Metro Weekly

Metro Weekly is a free weekly magazine for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Washington, D.C., United States. It was first published on May 5, 1994. Metro Weekly includes national and local news, interviews with LGBT leaders and politicians, community event calendars, nightlife guides, and reviews of the District's arts and entertainment scene. The website's Scene section has archived over 100,000 original photos from Washington's LGBT community events. Published every Thursday with copies available for pick-up at 500 locations throughout the metropolitan area, Metro Weekly is read by more than 45,000 people in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Metro Weekly
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Editor-in-chiefRandy Shulman
PublisherRandy Shulman
First issueMay 5, 1994
CompanyJansi LLC
CountryUnited States
Based inWashington, D.C.


Metro Weekly dispenser at Huntington metro station

Metro Weekly and its publisher, Randy Shulman, received 18 ViceVersa Awards from the QSyndicate in 1998 which included Best News Interview or Personality Profile.[1][2] In 2007, One In Ten gave an award to Metro Weekly as "the community’s event and entertainment bible, for their newspaper's consistent and enthusiastic support of lgbt arts."[3] In 2008 the magazine was honored for empowering the Asian/Pacific Islander GLBT community by Pride and Heritage.[4] Co-publisher Sean Bugg was honored as a 2008 Capital Pride Hero,[5] and co-publisher Randy Shulman was awarded Male Business Person of the Year by the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.[6] He was also honored with a spot on Washington Life magazine's list of "The Power 100" for the magazine's media influence as the "nation’s largest LGBT arts publication."[7]

In April 2009, Metro Weekly and Sean Bugg launched the magazine's own ceremony for the Next Generation Awards, a recognition of the efforts of LGBT activists under the age of 30. The Awards are now part of the Next Generation Leadership Foundation.[8][9]

Key staffEdit

  • Randy Shulman, Publisher
  • Randy Shulman, Editor-in-Chief
  • Todd Franson, Art Director
  • John Riley, Senior Editor
  • Rhuaridh Marr, Online Editor
  • André Hereford, Contributing Editor
  • Doug Rule, Contributing Editor
  • Julian Vankim, Production Assistant
  • Ward Morrison, Senior Photographer
  • David Uy, Webmaster
  • Craig Bowman, Contributing Writer
  • Sean Maunier, Contributing Writer
  • Kate Wingfield, Contributing Writer


  1. ^ Honor Roll, archived from the original on 2007-07-11, retrieved 2007-07-13
  2. ^ Last Year's Awards, archived from the original on 2007-07-11, retrieved 2007-07-13
  3. ^ 2007 Spring Gala: Thanks, and Congratulations, retrieved 2007-07-13
  4. ^ Honored with Pride: Metro Weekly honored for coverage, Metro Weekly, retrieved 2008-08-15
  5. ^ 2008 Capital Pride Heroes, retrieved 2009-04-22[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ CAGLCC's Annual Dinner a Huge Success, archived from the original on 2011-07-25, retrieved 2009-04-22
  7. ^ The Power 100 Media, archived from the original on 2009-06-28, retrieved 2009-05-07
  8. ^ 2009 Metro Weekly Next Generation Awards, Metro Weekly, retrieved 2009-04-22
  9. ^ Next Generation Leadership Foundation, Next Generation Leadership Foundation, retrieved 2015-02-05

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