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Washingtonblade.com - Volume 44, Issue 27 - July 13, 2012

Washingtonblade.com - Volume 44, Issue 27 - July 13, 2012

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Gay cyclist killed; employee of gay bar charged in late-nighthit-and-run
 
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.lchibbaro@washblade.com
An accident shortly after 2 a.m. on July 1 in which amotorist struck and killed a bicyclist minutes after thetwo left the same gay bar has shocked and saddenedmany in Rehoboth’s LGBT community.Brian C. Meegan, 38, who was employed as abartender at L Bar, a popular gay bar on RehobothAvenue just outside the Rehoboth town limits, allegedlyslammed into the rear of a bicycle ridden by PNC Bankloan officer Russell “Rusty” Henman, 44, while drivinghis 2003 Jeep Wrangler, according to a statementreleased by Delaware State Police.“The death of Rusty Henman was a tragic accidentmade even more so by the fact that Brian Meegan, thedriver, is also part of our community,” said Steve Elkins,executive director of CAMP Rehoboth CommunityCenter, an LGBT facility located about a mile from thescene of the accident.The shock among Henman’s friends over his suddendeath was heightened by information released byState Police that Meegan allegedly was driving whileintoxicated and failed to stop his vehicle after hittingHenman’s bike. The police statement says his vehicledragged the bike for several hundred feet beforeMeegan pulled into a parking lot and removed the bikefrom under the Jeep.Police said they arrested Meegan a short time afterhe pulled into a CVS Pharmacy parking lot. News mediaphotos show him being held in handcuffs by police atthe site of the parking lot.“The front of Meegan’s Jeep struck the rear of Henman’s bike causing him to be ejected onto the hoodof the Jeep,” the police statement says. “Henman wascarried approximately 400 feet until the Jeep struck acurb and stopped, throwing Henman onto the roadway.He was pronounced dead at the scene,” the statementsays.State Police charged Meegan with one count each of first-degree vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of acollision resulting in death, driving under the influenceof alcohol, failure to report an accident resulting ininjury or death, no proof of motor vehicle insuranceand inattentive driving.
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Event expected to drawmore than 30,000 to cityfrom July 22-27
By MICHAEL K. LAVERSmlavers@washblade.com
The International AIDS Conference isexpected to draw more than 30,000 peoplefrom around the world to D.C. July 22-27.Former President Bill Clinton, former first ladyLaura Bush, Bill Gates of the Bill and MelindaGates Foundation, Health and Human ServicesSecretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Global AIDSCoordinator Eric Goosby, “The View” co-hostWhoopi Goldberg and singer Elton John areamong those who are scheduled to speak atthe Walter E. Washington Convention Center.The White House has yet to confirm whetherPresident Obama will attend; California Rep.Barbara Lee and Michel Sidibé, executivedirector of UNAIDS, are among those who arescheduled to speak at the opening session onJuly 22. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington isalso slated to perform.“We are gathering at a defining moment inthe AIDS epidemic where the science tells us wecan turn the tide on HIV,” said Dr. Elly Katabira,president of the International AIDS Societywho serves as the conference’s internationalchair, and Dr. Diane Havlir of the University of California-San Francisco, who is the U.S. co-chair of AIDS 2012, in a statement that officiallywelcomed delegates to the nation’s capital.“Scientific advances are also propelling towardsthe efforts to find a cure and vaccine for HIV.AIDS 2012 will unite science, community andleadership from around the globe to developstrategies and mobilize support for translatingnew evidence into meaningful action thatreflects HIV’s complex web of social, human
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THE AIDS QUILT
will be on display in D.C. as part of the International AIDSConference, which kicks off later this month.
THE AIDS QUILT
will be on display in D.C. as part of the International AIDS
HE AIDS QUILT
will be on display in D.C. as part of the International AIDS
HE AIDS QUILT
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‘Top Chef’ finalistMike Isabella bringsbold flair to new hoteatery Bandolero.
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Tragedy in Rehoboth
D.C. prepares to host Int’l AIDS Conference
FriendIn Need
Supporters rally aroundCarolina Alcalde, who wasparalyzed in last month’ssevere storms that hit D.C.
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WASHINGTON BLADE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY 
 
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JULY 24, 2012
RETURN TO LISNER
HIV
FORUM
LISNER AUDITORIUM
730 21ST STREET, NW
| 6:30 PM
www.whitman-walker.org/returntolisner
IN APRIL 1983,
 
Whitman-Walker organized the
rst community forum on HIV/AIDS in DC at Lisner
 Auditorium. In honor of the 2012 International AIDS Conference, we return to Lisner for a new forum.
Please join us for this historic event.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY 
the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington.
COMMUNITY CO-SPONSORS
 AIDS 2012 Reunion
 
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 AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families
 
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The AIDS Institute
 
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 AIDS United
 
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 All Souls Unitarian
 
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 American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)
 
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Bet Mishpachah
 
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Brother, Help Thyself
 
t
 
Burgundy Crescent Volunteers
 
t
 
Capital Area
Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
 
t
 
Capital Pride
 
t
 
Children’s National MedicalCenter-APEP
 
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CMS Health Initiatives
 
t
 
Community Education Group
 
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Cornerstone
 
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Damien Ministries
 
t
 
The DC Center
 
t
 
DC Log Cabin Republicans
 
t
 
Dignity/Northern
Virgina
 
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Dignity Washington
 
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Food & Friends
 
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Foundry United Methodist Church
 
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Gay
Men’s Chorus of Washington
 
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Gay Men’s Health Crisis
 
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Gertrude Stein Democrats
 
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Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
 
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HealthHIV
 
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Heart to Hand
 
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HIV Working Group
 
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HOPE DC
 
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Human Rights Campaign
 
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Inova Juniper Program
 
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International Association
of Physicians in AIDS Care
 
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La Clinica Del Pueblo
 
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Mautner Project
 
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Metropolitan
Community Church-DC
 
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Metro Teen AIDS
 
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N Street Village
 
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National Association ofPeople with AIDS
 
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The National Coalition for LGBT Health
 
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National Gay and Lesbian
Taskforce
 
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National Minority AIDS Council
 
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NOVAM
 
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PETS DC
 
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PFLAG of DC
 
t
 
Promising Futures / Streetwize Foundation
 
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Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League(SMYAL)
 
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START at Westminster
 
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Team DC
 
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Transgender Health Empowerment Inc.
 
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Unity Health Care 
t
 
Us Helping Us, People Into Living
 
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Washington AIDS Partnership
KEYNOTE
Jeanne White-Ginder,
 
mother of Ryan White
PANELISTS
A. Cornelius Baker
, Senior Communications Advisor & ProjectDirector, FHI 360
Regan Hofmann,
Editor in Chief, POZ magazine
JoAnne Keatley,
Director of the Center of Excellence forTransgender Health, University of California-SF
Robert Redfield,
Chief of Infectious Diseases & Directorof the HIV program, University of Maryland
Adam Tenner,
Executive Director, Metro Teen AIDS
Phill Wilson,
President & CEO, Black AIDS Institute
Jose Zuniga,
President, International Associationof Physicians in AIDS Care
 
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