Washington Blade (DC)


A lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newspaper in the Washington, D.C.
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Primary geographic focus: District of Columbia
Organization type(s): Media

The Blade is the oldest LGBT newspaper in the United States and second largest by circulation, behind Gay City News of New York City. The Blade is often referred to as America’s gay newspaper of record because it chronicled LGBT news locally, nationally, and internationally.

The New York Times said the Blade is considered “one of the most influential publications written for a gay audience.



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FreeState Justice launches LGBT legal defense fund

Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade (DC)
November 29, 2017
FreeState Justice said it has seen “an increase in requests for help” in 2017. It also notes lawyers who volunteer their time with the organization have worked on nearly 150 discrimination cases in the state this year.

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Judge issues landmark ruling in favor of trans inmate

Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade (DC)
September 24, 2015
An administrative judge has issued a landmark ruling in favor of a transgender woman who claimed guards at a Maryland prison taunted and humiliated her.

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Lawsuit seeks to recoup Social Security benefits for gay couples

Chris Johnson
Washington Blade (DC)
March 10, 2015
A new class-action lawsuit has been filed seeks to recoup Social Security benefits given to married same-sex couples after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.



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