The cherry blossoms are about to bloom and hanami mania is already bursting out all over D.C. with the official start of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and its month-long extravaganza of events and activities. In a couple of weeks, we’ll return to the subject with another list of highlights from the plethora of options on tap in April. SE) will be decorated with 150 cherry blossom branches as a nod to the venue’s 150th Anniversary. Official 2023 National Cherry Blossom merchandise, including commemorative pieces and collectibles, will also be available. Meanwhile, the cafe’s elegant lower-level bar housed the original bank vault is serving two rather self-explanatory cocktails, a Cherry Negroni ($18) with a cherry on top and a Cherry Collins ($18) with cherry cordial.
March 20, 2023 03:04 UTC
Gretchen Whitmer has signed a law into effect protecting LGBTQ people from being discriminated against in housing, employment, education, and public accommodations. Moss noted that equality advocates have spent the better part of five decades advocating for an expansion of civil rights protections, only to see those efforts stymied in Lansing. This was, in part, due to reticence by Republicans — who controlled the legislature for 40 years prior to November — to embrace the cause of LGBTQ equality, for fear of offending religious and socially conservative voters. Equal protection under the law.”While courts have previously found that the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act already protects LGBTQ people from discrimination, the new law explicitly cements those protections into law. Whitmer for making this a reality, and affirming the dignity and rights of LGBTQ Michiganders by codifying these protections into law.”
March 19, 2023 09:33 UTC
In a now-viral email, a gay man gave his Republican-voting family an ultimatum. “We were just having one of our random catch-ups and he just casually said, ‘I’m still Republican,'” Short told Insider. “To vote GOP is to divide the family.”Twitter users were divided over Short’s approach to his family. Short claims most of the family responded positively to the email and told him they would amend their voting choices. Richard Short said he feels happy, “sincerely and truthfully,” about agreeing to his son’s request.
March 19, 2023 09:11 UTC
Fury of the Gods (★☆☆☆☆) gallops towards a climactic clash between a team of brave, god-powered siblings and a pair of evil sibling gods, the action suddenly stops for a message from our sponsor. Their collective journey as a family culminated in Billy sharing his amazing powers with his new siblings, creating a six-person super team. But now, in Fury of the Gods, they’re all flying off in their own directions, and Billy’s the one struggling to hold the family together. The same might be said of a majority of Fury of the Gods. Fury of the Gods is rated PG-13, and is playing nationwide.
March 18, 2023 01:53 UTC
“We are thrilled to introduce our theme for Capital Pride 2023 as we gear up to welcome the world to D.C.in 2025, which is also the 50th Anniversary of Pride in DC,” Capital Pride Alliance Executive Director Ryan Bos said. Those moments created a revolution that led to the achievement of expanded freedoms for the LGBTQ community. Through money raised at Capital Pride events and through partnerships with various sponsors, the Capital Pride Alliance was able to raise over $200,000 for its “Pride 365” fund. “We are grateful for the contributions that we have received and for the assistance that we have been able to provide through the Pride 365 Fund,” said Ashley Smith, the president of the board of the Capital Pride Alliance. In addition, we look forward to our partnership with The DC Center and the future opportunities that the new community center is going to provide us.”For more information on Capital Pride, including a calendar of upcoming events, visit www.capitalpride.org.
March 18, 2023 00:04 UTC
A video posted to social media shows a gay wedding planner being beaten by bouncers at a Texas nightclub. Norman Reggi Houston-Pickett claims he was attacked by security guards at a Hamburger Mary’s in Houston on March 4 while out with friends. A short while later, however, a large, well-built man who appeared to be working security at the bar approached him. “I saw an African American male…really buff with long hair coming at me with two other guys,” Houston-Pickett told KRIV. Video of the altercation that later went viral on social media shows a security guard holding Houston-Pickett in a chokehold from behind, while another guard knocks him unconscious with a single blow.
March 14, 2023 00:30 UTC
Such a noble pursuit may be more current events — or herstory — than history, but it still works to honor what has become known as Women’s History Month. Perfectly in tune with such a cause is the second annual Women’s History Month Festival organized by RE:Her DC, the local chapter of a national organization of woman- and nonbinary-owned food and drink purveyors established in 2021. The following specials are this year’s Top 8, at least in terms of holding the most appeal to our palates. $95 per person plus tax, with beverage pairings and a la carte options also available (Available only on March 26. Ris by Ris Lacoste, “My Mother’s Meatloaf” special from Chef/Owner Ris Lacoste in celebration of “all mothers making women’s history” (2275 L St. NW, www.risdc.com).
March 13, 2023 02:04 UTC
Scream VI hit theaters on Friday, and it’s shaping up to be a healthy opening weekend for the slasher flick. The 2022 reboot of Scream was notable, as it included the series’ first LGBTQ character: Mindy Meeks-Martin, portrayed beautifully by Jasmin Savoy Brown. “But there wasn’t necessarily an opportunity in the script originally for like, an on-screen kiss, for physical intimacy.”The actor, who identifies as part of the LGBTQ community, spoke up when it came time to begin working on Scream VI. “It means everything to me,” she said in an interview with Gay Times. “We have all been met with such open arms, but to be a queer person our whole community is like, ‘Oh my god, finally!’”A quick look at social media surrounding Scream VI shows it’s all most people can talk about.
March 12, 2023 22:05 UTC
I really don’t. It was such a skewed sort of win that a rumor started that she had invited all the Academy judges to Pickfair for tea, and that’s that’s the only reason she won, which is a rumor. I don’t think there’s a chance in hell that Triangle of Sadness will win Best Picture. SCHULMAN: I don’t really live for predictions. I think that’s what we’re seeing right now.
March 11, 2023 22:43 UTC
Som Fagbladet Ingeniøren endnu en gang skriver – og som vi har gentaget igen og igen – er pluginhybridbiler ikke en god klimaløsning. Tværtimod sviner de som almindelige benzin- og dieselbiler, viser endnu et studie. Alligevel holder et flertal i Folketinget fortsat fast i, at pluginhybridbiler skal have grøn skatterabat på lige fod med elbiler, fordi de mener, at hybridbilen er en fin overgangsløsning i omstillingen fra almindelige benzin- og dieselbiler til rene elbiler. Det er Danmarks mest citerede forsker i 2022, professor Brian Vad Mathiesen fra Aalborg Universitet, ikke enig i. Som han skriver på Twitter:»Hør her. Hybridbiler er ikke grønne.
February 11, 2023 08:21 UTC
Sladder Saudi-Arabien har lagt en snedig plan for at få VM i 2030Velkommen til FOLK, Informations daglige sladderspalte, hvor ingen er for høj, og ingen er lav nok til at flyve under radaren
February 10, 2023 19:56 UTC
SERIE Byens lys »Vi kan spise sundt og samtidig gøre oprør mod overforbrug!«Byens Lys er Informations tegneserie om forfatterspiren og eksiljyden Jacob. Her følger vi hans forsøg på at leve og overleve i København. Serien er skrevet og tegnet af Lars Kramhøft og minder muligvis en smule om hans eget liv
January 31, 2023 19:36 UTC
Situationen i Afghanistan er nu så alvorlig, at afghanske piger og kvinder, der allerede er i eller kommer til Danmark, skal anerkendes som flygtninge efter FN’s flygtningekonvention. Det er konklusionen på et ekstraordinært møde afholdt i Flygtningenævnets koordinationsudvalg mandag eftermiddag. Kvinderne vil fremover få asyl efter den ’sikreste’ paragraf i den danske udlændingelov, såkaldt konventionsstatus, »alene på grund af deres køn,« lyder det i en nyhed på nævnets hjemmeside. Nævnets udmelding kommer i kølvandet på, at først den svenske udlændingemyndighed Migrationsverket i begyndelsen af december vurderede mere eller mindre det samme. Onsdag nåede også EU’s asylkontor, EUAA, frem til, at afghanske kvinder og piger »generelt er i risiko for forfølgelse og er derfor berettiget til flygtningestatus«.
January 30, 2023 17:29 UTC
– MamaSvar I:Min grænse for uskiftede lortebleer er lav. Men, men, men, alt afhænger selvfølgelig af, hvad ’rygende travlt’ i virkeligheden betyder, og det rummer dit spørgsmål ikke rigtigt nogle detaljer om. Hvis vi taler om én pædagog til fem grædende børn og tre, der er ved at rive hovedet af hinanden, ville jeg nok ikke gå så højt op i, om mit barns ble var blevet skiftet. Men hvis vi taler om et par voksne til 10-12 børn, så ville min lorteble-tolerance ikke være så høj – især ikke, hvis det sker flere gange inden for en kortere periode, og det er en halvgammel én af slagsen. Så ville jeg nok påpege det.
January 27, 2023 19:55 UTC
Der findes så mange spændende kulturoplevelser derude. Hver uge anbefaler Informations kulturskribenter noget af det, som de synes, flere burde kende til. Krigsforbrydelse betaler sigHan blev degraderet af flåden, kaldt ond af sine underordnede og var anklaget i USA’s største krigsforbrydelsesretssag. Og så blev han hædret som »den ultimative kriger« af præsident Trump. Det spektakulære var, at det var hans underordnede, specialsoldaterne i Navy SEAL, der sladrede.
January 26, 2023 19:21 UTC