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washblade.com – vol. 41, issue 25 – june 18, 2010

washblade.com – vol. 41, issue 25 – june 18, 2010

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the lgbtq community news source

out at the ballgame
The 6th annual Night OUT at the Nationals could draw biggest crowd yet. PAGE 40

national news
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says not to expect progress on ENDA until ‘Don’t Ask’ work is complete. PAGE 14

local news
Resignation of city’s AIDS office director raises questions about disputes with supervisor. PAGE 4

washingtonblade.com • vol. 41, issue 25 • june 18, 2010 • Still sharp after 40 years

Stein Club endorses Gray over Fenty
Mayoral candidate
the lgbtq community news source

out at the ballgame
The 6th annual Night OUT at the Nationals could draw biggest crowd yet. PAGE 40

national news
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says not to expect progress on ENDA until ‘Don’t Ask’ work is complete. PAGE 14

local news
Resignation of city’s AIDS office director raises questions about disputes with supervisor. PAGE 4

washingtonblade.com • vol. 41, issue 25 • june 18, 2010 • Still sharp after 40 years

Stein Club endorses Gray over Fenty
Mayoral candidate

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‘Wonderfullydiverse’ crowddefies heat, humidity
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.lchibbaro@washblade.com
A record-breaking 175 contin-gents in last weekend’s CapitalPride parade and about 250,000people at the street festival thenext day showed the world how“wonderfully diverse we are as acommunity,” according to theevent’s lead organizer.Dyana Mason, executivedirector of Capital Pride Alliance,the non-profit group that organ-ized Washington’s 35th annualLGBT Pride events, called the
out at theballgame
The 6th annualNight OUT atthe Nationals coulddraw biggest crowd yet.
PAGE 40
localnews
Resignation of city’sAIDS office directorraises questions aboutdisputes with supervisor.
PAGE 4
nationalnews
Speaker Nancy Pelosisays not to expectprogress on ENDA until‘Don’t Ask’ work is complete.
PAGE 14
the lgbtq community news source
washingtonblade.com • vol. 41, issue 25 • june 18, 2010 • Still sharp after 40 years
Mayoral candidatesaddress LGBT issuesat Democratic forum
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.lchibbaro@washblade.com
D.C. Council Chairman VincentGray won the Gertrude SteinDemocratic Club mayor’s raceendorsement Monday, exceedinga required vote threshold of 60percent by just three votes.Activists familiar with the club,the city’s largest gay political group,had expected Gray to win morevotes than D.C. Mayor AdrianFenty. But most thought club mem-bers were more evenly splitbetween the two contenders andthat neither candidate would reachthe 60 percent requirement.“You can count on me as mayorof the District of Columbia to workwith you to continue to makeprogress so that we could be thebest jurisdiction in America for theGLBT community,” Gray said min-utes after winning the endorsement.A total of 76 votes were cast inthe mayor’s endorsement decision.Gray took 48 votes, or 63 percent,while Fenty received 24 votes, or32 percent. Four people, or 5 per-cent, voted for no endorsement.The endorsement came after clubmembers voted 87 percent to 8 per-cent to endorse D.C. CongressionalDelegate Eleanor Holmes Nortonover challenger Douglas Sloan, aWard 4 Advisory NeighborhoodCommissioner. Norton is seeking re-election to an 11th term in office.Norton is considered to beamong the most LGBT-support-ive members of Congress andhas a longstanding record ofpushing pro-LGBT bills.
Last weekend’s Capital Pride parade and festivalbrought thousands to D.C.
Photos, pages 44-45
pridephotos
Capital Pride’s parade June 12 featured 175 contingents — the most everfor the event.
Washington Blade photo by Michael Key
Record turnout for Pride
The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club this week endorsed D.C. Council Chairman
Vincent Gray
in the mayor’s race.
Washington Blade photo by Michael Key
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Stein Club endorses Gray over Fenty
 
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