Today, mainstream headlines often address gay issues — from marriage to hate crimes to military service. But that wasn’t always the case. As the Washington Blade celebrates 40 years of chronicling gay life in the Capital Region, we look back at the paper’s early days, review various accomplishments, and eye the horizon for challenges yet to come.


  • Kevin Naff Editor, The D.C. Agenda; Former Editor, Washington Blade
  • Lou Chibbaro Jr. Journalist with the Washington Blade

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