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washblade.com – vol. 41, issue 23 – June 4, 2010

washblade.com – vol. 41, issue 23 – June 4, 2010

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Published by: Washington Blade Newspaper on Jun 03, 2010
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World Cup festivalin Dupont Circleset for same dayas Pride parade
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.lchibbaro@washblade.com
Leaders of the annual CapitalPride parade and a first-of-its-kindU.S. festival for the 2010 World Cupinternational soccer tournament saythey are confident the two eventswon’t interfere with one another,despite some geographic overlap.The World Cup event, calledSoccer in the Circle, will take placeinside Dupont Circle on June 12,the same day that the CapitalPride parade will travel along thecircle’s perimeter as 10,000 peo-ple walk in the LGBT parade orwatch from the sidewalks.Michael Lipin, a Soccer in theCircle co-organizer, said he expectsseveral thousand soccer fans,including many from nearby foreignembassies, to flock to Dupont Circleto watch one or more of the WorldCup games on two giant video
show usthe money
Gov’t funding of D.C.’sLGBT community centeris paltry comparedto other U.S. cities.
Meet two out candidatesfor office in Maryland:
Luke Clippinger
andMary Washington.
Judge deals blowto defense astrial of three gay mencontinues in Wone case.
the lgbtq community news source
washingtonblade.com • vol. 41, issue 23 • june 4, 2010 • Still sharp after 40 years
Despite compromise,gay veterans cheerlast week’s stepstoward repeal
By CHRIS JOHNSONcjohnson@washblade.com
Gay veterans are celebratingcongressional action last week torepeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” 17years after Congress passed alaw banning gays from servingopenly in the U.S. military.The House and Senate tookseparate actions that would leadto an end of the statute. Bothchambers approved amend-ments repealing “Don’t Ask,Don’t Tell” as part of majordefense budget legislationknown as the fiscal year 2011defense authorization bill.On May 27, the House voted234-194 on the floor in favor ofan amendment sponsored byRep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.). Thenext day, the chamber voted229-186 in favor of passing theentire defense bill.Five Republicans voted in theaffirmative on the amend-ment: Reps. Judy Biggert (Ill.),Joseph Cao (La.), Charles Djou(Hawaii), Ron Paul (Texas) andIleana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.).Joining other Republicans tovote against the measure were26 Democrats.The Senate Armed ServicesCommittee voted 16-12 in favorof an identical repeal measuresponsored by Sen. JosephLieberman (I-Conn.).In that chamber, Sen. SusanCollins (R-Maine) was the onlyRepublican to vote in favor of repeal.
Last weekend’s Black Pride included parties, a fashion showand an expo.
Photos, pages 38-39.
Unlike last year’s Capital Prideparade, this year’s event will marchthrough Dupont Circle the same daythat soccer fans separately hold aSoccer in the Circle festival to cele-brate the World Cup. The two eventsaren’t expected to clash.
Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key
Soccer fans, meet thedrag queens
Disbelief, tears of joy after ‘Don’t Ask’ votes
The House voted 234-194 on May 27 to support Rep.
Patrick Murphy’s
efforts to overturn ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’But a number of obstacles could prevent the bill from reaching the president’s desk or being signed into law.
Photo by Joe Tresh
Continues on page 10Continues on page 14
Schedule of next week’sPride events,
Page 36
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