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Biden health officials urge syphilis, hepatitis C & HIV tests on National HIV Testing Day (exclusive)

It’s called the syndemic approach and sexually active people should know about it, officials say.

Meet George Washington University’s pioneering lesbian president Ellen Granberg

She’s going into her second year as the leader and public face of the prestigious private institution in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Jill and Ashley Biden welcome hundreds to rainbow-themed White House Pride Month party

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden hosted a colorful celebration of joy for the LGBTQ+ community on the South Lawn.

'Welcome to our annual convening of the gay Mafia': Equality PAC celebrates 10 years

The political fundraising organization promotes LGBTQ+ elected officials and held its annual gala last week. Here's what went down.

Kamala Harris celebrates 20 years of ‘Queer Eye’ with creators and cast

The show brought queer men into American living rooms at a time when being out was not easy and has moved forward LGBTQ+ representation in mainstream media.

Rachel Levine and Isabel Guzman highlight LGBTQ-owned businesses during Pride Month

HHS’s Rachel Levine and SBA’s Isabel Guzman toured LGBTQ-owned and focused businesses around Washington, D.C., earlier this week.

The gays bring surge to D.C. Metro ridership for Capital Pride Parade

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority reported its highest ridership since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ambassador Karen Pierce discusses Capital Pride parade and UK's LGBTQ+ advocacy

“I think it’s important to get to know all sorts of people,” she told The Advocate.

High turnout at first White House LGBTQ-inclusive Pride Month blood drive

The event highlighted recent changes by the Food and Drug Administration that allow people to donate blood regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

From player to broadcaster, meet the queer Black soccer pro breaking down the Washington Spirit

Former NWSL Washington Spirit player Gaby Vincent tells The Advocate about her "full circle moment" becoming a broadcaster for the team.

Karine Jean-Pierre hangs with ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ queens at iconic gay bar

The eight all-star cast members had a busy day at the monuments, the White House and with Karine Jean-Pierre at D.C.’s Little Gay Pub ahead of a screening of the season nine premiere of Drag Race All Stars.

Gay lawmaker Robert Garcia hosted Free Comic Book Day on Capitol Hill

California Democratic Rep. Robert Garcia shared his love of comic books with anyone who wanted to stop by his office.

Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of Trump’s immunity claim

Conservative and liberal justices questioned where the limits of presidential immunity would fall if Donald Trump’s team had its way.

‘Faces of Gun Violence’ exhibit unveiled at inaugural survivors’ summit

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives hosts a powerful new exhibit to memorialize victims and foster dialogue on gun violence prevention.

Pattie Gonia takes drag and fierceness to Capitol Hill to voice environmental concerns

The performer and environmental activist led a rally and march in Washington, D.C., and met with key lawmakers to push for enhanced protections for mature and old-growth forests.

Smithsonian responds after report of ending long-held drag shows following Republican angst (exclusive)

Reports found drag shows disappeared from the Smithsonian's calendar after institution leader Lonnie Bunch told House Republicans he'd "look into" them. Here's what really happened.

Investigation launched after man screams homophobic slurs at queer couples on D.C. metro

A queer woman has spoken out on social about an incident on a D.C. train where a man "SCREAMED" at a small child "for having two dads."