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Dupont Circle/Adams Morgan

By Miles O'Reilly, Jed Sammons, Tara Suter and Hope Talbert

In June 2016, after a gunman massacred 49 people inside an Orlando gay bar—the deadliest act of anti-LGBTQ violence in American history—hundreds of people poured into Washington D.C.’s Dupont Circle to mourn the victims. The central fountain was adorned with posters and pride flags, and the park served as a stage for candlelight vigils and communal speeches and prayers.  

By Miles O'Reilly, Hope Talbert, Jed Sammons and Tara Suter

Dupont Circle is internationally known as a center of LGBTQ activity in the nation’s capital, but as the gay community enjoys broader acceptance across Washignton, D.C., the former “gayborhood” is becoming more and more diverse and less the queer-centric neighborhood it use to be.

By Tara Suter and Jed Sammons

For many queer D.C. residents, the District is a refuge to live as their true selves. However, for many transgender people living there, they sometimes still feel like they don’t belong.

By Miles O'Reilly, Tara Suter and Jed Sammons

There are only 21 lesbian bars within the entire United States, and only one — A League of Her Own (ALOHO) — can be found in Washington D.C.