News Clips

  • D.C. Councilman agrees to hold hearing on LGBTQ seniors bill

    February 14, 2020

    (Washington Blade) D.C. Council member Brandon Todd (D-Ward 4) announced through a spokesperson on Thursday that he plans to schedule a hearing in February by the Council committee he chairs on a bill calling for anti-discrimination protections and improved services for LGBTQ seniors.

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  • Stein Club urges Council to act on LGBTQ seniors bill

    February 14, 2020

    (Washington Blade) The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club voted unanimously Monday night to urge D.C. Council member Brandon Todd (D-Ward 4) and members of the Council committee he chairs to hold a hearing on a bill calling for anti-discrimination protections and improved services for LGBTQ seniors.

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  • Stein Club elects new president

    February 14, 2020

    (Washington Blade) Members of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the city’s largest local LGBT political organization, elected Ward 1 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Kent Boese as its new president Monday night at the club’s annual election meeting held at the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community. 

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  • Gertrude Stein Democratic Club calls on Councilmember Jack Evans to resign

    February 14, 2020

    (Metro Weekly) The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the District’s largest LGBTQ political organization, is calling for D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) to resign from the Council.

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  • Stein Club calls for Evans’ resignation

    February 14, 2020

    (Washington Blade) The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, D.C.’s largest local LGBT political group, approved a resolution by unanimous voice vote Monday night calling for D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) to resign from his seat on the Council.

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  • Stein Club calls for Evans to resign from committee chair, Democratic Party positions

    February 14, 2020

    (Washington Blade) The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, D.C.’s largest local LGBT political group, approved a resolution Monday night calling for D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) to temporarily resign from his position as chair of an influential Council committee and from his post as National Committeeman from D.C.

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  • Stein Club honors Danica Roem

    February 14, 2020

    (Washington Blade) The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, D.C.’s largest local LGBT political group, honored Virginia House of Delegates member Danica Roem (D-Manassas) on Monday night by presenting her with its Justice Award at the club’s annual holiday partyC

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  • Trans woman elected Stein Club president

    February 14, 2020

    (Washington Blade) Ward 3 community activist Monika Nemeth, who became the first out transgender person to win election to a seat on the city’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission in the city’s Nov.

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  • Gertrude Stein Club offers residents a chance to engage with D.C.’s elected officials

    February 14, 2020

    (Metro Weekly) “Because of the nature of how D.C. is these days, as far as LGBTQ rights and our voice in the political process, we have a pretty good situation here in the District,” says Earl Fowlkes, Jr., president of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club.

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  • This 75 year-old has been a gay rights activist for decades. Now, he’s back on the Mall fighting Trump.

    May 12, 2017

    (Washington Post) Decades before rainbow flags were common adornments on D.C. homes — 16 years before the pride flag was even invented — Paul Kuntzler walked into a Columbia Heights apartment in March 1962. He joined a roomful of more than a dozen men, gay men like him, who wanted what they considered to be basic rights. Most were older than his 20 years and had been ousted from their federal government jobs because of their sexuality. Together, they formed the ­Mattachine Society of Washington, the city’s first gay and lesbian advocacy organization.

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