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OMalleys signature makes state eighth to legalize gay nuptials

By LOU CHIBBARO JR.


lchibbaro@washblade.com
Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley was scheduled to sign a bill to legalize same-sex marriage at a ceremony
at the State Capitol building in Annapolis Thursday afternoon, highlighting what LGBT activists consider
an historic advancement for marriage equality.
OMalleys signature on the Civil Marriage Protection Act was also considered the kick-off for what
political observers predict will be an acrimonious referendum campaign in which opponents will ask
Maryland voters to kill the bill before it becomes law.
Opponents were expected to gather the required number of petition signatures needed to place the
referendum on the ballot for the November election.
The governors bill signing ceremony was set to take place one week after the Maryland Senate voted
25 to 22 to approve the marriage bill. The vote came after senators supporting the bill defeated six hostile
amendments introduced by opponents.
The vote to approve the bill triggered a burst of applause and cheers in the Senate chamber by
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Babeu denies latest
accusations, pledges
to change perceptions
about gays
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
The recently outed gay sheriff of Pinal
County, Ariz., says if hes elected to
Congress hell support pro-LGBT initiatives
and help change perceptions lawmakers
have about gay people.
In an exclusive interview with the
Washinron Blace, Faul BaLeu, who's runnin
to represent Arizonas 4th congressional
district in Congress, said his election would be
very impactful and helpful in changing the
views, perceptions, beliefs about who we are.
If they know me rst as a sheriff, as a
police ofcer who has responded to, literally,
thousands and thousands of emergencies,
has fought criminals, has actually saved lives
and served our country in the military for 20-
plus years ... and when regular people see
those accomplishments and those results rst,
then understand at a later point that I am gay,
it changes peoples beliefs and perceptions
and understanding, Babeu said.
The Blade interview marks the rst time
Babeu has spoken to the LGBT media since
he came out during a news conference
earlier this month.
Babeu, elected as sheriff in 2008 and
considered a rising star in the Republican
Party, gained national attention after the
Phoenix New Times on Feb. 17 published
allegations that he threatened to deport
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schedule a committee vote on the bill this
year. Under rules of the Maryland General
Assembly, the full Senate must approve
the bill by March 26 and send it to the
House of Delegates in order to keep it
alive for this year.
Many of the bills supporters believe
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller
(D-Prince Georges and Calvert Counties),
who has opposed the bill, orchestrated
the effort to send it back to committee last
year without an up or down vote. Miller
has said he arranged for it to be returned
to committee after determining it did not
have the votes to pass.
We hope that Sen. Miller will see his
way to allow a vote on the bill this year,
Brackett told the Blade.
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Jarrett to speak
at SLDN dinner
Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to
President Obama, will deliver the keynote
address at Saturdays 20
th
annual national
dinner for the Servicemembers Legal
Defense Network in D.C.
This is the rst time we have gathered
for the SLDN national dinner since the
repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell last
September, and we are honored to
welcome a pivotal gure and tireless
supporter of equality from the White
House to celebrate this historic occasion
with us, said SLDN Executive Director
Aubrey Sarvis in a statement.
Gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts
will serve as emcee. Tickets were still
available at Blade press time. Visit sldn.
org/dinner2012 for more information.
STAFF REPORTS
Gay Mens Chorus
honors Blade
The Gay Mens Chorus of Washington
announced that the Washington Blade
has been named recipient of its 2012
Harmony Award.
The Harmony Award was established
in 2004 and is presented each year
to individuals and organizations that
exemplify GMCWs mission to champion
gay equality. Previous recipients include
Frank Kameny (2006), Immigration Equality
(2010) and the Mautner Project (2004).
Our selection committee voted
unanimously that your purpose and
accomplishments as Americas gay
newspaper of record embody the spirit of
this award, said Tom Mounteer, GMCWs
board chair, in a statement.
The award will be given to the Blade on
April 21 at New York Avenue Presbyterian
Church during a Chorus performance.
Were very proud to receive this honor
from one of D.C.s premier community
institutions, said Blade publisher Lynne
Brown. The entire staff of the Blade
works hard for the community and we are
deeply grateful for this recognition.
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Police Log
The D.C. Metropolitan Police Departments Gay & Lesbian Liaison Unit participated in the following investigations:
n FeL. 1 in rhe 1200 Llock ol vermonr Srreer, N.W., a man reporrec rhar he
and two suspects left a local nightclub together in one suspects vehicle to drive
the victim to his vehicle, which was located in the 1200 block of Vermont Avenue,
N.W. They became involved in a verbal altercation and once they got to the
vehicle, the suspect attacked. The suspect punched the victim about the face,
head and body and removed property from him, then jumped back into a vehicle
and ed in an unknown direction.
n FeL. 1, in rhe 1800 Llock ol 13rh Srreer, N.W., a complainanr anc rhe
suspect were engaged in a verbal argument. The suspect sprayed the victim with
pepper spray and then struck the victim with a bottle. The suspect was arrested
on scene.
n FeL. 1, in rhe 2300 Llock ol Green Srreer, S.E., a complainanr or inro an
argument with the suspect. The argument escalated and the suspect shoved the
victim and punched him in the face. The two are in a domestic relationship. The
case closed with the arrest of the suspect.
n FeL. 20 in rhe nir Llock ol Forresrer Srreer, S.E., a man reporrec rhar he anc
another man were in a verbal argument with a suspect over a noise complaint.
During this dispute, a suspect brandished a handgun and tried to force his way
into their residence. The suspect was later arrested.
n FeL. 23, in rhe 700 Llock ol pshur Srreer, N.W., a man reporrec rhar
while walking in the block he observed several males on the opposite side of
the sidewalk. The males made homophobic remarks toward him. Two suspects
assaulted him and threw him to the ground and took his property. The suspects
were stopped by police and arrested.
Helen Hayes Awards
nominees announced
D.C.s theater community gathered
Monday night to hear the nominees for
rhe 28rh annual Helen Hayes Awarcs.
Named for rst the lady of the American
theater, the awards are given to reward
excellence in professional theater in the
greater Washington area. Many gay theater
professionals were among those nominated.
The crowd was welcomed by Victor
Shargai, chairman of the board at
theatreWashington (the newly named
group that sponsors the awards). Shargai,
who is gay, rst praised the vibrant local
theater community and then moved on to
name Faction of Fools Theatre Company
(Commedia dell Arte-focused) as recipient
of The John Aniello Award for Outstanding
Emerging Theatre Company. The late
Aniello was an avid Washington theatergoer
as well as Shargais longtime partner.
Next, theaterWashingtons president and
CEO Linda Levy revealed the nominees
(more than 150 in 26 categories). The
lions share of the nominations went to
the movement-based Synetic Theaters
wordless adaptation of Shakespeares King
Lear. Resident musical productions that
fared well included Signatures Hairspray,
and Signature Theatre 2ndStages Pop!
(a tuneful tale of Andy Warhols shooting).
The most nominated resident plays were
Woolly Mammoths A Bright New Boise
by young gay playwright Sam Hunter,
Studios The Habit of Art and Arena
Stages Ruined. And the most nominated
non-resident productions went to the
Kennedy Centers socially conscious dance
fest Billy Elliot and the Uncle Vanya
featuring Cate Blanchett.
Gay nominees included directors Serge
Seiden and Eric Schaeffer for Adventure
Theatres Charlottes Web and Signatures
Hairspray, respectively. Gay actors Philip
Fletcher and Chris Dinolfo received nods for
their supporting roles in Synetics King Lear.
Outstanding lead actor nominations went to
Michael Russotto (A Bright New Boise) and
Tom Story, who was nominated for his take on
Warhol in Pop! Gay musical directors Jon
Kalbeisch and Jay Crowder were nominated
for Hairspray and Fords Liberty Smith,
respectively. Michael J. Bobbitt received a
choreography nomination for Mirandy and
Brother Wind at Adventure Theatre where
he is also artistic director.
Winners will be announced at the Helen
Hayes Ceremony at the Warner Theatre on
April 23. For a complere lisr ol nominees
go to theatreWashington.org
PATRICK FOLLIARD
Md. Senate hears
testimony on trans bill
More than a dozen witnesses testied
for and against a bill to ban discrimination
against transgender people in Maryland
on Tuesday before the State Senates
Judicial Proceedings Committee.
Supporters of SB 212, the Human
Relations, Sexual Orientation and Gender
Identity Non-Discrimination Act, said
they were hopeful the committee would
quickly approve the bill and send it to the
full Senate for a vote.
A different version of the legislation
died in the Senate last year after several
senators who had promised to vote
for the bill changed their position and
voted to send it back to committee. The
Senate action came after the House of
Delegates passed the bill, but without a
provision banning discrimination against
transgender people in the area of public
accommodations.
This years bill, which has been endorsed
by Gov. Martin OMalley, includes a public
accommodations provision. The measure
would ban anti-trans discrimination in the
areas of employment, housing, public
accommodation and credit.
The general sense was we had a very
professional, very organized panel that
covered a lot of issues with respect to this
legislation, said Sharon Brackett, board
chair of the transgender advocacy group
Gender Rights Maryland.
Brackett and transgender activist Dana
Beyer were among several witnesses
afliated with Gender Rights Maryland
who testied in favor of the bill. They
said the bill was needed to address
widespread discrimination faced by
the states transgender residents in
employment and housing as well as in
public accommodations.
Similar to a hearing on the bill last
year, witnesses testifying against the
bill, among other things, said it would
endanger women by allowing male cross
dressers to use womens bathrooms
in public places. Supporters called that
claim baseless, saying no problems
have surfaced concerning bathrooms in
jurisdictions across the country that have
passed similar non-discrimination laws,
including Baltimore City and Montgomery
County in Maryland.
Sen. Brian Frosh (D-Montgomery
County), chair of the Judicial Proceedings
Committee, did not say when he would
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supportive lawmakers and LGBT activists,
who packed the visitors gallery.
We could not be more grateful to
the senators who today voted to make
all Maryland families stronger, said Joe
Solmonese, president of the Human
Rights Campaign, which is a member
of Marylanders for Marriage Equality, a
coalition of LGBT and allied organizations
that pushed for the bill.
Today we took another giant step
toward marriage equality becoming law
and we are in this position due to the
unwavering leadership and resolve of
Gov. OMalley and our legislative allies,
Solmonese said.
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the Senate vote
an extraordinary victory for the people of
Maryland and a critical step forward in the
march for marriage equality nationwide.
Pelosi added, As a native Marylander,
this vote is a source of personal pride; as
an American this action is a symbol of our
progress as a nation and as a people.
The Senate vote came six days after the
Maryland House of Delegates passed the
bill by a razor-thin two-vote margin. That
vote followed an intense lobbying effort
by OMalley, who is credited with helping
to persuade the few wavering Democratic
delegates needed to put the bill over the top.
Unlike past years, OMalley this year
introduced the marriage bill as part of his
legislative package and placed all of the
resources of his ofce behind the bill.
But supportive and opposing
lawmakers acknowledged in the Senate
oor debate Thursday night that the
Civil Marriage Protection Act now faces
its most daunting hurdle a bruising
referendum campaign leading up to the
November election, when voters will have
the nal say on whether the bill should be
enacted into law.
Public opinion polls show Maryland
voters are nearly evenly divided on
the issue of same-sex marriage, with
supporters showing a slight lead.
Most political observers believe
opponents of the bill have the resources
to gather the required number of petition
signatures needed to place the measure
on the ballot in the November election,
when President Barack Obamas name will
also be on the ballot.
The referendum campaign received a
boost last Friday, when the Fox TV station
in Baltimore, WBFF, posted a prominent
link to the website gathering signatures
for the referendum on its homepage.
Scott Livingston, news director at WBFF,
denied any corporate involvement in
promoting the referendum campaign.
We are not endorsing any element of this
debate, Livingston told the Blade. We see
it as a political process. Our goal is letting
viewers understand they have a voice in the
debate. He added that the site has now
been modied. The link that previously
sent readers directly to the petition site
now goes to a new page within the WBFF
site that also includes a link to Equality
Marylands website. The change followed
what Livingston characterized as a handful
of complaints from WBFF viewers.
The marriage bill died in the House
of Delegates last year after clearing the
Senate. Supporters decided to pull it
from the House oor without a vote after
determining they didnt have the votes to
pass it.
The Senate passed the bill last year by
a vote of 25-21. Its approval of the bill on
Thursday night by a 25-22 vote did not
represent a change in the breakdown of
supporters and opponents, according to
observers at the state capital in Annapolis.
Sen. Joanne Benson (D-Prince Georges
County) announced her opposition to the
bill last year but was unable to reach the
Senate oor to vote at that time, resulting
in her being listed as not voting. Benson
voted no on the bill this time.
She was among 11 Democrats who
voted against the bill last week, opposing
the 24 Democrats who voted yes in the
47-member Senate.
Eleven Republicans voted against the
bill, with just one, Sen. Allan Kittleman
(R-Carroll & Howard Counties), voting for it.
In the House debate, several opponents
delivered highly emotional speeches
condemning the bill as a threat to
traditional marriage and an infringement
on religious rights. The Senate debate was
more measured, with opponents saying
their positions were based mostly on
religious beliefs while expressing respect
for same-sex couples.
Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery
County), an American University law
professor, served as oor leader for the
marriage bill. LGBT advocates for the bill
have long credited him with using a rm but
diplomatic approach in refuting arguments
that legalizing same-sex marriage would
infringe on religious rights or create
problems for traditional marriage.
Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery
County), the Senates only openly gay
member, called on his colleagues to
support the bill to provide equality and
dignity to all families, including those
headed by same-sex couples.
We all cherish families, he said,
adding that the bill is intended for people
who nd love and want a family.
Noting that he and his partner are
raising two kids, Madaleno said he
considers himself a married man and
part of the family of Maryland without
the right to legalize his and his partners
relationship with a marriage license.
It is the marriage license that
symbolizes the commitment, he said. It
makes it worthwhile. I want that marriage
license in the State of Maryland.
In his closing remarks, Raskin praised
his fellow senators on both sides of the
political aisle for their extraordinary
civility and decency and even affection that
pervaded these very tough discussions.
He told of his personal bout with
colon cancer last year, just as the Senate
deliberated over the marriage bill, saying
his doctors have given him a clean bill of
health at this time.
But I learned that there is a difference
between misfortune and injustice in life,
he said, noting that a cancer diagnosis,
which can happen to anyone, is a
misfortune.
But if you nd someone to love in
this life and to have and to hold and to
dedicate your life to and you have kids
together and you want to be married
and you cant do it, thats not a misfortune,
thats an injustice because we have the
power to do something about it, he said.
And today we have.
Senate observers said Senate President
Thomas V. Mike Miller (D-Anne Arundel
County), who voted against the bill, took
the unusual step of explaining why he did
so. Miller, who has said all along that he
opposes same-sex marriage on religious
grounds, has been praised by the bills
supporters for making sure it would reach
the oor for a vote.
Am I on the wrong side of history? he
asked. As a historian, there is no doubt
about it I believe marriage is between a
husband and a wife and that is why I voted
the way I did, he said.
Should Marylands marriage equality
bill clear the referendum hurdle, the state
joins D.C., Massachusetts, New York, Iowa,
New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont
and Washington State in allowing same-
sex couples to marry.
There remains a lot of work to do
between now and November to make
marriage equality a reality in Maryland,
said HRCs Solmonese. Along with
coalition partners, we look forward to
educating and engaging voters about what
this bill does. It strengthens all Maryland
families and protects religious liberty.
Evan Wolfson, executive director of
Freedom to Marry, the national same-
sex marriage advocacy organization,
startled HRC and other partners of
the Marylanders for Marriage Equality
coalition earlier this year when he
expressed concern that supporters of the
bill had not demonstrated the capability
to win in a referendum ght.
Lesbian and gay couples, their families,
and non-gay friends and neighbors made
a powerful case for the freedom to marry,
which all should enjoy, Wolfson told the
Blade after the Maryland Senate vote
Thursday night.
The lawmakers responded to these
moving stories of love and commitment,
he said. Now, HRC, Marylanders for
Marriage Equality, and those who led the
passage of this bill must defend it against
the attack coming in November.
Asked if Freedom to Marry would
become involved in the Maryland
referendum ght, Wolfson said only, You
have my comment.
Maryland activists prepare to ght referendum
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Gay activists ashes to be
laid to rest in Saturday
ceremony
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
Editors note: This is the second of a two-part report on
Timothy Clark, the sole heir of Frank Kamenys estate. Visit
washingtonblade.com for more of this exclusive Blade
interview.
LGBT rights leaders from D.C. and
across the country are scheduled to honor
the late gay movement leader Franklin E.
Kameny Saturday morning, March 3, at an
interment ceremony in the citys historic
Congressional Cemetery.
Among those expected to attend is
Timothy Lamont Clark, 35, Kamenys
friend, housemate, and heir of his estate.
Clarks 19-year friendship with Kameny
was unknown to many of Kamenys
collaborators in politics and gay activism.
In an exclusive interview with the
Washington Blade last week, Clark
said he came to know a private side of
Frank Kameny as the two developed
a grandfather-grandson relationship
that Clark says uplifted his own life and
complimented Kamenys tireless and
rough-and-tumble role as a ghter for
LGBT equality for more than 50 years.
Kameny died Oct. 11 at his home in
Northwest Washington at the age of 86.
Several years before his death friends and
associates founded the Kameny Papers
Project, which arranged for the papers
documenting his lifes work as a recognized
architect of the gay rights movement
beginning in the early 1960s to be given
to the Library of Congress, where they are
available to researchers and scholars.
Clark said met the gay rights pioneer
by phone at the age of 15 when he called
the Gay Information hotline that Kameny
operated out of his home in 1991.
At Kamenys invitation, Clark said he
moved into the basement apartment of
Kamenys house in Northwest Washington
in 1997 at the age of 20. Clark said
he moved out in 1999 to live with his
boyfriend in Virginia before returning to
the house between 2002 and 2003, where
he remained until Kamenys death.
Following are excerpts of Clarks Feb. 21
conversation with the Blade.
Washington Blade: Where were you
living in D.C. before you moved in with
Frank Kameny?
Timothy Clark: With my grandmother.
Blade: When you met him through the
gay hotline he operated, did he help you
come out as gay?
Clark: Yeah. When I rst called him
thats what that was about. I saw that and
he just guided me through that year.
Blade: Over the years that you knew
Frank Kameny, did he visit any of your
relatives and family members?
Clark: Yes, yes, yes. Frank went
to Christmas dinners, Thanksgiving
dinners, a cookout when my cousin
Milton graduated from high school.
Frank was a part of my family. Frank was
like a grandfather to me.
Blade: When you moved into his house,
did he make it a rent or a roommate
situation?
Clark: No, thats what I want people
to understand. It was a family thing. Even
when I would offer things to Frank, Frank
did not accept it. We just had a bond.
Of course, I made his breakfasts and his
dinner. And I always cooked we had
every other Sunday he would come down
for dinner with me. I would cook a big
dinner. Me, him and my friend Jessica, we
would eat together.
Blade: You were like a family member?
Clark: Thats exactly what Frank and I
were. It would always be to me as long as
Im here. It wasnt a tenant. And well Frank
even got can I say it? [He looks at his
lawyer, Glen Ackerman. Ackerman says to
go ahead and say it.] In the last year or so
in his life people were making accusations
about me and saying things about me and
saying that well, you should be charging
him rent and who is this person? And then
two cops came to the house and asked
Frank was he being extorted. And Frank
was really Frank sat on that couch and
said I have not worked all of my life for
people in the community to treat him like
that. I thought that was very disrespectful
because the cops wanted to meet me.
Actually, a guy from [D.C. Council member]
David Catanias ofce came over. He was a
black guy my age. He came over and we
talked. He didnt even understand it but
he said these things were going around
and he wanted to talk to me to better
understand that. But Frank was very, very
upset by that. He felt as though that
should not have taken place.
Blade: Some of his friends who didnt
know you said they wondered whether
you were working and able to support
yourself.
Clark: No, no, no, no. I will answer that.
First, my work situation has nothing to do
with anybody but me. Frank did not spend
his money on Timothy. Thats one thing that I
can tell you. When my grandmother passed,
I was left money. You can call anyone in my
family. Ive always been well taken care of. I
was in a relationship and still am sort of and
have always been taken care of. And Frank
knew everything about my relationship
where everything was coming off.
I cant tell you where Franks money
went. I do know and hes probably
rolling in his grave but I do know when I
was into his family history and all that, but
I know that Frank had money and things in
stocks but when the stock market crashed
a few years ago, thats what he told me. As
he always used to say, Ive never been a
nancial whiz things like that. I cant tell
you where his money went.
Thats the only thing that I get upset
about. I would never sit back and use
Frank, con Frank, do anything like that
to him because I have respect for him
because if it would not have been for
Frank maybe I would have been one of
those kids committing suicide because Im
gay. I would never have done that to him
at all at all.
Blade: Do you think some of the rumors
about you started because Frank Kameny
was a famous person of sorts and just like
other famous people, the public wants to
know about the people who are part of
their lives? He was known nationally as a
preeminent leader for gay rights.
Clark: Right, and so was Whitney
Houston.
Blade: Thats right, and everyone wants
to know what her ex-husband is doing.
Clark: Yeah, her ex-husband. Frank and
I were not lovers. Lets get that straight
Let me just say something. I think what it is
when those people wanted to meet me
I do not talk about Timothy. I can give
you my mothers telephone number right
now and you can ask her things about me.
I do not talk about my personal business
with anybody. And I think thats what upset
a lot of them.

Blade: Your lawyer has said you will be
selling Frank Kamenys house that youve
inherited. What are your plans after that?
Once the house is sold and this probate
process is completed, are you planning on
staying in this area? Have you made any
decisions on that?
Clark: Im going to Charlotte. Im
getting away. Im moving away so I have
time to really grieve and really have time
to think about the memories I have of
Frank. I have not been able to do that.
Blade: Glen Ackerman, your lawyer,
mentioned that you recently moved out of
the house after Franks death. Was there
some kind of problem?
Clark: I had never witnessed anything
like that day when Frank passed away. It
just scares the living crap out of me. And
its like just to be there even though the
memories are good, theres nothing bad,
but its the fact that I found him like that.
It just breaks my heart. I dont know. It
doesnt sit right with me. It doesnt feel like
home anymore. You know what I mean?
Theres no peace any more.

Blade: Your lawyer said you were also
troubled over a letter that someone
hand-delivered to the house. Was it an
anonymous letter?
Clark: Yeah. It was pushed through
the thing [mail slot on front door]. It was
just right there. And thats just horrible
for anybody to say, no matter what your
opinion is, to say that. It said, The nigger
got everything.
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TIMOTHY CLARK was Frank Kamenys sole heir; the two lived together for 19 years in Kamenys D.C. home, which is now on the market.
WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY
Housemate talks about Kamenys home life
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D.C. will choose 14 from
eld of 92 on Saturday
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
Twelve LGBT candidates are running
to become delegates to the Democratic
National Convention in D.C.s Democratic
presidential caucus, which is set to take
place Saturday, March 3, at the University
of the District of Columbia.
The 12 LGBT candidates are among
a total of 92 candidates competing at
the caucus for just 14 delegate positions
and one alternate delegate post. They
are pledged to support President Barack
Obama, who is running unopposed for the
2012 Democratic Party nomination.
Among the LGBT candidates are
Lateefah Williams, president of the
Gertrude Stein Democratic Club; Jeffrey
Richardson, former Stein Club president
and director of the Mayors Ofce of GLBT
Affairs; former Stein Club president and
D.C. Council staffer David Meadows,
and transgender activist and Stein Club
treasurer Alexandra Beninda.
Gay D.C. Council member Jim Graham
(D-Ward 1) initially submitted his name
as a delegate candidate but this week
withdrew from the race.
Just like in past years, the people who
win are the ones who can turn out the most
supporters to vote for them, said Bill OField,
executive director of the D.C. Democratic
Party, which is organizing the caucus.
D.C. Council member and former mayor
Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has said he is
arranging for buses to bring senior citizens
and other Ward 8 voters to the caucus to
support his candidacy for delegate.
OField said the caucus is scheduled to take
place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.
He said any D.C. resident who is a registered
Democrat is eligible to vote in the caucus,
which is to take place at the UDC Auditorium,
Building 46 East, near Connecticut Avenue
and Van Ness Street, N.W.
According to OField, participants
can vote any time during the three-
hour caucus and dont have to stay for
candidate speeches.
Gay Democratic activists throughout
the country, led by the National Stonewall
Democrats, are pushing to elect as many
out LGBT people as possible as delegates
to the Democratic Convention. The
convention takes place the week of Sept.
3 in Charlotte, N.C. Among other things,
LGBT Democrats want the conventions
platform committee to approve a plank in
support of legal marriage rights for same-
sex couples.
Under D.C. Democratic Party rules, the
city is divided into two voting districts for
the purpose of selecting delegates to
the convention: Voting District 1 includes
Wards 1, 2, 6 and 8; and Voting District 2,
which includes Wards 3, 4, 5 and 7.
The LGBT candidates running in Voting
District 1 include Lateefah Williams,
Adam Bink, Kevin Scott Carroll, Gregory
Cendana, Jonathan Degner, David
Meadows, Alexander Padro and Jeffrey
Richardson.
The LGBT contenders running in Voting
District 2 include Alexandra Beninda,
Aadit Dubale, Philip Skillman and Sterling
Washington.
OField said D.C. Democrats who cannot
attend the caucus on Saturday may cast
their vote for delegate candidates at the
D.C. Democratic Party ofce on Thursday
between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The ofce is
located at 1050 17th St., N.W., Suite 1000.
OField said voters wishing to do this should
call him rst to make an appointment at
202-714-3368 or contact him by email at
dcdemocraticparty@gmail.com.
LGBT activists planning to attend a
memorial interment ceremony for the
late gay leader Frank Kameny, which is
scheduled to take place on the same day
as the caucus, expressed an interest in
voting at the party ofce rather than risk
arriving at the caucus too late to vote.
12 LGBT candidates seek Obama delegate seats
Incumbents lose
endorsement due to
marriage opposition
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club
last week broke from its longstanding
tradition of endorsing incumbent City
Council members for re-election when
it rejected endorsements for Council
members Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) and
Yvette Alexander (Ward 7).
Club members who spoke at a Feb. 23
endorsement meeting held at the Human
Rights Campaign headquarters cited the
two Council members December 2009
vote against the citys same-sex marriage
law as the reason the two should not be
endorsed. The Council passed the same-
sex marriage law by a vote of 11-2.
The club endorsed the two Council
members in the 2008 Democratic primary
and the November 2008 general election.
Barry and Alexander are running now in
the citys April 3 Democratic primary, with
political pundits saying Barry is the favorite
to win his partys nomination and the general
election in November. Observers say the
outcome of the Ward 7 race is uncertain.
Barry, who attended the meeting, told
Stein Club members he has a long record
of support on LGBT issues since 1978,
when he won election as D.C. mayor,
and throughout his tenure as mayor and
Ward 8 Council member. He said the club
should not judge him solely on his vote on
the marriage issue.
Some club members, including Ward
8 gay activist Phil Pannell, pointed
to Barrys decision to participate and
speak at a 2009 rally at Freedom Plaza
against the same-sex marriage bill that
was organized by the anti-gay National
Organization for Marriage.
Neither Alexander nor a representative
of her campaign attended the meeting. In
a club questionnaire she completed and
turned in prior to the meeting, Alexander
did not discuss her vote against the
marriage bill but said, I will not support
efforts to undo marriage rights secured for
D.C.s LGBT community.
Three of the four candidates running
against Barry for the Ward 8 Council seat
Darrell Danny Gaston, Jacque Patterson,
and S.S. Sandra Seegars attended
the meeting to compete for the clubs
endorsement. But none of them were
able to obtain a 60 percent majority vote
required for a club endorsement, resulting
in a Stein Club no-endorsement for the
Ward 8 race.
In the Ward 7 contest, community activist
Tom Brown won the endorsement with a 62
percent vote on a second ballot. Brown did
not return a club questionnaire, but Stein
President Lateefah Williams said Brown
expressed strong support for LGBT rights,
including same-sex marriage, during his
appearance at the Feb. 23 meeting.
Our bylaws dont require people
to submit a questionnaire to get an
endorsement, Williams said.
She noted Barry also did not return the
questionnaire.
Each of the other four candidates
running against Alexander for the Council
seat, in addition to Brown, attended the
meeting and urged the club to back their
candidacies, expressing general support
for LGBT-related issues. They included
Kevin Chavous, Dorothy Douglas, Monica
Johnson, and Rev. William Bennett II.
Bennett was among a few of
the candidates seeking the clubs
endorsement who acknowledged they
would not have voted for the same-sex
marriage bill if they were on the Council
at the time it came up, citing religious
grounds for their opposition.
On Feb. 16 the club endorsed the
re-election bids of D.C. Congressional
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ward 4
Council member Muriel Bowser, and
D.C. shadow representative candidate
Nate Bennett-Fleming.
The Stein Club, the citys largest LGBT
political organizations, is scheduled to
hold its nal endorsement meeting for
the upcoming primary on March 1 for the
at-large and Ward 2 Council races. The
meeting will be held at the Democratic
National Committee headquarters on
Capitol Hill.
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10 MARCH 02, 2012 LOCAL NEWS
LATEEFAH WILLIAMS, president of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, is one of 12 LGBT
candidates among the 92 competing for 14 delegate spots to the Democratic National Convention.
WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY
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DES MOINES If a vote were held today, 56 percent of Iowa voters would reject
an amendment barring same-sex marriage in the state constitution, according to
a Des Moines Register poll out this week.
Iowa became the third state to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples in
2009, after a unanimous Supreme Court decision the previous year, leading to
immediate calls for a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage. The
Democratic-controlled Senate has been able to halt efforts by the Republican-
controlled House to send a ballot measure to voters.
In November of 2010 Iowans voted out three of the Supreme Court justices
whose ruling set marriage in motion. The voters, however, also rejected a
constitutional convention that would have allowed the document to be amended
to bar the nuptials.
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and the
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nine. She came out publicly in 1981 at the age of 20, shortly after becoming an
American citizen.
Navratilova will join Motown legend Gladys Knight, View co-host Sherri
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Roseanne actress Sara Gilbert and actor Jaleel White, who played Steve Urkel
on Family Matters in the 1990s.
Plummer wins Oscar for gay role
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Gay, trans candidates on ballots across U.S.
ORLANDO If Gina Duncan wins her bid for Orange County Commission in
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Duncan is among dozens of LGBT candidates on the ballot in Florida hoping to
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are competing in a four-way race for the same seat on the Orlando City Council.
They are among hundreds competing this year nationwide.
According to Denis Dison of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, there are
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There are more than 530 LGBT elected ofcials nationwide according to the
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Anti-gay group seeks
to conceal donor list
in Maine ght
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
The U.S. Supreme Court announced on
Monday that it wont hear a case brought
by the anti-gay National Organization for
Marriage challenging a Maine law requiring
the organization to reveal its donor list.
The high court posted a notice on its
website indicating it wouldnt hear the case,
known as National Organization for Marriage
v. McKee, without providing comment. The
decision means NOM no longer has any
avenue of appeal in the case.
NOM, among the most high-prole
organizations opposing same-sex
marriage, asked the Supreme Court to take
the case after the U.S. First Circuit Court
of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of
the Maine disclosure laws.
In 2009, NOM contributed a total of
$1.8 million to Stand for Marriage Maine
and was one of the top fundraisers for the
political action committee, which funded
efforts for a Maine referendum that nullied
the same-sex marriage law in the state.
According to Maine law, any organization
that makes expenditures of more than
$5,000 to inuence a ballot question must
register and le reports with the Maine
Commission on Governmental Ethics &
Election Practices.
The anti-gay group contested this
law on the basis that NOM shouldnt be
dened as a political action committee
and because the statutory scheme of the
law was unconstitutionally vague, but the
First Circuit denied these arguments. The
high court decision on Monday not to take
up the case means the appellate court
ruling will stand.
NOM didnt respond to the Washington
Blades request for comment on the
Supreme Court decision or a sense of timing
for when they would disclose their donors.
LGBT advocates praised the decision
by the Supreme Court and said itll keep
NOM more transparent.
Fred Sainz, the Human Rights Campaigns
vice president of communications, said the
Supreme Courts decision means the court
has once again allowed state disclosure
laws to stand.
Even conservative judges have
rejected NOMs pleas for secrecy and
misguided attempts to thumb its nose
at donor disclosure laws, Sainz said. At
some point, this fringe anti-LGBT group
has to realize that it cant just pick and
choose which laws it follows and which
laws it ignores.
Fred Karger, whos running as an openly
gay candidate for the Republican nomination
for president, helped bring NOMs practices
to the attention of the Maine Ethics
Commission in 2009. He said hes thrilled
with the Supreme Court decision.
They nally will be forced to reveal their
donor names, Karger said. That is one of
my goals in life, to keep them transparent,
which is a very tough assignment because
that is the opposite approach they take.
NOM has a history of questionable
practices regarding disclosure of its
donors. The group has raised more than
$284,000 on behalf of Minnesotas anti-
gay marriage amendment, but listed zero
donors as the source of the cash. The
organization has said that the contributions
came from membership dues, which
allows it to avoid disclosing donors under
a loophole in Minnesota law.
However, according to Think Progress,
NOM doesnt have a membership
structure by which it can collect dues,
at least not publicly, and didnt list
membership dues as a source of revenue
in its 2010 tax returns.
Jennifer Pizer, legal director of the
Williams Institute at the University of
California, Los Angeles, said the Supreme
Court decision isnt surprising because
it takes up few petitions and the Maine
disclosure law isnt uncommon.
Pizer said NOM failed to advance its case
because it couldnt substantiate that donors
would face threats if their names were public,
nor could it successfully make the argument
that the Citizens United ruling, which allows
for unlimited political contributions from
corporations and unions, allows campaign
donors to give anonymously.
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1 MARCH 02, 2012 NATlONAL NEWS
FRED KARGER, whos seeking the Republican
nomination for president, helped bring NOMs
practices to the attention of the Maine Ethics
Commission in 2009.
WASHINGTON BLADE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY
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hear NOM case
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A strong showing by any GOP candidate
on Super Tuesday when 437 delegates
are up for grabs could push someone
from the race.
If former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt
Romney, who regained his position as
front-runner after wins in Arizona and
Michigan this week, does well in the
contests, it could mean the end of the
game for one or more of his remaining
opponents: former U.S. Sen. Rick
Santorum, former U.S. House Speaker
Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul
(R-Texas).
The states holding contests on Super
Tuesday are: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho,
Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio,
Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and
Virginia.
Super Tuesday comes on the heels of
another important contest on Saturday:
the Washington State caucuses, where
43 delegates are in play. On Tuesday,
Wyoming will also begin its caucuses, but
that process will continue throughout the
week and the results wont be known until
Saturday.
It appears that Super Tuesday will not
be a cakewalk for Romney, after he only
eked out a three-point win over Santorum
in his home state of Michigan.
Hastings Wyman, whos gay and editor
of the Southern Political Report, said
Santorum may continue to show strength
in several southern states.
I think he has a good shot in Oklahoma,
possibly in Tennessee, possibly in
Georgia, Wyman said. The only one I
would give him a good shot in is probably
Oklahoma.
In Ohio, Santorum could show that
his campaign continues to have life.
According to a poll published Tuesday
by the University of Cincinnati, Santorum
leads Romney by 11 percentage points
among Republican primary voters.
Wyman said the race in Georgia is
important for Gingrich because if he
doesnt win there, which is his home state,
it will likely be the end of his campaign.
Its very hard to predict what hell do,
but I think itll be very hard from him to stay
in if he doesnt carry Georgia, Wyman
said. Hes working very hard down there.
Hes touring the state, hes speaking to
these mega churches, hes treating it like
Romney was treating Michigan.
Gingrich seems poised to capture the
state. A poll published Monday by Survey
USA found him leading there with 39
percent of support among Republican
voters. Santorum follows at 24 percent,
while Romney comes in at 23 percent.
The contest in Virginia will also be of
special interest because its awarding
a large number of delegates, 46, and
because only two candidates will be on
the ballot: Romney and Paul.
Wyman said Republicans unhappy with
Romney may vote for Paul in an effort to
prolong the Republican primary season and
prevent Romney from claiming the nomination.
Virginia has an open primary, which means
Democrats can come to the polls.
It would not surprise me if a lot of the
people who vote for Santorum or Gingrich
would get out the vote for Paul just to slow
down Romney, Wyman said.
David Lampo, a gay Republican activist
from Alexandria, Va., said hes voting for
Paul in the primary not as a protest vote,
but because of the candidates libertarian
views.
Im a longtime libertarian, so of
course he appeals to me, Lampo said.
Not the greatest messenger, but he has
reintroduced libertarianism to millions
of Americans, particularly a whole new
generation of young voters. And he even
runs competitively with President Obama
in many polls.
As a U.S. House member, Paul was
among the Republicans who voted for
Dont Ask, Dont Tell repeal and against
a U.S. constitutional amendment banning
same-sex marriage, but the candidate
has also been a strong supporter of the
Defense of Marriage Act.
Lampo said Paul has been a bit
uneven on LGBT issues, but shines
compared to the other Republican
presidential candidates.
Even if Romney builds off his wins in
Michigan and Arizona by sweeping the
contests on Super Tuesday, whether
Santorum or Gingrich will drop out
immediately remains unclear.
Wyman said the Romney alternatives
may see if they can win a brokered
convention when Republicans gather
in Tampa later this year to anoint their
nominee.
In that case, delegates wouldnt be
able to settle on a nominee during the
ballot round and would have to negotiate
through political horse-trading to settle on
a candidate.
If they can all stay in and keep their
delegates at least on the rst ballot I
think most states require that then they
might possibly be able to keep Romney
from winning on the rst ballot and maybe
create some opportunity for somebody
else, Wyman said.
Whether the GOP candidates will draw
on anti-gay rhetoric to win support from
Republican voters prior to Super Tuesday
also remains to be seen.
Wyman said you might see some
campaigning directed against the LGBT
community in the Super Tuesday states as
the candidates jockey for support among
conservative voters.
Theyve all been pretty stalwart in their
opposition to anything gay, Wyman said.
Every now and then one of them will act
a little bit liberal and say, I dont believe
in discrimination, but they do. Ultimately,
they side with the religious right on most
gay issues.
The candidates positions on LGBT
issues are already well-known. Each of
the Republican candidates whove won
primaries Romney, Santorum and
Gingrich has signed a pledge from
the National Organization for Marriage
vowing to back a Federal Marriage
Amendment, defend the Defense of
Marriage Act in court and establish a
commission on religious liberty to
investigate the harassment of same-sex
marriage supporters.
Santorum has gone further by saying
hed restore Dont Ask, Dont Tell if
elected president, and Gingrich has said
hed order an extensive review of going
back to the policy.
As candidates campaign in Tennessee,
they may want to weigh in on state
pending legislation commonly known
as the Dont Say Gay bill, which would
prohibit discussion about homosexuality
in schools from kindergarten through
eighth grade.
Chris Sanders, chair of the national
board for the Tennessee Equality Project,
said polls are showing Santorum has
strength in Tennessee and his views are
in synch with whats happening in the
legislature.
Given the fact that he has been so
explicitly anti-equality, its just another
index that weve got a lot of work to do in
Tennessee, Sanders said.
Sanders dismissed the idea that
Santorum or other candidates would
explicitly mention state legislative issues,
such as the Dont Say Gay Bill, but said
the anti-equality candidates will nd very
hospitable ground for themselves here.
The Washington State caucuses
on Saturday could also draw anti-gay
sentiments from the candidates because
Gov. Chris Gregoire earlier this month
signed marriage equality into law, and
anti-gay forces are at work to collect the
120,577 signatures needed by June 6 to
put the law before voters in November.
Santorum made his opposition to
the marriage law a cornerstone of his
campaign in Washington State. On the
same day the marriage law was signed,
Santorum held a campaign rally in the
state, saying Gregoires signature isnt
the last word on marriage as he called
on supporters to bring the measure to the
polls.
For his part, Gingrich took a softer
approach to Washington as well as
the expected legalization of same-sex
marriage in Maryland by saying last
week these states were going about it the
right way by using the legislative process
instead of the courts, even though he
personally opposes same-sex marriage.
I think at least theyre doing it the right
way, which is going through voters, giving
them a chance to vote and not having a
handful of judges arbitrarily impose their
will, Gingrich said.
The candidates statement contradicts
his support for a Federal Marriage
Amendment, which, if passed, would
abrogate all laws allowing same-sex
marriage, including those passed by state
legislatures.
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18 MARCH 02, 2012 NATl ONAL NEWS
Super Tuesday could bring more confusion to GOP race
Former Massachusetts Gov. MITT ROMNEY barely held off Rick Santorum in Romneys home state of
Michigan this week.
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national and campaign volunteer, after
their relationship soured. The article
included semi-nude photos he reportedly
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appears to be his adam4adam prole.
In a news conference following the
articles publication, Babeu denied the
allegations against him save for one: he
publicly acknowledged that hes gay. Babeu
has since accused Orozco of identity theft,
which Orozcos attorney has denied.
Asked to comment on Babeus assertions
about the situation, A.D. Horan, Orozcos
lawyer, told the Blade, Jose denies the
allegations and intends to cooperate
fully with the states investigation. Horan
declined to comment further.
Although his race to win the Republican
nomination will likely be more difcult while
facing these allegations, Babeu told the Blade
hes 110 percent in the race for Congress.
It will be a harder ght, and I never turn
from a ght, Babeu said. I shall stand
and work harder than I ever have in my life
on my accomplishments, on my service.
Babeu said he believes voters in his
district will accept him because were
different as Americans and were
exceptional people.
When though weve overcome many
hurdles and obstacles, and none of us are
perfect, in America, we dene ourselves
by the value we add in our communities,
Babeu said. We see our differences
as a strength, whether its our religion,
our ethnicity, our gender, our [sexual]
orientation. Those are the same liberties
and freedoms I personally defend and
fought for, and thats why I continue to
stand up and ght now.
Babeu said hes not ashamed of his
sexual orientation, but added, Im just
not going to dene myself solely on the
fact that I am gay.
If elected to Congress, Babeu said
hell be a strong scal conservative
and advocate for spending within our
means, but also will support pro-LGBT
legislative measures.
Among the initiatives Babeu said
he supports is the Employment Non-
Discrimination Act, noting hes in favor
of eliminating any discrimination and
adding that workers should be evaluated
solely on their performance and merit.
Asked whether he supports the idea
of President Obama issuing an executive
order requiring federal contractors to
have LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination
policies, Babeu said hed have to look
into it but would support such a directive
on the surface.
Additionally, Babeu said he would
certainly vote to repeal the Defense
of Marriage Act and said he thinks the
anti-gay law exceeds the authority of the
government under the U.S. Constitution.
Im a strict constitutionalist as well,
Babeu said. As a strict constitutionalist,
this has no business at the federal level.
This should go to the states.
The sheriff said his opposition to
DOMA is in line with his belief that the
government shouldnt tell religions which
individuals they can or cant marry.
The issue of marriage is a deeply
religious ceremony, and this is where the
government shouldnt tell certain faiths, say
like Catholics, that they have to marry two
men or two women, in the same way that
they shouldnt tell other faiths or religions
that they cant, Babeu said. This isnt a
role for the government to enter into. This
is an issue of religious freedom.
Babeu also said Dont Ask, Dont Tell
should remain off the books, drawing on his
service as an Army veteran of the Iraq war in
opposing the now-ended policy. The sheriff,
who retired with the rank of major, said he
had gay soldiers under his command who
were exemplary in their service.
I had to live under that, Babeu said.
Anyone who wants to wear the uniform
of our country and put their own personal
safety and life on the line to protect
Americans, they should be allowed to and
they should be honored for that service.
But Babeu said he couldnt yet declare
support for another piece of legislation, the
Uniting American Families Act, because he
wasnt familiar with it. The immigration-
related bill would enable gay Americans
to sponsor their foreign born same-sex
partners for residency in the United States.
To be honest with you, I havent read
the legislation, Babeu said. Id be happy
to read it and give you an answer after
that. You know where I stand on all these
other issues, which are consistent with
being an advocate for equality.
Read more of the Blades exclusive interview
with Babeu at washingtonblade.com.
UPDATE: Following the Blades interview
with Babeu, an ABC News afliate in
Arizona published a report containing new
allegations against the sheriff.
According to ABC15, while Babeu
was headmaster and executive director
of DeSisto Private Boarding School,
complaints were led that ofcials
administered harsh punishments for
students. Additionally, the report quotes
Babeus sister, Lucy Babeu, who claims
he was involved in a relationship with a
17-year-old male student at the school.
Lucy Babeu said she found a student
from DeSisto living with the now-sheriff.
According to Lucy, her brother told her the
student was his boyfriend. ABC15 didnt
identify the former student. At the time,
the student was reportedly 17, which is
the legal age of consent in Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Ofce of Child Care
Services launched an investigation into
repeated allegations of abuse, according
to the report; during Babeus tenure the
school wasnt licensed. Babeu left the
school in 2001; the state investigation
forced DeSisto to shut down in 2004.
Among the alleged punishments at the
school was being sheeted, or being
forced to strip down to nothing but a sheet
and stand before peers. Another alleged
punishment was being cornered, which
required sitting and facing a wall for hours,
days and sometimes weeks.
In one case, records show a student
with bi-polar disorder, ADHD and impulse
control disorder was cornered for weeks
on end, the report states. The students
medication was not monitored properly.
He began to urinate and defecate on
himself. He was also taken to the hospital
for pneumonia.
Days later, that same student was
returned to DeSisto and sent back to the
corner.
Holli Nielsen, a student at DeSisto while
Babeu was headmaster, was quoted in
the report as saying Babeu was certainly
aware of the kind of punishments
happening at the school under his watch.
Chris DeRose, a Babeu campaign
adviser, told the Blade that the allegations
in the report are false. According to
DeRose, Lucy Babeu has a history of
mental illness, and the news station
knowingly exploited a mentally ill woman
for the sake of airing a sensational story.
DeRose said Lucy Babeu has been
declared insane and was involuntarily
committed to a psychiatric ward on
multiple occasions and stripped of custody
of her children for severe mental illness.
Additionally, DeRose contends Lucys
children have obtained multiple orders of
protection against her for threatening to
kill them, and that a court order was issued
based on the threat of immediate harm.
According to DeRose, Lucy has a
history of threatening or ling frivolous
lawsuits against previous employers and
has called law enforcement ofcials to
report imaginary conspiracy theories.
DeRose said Lucy has a history of illegal
drug abuse.
DeRose said ABC 15 was offered the
opportunity to review this information, but
didnt accept and aired the story anyway.
According to DeRose, at least ve Arizona
media outlets declined to use Lucy as a source.
Babeu denies relationship with 17-year-old
CONTI NUED FROM PAGE 1
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Baltimore mayor speaks at victory party
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
urged an enthusiastic crowd of
about 100 on Feb. 26 to work hard
to ght the upcoming referendum
that would undo the Civil Marriage
Protection Act. The legislation was
to be signed into law by Gov. Martin
OMalley on March 1. The event had
been billed as a Marriage Equality
Victory Party that was sponsored by
Marylanders for Marriage Equality. It
took place at Club Hippo.
Sultan Shakir, campaign
manager for the organization;
Baltimore Dels. Maggie McIntosh
and Luke Clippinger; and Carrie
Evans, executive director of
Equality Maryland, also addressed
the crowd. They credited OMalley
for helping to win the vote in the
House of Delegates.
There had been some criticism of the party by some community members
believing that a victory celebration is premature given the referendum battle
ahead. But Shakir disagreed.
I think in any effort it really is important to celebrate any milestone, he told the Blade.
Trial begins in slaying of gay teen
The trial of Dante Parrish, 37, began Feb. 22 in which he is accused of raping,
mutilating and murdering a 15-year-old gay boy, Jason Mattison, Jr. in East Baltimore
in November 2009. Jason was openly gay and attended West Baltimores Vivian T.
Thomas Medical Arts Academy where he was a popular student.
Mattison was not welcome in the homes of his mother or grandmother because
of his sexual orientation and had to live on friends couches to survive. He wound up
living in the home of a great aunt but it was reportedly also occupied by drug users.
Parrish had previously served nearly 10 years in prison for murder before being
freed thanks to the help of the Innocence Project, whose attorneys ght post-
conviction appeals. Not knowing Parrishs criminal record, Mattisons great aunt
allowed him to move in.
When Parish allegedly attempted to rape Mattison while the boy was sleeping
on the second oor, Mattison screamed. He was allegedly suffocated by Parrish,
who is accused of stufng a pillow case down Mattisons throat and then stabbing
him in the neck, face and head until he died.
Mattisons body was found stuffed in a closet, and according to the prosecutor,
Jennifer Hastings, Parrish cut power to the house and ran off with a television to
make it look like a robbery. He was later apprehended.
Baltimore police did not charge Parrish with a hate crime. Jason Mattison was
raped while being murdered, said Det. Donnie Moses, a police spokesman, in
2009. The suspect was not targeting homosexuals in general with this act.
Student protests Fox 45s stance on marriage
Baltimore TV station WBFF Fox 45 angered some local marriage equality supporters
on Friday when it posted a prominent link on its website to the ofcial referendum site
aimed at overturning the recently passed Civil Marriage Protection Act.
Shane Mettick of Middle River, Md., quickly organized a petition drive on
Facebook called Stop Fox 45 Baltimores Support for Inequality to protest the
stations apparent support for the referendum. He is a leader of the CCBC-Essex
Rainbow Club, a group for LGBT students at the college.
Metticks petition explains, Fox45 is the biggest network in Baltimore and a lot
of MD. They are promoting people to sign the petition so gay marriage goes to
a public vote, and trying to stop it from happening at all. A news network should
not be allowed to do this.
So far more than 400 people have joined the protest.
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Gay life in the Shadows
Theatre Project (45 West Preston St.) presents Shadows by Vincent E. Thomas/
VTDance, exploring essences of masculinity and manhood through shadows of
yesterday, today and tomorrow opening Saturday with a special, free Peek Inside
the Shadow tonight at 7:30 p.m.
The program also includes Homo Will Not Inherit, a VTDance collaboration
with Steve Satta of Iron Crow Theatre using the poetry of Mark Doty.
Tickets range from $10 to $20 and can be purchased online at theatreproject.org.
Roller Girls gear up for another home battle
The Charm City Roller Girls, a local roller derby league, are having their third
home bout of the season on March 10 at DuBurns Arena (1301 S. Ellwood Ave.)
from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
The Night Terrors, who won their last bout with the Modtown Mods 184 to 124,
will be playing the Speed Regime, who won their last bout with the Junkyard Dolls
209 to 137, and the Mobtown Mods will be playing the Junkyard Dolls.
Tickets to the bout are $12 for adult general admission, $5 for children under 12
general admission and $25 for VIP.
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The Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
presents The Addams Family opening Tuesday at 8 p.m. with Douglas Sills, an
opnly gay Tony nominee, starting as Gomez.
Addams tells the story of what happens when princess of darkness
Wednesday Addams brings home a normal boyfriend.
Tickets are available online at broadwayacrossamerica.com and vary in price by
performance and seating location.
More Hippo fun planned
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On Friday is Deep in the Game hosted by Mark Brown Schwarz and Cexman
from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a special performance by the Shake Off Twinz. Theres
a $5 cover for this 21 and older event.
Saturday is the monthly party The Soundz with DJ C-Dubz featuring funky
house, electro-pop and club remixes all night long starting at 10 p.m.
On Tuesday, Club Hippo is starting Buzztime trivia from 4 p.m. to close.
Competition starts at 9:30 p.m. with John Woods hosting. Players can win prizes
including bar tabs.
Wednesday is the weekly bingo game, with proceeds benetting the Gay and
Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore. This week participants can win the rst
episode of Shes Living for This, a new drag show on here! starring Sherry Vine,
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13 delegates this weekend
On Saturday, the D.C. Democratic
State Committee will hold its caucus to
choose up to 13 potential delegates and
one alternate to the Democratic Nation-
al Convention. I urge every registered
Democrat, especially the friends of all the
candidates, to come out and vote. Being
a delegate is a great experience. While
there is no contest in the Democratic
Party for the nomination, and the entire
convention will be choreographed down
to the last minute, it will still be exciting.
Having attended four conventions in dif-
ferent roles I can attest to that.
When a president is running for re-
election, conventions are both a place
to party and to make a statement to the
nation on goals for the next four years.
They are also a place to rally the troops.
When there is a contested race for the
nomination, even if it is decided before
the convention, the machinations can be
riveting. My most recent experience was
at the 2008 convention in Denver and my
rst in Atlantic City in 1964.
In 1964 (I wasnt old enough to vote) at
the Lyndon Baines Johnson convention, I
had an alternate delegate badge the night
Bobby Kennedy showed a lm in remem-
brance of his late brother, President John
F. Kennedy. There wasnt a dry eye in the
hall and people went wild giving Bobby a
20-minute rousing ovation with delegates
standing on their chairs the entire time.
Had President Johnson not announced
that he had selected Hubert Humphrey
as his running mate prior to that evening,
delegates surely would have stampeded
the convention and given Bobby the nom-
ination. It was a night to remember.
I didnt go to another convention until
1976 in New York City. At that one I had
unlimited access as a member of the New
York City Mayors Convention and Crisis
team. I was supporting Rep. Bella S. Ab-
zug (D-N.Y.) who was in the midst of what
turned out to be a losing Senate primary.
So between escorting Bella to a round
of parties, including her own fundrais-
ers, and being on the oor to see Jimmy
Carter nominated, it was great fun. The
next was 1980, again in New York City. By
this time I had moved to D.C. and had
worked for the Carter administration. I
managed to secure press credentials and
was reporting on the convention for a dis-
ability magazine.
That was the year Ted Kennedy (D-
Mass.) mounted a losing primary bid
against Jimmy Carter. But leave it to the
Kennedys to make a splash and though
it was Carters convention the highlight
turned out to be Ted Kennedys The
dream will never die speech. I had front-
row seats and the place went wild. It was
an electric moment and the unanimous
sentiment heard around Madison Square
Garden was if he had only spoken like that
and shared that vision during the cam-
paign he might have been the nominee.
In 2008, I was honored to be the only
elected Hillary Rodham Clinton delegate
from the District. It happened at a cau-
cus just like the one that will be held this
Saturday. I submitted my name as a lark
and won. So I urge all the potential can-
didates not to give up hope and make
those last-minute calls to your friends and
get them to come out and vote for you.
As a delegate you will be invited to many
events and parties and have a guaran-
teed seat on the oor of the hall. It will be
both a hectic and fun four days. In 2008,
there were two especially memorable
highlights. The rst was when Hillary took
the microphone on the oor of the con-
vention and called for Barack Obamas
nomination to be unanimous. The sec-
ond was the nomination acceptance
speech Barack Obama made in front of
80,000 people at Mile-High Stadium.
I wont be a candidate this year but
for those of you trying to win a delegate
slot thinking it will only be the corona-
tion of Barack Obama, know there will
be memories that that will last the rest
of your life. While you will hear a lot of
boring speeches, there will also be some
great ones and you will surely come away
excited, ready to campaign, and knowing
again how important it is to ensure that
Barack Obama is re-elected.
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sodium phosphate
s St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum)
s other medicines that contain tenofovir (VIREAD

, TRUVADA

, ATRIPLA

)
s other medicines that contain emtricitabine or lamivudine (EMTRIVA

, Combivir

,
Epivir

or Epivir-HBV

, Epzicom

, Trizivir

)
s rilpivirine (Edurant

)
s adefovir (HEPSERA

)
In addition, also tell your healthcare provider if you take:
s an antacid medicine that contains aluminum, magnesium hydroxide, or calcium
carbonate. Take antacids at least 2 hours before or at least 4 hours after you
take COMPLERA
s a histamine-2 blocker medicine, including famotidine (Pepcid

), cimetidine
(Tagamet

), nizatidine (Axid

), or ranitidine hydrochloride (Zantac

). Take these
medicines at least 12 hours before or at least 4 hours after you take COMPLERA
s the antibiotic medicines clarithromycin (Biaxin

), erythromycin (E-Mycin

, Eryc

,
Ery-Tab

, PCE

, Pediazole

, Ilosone

), and troleandomycin (TAO

)
s an antifungal medicine by mouth, including uconazole (Diucan

), itraconazole
(Sporanox

), ketoconazole (Nizoral

), posaconazole (Noxal

), voriconazole (Vfend

)
s methadone (Dolophine

)
This list of medicines is not complete. Discuss with your healthcare provider all
prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements you
are taking or plan to take.
INDICATION
COMPLERA

(emtricitabine 200 mg/rilpivirine 25 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate


300 mg) is a prescription HIV medicine that contains 3 medicines, EMTRIVA


(emtricitabine), EDURANT

(rilpivirine), and VIREAD

(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)


combined in one pill. COMPLERA is used as a complete single-tablet regimen to treat
HIV-1 infection in adults (age 18 and older) who have never taken HIV medicines before.
COMPLERA does not cure HIV and has not been shown to prevent passing HIV
to others. It is important to always practice safer sex, use latex or polyurethane
condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with any body uids, and to never
re-use or share needles. Do not stop taking COMPLERA unless directed by your
healthcare provider. See your healthcare provider regularly.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Contact your healthcare provider right away if you get the following side effects
or conditions while taking COMPLERA:
s Nausea, vomiting, unusual muscle pain, and/or weakness. These may be
signs of a buildup of acid in the blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious
medical condition
s Light-colored stools, dark-colored urine, and/or if your skin or the whites of your
eyes turn yellow. These may be signs of serious liver problems (hepatotoxicity),
with liver enlargement (hepatomegaly), and fat in the liver (steatosis)
s If you have HIV-1 and hepatitis B virus (HBV), your liver disease may suddenly
get worse if you stop taking COMPLERA. Do not stop taking COMPLERA without
rst talking to your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will monitor
your condition
COMPLERA may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may
affect how COMPLERA works, and may cause serious side effects.
COMPLERA is a prescription medicine used as a complete
single-tablet regimen to treat HIV-1 in adults who have
never taken HIV medicines before. COMPLERA does not
cure HIV or AIDS or help prevent passing HIV to others.
Learn more at www.COMPLERA.com
Before taking COMPLERA, tell your healthcare provider if you:
s have liver problems, including hepatitis B or C virus infection
s have kidney problems
s have ever had a mental health problem
s have bone problems
s are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if COMPLERA can harm
your unborn child
s are breastfeeding; women with HIV should not breast-feed because they can pass
HIV through their milk to the baby
Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience any of the
following serious or common side effects:
Serious side effects associated with COMPLERA:
s New or worse kidney problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA.
If you have had kidney problems in the past or take other medicines that can cause
kidney problems, your healthcare provider may need to do blood tests to check your
kidneys during your treatment with COMPLERA
s Depression or mood changes can happen in some people who take COMPLERA.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
feeling sad or hopeless, feeling anxious or restless, or if you have thoughts of
hurting yourself (suicide) or have tried to hurt yourself
s Bone problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA. Bone problems
include bone pain, softening or thinning (which may lead to fractures). Your
healthcare provider may need to do additional tests to check your bones
s Changes in body fat can happen in people taking HIV medicine. These changes
may include increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (buffalo hump),
breast, and around the main part of your body (trunk). Loss of fat from the legs,
arms and face may also happen. The cause and long-term health effect of these
conditions are not known
s 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 ght infections that have been hidden in your body for a long time. Tell
your healthcare provider if you start having new symptoms after starting your
HIV medicine
Common side effects associated with COMPLERA:
s trouble sleeping (insomnia), abnormal dreams, headache, dizziness, diarrhea,
nausea, rash, tiredness, and depression
Other side effects associated with COMPLERA:
s vomiting, stomach pain or discomfort, skin discoloration (small spots or freckles),
and pain
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that
does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of COMPLERA. For more
information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your healthcare provider
for medical advice about side effects.
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.
Take COMPLERA exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it
s Always take COMPLERA with a meal. Taking COMPLERA with a meal is important to
help get the right amount of medicine in your body. A protein drink does not replace
a meal
s Stay under the care of your healthcare provider during treatment with
COMPLERA and see your healthcare provider regularly
Please see Patient Information for COMPLERA on the following pages.
Patient model. Pill shown is not actual size.
COMPLERA. A complete HIV treatment in only 1 pill a day.
Ask your healthcare provider if its the one for you.
one
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Do not take COMPLERA if you are taking the following medicines:
s other HIV medicines (COMPLERA provides a complete treatment for HIV infection.)
s the anti-seizure medicines carbamazepine (Carbatrol

, Equetro

, Tegretol

,
Tegretol-XR

, Teril

, Epitol

), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal

), phenobarbital (Luminal

),
phenytoin (Dilantin

, Dilantin-125

, Phenytek

)
s the anti-tuberculosis medicines rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifater

,
Rifamate

, Rimactane

, Rifadin

) and rifapentine (Priftin

)
s a proton pump inhibitor medicine for certain stomach or intestinal problems,
including esomeprazole (Nexium

, Vimovo

), lansoprazole (Prevacid

),
omeprazole (Prilosec

), pantoprazole sodium (Protonix

), rabeprazole (Aciphex

)
s more than 1 dose of the steroid medicine dexamethasone or dexamethasone
sodium phosphate
s St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum)
s other medicines that contain tenofovir (VIREAD

, TRUVADA

, ATRIPLA

)
s other medicines that contain emtricitabine or lamivudine (EMTRIVA

, Combivir

,
Epivir

or Epivir-HBV

, Epzicom

, Trizivir

)
s rilpivirine (Edurant

)
s adefovir (HEPSERA

)
In addition, also tell your healthcare provider if you take:
s an antacid medicine that contains aluminum, magnesium hydroxide, or calcium
carbonate. Take antacids at least 2 hours before or at least 4 hours after you
take COMPLERA
s a histamine-2 blocker medicine, including famotidine (Pepcid

), cimetidine
(Tagamet

), nizatidine (Axid

), or ranitidine hydrochloride (Zantac

). Take these
medicines at least 12 hours before or at least 4 hours after you take COMPLERA
s the antibiotic medicines clarithromycin (Biaxin

), erythromycin (E-Mycin

, Eryc

,
Ery-Tab

, PCE

, Pediazole

, Ilosone

), and troleandomycin (TAO

)
s an antifungal medicine by mouth, including uconazole (Diucan

), itraconazole
(Sporanox

), ketoconazole (Nizoral

), posaconazole (Noxal

), voriconazole (Vfend

)
s methadone (Dolophine

)
This list of medicines is not complete. Discuss with your healthcare provider all
prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements you
are taking or plan to take.
INDICATION
COMPLERA

(emtricitabine 200 mg/rilpivirine 25 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate


300 mg) is a prescription HIV medicine that contains 3 medicines, EMTRIVA


(emtricitabine), EDURANT

(rilpivirine), and VIREAD

(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)


combined in one pill. COMPLERA is used as a complete single-tablet regimen to treat
HIV-1 infection in adults (age 18 and older) who have never taken HIV medicines before.
COMPLERA does not cure HIV and has not been shown to prevent passing HIV
to others. It is important to always practice safer sex, use latex or polyurethane
condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with any body uids, and to never
re-use or share needles. Do not stop taking COMPLERA unless directed by your
healthcare provider. See your healthcare provider regularly.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Contact your healthcare provider right away if you get the following side effects
or conditions while taking COMPLERA:
s Nausea, vomiting, unusual muscle pain, and/or weakness. These may be
signs of a buildup of acid in the blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious
medical condition
s Light-colored stools, dark-colored urine, and/or if your skin or the whites of your
eyes turn yellow. These may be signs of serious liver problems (hepatotoxicity),
with liver enlargement (hepatomegaly), and fat in the liver (steatosis)
s If you have HIV-1 and hepatitis B virus (HBV), your liver disease may suddenly
get worse if you stop taking COMPLERA. Do not stop taking COMPLERA without
rst talking to your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will monitor
your condition
COMPLERA may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may
affect how COMPLERA works, and may cause serious side effects.
COMPLERA is a prescription medicine used as a complete
single-tablet regimen to treat HIV-1 in adults who have
never taken HIV medicines before. COMPLERA does not
cure HIV or AIDS or help prevent passing HIV to others.
Learn more at www.COMPLERA.com
Before taking COMPLERA, tell your healthcare provider if you:
s have liver problems, including hepatitis B or C virus infection
s have kidney problems
s have ever had a mental health problem
s have bone problems
s are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if COMPLERA can harm
your unborn child
s are breastfeeding; women with HIV should not breast-feed because they can pass
HIV through their milk to the baby
Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience any of the
following serious or common side effects:
Serious side effects associated with COMPLERA:
s New or worse kidney problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA.
If you have had kidney problems in the past or take other medicines that can cause
kidney problems, your healthcare provider may need to do blood tests to check your
kidneys during your treatment with COMPLERA
s Depression or mood changes can happen in some people who take COMPLERA.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
feeling sad or hopeless, feeling anxious or restless, or if you have thoughts of
hurting yourself (suicide) or have tried to hurt yourself
s Bone problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA. Bone problems
include bone pain, softening or thinning (which may lead to fractures). Your
healthcare provider may need to do additional tests to check your bones
s Changes in body fat can happen in people taking HIV medicine. These changes
may include increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (buffalo hump),
breast, and around the main part of your body (trunk). Loss of fat from the legs,
arms and face may also happen. The cause and long-term health effect of these
conditions are not known
s 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 ght infections that have been hidden in your body for a long time. Tell
your healthcare provider if you start having new symptoms after starting your
HIV medicine
Common side effects associated with COMPLERA:
s trouble sleeping (insomnia), abnormal dreams, headache, dizziness, diarrhea,
nausea, rash, tiredness, and depression
Other side effects associated with COMPLERA:
s vomiting, stomach pain or discomfort, skin discoloration (small spots or freckles),
and pain
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that
does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of COMPLERA. For more
information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your healthcare provider
for medical advice about side effects.
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.
Take COMPLERA exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it
s Always take COMPLERA with a meal. Taking COMPLERA with a meal is important to
help get the right amount of medicine in your body. A protein drink does not replace
a meal
s Stay under the care of your healthcare provider during treatment with
COMPLERA and see your healthcare provider regularly
Please see Patient Information for COMPLERA on the following pages.
Patient model. Pill shown is not actual size.
COMPLERA. A complete HIV treatment in only 1 pill a day.
Ask your healthcare provider if its the one for you.
one
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FDA-Approved Patient Labeling
Patient Information
COMPLERA

(kom-PLEH-rah)
(emtricitabine, rilpivirine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) Tablets
Important: Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that should not be
taken with COMPLERA. For more information, see the section What should I tell my
healthcare provider before taking COMPLERA?
Read this Patient Information before you start taking COMPLERA and each time you
get a rell. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of
talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about COMPLERA?
COMPLERA can cause serious side effects, including:
1. Build-up of an acid in your blood (lactic acidosis). Lactic acidosis can happen in
some people who take COMPLERA or similar (nucleoside analogs) medicines. Lactic
acidosis is a serious medical emergency that can lead to death.
Lactic acidosis can be hard to identify early, because the symptoms could seem like
symptoms of other health problems. Call your healthcare provider right away if you
get any of the following symptoms which could be signs of lactic acidosis:
s feeling very weak or tired
s have unusual (not normal) muscle pain
s have trouble breathing
s have stomach pain with
- nausea (feel sick to your stomach)
- vomiting
s feel cold, especially in your arms and legs
s feel dizzy or lightheaded
s have a fast or irregular heartbeat
2. Severe liver problems. Severe liver problems can happen in people who take
COMPLERA or similar medicines. In some cases these liver problems can lead to death.
Your liver may become large (hepatomegaly) and you may develop fat in your liver
(steatosis) when you take COMPLERA.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms
of liver problems:
s your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice).
s dark tea-colored urine
s light-colored bowel movements (stools)
s loss of appetite for several days or longer
s nausea
s stomach pain
You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis or severe liver problems if you are
female, very overweight (obese), or have been taking COMPLERA or a similar
medicine containing nucleoside analogs for a long time.
3. Worsening of Hepatitis B infection. If you also have hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection
and you stop taking COMPLERA, your HBV infection may become worse (are-up). A
are-up is when your HBV infection suddenly returns in a worse way than before.
COMPLERA is not approved for the treatment of HBV, so you must discuss your HBV
therapy with your healthcare provider.
s Do not let your COMPLERA run out. Rell your prescription or talk to your healthcare
provider before your COMPLERA is all gone.
s Do not stop taking COMPLERA without rst talking to your healthcare provider.
s If you stop taking COMPLERA, your healthcare provider will need to check your health
often and do regular blood tests to check your HBV infection. Tell your healthcare
provider about any new or unusual symptoms you may have after you stop taking
COMPLERA.
What is COMPLERA?
COMPLERA is a prescription HIV (Human Immunodeciency Virus) medicine that:
s is used to treat HIV-1 in adults who have never taken HIV medicines before. HIV is the
virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeciency Syndrome).
s contains 3 medicines, (rilpivirine, emtricitabine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)
combined in one tablet. EMTRIVA and VIREAD are HIV-1 (human immunodeciency
virus) nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and EDURANT is an
HIV-1 non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI).
It is not known if COMPLERA is safe and effective in children under the age of 18 years.
COMPLERA may help:
s Reduce the amount of HIV in your blood. This is called your viral load.
s Increase the number of white blood cells called CD4+ (T) cells that help ght 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).
COMPLERA does not cure HIV infections or AIDS.
s Always practice safer sex.
s Use latex or polyurethane condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with any
body uids such as semen, vaginal secretions, or blood.
s Never re-use or share needles.
Ask your healthcare provider if you have any questions about how to prevent passing
HIV to other people.
Who should not take COMPLERA?
s Do not take COMPLERA if your HIV infection has been previously treated with
HIV medicines.
s Do not take COMPLERA if you are taking certain other medicines. For more
information about medicines that must not be taken with COMPLERA, see What
should I tell my healthcare provider before taking COMPLERA?
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking COMPLERA?
Before you take COMPLERA, tell your healthcare provider if you:
s have liver problems, including hepatitis B or C virus infection
s have kidney problems
s have ever had a mental health problem
s have bone problems
s are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if COMPLERA can harm
your unborn child
Pregnancy Registry. There is a pregnancy registry for women who take antiviral
medicines during pregnancy. Its purpose is to collect information about the health
of you and your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about how you can take part in
this registry.
s are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention recommends that mothers with HIV not breastfeed because they can pass
the HIV through their milk to the baby. It is not known if COMPLERA can pass through
your breast milk and harm your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best
way to feed your baby.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription
and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
COMPLERA may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may
affect how COMPLERA works, and may cause serious side effects. If you take certain
medicines with COMPLERA, the amount of COMPLERA in your body may be too low and
it may not work to help control your HIV infection. The HIV virus in your body may become
resistant to COMPLERA or other HIV medicines that are like it.
Do not take COMPLERA if you also take these medicines:
s COMPLERA provides a complete treatment for HIV infection. Do not take other HIV
medicines with COMPLERA.
s the anti-seizure medicines carbamazepine (CARBATROL

, EQUETRO

, TEGRETOL

,
TEGRETOL-XR

, TERIL

, EPITOL

), oxcarbazepine (TRILEPTAL

), phenobarbital
(LUMINAL

), phenytoin (DILANTIN

, DILANTIN-125

, PHENYTEK

)
s the anti-tuberculosis medicines rifabutin (MYCOBUTIN

), rifampin (RIFATER

,
RIFAMATE

, RIMACTANE

, RIFADIN

) and rifapentine (PRIFTIN

)
s a proton pump inhibitor medicine for certain stomach or intestinal problems,
including esomeprazole (NEXIUM

, VIMOVO

), lansoprazole (PREVACID

), omeprazole
(PRILOSEC

), pantoprazole sodium (PROTONIX

), rabeprazole (ACIPHEX

)
s more than 1 dose of the steroid medicine dexamethasone or dexamethasone sodium
phosphate
s St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum)
If you are taking COMPLERA, you should not take:
s other medicines that contain tenofovir (VIREAD

, TRUVADA

, ATRIPLA

)
s other medicines that contain emtricitabine or lamivudine (EMTRIVA

, COMBIVIR

,
EPIVIR

or EPIVIR-HBV

, EPZICOM

, TRIZIVIR

)
s rilpivirine (EDURANT

)
s adefovir (HEPSERA

)
Also tell your healthcare provider if you take:
s an antacid medicine that contains aluminum, magnesium hydroxide, or calcium
carbonate. Take antacids at least 2 hours before or at least 4 hours after you take
COMPLERA.
s a histamine-2 blocker medicine, including famotidine (PEPCID

), cimetidine
(TAGAMET

), nizatidine (AXID

), or ranitidine hydrochloride (ZANTAC

). Take these
medicines at least 12 hours before or at least 4 hours after you take COMPLERA.
s the antibiotic medicines clarithromycin (BIAXIN

), erythromycin (E-MYCIN

, ERYC

,
ERY-TAB

, PCE

, PEDIAZOLE

, ILOSONE

), and troleandomycin (TAO

)
s an antifungal medicine by mouth, including uconazole (DIFLUCAN

), itraconazole
(SPORANOX

), ketoconazole (NIZORAL

), posaconazole (NOXAFIL

), voriconazole
(VFEND

)
s methadone (DOLOPHINE

)
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 your medicines and show it to your
healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine. Your healthcare
provider and your pharmacist can tell you if you can take these medicines with
COMPLERA. Do not start any new medicines while you are taking COMPLERA without
rst talking with your healthcare provider or pharmacist. You can ask your healthcare
provider or pharmacist for a list of medicines that can interact with COMPLERA.
How should I take COMPLERA?
s Stay under the care of your healthcare provider during treatment with COMPLERA.
s Take COMPLERA exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
s Always take COMPLERA with a meal. Taking COMPLERA with a meal is important
to help get the right amount of medicine in your body. A protein drink does not
replace a meal.
s Do not change your dose or stop taking COMPLERA without rst talking with your
healthcare provider. See your healthcare provider regularly while taking COMPLERA.
s If you miss a dose of COMPLERA within 12 hours of the time you usually take it, take
your dose of COMPLERA with a meal as soon as possible. Then, take your next dose
of COMPLERA at the regularly scheduled time. If you miss a dose of COMPLERA by
more than 12 hours of the time you usually take it, wait and then take the next dose
of COMPLERA at the regularly scheduled time.
s Do not take more than your prescribed dose to make up for a missed dose.
s When your COMPLERA supply starts to run low, get more from your healthcare provider
or pharmacy. It is very important not to run out of COMPLERA. The amount of virus in
your blood may increase if the medicine is stopped for even a short time.
s If you take too much COMPLERA, contact your local poison control center or go to the
nearest hospital emergency room right away.
What are the possible side effects of COMPLERA?
COMPLERA may cause the following serious side effects, including:
s See What is the most important information I should know about COMPLERA?
s New or worse kidney problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA.
If you have had kidney problems in the past or take other medicines that can cause
kidney problems, your healthcare provider may need to do blood tests to check your
kidneys during your treatment with COMPLERA.
s Depression or mood changes. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have
any of the following symptoms:
- feeling sad or hopeless
- feeling anxious or restless
- have thoughts of hurting yourself (suicide) or have tried to hurt yourself
s Bone problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA. Bone problems
include bone pain, softening or thinning (which may lead to fractures). Your
healthcare provider may need to do additional tests to check your bones.
s Changes in body fat can happen in people taking HIV medicine. These changes may
include increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (buffalo hump), breast,
and around the main part of your body (trunk). Loss of fat from the legs, arms and
face may also happen. The cause and long term health effect of these conditions are
not known.
s 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 ght infections that have been hidden in your body for a long time.
Tell your healthcare provider if you start having new symptoms after starting your
HIV medicine.
The most common side effects of COMPLERA include:
s trouble sleeping (insomnia)
s abnormal dreams
s headache
s dizziness
s diarrhea
s nausea
s rash
s tiredness
s depression
Additional common side effects include:
s vomiting
s stomach pain or discomfort
s skin discoloration (small spots or freckles)
s pain
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does
not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of COMPLERA. For more information, ask your
healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to
FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
How do I store COMPLERA?
s Store COMPLERA at room temperature 77 F (25 C).
s Keep COMPLERA in its original container and keep the container tightly closed.
s Do not use COMPLERA if the seal over the bottle opening is broken or missing.
Keep COMPLERA and all other medicines out of reach of children.
General information about COMPLERA:
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient
Information leaet. Do not use COMPLERA for a condition for which it was not prescribed.
Do not give COMPLERA to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
It may harm them.
This leaet summarizes the most important information about COMPLERA. If you
would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your
healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about COMPLERA that is written
for health professionals. For more information, call (1-800-445-3235) or go to
www.COMPLERA.com.
What are the ingredients of COMPLERA?
Active ingredients: emtricitabine, rilpivirine hydrochloride, and tenofovir disoproxil
fumarate
Inactive ingredients: pregelatinized starch, lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline
cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, povidone, polysorbate 20. The
tablet lm coating contains polyethylene glycol, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate,
triacetin, titanium dioxide, iron oxide red, FD&C Blue #2 aluminum lake, FD&C Yellow
#6 aluminum lake.
This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Manufactured and distributed by:
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Issued: August 2011
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Patient Information
COMPLERA

(kom-PLEH-rah)
(emtricitabine, rilpivirine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) Tablets
Important: Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that should not be
taken with COMPLERA. For more information, see the section What should I tell my
healthcare provider before taking COMPLERA?
Read this Patient Information before you start taking COMPLERA and each time you
get a rell. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of
talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about COMPLERA?
COMPLERA can cause serious side effects, including:
1. Build-up of an acid in your blood (lactic acidosis). Lactic acidosis can happen in
some people who take COMPLERA or similar (nucleoside analogs) medicines. Lactic
acidosis is a serious medical emergency that can lead to death.
Lactic acidosis can be hard to identify early, because the symptoms could seem like
symptoms of other health problems. Call your healthcare provider right away if you
get any of the following symptoms which could be signs of lactic acidosis:
s feeling very weak or tired
s have unusual (not normal) muscle pain
s have trouble breathing
s have stomach pain with
- nausea (feel sick to your stomach)
- vomiting
s feel cold, especially in your arms and legs
s feel dizzy or lightheaded
s have a fast or irregular heartbeat
2. Severe liver problems. Severe liver problems can happen in people who take
COMPLERA or similar medicines. In some cases these liver problems can lead to death.
Your liver may become large (hepatomegaly) and you may develop fat in your liver
(steatosis) when you take COMPLERA.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms
of liver problems:
s your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice).
s dark tea-colored urine
s light-colored bowel movements (stools)
s loss of appetite for several days or longer
s nausea
s stomach pain
You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis or severe liver problems if you are
female, very overweight (obese), or have been taking COMPLERA or a similar
medicine containing nucleoside analogs for a long time.
3. Worsening of Hepatitis B infection. If you also have hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection
and you stop taking COMPLERA, your HBV infection may become worse (are-up). A
are-up is when your HBV infection suddenly returns in a worse way than before.
COMPLERA is not approved for the treatment of HBV, so you must discuss your HBV
therapy with your healthcare provider.
s Do not let your COMPLERA run out. Rell your prescription or talk to your healthcare
provider before your COMPLERA is all gone.
s Do not stop taking COMPLERA without rst talking to your healthcare provider.
s If you stop taking COMPLERA, your healthcare provider will need to check your health
often and do regular blood tests to check your HBV infection. Tell your healthcare
provider about any new or unusual symptoms you may have after you stop taking
COMPLERA.
What is COMPLERA?
COMPLERA is a prescription HIV (Human Immunodeciency Virus) medicine that:
s is used to treat HIV-1 in adults who have never taken HIV medicines before. HIV is the
virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeciency Syndrome).
s contains 3 medicines, (rilpivirine, emtricitabine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)
combined in one tablet. EMTRIVA and VIREAD are HIV-1 (human immunodeciency
virus) nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and EDURANT is an
HIV-1 non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI).
It is not known if COMPLERA is safe and effective in children under the age of 18 years.
COMPLERA may help:
s Reduce the amount of HIV in your blood. This is called your viral load.
s Increase the number of white blood cells called CD4+ (T) cells that help ght 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).
COMPLERA does not cure HIV infections or AIDS.
s Always practice safer sex.
s Use latex or polyurethane condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with any
body uids such as semen, vaginal secretions, or blood.
s Never re-use or share needles.
Ask your healthcare provider if you have any questions about how to prevent passing
HIV to other people.
Who should not take COMPLERA?
s Do not take COMPLERA if your HIV infection has been previously treated with
HIV medicines.
s Do not take COMPLERA if you are taking certain other medicines. For more
information about medicines that must not be taken with COMPLERA, see What
should I tell my healthcare provider before taking COMPLERA?
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking COMPLERA?
Before you take COMPLERA, tell your healthcare provider if you:
s have liver problems, including hepatitis B or C virus infection
s have kidney problems
s have ever had a mental health problem
s have bone problems
s are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if COMPLERA can harm
your unborn child
Pregnancy Registry. There is a pregnancy registry for women who take antiviral
medicines during pregnancy. Its purpose is to collect information about the health
of you and your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about how you can take part in
this registry.
s are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention recommends that mothers with HIV not breastfeed because they can pass
the HIV through their milk to the baby. It is not known if COMPLERA can pass through
your breast milk and harm your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best
way to feed your baby.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription
and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
COMPLERA may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may
affect how COMPLERA works, and may cause serious side effects. If you take certain
medicines with COMPLERA, the amount of COMPLERA in your body may be too low and
it may not work to help control your HIV infection. The HIV virus in your body may become
resistant to COMPLERA or other HIV medicines that are like it.
Do not take COMPLERA if you also take these medicines:
s COMPLERA provides a complete treatment for HIV infection. Do not take other HIV
medicines with COMPLERA.
s the anti-seizure medicines carbamazepine (CARBATROL

, EQUETRO

, TEGRETOL

,
TEGRETOL-XR

, TERIL

, EPITOL

), oxcarbazepine (TRILEPTAL

), phenobarbital
(LUMINAL

), phenytoin (DILANTIN

, DILANTIN-125

, PHENYTEK

)
s the anti-tuberculosis medicines rifabutin (MYCOBUTIN

), rifampin (RIFATER

,
RIFAMATE

, RIMACTANE

, RIFADIN

) and rifapentine (PRIFTIN

)
s a proton pump inhibitor medicine for certain stomach or intestinal problems,
including esomeprazole (NEXIUM

, VIMOVO

), lansoprazole (PREVACID

), omeprazole
(PRILOSEC

), pantoprazole sodium (PROTONIX

), rabeprazole (ACIPHEX

)
s more than 1 dose of the steroid medicine dexamethasone or dexamethasone sodium
phosphate
s St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum)
If you are taking COMPLERA, you should not take:
s other medicines that contain tenofovir (VIREAD

, TRUVADA

, ATRIPLA

)
s other medicines that contain emtricitabine or lamivudine (EMTRIVA

, COMBIVIR

,
EPIVIR

or EPIVIR-HBV

, EPZICOM

, TRIZIVIR

)
s rilpivirine (EDURANT

)
s adefovir (HEPSERA

)
Also tell your healthcare provider if you take:
s an antacid medicine that contains aluminum, magnesium hydroxide, or calcium
carbonate. Take antacids at least 2 hours before or at least 4 hours after you take
COMPLERA.
s a histamine-2 blocker medicine, including famotidine (PEPCID

), cimetidine
(TAGAMET

), nizatidine (AXID

), or ranitidine hydrochloride (ZANTAC

). Take these
medicines at least 12 hours before or at least 4 hours after you take COMPLERA.
s the antibiotic medicines clarithromycin (BIAXIN

), erythromycin (E-MYCIN

, ERYC

,
ERY-TAB

, PCE

, PEDIAZOLE

, ILOSONE

), and troleandomycin (TAO

)
s an antifungal medicine by mouth, including uconazole (DIFLUCAN

), itraconazole
(SPORANOX

), ketoconazole (NIZORAL

), posaconazole (NOXAFIL

), voriconazole
(VFEND

)
s methadone (DOLOPHINE

)
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 your medicines and show it to your
healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine. Your healthcare
provider and your pharmacist can tell you if you can take these medicines with
COMPLERA. Do not start any new medicines while you are taking COMPLERA without
rst talking with your healthcare provider or pharmacist. You can ask your healthcare
provider or pharmacist for a list of medicines that can interact with COMPLERA.
How should I take COMPLERA?
s Stay under the care of your healthcare provider during treatment with COMPLERA.
s Take COMPLERA exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
s Always take COMPLERA with a meal. Taking COMPLERA with a meal is important
to help get the right amount of medicine in your body. A protein drink does not
replace a meal.
s Do not change your dose or stop taking COMPLERA without rst talking with your
healthcare provider. See your healthcare provider regularly while taking COMPLERA.
s If you miss a dose of COMPLERA within 12 hours of the time you usually take it, take
your dose of COMPLERA with a meal as soon as possible. Then, take your next dose
of COMPLERA at the regularly scheduled time. If you miss a dose of COMPLERA by
more than 12 hours of the time you usually take it, wait and then take the next dose
of COMPLERA at the regularly scheduled time.
s Do not take more than your prescribed dose to make up for a missed dose.
s When your COMPLERA supply starts to run low, get more from your healthcare provider
or pharmacy. It is very important not to run out of COMPLERA. The amount of virus in
your blood may increase if the medicine is stopped for even a short time.
s If you take too much COMPLERA, contact your local poison control center or go to the
nearest hospital emergency room right away.
What are the possible side effects of COMPLERA?
COMPLERA may cause the following serious side effects, including:
s See What is the most important information I should know about COMPLERA?
s New or worse kidney problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA.
If you have had kidney problems in the past or take other medicines that can cause
kidney problems, your healthcare provider may need to do blood tests to check your
kidneys during your treatment with COMPLERA.
s Depression or mood changes. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have
any of the following symptoms:
- feeling sad or hopeless
- feeling anxious or restless
- have thoughts of hurting yourself (suicide) or have tried to hurt yourself
s Bone problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA. Bone problems
include bone pain, softening or thinning (which may lead to fractures). Your
healthcare provider may need to do additional tests to check your bones.
s Changes in body fat can happen in people taking HIV medicine. These changes may
include increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (buffalo hump), breast,
and around the main part of your body (trunk). Loss of fat from the legs, arms and
face may also happen. The cause and long term health effect of these conditions are
not known.
s 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 ght infections that have been hidden in your body for a long time.
Tell your healthcare provider if you start having new symptoms after starting your
HIV medicine.
The most common side effects of COMPLERA include:
s trouble sleeping (insomnia)
s abnormal dreams
s headache
s dizziness
s diarrhea
s nausea
s rash
s tiredness
s depression
Additional common side effects include:
s vomiting
s stomach pain or discomfort
s skin discoloration (small spots or freckles)
s pain
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does
not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of COMPLERA. For more information, ask your
healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to
FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
How do I store COMPLERA?
s Store COMPLERA at room temperature 77 F (25 C).
s Keep COMPLERA in its original container and keep the container tightly closed.
s Do not use COMPLERA if the seal over the bottle opening is broken or missing.
Keep COMPLERA and all other medicines out of reach of children.
General information about COMPLERA:
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient
Information leaet. Do not use COMPLERA for a condition for which it was not prescribed.
Do not give COMPLERA to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
It may harm them.
This leaet summarizes the most important information about COMPLERA. If you
would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your
healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about COMPLERA that is written
for health professionals. For more information, call (1-800-445-3235) or go to
www.COMPLERA.com.
What are the ingredients of COMPLERA?
Active ingredients: emtricitabine, rilpivirine hydrochloride, and tenofovir disoproxil
fumarate
Inactive ingredients: pregelatinized starch, lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline
cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, povidone, polysorbate 20. The
tablet lm coating contains polyethylene glycol, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate,
triacetin, titanium dioxide, iron oxide red, FD&C Blue #2 aluminum lake, FD&C Yellow
#6 aluminum lake.
This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Manufactured and distributed by:
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA 94404
Issued: August 2011
COMPLERA, the COMPLERA Logo, EMTRIVA, HEPSERA, TRUVADA, VIREAD, GILEAD, and
the GILEAD Logo are trademarks of Gilead Sciences, Inc. or its related companies.
ATRIPLA is a trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb & Gilead Sciences, LLC. All other
trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.
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Insurance must include
coverage for contraception
By LESLIE J. CALMAN
The LGBT health movement, in which
Mautner Project: The National Lesbian
Health Organization is a proud pioneer, has
long stood for equal access to health care
for all. As a movement, we have fought and
continue to ght hard for health care poli-
cies that are inclusive and respectful.
Right now, a battle is being waged over
a provision of the Affordable Care Act that
would provide contraception, without co-
pay, to any woman with health insurance,
regardless of who her employer is.
At rst glance, access to birth control
would not seem to be at the top of the les-
bian health priority list but think again.
Efforts to label some sexual practices
immoral and to control sexuality are at the
heart of right-wing efforts to give privilege
to some people over others. Historically,
that includes privileging men over wom-
en, and straight people over gay.
Although the Obama administration
has made an exemption for churches,
synagogues and other houses of worship
that choose not to provide insurance that
covers contraception, thats not enough
for social conservatives. They are telling
women that if your boss has religious
objections to contraception, your boss
should be able to deny you insurance
coverage for contraception. If you work
for a religiously afliated hospital or uni-
versity and that institution objects to birth
control, they get to control you.
Sound familiar? The LGBT health move-
ment has worked hard to get into federal
law a provision that hospitals cant discrim-
inate against our families when they visit
us in the hospital or when weve given our
partner or spouse legal decision-making
power for us when were incapacitated.
This is true even if the hospital leadership
doesnt approve of our relationships.
Do you think that if the right wing wins this
battle over whether women can be de-
nied contraceptive coverage on religious
grounds it wont re-open the battle to
deny LGBT people visitation and decision
making on religious grounds?
As we used to say: same struggle,
same ght.
LGBT people need to speak up loudly
in support of the Affordable Care Acts
provisions for contraceptive coverage for
every woman. Anything less, and were
putting our heads in the sand.
I urge you to write to your federal repre-
sentatives and to Secretary Sibelius and the
White House and tell them you believe com-
prehensive insurance coverage for women
must include coverage for contraception.
Using or not using birth control should be
up to a woman, not her employer.
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Women should make birth control decisions
LGBT people need to speak up loudly in support
of the Affordable Care Acts provisions for contraceptive
coverage for every woman. Anything less, and
were putting our heads in the sand.
Council member Evans
proposes sales tax equal
to restaurants
Food trucks operating in the District
would be required to collect and pay the
standard 10 percent D.C. sales tax levied
on restaurants and prepared food sellers
if a bill to be considered this week even-
tually becomes law.
D.C. Council member Jack Evans
plans to move legislation originally intro-
duced a year ago for legislative mark-up
at a scheduled March 1 meeting of the
Committee on Finance and Revenue he
chairs. If the proposed tax regulation
the Vendor Sales Tax Collection and Re-
mittance Act of 2012 is voted out of
committee and subsequently approved
by the full Council it will be sent to Mayor
Vincent Gray for his signature.
As detailed in this column last month,
food trucks currently pay only a modest
at fee of $1,500 per year in lieu of sales
tax a token alternative annual payment
initiated several decades ago, when ice
cream trucks and hot dog carts with nom-
inal revenue and unrecorded cash trans-
actions ruled the roads.
With food trucks now charging brick-
and-mortar eatery prices or higher, and
commonly utilizing mobile devices to
record sales and accept credit card pay-
ments, the Council may soon put an end
to one of the citys only grey economies in
the food service and hospitality industry.
Food truck customers assume that
these mobile vending businesses already
contribute their fair share by collecting
and paying the same local sales tax as
other food service purveyors. Many of the
led public comments submitted by truck
patrons regarding new regulations gov-
erning food truck operation proposed by
the D.C. Department of Consumer and
Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) make the claim
that the city benets from their payment
of sales taxes.
Tax issues, however, are not included in
the DCRA proposed rulemaking that will
later be reviewed by the D.C. Council for
approval or rejection. D.C. sales tax regu-
lations and rates are set by D.C. Council
legislation and collection is the domain of
the D.C Ofce of Tax and Revenue (OTR).
Council member Evans is the longstand-
ing chair of the committee handling lo-
cal taxation and city revenue matters and
since 1991 has represented the Ward 2
downtown Washington central business
district, extending from Georgetown to
the U.S. Capitol, where food trucks pri-
marily ply their trade.
Whether local food trucks will sup-
port sales tax parity, playing by the same
rules and offering to become full-edged
and responsible members of the citys
small business community, will soon be
known. An announcement by either the
D.C. Food Truck Association (DCFTA) or
the groups lobbyist from the Washington
public advocacy ofce of the internation-
al law rm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey is
anticipated as the D.C. Council considers
this tax discrepancy.
Food truck operators have previously
insisted that being treated equally on
taxes should occur only in exchange for
other exceptions sought by DCFTA to the
DCRA regulations. While food trucks may
want to trade tax compliance, there is
scant evidence of public support for con-
tinuing to exempt their businesses from
the standard sales tax levy or allowing
them to hold the issue hostage in order
to extract special rules on other unrelated
operating regulations.
Fairness for all businesses should be-
gin with food trucks paying the same
sales tax rate as the rest of their hospital-
ity and food service colleagues. The D.C.
Council should act to establish a level
playing eld by approving this legislation.
D.C. Chamber small business awards
The D.C. Chamber of Commerce is ac-
cepting nominations through March 30
for its 2012 Champions Awards celebrat-
ing local small businesses and the peo-
ple that support them, in multiple award
categories. D.C. Chamber President and
CEO Barbara Lang notes that the small
businesses of D.C. are leading our citys
economic recovery and propelling our
citys growth, making it a priority for the
organization to recognize outstanding
leadership and success in the small busi-
ness sector.
Information on award nominations and
the Small Business Expo on May 16 fea-
turing announcement of the honorees,
sponsored by LGBT business community
supporter Eagle Bank, are available on-
line at www.chamberschampions.org.
CAGLCC networking event
The Capital Area Gay and Lesbian
Chamber of Commerce (CAGLCC) will
host its fourth annual Mega Networking
and Social Event on March 14, from 6:30
to 8:30 p.m. at Town Danceboutique. At-
tended by hundreds of local gay and les-
bian professionals and business leaders,
it is the groups signature fun and fabu-
lous yearly meet-and-greet opportunity.
Registration for the largest local
LGBT business gathering of the year
is free, open to members and non-
members alike, and available online at
meganetworkingdc.com.
Fairness for all businesses should begin with
food trucks paying the same sales tax rate as
the rest of their hospitality and
food service colleagues.
D.C. to reconsider food truck tax
Mark Lee is a local small business manager and long-
time community business advocate. Reach him at
OurBusinessMatters@gmail.com.
Leslie J. Calman is executive director of the Mautner
Project. Reach her at lcalman@mautnerproject.org.
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With the Smithsonian here and a
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hosting exhibits sometimes of national
renown its easy to get overlooked in
the Washington art scene. But theres
a ourishing art community east of the
Anacostia River, a handful of galleries and,
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Puppets and drag
queens come to life on
regions spring stages
By PATRICK FOLLIARD
Spring is more than daffodils and cherry
blossoms in D.C. Its also time for exciting
and eclectic theater, much of which holds
special interest for LGBT audiences. Heres
a sampling of whats in store.
At the Shakespeare Theatre Company,
gay artistic director Michael Kahn is giving
himself a 25th anniversary treat hes
directing Eugene ONeils Strange
Interlude (March 27-April 29), something
hes longed to do for a years. The famously
difcult play about love and deception
focuses on Nina Leeds who after her anc is
killed in World War I, spends the remainder
of her life searching (unsuccessfully) for
happiness. The cast includes Broadway vets
Francesca Faridany and Robert Stanton, and
reliably superb local favorites Tana Hicken
and Ted van Griethuysen.
Also at the Shakespeare is Petrushka
(March 16-25) by acclaimed gay puppeteer
Basil Twist. Based on the classic ballet in
which dancers portray puppets come to
life, Twists version uses actual puppets
animated by nine puppeteers employing
Czech and Japanese techniques to dance
this tragic tale of ill-fated love. His visual
magic is set against the backdrop of
a specially created two-piano version
of Stravinskys original ballet score.
(shakespeartheatre.org)
Theres a citywide Twist festival of sorts
happening this spring. His underwater,
puppet show Symphonie Fantastique
(March 29-32) is coming to the Clarice Smith
Performing Arts Center, followed by the
Japanese-inspired Dogugaeshi (4/12-22)
at the Studio Theatre. (claricesmithcenter.
umd.edu; studiotheatre.org) And at Woolly
Mammoth, he joins creative forces and
takes a fantastic voyage with famed New
York drag artist Joey Arias in Arias with a
Twist (April 4-May 6). (woollymammoth.net)
The national tour of the Tony-winning
revival of The Normal Heart (June 8-July
29) kicks off at Arena Stage. Written by
Larry Kramer, the 1985 work is largely an
autobiographical problem play dealing with
hot button AIDS-related issues at the height
of the crisis. Extraordinarily, this is rst-ever
local professional production. The D.C. run
also coincides with the International AIDS
Conference to be held in Washington in late
July. (arenastage.org)
At Signature Theatre, gay artistic
director Eric Schaeffer stages the premier
production of Brother Russia (March
6-April 15), the musical story of a ragtag
Russian theatrical company led by
notorious mad monk Rasputin. Gay director
Joe Calarco directs the Washington
premiere of Yasmina Rezas award-winning
play God of Carnage (April 10-June
24), about two couples who totally lose it
when they meet to discuss a playground
ght between their sons. And Signatures
season ends with associate artistic director
Matthew Gardiner (also gay) production of
Xanadu (June 8-July 29), a campy musical
sendup of Olivia Newton-Johns 1980 roller
disco movie. (signature-theatre.org)
No Rules Theatre Company presents
Suicide Incorporated (May 30-June 23),
a tragicomic story about a business that
helps its customers to perfect their suicide
notes, and the new employee who might
have other motivations. The productions
cast features gay actors Dylan Jackson,
Adam Downs. Company co-founder
Joshua Morgan, who is gay, directs.
(norulestheatre.org)
Factory 449 presents The Damned
Things (May 11-June 3), a modern day
horror story of a woman imprisoned in a
cofn-sized freezer by Lisa Hodsoll, Hunter
Styles and Rick Hammerly, the companys
gay artistic producing director. (factory449.
com) Hammerly is also playing a founding
father in Fords Theatres production of the
Broadway musical 1776 (March 9-May
19). (fordstheatre.org)
Local gay director John Moletress
intriguingly named new company force/
collision is premiering a large-scale dance/
theater performance on the historic
Washington Navy Yard titled The Nautical
Yards (April 26-29). The 60-minute site-
specic show chronicles the story of two
lovers separated by war and sea. Moletress,
who is staging the performance, says the
production includes cross-dressing and
gender playfulness. The company, he adds,
maintains a gender-blind attitude toward
casting and boats several lgbt performers
in its core ensemble. (force-collison.org)
At MetroStage in Alexandria, gay
actor and playwright Jay Alvarez will
perform Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat
You! (April 4-22). The story of his familys
harrowing escape from Castos Cuba,
Alvarezs one man show is a tribute to
his father. Also at MetroStage: Lonely
Planet (May 10-June 17) by Steven Dietz.
Set in the 80s, this two-person play (both
gay) addresses the AIDS crisis with a nod
to the Romanian and French absurdist
Ionesco. (metrostage.org)
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performers sing not lip sync their
hearts out. On March 11, Joey Arias
(above-mentioned cabaret and drag
performer) and his band fresh from a
recent Carnegie Hall date, performs with
original Scissor Sisters drummer Paddy
Boom. And again on March 25, Arias is
back for two more shows but this time with
Peppermint, a hot young New York drag
artist with a great voice. For April dates
and specics refer to Speakeasys website.
(lenfant.com). Reservations are required.
Jeffrey Johnsons popular pink-haired
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gig. Its a recurring happy hour show from
6-9 every second and fourth Friday of the
month starting on March 23 at the very
welcoming, gay-owned-and-run Black Fox
in Dupont Circle. Galactica will both sing
and lip sync (pinkhairedone.com).
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Murder, bullying, suicide
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By DAVID PLACHER
The spring movie calendar packs a wide
variety of gay-themed movies but DVD is
a good way to catch recent icks with gay
content that only got limited theatrical runs.
Premiered at the Adelaide Bigpond
Film Festival, The Showtown Murders
is the rst lm to cover the horric bodies
in the barrels murders that took place
in South Australia. Based on a true story
involving Australian serial killer John
Bunting, the lm follows a 16-year-old
who begins a friendship with an older
man. Their relationship takes a horric turn
and eventually they start to kill and target
groups, including gay men. Its out March
2 in limited theaters.
Directed by Sundance- and Emmy Award-
winning lmmaker Lee Hirsch, Bully
is a character-driven documentary that
follows ve kids and their families over the
course of a school year, with each outcome
unpredictable, including the stories of
two families who have lost children due to
suicide and a mother who anxiously waits
to learn the outcome of her 14-year-old
daughter whos incarcerated for possessing
a gun. With rare access into a community
school system, the lm provides a glimpse
into school buses, classrooms, cafeterias
and even principles ofces, offering insight
into the world of children. It opens March 30
in limited theaters.
Written and directed by James Franco,
The Broken Tower is a story about
Hart Crane, a gay American poet who
committed suicide at age 32 in 1932. It
premiered last year at Boston College and
had a limited theatrical run. In this movie,
Crane is a struggling writer who is not
understood by his peers, unappreciated
for his literary work and unable to allocate
time to write because of his nancial
struggles. Look for it on DVD March 27.
The Seminarian is a story about Ryan,
a closeted gay religious student whos
struggling with his feelings while completing
seminary studies. His schools hostile views
toward homosexuality and his mothers
staunch religious conservative beliefs
compound his intrapersonal dilemma about
his identity. Ryan needs to complete a solid
theological thesis in order to continue
doctoral work at the university but is
sidetracked when he starts a relationship
with a guy he met online, which causes him
to question his faith. Its on DVD March 27.
American Translation is about a
sexually ambiguous Frenchman who tours
the countryside with his female American
lover, whos madly in love with him. From the
moment their eyes crossed, brooding Chris
and the beautiful Aurore fall passionately and
deeply in love. But its not long before their
overly intense bond is consumed by Chriss
obsession with gay men. This obsession
leads Chris and Aurore down a dark and
evil journey where the pair embarks on a
violent and sexual escapade with seduction
and destruction of young gay hustlers. Eye-
popping, and jaw dropping, this extremely
intense sexy and wildly controversial movie
is lled with shocking scenes and graphic
displays. Its on DVD April 17.
Also out April 17 is Domain, a movie
about a 17-year-old Pierre becoming
obsessed with his aunt Nadia, a amboyant
intellectual mathematician whose
intelligence collides with her alcoholic
dependency and fatalistic view of life, which
places her on a path of self-destruction. As
Pierre discovers his homosexuality feelings
developing within, he attempts to rescue
his beloved aunt from herself.
Jack and Diane, two teenage girls,
meet in New York City and spend the night
with their lips locked. Dianes charming
innocence quickly begins to open Jacks
tough-skinned heart. But when Jack
discovers that Diane is leaving the country
in a week, she tries to push her away. Diane
must struggle to keep their love alive while
hiding the secret that her newly awakened
sexual desire is giving her werewolf-like
visions. This movie is scheduled to be
released in limited theaters June 1.
Gay themes are still hit or miss in the
multiplex but gay storylines may pop up
here and there in some of the mainstream
releases. Look for Silent House and
John Carter next weekend, 21 Jump
Street on March 16, The Hunger
Games on March 23, Wrath of the
Titans on March 30 and Battleship on
May 18.
washingtonblade.com
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Coming attractions
Actor MARK CIRILLO as Ryan in 'The Seminarian.' lt had a limited theatrical run last Iall but is out
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Logo, the gay and lesbian-themed
cable channel launched by MTV in 2005,
has announced a new programming slate
that is already causing some controversy.
A February press release said Logo is
evolving its programming focus with new
series and development deals that reect
gays and lesbians increasing integration
into mainstream culture today and their
desire for shows that appeal to their
multiple interests. In the six years since
Logo launched, there has been a seismic
shift in culture and the networks new
programming slate reects that.
Logo has worked with the Starcom
Mediavest Group to study the
programming interests of the LGBT
community. The gay community
continues to evolve in size, inuence and
identity, said Esther Franklin, head of
SMG Americas Experience Strategy. She
notes that their research allows them
to understand the needs of this critical
community as they emerge and to paint
a clearer, more specic picture of whats
meaningful and relevant in their lives.
Based on that research, Logo executives
have concluded that while most gays and
lesbians do not hide their sexuality (52
percent), most also do not prefer living and
socializing in exclusively gay and lesbian
communities. Culturally, were past the
tipping point. For gays and lesbians, its
part of who they are, but they dont lead
with it, because many are leading fully
integrated, mainstream lives, said Lisa
Sherman, executive vice president of
Logo. Our goal at Logo has always been
to honestly reect our viewers lives. Were
now reinforcing our commitment to them
with programming that truly mirrors how
many of them are living and want to be
entertained today.
The evolution of Logo programming
starts with a tweaking of one of the
networks agship shows, RuPauls
Drag U which will be back for an even
draggier third season. The show
currently features RuPaul and her drag
queen assistants giving diva makeovers
to fashion-challenged women. Just like
the popular RuPauls Drag Race, these
makeovers include sequins, wigs and
coaching for the lip-synch performance
of a lifetime (Lip Synch for your life!).
The new season will also include practical
tips on hair, makeup and wardrobe so
that the draguates can apply their
new-found style and condence to their
everyday lives.
The evolution continues with the
other shows on Logos development
slate. Eden Woods World (already in
production) will feature even more sequins
and tiaras than RuPauls Drag U. At the
age of 6, Eden, who was featured on TLCs
Toddlers and Tiaras, has already retired
from the junior competition pageant
circuit after winning more than 300 crowns.
Now she will travel the country with her
mother, her manager and her publicist to
help other girls achieve their dreams of
stardom while she pursues her own dream
of becoming an actress/singer/model/
entertainment superstar. Each week, Eden
and her E-Team will bring the sparkle
to a different pageant hopeful.
Another show already in production is
The Baby Wait. Developed by the ream
behind such hit shows as Teen Mom
and Pregnant at Sixteen, the series will
chronicle the process of open adoption
and the real modern family thats
formed. The show will follow not only the
adoptive parents, but also the biological
mother after her child is adopted, and will
include straight couples, gay and lesbian
couples and single parents.
Other shows on Logos development
slate include:
Scandalicious, a countdown show
with air.
Wiseguys, a screwball comedy about
Michel Verdi and her crazy Italian family: her
long-suffering husband Jay, her Maoso
father (newly released from prison), her
mother and new step-father, her gay
brother and her zany, boy-crazy cousin.
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to tried-and-true material
for new releases
By JULIETTE EBNER
This spring brings the release of several
albums from icons, American Idols,
Broadway divas and more. Some artists,
such as Madonna and Adam Lambert,
are releasing long-awaited returns to the
music scene, while others are reworking
their sound or releasing covers projects.
After a successful performance at the
halftime show of the Super Bowl this year,
Madonnas long-awaited new album,
MDNA drops March 26. The album
will have 15 tracks, including rst single
Give Me All Your Luvin and her Golden
Globe-winning, Masterpiece.
Adam Lambert, of American Idol
fame, has his second album, Trespassing,
slated for a March 20 release. The out
singer acted as an executive producer and
co-wrote many of the tracks, working with
guest artists such as Pharrell Williams, Sam
Sparro and Bruno Mars.
Tony winner Idina Menzel, best known
for her work on Broadway in Wicked and
Rent, has a new CD and DVD coming
out March 6 for her PBS special, Idina
Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony.
The concert, recorded in Toronto, will
feature Broadway numbers and reworkings
of songs such as Lady Gagas Poker Face
and Stings Roxanne. Taye Diggs, Menzels
husband, also makes a guest appearance.
Another American Idol alum Clay
Aiken has a new album Steadfast
coming out on March 26. This new album
comes on the heels of the out singers
participation on the NBCs reality series
The Celebrity Apprentice. The album
is an extension of Aikens previous album,
Tried and True, with an original song,
Bring Back My Love and covers of songs
by Neil Sedaka and Connie Francis.
Gay singer/songwriter Rufus
Wainwright has teamed up with producer
Mark Ronson for his newest album Out
of the Game to be released May 1. This
is Wainwrights seventh studio album and
features musicians such as the Dap-Kings,
Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and
Wainwrights sister, Martha Wainwright.
Local gay indie singer/songwriter Tom
Goss releases Lost Songs and Underdogs
on April 3. Goss holed up in a one-room
cabin in rural Virginia, turned off his phone
and computer and wrote the project during
a time of soul searching. He calls it direct,
honest and his most intimate project
yet. Its available in a couple editions with
various bonus tracks and perks. Go to
tomgossmusic.net for details.
Pop singer Katy Perry is releasing a
special edition of her album Teenage
Dream on March 27. The new album,
entitled Teenage Dream: The Complete
Confection, will feature the original 12
tracks plus three new ones, a Tommy
Sunshine megamix of Perrys previous six
singles, the Kanye West version of E.T.,
the Missy Elliot version of Last Friday
Night (T.G.I.F.) and an acoustic version of
The One That Got Away.
Grammy-winning R&B singer Macy
Gray returns with a new album Covered,
set to release March 26. The album
features 16 covers including Grays take
on the Eurythmics Here Comes the Rain
Again, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs Maps and
even Metallicas Nothing Else Matters.
Lionel Richie has a new album coming
out on March 26, Tuskegee. The album
includes 13 tracks, each one featuring a
different country act with Richie, such as
the Rascal Flatts joining him on Dancing
on the Ceiling, Jennifer Nettles on
Hello and Shania Twain on his classic
duet with Diana Ross, Endless Love.
Bruce Springsteen is back on March 6
with Wrecking Ball, his 17th studio album.
The album features 11 new recordings
including We Take Care of Our Own and
two bonus tracks on the special edition.
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Out singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT returns with his seventh studio album Out of the
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LaBelle, Warwick spice
up season along with
local queer favorites
By JONATHAN HOWARD
For overall star power it would be hard
to beat 2011, but there are still many
highlights slated for the coming months on
the D.C. concert scene. Just dont forget to
save some money for your night out with
Madonna tickets are on sale now for her
September shows; Sunday night is sold out
and a rumored Cher tour.
Tonight, out singer Tom Goss performs with
Potomac Fever, an a cappella pop ensemble
from the Gay Mens Chorus of Washington,
at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H
Street N.E.). This performance is part of the
Intersections Arts Festival. Tickets are $20
and can be purchased at intersectionsdc.org.
The Intersections New American Arts Festival
runs through March 11 with a wide variety of
performances.
Young the Giant, whose powerful
song Cough Syrup was just featured on
Glee will be performing at the 9:30 Club
on March 11 at 7 p.m. The 9:30 Club (815
V Street N.W.) has tickets available online
and at the onsite box ofce.
The Gay Mens Chorus presents an all
male version of the infamous and untamed
musical Rocky Horror Show March 16-
17 at 8 p.m. and March 18 at 3 p.m. All
performances are at the Lisner Auditorium
(730 21st Street N.W.). Tickets start at $20
and can be purchased at gmcw.org.
Out singer/actor Will Gartshore brings
his show All The Kings Men: Broken
Ballads with a Stiff Upper Lip to the
Round House Theatre Silver Spring (8641
Colesville Road in Silver Spring) March
19 and 26. Tickets are $15 and can be
purchased at roundhousetheatre.org.
For the club music lovers, legendary DJ
Junior Vasquez returns to Washington
after a long absence on March 24 to spin
at Cobalt at the Ofcial Queer Prom After
party. Gay DJ Alyson Calagna, pioneer
of the Omtronica sound, will also be
spinning at Cobalt April 14. Cobalt is at
1639 R Street N.W.
Girlyman, who most recently has been
co-writing songs for Margaret Chos
upcoming CD, will be back in the area
again on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Birchmere Music Hall (3701 Mount Vernon
Ave, Alexandria Va). Tickets are $33.70
and are available at ticketmaster.com.
Grammy-winning legend Patti LaBelle
once again takes the Strathmore stage
(10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda,
Md.) March 30-31 at 8. Tickets are available
at strathmore.org.
D.C. Different Drummers, an
organization for local LGBT musicians, has
its spring concert March 31 at the CHEC
Auditorium (3101 16th Street N.W.). For
tickets and more information, visit dcdd.org.
Special Agent Galactica (aka
Jeffrey Johnson) starts a twice-monthly
engagement at Black Fox Lounge (1723
Conn. Ave. N.W.) March 23 and will
perform from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second and
fourth Fridays of each month thereafter.
The pink-haired one is mixing live singing
with lip syncing these days. Details are at
pinkhairedone.com. Admission is free.
Joan Osborne brings her Bring It
On Home Tour with Lera Lynn at The
Birchmere Music Hall (3701 Mount Vernon
Avenue, Alexandria, Va.) April 4 at 7:30.
Tickets are available for $35 at birchmere.
com. Look for Osbornes new blues album
of the same name out March 27.
Out singer Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls
will be making two appearances with Kaia
Wilson in the area this spring as she promotes
her new solo album, Lung of Love. On
April 11, she plays Rams Head on Stage in
Annapolis (33 West Street, Annapolis, Md.)
and on April 13, shes at IOTA Club and Caf
(2032 Wilson Blvd., Arlington).
Out singer Anthony Rapp, best know
for playing Mark Cohen in the musical
Rent, will sing with his Rent co-star
Adam Pascal at the Birchmere Music Hall
(3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria Va.)
on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.50
and available at birchmere.com.
Out comedian Wanda Sykes brings her
show back to the U.S. from Australia and
will open the newly renovated Howard
Theatre as part of the grand reopening
weekend for the theatre April 12-15.
Tickets are not yet available. For more
information, visit wandasykes.com or
howardtheatre.org.
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and electronic, interactive sculptures
looking at national identity, American
spirituality and corporate mythology. For
more information, visit artisphere.com.
Torpedo Factory Art Center (105 N.
Union St., Alexandria) also has several
exhibits planned.
Opening on Saturday is March Madness,
an exhibit featuring 200 panels of artwork.
This exhibit is done as a fundraiser for The
Target Gallery and the March of Dimes.
Each panel is $150 ($100 on March 16 at
the Art Party). The Newly Juried Artists
Exhibition opens on March 24 while the
Friends of the Torpedo Factory Mentor
Show opens April 3. Theres also Push,
Pull, Play, and all media show looking at
the art of the toy, opening April 12. For
more information, visit torpedofactory.org.
The National Portrait Gallery (8th
and F streets, N.W.) has a new exhibit In
Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits,
opening Friday. The exhibit will feature
24 photographs from the Harry Warneck
Studio from the 1930s and 1940s. The
celebrities featured include Lucille Ball,
Louis Armstrong, Ethel Waters and more.
The gallery also has other exhibits
coming up including The Confederate
Sketches of Adalbert Volck opening
March 30, Mathew Bradys Photographs
of Union Generals opening March 30
and A Will of Their Own: Judith Murray
and Women of Achievement in the Early
Republic opening April 20. Visit npg.
si.edu for details.
The National Museum of Women
in the Arts (1250 New York Ave., N.W.)
has a variety of exhibits opening soon.
Opening March 9 is R(ad)ical Love: Sister
Mary Corita featuring 62 prints created
by Sister Mary Corita to communicate her
vision of peace and love in the 1960s. An
exhibit of artists books will open on March
16 and in honor of its silver anniversary, the
museum will have an exhibit on women
silversmiths opening March 23. Visit
nmwa.org for details.
Opening April 15 at the Corcoran
Gallery of Art (500 17th St., N.W.) is the
Next at the Corcoran: Class of 2012
exhibit featuring work by the graduating
students at the Corcoran College of Art
and Design. Details at Corcoran.org.
The Baltimore Museum of Art (10 Art
Museum Drive) has an exhibit opening June
16 featuring the Sondheim Artscape Prize
2012 nalists. Visit artbma.org for details.
The Addison/Ripley Fine Art Gallery
(1670 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) has an exhibit,
Bits of Elsewhere, opening March 10
featuring the works of Isabel Manalo.
Details at addisonripleyneart.com.
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Several of the regions dance offerings
feature gay performers, themes and
directors. Among the highlights:
The D.C. Cowboys, a gay line dancing
company, are saying farewell this season
after 17 years of performing with several
upcoming events in D.C. and across the
country. The rst stop on the Farewell Tour
is a performance at D.C. Jewish Community
Center (1529 16th Street N.W.) Purim Party
hosted by GLOE on Saturday from 8:30 to
midnight. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30
at the door and can be purchased at dcjcc.
org. The tour comes to a close in June at the
Capital Pride Festival. Take this moment to
say goodbye to your favorite dancers. For
more information visit dccowboys.org.
On Sunday at 3 p.m. Intersections
Presents SMYALs Youth Arts Ensemble
and Dance Exchanges Teen Exchange.
SMYAL (The Sexual Minority Youth
Assistance League) engages youth in the
arts as part of its programs to support
self-condent, healthy, productive lives
for LGBT youth. Dance Exchanges
Teen Exchange offers young people
opportunities to grow as movers and
thinkers. This is a free performance that
will take place at the Atlas Performing Arts
Center (1333 H Street N.E.).
VT Dance/Vincent Thomas premieres
Shadows Sunday and Monday at the
Theatre Project Baltimore in Baltimore (45
West Preston Street). Shadows explores
the ideas of manhood and masculinity.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased
btp.taxato.com. They will also take the
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (2700 F
Street N.W.) on June 13.
On March 30-April 1, Ballet Preljocaj,
led by artistic director Angelin Preljocaj,
brings Blanche Neige (Snow White) to the
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater (2700
F St., N.W.). With costumes designed by
Jean Paul Gaultier, the gay designer whos
designed beautifully outlandish costumes
for Madonna and Lady Gaga, this retelling
is bound to be a delight. Tickets start at $18
and are available at kennedy-center.org.
American tap dancer and prodigy Savion
Glover will take the stage at the Warner
Theatre (1513 13th Street N.W.) on March
30-31 with his performance SoLe Sanctuary.
Tickets are available at warnertheatredc.
com and range from $29-$59.
The renowned New York City Ballet
will perform twice at the Kennedy Center
Opera House (2700 F Street N.W.) and
will be accompanied by the Opera House
Orchestra April 3-8. Tickets are $25-$85
and are available at kennedy-center.org.
Gay choreographer Dana Tai Soon
Burgess and his company will kick off their
20th anniversary season April 4-5 with
performances showcasing the highlights of
The Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Company
performances. This performance will include
the works Becoming American, Hyphen,
Khaybet and Fractures. The dance
company will take the stage at The George
Washington University Dorothy Betts Marvin
Theatre (800 21st St., N.W.). This is the same
theater where Burgess launched his company
two decades ago. Tickets are $15 for
students, $22 for artists and $25 for general
admission. For information, visit dtsbco.com.
Dana Tai Soon Burgess and company
will also dance at the National Portrait
Gallery (800 F St., N.W.) on May 18.
The Washington Ballet presents the
world premiere of Alice (in Wonderland)
at the John F. Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts Eisenhower Theater
(2700 F St., N.W.) April 11-15. This
piece is choreographed by gay director
and choreographer Septime Webre.
Tickets range from $50-$155 and can be
purchased at kennedy-center.org.
The Washington Ballet also premieres
its piece Once Upon a Time this spring
at the THEARC Theater (1901 Mississippi
Ave., S.E.) on May 19-20. This piece is
inspired by fairy tales around the world and
includes dancer Lucy Bowen McCauley.
Tickets are $50.
Dance Place (3225 8th St., N.E.) has a
wide selection of exciting performances set
for spring. For details, visit danceplace.org
Gay choreographer Wally Cardona
comes to Dance Place on April 6-7 at 8
p.m. with Jennifer Lacey to present Tool
is Loot. Tickets are $22 and are available
at danceplace.org.
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just happen on at Lambda Rising there
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through but now you have to go online to
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Many people come to us with goals
of nding their life partner. But when
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to commit to something exclusive, a
serious relationship. There may be many
underlying issues at hand. The rst step is
to ask yourself some tough questions.
Do you like yourself? Would you live
alone? Do you think you could sit with
yourself in your own space and like what
you have to say to yourself? Have you ever
lived alone and enjoyed it? So much of
being with another person is being fully
comfortable with yourself. If you dont like
being alone in your own thoughts and
feelings, why do you think someone else
would enjoy being alone with you?
Much of emotional maturity is being
completely comfortable with who you are,
in your own space, and loving it. You will
not be able to get someone else to want
to be with you through the highs and lows
of life unless you can fully do it on your
own and feel comfortable with it. This may
seem extreme, but if you say youre ready
for a long term relationship, make sure
you love yourself. Living on your own, in
your element, may help you evaluate how
you truly feel about yourself. If you start
there, the rest will come easily.
How stable are you? Can you support
yourself and your lifestyle on your own?
What do you love to do? What things
can you not live without? Much of this
depends on your nancial and career
stability. Think of your non negotiables
in life and decide if you can support those
habits on your own. If you are stable in
these ways, your potential match will not
see them as a burden or a stretch when
you merge lives and lifestyles.
Do you know if you are emotionally
stable? You should. Think about past
relationships and how you have dealt
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childhood and upbringing. Everyone
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How you deal with them is crucial not
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You say youre ready for a long term
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you will deal with major issues that could
surface in your life together? Think about
nancial stress, emotional instability,
career insecurity and planning of your
future. These problems will likely happen
at some point during your long term
relationship. If youre scared of them and
dont think you can be honest with your
partner, you might not be realistic in your
relationship readiness. If you decide (s)
he wasnt right for me anyway and leave
your partner when issues arise, youre
probably commitment-phobic. As adults,
youve got to face these issues head on.
The more you shrink back into your Ill be
single forever box, the more you avoid
confrontation, and the less likely you will
be to enter a fullling LTR.
Take it from us. Weve seen this rst
hand. If youre comfortable in yourself and
what you have to offer a potential partner,
a long term relationship might be right
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Be proud of who you are and work through
insecurities. The more stable you are, the
more stable your relationship becomes.
Rosenberg and Novinskie can be
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Several of the Washington-based
LGBT sports clubs come to life in the
spring season. There are a multitude of
opportunities to become involved in this
growing community.
The Capital Area Rainbowlers
Association (CARA) has several bowling
leagues in bloom and is looking for
bowlers of all skill levels.
Ten Pin Pride is Mondays at 8 p.m. at AMF
Annandale Lanes with four-person teams.
Smack is Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at AMF
Alexandria Lanes with two-person teams.
Rainbowl League is Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
at AMF College Park Lanes with one-
person teams.
We Are Everywhere is Thursdays at 7:45
p.m. at AMF Annandale Lanes with three-
person teams.
More information on CARA is at
carabowling.org.
The District of Columbia Aquatics Club
(DCAC) is in training for the International
Gay & Lesbian Aquatic championships,
which will be held in Reykjavic, Iceland
beginning on May 30. The swimmers will
be gunning to defend their world title in
the large team category.
The swimmers also look to host their
annual open water event Swim for Life on
July 14. More information on the DCAC is
at swimdcac.org.
Spring practices have begun for the
Washington Renegades Rugby Football
Club which competes in the Mid-Atlantic
Rugby Football Union. Match play for
the team begins March 10 and the group
can be found practicing at Cardozo High
School. More information on the ruggers
is at dcrugby.com.
The D.C. Sentinels basketball team is
heading to Chicago for the Coady Roundball
Classic which begins April 10 to defend the
title they won last year. The Roundballers are
also hosting happy hours at Mova and have
also begun hosting D.C. Invasion events
on straight bars. More information on the
Sentinels is at teamdcbasketball.org.
The Stonewall Kickball league recently
maxed out on their league cap of 480
players for the spring league. You can
catch them playing every Sunday at Stead
Field from 2 to 6 p.m. beginning March
25. More information on kickball is at
stonewallsports.org/kickball.
The D.C. Gay Flag Football League
has also maxed out on its spring league
but prospective members can get on a
waiting list. You can see them in action on
Sundays from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Carter Barron elds. This season also touts
four evenings of Friday Night Lights to be
contested at Randall Field.
The group recently sent two teams
to the Florida Sunshine Cup in Fort
Lauderdale. One of the teams, led by
quarterback Brandon Waggoner, made it
to the championship game before falling
to the eventual winners. More information
on the League is at dcgf.org.
Registration is now open for the Learn
to Row program offered by the D.C.
Strokes Rowing Club. The rst session
begins April 28 and the Strokes are based
at the Anacostia Community Boathouse.
Former Strokes rower and Learn to Row
alumni Jason Beagle gave up his job in D.C.
last fall and moved to Oklahoma City to train
for an opportunity to join the United States
Paralympics team. You can read about his
incredible journey thus far at dcstrokes.org.
The Federal Triangles Soccer Club
is hosting the third annual Womens
Winter Wrap-Up Indoor Cup on March
18 at the Rockville Sportsplex. Upcoming
league information for the Triangles is at
federaltriangles.org.
The winter leagues for the Capital
Tennis Association are still in full swing
through April. Registration for the summer
league will open soon and the season runs
from May to September. More information
is at capital-tennis.org.
Sailing season will begin soon and
there will be many opportunities to join
the Rainbow Spinnakers Sailing Club
for a sail on the bay. You can either ride
along as a passenger or train to be a
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close, really tight in terms of friendships
and the neighborhood kind of brings you
together. I really like living here.
Herrell says he knows two artists
who live on his street and has another
neighbor whos an actor/performance
artist. His next-door neighbor is also gay,
theres a lesbian couple on his block and
another he knows of a couple blocks over.
He and Adams say gays in Dupont and
Logan would be surprised to discover
how easygoing most straight Anacostia
residents are with their LGBT neighbors.
People here really dont care,
Adams says. Sometimes the kids will say
something at rst, but people here dont
really care if there are differences. I guess
they have worse issues to deal with.
Anacostia does, of course, have its
problems. About 94 percent black (Ward 7
is 96 percent), Ward 8 residents are plagued
with the citys highest unemployment
rate 35 percent according to the latest
gures available from NeighborhoodInfo
D.C., a partnership between the Urban
Institute and the Washington D.C. Local
Initiatives Support Corporation and 20
violent crimes per 1,000 residents in 2010.
Both, sadly, are the highest rates of D.C.s
eight wards (Ward 7s unemployment rate
is 19 percent for those 16 and older; Ward
3 has the lowest with just 3.4 percent of its
16-and-older residents out of work).
But those gures are part of the reason
Lumen8 organizers say Anacostia needs
some light, quite literally. In addition to
the various exhibits planned, organizers
plan to illuminate several Anacostia
buildings for the festival. A portion of the
grant money will go to Intelligent Lighting
Company, which will project lights and
images on several buildings there.
Were lighting it up literally as well as
trying to shine an overall spotlight on the
neighborhood, Herrell says.
So few people really know the
location, they think Anacostia is everything
east of the river, says Nikki Peele, an Arch
employee who lives in Congress Heights,
another Ward 8 neighborhood. Even
lifelong D.C. residents sometimes think
that. Theyre not sure of the history here,
whats here to do. For too many people,
the information they have is that this is
a somewhat scary place, so for a project
like this, especially on this scale, it has
the opportunity to be a transformational
moment and not just for the community
but for the outside perception of it its
very much a family community with an
almost village-like feel. the name was
chosen for a reason to bring both light
and understanding.
Organizers are selecting artists to have
their work shown now from a pool of about
20 applicants who heard about the event
through neighborhood listserves and
word of mouth. After the April 14 kickoff,
exhibitors will have to agree to have their
gallery spaces open each Saturday and then
six hours on another day during the week for
the rest of April, May and June. Aside from
the neighborhoods existing three galleries,
space such as a former police warehouse
and several vacant storefronts on Martin
Luther King Avenue and Good Hope Road
will be converted into temporary exhibition
space. Portions of the funds from the grant
will be used to convert the various spaces
and to give to the artists to realize their
visions for their exhibits.
Herrell says its a good opportunity for
both D.C. residents in general and also for
the Anacostia artists, most amateurs, whove
never had their work exhibited before.
They may not be able to afford to
open their own store, but this will give
them a taste of what its like, he says.
Its a very large-scale project, says Phil
Hutinet, Archs chief operating ofcer. Its
going to be a huge benet to the artistic
community and to the neighborhood.
Transformational
art in Anacostia
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5 MARCH 02, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAl NMENT
LUMEN8ANACOSTIA
Displays at Honeur Gallery, Gallery at Vivid Solutions, Blank
Space S.E. and other sites in Anacostia
Kickoff is April 14 from noon to midnight
Various events continue through July
Lumen8anacostia.com
From left are BETH FERRARO, ANDREA HOPE, JEFFREY HERRELL, NIKKI PEELE and PHIL HUTINET, Lumen8
organizers.
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Local theater regulars know former actor John Moletresss name. But like
many creative types, hes grown restless and is pursuing new artistic vistas. Last
summer he started force/collision, an interdisciplinary performance ensemble
based in Washington. It kicked off with a piece called Collapsing Silence at
the Source Theatre. Next month his company will unveil The Nautical Yards,
a 60-minute site-specic show at the Washington Navy Yard that will tell of two
lovers separated by war and sea.
I think its important that we create a large script between the arts and work
more holistically, the 34-year-old Pottsgrove, Pa., native says. Ive worked in
traditional theater forms, been in lots of plays and musicals, but when we band
together it opens up the door to explore different forums and takes us into the
next generation of making art together.
Moletress says some of the traditional forms feel somewhat exhausted to him.
When you run out of a way to tell a story by speaking it, I think there are other
ways to do it, he says. Like with dance when you run out of words, theres a
certain collective memory our body has that we can share with movement. Our
bodies become storehouses for our memories.
Moletress studied acting in college, both in Allentown, Pa., and during
graduate school at the University of Tennessee. He spent two years in London
in the 90s studying acting and modern dance and worked in regional theaters
around New York City where he lived in the early 00s. He came to Washington in
2008 after two years working as an artistic director at a company in Pennsylvania.
In 2009, he started Factory 449, a Helen Hayes-winning project from which hes
since parted ways. Force/collision (force-collision.org) was started with a grant
he got through Source Theatre.
Moletress lives in D.C.s Navy Yard area and enjoys reading I have
hundreds of books in my apartment and decoupage in his free time.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN OUT
AND WHO WAS THE HARDEST
PERSON TO TELL?
Pretty much since high school. Before
the Grindr phenomena, we had AOL
chat rooms. It was a fun little platform
for meeting other high school guys
who were for the most part, not out.
I cant say I really made the choice to
come out, so much as outed myself
with a crumpled up page ripped from
an International Male catalogue I left
in my pants pocket. My mother was
doing laundry that day. I dont think
she was really surprised, given that my
early obsessions included Cheryl Tiegs
workout videos and musical theatre.
WHOS YOUR LGBT HERO?
Christopher Isherwood.
WHATS WASHINGTONS BEST
NIGHTSPOT, PAST OR PRESENT?
Does my couch count? Honestly,
wherever my friends are. I adore them.
DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM WEDDING.
No, thank you. Although if I ever
found myself wearing a white dress,
Id most likely be standing on a cliff
somewhere on the Galway coast of
Ireland, contemplating two choices.
WHAT NON-LGBT ISSUE ARE YOU
MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
Genocide and reconciliation. My
friend, Erik Ehn, is a playwright who
founded an annual conference to
investigate theatre on this subject. He
writes about collective trauma. Ill be
directing the premiere of his new play
Shape which infuses the stories of
blacks in 1900 Ambrose Park with the
1921 Tulsa Race Riot.
WHAT HISTORICAL OUTCOME
WOULD YOU CHANGE?
This is a challenging question. I
believe we are where and who we
are because of our histories. I would
negotiate peace and dialogue before
violence.
WHATS BEEN THE MOST
MEMORABLE POP CULTURE
MOMENT OF YOUR LIFETIME?
Manic Panic hair dye and Siouxsie
Sioux on high school Sundays with like-
minded outcasts.
ON WHAT DO YOU INSIST?
Pausing and breathing.
Oh, and Diet Pepsi.
WHAT WAS YOUR LAST FACEBOOK
POST OR TWEET?
@soulographiedesignmeetings at The
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IF YOUR LIFE WERE A BOOK, WHAT
WOULD THE TITLE BE?
Id have to look to Jackie Collins for
inspiration. Perhaps, The World Is Full
of Married Men or Lady Boss.
IF SCIENCE DISCOVERED A WAY TO
CHANGE SEXUAL ORIENTATION,
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Either run screaming or
mount Tom Brady.
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN BEYOND
THE PHYSICAL WORLD?
Connectivity. Universal law. Energy
and frequency. Love.
WHATS YOUR ADVICE FOR LGBT
MOVEMENT LEADERS?
Persevere. Trust your instincts. If one
door closes, open another.
WHAT WOULD YOU WALK ACROSS
HOT COALS FOR?
My friends. To have seen Velvet
Underground perform live.
WHAT LGBT STEREOTYPE ANNOYS
YOU MOST?
Im sure I pretty much t all of them
at one point or another. However, I
wish we could all be more open to
the possibilities of gender duality.
Regardless of whether people think
I swing more toward my feminine or
my masculine side, nothing turns me
off more than men who state they are
straight acting when they like to play
leap frog with other men.
WHAT S YOUR FAVORITE LGBT
MOVIE?
Mommie Dearest. The gay man s
guide to opera acting and OCD.
WHATS THE MOST OVERRATED
SOCIAL CUSTOM?
Utensils.
WHAT TROPHY OR PRIZE DO YOU
MOST COVET?
Bjorks Polar Music Prize. I wish I could
be as brilliant as her.
WHAT DO YOU WISH YOUD KNOWN
AT 18?
That I was going to live past 25. I
certainly didnt behave that way.
WHY WASHINGTON?
Im attracted to the sizzle of American
politics. The Hill staffers are cute, too. I
dated one for a while. Moreover, this IS a
theater town and the resources here for
my profession are overwhelming. Source
Theatre/Cultural Development Corporation
has played an integral part in getting my
work seen. I owe a lot to them, especially
Jenny McConnell Frederick.
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GLOV sponsors self-defense class at the Center
D.C.s LGBT anti-violence task force GLOV (Gays & Lesbians Opposing Violence) is
hosting a two hour introduction to self-defense class at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.)
on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Sydney Aquino, the instructor, professional personal trainer and martial arts expert,
will incorporate martial arts such as muay thai, karate and mixed martial arts, into the
workshop.
There is a suggested donation of $10. For more information and to register for the
class, visit thedccenter.org.
Gay groups to hold theme dances in D.C.
GLOE (GLBT Outreach & Engagement) presents the fth annual Masquerade and
Mischief Purim Party at the Washington Jewish Community Center (1529 16th St., N.W.)
on Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to midnight with a special appearance by the D.C. Cowboys.
Costumes are encouraged, especially drag.
Tickets are $30 and include an open bar, food, dancing and performances.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit washingtondcjcc.org.
KhushD.C. presents Jalwa party, a LGBT Bollywood dance party, on Friday at Green
Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) featuring DJ Sue from New York.
There will be various drink specials including a free drink ticket to the rst 50 people
to show up and $16 drink wristbands giving vodka drinks all night available between 10
and 11 p.m.
Cover is $12 before 11 p.m. and $15 after. Doors open at 10 p.m.
For more information, visit KhushDC.org.
A.U. hosts gay-themed pop-opera this weekend

American University theater students look at LGBT issues in a production of Bare, a
pop opera musical written by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo at the Katzen Arts
Center (4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.
The show is set in a Catholic boarding school and centers on Peter and Jason,
roommates in a secret relationship.
After the matinee performance on Saturday, Matt Bruno from the universitys GLBTA
Resource Center will moderate a panel on the struggles of gay adolescents featuring
Alison Gill from GLSEN, Andrew Barnett from SYMAL and Phil Hicks from PFLAG.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for the A.U. community and seniors.
Dudey brings comedy to Gaylarious

Riot Act Comedy Theater (801 E St., N.W.) presents its monthly gay and gay-
friendly comedy show Gaylarious on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. with headliner
Jason Dudey, Karith Foster and co-founders Christ Doucette and Zach Toczynski.
Dudey has opened for acts such as Judy Gold and Sandra Bernhardt, has
appeared on Logos Wisecracks and is touring the U.S. with comedian Kathleen
Madigan. He also has his own radio show The Jason Dudey Show available at
gvbradio.com, Stitcher or iTune.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at riotactcomedy.com.
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FRI, MAR 2
Everything in the Garden, Clarice Smith.
301-405-ARTS.
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.
SAT, MAR 3
A Singular View - The Art and Words of
John Paton Davies, Jr., Strathmore.
301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
Twelve Angry Men, Keegan Theatre,
Church Street Theater. 703-892-0202.
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WED, MAR 7
Samurai: The Warrior Transformed,
National Geographic. 202-857-7000.
nglive.org/dc.
Artist in Residence: Nate Foley, soul
electric guitar, Strathmore. 301-581-5100.
strathmore.org.
THU, MAR 8
I Cant Live Without a Maid / No Puedo
Vivir sin Mucama, Teatro de la Luna,
Gunston II. 703-548-3092. teatrodelaluna.org.
NSO, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
kennedy-center.org.
Light in the Darkness, Synetic Theater,
Crystal City. 800-494-8497.
synetictheater.org.
New York Avenue Sculpture Project:
Chakaia Booker, Museum of Women in
the Arts. 202-783-5000. nmwa.org.
Elemental: Encaustic Paintings by Georgia
Nassikas, The Art League. 703-683-2323.
theartleague.org.
LAST CHANCE
SAT, MAR 3
Genesis Reboot, Synetic Theater,
Crystal City Theatre. 800-494-8497.
synetictheater.org.
Family Under Construction, Teatro de la
Luna, Gunston Theatre Two.
703-548-3092. teatrodelaluna.org.
SUN, MAR 4
Anglo-Saxon Hoard: Gold from Englands
Dark Ages, National Geographic.
202-857-7588. nglive.org/dc.
Ana en el trpico/Anna in the Tropics,
GALA Hispanic Theatre. 202-234-7174.
galatheatre.org.
Blood Wedding, Constellation Theatre
Company, Source Theatre. 800-494-8497.
constellationtheatre.org.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
MAR 2 - MAR 3
Keigwin + Company, Kennedy Center.
202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org.
MAR 2 - MAR 4
Shufe to Showboat, In Series, Atlas. 202-
204-7763. inseries.org.
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FRI, MAR 2
Flamenco Festival, Compaa Olga Pericet,
Lisner Auditorium. 202-994-6800.
lisner.org.
Jerusalem String Quartet, Wolf Trap.
1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.
Montpelier Spring Jazz Series - David
Snchez, Montpelier Arts Center.
301-377-7800. mncppcapps.org.
Walnut Street Theatre: Proof, GMU Center
for the Arts. 703-993-2787. eagle.gmu.edu.
SAT, MAR 3
Ballet Folklrico De Antioquia, Colombia,
GMU Center for the Arts. 703-993-2787.
eagle.gmu.edu.
Ballet Flamenco Manuela Carrasco, Lisner
Auditorium. 202-994-6800. lisner.org.
Film Robert Bresson: Les Anges du Pch
& Pickpocket, NGA. 202-737-4215. nga.gov.
SUN, MAR 4
Ben Beilman, violin, Strathmore.
301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
Film: Dangerous Liaisons, Museum of
Women in the Arts. 202-783-5000. nmwa.org.
TUE, MAR 6
Altan, Wolf Trap. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.
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WED, MAR 7
Flamenco Festival Compaa Rafaela
Carrasco & Closing Party, Lisner
Auditorium. 202-994-6800. lisner.org.
THU, MAR 8
Michael Thomas Quintet, Strathmore. 301-
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The Rhythm Road: Jed Levy Quartet
and The Earth String Band, National
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The Just Ones, WSC Avant Bard, Artisphere.
888-841-2787. wscavantbard.org.
New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of
Baruch de Spinoza, Theater J.
202-777-3214. washingtondcjcc.org.
Astro Boy and the God of Comics &
Sucker Punch, The Studio Theatre.
202-332-3300. studiotheatre.org.
Husbands & Lovers, Washington Stage
Guild, Undercroft Theatre. 202-347-9620.
stageguild.org.
The Water Engine, Spooky Action Theater,
Universalist National Memorial Church.
301-920-1414. spookyaction.org.
ONGOING EXHIBITIONS
National Gallery of Art. Antico: The
Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes,
Picassos Drawings, 1890-1921: Reinventing
Tradition, The Baroque Genius of
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Special
Installation: Mark Rothko: Seagram Murals.
202-737-4215. nga.gov.
National Geographic. Big Cats.
202-857-7588. nglive.org/dc.
Museum of Women in the Arts. Royalists
to Romantics. 202-783-5000. nmwa.org.
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Claire Healy &
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202-639-1700. corcoran.org.
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Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, Artisphere.
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Rivers and Memories, Brentwood Arts
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In Mozarts game of love and seduction, two young men wager that their ances
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A vaudevillian romp of corruption, consumption, this absurdist satire takes you
through the world of six hungry city-dwellers, burning with ambition and a desire
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HARRY CALLAHAN AT 100
THROUGH SUN, MARCH 4
NATI ONAL GALLERY OF ART. 202- 737- 4215. NGA. GOV.
Celebrating the 2012 centenary of his birth, the exhibition of some 100
photographs explores all facets of Callahans art as he explored new ways of
looking at and presenting the world in photographs that are elegant, visually
daring, and highly experimental.
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Saturday Night Live alum Tim
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The Creative Alliance is hosting the
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Atlas (1333 H St., N.E.) presents
Intersections: A New American Arts
Festival with performances by Tom
Goss and Potomac Fever at 9:30 p.m. in
the Lang Theatre. Tickets are $20. All-
girl band The Pushovers will be giving a
free performance from 8 to 10 p.m. in the
Kogod lobby. The night ends with an after
party hosted by DCypher Dance at 11 p.m.
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tickets, visit atlasarts.org.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (641
D St., N.W.) presents Civilization (all you
can eat) tonight at 8 p.m. The show brings
a corporate lecturer, a career waitress and
an anthropomorphic pig all together to look
at corruption, consumption and enterprise
in the Obama age. Tickets range from $55
to $67.50 and can be purchased online at
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Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.)
presents Hellmouth Happy Hour where
every week an episode of Buffy the
Vampire Slayer will be screened and
drink specials will be offered. This week
the episode is Doppelgngland.
The Imperial Court of Washington will
be at the Czars Ball and Royal Convention
for the Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Russian
Tea Party tonight at Remingtons (639
Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.) from 4 to 8 p.m. The
candidates for Emperor and Empress will
be announced. Tickets are $20. For more
information, visit imperialcourtdc.org.
DJ Drew G sings at Town (2009 8th St.,
N.W.) tonight at 10 p.m. Cover is $8 before
11 p.m. and $12 after. Attendees must be
21 or older.
Code has its monthly installment
tonight at Green Lantern (1335 Green
Court, N.W.). Gear, rubber, skin, uniform
or leather dress code will be strictly
enforced. Music provided by DJ Frank
Wild. Admission is $10. All attendees must
be 18 or older. There will be an open bar
from 9 to 10 p.m.
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
is having its 20th annual national dinner
tonight at the National Building Museum
(401 F St., N.W.) starting with a reception at
6:30 p.m. Individual tickets range from $225
to $2,500 and 10 tickets ranging from $2,500
to $250,000. For more information and to
purchase tickets, visit sldn.org.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4
Singer/songwrighter Glen Phillips of
rock group Toad the Wet Sprocket plays
Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd., Vienna) tonight
at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be
purchased online at wolftrap.org.
Nellies (900 U St., N.W.) presents Drag
Brunch hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee today
at 11 a.m. with a $20 brunch buffet.
SMYALs Youth Arts Ensemble and
Dance Exchanges Teen Exchange will
be performing at Atlas Performing Arts
Center (1333 H St., N.E.) today at 3 p.m. as
part of the Intersections festival. For more
information, visit intersectionsdc.org. This
is a free event.
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Boyz II Men plays the Birchmere (3701
Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria) tonight
at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $59.50 and can be
purchased online at ticketmaster.com.
The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) is
having its monthly volunteer night tonight
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tonights activities
could range from sorting through book
donations, cleaning up around the Center
and taking inventory for Fuk!ts, as well
as socializing. Pizza will be provided. For
more information, visit thedccenter.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 6
Irish band Altan plays Wolf Trap (1645
Trap Rd., Vienna) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets
are $25 and can be purchased online at
wolftrap.org.
The Chesapeake Squares, a gay square
dancing group, are having a mainstream-
through-advanced club night tonight at
the Waxter Center (1000 Cathedral St.)
in Baltimore from 8 to 10 p.m. For more
information, visit chesapeakesquares.org.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
Band White Rabbits play the Black
Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) with Tennis and
Daughter. Tickets are $18 and can be
purchased online at blackcatdc.com.
Doors open at 8 p.m.
Conner Contemporary Art (1358 Florida
Ave., N.E.) presents Patricia Cronins rst
solo exhibition in D.C. with Bodies and
Soul. The exhibit features Memorial to
a Marriage, a bronze sculpture depicting
the sleeping gures of Cronin and her
partner, artist Deborah Kass. The gallery
is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by
appointment. For more information, visit
connercontemporary.com.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
Irish tenor Karl Scully plays Wolf Trap
(1645 Trap Rd., Vienna) tonight at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased
online at wolftrap.org.
Comedian Kathleen Madigan plays
the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave.,
Alexandria) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
are $49.50 and can be purchased online at
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D.C. Strokes Rowing Club is having
its Spring Rush tonight at Nellies (900
U St., N.W.) from 6 to 9 p.m. For more
information, visit dcstrokes.org.
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So, you have a room in your
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the summer the top oor is just
too darn hot and you are more
comfortable on the lowest level of
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How do you solve these common
issues? Certainly you can call a
window company. They say you
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save energy all at the same time
by replacing your windows. Or
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and save more money, right? Oh,
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underlying issues in your home to
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how does it work?
In an overall description, it goes like
this. A quick interview is conducted
with you to nd out what the issues
are with the home. If you have a
gas furnace or gas water heater a
combustion appliance zone test will
be performed. This is very important
and specialized equipment is used
for this. After the appliance test is
completed, a measurement of the
home is done for later calculations.
The auditor will then prepare the
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As anyone wearing shorts and T-shirts
last week would tell you, it seems spring
has sprung early in D.C. this year. Daffo-
dils are already wide open, and the Na-
tional Cherry Blossom Festival may be
late for the party if the trees actually go
into bloom as early as predicted. Along
with the spring temperatures, spring buy-
ers are coming early too but, unfortu-
nately, not so many spring listings have
sprung up to meet them.
Dwight and I have had a urry of activity
on our listings and in our buyer pool in the
past two weeks, but were nding that the
same D.C. problem of low inventory seems
even worse now. That is certainly due to our
record-low interest rates currently hover-
ing around 3.75 percent resulting in more
buyer activity. There are also fewer listings
hitting the market, which is most likely due
to sellers not wishing to sell without realizing
a prot (many of our sellers bought in peak
years between 2005 and 2008, and may sell
their homes only at roughly the same price
at which they bought).
The chart shown here displays the prob-
lem as clear as a sunny spring day: Inven-
tory, calculated using the number of active
listings and the demonstrated speed of
sales, is even lower than it was in the peak
years of 2007 to 2008. Closed sales, while
down month over month, are still strong
and are down primarily due to a normal
slowdown in January as shown in the graph.
What does this mean to buyers and
sellers? Buyers should get a move on
dont wait for spring to really hit before
you start your loan pre-approval process.
Talk to an experienced agent to nd out
your options and hit the Internet to start
your own research. Sellers, take advan-
tage of the lopsided numbers and use
the scarcity of available inventory to help
drive more buyers your way. Make sure
you market the property well, however,
and dont overprice it: as strong a market
as it is, it is not the sellers market of the
mid-2000s that seemed to simply print
money for sellers, no matter the property.
For more information about rates,
housing inventory and more, visit web-
sites like bankrate.com, mris.com, and
our own website DwightandDavid.com.
An early spring for
the real estate market
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common solutions
By JOHN J. MATTEO
On Dec. 18, 2009 the District of Co-
lumbia legalized same-sex marriage.
By the time of this publication it is likely
that the governor of Maryland will have
signed a similar law, thus granting same-
sex couples the right to marry in Mary-
land. While these two jurisdictions will
now offer various legal protections to
same-sex couples, couples still will not
enjoy the panoply of rights that hetero-
sexual couples enjoy, especially with re-
gard to federal taxes and recognition of
business interests in other jurisdictions.
These issues are heightened in our met-
ropolitan area, given our geography, the
fact that many businesses operate across
state lines and residents of one jurisdic-
tion work or own businesses in another.
The federal government does not rec-
ognize the rights of same-sex couples, so
all benets available to married couples
under the tax code, including the op-
tion to le joint tax returns and the cur-
rent exemptions from federal estate tax,
are not available. In addition, if business
interests (or other property) are owned
jointly outside of the jurisdictions per-
mitting same-sex marriage, they could
be treated as partnerships and without a
will would pass to a deceased individuals
blood relatives and not his or her same-
sex spouse. Another potential issue fac-
ing same-sex couples is whether they will
be able to enforce current stockholder
and other similar agreements permitting
transfers of interests to family members
free of taxes or other internal corporate
restrictions.
What can or should couples do? First,
they should not rely on the laws of Mary-
land and D.C. alone and should treat
their business interests as any other busi-
ness owners would. Most businesses are
formed or owned through a corporation
or limited liability company (LLC) and
the individual owners are either stock-
holders in the former or members in the
latter. Regardless of which type of entity
is chosen, the applicable governing doc-
uments should be clear with respect to
ownership rights and should be in place
as soon as the business is started. Par-
ticular attention should be paid to the
transferability provisions in the operat-
ing agreement of a LLC. Stockholders of
a corporation should consider entering
into a stockholders agreement to pro-
tect their rights regarding transferability
of shares similar to the terms of a LLCs
operating agreement.
In addition, and depending on the cir-
cumstances, it may be wise to enter into
a co-ownership agreement, especially
where real property comprises some of
the business assets. Such an agreement,
traditionally used by unmarried couples
purchasing real estate, can set forth the
expectations of each owner, the obliga-
tions of all parties and the ultimate dispo-
sition of the assets upon death or dissolu-
tion of the entity or the relationship. Most
importantly, same-sex couples should
have iron-clad estate planning and busi-
ness succession documents so that their
intent can be honored upon death and
the business assets can be transferred
without controversy or legal expense.
It is also advisable, as is the case with
heterosexual couples, when owning busi-
ness assets jointly the couple enter into
a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement
at the time the business is started. The
agreement should set forth how the
business assets will be distributed in the
event the marriage is dissolved.
Because same-sex marriage is new
and the law is not developed there are
still many unanswered questions. For
example, how will health benets work?
What will happen if the couple divorces?
Will current ownership agreements per-
mitting transfers to relatives be enforce-
able with respect to a same-sex spouse?
Due to the unknown outcome on these
and several other questions, it is wise for
same-sex couples to consult their legal
and accounting advisers to have agree-
ments in place that will be a safety net
should courts determine that these rights
are not available.
The contents of this article are intended for
general informational purposes only and
should not be considered legal advice.
Same-sex couples and
business ownership
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If our homes could talk
restoring the Districts past.
By Pablo Lopez and Jennifer Farley
A D V E R T O R I A L
In this continuing series, we
have been examining the history
and restoration of 1525 O Street
in Northwest, Washington, DC. In
an urban setting where houses are
built so close together, light was
an important commodity. Unlike
some of Flemings more traditional
designs, the front windows of
1525 O Street were systematically
constructed to frame the viewers
gaze. The upper sash makes an
attempt to direct the residents
sight through a central pane while
surrounding it with sixteen individual
rectangles. This quadrangle pattern
builds upon itself until the resident
can see an infinite number of
geometric layouts in the framing.
Comparative to the art of stained
glass, these windows are inlayed with wood mullions instead of lead, and
the apparition of beauty is achieved through shape instead of color.
Geometry was very important to the Arts and Craft movement, the
architectural period that followed the Victorian era. In the early twentieth
century, the Prairie style (1900 -1920) appeared with an emphasis on
woodworking. Many of the emerging windows in new construction held
those same horizontal and vertical mullions as the 1525 residence. Flem-
ing recognized growing discontent with industrial styles, and moved to
soften his construction with the character of detailed windows.
During the window removal, most of the plaster pulled off the ma-
sonry wall due to high moisture content and poor maintenance. If caulk
around window brick molding and sill fails and it is not cut out and re-
placed, moisture begins to enter into the area between the exterior of the
brick and the interior of the brick, where the plaster bonds to it. During
winter, the moisture freezes and expands, separating the plaster bond
from the inside of the brick. So, we chipped away all of the loose plaster
and then installed screte boards to the brick, and then re-installed the
brown coat plaster. Once the plaster set, we then removed the screte
boards and filled in the voids with more brown coat. By doing this, we
were left with a straight plane. We then used a high strength joint com-
pound to finish off the wall. Once this was completed we could then
complete the interior window casing install and finish off the room.
From its interior to its
exterior, it was a delicate and
precise procedure. Now, 1525
O Street has been restored to its
original grandeur and perfection.
Dont miss next week, when
we begin our historical look
into another prize in our City
1420 16
th
Street in Northwest,
Washington, DC.
Pablo Lopez is co-owner of Apache Design Build, LLC. 250 Marganza S.,
Laurel MD, 20724. You can reach him at 202-271-6852.
1. McLoud, Mellissa. Craftsmen and Entrepreneurs: Washington, D.C.s Late Nineteenth Century Builders (PhD
diss., George Washington University, 1988), pg 182.
2. Ibid, p. 169.
3. Ibid, p. 177.
4. Ibid.
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toilets & do heavy cleaning. You must
be physically able to handle the work
& have a great attitude doing it. No
drunks/druggies need apply. Please call
Richard at (202) 319-1333. from 9-5pm,
to schedule an interview.
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a song, stay to act & sing. Charles
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BRAZILIAN BIKINI SUGARING/Waxing:
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PHOTOGRAPHY
STEVE OTOOLE PHOTOGRAPHY
Fine Art Photographer for portraits,
weddings & dating photos for the
internet. Call (703) 532-3031. www.
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LIMOUSINES
KASPERS LIVERY SERVICE Town Car
Service since 1987 Gay & Veteran
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CATERING
TASTE BUDS VOTED US DCs Best
Caterer. We specialize in southern &
American cuisine, gourmet desserts
& gourmet cheesecakes. Home of
Wandas Famous grilled meats, mac-n-
cheese & seafood salad. Our delights
will have your guests talking about your
event long after its over. Ms. Wanda
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TRAVEL
COME FIND YOURSELF in Lost
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acres. Spa, Gym, Restaurant & Bar.
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REHOBOTH COTTAGE. CHARMING
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cable TV, parking space & quiet garden.
$600-$1100 per week, depending on
dates. Contact: pmantoci@yahoo.com
for information.
COUNSELING
A MINDFULNESS-BASED MENTAL
HEALTH PRACTICE specializing
in a holistic approach to anxiety,
depression, careers, && relationships.
20 years experience helping people
identify & overcome impediments
to a fullling life, satisfying careers,
& healthy relationships. Jonathan
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www.dclpc.com.
ITS ALL ABOUT CHANGE! Lesbian
Group, 30-65. Relationships, Careers,
Retirement, Interpersonal Skills,
Assertiveness. Tuesday evenings in
Northwest DC. Call 301-942-3237.
GRACE RIDDELL, LICSW. GRiddell@
lgbtc.com. LGBTC.com.
LGBTQ AFFIRMING THERAPY at
Dupont Circle Individuals, couples,
families, adolescents. Over 15
years serving the community. Mike
Giordano, LICSW. 202/460-6384 mike.
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CHANGES ARE EASIER WITH
HELP. Small, private practice
group of experienced, caring
therapists. Safe, condential
setting. Ofces in Woodley Park &
Takoma Park near Metro. Licensed
professionals. Insurance
reimbursable. Washington
Therapy Guild. Call 202-483-2660.
www.therapyguild.net.
COUNSELING FOR GAY MEN.
Individual/couple counseling with
volunteer peer counselor. Gay Mens
Counseling Community. 202-265-6495.
gaymenscounseling.org. No fees,
donation requested.
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Swedish - Deep Tissue - Thai Massage
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BOOKKEEPING, ACCOUNTING &
TAX preparation for individuals &
businesses offered by full-service
rm. 25 years experience. Reasonable
rates. Call 202-390-4018 or email
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FAST CASH!!! WANTED Cars & Trucks.
Don t throw your money away, call
me! I will buy your vehicle. Call Marty
Salins, at Auto Plaza, in Rockville, (
301) 340-1390.
LEGAL SERVICES
FULL SERVICE LAW FIRM Representing
the GLBT community for over 30 years.
Family adoptions, estate planning,
immigration, employment. (301) 891-
2200. Silber, Perlman, Sigman & Tilev,
P.A. www.SP-Law. com.
ADOPTION & ASSISTED
REPRODUCTIVE Law Attorney Jennifer
Fairfax represents clients in Maryland
and D.C. interested in adoption or
ART matters. 301-221-9651, JFairfax@
jenniferfairfax.com.
IMMIGRATION LAWYER. SPECIALTY in
LGBT asylum law. Call Todd Pilcher at
(202) 328-1352.
INSURANCE
NATIONWIDE INSURANCE GAY
Owned Insurance Agency, we are
on your side for Auto, Home, & Life
insurance. David Cropper Agency.
Call today 877-822-9495 or email
cropped@nationwide.com.
PETS & SUPPLIES
ADOPT AN ADORABLE PUPPY OR
DOG All-breed, non-prot rescue. 100%
volunteer run. Donations welcome &
needed. www.aforeverhome.org.
LOOKING FOR THAT special
someone? Loving vet-checked
cats & kittens waiting to meet
you. Feline Foundation 703-920-
8665. Application & adoption fair
schedule online at www.ffgw.org.
MOVERS
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STORAGE CO. - Excellent Local
Movers - Licensed, Insured, BBB A+
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JOHN HENRY MOVERS Since 1990,
the areas favorite gay owned crew.
Expert packing, pianos. Experienced,
equipped & punctual as hell.
Cheapskates love us! 703-597-5561
GULLIVERS MOVERS SWIFT & gentle
relocations. Packing, pianos, antiques.
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next move. Mention this ad for 10%
off. 202.223.8838.
CLEANING
TOO NEAT GUYS INC. Residential &
Commercial cleaning in DC & Northern
VA. Over 17 years experience, gay
owned, licensed, bonded & insured
(703) 622-5983.
POWER CLEANERS, LLC. Experienced,
dependable service seven days a week.
Gay owned & operated. Call Matt for
free estimates at 202-352-0739. or visit
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FERNANDOS CLEANING:
RESIDENTIAL & Commercial Cleaning,
Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates,
Routine, 1-Time, Move-In/Move-Out.
(202) 234-7050, 202-486-6183.
MAID TO CLEAN. Rated #1 in Metro
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relax while our team of experts cleans
your home. Established in 1985, we are
licensed, bonded & insured. Please
email acleaningsvce@aol.com or call
for an online estimate and be sure to
include the size of your home or ofce
& the frequency with which you would
like the services. A Cleaning Service,
winner of the 2011 Angies List Super
Service award. 703.892.8648.
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PAINTERS
GIL PAINTING COMPANY INC.
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Licensed & Insured. Interior/Exterior
Painting. Plaster & Dry Wall. Power
Washing. Carpentry. Roong &
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HOME IMPROVEMENT
BATHROOMS, KITCHENS,
ROOFING, Masonry.
HandymanMasters. Excellent
References. A+ BBB Rating
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ROOFING
PJ MCTAVISH & CO. Roong Repairs,
New Roof, Gutter Cleaning. Licensed -
Bonded Insured. See our display ad in
this issue. 301-476-8551.
SEEKING HOUSING/DC
20 SOMETHING PROFESSIONAL
seeking housing in DC for Spring.
Close to Metro Green Line. Seeking
calm environment. Non Smokers.
Pets OK. Under $1K in rent.
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SHARE / REHOBOTH
SUMMER ROOMMATE, PRIVATE
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setting, approx. equal distance
btwn. Rehoboth & Lewes w/ easy
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Univ. of MD. many amenities, house
privileges included. Fully furnished
home a2 rooms available. Call KJ 240-
604-3843.
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ARLINGTON. $725 1 bed/1 bath. Cable,
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mile to Pentagon & Pentagon City
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