed when I was younger,” said Kern, explaining that while many indie bookstores carry titles by queer authors, they might only carry one or two titles from a particular author, and they can be hard to locate among the thousands of other books.” As an example, he pointed out writers like T.J. Klune and V.E. Schwab, both authors with recently famous titles, but who also have large catalogs of great stories most people don’t know about. Read More


1001 North Capitol Street, NE at K Street

Christopher asked: “I heard a rumor that Town 2.0 is opening Memorial Day Weekend… Is this true? Does the DC LGBTQ+ community once again have an Ed Bailey super-club to go to?”

Ed replied: “Lol. No. That is not accurate.”

However, thanks to Derek for sharing a recent construction permit that seems promising: “I’d guess they’re aiming for a mid to late spring opening next year, maybe stretching all the way to pride week.” Read More


From a press release:

City-State Brewing Co. is celebrating the day same-sex marriage became legal in DC with a day of wedding ceremonies for couples whose union honors the historical milestone. On Dec. 18th, couples will say their vows, tie the knot and toast their love with — what else? — City-State’s Equal Marriage® dark wheat, a beer of harmonious unions for joyous occasions.

Couples can get married at City-State with the team’s inimitable General Manager Gene Barnett officiating. An arch and photo station will be provided so couples can capture the occasion. Read More


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