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New Reeves Center space

needs to be gutted
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
Michael Sessa, president of the D.C. LGBT
Community Center, said the center knew the citys
decision in December to allow it to rent space in a
desirable city building at 14th and U Streets, N.W.
came with an as is provision.
Under the provision, the center is responsible for
paying the full cost of any renovation work needed to
get the rst oor, storefront space ready for the center
and its mostly volunteer staff to move into the Reeves
Center, an eight-story ofce and retail building.
But Sessa told the Blade that the extent of the
renovation work needed is far greater than initially
expected and would cost as much as $75,000.
We had an inspection and found that a rat
problem has been so bad that the entire place needs
to be gutted, he said.
We have to have a demolition team come in and
rip the oor up and rip down everything in the ceiling
and the walls because the rats were living there for
how many years leaving rotted oors, urine and
feces the whole deal, according to Sessa.
The discovery of the need for more renovation work
came shortly after ofcials with the citys Department
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Bergoglio strongly opposed his
countrys marriage equality law
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
The College of Cardinals on Wednesday
elected Buenos Aires Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
as the Catholic Churchs next pope.
He took the name Francis I. His election took
place less than two days after the papal conclave
to choose Pope Benedict XVIs successor began.
The white smoke that symbolizes Bergoglios
election rose from a chimney on top of the
Sistine Chapel shortly after 7 p.m. in Rome after
the cardinals chose him on the fth ballot.
Benedict on Feb. 11 became the rst pope to
resign since 1415.
Bergoglio, 76, who became a cardinal in
2001, strongly opposed Argentinas same-sex
marriage law that President Cristina Fernndez
signed in 2010.
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Dozens of clients attend
employment classes,
workshops
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
D.C. resident Lovely Allen worked at a
local Safeway when she was a teenager,
but she complained the supermarkets
managers did not provide her co-
workers with any sensitivity training.
They called me he and stuff like that,
Allen, 22, said while at Casa Ruby on
Georgia Avenue in Northwest Washington
on Monday. Its uncomfortable when youre
trying to work somewhere and someones
referring to you as something that you dont
agree with and you dont identify as.
Allen is among the nearly dozen
people enrolled in Casa Rubys job
placement and training classes with
whom the Washington Blade spoke on
Monday.
The Latino LGBT community center
offers a variety of vocational courses
that include teaching clients how to
become medical technicians who can
administer HIV, hepatitis and glucose
tests to patients.
Eduardo Carcamo works with Casa
Ruby clients who want to become make-
up artists, while designer Felix Montes
has offered to instruct those interested
in entering the fashion industry. Interior
designer Enrique Coronado, who
studied in Spain, also works with Casa
Ruby clients.
The classes typically last two months,
and participants receive a certicate
from the instructor and from Casa Ruby
upon completion.
More than 60 people graduated from the
latest medical technician class that ended
in December. A dozen clients attended
Casa Rubys latest make-up artistry course,
while roughly 30 participants take part
in job consulting and skills development
workshops each month.
Both Montes and Coronado reached
out to Casa Ruby for job placement and
other services before they offered to
work with clients.
It is an environment where people
are welcome, Casa Ruby CEO Ruby
Corado said. There are schools out
there where unfortunately people dont
feel welcome.
D.C. resident Ismael Delgado, who
is originally from Paraguay, is among
those who graduated from the make-up
artistry class last December.
He told the Blade he wanted to enter
cosmotology school, but could not
afford the $25,000 tuition.
They are very expensive, Delgado said.
Teri Williams enrolled in Casa Rubys
program after she received a referral
through Project Empowerment,
the citys jobs training program for
transgender Washingtonians.
My education level is not really where
it should be for my age because I was
doing other things when I was coming
up, the D.C. resident who just turned 50
said. The thing is now I need to be able
to sustain my life and I need nancial
assistance, which I want to provide for
myself. I honestly want to work.
Montes, who is originally from Puerto
Rico, said he is working with Casa Ruby
because he wants to help other people
nd work who are unable to afford
expensive job training courses.
Everyone has talent, he said.
Nobody can say that they do not have
a talent. It is a question of what youre
looking for, what you like to do and your
career will be what you want it to be.
Statistics continue to show Latinos
and other underrepresented groups
within the LGBT community remain
particularly vulnerable to employment
discrimination.
A 2011 study from the National
Center for Transgender Equality and
the National Gay and Lesbian Task
Force found trans people are nearly
twice as likely to be unemployed than
the general population. The jobless
rate among trans people of color is four
times higher than the national average.
The survey reported 97 percent of
respondents experienced harassment
or mistreatment while at work. Nearly
half of them said a prospective
employer did not hire them because
they were transgender. And 26 percent
of respondents indicated they lost their
jobs because of their gender identity
and expression.
NCTE and the Task Force further
noted 15 percent of respondents
earned less than $10,000 a year. This
gure among blacks who took part in
the survey jumped to 35 percent.
The D.C. Department of Employment
Services in 2011 launched Project
Empowerment as a way to help reduce
unemployment and poverty rates
among trans Washingtonians.
More than 70 people have graduated
from the program since its inception,
but those with whom the Blade spoke at
Casa Ruby said city ofcials can do more
to help trans people and D.C. residents
who are looking for work.
Project Empowerment needs to be
a little longer, Williams said. Once you
get used to working and youre changing
your ways, youre right back out there if
you dont get your job right away.
Allen said she had tried to enroll
in Project Empowerment a couple of
months ago, but she said it was full. She
is scheduled to start with the program
in a few days after she and Corado
reached out to Mayor Vincent Gray.
I do feel theres a lack of jobs here
for the gay and transgender people,
Allen said. A lot of times I guess they
[prospective employers] worry about
how it makes their places look if you
hire trans people or Latinas. If I can work
then why shouldnt I be able to?
Casa Ruby has not received any grant
money from the D.C. Department of
Employment Services to fund the jobs
program since it ofcially opened last
June. Corado said she is planning to
reach out to private donors, foundations,
non-prot organizations and other
groups that may want to invest in them.
Meanwhile, participants hope city
ofcials work to address some of the
underlying issues they maintain prevent
LGBT Washingtonians from gaining
employment.
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Jamaican activist visits D.C.
Dane Lewis, executive director of Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and
Gays, was visiting a gay friend in Kingston, the countrys capital, on a Sunday
night in the late 1990s when a group of men slashed three of his cars tires.
A mob had already formed when he told his friends who were inside the
house that they needed to leave. The men eventually stoned Lewis car
and a friend who was sitting in the backseat still has shards of glass in his arm
after they broke a window.
We took a girlfriend with us, which we thought would have been a good
cover, but that clearly didnt work, Lewis told the Washington Blade on
Sunday before he attended a D.C. Center-organized mixer at Larrys Lounge
in Dupont Circle. The community already had an issue with the guy that we
went to see and obviously reacted because he had friends that the others
thought were gay coming to visit.
Lewis, who has been with J-FLAG since Feb. 2008, spoke with the Blade
roughly two months after he appeared in a public awareness campaign
designed to promote greater acceptance of LGBT Jamaicans.
He said reaction to the We Are Jamaicans campaign has been thankfully
very positive, but he has received some negative feedback. This includes a
threatening note left on his car outside his Kingston home that read, Batty
man for dead or Gay man should be murdered in Jamaican slang.
We are claiming space in a way that they think we really should keep our
lives private and behind closed doors, Lewis said. That sadly has been just
the way that LGBT people are expected to play to survive in a culture like ours.
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Ruling in case of straight
man said to apply to gays

By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
A federal appeals court handed down
a 2-1 decision on Tuesday striking down
a section of Virginias Crimes Against
Nature statute that outlaws sodomy
between consenting adults, gay or straight.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
issued its ruling in a case in which a
37-year-old married man was charged
in 2005 with soliciting another woman,
who was 17, to engage in oral sex.
William Scott MacDonald, who
lived at the time in the City of
Colonial Heights, was convicted of a
misdemeanor offense of contributing
to the delinquency of a minor and of a
felony offense of solicitation for sodomy.
The 4th Circuit federal appeals panel
overturned his conviction by a trial judge
on the solicitation charge and reversed
two lower court rulings that upheld the
trial court decision all on grounds that
the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court ruling of
Lawrence v. Texas rendered the Virginia
anti-sodomy law unconstitutional.
It is shameful that Virginia continued
to prosecute individuals under the
sodomy statute for ten years after the
Supreme Court held that such laws
are unconstitutional, said Rebecca
Glenberg in a statement on behalf of
the ACLU of Virginia. The ACLU led
a friend-of-the-court brief supporting
MacDonalds appeal.
This ruling brings an end to such
prosecutions, she said
The New York-based gay litigation
group Lambda Legal Defense and
Education Fund also submitted a
friend-of-the-court, or amicus, brief on
MacDonalds behalf, according to a
notation on the federal appeals courts
30-page opinion.
A spokesperson for Lambda couldnt
immediately be reached for comment.
In Lawrence, the Supreme Court
plainly held that statutes criminalizing
private acts of consensual sodomy
between adults are inconsistent with
the protections of liberty assured by the
Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth
Amendment, said the majority opinion
in Tuesdays appeals court ruling.
Judge Robert King, who wrote the
majority opinion, and Judge Diana
Gribbon Motz, who joined King in
the ruling, rejected arguments by the
Virginia Attorney Generals ofce and
rulings by two lower courts that the
Lawrence decision didnt apply to cases
involving minors.
King noted in his opinion that current
Virginia law, under the parameters of
the Lawrence decision, can only prohibit
an adult from soliciting sodomy from
someone under the age of 15, which is
the legal age of consent in the state.
Thus, although the Virginia General
Assembly might be entitled to enact a
statute specically outlawing sodomy
between an adult and an older minor, it
has not seen t to do so, he wrote in
his opinion.
Brian Gottstein, a spokesperson for
the Virginia Attorney Generals ofce,
told the Richmond Times Dispatch the
ofce was reviewing the decision and
will consider our options.
The Times Dispatch reported that
MacDonald and his wife have since
moved to North Carolina. The paper
reported that the wife, Carolynn
MacDonald, said her husband is a
combat veteran suffering from post-
traumatic stress disorder.
Hes enjoying today, but having a
difcult time with it, the Times Dispatch
quoted her as saying.
In its summary of the background of
the case, the 4th Circuit Appeals Court
opinion states that it was MacDonald
who triggered an investigation that led
to his arrest. It cites trial court records
as showing the 17-year-old girl turned
down MacDonalds request that she
perform oral sex on him and appeared
to let the matter drop.
But according to court records,
MacDonald later called the police to
report that the 17-year-old solicited him
for sex. In an ofcial police report, he told
a detective that the 17-year-old forcibly
removed his penis from his pants and
performed oral sex against his will.
After interviewing the 17-year-old, the
detective determined that her strong
denials that she sought to have sex with
MacDonald had far more credibility than
MacDonalds allegations. The detective
obtained warrants for MacDonalds
arrest, starting the chain of events that
led to Tuesdays court ruling overturning
the state sodomy law.
Mautner honors lesbian Md. lawmaker
The Mautner Project on Saturday honored Maryland state Del. Maggie
McIntosh (D-Baltimore City) during its annual gala that took place at the
Omni Shoreham Hotel in Northwest D.C.
Deb Dubois, chair of the Mautner Project board of directors, applauded
McIntosh for the role she played in the passage of last Novembers referendum
on Marylands same-sex marriage law McIntosh announced the results at
the downtown Baltimore restaurant where Gov. Martin OMalley and other
Question 6 supporters had gathered.
McIntosh specically thanked the governor, state Sen. Rich Madaleno
(D-Montgomery County,) state Del. Luke Clippinger (D-Baltimore City,) the
Human Rights Campaign, the American Civil Liberties Union and Marylanders
who voted for the same-sex marriage referendum.
On Jan. 1 we became the rst state whose electorate added same-sex
marriage as a right, she said. Now we are among nine states strong.
McIntosh echoed Dubois who thanked lesbian state Dels. Mary Washington
(D-Baltimore City) and Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery County) who
attended the event along with gay D.C. Council member David Catania (I-At-
Large.) She also thanked her long-time partner Diane Stollenwerk, whom she
recently married in a small Quaker ceremony in Baltimore.
There are some people that think maybe Diane is the woman who has
made me a better woman, she said. I agree.
Founded in 1990, the Mautner Project provides an array of health care and
other related services and advocacy to lesbian, bisexual and transgender women.
McIntosh noted during her acceptance speech that Stollenwerk went to
the emergency room at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis last week
and hospital staff admitted her as her spouse to be with her through
every test and every decision and her discharge.
The life of same-sex couples is not simple and routine in 37 states, she
said. These relationships are not equal.
MICHAEL K. LAVERS
Frumin, Bonds, Brown score highest GLAA ratings
D.C. Council candidate Matthew Frumin, a Democrat, local attorney and
Ward 3 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, received a +7 rating from the
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance Tuesday night, coming in ahead of his six
competitors in the GLAA ratings.
Council member Anita Bonds (D-At-Large), who was appointed interim
Council member until the special election is held on April 23, came in second
with a +6.5 rating. Bonds is chair of the D.C. Democratic State Committee,
which elected her to the interim Council post.
Former Council member Michael Brown, whos running as a Democrat,
came in third with a +6 rating.
They were the highest-rated candidates in this race, but Perry Redd, Elissa
Silverman, and Patrick Mara had scores that followed closely behind, GLAA
said in a statement referring to four of the other ve candidates.
GLAA is a non-partisan LGBT advocacy group thats been rating candidates
on LGBT issues since the 1970s. It rates candidates on a scale of -10, the
worst possible rating, to +10, the highest possible score. The group bases
its ratings on candidates responses to a detailed questionnaire covering a
wide range of mostly LGBT issues and their record on LGBT-related matters.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
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Court strikes down
Virginia sodomy law
Maryland state Del. MAGGIE
MCINTOSH (D-Baltimore City)
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Rallies planned at
Supreme Court
Thousands of same-sex marriage
supporters are expected to attend a
March 26 rally at the U.S. Supreme Court
as justices hear oral arguments in a case
that challenges the constitutionality of
Californias Proposition 8.
The Human Rights Campaign, the
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force,
Marriage Equality USA, the Family
Equality Council, the New Organizing
Institute, GetEqual and the Gay and
Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
are among the groups that will organize
the event under the United for Marriage
banner. The Washington Blade has
learned Republican supporters of
nuptials for gays and lesbians, service
members and civil rights leaders are
among those who are scheduled to
speak at a rally.
HRC spokesperson Kevin Nix could
not immediately provide a list of
conrmed speakers.
Extending marriage equality to all
loving and committed couples is central
to celebrating the worth and dignity of
all Gods children, said Rev. Rebecca
Voelkel of the Task Force.
A smaller rally is scheduled to take
place at the U.S. Supreme Court on
March 27 as the justices hear oral
arguments in the case that challenges
the Defense of Marriage Act. The
National Organization for Marriage,
the Family Research Council and other
groups opposed to same-sex marriage
are scheduled to hold their own event
on March 26.
Dozens of other gatherings in support
of nuptials for same-sex couples
are scheduled to take place across
the country as the justices consider
Prop 8 and DOMA. These include a
Palm Sunday prayer service at Christ
Congregational Church in Silver Spring,
Md., and a vigil at the federal courthouse
in Richmond, Va.
Its vital to us that theres a clear way
for folks from Mississippi to Montana to
be able to connect with this movement
moment in their own communities
both as a way to feel camaraderie with
those gathering in D.C. and also to
serve as a voice for equality in their own
town, said Heather Cronk, managing
director of GetEqual. Its clear from this
national response that there is a powerful
movement for LGBT equality growing
and building across the country.
MICHAEL K. LAVERS
Dan Choi trial to
resume March 28
The trial of gay former Army Lt. Dan
Choi for his November 2011 arrest for
chaining himself to the White House
fence to protest Dont Ask, Dont Tell
is scheduled to resume on March 28 in
U.S. District Court in D.C.
The trial, which began in August 2011,
has been on hold for more than a year
over procedural disputes. The prosecutor
initiated a highly unusual procedure
known as a Writ of Mandamus that
successfully overturned a ruling by the
judge allowing Chois attorneys to argue
that Choi was targeted for selective and
vindictive prosecution.
Choi appealed the ruling barring him
from using a selective and vindictive
prosecution defense, but lost his
appeals to higher courts.
At the White House protest, Choi and
12 other LGBT activists and supporters
were charged with disobeying a lawful
police order to disperse from the
White House fence after each of them
attached themselves to the fence with
handcuffs.
The protest came at a time when many
activists, including Choi, believed the
Obama administration wasnt pushing hard
enough to persuade Congress to repeal
the Dont Ask, Dont Tell law barring
gays from serving openly in the military.
Congress has since repealed DADT.
Choi was the only one of his fellow
protesters that did not agree to an offer by
prosecutors to plead guilty to the charge
in exchange for having the case dismissed
if they werent arrested again at the White
House within a four-month period.
He argued that he had a constitutional
right to protest at the White House
fence and called on the government
to drop the charge without imposing
any conditions. Assistant U.S. Attorney
Angela George, the lead prosecutor,
refused that request.
In addition to his constitutional
argument, Chois attorneys cited a
technical breach by U.S. Park Police
ofcers who made the arrests. The ofcers
ordered Choi and the other protesters
to disperse from the sidewalk in front of
the White House, but Choi and some of
the others were standing on an elevated
ledge on which the White House fence is
attached, not the sidewalk.
Thus Choi was not legally bound to obey
the police order, his attorneys argued.
One of his supporters, attorney and
gay Army veteran James Pietrangelo,
argued in an amicus brief last October
that the case should be dismissed
because Choi has been improperly
denied the ability to call certain
witnesses, including gay former White
House staffer Brian Bond.
Chois attorneys argued at the trial
in August 2011 that Bond exchanged
emails with the Secret Service and others
at the White House in what appeared
to be an effort to single out Choi for
harsher prosecution. The White House
has declined to comment on those
allegations, but lead prosecutor George
called such claims completely false.
She has argued that Chois political
beliefs and sexual orientation are
irrelevant to the case and that Chois
arrest was based only on his refusal to
obey the police order to disperse from
the White House fence.
In a statement released on March 5,
Choi said George has unrelentingly
pressed this case for three years now,
demanding the maximum jail sentence:
6 months in federal penitentiary.
Choi added, My applications to
re-enlist in the Army were denied
solely because of this trial. Whether
it is to teach me a lesson, or prevent
my reinstatement, or bully those who
practice free speech, this prosecution
will not give up.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
D.C. police clarify
condom policy

D.C. police ofcials have taken steps
to inform ofcers and the community
that possession of large quantities
condoms is not grounds for stopping
and searching someone on suspicion of
engaging in prostitution.
An ofcial police department
clarication of its condom policy
came in response to concerns raised by
a coalition of LGBT, AIDS and human
rights groups that individual ofcers
were threatening to arrest people,
including transgender women, on
prostitution-related charges if they were
found to have more than three condoms
in their possession.
The MPD supports the distribution
of condoms to help prevent the spread
of HIV and other sexually transmitted
diseases, says a card bearing the police
department logo that the department is
now distributing in the community.
Individuals are allowed to carry as many
condoms as they want, the card says.
There is no three condom rule. MPD
ofcers cannot conduct a stop and search
of a person or premises based on whether
or not that person possesses condoms.
The coalition that called on the
department to make the clarication
includes The Womens Collective, Helping
Individual Prostitutes Survive (HIPS), D.C.
Appleseed, D.C. Trans Coalition, AIDS
United and Human Rights Watch.
Last July, Human Rights Watch
released research that documented
instances of police conscating condoms
or threatening to use safe sex materials
as evidence of criminal activity, primarily
prostitution, the coalition said in a
statement. By distributing these cards,
MPD claries that the police support
public health interventions and will not
interfere with condom possession and
distribution, the statement says.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
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An anti-Frop 8 demonstrator marches at the Supreme Court.
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Former Army Lt. DAN CHOI was arrested in 2011 aIter chaining himselI to the White House Ience.
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D.C. among growing list of
cities to allow gays to march
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
D.C. is among the growing number
of cities with LGBT-inclusive St. Patricks
Day parades.
Organizers of St. Patricks Day parades
in San Francisco, Seattle, Buffalo, N.Y.,
and Dublin, Ireland, allow gays and
lesbians to march. Those in New York
City, Boston and other cities continue
to bar LGBT people from openly taking
part in their respective parades.
New York City Council Speaker
Christine Quinn, who on Sunday
formally announced her candidacy to
succeed New York City Mayor Michael
Bloomberg, is among the ofcials who
boycott the annual St. Patricks Day
parade that takes place on Fifth Avenue
in Manhattan. She marched with her
now wife Kim Catullo in the Irish capitals
2007 St. Patricks Day parade.
The South Boston Allied War Veterans
Council, which organizes Bostons
annual St. Patricks Day parade, last
year rejected MassEquality and Join
the Impacts applications to participate.
The groups took part in a separate
march organized by the Greater Boston
Chapter of Veterans for Peace.
The U.S. Supreme Court in 1995
unanimously ruled the South Boston
Allied War Veterans Council had a
constitutional right to exclude gays
and others with whose message
they disagree from marching in the
parade. The decision overturned a
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
decision that concluded the parade
is a public accommodation that could
not discriminate against any marcher
under state law because of their sexual
orientation.
Brendan Fay, who co-founded an
LGBT-inclusive St. Patricks Day parade
that now draws tens of thousands of
people to the Sunnyside and Woodside
neighborhoods of Queens, N.Y., on
the rst Sunday in March, told the
Washington Blade he continues to see
progress on the issue.
Parades are vital expressions of
cultural life and the exclusion and
discrimination against LGBT people
from these cultural events are deeply
felt, he said. I am moved by the shift
we have witnessed over the years.
D.C.s annual St. Patricks Day parade
will take place on Sunday along
Constitution Avenue between 7th and
17th Streets, N.W., with former chair
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike
Mullen as grand marshal.
Minnesota marriage bill advances
ST. PAUL, Minn. Two Minnesota legislative committees on Tuesday
approved a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry in the state.
The 5-3 vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee and the 10-7 vote in the
House Civil Law Committee took place just weeks after state Sen. Braden
Peterson (R-Andover) and other legislators introduced the measure. Minnesota
voters last November rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that
would have dened marriage as between a man and a woman.
Lawmakers approved the same-sex marriage bill on the same day the
Colorado House of Representatives passed a civil unions measure.
Nine states and D.C. allow gays and lesbians to legally marry.
Gov. Mark Dayton, who opposed the proposed marriage amendment, is
among those who support the same-sex marriage bill.
Illinois GOP chair keeps job
CHICAGO Efforts to remove Illinois Republican Party Chair Pat Brady
over his support of same-sex marriage appear to have stalled.
Members of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee had
scheduled a special meeting on March 9 to discuss Bradys termination, but
they abruptly cancelled it the day before. The Associated Press reported
committeemen made the move in part because they did not have enough
votes to oust Brady.
The Illinois House Executive Committee late last month approved a same-
sex marriage bill that previously passed in the state Senate.
The full House of Representatives is expected to vote on the proposal in
the coming days or weeks.
Cooper discusses coming out
ROME Gay CNN anchor Anderson Cooper discussed his decision to
come out with journalist Michelangelo Signorile on Monday.
Being gay is a blessing, Cooper told Signorile from the Italian capital
where he is covering the papal conclave.
Cooper, who came out last July in a statement published on Andrew
Sullivans blog, the Daily Beast, also discussed his brothers 1988 suicide. He
also spoke with Signorile about the award he is scheduled to receive at the
2013 GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on Saturday.
Questions surround porn stars death
VANCOUVER, British Columbia A number of LGBT blogs are reporting
gay porn star Wilfried Knight took his own life last week.
Matthew Rush and Chris Yosef, with whom the French-born Knight worked
in the gay porn industry, conrmed he had passed away earlier this month.
His death comes weeks after his partner Jerry Enriquez committed suicide.
Knight wrote on his personal blog before his death the couple moved to
Canada because his student visa expired and Enriquez could not sponsor
him for a green card because the United States does not recognize their
Canadian marriage for immigration purposes . He also criticized Lululemon,
the Vancouver-based yoga and athletic apparel company for which Enriquez
once worked.
U.S. lawmakers criticize Ukraine anti-gay bills
WASHINGTON Sixty-two members of Congress on Tuesday urged
Ukrainian lawmakers to reject two bills that would ban the distribution of gay-
specic information and materials in public gatherings and the media.
These proposals are a chilling threat to not only the LGBT community, but
all Ukrainian citizens who deserve to live in a society where the fundamental
rights of speech, expression, peaceful assembly and equality are protected,
New York Congressman Joe Crowley said.
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will evolve, embrace
marriage equality
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
As conservatives from across the
country prepare to descend on D.C.
for the annual Conservative Political
Action Conference, some Republicans
are urging the party to reach out and
welcome the LGBT community.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)
perhaps the most pro-LGBT Republican
U.S. House member and co-sponsor
of legislation to repeal the Defense of
Marriage Act said in a statement to
the Washington Blade that she hopes
the Republican Party will reach out to
the LGBT community.
I am optimistic that the GOP will
see the value of being more inclusive,
Ros-Lehtinen said. More of my House
colleagues need to come to the
realization that establishing positive
working relationships with the LGBT
community in their districts is the right
thing to do.
It would be quite a turnaround for
the Republican Party. The party lost the
presidential election and seats in both
chambers of Congress in 2012 after
the standard-bearer in the election,
Mitt Romney, campaigned on a federal
constitutional amendment banning same-
sex marriage and said he opposed not
only marriage equality, but civil unions.
Gay GOP groups have worked to
spread the message that victory for the
Republican Party means taking a more
inclusive, big-tent approach.
Gregory Angelo, executive director of
the Log Cabin Republicans, said if the
GOP doesnt evolve to engage more
with the LGBT community, the party will
hit a wall and be unable to secure the
support of not only gay conservatives,
but young voters.
What were looking at is a matter
of addition-multiplication that can
benet the movement as opposed to
subtraction-division, which will harm
it, and ensure that we continue to lose
elections, Angelo said.
Jimmy LaSalvia, executive director
of GOProud, said the Republican Party
needs to address gay issues because so
many Americans know gay people and
dont want to cast votes for a party that
opposes their interests.
The gay issue is something that cuts
across all demographic groups because
politics is personal and everybody
has a gay person in their lives, and so
they think about how issues affect gay
people, LaSalvia said.
In last 13 years, LaSalvia counted
two instances in which the leader of
the Republican Party sought input
from LGBT people: then-Republican
presidential nominee George W. Bushs
meeting with the Austin 12 in 2000
and then-GOP nominee John McCains
interview with the Washington Blade in
2008. In October, Log Cabin also met
with Romney at a Virginia farmhouse
just before Election Day to discuss
LGBT issues, such as the Employment
Non-Discrimination Act.
On its face, CPAC represents the
image of the Republican Party that
has yet to embrace LGBT people. This
year, an estimated 10,000 people are
expected to attend the convention,
which will take place from Thursday
to Saturday at the Gaylord National
Resort & Convention Center in National
Harbor, Md.
Speakers at the event include
rising Republican stars such as Sen.
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), whos expressed
opposition to same-sex marriage
and voted against LGBT-inclusive
reauthorization of the Violence Against
Women Act as well as former Republican
presidential candidates Rick Santorum
and Mitt Romney, who campaigned
last year in favor of a constitutional
amendment banning same-sex
marriage throughout the country.
Neither GOProud, which was banned
from the event in 2011, nor Log Cabin
will be co-sponsors of the event,
although social conservative groups,
such as The Heritage Foundation and
Focus on the Familys CitizenLink will be
in attendance.
Both groups told the Blade they
didnt actively seek to participate as
sponsors during the event, but they also
werent invited to attend. Angelo said
Log Cabin was invited to participate in
other CPAC-related events throughout
the week, but opted not to attend.
Still, an unofcial event will be held on
Thursday in the same building as CPAC
that will highlight gay conservatives and
tolerance, titled, A Rainbow on the
Right: Growing the Coalition, Bringing
Tolerance Out of the Closet. Its hosted
by the Competitive Enterprise Institute
and will begin at 6 pm.
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Lets not be naive, were not talking
about a simple political battle; it is a
destructive pretension against the plan
of God, he said before Argentine
lawmakers passed it. We are not talking
about a mere bill, but rather a machination
of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse
and deceive the children of God.
Fernndez criticized Bergoglios
position on that issue and his claim
that adoption rights for gays and
lesbians constitutes discrimination
against children.
Bergoglio is seen an unwaveringly
orthodox on matters of sexual morality,
staunchly opposing abortion, same-sex
marriage, and contraception, according
to a report in the National Catholic
Reporter, which noted that Bergoglio has
shown compassion for AIDS patients. In
2001, he visited a hospice to kiss and wash
the feet of 12 AIDS patients.
According to media reports,
Bergoglio was the runner-up in 2005,
when Benedict was elected pope
and enjoyed wide support among
conservative Cardinals for opposing the
liberal voices among Catholic Jesuits.
Bergoglio becomes the rst Latin
American pope. He was born in Buenos
Aires in 1936; his father was an Italian
immigrant.
Italian newspapers reported that
Benedict announced his resignation
on the same day he received a report
of male prostitutes blackmailing gay
Vatican priests. La Repubblica said
the internal report also detailed an
underground network of gay priests.
Vatican ofcials denounced the
reports as unveried, unveriable or
completely false news stories.
Conservatives were quick to praise
Bergoglios selection.
We congratulate our many Catholic
supporters on the selection of a new pope
and are encouraged by his reputation
for unwavering commitment to preserving
the lives of prenatal children and marriage
between one man and one woman, said
Gary Glenn, president of the American
Family Association of Michigan, in a
statement. We will stand rmly with him
and defend him in that commitment and
pray for his success.
The selection of Bergoglio comes as a
disappointment to many gay Catholics who
had hoped for a more moderate pope.
For decades the Catholic hierarchy
has been in need of desperate reform.
In his life, Jesus condemned gays zero
times, said GLAAD President Herndon
Graddick. In Pope Benedicts short
time in the papacy, he made a priority of
condemning gay people routinely. This,
in spite of the fact, that the Catholic
hierarchy had been in collusion to cover
up the widespread abuse of children
within its care. We hope this Pope will
trade in his red shoes for a pair of sandals
and spend a lot less time condemning
and a lot more time foot-washing.
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of General Services [DGS] handed the
center a proposed lease calling for
$1,500 in rent over and above the $4,000
per month rent initially proposed for the
2,468 square foot space.
When Mayor Vincent Gray announced
on Dec. 11 that the city had accepted
the D.C. Centers bid to rent the Reeves
Center space, center ofcials noted
that the $4,000 per month rent was
signicantly less than the market value
for rent in that area.
Sessa and center executive director
David Mariner noted that the below
market rent was part of a city program
that seeks to bring non-prot community
groups to the bustling business and
residential area as a means of enhancing
the neighborhood and community.
However, Sessa said that the
additional $1,500 would create a burden
on the centers budget and nances. It
was not part of the citys request for
proposals, or RFP, inviting bids from
businesses or organizations seeking to
rent the space, Sessa said.
Sessa said he has been negotiating
with DGS ofcials for more than two
months over details in the lease,
including the $1,500, which DGS says
covers a share of building maintenance
costs such as janitorial services.
During that time, the space has
remained untouched because no work
can begin until the lease is signed,
Sessa said.
Its just been a lot of back and forth,
he said. And now were at the last point.
I have someone doing a legal review of
the lease, and then were ready to go.
Darrell Pressley, a spokesperson for
DGS Director Brian J. Hanlon, told the
Blade he expected negotiations over
the lease to be completed within a
week or two.
The process in terms of the
negotiations is still at play, he said.
Sessa, meanwhile, said the center also
discovered that the as is clause requires
it to remove abandoned restaurant
equipment left behind years ago by Bens
Chili Bowl that once used the space.
Among the equipment left behind is an
enormous walk-in refrigerator that cant t
through the doors.
We have to get someone to come in
and disassemble it inside the room and
carry it out piece by piece, he said.
Despite these hassles, Sessa said
the center is looking forward to
moving into the new space, which is
double the size of its current space
one block away at 1318 U Street, N.W.
The building in which the current
storefront space is located is slated to
be demolished to make way for a new
ofce building.
Maybe in a couple of weeks well
announce a ground breaking, he said,
to kick-off the renovation work at the
Reeves Center.
Just so we get the community
excited, were going to release the
plans, the drawings to show people what
the new space is like, he said. Were
going to put them online. You can meet
the architect, meet the designer, he
said in discussing the planned ground
breaking event.
He said that if all goes according
to plans, the center will hold a grand
opening event in June in which Mayor
Gray will be invited to participate in a
ribbon-cutting ceremony.
As for the rats, Sessa said they are
still living in the long abandoned space
at the Reeves building into which the
center plans to move. Holes in the oor
leading to the buildings garage are
believed to be their portal of entry.
They keep saying the construction will
solve it by sealing the holes, Sessa said.
Well, yes, it will solve it. But unfortunately,
we cant save anything in that space, not
a single thing oor tiles, ceiling tiles,
everythings got to come up.
The DC LGBT Community Center is slated to move into space in the Reeves Building.

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Filmmaker wants Italian
writers death to be
message for new pope
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
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Gay activists in Italy say Italian gay
writer Alfredo Ormando is credited with
triggering Italys version of the Stonewall
rebellion in 1998 when he took his own
life by setting himself on re in St.
Peters Square at the Vatican to protest
the Catholic Churchs condemnation of
homosexuality.
A documentary lm called Alfredos
Fire, which tells the story of Ormandos
struggle to cope with anti-gay bias
and religious intolerance, and his
subsequent Vatican suicide, is intended
to send a message to the Vatican and
the new Pope, according to Andy
Abrahams Wilson, the gay American
lmmaker who is nearing completion of
the documentary.
In Alfredos name and in the names of
countless other LGBT people from those
burnt at the stake in the Middle Ages, to
Alfredos re, to the lives and spirits that
are routinely extinguished because of
the Catholic Churchs anti-gay teachings
may Pope Benedict XVIs abdication
signal new light and hope for all of us,
Wilson said in a statement.
He told the Blade hes been working
on the lm for 15 years, while working
on other projects, and considers it a
labor of love. Among other things, he
hopes the 40-minute documentary will
enable the tragedy of Ormandos death
to shed light on how religious teachings
can result in dire consequences for
LGBT people.
The lm is expected to be released
in late spring or early summer, Wilson
said. He plans to submit it to various
international lm festivals and will enter
it as a potential nominee for a short lm-
documentary for an Academy Award.
As a conclave of cardinals from
throughout the world gathers at
the Vatican to select Benedict XVIs
successor, Abrahams Wilson and his
non-prot lm company, Open Eye
Pictures of Sausalito, Calif., are making
an appeal for contributions to help
cover post-production costs for the lm.
He said the lm will be made available
to faith-based organizations and LGBT
groups for viewing as an educational
tool to address anti-LGBT prejudice and
discrimination.
On January 13, 1998 Alfredo
Ormando, a 39-year-old Italian writer,
arrived in Rome just as the sun was
rising, a promotional write-up released
by Open Eye Pictures says. After a long
journey from his native Sicily, he found
his way to the empty plaza of St. Peters
Square and, facing the entrance to the
Basilica, knelt down as if to pray, the
write up says.
He made a rapid hand gesture and
suddenly was engulfed in ames. Before
the Church and God, Alfredo Ormando
had lit himself on re, the write-up says.
In a letter he sent to a friend about a
month before his death, Ormando said,
I hope theyll understand the message I
want to leave: it is a form of protest against
the Church that demonizes homosexuality,
and at the same time all of nature, because
homosexuality is her offspring.
Wilson said he began lming the
documentary in 1998 shortly after
Ormandos death. He said he returned
to Italy in 2000 to continue his work on
the project during a week when Italian
and European LGBT activists held an
international LGBT Pride festival and
parade in Rome. The LGBT events took
place during the Catholic Churchs Year of
the Jubilee in Rome celebrating 2,000 years
of Christianity, which attracted thousands
of Catholics throughout the world.
In a protest at the Vatican at that
time, Wilson and several American gay
activists, including Rev. Mel White of
the U.S. group Soulforce and members
of the U.S. gay Catholic group Dignity,
joined Italian gay activists in demanding
that the Catholic Church modify its
stance on LGBT people.
While carrying poster size photos of
Ormando, the protesters planned to
deliver a letter to then Cardinal Joseph
Ratzinger, who later became Pope
Benedict XVI, according to Wilson. At
the time, Ratzinger was in charge of the
Churchs Congregation for the Doctrine of
the Faith, which several years earlier issued
a statement written by Ratzinger calling
gay people intrinsically disordered.
Although the protesters were unable
to deliver the letter to Ratzinger, Wilson
said the gathering inspired him to
examine the life of Alfredo Ormando
through interviews with those who knew
him and through his numerous writings.
Wilson said he hopes to premiere the
lm in Palermo, Sicily, in June, in the
Italian region where Ormando was born
and raised, during Italys 2013 National
LGBT Pride celebration, which takes
place in that city.
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The entire staff will be dressed in costume; well have Dorothy, munchkins,
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He says that the go-go boys will be the winged monkeys.
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PFLAG to present Bully
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NEW YORK Activists in New York have united on an online petition project that demands
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healthy gay men from donating blood, EDGE, an LGBT news outlet, reported.
The Gay Mens Health Crisis, the Sarah Lawrence College Student Life Committee and
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CHICAGO The Illinois state House of Representatives voted 61-55-1 last week in
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When I read the CDCs just-released
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number of reported AIDS cases was only
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Cocoon is the story of several elderly
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The waters magic powers come from
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act it, too.
The estimated percentage of persons
living with diagnosed HIV infection who
were age 50, and above, according to
the CDC, increased 14.3 percent. Yet the
rate of increase for those aged 50 to 74
remained stable and decreased for those
between age 50 and 64. But above age
80? A big increase.
Where can we place the blame: Viagra
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Lets face it folks, old people are having
sex and they arent using condoms.
Why should they? First, no one can get
pregnant and, second, those age 70 and
older dont have HIV. Sadly, that statement
is only half correct. There are persons over
70 years of age who have HIV. Yes, there
are people sero-converting all the time
over the age of 65. Ignorance is a lousy
method of prevention. We have an aging
HIV population.
Lets dig a little deeper into the CDC
ndings. In 2009, more than 40 percent
of older adults were diagnosed with
full-blown AIDS. In the80s and 90s, 40
percent of these older adults would have
probably died.
I have a friend nearing retirement age
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remains underserved.
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grandchildren.
Now, lets shift gears a little bit. I want
to share with you a story about 18-year-
old Jake Forth a grandson, not mine
who lives in Indiana, a red state. Last June
he tested positive for HIV and came out
to his parents a year ago about his HIV
status. Today, hes not only out publicly
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and YouTube, as well as person-to-person
conversations at the local youth center
and at school.
I heard Jakes story on his YouTube post
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AIDS education is Jakes passion. If I can
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after throwing us under the bus
Former President Bill Clinton last
week penned an op-ed for the Wash-
ington Post, disavowing the discrimi-
natory and unconstitutional Defense of
Marriage Act that he signed into law 17
years ago.
Its a typically cynical, desperate bid
to rewrite history.
Clinton now suggests that his sup-
port for DOMA was really intended to
thwart a constitutional amendment that
would have banned marriage equality
for a generation or more.
The truth is that Clinton said at the
time that he had long agreed with
the principles in the bill but hoped it
would not be used to justify discrimina-
tion against homosexuals, according
to the New York Times. Of course, the
point of DOMA was to discriminate.
Whats worse, Clinton bragged about
his support for DOMA in radio ads
during his 1996 re-election campaign
against former Sen. Bob Dole, after
criticizing Republicans for gay-bait-
ing. In the same ads currying support
among Christian conservatives, Clinton
announced his newfound support for
abortion restrictions.
Nearly a year after President Obamas
courageous endorsement of marriage
equality, Clinton chimes in from the safe
connes of retirement. Meanwhile, Hill-
ary, still adored by legions of gay fans
waiting breathlessly for 2016, has yet to
utter a word about marriage.
Clintons op-ed is a naked attempt
to get on the right side of history be-
fore the Supreme Court strikes down
DOMA. He sounds desperate, high-
lighting the fact that DOMA came to
my desk, opposed by only 81 of the
535 members of Congress. That only
makes his support worse at least 81
other politicians at the time had the
sense and foresight to oppose the dis-
criminatory measure. The op-ed, of
course, contains no apology from Clin-
ton for enacting the most hideous piece
of anti-gay legislation ever conceived
in this country. DOMA has literally de-
stroyed the lives of countless couples
from the nancial ruin triggered when a
surviving partner is faced with crippling
tax bills to the separation of thousands
of bi-national couples forced to choose
between love and country.
But never mind all those ruined lives.
Clinton was just trying to spare us a
constitutional amendment. Cue the pa-
rade of gay rights advocates, who will
commence tripping over themselves to
praise Clintons bold stance for equality.
HRCs Chad Grifn has already called
Clintons op-ed eloquent.
If were going to so easily forgive
and forget Clintons anti-gay sins, then
our advocates should be consistent and
shower former RNC Chair Ken Mehl-
man with similar praise and awards. As
horrible as Mehlmans record is, at least
no one ever elected him president; and
hes been working hard to raise money
for marriage equality since coming out
of the closet and repudiating his own
dirty deeds.
This warm-and-fuzzy new era of gay
love is gratifying for those of us whove
been working for change for years and
decades. And although we should wel-
come converts to the cause, we must not
forget the past or rewrite the ugly history
that relegated LGBT people to second-
class status. Clinton represents cynicism
and politics at its most self-aggrandizing.
Obama is the real deal the president
who is leading Americans to a true revo-
lution in thinking on LGBT equality.
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Nearly a year after President Obamas courageous
endorsement of marriage equality, Clinton chimes in
from the safe connes of retirement.
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GOP candidate is longtime
gay rights supporter
Two weeks ago, fellow Washington
Blade contributor Peter Rosenstein took
to these pages to present his strongest
case for why the Districts LGBT commu-
nity shouldnt vote for Patrick Mara in the
April 23 special election for an At-Large
D.C. Council seat: Mara, a socially moder-
ate Republican whos a strong supporter
of gay rights, attended the partys conven-
tion in Tampa and supported Mitt Rom-
ney for president.
Consider me underwhelmed.
If Rosenstein wishes to make the case
that the gay community cant support any
candidate for ofce who has supported
another candidate that doesnt support
gay rights, hell have disqualied anyone in
the current eld whos been supportive of
Council member Marion Barry.
Instead of entertaining Rosensteins ar-
bitrary and unreasonable standard for cast-
ing your vote, consider Maras stance on
just two major local issues that affect LGBT
voters in their daily lives.
The rst is marriage equality, which
is settled law in the District of Columbia
thanks in part to Maras efforts. When the
Council had public hearings on the mat-
ter, nearly 300 people signed up to tes-
tify. Then, as a board member of the D.C.
chapter of Log Cabin Republicans, I testi-
ed. But as a regular citizen a straight
one at that so did Patrick Mara. He even
took the additional step of lobbying con-
servative members of Congress not to op-
pose the Districts efforts.
All of the candidates running today say
that, were they on the Council back in 2009,
they would have voted to support bringing
marriage equality to the District. That may
be true, but only one of themPat Mara
took direct action to make it so.
The other issue is home rule. The
Home Rule Act requires afrmative con-
gressional action with respect to the en-
tire District budget. So, for instance, if
theres a federal shutdown, that affects
the Districts use of its own funds. It also
deprives D.C. citizens of full voting rights
in Congress, even though we pay federal
taxes. Mara has long been a supporter of
giving the District budget authority and
voting rights, both as a board member of
D.C. Vote and as a strong advocate within
the party for including congressional rep-
resentation for the District in the national
Republican Party platform.
The facts speak for themselves: Pat-
rick Mara is a moderate Republican with
genuine cross-over appeal. The fact that
the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club actu-
ally met to discuss allowing him to address
their membership speaks volumes to that
appeal, which surely makes partisans like
Rosenstein nervous.
Mara is running an excellent grassroots
campaign doing it the old-fashioned way
going door to door and meeting the voters.
And he has a vision for education and ethics
reform that all voters can get behind.
Ups and downs,
from a gay mans murder
to Clinton on DOMA
Reading newspapers, watching the anti-
gay videos people share on Facebook and
listening to the hate being spewed on some
TV and radio shows is often enough to get
my blood boiling. You get tired yelling back
at the TV when listening to the nonsense,
half-truths and outright lies spouted on Fox
News by the likes of Sean Hannity and Breit-
bart news editor Ben Shapiro.
The world is a more difcult place to navi-
gate than ever before and it has made me
more passionate about some issues. Thank-
fully, after getting riled up about hateful rhet-
oric, there comes along a riveting and posi-
tive video or story that has me feeling really
positive about the future. One such video
appeared on Facebook recently. It was a
rap by a 15-year-old brought up by lesbian
parents (http://www.upworthy.com/15-year-
old-bypasses-the-awkward-teen-phase-
and-skips-straight-to-genius?g=3)
After watching, you cant help but feel
positive about the future knowing there are
kids like him in the world.
A recent story sure to depress was the
murder in Clarksdale, Miss., of an openly
gay mayoral candidate, Marco McMillian.
That there are people in the world who will
hate you just because you are gay should
make us redouble our efforts to gain our
civil and human rights.
A recent column I wrote led to criticism
by some for using too strong language in
telling D.C. residents why they shouldnt
vote for Patrick Mara for Council-at-large
seat in D.C. Some were offended that I
had the temerity to call him a hypocrite.
I assume he has been called worse in his
life. But some felt that was too strong a
word. Yet, I didnt even criticize him for his
support of school vouchers. Mara, on the
State Board of Education is responsible for
improving our public schools yet supports
spending scarce public funds on private
education. In D.C., the schools that re-
ceive more than 96 percent of that voucher
money (including money from hard-work-
ing members of the LGBT community) are
parochial schools that can and do discrimi-
nate against LGBT teachers, students and
parents. This is just one more example of
Mara supporting a policy at odds with his
claimed support of the LGBT community.
Today at forums he spouts Republican
doctrine suggesting D.C. refund money to
taxpayers rather than use it to deal with the
issues of homelessness, affordable hous-
ing and education. Clearly, that doctrine
didnt work out so well for the nation when
George Bush proposed it.
An up moment came this week with a
press release from Whitman-Walker Health
announcing it will honor Sen. Tammy Bald-
win (D-Wis.) at the annual spring benet
Be the Care on April 18 at the National
Museum of Women in the Arts. Another
up moment was Bill Clintons op-ed in the
Washington Post calling on the Supreme
Court to strike down DOMA as unconsti-
tutional. Some say better late than never
but then we must remember how different
times were 17 short years ago.
Another positive piece of news this week
was that both Walter Dellinger, former act-
ing solicitor general in the Clinton adminis-
tration, and respected gay attorney Paul M.
Smith of Jenner and Block, have agreed to
participate on a panel tentatively titled, Af-
ter the Arguments, to be held at HRC on
Monday morning April 15 from 8-10 a.m. It
will be a discussion of the Supreme Court
cases on DOMA and Prop 8 organized by
the D.C. chapter of the National Lesbian
and Gay Journalists Association.
Good and bad news these days
comes fast and furious but because of
the work of so many in the LGBT com-
munity and our allies we continue to
make progress. Now if only the Supreme
Court would catch up with the majority
of people in the country and accept that
marriage equality is not only here to stay
but should be considered protected by
Constitution of the United States.
Random thoughts on the world of politics
Lets hope the Supreme Court catches up with
the majority of people in the country and
accepts that marriage equality is here to stay.
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ROBERT TURNER is executive director of the
District of Columbia Republican Party and former
president of the D.C. chapter of Log Cabin
Republicans. Reach him at robert.turner@dcgop.
com or @RobertTurnerDC.
PETER ROSENSTEIN is a D.C.-based LGBT rights
and Democratic Party activist. He writes regularly for
the Blade.
Patrick Mara for City Council
Mara is running an excellent grassroots campaign
doing it the old-fashioned way going door to
door and meeting the voters.
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GAY FAMI LY I S S UE WAS H NGT NB L ADE . CM v L ME 4 4 S S E 1 1 MAF CH 1 5 2 0 1 3 FAGE 2 7
D.C. area learures wice array
ol le_al prorecrions
By MICHELE ZAVOS
The lasr several years have seen an
increciLle chan_e in laws allecrin_ LGBT
lamilies in rhe Washin_ron merropoliran
area, anc we may see more chan_es on
rhe leceral level in rhe nexr several monrhs.
Here is a synopsis ol laws allecrin_ same
sex heacec lamilies in rhe D.C. area.
Feceral level
The Supreme Courr will hear
ar_umenrs on rwo marria_e equaliry cases,
Hollin_sworrh v. Ferry anc Wincsor v. nirec
Srares on March 2o anc 27, anc we expecr
cecisions lrom rhe courr Ly June 30 ol rhis
year. Those cecisions coulc Le anyrhin_
lrom rhe courr sayin_ rhar ir won'r make
suLsranrive cecisions in eirher ol rhese
cases, ro esraLlishin_ marria_e equaliry as
a consrirurional ri_hr in rhe enrire nirec
Srares. Mosr courr oLservers expecr rhar rhe
courr will invalicare Secrion 3 ol rhe Delense
ol Marria_e Acr (DMA), which woulc
mean rhar marria_e equaliry lor leceral
purposes woulc Le cererminec on a srare
Ly srare (or |uriscicrion) Lasis. Secrion 3
celnes "marria_e" lor all leceral purposes
as Lerween one man anc one woman. So,
lor us in rhe D.C. merro area, il Secrion 3 is
invalicarec, resicenrs ol Marylanc anc rhe
Disrricr ol ColumLia woulc Le consicerec
marriec lor leceral purposes, Lur resicenrs
ol vir_inia woulc nor. There are more rhan
1,000 ri_hrs anc responsiLiliries associarec
wirh marria_e on rhe leceral level, so
leceral reco_nirion ol our marria_es woulc
Le hu_e. Sray runec!
Disrricr ol ColumLia
The Disrricr has hac marria_e equaliry
since March , 2010. There are more rhan
400 ri_hrs anc responsiLiliries associarec
wirh marria_e lor Disrricr resicenrs. D.C.
resicenrs can srill re_isrer as comesric
parrners insreac ol _errin_ marriec, Lur rhe
comesric parrnership has lirrle, il any, ellecr
oursice rhe Disrricr. There is no resicency
requiremenr ro marry in rhe Disrricr or
re_isrer as comesric parrners.
D.C. recenrly enacrec a new law rhar
allows couples who marriec in D.C. anc live
in a |uriscicrion where neirher can civorce,
ro come Lack ro D.C. ro _er civorcec.
l course, rhe couple shoulc arrempr ro
resolve all issues perrainin_ ro rheir marria_e
so rhey can _o lorwarc wirh an unconresrec
civorce in rhe Superior Courr ol rhe Disrricr
ol ColumLia. This law is meanr ro help wirh
rhe new meanin_ ol "weclock."
The Disrricr enacrec rhe Domesric
Farrnership Jucicial Dererminarion ol
Farenra_e Amencmenr Acr on July 1,
200. r provices rhar il a couple is marriec,
re_isrerec as comesric parrners in D.C., or
si_ns a Consenr ro Farenr, Lorh memLers
ol rhe couple will Le presumec ro Le le_al
parenrs ol rheir chilc uncer D.C. law il rhe
chilc is Lorn in D.C. Borh parenrs will Le on
rhe Lirrh cerrilcare ar Lirrh. nlorrunarely,
rhe law may nor apply ro _ay male couples
as surro_acy is ille_al in rhe Disrricr. The
Farenra_e Acr has Leen amencec ro allow
acoprions in rhe Disrricr Lasec on rhe Lirrh
ol rhe chilc in D.C., anc rhe amencmenrs
are rerroacrive ro July 1, 200. The law
means rhar a lesLian couple coes nor have
ro live in rhe Disrricr in orcer ro oLrain a
seconcparenr acoprion ol rheir chilc rhar
will Le reco_nizec oursice rhe Disrricr ol
ColumLia anc on rhe leceral level. This is a
Li_ srep lorwarc, especially lor resicenrs ol
vir_inia who can _ive Lirrh in D.C. Even wirh
marria_e equaliry, ir is essenrial lor couples
ro oLrain seconcparenr acoprions as Lirrh
cerrilcares alone co nor conler parenral
ri_hrs, anc le_al ri_hrs ro chilcren lowin_
lrom marria_e may nor Le reco_nizec
in many srares, anc currenrly, nor Ly rhe
leceral _overnmenr.
Marylanc
Be_innin_ Jan. 1, 2013, samesex
couples have Leen aLle ro marry in
Marylanc. Marria_es Lerween samesex
couples lrom oursice Marylanc have Leen
reco_nizec in Marylanc since May 18,
2012, alrer rhe cecision in Forr v. Cowan.
Forr requirec Marylanc ro allow a same
sex couple ro civorce in Marylanc. Marriec
couples have more rhan 400 srareLasec
ri_hrs anc responsiLiliries. However, rhere
are some issues relarin_ ro marria_e equaliry
in Marylanc rhar srill musr Le accressec. For
example, rhe Marylanc comprroller rakes
rhe posirion rhar Marylanc imporrs rhe
leceral celnirion ol marria_e lor income
anc esrare rax purposes.
For lamilies in Marylanc heacec Ly
samesex couples, a chilc Lorn inro rhe
marria_e will Le consicerec rhe le_al
chilc ol Lorh parenrs. For marriec lesLian
couples, Lorh parenrs will Le on rhe
chilc's Lirrh cerrilcare ar Lirrh. However,
we are srill workin_ rhrou_h issues lor _ay
male couples who have chilcren rhrou_h
_esrarional surro_acy.
vir_inia
There has nor Leen much chan_e in
vir_inia in laws impacrin_ our lamilies,
excepr ro _o Lackwarc. vir_inia now allows
acoprion a_encies ro explicirly ciscriminare
a_ainsr LGBT lamilies in placemenrs lor
chilcren ro Le acoprec.
Seconcparenr acoprions are nor
availaLle in vir_inia, nor Lecause rhey
are specilcally ourlawec, Lur Lecause ol
concerns rhar rhe vir_inia Le_islarure may
lorLic rhese acoprions il rhey are arremprec.
However, in some vir_inia counries same
sex couples may oLrain a |oinr cusrocy
orcer ol rheir chilcren. Joinr cusrocy orcers
have Leen uphelc Ly rhe vir_inia courrs.
These orcers can Le proLlemaric rhou_h
as rhey allow Lorh parenrs ro have cusrocy,
Lur only one parenr ro have responsiLiliry
lor chilc supporr il rhe couple separares.
n accirion, rhe Commonwealrh ol vir_inia
may have a say in wherher rhe couple is lr
anc proper ro have rheir chilc.
MICHELE ZAVOS is a principal in Zavos Juncker
Law Group, FLLC, which pracrices LGBT lamily law
in all rhree local |uriscicrions. She is a lon_rime
lesLian acrivisr arrorney anc was rhe crivin_ lorce
Lehinc rhe passa_e ol rhe new D.C. civorce srar
ure anc amencmenrs ro rhe D.C. Farenra_e law.
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Everything we did felt
revolutionary and different
y MICHELE ZAVO5
It was 1981 and my then partner,
Libby Leader, and I, had just turned
30. Somehow our biological clocks
took over and we began talking about
having a child together. Before then,
both of us had thought we wouldnt
have kids because we were worried
about what it would mean as lesbians
to raise children. Would it be fair to
them? How hard would it be for them?
Did we have the right to raise children?
This was 1981 after all. We didnt
know anyone who had had children as
lesbians. Sure, we knew women who
had children in straight relationships
and later came out, but no one who
decided, as a lesbian, to have a child.
And, this being 1981, everything we
did or thought was political. We had
groups for everything Jewish lesbian
groups, communist groups, socialist
groups. So, one day I looked at Libby
and said, Lets start a group! We
knew we had lots of questions about
having kids, political questions, how-
to questions, were we ready questions,
did we really want to do this questions.
So, we put the word out, and pretty
soon we had 50 women in the basement
of our Brookland home talking about
having kids. Over the next few months
that group distilled down to about 20
women. We met every other Tuesday
for over 10 years, I think. We talked
about everything whether it was
appropriate to have a known donor,
was that mimicking the straight world,
shouldnt we all adopt, where should
we adopt from, what was the meaning
of gender, how should we dress our
kids, what toys should we give them,
was there a fertility center that would
give sperm to a single woman, much
less a lesbian, if we used a known
donor, what about AIDS, what should
our kids call us, what last names should
we use, was any of this important? You
can talk about a lot of things every
other Tuesday for more than 10 years.
Eventually the women who stayed in
the group all had children. Of course
those who decided not to have children
dropped out. Our kids came to us in
many ways unknown donors, known
donors, domestic adoption, adoptions
from Latin American countries. I think
our oldest is 30.
We even had the rst Family Week
in Provincetown. Our whole group and
our kids went to Provincetown for a
week. Parts of the trip were wonderful,
and parts were a disaster. Everyone
had strong opinions about parenting
by that time, and few of us were shy
about expressing them. We were like
this big extended family, warts and all.
One of the most important things
about our group was the support
our kids found in each other. There
was no Rainbow Families DC back
then, there werent LGBT caucuses in
schools, schools didnt reach out to our
community for students. The director
at one school where a number of our
children applied told us that the school
had lots of children with problems
when she explained that the school
could deal with lesbian parents.
Interestingly, none of our children were
accepted into that school, which now
has a strong gay families contingent.
Everything we did felt revolutionary
and different. Meeting with teachers
every year to explain our families, telling
our kids that we were their real parents
when they were teased at school,
discussing all of this with our group.
While we were raising our kids, we were
raising ourselves as lesbian parents.
Later, the Whitman-Walker Clinic
Lesbian Services Program started
Maybe Baby groups. Gay men started
having children together. Fertility centers
welcomed lesbian parents. Couples
could jointly adopt. Laws changed.
And now my daughter is 27. When she
was about 17, she told me that she had
something important to tell me. She
said she was straight, and it wasnt my
fault. Attitudes have changed too.
MICHELE ZAVO5 is an attorney whose law rm,
Zavos Juncker Law Group PLLC, practices in the
Washington metropolitan area.
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AFS program in D.C. seeking
LGBT families as hosts
By SANTIAGO MELLI-HUBER
AFS-USA is reaching out to the
LGBT community to nd host families
for international students.
Formerly the American Field Service,
AFS is a leader in international student
exchange programs, with participants
from more than 40 countries. American
families are paired with a student for
one year, during which the student
lives as a member of the family, attends
school and learns about American
culture rst hand.
In an effort to expose gay couples
and individuals to another option to
grow their families, the D.C. chapter of
AFS is looking for host families in the
LGBT community for the upcoming
school year. Families interested in
hosting an international student can
visit afsusa.org for more information.
Taylor Johnson, a 15-year volunteer
with AFS working in family selection, is
working to encourage more LGBT families
to host. As a gay man and a marriage
equality supporter, Johnson hopes to
combat stigmas against gay families.
Theres a lot of negativity in the
press and the general population
about gays and gay families, Johnson
says, and I think that might be from
lack of exposure. If people see gay
families having good experiences with
children, that will help reduce that.
Johnson has mentored three
students with gay host parents with
positive results for the host family as well
as the students. They really opened
up their homes and it changed their
lives in ways they had not anticipated,
suddenly having a child without having
really had a child all those years. Any
family is welcome: gay or straight or
single or multi-generational, theyre all
legitimate families in the eyes of this
organization.
According to Johnson, AFS contacts
the parents of the exchange students
and asks permission before pairing
their child with a gay family. He sees
this practice as discriminatory, though
he recognizes it can help avoid issues
regarding incompatibility. Johnson
said they have sent a letter to Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton asking the State
Department to remove the policy.
One gay couple in the D.C. area,
Richard Concepcion and Mark Johnson,
is currently hosting a student, Adrian,
from Switzerland. They became involved
in AFS after receiving an e-mail from
a local LGBT listserv asking for host
families. The couple reported no
negative reaction from anyone regarding
a gay couple hosting a student.
Johnson says Adrian was never
uncomfortable with the idea of a gay host
family and that the young man, in general,
hates seeing discrimination of any sort.
Some AFS students have told Adrian
theyre jealous he got a gay couple.
Other host families have praised the
couples efforts.
Entrusting their sons wellbeing to
a gay couple was never an issue with
Adrians parents. They related to
us that they couldnt have asked for
better parents for Adrian to be paired
up with, Concepcion says. He has two
grown daughters of his own.
Adrians younger brother is applying
to participate in AFS, and while
the decision of pairing a student
with a family is in the hands of the
organization, Adrians parents would
like Concepcion and Johnson to host
their other son, which the couple said
they would denitely do.
The couple has been hosting Adrian
since October and theyve had a great
experience. Ive never had a kid
before, Johnson says, so its been
really educational on my part.
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By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
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In the world of classical acoustic
guitar, the lines between high art and
pop are not as isolated as they are for
other instruments.
Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin,
whos done everything from found a
department for her instrument at the
Juilliard School in New York to appear
as a guest on The L Word, says
embracing both arenas, collaborating
with pop/rock musicians and delving
even further into jazz and Latin terrain,
has been a hallmark of her career.
Guitar is really an instrument of the
people, the 56-year-old Manhattan
resident says during a quick phone
interview from her home last week.
Its gured so much in the balladry of
various cultures and has been a big part
of the storytelling. If you look at Latin
American and Spanish culture, its really
been a centerpiece of the expression
of the history and storytelling. Its very
versatility has been inuential in the
evolution of many genres.
Isbin, who came out as a lesbian
in a 1995 Out magazine prole, is
in Washington tonight for a recital
presented by the Levine School of
Music at Church of the Epiphany
(1317 G Street, NW). In homage to
the centennial of composer Benjamin
Britten, Isbin will perform his nine-
movement 1963 piece Nocturnal, the
only solo piece he wrote for guitar in
addition to works by Isaias Savio, Isaac
Albeniz, Bruce MacCombie and others.
On Saturday shell give a master class
for guitar students at the Levine School
of Music that is open to the public and
free to attend.
Isbin calls the Britten piece very
accessible to audiences. With a
contemporary work by Tan Dun that she
calls Chinese folk music, and some
Latin American pieces, Isbin says the
program will be highly eclectic.
Isbins accomplishments are rather
dizzying. Shes recorded many albums,
two of which have won Grammy Awards.
Her latest, Guitar Passions features
guest appearances by rock guitarist
Steve Vai and Hearts Nancy Wilson. Her
previous effort, Journey to the New
World featured Joan Baez and Mark
OConnor. Isbin has won numerous
awards and competitions, been
featured on nearly 50 magazine covers
and has performed major symphony
orchestras all over the world. Shes
performed at the White House and is
on the soundtrack of Martin Scorseses
Oscar-winning lm The Departed.
Her credentials seem to never end.
Ive been really lucky to be able to
record many kinds of music, she says.
Ive done a lot of crossover work,
the complete Bach lute works, some
baroque music and contemporary,
works with major orchestras the best
thing to do is just go to my website,
listen to all the sound samples that are
there and see what you like.
Isbin is in a relationship but declines
to comment further. She says although
her manager was nervous about her
coming out in the mid-90s, she was
eager to be out publicly.
I had wanted to come out a year
earlier but my manager said no, she
says. In the meantime, both Melissa
Etheridge and k.d. lang came out and
sold platinum, so the following year
they said yes. Sometimes it takes some
time to convince others. The only
repercussions I got were positive.
Isbin says her technique she uses
no pick and uses nylon strings is
different from pop/rock guitar virtuosos.
She does use her own amplication
system when shes playing in certain
venues, such as with full orchestra
when the acoustic guitar would get
overwhelmed. She travels widely, as
one would expect, and credits her
years of transcendental meditation with
maintaining her teaching, recording
and touring work and keeping her life
balanced.
It really helps me access my inner
creativity, she says. Its something
that facilitates deep immersion when
Im on stage.
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Tonight
8 p.m.
A Levine School of Music event
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$25 ($12 for 12 and under)
The classics and beyond
Classical guitarist Sharin Isbin says blurring the
lines between classical and pop/rock has been a
hallmark of her career.
Whats been the most
memorable pop culture
moment of your lifetime?
Janet Jacksons wardrobe
malfunction. I can still hear the earth
exploding in my ears.

On what do you insist?
Showering, if not several times a day.
This goes for all around me too.

What was your last Facebook
post or Tweet?
Great rehearsal with the #Xanadudes.
#Xanadu tech week is creeping up on
us! Proud to be @GMCWashington

If your life were a book,
what would the title be?
Finding Xanadu The crazy journey
of a boy, a Brit and a Mini Cooper
If science discovered a way to
change sexual orientation,
what would you do?
I would just say no. Nothing is better
than being gay, out and proud. I
feel like you arent strapped into the
gender roles that straight men (in
America) have to cling to every day.
You can live life as you want.
What do you believe in
beyond the physical world?
That some people were meant to be
together and that connection doesnt
have to be heterosexual. Oh, and, of
course, I believe in Xanadu!

Whats your advice for
LGBT movement leaders?
Stop emailing me so much. If I read
your article once or gave a small
donation once, then I know who you
are. Its unfortunate, since I know there
is good work being done, but they
need to manage their mailing lists!
What would you walk
across hot coals for?
Homemade crumpets by a certain
you know who.
What LGBT stereotype
annoys you most?
Trying to push gay men into traditional
gender roles of the guy and the
girl. I just want the freedom to be me.
Whats your favorite LGBT movie?
Justify My Love by Madonna. I
remember nally getting hold of a
copy in my adolescent hands on VHS
tape after it was banned by MTV.
Whats the most
overrated social custom?
Ladies rst. Arent we all created
equal? Arent we ghting for equality?
We could take a cue from the Brits and
just queue up in the order we arrive.
I take this mostly from ghting for a
space on overcrowded busses, trying
to get to work.
What trophy or prize
do you most covet?
My upcoming role as Sonny Malone
in Xanadu. Ive played bit parts here
and there before, but this is a huge role
and I cant wait to get out there and
share it with everyone.
What do you wish
youd known at 18?
You dont need more to be an adult
or to be happy. You spend half your life
accumulating stuff and then the rest of
it slowly getting rid of it, realizing that
all you need in the end is love, friends,
some good food, music and a cozy
place to lay your head. Keep it simple.
Be happy.

Why Washington?
Many moons ago, all I wanted was to
get out of the small town I grew up
in. I only got an hour and a half away
to D.C., but I know my family loves
that Im still around and that we get to
see each other often. D.C. has really
changed and will keep getting better.
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
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Kip Jacobs says if youve never
seen Xanadu, the campy 1980
movie, forget it for now and come
hear the Gay Mens Chorus of
Washingtons all-male interpretation
of the Broadway version with fresh
eyes and ears.
Its the Broadway version but
with our own GMCW twist, Jacobs,
who plays Sonny, says. Weve
expanded the cast from about nine to about 80 to incorporate the Chorus,
so it will denitely be a fun show with all this great music from the 80s.
Xanadu opens tonight at 8 at the Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street,
NW) and will also be performed Saturday night at 8 and Sunday afternoon
at 3. The campy show tells of Kira, a Greek muse, whos sent to Venice
Beach to inspire men. The results? A talented artist nds his Olympian love
and creates his own masterpiece the worlds rst roller disco. Tickets
range from $20-$55. Visit gmcw.org for details.
Jacobs, a native of nearby Thurmont, Md., has been in the Chorus since
2006.
He works by day in information technology as a project analyst for
Advisory Board Company, a consulting rm. His rst couple years out of
college, he taught high school French in his hometown school district, but
soon moved to Washington where hes been ever since.
He and boyfriend Paul Heald met in a line waiting to get into Cobalt three
years ago. They live together in the U Street area. He enjoys singing, theater,
technology and gadgets and watching Downton Abbey in his free time.
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3 MARCH 15, 2013 OUEERY: 20 OUESTl ONS FOR KI P JACOBS
How long have you been out and
who was the hardest person to tell?
I started to come out around 18. It
was my senior year and, emotionally,
it was tough. I almost lost my spot as
valedictorian due to meeting a boy. All
those awakenings that most people go
through in sixth grade were happening
to me at a time when all I should have
been doing was studying.

Whos your LGBT hero?
Ellen. She has really done a lot to
help the perception of the LGBT
community.

Whats Washingtons best
nightspot, past or present?
This may date me a bit, but it has to be
Nation. I really miss having a real dance
club in town.

Describe your dream wedding.
One fully recognized by all 50 states
and the federal government. Simple.
Good friends. Good Champagne.

What non-LGBT issue are
you most passionate about?
The cost of milk. When did it get so
expensive?

What historical outcome
would you change?
DOMA. Why did this ever happen?

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As it if it werent already daunting enough
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with Prospero, the usurped Duke
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landing on a remote, strange island.
Armed with a magical staff, Prospero
conjures a storm, causing his political
enemies/estranged family members
ship to wreck, landing them on the
island too. And like a body of water, the
story is always changing, whipsawing
from splashy merriment to dangerous
mystery to contemplative calm.
Paata Tsikurishvilis lucid staging
along with Irina Tsikurishvilis wildly
inventive choreography performed by
a cast of impressively t and mostly
graceful young actors, go straight to the
essence of the bards work, capturing
its spirit while invigorating it with sexy,
very watchable action. Whether a ght
to the death between Prospoero and
Calibans scary mother Sycorax (Victoria
Bertocci) or a big dozen-person
brawl, the glorious acrobatic combat
scenes are stunningly staged by ght
choreographer Ben Cunis.
The Tempest is the ninth installment
of Synetics ongoing Silent Shakespeare
Series. No dialogue is spoken. In fact,
except for a few grunts and one or two
harrumphs, the actors are entirely mute.
And while you wont hear Prospero waxing
poetic, We are such stuff as dreams are
made on, and our little life is rounded
with a sleep or treacherous young
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text. Whats lost in spoken word is made
up for in the expressive comedy, anger
and poignancy of the movement
Shakespeare wrote The Tempest
late in his career, incorporating varied
inuences from his other works.
Similarly, the seasoned Synetic rises to
the occasion, using its full range of skill
in the retelling of this epic tale.
As Prospero, out actor Philip Fletcher
convincingly conveys his characters
journey from anger to forgiveness and
acceptance. His quietly compelling
performance complements showier
turns by Vato Tsikurishvili as the wild-
eyed, indigenous island red devil Caliban
and David Istrate as Prosperos tender
favorite Ariel (played as magically manic
with a dash of Nosferatu creepiness by
the almost unrecognizable, head-to-toe
platinum-painted Synetic regular). And
Irinka Kavsadze charmingly plays Miranda
as an awkward girl on the precipice of
becoming a lovely young woman.
With its expanse of dark water backed
by a huge rock with a derelict, water-
streaming grand piano to the side,
Anastasia Simes set is serviceable yet
mysteriously dreamy. Ragged curtains
suggested torn ship sails and at times
seaweed. Andrew F. Grifn lighting
design and Riki Kims projections
effectively create a feel of constant
motion, the movement of the sea.
Moody and hard driving, Konstantine
Lortkipanidzes original score helps set
the scene and propel the fast-paced
action forward.
Water-lled stages are all the rage
around town at the moment. At Arena
Stage though Sunday, Mary Zimmermans
Tony Award-winning adaptation of Ovids
Metamorphoses is being performed
in a pool, and like Synetics latest, its also
soaking both actors and a few intrepid
front row audience members. Get wet
while you can.
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38 MARCH 15, 2013 THEATER
THE TEMPEST
Through March 24
Synetic Theater
1800 S. Bell Street, Arlington
$35-$55
synetictheater.org
PHILIP FLETCHER, leIt, and DAVID ISTRATE in Synetic's 'The Tempest.'
PHOTO BY JOHNNY SHRYCOCK; COURTESY OF SYNETIC THEATRE
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An impressive new generation of dancers."
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Mar. 26 & 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 31 at 1:30 p.m.
Three works by
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including Swan Lake
Mar. 28 & 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 30 at 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Works by
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STR8-N-UP Productions, Inc. presents its second HIV/AIDS-themed play, The
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Reconsider the open
relationship if youre
never intimate with
each other anymore
Hi Michael,
Im writing this letter with my husband
because we both pretty much feel the
same way.
Can you keep a sexual relationship
interesting when youve been together
for a while? Because its not happening
for us anymore. We both are way more
attracted to other (hot) guys than we are
to each other and sex with them is a lot
steamier than sex with each other. Its
also easier and hotter to get off with a
hot porn scene than with my husband.
We went into this relationship with
great ideals about monogamy and
wanting to stay together forever. But
our intimate relationship got dull over
time and we both wanted more heat
and passion.
Now, when we have plenty of good/
great sex with other people but none
with each other, were feeling like
we may have lost something special.
While we want to stay together as a
couple, without sex were sort of like
roommates. We also dont want to have
boring sex for the rest of our lives and
sex with each other got pretty boring a
while ago.
From what we hear from almost
all our gay friends, this is extremely
common: lackluster sex leading to open
relationships. But what do you do about
the downside, which is a marriage where
we dont feel that intimately connected
any more?
Michael replies:
You are in a pretty common dilemma
for gay men. Maybe because its been
more acceptable for gay men to have
sex outside of their relationships
than it is for straight people to do so.
This x for a dull sex life is easier and
more obvious than guring out how
to have a good sex life as a couple.
The downside, of course, is that when
youre having lackluster (or worse) sex
with your partner and hot sex with other
men, your relationship is going to suffer.
It is true that sex is usually more
exciting with someone when you rst
meet him. And its normal for the heat
and intensity to cool over time. However,
its a myth that sex and lust must
inevitably dwindle as your relationship
matures. While sex cannot stay the
same, it absolutely does not have to
fade away. The thrill of sex with a long-
term partner is different from the thrill of
sex with a new partner. It usually leans
more toward closeness and connection.
If you want to resurrect a passionate
sex life with your husband, you do have
to work at it. Here are some steps to
take:
First, consider closing your
relationship. Yes, I know this is an
unpopular stance that some say is
impossible, but when you can easily
have hot sex with another man, why
would you bother putting in the effort
needed to have hot sex with your long-
term partner?
Second, I suggest that you end (gasp!)
your use of porn, for several reasons.
Porn sets a very high bar in your brain
for what is attractive and hot. Repeated
use of porn to reach orgasm can make
it exceedingly difcult to reach orgasm
without porn, because youve re-set
your arousal threshold to a very high
level that may not be achievable in real
life. And porn programs your brain to
focus on having an orgasm as opposed
to having relational sex with another
imperfect human being.
Third, work at nding ways to nurture
romance and affection, rather than
taking each other for granted, or worse.
Fourth, nd ways to make sex
interesting by making it your job, not
your partners, to turn yourself on. A
great way to do this is by taking risks. Just
as complacency is a great desire killer,
uncertainty can be a great turn-on. Step
out of your comfort zone and let your
husband know you better as a sexual
being. Talk about what you like to do or
have done to you, as well as what you
dont like. Make a move that you are not
comfortable making, but want to make.
Intend to have sex with your husband as
you have sex with a stranger. Letting your
husband really see you sexually can be
scary, but also erotic.
Finally, make the conscious decision
to reduce your focus on orgasm,
which puts pressure on both of you to
perform rather than enjoying the
entirety of your sensual, emotional and
physical connection with each other.
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ADVI CE MARCH 15, 2013 41
MICHAEL RADKOWSKY is a licensed
psychologist who works with gay couples and
individuals in D.C. He can be found online
at personalgrowthzone.com. All identifying
information in the questions has been changed
for reasons of condentiality. Have a question?
Send it to Michael@personalgrowthzone.com.
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Acclaimed American singer-songwriter-poet, Jewel earned four Grammy
nominations, the most recent for her 2010 country ballad, Satised. Jewels
GREATEST HITS brings together her rst ever career-spanning collection
that includes new recordings of two classic hits. You dont want to miss this
performance thats sure to tug on your fondest memories from the past 15
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This year the Environmental Film Festival focuses on the vital role of earths rivers
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The festival includes 190 diverse and arresting lms from 50 countries and
features 110 world premieres; 196 lmmakers and environmentalists will be
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42 MARCH 15, 2013 THE GUlDE TO ARTS & CULTURE
OPENINGS
FRI, MAR 15
Hello, Dolly!, Signature Theatre at
Fords Theatre. 703-820-9771.
signature-theatre.org.
SAT, MAR 16
A Behanding in Spokane,
Keegan Theatre, Church Street Theater.
703-892-0202. keegantheatre.com.
Incarceration: Visions of Connement,
Workhouse Arts Center. 703-584-2900.
workhousearts.org.
WED, MAR 20
Cinderella, The Washington Ballet,
Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
washingtonballet.org.
LAST CHANCE
SAT, MAR 16
David Amoroso: Delicate/Violent,
Artisphere. 888-841-2787.
artisphere.com.
NSO Pops & The Chieftains.
Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
kennedy-center.org.
SUN, MAR 17
Inferno. Washington Stage
Guild.240-582-0050. stageguild.org.
Race, Theater J. 202-777-3210.
washingtondcjcc.org.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
MAR 15 - MAR 16
Nordic Cool 2013: GteborgsOperans
Danskompani, Kennedy Center.
202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
FRI, MAR 15
NOW Ensemble, Strathmore.
301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
Amazon Gold, National Geographic.
202-857-7700. nglive.org/dc.
Alif Laila, Sitar and Monir Hossain, Tabla,
Embassy of Bangladesh. 202-244-0183.
embassyseries.org.
Jim Cullum Septet,
Montpelier Arts Center. 301-377-7800.
mncppcapps.org.
SAT, MAR 16
Jack DeJohnette 70th Birthday Tour,
Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
kennedy-center.org.
SUN, MAR 17
Natalie MacMaster, GMU Center for the
Arts. 888-945-2468. cfa.gmu.edu.
TUE, MAR 19
A Fierce Green Fire, National
Geographic. 202-857-7700. nglive.org/dc.
WED, MAR 20
Riders in the Sky, The Barns.
1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.
THU, MAR 21
Mattias Jacobsson, guitar, Strathmore.
301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
ONGOING STAGE
The Tempest, Synetic Theater.
800-494-8497. synetictheater.org.
Manon Lescaut & Norma, WNO,
Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
kennedy-center.org.
ONGOING EXHIBITIONS
National Gallery of Art. Ellsworth
Kelly: Colored Paper Images, French
Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels
from Delacroix to Signac,Faking It:
Manipulated Photography before
Photoshop,. 202-737-4215. nga.gov.
National Geographic. Birds of Paradise:
Amazing Avian Evolution, Beyond
the Story: National Geographic
Unpublished 2012. 202-337-3050.
nglive.org/dc.
Museum of Women in the Arts. Freya
Grand: Minding the Landscape, A
World Apart: Anna Ancher and the
Skagen Art Colony. 202-783-5000.
nmwa.org.
ONGOING GALLERIES
Artisphere. Carolina Mayorga:
Infestation, The Next Wave: Industrial
Design Innovation in the 21st Century.
888-841-2787. artisphere.com.
Gallery plan b. Works by Marilee
Shapiro. 202-234-2711.
galleryplanb.com.
Goethe-Institut. Gute Aussichten:
Young German Photographers
2012/2013. 202-289-1200. goethe.de.
Strathmore. Pulse: Art and Medicine.
301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
The Art League. March All-Media
Exhibit, Sabyna Sterrett: State
of Emergency. 703-683-1780.
theartleague.org.
Washington Printmakers Gallery.
Impressions, Max & Ed. 301-273-3660.
washingtonprintmakers.com.
Workhouse Arts Center. Ephemeral:
Interpretations of the Cherry Blossom.
The Art of Surviving, 703-584-2900.
workhousearts.org.
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All those options (like heated/cooled
seats, the height-adjustable chassis, even
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add another, gulp, $40,000 to the price.
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Recess-time staple revived in
successful gay league
By KEVIN MAJOROS
One of the great stories to come out
of the LGBT sports community in D.C.
over the last few years has been the
emergence of Stonewall Kickball.
The group was founded in the fall
of 2010 by Martin Espinoza and Mark
Gustafson who were both playing in the
D.C. Kickball League.
The rst season was a huge success
with 90 players making up six teams. In
about two years those numbers have
grown to 550 players making up 20 teams.
And thats just in the Sunday league.
With limited space at Stead Park
Field, the only option to expand was
to add a league on Thursday nights
within the D.C. Kickball League whose
members held the permit for that night.
It was the best option as we did
not want to compete for the permit,
Espinoza says.
That league features competitive
teams along with more social teams that
fall under the Junior Varsity classication.
Along with kickball, the Stonewall
Sports umbrella has grown to include
Stonewall Bocce and Stonewall Darts.
We decided to use the Stonewall name
because there are a lot of young LGBT
transients in the D.C. area, Espinoza
says. Many of them are unfamiliar with
the Stonewall riots and we like to think of
it as honoring those who came before us
in the ght for gay rights.
The league operates a spring season
that runs from March to May and a fall
season from September to November.
Both seasons last nine weeks, games
last 45 minutes and up to 11 people can
be on the eld at a time.
For many, the memory of those red
rubber playground balls can conjure
up painful dodge ball memories. But
along with that are sweet childhood
kickball memories.
The whole reason we decided
to start this league was because we
were not having fun in the other
league, Espinoza says. They were
very competitive and we ran into
some homophobia. The goal of
Stonewall Kickball is to have fun. Its
human nature to want to win, but we
have adopted the attitude of you win
some, you lose some.
That attitude seems to pervade
throughout the players as on any given
Sunday you can see a mixture of team
colors walking along together in groups
on 17th Street.
Giving back to the community is also
a focal point for Stonewall Kickball.
Registration fees for the league are $40-
$50, but teams are encouraged to reach
preset fundraising goals.
Their main beneciary over the last
two and a half years has been the D.C.
Center. They will also be hosting their
third Drag Ball fundraiser this June,
which also raises funds for Capital Pride.
Last summer the group paid for
the mulching and painting of the tree
boxes along 17th Street and Espinoza
was the leading force behind the Save
Stead Park petition, which sought to
stop renovations to the park that would
reduce eld space by 25 percent.
Coming up for the kickball players is
a mixer with the bocce league, the dart
league and the D.C. Gay Flag Football
League and also a community day that
will focus on 17th Street and Stead Park.
You can follow them at
stonewallsports.org.
Stonewall Kickball players in action.
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TODAY
Touchstone Gallery (901 New York
Ave., NW) hosts the exhibitions Icons
by Steve Alderton and Its Greek to Me
by Timothy Johnson through the month
of March. Alderton distills his subjects
down to the basics in his expressionistic
paintings, while Johnson reinterprets
Greek myths. For more information, visit
touchstonegaller.com.
Whitman Walker provides free HIV
testing at the Anacostia Metro Station
from noon to 3:30 pm. For more
information, visit whitman-walker.org.
Special Agent Galactica celebrates
the weekend with her show at Nellies
Sports Bar (900 U St., NW) tonight at 6
p.m. Her show brings a variety of music
genres and comedy in two different
sets. The rst is the critically acclaimed
Theatrical LipSync Show. The second
set is the live sung acoustic set with
Jeremy Kin on guitar. There is no cover
for this event. For more information,
visit pinkharedone.com.
FUK!T HIV prevention working
group does outreach at Town (2009 8th
St., N.W.) tonight at 6:30 p.m. For more
information, visit thedccenter.org.
Town (2009 8th 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. Later the drag show
will start at 10:30 p.m. and the GoGo
boys come out at 11. Cover is $5 before
11 and $10 after. There are $3 drinks
until 11. For details, visit towndc.com.
The Black Cat (1811 14th St., NW)
holds its Dr. Who Happy Hour tonight
at 7 p.m. on its backstage. There will be
one episode of Dr. Who along with
drink specials. For more information,
visit blackcatdc.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer
organization, volunteers today for the
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation at
Falls Church PetSmart (6100 Arlington
Blvd., Falls Church, Va.) starting at
11:45 a.m. For more information, visit
burgundycrescent.org.
Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts the
party Funky Town tonight at 10 p.m.
DJ Ed Bailey is taking the party back
with 70s, 80s and 90s classics all night.
Cover is $8 before 11 p.m. and $12 after.
For more information, visit towndc.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17
Metropolitan Community Church (474
Ridge St., NW) holds its weekly 9 and 11
a.m. worship services today. The church
has one of the most diverse communities
and communion is open to everyone. For
more information, visit mccdc.com.
MONDAY, MARCH 18
The D.C. Center (1318 U St., NW)
holds coffee drop-in for the senior LGBT
community today at 10 a.m.-noon. The
center will provide complimentary coffee
and a community to chat with. For more
information, visit thedccenter.org.
Bears do Yoga takes place this
evening 6:30 p.m. as part of a series at
the Green Lantern (1335 Green Court,
NW). This is part of a basic yoga series
that takes place every Monday and is
open to people of varying body types
and experience. There is no charge. For
more information, visit thedccenter.org.
The D.C. Lambda Squares holds
its dance series tonight at 7:30 p.m. at
National City Christian Church (5 Thomas
Circle, NW). The only square dance club
located in Washington, the group invites
everybody to learn square dancing in just
16 Mondays. No special outts, partner
or prior dance experience is needed. The
cost is $100. For more information or to
register, visit dclambdasquares.org.
Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th 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. Registration is required and
attendees must call 202-797-3580 or email
peersupport@whitman-walker.org. For
details, visit whitman-walker.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
The D.C. Center (1318 U St., NW)
holds its Freedom from Smoking
Class for members of the community
who are trying to quit smoking this
evening starting 6:30. The class is
an adaptation of the American Lung
Associations group clinic that has
helped thousands of smokers, however
it has been modied to be more
relevant to the LGBT community and
people living with HIV/AIDS. For more
information, visit thedccenter.org.
Whitman-Walker (1701 14th St., NW)
holds its group Starting Over for Women
tonight at 7. The group is for women
whose long-term relationship with
another woman. Registration is required
and attendees must call 202-797-
3580 or email peersupport@whitman-
walker.org. 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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Whitman-Walker Health (1701
14th 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. Registration
is required and attendees must call
202-797-3580 or email peersupport@
whitman-walker.org. For details, visit
whitman-walker.org.
The Tom Davoren Social Bridge Club
meets tonight at the Dignity Center
(721 8th St., SE) at 7:30 p.m. for social
bridge. Newcomers are welcome and
no reservations are needed. For more
information or if you need a partner, visit
lambdabridge.com.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
International speaker and teacher of
Christian Science healing Fujiko Signs
gives a talk about how prayer can have a
tangible impact on the world tonight at
Busboys and Poets (14th and V St., NW)
at 7:30 p.m. Signs has met with Nobel
Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi
and exchanged with her ideas about
how spirituality lead to freedom. Signs
was also a survivor of the 2011 Japanese
tsunami. In her talk she will share how
she used spirituality to overcome these
challenges. For more information, visit
busboysandpoets.com.
Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th 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.
Registration is required and attendees must
call 202-797-3580 or email peersupport@
whitman-walker.org. For more information,
visit whitman-walker.org.

ERIN DURKIN
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obstacles impact sense of place
By TED SMITH
Though geographically compact,
Washington is a city of many neighbor-
hoods, each with a particular character,
sometimes changing after just a few
blocks. I call this the mental geography
of Washington because it informs our
sense of distances in the District that
may have nothing to do with the actual
physical mileage between places.
However, it denitely has something
to do with the physical geography of
the District. Linguists studying region-
al dialects have long identied natural
geographic barriers like mountain rang-
es and rivers as creating dialect borders
or even dialect islands. What are
those corresponding barriers in the Dis-
trict that create different mental places?
Ethnic boundaries obviously play a role
in creating different places, but in this
column, Im primarily concentrating on
physical boundarieswhether naturally
occurring or man-made. The physical
barriers that inuence mental geogra-
phy are hills, creeks, rivers and valleys.
If it takes more effort (or time) to cross
one of these barriers on foot or by motor
or by boat, you will tend to think of that
destination as being farther away, even
though the mileage may be less than
some other destination you can eas-
ily and quickly reach unencumbered by
one of these natural barriers. Obvious
examples in the District are any parts
of town separated by the Anacostia or
Potomac Rivers (why do Southeast and
Southwest seem so isolated?) or Rock
Creek (why does Georgetown seem set
apart on its eastern ank from the rest of
the District? In fact, it was a separate city
before 1871.)
Man-made barriers also play a part
in sculpting the mental geography of
a place. Expressways and railroad lines
are probably the best examples of this.
If it is difcult (or impossible) to cross an
expressway, your psychological sense
of the other side of the expressway is
that it is farther away. Consider how the
Eisenhower Expressway (I-395) cuts off
the south edge of the federal complex
from Southwest Waterfront or Capitol
Hill from Navy Yards. And many times
those expressways are laid down right
next to physical barriers like rivers or
creeks. (Think of Rock Creek Parkway as
an example .)
The mental geography of a city inu-
ences not only its development patterns
but how we pick our haunts, and what
distances we are willing or unwilling to
travel after work for pleasure. For exam-
ple, the distance from my home in Mt.
Vernon/Convention Center to the East-
ern Market Metro stop in Capitol Hill is
less than 3.5 milesthe same distance as
from my home to the National Cathedral.
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