The Washington Post's Courtland Milloy recently profiled one of the gangs often found around Chinatown, a gay black gang called "Check It:"
"Depending on whom you talk to, they’re just a bunch of mischievous gender benders and drama queens, vulnerable gay youths seeking safety in numbers. Or, they’re one of the largest, more aggressive gangs in the city."You can read Milloy's full account here.
"To hear the leader of Check It tell it, there may be some truth to both."