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hat in

the ring
Providence mayor is
one of several openly
gay candidates for
Congress this year.
PAGE 10
social
agenda
This photo of
Shi-Queeta Lee
is part of a new
exhibit called DRAG.
PAGE 18
personal
agenda
Are gays being
overly critical of
President Obama’s
first year in office?
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dcagenda
the lgbtq community’s news source
dcagenda.com • vol. 2, issue 8 • february 19, 2010
Democratic retirements could derail LGBT advances
Bayh’s decision seen
as threat to ‘Don’t Ask,’
DOMA repeals
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@dcagenda.com
The surprise retirement announce-
ment from Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) on
Monday came as a political shock in
Washington and fueled the notion that
2010 will be a bad year for Democrats.
While political experts are expect-
ing Democrats to retain control of
both the House and the Senate —
albeit with slimmer majorities — pun-
dits are saying pro-LGBT legislation
would require an extra push from
supporters following the election to
make it through Congress.
Bayh formally announced Monday
his intention to vacate his seat at the
end of the year. Emphasizing his con-
tinued commitment to public service,
Bayh said he wanted to retire in part
because his desire to serve as a U.S.
senator has waned.
“For some time, I’ve had the grow-
ing conviction that Congress is not
operating as it should,” he said.
“There is much too much partisan-
ship and not enough progress, too
much ideology and not enough prac-
tical problem solving.”
Bayh’s retirement came as a sur-
prise to many because he was seen
as a rising star in the Democratic Party
and has been mentioned as a possible
presidential candidate. The senator
reportedly had $13 million in his cof-
fers for a re-election campaign, and
was the leader of a group of moderate
Democrats that had pledged to work
for centrist policies on Capitol Hill.
The Indiana senator hasn’t been
at the forefront of LGBT causes dur-
ing his tenure in Congress, but
stepped up to the plate when support
was necessary. Bayh voted against
the Federal Marriage Amendment in
2004 and 2006, and voted in favor of
hate crimes legislation.
Michael Mitchell, executive director
of the National Stonewall Democrats,
said Bayh’s record on LGBT issues is
attributable to the fact that he comes
from a state that’s somewhere
between moderate and conservative
in its political leanings.
“I think whoever takes his place is
going to lean toward the more Blue
Dog, or the more conservative side of
the Democratic Party anyway,” Mitchell
said. “It would be wonderful to see
someone who’s pro-equality there, and
we’ll see how that plays out.”
But Bayh’s retirement means an
incumbent Democrat won’t be run-
ning for the seat, increasing the
chances that a Republican could win
the spot in November.
That’s why Sean Theriault, a gay
government professor at the
University of Texas, Austin, called
Bayh’s decision to leave the Senate
“bad news for the Democrats.”
“It takes a race that could have
Continues on page 6
more on
marriage
in d.c.
Same-sex couples
should begin marrying
in the District in
early March, barring
unexpected intervention
by Congress.
Religious groups fight
new law, page 4
The business of marriage,
page 20
Directory of LGBT-friendly
churches, page 22
Planning a stylish
reception, page 24
Photo by Robert Dodge; courtesy of Dodge
D.C. churches, courts
prepare for first
same-sex weddings
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@dcagenda.com
Editors’ note: This is the second of
a three-part series on preparing for the
arrival of same-sex marriage in D.C.
With the city’s historic same-sex
marriage law expected to take effect in
less than three weeks, the application
form for a marriage license at the D.C.
Superior Court still leaves space only
for the names of bride and groom.
But a spokesperson for D.C.
Council member David Catania (I-At
Large), author of the Religious
Freedom & Civil Marriage Equality
Amendment Act, said the marriage
license application form is among a
few last-minute details that the city
and the court are expected to
address in the next two weeks.
The law that Catania wrote and the
City Council approved allows partners
to describe themselves on a marriage
license as a bride, groom or spouse.
Ben Young, Catania’s chief of staff,
told DC Agenda this week that the
form change was “being worked on.”
A spokesperson for the court did
not respond before deadline to an
inquiry from DC Agenda about the
court’s plans for implementing the
same-sex marriage law. But for
same-sex couples planning to wed in
the District after the new law takes
effect March 3, a civil wedding at the
courthouse or a religious wedding
from an LGBT-friendly place of wor-
ship will be available to them.
Continues on page 4
Here come the grooms
U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh’s retirement could make it more difficult for congressional
Democrats to advance LGBT-related bills.
Photo courtesy of Bayh’s office
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Church groups are biggest donors to D.C. marriage ban effort
Jackson entities gave
more than $100,000
to overturn law
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@dcagenda.com
Two religious groups linked to Bishop
Harry Jackson’s church in Beltsville, Md.,
have provided more than $102,000 in
contributions to his campaign to ban
same-sex marriage in D.C.
Contributions from the High Impact
Leadership Coalition and Christian Hope
Ministries-High Impact comprise slightly
more than half of the $199,530 raised as
of Jan. 31 to fight the city’s same-sex mar-
riage law, according to reports filed with
the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance.
Nearly all of the $97,338 that
reports show were contributed by other
donors came from national anti-gay
groups, including Focus on the Family,
Family Research Council Action, the
group’s political arm and the National
Organization for Marriage.
The reports show Jackson gave
$100 of his own money to two of the
three committees he formed to ban
same-sex marriage in the District. FRC
official Chuck Donavan of Manassas,
Va., and NOM executive director Brian
Brown of Great Falls, Va., each made
individual contributions of $50 to one of
the three committees.
“No donations are from D.C. resi-
dents, unless you believe Harry Jackson
actually lives in D.C.,” said gay activist
Bob Summersgill, one of the leaders of
the city’s same-sex marriage effort.
Summersgill was referring to alle-
gations that Jackson and his wife
continue to live in their home in Silver
Spring, Md., and use a rented apart-
ment in Southeast D.C. near the
Washington Nationals stadium as an
address to maintain D.C. residency.
City records show that Jackson
registered to vote in the District for the
first time on April 22, shortly before he
filed papers for the first of three ballot
measures he has proposed to ban
same-sex marriage in D.C.
In response to a complaint chal-
lenging his city residency, local offi-
cials ruled last year that Jackson’s
D.C. apartment and his D.C. driver’s
license, among other factors, were
sufficient proof that he met the
requirements for city residency.
Neither Jackson nor a spokesper-
son for his church returned calls this
week seeking comment for this story.
The Office of Campaign Finance
reports show that one of the commit-
tees established by Jackson, Stand for
Marriage D.C. Initiative, sought to
place a voter initiative on the ballot that
would ban same-sex marriage. The
second committee, Stand for Marriage
D.C. Referendum, sought a voter refer-
endum on the issue, and the third one,
Stand4MarriageDC, sought to prevent
the City Council from passing a same-
sex marriage bill.
Finance reports show the three
committees spent a total of $146,499 as
of Jan. 31 in those efforts. According to
the reports, the money was partly used
to hire two prominent public relations
firms to build support for a ballot meas-
ure and to retain a law firm to challenge
rulings against a ballot measure.
One of the public relations firms,
Schubert Flint Public Affairs, worked on
the 2008 Proposition 8 campaign in
California, which succeeded in banning
gay marriage. It also assisted the suc-
cessful ballot measure campaign in
Maine in November, which resulted in
overturning that state’s gay marriage law.
Summersgill and other local
activists were quick to note that
Jackson and his supporters have so
far lost on all three fronts, with the
D.C. Council passing the Religious
Freedom & Civil Marriage Equality
Amendment Act of 2009 in December
and the D.C. Board of Elections &
Ethics and two judges ruling against
Jackson’s call for a ballot measure.
The same-sex marriage bill the
City Council passed and Mayor
Adrian Fenty signed is expected to
clear its congressional review and
become law the first week of March.
“What’s Harry Jackson getting for
his money?” Summersgill asked on
the Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance
blog, GLAA Forum. “All of his efforts
have been for nothing.”
Jackson and his supporters have
argued the campaigns opposing same-
sex marriage have galvanized city resi-
dents who are said to be outraged that
they’ve been unable to directly decide
on the issue through a ballot measure.
A Washington Post poll released two
weeks ago appears to partially support
the claim. While the poll shows that 56
percent of city residents surveyed sup-
port legalizing same-sex marriage in the
District, it also shows that 59 percent
favor allowing voters to decide on the
issue through a ballot measure.
Last year, Jackson and his local
supporters disputed claims by mar-
riage equality advocates that same-
sex marriage opponents are dominat-
ed by non-D.C. residents. Jackson
and his backers have said a large
number of D.C. residents, including
many of the city’s black clergy, have
joined the campaign to allow the city’s
voters to decide directly whether gay
marriage should be legal.
LGBT activists have argued, however,
that many of the clergy helping Jackson
are from the Maryland and Virginia sub-
urbs. They note that more than 100 D.C.
clergy members have joined forces to
support the same-sex marriage bill.
The election board has ruled three
times since last spring that a ballot
measure seeking to ban same-sex
marriage in the city cannot be held
because it would violate the D.C.
Human Rights Act, which bans dis-
crimination based on sexual orienta-
tion. Two D.C. Superior Court judges
have upheld the board’s rulings.
The board considered Tuesday
yet another proposed ballot measure
— this time an initiative seeking to
ban gay marriage proposed by Ward
8 civic activist Joyce Little. It was not
immediately clear when the board
would rule on the issue.
High Impact Leadership Coalition
and Christian Hope Ministries-High
Impact are components of the Beltsville-
based Hope Christian Church, where
Jackson serves as senior pastor. His
wife, Vivian Michelle Jackson, is listed on
the church web site as executive pastor.
The church’s web site describes
the High Impact Leadership Coalition
as a non-profit, tax-exempt group
that “exists to protect the moral com-
pass of America and to be an agent
of healing to our nation by educating
and empowering churches, commu-
nity and political leaders.”
The web site does not disclose the
tax status of Christian Hope Ministries-
High Impact, but its listing as an arm of
the church suggests that it also has a
tax exemption under the Internal
Revenue Service 501(c)(3) provision.
IRS rules prohibit tax-exempt reli-
gious organizations from engaging in
partisan political campaigns on
behalf of candidates running for pub-
lic office. But the rules allow religious
groups to become involved in some
lobbying for or against proposed laws
— including voter initiatives or refer-
enda — as long as the lobbying is
not a “substantial” part of their overall
activity or expenditure of funds.
Neither Jackson nor a spokesper-
son for High Impact Leadership
Coalition or Christian Hope Ministries
group could be reached this week to
determine the size of the two groups’
budgets or expenditure of funds.
Neither group is listed by the non-profit
watchdog organization Guidestar.org
as having filed an IRS 990 public dis-
closure form that is required for most,
but not all, tax-exempt organizations.
Without knowing the overall budg-
et of the two groups, it could not be
determined whether they are in com-
pliance with or in violation of the IRS
rules barring “substantial” lobbying
activity by such groups. IRS rules
stipulate that any “religious organiza-
tion that engages in excessive lobby-
ing activity over a four-year period”
could lose its tax-exempt status.
Summersgill said he was consid-
ering filing a citizen request with the
IRS calling for an investigation into
the two groups.
Under city law, all couples seek-
ing to be married must apply for and
receive a marriage license, which
costs $35. The application for the
license can be obtained online at
dccourts.gov, but it must be submit-
ted and paid for in person.
Also under D.C. law, the minimum
age for obtaining a marriage license
without the need for parental consent
is 18. A marriage license for people
between the ages of 16 and 17 can
be obtained only with the consent of
a parent or legal guardian, and no
one under age 16 can marry.
“When applying for a marriage
license, you may request a civil wed-
ding, specifying the date and time
you would like to be married, at least
10 days from the date of application,”
according to the Marriage Bureau
Section of the court’s web site.
The site says a court clerk will con-
tact the applicants to confirm the date
and make final arrangements for a civil
ceremony, which is performed by a
court official in a designated room at
the courthouse. The courthouse is
located at 500 Indiana Ave., N.W.
According to the court’s web site,
the “marriage ceremony room” holds
about one dozen guests. A certified
copy of the marriage license can be
obtained on the day of the ceremony
for $10. There is no fee for the ceremo-
ny or use of the room, but wedding par-
ticipants are asked to consider making
a tax-deductable donation to the D.C.
Superior Court Art Trust Fund.
Unlike some jurisdictions, judges
in D.C. don’t routinely perform civil
marriages, although some judges do
so for couples with whom they are
personal friends, according to a court
source who spoke on condition of not
being identified. D.C. Mayor Adrian
Fenty is not authorized to perform
civil marriages under city law.
Several D.C. clergy members said
this week that despite the vocal
opposition to same-sex marriage
from some local clergy, a large num-
ber of clergy and their places of wor-
ship stand ready and willing to per-
form gay weddings.
The new law allows clergy to
refuse to perform same-sex mar-
riages and refuse to allow their facili-
ties to be used for such marriages if
performing such marriages is con-
trary to their religious beliefs.
“We’re prepared to begin marry-
ing same-sex couples as soon as the
law goes into place,” said Rev. Robert
Harties, pastor of All Souls Unitarian
Church. “I’ve already been in conver-
sation with members of my congre-
gation who are interested in becom-
ing married and who are making
plans for their wedding dates.”
Harties serves as co-chair of D.C.
Clergy United for Marriage Equality,
which he said has close to 200 mem-
bers. He noted that most members of
the group, along with their respective
churches or other places of worship,
including synagogues, are planning to
host same-sex wedding ceremonies.
Also looking forward to performing
same-sex weddings are at least five
LGBT-oriented churches or congrega-
tions in the city that have long per-
formed same-sex commitment cere-
monies. Among them are Metropolitan
Community Church of D.C., Unity
Fellowship and Inner Light Ministries,
which provide Protestant services; Bet
Mishpachah, widely known as the
city’s LGBT syngogue; and Dignity
Washington, which offers a weekly
Mass for LGBT Catholics.
Rev. Dwayne Johnson, pastor of
the Metropolitan Community Church
since January, said MCC churches
across the country have performed
what some of its members consider
to be weddings since the church was
founded in 1969.
“In a sense it was a form of polit-
ical resistance on some level,” he
said. “What was not accepted in the
eyes of the state we felt was accept-
ed in the eyes of God. So we will
continue to bless relationships, and
now to be able to do it legally is real-
ly exciting.”
Rev. Abena McCray, pastor of
Unity Fellowship, which has a largely
African-American protestant congre-
gation, said the church is preparing
to offer same-sex weddings when the
D.C. gay marriage law takes effect.
Jack Hillelsohn, Bet Mispachah’s
vice president for religious affairs,
said the congregation’s rabbi, Toby
Manewith, is a member of D.C.
Clergy United for Marriage Equality
and is excited about performing
same-sex marriages.
“Kiddushin is the Hebrew word for
marriage, and we have performed
these in the past without legal stand-
ing,” Hillesohn said.
4 dcagenda.com • february 19, 2010
localagenda
Two religious groups connected to Bishop Harry Jackson have contributed more
than half the nearly $200,000 that’s been raised to derail same-sex marriage
efforts in D.C.
DC Agenda photo by Michael Key
D.C. pastors excited to perform same-sex weddings
Continued from page 1
february 19, 2010 • dcagenda.com 5
gone either way to a seat that the
Democrats will most likely lose,”
Theriault said. “More than that, though,
the Senate is losing a good senator.
Bayh was a legislator’s legislator. He
knew how to work both sides of the
aisle to get good legislation passed.”
Bayh’s retirement isn’t the only fac-
tor jeopardizing the Democratic major-
ity in Congress this fall. Public dissatis-
faction with Congress has many pun-
dits predicting Republican wins.
In addition to the general climate
turning against Democrats, issues in
individual races could make for a
challenging year for the party. The
announced retirement of Sen. Byron
Dorgan (D-N.D.) leaves little hope for
a win against Republican Gov. John
Hoeven in the Senate race this
November. In Delaware, Republican
congressman Mike Castle is favored
to capture the Senate seat once held
by Vice President Joseph Biden.
And in Illinois, the Democratic
nominee for the U.S. Senate seat,
Alexi Giannoulias, is being dogged
by his association with Broadway
Bank, which reportedly engaged in
questionable practices and is on the
verge of Federal Deposit Insurance
Corp. takeover.
Even Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid (D-Nev.) is facing low approval
ratings in his home state, making him
vulnerable to a Republican challenger.
Still, while political experts are
predicting Democrats will lose seats,
most are saying the Republicans
won’t be able to take the majority in
either the House or Senate. Theriault
said before the announcement of
Bayh’s retirement, he would have
thought the Democrats would hold
54 seats after the election.
“Now, it might be down to 53,” he
said, “At every turn, the Republican
primary electorate is going to have to
make the right decision, catch some
breaks, and conditions would have to
deteriorate even more than they have
for the Republicans to have a shot at
gaining control of the Senate.”
Dan Pinello, a gay government pro-
fessor at the City University of New York,
said the growing number of Democratic
incumbents who are announcing their
retirement means Republicans will
see more opportunities, but determin-
ing whether the Republicans will take
control of Congress is difficult
because other factors could emerge
to influence the election.
“Both domestic as well as interna-
tional events can happen at such
lightning speed to change the larger
political environment that the outlook
can vary from month to month in
terms of what’s going to be happen-
ing come November,” he said. “It’s
very dicey to make predictions so far
ahead of the general election.”
Still, Pinello said predicting
Democrats will lose seats in Congress
is a “safe” bet to make, although a
GOP takeover would take “a seismic
change” similar to what happened in
1994 when Democrats lost control of
both chambers of Congress.
Charles Moran, spokesperson for
the Log Cabin Republicans, said he
doesn’t think Republicans will take
control of Congress this November,
although he predicted Democratic
losses because the party will have to
spend money on races that it thought
wouldn’t be competitive.
“It’s going to give the Republicans
a competitive advantage in terms of
reclaiming some of these seats,” he
said. “I’m certainly not sugar-coating
it. We have a really big hole to fill on
the Republican side, but I definitely
think this puts the Democrats in a
precarious position.”
With decreased majorities in
Congress, advocates are saying
pushing pro-LGBT legislation through
to the president’s desk would be a
more difficult feat.
Pinello said if the Democratic
majority falls behind 55 seats in the
Senate, it could cause a problem
when seeking 60 votes to end any fil-
ibusters on LGBT-related legislation.
“That becomes a problem if
‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ comes up for
repeal or, more importantly, the
Defense of Marriage Act comes up
for repeal,” he said. “I think potential-
ly that becomes an insurmountable
hurdle if Republicans remain as
cohesive as they have been on the
health care issue.”
Even with decreased majorities,
Mitchell said advocates will “keep
working” with Democratic allies to
push through pro-LGBT legislation.
“Our organization worked specifi-
cally for the last 10 years as an
organization working in the minority,”
he said. “I think Obama will continue
to help push some good legislation
for us and do what he can, but that
said, there needs to be a pro-equali-
ty Congress that can help us do that.”
Moran said while Democratic loss-
es would mean the party would have
to “re-evaluate some of their votes and
some of their stances,” he would hope
Democrats and Republicans who
would vote for pro-LGBT legislation
would maintain their support.
“More than anything, I think it’s
just another example of how we’ve
got to spend a lot of time as a com-
munity working to start changing
some of the hearts and minds of the
key individuals who maybe are sitting
on the fence,” he said.
A gay man who has accused
guards at the D.C. Jail of handcuffing
and beating him was sentenced Jan. 21
to six months in prison after pleading
guilty to misdemeanor sexual abuse.
John Burrows, 39, was credited in
Superior Court with the time he’s served
while awaiting trial and sentencing,
allowing him to be released March 16.
A spokesperson for the city’s
Department of Corrections, which
oversees the jail, has said the
department was conducting an inter-
nal investigation into Burrow’s report
of the jail beating. The spokesperson,
Sylvia Lane, said no further informa-
tion could be released.
Margaret Groat, Burrows’ sister, told
DC Agenda that Burrows was treated
for a concussion and severe bruises
and was experiencing dizzy spells in
connection with the reported jail beat-
ing. She said Burrows has retained an
attorney and is considering filing a law-
suit against the city for damages asso-
ciated with the reported beating.
Burrows pleaded guilty last month
to the misdemeanor sexual abuse
charge as part of a plea bargain
offered by the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Police had charged him with robbing
a man and forcing the man to engage
in sex at the man’s D.C. apartment in
October 2008.
Groat said Burrows told her the
sex was consensual and that her
brother acknowledged taking money
from the man after he refused to ful-
fill his agreement to pay Burrows for
a sexual encounter.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
districtagenda
Continued from page 1
John Burrows, a gay man who’s accused D.C. Jail guards of beating him, will be
released March 16.
Photo courtesy of Margaret Groat
In Delaware, Republican congressman Mike Castle is favored to capture the
Senate seat once held by Vice President Joseph Biden.
Official white house photo by David Lienemann
Will GOP recapture House or Senate this year?
Gay man alleging jail beating
sentenced to 6 months
6 dcagenda.com • february 19, 2010
Trans woman robbed in
Northeast D.C.: police
D.C. police recently reported a possible hate-related incident involv-
ing a transgender woman in Northeast D.C.
A police report says officers responded Jan. 25 to a call from a 27-
year-old male-to-female transgender person. The woman told police that
she was robbed and beaten by a group of unidentified men near her
home on the 3700 block of Hayes St., N.E.
The report says the woman’s pursue — containing her checkbook, ID
and birth certificate — were taken. Police, who are handling the incident
as a possible hate crime, have no suspects in the case.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
Hearing set for murder suspect
A 17-year-old male charged with first-degree murder in connection with
the shooting death of gay Maryland resident Gordon Rivers was sched-
uled to appear Thursday for a preliminary hearing in D.C. Superior Court.
Rivers, 47, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in front
of 2641 Naylor Road, S.E., in the District about 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10, police
said. He was pronounced dead a short time later at a nearby hospital.
Police on Jan. 29 arrested D.C. resident William Wren on a charge of
first-degree felony murder while armed. According to a police affidavit, Wren
said he and Rivers had known each other prior to the shooting and that he
accidently shot Rivers while attempting to rob him inside the victim’s car.
The affidavit says Wren acknowledged calling Rivers and inviting him
to an area near where Wren lived to lure him into a position where he
could be robbed. He said Rivers pulled out a gun during the botched rob-
bery, but police have a witness who saw Wren carrying the gun into
Rivers’ car, according to the affidavit.
Police have yet to disclose how Wren and Rivers met and whether the
murder was linked to Rivers’ sexual orientation. Court observers have
speculated that answers to those questions might surface in court.
Thursday’s hearing occurred after DC Agenda deadline. Check dcagen-
da.com for updates.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
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LGBT seniors group wins
$900,000 federal grant
WASHINGTON — An advocacy
group for LGBT seniors has been
awarded a $900,000 federal grant to
establish and operate the nation’s
first national resource center to help
local communities provide services
for LGBT elders.
U.S. Health & Human Services
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced
Feb. 10 that her agency selected
Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders, a
New York-based group known as SAGE,
as the grant recipient.
“The Resource Center will pro-
vide information, assistance and
resources for both mainstream aging
organizations and LGBT organiza-
tions and will provide assistance to
LGBT individuals as they plan for
future long-term care needs,”
Sebelius said in a statement.
In October, the Administration on
Aging, an arm of HHS, announced
plans to create the center and said it
would invite eligible organizations to
apply for the grant in a competitive
bidding process. LGBT activists
familiar with SAGE speculated that
SAGE would be a lead candidate for
the grant because of its status as the
nation’s oldest and largest organiza-
tion for LGBT seniors.
Sebelius said in her announcement that the $900,000 grant would extend over a three-year
period. She noted that SAGE would operate the new center under supervision of the
Administration on Aging in partnership with 10 organizations with expertise “in a wide range of
areas, including mainstream aging, LGBT aging, culture change and competency and program
evaluation.”
The new entity will be called the National Technical Assistance Resource Center for Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Elders, according to Sebelius’ announcement.
The Administration on Aging previously said that experts estimate as many as 1.5 to 4 million
LGBT individuals are age 60 and older.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
LGBT inclusion sought in immigration reform
WASHINGTON — A group of 60 U.S. House members have signed a letter urging congres-
sional leaders and President Obama to include bi-national LGBT couples in comprehensive immi-
gration reform.
Current law prevents LGBT Americans from sponsoring their foreign partners for residency in
the United States, affecting an estimated 36,000 same-sex couples and keeping many
apart. Signers of the letter say the system in place is “unacceptable” and immigration reform leg-
islation “must include a strong family reunification component inclusive of LGBT families.”
“In truth, no immigration reform bill can be called ‘comprehensive’ unless it includes all
Americans, including those who are LGBT,” says the letter.
The group of lawmakers is led by lesbian Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.). Other signers include
gay Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.), as well as Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-
N.Y.), who is sponsoring legislation that would address the situation, the Uniting American
Families Act. Still another signer is Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), who included similar language last
year in his Reuniting Families Act.
Rachel Tiven, executive director of Immigration Equality, said the lawmakers’ letter “signals
that our champions in Congress, and the LGBT community, are ready to work for passage of
reform that includes all families, including LGBT families.”
“Passage of immigration reform will require every family standing with their neighbors and
loved ones to work for change,” she said. “There are more than 36,000 lesbian and gay bi-nation-
al families counting on us to get this work done.”
During his State of the Union address, President Obama identified immigration reform as an
item for the congressional agenda. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)
are developing the legislation for their respective chambers in Congress.
CHRIS JOHNSON
Senate postpones ‘Don’t Ask’ hearing
WASHINGTON — The Senate Armed Services Committee last week postponed a hearing on
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” that was set for Feb. 11.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the committee’s chairman, had planned for committee members to
hear from a panel of expert witnesses on the issue. The list of witnesses wasn’t announced prior
to the hearing’s postponement. The cancelation notice for the hearing didn’t give a date for when
the testimony will be rescheduled.
The Senate Armed Services Committee canceled or postponed a number of hearings last
week on issues other than “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Record snowfalls and blizzard conditions inhib-
ited much of the work of the federal government.
CHRIS JOHNSON
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U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
announced Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders will receive
$900,000 over three years to establish the nation’s first
resource center to help communities care for gay elders.
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Former Vice President Richard
Cheney this week predicted “Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell” will “be changed” and
expressed support for its reconsider-
ation now that top defense officials
have come out against it.
“And when the chiefs come forward
and say, ‘We think we can do it,’ then it
strikes me as it’s time to reconsider the
policy,” Cheney said during an inter-
view Feb. 14 on ABC’s “This Week.”
Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff, came out in
favor of open service earlier this month
as both he and Defense Secretary
Robert Gates unveiled for Congress
plans for a Pentagon working group
that would examine repeal implemen-
tation. Gates said the process would
be complete by year’s end.
When asked about the issue on
“This Week” by guest host Jonathan
Karl, Cheney said the U.S. military sup-
ported “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 1993
when the law banning open service
was put in place, but that “things have
changed, significantly, since then” and
predicted the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t
Tell” as it currently stands.
“I see that … Mike Mullen, the
chairman of the Joint of Chiefs of
Staff, has indicated his belief that we
ought to support change in the poli-
cy, so I think that — my guess is the
policy will be changed,” Cheney said.
When Karl pressed Cheney further
on whether he personally supports
repeal, Cheney said “it’s partly a gener-
ational question” and he’s “reluctant to
second guess the military” because
“they’re the ones that have got to make
the judgment on how these policies
affect the military capability of our units.”
Jimmy LaSalvia, executive direc-
tor of GOProud, a gay partisan
group, commended Cheney for his
comments on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
“Few men or women have more
credibility or experience than Dick
Cheney when it comes to questions
of what’s in the best interest of
America’s national security,” LaSalvia
said. “Vice President Cheney is
absolutely right when he says that
public opinion, as well as the opinion
of military leaders has changed sig-
nificantly over the last 20 years when
it comes to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’”
This is not the first time Cheney
has offered support for LGBT issues.
Last year, he said during a National
Press Club event that he supports
the decision of state legislatures to
enact same-sex marriage.
CHRIS JOHNSON
Providence mayor makes bid for Congress
Cicilline joins other
openly gay candidates
aiming for Washington
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@dcagenda.com
The mayor of Providence, R.I.,
last weekend announced he is run-
ning for Congress, making him one
of several openly gay candidates
slated to be on ballots this fall.
David Cicilline, who’s served as
mayor since 2003 and was the first
openly gay mayor of a state capital,
formally declared Feb. 13 that he
wouldn’t pursue another term as
mayor and would instead seek the
congressional seat that will be vacat-
ed at the end of the year when pro-
LGBT lawmaker Rep. Patrick
Kennedy (D-R.I.) retires.
In an interview with DC Agenda,
Cicilline said he wanted to pursue a
run to represent Rhode Island’s 1st
congressional district because of the
economic hardships his state is fac-
ing and Washington’s slow response
in addressing the issue.
“Over the past 18 months, it has
become very clear to me that
Washington has really lost sight of
what is happening to the hard-work-
ing middle-class in cities and towns
across this country,” he said.
Rhode Island has been hit partic-
ularly hard by the recession.
According to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics, the unemployment rate for
the state in December 2009 was 12.9
percent, putting it just behind
Michigan and Nevada among states
with the highest unemployment.
“People are sick of reading about
hundreds of billions of dollars being
spent on bank bailouts and hundreds
of billions of dollars being spent on
bailing out the Big Three car compa-
nies, and they do not feel like
Washington is doing anything to
improve their lives,” he said.
Cicilline said he’s heard “every single
day” about families in his home state
who are concerned about whether they
can “keep the job that they have,
whether they can be able to find work,
or whether they can afford their rent.”
“I think what we need in
Washington, what I really bring to this
work, is [a] very practical problem
solving approach,” he said. “That’s
what mayors do. We sit around, we sit
down and try to bring people together
who have divergent views and deal
with the hard issues and fashion solu-
tions to come up with answers to
address problems every day.”
But Cicilline isn’t the only
Democratic candidate seeking to
represent his district in Congress.
William Lynch, who recently stepped
down as Rhode Island’s state
Democratic Party chair after 12
years, also announced on Saturday
his candidacy for the seat.
In a Sept. 14 primary, voters in
Rhode Island’s first congressional dis-
trict will decide who will be the
Democratic nominee for the general
election. The winner of the primary will
most likely take on John Loughlin, the
Republican candidate whom the GOP
seems poised to nominate.
Loughlin is an Army veteran and
Rhode Island State House member
who has had notable success raising
money. According to the Federal
Election Commission web site,
Loughlin has raised more than
$246,000 for his campaign.
As a gay man, Cicilline said he’s
“very, very committed” to supporting
legislation and issues that would
“affect my community and provide for
equality at every level of state, local
and federal government.”
“I think when you get elected to
any office, you bring to that office
your — who you are,” he said. “All of
your life experiences and who you
are as a person contribute to the way
you look at issues, the issues that
you care about.”
Cicilline said he would vote in favor
of the Employment Non-Discrimination
Act and the Uniting American Families
Act, as well as back repeals of “Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell” and the Defense of
Marriage Act.
While saying he would as a mem-
ber of Congress step up to support
the LGBT community, Cicilline said
he didn’t think his sexual orientation
would provide any additional chal-
lenge for him in his campaign. He
noted that his sexual orientation was-
n’t an issue in his runs for mayor.
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
hasn’t yet determined whether to
endorse Cicilline in his run for
Congress, although the organization
had endorsed him in previous may-
oral bids and his campaign this year
for a third term as mayor.
Denis Dison, a Victory Fund
spokesperson, said the process by
which the organization determines
its endorsements is the same for
candidates in all races, but that eval-
uating whether or not to endorse
Cicilline will be “a little bit of an easi-
er load” because the organization is
already familiar with him.
“We have endorsed this candi-
date multiple times; it’s not like we
have to get to know him,” Dison said.
“It’s a matter of doing the work on the
ground and talking to local politicos
and party leaders and things like that
— just to make sure that we have
crossed our T’s and dotted our I’s
before we endorse.”
Dison declined to comment on
whether the Victory Fund and the
Cicilline campaign have held any con-
versations about an endorsement.
Cicilline said he’s looking for both
the Victory Fund and the Human
Rights Campaign to endorse him in
his bid for Congress.
“They’ve endorsed me for both of
my previous races — the Gay &
Lesbian Victory Fund — so I don’t
want to be presumptuous, but I hope
to be endorsed by both organizations
in this campaign,” he said.
Cicilline’s candidacy means he’s
joining other gay candidates who are
pursuing a run for Congress. Steve
Pougnet, who’s gay and mayor of
Palm Springs, is seeking to oust
incumbent Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-
Calif.) to represent California’s 45th
congressional district.
Should Pougnet succeed, he
would be the first openly gay person
who’s legally married with children to
serve in Congress.
The Victory Fund has endorsed
Pougnet, making him the only non-
incumbent, openly LGBT person the
organization has endorsed in a run
for Congress.
Dison said the Democratic Party is
looking at this seat as a possible pick-
up, but it’s too early to determine
whether Pougnet will be in a good posi-
tion to beat Bono Mack in November.
“Nobody’s really in the thick of it
yet, and that’ll become clear later on,
but he’s been a fantastic fundraiser
so far for a non-incumbent, so there’s
definitely hope there.”
According to the Federal Election
Commission, Pougnet has raised
more than $563,000 for his cam-
paign and Bono Mack has raised
more than $992,000. While Pougnet
is behind in fundraising, challengers
typically raise less than incumbents.
Andy Stone, spokesperson for the
Democratic Congressional Campaign
Committee, said Pougnet is doing
what’s needed to mount a serious
challenge to Bono Mack this fall.
“Mayor Pougnet is aggressively
raising the necessary funds and it’s
clear that Congresswoman Bono
Mack is already feeling the heat from
this formidable challenger,” he said.
Pougnet has been heralded as a
supporter for LGBT causes and as a
strong fundraiser for the campaign
against Proposition 8 in California.
When same-sex marriage was avail-
able in the Golden State in 2008,
Pougnet married 118 couples in his
capacity as mayor of Palm Springs,
more than any other mayor in the state.
Still, some perceive Pougnet as
running against a pro-gay Republican.
Bono Mack voted twice against the
Federal Marriage Amendment and
has supported hate crimes legislation
as well as ENDA.
Another openly gay candidate seek-
ing a seat in Congress is Ed Potosnak,
a former staffer for Rep. Mike Honda
(D-Calif.) and public school teacher
who’s running to represent New
Jersey’s 7th congressional district.
Potosnak, currently the only
Democratic candidate running for the
nomination in that district, said he’s
pursuing a seat in Congress because
of the economic hardship that many
people in New Jersey face.
“For me, what really prompted me
to run for Congress is the fact that I’m
not a career politician,” he said. “I’m
someone who has really lived through
struggles of the middle class, and I
think that real world experience posi-
tions me well to address the problems
that our families are facing.”
If elected, Potosnak said he’d support
ENDA and UAFA, as well as repeals of
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and DOMA.
Still, Potosnak is running in a dis-
trict that Republicans have won con-
sistently since 1980. And the one-term
GOP incumbent he’s challenging,
Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) voted in
favor of hate crimes legislation last
year and is a co-sponsor of ENDA.
But Potosnak said the LGBT com-
munity shouldn’t support Lance
because the lawmaker has been
unhelpful in the struggle to win rela-
tionship recognition in New Jersey.
“As a state legislator, before he
came to Congress, he didn’t sup-
port civil unions and he also is
undecided on whether it should be
repealed in the state,” he said. “He’s
also undecided on whether there
should be a constitutional ban or a
definition of marriage between in a
man and a woman.”
The incumbent gay lawmakers in
Congress — Reps. Barney Frank (D-
Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and
Jared Polis (D-Colo.) — are expected
to seek re-election.
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Gays asked to inundate group
with demands for 2010 action
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@dcagenda.com
Amid fears that momentum on repealing
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is slipping, advocates
are pressuring the Human Rights Campaign to
demand that President Obama publicly call for
repeal this year.
A group of bloggers — led by John Aravosis
of Americablog — are asking readers to flood
HRC’s phone lines and e-mail inboxes with
messages that Obama needs to publicly spec-
ify he wants Congress to overturn “Don’t Ask,
Don’t Tell” this year and take the lead in work-
ing with lawmakers to ensure repeal happens.
Other bloggers who’ve joined the effort
are Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend,
Andy Towle of Towleroad.com and gay
activist David Mixner.
The bloggers say on their web sites they’re
targeting HRC because it’s the most prominent
and best-funded LGBT rights organization and
it has the greatest access to the White House.
During his State of the Union address late
month, Obama pledged to work this year with
Congress and military leaders to end “Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell,” but didn’t specify a time for
when he wanted repeal to happen. Efforts for
repeal got a boost shortly thereafter when
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm.
Michael Mullen endorsed open service in testi-
mony before Congress.
But in the short time since then, it’s become
less clear whether Congress could achieve repeal
this year. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told
reporters she wasn’t sure whether the House
would pass repeal legislation, and moderate mem-
bers of the Senate Armed Services Committee
have expressed support for the Pentagon’s review
of the law without backing outright repeal.
The Politico recently reported that while
supporters of repeal in Congress were excited
about Obama’s State of the Union announce-
ment, the White House hasn’t followed up with
guidance on the issue.
Aravosis said he hopes the blogger initiative
will restore momentum for repeal and prompt
HRC to “stand up to the president and call him
on the fact that he’s not doing enough.”
HRC issued an organizational response to
the initiative, saying its goals are the same that
have been outlined by the bloggers, which
include pushing for full repeal this year.
“‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ has to be repealed
this year,” says the statement. “That has been
the Human Rights Campaign’s position from
the start, and at this point there is no one in the
White House who does not know it. We and the
community to whom we are accountable
agree: this is the year.”
HRC says it supports including repeal as part
of the fiscal year 2011 defense authorization bill
while at the same time supporting the Military
Readiness Enhancement Act, standalone legis-
lation that would end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and
replace it with a non-discrimination policy.
Obama has committed to repeal, HRC
says, but has also made clear that votes in
Congress are needed before an end to “Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell” can happen.
“We have been lobbying the White House
relentlessly and we’ve seen more movement in
recent weeks than in the previous 16 years,”
HRC says. “Our nation’s top defense officials
testified, before the Senate Armed Services
Committee, that ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ should
be repealed. That did not happen in a vacuum.
These events are just the start. There is a clear
path to repeal, and that’s the one we’re on.”
But Aravosis said HRC’s statement is “actu-
ally a little dangerous” and the idea that HRC
has “conveyed the message and, ‘We’ve had
hearings so everything is on track,’ is absurd.”
“No one in town agrees with them,” he said.
“The Hill is telling us that the White House is
not telling them what to do, and that’s why
they’re not moving ahead — because they
don’t know what to do about whether they
should or shouldn’t repeal this year.”
Aravosis said the HRC statement also isn’t
sufficient because it suggests that the organi-
zation has done enough and the White House
understands the issue.
“This means either HRC is powerless, or
they’re not trying hard enough, and that’s what’s
scaring me right now,” he said. “They’re suggest-
ing they’ve done all they can, which suggests
that HRC’s influence in the White House doesn’t
amount to much, and that’s scary for all of us.”
The White House declined to comment.
The U.S. Senate last week confirmed three
openly LGBT people to high-ranking roles in
the Obama administration — including a gay
man to a top position in the Defense
Department — as part of 27 nominees that
moved forward by unanimous consent.
Senators on Feb. 11 confirmed Douglas Wilson,
who’s gay, to the position of assistant secretary of
defense for public affairs. During the Clinton admin-
istration, he served as the Pentagon’s deputy assis-
tant secretary for public affairs.
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which prevents openly
gay people from serving in the U.S. military, does-
n’t apply to Wilson because he was appointed to
a civilian position in the Defense Department.
The Senate also confirmed Cynthia
Atwood, a lesbian, to the Occupational Safety
& Health Review Commission and David Mills,
who’s gay, as assistant secretary of commerce for
export enforcement.
The three gay officials were nominated to
their positions after being recommended by
the Presidential Appointments Project.
CHRIS JOHNSON
Bloggers target HRC in
push for ‘Don’t Ask’ repeal
U.S. Senate confirms three gays to major roles
John Aravosis of Americablog said LGBT
Americans must ask the Human Rights
Campaign to ‘stand up the president and call him
on the fact that he’s not doing enough.’
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Should gay judge in Prop 8 case be removed?
Observers say question
of bias, not sexual
orientation, is key
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@dcagenda.com
A gay federal judge in San Francisco
presiding over the Proposition 8 trial on
same-sex marriage should be evalu-
ated on whether he is impartial and
fair and should not be forced to step
away from the case because of his
sexual orientation.
That’s the assessment of many
legal observers as well as supporters
and opponents of same-sex marriage.
But while agreeing that Judge
Vaughn Walker, 65, shouldn’t remove
himself from the case solely on
grounds of his sexual orientation,
advocates on both sides of the gay
marriage issue disagree sharply over
whether Walker has shown a bias in
favor of the plaintiffs in the case, who
seek to overturn Proposition 8.
“Whatever Judge Walker’s sexual ori-
entation is, it’s not a reason to take him off
the case,” said American Civil Liberties
attorney James Esseks, who works for
the ACLU’s LGBT rights project.
“Judge Walker’s sexual orientation
… doesn’t make him unable to decide
the issues before him impartially,”
Esseks said in an ACLU blog. “What
does matter is how he conducts him-
self as a judge, and his ability to put his
own views and background aside and
focus on the law and the constitution.”
Walker serves as chief judge for
the U.S. District Court in Northern
California, where two same-sex cou-
ples filed a lawsuit last year challeng-
ing the constitutionality of the ballot
proposition. California voters approved
the ballot measure in November 2008,
which overturned a decision by the
state’s highest court legalizing same-
sex marriage.
Lawyers and advocates defend-
ing Proposition 8 have accused
Vaughn of being biased against the
measure during a 12-day trial in
January, which recessed before
news surfaced in the San Francisco
Chronicle that Vaughn is gay.
Although some Proposition 8 back-
ers associated with religious groups
called for Walker’s removal from the
case because of his sexual orientation,
most conservative activists defending
the ballot measure have said the judge
should instead step down because of
the alleged bias he has shown.
“I have no reason to doubt that
there are homosexuals who could
preside impartially over this case,
just as I have no reason to doubt that
there are heterosexuals whose bias
in favor of, or against, same-sex mar-
riage would unduly skew their han-
dling of the case,” said Ed Whelan, a
conservative commentator, in a
National Review essay.
But Whelan added, “From the out-
set, Walker’s entire course of conduct
in the anti-Prop 8 case has reflected a
manifest design to turn the lawsuit into
a high-profile, culture-transforming,
history-making Scopes-style show
trial of Prop 8’s sponsors.”
Whelan pointed to a U.S. Supreme
Court decision to overturn Walker’s ini-
tial plans to allow the Prop 8 trial to be
broadcast over the Internet. He also
noted that an appeals court consisting
mostly of Clinton appointees over-
turned, in part, a procedural decision
by Walker to allow the plaintiffs to
obtain internal communications,
including e-mail, from organizers of
the Prop 8 election campaign.
LGBT activists backing the plain-
tiffs’ case against Prop 8 have dis-
puted allegations that Walker is
biased, saying the ballot measure’s
defenders are angry at the judge
because of his rulings against them
on a number of legal issues.
Supporters of the plaintiffs, including
their attorneys, say Walker’s rulings
during the trial were based on legal
principals and decisions of past
cases, not on bias.
Walker is currently reviewing the
evidence presented by a series of
witnesses during the trial and is
expected to resume the case to hear
closing arguments in March.
“Every judge has a sexual orienta-
tion,” said American University law pro-
fessor Nancy Polikoff, in commenting
on critics who say Walker should step
down from the case because he’s gay.
“If a judge were straight, would a
gay plaintiff have a ground to recuse
the judge because he was straight?
No, that’s ridiculous,” she said. “And
the same thing is true with any asser-
tion that being gay makes him unable
to hear the case. It’s not evidence of
having any kind of prejudice that
would stop a judge from being able to
decide a case on the law.”
Walker was first nominated for his
judicial position by President Ronald
Reagan in 1987, but Democrats in
Congress initially blocked the nomi-
nation on grounds that Walker’s
record as a lawyer in private practice
showed insensitivity toward civil
rights, including gay rights.
President George H.W. Bush
renewed Walker’s nomination in
1989, and the Senate later approved
it after receiving assurances that he
would rule impartially and fairly.
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have called for Walker to recuse himself from the case because they say he’s
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posted to our web site. Visit dca-
genda.com to join the discussion.
Re: “Moderate senators back
Pentagon’s ‘Don’t Ask’ review”
(news story by Chris Johnson)
This really doesn’t sound good, judg-
ing from what these clowns are saying. It
looks like the Dems and the supportive
Republicans are moving toward waiting
a year before doing anything. This is bad
because the Dems will most likely be
fewer in number after the election, if they
are still in power and the Republicans
will most certainly kill the effort once they
are in charge again. It’s just more evi-
dence that the Dems aren’t delivering on
their promises to the LGBT community
and, of course, the Republicans are
always against us. — Tim
Reviewing and studying are politi-
cian-speak for “I don’t want to do
anything, but I want it to look as
though I were.” — Doctor Whom
While this review isn’t a bad thing in
theory because it will be the first time that
the MILITARY is officially undertaking the
study of this issue since instituting DADT,
it might have been better if Obama and
Gates had bothered to go before
Congress and undertaken this task a year
ago when Obama first came into office
rather than just now coming forth publicly
with the idea and saying it will now take
one year to do the review. — GPP
Re: “D.C. man pleads guilty in
anti-gay assault” (news story by
Lou Chibbaro Jr.)
If Mr. McDonald is a native
Jamaican and not a U.S. citizen, he
should be deported after completing his
sentence. Too often, immigrants bring
their anti-gay hatred with them into the
U.S. If the gay community is serious
about ending violence, it should be
about forcing the government to
enforce its laws and kicking these big-
ots out of the country. — Michael
Re: “LGBT Democrats defend
Obama at DNC winter meeting”
(news story by Lou Chibbaro Jr.)
What do you expect them to say? I
was a delegate to the 2004 Democratic
National Convention – Carol King
appeared at our caucus; said something
in favor of gay marriage, and the wimps
in attendance were afraid to applaud,
because they didn’t want to appear to
criticize Kerry. What whimps! — Putney
These apologists need to wake up
and smell the coffee. The Democratic
Party doesn’t give a rip what GLBT
Americans want or need. They just
want our money. I’ve reached the point
where I’d rather have a Republican who
says, up front, that he’s working against
me than a weak-kneed Dem who talks
a good game but lacks the balls to ever
do anything about it. — pacnwjay
Re: “Gay murder victim knew
juvenile arrested in his slaying”
(news story by Lou Chibbaro Jr.)
Why is it so important that Mr.
Rivers be known as a “gay” man?
Everyone knows someone who’s gay
and it’s not a big deal. My issue is
that he had a right to privacy in his
personal preference and life. He was
a man and a very good friend who is
now deceased. — E Williams
I am saddened that someone that
didn’t take the time to know “Gordon”
would consider any bodily harm to
him. Gordon would have probably
given him money if he really needed it,
without any hesitation. Gordon was a
very respected and private person.
His career was rewarding and he had
great respect among his co-workers.
It’s really sad that now his name is
being tarnished by some low life guy,
who need a real job to commit to his
obligation as a “so called daddy.” I
hope and pray that justice is served in
a court of law. My Gordon, you were
like the son I never had. I never slept
until a suspect was apprehended.
May you Rest in Peace, my sweet
angel. — Tanya Johnson
Re: “Minister alleges conflict of
interest at election board hearing”
(news story by Lou Chibbaro Jr.)
If it is a conflict of interest for a
board member to have homosexual
family or friends, it is just as much a
conflict for those who have straight
family or friends. — Robert McJunkin
Why doesn’t the government start
taxing the church? If the church
wants to stick their nose in political
issues and law issues then they need
to pay taxes. Whatever happened to
separation of church & state? — BJ
Would someone please tell the
nosey minister that we all know
someone who is gay. So does that
mean no one can make decisions
regarding this except you? — Frank
LGBT criticism of
president is unfair,
ignores rights advances 
By EARL D. FOWLKES JR.
In late August 2008, I had the
opportunity to attend the Democratic
National Convention. I listened careful-
ly to the speeches of Michelle Obama,
Hillary Clinton, and President Bill
Clinton. On Aug. 28, 2008, I listened to
Sen. Barack Obama outline his soaring
vision for America. I heard him speak
about how he would address the sink-
ing economy, the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan, health care reform, clean
energy technology, and job creation.
I felt like Obama was speaking direct-
ly to me when he said, “I know there are
differences on same-sex marriage, but
surely we can agree that our gay and
lesbian brothers and sisters deserve to
visit the person they love in a hospital
and to live lives free of discrimination.”
In my opinion that statement was
his promise to millions of LGBT
Americans that we were part of his
plan to make America a better place
and that eliminating those vestiges of
discrimination would be an important
part of his agenda. Like millions of
Americans, I decided that I would work
hard to help elect Barack Obama pres-
ident of the United States.
Fast forward to today, a little over
a year since Barack Obama was
sworn in as our president and there
has been much discussion in some
quarters of the LGBT community
questioning whether or not his
administration has the stomach to
move “our” agenda forward. There
are those who believe he is moving
too slowly on the repeal of “Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell” and the Defense of
Marriage Act, and that he has not
done enough to push the passage of
the Employment Non-Discrimination
Act. Many of those same voices have
called for the LGBT community to
withhold support and money from the
Democratic Party, based on their
belief that President Obama has not
kept his word to our communities.
But for this black gay American, this
rhetoric contrasts greatly with the
reality of the Obama administration’s
accomplishments on LGBT issues
during his first year in office.
In only one year in office, the
Obama Administration has extended
benefits to same-sex partners of fed-
eral employees; signed into law the
Matthew Shepard & James Byrd, Jr.
Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which
expanded the existing federal hate
crimes law to include crimes motivat-
ed by a victim’s actual or perceived
gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity or disability; lifted the HIV
entry ban; extended the Ryan White
HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act;
reversed an inexcusable U.S. position
by signing the U.N. Declaration on
Gay Rights; spoken out forcefully on
Uganda’s repressive treatment of its
LGBT communities; endorsed the
Baldwin-Lieberman bill; hired and
appointed a record number of quali-
fied LGBT Americans, including more
than 10 Senate confirmed appoint-
ments; and in the summer of 2009,
the administration released the first
presidential Pride proclamation since
2000. In addition, the Obama admin-
istration has sought input from the
LGBT community on hundreds of pro-
posed policy changes affecting all lev-
els of the federal government.
Recently, Adm. Mike, chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the
Senate Armed Services Committee,
“Speaking for myself, and myself only,
it is my personal belief that allowing
gays and lesbians to serve openly is
the right thing to do. No matter how I
look at this issue, I cannot escape the
… facts that we have a policy that
forces young men and women to lie
about who they are in order to defend
their fellow citizens.” Anyone who
understands how the Pentagon oper-
ates must realize that the Obama
administration had a strong hand in
moving the military establishment to
support the repeal of this odious law.
I believe that advocacy and apply-
ing political pressure for the LGBT
agenda on both the Obama adminis-
tration and Congress are fundamen-
tal tenets granted to all citizens of
this Republic. While our great nation
still has a far ways to go before LGBT
Americans will enjoy all of the prom-
ises and benefits made to us in the
Constitution, I do believe that the
Obama administration has been sub-
ject to unfair criticism from parts of
the LGBT community, who, for what-
ever reasons, refuse to acknowledge
the many accomplishments in the
first year of this administration.
I have faith that our president will
continue to make good on the prom-
ises made that warm summer
evening in Denver, and this black gay
American will continue to support the
Obama administration as one of our
best hopes to bring about equality for
LGBT Americans.
Earl D. Fowlkes, Jr. is a resident
of Washington, D.C. and is a member
at large on the Democratic National
Committee.
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called DRAG tonight at the Curator’s
Office from 6 to 8 p.m. Featuring up-
close and large-scale photos of local
drag queens including Shi-Queeta
Lee and others, the show, the artist
says, seeks to reveal and challenge
hidden biases about femininity and
masculinity, beauty and ugliness, gay
culture, race, sexuality and aging.
The Curator’s Office is located at
1515 14th St., N.W., Suite 201.
Town has a MARDI GRAS PARTY
with DJ Dan Deleon tonight. Doors
open at 10. Town is located at 2009
8th St., N.W. Visit towndc.com for
more information.
sunday, feb. 21
THE BOLSHOI BALLET wraps up
its engagement at the Kennedy
Center today at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are
$47-135.00. Visit kennedy-center.org
for information.
A discussion called “BAGELS,
BRUNCH AND ISLAM” is being held
today at the D.C. Center from 11:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Iman Daayiee
Abdullah, who’s gay, will discuss the
relation between Islam and Judaism
and the lives of gay and lesbian
Muslims. This study brunch is hosted
by Bet Mishpachah, a local gay syn-
agogue. The event is free and open
to the public. The Center is located at
1810 14th St., N.W.
ADODI D.C., a gay group for men of
color who celebrate their African her-
itage, meets today at the D.C. Center
today from 3 to 6 p.m. The Center is at
1810 14th Street N.W. Visit thedccen-
ter.org for more information.
Local drag queen Shi-Queeta Lee
hosts DRAG BRUNCH every
Sunday at Nellie’s Sports Bar,
located at 900 U Street, N.W. Brunch
buffet is $20. Miss Lee performs at
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit nelliess-
portsbar.com for more information.
DIGNITY WASHINGTON, a local gay
Catholic group, celebrates Mass for
the LGBT community every Sunday
at 6 p.m. at St. Margaret’s, located at
1820 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Call
202-546-2245 for more information
or visit dignitywashington.org.
monday, feb. 22
D.C. Center’s ELDER THINK TANK
meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. and typi-
cally on the fourth Monday of each
month. The group is an intergenera-
tional group working on education,
advocacy and services to the local
aging LGBT population. The Center
is at 1810 14th Street, N.W. Visit
thedccenter.org for more information.
A YOUTH SUPPORT GROUP FOR
GAY, LESBIAN AND BI TEENS meets
today from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the GW
Center Clinic located at 1922 F Street
N.W., suite 103. Fees for therapy and
the group are on a sliding scale.
Metropolitan Community Church of
Washington, the District’s largest
mostly gay church, has an HIV-POSI-
TIVE SUPPORT GROUP FOR PEO-
PLE OF FAITH every Monday at the
church. For more information, contact
Matt Senger at 202-546-2159 or e-
mail him at ndc20003@yahoo.com.
MCC-DC is located at 474 Ridge
Street, N.W. Visit mccdc.com for more
information about the church.
tuesday, feb. 23
“IN THE HEIGHTS,” winner of four
2008 Tony Awards including best
musical, opens at the Hippodrome
Theatre in Baltimore, 12 N. Eutaw St.,
Baltimore, 410-837-7400. For tickets,
visit broadwayacrossamerica.com.
“WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE
LOVES METH” meets tonight at 7 at
DC Center, located at 1810 14th
Street, N.W. Visit thedccenter.org for
more information. Also at the Center
tonight is a meeting for those plan-
ning Gay Men’s Health Summit 2012
and AIDS 2012.
WASHINGTON RENEGADES, a gay-
welcoming local rugby team, resumes
practice for its spring season today at
6:45 p.m. at Cardozo High School at
1300 Clifton Street, N.W. Newcomers
curious about the group can attend
with out having to join. Visit
dcrugby.com for more information.
THE UNITED ENDA COALITION
meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
from 6 to 9 p.m. at the National Gay
& Lesbian Task Force headquar-
ters to encourage LGBT supporters
to help pass the Employment Non-
Discrimination Act. Training and pizza
are provided. The Task Force is at 1325
Massachusetts Ave., N.W., sixth floor.
For more information, contact Aaditi
Dubale at audit.dubale@gmail.com.
Cobalt has “FLASHBACK,” a retro
night, every Tuesday at 10 p.m. Rail
vodka drinks are free from 10 to 11 p.m.
Cobalt, a gay bar and dance club, is at
the corner of 17th and R streets, N.W.
wednesday, feb. 24
Ziegfeld’s/Secrets hosts its monthly
AMATEUR DANCER CONTEST at
11 p.m., signup begins at 10 p.m.,
1824 Half St., S.W., 202-863-0670.
Hosted by Destiny B. Childs.
THE HOLLABACK TRANSGENDER
SUPPORT GROUP meets tonight at
6:30 p.m. at DC Center, located at
1810 14th St., N.W. Hollaback is a
social and support group for the
trans community and is a program of
the D.C. Community AIDS Network.
The group meets on the second and
fourth Wednesday of each month.
LADIES FIRST NIGHT is tonight and
every Wednesday at Fab Lounge,
located at 1805 Connecticut Ave.,
N.W. For more information, visit
myspace.com/ladiesfirst.
thursday, feb. 25
PHASE 1, the country’s oldest lesbian
bar, begins its 40th anniversary fes-
tivities tonight at 9 p.m. at the Phase,
located at 525 8th Street, S.E. The
anniversary celebration continues
through Sunday at 3 a.m. Staff mem-
bers are seeking Phase-related pho-
tos from long-time patrons. They can
be e-mailed to phase1dc@gmail.com
or scanned at the bar. Patrons with
Phase stories to share are also
encouraged to come forward. A kick-
off rock show is tonight with perform-
ers Hunter Valentine, the Pushovers
and Kaylan Rexer. Visit phase1dc.com
for more information.
D.C. LAMBDA SQUARES, a local gay
square dancing group, meets every
Thursday for square dancing. For
more information about the group or to
find out when beginner classes are
available, visit dclambdasquares.org.
friday, feb. 26
PHASE ONE 40th anniversary festivi-
ties continue tonight with a Miss
Phase One Pageant at the bar from 7
to 10:30 p.m., which features a $200
cash prize. Hopefuls will compete in
several categories. Send a photo,
short bio and description of your talent
to phase1dc@gmail.com to compete.
Lesbian history through the ’70s, ’80s,
’90s and ’00s will be honored with
photos, videos and music from each
era tonight and Saturday. Visit
phase1dc.com for more information.
saturday, feb. 27
Gay & Lesbian Outreach and
Engagement (GLOE) has its third
annual Masquerade & Mischief
PURIM PARTY tonight at the
Washington D.C. Jewish Community
Center at 16th and Q streets, N.W. at
9 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to
wear costumes. Those who do have
open bar access all night. D.C.
Cowboys and trans comedian Riki
Wilchins will perform. Tickets are $18
in advance; $20 at the door. A cos-
tume prize will be awarded. Contact
justinl@washingtondcjcc.org or 202-
777-3253 for more information.
Variety show CRACK is back tonight
with a new show called “Once Upon
a Time” at Town from 9 p.m. to mid-
night tonight. The production is billed
as an “outrageous cabaret that
spoofs the fantastic world of fairy
tales and nursery rhymes.” Crack
hosts Shea Van Horn, Chris Farris
and Karl Jones will perform. Cover
is $10. Show starts at 10. Attendees
are encouraged to dress in fairy tale-
or nursery rhyme-inspired costumes
to receive a $2 discount. Town is at
2009 8th Street N.W.
Send calendar listings two
weeks prior to your event to Joey
DiGuglielmo at jdiguglielmo@dca-
genda.com.
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straight counterparts can’t
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
So are we really just like every-
body else? When it comes to gays
and their wedding ceremonies, it
depends on whom you ask.
Several among a bumper crop of
new businesses that have sprung up in
Washington to tap into the inevitable
boom in same-sex weddings when the
new District law goes into effect in
March are targeting same-sex couples
exclusively and say gay relationships
are different in ways straight wedding
planners won’t fully grasp.
Don Gillin’s new business, D.C.’s
Gay Wedding Planners (www.dcs-
gayweddingplanners.com), will spe-
cialize in those differences. The 36-
year-old gay Bethesda resident has a
decade of event and wedding plan-
ning under his belt and says he’s in a
strong position to help same-sex cou-
ples realize their wedding dreams. He
knows the ropes from doing straight
weddings for several years but also
gets gay relationship in a way his
straight counterparts can’t.
“This was never a possibility before
and now it is, so it’s kind of doubly
sweet and meaningful,” Gillin says. “I
don’t think a straight wedding planner
could understand that. Not only are
two gay men or two lesbians getting
married, they’re taking advantage of a
right they never had before. As a gay
person I can understand that and truly
honor their love story like a typical
wedding service couldn’t.”
Mike Wilkinson, a 27-year-old
Washington resident, says his busi-
ness, GLBT Wedding Services
(www.glbtweddingservices.com), a
new division of Event Emissary, ben-
efits from his gay touch.
“I think [straight wedding planners]
definitely know how to throw great
events, but we have an advantage
because we’re personally invested in
the community,” Wilkinson says.
Laura Lee, who’s straight and has
been in business as a wedding planner
with In Any Event (www.inanyeventco-
ordinators.com) for a year, says there
aren’t many significant differences
between straight and gay weddings.
The preferences have more to do, she
says, with the couple’s tastes than their
sexual orientation.
“Gay couples are as diverse in
their desires and spending habits for
their weddings as straight couples,”
she says via e-mail from El Salvador
where she’s on a volunteer trip build-
ing houses for low-income families.
“Their desire for tradition varies as
well. I think the only major difference
is that gay couples may feel less con-
fined to traditional customs than
straight couples. In general, though,
it really depends on the individuals.”
Like Gillin, Tara Davis has worked
on both same-sex commitment cere-
monies and opposite-sex weddings,
for the last year and a half with
Elegance and Simplicity, which just
started a referral site for same-sex
couples at www.legallyweddc.com.
She and her partner, Tanya Colucci,
had a ceremony in Florida in 2008
but plan to get legally married in
Washington this spring. Davis says
there’s some “relatability” when she
works with gay couples that helps.
“Being a lesbian, I can be sensitive
to issues same-sex couples may be
having,” she says. “In the beginning my
mom was always supportive but the
idea of a wedding was a little shocking
to her. So I can support them, tell them
my story, let them know that people do
come around and my mom was there
with my dad walking down the aisle.
That moral support definitely makes a
difference. Can they get a beautiful
quality wedding from a straight wedding
planner? Of course. But it helps to know
vendors who’ve gone through it and
know that everything has gone well.”
Elegance and Simplicity, which
has been around for 12 years and is
owned by Katie Martin, who’s
straight, typically does about 120
weddings a year. Usually three to five
are same-sex commitment cere-
monies but they expect a boost this
year when the law goes into effect,
assuming it survives its 30-legisla-
tive-day congressional review period
as most experts predict.
The Williams Institute, UCLA
School of Law, predicts that 1,882
same-sex D.C. couples will marry in
the next three years in addition to
about 12,550 non-District residents
expected to flock to the District to wed.
The new law will likely bring more than
$52 million to District coffers by the end
of 2012 and about 700 new jobs. The
city itself will see about $5.4 million in
tax revenue. Most of the couples —
about 65 percent — will be from out of
state, the Institute predicts.
Could there be a huge number in
2010 then a massive drop-off once all
the couples who’ve been together for
eons legally wed? Davis doubts it.
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“If you look at how Massachusetts
is doing, it’s still very big business for
their economy and it’s been legal there
for a long time now,” she says. “It will
probably decrease some, but I would-
n’t expect to see it steadily dropping.”
Wilkinson is hoping there’ll be a
huge boom at first. He’s hoping to
break a Guinness world record by hav-
ing a mass marriage event on March
20 at D.C.’s Mellon Auditorium. He
needs 169 couples to break the record
but is hoping for 400, which would fill
the room. Only five couples have
signed on so far but he expects a del-
uge once the law goes into effect.
“We’re definitely trying to be cog-
nizant of the needs of the couples,” he
says. “It won’t be like going through the
drive-through at McDonald’s. We’re
putting a lot of effort into being sensi-
tive to the couples but also making it a
special event within the community.”
Another local business that will be
assisting couples planning their same-sex
weddings is Raymond Boney Event &
Publicity Management, boneyevents.com.
Not only will Boney’s team assist with
planning a D.C.-area celebration, they will
plan destination ceremonies and even
plan the honeymoon.
Some D.C. residents who weren’t
involved in weddings in any capacity
before are planning to jump into the fray.
Photographer Robert Dodge, who’s gay,
was never interested in shooting straight
weddings, but says same-sex weddings
excite him. He shot a series of ads for
GLBT Wedding Services featuring gay
models at Mellon Auditorium.
“The opportunity to shoot gay wed-
dings and record these historic first life
commitments is really exciting and
something I am looking forward to,”
Dodge says by e-mail from Vietnam
where he’s on a shooting trip. “I would
like to establish myself as the preemi-
nent gay wedding photographer.”
Dodge’s website portfolio
(www.robertdodge.com) reveals a
bounty of artsy shots. Won’t wed-
dings be boring by comparison?
“Not at all,” he says. “Wedding pho-
tography is a first cousin to portraits and
portraiture has been an art form for cen-
turies. I will also be shooting weddings in
a photojournalist style, which means that
many of the images will be candids. I will
still do the wedding formals, but a large
part of the work will have that natural
look of being candid and not posed.”
And Dodge is of the mindset that
being gay himself will definitely be an
advantage.
“Unless they have some experience
with this, [straight photographers] are
going to have a difficult time under-
standing the dynamics of the relation-
ships and will simply miss some good
photographic moments because they
were waiting for the couples to act like
a straight bride and groom.”
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Many Washington churches are
gay friendly and have taken steps to
become officially “open and affirming.”
Beyond that, the degree to which gays
are integrated into church life varies as
some parishes defy denominational
teachings to include gays, so mar-
riages and commitment ceremonies
are kept low-key if allowed at all.
For others, such as Metropolitan
Community Church of Washington,
Inner Light Ministries and Unity
Fellowship, welcoming gays is their
raison d’être. And this list isn’t
meant to be exhaustive. All the
churches listed have publicly wel-
comed gays but contact the church-
es individually to find out their
same-sex marriage policies.
National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle, N.W.
nationalcitycc.org
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G St., N.W.
epiphanydc.org
Covenant Baptist Church
3845 South Capitol St., S.W.
cbcwdc.org
Riverside Church
680 I St., S.W. • riverside-dc.org
Inner Light Ministries
1525 Newton St., N.W.
innerlightministries-dc.org
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church
118 3rd St., S.E. • stmarks.net
Saint Thomas Episcopal Church
1771 Church St., N.W. • stthomasdc.org
Bet Mishpachah
1529 16th St., N.W. • betmish.org
Augustana Lutheran Church
2100 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.
augustanadc.info
Georgetown Lutheran Church
1556 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
georgetownlutheran.com
Capitol Hill United Methodist Church
421 Seward Square, S.E.
chumc.net
Dumbarton United Methodist Church
3133 Dumbarton Street, N.W.
dumbartonumc.org
Foundry United Methodist Church
1500 16th St., N.W. • foundryumc.org
Metropolitan Community
Church of Washington
474 Ridge St., N.W. • mccdc.com
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
201 4th St., S.E.
capitolhillpreschurch.org
Church of the Pilgrims
2201 P St., N.W.
churchofthepilgrims.org
Western Presbyterian Church
2401 Virginia Ave., N.W.
westernchurch.net
All Souls Unitarian
Universalist Church
1500 Harvard St., N.W. • all-souls.org
Cleveland Park Congregational
United Church of Christ
3400 Lowell St., N.W. • cpcchurch.org
Unity Fellowship Church
of Washington
1226 Vermont Ave., N.W.
ufcdc.com
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
nationalcathedral.org
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From traditional to
trendy, D.C. hotels offer
plenty of party options
By TYRONE FORD
Special to DC Agenda
You’ve popped the question, walked
the aisle and now it’s time to pop the
Champagne. But where to hold your
reception on the big day in D.C.?
If you’re looking for a hotel ball-
room, the city offers plenty of options,
from traditional to trendy. There are a
few things to keep in mind when con-
sidering hotel reception spaces.
Find out how many events your
location of choice holds so you can be
sure you won’t be hurried out once
your allotted time is over. Map out the
spaces for your special moments like
the first dance, the wedding cake cut-
ting, seating, etc., and make sure there
is enough space to accommodate your
guests. If you are using the in-house
caterer make sure the kitchen is
equipped for any special menu items
you may have planned. Some hotels
have decor restrictions, so make sure
you ask about furniture rearranging
and ask to see photos of prior wedding
receptions to inspire a few ideas.
Below are just a handful of area
hotels ready to host same-sex wed-
ding receptions when gay nuptials
become legal, which is expected to
happen in early March.
The Four Seasons Hotel, 2800
Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., has wedding
planning down to a science. From invi-
tations and wedding cakes to spa and
beauty services, the Four Seasons
can help ease the stress of planning a
wedding. With original wedding pack-
ages or a package of your own design,
the wedding consultants offer their
expert assistance so you can enjoy
your day with confidence. The Four
Seasons features a sunlit, sophisticat-
ed space that occupies more than
13,400 square feet, including a terrace
overlooking the C&O Canal.
The Madison, a Loews Hotel, 1177
15th St., N.W., is ready to help make
memories that last a lifetime. The
Madison recently added 1,500 square
feet of new banquet space, which has
created a total space of 12,000 square
feet that will accommodate most any
guest list. The expert event planners
will help create the wedding of your
dreams, along with amenities such as
a fitness center and spa services to
cater to your every need.
W Hotel, 515 15th St., N.W.,
“where historic Italian Renaissance
meets modern cool” offers 12,000
square feet of event space that will
make your wedding nothing less than
spectacular. The Altitude, the rooftop
ballroom at the W, would be a perfect
location with its gorgeous floor-to-
ceiling windows that offer a backdrop
of the nation’s most important land-
marks. The expert event planners will
work magic so your wedding day
wishes come true in style.
Founded in 1981, the Kimpton
Hotels & Restaurants are a collec-
tion of boutique hotels and chef-driv-
en restaurants that are acknowl-
edged as an industry pioneer and
leaders in the boutique hotel con-
cept. The Kimpton Hotel Group occu-
pies five locations in the Dupont and
Logan Circle areas plus two addition-
al locations within sight of the
National Mall and the U.S. Capital.
For a truly memorable wedding expe-
rience consider Kimpton’s Hotel
Palomar, 2121 P St., N.W. The Hotel
Palomar is urban art gallery meets
chic boutique hotel that will amaze
your guests. The hotel offers more
than 10,000 square feet of reception
space, including the ultra stylish
Phillips Room, named for the nearby
Phillips Collection. The Phillips Room
can accommodate up to 300 guests.
Other national hotel chains are
also catering to same-sex couples in
Washington. The Marriott and
Renaissance Hotel chains offer 10
properties in the area, including the
historic Mayflower. For a list of
Marriott’s area hotels and information
on booking a reception, visit dcmar-
riottweddings.com.
Other friendly options to consider
when looking for reception space:
The Fairmont
2401 M St., N.W.
202-429-2400
fairmont.com/washington
The Fairfax at Embassy Row
2100 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
202-293-2100
starwoodhotels.com
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ANNIE’S
1609 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-232-0395
In Dupont Circle area; popular longtime
restaurant and steakhouse with recently
renovated Upstairs Lounge.
APEX
1415 22nd St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-296-0505
apex-dc.com
In Dupont Circle area; popular with men, but
check schedule regularly for other events.
BACHELOR’S MILL
1104 8th St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-544-1931
Longtime bar popular with African-
American men in Capitol Hill area.
BANANA CAFÉ
500 8th St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-543-5906
bananacafedc.com
Popular Capitol Hill area restaurant and
bar (Eastern Market Metro) for both men
and women. Features Cuban, Mexican
and Puerto Rican cuisine.
BLOWOFF
815 V St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
blowoff.us
Created by musicians Bob Mould and
Richard Morel, Blowoff is an occasional
dance event popular with men. Events are
held in clubs around the country; D.C.’s
Blowoff parties are held at the 9:30 club in
the popular U Street corridor.
B.O.I. PRODUCTIONS
boimarketing.com//community.html
Organizes regular women’s events around
town. Check web site for updated information.
COBALT
1639 R St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-462-6569
cobaltdc.com
In Dupont Circle area; part of complex
of LGBT businesses at this address,
including Level One restaurant on street
level and 30 Degrees bar.
CREW CLUB
1321 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-319-1333
crewclub.net
Men’s 24-hour gym in Logan Circle area,
featuring steam rooms, lounges, private
dressing rooms and more.
DC EAGLE
639 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-347-6025
dceagle.com
The popular Levi/leather bar’s origins date
to the 1960s. Features billiards, regular
tournaments and other special events.
Located near the convention center, two
blocks north of Gallery Place Metro.
DELTA ELITE
3734 10th St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
202-546-5979
thedeltaelite.com
Longtime bar popular with African-
American men in Brookland neighbor-
hood; hosts regular ladies night. Check
web site for special events.
DIK BAR
1637 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-328-0100
dupontitaliankitchen.com
In Dupont Circle area, above Dupont
Italian Kitchen.
DUPLEX DINER
2004 18th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-265-9599
duplexdiner.com
Popular restaurant and bar in the Adams
Morgan area; happy hour specials and
many other special events. See web site
for updated schedule.
EFN LOUNGE
1318 9th St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-341-8281
efnlounge.com
twitter.com/EFN_Lounge
Funky, edgy neighborhood lounge in
Logan Circle with special events galore.
Popular with men and women; features
dancing, videos. Check web site for
event schedule.
FAB LOUNGE
1805 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-797-1122
thefablounge.com
In Dupont Circle area; popular with men
but hosts regular women’s events.
FIREPLACE
2161 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-293-1293
In Dupont Circle area; neighborhood bar
popular with men.
GREEN LANTERN
1335 Green Court, NW
Washington, DC 20005
greenlanterndc.com
twitter.com/greenlanterndc
Friendly bar for men hosts regular happy
hours and special events, including
karaoke and shirtless drink special
nights. Check web site for details.
McPherson Square Metro.
JACK’S
1527 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-332-6767
jacksdc.com
Dupont Circle area restaurant popular
with men and women.
JR.’S
1519 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-328-0090
jrswdc.com
Longtime friendly Dupont Circle area
bar popular with men; videos, regular
special events.
LACE
2214 Rhode Island Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20018
202-832-3888
lacedc.com
Every night is ladies night at Lace; fea-
tures regular special events for women
in Brookland neighborhood. Check web
site for details on happy hour specials.
LARRY’S LOUNGE
1836 18th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-483-1483
Dupont Circle area bar and restaurant
popular with both men and women.
MIXTAPE
Different locations
mixtapedc.com
twitter.com/MIXTAPEdc
Alternative dance party for queer men and
women featuring electro, alt-pop, indie
rock, house, disco and New Wave. Check
web site for 2010 schedule of events.
MOVA
1435 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-797-9730
halodc.com
Trendy Logan Circle bar and lounge
popular with men features regular happy
hour and other specials. Formerly known
as Halo, MOVA re-launched in early
2010 as a environmentally friendly bar
with an emphasis on community service.
NELLIE’S SPORTS BAR
900 U St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-332-6355
nelliessportsbar.com
Sports bar featuring poker events, drag
bingo, trivia contests and other specials.
Popular bar with massive outdoor deck
and plenty of TVs for watching sports.
OMEGA
2122 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-223-4917
omegadc.com
Dupont Circle area bar and club popular
with men featuring dancing, drag and
other special events.
PHASE 1
525 8th St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
phase1dc.com
twitter.com/phase1dc
The Phase opened in 1970 and remains
a popular lesbian bar and club. Features
regular special events, including Jell-O
wrestling, 80s theme nights and more.
Check web site for details.
REMINGTONS
639 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-543-3113
remingtonswdc.com
twitter.com/remingtonsWDC
Popular country/Western nightclub in Capitol
Hill neighborhood with more than 6,000
square feet of space for dancing and billiards.
One half block west of Eastern Market Metro.
TOWN DANCEBOUTIQUE
2009 8th St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-234-TOWN
towndc.com
Dance club and bar popular with men
and women, features regular drag per-
formances. U Street Metro.
ULTRABAR
911 F St., NW
Washington, DC 20004
ultrabardc.com
twitter.com/UltraBar
Large dance club with gay-friendly
events and vibe located downtown near
Metro Center.
ZIEGFELD’S/SECRETS
1824 Half St., SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-863-0670
secretsdc.com
Featuring all-nude male dancers
Wednesdays-Sundays, drag performanc-
es, large dance floor and many regular
special events, contests and more. Large
parking lot available; located in
Buzzard’s Point warehouse district.
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1722
1722 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Multi-level after-hours dance club attracts
a mixed crowd but remains gay-friendly.
BALTIMORE EAGLE
2002 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-82-EAGLE
Longtime Levi/leather bar not far from
Mount Vernon offers friendly bar, bil-
liards, outdoor patio, videos and a full
store for your leather needs. Mostly
men, but welcoming to women.
CLUB PHOENIX
1 W. Biddle St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-837-3906
Mount Vernon-area downstairs bar
attracts men and women; friendly service.
DRINKERY
205 W. Read St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-225-3100
Another of Baltimore’s friendly neighbor-
hood bars in Mount Vernon featuring bil-
liards, jukebox and welcoming service.
GALLERY
1735 Maryland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-539-6965
Longtime bar and restaurant popular
with African-American clientele.
GRAND CENTRAL
1001 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-752-7133
centralstationpub.com
Large entertainment complex featuring
friendly pub, lesbian bar Sappho’s upstairs
and a dance club on the first floor.
HIPPO
1 W. Eager St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-547-0069
clubhippo.com
Large club popular with men and
women featuring billiards, top
DJs/dancing, karaoke, videos and
more. Opened in 1972, Hippo’s motto
is “where everyone is welcome.”
JAY’S ON READ
225 W. Read St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-225-0188
Piano bar attracts a mostly male
crowd, though welcoming to women
and straight patrons.
LEON’S/
TYSON PLACE
870 Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-539-4993
leonsbaltimore.tripod.com
In business for more than 50 years,
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and among the oldest in the country.
Friendly bar with jukebox gets especial-
ly busy on Sunday nights. Tyson Place
is a restaurant bar located behind
Leon’s with a separate entrance.
PORT IN A STORM
4330 E. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-534-0014
Friendly neighborhood lesbian bar gets
especially popular when the Ravens
play. Features billiards, music and more.
QUEST
3607 Fleet St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-563-2617
Neighborhood bar in Highlandtown
area is popular with men and women
and offers billiards.
SAPPHOS
1001 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-752-7133
centralstationpub.com
Part of the Grand Central complex,
Sappho’s attracts a lesbian crowd and
offers comfy couches, outdoor patio
and more in its second floor location.
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555 23rd St. South
Arlington, VA 22202
703-685-0555
Freddie Lutz’s Virginia establishment
includes a restaurant and friendly bar,
regular specials and is popular with
men and women. Crystal City Metro.
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9855 N. Washington Blvd.
Laurel, MD 20723
301-498-8202
pwssportsbar.com
Restaurant and bar is popular with gay
and lesbian sports fans and is known
for its superb burgers.
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2 Bedrooms
2 Baths
2 Metros Closeby
Too Good to Miss!
STANTON SCHNEPP
202-997-5192
WWW.STANTONSCHNEPP.COM
OPEN HOUSE 1-3:00 PM, SUNDAY
JUST LISTED – DUPONT
1707 T Street, NW $1,050,000
5 Bedrooms/3 Full Baths
Dynamic detached two-unit with an in-law suite.
Top floor 2BR/1BA owner's suite offers a granite-
SS kitchen with big eat-in sunroom, big sunny
LR-DR. Another 2BR/1BA unit on main floor and
a 1BR/1BA in-law suite on lower level. Front
porch, rear decks. Two car park-
ing. Great Dupont location!
BO BILLUPS
(202) 431-4052 CELL
WWW.BOBILLUPS.COM
FOXHALL
1533 Foxhall Road NW $825,000
This beautiful end-unit town home provides an ideal loca-
tion and one of the largest and nicest lots in Foxhall Village.
The home is light-filled and well-appointed. Gleaming hard-
wood floors, moldings, built-ins, and an updated kitchen. A
bright breakfast nook, expansive enclosed porch, sepa-
rate-entrance finished basement, and
garage make this desirable home a
must-see. Home warranty included.
SAM BOYD
717-329-3723
SBOYD@CBMOVE.COM
COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE – DUPONT
Attention SELLERS...
Ask us about our NEW, INNOVATIVE and EXCLUSIVE
technology to help sell your property
202-387-6180
Owned and Operated
by NRT Incorporated
HUGE PRICE
REDUCTION
$389,999
OPEN HOUSE
SUN 1-3PM
LOGAN CIRCLE
910 M Street, NW
#602
1 Bed/1Ba
You'll love living
at the sophisticat-
ed "Whitman" with
its rooftop pool,
24/7 lobby atten-
dant, fitness cen-
ter & party room.
Unit is cheerful
and bright. Oak floors, washer/dryer. Kit fea-
tures cherry cabs, stainless appliances, gran-
ite counters. Luxury bath with
soaking tub. Pet-friendly bldg. 1
car garage parking!
MICHAEL MARRIOTT
801-201-7373 CELL
WWW.DCGOTOGUYS.COM
LUXURY
RESIDENCES
DUPONT
1830 18TH Street NW
· 2 Bedrooms with den or Loft
· And 2 or 3 full baths!
These stunning Town homes at 1830 18th
Street represent modern design Inspired by
tradition. They feature multi-level, innovative floor plans with Inviting private
outdoor space. Each unit provides the ambiance of a town home With the
convenience of a condo! Parking available.
COLDWELL BANKER DUPONT • 202-387-6180
Two Sold! Only Two Left! Open Sunday 2 till 4
Starting at $639,000
OPEN SUN 1-3PM
LOGAN CIRCLE
1420 N St, NW #602
$269,000
Bright upper floor 1BR/1BA condo with city views.
Nicely updated with granite & maple kitchen.
Building features 24 hr security, concierge, roof
deck & pool. Walk to work, Metro,
Whole Foods, Vida Fitness,
Caribou Coffee & more
J JAMES BRAEU
202-215-2240
WWW.JAMESBRAEU.COM

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