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This year is about hope
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
Up to 10,000 people are expected to
take part in the 26th annual AIDS Walk
Washington in D.C. on Saturday.
The event will kick off at Freedom Plaza
at 9:15 a.m. after a series of speakers and
performers take the stage including the
D.C. Cowboys last performance. Whitman-
Walker Health, which produces and benets
from the AIDS Walk, will also honor George
Kerr, executive director of Westminster
START, and GEICO during the event.
NBC 4 anchors Aaron Gilchrist and Eun
Yang will emcee the AIDS Walk.
This is one of the most pressing issues
for this city, and the black community in
particular, Gilchrist told the Washington
Blade. Im proud that NBC4 has been
involved with the walk for so many years.
And Im glad that I can show some support
for the cause in some small way this year.
Roughly 20,000 D.C. residents have been
diagnosed with HIV and more than 10,000
Washingtonians have died from AIDS since
the city reported its rst known case in 1983.
The D.C. Department of Healths latest
epidemiological report indicates 2.7 percent
of city residents were living with the virus at the
end of 2010. New HIV diagnoses dropped 36
percent among white Washingtonians and
24 percent among D.C. residents between
2006 and 2010.
The epidemic continues to
disproportionately impact the citys black
and gay residents but Mayor Vincent Gray
and his administration continue to cite
progress in the ght against the virus.
The city distributed more than ve million
male and female condoms last year. Gray
has also credited Washingtons needle
exchange program for a 72 percent drop
in HIV rates among intravenous drug users
between 2007 and 2010.
No baby has been born with HIV in D.C.
since 2009.
Don Blanchon, executive director of
Whitman-Walker Health, told the Blade
that this years AIDS Walk is different from
those of previous years because of the
ongoing impact of the International AIDS
Conference that took place in D.C. in July.
Whats different from past years is this
years really about hope, he said. The
hope really comes from all of the work,
the solidarity, the support that came out
of the International AIDS Conference that
was held here in July. And the fact that we
have so many more tools to prevent new
infections, to keep people in care, to keep
their viral loads suppressed and afford
them an opportunity to live healthy lives.
Blanchon also looked beyond AIDS
2012 to discuss how his organization and
other HIV/AIDS service providers can
continue to work toward the goal of what
he described as an AIDS-free generation.
We have enough tools, he said.
We have prevention strategies that
are targeted for at-risk groups. We have
massive condom distribution. We have a
huge HIV testing campaign across the city.
We have health centers that specialize
in this work and that can keep people
healthy. We have all of the elements we
need and its really can we bring that
together and sustain that over time. And
so that hope is really not just something
Im pulling from a conference or what have
you. The hope is we actually have the tools
to be able to get to zero infections.
Blanchon added the decision to select
Miles and Milaya Daniels, who are 20-months
and 10-weeks-old respectively, as this years
grand marshals also sends a message.
What we though was most powerful
this year in the community was rallying the
energy and the humanity that came from
the International AIDS Conference. And
that hope and energy and the ability to
go back to wherever you call home and
redouble your efforts to ght against the
best new infection, thats where it was, he
said. If we want to really commit to this
idea of an AIDS-free generation than the
ones who are now in the middle of this
work at the community level, weve got to
put a face on who these people are in that
AIDS-free generation. We really love the
idea of these two great kids.
A full schedule of events and other
information about the AIDS Walk can be
found at www.aidswalkwashington.org
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04 OCTOBER 26, 2012 LOCAL NEWS
D.C.s AIDS Walk, organized by Whitman-Walker
Health, turned 25 in 2011.
WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY
Thousands expected Saturday at D.C. AIDS Walk
One guilty, another
acquitted in unrelated
attack in Columbia Heights

By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
One trial ended and another began last
week in separate cases in which police and
prosecutors said lesbians and transgender
women were victims of violent attacks in
the summer of 2011.
A D.C. Superior Court jury
on Oct.17 found Christian Washington
guilty of simple assault and threats to
do bodily harm in connection with a July
2011 assault against lesbian Yazzmen
Morse and four of her friends outside the
Columbia Heights Metro station.
The jury also found Dalonte Washington,
Christian Washingtons brother, not guilty
of a charge of simple assault against at
least two of Morses lesbian friends in
the same incident Kiara Johnson and
Dominique KcKee. The charges against the
two brothers were classied as hate crimes.
In a separate case, a D.C. Superior
Court trial also began on Oct. 17 for
D.C. police ofcer Kenneth Furr, who was
arrested while off-duty in August 2011 for
allegedly ring his service revolver into
the front windshield of a car in which three
transgender women and two male friends
were sitting. Two of the women and one
of the men suffered non-life threatening
gunshot wounds in the incident.
The incident drew expressions of shock
and outrage from LGBT activists, who
organized a protest vigil at the scene of the
shooting the day after the incident occurred.
Earlier this year, a Superior Court grand
jury handed down a nine-count indictment
against Furr that included six counts of
assault with a dangerous weapon, one
count of assault with intent to kill while
armed, and two counts of solicitation for
prostitution.
One of the transgender women told
police that the incident began when Furr
offered to pay her for sex while the two
crossed paths inside a CVS drugstore at
5th and Massachusetts Ave., N.W. The
woman said Furr became angry when she
refused his offer, and a verbal altercation
began between Furr and a male friend
who was with her.
A police arrest afdavit says Furr
threatened the friend with a gun outside
the CVS store. It says the friend, another
male friend, the transgender woman who
had been approached by Furr, and two
of her transgender female friends later
followed Furr in their car after watching him
drive away. They said their intent was to
follow him while attempting to call police
to have him arrested, the afdavit says.
The afdavit says Furr stopped his car
and pointed his gun at the other car,
prompting the male driver to duck for
cover, which resulted in his car colliding
with Furrs car. At that time, Furr climbed
on the hood of the car that hit his car and
red his gun several times through the
front windshield, striking three of the ve
terried occupants, the afdavit says.
In opening arguments at his trial on
Wednesday, Furrs lawyer argued that
Furr believed his life was in danger after
noticing the car with the people he had
been arguing with was following him
through the streets of D.C., according to
D.C. Trans Coalition member and attorney
Jeff Light, who attended the trial.
Light said defense attorney David
Knight argued that Furr acted in self-
defense when he red his gun.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Worm,
one of the prosecutors in the case,
disputed Furrs self-defense claim at an
earlier court hearing, saying Furr red
at the ve people out of anger and was
never in danger.
But during the trial this week, defense
attorney Knight repeatedly asked
prosecution witness John Brand, one
of the two men in the car with the three
transgender women at the time of the
shooting, whether he got out of his car
after it crashed into Furrs car and punched
Furr in the face.
Minutes earlier, Brand testied that he
was drunk at the time of the shooting and
had fallen asleep inside the car, which
belonged to him, while the other male
friend of the trans women drove the car.
In response to Knights questions on
cross examination, Brand testied that he
had no recollection of having punched
Furr before the shooting began, saying he
was in a deep sleep in the car until he was
awakened when the car came to an abrupt
stop beside Furrs car.
You walked over to the gold Cadillac
and you attacked him by punching him in
the face? Knight asked him.
No, no, no, Brand replied.
Knights questions about Brand
having allegedly punched Furr before
the shooting started came as a surprise
to some courtroom observers, who
noted that the allegation by Furr that
he was attacked by Brand and red his
gun in self defense had not surfaced
in pre-trial hearings or in the police
afdavit describing the events leading
up to the shooting.
Trial begins for D.C. cop charged in trans shooting
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Corkins accused
in attack at Family
Research Council HQ
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
A federal grand jury on Wednesday
issued a new indictment against Floyd Lee
Corkins II, the Herndon, Va., man charged
in August with shooting a security guard in
the lobby of the Family Research Councils
headquarters in Washington.
The indictment charges Corkins with
several new offenses, including a D.C.
charge of committing an act of terrorism,
marking the rst time anyone has been
charged under the District of Columbia
Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002, according to
the U.S. Attorneys ofce.
Known as a superseding indictment,
the new action incorporates the three
previously led charges against Corkins
and adds seven D.C. offenses, the U.S.
Attorneys ofce says in a statement.
The new charges include one count
each of committing an act of terrorism
while armed, attempted murder while
armed, aggravated assault while armed,
second-degree burglary while armed, and
three counts of possession of a rearm
during a crime of violence.
Corkins, 28, who worked briey as a
volunteer at D.C.s LGBT Community
Center last year, has been held in custody
since his arrest by D.C. police and FBI
agents on Aug. 15.
A government arrest afdavit says
Corkins entered the Family Research
Councils ofce at 801 G St., N.W., about
10:45 a.m. on Aug. 15 of this year and
exchanged words with an unarmed
security guard. The afdavit says Corkins
pulled out a handgun from his backpack,
pointed it at the guard and red a shot,
hitting the guard in the arm.
The guard, who has been hailed by D.C.
Mayor Vincent Gray as a hero, wrestled the
gun away from Corkins and subdued him
despite having been shot. The afdavit and
law enforcement ofcials said Corkins told
the guard seconds before ring his gun
that he disagreed with the positions of the
Family Research Council, which is widely
known as a conservative, religious oriented
organization that opposes LGBT rights and
is a strong opponent of same-sex marriage.
LGBT organizations immediately issued
statements condemning Corkins action
and expressing solidarity and wishes for
a speedy recovery for the security guard.
Corkins was scheduled to appear on
Friday, Oct. 26, for a status hearing at U.S.
District Court for the District of Columbia.
The hearing was scheduled before the
new charges were led.
In its statement announcing the new
indictment, the U.S. Attorneys ofce says D.C.
anti-terrorism law denes an act of terrorism as
an act or actions committed with the intent
to intimidate or coerce a signicant portion
of the civilian population of the District of
Columbia or the United States. The charge
carries a possible sentence of 30 years in
prison, the statement says.
In August, Corkins pleaded not guilty
to the earlier charges against him, which
include the federal charge of interstate
transportation of a rearm and ammunition
and the D.C. charges of assault with intent
to kill while armed and possession of a
rearm during a crime of violence.
washingtonblade.com
06 OCTOBER 26, 2012 LOCAL NEWS
A gunman shot a security guard inside the Family Research Councils headquarters building in August.
WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY
Shooting suspect hit with new indictment for terrorism
University mum on
reinstatement of
McCaskill

By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com

Two prominent black Baptist ministers
who have been strong supporters of
Marylands same-sex marriage law were
scheduled to begin a series of weekly
protest rallies outside Gallaudet University
beginning Thursday, Oct. 25.
Rev Delman Coates, senior pastor of Mt.
Ennon Baptist Church in Prince Georges
County, and Rev. Donte Hickman, senior
pastor of the Southern Baptist Church,
which has congregations in Baltimore City
and Anne Arundel and Hartford counties,
said the protests would call on the
university to immediately reinstate Angela
McCaskill as the schools diversity director.
The action by the two ministers was
the latest in a series of developments
triggered by Gallaudets decision
earlier this month to place McCaskill on
administrative leave with pay after news
surfaced that she signed a petition to
place Marylands same-sex marriage law
on the Nov. 6 ballot in a referendum.
It is unacceptable for Dr. McCaskill to
be professionally sanctioned for merely
exercising her right as a citizen in our
democracy, Coates and Hickman said
in a joint statement. Our advocacy for
marriage equality is about protecting the
rights of all people, gays and lesbians, as
well as those who may have a traditional
view of marriage.
The two added, It is the height of
hypocrisy for an institution that claims to
support individual choice and freedom
of expression to deprive that freedom
to someone they assume has a different
opinion with respect to this policy issue.
Gallaudets administration issued a
statement last week inviting McCaskill to
meet with university ofcials to discuss
ways she could be reinstated. But
McCaskills attorney, J. Wyndal Gordon,
said at a news conference in Annapolis
on the same day that his client suffered
damage to her reputation as well as
emotional distress over what he called her
improper suspension.
Gordon said McCaskill was seeking
compensation for the damages and has
not ruled out a lawsuit if the university
doesnt make a good faith offer for her
reinstatement along with compensation.
Meanwhile, with polls showing that the
Maryland same-sex marriage law has a lead
among voters expected to turn out for the
Nov. 6 election, anti-gay groups working
to defeat the marriage equality measure
have used the McCaskill suspension as the
theme for a TV commercial urging Maryland
residents to vote no on the marriage bill.
The ad uses video footage of McCaskill
taken from the Gallaudet University
website and YouTube link showing her
speaking in sign language in what appears
to be a classroom.
Catherine Murphy, a Gallaudet
spokesperson, told the Blade on
Wednesday that the universitys attorneys
have called on the Maryland Marriage
Alliance, the group that produced the TV
ad, to take it down.
It is copyrighted, Murphy said. Our
attorneys asked them to take it down.
Gordon told the Blade that McCaskill
has also called on the Maryland Marriage
Alliance to pull the ads with the video
footage of her.
The alliance has so far refused to stop
airing the ads on Maryland TV stations,
saying it has no plans to do so.
This places us in an untenable position,
its difcult to be a proponent of the First
Amendment and then have to renounce it
at the same time, Gordon told the Blade.
But what has actually occurred is that by
taking her image and likeness and using it in
their ad, they sort of prejudged her the same
way Gallaudet prejudged her, he said.
If we had our druthers we would have
it pulled, Gordon said. However, its
Gallaudets place to demand that they pull
the footage because its Gallaudets footage.
Murphy said she could not comment
on the status of any negotiations between
McCaskill and the university over her
possible reinstatement.
Thats something the lawyers are
working on, she said.
Pro-marriage ministers plan Gallaudet protests
ANGELA MCCASKILL was placed on leave by
Gallaudet University from her job as a diversity
ofcer after it was revealed she signed an anti-
gay marriage petition.
WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY
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D.C. Center, Latino GLBT
History Project win grants

The D.C. Ofce on Latino Affairs announced on Oct. 19 that it has awarded a $30,000
grant to the D.C. LGBT Community Center and a separate $15,000 grant to the D.C.-
based Latino GLBT History Project.
Roxana Olivas, director of the Latino Affairs ofce, told the Blade the D.C. Center grant
is for several projects to be carried out jointly by the Center and Casa Ruby, a separate
community center serving the D.C. Latino LGBT community.
Its for job development basically to teach people starting with preparing resumes
to actually nding a job, Olivas said. Its for the Latino LGBTQ community.
She said the grant would also involve the D.C. Center and Casa Ruby organizing a
forum to talk about LGBTQ issues in the Latino community.
Olivas said the grant for the Latino GLBT History Project involves an education program.
They will have different activities to educate the public on issues of the GLBT
community and also to tell the history of the GLBT Latino population here in the District
of Columbia, she said.
David Mariner, director of the D.C. Center, said hes looking forward to working
with Ruby Corado, the founder and director of Casa Ruby, which is located in the citys
Columbia Heights section. The D.C. Center is located on the 1300 block of U Street, N.W.
Our grant will enable us to expand our career development, said Mariner. We will
be doing monthly career development sessions in Spanish at Casa Ruby.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.

Kameny estate trademarks
Gay is Good slogan

The estate of the late gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny has ordered D.C. gay activist
Christopher Dyer to stop using Kamenys nationally recognized Gay is Good slogan as
part of the name of an LGBT rights website that Dyer launched on Oct. 11.
D.C. attorney Glen Ackerman, who represents the Kameny estate on behalf of Timothy
Clark, Kamenys heir, contacted Dyer by email on Monday informing him that the estate
obtained a trademark for the Gay is Good slogan.
Dyer forwarded to the Washington Blade an email exchange between him and
Ackerman discussing what Dyer said were his plans for using the title, Gay is Good,
Make LGBT Great for a newly created Facebook page. He states on the Facebook page
that the site is intended to serve as a page that highlights individuals who are doing
work to make the lives of LGBT people great.
Dyer told Ackerman in an email that his Facebook page would not be using the Gay
is Good phrase for commercial prot and gain.
The executor of the estate has not made a decision regarding how to best utilize the
trademark, Ackerman replied in an email to Dyer. As such, it is imperative that you
cease using the phrase immediately. It is not relevant that you are not using the phrase
for commercial prot or gain. The estate will enforce its trademark rights.
Replied Dyer, the former head of the citys Ofce of GLBT Affairs, Ok. I will cease from
this point forwardOn a personal note, I am frankly disgusted that the estate took this
action. It wasnt the intent of Frank to have this phrase trademarked.
Ackerman told the Blade that Dyer never followed up on an invitation by him to make
an appointment to discuss Dyers interest in using the Gay is Good slogan.
This slogan that Frank Kameny coined in 1968 is his intellectual property, Ackerman
said. Frank owns it. It is historical. We are protecting it so that it will always remain
connected to Frank, not Christopher Dyer, not other people, but to Frank.
Ackerman said the estate declares in its application for the trademark that the objective
of the trademark is to ensure that the slogan is always used as intended by Kameny to
promote LGBT equality in a dignied and respectful manner.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.

Del. GOP candidate indicted
on sex-with-minor charges

A Republican candidate for the Delaware State Senate who boasted of being a member
of the anti-gay Delaware Family Policy Council was indicted this week on multiple charges
of engaging in unlawful sex acts with a 13-year-old boy.
The indictment came less than a week after Eric Bodenweiser, 53, abruptly dropped
out of his race for a State Senate seat in a conservative-leaning district near Rehoboth
Beach that includes the City of Georgetown.
The indictment includes 113 felony sex charges, including 39 counts of unlawful sexual
intercourse rst-degree and 74 counts of unlawful sexual contact second-degree.
Although the indictment doesnt identify the gender of the victim, the Gape Gazette
identied the victim as a boy who allegedly was sexually abused by Bodenweiser between
Oct. 1, 1987 and Aug. 31, 1990 when he was between the ages of 10 and 13.
Jason Miller, a spokesperson for the Delaware Attorney Generals ofce, which is
prosecuting the case, said the victim, who is now in his 30s, has spoken to the media and
revealed details not disclosed in the indictment but which are expected to surface at a trial.
The Cape Gazette reports that Bodenweiser was released on $250,000 secured bail
while he awaits trial.
Among those who had endorsed Bodenweiser in his State Senate race was Christine
ODonnell, the 2010 Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Delaware.
Democratic candidate Jane Hovington, who was expected to lose to Bodenweiser by a
wide margin, is now the only candidate on the ballot in the race for the 19th Senate district.
She is being challenged by Republican former Georgetown Mayor Brian Pettyjohn, who
is running as a write-in candidate.
Hovingtons positions on LGBT rights couldnt immediately be determined at press time.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
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08 OCTOBER 26, 2012 LOCAL NEWS
Graham questions need
for ethics board probe

Gay D.C. Council member Jim
Graham (D-Ward 1) says he will
cooperate fully with the newly
created city Board of Ethics and
Government Accountability,
which voted on Oct. 16 to open
a preliminary investigation into
whether Graham violated Council
or city ethics rules.
The three-member board decided
to open the preliminary probe
less than a week after a separate
investigation commissioned by the
Metro transit agency concluded
that Graham improperly mixed
his Council duties with his role as a
Metro board member in 2008.
The report says Graham allegedly offered to vote on the Council to approve
a lucrative lottery contract for a businessman who was bidding for the lottery
contract while he also was one of the principal partners of Banneker Ventures, a
development company bidding on a Metro development project near the Shaw-
Howard University Metro station.
In a 29-page report, a law rm that Metro hired to conduct the investigation said
it found no evidence that Graham broke any law or obtained any nancial benet
from his actions. Instead, the report concluded that Grahams actions created
the appearance of a conict of interest, if not an actual conict of interest, in a
manner that is contrary to Metros Standards of Conduct.
The ethics board that announced it was opening its own preliminary probe into
the matter is headed by gay former D.C. Attorney General Robert Spagnoletti.
Spagnoletti told the Washington Post the board has a responsibility to look into
allegations of possible city ethics code violations.
In a statement released to the Blade, Graham questioned the need for a
second investigation, noting that Metro paid $800,000 to the law rm Cadwalader,
Wickersham & Taft to conduct the earlier probe, which resulted in a detailed report.
There is no suggestion in the report that any law was broken or any crime
committed or that there was any unlawful nancial interest, Graham said.
The report expressly nds that there was no evidence of any unlawful nancial
interest or nancial conict of interest, he said.
Graham noted that the reports conclusion of a non-nancial conict of interest
or appearance of a conict of interest is based solely on an allegation by people
associated with Banneker Ventures.
The Banneker ofcials have said Graham told them in a private meeting at his City
Council ofce in 2008 that he would vote on the D.C. Council for two of the principals
associated with Banneker to obtain a lucrative D.C. Lottery contract if Banneker withdrew
from the Metro project. The Banneker ofcials had a separate lottery contract bid under
consideration at the time the Metro development project was being considered.
Graham has said repeatedly that he has no recollection of making such a
comment. He has said he opposed Bannekers Metro development proposal
because the company didnt have sufcient nancial backing for the project.
Graham said in his statement that he was proven right when Banneker, after
initially winning its bid for the Metro project, withdraw from the project when it
failed to obtain the nancing needed to carry it out.
Spagnoletti has said that under the ethics boards operating procedures, if it
nds a reasonable basis that Graham violated ethics rules that apply to City
Council members, a formal investigation would be opened and Graham would
be allowed to defend himself before the board.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
D.C. Council member JIM GRAHAM
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Baltimore event features
roster of anti-gay gures
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
BALTIMORE A California pastor
referred to gays as predators during an
event against same-sex marriage at a local
black church on Sunday.
You know if were willing to stand up
and do what we need to do in order to
be able to understand that theyre after
our children, theyre predators, said
Phillip Goudeaux of the Calvary Christian
Center in Sacramento, Calif., during
what organizers described as a Marriage
Protection Rally at New Harvest Ministries,
Inc., in Baltimore. Family Research Council
President Tony Perkins, Bishop Harry
Jackson of Hope Christian Church in
Beltsville and Maryland Marriage Alliance
President Derek McCoy were among the
roughly 100 people who attended the
event. Theyre preying on them, trying
to redene the thing they rarely notice.
I mean you aint going to change, but
they can go after our children. They cant
reproduce so theyve got to indoctrinate.
And theyre indoctrinating our children
and theyre not indoctrinating our society.
Goudeaux, who was among the most
vocal proponents of Californias voter-
approved Proposition 8 that overturned
the states same-sex marriage law in 2008,
repeated previous claims that gays are
trying to indoctrinate children.
I guess you guys might make a decision
if youre going to allow them excuse
me if this offends you, those perverted
spirits to come over here because its a
spirit of perversion, he said. Sexual
preference is a choice. You can choose
what kind of sexual preference you want,
I guess. To me I dont understand how two
men would want to be together anyway.
Thats nasty. Thats nasty. Maybe you dont
like the way Im saying it, but its nasty
So theres got to be something the matter
when a man sees another man or wants
a man more than he wants a woman
Thats sick. Thats sick.
Goudeaux and others spoke at the
church near Johns Hopkins Hospital
slightly more than two weeks before
Maryland voters will vote on Question 6.
A Washington Post poll published on
Oct. 18 found 52 percent of Maryland
voters support the same-sex marriage
law that Gov. Martin OMalley signed
in March, compared to 42 percent who
said they oppose it. A Gonzales Research
poll last month indicated 44 percent of
black Marylanders back marriage rights
for same-sex couples, compared to 52
percent who oppose them.
Revs. Dont Hickman of Southern
Baptist Church in Baltimore, Delman
Coates of Mount Ennon Baptist Church in
Prince Georges County and Al Sharpton
and the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People are
among the prominent black clergy and civil
rights organizations that have endorsed
Question 6. Both Hickman and Coates and
NAACP Chair Emeritus Julian Bond have
appeared in Marylanders for Marriage
Equality television ads that continue to air
in the Baltimore and D.C. media markets.
Jackson mocked those religious leaders
in Maryland, D.C. and elsewhere who
have backed marriage rights for same-sex
couples. McCoy showed his groups latest
television ad that features Angela McCaskill,
the Gallaudet University administrator
placed on administrative leave earlier
this month for signing the petition that
prompted the Nov. 6 referendum on the
states same-sex marriage law.
Now I know you hear a lot of stuff
that says, well the pastors not going to
have to preach this thing. We can co-
exist together. We can do all of this, said
McCoy. Thats totally disingenuous. And
I wish I had more time, but Im going to
tell you thats a lie. Its not true. Yeah, he
might not be forced tomorrow to marry
somebody, but they basically said in that
law that Im going to give you the right
you already have in the First Amendment
of the Constitution, thank you very much.
I never understood that: Im going to give
you a right that you already have.
Perkins also addressed the crowd.
Your vote can make a difference in this
election, said Perkins. And I know youve
seen unfolding here in just the last several
days in Maryland the fact that same-sex
marriage is not about what happens at
the altar of marriage, but rather its about
altering every fundamental right that we
care about in this country. Youve seen
with Dr. McCaskill, what has happened
with her in that she has lost her position
or been indenitely suspended simply
because she signed a petition to put this
on the ballot. These are not theoretical
issues. These are happening across the
nation where people are losing their God-
given right of the freedom of religion,
the freedom of speech in the wake of
this forced march down the aisle towards
same-sex marriage.
Perkins again urged those who attended
the rally to vote on Nov. 6.
We need to know what the issues
are, where the candidates stand on the
issue. I could not, and I will not vote for a
candidate who supports the redenition of
marriage, he said to applause. We need
to know where they stand. And nally we
need to participate. We can have rallies.
We can register. We can do all that, but on
Election Day we have to turn out. And no
one should keep you from voting. As an
American citizen, you have a right to vote.
As a Christian, you have a responsibility to
vote, to stand up for truth and to be salt
and light to this culture.
Marylanders for Marriage Equality
spokesperson Kevin Nix responded to
Perkins claims that Question 6 threatens
freedom of religion and speech.
This comes right out of their binder full
of lies and misinformation, he told the
Washington Blade on Monday.
Bishop Angel Nunez of the Bilingual
Christian Church in Baltimore and Bishop
Eugene Reeves of New Life Ministries in
Woodbridge, Va., also spoke during the
roughly two-hour event.
Beverly Johnson of New Harvest
Ministries told the Washington Blade on
behalf of Bishop Marcus Johnson, the
churchs pastor, that the marriage rally
was one of the many events that the
congregation hosts.
McCoy declined to speak with the
Blade inside the church.
Cuccinelli to speak at anti-gay marriage rally
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is scheduled to speak at a rally against
same-sex marriage at a Manassas church on Friday.
He will be addressing the summit at 6 p.m. in Manassas, said Cuccinellis
spokesperson, Brian Gottstein, in response to questions about the upcoming
gathering at Reconciliation Community Church. Since the marriage amendment
is the law in Virginia, the attorney general was asked to speak about it.
The Manassas event is the latest of a series of rallies and other gatherings
scheduled to take place across the commonwealth on Friday during what organizers
have dubbed the Marriage Protection Virginia Bus Tour. Participants are scheduled
to attend an early morning rally at Liberty University in Lynchburg before traveling
to Richmond, where they are slated to gather at Capitol Square Grounds before
eating lunch at a Chick-l-A restaurant. Afterwards, participants are expected to
attend a second rally at the Fredericksburg Prayer Furnace in Fredericksburg before
traveling to Manassas.
The institution of marriage is under a barrage of attacks from certain politicians,
judicial activists and citizen advocates, said the High Impact Leadership
Coalition, a group founded by Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., of Hope Christian
Church in Beltsville, Md., in an Aug. 1 press release that announced its Traditional
Marriage Tour would travel to Virginia and six other states across the country.
Recent events including the president of the United States commenting that
he supports gay marriage, instructing the Department of Justice not to enforce
violations of the Defense of Marriage Act and a Ninth Circuit Courts decision to
strike down Proposition 8 in California, makes it necessary for us to act now.
The group further concluded in the same press release that the above
combined actions made it abundantly clear that an effective campaign to
counter the political, legal and citizen advocacy activities to reshape and redene
marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman is needed.
The Manassas event will take place less than a week after Jackson, Family Research
Council President Tony Perkins, Bishop Eugene Reeves of New Life Ministries in
Woodbridge, Va., Maryland Marriage Alliance President Derek McCoy and roughly
100 others attended an anti-gay marriage gathering at a black church in Baltimore.
Phillip Goudeaux of the Calvary Christian Center in Sacramento, Calif., described
gays as predators who are after our children during the Oct. 21 event.
Goudeaux, Jackson and Reeves are among those scheduled to join Cuccinelli
in Manassas.
As the nation moves toward marriage equality, the Marshall-Newman
Amendment prohibits recognition of gay and lesbian couples and poses legal
and nancial challenges, said James Parrish, executive director of Equality
Virginia. Cuccinelli may have ambitions to be the next governor of Virginia, but
we question if he is capable of representing LGBT Virginians and if he will be a
leader that works for all Virginia families.
MICHAEL K. LAVERS
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10 OCTOBER 26, 2012 LOCAL NEWS
Family Research Council President TONY
PERKINS, whose organization has been labeled
a hate group, was among those who denounced
marriage equality earlier this week in Baltimore.
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Minister calls gays predators at marriage rally
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Study: 3.4 percent in U.S. identify as LGBT
PRINCETON, N.J. After conducting the most extensive ever search for individuals
who identify as LGBT, Gallup released the results of a study this week that shows that
3.4 percent of Americans identify as either gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Results were based on telephone interviews conducted as part of a nationwide
survey of 121,290 adults, aged 18 and older.
This report not only conrms the validity of prior estimates of the size of the
LGBT population, but also provides new insight into the diversity within the LGBT
community, study author Gary J. Gates said.
According to Gallup, the study nds that those most likely to self-identify as
LGBT were youth ages 18-29 (6.4 percent), Americans with incomes under $24,000
annually (5.2 percent), those making $25-60,000 (3.6 percent), African Americans
(4.6 percent), Asian Americans (4.3 percent), Hispanic Americans (4.0 percent),
or those with less education (4.0 percent some college but no degree, and 3.5
percent of those with a high school diploma or less). Women were more likely
than men to identify as LGBT at 3.6 percent and 3.2 percent respectively.
The study also found that women in the LGBT community are just as likely as
non-LGBT women to be raising children, with a third raising a child under 18 at
home in both groups.
The study found white Americans to identify as LGBT at only 3.2 percent, those
with college degrees identify at 2.8 percent and 3.2 percent of those with graduate
degrees identify as LGBT. Only 2.8 percent of those making above $60,000 told
Gallup they are LGBT. Americans aged 30-49 identify as LGBT at 3.2 percent, ages
50-64 at 2.6 percent and only 1.9 percent of Americans over 65 identify as LGBT.
Lambda Legal launches LGBT rights app
NEW YORK The group behind the 2003 case that invalidated as unconstitutional
sodomy laws is reaching out to educate LGBT Americans in a new way.
Founded in 1971 to promote LGBT rights through litigation and public policy
work, Lambda Legal entered a new era this week launching a smart phone app
called the Know Your Rights hub, which starting rst with youth resources
will eventually make all of Lambdas online resources available to mobile phone
users. According to the group, the hub will provide comprehensive information
about all relevant laws and policies in place at the state and federal level that
apply to the needs of LGBT people.
Globe endorses gay Republican for Congress
BOSTON Gay GOP politician Richard Tisei, has received the endorsement
of the Boston Globe in his bid to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. House of
Representatives.
Theres longstanding evidence of Tiseis willingness to defy his party and even
public sentiment at key points, the Globe endorsement reads. He argues that,
because he would be the only openly gay Republican to be elected to Congress,
he would have a national prole of sorts. He would, and he should use it to press
for tolerance and moderation among his fellow Republicans.
Gates donates $500,000 to Wash. marriage effort
REDMOND, Wash. Microsofts founder, Bill Gates, has contributed $500,000 to the
effort to preserve a law extending marriage rights to same-sex couples in Washington.
Bill and Melinda Gates made a second contribution to the Referendum 74
campaign because they support marriage equality and believe the law is good
for Washington State, said a family spokesperson.
According to Washington United for Marriage, Gates had previously contributed
$100,000.
Gallup released the results of the most extensive poll of LGBT identication last week, upending the
stereotype that those most likely to identify as LGBT are wealthy, white and male.
WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY
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12 OCTOBER 26, 2012 NATI ONAL NEWS
Nadler pushes DOMA repeal,
despite recent court rulings
Says legislative action
needed to fully
x inequities
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
A New York Democrat leading the
charge against the Defense of Marriage
Act in Congress is stressing the need for
legislative action against the anti-gay law
despite a string of victories in the courts.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) told the
Washington Blade on Monday that
legislation to repeal DOMA the Respect
for Marriage Act, which he sponsors in the
U.S. House may offer married same-
sex couples greater exibility with federal
benets as opposed to a U.S. Supreme
Court ruling striking down the statute.
The recent series of afrmative rulings
in federal court give us a clear indication
of where DOMA is ultimately headed,
but we dont know if a Supreme Court
decision would be enough to ensure federal
recognition of same-sex marriages, Nadler
said. We need to pass the Respect for
Marriage Act because its certainty provision
would enable legally married same-sex
couples to receive federal recognition no
matter which state they move.
In addition to repealing DOMA, the
Respect for Marriage Act, has a certainty
provision that would allow married same-
sex couples to retain federal benets
of marriage including certain Social
Security benets, immunity from the estate
tax and the ability to jointly le income
taxes even if these couples marry in one
state and to move to another that doesnt
recognize same-sex marriage.
Nadler added the need to pass the
Respect for Marriage Act is one of the many
reasons why LGBT rights supporters need
to work to re-elect President Obama, whos
endorsed the legislation, and put Democrats
back in control of the House. The latter will be
a tall order to ll because political observers
expect Democrats may make some gains,
but will likely fall short of the 25 seats needed
for them to regain a majority.
The New York lawmaker spoke to the
Washington Blade following a New York
City meeting at Gay Mens Health Crisis
with LGBT advocates including Sen.
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and lesbian
New York City Council Speaker Christine
Quinn in which participants discussed
ways to advance marriage equality and
federal benets for gay couples.
That meeting took place just days after
the U.S. Second Circuit of Appeals became
the second federal appellate court to rule
against DOMA in the case of Windsor
v. United States and the rst appellate
court to apply heightened scrutiny in
determining the law is unconstitutional.
The Windsor lawsuit along with three
others is pending review before the U.S.
Supreme Court. Justices havent yet made
an announcement on whether theyll take
up the lawsuits, but are expected to take
up at least one of the cases to make a
nationwide ruling on DOMA.
Jon Davidson, legal director at Lambda
Legal, concurred that passage of the
Respect for Marriage Act would afford
greater certainty for married same-sex
couples that wouldnt necessarily be
granted after a court ruling.
Even if the court upholds one or
more of the four holdings that Section 3
of DOMA is unconstitutional in the four
DOMA cases the court already has been
asked to hear, Rep. Nadler is correct that
the bill would help bring certainty to many
same-sex couples that it may otherwise
take years to sort out, Davidson said.
Davidson said many federal laws aside
from DOMA consider a couple legally
married based on the state where the couple
wed, but others such as tax law generally look
to the state where the couple resides.
The Respect for Marriage Act would
solve this potentially confusing situation by
making clear that the federal government
would treat same-sex couples who got
married in a jurisdiction that allowed it
to be considered married for all federal
purposes, Davidson said.
Davidson, whose organization is
responsible for one of the DOMA
challenges called Golinksi v. Ofce of
Personnel Management, added the
legislation is also important in case the
Supreme Court reafrms DOMA because
in that event, legislative repeal of the
law would be the only recourse for
opponents of the law.
Rep. JERROLD NADLER (D-N.Y.) is lead
sponsor of DOMA repeal legislation.
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LGBT issues absent
from nal debate
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
President Obama and Republican
presidential nominee Mitt Romney sparred
over foreign policy Monday evening in
their nal debate and, as in the previous
debates, neither candidate made a direct
reference to LGBT issues.
During the debate at Lynn University
in Boca Raton, Fla., Obama took an
aggressive posture, challenging Romney
for switching his positions on issues, while
Romney appeared passive and agreed
with Obama on several key points. Both
candidates made explicit references
to protecting the rights of women
overseas. Romney brought up promoting
gender equity in the Middle East when
talking about U.S. strategy in the Arab
world, and Obama said protecting
religious minorities and women should
be a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy.
Other references to social issues
were more general. At one point,
Obama mocked Romney for his social
policies without naming any position
on social issues in particular, saying,
Governor, when it comes to our foreign
policy, you seem to want to import the
foreign policies of the 1980s, just like
the social policies of the 1950s and the
economic policies of the 1920s.
Later, Romney said protecting human
rights overseas was essential but
didnt enumerate any groups for which the
human rights should be protected.
Jeff Krehely, vice president of LGBT
research at the Center for American
Progress, said prior to the debate any
discussion of LGBT issues would likely
have exposed Romneys ignorance of
LGBT human rights abuses overseas.
Its pretty clear that Gov. Romney
would be an abysmal president for LGBT
Americans, since hes made a political
calculation to abandon any support for
afrmative LGBT federal rights at home,
Krehely said. But it would be good for
voters to know whether hes even aware that
being gay is actually a punishable crime in
many countries, and if he would continue to
implement existing U.S. State Department
policies that are helping to change that. If
hes not willing to do so, its a pretty clear
indication of how far right he has drifted and
just how badly he wants to be president.
Romney faulted Obama for not placing
enough emphasis on the U.S. partnership
with Israel and said other countries in the
Middle East noticed that Obama didnt
visit Israel when making a trip to the region
during an early part of his administration.
But Obama recalled that he visited Israel
as a candidate and toured the Holocaust
museum at Yad Vashem to remind myself
of the nature of evil and why our bond with
Israel will be unbreakable.
The candidates also discussed the
appropriate size for the U.S. military.
Romney criticized Obama by saying our
Navy is smaller now than any time since
1916 and the Air Force is older and smaller
than any time since its founding in 1947.
Obama responded by saying the military
has evolved over time and we also have
fewer horses and bayonets. The horses
and bayonets line immediately became
an Internet sensation.
The general consensus of the debate
was Obama came out on top. Following
the debate, a CBS News poll of debate
viewers found that 53 percent believed
Obama won compared to 23 percent who
gave victory to Romney and 24 percent
who said it was a tie.
Aggressive Obama meets passive Romney
HRC Scorecard
reects 2010 inux of
conservative Republicans
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
Support for LGBT equality declined
signicantly in Congress during the past
two years compared to the previous two-
year period, according to a Congressional
Scorecard for the 112th Congress released
last week by the Human Rights Campaign.
The scorecard, which HRC has compiled
for each two-year session of Congress
since 1989, shows that the average
score for members of the House of
Representatives on LGBT issues dropped
from 50.8 percent in the 111th Congress
to 40 percent in the current Congress.
For the Senate, the HRC Scorecard
shows a drop in support from 57.3 percent
in the 111th Congress to 35 percent in the
current 112th Congress.
While we continue to make
advancements toward equality in
Washington, the 112th Congress has more
anti-equality members set on halting our
progress, said HRC President Chad Grifn.
Still, we continued pushing the
envelope and made history with the
rst ever hearing and Senate Judiciary
Committee approval of the Respect for
Marriage Act, legislation repealing the
discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act,
Grifn said.
The HRC Scorecard evaluates all 435
House members and 100 senators based
on a rating scale of 0 to 100 on a wide
range of LGBT issues, including members
co-sponsorship of pro-LGBT bills and their
votes on bills or amendments deemed
LGBT supportive or hostile to LGBT rights.
Similar to its Scorecard ratings of past
years, the latest HRC Scorecard shows a
breakdown of its ratings along party lines,
with a majority of Democrats receiving
the highest scores and most Republicans
receiving low scores.
In the House, 115 members all
Democrats received a perfect score of
100. Of the House members that received
a 0 score, 211 are Republicans and four
are Democrats.
In the Senate, 22 members received
a 100 percent score all Democrats. Of
the Senators receiving a 0 score, 14 are
Republicans and none are Democrats.
In a statement released Thursday, HRC
said the Scorecard for the 112th Congress
for the rst time asked members of Congress
whether they support the legal recognition
of civil marriage for same-sex couples.
According to the Scorecard, 144 House
members and 26 senators said they
support civil marriage equality for gay and
lesbian couples. Of the House members
expressing support for marriage equality,
143 are Democrats. Rep. Ileana Ros-
Lehtinen (R-Fla.) was the only Republican
House member to express support for
same-sex marriage equality.
Of the 26 senators stating they support
same-sex marriage equality, all are Democrats.
While marriage-related issues can arise
in Congress, the baseline question about
where a senator or representative stands
on this issue is of great importance to all
fair-minded Americans, HRC said in its
statement accompanying the Scorecard.
However, HRC spokesperson Paul
Guequierre told the Washington Blade
that the answers lawmakers gave to
the question on whether they support
legalizing same-sex civil marriage was not
included in the calculation of the scores
assigned to House and Senate members.
Among House members representing
D.C. area districts, Del. Eleanor Holmes
Norton (D-D.C.) received a score of 100.
Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van
Hollen, Democrats from Maryland, each
received a 100 rating and Rep. Steny
Hoyer (D-Md.) received a 95 rating.
Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulski and
Benjamin Cardin, both Democrats, each
received a 100 rating.
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14 OCTOBER 26, 2012 NATI ONAL NEWS
Declining support for LGBT rights in Congress
The 112th Congress has more anti-equality
members set on halting our progress, said HRC
President CHAD GRIFFIN.
WASHINGTON BLADE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY
GOP presidential nominee MITT ROMNEY was on the receiving end of several Obama zingers in their
nal debate this week.
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Says economic climate
is highest priority
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
The Log Cabin Republicans announced
on Tuesday that its giving a qualied
endorsement to Republican presidential
nominee Mitt Romney after months of
speculation over whether the gay GOP
group would back the candidate despite
his anti-gay views.
R. Clarke Cooper, executive director
of the organization, announced that Log
Cabins board had elected to endorse
Romney in a statement because supporting
the candidate is the right decision for
our members, our community and for the
nation as a whole.
Despite our disagreement with Gov.
Romney on the issue of marriage, on
balance it is clear that in todays economic
climate, concern for the future of our
country must be the highest priority,
Cooper said. We are Republicans, and
we agree with Gov. Romneys vision for
America in which success is a virtue,
equal opportunity is ensured, and
leaders recognize that it is the American
people, not government, that build
our nation and fuel its prosperity. On
issues of particular concern to the LGBT
community, we believe Governor Romney
will move the ball forward compared to
past Republican presidents. No matter
who is in the White House, it is crucial
our community always has a credible
voice speaking out on behalf of LGBT
Americans. Log Cabin Republicans will be
that voice to President Mitt Romney.
Log Cabin also sent a statement
to supporters via email saying the
organization is giving Romney a qualied
endorsement and the organization
will be most active in supporting
previously endorsed House and Senate
candidates such as Richard Tisei in
Massachusetts and Rep. Nan Haywoth
(R-N.Y.), a member of LGBT Equality
Caucus as opposed to getting more
involved in the presidential election.
Cooper told the Washington Blade that
Log Cabins 15-member board made the
decision to endorse Romney earlier this
month by a vote of 14-1. Cooper declined to
identify the dissenting member of the board
and wouldnt immediately offer the exact
date for when the board made the decision.
The endorsement for Romney comes
even though Romney has signed an
agreement with the anti-gay National
Organization for Marriage to back a
Federal Marriage Amendment to the
U.S. Constitution, defend the Defense
of Marriage Act in court and establish
a presidential commission on religious
liberty to investigate the harassment of
opponents of same-sex marriage. In 2004,
Log Cabin withheld the endorsement from
then-President George W. Bush largely
because of his support for a Federal
Marriage Amendment.
Log Cabins email to supporters explains
the decision to endorse Romney despite his
decision to sign this pledge and back a Federal
Marriage Amendment, saying 2012 is not
2004. The Federal Marriage Amendment has
been voted on twice, and each time has failed
with bipartisan opposition.
While even the suggestion of enshrining
discrimination in our nations most precious
document is deeply offensive, there is a
signicant difference between a valid threat
and an empty promise made to a vocal but
shrinking constituency, the email states.
In our judgment, the NOM pledge is
ultimately merely symbolic and thus should
not be the basis of a decision to withhold an
endorsement from an otherwise qualied
candidate, particularly given the gravity of
the economic and national security issues
currently at stake.
Andrea Saul, a Romney campaign
spokesperson, thanked Log Cabin for
its endorsement in response to an email
inquiry from the Washington Blade.
Gov. Romney is pleased to have the
support of the Log Cabin Republicans and
looks forward to working together for the
future of our country, Saul said.
Jamie Citron, the Obama campaigns
LGBT vote director, rebuked the gay GOP
group for endorsing Romney based on
the candidates previously articulated anti-
gay positions.
If the Log Cabin Republicans are
interested in supporting a candidate who
would have left Dont Ask Dont Tell in
place and has committed to enshrining
discrimination into the constitution, then it
is an endorsement that is best suited for
Mitt Romney, Citron said.
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Log Cabin issues qualied Romney endorsement
President touts Dont
Ask repeal at Va. event
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
FAIRFAX, Va. President Obama
presented an LGBT-inclusive vision for the
country Friday during a campaign rally
in a battleground state that could help
determine the outcome of the election.
In an event at George Mason University
that focused mostly on his commitment to
womens issues, Obama ticked off a list of
accomplishments over his rst term that
included repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell.
We repealed Dont Ask, Dont Tell, to
make sure that nobody who wants to serve
our country gets kicked out because of
who they love, Obama said, generating
applause from the audience.
Obama made additional references to
the gay community in the speech. The
president twice mentioned gays in the
concluding portion of his speech warning
his audience that Republican presidential
nominee Mitt Romney would reverse
gains already made.
In 18 days, you can let them turn back
the clock 50 years for immigrants, and gays,
and women, or we can stand up and say
we are a country in which everybody has a
place, Obama said. A country where no
matter where you are, no matter what you
look like, no matter where you come from
black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native
American, young, old, gay, straight, abled,
disabled we have a place for everybody.
The inclusion of gays in Obamas
remarks at the rally stand in contrast to a
campaign season that has been virtually
devoid of discussion of same-sex marriage
and other LGBT issues. The speech was
more akin to the Democratic National
Convention, where speakers emphasized
LGBT-inclusiveness to pump up the crowd.
Among the estimated 9,000 people
in attendance at the rally were members
of the LGBT community who said they
were delighted Obama made explicit
references to them.
Broderick Greer, 22, a gay graduate
student at the Virginia Theological
Seminary, said Obamas reference to
Dont Ask, Dont Tell repeal was exciting.
Sometimes I forgot about the strides
that weve made with LGBT rights in the last
few years since hes been president, Greer
said. When I heard repealing Dont Ask,
Dont Tell, I screamed so loud that I hurt
the ladys ears in front of me. I think she was
kind of upset.
Greer said hes already volunteered to
work on behalf of the Obama campaign on
the Saturday before Election Day knocking
on doors in Alexandria, Va., to talk to
potential supporters about the president.
Daniel Torin Roberts, 22, a gay recent
graduate of George Mason University,
also said he thought Obamas inclusion of
gays in his rally speech was important.
You want to feel like you have a seat
at the table, like hes still thinking about
you and everything hes doing and its still
a concern, Roberts said. He carries what
we want with him, he knows what we want
and hes still ghting for us.
But the most memorable part of the
speech was Obama coining a new term
to describe Romneys pivot away from the
conservative policies he articulated during
the Republican primary: Romnesia.
Now that were 18 days out from the
election, Mr. Severely Conservative wants
you to think he was severely kidding about
everything he said over the last year,
Obama said. I mean, hes changing up so
much and backtracking and sidestepping
weve got to name this condition that hes
going through. I think its called Romnesia.
The 13 electoral votes in Virginia could
be crucial in determining the outcome of
the presidential election. As national polls
continue to show a tight race, an American
Research Group poll published on Oct. 16
found Romney and Obama virtually tied in
the state, with Romney leading 48-47.
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We repealed Dont Ask, Dont Tell, to make sure that nobody who wants to serve our country gets
kicked out because of who they love, PRESIDENT OBAMA said last week.
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Baltimore to
welcome Out & Equal
Baltimore will host the annual Out &
Equal Workplace Advocates Summit next
week. The event will take place Oct. 29-
Nov. 1 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Out & Equal is committed to creating safe
and equitable workplace environments
for LGBT employees. The 2012 summit is
sponsored by 118 corporations, non-prot
organizations and government agencies.
At the summit, individuals, human
resources professionals, diversity
managers, employee resource group
leaders and allies will have a platform
from which to make connections, share
best practices, and formulate a strategy
that allows for a demonstration of their
commitment to equality in the workplace.
There will be daylong leadership
seminars on Monday prior to the primary
conference. Spaces are still available for
those seminars, and onsite registration will
begin on Monday at 7 a.m.
Also on Monday, the Maryland Corporate
Council (MCC) will host an event in
partnership with the summit, which will
provide an opportunity to network with
LGBTA business and community leaders. It
will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pratt
Street lobby of the Convention Center. This
is free to MCC members and guests. To
register, visit marylandcorporate.org.
A three-day registration package includes:
entrance to the Welcome Reception; six
workshop sessions, with approximately
20 workshop options per session; two
plenaries, with meals (one breakfast, one
lunch); access to the Night Out Networking
events; and one ticket to the Gala Awards
Plenary Reception and Dinner. There are
exible registration options for guests who
wish to attend only a day of the conference,
rather than attend the full program.
Stanley Ellicott, a spokesperson for the
Summit, told the Blade, We are excited
to welcome a diverse group of celebrities,
journalists and activists who will deliver
keynote speeches. They include: Selisse
Berry, Out & Equal founding executive
director; Benjamin Jealous, president and
CEO of the NAACP; Judy Shepard, activist
and mother of slain gay student Matthew
Shepard; Tammy Smith, Brigadier General,
U.S. Army; Beth Brooke, global vice chair
of public policy, Ernst & Young; and Vladi
Luxuria, former member of Parliament, Italy.
For more information about the Summit,
call 415-694-6500 or visit outandequal.
org/summit-2012.
No further punishment
for trans student
As reported in the Blade last week, a
trans Patapsco High School student, Dee,
was suspended as a result of a ght in
which she was called tranny faggot. On
Oct. 19, a hearing was held to determine
if additional punishment, including
expulsion, was warranted resulting from
her actions during the altercation.
Represented by attorney Aaron Merki,
executive director of the Baltimore-based
Free State Legal Project, Dee and her family
appeared at the hearing. Although Dee was
found guilty on several charges, her ve-day
suspension was considered time served.
In addition, the superintendent designee
for the Baltimore County school board will be
meeting with the administrators at Patapsco
H.S. and holding a forum to address the issue
of bullying and LGBT concerns.
HRC has high marks
for Md. lawmakers
HRC released its Congressional Scorecard
for the 112th Congress last week, which
rates members of Congress on their support
for issues of LGBT equality. A nal scorecard
will be released at the conclusion of the
lame duck session following the election.
The average score for House members
was 40 percent and 35 percent for senators,
down signicantly from the 111th Congress.
In Maryland, both U.S. Senators
Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin who are
Democratsreceived a perfect score of
100 from HRC.
In the House of Representatives,
Republican Andy Harris received a zero.
Republican Roscoe Bartlett garnered a 15.
Democratic Reps. John Sarbanes, Donna
Edwards and Chris Van Hollen received
perfect 100 scores. Rep. Steny Hoyer was
awarded a score of 95, Elijah Cummings a
90, and Dutch Ruppersberger received a 75.
While we continue to make advancements
toward equality in Washington, the 112th
Congress has more anti-equality members
set on halting our progress, said HRC
President Chad Grifn.
The full report can be viewed at hrc.org.
STEVE CHARING
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Janis Ian performs at Rams Head On Stage (33 West St., Annapolis) tonight at 8.
While she may not be the most well known, Ian (a lesbian) is considered one
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brought her ve Grammy nominations. Her song Jesse has been rerecorded by
a very large and diverse group of artists.
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Lesbian Carlile at the Lyric
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Homoween at Grand Central
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Ghost Walk tour IDs haunted hotspots
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Convicted felon, tax scofflaw,
other unsavory characters
spreading hate and lies
The Blade in recent weeks has reported
a string of stories about the shady characters
spearheading the effort to overturn Marylands
marriage equality law. Unfortunately, the main-
stream media are slow if not outright refus-
ing to follow suit and report the facts about
those who would strip away rights approved
by the state legislature.
In the nal two weeks before Maryland vot-
ers decide the fate of the marriage equality
law, the opposition is nally showing its true
colors shedding the faade of friendly dis-
agreement and loving the sinner polite rhet-
oric and revealing an angry prejudice fueled
by belief in outdated, offensive stereotypes.
On Sunday, the Maryland Marriage Alli-
ance the main group working to overturn
the marriage law held a rally in Baltimore
that featured shockingly homophobic dia-
tribes. Phillip Goudeaux of the Calvary Chris-
tian Center in California went so far as to label
gay men predators.
You know if were willing to stand up and
do what we need to do in order to be able
to understand that theyre after our children,
theyre predators, Goudeaux said. Theyre
preying on them, trying to redene the thing
they rarely notice. I mean you aint going to
change, but they can go after our children.
They cant reproduce so theyve got to indoc-
trinate.
He didnt stop there, referring to gays as
perverted spirits.
Sexual preference is a choice. You can
choose what kind of sexual preference you
want, I guess, he said. To me I dont un-
derstand how two men would want to be to-
gether anyway. Thats nasty. Thats nasty. So
theres got to be something the matter when
a man sees another man or wants a man more
than he wants a woman Thats sick. Thats
sick.
Family Research Council President Tony
Perkins, Harry Jackson of Hope Christian
Church in Beltsville and Maryland Marriage
Alliance President Derek McCoy were among
the roughly 100 people who attended the
hate rally.
What a cast of unsavory and ethically chal-
lenged characters. Perkins, of course, runs
an organization labeled a hate group by the
Southern Poverty Law Center. Jackson is a
nutcase who recently announced hed put a
curse on the Blade. That followed the Blade
exposing Jackson in a series of stories pub-
lished in 2009 questioning whether Jackson
was a legal D.C. resident at the time he regis-
tered to vote in the city and took out petitions
to place a same-sex marriage referendum on
the ballot. And McCoy, the Blade recently re-
vealed, has a history of problems with the IRS,
including more than $32,000 in liens for unpaid
taxes.
We also learned last week that Julius Hen-
son is funding one of the anti-gay groups in
Maryland. Henson, you might recall, went to
jail for conspiring to produce robocalls de-
signed to discourage black voters from par-
ticipating in the 2010 gubernatorial election.
Another face of the anti-marriage campaign is
that of Cecilia Royals, who stars in one of the
Maryland Marriage Alliance videos attacking
the marriage law. Royals, who founded the
National Institute of Womanhood, a pro-life
group, has ties to the secretive Catholic orga-
nization Opus Dei. She called the 2002 U.N.
treaty on womens rights a battering ram
against women with traditional values, and
has been an outspoken critic of contraception.
Is any of this relevant to the marriage cause?
Hell yes. Anyone who targets an entire class of
people with a discriminatory ballot measure
to undo the legislative process better have a
squeaky clean record. A convicted felon who
tampered with the electoral process has no
business interfering with the completed work
of our state legislators. A man with a record of
unpaid taxes has no business telling responsi-
ble, law-abiding gay and lesbian couples that
theyre not entitled to the myriad tax advan-
tages of marriage. A hate monger like Perkins
has no place sitting in judgment of loving cou-
ples that merely seek equality under the law.
Its unfortunate that mainstream media out-
lets havent caught up to the Blades reporting
on this rogues gallery of haters. If more voters
knew about the true character of those who
have anointed themselves the keepers of tra-
dition, they might opt for new representation.
They are spreading lies about the nature of
the marriage law and using anti-gay animus
to motivate religious voters to turn out on
Election Day. Its a tired playbook that weve
seen so many times before. We must counter
their lies and hate with personal messages to
our friends, family, colleagues and neighbors
about the importance of this law in protecting
our families and children.
Read the actual text of the referendum
and youll see it says more about protecting
churches than it does about gays marrying.
The other side is desperate and sensing
defeat and so they are trotting out the oldest,
most offensive anti-gay stereotypes in a last-
ditch effort to take away our rights. The time to
be out, visible and, yes, loud is now, because
the mainstream media have given a pass to
the most viciously homophobic voices leading
the charge against our equality.
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2010 midterms brought
inux of lawmakers
opposed to advances
It was just under two years ago that
congressional midterm elections brought
a wave of new anti-equality elected of-
cials to Capitol Hill. Last weeks release of
the Human Rights Campaigns Congres-
sional Scorecard illustrates how this one
outcome has slowed the progress of pro-
equality legislation ever since. Accord-
ing to the report, which rates members
of Congress based on their LGBT-rele-
vant votes and co-sponsorships, todays
House of Representatives contains 219
members who are dead-set against any
legislative advancement for LGBT peo-
ple one more vote than is necessary to
stop a bill in its tracks.
These new anti-LGBT members have
dragged down the average score, which
now stands at 40 percent on the House
side and 35 percent for the Senate. Com-
pared to the previous session of Con-
gress, where pro-LGBT majorities led to
the successful repeal of Dont Ask, Dont
Tell and the passage of the Matthew
Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes
Prevention Act, Congress now lags be-
hind President Barack Obama, state gov-
ernments and the American people in its
support for equality.
Of course, we still have incredible al-
lies in both chambers. On the Senate
side, the Judiciary Committee approved
the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that
would repeal the discriminatory Defense
of Marriage Act, for the very rst time.
And a bill eliminating the unequal tax
treatment of Domestic Partnership ben-
ets advanced through another Senate
committee.
Yet we cant stop urging Congress
even our allies to do more. Thats
why this years Congressional Scorecard
took into account individual members
position on marriage equality for the
rst time. After all, it was congressional
action on the Federal Marriage Amend-
ment in 2004 that threatened to enshrine
marriage discrimination into the United
States Constitution. Today, just over one
third of Congress supports marriage
equality, a level of support that still lags
behind the general public.
When LGBT voters go to the polls in
less than two weeks, it is incumbent upon
us to stand up for elected ofcials who
will ght for full equality. We cant forget
that the composition of the House and
Senate are important for reasons beyond
just the bills that get passed. The people
we send to Washington as our represen-
tatives say something about our values
as a country. Even as LGBT people make
progress in statehouses and courtrooms
around the country and even if we are
successful in sending President Barack
Obama back to the White House the
road to a more equal future still runs
through the halls of Congress.
Take the time to look at the Score-
card, read up on your representatives,
and make sure they are truly standing up
for you. That way, when you step into the
voting booth on Election Day, youll be
able to vote for equality all the way to the
bottom of the ballot.
Should LGBT groups take
cash from conservatives?
At a book salon hosted by Donald
Hitchcock and Paul Yandura, Juan Ahonen-
Jover, Ph.D., discussed his book, The Gay
Agenda 2012: All Out. Juan has written an
interesting book with some theories that
will gain the support of many activists while
not necessarily nding favor with the lead-
ers of the more prominent LGBT organiza-
tions.
Juan talked about his ideas with regard
to where the LGBT community needs to go
from here and then opened the oor to a
broader discussion. There were about 30
or so LGBT advocates in the room and one
of the more interesting issues that arose
was whether or not the LGBT community
should be taking what some referred to as
dirty money for marriage equality cam-
paigns. It was an interesting discussion and
as is often the case with such a touchy issue
peoples opinions were all over the map.
The people who used the term dirty
money were talking about money and
support that comes from individuals like
Ken Mehlman, Ted Olson (who coached
Paul Ryan in his debate prep) and Paul
Singer. There is a strong difference of opin-
ion over whether or not to take money and
support from them. The them refers to
those who support marriage equality but
who also support candidates pledged to
prevent marriage equality from happening
and want to turn back any movement on
LGBT civil and human rights. Many in the
room felt that while they appreciated the
support, gay organizations should not take
money directly from these individuals and
organizations. There were strong feelings
that there is too much hypocrisy making it
impossible in good conscience to accept
this money.
Although I agree that LGBT organiza-
tions shouldnt take the money, there is no
reason that we would turn our backs on or
try to stop anyone who wants to donate to
or support marriage equality. We need all
the support we can get and clearly all the
money we can get to ght for our civil rights.
There are ways for this money to come into
campaigns other than through LGBT orga-
nizations and hedge-fund manager and bil-
lionaire Paul Singer has found a good one.
In a June 2012 article by Frank Bruni in the
New York Times, Singer says he provided
$1 million to start a new Super PAC with
several Republican compatriots. Named
American Unity PAC, its sole mission is to
encourage Republican candidates to sup-
port same-sex marriage, in part by helping
them to feel nancially shielded from any
blowback from well-funded groups that
oppose it.
He told Bruni that hes condent that
in congressional races, which would most
likely be the Super PACs initial focus, there
are more than a few Republicans who
could be on the verge of support or are
harboring and hiding their views. And
this kind of effort could be catalytic in gen-
erating some more movement, he said.
This is also the way to have those like
Singer, who has a gay son, pour money into
marriage equality campaigns and inuence
their outcome in a positive way. This issue
reminds me of what many organizations,
particularly those in the area of education
and childrens issues, faced when they gave
up tobacco money. People wanted to nd
a way for tobacco companies to contribute
to good works in other ways.
Such a Super PAC allows someone like
Mehlman, who came out as gay in 2010,
but has yet to separate himself totally from
all Republican candidates who want to keep
him a second-class citizen, to work on the is-
sues he currently feels comfortable with like
marriage. Mehlman has said, I cant change
the fact that I wasnt in this place personally
when I was in politics, and I genuinely regret
that. It was very hard, personally. Mehl-
man has also said, As Ive been involved
in the ght for marriage equality, one of the
things Ive learned is how many people were
harmed by the campaigns in which I was
involved. I apologize to them and tell them
I am sorry. What I have never heard Mehl-
man say or apparently come to grips with is
that he came up with those campaigns and
led them. But we can still thank Mehlman for
what he is willing to do today.
While these individuals shouldnt be-
come icons within the LGBT community, it
is important to encourage everyone who
wants to support the forward movement of
civil and human rights for the LGBT com-
munity to participate in the ght. There are
clearly ways to do that on separate paths
for those who are not yet ready to see this
ght as the overriding mission that it must
be for LGBT organizations.
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28 OCTOBER 26, 2012 I NSI DE LGBT WASHI NGTON
Peter Rosenstein is a D.C.-based LGBT rights and
Democratic Party activist. He writes regularly for the Blade.
Role of dirty money in marriage ght
Even as LGBT people make progress in statehouses and
courtrooms around the country and even if we are
successful in sending President Barack Obama back to the
White House the road to a more equal future still runs
through the halls of Congress.
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Congress lags in support for LGBT equality
Chad Grifn is president of the Human Rights
Campaign. Reach him via hrc.org.
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Running for a second term
on Council to keep city
moving forward
By MICHAEL A. BROWN
As my rst term on the Council is conclud-
ing, I reect on my accomplishments and
consider the priorities I will focus on as we
continue to move the District forward.
I am a proud Washingtonian, who gladly
serves as a nationwide Obama/Biden surro-
gate and my dad was chair of the Democratic
Party and Commerce Secretary in the Clinton
administration. He and my mom brought me
up to understand that because I was given
so much, I had a responsibility to give some-
thing back. My progressive parents taught
me to respect the diversity of our city and its
residents. Striving to meet their standards is a
high bar that motivates me to work hard and
craft policies ensuring that every child, re-
gardless of social or economic status, has the
same opportunities for a quality education
and the same chances to obtain a better life.
Much has been accomplished over the
past four years and it is important for the
community, including the LGBT community,
to know that even during difcult times we
have made progress. I am proud of my role in
that progress but understand there is much
left to do, especially concerning the growing
divide between the rich and the poor, and the
lack of quality affordable housing throughout
the city. Within the past three years, I restored
roughly $50 million to cuts from our afford-
able housing programs and extended rent
control for another 10 years, while helping
to secure millions more of needed funds for
homelessness services, including increased
support for homeless youth.
I led the reform of the First Source law,
establishing the highest resident hiring re-
quirement in District history for D.C.-funded
or subsidized projects and have been recog-
nized as a champion in protecting our social
safety net services. I led the effort on the
Council to include progressive tax reform,
which created a new high-income tax brack-
et for those earning over $350,000 a year and
my legislation claried the tax code regard-
ing the collection of hotel taxes from online
travel companies, which will lead to the col-
lection of more than $10 million annually. I
also led Council efforts to retain LivingSocial
and other technology businesses to reduce
our citys dependence on government jobs
while supporting innovative competitive
businesses, such as Uber car services.
Concerning LGBT issues, many may be-
lieve that since the passage of marriage
equality, which I proudly supported, that
LGBT rights are complete. Sadly, this is not
the case. Last year, the LGBT community ex-
perienced a rash of hate crime attacks and
transgender members were targeted and
killed simply because of who they are. I au-
thored the Youth Bullying Prevention Act
to not only protect all students from harm,
but to educate our youth and their instruc-
tors to understand and become tolerant of
a persons differences. I have worked closely
with Metro Teen AIDS to push Public Char-
ter Schools to fully embrace and implement
these standards.
The spread of HIV/AIDS and STDs is
among the biggest health concerns within
the District. With an infection rate of 3 per-
cent, which is the highest rate in the country,
it is clear that eradicating HIV must continue
to be a priority for our local and national gov-
ernment. Prior to joining the Council, I was
proud to serve on the board of Whitman-
Walker, where I became involved with the
ght against this epidemic. In fact, one of the
rst bills that I co-introduced was the Com-
prehensive HIV Prevention Plan Act of 2009.
Recently, the Council passed a new and
stronger ethics bill. But that is only a begin-
ning. Ive introduced a bill allowing for public
nancing of our elections and believe this is
the best way to reduce the inuence of cor-
porate donations and level the playing eld.
It is the responsibility of everyone in govern-
ment, including myself, to review our past ac-
tions and commit to ourselves and pledge to
the people we serve that we will avoid future
actions that even appear to be questionable.
I look forward to maintaining my 100 per-
cent pro-LGBT voting record and will con-
tinue to work closely with and offer my sup-
port to the LGBT community. Together, we
will make the District into a cleaner, greener
and safer place to live, where everyone is
welcomed and guaranteed an equal oppor-
tunity to reach the fullest potential.
D.C. regulatory proposal
offers new benets,
streetscape solutions
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray probably wishes
he could be as happy as the scantily clad
bodybuilder directing trafc from the middle
of a busy urban intersection in a current insur-
ance company TV commercial.
Instead, hopes that special considerations
being offered food trucks in newly proposed
city regulations released on Oct. 5 governing
their operation would be welcomed have
suddenly faded. The D.C. Food Truck As-
sociation (DCFTA) announced opposition to
the new rules last Thursday.
Yep, the familiar food truck tussle with the
city is on again.
The revised rules update regulations
designed three decades ago for ice cream
trucks and hot dog carts. They incorporate
changes reecting review of public com-
ments led after two previous drafts over the
past two years. The city has struggled to de-
vise equitable guidelines for food trucks while
balancing multiple public space use needs.
The regulations allow all food trucks to
vend from xed locations and permit use of
public space and on-street public parking
spots. Trucks need only a single vending li-
cense with employees able to manage op-
erations without an owner on-board or pur-
chase of additional licenses.
The modernized rules enable mobile ven-
dors to continue current operations. Food
truck owners have long enjoyed special ac-
commodations pending nalization of new
regulations. As a result, they now take these
benecial regulatory changes for granted.
Food truck owners oppose a compromise
governing their location and concentration
on downtown streets, despite being less re-
strictive than rules adopted by other jurisdic-
tions nationwide. The proposal also poses
fewer limitations than an earlier draft issued
at the beginning of the year. Overlooked by
DCFTA is a signicant concession disallowed
by D.C. Council legislation approved only
three years ago.
That 2009 law requires all vendors to oper-
ate from assigned spots and followed an ex-
tensive two-year Council review of regulations
in other cities. Designed to prevent a repeat of
past violent incidents among stationary food
cart operators coming to blows over available
spots, it will presumably require modication
for greater exibility to be granted.
DCFTA upset centers on encouraging
trucks to operate from designated spots in
commercial districts for better streetscape
management, preventing overconcentration
and reducing the pressures on public space.
The District Department of Transportation
(DDOT) is designated to establish Mobile
Roadway Vending (MRV) locations for at least
three trucks each, parked one per block on
any one side of a street.
Food trucks may currently use any me-
tered parking space for only the allowed two-
hour period, provided they pay for parking.
Operators commonly disregard this require-
ment either exceeding the time limit or not
paying the meter fee, or both and, if caught,
consider the $25 ticket a cost of doing busi-
ness. For that reason, the city is increasing the
penalty to $100.
The new MRV alternative would allow use
of specially designated parking spaces for four
hours, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., consolidating
meter costs in a quarterly permit fee. This cre-
ates certainty of securing space and doubles
the service period. Outside MRV zones, use of
any parking space would still be allowed.
DCFTA objects to this provision because
they organize single-day hyper-concentra-
tion by trucks in specic areas, such as Far-
ragut Fridays surrounding the downtown
green space. Upwards of 30 trucks ock to
a single location, often lined up head-to-tail,
reducing public parking and negatively af-
fecting pedestrian passage and commercial
business activity.
If food truck operators take a fresh look at
the opportunities the regulations offer to bet-
ter serve the public, they would discover the
city compromise makes sense.
The plan allows adequate customer
choice in MRV zones, but ends the practice of
only providing service to locales on particular
days. Trucks would be encouraged to spread
out equitably to additional areas, expanding
service to new markets. It would improve civic
management of public streetscapes urged
by businesses, building management rms,
Business Improvement Districts, ofce ten-
ants and residents.
Rather than accusing the mayor of threat-
ening food trucks and ignoring the defer-
ence to their operation this hybrid approach
provides, food trucks should consider their
failure to reach out to potential customers
and better serve the entire community.
A lack of imagination and disregard
for other stakeholders are not legiti-
mate excuses.
washingtonblade.com
30 OCTOBER 26, 2012 OUR BUSI NESS MATTERS
Michael A. Brown is an At-Large member of the D.C.
Council.
Food trucks ail against curbside compromise
VI EWPOI NT
Much progress, but more work lies ahead
Mark Lee is a local small business manager and long-
time community business advocate. Reach him at
OurBusinessMatters@gmail.com.
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Despite progress,
much work remains after
Dont Ask repeal
By BEN BROOKS

Last month, I was among more than
1,000 proud Americans aboard the USS
Intrepid in New York City celebrating
the one-year anniversary of the repeal of
Dont Ask, Dont Tell. As important as it
was to mark the end of this discriminatory
law with celebration for those gay, lesbian
and bisexual service members who will
never again have to fear losing their careers
because of who they are, its also important
to understand why this is one of the most
signicant civil rights victories in decades
and how it will accelerate LGBT equality.
It is estimated that more than 90,000 ser-
vice members were discharged from the mili-
tary under DADT and previous anti-gay poli-
cies. Further, there are an estimated 1 million
LGBT veterans and 65,000 LGBT active duty
service members and reservists who have
served and are serving our country to defend
us and our nation.
Fortunately, in December 2010, President
Obama signed into law legislation passed by
a libuster-proof 65 senators and DADT was
ofcially dead on Sept. 20, 2011, with more
than 80 percent of Americans supporting re-
peal of the discriminatory law. This was a stra-
tegic and signicant victory in the context of
our overall march to equality.
You see, the Department of Defense is the
largest employer in the world with 3.2 million
total staff, is a major component of the feder-
al budget, a signicant driver of GDP, and an
important cultural piece of American patrio-
tism that spans political afliation, race/eth-
nicity, and socioeconomic status. The DoD
serves a critical social justice role by providing
a compelling career and educational path for
those who often dont have other options.
It is a microcosm of our diverse nation and
has attracted signicant talent. It is arguably
the best leadership development environ-
ment on the planet. And the geographic
footprint of the military is mostly in areas that
the LGBT movement has struggled to gain
traction. Indeed, the military has a rich tradi-
tion in our country of making an impact when
it comes to civil rights advances, and this vic-
tory over DADT is a prize worth winning.
A central argument to repealing DADT
was integrity. In fact, Admiral Mike Mullen,
former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was
instrumental in arguing for repeal on the ba-
sis of its alignment with the core values of the
military. And despite the concerns raised by
opponents of repeal, implementation of the
commander in chiefs orders has gone ex-
ceedingly well.
Yet, while we celebrate the many great
things that have happened since DADT re-
peal just over a year ago, our gay and lesbian
service members are still not treated equally.
Because of the so-called Defense of Mar-
riage Act, military couples and families, who
happen to be gay or lesbian, do not qualify
for medical benets, base housing, reloca-
tion, base services and subsidies, duty assign-
ments, and survivor benets that are a core
component of a military career. Its unconscio-
nable that these brave men and women (and
their families), who serve next to their straight
colleagues and fulll the same orders and risk
their lives, are treated differently by our gov-
ernment. We cannot stop until we complete
this mission and the mission of full LGBT
equality in our military.
So as we reect on the one-year anniver-
sary of DADT repeal, I hope we realize the
strategic importance of this victory in the
LGBT equality movement and that we have
more work to do to nish the job so that
all those t and willing to serve are treated
equally. If we do that successfully, we will have
laid the groundwork for full LGBT equality in
civilian society.
washingtonblade.com
32 OCTOBER 26, 2012 VI EWPOI NT
Ben Brooks is a member of the Servicemembers
Legal Defense Network board of directors and is
senior vice president at a Fortune 250 professional
services rm. He lives in Manhattan. Follow him on
Twitter, @benbrooksny.
Openly gay in the military checkmate for equality
Because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act,
military couples and families, who happen
to be gay or lesbian, do not qualify for medical
benets, base housing, relocation, base services and
subsidies, duty assignments, and survivor benets.
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Best Amateur Athlete
JULIE OLESON
Julie Oleson is a rookie tight end whos been training with the
Baltimore Charm of the Lingerie Football League for the past seven
months (nal cuts are made before the start of the next season).
Oleson says she was, humbled enough being nominated for the
award of Best Amateur athlete and is blown away winning it.
The Baltimore Charm is a third year franchise of the Lingerie Football
League. The league is made up of several seven-on-seven womens tackle
football teams. Mitch Mortaza created the LFL in 2009 and games can be
watched on MTV 2 on Friday nights. The Charm joined the league for the
2010-2011 season and last year they nished the season with a 2-2 record.
Of course theyre hoping to get past that .500 mark this season. The Charm
plays their home games at First Mariner Arena in Baltimore. (JH)
Baltimore Charm, Ius.com/baltimorecharm.
Best Stylist
BRANDON HOOVER
Brandon Hoover has been working at ZOE Salon and Spa in
Fairfax for three-and-a-half years.
Its great, he says of winning this award. Im amazed at how
many D.C. residents come to Fairfax to see me.
His favorite part of being a stylist is the client interaction and
the creative outlet it gives him. Many of his clients leave looking
completely different after each visit.
I love encouraging self condence and making beautiful women
even more beautiful, Hoover says.
This comes to light when he mentions the Pink Hair for Promise
program that Zoe is participating in. From now until Feb. 2013, clients
can pay $10 to get a pink hair extension, $9 of which goes toward the
D.C. Breast Cancer walk. Last year the salon raised $19,000.
In the short time hes been at Zoe, he has been featured in a
national hairstyling collection, and been nominated for a Trend
visions award in photo editorial and hair editorial.
If Hoover could do any celebritys hair, it would denitely be Lady Gaga.
Hands down. I am the biggest little monster. (JE)
Zoe Salon and Spa, zoesalon.com, 11906 Lee Jackson Memorial
Hwy, Fairfax, Virginia 22033.
Best Realtor
RAY GERNHART
Ray Gernhart has been in the real estate business for 25 years. He
started in 1985 and since then has coordinated thousands of home
sales. He specializes in residential and commercial sales in the D.C.,
Alexandria and Arlington areas.
He has earned top honors in many areas including a Lifetime
Achievement Award, Re/Max Hall of Fame member, Re/Max Platinum
Club and the $20 Million Plus Sales Producer since 1999 with the
Northern Virginia and Greater Capitol Area Association of Realtors.
Gernharts ofce is located at 5100 Leesburg Pike in Alexandria
and he and his team are members of the Re/Max Allegiance.
For more information on Gernhart and his team, visit talktoray.
com. (JE)
Ray Gernhart and Associates, talktoray.com, 5100 Leesburg Pike,
Alexandria, VA 22302.
Best LGBT TV Personality
CHUCK BELL - NBC4
Chuck Bell has been a meteorologist at NBC4 in D.C. since
October 2004.
Its fascinating that I would be recognized for that, Bell says of
winning this award. Its very attering. Im pleasantly surprised that
people are taking note. Im very excited by it.
His most memorable local weather event was the blizzard in
February 2010.
For better or worse, Im a weather extremes person. I like it most if
its a record high or record low, record rainfall or record snowfall, Bell
says. I realize that every day cant be a record ... My favorite weather is
always going to be the weather that most people dont like. (JE)
Best Hill Staffer
BROCK THOMPSON
Brock Thompson has been working at the Library of Congress
since the day after President Obamas inauguration. He previously
worked in the Senate.
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Having your nger on the pulse of the political atmosphere and
political scene, Thompson says is the best part of working on the
Hill. With the Library, its the nations oldest cultural institution so
we get to promote and display our national treasures for everyone
to see and enjoy. I never get tired of doing that.
Hes president of the Librarys LGBT employees group, LC
GLOBE. The group has increased membership and programming.
The group has also started a rare book fund for rare LGBT books
and materials to be added to the librarys LGBT collection.
His book, The Un-Natural State: Arkansas and the Queer South,
a study of gay and lesbian life in Arkansas in the 20th century, was
published in 2010 and can be purchased at Amazon. He is also a
member of the Rainbow History Projects board of directors, which
he joined in 2011. (JE)
Best Student Leader
DAVID APONTE
Virginia native David Aponte became interested in LGBT issues
after learning what some teens were going through in school. He
had been bullied in elementary and middle school for his religion,
because he wasnt tall and because his fellow students said he acted
too intelligent. He wanted to keep others from feeling that pain.
As a straight ally myself, a lot of us dont speak up enough for
communities that we dont identify with, Aponte says. I think with
the LGBT community, theres a lot going on right now and people
dont understand whats going on in that community. Its important
that we advocate for that.
Aponte is the co-chair of GLSENs National Advisory Council and
is the chair of the Northern Virginia chapter.
Aponte recently hosted an event with GLSEN for the organizations
Ally Week. The event was mainly for high school students and had
an open mic, dinner and dance.
Hes a junior at George Washington University majoring in
integrated information science and technology, a special program
geared toward people who are already working. (JE)
Best Masseur/Body Worker
NILDO SILVA
Its hard to stick with a tness regimen. But, working with an
experienced certied personal trainer like Nildo Silva can make that
hard work seem almost enjoyable.
After a stint at Tranquil Space, Silva is now working at the popular
FIT Personal Training Gym in Dupont Circle. He has multiple
certications and has been in the industry for 15 years, having
worked in gyms in several countries.
A favorite with LGBT patrons, Silva is praised for both his
persistence and his patience. He is noted for being knowledgeable,
friendly and approachable and for his ability to work with both
novice and experienced clients. He teaches individual and group
personal training sessions, calisthenics and aerobics classes, and
Localizada, a new style of group resistance training. (BTC)
Nildo Silva, FIT Personal Training Gym, 1633 Q Street, NW Suite
110, 202-255-7814, t-dc.com.
Local Hero
DAVID CATANIA
David Catania made history when he was the rst openly gay
person elected to D.C. Council in 1997 and hes been making waves
ever since.
Catania was initially elected as a Republican, but he has since
broken with the party. In 2004, Catania left the GOP after President
George W. Bush announced his support for a constitutional
amendment banning same-sex marriage. Catania was decertied as
a delegate to the Republican National Convention and announced
his support for the Democratic candidate, John Kerry. In September
2004, he became an independent and still serves as an At-Large
Council member in that capacity.
Catania is well known for his work on health care, including
tackling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, education, housing, public safety
and economic issues. In 2009, he became the driving force behind
the ght to get a same-sex marriage bill passed for the District. The
passage of the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality
Amendment Act on March 3, 2010 was hailed as both a personal
and political victory for the often controversial Catania. (BTC)
David Catania, Davidcatania.com.
Best Bartender
DAVID CHUNG
Sadly, this award is being given posthumously David Chung,
who tended bar at Nellies, committed suicide in July.
Chungs friend Zachary Wine said Chung had been battling
suicidal tendencies. Wine told the Blade that he decided to publicly
discuss Chungs suicide as a way to help others who may want to
take their own lives. If you care about someone, tell them. If you
cant tell them, show them, Wine says. If you cant show them,
make yourself nd a way to let the people you care about know, and
never stop. I myself am horrible about showing my emotions, but its
only through being there for someone that we can try to make sure
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this tragedy doesnt happen again.
Friends, family and patrons recalled Chung warmly, remembering
his infectious smile and friendly manner. Wine eulogized his friend
by saying, he was one of the most caring individuals Ive ever had
the grace to know. And he carried that not just to the people he was
close with, but the people he didnt know. (BTC)
Best DJ
ROSIE HICKS
Popular DJ Rosie Hicks has a very full dance card these days. On
the rst Friday of every month she hosts Flirt Fridays at Phase 1 of
Dupont. On the third Saturday, she plays for BARE (presented by
the Ladies of LURe) at Cobalt. And, on the rst, second and third
Thursday of each month, she plays for Hip Hop Night at Club Hippo
in Baltimore.
The Baltimore native is known for spinning a diverse blend of hip
hop, top 40 and old school.
In her day job, Hicks works as a special education teacher at the
Kennedy Krieger Center, where she helps children with special
needs reach their full potential. She has a masters in special
education from Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate
degree in electronic media and lm from Towson University. (BTC)
Best Drag King
AIDAN COX
Aidan Cox is often described as a drag king stripper and admits
he likes to take his clothes off.
Im a little different than other drag kings, he says. I sometimes
do a tribal design on my chest and show the tape that binds my
chest and I wear different pairs of little boy underwear. A lot of times
I strip down to my underwear.
Cox began performing in 2009 after reading about drag kings
online and watching their videos on YouTube. Then Cox discovered
the website for the D.C. Kings. Aidan started talking to Ken Vegas
who invited him to attend a meeting.
For Cox, the magic started when he rst performed in December
2009. The stage has made me a new person, he says. Once you
step into that light you get this amazing rush and you cant help but
want to keep going back for more.
When not on stage, Cox, who identies as queer, is working on
a degree in counseling and hopes to work as a counselor for LGBT
people. (BTC)
Aidan Cox, Dckings.com.
Best Educator
RAYMOND PANAS
Perhaps the best lesson Ray Panas offers his students at George
Washington University is his ability to juggle his work as an educator,
a researcher and an activist.
The popular instructor started teaching at GW in August 2009.
He serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical
Research in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
As a researcher, Panas worked at the Allegheny County Public
Health Labs in Pittsburgh and wrote a primer on AIDS Testing
and Counseling for the Allegheny County Health Department.
Panas is now director of medical and scientic affairs at Sucampo
Pharmaceutical in Bethesda.
As an activist, Panas has been active in a variety of LGBT and HIV/
AIDS groups. He has been on the board of Capital Pride since 2009
and currently serves as the organizations secretary. He is also an active
long-time member of Dignity/Washington, a community of LGBT
Catholics. Panas was president of the group from 2007-2010. (BTC)
Best Rehoboth Bartender
CHRISTOPHER CHANDLER
This was a close contest, with last years winner, Jamie Romano
of Purple Parrot, and the multi-talented Holly Lane of Caf Azafran,
nishing just behind winner Chris Chandler of the Blue Moon. A
Blue Moon xture, Chandler (as hes known to regulars) is known for
his friendly smile, an uncanny memory (hes usually mixing your drink
before you order it) and, of course, his CrossFit-honed physique.
Whether you visit the Moon on a packed summer weekend or a
frigid, quiet February night, Chandlers usually there to welcome
you.
Congratulations, Chandler, but a piece of advice: If you want to
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Local Heroine
KATY RAY
Katy Ray is perhaps best known as a promoter for Phase 1. In
that role, she proudly hosts and publicizes events for the countrys
longest-operating lesbian bar. She got her start shortly after she
moved here from Richmond.
I was new to D.C. and saw the ad for their karaoke night. It said
if you bring 16 friends, you get a $25 bar tab. Well, I know how to
network. I set up an event on my Facebook page and decided to
make it a Lady Gaga night.
About 80 people showed up and the night was a great success.
Angela Lombardi, manager of Phase 1, asked Ray, a lesbian, if she
wanted to host karaoke on a regular basis. Ray said yes, and the
monthly event is now a xture on the D.C. lesbian social calendar.
Ray generally organizes each evening around a theme and she is
already looking forward to the holiday lingerie party in December.
Ray, who works as a high school teacher by day, established a
Gay-Straight Alliance at her school and teaches straight students
that they can work as allies. Last summer she worked with LGBT
school liaisons from across the city to develop educational materials
for the D.C. Public School system. She encourages her students
not to take crap from anyone and to own who they are. (BTC)
Katy Ray, Phase1dc.com.
Best Clergy
REV. JOSEPH PALACIOS
Joe Palacios is a Catholic priest on inactive status.
Hes a professor at Georgetown University where he has taught
sociology and mentored many young gay men. He is vice president
of The Center and celebrates Mass with Dignity Washington and
Northern Virginia. Many know him politically from Catholics for
Equality with which he worked on the marriage campaign in D.C.
and now in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington State.
Authenticity matters, Palacios says. When entering the seminary
at 32 in 1983, he presented himself as gay, celibate and willing to
abide by the rules. Years later at Georgetown, he discovered that
he was one of very few Latino professors and that there were a
lot of gay students on campus. This reinforced his commitment
to authenticity in his teaching, ministries, academic research and
political activism. To be anything less than authentic, he says, would
be shortchanging both himself and those around him in their own
quests for authenticity. (PF)
Best Trans Advocate
MARA KEISLING
Mara Keisling once told the Blade that she would walk through
hot coals for anything she believed in. Her indefatigable pursuit
of transgender equality, makes us believe her.
As founding executive director of the National Center for
Transgender Equality, Keisling (a transgender woman and parent)
is one of the countrys leading voices for transgender rights. Her
work with the Center (which Keisling helped found in 2003) has
involved several prominent achievements including the rst-ever
trans-inclusive federal legislation, modication of State Department
rules for changing gender markers on passports and the rst
congressional hearing on transgender issues.
In a recent interview with her alma mater, Penn State University,
Keisling said, almost anytime anything gets done for transgender
people or for LGBT people, as a whole, we get calls from people
saying, Yes, but I still dont have a job. She and the Center are
working to change this. (PF)
Best Businessperson
DOUGLAS SCHANTZ
Douglas Schantz, a self-proclaimed StairMaster champion, is the
owner-operator of Nellies Sports Bar, which opened on U Street in 2007.
The win this year came as a surprise to Schantz, especially since
hes doing what he loves.
Ive always been an entrepreneur at heart and Nellies allows me
to express that, he says.
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Best Straight Ally
BRETT JOHNSON
Brett Johnson started working at Level One about three years ago
as a server. She steadily worked her way up the ranks becoming a
bartender, then assistant manager and nally general manager.
Through her job, she meets and interacts with people all the time.
A lot of this year has been hard on a lot of my friends and a lot
of my clients or customers ... weve become really close and were
there for each other ... its kind of an award that validates everything
that happened, Johnson says. I really appreciate it. I love the
people that voted for me.
She says that interaction and even the interaction between
customers is one of the best parts of working at the restaurant. She
once had a friend take a customer to JR.s because he wanted to go,
but didnt want to go alone.
They meet the staff and they meet other people sitting at the
bar then they feel completely comfortable going upstairs, Johnson
says. It just builds a community.
Johnson became interested in LGBT rights in high school when her
older brother came out. She started a gay-straight alliance in her high
school and worked on a bullying and harassment policy in Omaha,
Neb. Shes worked with several organizations through her job at Level
One, including the Mautner Project and the Gay Mens Chorus. (JE)
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Best Place to Meet Women
BARE BY LURE AT COBALT
Bare is a monthly lesbian event happening every third Saturday of
the month, presented by the Ladies of LURe at Cobalt (1639 R St.,
N.W.), which celebrated its third anniversary this year.
Karen Diehl reached out to Cobalt about holding a party in early
2009, but it wasnt until that August that things really got moving
and two months later, Bare was born.
Bare also has an annual White Party and Pride kick-off party.
Theyre co-sponsoring Queer the Vote, an election night party at
the Fillmore Silver Spring (8658 Colesville Rd.)
For more information on Bare and the Ladies of LURe, nd the
group on Facebook. (JE)
Bare, facebook,com/lurewdc, Cobalt, 1639 R St., N.W.
Best Neighborhood Bar
LARRYS LOUNGE
Upstairs, downstairs or on the patio, it doesnt matter where you
sit, Larrys Lounge is still our favorite neighborhood bar where you
can comfortably get together with a group of friends, relax and
have a drink. And when the weather is nice, the patio offers great
opportunities to people and trafc watch.
Almost every night, Larrys offers drink specials on already low
drink prices. Most nights you can grab an Absolut for about $5. This
low-key establishment opens its doors to everybody for either a
quick drink or a night relaxing with friends. (JH)
Larrys Lounge, 1836 18th Street NW, 202-483-1483.
Best Mens Party
MIXTAPE
For anyone who hasnt danced the night away to one of their
eclectic set lists, Mixtape is the gay and straight-friendly alternative
dance party that is taking D.C. by storm. The monthly dance party
generally takes place on the second Saturday of each month. Its
hosted by gay DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer.
Bailer and Van Horn play an eclectic mix of electro, alt-pop, indie
rock, house, disco, new wave and anything else audiences want to
dance to. Set lists and samplers are available on their website.
Their nomadic queer dance party has been venue hopping all
over D.C. since September 2008. In recent months, theyve been
spending a lot of time at Town and The Black Cat, but theyll be
mixing things up for Halloween. Theyre hosting a spooky Mixtape
Halloween Party at the historic Howard Theatre. Van Horn invites
audiences to party with them in their slutty new costumes. (BTC)
Mixtape, mixtapedc.com/about.htm.
Best Rehoboth Restaurant &
Best Rehoboth Bar
BLUE MOON
Celebrating 30 years in business, the Blue Moon is the cornerstone
of Baltimore Avenue. The restaurant under the direction of chef
Lion Gardner continues to deliver innovative and award-winning
cuisine, like Maine lobster spaghetti and wild boar bolognese.
Dinner is served daily starting at 5:30 p.m. and theres a popular
Sunday brunch served from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. For a real deal,
dont miss Tasting Tuesdays when Blue Moon offers three courses,
each paired with wine, for just $40.
After dinner, head over to the Blue Moons bar side and grab
one for the road. The friendly staff and regular lineup of live
entertainment always make for a fun night out. The fabulous Pamala
Stanley has already announced plans to return for the 2013 season;
she performs Sundays through Thursdays during the summer and
her Sunday show is always a raucous dance party to close out the
weekend. The fabulous Mona Lotts hosts Karaoke and Martinis
with Mona on Thursday nights through the fall. (KN)
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Best Place to Meet Men
DUPLEX DINER
Might have something to do with the strong drinks and the tight
bar space, or maybe its the comforting effect of meatloaf like mom
used to make. Whatever the reason, Blade readers say Duplex Diner
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One of the anchor establishments of lower Adams Morgan, Duplex
Diner has consistently attracted gay and lesbian patrons and their
friends since it opened almost 15 years ago. With its laid back dcor,
the space says casual, but that fancy chandelier screams this isnt your
ordinary diner. The photo booth en route to the Madonna-themed
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In addition to good drinks and reasonably priced food, the diner
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Best Alternative Party
D.C. BEAR CRUE HAPPY HOUR AT TOWN
Once a week, Town attracts a slightly different crowd: Its a bit
older and a lot scrufer. Beckoned by the promise of cheap beer, no
attitude and hairy men, they show up for the popular D.C. Bear Crue
Happy Hour, each Friday from 6-11 p.m.
At Towns bear happy hour, these scruffy guys (also known as bears,
otters and cubs) and their admirers chat, eat free pizza, imbibe $7
pitchers, and later in the evening when DJ Christian Gerard turns up
the volume, they even dance (yes, dancing bears). There are theme
nights and guest performers.
D.C. Bear Crue is the brainchild of Nicholas Baatz, a former Marine
who is known on the bear scene as Charger Stone. In addition to its
popular weekly happy hour, Stone runs D.C. Bear Crues other events
like yoga classes and fundraisers. He also manages Unleashed
Massage Studio in Northeast Washington. (PF)
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THE PIG
Logan Tavern, Commissary, The Heights and Grillsh are all
neighborhood favorites operated by EatWellDC, which is run by
gay business partners, David Winer, Winers nephew Josh Hahn and
Antonio Oquendo. Now their newest addition, The Pig, joins the
list of favorites as the Best New Restaurant in D.C. This pork-centric
restaurant focuses on snout-to-tail dishes from locally sourced
ingredients and ethically raised animals.
The Pig is still a socially conscious neighborhood restaurant but
it is not an American Tavern, meat-and-potatoes-type venue.
Instead the restaurant specializes in small plates.
The coursing and rhythm of the meal is different and it is a more
service-oriented type of establishment, Hahn says. This 72-seat
establishment has quickly become a favorite in Logan Circle and
hopes to become a mainstay like other EatWell restaurants. (JH)
The Pig, 1320 14th Street NW, 202-290-2821.
Best Dessert
STICKY FINGERS RED VELVET CUPCAKE
Sticky Fingers was born in 1999 in Doran Petersans Kitchen. Now her
creations are available in her Park Road location and dozens of wholesale
locations up and down the East Coast. Petersan, who dubbed herself a
junk-foodie genius-turned vegan, was determined to create animal-
free counterparts of some of her favorite guilt-laden items.
This cupcake is a completely vegan classic Red Velvet cupcake
coupled with cream cheese-style frosting. And when Petersan and
her team arent busy winning Best of Awards, they are competing
to win Cupcake Wars on the Food Network for the third time. (JH)
Sticky Fingers Bakery, 1370 Park Road, NW, 202-299-9700.
Best Chef
JAMIE LEEDS HANKS OYSTER BAR
Jamie Leeds has been having a good couple of months
opening Hanks on the Hill, winning her ght to expand her patio in
Dupont and winning Best Chef. Hanks Oyster Bar came to fruition in
the spring of 2005. In 2007, she opened a second Hanks in Old Town
Alexandria. This year, Leeds expanded the Alexandria location and
opened a third Hanks on the Hill. Leeds, a lesbian, says opening
Hanks on the Hill while expanding the Alexandria location is her
most exciting accomplishment.
It is hard to dispute this honor if you have ever had the fried oysters
at Hanks, one of the best things Ive eaten all year. Leeds serves up
fresh and delicious seafood every day at all of her locations, making
this a well-deserved honor. (JH)
Hanks Oyster Bar, 1624 Q Street NW, 633 Pennsylvania Ave SE,
1026 King Street Alexandria, 202-462-HANK (Q Street), 202-733-
9171 (Penn), 703-739-HANK (Alexandria).
Best Date Restaurant
LOGAN TAVERN
Logan Tavern is located right in the middle of the Logan Circle
neighborhood and is a great location for a date. After all, you can hit
the gym before the date and if the date goes well, you can even hit
up a bar to extend the date. If it goes poorly, its not because of the
restaurant but you can hit the bar anyway.
Logan Tavern is owned and operated by EatWell DC and combines
friendly prices with a hip, laid-back atmosphere. Logan is a great go-to place
for delicious, un-fussy food. Its a place where you recognize the ingredients,
the avors and the dishes you are being served. There is no need to worry
about what the wait staff delivers. The drinks are affordable and the service
is excellent with friendly and accommodating staff. Plan ahead so that you
can get one of the cozy booths to cuddle up in. The only thing you will need
to worry about is connecting with the guy or girl at the table with you. (JH)
Logan Tavern, 1423 P Street NW, 202-332-3710.
Best Restaurant Outside of DC
HARD TIMES CAF
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Caf in 1980, not really knowing what they were getting into. Now,
30-plus years later they are a successful regional chain, cooking
award-winning chili, and winning Best of Awards (in 2005 USA Today
named Hard Times as one of the top 10 places to get chili and now
they are Best Restaurant Outside of D.C.). The chili has a story all its
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own that dates back all the way to 1874, to a recipe that comes from
their grandfather Ira.
Jim and Fred refer to their food as all the food you love to eat
like chili, wings, char-grilled burgers, nachos and ribs. There is even
a chili taster in case you cant decide which of the four chilies they
offer you want to order. (JH)
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Best Coffee Shop
TRYST
Tryst has been a part of the Adams Morgan community since
1998 and gives Washingtonians the opportunity to get together
over a cup of great coffee, a sweet treat or two or even a cocktail.
David Fritzier, beverage manager, says, Combining coffee and
booze comes from a place of inclusion and community. Tryst aims
to be your third place that place that you go after your home
and work, the place that balances out your life. (JH)
Tryst, 2459 18th Street, 202-232-5500
Best Caterer
Q CATERERS
Q Caterers has been serving the Washington area for ve years,
but its owners have 15 years of experience in the catering industry.
They offer traditional as well as creative and innovative cuisine for
their clients. Q Caterers, co-owned by Paul Herndon, offers catering
for a wide variety of events and does all its baking on site.
Clients rave about the food from Q Caterers and guests are
always looking for more. (JH)
Q Caterers, 2144 California Street, 202-640-4828
Best Food Truck
CURBSIDE CUPCAKE
Food Trucks have been all the rage for several years in D.C. and
this year, the best food truck of them all is Curbside Cupcake. It
started with one truck in November of 2009 and was D.C.s rst
mobile cupcakery. It operates weekdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and
some weekends in the spring and summer.
Today Sam and Kristi Whiteld have three trucks bringing
cupcake bliss to D.C., Arlington and Montgomery County. When
Sam was working as a lawyer in 2009 some co-workers wanted
cupcakes, but nobody wanted to go out and pick them up. That
got Sam thinking that cupcakes should come to people, people
shouldnt have to come to cupcakes. When he got home that night
he asked his wife Kristi, and that set the wheels in motion and just a
few years later they own and operate D.C.s favorite food truck. (JH)
Curbside Cupcake, at a curb near you, @curbsidecupcake or
curbsidecupcake.com.
Best Local Dish
HALF SMOKES AT BENS CHILI BOWL
The Half Smokes are famous in D.C. and are the most popular item
on the menu at Bens Chili Bowl. Bens widow Virginia Ali, who has
retired from the restaurant business, happened to be working the oor
of the restaurant the afternoon I stopped in to enjoy a Half Smoke. She
is thrilled to be chosen as the winner of Best Local Dish, and is so
excited that people still love all the food that they serve everyday.
The original chili half smokes are the signature dish of Bens Chili
Bowl. Its a one-quarter pound half-pork and half-beef smoked sausage
on a warm bun topped with mustard, onions and spicy homemade chili
sauce. Its served up in a basket with some fries and plenty of napkins.
Famous fans include Bill Cosby and the Obamas. (JH)
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Best Sports Team
JUST THE TIP STONEWALL KICKBALL
Just the Tip is one of many hilariously named teams in the
Stonewall Kickball league.
Stonewall Kickball, led by Martin Espinoza and Mark Gustafson,
gives about 470 participants a chance to play and raise money for
the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community. The league was started
after Espinoza and Gustafson were turned off by other leagues
because of their competitiveness and homophobia.
Games are played on Sunday afternoons in Stead Park with drinks
before at JR.s (1519 17th St., N.W.), and afterward at Cobalt (1639 R
St., N.W.). Wednesday nights are devoted to Open Bar and Penny
Wars, a fund-raising competition between teams.
Stonewall Kickball is holding an All-Starts Game on Saturday
at 2:30 p.m. between JR.s Bar and Cobalt. The teams rosters are
posted on the Facebook event page. One of the refs will be from
Just the Tip and JR.s will feature two Just the Tip players.
For more information on Stonewall Kickball, visit the leagues
page, stonewallsports.com/kickball or their Facebook group. (JE)
Stonewall Kickball, stonewallsports.org/kickball.
Best Art Gallery
PHILLIPS COLLECTION
Originally called the Phillips Memorial Art Gallery, The Phillips
Collection was opened to the public in 1921 by Duncan Phillips and
his mother Eliza, in memory of his father and brother.
Phillips served as the museums director until he died in 1966. His
wife, Marjorie, an artist herself, took over as director after his death
and their son, Laughlin, succeeded her.
The museums permanent collection features more than 3,000
works ranging from masterpieces of French impressionism and
American modernism to contemporary art from artists such as Edgar
Degas, Henri Matisse and Georgia OKeeffe. The Phillips has the
worlds largest, most signicant collection of works by Arthur Dove
and the largest American collection of works by Pierre Bonnard. (JE)
Phillips Collection, phillipscollection.org, 1600 21st Street, N.W.
Best Comedy Club
D.C. IMPROV
D.C. Improv hasnt changed a lot since it opened its doors 20
years ago. And thats not necessarily a bad thing. Its the place you
go if youre looking for the old school comedy club experience.
The venue is tight, the bar food is unremarkable and the drinks are
ne. Luckily the talent can be amazing. Of course, theres always the
chance that a comic will bomb. But thats part of the fun, right?
Located on Connecticut Avenue below Dupont Circle, D.C.
Improv has drawn big names over the years (Ellen DeGeneres,
Dave Chappelle), and continues to book established and emerging
comics. Upcoming acts include Chris Coccia and Ari Shafr. It also
consistently promotes gay acts and gay-themed shows.
Note to the bashful: The place is small, so sit as far from the stage
as possible. These comics will make you part of their act (reporter
speaks from experience). (PF)
D.C. Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. N.W., dcimprov.com,
Dcimprov.com.
Best Home Furnishings
MISS PIXIES
Pixie Windsor opened Miss Pixies in Adams Morgan in 1997;
in 2005 she settled into the current location and just nished a
renovation after signing a new ve-year lease.
The renovation, among other things, opened up the sightlines
in the store allowing customers to more easily see and shop the
treasures she brings into the store.
The back room no longer looks like a place to put the tables,
instead it is welcoming and encourages the customer to continue
shopping, she says.
The one thing that hasnt changed is the bright pink storefront.
And while the contents of the store always change, it will always be
lled with off-the-beaten-path items that appeal to 20-40 something
Washingtonians who dont necessarily want the same old same old
in every room of the house.
Windsor recommends keeping an eye on the Miss Pixies website
(misspixies.com) for fun and exciting things, like design seminars, a
chance to decorate the store bathroom and she may have let it slip
that HGTV may have emailed recently. (JH)
Miss Pixies, 1626 14th Street NW, mixxpixies.com, 202-232- 8171.
Best Second-Hand Shop
BUFFALO EXCHANGE
Buffalo Exchange offers a distinctly New Age slant to the
traditional used clothing store.
Buyers and sellers get a fair price for a wide variety of vintage and
contemporary fashions. But founders Kerstin and Rebecca Block
also emphasize the environmental advantages of the resale fashion
industry. Buffalo Exchange promotes itself as a sustainable business
that protects the environment by reusing and recycling clothing.
LGBT customers also value Buffalo Exchange for its sense of fun
and are staggering to the store to be part of the Celebrity Zombie
Invasion now underway at the store. (BTC)
Buffalo Exchange, 1318 14th Street Northwest, 202-299-9148,
buffaloexchange.com.
Best Nonprot
WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH
Since 1973, Whitman-Walker Health has been providing high-
quality and culturally sensitive care to Washingtons LGBT and
HIV/AIDS community. It began operations as an offshoot of the
Washington Free Clinic and offered services in the basement of
the Georgetown Lutheran Church. Today, it offers medical and
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legal services to thousands of clients from state-of-the-art medical
facilities in the District.
The clinic gets its name from two queer Civil War-era health
activists celebrated gay 19th century poet Walt Whitman who
came to Washington in December 1862 to care for his wounded
brother George and remained for several years to tend to injured
soldiers and veterans and Dr. Mary Edwards Walker who graduated
from Syracuse Medical College in 1855, the only woman in her class.
Denied an ofcers commission because of her gender, Walker
volunteered her services as a surgeon and worked in a variety of
Army hospitals. She wore a modied military uniform that included
trousers, a mans coat and two pistols. (BTC)
Whitman-Walker Health, 1701 14th St., NW , 202-745-7000,
whitman-walker.org.
Best Rehoboth Business
PROUD BOOKSTORE
Opening and operating a small business is never easy especially
in recent years with the economic downturn so congratulations to
all of this years nominees in this category: Annies Bananies, Frogg
Pond, Royal Treat and Stingray Sushi.
And hats off to winner Jacques LeClair, owner of Rehoboths
Proud Bookstore, for opening a gay bookstore and not only surviving
the recession, but thriving. Not long after opening, the store moved
into a larger space and is lled with LGBT-themed books, gifts,
cards, T-shirts and more. Jacques himself is usually behind the
counter ready with a friendly welcome for visitors and locals alike.
The store has quickly become a gathering place for locals to grab a
newspaper and catch up on the latest happenings. (KN)
Proud Bookstore, 149 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Best Local Blog
DCIST
Everybody loves DCist.com. Or so it seems. The local blog has won
readers favorite from Washington City Paper, the Washingtonian
and now the Blade.
Generally speaking, Im incredibly attered, says DCist editor-
in-chief Martin Austermuhle. As simple as it sounds, I like it when
people read what we do and enjoy it. Its very nice coming from the
Blade too its a paper Ive always liked a lot.
Around since 2005, DCist gets about 50,000 unique hits a day.
With two full-time employees and about 30 contributors, the blog
covers everything from news to food to the arts. Its staff supported
same-sex marriage in D.C.
As much as D.C. is seen as a center of inuence, at heart its a
small town, says Austermuele. That said, theres never a day that
were not learning something about a city that were convinced
weve already gured out. (PF)
DCist, Dcist.com.
Best Hotel
DONOVAN HOUSE
Located on Thomas Circle, Donovan House projects
sophistication and urban panache in a sea of more style-challenged
accommodations.
But Donovan House is more than a pretty face. As a Kimpton
Hotel, the gay-friendly Donovan House enjoys a longstanding
relationship with the LGBT community, and can boast a 100 percent
score on the Human Rights Campaign Equality Index for the last 10
years.
Founded in San Francisco in 1981 at the height of the gay Meccas
AIDS crisis, Kimpton Hotels lost a lot of employees to the disease,
prompting the company to support LGBT organizations prior to
other corporations, says Donovan House General Manager Mark
Jennings. Kimpton Hotels regularly partners with the Red Ribbon
Campaign in raising money to help nonprot groups nationwide
promote HIV awareness and prevention. (PF)
Donovan House, 1155 14th Street, NW, 202-737-1200,
donovanhousehotel.com.
Best Theater Production
THE NORMAL HEART
The Normal Heart by playwright-cum-activist Larry Kramer
came to Arena Stage this summer. To see a faultless production of
Kramers very political account of the harrowing early days of the
AIDS crisis performed so close to the Capital building was thrilling.
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those on the front line. Chris Dinolfo, a local actor who is gay, made an
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Matt Bailer was at Taint, a party at DC9, a few
years ago and he saw Shea Van Horn dancing. Van
Horn caught his eye, but not in that way.
He just had this really magnetic way of dancing
that made me want to know him, Bailer says. I
could just tell he was having a lot of fun.
Bailer, whos been working as a professional DJ
for about ve years, guest DJed for Taint at Van
Horns invitation shortly thereafter. They talked
over the summer and made plans to start their
own party, having discovered how well their sets complemented each other.
That September, they threw their rst Mixtape, a party at rotating venues that
features anything you can dance to. Last month, they had their four-year
anniversary party at the Howard Theatre. A special Halloween edition is set
for Wednesday, also at the Howard, starting at 10:30 p.m. ($10 cover). Visit
mixtapedc.com for details. The event won Best Mens Party in this years Best
of Gay D.C. readers poll and typically draws between 800-1,000 music lovers.
Bailer, a Camp Springs, Md., native, DJs full time. He also spins at the weekly
Friday Night Kickoff party at Nellies and at the 90s-themed Peach Pit at DC9
the third Saturday of the month.
After studying theater at Duke in North Carolina in the 90s, Bailer went to
West Hollywood to pursue a recording career but was soon beset with a crystal
meth addiction. After rehab and sobriety meetings that he still attends, Bailer
says the key to reprogramming my brain was realizing how much better his
life has become since those days.
As time continued to pass, life started getting really good and the more
you kind of realize, Oh well, thats why I was living in my car before and had no
money to my name because I was doing these drugs and now life is really good.
Bailer is single and enjoys music, movies, games and hanging out with friends
in his free time. He lives at 14
th
and T, N.W.
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70 OCTOBER 26, 2012 QUEERY: 20 QUESTI ONS FOR MATT BAI LER
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN OUT
AND WHO WAS THE HARDEST
PERSON TO TELL?
Since National Coming Out day my
freshman year of college, which was October
1994. Id always told myself that I wouldnt tell
my parents before they were ready to ask,
and I wouldnt lie when they did. It was an
adjustment for them, but I was blessed with
two amazing parents and a sister who love
and support me unconditionally.
WHOS YOUR LGBT HERO?
Probably Sophie B. Hawkins. Her
song Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
changed the way I listened to music
and soon thereafter I started writing
and recording my own original songs.
Also, I dont know if Id call this person
my LGBT hero per se, but there used to
be a drag queen in Washington named
Berlene who inspired the hell out of
me in the late 1990s. She has since
passed away, but she was the rst truly
ingenious drag performer I ever saw,
pushing all the boundaries and working
hard for every dollar she made.
WHATS WASHINGTONS BEST
NIGHTSPOT, PAST OR PRESENT?
Well its both the truth and shameless
self-promotion, but Ill be having the most
fun wherever Im DJing on any given
night, which would be Nellies every Friday
night, Mixtape on the second Saturday
of the month, or Peach Pit at DC9 on the
third Saturday of the month.
DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM WEDDING.
Family, friends, laughter, music,
dancing, unicorns, reworks, Wilson
Phillips performing Hold On does
there have to be a groom?
WHAT NON-LGBT ISSUE ARE YOU
MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
12-step programs work. Cancer sucks.
WHAT HISTORICAL OUTCOME
WOULD YOU CHANGE?
The premature cancellations of My
So-Called Life and Pushing Daisies.
WHATS BEEN THE MOST
MEMORABLE POP CULTURE
MOMENT OF YOUR LIFETIME?
I remember exactly where I was in line
for the bathroom at VelvetNation when I
found out Madeline Kahn had died.
ON WHAT DO YOU INSIST?
Honesty, kindness and a sense of humor.
WHAT WAS YOUR LAST FACEBOOK
POST OR TWEET?
I may sound like an old fuddy-duddy, but
sometimes I wish they would collect everyones
phones when they enter the club and give
them back as they leave. Trust me, itll be way
more fun if you stop texting and dance.
IF YOUR LIFE WERE A BOOK, WHAT
WOULD THE TITLE BE?
Uhhh, I dunno. Matt Bailer & The
Purple Crayon, maybe? Purple is my
signature color.
IF SCIENCE DISCOVERED A WAY TO
CHANGE SEXUAL ORIENTATION,
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I would be grateful for having existed
before such regressive rubbish was
possible. I am so happy to be who I am.
I wouldnt want to change a thing.
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN BEYOND
THE PHYSICAL WORLD?
I try to live by the Golden Rule, because
karma can be a blessing or a bitch. The
Serenity Prayer is an incredibly helpful,
often self-fullling 10 seconds. I believe
theres a power greater than myself
out there, which helps me stay humble
and grateful and sober. And I know my
amazing mother is watching my fabulous
life unfold on the big picture screen in
heaven and shes smiling down on me.
WHATS YOUR ADVICE FOR LGBT
MOVEMENT LEADERS?
Keep on truckin. Slow but steady wins
the race.
WHAT WOULD YOU WALK ACROSS
HOT COALS FOR?
Peanut butter cream pie. My mom
used to make it often after we got
the recipe from my outstanding piano
teacher Mrs. Lloyd-Potts.
WHAT LGBT STEREOTYPE ANNOYS
YOU MOST?
Glee pretty much sums them all up.
WHATS YOUR FAVORITE LGBT
MOVIE?
Trick. Runner-up: Sordid Lives.
WHATS THE MOST OVERRATED
SOCIAL CUSTOM?
Oh dont get me started. It actually
relates back to my most recent Facebook
post mentioned above, but it drives
me INSANE how people seem utterly
incapable of enjoying a club or a concert
or even just a plain old conversation
anymore without constantly disengaging
to text or take pictures or video or
whatever on cell phones.
WHAT TROPHY OR PRIZE DO YOU
MOST COVET?
Ive already achieved more happiness
than I ever dreamed of. I guess the
cherry on top would be someone to
share it with, but he hasnt found me yet
and Im doing ne for now on my own.
WHAT DO YOU WISH YOUD KNOWN
AT 18?
Drugs are bad.
WHY WASHINGTON?
I grew up in Prince Georges County
near what is now the southern end of
Metros Green Line. Washington is home
for me. My sister and father both live less
than an hour away. And as long as this
city continues to grant me the privilege
of making a career sharing music with
people something Ive loved with all my
heart since I was 5 years old I cant even
begin to think about living anywhere else.
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production uses device to
clever effect
By PATRICK FOLLIARD
Climbing the steep stairs to Stage 4 at the
top of Studio Theatres expansive complex,
the smell of earth becomes increasingly
noticeable. Not a bad thing when the
ascent leads to a play titled Dirt.
In British dramatist Bryony Laverys
new work about mortality and decay,
dirt is everywhere: Its spewed from the
mouths of battling lovers; its what a
young woman feels like when she beds
down her new date; and its what the lead
character becomes when she dies. It also
lls the oor of Debra Booths spare and
otherwise clean set.
Laverys play tracks the lives of several
characters but primarily focuses on Harper
(Holly Twyford), a perpetually late doctoral
student, who after an combative dinner
date with her tightly wound boyfriend Matt
(Matthew Montelongo) followed by athletic,
angry sex, dies unexpectedly from chemical
overload. Not a lethal mix of illicit drugs or
a mistakenly ingested bottle of rat poison,
but rather from lifelong exposure to the
countless ingredients found in soaps, body
scrubs and everyday household cleaners
all the things used to fend off insidious dirt.
Once dead, Harpers lingers in her
apartment watching as her decomposing
corpse becomes dinner (as she puts it)
for myriad bugs and bacteria. Five days
later, she sees her guilt-stricken boyfriend
discover her rotting body; and later hovers as
her somewhat removed, professor mother
(Carolyn Mignini) grapples with grief.
The characters comment on the plot.
This sort of direct address works especially
well for Twyford who makes an immediate
and strong connection with the audience.
And because Harper is well aware of her
odious fate, she engages in some terric
snippets of gallows humor.
Rounding out the cast are Natalia Payne
as Elle, a deeply frustrated Julliard-trained
actor/server who does breathy voiceover
work on the side, and Ro Boddie who
plays Guy, a former drug/sex addict-
turned-Reiki healer. Guy relates to dirt in
an entirely different way from the others
he uses it to grow plants. Imagine that.
As the in-love but clashing Harper and
Matt, Twyford and Montelongo (both gay)
play marvelously off one another. Their
increasingly tense, disastrous date provides
the plays most enjoyable moments. This
production serves as a reunion for the
talented pair theyve acted together
at Studio before in Faraway and Black
Milk, and in The Little Dog Laughed at
Signature Theatre in Arlington.
Because Dirt is a production of Studio
Lab (the arm of the company dedicated to
fostering the development of streamlined
premieres), all tickets are just $20. John
Burklands emotive lighting design is top
notch. For the most part, Frank Labovitzs
costumes are spot-on street clothes. But
Harpers often mentioned date dress
seems wrong. Granted shes an academic,
but still what 30-something, thin New
Yorker meets her boyfriend for dinner at
a hip restaurant wearing an unattering
purplish-blue tea dress?
Lavery (also gay) is best known for her
acclaimed hit Frozen, a chilling three-
handed portrait of a child killer. For several
years she was artistic directed of the now-
disbanded Gay Sweatshop, a London
theater company that sprang out of the
gay and lesbian liberation movement.
At two-plus hours, Dirt is too long.
A little cutting would help, starting with
some of those tiresome recitations of
toxins, and an excruciating 11th hour
speech in which Elle takes on the persona
of a trial lawyer and sort of wraps things
up. Also the show would benet if director
David Muse (Studios artistic director who
staged a riveting production of Frozen
at Studio in 2006) pushed the cast to
goose up the pace a tad.
Though mostly jokey, a little pedantic
and often obvious, Dirt is not without
poetic and poignant moments. The most
striking of which is the image of Harpers
lifeless body stretched rigidly across her
favorite chair bathed by moonlight in an
otherwise dark apartment.
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72 OCTOBER 26, 2012 THEATER
Ubiquitous local actor HOLLY TWYFORD, a winner in this years Best of Gay D.C. readers poll, in
Dirt, a new play on the boards now at Studio.
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Date with death
DIRT
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Reel Afrmations kicks off next week
The 21st Reel Afrmations Film Festival starts Thursday night and lasts through
Nov. 4.
The festival presents work by and about LGBT people. About 20,000 lm lovers
are expected for the event. The festival begins at 7 p.m. with the lm Kiss Me
followed by the lm I Do at the Carnegie Institution of Science (1530 P St., NW).
Tickets are $10 and several packages are available. For more information, visit
reelafrmations.org.
Clinton returns to
the Birchmere tonight
Lesbian comedian Kate Clinton brings
her tour 2012 All Fracked Up Tour to
Birchmere Music Hall (3701 Mount Vernon
Ave., Alexandria) tonight at 7:30.
Kates hyperbolic style touches on
politicians, LGBT themes and the Occupy
movement.
Tickets are around $48 including fees. For
more information, visit kateclinton.com.
Different Drummers
holds drag benet
D.C.s Different Drummers presents
Drag Me Over!, their third annual drag
show, at Omega (2122 P St. NW) Saturday
night at 7:30.
The group promises the show will
be fabulous with star-studded classic
and new drag performances. Their Go-
Go boys and girls will be mingling with
the crowd. The show is in benet for the
group.
A $7 donation is requested at the door.
Rafe tickets and Jell-o shots will also
be available. For more information, visit
omegadc.com.
Gay Issues panel
at the Newseum
The New York Times hosts Gay Issues
& the Election as part of its TimesTalks
series on Tuesday night at 7. It will be in
the Annenberg Theater of the Newseum
(555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW).
Members of the Times staff will discuss
the many same-sex marriage initiatives on
the ballot in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota
and Washington and the federal
challenges to Californias Proposition 8
and the Defense of Marriage Act.
Tickets are $25. For more information,
visit timestalks.com.
Scenes from Kiss Me and I Do, two of the lms launching Reel Afrmations next week.
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DEAR MICHAEL: Im hitting a major bump
in the road with my girlfriend. We met
almost a year ago and our relationship was
fantastic until a few weeks ago. Suddenly
things have shifted.
My job has become stressful over
the last few months and I nd it helpful
to talk with Sharon about whats going
on. Shes a great listener, sometimes
has good ideas for how to deal with
the craziness, and when she tells me
that everything will be OK, I feel much
calmer. But lately she is curt with me
when I want to talk to her about this
stuff. I feel like Im getting on her
nerves so am not pressing too much.
Also, while Im happy to listen to her
problems, she never wants to share
them, which makes me feel shut out.
Im getting annoyed. She isnt there
to soothe me when I need her and she
wont let me take care of her, either.
Arent I right that in a relationship,
youre supposed to be a rock for each
other?
LOOKING FOR SOOTHING
DEAR LOOKING: Actually, relationships
work best when you are your own rock.
While it was your parents job to
soothe you when you were a little girl
and something bad happened to you,
it isnt your girlfriends job to soothe you
whenever youre upset, now that youre
an adult.
Here are a few points to keep in mind:
First, Sharon may not always want to
soothe you. She may have had her own
tough day, she may be tired of meeting
your expectation to calm her or sometimes
she may simply not feel like listening to
your job woes.
Second, while Sharon may be able
to help you feel better at times, its
not really possible for her to convince
you that everything will be OK. Her
reassurances seem to help for a while,
but as evidenced by your asking
for them regularly, they dont stick,
which is not surprising: As we grow
up, it becomes our own job to soothe
ourselves and no one else can actually
do it for us. Thats a hard truth worth
embracing. Youll have a much better
shot at actually believing that you can
survive rough situations when you
yourself nd ways to calm yourself.
Third, when you regularly look to
Sharon for something that you could
learn to do for yourself, you put yourself
in a needy, one-down position, which
is unhelpful if you want to have a
relationship of equals.
Finally, when you state that Sharon
should be your rock, you are expecting
her to be solid, strong and wise. If she
is trying to meet this expectation, she
may be hiding her own vulnerabilities,
essentially limiting how well she lets
you know her. Her not sharing with
you, while annoying, may be an effort
to appear more rock like. Some other
possible reasons for her stance: she
may not want soothing from you, it
may be hard for her to ask for support
even when she needs it or she may
simply be uncomfortable sharing her
own struggles. Keep in mind that
closeness and vulnerability can be scary
for all sorts of reasons. Sharon would
do well to address her keeping you
at a distance, if she would like a more
intimate relationship.
Of course we can look to our partners
for support, reassurance or a hug when
were stressed. It feels wonderful to
get these things, but we dont always
get them whenever we want them.
The bottom line is that its our own job
to keep ourselves calm. When you
think its your girlfriends role, youre
bound to wind up needy, anxious and
peeved over not getting what you want.
Therefore, the question to ask yourself
is, how can I take responsibility for
soothing myself?
Michael Radkowsky, Psy.D. is a
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WED, OCT 24 THROUGH SUN, NOV 4
THE WASHI NGTON BALLET, KENNEDY CENTER.
202- 362- 3606. WASHI NGTONBALLET. ORG.
Michael Pinks chilling blockbuster Dracula. This wildly theatrical and voluptuous
ballet is a breathtaking story of passion, yearning, cruelty and sacrice. Dracula
stakes its claim as this Halloweens most thrilling adventure. Pinks Count is a
mesmerizing seducer of the darkest order, providing a fresh interpretation of one
of Western cultures most haunting stories.
I LOVE TO EAT
THROUGH SUN, NOV 4
ROUND HOUSE THEATRE BETHESDA. 240- 644- 1100.
ROUNDHOUSETHEATRE. ORG.
Before Julia Child, Emeril, and the Food Network, there was televisions rst
chef, James Beard. The author of 20-plus cookbooks, his message of good food,
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This delightful, affectionate portrait of Americas rst foodie gives an intimate
look at someone who exuberantly embraced every aspect of life - but may have
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CRAFT2WEAR
SAT, OCT 27 & SUN, OCT 28
THE SMI THSONI AN ASSOCI ATES, NATI ONAL BUI LDI NG
MUSEUM. 202- 272- 2448. CRAFT2WEAR. SMI THSONI AN. ORG.
Representing the nest of American wearable-craft artists, all 45 exhibitors have
been juried into previous Smithsonian Craft Shows. The exhibitors will offer items
for women and men in all price ranges, from one-of-a-kind jewelry and custom
shoes, to many items under $100.
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THE EMBASSY SERI ES, EMBASSY OF SLOVENI A.
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Andrej Goricar performs live to the silent lm Sunrise (director F. W. Murnau, USA,
1927, 95 min). Includes buffet reception.
Image supplied by The Washington Ballet
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YOUR LI NK TO THE ARTS I N METRO DC
Plan Your Season of Fall
Theatre with DCs best
dramas, comedies, musicals
& classical theatre at
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OPENINGS
FRI, OCT 26
All-New Cabaret Macabre, Round House
Theatre Silver Spring. 240-644-1100.
roundhousetheatre.org.
Adam Jacono, Photographer, Workhouse
Arts Center. 703-584-2900.
workhousearts.org.
Nightmerica, DCAC. 202-462-7833.
dcartscenter.org.
WED, OCT 31
Before and After the Derecho & Line
/ Structure / Pattern, Washington
Printmakers Gallery. 301-273-3660.
washingtonprintmakers.com.
THU, NOV 1
NSO, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
kennedy-center.org.
Oscar Wildes An Ideal Husband,
Dumbarton House. 202-337-2288.
anidealhusband.eventbrite.com.
LAST CHANCE
SAT, OCT 27
Letters from the Swallows [Cartas de
las Golondrinas], Teatro de la Luna,
Gunston.703-548-3092. teatrodelaluna.org.
NSO Pops: Roberta Flack, Kennedy Center.
202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org.
SUN, OCT 28
Deacon Peckhams Hobby Horse,
National Gallery of Art. 202-737-4215.
nga.gov.
Reckless, Spooky Action Theater,
Universalist National Memorial Church.
202-248-0301. spookyaction.org.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
OCT 26 - 28
Arabian Sights Film Festival: Omar Killed
Me, Taxi Ballad, The Rif Love, Sea Shadow,
The Reluctant Revolutionary. Filmfest
DC, National Geographic. 410-982-0799.
lmfestdc.org.
OCT 30 - 31
Haunted Tea Party, Strathmore.
301-581-5108. strathmore.org.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
FRI, OCT 26
Casey Driessen: The Singularity Tour,
Strathmore. 301-581-5100.
strathmore.org.
Lucy Kaplansky, The Barns.
1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.
SAT, OCT 27
Da Originalz, Dance Place. 202-269-1600.
danceplace.org.
For the Love of Lovecraft & Poe, WSC
Avant Bard, Lubber Run Amphitheatre.
703-228-1850. wscavantbard.org.
Ghostbusters, Artisphere. 703-683-1780.
artisphere.com.
SUN, OCT 28
ETHEL with special guest Todd Rundgren:
Tell Me Something Good, Clarice Smith.
301-405-ARTS.
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.
Billy Collins and Mary Oliver, Strathmore.
301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
nga.gov.
Dali Quartet, Strathmore. 301-581-5100.
strathmore.org.
MON, OCT 29
Orchestra Concert, Friday Morning Music
Club, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
fmmc.org.
TUE, OCT 30
Periferia Teatro: Guyi-Guyi, Kennedy
Centers Millennium Stage. 800-444-1324.
kennedy-center.org.
THU, NOV 1
Acoustic Africa, Lisner Auditorium.
202-994-6800. lisner.org.
Martinez-Urioste-Brey-Trio, Clarice Smith.
301-405-ARTS.
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.
ONGOING STAGE
War Horse, Kennedy Center.
202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org.
Dirt, The Studio Theatre. 202-332-3300.
studiotheatre.org.
Our Class, Theater J. 202-777-3210.
washingtondcjcc.org.
Trespassing, Ambassador Theater,
Flashpoint. 703-475-4036. aticc.org.
POTUS Among Us, WIT, Source Theatre.
202-204-7770. washingtonimprovtheater.com.
Pygmalion, Washington Stage Guild,
Undercroft Theatre. 240-582-0050.
stageguild.org.
ONGOING EXHIBITIONS
Corcoran Gallery of Art. On the Campaign
Trail. 202-639-1700. corcoran.edu.
Kreeger Museum. Dan Steinhilber:
Marlin Underground, Sculpture on The
Grounds, 2011 Invitational. 202-337-3050.
kreegermuseum.org.
National Gallery of Art. Roy Lichtenstein:
A Retrospective, The McCrindle Gift: A
Distinguished Collection of Drawings
and Watercolors, The Serial Portrait:
Photography and Identity in the Last
One Hundred Years, Shock of the News,
Masterpieces of American Furniture from
the Kaufman Collection, 17001830.
202-737-4215. nga.gov.
National Geographic. 1001 Inventions:
Discover the Golden Age of Muslim
Civilization. 202-857-7588. ngmuseum.org.
Museum of Women in the Arts. Women
Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,
Fabulous! 202-783-5000. nmwa.org.
ONGOING GALLERIES
Artisphere. Alex Braden: Orphan.
703-683-1780. artisphere.com.
DCAC. Signals, 202-462-7833.
dcartscenter.org.
Fisher Art Gallery. Discipline of Edge
Sculpture. 703-534-5726. nvcc.edu.
Gallery plan b. Paintings by Gary Fisher
and Anne Manley. 202-234-2711.
galleryplanb.com.
Strathmore. Skin. 301-581-5100.
strathmore.org.
The Art League. Color Sphere. 703-683-1780.
theartleague.org.
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TODAY
Town (2009 8
th
St., N.W.) hosts Freaky
Friday tonight at 10. There will be a
costume contest where $100 cash prizes
will be given to the freakiest, sluttiest,
Nicki Minajiest and Honey Boo Booest.
Cover is $5 before 11 p.m. and $10 after.
There are $3 before 11. For details, visit
towndc.com.
D.C.s Vitruvian Gallery (734 7
th
St., SE)
hosts Testosterone and Other Toppings
with artwork by Carolyn Weltman, an artist
who specializes in the athletic male gure.
The exhibition runs until Nov. 8. The gallery
is opened weekly 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For
more information, visit vitruviangallery.com.
Whitman-Walker provides HIV Testing
at Central Union Mission (1350 R St., NW)
today from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For more
information, visit whitman-walker.org.
Susan Calloway Fine Arts (1643
Wisconsin Ave., NW) exhibits ne
drawings by Dana Westring and ne-art
photographs by Andrew Sovjani. The
exhibition lasts until Nov. 23. For more
information, visit callowayart.com.
Town (2009 8
th
St., N.W.) hosts Bear
Happy Hour tonight from 6-11 p.m. This
event is for people 21 and older. There is no
cover charge. For details, visit towndc.com.
The Bachelors Mill (1104 8
th
St., S.E.)
is having its happy hour tonight starting
at 5 p.m. All drinks are half off until 7:30
p.m. After 9 p.m., admission is $10. The
dance oor opens at 11 p.m. with DJ Tim-
Nice and DJ Cameron. For details, visit
thebachelorsmill.com.
Phase 1 (528 8
th
St. SE) has its weekly
dance party with DJ Jay Von Teese tonight
starting at 7:30. Cover is $10. For more
information, visit phase1dc.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 27
Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer
organization, is helping in food
preparation and packing groceries for
Food and Friends (219 Riggs Road, NE)
this morning at 8. For more information,
visit burgundycrescent.org.
Town (2009 8
th
St., N.W.) hosts
Ghostown, one of D.C.s largest
Halloween parties, tonight at 10 p.m.
Theres a costume contest held at
midnight with a grand prize of $1,000 cash
for winner of the best costume. Cover
is $8 before 11 p.m. and $12 after. The
Dance Camp with the Ladies of Town will
be performing during the drag show. For
details, visit towndc.com.
AIDS Walk Washington is today from
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning at Freedom
Plaza (Pennsylvania Ave. and 13
th
St.
NW). The HIV Prevention Working
Group is partnering up with Whitman-
Walker Health again, and the proceeds
will be split between the two groups.
Whitman-Walker is also providing HIV
testing at the walk. Registration ranges
from $15-$40. For more information, visit
aidswalkwashington.org
SUNDAY, OCT. 28
Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) holds its
weekly Martini Sundays and Homowood
Karaoke. Karaoke starts at 10 pm and
there is no charge for admission. For
details, visit cobaltdc.com.
MONDAY, OCT. 29
D.C. Center hosts Bears do Yoga this
evening at 6:30 at Green Lantern (1335
Green CT, NW). The series is a basic
yoga class for beginners to advance
yogis. Everyone is welcome and there
is no charge. For more information, visit
thedccenter.org.
Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) hosts its
Martini Monday tonight at 10 p.m. There
is now cover charge and martinis are $5.
For more information, visit cobaltdc.com.
Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14
th
St., NW)
holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support
Group tonight at 7. It is a condential support
group for anyone recently diagnosed with
HIV and the group welcomes all genders
and sexual orientations. For details, visit
whitman-walker.org.
TUESDAY, OCT. 30
The High Heel Race takes place at
Dupont Circle on 17
th
St. between P and
S streets. Around 100,000 spectators are
expected to attend. The race begins at 9
p.m., and spectators gather as early as 6
p.m. For details, visit highheelracedc.com.
Whitman-Walker (1701 14
th
St., NW)
holds its group Starting Over for Women
tonight at 7. The group is for women whose
long-term relationship is with another
woman. Registration is required. For more
information, visit whitman-walker.org.
Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.)
hosts its Safer Sex Kit-packing program
tonight from 7-10:30. The packing
program is looking for more volunteers
to help produce the kits because they say
they are barely keeping up with demand.
Admission is free and volunteers can
just show up. For more information, visit
thedccenter.org.
Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) hosts its
Flashback dance night with DJ Jason Royce
starting at 10 p.m. There is no cover charge.
For more details, visit cobaltdc.com.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31
Capital Pride introduces Haunted House
of Pride tonight at 8 at Phase1 (1415 22
nd

St. NW). Guests will experience the twisted,
paranormal and mysterious. Cover is $10.
For details, visit thedccenter.org.
Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14
th
St., NW)
holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support
Group tonight at 7. It is a condential support
group for anyone recently diagnosed with
HIV and the group welcomes all genders
and sexual orientations. For details, visit
whitman-walker.org.
Lambda Bridge Club meets at the
Dignity Center (721 8
th
St., SE) tonight at
7:30 pm for duplicate bridge. Reservations
are not needed and newcomers are
welcome. For more information, visit
lambdabridge.com.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1
Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14
th
St.,
NW) holds its gay men over 50 support
group this evening at 6:30 p.m. The group
is for gay men entering a new phase of life.
Registration is required to attend. For more
information, visit whitman-walker.org.
Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) is hosting its
weekly Best Package Contest tonight
at 9 p.m. There is a $3 cover and there
are $2 vodka drinks. Participants in the
contest can win $200 in cash prizes.
The event is hosted by Lena Lett and
music by DJ Chord, DJ Madscience,
and DJ Sean Morris. For details, visit
cobaltdc.com.
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80 OCTOBER 26, 2012 CALENDAR
The scene at last years High Heel Race. This years event is set for Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY
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Saturday October 27, 2012
Tere were more than 830 new HIV
infections in DC in 2010.
Team D.C. scholarship
recipients share experiences
By KEVIN MAJOROS
Team D.C., Washingtons gay sports
connection, recently announced six
scholarship awards to local openly gay
student athletes ranging from $500-
$2,000. The Blade caught up with three
of the recipients to pose a few questions:
Luis Vasquez is attending Montgomery
College, Ilana Kapit is attending Barnard
College and Colin Ward is attending the
University of North Carolina.
Washington Blade: What kind of
sports did you play growing up?
Vasquez: I have been in the United
States for three years and played varsity
soccer at Bowie High School. In my
senior year, we won the Maryland state
championships. I was also on the modeling
team of my school since I love fashion and
participated in some dance recitals.
Kapit: Ive played soccer since I was
very young. My parents wanted me to
have an athletic outlet and I picked that
one. I played on several different classic
and rec teams throughout school, as well
as on my JV team for two years of high
school, one of which I was the captain. Its
an incredible sport and has denitely had
a huge positive impact on my life.
Ward: I did not play for any team at my
high school. Growing up I played basketball,
baseball and tennis. However, I didnt
continue these at the high school level. At
college I row for the UNC Mens Crew team.
Blade: Any positive or negative stories
to tell about your teammates nding out
that you were gay?
Vasquez: Most of my teammates here in
the United States never paid attention to
my preferences and they were always super
cool to me. When I was living in El Salvador,
my teammates made fun of me and I was
bullied for being gay. At one point, I stopped
playing soccer, which was very frustrating.
Kapit: I was on a rec team with people
I had known since kindergarten and on
my classic team since it started, so with
both teams I had a family and no one
really seemed to care when I came out.
Most of them had already guessed. With
my school soccer team, unfortunately, it
was a little bit different. My teammates
didnt have much of a negative reaction,
but my coach really didnt appreciate the
way that I dressed or wore my hair. He was
only openly rude about it a few times and
those times hurt. Once he wouldnt put
me in the goal simply because I had my
hair gelled into a Mohawk for a school
spirit day. That sucked.
Ward: I originally was anxious about how
my teammates would perceive me, but
these guys surprised me I think as much as I
surprised them. I didnt t into preconceived
notions of what it means to be gay. By
doing workouts with the team, as we push
each other to be faster and stronger, the
idea of me as a gay athlete falls away and
I become just another teammate. When I
started with crew, I wouldnt have thought
my future teammates would also become
my closest friends.
Blade: In what way did playing sports
contribute to the person you are today?
Vasquez: Sports helped me to be free
to be who I am. I am not afraid of anyone. I
know what I want in life and I am motivated
to continue playing soccer and pursue a
career in fashion. I am currently recovering
from a soccer injury, but sometimes I play
with the Federal Triangles Soccer Club to
keep myself in the sport.
Kapit: Playing soccer denitely shaped
my ability to work with other people.
Soccer isnt one of those sports in which
a team can be successful while relying on
one person; it really does take everyones
contributions. I learned to really work with
my friends in a much different way than I
was used to from school. I learned when
I needed to step up and take action,
and when I needed to step back and let
someone else take the ball up the eld.
The concepts I learned in soccer are way
more applicable to real life than I realized
when I started playing back when I was
four.
Ward: Because of crew, Im healthier,
happier and am able to push myself
farther in all aspects of my life.
More information on the Team D.C.
Scholarship program is at teamdc.org.
Young, out and proud
washingtonblade.com
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With home prices bouncing back, its time to buy in
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By TED SMITH
If youre like most people who pay at-
tention to real estate, you may be some-
what puzzled by the current market in
D.C. On the one hand, you hear that it is
a perfect time to buy; on the other, you
hear that it is a sellers market. How can
both of these statements be true?
Heres why its an ideal time to buy:
Interest rates are at an all-time low,
ranging between 3.25 3.75 percent for
fxed rate, 30-year fnancing, and going
even lower for adjustable rate mortgages
(ARM).
The low interest rates mean that your
buying power has never been greater. In
August 1982, when interest rates were
16.27 percent, a $2,600 monthly pay-
ment would get you a $190,000 mort-
gage (assuming a 20 percent down
payment so you could avoid Private
Mortgage Insurance). In 2012, that same
$2,600 monthly payment could get you
a $570,000 mortgage (again, assuming a
20 percent down payment)three times
the buying power.
Home prices are just now returning
to their levels of 2005, so while youve
missed the bargains, youre catching the
trend as its beginning to rise again.
Heres why we are in a sellers market:
The inventory of properties for sale
is limited the lowest in more than 5
years partly because some home-
owners are still under water on their
mortgages, so they are waiting for the
market to improve before listing. Limit-
ed supply with constant demand drives
prices up.
The average selling price is up 13 per-
cent over a year ago.
Homes are selling in less time64
days on average in September 2012 vs.
77 days a year ago.
Sellers are getting on average 96.5 per-
cent of their asking price, and in some cas-
es are getting more than their asking price
due to a bidding war between buyers.
So were in a perfect storm for the
real estate market in D.C., a market thats
favorable for both buyers and sellers.
But because storm sounds negative
(did you see the movie?), I prefer to call
it a harmonic convergence. What does
that mean for homebuyers? It means that
this is a good time to buy. But be sure
to get pre-approved from a mortgage
lender so you know how much you have
to work with.
For potential sellers, it means that
youre likely to sell your home in less
time and for more money than in the past
seven years. Plus, when you get ready to
buy another home, you can take advan-
tage of those same low interest rates that
your buyer got when they purchased your
home.
Happy hunting!
D.C. market favorable to buyers and sellers
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Homes are selling faster in D.C. compared to a year ago.
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HOUSE CALLS PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
Pinnacle Atlantic Health Group offers patient
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are currently seeking a House Calls Programs
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opportunity for a responsible, high performing
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environment that leverages his/her skills to pro-
duce outcomes.
POSITION
Description of duties and responsibilities:
Works directing with CEO to create and imple-
ment a strategic plan for house calls programs
including a marketing component to achieve
corporate objectives for services.
Implement the recommendations of the stra-
tegic house calls programs development plan.
Furnish marketing advice, counsel and general
staff support to all departments within the orga-
nization.
Evaluate operational issues to determine
whether competitive and staying current with
the latest trends in healthcare delivery.
Monitor external and internal environment for
development of new market segments.
Assist in or produce feasibility studies/business
plans for new product development.
Develop marketing campaigns for new ser-
vices.
This includes formulating a specifc budget and
expenditure plan for each.
Manage specifc programs such as Pinnacles
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others.
Development of brochures or other print or
electronic ads to market Pinnacle services.
Prepare marketing campaigns for new pro-
grams.
QUALIFICATIONS
toqualify for this position,
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A Bachelors Degree.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and exe-
cute activity in projects under accelerated time-
frames andtoquickly adapt tochangingpriorities.
Excellent written and oral communications skills
and attention to detail.
Exceptional interpersonal skills.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Computer profciency.
Excellent verbal and written communications
skills, time management skills, well developed
listening skills.
Presentationdevelopment anddelivery, event and
meeting planning; patient scheduling to meet
specifedgoals andmetrics amongother things.
SALARY/COMPENSATION
Mid-forties with benefts package.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Email a professional resume to the Practice
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LEGAL NOTICES
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF
FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
SuPERIOR COuRT OF ThE DISTRICT
OF COLuMBIA
Probate Divison
Washington, DC 20001-2131
Foreign No. 2007-98
Date of Death 04 24 07
Harry L Barnes, (Name of Decedent)
Notice of Appointment of Foreign
Personal Representative and Notice to
Creditors
Gladys Barnes whose addres is 4647
Hayes St. NE, Washington, DC 20019
was appointed personal representative
of the estate of Harry L. Barnes,
deceased, on April 24, 2007, by the
Circuit Court for Arlington County,
State of Virginia.
Service of process may be made
upon Marcus Barnes 4647 Hayes St,
NE, Washington, DC 20019 whose
designation as District of Columbia
agent has been fled with the Register
of Wills, DC.
The decedent owned District of
Columbia real property: 4656 Hayes
St. NE, Washington, DC 20019 & 4647
Hayes St, NE, Washington, DC 20019.
The decedent owned District of
Columbia personal property. Claims
against the decedent may be
presented to the undersigned and fled
with the Register of Wills for the District
of Columbia, 500 Indiana Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20001 within 6 months
from the date of frst publication of
this notice. Date of First Publication:
10/19/12. Gladys E. Barnes.
A True Test Copy Anne Meister ,
Register of Wills.
SuPERIOR COuRT OF ThE DISTRICT
OF COLuMBIA
PROBATE DIVISION
Vincent Nokomis Harris
(Name of Decedent)
Chad Older, 600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite
420, Rockville, MD 20852
(Name & Address of Attorney)
Notice of Appointment, Notice to
Creditors and Notice to Unknown Heirs
Sally S. Harris, whose address is 1832 T
Street, SE, Washington, DC 20020 was
appointed Personal Representative
of the estate of Vincent Nokomis
Harris who died on June 03, 2012
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unknown shall enter their appearance
in this proceeding. Objections to such
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Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515
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DC 20001, on or before 02 May, 2013.
Claims against the decedent shall be
presented to the undersigned with a
copy to the Register of Wills or fled
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the undersigned, on or before 02 May
2013, or be forever barred. Persons
believed to be heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not receive a copy of
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relationship.
Date of frst publication: 02 Nov 2012.
A True Test Copy Anne Meiser, Register
of Wills.
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