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QUEERY: Sharifa LaVonne Love-Schnur

Sharifa LaVonne Love-Schnur (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)Sharifa LaVonne Love-Schnur plays in two local rec leagues — one queer (Rogue Darts), the other queer-friendly (D.C. Furies Rugby).With darts, Love-Schnur says…

QUEERY: Carlos Richardson

Carlos Richardson (Photo via Facebook)Carlos Richardson stumbled into teaching “by mistake” and ended up becoming teacher of the year.He’d earned a bachelor’s in international studies/political science but a career on Capitol…

QUEERY: Beverly ‘Miss Chocolate’ White

Beverly ‘Miss Chocolate’ White (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)Beverly “Miss Chocolate” White says meeting Rayceen Pendarvis more than 40 years ago was a life-altering event.“I was just getting my feet wet in…

Queery: Saida Agostini

Saida Agostini (Photo by Kabzuag Vaj)Saida Agostini wrote her first poem, a piece about flowers, at 8 years old.“My granny told me I was a genius, so I kept writing,” the 37-year-old non-profit organization program director…

QUEERY: Desiree Dik (aka George Marius)

Desiree Dik (Photo by Katherine Gaines of AmbientEye Photography)Desiree Dik has a funny take on the evolving D.C. drag scene.“Drag queens are like roaches,” the 26-year-old performer says. “Even when places close, we go and…

QUEERY: Amanda J. Hackett

Amanda J. Hackett (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)It’s mid-summer so we’re revisiting some worthy folks we didn’t have time to get to when Pride season was in high gear.Amanda J. Hackett opened her eponymous law…

QUEERY: Reeves Gift

Reeves Gift (Photo courtesy of Gift)Reeves Gift just finished his freshman year at the University of Southern California at its School of Cinematic Arts. He wants to major in screenwriting and hopes one day to be a creator/writer in…

QUEERY: Gina Nicole Brown

Gina Nicole Brown (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)Though she’s been doing standup longer than she’s been putting out books, Gina Nicole Brown considers herself a writer first, then a performer.“I don’t really describe…

QUEERY: Tariq Darrell O’Meally

Tariq Darrell O’Meally (Photo by Chris Ferenzi)Dancer/choreographer Tariq Darrell O’Meally says the beauty and attraction of his chosen art form is two-fold.“With dance, the body is the vessel/object,” he says. “There is no…

QUEERY: Byron Macfarlane

Byron Macfarlane (Washington Blade photo by Drew Brown) For Byron Macfarlane, becoming register of wills in Howard County, Md., followed a logical succession of events. He sensed an opening and went for it. Macfarlane took an estates and…

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