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The DC Agenda was given exclusive backdoor access to the Team DC Fashion Show at Town Danceboutique, take a look at the footage!

Where to find the DC Agenda

Imagine if you were able to obtain a piece of LGBTQ history when the Washington Blade hit presses 40 years ago…Now is your opportunity with the first issue of the DC Agenda out in circulation!

You’ll find the DC Agenda at the following locations:

Mr Henry’s, Results Gym (G St)
SMYAL, Banana Cafe
Phase One
Freddie’s Beach Bar
MLK Library
Annie’s, Apex
Dupont Italian Kitchen
HRC HQ and HRC Store
Lambda Rising
Leather Rack
Results Gym (U St)
Barrel House Liquor
Crew Club
Whitman-Walker HQ
Green Lantern
Universal Gear
DC Eagle

You can also find the DC Agenda in street boxes at:

Cafe Berlin, Eastern Market Metro, Capitol South Metro, Union Station, Columbia Heights Metro, Crystal City Metro, King St Metro, Courthouse Metro, Rosslyn Metro, Pentagon City Metro, McPherson Square Metro, Metro Center (13 & F), Wilson Building, Dupont Metro (Conn & Q, Conn & 19), CVS (17 & P), SoHo (22 & P), Farragut North Metro, Carribou Coffee (14 & Rhode Island), Whole Foods (14 & P)

After all this, the staff of the DC Agenda will be handing out all remaining first issues at 4:30pm est at the Dupont Circle Fountain!

A clean slate for the DC Agenda

What was originally slated to be a “Tweetup” (gathering of Twitter users) had become something much different and far more important. It was the official announcement that what once was The Washington Blade is now the DC Agenda. The modest displaced staff were all present and greeted by the community with such a supportive embrace that it was a beautiful thing to behold.

Lynne Brown, publisher, and Kevin Naff, editor, each addressed the very large crowd in the very small back bar area at the Hard Rock Cafe in Washington DC to express their sheer gratitude for the outpouring of support the community and country has offered to all those who have been affected by the folding of Window Media LLC. There were many thanks given especially to the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC for being the sponsor of a full back page ad for what will be a “Modest first issue” although so many people will be happy to see it on the stands modest or verbose won’t really matter.

A website has been established in the meantime, http://www.savetheblade.com, which greets you with the following letter:

Gay news, straight facts.

If you found this site you probably know that after 40 years as the news source of record for the LGBT community, the Washington Blade ceased publication on Monday November 16, 2009.

Can we save the Blade?

While we cannot save the name we can certainly save all that was the essence and spirit of our LGBTQ Community’s newspaper of record.

The staff of the paper remains united and our mission to enlighten and inform remains steadfast. We wil launch a new publication that will bring you what we have always worked to deliver – gay news and information that is critical to our Metro DC LGBTQ Community.

A modest premiere issue of the DC AGENDA will be distributed across D.C. on Friday, November 20, 2009 and will also publish on the DC AGENDA’s new website.

We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of community support and interest. If you would like to be part of the new venture, please use our contact page to get in touch or send us an email. And, if you would like to contribute financially, you can do so here. The staff is currently working on a volunteer basis; financial support will be used to cover printing, distribution, equipment and other related costs.

Thank you for supporting us and please stay tuned.

Lynne Brown, publisher
Kevin Naff, editor

And our united staff…
Remecca Amendariz
Robbie Barnett
Rob Boeger
Jeanni Centofanti
Lou Chibbaro
Joey DiGuglielmo
Patrick Folliard
Andrew Hartsfield
Chris Johnson
Michael Key
Danielle King
Josh Lynsen
Jeryl Parade
Brian Pitts
Phil Rockstroh
Aram Vartian

Obviously the DC Agenda will not be able to do this alone, they are doing their best to gather sponsorship, sell advertising space and they’re also reaching out to the community to “Buy a Brick” which will all those that do “to make an investment in the future of Washington’s LGBTQ community. Whatever you give will be used for gathering and publishing our LGBTQ news.” If you’re interested in contributing to the DC Agenda please refer to their site here.

I have no doubt great things will come from this new albeit seasoned publication!