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Metro Weekly fronts its election round-up this week, reporting on gay issues in the District, Maryland, and Virginia races. In “Outing the Vote,” Will O’Bryan sums up election day for GLBT wonks: “For politically minded locals,” he writes, “Tuesday, Nov. 4, is the Super Bowl, World Series and American Idol finale, all rolled into one—-on steroids, with a cherry on top.” Metro Weekly also has a nice feature on queer-identifying Indian dancer Aniruddhan Vasudevan, who performs with the Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company this weekend.

The Washington Blade continues to exhaustively report crimes within and against D.C.’s GLBT community. Yesterday, Lou Chibbaro Jr. reported on a robbery at Dupont Circle gay bar The Fireplace. The robbery—-and the assault of an employee that occurred during the theft—-are not classified as hate crimes, Chibbaro notes. Chibbaro also has a profile of Trevor Potter, the openly gay top attorney for the McCain campaign. Meanwhile, Chris Johnson has an update on the fight for Prop 8.