Sean Bugg

Sean Bugg

At a Glance:

Sean Bugg has been a Project Contributor since February 2009, has written 23 entries and currently lives in Falls Church, Va..


Sean Bugg began his writing and journalism career covering tax and security issues on Capitol Hill. Through the 1990s, he worked as a community activist, social marketing professional, humor columnist and contributing editor.

A founding writer and editor of Metro Weekly, Washington’s gay and lesbian newsmagazine, at its 1994 launch, Bugg went on to serve as the magazine’s editor in chief from 2000 to 2007, and is currently co-publisher and editorial director. He also blogs at about his passions of the moment, generally book, politics, media, tennis, cars and videogames.

He received his B.A. in Journalism in 1989 from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., and has been honored for both his journalism and community service.

At any given time, he'd probably rather be playing tennis.

Sean Bugg: Recently Filed


Gay Men Need to Adopt a Hands-Off Policy

Filed by Sean Bugg | April 06, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

The large majority of gay men aren't obsessed with fondling women in the name of fun and fashion. But what's with the guys obsessed with women's breasts? Hands off!Read More


The Naked Truth

Filed by Sean Bugg | March 06, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

I was taken aback when I saw that Spa World had become the focus of a complaint for forcing a transgender woman to leave - a sudden reminder that you're still in Virginia where it remains legal to discriminate against LGBT people.Read More


Obama & the Future Present

Filed by Sean Bugg | January 24, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

There are moments in life that sneak up on you, but when you recognize them they take your breath away.Read More


When 'Inclusive' Language Actually Excludes

Filed by Sean Bugg | April 03, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

The move from "gay and lesbian" to "LGBT" is something that sprung from noble motives of inclusion and, in general, it's been a successful and good change. But language matters and "LGBT" simply isn't the right term to use in every context.Read More

The Cautionary Tale of the Salty Seaman

Filed by Sean Bugg | March 07, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

I am one foul-mouthed motherfucker. I am not alone in this. In my two decades in Washington I've worked closely with people who spew some pretty goddamned vulgar language every fucking minute of the day. I know bureaucrats, executive directors...Read More