Lesbian Washington DC – Go Girlfriend

Author: , February 20th, 2019

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Established well over 200 years ago (circa 1790), Washington, DC is easily the epicenter of the nation’s attention. Cultivated through it’s political, historic and educational opportunities, this core of Americana draws curious visitors from around the world. And what a world class destination to visit!

Sight-seeing in Washington brings rich architecture, monumental sights and an educational richness that piques the imagination and inspires thoughts of greatness. Explore our top 12 highlights that bring Washington greatness alive.

One thing I will say is that lesbian Washington DC is best explored on foot. From walking the National Mall through its many political or ghost walking tours, the grand revelations build step by step.

1. National Mall – as the most visited National Park in the United States, the National Mall encompasses the area of many of our other highlights. Roughly 2 miles in length, this green space centers what ties Washington DC visits together. With its walking trails, monuments and museums, this public open space has been home to epic history-changing marches, presidential inaugurations and all manner of public gatherings. Bring a picnic lunch and spend an entire day exploring its rich attractions.

By Stacy Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend

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Gay Washington DC – Gay Star News

Author: , August 12th, 2017

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One fine summer evening in the American capital last month, I suddenly had the sensation I’d stepped into a TV set. (Or morphed into an Netflix algorithm, suspended in House of Cards cyperspace. Or something. Hey, it’s 2017). My point is, gay Washington DC is so recognizable that, like New York City, it feels larger-than-life, surreal; thus, it never disappoints.

Cruising through the city center in an open top bus, I was bowled over by the iconic buildings and monuments in all their polished, neoclassic glory. The Capitol Building, the The Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House: they all stand in harmony, like a perfectly polished set. I felt an urge to replace my typical tourist garb with a matchy-matchy three piece suit, tie and shirt… Washington DC is just smart. In my admiration, I answered a question I’d earlier posed to myself: is it possible to mention Washington DC without talking politics?

The short answer is yes, absolutely. Because it’s exquisite to look at and thrilling to experience – regardless of what, or who, it represents. As such, Washington DC is a true blockbuster destination, which is somewhat surprising given its modest size.

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News

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New African American History Museum Opens in DC

Author: , September 23rd, 2016

Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture

How many LGBT items are in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture and is it enough to please gay historians?

It’s a tough question to answer because some ostensibly gay items may not be presented as such. It’s now widely believed, for instance, that “A Raisin in the Sun” playwright Lorraine Hansberry was a closeted lesbian for much of her short life (she died at age 34 in 1965), but to what degree does this factor into her representation in the museum, for instance?

Slated to open this weekend with a ceremony Saturday morning in which President Obama will speak, the museum has yet to be assessed by the public. And curators acknowledge it’s impossible to please everyone. Descendants of the Quander family, whose roots can be traced back to slaves at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, have publicly expressed disappointment at not being represented in the inaugural museum displays, for instance. But whether there’s enough LGBT representation overall to please gay historians is yet to be determined.

By Joey DiGuglielmo – Full Story at The Washington Blade

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Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters: Gay Friendly Washington DC Hotel

Author: , May 20th, 2016

Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

A Dupont Circle location, The Beacon Hotel creates an experience tailored to the lifestyle of leisure travelers, full service, where guests enjoy exceptional hospitality in a welcoming atmosphere. A fresh design, the latest in technology advancements flat panel televisions, WebTV and Wi-Fi connectivity.

See the Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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8 Ways to Enjoy the Amazing Outdoors Near Washington DC

Author: , November 7th, 2015

Washington DC - Lincoln Monument

Stepping out into Washington, D.C., the mighty American capital, is like walking onto a television set. With its striking landmarks, iconic memorials and generally smart appearance, it feels unreal. So much so, during a recent twilight tour of its greatest sights, the theme tune to Netflix series House of Cards started playing in my head.

But equally as camera-ready as the District of Columbia are the handful of ‘districts’ that surround it; the many pockets of Maryland and Virginia that comprise the wider Capital Region.

From buzzing cities such as Maryland’s Rockville and Richmond’s Virginia, to the plethora of landscapes along the curve of the Potomac River, the Capital Region as a whole offers boundless travel opportunities – especially for those who like to get out and about. Here, we count down just eight of them…

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Washington DC as a Culinary Capitol

Author: , May 8th, 2015

Zentan, Washington DCThankfully, one conversation in town that all political parties can agree on is that the nation’s capital has been transformed into a deliciously diverse draw for gourmands of all stripes.

“When I arrived here from New York in 2002, the story was fine-dining, corporate chains, and big boxes,” says Brooklyn-born Jamie Leeds, chef-owner of the highly acclaimed Hank’s Oyster Bar. “There were few home-spun eateries, and not a single neighborhood seafood restaurant.”

That was then. In the years since, Leeds and her peers have completely reinvented the culinary scene, not just at the neighborhood level, but in ways as deeply layered as Washington itself.

Championed by chefs, restaurateurs, hotels, relief organizations, and other stakeholders, it’s a culinary love fest founded on D.C. essentials such as advocacy, fundraising and community-building. Animated by passion, commitment, caring, and true esprit de cuisine, the result is positive change at the human level, both in terms of elevating the city’s gastronomic appeal–the cuisine and cocktails are sensational, attracting eager patronage from locals and visitors alike–and in the deeper vein of transforming neighborhoods while supporting and even saving lives. In D.C., food truly comforts.

By Jeff Heilman – Full Story at Passport | Passport Gay Travel Resources

Washington DC Like a Local

Author: , March 23rd, 2015

Billy WinnOpenly gay musician Billy Winn shares his love of the American capital, from gay neighbourhoods to phallic-looking buildings!

Openly gay musician Billy Winn shares his love of the American capital, from gay neighbourhoods to phallic-looking buildings!

I’ve lived here since… 2009, when I moved here to go to Georgetown University.

I’ve stayed because… I got back into music, and because of all the changes I’ve seen since I first moved here. The vibe of the city as a whole has changed a lot. It’s become a lot more cultural and artsy – and it’s a really gay-friendly city.

My favorite queer bar has to be… I love Cobalt. They always have something different going on — from dance parties and drag shows to pop acts and celebrity appearances. Friday nights are the best!

By Billy Winn – Full Story at Gay Star News | Washington DC Gay Travel Resources

The Washington Blade’s Best of Gay DC 2014

Author: , October 30th, 2014

Best of Gay DC 2014

Every year, the Washington Blade polls readers to choose its Best of Gay DC:

Welcome to the Washington Blade’s 13th annual Best of Gay D.C. readers’ poll. Last year we had 71 categories. This year, we’re up to 73. And we again broke a participation record having logged more than 20,000 votes in the past two months. Even if you’ve lived in Washington for decades, the fun of this contest is that there’s always something new to discover, from a tasty meal at Barcelona (if you can find a table!) to a show at Olney Theatre Company to many other entertainment options.

Here are the links to some of the 2014 Best of Gay DC categories:

Nightlife: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/10/23/best-gay-d-c-xiii-nightlife/

Community: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/10/23/best-gay-d-c-xiii-community/

Dining: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/10/23/best-of-gay-dc-2014-dining/

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Gay Washington DC – Full of History

Author: , July 11th, 2014

Washington DCD.C. boasts a burgeoning music, arts and nightlife scene for all generations to step back in time. But the city is also known for its rich history, spanning nearly three centuries. This summer, visit some of the District’s most colorful and time-tested landmarks.

Start at the Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St., S.E.) along the Anacostia River, open every day from dawn to dusk for tourists. There’s also a popular dog-walking club but there’s a waiting list to join. Call ahead and schedule a visit to the 30-acre cemetery, established in 1807 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2011. When you get there, scout out the tombstones of J. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the FBI long rumored to be gay, and Leonard Matlovich, the first gay soldier to publicly out himself in protest of the military’s ban on gay members. For more information, visit congressionalcemetery.org.

If you live in the area, chances are you’ve already visited Arlington Cemetery. But this time, make sure you take a tour of the Arlington House (321 Sherman Dr., Fort Myer, Va.), the former residence of Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Schedule some time to tour the house, built by slaves between 1802 and 1818, as well as the flower garden and the slave quarters on the plantation grounds. For more information, visit nps.gov.

Full Story at the Washington Blade | Washington DC Gay Travel Resources

Gay Cop Kisses Partner at DC Pride In Front of Westboro Protesters

Author: , June 15th, 2014

DC Pride Kiss

A photo of a gay cop kissing his partner has gone viral.

Towleroad.com reports:

A D.C. couple staged a kissing protest in front of the Westboro Baptist Church which has gone viral. Mark Raimondo posted a photo of the kiss on Instagram. He was laying one on his boyfriend, Arlington, Virginia police officer D.J. Stalter. The WBC wasn’t amused, but helped launch the shot on its viral way.

Awesome. Just awesome.