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.
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.
January 12, 2017
(Washington Blade) D.C.-area LGBT residents and activists told the Washington Blade they believe President Barack Obama had an important and positive impact on the LGBT community during his eight years in the White House. Click here for the rest of the article.
November 09, 2016
(Washington Blade) Nine of 10 LGBT allies, including former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, won their races for seats on the City Council and the D.C. State Board of Education on Tuesday, ensuring that the city government will continue its strong support for LGBT rights. Click here for the rest of the article.
November 02, 2016
(Washington Blade) Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is at the top of a list of 10 LGBT-supportive candidates expected to win their races for seats on the City Council and the D.C. State Board of Education in the Nov. 8 city election. Click here for the rest of the story.
September 29, 2016
(Metro Weekly) Clinton dominated and Trump fell short, as LGBT Democrats and Republicans react to Monday's momentous debate. Click here for the rest of the article.
September 13, 2016
(Washington Blade) The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the city’s largest local LGBT political group, departed from its usual practice of backing only Democrats on Monday night by endorsing independent David Grosso for re-election to his at-large D.C. City Council seat. Click here for the rest of the story.
May 10, 2016
(Washington Blade) The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club endorsed former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray over incumbent Ward 7 Council member Yvette Alexander Monday night, adding momentum to Gray’s campaign to return to city politics by challenging Alexander for the Council seat he once held. Click here for the rest of the story.