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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.”
“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
3220 17th Street, NW entrance on Mount Pleasant Street
Thanks to Cassidy for sending: “For June I wanted to share my favorite pride flag at the Argyle Market in Mount Pleasant. I appreciate whoever put up the air freshener rainbow, it cracks me up and I love it. It’s up there all year round.”
photo by Edward Stillwell Ryder
Kelsey asks: “anyone have any intel on this new bookstore? Can’t wait to support them.”
Little District Books Instagram says:
“Independent Bookstore celebrating LGBTQ+ authors and stories. Coming soon to 737 8th St SE, Barrack’s Row, Washington, DC 20003” 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
1520 U Street, NW
Licht Cafe’s IG says:
“Hip LGBTQ+ cafe and bar in vibrant Washington DC. Now open!!!! Mon-Thurs 4p to 11p, Fri 4p to 1a, Sat 11a to 1a, Sun 11a to 11p. Cheers!”
Have a look inside: 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
Possibly coming to 917-915 U Street, NW?
Thanks to Sarah for sharing: “New paint job on the old Dodge City/Velvet Lounge space (RIP) looks like new owner will combine them?”
GR sends news about Kiki which may or may not be coming here. Their website says:
“Kiki is a LGBTQ bar in the Shaw Area of Washington, D.C. opening in Late December of 2021. Read More
Photo by pablo.raw