Nearly 10 years ago, when they had the distinction of being members of the nation’s only known LGBT youth gang called Check It,
In the District, where human development is not always as eye-catching as renovated property, there is one transformation that should not be overlooked. Some former members of Check It
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – A former D.C. gang, known as the source of much violence in the city, is now quite the opposite.
Check It was originally an LGBTQ gang that caused some problems in the Chinatown neighborhood in DC, once shown brawling in a documentary.
The masked fashion models marched onto the stage with fists pumping and feet stomping in unison, music blaring, before all 15 crouched in silence. One by one, to the sounds of explosions, they leaped up to share their experiences with rough city life as gang members.
Some, including members of the gang Check It, say Washington’s gay-friendly reputation doesn’t apply to everyone.
Check It is a feature-length documentary centered around an inner-city gay and transgendered gang in the Trinidad neighborhood of Washington, D.C.. Comprised of African-American youths, Check It is the only documented gay gang in America. The
A new documentary is taking an in-depth look at what could be America’s first all queer gang. The Huffington Post reports that “Check It,” which is produced by RadicalMedia and actor Steve Buscemi, recalls how three bullied Washington, D.C. teens began
The Check It, touted as America’s first all-LGBT gang was formed in Washington, DC, some years ago as a way for bullied queer kids to fight back with the only language their attackers understood: violence.
Washington D.C.’s ‘The Check It’ might just be the only gang in the U.S. made up entirely of gay and trans members, according to the makers of a new documentary produced by actor Steve Buscemi. FIlmmakers Toby Oppenheimer and Dana Flor have spent the last three years documenting the gang, made up of approximately 200 gay and trans African-American teens in D.C. They’ve now turned to