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Liquor license ght looms
as work continues on
Benning Road site

By LOU CHIBBARO JR.


lchibbaro@washblade.com
The owner of a Northeast Washington
shopping center located next to a three-
story warehouse building where the D.C.
Eagle hopes to reopen this fall is challenging
a preliminary decision by the citys liquor
board to approve a liquor license for the
popular gay bar at its new location.
Celia Properties Limited Partnership
LLC, which owns the small shopping
center at Minnesota Avenue and Benning
Road, N.E., said in a March 28 petition led
with the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control
Board that a liquor serving establishment
such as the Eagle will adversely impact
its adjacent property.
The petition said the operation of the
Eagle in its proposed location would
violate provisions of the citys liquor law
calling for peace, order, and quiet in the
surrounding neighborhood and would
likely create problems associated with
litter, residential parking, and vehicular
and pedestrian safety.
I know Celia is going to the mat on
this, Eagle co-owner Ted Clements told
the Blade on Tuesday. They will do all
they can to oppose us.
Clements declined further comment,
saying he prefers to wait until the rst
week of October to discuss the Eagles
plans for its new building and the
opposition its facing from the shopping
center when he will have more time to
talk to the Blade.
He acknowledged, however, that many
of the details of the Eagles plans for
the new buildings 16,900 square feet of
space have been published on the Eagles
Facebook page.
The Eagle has operated as the D.C.
areas preeminent leather-Levi gay bar
in at least three downtown D.C. locations
since 1971. It was displaced from its home
of more than 25 years at 639 New York
Ave., N.W. in January to make way for the
construction of a new o ce building.
City property records show that a
new company created by the Eagles
owners called DC Eagle Development
LLC purchased the new building at 3701
Benning Rd., N.E., on June 11 for $925,000.
When the new DC Eagle reopens the
venue will oer something for everyone
in the gay community, a July 7 posting on
its Facebook page says.
A new restaurant on the premises will
oer ne dining and o site catering to
the surrounding community as well as
the gay community, the posting says.
The DC Eagle itself will still cater to
the leather and fetish community, the
posting says. It will have the hottest men
in DC, and will be open to all members
of the gay community, a place where
everyone will be welcome.
Among other things, the sprawling
building will also be home to a dance club
called The Exile, a reincarnation of the
popular club the Eagle opened downtown
in the 1980s before that, too, was displaced
by downtown development. The new Exile
will include a theater that will host live
entertainment and a DJ booth in which
some of the hottest music in DC will be
spun, the Facebook posting says.
Other plans submitted by the Eagle
to the ABC Board, which the board has
tentatively approved, include a rooftop
summer garden with 100 seats and a
sidewalk caf with 36 seats.
Types of entertainment include
dancing, four piece bands, open mic,
contests and fundraisers for charity,
plans submitted with the Eagles license
application last December stated.
At a hearing before the ABC board
earlier this year, Clements provided
details of plans to open a separate and
enclosed cigar bar within the Eagle
building called Terminal Alley for which
Clements and the Eagles other co-owner,
Peter Lloyd, are applying for a separate
liquor license.
Celia Properties has also challenged
the application for that license. The ABC
Board has scheduled a hearing for Oct.
8 to listen to arguments by the opposing
parties before making a decision on
whether to grant the license.
The board has ruled in favor of the Eagle
itself in two separate decisions earlier this
year. On July 7 it denied a motion led by
Celia Properties to reopen the period in
which a license protest could be led.
Celias attorney argued that the Eagle
failed to properly display placards on its
premises announcing its application for
a liquor license in a conspicuous place
visible to the public.
The attorney, Roderic Woodson, stated
in his motion that Celia Properties missed
seeing the placard in time to le a protest
against the license application before the
deadline for ling a protest had passed.
In a unanimous vote, the board ruled
that the Eagle fully complied with the law
in its posting of the required placards
on its building and there were no legal
grounds for reopening the protest period.
Woodson told the Blade on Monday
that Celia Properties has petitioned the
board to reconsider its decision. He said
that if the board denies that request, Celia
plans to exercise its right to take the case
to court before the D.C. Court of Appeals.
In a separate decision, the ABC Board
denied a request in February by Sheila
Carson-Carr, then chair of Advisory
Neighborhood Commission 7F, to reopen
the protest period to allow the ANC to
weigh in on whether the Eagles liquor
license should be opposed based on
safety and cultural concerns.
Carson-Carr did not return a call from
the Blade seeking an explanation of
what she meant by cultural and safety
concerns related to the Eagle.
ANC 7F member Evie Washington,
whose single member district includes
the Eagles property, told the Blade
on Tuesday that Carson-Carr led her
petition without the permission or
knowledge of the full ANC. Washington
said fellow commission members have
since voted to replace Carson-Carr as
chair of the ANC and have voted to
support the Eagles license application.
Washington also questioned Celia
Properties reasons for opposing the
Eagles license on grounds that a liquor
serving establishment would be harmful
to the shopping center. She noted the
shopping center is the current home to
a liquor store where patrons sometimes
drink in public and cause problems for
nearby residents.
Woodson disputed claims by some
Eagle supporters that Celia Properties was
citing alcohol, noise, litter, and parking
issues as a pretext for its true motive
to prevent the Eagle from opening to
clear the way for a mega development
project that would combine the shopping
center property with the Eagles property.
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Schwartz disputes Catania poll
D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate David Catania (I-At-Large) told
reporters Monday night that an internal poll commissioned by his campaign last
week shows he is trailing his main rival, Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward
4), by just three points.
According to Catania, the poll of 1,000 D.C. voters, which was completed on
Sept. 5, had a margin of error of 3.05 percent, indicating that he is in a statistical
tie with Bowser. Bowser has been considered the frontrunner in the race since
she defeated Mayor Vincent Gray in the citys Democratic primary on April 1.
Independent mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz questioned the validity of
the Catania poll, saying she learned from city residents supporting her that the
Catania campaign conducted earlier polls that left her out, limiting respondents
choices to Catania and Bowser.
Bowser campaign spokesperson Joaquin McPeek said the Bowser campaign
would have no comment on the Catania poll other than to say, The only poll
that counts is the one on Nov. 4.
A Washington Post poll released March 25 showed Bowser ahead of Catania
in a potential two-way race by a margin of 56 percent to 23 percent, with 21
percent of respondents saying they were undecided.
Im delighted weve dramatically narrowed this gap and I look forward to a
robust campaign for the nal eight weeks, Catania told reporters following a
Sept. 8 mayoral campaign forum sponsored by the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.
Bowser did not attend the forum.
Schwartz called the Catania campaigns decision to release just a single gure
from a reported poll and then claim that she was far behind a ploy to manipulate
the media into reporting information that could not be veried. She called on
Catania to release the entire poll to the public or the news media and urged the
media not to fall for this.
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LOU CHIBBARO JR.
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04 SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 LOCAL NEWS
Shopping center owner opposes D.C. Eagles move
A company created by the Eagles owners
purchased a new building at 3701 Benning
Rd., N.E., on June 11 for $925,000.
WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY LOU CHIBBARO JR.
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Former bartender accuses
Cobalt of violating labor laws
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
A former bartender with the Dupont
Circle gay bar and restaurant Cobalt/30
Degrees has led a class action lawsuit
against the establishment, accusing its
owners of violating federal and D.C. labor
laws by allegedly forcing bartenders to
share their tips with non-tipped employees.
In the 11-page lawsuit led Sept. 6 with
the U.S. District Court for D.C., Arlington,
Va., resident Sara Wilson charges that
Cobalt/30 Degrees violated the U.S.
Fair Labor Standards Act and the D.C.
Minimum Wage Act as revised in 1992
by forcing her to give 20 percent of the
tips she received to bar backs while not
paying her the full minimum wage.
The lawsuit alleges that Cobalt/30
Degrees was improperly taking a special
tip credit exemption from having to
pay bartenders the full minimum wage
thats allowed under the two laws only if
bartenders can keep all of the tips they
receive from customers.
Because Defendants did not permit
Plaintis to retain all their tips, Defendants
cannot take advantage of the tipped-
employee exemption to the Fair Labor
Standards Act and so [they] owe full wages
to all bartenders employed under this
common scheme, the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit names as defendants
Hunam Inn, Inc., the corporation that
does business as Cobalt/30 Degrees, and
the corporations co-owners Donald Eric
Little and David Perruzza.
Little told the Blade in an email on
Wednesday that under advice from
his attorney neither he nor Cobalt/30
Degrees would issue an immediate
comment on the lawsuit.
Hospitality industry observers have
said most of the bars and restaurants
in the D.C. metropolitan area as well as
those throughout the country operate
under a system in which bartenders and
servers provide a share of their tips to bar
backs and busboys or bussers, who help
the servers and bartenders do their jobs.
Observers, some of whom asked not to
be identied, told the Blade that dozens
of D.C.-area bars and restaurants could
be subjected to penalties if the court rules
in favor of Wilson in her lawsuit against
Cobalt/30 Degrees.
Attorney Andrew Kline, who serves
as general counsel for the Restaurant
Association of Metropolitan Washington,
which advocates on behalf of restaurants
and bars, said bar backs and bussers
have traditionally been treated as
tipped employees. He pointed to a fact
sheet issued by the U.S. Department of
Labor that includes bussers and similar
restaurant and bar employees who could
be eligible for a tip pool.
But Ken Gauvey, the attorney representing
Wilson in the lawsuit, said bar backs and
other restaurant and bar personnel that
dont directly receive tips from customers,
are not included in the Labor Departments
denition of a valid tip pool.
The lawsuit says Cobalt/30 Degrees
also violated the Fair Labor Standards Act
by requiring Wilson and other similarly
situated bartender employees to perform
work such as cleaning bathrooms and
other public and private areas of the
establishment without paying them the
full minimum wage for such work, which is
not exempt under the minimum wage law.
In addition, the lawsuit says the
establishment failed to inform Wilson
and other bartenders that it was invoking
the minimum wage exemption for
tipped employees under the Fair Labor
Standards Act. It says the law prohibits an
employer from invoking this exemption
unless it rst informs an employee that it
is taking the exemption.
Because Cobalt/30 Degrees allegedly
failed to comply with the two statutes, they
forfeited their exemption from having to
pay Wilson and other bartenders the full
minimum wage as required under the
D.C. Minimum Wage Act, which called for a
salary of $8.25 per hour prior to July 1, 2014
and $9.50 per hour starting on July 1, 2014.
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Prosecutor cites anti-gay
slur at sentencing hearing
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
A former U.S. Marine convicted of
voluntary manslaughter for the April
2012 stabbing death of a fellow Marine
following an altercation in which he
allegedly called the victim an anti-gay
name was sentenced last week to 11
years and three months in prison.
D.C. Superior Court Judge Russell Canan
handed down the sentence for former Pfc.
Michael Poth, 22, during a court hearing in
which family members of Poth and Lance
Corp. Phillip Bushong, 23, who died two
hours afterPoth stabbed him in the heart
with a pocketknife, wept openly as the
judge delivered the sentence.
I never intended this to happen, Poth
told the court in a statement minutes
before the sentencing. I know Mr.
Bushongs family will never get their son
backThis will leave me with a scar for
the rest of my life.
Robin Poth, Michael Poths mother,
and Michael Bushong, Phillip Bushongs
father, each gave emotional statements
to the judge describing what they said
were the good qualities and character of
their respective sons.
Although they disagreed over what the
length of the sentence should be, they
agreed that the outcome of an argument
between Poth and Bushong that turned
violent had a devastating impact on the
two families.
There are no winners in this case, said
defense attorney Bernard Grimm in his
opening statement at the hearing. Two
young men had a terrible argument and
one is dead, he said.
We have two sets of parents. One has
a son and one doesnt.
In addition to a jail term of 135 months,
Canan sentenced Poth to ve years of
supervised release upon completion of
the prison term. Canan also credited Poth
with the close to three and a half years
he has already served in the D.C. jail since
the time of his arrest in April 2012.
Canan noted that rules followed by the
U.S. Bureau of Prisons give prison o cials
the authority to further reduce Poths
sentence by 15 percent for good behavior.
A Superior Court jury found Poth guilty
of voluntary manslaughter while armed
on Dec. 2, 2013 following a nine-day trial.
The jury found him not guilty of a more
serious charge of second-degree murder
while armed.
Police and prosecutors said the
stabbing took place on 8th Street, S.E.,
across the street from the U.S. Marine
Barracks on Capitol Hill following a run-
in between the two Marines less than an
hour earlier on the sidewalk outside a bar
also across the street from the barracks.
Authorities said the two didnt know
each other prior to the fatal encounter.
Bushong, who was scheduled to be
honorably discharged from the Marines
the following week, was visiting D.C. from
North Carolina, where he was stationed.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael
Liebman, the lead prosecutor in the
case, pointed to testimony by witnesses
that Bushong called Poth a boot when
the two rst crossed paths on the street.
The term is used by Marines to describe
new recruits and is considered an insult
when used to describe a Marine serving a
regular tour of duty.
Liebman argued that the insult
angered Poth to such a degree that he
made plans to track down Bushong after
the two initially went their separate ways
with the intent to stab him and kill him.
The prosecutor told Canan at Thursdays
sentencing hearing that two Marine
guards testied that they overheard Poth
talking to himself in anger while waving
his pocketknife in the air, saying he was
going to cut out the lungs of the person
he just exchanged words with.
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06 SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 LOCAL NEWS
Ex-Marine gets 11 years in killing of fellow Marine
A lawsuit alleges that Cobalt/30 Degrees was improperly taking a special tip creditexemption
from having to pay bartenders the full minimum wage.
WASHINGTON BLADE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY
D.C. gay bar hit with class action lawsuit over wages
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Trans woman murdered in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. A transgender woman was gunned down near her home
on Sept. 5.
WREG, a Memphis television station, reported that Alejandra Leos was shot to
death in north Memphis.
Were all still in shock, Leos friend, Melisa Smith, told the television station.
WREG on Sept. 7 reported that Memphis police arrested Marshall Pegues
and charged him with rst-degree murder. The television station cited a police
report that indicates Pegues had an argument with Leos before he fatally shot
her in the back.
Leos is the latest trans woman to have been reported murdered in the U.S.
in recent months. A trans woman was shot to death in a Detroit park on Aug.
15. The murders of Kandy Hall and Mia Henderson in Baltimore in June and July
respectively have left trans women in Marylands largest city on edge.
Police in Fort Myers, Fla., on June 19 found Yazmin Shancezs burned body
behind a local business. Tiany Edwards, a trans woman of color, was shot to
death in a Cincinnati suburb a few days later.
Authorities in Anaheim, Calif., in June found Zoraida Reyes, an LGBT and
immigrant rights advocate, dead behind a local fast food restaurant.
We are enraged after the death of another transgender woman of color,
the seventh such homicide of a transgender or gender non-conforming person
nationally since the beginning of June, said Osman Ahmed of the New York City
Anti-Violence Project. Intimate partner violence is a present and deadly issue in
LGBTQ communities, and transgender and gender non-conforming people face
unique and disproportionately severe forms of intimate partner violence. This
crisis demands a remedy.
Man charged in HIV case
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. California prosecutors say a man knowingly infected
an ex-boyfriend with HIV.
KNSD, a San Diego television station, late last month reported local
authorities brought a misdemeanor charge against Thomas Miguel Guerra. The
charge described the 29-year-old as a person a icted with any infectious or
communicable disease who willfully exposes himself to another person.
An amended complaint the San Diego City Attorneys o ce led against
Guerra identies the disease to which he allegedly exposed his ex-boyfriend as
HIV. Guerra has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
KNSD reported a judge on Sept. 2 banned Guerra from using Grindr and
hook-up websites.
The television station reported local authorities continue to investigate
additional allegations made against Guerra.
N.C. advocate arrested during protest
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Police on Sept. 1 arrested a local LGBT rights advocate
during a Labor Day rally.
QNotes reported two o cers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police
Department who were riding their bikes arrested Ty Turner near Marshall Park
where a Labor Day Moral Monday rally was underway.
The newspaper said the o cers took Turner into custody after he placed iers
onto cars that were parked near the park.
QNotes cited eyewitnesses who said the o cers refused to tell Turner
which city ordinance he had violated when he asked. The newspaper reported
an o cer placed Turner under arrest after he refused to stop recording the
incident with his cell phone.
A spokesperson for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department told
QNotes their o cers only detained Turner. He was issued a citation, but not
formally charged with a crime.
Turner earlier this year unsuccessfully ran for the North Carolina Senate.
Comedian embraced
gay causes before it was
fashionable
By KEITH LORIA
Its believed heaven got a little bit
funnier last week with the death of
legendary comedian Joan Rivers. While
younger generations know her best for
dishing out fashion critiques on the red
carpet, Rivers has been in the public
eye for decades, conquering the male-
dominated comedy world, hosting her
own talk show and milking the phrase,
Can we talk? for all its worth.
Something that many obituaries of
Rivers have failed to mention either on
purpose or by incredible omission, is that
she loved and embraced and dignied
the gay community long before it was
fashionable, politically correct or accepted.
Admittedly, her humor was not for
everyone. Some thought her mean, nasty
or even hate-lled, but for those who
knew her, the comedienne was known
as someone with a huge heart and kind,
loving soul. Rivers daughter Melissa may
have said it best: her mothers greatest
joy was to make people laugh.
She always promoted and pushed
young comics, but especially women,
people of color or gay comics she knew
they would have a harder time, like she did
being a woman, to get through or ahead.
I had the honor of meeting and
interviewing Rivers on two occasions and
yes, she did rip into one of my outts
and it was an honor far more than an
insult. She was warm and personable
during the talks and wasnt trying to give
the usual pat answers that celebrities
give. Her answers were funny and real,
and made for a great nished product.
A lot of performers start out on the
gay circuit but once they hit it big, never
go back. Rivers not only went back, but
she made a point of going back, sort of a
thank you to the people who helped her
get her start.
And at a time when most straight
performers didnt want to have any
association with AIDS, Rivers was leading
the charge at AIDS benets and bringing
attention to the disease, attending any
fundraiser she could. She was known to
donate plenty of her own money to the
cause as well, although she would never
tell you that herself.
My friend Alan Carter interviewed her
for People Magazine in 1990 and she
told him, How could I not help? The gay
audience is my most loyal and was always
there for me. She lost many friends to
the disease, including her hairdresser of
12 years whom she called one of her best
friends ever.
Rivers was also very savvy. She knew
that by making fun of gay icons like Cher,
Madonna, Liz Taylor and Liza, it would
make her even more popular with the gay
audience.
Hollywood lost a bit of its luster with
Rivers passing, but she leaves behind
generations of fans who will remember
her humor, kindness and love. Rest in
peace Joan.
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Transgender activists praised HRC
President Chad Gri n for apologizing
for the rift between HRC and the trans
community but at the same time they
said they expect him to follow up his
words with a concrete plan for action.
During an address in Atlanta on Friday
at the annual transgender conference
Southern Comfort, Gri n delivered a
formal apology for what he said were
times when the nations largest LGBT
group distanced itself from transgender
community.
HRC has done wrong by the transgender
community in the past, and I am here to
formally apologize, Gri n said. I am sorry
for the times when we stood apart when
we should have been standing together.
Even more than that, I am sorry for the
times you have been underrepresented
or unrepresented by this organization.
What happens to trans people is
absolutely central to the LGBT struggle.
And as the nations largest LGBT civil rights
organization, HRC has a responsibility to do
that struggle justice, or else we are failing at
our fundamental mission.
Gri n also reiterated HRCs
commitment to support in the upcoming
Congress a comprehensive civil rights
bill that aims to prohibit discrimination
against LGBT people in employment,
public accommodations, federal funding,
education and credit.
Dana Beyer, a Maryland-based
transgender activist said Gri ns speech
was a very important step in addressing
the tension between HRC and the
transgender community.
His words, his sincerity, his willingness
to apologize for specics was critical,
Beyer said. Were in a world where
were overwhelmed with non-apology
apologies. This was a real apology.
The rift between HRC and transgender
advocates exploded in 2007, when the
organization under the leadership of Joe
Solmonese declined to oppose a version
of the Employment Non-Discrimination
Act that excluded protections based on
gender identity.
Rebecca Juro, a New Jersey-based
transgender activist who interviewed
Gri n on her radio show after his
speech, said Gri ns words were
absolutely necessary to heal the rift.
Up until this point, its been a truism
that HRC absolutely cannot be trusted,
Juro said. That has basically been not
only what the folks on my generation, the
opinion we hold, but thats what weve
been teaching our younger activists.
As the transgender community has
evolved, Juro said those just coming
into the movement have had to accept
the notion that HRC isnt a friend to the
transgender community.
I think theyve become aware of that,
Juro said. I think they kind of had to reset
and say, Look, we know we did what we
did. Were sorry and were not going to do
it anymore.
A crucial factor bolstering Gri ns
speech, transgender advocates say, is
that he had already in the two years since
he was at the helm of HRC worked to
increase transgender visibility within the
organization.
One key appointment was that of
Hayden Mora, HRCs deputy chief of sta,
who sits in on high-level policy meetings
within the organization. Other senior
staers at the organization who identify
as trans areJay Brown, director of strategy
for the HRC Foundation, and Alison Gill,
senior legislative counsel.
Juro said those hires and other work
made it especially appropriate for HRC to
begin touting a renewed commitment to
transgender issues.
I think ... HRC has nally decided it has
enough of the people in place and enough
of the programs ready to go that theyre
nally ready to pull the shade back and
say, OK, check this out, Juro said.
Despite the praise for Gri ns speech
and HRCs actions, transgender activists
say the LGBT group should follow up with
additional plans to continue to advocate
for the community.
Jillian Weiss, a transgender activist and
law professor at Ramapo College, said
she spoke with Gri n prior to his speech
and sensed a desire for him to connect
with the transgender community
something she would like him to pursue
with additional action.
I greatly appreciated his commitment
expressed in the speech, Weiss said.
However, I will look to see how he moves
the organization tangibly to empower
the trans community, which continues
to suer greatly from prejudice, violence,
and employment discrimination. He
needs a plan in addition to a speech.
As Gri n noted in his speech, HRC
has provided money for transgender
initiatives throughout the country,
including Casa Ruby, a D.C.-based
organization founded by transgender
activistRubyCorado that aims to support
trans youth on their path to employment.
Its that kind of support for local
initiatives that Beyer said HRC should
continue as it works to bolster its
involvement with the transgender
community. One such organization is
TrueChild, a D.C.-based organization
founded by Riki Wilchins that seeks to
educate philanthropic o cers and non-
prots on the harm of gender norms.
Although Beyer said HRC has
previously given TrueChild funding to the
tune of $5,000, she said that group is an
example of a program that HRC should
be placingfront and center.
Not only is it dealing with trans people
and gender non-conforming gay people,
its dealing with people of color and its
dealing with a local community where
HRC sits and where HRC can make a huge
dierence, Beyer said.
Ind., Wis. marriage cases
reach Supreme Court
Cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana have
joined others pending before the Supreme Court.
On Tuesday, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Wisconsin Attorney
General J.B. Van Hollen led petitions for certiorari before the Supreme Court
calling for review of the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision striking
down marriage bans in those states.
Moreover, attorneys representing same-sex couples in these lawsuits the
American Civil Liberties Union for the Wisconsin lawsuit and Lambda Legal
and the ACLU in the Indiana lawsuit led their own briefs on the same day
supporting the request for the Supreme Court to take up the case.
Taken together with petitions already led, a total of ve states now have
submitted petitions for certiorari before the Supreme Court seeking a decision
on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans: Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia,
Wisconsin and Indiana.
Each of the parties that led briefs in the Indiana and Wisconsin cases say
those lawsuits are the best vehicles or at least excellent vehicles to solve
the marriage issue.
As noted in each of the briefs, one distinction between the Indiana and
Wisconsin cases compared to others is that they challenge laws barring the
ability of same-sex couples to marry as well as laws barring recognition of out-
of-state same-sex marriages. Taking up the cases, the briefs say, would give the
court the opportunity to resolve both issues.
And because Wisconsin oers a form of domestic partnership despite its ban
on same-sex marriage, both parties involved in that states litigation say it would
oer the court the opportunity to rule that forms of relationship recognition
other than marriage are unacceptable.
Notably, Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher makes the case in his brief
that the Seventh Circuit erred in overturning his states marriage ban because
the law in Indiana doesnt discriminate against gay people.
The court does not, and cannot, justify the assertion that Indianas denition of
marriage targets homosexuals, Fisher writes. The statue itself makes no mention
of sexual orientation, and as the case record in this case amply demonstrates,
homosexuals often do marry members of the opposite sex in Indiana.
CHRIS JOHNSON
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Grif n praised for trans apology, but more action sought
Human Rights Campaign President CHAD
GRIFFIN apologized to the transgender
community in a speech at Southern Comfort.
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U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Posner has
earned the distinction of delivering one
of the most sharply written decisions
a rming a constitutional right to same-sex
marriage, but a look at the jurists three-
decade career on the federal bench reveals
it took time for him to reach those views.
Already renowned as a legal scholar,
the 75-year-old Reagan-appointed
judge became an overnight sensation
for advocating marriage rights for gay
couples. He won praise for his aggressive
questioning during oral arguments of
state attorneys defending bans on same-
sex marriage before the U.S. Seventh
Circuit Court of Appeals, and his ruling
on Thursday striking down same-sex
marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.
In a 40-page decision loaded with as
much legal analysis as social science,
Posner, joined by judges Anne Claire
Williams and David Hamilton, conclude
that these lawsuits are not only about gay
couples seeking marriage equality, but also
about the welfare of American children.
Children, being natural conformists,
tend to be upset upon discovering that
theyre not in step with their peers, Posner
writes. If a childs same-sex parents are
married, however, the parents can tell the
child truthfully that an adult is permitted
to marry a person of the opposite sex, or
if the adult prefers as some do a person
of his or her own sex, but that either way
the parents are married and therefore
the child can feel secure in being the child
of a married couple.
Often in a colloquial tone, Posner
shreds the arguments oered in defense
of the marriage bans. In response to
an argument that marriage is intended
to facilitate responsible procreation,
for example, Posner concludes that
amounts to saying only straight couples
need marriage because they tend to
be sexually irresponsible, producing
unwanted children by the carload.
Heterosexuals get drunk and pregnant,
producing unwanted children; their
reward is to be allowed to marry, Posner
continues. Homosexual couples do not
produce unwanted children; their reward is
to be denied the right to marry. Go gure.
A look at the congressional record reveals
Posner breezed through his conrmation
process. The Senate approved him in a
group of other judicial nominees on Nov.
24, 1981 by unanimous consent.
Prior to his conrmation, Posner
served stints in the 1960s with the
Federal Trade Commission and the U.S.
Solicitor Generals o ce before becoming
a law professor in 1969 at the University
of Chicago. As a scholar, Posner earned a
reputation for controversy.
During his conrmation hearing before
the Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov.
20 1981, the late Sen. Charles Percy, an
Illinois Republican, backed his nomination
with a caveat.
He has written so many articles on
many subjects that he could be hanged
for almost any of his views, Percy said.
They are controversial, without any
question. But even those who might
oppose those views look upon them as
creative, imaginative, bold and scholarly
in every respective.
During his tenure on the Seventh Circuit,
Posner has developed a reputation as
an independent and often conservative
thinker. For example, he has expressed
skepticism about anti-trust laws but also
has been supportive of abortion rights
and decriminalization of drugs. In 2012,
he said in an interview with National
Public Radio that hes become less of a
conservative since the Republican Party
started becoming goofy.
Still, like many Americans, Posner hasnt
always held the view that bans on same-
sex marriage violate the Equal Protection
Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
In a 1997 book review published in
the Michigan Law Review, for example,
Posner was skeptical that the Constitution
guaranteed same-sex marriage. The
subject was The Case for Same-Sex
Marriage: From Sexual Liberty to Civilized
Commitment by Yale Law Professor
William N. Eskridge, Jr. The book, which
came out at a time when Hawaii was on
track through the judiciary to legalize
same-sex marriage, espouses the idea
that courts must grant same-sex couples
the right to marry as quickly as possible.
Although Posner acknowledges his
belief that, without further study, same-
sex couples should be allowed to adopt
children just the same as dierent-sex
couples, he disputes the notion that the
right to same-sex marriage is guaranteed
under the U.S. Constitution.
Citing public opinion that was
overwhelmingly against same-sex
marriage at that time, Posner says for the
time being the marriage issue should be
resolved through the democratic process
in the state legislatures.
It thus is to me a signicant weakness
of Eskridges book that it does not
examine the pragmatic objections to
constitutionalizing the question of same-
sex marriage, Posner concludes. He
wants the courts in the name of the
Constitution to require every state and
the federal government, at a stroke,
tomorrow if possible, to confer all
fteen perquisites of the married state
on parties to homosexual marriage,
including full rights of adoption, plus the
symbolic crown the name marriage.
The country is not ready for Eskridges
proposal, and this must give pause to any
impulse within an unelected judiciary to
impose it on the country in the name of
the Constitution.
In 1998 piece titled, Against
Constitutional Theory, published in New
York Law Review, Posner also takes issue
with the 1996 landmark Supreme Court
decision of Romer v. Evans, which found
Colorados Amendment 2 a law that
prohibited localities from establishing
LGBT non-discrimination ordinances
was unconstitutional.
Looking at the Romer decision as well
as United States v. Virginia, a 1996 ruling
in which the Supreme Court overturned
the Virginia Military Institutes male-only
admission policy Posner doesnt argue
the cases were wrongly decided, but says
the two decisions lack adequate empirical
data to back the determination in the rulings.
The Romer decision, Posner says,
determines that Colorado passed
Amendment 2 out of hostility toward
gay people, but fails to examine whether
Amendment 2 was a rational expression
of that hostility.
No allusion to the scientic and
social scientic evidence bearing on the
phenomenon of homosexuality was made
in the Romer opinion, however, so that
as it stands the Court seems prepared to
forbid discrimination against homosexuals
even if the Colorado ban on protective
legislation for homosexuals is entirely
rational discrimination the equivalent of
discriminating against airline pilots who
have the misfortune to be old or inrm
and as a result are grounded againsttheir
will, Posner writes.
Posner says his personal belief is that
evidence shows sexual orientation is
genetic or at least congenital, and not
acquired, but notes most Americans
dislike homosexuality, dont want their
children to become gay and worry about
AIDS spreading to the straight population.
Hostility directed at gay people, Posner
writes, is dierent from other kinds of
hostility, like anti-Semitism, so must be
analyzed on its own terms, and a law
intended to prevent peaceable private
discrimination against gay people, such as
Amendment 2, falls far short of savagery.
One decision that Posner issued from
the bench that touches on gay rights came
in 2001 as the result of a lawsuit led
by Milagros Irizarry, a female employee
of theChicago public school system, who
sued the city because it excluded her and
her female partner from the domestic
partner registry, which was intended
for same-sex couples. Posner a rms a
district court decision against the couple
on the basis that they havent articulated
a reason why they havent married.
Referencing a brief apparently led in
the case by Lambda Legal on behalf of
the straight couple, Posner somewhat
derisively refers to the LGBT legal groups
eorts as an attempt to ensure marriage
will lose some of its luster.
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The evolution of Judge Posner on marriage
U.S. Circuit Judge RICHARD POSNER wrote an entertaining decision in favor of marriage
equality that became an online sensation.
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ABOUT PREZISTA

PREZISTA

(darunavir) is a prescription medicine. It is one treatment option


in the class of HIV (human immunodeciency virus) medicines known
as protease inhibitors.
PREZISTA

is always taken with and at the same time as ritonavir (Norvir

),
in combination with other HIV medicines for the treatment of HIV infection
in adults. PREZISTA

should also be taken with food.


PREZISTA

does not cure HIV infection or AIDS and you may continue
to experience illnesses associated with HIV-1 infection, including
opportunistic infections. You should remain under the care of a doctor
when using PREZISTA.

Please read Important Safety Information below, and talk to your


healthcare provider to learn if PREZISTA

is right for you.


IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
What is the most important information I should know
about PREZISTA

?
PREZISTA

can interact with other medicines and cause serious


side effects. See Who should not take PREZISTA

?
PREZISTA

may cause liver problems. Some people taking


PREZISTA,

together with Norvir

(ritonavir), have developed liver problems


which may be life-threatening. Your healthcare provider should do blood
tests before and during your combination treatment with PREZISTA

.
If you have chronic hepatitis B or C infection, your healthcare provider
should check your blood tests more often because you have an increased
chance of developing liver problems
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of these signs and symptoms
of liver problems: dark (tea-colored) urine, yellowing of your skin or whites
of your eyes, pale colored stools (bowel movements), nausea, vomiting,
pain or tenderness on your right side below your ribs, or loss of appetite
PREZISTA

may cause severe or life-threatening skin reactions


or rash. Sometimes these skin reactions and skin rashes can become
severe and require treatment in a hospital. You should call your healthcare
provider immediately if you develop a rash. However, stop taking
PREZISTA

and ritonavir combination treatment and call your healthcare


provider immediately if you develop any skin changes with these
symptoms: fever, tiredness, muscle or joint pain, blisters or skin lesions,
mouth sores or ulcers, red or inamed eyes, like pink eye.
Rash occurred more often in patients taking PREZISTA

and raltegravir
together than with either drug separately, but was generally mild
Who should not take PREZISTA

?
Do not take PREZISTA

if you are taking the following medicines:


alfuzosin (Uroxatral

), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E.45,

Embolex,


Migranal

), ergotamine (Cafergot,

Ergomar

), methylergonovine,
cisapride (Propulsid

), pimozide (Orap

), oral midazolam (Versed

),
triazolam (Halcion

), the herbal supplement St. Johns wort


(Hypericum perforatum), lovastatin (Mevacor,

Altoprev,

Advicor

),
salmeterol (Advair,

Serevent

), simvastatin (Zocor,

Simcor,

Vytorin

),
rifampin (Rifadin,

Rifater,

Rifamate,

Rimactane

), sildenal (Revatio

)
when used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, indinavir (Crixivan

),
lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra

), saquinavir (Invirase

), boceprevir (Victrelis

),
or telaprevir (Incivek

)
Before taking PREZISTA

, tell your healthcare provider if you are taking


sildenal (Viagra,

Revatio

), vardenal (Levitra,

Staxyn

),
tadalal (Cialis,

Adcirca

), atorvastatin (Lipitor

), rosuvastatin (Crestor

),
pravastatin (Pravachol

), or colchicine (Colcrys,

Col-Probenecid

).
Tell your healthcare provider if you are taking estrogen-based
contraceptives (birth control). PREZISTA

might reduce the effectiveness


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for birth control, such as condoms
Serious problems can happen if you or your child takes any of these
medicines with PREZISTA

.
This is not a complete list of medicines. Be sure to tell your healthcare
provider about all the medicines you are taking or plan to take,
including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins,
and herbal supplements. Do not start any new medicines while you
are taking PREZISTA

without rst talking to your healthcare provider.


What should I tell my doctor before I take PREZISTA

?
Before taking PREZISTA

, tell your healthcare provider if you have


any medical conditions, including liver problems (including hepatitis B
or C), allergy to sulfa medicines, diabetes, or hemophilia
Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or planning to become
pregnant, or are breastfeeding
The effects of PREZISTA

on pregnant women or their unborn babies


are not known. You and your healthcare provider will need to decide
if taking PREZISTA

is right for you


Do not breastfeed. It is not known if PREZISTA

can be passed
to your baby in your breast milk and whether it could harm your baby.
Also, mothers with HIV should not breastfeed because HIV can
be passed to your baby in the breast milk
What are the possible side effects of PREZISTA

?
High blood sugar, diabetes or worsening of diabetes, and increased
bleeding in people with hemophilia have been reported in patients taking
protease inhibitor medicines, including PREZISTA

Changes in body fat have been seen in some patients taking HIV medicines,
including PREZISTA

. The cause and long-term health effects of these


conditions are not known at this time
Changes in your immune system can happen when you start taking HIV
medicines. Your immune system may get stronger and begin to ght infections
that have been hidden
The most common side effects related to taking PREZISTA

include diarrhea,
nausea, rash, headache, stomach pain, and vomiting.
This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. If you experience these
or other side effects, talk to your healthcare provider. Do not stop taking
PREZISTA

or any other medicines without rst talking to your healthcare


provider
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs
to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please refer to the ritonavir (Norvir

) Product Information (PI and PPI)


for additional information on precautionary measures.
Please see accompanying full Product Information
for more details.
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taken with ritonavir and in combination with other


HIV medications can help lower your viral load and keep your HIV under control.
The PREZISTA

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PREZISTA (pre-ZIS-ta)
(darunavir)
Oral Suspension
PREZISTA (pre-ZIS-ta)
(darunavir)
Tablets
Read this Patient Information before you start taking PREZISTA and each time you get a
refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking
to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.
Also read the Patient Information leaflet for NORVIR

(ritonavir).
What is the most important information I should know about
PREZISTA?
PREZISTA can interact with other medicines and cause serious side effects. It is
important to know the medicines that should not be taken with PREZISTA. See the
section Who should not take PREZISTA?
PREZISTA may cause liver problems. Some people taking PREZISTA in combination
with NORVIR

(ritonavir) have developed liver problems which may be life-


threatening. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests before and during your
combination treatment with PREZISTA. If you have chronic hepatitis B or C infection,
your healthcare provider should check your blood tests more often because you have
an increased chance of developing liver problems.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of the below signs and symptoms of liver
problems.
Dark (tea colored) urine
yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes
pale colored stools (bowel movements)
nausea
vomiting
pain or tenderness on your right side below your ribs
loss of appetite
PREZISTA may cause severe or life-threatening skin reactions or rash. Sometimes
these skin reactions and skin rashes can become severe and require treatment in a
hospital. You should call your healthcare provider immediately if you develop a rash.
However, stop taking PREZISTA and ritonavir combination treatment and call your
healthcare provider immediately if you develop any skin changes with symptoms below:
fever
tiredness
muscle or joint pain
blisters or skin lesions
mouth sores or ulcers
red or inflamed eyes, like pink eye (conjunctivitis)
Rash occurred more often in people taking PREZISTA and raltegravir together than with
either drug separately, but was generally mild.
See What are the possible side effects of PREZISTA? for more information about side
effects.
What is PREZISTA?
PREZISTA is a prescription anti-HIV medicine used with ritonavir and other anti-HIV
medicines to treat adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection.
PREZISTA is a type of anti-HIV medicine called a protease inhibitor. HIV is the virus that
causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
When used with other HIV medicines, PREZISTA may help to reduce the amount of HIV
in your blood (called viral load). PREZISTA may also help to increase the number of
white blood cells called CD4 (T) cell which help fight off other infections. Reducing the
amount of HIV and increasing the CD4 (T) cell count may improve your immune system.
This may reduce your risk of death or infections that can happen when your immune
system is weak (opportunistic infections).
PREZISTA does not cure HIV infection or AIDS and you may continue to experience
illnesses associated with HIV-1 infection, including opportunistic infections. You should
remain under the care of a doctor when using PREZISTA.
Avoid doing things that can spread HIV-1 infection.
Do not share needles or other injection equipment.
Do not share personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them, like
toothbrushes and razor blades.
Do not have any kind of sex without protection. Always practice safe sex by using a
latex or polyurethane condom to lower the chance of sexual contact with semen,
vaginal secretions, or blood.
Ask your healthcare provider if you have any questions on how to prevent passing HIV to
other people.
Who should not take PREZISTA?
Do not take PREZISTA with any of the following medicines:
alfuzosin (Uroxatral

)
ergot-containing medicines: dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45

, Embolex

, Migranal

),
ergotamine (Cafergot

, Ergomar

) methylergonovine
cisapride
pimozide (Orap

)
oral midazolam (Versed

), triazolam (Halcion

)
the herbal supplement St. Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
the cholesterol lowering medicines lovastatin (Mevacor

, Altoprev

, Advicor

) or
simvastatin (Zocor

, Simcor

, Vytorin

)
rifampin (Rifadin

, Rifater

, Rifamate

, Rimactane

)
sildenafil (Revatio

) only when used for the treatment of pulmonary arterial


hypertension.
Serious problems can happen if you take any of these medicines with PREZISTA.
What should I tell my doctor before I take PREZISTA?
PREZISTA may not be right for you. Before taking PREZISTA, tell your healthcare
provider if you:
have liver problems, including hepatitis B or hepatitis C
are allergic to sulfa medicines
have high blood sugar (diabetes)
have hemophilia
are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if PREZISTA will harm
your unborn baby.
Pregnancy Registry: You and your healthcare provider will need to decide if taking
PREZISTA is right for you. If you take PREZISTA while you are pregnant, talk to your
healthcare provider about how you can be included in the Antiretroviral Pregnancy
Registry. The purpose of the registry is follow the health of you and your baby.
are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed. We do not know if
PREZISTA can be passed to your baby in your breast milk and whether it could harm
your baby. Also, mothers with HIV-1 should not breastfeed because HIV-1 can be
passed to the baby in the breast milk.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take including prescription and
nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using PREZISTA and
certain other medicines may affect each other causing serious side effects. PREZISTA
may affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may affect how
PREZISTA works.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take any of the medicines listed below.
The generic name is provided, followed by examples of possible brand names for the
drug product:
medicine to treat HIV
estrogen-based contraceptives (birth control). PREZISTA might reduce the
effectiveness of estrogen-based contraceptives. You must take additional
precautions for birth control such as a condom.
medicines to prevent organ transplant rejection such as cyclosporine (Gengraf

,
Sandimmune

, Neoral

), tacrolimus (Prograf

), sirolimus (Rapamune

)
amiodarone (Pacerone

, Cardarone

)
artemether/lumefantrine (Coartem

)
atorvastatin (Lipitor

)
bepridil (Bepadin

, Vascor

)
boceprevir (Victrelis
TM
)
bosentan (Tracleer

)
buprenorphine (Butrans

, Buprenex

, Subutex

)
buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone

, Zubsolv

)
carbamazepine (Carbatrol

, Equetro

, Tegretol

, Epitol

)
clarithromycin (Prevpac

, Biaxin

)
colchicine (Colcrys

, Col-Probenecid

)
desipramine (Norpramin

)
dexamethasone (Ozurdex

)
digoxin (Lanoxin

)
felodipine (Plendil

)
flecainide (Tambocor

)
fluticasone (Advair Diskus

, Veramyst

, Flovent

, Flonase

)
itraconazole (Sporanox

, Onmel

)
ketoconazole (Nizoral

)
lidocaine (Xylocaine Viscous

)
methadone (Methadose

)
metoprolol (Lopressor

, Toprol-XL

)
nicardipine (Cardene

)
nifedipine (Procardia

, Adalat CC

, Afeditab CR

)
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paroxetine (Paxil

, Pexeva

)
phenobarbital
phenytoin (Dilantin

, Phenytek

)
pravastatin (Pravachol

)
propafenone (Rythmol

)
quinidine (Nuedexta

)
rifabutin (Mycobutin

)
risperidone (Risperdal

)
rosuvastatin (Crestor

)
salmeterol (Advair

, Serevent

)
sertraline (Zoloft

)
sildenafil ( Viagra

, Revatio

)
tadalafil (Cialis

, Adcirca

)
telaprevir (Incivek
TM
)
thioridazine (Mellaril

)
timolol (Cosopt

, Betimol

, Timoptic

, Isatolol

, Combigan

)
trazodone (Oleptro

, Desyrel

)
warfarin (Coumadin

, Jantoven

)
vardenafil (Levitra

, Staxyn

)
voriconazole (VFend

)
This is not a complete list of medicines that you should tell your healthcare provider
that you are taking. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are not sure if
your medicine is one that is listed above. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of
them to show your doctor or pharmacist when you get a new medicine. Do not start
any new medicines while you are taking PREZISTA without first talking with your
healthcare provider.
How should I take PREZISTA?
Take PREZISTA every day exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
You must take ritonavir (NORVIR

) at the same time as PREZISTA.


Do not change your dose of PREZISTA or stop treatment without talking to your
healthcare provider first.
Take PREZISTA and ritonavir (NORVIR

) with food.
Swallow PREZISTA tablets whole with a drink. If you have difficulty swallowing
PREZISTA tablets, PREZISTA oral suspension is also available. Your health care
provider will help decide whether PREZISTA tablets or oral suspension is right
for you.
PREZISTA oral suspension should be given with the supplied oral dosing syringe.
Shake the suspension well before each use. See the Instructions for Use that come
with PREZISTA oral suspension for information about the right way to prepare and
take a dose.
If your prescribed dose of PREZISTA oral suspension is more than 6 mL, you will need
to divide the dose. Follow the instructions given to you by your healthcare provider or
pharmacist about how to divide the dose. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist
if you are not sure.
If you take too much PREZISTA, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest
hospital emergency room right away.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
People who take PREZISTA one time a day:
If you miss a dose of PREZISTA by less than 12 hours, take your missed dose of
PREZISTA right away. Then take your next dose of PREZISTA at your regularly
scheduled time.
If you miss a dose of PREZISTA by more than 12 hours, wait and then take the next
dose of PREZISTA at your regularly scheduled time.
People who take PREZISTA two times a day
If you miss a dose of PREZISTA by less than 6 hours, take your missed dose of
PREZISTA right away. Then take your next dose of PREZISTA at your regularly
scheduled time.
If you miss a dose of PREZISTA by more than 6 hours, wait and then take the next
dose of PREZISTA at your regularly scheduled time.
If a dose of PREZISTA is skipped, do not double the next dose. Do not take more or less
than your prescribed dose of PREZISTA at any one time.
What are the possible side effects of PREZISTA?
PREZISTA can cause side effects including:
See What is the most important information I should know about PREZISTA?
Diabetes and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Some people who take protease
inhibitors including PREZISTA can get high blood sugar, develop diabetes, or your
diabetes can get worse. Tell your healthcare provider if you notice an increase in
thirst or urinate often while taking PREZISTA.
Changes in body fat. These changes can happen in people who take anti retroviral
therapy. The changes may include an increased amount of fat in the upper back and
neck (buffalo hump), breast, and around the back, chest, and stomach area. Loss of
fat from the legs, arms, and face may also happen. The exact cause and long-term
health effects of these conditions are not known.
Changes in your immune system (Immune Reconstitution Syndrome) can happen
when you start taking HIV medicines. Your immune system may get stronger and
begin to fight infections that have been hidden in your body for a long time. Call your
healthcare provider right away if you start having new symptoms after starting your
HIV medicine.
Increased bleeding for hemophiliacs. Some people with hemophilia have increased
bleeding with protease inhibitors including PREZISTA.
The most common side effects of PREZISTA include:
diarrhea headache
nausea abdominal pain
rash vomiting
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does
not go away.
These are not all of the possible side effects of PREZISTA. For more information, ask
your health care provider.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the
FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store PREZISTA?
Store PREZISTA oral suspension and tablets at room temperature [77F (25C)].
Do not refrigerate or freeze PREZISTA oral suspension.
Keep PREZISTA away from high heat.
PREZISTA oral suspension should be stored in the original container.
Keep PREZISTA and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about PREZISTA
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient
Information leaflet. Do not use PREZISTA for a condition for which it was not prescribed.
Do not give PREZISTA to other people even if they have the same condition you have. It
may harm them.
This leaflet summarizes the most important information about PREZISTA. If you would
like more information, talk to your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare
provider or pharmacist for information about PREZISTA that is written for health
professionals.
For more information, call 1-800-526-7736.
What are the ingredients in PREZISTA?
Active ingredient: darunavir
Inactive ingredients:
PREZISTA Oral Suspension: hydroxypropyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium
carboxymethylcellulose, methylparaben sodium, citric acid monohydrate, sucralose,
masking flavor, strawberry cream flavor, hydrochloric acid (for pH adjustment), purified
water.
PREZISTA 75 mg and 150 mg Tablets: colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium
stearate, microcrystalline cellulose. The film coating contains: OPADRY

White
(polyethylene glycol 3350, polyvinyl alcohol-partially hydrolyzed, talc, titanium dioxide).
PREZISTA 600 mg Tablets: colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate,
microcrystalline cellulose. The film coating contains: OPADRY

Orange (FD&C Yellow


No. 6, polyethylene glycol 3350, polyvinyl alcohol-partially hydrolyzed, talc, titanium
dioxide).
PREZISTA 800 mg Tablets: colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate,
microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose. The film coating contains: OPADRY

Dark Red
(iron oxide red, polyethylene glycol 3350, polyvinyl alcohol-partially hydrolyzed, talc,
titanium dioxide).
This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration.
Product of Ireland
Manufactured by:
PREZISTA Oral Suspension
Janssen Pharmaceutica, N.V.
Beerse, Belgium
PREZISTA Tablets
Janssen Ortho LLC, Gurabo, PR 00778
Manufactured for:
Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, Titusville NJ 08560
Revised: April 2014
NORVIR

is a registered trademark of its respective owner.


PREZISTA

is a registered trademark of Janssen Pharmaceuticals


Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2006
014859-140506
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No executive action on
issue expected before
Election Day
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
Following news that President Obama
wont take executive action on immigration
until after Election Day,activists rallied at
the White House on Tuesday to call for an
immediate change to help LGBT people
facing unfair or discriminatory treatment
under the current system.
Speakers at the rally, which was attended
by about two dozen people, consisted of
advocates from LGBT organizations as well as
LGBT immigrants who shared personal stories
of harassment or discrimination theyve faced
both in the United States and overseas.
One speaker, who went by the name
Jose, is a 25-year-old gay man who
now lives in California after he ed El
Salvador at age 17. In his home country,
he was attacked and sexually abused
by homophobic gang members, who
at one point put a gun to his head and
threatened to kill him because hes gay.
Although he since has been granted
asylum, he faced harassment in this
country when he was arrested by
immigration o cials last year and sent
for ve-and-a-half months to a detention
center in South Texas, where he was
threatened with deportation to El Salvador.
Being a gay man in a detention
center, I felt scared, Jose said. One of
the detainees openly said that he was
gay, and he was literally insulated from
everyone. No one wanted to talk to him;
no one wanted to be with him. That
made me feel threatened. That made
me feel scared of saying something.
Day by day, being in that horrible place,
in that detention center, I was living my
nightmare again.
Attendees wore red shirts with the
slogan, Immigration is an LGBTQ issue.
A group of other attendees held up a
banner from the Latino group United We
Dream that read, Families over Politics,
and one waved a rainbow Pride ag with
the words Liberation Not Deportation.
Another speaker, who went by the name
Fernanda, is a 36-year-old transgender
woman from Honduras who ed to the
United States after facing violence in her
home country because of her gender
identity. Her remarks were translated
from Spanish by Kimberly Inez McQuire,
director of public aairs for the National
Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.
Instead of being welcomed in the
United States, Fernanda was placed in a
detention center and was at risk of being
assaulted, she said, because she was
placed with detainees who were were
mentally ill.
It is time for this country to turn our
attention to understand the stories
of trans women in detention who are
mistreated psychologically, verbally, who
are repeatedly assaulted and attacked for
being who they are, Fernanda said.
Activists at the rally also took note
that among the estimated 11 million
undocumented immigrants living in the
United States are an estimated 267,000
LGBT people. Because of Obamas
inaction, the speakers predicted that an
additional 70,000 immigrants would be
deported before Election Day.
The White House announced over
the weekend that Obama would take
no action at this time on immigration
despite his promise to use his pen to help
the estimated 11 million undocumented
immigrants living in the United States.
On Monday, White House Press
Secretary Josh Earnest insisted that
Obamas plans to address this issue by
years end havent changed, but no action
will happen for the time being because
it could subject the immigration issue to
gross distortion and partisanship.
Although the rally took place in front of
the White House, activists didnt singularly
target Obama for his inaction on
immigration, but also Congress for failing
to pass comprehensive immigration
reform legislation.
At the conclusion of the rally, activists
announced they would take buses down
Pennsylvania Avenue to Capitol Hill to
protest in the o ces of House Speaker
John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Judiciary
Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)
and Rep. Jason Chaetz (R-Utah).
House panel rejects benets for gay veterans
A panel in the Republican-controlled U.S. House on Wednesday rejected a
measure that would have enabled veterans with same-sex spouses to receive
partner benets wherever they live in the country.
By a 12-13 vote, the House Committee on Veterans Aairs failed to pass an
amendment from Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) along the lines of the Veteran Spouses
Equal Treatment Act, legislation that would change Title 38 of the U.S. Code to
ensure the ow of spousal benets to gay, lesbian and bisexual veterans.
Introducing the amendment, Titus said the measure was intended to end an
injustice aecting thousands of veterans who are being denied crucial benets
based on their sexual orientation and state of residence.
This inequality for those who wore the uniform of the United States armed
forces and their families is unacceptable, Titus said.
Although the vote was a largely along party lines with Republicans voting
no and Democrats voting yes, Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.), a co-sponsor of the
Employment Non-Discrimination Act, broke with his party to vote yes on the
amendment.
The measure was intended to amend a bill introduced by Rep. Denny Heck
(D-Wash.) called the Our Vets Deserve Better Act, which would require the
Secretary of Veterans Aairs to meet with existing VA health care advisory
committees no later than 30 days following the laws enactment.
CHRIS JOHNSON

Gay candidates win Mass. primaries
LGBT candidates in Massachusetts are poised to make history after winning
their respective primaries on Tuesday.
Maura Healey defeated former state Sen. Warren Tolman by a 62-38 percent
margin in the race to succeed Attorney General Martha Coakley who easily won
the Democratic gubernatorial primary.
Healey, a lawyer who spearheaded the commonwealths challenge of the
Defense of Marriage Act, would become the countrys rst openly gay attorney
general if she defeats Republican John Miller in the general election.
Stephen Kerrigan, a gay former aide to the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy
(D-Mass.), defeated Mike Lake and Leland Cheung in the Massachusetts
Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial primary.
Kerrigan and Coakley will square o against Republicans Charlie Baker and
former state Rep. Karyn Polito in November to succeed Gov. Deval Patrick.
Chuck Wolfe, president of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, applauded
Healey.
All of us at Victory are thrilled about Mauras inspiring win tonight, he
said. The wealth of experience and energy she brings to the table make her
a formidable general election candidate, and we are proud to stand with her
trailblazing campaign every step of the way.
In other Massachusetts election results, former House Minority Leader
Richard Tisei will face Seth Moulton in November after long-time Congressman
John Tierney lost his primary in the commonwealths Sixth Congressional District.
The gay Republican and one-time lieutenant gubernatorial candidate narrowly
lost to Tierney in 2012. Tisei would become the rst openly gay Republican
elected to Congress if he defeats Moulton in November.
In neighboring New Hampshire, former Congressman Frank Guinta defeated
gay Republican Dan Innis in the Republican primary in the states First
Congressional District.
Guinta in November will square o against Congresswoman Carol Shea-
Porter, who he defeated in 2010.
New York State Sen. Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) on Tuesday defeated New York
City Councilman Fernando Cabrera in his districts Democratic primary.
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LGBT immigrants
rally at White House
Activist MARCO QUIROGA speaks at an
immigration reform rally in front of the
White House on Tuesday.
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By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
LIMA, Peru Nearly 300 LGBT rights
advocates from Latin America and the
Caribbean attended a meeting in the Peruvian
capital last week designed to encourage their
further participation in the political processes
of their respective countries.
Gay Peruvian Congressman Carlos
Bruce, out Long Beach (Calif.) Mayor
Robert Garcia, lesbian Argentine lawmaker
Mara Rachid and Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights Chair
Tracy Robinson are among those who
spoke at the gathering that took place at
Cayetano Heredia Universitys campus in
Limas Miraores neighborhood. Activists
from Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa
Rica, Panama, Jamaica, the Bahamas, the
Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Barbados,
Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia,
Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru,
Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Spain
and the U.S. attended the meeting that
took place from Sept. 4-6.
The Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute
co-organized what it previously
described as the rst-ever gathering of
LGBT political leaders from the region
alongside Promsex and Caribe Armativo,
LGBT advocacy groups from Peru and
Colombia respectively.
Peruvian LGBT rights advocates
earlier in the week attended a separate
conference in Lima.
Those who attend these meetings
are denitely able to open many doors
and seek out many allies, said Promsex
Director Susana Chvez on Sept. 4 as she
welcomed advocates to the meeting.
Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute
President Chuck Wolfe told the
Washington Blade on Tuesday his
organization was honored and excited
to co-organize what he described as a
groundbreaking conference.
The LGBT community is global, and
there is a growing need for out people
around the world to become engaged as
public leaders in their own communities,
he said. Were expanding our leadership
training at exactly the right moment, and
I think the tremendous response to this
conference is evidence of that.
The Lima meeting took place against
the backdrop of the expansion of LGBT
rights and legal recognition of gay and
lesbian couples throughout the region.
Same-sex couples are able to legally
marry in 19 states and D.C., Canada,
Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico City,
French Guiana, the French islands of
Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin
and St. Barthelemy and the Caribbean
Netherlands that includes the islands of
Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius.
Lawmakers in the Mexican state of
Coahuila on Sept. 1 overwhelmingly
approved a same-sex marriage bill.
Colombian President Juan Manuel
Santos in May publicly backed marriage
rights for same-sex couples ahead of his
countrys presidential election. A handful
of same-sex couples have exchanged
vows in the South American nation
since July 2013, but Colombian Inspector
General Alejandro Ordez Maldonado
has challenged these unions in court.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet last
year backed nuptials for gays and lesbians
during her election campaign. Mariela
Castro, daughter of Cuban President Ral
Castro, has also spoken out in support of
marriage rights for same-sex couples on
the Communist island.
The Ecuadorian government is in the
process of implementing a law that will
allow same-sex couples to legally register
their civil unions. Lawmakers in Peru and
Chile are also considering the issue.
The Colombian Constitutional Court late
last month ruled gays and lesbians can
legally adopt the biological children of their
same-sex partners if they meet certain
requirements. The Inter-American Court
of Human Rights in 2012 ruled in favor of
lesbian Chilean Judge Karen Atala who lost
custody of her three daughters to her ex-
husband because of her sexual orientation.
Argentine President Cristina Fernndez
de Kirchner in 2012 signed what many
advocates describe as the worlds most
progressive transgender rights law that
allows trans people in the South American
country to legally change their gender on
o cial documents without surgery and
an a davit from a doctor or another
medical provider. A bill that would allow
trans Chileans to legally change their
name and sex without sex reassignment
surgery advanced in the countrys Senate
earlier this year.
Cuba in 2008 began oering free sex
reassignment surgeries to trans Cubans under
the countrys national health care system.
LGBT rights advocates who oppose the
countrys government maintain less than
30 people have undergone the procedure.
They have previously told the Blade
the Cuban National Center for Sexual
Education that Mariela Castro heads
determines who is eligible to receive it.
Anglica Lozano, a former
councilwoman in the Colombian capital
of Bogot, earlier this year became the
rst openly LGBT person elected to the
Colombian Congress. Jaime Parada Hoyl
in 2012 became the rst out political
candidate elected in Chile after he
won a seat on the municipal council
in Providencia, a wealthy enclave of
Santiago, the countrys capital.
Bruce, who came out in May amid
the debate over his bill that would allow
Peruvian same-sex couples to enter into
civil unions, told the Blade during a Sept.
4 interview he feels the Lima meeting is
going to help ensure that his country
continues evolving on LGBT rights.
Events like this of course are going to
help increase more leadership of people
who are gays and lesbians and in a way
that will allow them to be who they are as
they take part in politics, he said.
The Lima conference also took place
ahead local and regional elections that
will take place in Peru next month.
Miluska Luzquios, a trans advocate
from the Peruvian city of Lambayeque, told
the Blade during a Sept. 5 interview the
upcoming vote provides an opportunity
for LGBT people to become more involved
in the countrys political process. She
stressed she feels the Peruvian people,
the politicians who represent them and
their respective parties will become more
supportive of LGBT issues if advocates
publicly support the reduction of rural
poverty and other issues.
If we continue to empower ourselves
in political leadership positions, we will
see a favorable result for the entire
society, said Luzquios.
Rampant bias, violence
Consensual same-sex sexual relations
remain criminalized in Belize, Antigua and
Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada,
Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St.
Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and
Tobago and Guyana.
United Belize Advocacy Movement,
a Belizean HIV/AIDS group, in 2010
challenged the Central American countrys
law that criminalizes homosexuality.
Javed Jaghai, a Jamaican gay rights
advocate, late last month withdrew his
lawsuit against the islands anti-sodomy
law because of concerns over his personal
safety and that of his family.
A gay Mexican couple seeking the
right to legally marry in their country in
May led a formal complaint with the
Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights. Three gay Chilean couples seeking
marriage rights last November led a
lawsuit with the Inter-American Court of
Human Rights.
The murder of a cross-dressing teenager
outside the Jamaican resort city of Montego
Bay last summer sparked outrage among
the islands advocates. They, along with
their counterparts in Honduras and other
countries in the Western Hemisphere
have repeatedly criticized their respective
governments response to anti-LGBT
violence and discrimination.
Sergio Urrego, a gay Colombian
teenager, committed suicide last month
at a Bogot mall.
Media reports indicate administrators
of the high school Urrego attended
allegedly subjected him to anti-gay
discrimination after his teacher saw a
picture of him on his cell phone of him
kissing his boyfriend.
Carl Greams, a Guyanese LGBT rights
advocate, told the Blade during a Sept. 6
interview that he feels he and others from
the regions English-speaking countries
can learn from the eorts of their Latin
American counterparts.
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Groundbreaking meeting of advocates in Peru
LUISA REVILLA and MILUSKA LUZQUIOS, two Peruvian transgender advocates, during a
break at a meeting of LGBT activists from Latin America and the Caribbean in Lima, Peru, on
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Mayors aide to receive
Black Pride award
Baltimore Black Pride announced that
Demetrius Mallisham, an aide to Mayor
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, will receive
its Chairmans Award. Among his other
duties, Mallisham is the LGBT liaison to
the mayors o ce.
Demetrius is an activist, a ghter and a
champion in the community that dares to
care for us all by giving his unconditional
love to many in the community, Carlton
Smith, founder and president of Baltimore
Black Pride, told the Blade.
Mallisham will be presented with the
award at the Grown & Sexy Cultural Aair on
Oct. 11 from 7-11 p.m. at the Metropolitan
Community Church of Baltimore, 401West
Monument St. Del. Mary Washington will
be the guest speaker.
The characteristics that Demetrius
possesses are unique to say the least, but
what makes him ideal and successful in
this role is his uncanny approachability,
wrote Corey Waller in nominating
Mallesham for the award.
I am extremely honored to be recognized
by my peers and to represent Mayor
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mallesham told
the Blade. Working for Madame Mayor is
a blessing that I dont take for granted. She
makes my job easy by being a true ally to
the LGBTQ community.

Lesbian lmmaker to
hold auditions for project
Local lesbian lmmaker Meikil Berry
will hold auditions for her rst movie
Landlords and Lovers. The lm is about
a young nave lesbian who is faced with
dilemma after dilemma with the dierent
landlords she encounters. She is also
exploring her sexuality and is faced with
decisions about the lesbians who come
into her life.
Auditions will be held at the GLCCB
(1000 Cathedral St.) on Sept. 26 from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sept. 28 from 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
My intention is to include as many
in our community on my lm project
as possible, said Berry. That includes
actors and lm crew.
She adds, It is going to be a feature
length lm and I plan on a premiere in
Baltimore so the community can capture
not only the feeling of Baltimore, take a
look at local artists work, but enjoy a lm
created by a mostly gay/lesbian/bi/trans/
queer Baltimore cast and crew.
Orthodox Jewish parents
of LGBT children to meet
Eshel, a group dedicated to promoting
acceptance of Orthodox LGBT Jews who
wish to maintain their Jewish observance,
has formed a discussion group for
parents in the Baltimore-D.C. area. The
next meeting will take place in Pikesville
on Sept. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To
RSVP and to obtain exact location, write
to info@eshelonline.org.
As part of its mission, Eshel trains its
members during weekend retreats to
speak out and act as advocates for LGBT
Orthodox people and their families.
Eshel creates bridges into Orthodox
communities to foster understanding and
support. Through community gatherings,
Eshel helps LGBT Orthodox people
pursue meaningful lives that encompass
seemingly disparate identities while also
fullling Jewish values around family,
education, culture, and spirituality.
For more information, visit eshelonline.org.
STEVE CHARING
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Many LGB Brits face mental health challenges
LONDON LGB people are twice as likely to have longstanding mental health
problems as well as report bad experiences with their doctors, a UK survey reported
by the Independent, the Guardian and other outlets has found.
Of the more than two million who participated in the study conducted by researchers
from the non-prot RAND Corporation for the University of Cambridge and other
medical agencies, about 27,000 described themselves as LGB.
It found that sexual minorities were two to three times more likely to report having
longstanding psychological or emotional problems and signicantly more likely to
report fair/poor health than straights, the report said.
Those who described themselves as bisexual had the highest rates of reported
psychological or emotional problems. The researchers speculate that this could be due
to a double discrimination eect; homophobia from the straight community as well
as being stigmatized by the gay and lesbian communities as not being properly gay.
Touted as one of the biggest surveys of its kind in England, Cambridge University
researchers found that 12 percent of lesbians and nearly 19 percent of bi women
reported mental health problems compared to six percent of straight women. And 11
percent of gay men and 15 percent of bi men reported problems compared to 5 percent
of straight men, the Independent reports.
The researchers used more than two million responses to the 2009-10 English
General Practice Patient Survey to create the study. It also found that poor health
reported by sexual minorities may in part be due to potentially hostile and stressful
social environments created by the stigma, prejudice and discrimination that they face,
the Independent reported.
Meningitis ares up again in New York
NEW YORK Three new cases of meningitis among gay and bisexual men have
been conrmed in New York in the last two weeks, health o cials said on Sept. 5, in an
apparent revival of an outbreak that killed seven men in the city from 2010 to 2013, the
New York Times reported.
The new cases have occurred since Aug. 24 among HIV-positive men in Brooklyn and
in Queens, the citys health department said. Two of the three were conrmed in the last
three days. All three men were hospitalized and admitted to intensive care units. None
have died, the New York Times article said.
Its denitely unfortunate that the outbreak we thought had ended in February
2013 appears to have started again, the Times quoted Dr. Jay Varma, the citys deputy
commissioner of disease control, as having said.
This severe bacterial infection can be spread through close contact like kissing and
having sex and can be deadly if not treated right away. The last outbreak infected 22
men, some of whom died, before being tamed by a vaccination campaign that reached
about 20,000 men, the New York Times reported.
City health o cials urged men who are at risk those with HIV or who regularly have
intimate contact with other men they met through websites, apps, bars or parties to
be vaccinated against the disease.
Because of the last outbreak, a New York state law was passed that made the vaccine
available at many pharmacies, including Duane Reade and Walgreens.
Gay group to honor Sebelius
BALTIMORE The GLMA formerly known as the Gay and Lesbian Medical
Association was slated to honor former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human
Services Kathleen Sebelius in Baltimore this week with an award for improving
federal health policy for LGBT U.S. residents, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Sebelius served as the nations health secretary from 2009 until earlier this
year, when she resigned after accepting responsibility for the troubled rollout of
the Aordable Care Act and its HealthCare.gov platform.
During her tenure, GLMA said Sebelius oversaw and led a rapid transformation
in how the federal government addressed the health and well-being of LGBT
people, from making sure the Aordable Care Act was inclusive of LGBT
communities to establishing new regulations for hospital visitations by same-
sex couples, the Sun reported.
Sebelius also increased funding for LGBT programs, including community
center trainings and a national resource center on LGBT aging, and incorporated
LGBT identity more explicitly into national health studies.
As Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius leadership on LGBT health and equality
was unparalleled, said GLMA President Henry Ng in a statement. The LGBT
community is grateful to her and we are honored she will join us next week to
accept the GLMA Achievement Award.
The award was slated to be presented on Thursday, after the Blades print
deadline.
Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services KATHLEEN SEBELIUS is being honored
for her pro-LGBT policies.
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Pioneering comedian
became LGBT icon
Its not often that you feel as if all the
laughter in the universe has disappeared.
Thats how so many of us from 80-year-
olds to teens felt when Joan Rivers, pio-
neering comic, author, red carpet queen,
and LGBT icon, died at age 81 on Sept. 4.
Yet, its not surprising that Rivers funeral
was the gayest (in all senses of the word)
ever: from the Gay Mens Chorus singing
Theres Nothing Like a Dame to speakers
telling ribald stories to Joan Rivers imper-
sonators standing outside on the sidewalk.
Rivers, a long-term supporter of gay
rights and ordained minister, recently
o ciated a same-sex wedding at a New
York Barnes and Noble, when she was
signing copies of her last book Diary of
a Mad Diva. She raised millions for AIDS
groups before it was fashionable.
For decades, Rivers was a xture in our
cultural life. She made us laugh even as
we winced at her (and our) poor taste.
Boomers remember Rivers, who worked
with Guiding Eyes for the Blind and other
charities, for her gig as permanent guest
host on Johnny Carsons Tonight Show.
Devotees of camp loved it when Rivers,
after career setbacks, reemerged as a
deliciously campy red carpet fashion in-
quisitor at the Academy Awards, Golden
Globes and other events. Her E! pro-
gram Fashion Police and her We reality
show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?
became addictions for everyone from
straight women to gay men. Even I, a les-
bian clueless about fashion, was hooked
on Rivers fashion barbs.
Fashion victims loved to be zinged by
Rivers. Whats the point of wearing all
these dumb costumes if Joans not here
to rip them apart, Katy Perry tweeted.
She once said my tats looked like Mi-
chael J. Fox drew them and Stevie Wonder
lled them in, Lena Dunham tweeted.
Rivers had her detractors. Some said
she was too abrasive or too mean. Joan
Rivers, a new comedienne of ripening
promise ... is an unusually bright girl who
is overcoming the handicap of a woman
comic, looks pretty and blonde and yet
manages to make people laugh, a re-
viewer condescendingly wrote in the New
York Times in 1965.
So many of us loved Rivers, because
her humor streamed from herself. It was
hard to believe that anyone who was so
funny joking about herself was cruel.
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, Riv-
ers said. You could be missing out on the
joke of the century.
The LGBT community has a history
of surviving and growing after sustain-
ing loss and oppression from the AIDS
epidemic to same-sex marriage bans. A
critical way in which weve coped with loss
and marginalization has been through
humor. Many of us who are queer or
feminist (gay or straight) adored and
respected Rivers because, she, too, suf-
fered loss and oppression in her life. In
her era, there were few women comics.
To succeed, women comedians have to
work twice as hard as men, Kathy Gri n
said Rivers told her.
Rivers paved the way for broads like
me, tweeted comedian Wanda Sykes.
Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer,
tweeted Ellen DeGeneres.
Rivers husband Edgar committed
suicide. She was left bankrupt after his
death, her falling out with Carson and
the cancellation of her Fox talk show. As
a talented, creative artist, Rivers did what
artists do. She dealt with the tragedy by
making herself vulnerable by trans-
forming the sadness and obstacles in her
life into comedy.
After Edgar killed himself, I went out
to dinner with Melissa, Rivers joked. I
looked at the menu and said, If Daddy
were here to see these prices, hed kill
himself all over again.
After the Sept. 11 attacks, where would
we have been if we didnt laugh, Rivers
asks in the documentary Joan Rivers: A
Piece of Work. Thank you, Joan, for leav-
ing us with so much laughter. R.I.P.
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V O L U M E 4 5 I S S U E 3 7
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself.
You could be missing out on the
joke of the century.
KATHI WOLFE is a writer, poet and regular
contributor to the Blade. She can be reached
through this publication.
From ethics to access,
Democratic candidate is
D.C.s best bet
As an out and proud gay man, the
choice to support someone other than the
gay man running for D.C. mayor was not
a decision made lightly. It was, however,
made easier because of the many values
shared with his Democratic opponent.
Not since 1994 has there been a real
contested mayoral election in the Dis-
trict of Columbia. At that time, my sup-
port went to Carol Schwartz and I helped
write her platform. This time after look-
ing closely at the candidates my vote will
go to Muriel Bowser on Nov. 4. She is the
right person to be mayor at this time in
the Districts history.
Many friends ask what dierence it
makes. Isnt politics just a dirty business?
My response to that is a resounding no.
Because of the work of good public ser-
vants, and many deeply committed ac-
tivists in our community, the District has
continued to move forward and improve.
We are headed in the right direction since
Anthony Williams was elected mayor in
1998. Williams upgraded city services,
bringing agency operations into the tech-
nological age. Adrian Fenty built on what
Williams did and moved education re-
form to the front burner.
Mayor Gray built on what Williams and
Fenty began and rebuilt our reserve fund
to record levels. His administration, with
Chancellor Kaya Henderson, has made
good progress in continuing education
reform and our students have shown
marked progress. Gray focused on re-
building local education opportunities
for students with disabilities. Today the
District is in the best nancial condition
it has seen. Services are being delivered
on time and e ciently. Our streets are
clean and business is booming. People
continue to move into the District at the
rate of about 1,000 a month and we are
on everyones top-10 list from hippest
city to the best place for college grads to
move to healthiest city to best sustain-
able energy plans, to name just a few.
So what we need in our next mayor is
someone who will work to continue the
progress we have made, provide stabil-
ity, have a commitment to running an
ethical government and ensure that all
our neighbors can share in the Districts
progress. What we dont need is someone
who castigates people in public hearings
or grabs a quick headline, often with-
out follow through. We need someone
who understands how to work with all
people, whether or not they agree with
her; someone who after four years in
the mayors o ce will be able to say, We
have continued to build our city and now
it works better for everyone. That candi-
date is Muriel Bowser.
Muriel understands our city as only a
fth generation Washingtonian can. She
knows it still doesnt work for everyone
and grabbing headlines with a public
hearing isnt always the best way to help.
Sometimes its working behind the scenes
and getting government to work the way
it is supposed to for the people. There are
parts of our city that have been left out of
the economic boom and many people still
feel marginalized. In our booming me-
tropolis there are people who are starv-
ing and homeless; many are illiterate. We
need a mayor who will do the hard work
and get government to focus on them
a mayor who has lived her entire life in
the District supporting the principles of
sharing and community involvement and
who understands we can make a dier-
ence by bringing people together. That is
Muriel Bowser.
The principles of community involve-
ment and participation she lives were
ingrained in Muriel by parents who be-
lieved in them and the principles of the
Democratic Party. Her parents taught her
to believe in equality for all; that working
people deserve a chance to get ahead and
earn their way into the middle class. That
everyone should have a chance for the
American dream and to reach their full po-
tential, whatever that is. They taught her
unions were there to help protect workers
rights and that we all owe something to
the community for what we are given.
She understood early that the prin-
ciples espoused by the Republican Party
werent hers, unlike her opponent, Da-
vid Catania, who apparently only under-
stood that when it became personal. As
an adult and a Republican elected o cial
he proudly called himself a maverick and
supported George W. Bush for president.
The term didnt describe someone being
independent, rather it meant he was in
lock-step with the Republican Party rais-
ing more than $150,000 to help bring us
the Bush/Cheney years.
I met Muriel when she rst ran for Coun-
cil and found out how smart, committed
to public service and improving peoples
lives she is. She has shown the depth of
her understanding of government and our
city. She knows how di cult it is to bring
people together. She worked to pass the
rst real ethics bill in the Council when ve
of her colleagues introduced their own
bills. It isnt like passing a bill that most of
your colleagues sign onto before hearings
are even held as her opponent often did.
She has the ability to work with communi-
ties across our city who dont always agree
on the right way to govern or even what
they want from government. It means not
working with developers on a plan and
then bringing it to communities to en-
dorse but rather doing what she is doing
at the Walter Reed site in Ward 4 and set-
ting up an advisory committee to see what
neighbors want and then taking that to de-
velopers to see who could deliver it.
It is working from the bottom up, not
the top down like David Catania likes to
do. What he did with his recent education
bills when he paid a law rm with money
he raised from rich friends to write bills
and then went to the community for com-
ments. Chastising many in the process,
including the chancellor, who suggested
it would have been prudent to come to
them before writing the legislation. But
that wasnt the way to grab a headline
and not the way Catania likes to work.
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The principles of community involvement and
participation she lives were ingrained in
Muriel by parents who believed in them and
the principles of the Democratic Party.
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I NSI DE LGBT WASHI NGTON SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 25
Why I support Muriel Bowser for mayor
PETER ROSENSTEIN is a D.C.-based LGBT rights
and Democratic Party activist. He writes regularly
for the Blade.
MURIEL BOWSER has said she is committed to hiring a cabinet that will function under strict
ethics rules.
WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY DAMIEN SALAS
D.C. cost of living may
accelerate LGBT difusion
Discussions of the evolving nature of the
gay community and fast disassembling gay-
borhood clusters here and in cities across the
country are as commonplace as yet another
report detailing how expensive D.C. has some-
what suddenly become.
An announcement this week by the Bureau
of Labor Statistics identifying Washington as
the most expensive metropolitan area in the
nation for housing and shelter related costs
surprised few. It was not the rst such analysis
regarding what it now takes to survive nan-
cially in the nations capital and rsthand
knowledge is proof enough for most.
In less than a decade, D.C. has transformed
from a largely dysfunctional at-broke city
of declining numbers to a mostly booming
modern metropolis with an exploding popu-
lation and overowing government coers.
Without waxing nostalgic for the charms of a
formerly edgier (and more aordable) place,
its enough to say that things are now very dif-
ferent.
Simply stated, the District is increasingly a
domain of well-educated, well-compensated
and career-focused professionals of a medi-
an age that keeps dropping. Whatever pitiful
prospects politicians possess to aect this new
reality in meaningful measure, or respond to
clamoring to mitigate the negative eects for
less fortunate citizenry, they are powerless to
do much. There is scant chance of changing
the current trajectory.
Simultaneous to this mesmerizing urban
transformation and swath-wide streetscape
makeover has been the adoption of full civil
equality and complete legal integration for
LGBT residents. This achievement of accep-
tance has bred cultural assimilation for the
acknowledged 10 percent who have made the
District home and are lesbian, gay, bisexual
or transgender weaving a tight hand-sewn
stitch into the citys fabric. When considered as
a state, D.C. claims a nearly three-fold larger,
and perhaps most inuential, population.
But will LGBT residents be able to aord, or
choose, to stay? Will new arrivals continue to
come in the numbers that are now the norm?
Economics will substantially inuence the
answer.
For more than two decades the gay com-
munity propagated what is now known to be
largely a myth. We were eager to a rm inter-
nal self-worth and portray external market-
place value through perceived higher incomes
with more disposable bounty. Despite hoping
to assign an attractive component of com-
merce to our clan, it turns out this character-
ization was overstated in the aggregate.
Since that longstanding jig is up, many LGBT
activists and community leaders have ad-
vanced a wholly new exaggeration with a com-
panion political instruction to embrace another
simplistic overstatement. Ironic as it is, were
now told that a uniquely intrinsic inequality ex-
ists due to sexual orientation or gender identity
based solely on targeted discrimination.
The fact is, we essentially track alongside
the economic diversity of, and suer primarily
the same contributing and inuencing factors
as, well, everyone else.
Except that we might be a bit worse o
but for diering reasons.
There is, indeed, a reasonably well-docu-
mented negative collective income dierential
nationally between homosexual and hetero-
sexual men, notably not for lesbians. This also
appears true when contrasting gay couples
and straight couples, inclusive of parents with
children, for which there is more empirical
data available. For a multiplicity of reasons,
economic hardship is thought most acute
among the thin slice of transgender Ameri-
cans.
Any actual disparities may be partly or
largely due, particularly among men, to dif-
fering occupational choices and employment
work-life preferential variance among sizable
segments. A signicantly higher proportion
of entrepreneurs and small business opera-
tors, combined with those choosing to work
in independently structured or service-style
endeavors, may account for much of the gap.
Whatever the causes, we may increasingly
decline expensive lifestyle environments in
choosing where to live. Evaluating destina-
tions and domiciles, given a broader range of
potential options the freedom of acceptance
and assimilation allows, may further acceler-
ate diminishment of clustered living in locales
known for signicant LGBT populations.
Expanding numbers may join those al-
ready forgoing the comforts of concentration
in exchange for more compatible economic
demography and familiar cultural landscapes.
Class issues are also still largely unexplored,
but critical in light of demographics showing
that many same-sex parents live in less urban
and less wealthy areas.
WASHI NGTONBLADE. COM
26 SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 OUR BUSI NESS MATTERS
MARK LEE is a long-time entrepreneur
and community business advocate. Follow
on Twitter: @MarkLeeDC. Reach him at
OurBusinessMatters@gmail.com.
A rapidly changing clan in a rapidly changing city
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STUDIO THEATRE IS CERTAINLY
ON A ROLL PRESENTING A SLEW
OF CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT-
PROVOKING PLAYS WITH
PRODUCTIONS WORTHY OF
NATIONAL ATTENTION.
BROADWAYWORLD

BELLEVILLE
BY AMY HERZOG
DIRECTED BY DAVID MUSE
BEGINS SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
Belleville unmasks the seemingly
perfect marriage and Parisian life of
expats Abby and Zack, anatomizing
the consequences of deceptions small
and large and the terrifying, profound
unknowability of our closest
relationships.
BAD JEWS
BY JOSHUA HARMON
DIRECTED BY SERGE SEIDEN
BEGINS NOVEMBER 5, 2014
Joshua Harmons savage comedy
about family, faith, and identity politics
follows three cousins and their verbal
battle royale over a family heirloom.
CHOIR BOY
BY TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY
DIRECTED BY KENT GASH
BEGINS JANUARY 7, 2015
A music-flled story of masculinity, tradition,
coming of age, and speaking your truth, set
in the gospel choir of an elite prep school for
young black men.
LAUGH
BY BETH HENLEY
DIRECTED BY DAVID SCHWEIZER
BEGINS MARCH 11, 2015
WORLD PREMIERE
This world-premiere slapstick comedy is a
story of mishaps and moxie, the romance of
Hollywood, and ultimately a Hollywood-
caliber romance. From the Pulitzer Prize-
winning playwright of Crimes of the Heart.
JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS
BY TOM WELLS
DIRECTED BY MATT TORNEY
BEGINS MAY 13, 2015
US PREMIERE
An amateur soccer team navigates love and
loss, both on and of the feld, in this hilarious
and heartbreaking play by one of Britains
most exciting young playwrights.
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ART S AND E NT E RT AI NME NT WA S HI NGT ONBL A DE . C OM V OL UME 4 5 I S S UE 3 7 S E P T E MBE R 1 2 2 0 1 4 P A GE 2 9
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
joeyd@washblade.com
For Erasure singer Andy Bell, the bands
new album The Violet Flame, slated for
a Sept. 23 release, is reective of a new
lease on life.
I always think about music in a
healing context, the 50-year-old singer/
songwriter said in a press release. He
cites creative partner Vince Clarke, 54, for
much of that.
Ive found a lot of Vinces music
is like holistic laser beams its like
acupuncture for the soul, Bell said.
Having survived the death of his partner
of 25 years, Paul Hickey, who died in 2012,
the new album (their 16th studio eort)
nds Bell celebrating a new relationship,
transformation and new beginnings. The
title is a spiritual term for transforming
negative energy into positive.
The Brit synth-pop veterans whove had
40 hit singles and sold 25 million albums
will celebrate their 30th anniversary next
year and are touring this fall. Their two
D.C. shows next weekend at the 9:30 Club
are sold out.
Having interviewed Bell last time they
were in town touring on their 2011 release
Tomorrows World we caught up with
the more low-key Clarke this time. From
his Brooklyn studio, the droll studio wizard
waxed calmly on a wide range of topics.
WASHINGTON BLADE: EDM has been
so big in the U.S. the last couple years. It
may have crested between Erasure cycles
but did you guys get any mileage out of it?
VINCE CLARKE: I dont know that we
did really. I dont think that we are kind of
considered primarily a dance act. I think
were considered more just a modern pop
group really. It might have aected things
a bit with the remixes but not really in
regard to making records, I dont think.
BLADE: Would you say synth pop and
EDM are musically related?
CLARKE: I have always felt that Erasure
is really like a songwriting duo. We write
songs and we happen to use synthesizers
to make records. So were related to EDM to
the degree that we both use synthesizers.
BLADE: Thats the extent of it?
CLARKE: I think so. If you strip it back,
thats what it is. Weve been doing this for
30 years so this explosion you speak of in
musical production that uses that kind of
gear now, its very exciting.
BLADE: Did you hear the Daft Punk
album Random Access Memories?
CLARKE? Yes.
BLADE: Did you like it?
CLARKE: Ehhhh it was OK. You know,
it wasnt like an instant thing of, Oh, I love
this record-kind of vibe. I guess I would
really give it like a B-minus to be fair.
BLADE: When did you record The
Violet Flame and about how long did it
take to make?
CLARKE: We started writing in about
April of this year. Andy and I both met up
in Miami because he has a place there
so we spent maybe four or ve weeks
writing the basic tunes. This time around
it was a little dierent because usually
wed start writing with just nothing, maybe
an acoustic guitar or piano, but this time
around I had kind of prepared some parts,
some loops and vibes and some general
grooves for Andy to work with, so we had a
starting point. I wasnt sure about working
that way, but it worked and we had a
very successful meting and things started
to come quickly. That part was quite
successful. As far as the concept for the
record, it was more of our usual concept
Andy wants to make a dance record and
I want to make something electronic.
BLADE: What did (producer) Richard X
bring to the sessions?
CLARKE: We made a Christmas record
with him (2013s Snow Globe), which he
mixed for us in London so we knew him
and the kind of stu he was doing so
he was a natural person for us to work
with on this new record. The music was
recorded here in my studio in Brooklyn
and Andy did the vocals in Richards
studio in South London and it was mixed
there also. He didnt ask why, he was just
on our wavelength.
BLADE: But since youre so involved in
crafting the sound and texture of an album,
what does Richard do exactly? Or any
producer you might work with for Erasure?
CLARKE: Its a little dierent every time
but I think mostly what were looking for in
a producer is someone who will tell us to
stop working or wed never nish a record.
Someone who really has an overall idea
of how this record should sound. When
Andy and I go in and start making a record,
we dont really have that kind of a vision.
We just do things as they happen and as
they come along, we record them. So its
good to have someone there to kind of
someone whos in charge.
BLADE: Snow Globe was kind of
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Regions dance
offerings run gamut
of disciplines
By MARIAH COOPER
From ballet to modern, the regions dance
companies many with gay performers
will be active in the coming months.
Trans Action, a dance commentary
on business and art, will be at Art Works
Now (4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville,
Md.) Sept. 20 at 8:30 p.m. performed by
the Maida Withers Dance Construction
Company. One female dancer, who
represents art, will try to survive seven
other dancers, who represent business, as
they try to dominate her. Admission is free.
For more details, visit artworksnow.org.
BalletNova Center for Dance presents
the grand opening and dedication
ceremony of Fredgren Studio Theater at
BalletNova studios (3443 Carlin Springs Rd.,
Falls Church, Va.) Sept. 21 from 3-5 p.m.
The black box-style theater will feature a
large performing area, 150 seats and a fully
equipped professional sound and lighting
system. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony,
guests can enjoy performances by
BalletNova dancers and local performers,
which include GinDance, Teren Dickson
and His BBoys and BalletNova alumnus
Jamison Foreman. For more details, visit
balletnova.org.
The Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.)
will show many dance performances this
fall. On Oct. 1-4, Martha Clarkes Chri
featuring Alessandra Ferri, Herman
Cornejo and more, will be performed.
The performance combines theater, live
music and dance. Tickets are $42.
On Oct. 22-25 there is Beijing
Dance Theater: Wild Grass, a three-
part performance inspired by Lu Xuns
poems. Tickets are $42. Artist Carmen De
Lavallade presents As I Remember It, a
multimedia performance of her life that
combines dance, personal writings and
lm, on Oct. 29-30. Tickets are $49.
On Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Kalanidhi Dance
presents Krishna, Love-Reinvented, a
dance portrayal of the Hindu god Krishna.
Tickets are $40. Batsheva Dance Company
presents Sadeh21, a dance performance
that goes through 21 elds of movement
study. Tickets range from $20-62. For
details, visit kennedy-center.org.
The Chamber Dance Project presents
and evening of food, music and dance
at the Arts Club of Washington (2017 I
St., N.W.) on Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. General
admission tickets are $200. Visit
chamberdance.org for details.
Shijith Nambiar and Company presents
a dance performance on Gandhis legacy
at University of the District of Columbia
(4200 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) on Oct. 4 at
7 p.m. The performance will be a mixture
of abstract works and then will highlight
Gandhis service and community building
through non-violence. Dance company
Dakshina will open the event with two recent
dance performances. Ticket prices to be
announced. For details, visit dakshina.org.
Velocity D.C. Dance Festival returns
this year at Shakespeare Theatre
Company (610 F St., N.W.) on Oct.
9-11. More than 20 ensembles and
individuals will perform including Bob
Boross Freestyle Jazz Dance, Gin Dance
Company, CityDance and more. Styles
of dance to be performed range include
ballet, hip hop, tap and amenco. Tickets
are $18. For more information, visit
washingtonperformingarts.org.
Washington Performing Arts presents
Dance Theatre of Harlem, an African-
American ballet company, Oct. 17-19.
Tickets range from $30-65. For more details,
visit washingtonperformingarts.org.
Dissonance Dance Theatre presents
Dance Noir at Joy of Motion Dance
Center (5207 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) on
Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
The performance is dances created
around dark, dramatic classical scores.
Ticket prices to be announced. For more
information, visit ddtdc.org.
Dance Box Theater and force/collision
team up for a double performance
of Windswept, a work that explores
climate change, capitalism and the
human experience, with Jarman (all
this maddening beauty) by out actor
John Moletress at Dance Place (3225
8th St., N.E.) on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
General admission tickets are $30. Visit
danceplace.org for details.
The gay-helmed Washington Ballet
has several performances planed in the
coming months including Petite Mort:
Masterworks by Kylian/van Manen/
Wheeldon at the Harman Center Oct. 22-
26, The Nutcracker at THEARC Theater
Nov. 29-30 and more. Prices and locations
vary. Visit washingtonballet.org for details.
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Road, Cheverly, Md.) has several
performances planned for the coming
months including hip-hop company
Rennie Harris Puremovement Oct. 24-
25, the Philadelphia Dance Company
in Philadanco on Nov. 7 and more
coming in early 2015. Visit arts.pgparks.
com for details.
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As always, Washington is as hot a
concert town as ever.
Lesbian singer-songwriter Melissa
Ferrick performs at the Birchmere (3701
Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va.)
tonight at 7:30 p.m. Her latest album The
Truth Is was released last year. Ferrick
will be joined by singer Natalia Zukerman.
Tickets are $25. For more information,
visit birchmere.com.
RuPauls Drag Race winner Bianca Del
Rio will begin hosting Biancas Comedy
Cabaret, a monthly show, Wednesday at
Town. Bianca will be joined by a variety
of guests performing dierent acts. V.I.P
tickets are $25 and include a pre-show
meet and greet with Bianca. General
admission tickets are $15. Doors open
at 7 p.m. for the meet and greet. Show
starts at 8:30 p.m. For more details, visit
towndc.com. Aussie Drag Race runner
up Courtney Act will be at Town Sept. 27.
The von Trapps perform at Jammin
Java (227 Maple Ave E., Vienna, Va.)
on Monday at 7:30 p.m. The great-
grandchildren of George and Maria von
Trapp, whose lives were portrayed in
the musical The Sound of Music, have
continued the family tradition of making
music. So, Melanie, Amanda and August
von Trapp have recorded six albums and
toured internationally. Tickets range from
$15-20. For more information and to
purchase tickets, visit jamminjava.com.
The Patricia Barber Quartet, helmed
by the out pianist, plays Bethesda Blues
& Jazz Supper Club (7719 Wisconsin Ave.,
Bethesda, Md.) on Sept. 19 at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25. Visit bethesdabluesjazz.
com for details.
British musical duo Erasure performs
two sold-out nights at 9:30 Club (815 V St.,
N.W.), Sept. 19-20.Vince Clarke and Andy
Bell, who is openly gay, rose to prominence
in the 1980s. Their songs A Little Respect,
Sometimes and Star were all chart-
topping hits. Their latest album The Violet
Flame will be released in September.
Comedian Wanda Sykes, who is
openly gay and a D.C. native, performs
her stand-up show at Strathmore (5301
Tuckerman Ln., North Bethesda, Md.)
Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. Sykes has been one
of Entertainment Weeklys 25 Funniest
People in America and also was on the
sitcom The New Adventures of the Old
Christine. Tickets range from $35.10-
$129. For more details and to purchase
tickets, visit Strathmore.org.
Camp Rehoboth presents Well-Strung,
a singing string quartet, at Rehoboth
Beach Convention Center (229 Rehoboth
Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del.) on Sept. 26
from 9-11 p.m. For more details, visit
camprehoboth.com.
Broadway legend Patti LuPone will
perform Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda
Played That Part, at Concert Hall at
George Mason Center for the Arts (4373
Mason Pond Dr., Fairfax, Va.) on Sept.
27 at 8 p.m. LuPone, who is known for
her roles in Broadway shows Evita and
Gypsy, will perform songs from Hair,
Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl and more.
Tickets range from $60-100. For more
information, visit cfa.gmu.edu.
The eighth annual Phasefest Queer
Arts and Music Festival, the largest queer
music and arts festival on the East Coast, is
at Phase 1 Lounge (525 8th St., S.E.) Sept. 26-
27.There will be performances by The Real
L Words Hunter Valentine, Sick of Sarah,
The Pushovers, Glitterlust, Frankie and Betty
and many more. Admission is $20 for Sept.
26 and $20 for Sept. 27. A festival pass is
available for both days for $45. Admission is
limited to guests 21 and over.
Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday
performs at the Howard Theatre (620 T
St., N.W.) Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Holliday is best
known for portraying E e White in the hit
musical Dreamgirls where she performed
the classic ballad And I Am Telling You,
Im Not Going. She has collaborated with
popular musical artists such as Barbra
Streisand, Luther Vandross and Michael
Jackson. Tickets range from $35-$70. Doors
open at 6 p.m. Visit thehowardtheatre.com
for more details.
Washington Concert Opera presents
a staging of Vincenzo Bellinis I Capuleti
E I Montecchi, a retelling of Romeo
& Juliet on Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at Lisner
Auditorium. The highly acclaimed outt,
a professional concert opera company
oering concert versions of rarely heart,
full-length operatic works, also has
several other events throughout the fall.
For details, call 202-364-5826 or visit
concertopera.org.
Chers Dressed to Kill tour, named
after a song on her latest album Closer to
the Truth, returns for a fall performance
at the Verizon Center (601 F St., N.W.)
Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. As always, gays were
out in droves when she was here in April.
Tickets range from $34.20-$170.75. For
more details and to purchase tickets, visit
verizoncenter.monumentalnetwork.com.
Rapper Big Freedia comes to the
Howard Theatre (620 T St., N.W.) Oct. 2
at 8 p.m. Big Freedia, who is gay, helped
begin the Bounce rap movement, a sub-
genre of hip-hop in New Orleans. She
has been featured on two RuPaul songs,
Peanut Butter and Freaky Money.
She is also the star of her reality show
Big Freedia. Tickets are $15 in advance
and $17 day of show. For details, visit
thehowardtheatre.com.
Grammy-winner Rufus Wainwright
performs at Rams Head on Stage (33
West St., Annapolis, Md.) on Oct. 18 at 8
p.m. Wainwright, who is gay, has released
10 albums and collaborated with musical
icons such as Elton John and Lou Reed.
Admission is limited to guests 21 and
over. Tickets are $79.50. For details, visit
ramsheadonstage.com.
The Birchmere presents Gladys Knight
at the Warner Theatre (513 13th St., N.W.)
Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. The seven-time Grammy
winner has produced hits in pop, R&B
and adult contemporary and will be
touring behind her new gospel album
which dropped this week. Tickets range
from $80.25-$116.50. For more details,
visit warnertheatredc.com.
Fleetwood Mac brings its On with
the Show tour to Verizon Center on Oct.
31 at 8 p.m. This is the rst time the full
classic-era 70s lineup including longtime
pianist Christine McVie, has all been
together since the late 90s. Tickets range
from $60-205. For more information, visit
verizoncenter.monumentalnetwork.com.
Grammy legend Aretha Franklin
comes to Modell Performing Arts Center at
the Lyric (140 W Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore)
Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. Franklin has achieved
20 number-one R&B singles and is one of
the best selling female artists of all time.
Her songs Respect, Think, and (You
Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
have become well-known anthems.
Tickets range from $82.10-$190.40. For
more details, visit lyricoperahouse.com.
Gay Mens Chorus of D.C. presents
Love Stinks on Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. and 8
p.m. Ticket prices to be announced. For
more details, visit gmcw.org.
Music Center at Strathmore (5301
Tuckerman Ln., North Bethesda, Md.)
presents Guitar Passions: Sharon Isbin,
Stanley Jordan and Romero Lubambo
on Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. The guitarists will
play dierent guitars including jazz and
Brazilian. Tickets range from $26.10-70.
For more details and to purchase tickets,
visit Strathmore.org.
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Barbra Streisand will release her
34th album, Partners, on Sept. 16. It is
her second duets album and features
performers such as Michael Buble, John
Mayer, Josh Groban and Elvis Presley.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will
release their collaborative jazz album,
Cheek to Cheek, on Sept. 19. The two
previously worked together in 2011 on
Bennetts Duets II.
English synthpop duo Erasure will
release their latest album, The Violet
Flame, on Sept. 23. The band, with openly
gay lead singer Andy Bell, is popular with
the LGBT community.
Jennifer Hudson will release JHUD
on Sept. 23. The project is inspired by the
1970s. The track He Aint Goin Nowhere
features Iggy Azalea. Four singles from
the album have already been released
over the past year.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane
is coming out with Holiday for Swing, a
Christmas-themed album. Norah Jones
and Sara Bareilles are both featured on
the album, slated for a Sept. 30 release.
Prince will release two new
albums on Sept. 30. Their titles are
PlectrumElectrum and Art O cial Age.
Saxophonist Dave Koz will release
his fth Christmas album, The 25th of
December, on Sept. 30. It will be a duet
album featuring Gloria Estefan, India.Arie,
Fantasia and Stevie Wonder, among others.
Stevie Nicks is coming out with 24 Karat
Gold: Songs from the Vault on Oct. 7. The
album features new versions of demos she
recorded between 1969 and 1987.
Ani DiFranco is set to release Allergic
to Water on Oct. 14. The album is
DiFrancos 20th since 1990.
Hilary Du will release a new album
on Oct. 14. The title is still unknown
and the album will be her rst in about
seven years. Du recently released two
singles in anticipation of the album called
Chasing the Sun and All About You.
Idina Menzel will release her Christmas
album, Holiday Wishes, on Oct. 14.
It has been reported that her former
Wicked co-star, Kristin Chenoweth, will
also release a holiday album this year.
Charlie XCX, who was prominently
featured on the hit songs I Love It by Icona
Pop and Fancy by Iggy Azalea, will release
her third album, Sucker, on Oct. 17.
Annie Lennox will release Nostalgia
on Oct. 21 and will be her rst LP in
four years. Her third cover album, it will
feature a collection of Lennoxs favorite
songs from years past.
Taylor Swift will release her fth studio
album, 1989, on Oct. 27. It will be her
rst documented, o cial pop album,
though her previous eorts have laid
the foundation for Swifts transition from
country to pop. The lead single, Shake It
O, debuted at No. 1.
The London Sessions is Mary J.
Bliges 13th studio album. In this project,
Blige experimented with a new sound
and incorporated London culture. It will
release in November.
Nicki Minaj will release The Pinkprint
on Nov. 28. The album will feature her
latest smash hit, Anaconda.
Albums that have been announced but
for which release dates were not available
include:
Queens Queen Forever, its rst
new studio album in nearly 20 years.
Adam Lambert has been touring with the
band of late.
Emeli Sandi, a veteran of Capital Pride
last year, with Who Needs the World.
Selena Gomez with a greatest hits
album in December. No title announced
yet but two new tracks are expected.
Rihanna is said to be planning a
November release.
Azealia Banks with her studio debut
Broke with Expensive Taste.
Other acts rumored to have fall
releases include out rapper Frank Ocean,
Adele, Rita Ora (who performed at
Capital Pride this year), Madonna (shes
had studio time with several big-name
producers), fun., Marina & the Diamonds,
One Direction and Solange Knowles.
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GW Lisner Auditorium. 202-994-6800.
lisner.gwu.edu.
IGUDESMAN AND JOO. Sep 12.
The Clarice. 301-405-ARTS.
theclarice.umd.edu.
VIEUX FARKA TOUR. Sep 12. Artisphere.
877-241-2787. artisphere.com.
ART ON 8TH: THE DUENDE QUARTET.
Sep 18. Dance Place & Monroe Street
Market. 202-269-1600. danceplace.org.
MARTIN BABJAK, BARITONE AND
DANIEL BURANOVSK, PIANO. Sep 18.
Embassy of Slovakia. 202-625-2361.
embassyseries.org.
BLUE MAGIC. Sep 13. Arts Harmony Hall
Regional Center. 301-203-6070.
arts.pgparks.com.
MUSEUMS
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART. Degas/
Cassatt. Thru Oct 5. Andrew Wyeth:
Looking Out, Looking In. Thru Nov 30.
202-737-4215. nga.gov.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. Peruvian Gold
Ancient Treasures Unearthed. Thru Sept
14. Flying Monsters 3D & Sea Monsters
3D: A Prehistoric Adventure. Sep 13-
Apr 1. National Geographic. 202-857-
7700. nglive.org. Mars Up Close. Thru
Nov 30. Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the
Cretaceous. Sep 12-Apr 12.
202-857-7000. nglive.org.
FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY.
Symbols of Honor: Heraldry and Family
History in Shakespeares England.
Thru Oct 26. folger.edu.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES. Making Their
Mark: Stories Through Signatures.
Thru Jan 5. 202-357-5000.
archivesfoundation.org.
MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS.
Meret Oppenheim. Thru Sep 14. Total
Art: Contemporary Video. Thru Oct 12.
202-783-5000. nmwa.org.
KREEGER MUSEUM. Emilie Brzezinski:
The Lure of the Forest. Thru Dec 27.
202-337-3050. kreegermuseum.org.
CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART. American
Journeys - Visions of Place. Thru Sep 21.
American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley
& Terra Firma: Landscapes from the
Photography and Media Arts Collection.
Thru Sep 28. 202-639-1700. corcoran.org.
GALLERIES
STRATHMORE. Grace Hartigan:
19222008 & Heritage India. Thru Nov 9.
301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
ARTISPHERE. Gina Matchitt: Being There.
Thru Sep 21. 703-875-1100.
artisphere.com.
NEPTUNE FINE ART. Raya Bodnarchuk:
Bronze Sculpture. Sep 12-Oct 4.
202-338-0353. neptuneneart.com.
THE ART LEAGUE GALLERY.
Contemporary Realism. Thru Oct 6.
Inuence & InspirationThru Sep 21.
703-548-0035. theartleague.org.
VISARTS AT ROCKVILLE. The Metal
Works Of Komelia Hongja Okim & Julius
Kassovic: Intimate Waterscapes. Thru Oct
5. 301-315-8200. visartsatrockville.org.
TORPEDO FACTORY ART CENTER.
Hacking Objects of Desire. Thru Oct 19.
703-838-4565. torpedofactory.org.
GALLERY PLAN B. New Paintings by
Sheep Jones. Thru Oct 12. 202-234-2711.
galleryplanb.com.
FLASHPOINT GALLERY: CULTURALDC.
Emily Francisco: Something Slightly
Familiar. Sep 12-Oct 11. 202-315-1305.
culturaldc.org.
GALLERY UNDERGROUND. Left Out
Juried Show & August Members
Show. Thru Sep 26. 571-483-0652.
arlingtonartistsalliance.org.
PUBLICK PLAYHOUSE. Gina Marie Lewis.
Thru Oct 13. 301-277-1710.
arts.pgparks.com.
ARTS HARMONY HALL REGIONAL
CENTER. Retro/spective: Works By Alan
Binstock. Thru Oct 3. 301-203-6070.
arts.pgparks.com.
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HOT HITS & HIDDEN JEWELS
FROM CULTURECAPITAL.COM, YOUR LINK TO THE ARTS IN METRO DC
Marie Antoinette
Sep 17-Oct 12. Woolly Mammoth.
202-393-3939. woollymammoth.net.
Through David Adjmis incisive contemporary lens, historys most notorious teenager
becomes a full-blooded, complex, and tragic heroine who realizes too late that theres
an unstoppable revolution brewing outside her window.
Sunday in the Park
Pride Night/Signature Theatre
Fri. Sep 12. Signature Theatre.
703-820-9771. signature-theatre.org.
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapines Pulitzer Prize-winningSunday in the Park with
George. Music and reception follows theuis performance. The show runs through Sep 21.
King Street Art Festival
Sep 13. Torpedo Factory Art Center.
703-838-4565. torpedofactory.org.
All day arts festival includes ice carving, live music, and hands-on art activities.
Peruvian Gold Ancient Treasures Unearthed
Thru Sept 14. National Geographic.
202-857-7000. nglive.org.
The exhibition journeys through Peruvian civilizations from 1250 B.C. to A.D. 1450 and
includes gold ceremonial and funerary masks, beakers and jewelry, rivaling anything
made by the ancient Egyptians.
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National Gallery of Art Strathmore DC Commission for the Arts & Humanities Arlington Cultural Afairs Round House
Theatre Reston Community Center, CenterStage George Mason Universitys Center for the Arts Neptune Fine Art The
Washington Ballet Signature Theatre Teatro de la Luna Dumbarton House Alma Boliviana GALA Hispanic Theatre National
Gallery of Art Atlas Performing Arts Center Festival Argentino Hylton Performing Arts Center Artisphere Ambassador
Theater Joy of Motion Carmen de Vicente Spanish Dance Academy Publick Playhouse The Arlington Players Arts/Harmony Hall
Regional Center Gunston Theatre One Synetic Theater Corcoran Gallery of Art FotoWeekDC Arts Club of Washington Education-
al Theatre Company (ETC) National Museum of Women in the Arts Reston Community Center DC Preservation League The Smithsonian
Associates Rorschach Theatre Center for Education at Wolf Trap Los Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble Potomac Harmony Chorus
Metropolitan Chorus DC Youth Orchestra Program Folger Shakespeare Library Opera Guild of Northern Virginia Zenith Gallery
Cathedral Choral Society DC Jazz Festival Washington Concert Opera BlackRock Center for the Arts National Archives Experience
Bowen McCauley Dance Gallery Plan B Fisher Art Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center National Geographic
The Writers Center Halau O Aulani EDGEWORKS Dance Theater Pen/Faulkner Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Gunston Theatre
Two Spooky Action Theater The Washington Chorus Flashpoint Gallery: Cultural DC Washington Printmakers Gallery Torpedo Fac-
tory Art Center Do- minion Stage Rain-
bow Theatre Project Sulu DC IDB Staf
Association Art Gal- lery (ISAAG) Arling-
ton Childrens Cho- rus WSC Avant Bard
Arlington Cultural Afairs DC Commis-
sion on the Arts & Humanities Encore
Stage & Studio/The Childrens Theatre
Adventure Theatre Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) Woolly Mammoth Theatre Arlington Philharmonic Source Festival Target
Gallery VisArts at Rockville Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts National Cherry Blossom Festival Workhouse Arts Center
Embassy Series Arlington Artists Alliance The Puppet Co. Playhouse Cambodian-American Heritage, Inc. Pan American Symphony
Orchestra The Jackson Art Center Robert Brown Gallery Fords Theatre Jane Franklin Dance Folger Consort Capitol Hill Chorale
Artomatic DC Cabaret Network In Series Dana Tai Soon Burgess Step Afrika! Washington Balalaika Society DCAC-DC Arts
Center Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Reston Community Players Environmental Film Festival in the Nations Capital Olney
Theatre Center for the Arts Theater J Warner Theatre BalletNova Center for Dance The Barns at Wolf Trap John F. Kennedy Center
for the Performing Arts Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum Strathmore Patuxent Rural Life Museums Jewish Commu-
nity Center of Greater Washington DC Kreeger Museum Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Darnalls
Chance House Museum KanKouran West African Dance Co. Tafety Punk Theatre Company Goethe-Institut Washington Washington
Project for the Arts The Art League Vietnamese Cultural Society Metropolitan Washington Capital Fringe Greenbelt Community Center
College Park Aviation Museum The Alden Next Refex Dance Collective National Chamber Ensemble National Symphony Orchestra
Filmfest DC Montpelier Arts Center No Rules Theatre Company Dance Place Montpelier Mansion Abraham Hall THEARC Joan
Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center Prio Bangla Riversdale House Museum American Century Theater National Philhar-
monic Brentwood Arts Exchange Traveling Players Ensemble Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission Friday Morn-
ing Music Club Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center Surratt House Museum UrbanArias Tudor Place Historic House
and Garden Folger Theatre Washington Stage Guild Washington Mens Camerata GW Lisner Auditorium Shear Madness Lee Arts
Center Studio Theatre Washington National Opera
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Several provocative
fall exhibits run
through early 2015
By RYAN ROSADO
The National Museum of Women in
the Arts (1250 New York Ave., N.W.) is
featuring After the Rainbow by Soda_Jerk
running through Nov. 2. In cooperation with
the District of Columbia Commission of the
Arts and Humanities, the video installation
merges lm clips from The Wizard of Oz
and a 1960s television special featuring the
infamous Judy Garland. For more details,
visit nmwa.org.
Femininity Beyond Archetypes:
Photography by Natalia Arias of
Colombia includes two of Arias series
Taboo and Venus that present her own
perspective on femininity and looking
beyond pre-established archetypes. The
exhibit is brought to the Art Museum of
the Americas (201 18th Street, N.W.) by the
support of the Inter-American Commission
of Women, which aims to promote gender
equality and leadership of women. The
exhibit runs through Oct. 1. To nd out
more, visit museum.oas.org.
The American Art Museum (8th and
F streets, N.W.) is hosting Richard Estes
Realism from Oct. 10 through Feb. 8.
Estes exhibit will feature 46 of his paintings
of urban scenes spanning his 50-year
career with contemporary realism. Visit
americanart.si.edu for more details.
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
(632 U Street, N.W.) is featuring emerging
artists Shant Gates and Njena Surae
Jarvins exhibit, Divergence. The multi-
media exhibit includes performance
videos and numerous materials to
create socio-dynamic environments
and provocative pieces. Check out
Divergence through Oct. 25 and visit
smithcenter.org for more information.
The National Portrait Gallery (8th and
F streets, N.W.) is showcasing Portraiture
Now: Staging the Self through April 12. This
ninth installation in the series will contain
work of six contemporary U.S. Latino artists
who explore the theme of searching for
ones identity through unique and shared
traits within the Latino community. Visit
npg.si.edu for full details.
The Library of Congress (101
Independence Ave., S.E.) will display
American Ballet Theatre: Touring the
Globe for 75 Years through Jan. 24.
The exhibit chronicles the rise of the
renowned American Ballet Theatre and
is comprised of objects pulled from the
American Ballet Theatre collection in
addition to dance and music collections
housed by the Library of Congress.
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd,
Arlington, Va.) is featuring Joshua Yospyn:
American Sequitur in conjunction with
FotoWeek DC. The exhibit contains a
selection of sequenced images taken
from Yospyns book project, American
Sequitur created from Yospyns editorial
assignments and road trips taken across
the country over the past ve years.
The exhibit runs through Nov. 15. Visit
artisphere.com for more information.
The Phillips Collections (1600 21st
Street, N.W.) latest installation in the
Intersections Series is Bernadi Roig: No/
Escape running from Oct. 25 through Feb.
15. The exhibit features the Mallocran artists
six sculptural works housed in both internal
and external spaces. No/Escape contains
themes of poignant social commentary
such as entrapment-liberation and
blinding-illumination portrayed through
cruel-looking plastic gures molded from
real people. More information can be
found at phillipscollection.org.
The Bethesda Urban Partnership
(7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Md.) has
revealed its nalists for the Trawick Prize
Exhibit which is on display in a group exhibit
until Sep. 27. The prize honors artists from
the D.C. Metro area with $14,000 in prize
money. Find out more at bethesda.org.
Angelika (2911 District Ave, Fairfax,
Va.) is one of the select venues featuring
DAVID BOWIE IS, a documentary
about the gender-bending music icons
exhibit that was housed at the Victoria &
Albert Museum in London last year. The
documentary features the vast collection
of photographs, stage costumes and
rare possessions from the David Bowie
archive. The art lm is available for public
viewing on Sept. 23. Get all the details at
angelikalmcenter.com.
Transformer (1404 P Street, N.W.) is
showcasing the work of Brooklyn-based
Israel artist Tama Ettun through Oct. 25.
This multi-media installation, My Hands
Are the Shape of My Height includes
sculpture, video and photographs from
his recent series, Performing Stillness.
The exhibit explores the concept of
sculpture and performance art switching
roles and creating a physical reaction or
sensation within the viewer. Learn more
at transformerdc.org.
Baggage Claim: Unpacking Immigration
Lives, an exhibit that showcases the work
of nine artists, is viewable at the District
of Columbia Arts Center until Oct. 12.
The showcase explores the many sides
and perspectives of immigration issues in
the United States through mixed media.
Find out full details at dcartscenter.org.
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A work by Natalia Arias on
display at Art Museum of the
Americas. (Image courtesy Arias)
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An opera of denite
dramatic appeal
The New York Times
Olga Peretyatko
sings dazzlingly.
The New York Times
Vincenzo Bellinis
I Capuleti e
i Montecchi
(Romeo and Juliet)
September 28, 2014 @ 6:00pm
Lisner Auditorium
21st and H Streets, NW, Washington, DC
featuring
Olga Peretyatko as Giulietta (pictured)
Kate Lindsey as Romeo
David Portillo, Jeffrey Beruan,
and Liam Moran
With full orchestra and chorus,
conducted by Antony Walker.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Order tickets online at www.concertopera.org or call 202.364.5826
From Evita to
Marie Antoinette,
fall full of strong
female protagonists
By PATRICK FOLLIARD
Labor Day is scarcely past. But the fall
theater season is already well underway.
With an exciting amalgam of both new
and familiar musicals and plays with
LGBT themes performed and staged by
out theater professionals, this autumn
promises to be an especially engaging
time for LGBT theatergoers. Heres a
sampling of whats out there now and
whats soon to come.
The Olney Theatre Center (olneytheatre.
org) is premiering Colossal at its Mulitz-
Gudelsky Theatre Lab through Sept.
28. Penned by Andrew Hinderaker and
directed by Will Davis who is transgender,
this hard-hitting drama told in ashback
by Mike, a former college football player
who became paralyzed from the waist
down after taking a hit for his teammate
(and then-lover) during a game. Mike
(played by Michael Patrick Thornton who
uses a wheelchair on and ostage) now
relives the accident again and again with
the aid of a live football team onstage.
Structured like a game, Colossal is
performed in four quarters with a pre-
show training session and half-time show.
Canadian/director Morris Panychs new
comedy The Shoplifters is currently
premiering at Arena Stages Kreeger
Theatre (arenastage.org). The cast
features Broadways Jayne Houdyshell
as a career shoplifter. Panychs husband,
Ken MacDonald, designed the costumes
and set.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
(woollymammoth.net) kicks o the
season with David Adjmis Marie
Antoinette (Sept. 15-Oct. 12). The
playwrights revisionist comedy paints
the young queen as contemporary rich
party girl. The cast features Woolly
company members Kimberly Gilbert (as
the ill-fated royal) and out actor Sarah
Marshall who plays Maries friend, an all-
knowing sheep.
The national tour of Tim Rice & Andrew
Lloyd Webbers Evita (Sept. 30-Oct. 19)
is heading to the Kennedy Center Opera
House (kennedy-center.org). The Tony-
winning musical thrillingly recounts Eva
Perns climb from obscure poverty
to money and international fame as
Argentinas very blonde rst lady. This
production features Broadways beautiful
Caroline Bowman as the controversial
legend who died at just 33.
On Oct. 5, Positive Scribe Productions
presents Laurinda D. Browns Sometimes
It Snows in Atlanta at the Anacostia
Playhouse (anacostiaplayhouse.com).
In this autobiographically inspired
piece, Brown, who has grappled with
depression, explores mental health
issues in both the African-American and
LGBT communities.
At Signature Theatre (signature-theatre.
org) in Arlington, out artistic director Eric
Schaeer is staging the musical Elmer
Gantry (Oct. 7-Nov. 9), based on Sinclair
Lewis novel about a failed salesman who
makes a mint selling salvation. Broadways
Charlie Pollock plays the titular, Bible-
thumping con artist. The cast features
local vocal powerhouse Nova Y. Payton as
speakeasy singer Mary Washington and
out actor Bobby Smith as Gantrys pal
Frank Shallard, a mainstream preacher
who is losing faith.
Also at Signature is Lisa Easons Sex
with Strangers (Oct. 14-Dec. 7), a timely
exploration of what happens when private
lives become public domain. Out actor
Holly Twyford is slated to play Olivia, an
underemployed 39-year old writer who
hooks up with a younger more successful
stranger after a blizzard leaves them
trapped in a secluded cabin. When the
pairs experience goes online what should
have been a quick tryst morphs into
something more. Aaron Posner directs.
For one night (Oct. 20), Rainbow
Theatre Project (rainbowtheatreproject.
com), a company dedicated to reecting
the LGBT experience, will feature staged
readings of Mary Steelsmiths The Betty
and Veronica Plays and David Csontos
My Night with Rock Hudson.
At Studio Theatre (studiotheatre.org),
out director Serge Seiden is staging
Joshua Harmons Bad Jews (Nov. 5-Dec.
21), a biting comedy about three very
dierent cousins battling over a family
heirloom on the night of their Holocaust
survivor grandfathers funeral.
Theatre J (washingtondcjcc.org) is
presenting gay playwright Tony Kushners
The Intelligent Homosexuals Guide
to Capitalism and Socialism with a
Key to the Scripture (Nov. 13-Dec. 21)
staged by out director John Vreeke. The
plot centers on retired longshoreman
Gus Marcantonio as he gathers his three
adult children (of which two are in same-
sex relationships) and their partners to
let them know hes selling the Brooklyn
brownstone and ending his life.
Publick Playhouse (5445 Landover
Road, Cheverly, Md.) has several family-
friendly oerings planned for the coming
months including Curious George on
Sept. 25, The Wright Stu: First in Flight
on Oct. 8, Arithmetickles on Oct. 21,
The Mixed-Up Fairy Tale on Oct. 30 and
A Christmas Carol on Nov. 19 among
others. Visit arts.pgparks.com for more
information.
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Escort to lit legends
and Tinseltown
scandal among fall
book highlights
By TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Fall the big season for blockbuster
novels and great new books, so heres a
tease for a few things to come.
Biography fans will want to look for Best-
Kept Boy in the World by Christopher
Isherwood (Magnus, October), a book
about the life and times of Denny Fouts.
The title of the book came from Truman
Capote, who knew Fouts well as did
others, apparently, because Fouts was a
celebrity, an international sensation and a
well-known, highly paid prostitute.
Gospel singer Jennifer Knapp writes
about coming out and a crisis of faith in
Facing the Music: My Story (Howard,
October). Knapp was at the pinnacle of her
career when she abruptly quit and several
years later revealed that she is a lesbian.
Now an advocate, still a singer, this is a tale
of believing in God and oneself.
Whats more fun than a juicy scandal?
Not much, as youll agree when you
put your hands on Tinseltown by
gay author William J. Mann (Harper,
October). Yes, this is a book about
Hollywood almost 100 years ago, but
what can you say about sex, drugs and
debauchery except bring it on.
Publisher Bruno Gmunder always
tickles the fancy of erotica art lovers,
and this years JoeBoys by Joe Phillips
(October) will be a particular favorite.
Lovers of art photography will want to
look for Hairy Chested Men by Colt
(October), also from Gmunder.
Dont Ask, Dont Tell may be best
forgotten, but in Soldier of Change
by Stephen Snyder-Hill (September,
Potomac Books), Snyder-Hill writes about
his presentation on Capital Hill against the
policy back in 2011, and what happened
personally and to him as a soldier. Bonus:
a foreword by George Takei.
Readers who want a gut-churning
biography will enjoy My Thinning
Years by Jon Derek Croteau (Hazelden,
September).
If travel is in your plans this fall, look
for States of Desire, Revisited: Travels
in Gay America by Edmund White
(University of Wisconsin, September). In
looking back at a trip he took some 30 years
ago or more, White compares gay America
then with the way things are now, including
politics, AIDS and the internet.
And nally, there are two books
out this fall for parents of gay kids:
Coming Around: Parenting Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Kids
by Anne Dohrenwend (New Horizon
Press, October) is great for parents of
teens and 20-somethings, with advice on
social issues, legalities and supportive
measures you can take with your child.
This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids
by Dannielle Owens-Reid & Kristin
Russo (Chronicle Books, October) is
also for parents of older LGBT kids, but
this book uses real stories and a Q&A
format for ease of use.
Uncensored: Celebrating the
Freedom to Read, Express and Create
comes to the D.C. Public Librarys Martin
Luther King Jr. location (901 G St., N.W.)
Sept. 21-27. Its a temporary public art
event with several indoor and outdoor
installations exploring the concept of
censorship and banned books.
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Mainstream fare,
indie festivals,
retrospectives and
more strong with
queer content
By BRIAN T. CARNEY
The LGBT fall lm season gets o to
a dramatic start with The Skeleton
Twins starring SNL alums Bill Hader and
Kristen Wiig as Maggie and Milo Dean,
melancholic twins who are reunited after
a 10-year absence.
Maggie, unhappily married to Lance
(Luke Wilson), is attracted to her
scruy scuba diving instructor. Milo,
an unsuccessful actor in Los Angeles,
returns to their hometown after a failed
suicide attempt and tries to rekindle
a romance with his former lover, Rich
(Ty Burrell from TVs Modern Family).
Under the steady hand of queer director
Craig Johnson (who co-wrote the award-
wining script with Mark Heyman),
this very dark comedy features richly
nuanced performances and a moving
story of siblings trying to rebuild their
tangled relationship. It opens today at the
Landmark E Street Cinema.
Starting Oct. 3, D.C. audiences can
enjoy the stylish thriller The Two Faces
of January, helmed by rst-time director
Hossein Amini. Adapted by the director
from the novel by Patricia Highsmith
(bisexual author of the homoerotic
thrillers Strangers on a Train and The
Talented Mr. Ripley), the lm focuses
on the steamy relationship between
Viggo Mortenson and Kirsten Dunst as a
glamorous American couple and Oscar
Isaac as their scheming Greek tour guide.
It will play at Landmark Cinemas.
Slated for release on Oct. 17, Dear
White People is a complicated satire
about race and identity politics that has
been generating signicant buzz at lm
festivals around the globe. Written and
directed by openly gay Justin Simien,
the movie tells the story of four black
college students who are swept up in
the controversy surrounding a blackface
party thrown by a white fraternity.
Controversial gay director Greg Araki
(The Living End and Mysterious Skin)
returns with White Bird in a Blizzard.
Shailene Woodley stars as Kat Connors,
a teenage girl whose world is turned
upside down when her perfect housewife
mother (Eva Green) suddenly disappears.
The cast also includes Christopher Meloni
as her father and Gabourey Sidibe as her
best friend. Its available on demand on
Sept. 25 and in theaters on Oct. 24.
The Imitation Game opens in wide
release on Nov. 21 and stars Benedict
Cumberbatch in a historical drama about
Alan Turing, the gay cryptologist who broke
the German Enigma code during World
War II but was later prosecuted by the
British government for homosexual acts.
Meanwhile, the AFI Silver Theatre (a.
com/silver) in Silver Spring continues
to oer a scintillating combination
of contemporary indie lms and
international lm classics. The fall lineup
includes Band of Sisters, a documentary
about Americans nuns ghting for change
within the Catholic Church and in their
communities (Nov. 9). Retrospectives
include the Silent Cinema Showcase
which pairs vintage movies with modern
musical performances (Nov. 1-22), the
Robert Wise Centennial which includes
The Sound of Music and West Side Story
(Oct. 10-Dec. 1) and a Tim Burton Festival
which features Halloween screenings of
his creepiest movies.
In addition to these indie releases,
LGBT lms will be featured in three
local lm festivals. Continuing through
Sept. 24, the D.C. Shorts Film Festival
(festival.dcshorts.com) features 135
short lms from 25 countries screened
in 17 dierent 90-minute shows in three
venues across the metro D.C. area. Under
the direction of local gay lmmaker Jon
Gann, this popular festival also includes
workshops, a screenplay competition and
legendary parties.
Reel A rmations (ReelA rmations.
org), now partnered with the D.C. Center
for the LGBT Community and the Human
Rights Campaign, will feature a series of
screenings, including:
Tru Love, a sparkling and evocative
love story about the intersecting lives of
threewomen (Sept. 19).
Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay
Propaganda, a powerful documentary
by Michael Lucas. (Oct. 14).
Before You Know It, a lively
documentary about LGBT seniors (Oct. 16).
First Period, a hilarious camp/drag
comedy (Oct. 17).
52 Tuesdays, an Australian coming
of age drama lm about a teenage
girl dealing with her mothers gender
transition (Nov. 21).
What It Was,a surreal drama about
a successful Latina actress whose life is
transformed after a series of personal
crises (Dec. 12).
Located just an hour west of the
city, the Middleburg Film Festival
(middleburglm.org) has quickly become
a notable stop on the international
cinema circuit. Films include indie
premieres and sneak peeks at Academy
Award contenders; special events include
wine tastings, panel discussions and a
Meet the Artists dinner.
While the slate for the 2014 Festival
(which will be held from Oct. 30-Nov.
2) has not been announced yet, the
Festival will honor Colleen Atwood with
its Costume Designer Award and Marco
Beltrami with its Film Composer Award.
Finally, two mainstream releases
for the LGBT community to take note
of are Gone Girl, based on the wildly
popular novel by Gillian Flynn and
featuring Neil Patrick Harris (Oct. 3)
and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Part One, featuring strategically campy
performances by Stanley Tucci and
Elizabeth Banks as Caesar Flickerman
and E e Trinket (Nov. 21).
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Many hit shows
return with queer
themes and characters
By SANTIAGO MELLI-HUBER
Season one of BoJack Horseman,
Netixs rst animated original series,
is now available. The show focuses
on BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett), an
anthropomorphic horse and former
sitcom star (stay with me) trying to
recapture his relevance. Amy Sedaris
plays his agent, a pink Persian cat.
Alison Brie provides the voice of BoJacks
ghostwriter while Aaron Paul voices
BoJacks slack roommate. Stanley Tucci
has a minor role as a gay comedian.
The McCarthys premieres Oct. 30
at 9:30 p.m. on CBS. The family comedy
centers around Ronny McCarthy, a
29-year-old gay Bostonian. Laurie Metcalf
plays Ronnys mother.
Looking has recently added Daniel
Franzese (Damian, Mean Girls) to the cast.
Season two returns to HBO in early 2015.
Dancing with the Stars season 19
premieres Sept. 15 on ABC. Contestants
include Jonathan Bennett (Aaron Samuels,
Mean Girls), designer Betsey Johnson
and Sadie Robertson of Duck Dynasty.
Masters of Sex, starring Lizzy Caplan
(another Mean Girls alum) and Michael
Sheen, airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on
Showtime with the second season nale
airing Sept. 28. Allison Janney recently
won an Emmy Award for her portrayal
of Margaret Scully, the wife of Beau
Bridgess closeted Provost Barton Scully.
Logo TVs Secret Guide to Fabulous
premiered on Sept. 3 at 11 p.m. The
show, produced by Kelly Ripa and Mark
Consuelos, features four experts in
tness, fashion, entertaining and home
design who help people revitalize their
lives. Comparisons to Queer Eye for the
Straight Guy are not unfounded.
Seasons one and two of the Netix
juggernauts Orange is the New Black
and House of Cards are both available
for streaming. Both shows are queer
inclusive, and Oranges Laverne Cox is
the rst openly trans actress to have been
nominated for an Emmy.
Chelsea Handlers stand-up special
Uganda Be Kidding Me will be released
on Netix Oct. 10. The special is a live
recording from a show on her recent tour
of the same name.
HBO will air Beyonce and Jay-Zs On
the Run Tour on Sept. 20. The broadcast
will feature performances from the
musical power couples performances in
Paris this month.
The Comeback, starring Lisa
Kudrow, will make a comeback after
nine years in November on HBO as six-
episode mini-season.
The Newsroom, starring Je Daniels,
Emily Mortimer and Jane Fonda, returns
for its nal season in November on HBO.
American Horror Story: Freak
Show, created by Ryan Murphy and Brad
Falchuk, premieres on FX on Oct. 8 at
10 p.m. Returning actors include Jessica
Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela
Bassett and Francey Conroy, among
others. They welcome series newcomers
Matt Bomer and Patti LaBelle.
Gustin Grant stars in The Flash,
premiering Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. on the CW.
Casey Wilson and Ken Marino star in
Marry Me, which premieres Oct. 14 at
9 p.m. on NBC. The show is loosely based
on series creator David Caspes (Happy
Endings) recent marriage to Wilson, also
of Happy Endings fame.
Jerey Tambor and Judith Light star
in the Amazon series Transparent.
Tambor plays a family patriarch who
recently came out as a trans woman. The
show debuted Feb. 6 and premieres in
full this month on Amazon.com.
How to Get Away With Murder
premieres Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. on ABC,
the same night as fellow Shondaland
juggernauts Greys Anatomy (8 p.m.)
and Scandal (9 p.m.). In Murder, Viola
Davis stars as Professor Annalise Keating,
a lawyer. Jack Falahee plays Connor Walsh,
a gay student of Keatings. The three
Thursday night Shonda Rhimes dramas
are all prominent, queer-inclusive hits.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC
on Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. Series creator Robert
Kirkman has recently suggested that fan
favorite character Daryl Dixon (Norman
Reedus) may be gay, which would make
him the shows rst LGBT character.
John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live)
stars in Mulaney, which premieres
Oct. 5 at 9:30 p.m. on Fox as part of
the networks Sunday night comedy
block (along with Family Guy and The
Simpsons). Mulaney may be most known
for creating the popular SNL character
Stefon, played by Bill Hader.
Season 25 of The Amazing Race
premieres on Sept. 26 on CBS at 8 p.m.,
a change from its previous Sunday night
time slot. A consistently queer-inclusive
program, season 25 features a gay couple
competing on a team together.
Emmy magnet Modern Family
returns to ABC on Sept. 24 at 9 p.m.
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in full throes of
competition
By KEVIN MAJOROS
The LGBT sports community of D.C.
continues to shine after their medal haul
in August at the 2014 Cleveland/Akron
Gay Games. Leagues and tournaments
are being contested during the fall season
by the competitive teams that have
traveled as far away as Sydney, Australia.
Team D.C., Federal Triangles Soccer
Club and D.C. United are hosting the annual
United Night OUT on Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. as
Eastern Conference leaders. D.C. United take
on the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium.
Special guests will be the Gay Mens
Chorus of Washington whose members
will sing the National Anthem and the
D.C. Dierent Drummers Pep Band in the
Screaming Eagles Cheering Section.
The Triangles will host their traditional
tailgate party starting at noon in Parking
Lot 8 and will provide the grill and meats.
Team D.C. will provide the beer and all
are welcome to bring side dishes. Tickets
are $25 in the lower level and can be
purchased at unitednightout.com.
The Capital Tennis Association will be
hosting Capital Classic XXII from Saturday
through Monday with close to 300 players
competing. This years tournament will be
contested on hard courts and will be held at
the Rock Creek Tennis Center and the East
Potomac Tennis Center. The event will be
broadcast live on the CCE Sports Network.
Capital Tennis Association runs an
abbreviated outdoor fall season league
from September to October.
The travel teams from the D.C. Gay
Flag Football League will head to Gay
Bowl XIV Oct. 9-12 in Philadelphia which is
expected to draw 28 mens teams and 12
womens teams from across the country.
At last years Gay Bowl, the Washington
Generals lost by one point in the
Championship game and they are looking
for another successful run this year.
For the rst time, they will be sending a
female team, the Washington Senators,
to the Championships. They will be joined
by three mens teams: the Washington
Generals, the Washington Admirals and
the Washington Commanders.
The League also recently kicked o
season nine with 20 teams competing for
the fall championship.
Members of the Washington Scandals
Rugby Football Club traveled to Sydney,
Australia at the end of August for
Bingham Cup 2014. They competed as a
combined club with members from other
teams as the Muddy Armada Berzerkers
and nished fourth in Pool D. You can
watch some of their matches on their
Facebook page.
The D.C. Strokes Rowing Club
traveled to Grand Rapids, Mich., in August
for the USRowing Masters National
Championships where their team boats
won one silver and three bronze medals.
Two other local rowing clubs, Potomac
Boat Club and Capital Rowing, also won
multiple medals and nished rst and
sixth respectively in the team competition.
The Strokes are currently in the middle of
their head race season which are crew
time-trials in longer distances that are
contested into November.
Fall Ball started for the Chesapeake
and Potomac Softball League on
Sept. 6 and runs through Oct. 18. Three
teams from the league, D.C. Blitz, D.C.
Disturbance and D.C. Titans, are headed
to the 2014 North American Gay Amateur
Athletic Alliance Gay Softball World Series
in Dallas Sept. 22-27. About 4,000 players
from 44 leagues across North America
are expected to compete.
The Federal Triangles Soccer Club
wrapped up its 2014 Summer of Freedom
League at the end of August with the Annies
team winning the championship match and
taking home the Cummings Cup.
Swimmers from the District of
Columbia Aquatics Club will compete at
the 2014 Patriot Masters Sprint Classic at
George Mason University in Fairfax on Oct.
26. The meet oers sprint length races
including 25 yard events in all four strokes.
The Washington Renegades Rugby
Football Club began match play for the
fall season in the Capital Rugby Union
league. The season will run through Nov.
15 and the Renegades eld one team in
Division III and one team in Division IV.
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Saturday is the fth annual 17th Street
Festival from noon-6 p.m. It runs on 17th
N.W. from Riggs Place to P Street. Details
at 17thstreetfestival.org or on Facebook.
Sunday is the 13th annual Gay Day
at Hillwood Estate (4155 Linnean Ave.,
N.W.) from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $5-15.
Visit hillwoodmuseum.org for details.
Rainbow History Project has its
Queering Capitol Hill tour on
Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. and Sept. 21 at 2
p.m. Meet outside Mr. Henrys at 601
Pennsylvania Ave., S.E. The tours are
free but reservations are requested. Visit
rainbowhistory.org for details.
On Sept. 18, the D.C. Center has its
fall reception at 6 p.m. at City Market
at O (880 P Street, N.W.). Tickets are
$60 in advance or $75 at the door. Visit
thedccenter.org for details.
On Sept. 20, Brother Help Thyself
has its Pride Day at Kings Dominion.
Advance tickets are $35; day of tickets are
$37. The party is from 4-11 p.m. with a
party following from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Visit
brotherhelpthyself.net for details.
On Sept. 23, the Gertrude Stein
Democratic Club has its 38th anniversary
Leadership Awards Reception at Dirty
Martini (1223 Connecticut Ave., N.W.).
Tickets are available at steindemocrats.org
or at the door.
Sept. 27 is National Gay Mens HIV/
AIDS Awareness Day. Details are at cdc.
gov or aids.gov/awareness-days.
Sept. 27 is also United Night OUT at 3
p.m. at RFK Stadium with D.C. United vs.
Philadelphia Union. Tickets are $25. Visit
teamdc.org for details.
Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day.
Theres a Facebook page devoted to it.
Oct. 15 is National Latino HIV/AIDS
Awareness Day. Details are at aids.gov/
awareness-days.
Oct. 23 is the Blades Best of Gay
D.C. party/awards reception. Details
pending.
Oct. 25 is AIDS Walk Washington. Visit
aidswalkwashington.org for details or to
register.
Also Oct. 25, Human Rights Campaign
has its national dinner at the Convention
Center (801 Mt. Vernon P., N.W.). Its
sold out but a waiting list is available at
hrcnationaldinner.org.
Oct. 28 is the High Heel Race on 17th
Street, N.W. A Facebook page has details.
Nov. 20 is Transgender Day of
Remembrance. Details pending on the
Washington event.
On Dec. 6, Us Helping Us has its 26th
anniversary awards event A Passion
for Living at Long View Gallery (1234
Ninth Street, N.W.). Visit uhupil.org for
details.
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Martha Graham Dance Company
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Ji Blohlvek, conductor
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CLARKE: Well, to be honest we usually
lave that to other people. When youve
been working on something for a long
time and you hear it over and over again,
its hard to be objective. So usually you
leave it to the record company or the
producer. There might be something we
really hope will be a single, but usually we
hand that decision over to somebody else.
BLADE: What does (rst single)
Elevation mean to you? U2 had a song
with that title as well. It suggests a lot of
possible meanings.
CLARKE: Like most of the stu on the
record, its very forward thinking, kind of
like Andy going to these kinds of places
spiritually. Elevation is one of those kind
of happy, very positive-sounding songs.
Very celebratory.
BLADE: How many synthesizers would
you guess you own?
CLARKE: Im in the studio right now.
Maybe about 70.
BLADE: Have you kept them all over
the years or pared down at times?
CLARKE: Im not very good at throwing
stu away. I throw old socks away, but Im not
so good with synthesizers. Ive been collecting
them for about 30 years, so I have quite a
collection. My studio right at the moment,
well, its always in a state of being renovated.
Some of these are quite old and Ive had a
very long time. Some Ive kind of revamped.
I keep what I use. You know, Im sorry if its
not something Im using, Ill get rid of it.
BLADE: Erasure is rather synonymous
with a big 80s dance/pop sound and
now thats far enough back that theres
some nostalgia for it and you see those
sounds referenced in current pop. Has
that phenomenon informed your creative
process to any degree?
CLARKE: No, I dont think so. Im
certainly not the kind of person to look
back. Its all about the next project really.
Even with this project weve just done,
Im not listening to that now. Im thinking
about the next thing. Thats the wonderful
thing about this job. Its always something
new and dierent.
BLADE: Audiences today seem rather
sophisticated because they hear so much.
When youre guring out the colors and
textures for a track, do you consider what
references certain sounds like maybe
a vintage Fender Rhodes keyboard
might have for the listener?
CLARKE: No. Its just about what ts. Even
with the synthesizers I have that are quite
old, they dont have any memory, so when
Im creating something, Im starting from
scratch each time and hopefully Im not
repeating myself. Im certainly not trying
to emulate sounds from a particular era.
Im trying to nd a sound thats hopefully
unique and ts the vibe of the song.
BLADE: Erasure has been so reliable
and steadfast over the years. Do you ever
feel taken for granted?
CLARKE: No, I dont think so. Were very
grateful. Weve had an amazing career and
weve got some really dedicated followings
out there, you know. People whove been
buying our records since we started so for
that Im forever grateful. I cant knock it.
I used to work in factories, in production
lines, so this is a long way from that.
BLADE: Do Erasure albums get released
on vinyl?
CLARKE: Yes. At the moment, I dont
know about the new record but just
very recently once again they are more
interested in that kind of thing so I hope
eventually they will release it on vinyl.
BLADE: It seems to be a medium that
suits you well.
CLARKE: Well Im biased. I love vinyl. I
collect records and I still think they sound
better than CDs.
BLADE: Do you still live in Maine?
CLARKE: No, I live in Brooklyn now.
BLADE: Why did you move?
CLARKE: My wifes twin sister lives in
New York so we have to be near her.
BLADE: You and Tracy are still married?
CLARKE: Yes
BLADE: And how old is your son?
CLARKE: He turned 9 on Monday.
BLADE: I understand Andy is in a new
relationship. Do your spouses get along?
CLARKE: Well we socialize when were
together, if were working on a project or
on tour, then well go out and socialize but
when were not working he lives partly in
Spain and in the UK so we dont see each
other each week at the pub or anything.
BLADE: Was Andy out when you rst
met him?
CLARKE: Yes, hes always been very up
front and forward about his sexuality.
BLADE: Youre straight but Erasure has
always been such a gay band in many
ways. Is there gay musical sensibility
somewhere in your DNA?
CLARKE: I dont know about musical
sensibility. Andy and I have had, as you
can imagine, lots of discussions about
sexuality over the years and I dont know
its never been an issue because with
Andy its never been an issue. So then its
never been an issue with me either.
BLADE: Youve been in other bands and
done lots of side projects. What sense do
you have of how rare the partnership
between the two of you is? Could it have
happened with somebody else under
dierent circumstances or do you think
of it as a one-in-a-million-type thing?
CLARKE: I think its incredibly rare. I think
were very lucky to have met and we started
working together almost immediately after
we met and I think being creative together,
we both realized there was a special thing
between us. Andy is the rst and only
person Ive actually been able to sit down
and write a song with. Songwriting is a very
personal thing and to that extent, you have
to kind of bare your soul a little and you
can only do that with the right person. Over
the years, our relationship has only gotten
better and better an theres an incredible
amount of trust between us, which I think
is a very rare thing. Not that many bands
can say theyve been together the amount
of time we have.
BLADE: Erasure records always feel like
these very tight aairs 10 or 11 cuts
and no ab. It could t on an LP usually,
even though youre not conned by that.
Do you purposefully keep them tight?
CLARKE: Well yeah, we always try to
write more than we need generally. Its
usually just a case of Andy and I sitting
down and saying, OK, I think that idea is
a strong one and this one maybe not so
much. We basically just pick the best of
what weve done and that usually ends up
being 10 or 11 songs.
BLADE: Youve played the 9:30 Club many
times. Good venue, good audiences here?
CLARKE: Yes, we know it quite well. Im
really looking forward to it. You seem to
get a very receptive crowd in Washington.
I think we played there on a very rst U.S.
Erasure tour many years ago, some tiny
little place I dont even remember. So
far, no ones asked for their money back.
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Out to God and country 14 years ,
when I retired from the military. Out to
myself and closeted 30 years.
Whos your LGBT hero?
Jose Julio Sarria
Whats Washingtons best
nightspot, past or present?
17th Street and the up-and-coming
14th Street

Describe your dream wedding.


Had it. I was married the day I stepped
down as Emperor I of the Imperial Court
of Washington. A year to the date after
I was proposed to on the evening of me
being crowned Emperor I.

What non-LGBT issue are


you most passionate about?
If you want change, go to the polls and
vote.

What historical outcome


would you change?
Dont Ask, Dont Tell. I wished it had
never occurred. The military lost many
valuable individuals.

Whats been the most memorable pop


culture moment of your lifetime?
Various individual identity crises weve
seen, due to not being true to ourselves.
Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, Sen.
Larry Craig and the bathroom scandal.
Also the Catholic Church and the clergy
abuse scandals.
On what do you insist?
Be proud of who you are.
What was your last
Facebook post or Tweet?
Join us for Gala of the Americas
Coronation III.
If your life were a book, what would
the title be?
Squirrel Out and About
If science discovered a
way to change sexual orientation,
what would you do?
Stay the same.

What do you believe in


beyond the physical world?
There is a more powerful being out
there looking down on us.
Whats your advice for LGBT
movement leaders?
Remember that we are ghting for the
same rights, be it gay rights, transgender
rights, lesbian rights, white rights,
Hispanic rights we must be equal!
What would you walk
across hot coals for?
Equality for all.I spent 20 years in the
military defending those rights for ALL
America.
What LGBT stereotype
annoys you most?
The dierence in how we treat each
other. Youre a twink gay, youre a bear,
youre a lesbian, youre transgender.
Hello we are still an LGBT family
ghting for equality. Why stereotype
each other?

Whats your favorite LGBT movie?


To Wong Foo

Whats the most


overrated social custom?
Seles

What trophy or prize


do you most covet?
Being elected and crowned as the
rst Emperor of the Imperial Court of
Washington.

What do you wish youd known at 18?


That saving money at the time was a
good thing.

Why Washington?
This is where work brought me, but
what a great melting pot of people.
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
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Life in a small town in conservative Texas and a straight-laced military career
on top of that didnt give Fidel Morin many chances to be himself. Thats the
main reason he became passionate about the Imperial Court he discovered
there and has continued since moving to Washington three years ago.
Its always been enjoyable to see how people throw themselves into the
various roles, says the 45-year-old Mathis, Texas native and former Emperor
of the Court. Theres the great social part of it, sort of a family outside of your
family whos gay. It was just so much fun back in Texas where I never really
blended in, to go be part of this group where I could be who I wanted to be.
Started in 1965 by the legendary gay activist Jose Sarria, who died last year
at the age of 90, the Court bills itself as the second-largest LGBT organization
in the world behind the Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches.
Curiously, though, Washington didnt get its chapter until 2011, Morin says. In
just a few years, its taken o with about 60 members. All but four are LGBT.
About half participate in drag, though Morin is on the male side, he says.
This weekend, the chapter has its Galas of the Americas event at the Marriott
Metro Center (775 12th St., N.W.) where this years emperor and empress will
be crowned. The public is invited to attend the 7 p.m. event. Tickets ($100)
are available at galaoftheamericas.org. All money the group raises goes to
charity. Last year when Morin was emperor, he says the chapter gave $25,000
away, money raised mostly through drag shows. Money went to the Mautner
Project, Casa Ruby and other local LGBT non-prots.
Morin, a veteran, works by day as a defense contractor. He and Alex Ceron, his
husband of a year, live together in Alexandria with Lady B, their 18-year-old cat.
Morin enjoys ranching and working on Imperial Court events in his free time.
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Entertainment will include Ladies of Cobalt from 3-3:30 p.m., Drag City: D.C.
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Gay Latinos honor their own tonight
The ninth annual Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Awards are tonight from 6-8:30 p.m.
The awards join together 100 LGBTQ Latinas, Latinos and allies nationally
and locally to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and LGBTQ History months. Its also
a benet for the Latino GLBT History Project. Following the awards, there will
be a wine reception with hors doeuvres and entertainment. The digital exhibit
Hroes Latinos LGBTQ, a collection of 90 photographs and biographies, will
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Bianca Del Rio hosts the rst night
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monthly variety show, at Town (2009 8th
St., N.W.) on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.
The show features Del Rio, who won
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as they perform. General admission tickets
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Going gay on Capitol Hill
Rainbow History Project runs its tour
Queering Capitol Hill, as part of Cultural
Tourism D.C.s WalkingTown D.C. event on
Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Sept. 21 at 2 p.m.
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communitys response to AIDS and other
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reservations are required. The Tuesday
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available for Sept. 21.
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How to recognize if you
have an addiction problem
MICHAEL,
Like most of my friends, I guess you
could say I have a couple of addictions.
I usually get really drunk on weekends.
I frequently use recreational drugs
including K and sometimes even Meth
when Im going out or having sex. Maybe
Im addicted to hooking up because I like
the rush it gives me and do it regularly.
It feels weird to think of any of this as
problematic because it seems like the
norm in my social group. But I have to
admit that I am almost irresistibly drawn
to all of these behaviors and dont think I
could just cold-turkey stop any of them.
You often write that Alcoholics
Anonymous and other 12-step groups are
helpful for dealing with addiction. I know
I could use some help but I dont have
any idea how these groups are supposed
to work. I hear there is a religious angle,
which Im not interested in. Also, when I
hear acquaintances talking about The
Program and working the steps, it
sounds like some kind of cult. And Im not
interested in living a life of deprivation.
I wonder if you could explain how these
groups are helpful?
MICHAEL REPLIES:
Ive seen 12-step groups literally save
the lives of friends and clients and I think
they work in two main ways.
First, attending meetings gives you
support and a feeling of community.
Youll meet others who are working to be
sober, hear their stories and share your
own struggles with them. Youre likely
to feel less alone in your eort to stop
using, learn tools for staying sober and
make friends you can reach out to when
youre feeling vulnerable. Youll also have
a sponsor, your guide and advocate in the
program, whom you talk with regularly.
Second, the program lays out 12
steps of recovery that are a path to
greater self-awareness and personal
growth. Like good psychotherapy, the
steps give you a framework for looking
at your behavior patterns and taking
responsibility for yourself. I see them
as tools for learning how to live with
integrity and for understanding what
leads you toward compulsive addictive
behaviors. I often hear from people in
the program that working the 12 steps
and practicing principles such as honesty
provide a feeling of serenity that helps
them deal with the stressors of life
without overreacting or falling back into
addictive behaviors.
A few more points to keep in mind:
twelve-step groups are abstinence-based,
but the only requirement for joining is a
desire to stop using. Dont worry; groups for
sex addiction such as Sexual Compulsives
Anonymous dont dene abstinence as
celibacy, but as stopping compulsive
sexual behaviors and guring out your own
denition of healthy sexual behavior.
While 12-step groups traditions,
slogans and rituals can seem cult-like,
they actually have a very open, diverse
membership and are not at all about
mind control. To the contrary, they can
help you break free of active addiction
and that is a very powerful form of
mind control.
Like you, many of my clients have
told me that they arent interested in
attending a 12-step group because they
dont believe in God. Yes, there are many
references to God in the steps and
recovery literature, but God is dened
simply as a higher power, something
bigger than yourself, not a biblical deity.
Its a spiritual, not religious program, and
many members are atheist.
Finally, while I get your concern about
not wanting a life of deprivation, the
experience Ive most often heard from
people in recovery is of having a life that
is fuller and richer than they ever thought
would be possible.
Getting past addiction is extremely
tough and there is no easy way to do
it. And a 12-step group may not be for
you. There are also harm reduction
programs that some people utilize
to moderate their substance use and
minimize consequences. What I like best
about the 12-step model is that it gives
people strong support and helps them
develop the internal strength to deal with
life without self-medicating. If you are
intrigued, the best way to learn more is to
actually attend several 12-step meetings.
There are many in our area, including
LGBT meetings.
If you feel like you cant control your
substance use and hookups, I hope you
will look for support. Your life, like other
LGBT lives, is far too valuable to be
squandered in addictive behaviors.
MICHAEL RADKOWSKY, Psy.D. is a licensed
psychologist who works with gay individuals
and couples in D.C. He can be found online
at personalgrowthzone.com. All identifying
information has been changed for reasons
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Singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick
performs at the Birchmere (3701 Mount
Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va.) tonight at
7:30 p.m. Ferrick, a lesbian, has performed
alongside musical artists such as Indigo
Girls and Ani DiFranco. Her lyrics often
deal with lesbian themes. Musician Natalia
Zukerman will join Ferrick. Tickets are $25.
For more details, visit birchmere.org.
BreakfastClub presents Sunglasses
at Night, a dance party, at 18th and U
Duplex Diner (2004 18th St., N.W.) tonight
at 9 p.m. Bring your sunglasses and
dance to a mix of 80s hit songs, remixes
and one-hit wonders. There will also be
drink specials. For more information, visit
facebook.com/breakfastclubduplex.
Bear Nonsense hosts Bear Happy
Hour at Rock and Roll Hotel (1353 H St.,
N.E.) tonight from 6-10 p.m. Drink specials
include $4 rail drinks, $3 draft pints, $7
draft PBR pitchers and more. There is
no cover charge. For more details, visit
bearnonsense.com.
Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) hosts
Butch Queen: Reading Rainbow tonight
at 10 p.m. DJs Dioni Rey, Kris Sutton and
Sam Blodgett will play hip-hop, house,
electronic and more. Cover is $5. For
more information, visit blackcatdc.com.
Author Debbie Ford brings The
Shadow Process: Pride Edition, an
interactive workshop, to Key Bridge
Marriott (1401 Lee Hwy., Arlington, Va.)
today through Sunday. The workshop
focuses on letting go of the past and
creating more success in life specically
for LGBT people. Cost is $797. For more
details, visit thefordinstitute.com.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 13
Mixtape, a gay dance party, holds its
sixth anniversary party at 9:30 Club (815
V St., N.W.) tonight at 11 p.m. DJs Matt
Bailer and Shea Van Horn will spin. Cost
is $12. Admission is limited to guests 21
and over. For more details, visit 930.com.
Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) hosts Stop
Light Party tonight at 9 p.m. Guests who
are taken where red, those who are single
where green and those who are on the
fence wear yellow. For more information,
visit phase1dc.com.
Number Nine (1435 P St., N.W.) hosts
DJ Chords B-Day Block Party tonight at
9:30 p.m. Music will be played in blocks,
three in a row, of artists from the 00s.
Absolut drinks and Bulleit Bourbon will
be $5 all night. For more details, visit
numberninedc.com.
Black Whiskey (1410 14th St., N.W.)
hosts Neon Karaoke Dance Party: An
LGBT Aair today from 2-6 p.m. Wear
neon and enjoy food, a full bar, games,
prizes and more. Guests must be 21 and
over. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20
at the door. For more information and
to purchase tickets, look up the event on
eventbrite.com.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 14
Chick Chat, a lesbian 50-and-over singles
group, celebrates September with a free
tour of Brookside Gardens (1800 Glenallan
Ave., Wheaton, Md.) at 2 p.m. today. Meet
at the entrance of the Visitors Center. To
RSVP, email woernerc@yahoo.com.
Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer
organization, volunteers for D.C. Central
Kitchen (425 2nd St., N.W.) from 9 a.m.-
noon. Volunteers will cook alongside
chefs who are graduates of D.C.
Central Kitchens job training program.
To volunteer, RSVP at jonathan@
burgundycrescent.org. For more
information, visit burgundycrescent.org.
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens
(4155 Linnean Ave., N.W.) hosts Gay Day
today from 1-5 p.m. Take a tour of the
mansion with special access to rooms
exclusively for Gay Day, including the
massage room and ladies powder room.
There will be performances by the D.C.
Lambda Squares, the Rock Creek Singers
of the Gay Mens Chorus of D.C. and by
ensemble Not What You Think. Marjorie
Merriweather Posts bedroom suite will
have a dress display and there will also
be a oral design demonstration. Tickets
are $15, $12 for seniors, $10 for members
and students and $5 for children 6-18.
Children under 6 are free.
MONDAY, SEPT. 15
The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.)
hosts coee drop-in hours this morning
from 10 a.m.-noon for the senior LGBT
community. Older LGBT adults can
come and enjoy complimentary coee
and conversation with other community
members. For more information, visit
thedccenter.org.
Us Helping Us (3636 Georgia Ave.,
N.W.) holds a support group for gay black
men to discuss topics that aect them,
share perspectives and have meaningful
conversations. For details, visit uhupil.org.
The Bachelors Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.)
hosts happy hour from 5-7:30 p.m. today.
All drinks are half price. Enjoy pool, video
games and cards. Admission is free. For
more details, visit bachelorsmill.com.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 16
Alexandria Health Department (4480
King St., Alexandria, Va.) now oers
Rainbow Tuesdays Clinic, free HIV,
STI, Hepatitis B immunizations and
referrals every Tuesday from 5-6:30 p.m.
For more information, visit alexhealth.org.
Number Nine (1435 P St., N.W.) hosts
an LGBT Meet and Greet in support of
Muriel Bowser for mayor tonight from 7-9
p.m. For details, visit numberninedc.com.
Q(weird)o and Zami present Tha
Nobodys,at the 5th and K Busboys and
Poets (1025 5th St., N.W.) tonight from 7-9
p.m. Tha Nobodys is a hip-hop performance
that focuses on what it means to be a
gender queer person of color performing
in the District. Following the performance
is a discussion with Zami. Tickets range
from $5-10. For more information and to
purchase tickets, visit qweirdodc.com.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17
The Tom Davoren Social Bridge
Club meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the
Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) for social
bridge. No partner needed. For more
information, call 301-345-1571.
Bookmen D.C., an informal mens
gay literature group, discusses Love,
Christopher Street: Reections of New York
City edited by Thomas Keith, a collection of
stories by LGBT writers about a span of 40
years of LGBT life in New York City, at the
D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) tonight at
7:30 p.m. All are welcome. For details, visit
bookmendc.blogspot.com.
NOVA Pride hosts Pride Karaoke
at Kalyspos Sports Tavern (1617
Washington Plaza N., Reston, Va.) tonight
at 9 p.m. Sing karaoke while packing safe-
sex kits for NovaSalud, Inc. There will also
be food and drink specials. NovaSalud,
Inc. will also be providing free HIV testing,
counseling and referral services. There
is no cover. For more information, visit
novapride.org.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

Author Joyce Carol Oates will be
interviewed by fellow author Louis Bayard
at Sixth and I Synagogue (600 I St., N.W.)
tonight at 7 p.m. Oates has published
more than 40 novels including her latest
book Lovely, Dark, Deep, a collection
of 10 short stories about people dealing
with death. Admission is free but please
RSVP. For more information and to RSVP,
visit sixthandi.org.
DJ Anna Lunoe plays Ultrabar tonight
as part of her national tour. Doors open
at 10 p.m. There is no dress code. Drinks
are half o until 11 p.m. and there will
be $8 Red Bull Vodka all night. For more
details, visit ultrabardc.com.
The D.C. Center hosts its ninth annual
Fall Reception at City Market at O Luxury
Apartments (880 P St., N.W.) tonight
from 6-9 p.m. NBC 4S Richard Jordan will
emcee the night. DJ Chord Bezerra will
play music. Tickets are $60 in advance
or $75 at the door. Student and senior
tickets are $45. For more information and
to purchase tickets, visit thedccenter.org.
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Where to look in D.C.?
Depends on what kind of
house you want
By TED SMITH
Last month we looked at median pric-
es over the past seven months for D.C.
neighborhoods based on zip code, and
compared the growth in median price
YTD for 2014 over that from 2013.
Using the year-to-date Washington
overall 4.20 percent growth in median
prices from 2013 to 2014 as our baseline,
we looked at the statistics for individual
neighborhoods based on zip code. The
biggest winners for the year to date in
median price growth are 20020 (Anacos-
tia/Hillcrest +22.10 percent), 20005 (Lo-
gan Circle/Thomas Circle +20.30 percent),
and 2018 (Brentwood/Lincoln +15.70
percent). Biggest losers in median price
growth for the year overall are Woodley
Park/Cleveland Park (-15.40 percent),
20012 (Colonial Village/Takoma D.C. -4.40
percent), and 20003 (Capitol Hill South
-2.50 percent).
In this months article, we take a deeper
look at median prices in neighborhoods
by zip code in terms of housing type. Well
look at attached housing, since that is the
prevalent type of housing within the Dis-
trict, and well look at it in terms of the fol-
lowing congurations: condos and coops,
two bedrooms or fewer, three bedrooms
and four bedrooms or larger. In any con-
guration, well rule out data for which
there are fewer than ve units or less
sold in that conguration. Using this ap-
proach, we can identify some neighbor-
hoods where the sellers market still pre-
dominates (neighborhoods with larger
increases in median sold prices) and
neighborhoods where buyers might seek
some less expensive housing (zip codes
with lower increases or even decreases in
median sold prices over 2013).
Lets start with condos and coops, since
that is the by far the prevalent type of
attached housing in the District. There
have been 2,235 condo or coop units
sold through July of this year, which rep-
resents 134 percent of the other kinds of
attached housing.
Biggest increase with +127.91 percent
is zip code 20020 (Anacostia/Hillcrest),
which as we saw last month is the biggest
gainer in overall median price for any
housing type. Zip code 20010 (Columbia
Heights, Mt. Pleasant) follows close be-
hind at +90 percent, which testies to the
increasing development and demand for
properties in this neighborhood. Zip code
2012 (Colonial Village/Takoma) is in dis-
tant third place at +38.59 percent. Inter-
estingly, this same zip code is one of the
lowest three zip codes for overall median
price growth, which demonstrates the
value of considering these numbers on a
more discriminating basis.
Places where buyers might seek low-
er prices? Zip code 20032 (Congress
Heights), with -18.04 percent decrease in
median sold price since last year, zip code
20015 (Friendship Heights/Chevy Chase
DC with -11.35 percent decrease), and zip
code 20004 (Penn Quarter with -8.57 per-
cent decrease).
At 331, attached homes of two bed-
rooms or less make up the smallest num-
ber of housing units sold.
The biggest increases in median pric-
es occurred in zip code 20011 (16th St.
Heights/Crestwood with +64.01 percent),
followed by zip code 20032 (Congress
Heights with +35.50 percent) and zip
code 20001 (Howard U/Shaw with +31.97
percent). Note the occurrence of zip code
20032 in both the lower rank for condos
and coops, but the higher rank for one-
two bedroom so it depends what type
of housing youre looking for in selecting
a neighborhood for good value.
In the same way, zip code 20017
(Brookland/Catholic U) is a great place to
buy an attached two-bedroom home, as
is zip code 20016 (Cathedral Heights/AU
Park). Zip code 20010 (Columbia Heights/
Mt. Pleasant is likewise a great place to
buy an attached two-bedroom home, but
a great place to sell that condo youve
been living in since you arrived in D.C.
Sounds like a good move-up strategy: sell
high and buy low.
Three-bedroom attached homes make
up the largest group of attached housing.
At 789 units sold year to date, they make
up almost half of the 1,658 attached
housing units sold.
Zip code 20018 (Brentwood/Lincoln)
was the big winner here, with an increase
of +47.38 percent in median sold price
over last year.Note that this zip code was
also in the higher rank of D.C. neighbor-
hoods overall for median price growth
over 2013. Similarly, zip codes 20032
(Congress Heights) and 20001 (Howard
U/Shaw) were in the higher rank for me-
dian sold price growth as they were for
attached homes of one-two bedrooms.
So these are clearly growth areas for at-
tached housing.
Where are the potential bargains for
buyers seeking three-bedroom attached
housing? Some of the same neighbor-
hoods emerge as in previous housing
congurations: zip codes 20015 (Friend-
ship Heights/Chevy Chase D.C.) and
20017 (Brookland/Catholic U). A surprise
in this category is zip code 20009 (Du-
pont/Adams Morgan) with only 1.66%
percent increase in median sold price
over last year. But at $948,305, the me-
dian sold price may well be peaking and
can hardly be considered a bargain.
Attached homes of four bedrooms or
more account for about one-third of the
attached housing units sold.
Considering the data for attached
housing of four bedrooms or more again
demonstrates the wisdom of considering
the housing type and conguration when
evaluating sellers dreams and buyers
bargains because some of the same
zip neighborhoods emerge in opposite
rankings from where we have previously
seen them. Zip codes 20017, 20016, and
20011 emerge as good zip codes in which
to sell, while zip codes 20015, 20008, and
20020 emerge as good places to buy a
four-bedroom attached home.
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