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‘Yes’ from Conway puts measure over the top

By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
At least 23 members of Maryland’s 47-member State Senate have publicly
disclosed they will vote for a same-sex marriage bill next week, drawing at-
tention to a senator from Baltimore who promised she would cast the decid-
ing vote in favor of the bill if supporters were just one vote short.
Twenty-four votes are needed to pass legislation in the State Senate, and
LGBT advocates monitoring the marriage bill say they are reasonably certain
that Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-Baltimore City) will fulfill her private commit-
ment to vote “yes” if 23 of her colleagues also vote for the measure.
The Senate’s Judicial Proceedings Committee was expected to vote on
Thursday to approve the bill and send it to the full Senate for debate and a
floor vote next week.
Earlier this week, Conway told the Baltimore Sun she was still struggling
over which way to vote on the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Pro-
tection Act, which calls for allowing lesbian and gay couples to marry in
local
news
Whitman-Walker
rebounding after
economy took toll
on donors, grants.
PAGE 2
national
news
Anti-LGBT conservatives
turned out for last week’s
CPAC gathering to talk
marriage and ‘Don’t Ask.’
PAGES 12 & 14
the lgbtq community news source
washingtonblade.com • vol. 42, issue 07 • february 18, 2011 • Still sharp after 40 years
Longtime organizer seeks
support for 2012 event
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
Veteran lesbian activist Robin Tyler of Los Angeles
says she’s talking to LGBT leaders and organizations
across the country about the possibility of a national
march on Washington for equality in May 2012.
In a statement released to the Blade last week, Tyler
said she first proposed the idea of a 2012 LGBT march
in the weeks following the election of Barack Obama as
president in 2008. Tyler has helped to organize LGBT
Washington marches in 1979, 1987, 1993 and 2000.
She said an LGBT march on Washington held in Oc-
tober 2009 and a series of street protests during the
past year by the direct action group GetEqual played
a key role in what she called the few LGBT advances
under the Obama administration, including the repeal of
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” She was not involved in organiz-
ing the 2009 march.
“The fact is, without continuous protests that GetE-
qual, Dan Choi, Robin McGehee and others did, I be-
lieve, as so many others do, that DADT would not have
been struck down,” Tyler said.
She said the main objection by some activists to
holding another national march is it would take away
resources and divert attention from needed LGBT activ-
ism in the states. At the time the 2009 LGBT march was
being planned, skeptics said it would have little impact
Md. senator key to marriage vote
Another LGBT march on Washington?
socialagenda
PFLAG official on newly formed Loudoun support group for teens.
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Former Army Lt. Dan Choi speaks out at CPAC.
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black and
positive
Local men talk
about their new
campaign to fight
HIV in Washington.
PAGE 23
The last national LGBT march on Washington was held in October of 2009 with attendance estimated between 30,000 and 100,000.
Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key
Maryland Sen. Joan
Carter Conway
Hundreds rally
for marriage in
Annapolis, Page 18
Result of Thursday’s
committee vote,
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LOCALNEWS
2 washingtonblade.com • february 18, 2011
Alston House theater
benefit called a success
A Black History Month outing at D.C.’s Studio The-
ater and a post-theater reception at the nearby Playbill
Café on Feb. 13 served as a “successful” beneft for
the Wanda Alston House for LGBT homeless youth, ac-
cording to Alston House offcial Brian Watson.
The Alston House, named after the late D.C. lesbian
activist and city offcial Wanda Alston, provides hous-
ing and supportive services to homeless LGBT youth,
“most of whom have been abandoned or kicked out of
their homes because of their identity,” according to an
announcement promoting the beneft.
The D.C. non-proft organization Transgender Health
Empowerment created the Alston House and operates
it through funding provided, in part, by the city and
through private contributions.
Among those attending the beneft were D.C. Coun-
cil member Sekou Biddle (D-At-Large), who is running
to retain his seat in an upcoming special election; and
three candidates competing against Biddle for the seat
— former Ward 5 Council member Vincent Orange and
candidates Jacque Patterson and Joshua Lopez.
Jeffrey Richardson, who was named earlier this
month by Mayor Vincent Gray as director of the city’s
Offce of GLBT Affairs, also attended.
Others attending included gay activists Phil Pan-
nell, Rick Rosendall, and Kurt Vorndran, who served
as hosts of the event.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
GLOV elects
new leaders
Members of Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence
(GLOV), a D.C. group that monitors anti-LGBT hate
crimes, elected A.J. Singletary as the group’s chair
and Hassan Naveed as vice chair during GLOV’s an-
nual meeting on Feb. 10.
Singletary and Naveed, who ran unopposed and
were elected by acclamation, succeed Kelly Pickard
and Joe Montoni, who served as the organization’s co-
chairs during the past year.
At Singletary’s recommendation and with Naveed
in agreement, members voted earlier in the meeting to
change the leadership structure from two co-chairs with
equal responsibilities to a chair and vice chair system.
Singletary, an Arkansas native, says he’s been a
D.C. resident since 2008 and has been active with
GLOV for the past three years. Naveed said he moved
to D.C. last year from Santa Barbara, Calif., where he
worked with an anti-LGBT violence group at the Uni-
versity of California at Santa Barbara.
GLOV is a project of the D.C. Center for the LGBT
Community, which has offces and meeting space
at 1318 U St., N.W. GLOV’s mission, according to a
statement on its website, is to work to reduce violence
against LGBT people through community outreach,
education and monitoring of incidents of anti-LGBT
hate crimes. The group also assists victims of anti-
LGBT violence and participates in the training of D.C.
police offcers on LGBT-related issues.
Singletary said his objectives for GLOV in 2011 in-
clude expanding its outreach to lesbians and minori-
ties within the LGBT community and continuing to work
with the police department, the mayor’s offce and the
City Council to improve reporting of anti-LGBT violence
and developing strategies to reduce hate violence
against LGBT people. He said GLOV would continue
to participate in police training on anti-LGBT violence.
He also called for GLOV to develop its own report on
hate crimes targeting LGBT people in the District. The
police department’s annual report on hate crimes has
shown that the highest number of such crimes target
LGBT people. But activists have long complained that
the police report does not refect the true number of
anti-LGBT hate crimes, which they believe is far higher
than the offcially reported fgure.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.

Restructuring credited with
Whitman-Walker revenue gains
The Whitman-Walker Clinic’s ability to operate with
a positive cash fow last year for the frst time in nearly
10 years – and its expectation of remaining in good
fnancial shape for the foreseeable future – is due to
its transformation from a volunteer-based AIDS service
group to a full-service community health center, ac-
cording to executive director Don Blanchon.
In a briefng for the Washington Blade, Blanchon
displayed charts and graphs showing what he called
a dramatic change in the Clinic’s sources of revenue.
At a time when other community clinics providing
services to the LGBT community and other communi-
ties are facing fnancial hardship due to diminishing
government funding and a drop in private donations,
Whitman-Walker has become far less reliant on both
government funds and revenue from private donors,
Blanchon said.
He noted that in 2005, Whitman-Walker received
51.5 percent of its total revenue from government
grants. That same year, the Clinic received 38.4 per-
cent of its revenue from fundraising efforts seeking
contributions from the public or businesses. Just 8.7
percent of its revenue came from third-party entities
such as patient health insurance carriers or patients
covered by Medicaid, Blanchon said.
In 2010, after the Clinic completed its transforma-
tion into a health center, 21.1 percent of its revenue
came from third-party entities, with many more clients
covered by private health insurance or Medicaid. He
noted that 31.5 percent of the Clinic’s revenue in 2010
came from its operation of a pharmacy on its premises.
At the same time, its revenue from government
grants dropped to 15.8 percent of total revenue, and
revenue from private fundraising dropped to 15.8 per-
cent of total revenue.
According to Blanchon, Whitman-Walker continues
to rely on private donors and looks forward to its an-
nual D.C. AIDS Walk fundraiser in October. But he said
the new structure decreases the Clinic’s reliance on
government and private donor revenue at a time when
the national recession has forced government agen-
cies and many donors to drastically cut back on giving
money to charitable groups like Whitman-Walker.
As a fnancially stable institution, compared to its
near fnancial collapse fve years ago, the Clinic is now
taking on more patients in need, especially low-income
patients with HIV, Blanchon said. At the same time, it is
seeing a growing number of LGBT patients who don’t
have HIV but prefer to use Whitman-Walker as their pri-
mary care provider, he said.
Data that Blanchon pointed to for 2010 show that the
Clinic saw about 13,000 patients that year, 22 percent
of whom were HIV positive. Although the total number
of HIV patients appears to be dropping, he noted that
60 percent of all medical visits to the Clinic in 2010
were HIV-related, showing that HIV remains the main
area of service for the Clinic.
The 2010 data show that 49 percent of all patients self-
identify as being LGBT; 69 percent were male, 29 percent
female, and 3 percent transgender. In terms of ethnicity,
47 percent were black, 35 percent white, 15 percent La-
tino, and 3 percent falling into another category.
“We began this journey a little more than fve years
ago and it has not been without its hardship, sacrifce or
public debate,” Blanchon said. “Through it all our board
of directors, employees, volunteers, donors and public
and private funders remained steadfast to our mission of
caring, especially our longstanding commitment to the
LGBT community and persons living with HIV/AIDS.”
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
Police seek help
identifying body
U.S. Park Police are asking the public for help in
identifying the body of a man found in a wooded area
off of Branch Avenue and the Suitland Parkway who
was wearing four rings on his left hand and multiple
necklaces.
Park Police spokesperson Sgt. David Schlosser
said investigators have no specifc information to indi-
cate the man was gay or transgendered, but they have
yet to confrm what his sexual orientation was.
The man’s body was found Feb. 6 near where Branch
Avenue and the Suitland Parkway intersect in Oxon Hill,
Md., just over the D.C.-Prince George’s County line,
according to a police statement. He is described as a
black male over the age of 45, with a light complexion.
The Maryland State Medical Examiner’s offce said an
autopsy found no evidence of foul play and said the
death appears to have been due to natural causes.
“He was wearing four rings on his left hand and mul-
tiple necklaces around his neck,” a Park Police state-
ment says. “He may have been homeless and may
have walked with a limp,” the statement says.
Photos of his jewelry are available on the Park Police
website at uspppressroom.blogspot.com. Anyone with
information that might help authorities identify the man
should contact Park Police Det. Freeman at 202-610-8760.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
D.C. Council hopefuls and several LGBT activists, including Earline Budd, turned out for a beneft for the Wanda Alston House on Feb. 13.
Washington Blade photo by Michael Key
february 18, 2011 • washingtonblade.com 3
NATIONALNEWS
4 washingtonblade.com • february 18, 2011
Calif. man busted for drugs on gay cruise
ORLANDO, Fla. — A gay California man was arrested in the U.S. Virgin Islands on sus-
picion of selling drugs to fellow passengers on a Caribbean cruise, offcials said last week
according to a report in Watermark, a Florida-based gay news outlet. Steven Barry Krumholz,
51, of West Hollywood, was arrested on board the Allure of the Seas in St. Thomas, said Jef-
frey Quinones, a spokesman in Puerto Rico for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The ship had just come from the Bahamas on a charter billed as the “world’s larg-
est gay cruise.” Customs and Border Protection agents boarded the ship Wednes-
day and found drugs on another passenger, who said he had placed an order with
Krumholz before the trip and picked them up while on board, according to an af-
fdavit submitted by one of the investigating agents. Agents searched Krumholz’s
cabin and allegedly found more than 142 ecstasy pills, nearly 3 grams of metham-
phetamine, a small quantity of ketamine and about $51,000 in cash, the agent said.
Gay porn studio plans crackdown on theft
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Gay porn studio and distributor Corbin Fisher is ready
to crack down on possibly tens of thousands of gay porn thieves, according to a
report from South Florida Gay News. Marc Randazza, counsel for the company,
said it’s taking a huge hit from online content theft.
Corbin has 40,000 IP addresses of users who have illegally downloaded the studio’s
material. Recently the company offered an amnesty deal for users that would exempt them
from any lawsuits brought forth by the company. The deal consisted of a one-time fee of
$1,000 and as a bonus they received a one-year subscription to their website. Only 20
people came forward to accept. That amnesty deal has ended. Now Randazza says he is
willing to offer a second amnesty deal to SFGN readers for a one-time payment of $1,900.
Those that come forward this time though will not receive a one-year subscription to their
website. Randazza said the company recently won a lawsuit against an illegal downloader
that resulted in a $250,000 judgment in their favor, the Gay News reported.
New York man sentenced in anti-gay crime
MANHATTAN — A Queens man pleaded guilty this week to punching the bartender
at a gay bar in the West Village while spouting an anti-gay and racist rant. He is ex-
pected to serve prison time, according to DNA Info, a New York-based news service.
Frederic Guinta, 25, was charged with attacking bartender Greg Davis, 38, at
Julius Bar on West 10th Street on Oct. 11. Earlier that day, Guinta also tried to steal
a patron’s wallet at Ty’s bar at 114 Christopher St., he admitted Tuesday.
Ind. House votes to ban same-sex marriage
INDIANAPOLIS — A constitutional ban on same-sex unions passed the Indi-
ana House, 70-26, this week in a major step toward writing the ban into the state’s
founding document, the Indianapolis Star and many other media outlets reported
Tuesday. The measure has passed the Senate several times in recent years but has
died repeatedly in the House, which until this year was controlled by Democrats.
A constitutional amendment must be approved by two separately elected legisla-
tures in succession and then by voters, so it would take at least three years for the mea-
sure to be included in the constitution. The Senate approved a constitutional same-sex
marriage ban in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010. The entire legislature approved a con-
stitutional amendment once, in 2005, when Republicans also controlled the House.
Washington State introduces marriage bill
NEW YORK — Washington State Sen. Ed Murray and Rep. Jim Moeller introduced leg-
islation Monday that would grant same-sex couples there the right to marry, several other
media outlets reported this week. The bill is seen as having a good chance of passing but it’s
likely Washington residents will also get to weigh in. Washington is the only state that won an
expansion of gay rights at the ballot box when Referendum 71 passed by 53 percent in 2009.
Hawaii House approves couples bill
HONOLULU — The Hawaii State House passed a bill last week 31-19 that pro-
vides equal rights and responsibilities of married couples there to non-married
couples, including same-sex partners. After minor changes were made in the
House, the bill now heads to back to the Senate for agreement on the amendments
before heading to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his signature. The bill is nearly identi-
cal to a civil unions bill passed last year but was vetoed by the former governor.

Pro-gay minister acquitted by church court
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The highest court in the Presbyterian Church (USA) last week acquit-
ted a minister who offciated for the wedding of a same-sex couple. The General Assembly
Permanent Judicial Commission said Rev. Jean Southard did not violate the denomination’s
“Book of Order” but also said the church still interprets its policies to mean a “same-sex cer-
emony can never be a marriage.” She was found innocent by a lower court, a ruling that was
reversed on the Synod level, before last week’s acquittal. Southard, who’s straight, married a
lesbian couple in Massachusetts in 2008.
Continues on page 7
Spending plan calls for
$105 million boost in
drug program

By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
President Obama’s proposed budget
for fscal year 2012 drew praise from
AIDS advocacy groups for its inclusion
of small to modest funding increases in
federal AIDS programs at a time when
the White House and Congress are un-
der great pressure to cut spending.
The proposed budget calls for a $105
million increase in the AIDS Drug Assis-
tance Program, or ADAP, over the fscal
year 2010 spending level.
AIDS and LGBT advocacy groups
have pushed hard for funding increases
for the federal-state ADAP program as
state contributions to the program have
dried up due to the national recession,
resulting in waiting lists for people who
rely on the program for life-saving AIDS
medication.
“We realize the resources of the feder-
al government are severely constrained,”
said Carl Schmid, deputy executive di-
rector of the AIDS Institute. “While the
proposed funding levels are far from
what is needed to provide the necessary
care and treatment for people with HIV/
AIDS or to signifcantly reduce the num-
ber of new infections, the AIDS Institute
appreciates the budget requests and
now urges the Congress to show a simi-
lar level of support.”
Schmid and Frank Oldham, president
and CEO of the National Association of
People With AIDS, expressed concern
that Republican leaders of the House of
Representatives are proposing cuts of
close to 20 percent in federal AIDS pro-
grams for the fscal year 2011 budget,
which Congress has yet to fnalize.
“The reality of the proposed cuts is
that lower-income Americans living with
HIV will not have access to the antiviral
drugs that keep them healthy – and also
make them less likely to pass the virus
along to others,” Oldham said. “More
people will get sick and die, and a dis-
proportionate number of them will be
poor and of color.”
Congress was expected to vote on a
fnal version of the FY 2011 budget within
the next few weeks. Last year, after Re-
publicans and Democrats were unable to
reach an agreement on the FY 2011 bud-
get for most federal agencies, Congress
approved a measure known as a continu-
ing resolution, which keeps the govern-
ment funded at fscal year 2010 levels.
In a telephone news briefng on Tues-
day, White House Domestic Policy Coun-
cil Director Melody Barnes said the ad-
ministration was involved in discussions
with members of Congress to address
the 2011 budget at the same time that the
Obama budget includes modest
increase in AIDS funds
Congress is expected to vote on a fnal version of President Obama’s FY 2011 budget within
the next few weeks. The 2012 budget was released this week to threats of cuts from House
Republicans
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White House promotes its 2012 budget.
“With the budget that he put out yes-
terday…he has articulated the values
that he has around this set of issues,”
Barnes said of Obama’s intentions for the
AIDS budget. “So I think his budget re-
ally stands as the backdrop and as the
platform from which we will be operating
as we move forward.”
Barnes added, “Obviously, there will
be many conversations going forward
about the budget and how we bring the
current year to closure. But this [FY 2012]
budget really articulates the framework
that he believes should be the guiding
set of principles.”
During the phone briefng, Jeff Crow-
ley, director of the White House Offce of
National AIDS Policy, said the 2012 bud-
get also refects the president’s recently
released National HIV/AIDS Strategy
document. Crowley noted that strategy
document, among other things, calls for
targeting federal AIDS funds to popula-
tion groups that are affected most by the
disease, especially gay and bisexual
men and people of color.
“People living with HIV should not
have to live in fear that their life-saving
medications could be taken away from
them,” Crowley said.
“By increasing the annual fund by
$105 million from early fscal year 2010,
when waiting lists in ADAPs frst ap-
peared, the president is demonstrating
a strong commitment to standing with
people living with HIV and working with
states and others to bridge the gap in ac-
cess to HIV medications until insurance
coverage is expanded in 2014 through
the Affordable Care Act.”
Crowley was referring to the sweep-
ing health care reform bill initiated by
Obama and passed by the Democratic-
controlled House and Senate in 2009.
With Republicans gaining control of the
House this year, the House passed leg-
islation calling for the repeal of the Af-
fordable Care Act. The Senate, which
remains under Democratic Party control,
defeated the repeal legislation.
AIDS activists have said they remain
hopeful that the Affordable Care Act’s
provisions expanding health insurance
coverage for low-income people will
greatly reduce the need for people with
HIV to rely on ADAP for their medication.
The president’s fscal year 2012 bud-
get includes these additional proposals
for federal AIDS spending:
• An increase of $5 million over FY
2010 levels for early intervention and pri-
mary care service for people with HIV/
AIDS under the Ryan White CARE Act.
• An increase of $58 million over FY
2010 for the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) as a
means of helping reach the goals of the
National HIV/AIDS Strategy document’s
call to reduce the number of new HIV in-
fections in the U.S.
• An increase of $750 million above
FY 2010 levels for medical research at
the National Institutes of Health. Of this
amount, $74 million would be allocated
for AIDS and HIV prevention research.
Crowley said the research would focus
on developing an AIDS vaccine and new
microbicides to prevent the AIDS virus
from infecting people and on the discov-
ery of improved drug therapies to pro-
long the lives of people with HIV.
• A $325 million funding allocation for
the Housing Opportunities for People
With AIDS, or HOPWA, at the Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban Develop-
ment — the same amount approved for
the FY 2010 budget. HOPWA provides
rent subsidies and other assistance to
low-income people with HIV/AIDS.
Republican leaders said the Obama
budget for FY 2012, which calls for $3.7
trillion in spending, is far too large and
vowed to make sharp cuts when the bud-
get undergoes the review and approval
process on Capitol Hill in the coming
weeks.
GOP leaders didn’t initially discuss
the 2012 budget’s spending proposals
on AIDS programs, but Capitol Hill ob-
servers expect House Republicans to
make the same proposed cuts as those
made for the fscal year 2011 budget.
“HIV programs are so small a part of
the federal budget — less than one tenth
of one percent — that even eliminating
them entirely will not materially reduce
this year’s defcit,” Oldham said in a
statement.
“But the proposed cuts will contribute
to defcits in years to come, as Ameri-
cans whose new infections this year
could have been prevented for a few dol-
lars come back next year, needing drugs
and support services that will cost far
more, for years to come,” he said.
During the White House phone news
briefng, Barnes said the Obama budget
for FY 2012 also calls for small increases
in funding at the Justice Department’s
civil rights division, which enforces the
Mathew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.
Hate Crime Prevention Act. The act au-
thorizes the federal government to pros-
ecute hate crimes targeting the LGBT
community.
NATIONALNEWS
february 18, 2011 • washingtonblade.com 7
Military leaders must deliver
progress report by March 1
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
The Pentagon last week offcially un-
veiled an implementation plan for “Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell” that focuses on policy,
education and training and communica-
tion as the way forward in lifting the mili-
tary’s gay ban.
In a redacted memorandum dated Feb.
10, Undersecretary of Defense for Person-
nel & Readiness Clifford Stanley provides
the military service secretaries with the re-
peal plan and pledges to work with them to
“solidify the format of progress updates as
well as the frequency of leadership meets.”
The four-page memo states that the
secretaries have until March 1 to provide
their frst progress update to Stanley.
Last month, Defense Secretary Rob-
ert Gates tasked Stanley with devising a
plan by Feb. 4 to “facilitate the timely and
orderly realization” of “Don’t Ask, Don’t
Tell” repeal.
The plan breaks down the path for
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal into four
stages: pre-repeal, certifcation, imple-
mentation and sustainment.
In the pre-repeal phase, activities in-
clude Tier 1 and Tier 2 level training of mil-
itary leadership and reporting to Obama
administration offcials on the progress of
implementation. For example, the under-
secretary of defense for personnel and
readiness must have a monthly meeting
and report to the defense secretary and
the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the
status of repeal.
To reach the certifcation phase, the
Repeal Implementation Team must pro-
vide appropriate documentation to the
defense secretary and chair of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff and provide their recom-
mendation to the president.
President Obama signed legislation
allowing for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal
on Dec. 22, but the new law won’t take
effect until the president, the defense
secretary and the chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff certify the military is ready.
Additionally, after certifcation takes
place, a 60-day waiting period must
pass before the ban is formally lifted.
Notably, the plan states the previously
mentioned idea that Tier 3 training, edu-
cation of the total force, can be completed
after the certifcation for repeal is issued.
For the implementation phase, Tier
3 training will be completed and the
Repeal Implementation Team will pro-
vide progress reports every two months
to Pentagon leaders.
The sustainment phase involves mak-
ing policy changes as needed and refn-
ing the education and training process.
Eileen Lainez, a Pentagon spokes-
person, said the Defense Department
intends to issue commanders in the feld
with the education and training tools on
the post-repeal environment.
“The training materials were devel-
oped based upon the [Pentagon working
group’s] Support Plan for Implementation
(SIP), and packaged in such a way to fa-
cilitate low bandwidth and non-traditional
training settings and include power point
slides with narration, scripts, FAQs, vi-
gnettes, policy documents, etc.,” she said.
Alex Nicholson, executive director of
Servicemembers United, said the repeal
implementation plan “lays out a com-
prehensive and deliberate path forward
for implementing this policy change
throughout the force.”
“In typical military fashion, the plan
is quite thorough and some steps may
seem unnecessary or redundant, but
overall we believe this plan continues to
show a good faith effort on the part of the
Department of Defense to swiftly move
forward with training, certifcation, and
repeal,” Nicholson said.
Pentagon reveals ‘Don’t Ask’ repeal plan
Calif. court to weigh in on Prop 8
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday was expected to issue a decision
on a critical element of the Proposition 8 case. The court’s action occurred after
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It was anticipated that the court would weigh in on whether the proponents of
California’s same-sex marriage ban had legal standing to defend the law in federal
court. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, then-Attorney General Jerry Brown,
who recently took over as governor, along with two county clerks, declined to carry
on the legal fght in district court after a judge ruled Prop 8 is unconstitutional.
In the absence of an offcial government-led fght to retain the law, a group
called Protect Marriage sought to continue the case. But the Ninth Circuit judges
requested an opinion from the state Supreme Court on whether the independent
group has standing to continue the case.
Attorneys for two same-sex couples in the case argue that Protect Marriage
lacks such standing because it does not represent the government, which was the
target of the initial lawsuit.
A favorable opinion from the state Supreme Court could push the Ninth Circuit to
uphold a ruling by Judge Vaughn Walker that Prop 8 is unconstitutional.
STAFF REPORTS
Budget calls for modest boost in AIDS funds
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about REYATAZ on the adjacent pages.
On REYATAZ, how you spen d your time is up to you.
INDICATION: REYATAZ is a prescription medicine used in combination with other medicines
to treat people who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). REYATAZ has
been studied in a 48-week trial in patients who have taken anti-HIV medicines and a 96-week
trial in patients who have never taken anti-HIV medicines.
REYATAZ does not cure HIV or lower your chance of passing HIV to others.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
Do not take REYATAZ if you are taking the following medicines due to potential for
serious, life-threatening side effects or death: Versed
®
(midazolam) when taken by mouth,
Halcion
®
(triazolam), ergot medicines (dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, and
methylergonovine such as Cafergot
®
, Migranal
®
, D.H.E. 45
®
, ergotrate maleate, Methergine
®
,
and others), Propulsid
®
(cisapride), or Orap
®
(pimozide).
Do not take REYATAZ with the following medicines due to potential for serious
side effects: Camptosar
®
(irinotecan), Crixivan
®
(indinavir), Mevacor
®
(lovastatin),
Zocor
®
(simvastatin), Uroxatral
®
(alfuzosin), or Revatio
®
(sildenafil).
Do not take REYATAZ with the following medicines as they may lower the amount of
REYATAZ in your blood, which may lead to increased HIV viral load and resistance to
REYATAZ or other anti-HIV medicines: rifampin (also known as Rimactane
®
, Rifadin
®
,
Rifater
®
, or Rifamate
®
), St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)-containing products, or
Viramune
®
(nevirapine).
Serevent Diskus
®
(salmeterol) and Advair
®
(salmeterol with fluticasone) are not recommended
with REYATAZ.
Do not take Vfend
®
(voriconazole) if you are taking REYATAZ and Norvir
®
(ritonavir).
The above lists of medicines are not complete. Taking REYATAZ with some other medicines
may require your therapy to be monitored more closely or may require a change in dose
or dose schedule of REYATAZ or the other medicine. Discuss with your healthcare provider all
prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamin and herbal supplements, or other health
preparations you are taking or plan to take.
Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, planning to become
pregnant or breast-feed, or if you have end-stage kidney disease managed with hemodialysis
or severe liver dysfunction.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any side effects, symptoms, or conditions,
including the following:
• Mild rash (redness and itching) without other symptoms sometimes occurs in patients taking
REYATAZ, most often in the first few weeks after the medicine is started, and usually goes away
within 2 weeks with no change in treatment.
• Severe rash has occurred in a small number of patients taking REYATAZ. This type of rash is
associated with other symptoms that could be serious and potentially cause death. If you
develop a rash with any of the following symptoms, stop using REYATAZ and call
your healthcare provider right away:
• Yellowing of the skin and/or eyes may occur due to increases in bilirubin levels
in the blood (bilirubin is made by the liver).
• A change in the way your heart beats may occur. You may feel
dizzy or lightheaded. These could be symptoms of a heart problem.
• Diabetes and high blood sugar may occur in patients taking
protease inhibitor medicines like REYATAZ. Some patients
may need changes in their diabetes medicine.
• If you have liver disease, including hepatitis B or C, it may
get worse when you take anti-HIV medicines like REYATAZ.
• Kidney stones have been reported in patients taking REYATAZ.
Signs or symptoms of kidney stones include pain in your side,
blood in your urine, and pain when you urinate.
• Some patients with hemophilia have increased bleeding problems
with protease inhibitor medicines like REYATAZ.
• Changes in body fat have been seen in some patients taking anti-HIV medicines.
The cause and long-term effects are not known at this time.
• Gallbladder disorders (including gallstones and gallbladder inflammation) have been
reported in patients taking REYATAZ.
Other common side effects of REYATAZ taken with other anti-HIV medicines include: nausea;
headache; stomach pain; vomiting; diarrhea; depression; fever; dizziness; trouble sleeping;
numbness, tingling, or burning of hands or feet; and muscle pain.
You should take REYATAZ once daily with food (a meal or snack). Swallow the capsules whole; do
not open the capsules. You should take REYATAZ and your other anti-HIV medicines exactly as
instructed by your healthcare provider.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
– Shortness of breath
– General ill-feeling or “flu-like”
symptoms
– Fever
– Muscle or joint aches
– Conjunctivitis (red or inflamed eyes,
like “pink-eye”)
– Blisters
– Mouth sores
– Swelling of your face
REYATAZ is one of several treatment options your doctor may consider.
Individual results may vary.
Find out if you can save on REYATAZ.
Call 1-888-281-8981 or visit
ReyatazSavings.com for details.
Subject to terms and conditions. Restrictions apply.
Once-daily REYATAZ can help fight your HIV.
REYATAZ, a protease inhibitor (PI), in HIV combination therapy:
N Can help lower your viral load and raise your T-cell (CD4+ cell) count
N Has a low chance of diarrhea (shown in clinical trials)
- REYATAZ in combination therapy had a 1%-3% rate of moderate-to-severe diarrhea in adults
N Is taken once a day with a snack or meal
Do not take REYATAZ if you are allergic to REYATAZ or to any of its ingredients.
Ask your healthcare team about REYATAZ www.REYATAZ.com
REYATAZ does not cure HIV and has not been shown to reduce the risk of passing HIV to others.
REYATAZ is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners
and not of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
©2010 Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ 08543 U.S.A.
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about REYATAZ on the adjacent pages.
On REYATAZ, how you spen d your time is up to you.
INDICATION: REYATAZ is a prescription medicine used in combination with other medicines
to treat people who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). REYATAZ has
been studied in a 48-week trial in patients who have taken anti-HIV medicines and a 96-week
trial in patients who have never taken anti-HIV medicines.
REYATAZ does not cure HIV or lower your chance of passing HIV to others.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
Do not take REYATAZ if you are taking the following medicines due to potential for
serious, life-threatening side effects or death: Versed
®
(midazolam) when taken by mouth,
Halcion
®
(triazolam), ergot medicines (dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, and
methylergonovine such as Cafergot
®
, Migranal
®
, D.H.E. 45
®
, ergotrate maleate, Methergine
®
,
and others), Propulsid
®
(cisapride), or Orap
®
(pimozide).
Do not take REYATAZ with the following medicines due to potential for serious
side effects: Camptosar
®
(irinotecan), Crixivan
®
(indinavir), Mevacor
®
(lovastatin),
Zocor
®
(simvastatin), Uroxatral
®
(alfuzosin), or Revatio
®
(sildenafil).
Do not take REYATAZ with the following medicines as they may lower the amount of
REYATAZ in your blood, which may lead to increased HIV viral load and resistance to
REYATAZ or other anti-HIV medicines: rifampin (also known as Rimactane
®
, Rifadin
®
,
Rifater
®
, or Rifamate
®
), St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)-containing products, or
Viramune
®
(nevirapine).
Serevent Diskus
®
(salmeterol) and Advair
®
(salmeterol with fluticasone) are not recommended
with REYATAZ.
Do not take Vfend
®
(voriconazole) if you are taking REYATAZ and Norvir
®
(ritonavir).
The above lists of medicines are not complete. Taking REYATAZ with some other medicines
may require your therapy to be monitored more closely or may require a change in dose
or dose schedule of REYATAZ or the other medicine. Discuss with your healthcare provider all
prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamin and herbal supplements, or other health
preparations you are taking or plan to take.
Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, planning to become
pregnant or breast-feed, or if you have end-stage kidney disease managed with hemodialysis
or severe liver dysfunction.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any side effects, symptoms, or conditions,
including the following:
• Mild rash (redness and itching) without other symptoms sometimes occurs in patients taking
REYATAZ, most often in the first few weeks after the medicine is started, and usually goes away
within 2 weeks with no change in treatment.
• Severe rash has occurred in a small number of patients taking REYATAZ. This type of rash is
associated with other symptoms that could be serious and potentially cause death. If you
develop a rash with any of the following symptoms, stop using REYATAZ and call
your healthcare provider right away:
• Yellowing of the skin and/or eyes may occur due to increases in bilirubin levels
in the blood (bilirubin is made by the liver).
• A change in the way your heart beats may occur. You may feel
dizzy or lightheaded. These could be symptoms of a heart problem.
• Diabetes and high blood sugar may occur in patients taking
protease inhibitor medicines like REYATAZ. Some patients
may need changes in their diabetes medicine.
• If you have liver disease, including hepatitis B or C, it may
get worse when you take anti-HIV medicines like REYATAZ.
• Kidney stones have been reported in patients taking REYATAZ.
Signs or symptoms of kidney stones include pain in your side,
blood in your urine, and pain when you urinate.
• Some patients with hemophilia have increased bleeding problems
with protease inhibitor medicines like REYATAZ.
• Changes in body fat have been seen in some patients taking anti-HIV medicines.
The cause and long-term effects are not known at this time.
• Gallbladder disorders (including gallstones and gallbladder inflammation) have been
reported in patients taking REYATAZ.
Other common side effects of REYATAZ taken with other anti-HIV medicines include: nausea;
headache; stomach pain; vomiting; diarrhea; depression; fever; dizziness; trouble sleeping;
numbness, tingling, or burning of hands or feet; and muscle pain.
You should take REYATAZ once daily with food (a meal or snack). Swallow the capsules whole; do
not open the capsules. You should take REYATAZ and your other anti-HIV medicines exactly as
instructed by your healthcare provider.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
– Shortness of breath
– General ill-feeling or “flu-like”
symptoms
– Fever
– Muscle or joint aches
– Conjunctivitis (red or inflamed eyes,
like “pink-eye”)
– Blisters
– Mouth sores
– Swelling of your face
REYATAZ is one of several treatment options your doctor may consider.
Individual results may vary.
Find out if you can save on REYATAZ.
Call 1-888-281-8981 or visit
ReyatazSavings.com for details.
Subject to terms and conditions. Restrictions apply.
Once-daily REYATAZ can help fight your HIV.
REYATAZ, a protease inhibitor (PI), in HIV combination therapy:
N Can help lower your viral load and raise your T-cell (CD4+ cell) count
N Has a low chance of diarrhea (shown in clinical trials)
- REYATAZ in combination therapy had a 1%-3% rate of moderate-to-severe diarrhea in adults
N Is taken once a day with a snack or meal
Do not take REYATAZ if you are allergic to REYATAZ or to any of its ingredients.
Ask your healthcare team about REYATAZ www.REYATAZ.com
REYATAZ does not cure HIV and has not been shown to reduce the risk of passing HIV to others.
REYATAZ is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners
and not of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
©2010 Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ 08543 U.S.A.
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FDA-Approved Patient Labeling
Patient Information
REYATAZ
®
(RAY-ah-taz)
(generic name = atazanavir sulfate)
Capsules
ALERT: Find out about medicines that should NOT be taken with REYATAZ.
Read the section “What important information should I know about taking REYATAZ
with other medicines?”
Read the Patient Information that comes with REYATAZ before you start using it
and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet provides
a summary about REYATAZ and does not include everything there is to know
about your medicine. This information does not take the place of talking with your
healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
What is REYATAZ?
REYATAZ is a prescription medicine used with other anti-HIV medicines to treat
people who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is the
virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). REYATAZ is a
type of anti-HIV medicine called a protease inhibitor. HIV infection destroys CD4+
(T) cells, which are important to the immune system. The immune system helps
fight infection. After a large number of (T) cells are destroyed, AIDS develops.
REYATAZ helps to block HIV protease, an enzyme that is needed for the HIV
virus to multiply. REYATAZ may lower the amount of HIV in your blood, help your
body keep its supply of CD4+ (T) cells, and reduce the risk of death and illness
associated with HIV.
Does REYATAZ cure HIV or AIDS?
REYATAZ does not cure HIV infection or AIDS. At present there is no cure for
HIV infection. People taking REYATAZ may still get opportunistic infections or other
conditions that happen with HIV infection. Opportunistic infections are infections
that develop because the immune system is weak. Some of these conditions are
pneumonia, herpes virus infections, and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)
infections. It is very important that you see your healthcare provider regularly
while taking REYATAZ.
REYATAZ does not lower your chance of passing HIV to other people through
sexual contact, sharing needles, or being exposed to your blood. For your
health and the health of others, it is important to always practice safer sex by
using a latex or polyurethane condom or other barrier to lower the chance of sexual
contact with semen, vaginal secretions, or blood. Never use or share dirty needles.
Who should not take REYATAZ?
Do not take REYATAZ if you:
º are taking certain medicines. (See “What important information should I
know about taking REYATAZ with other medicines?”) Serious life-threatening
side effects or death may happen. Before you take REYATAZ, tell your
healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking or planning to take.
These include other prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins,
and herbal supplements.
º are allergic to REYATAZ or to any of its ingredients. The active ingredient
is atazanavir sulfate. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of
ingredients in REYATAZ. Tell your healthcare provider if you think you have
had an allergic reaction to any of these ingredients.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take REYATAZ?
Tell your healthcare provider:
º If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if
REYATAZ can harm your unborn baby. Pregnant women have experienced
serious side effects when taking REYATAZ with other HIV medicines called
nucleoside analogues. You and your healthcare provider will need to decide
if REYATAZ is right for you. If you use REYATAZ while you are pregnant, talk
to your healthcare provider about the Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry.
º If you are breast-feeding. You should not breast-feed if you are HIV-positive
because of the chance of passing HIV to your baby. Also, it is not known if
REYATAZ can pass into your breast milk and if it can harm your baby. If you
are a woman who has or will have a baby, talk with your healthcare provider
about the best way to feed your baby.
º If you have liver problems or are infected with the hepatitis B or C virus.
See “What are the possible side effects of REYATAZ?”
º If you have end stage kidney disease managed with hemodialysis.
º If you have diabetes. See “What are the possible side effects of REYATAZ?”
º If you have hemophilia. See “What are the possible side effects of
REYATAZ?”
º About all the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription
medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Keep a list of your medicines
with you to show your healthcare provider. For more information, see “What
important information should I know about taking REYATAZ with other
medicines?” and “Who should not take REYATAZ?” Some medicines can
cause serious side effects if taken with REYATAZ.
How should I take REYATAZ?
º Take REYATAZ once every day exactly as instructed by your healthcare
provider. Your healthcare provider will prescribe the amount of REYATAZ
that is right for you.
º For adults who have never taken anti-HlV medicines oefore, the dose
is 300 mg once daily with 100 mg of NORVIR
®
(ritonavir) once daily
taken with food. For adults who are unable to tolerate ritonavir, 400 mg
(two 200-mg capsules) once daily (without NORVIR
®
) taken with food
is recommended.
º For adults who have taken anti-HlV medicines in the past, the usual
dose is 300 mg plus 100 mg of NORVIR
®
(ritonavir) once daily taken
with food.
º Your dose will depend on ]our liver function and on the other anti-HlV
medicines that you are taking. REYATAZ is always used with other anti-HIV
medicines. If you are taking REYATAZ with SUSTIVA
®
(efavirenz) or with
VIREAD
®
(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), you should also be taking NORVIR
®

(ritonavir).
º Always take REYATAZ with food (a meal or snack) to help it work better.
Swallow the capsules whole. Do not open the capsules. Take REYATAZ at
the same time each day.
º If you are taking antacids or didanosine (VIDEX
®
or VIDEX
®
EC), take
REYATAZ 2 hours before or 1 hour after these medicines.
º If you are taking medicines for indigestion, heartburn, or ulcers
such as AXID
®
(nizatidine), PEPCID AC
®
(famotidine), TAGAMET
®

(cimetidine), ZANTAC
®
(ranitidine), AcipHex
®
(rabeprazole), NEXIUM
®

(esomeprazole), PREVACID
®
(lansoprazole), PRILOSEC
®
(omeprazole),
or PROTONIX
®
(pantoprazole), talk to your healthcare provider.
º Do not change your dose or stop taking REYATAZ without first talking
with your healthcare provider. It is important to stay under a healthcare
provider’s care while taking REYATAZ.
º When your supply of REYATAZ starts to run low, get more from your
healthcare provider or pharmacy. It is important not to run out of REYATAZ.
The amount of HIV in your blood may increase if the medicine is stopped for
even a short time.
º If you miss a dose of REYATAZ, take it as soon as possible and then take
your next scheduled dose at its regular time. If, however, it is within 6 hours
of your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Wait and take the next dose
at the regular time. Do not double the next dose. It is important that you
do not miss any doses of REYATAZ or your other anti-HIV medicines.
º If you take more than the prescribed dose of REYATAZ, call your
healthcare provider or poison control center right away.
Can children take REYATAZ?
Dosing recommendations are available for children 6 years of age and older for
REYATAZ Capsules. Dosing recommendations are not available for children from
3 months to less than 6 years of age. REYATAZ should not be used in babies under
the age of 3 months.
What are the possible side effects of REYATAZ?
The following list of side effects is not complete. Report any new or continuing
symptoms to your healthcare provider. If you have questions about side effects,
ask your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider may be able to help you
manage these side effects.
The following side effects have been reported with REYATAZ:
º mild rash (redness and itching) without other symptoms sometimes occurs
in patients taking REYATAZ, most often in the first few weeks after the
medicine is started. Rashes usually go away within 2 weeks with no change
in treatment. Tell your healthcare provider if rash occurs.
º severe rash: In a small number of patients, a rash can develop that is
associated with other symptoms which could be serious and potentially
cause death.
If you develop a rash with any of the following symptoms stop using
REYATAZ and call your healthcare provider right away:
º shortness of oreath
º deneral ill feelind or "flu-like" s]mptoms
º fever
º muscle or joint aches
º conjunctivitis (red or inflamed e]es, like "pink e]e"ì
º olisters
º mouth sores
º swellind of ]our face
º yellowing of the skin or eyes. These effects may be due to increases
in bilirubin levels in the blood (bilirubin is made by the liver). Call your
healthcare provider if your skin or the white part of your eyes turn yellow.
Although these effects may not be damaging to your liver, skin, or eyes, it is
important to tell your healthcare provider promptly if they occur.
REYATAZ
®
(atazanavir sulfate)
º a change in the way your heart beats (heart rhythm change). Call your
healthcare provider right away if you get dizzy or lightheaded. These could
be symptoms of a heart problem.
º diabetes and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) sometimes happen in
patients taking protease inhibitor medicines like REYATAZ. Some patients
had diabetes before taking protease inhibitors while others did not. Some
patients may need changes in their diabetes medicine.
º if you have liver disease including hepatitis B or C, your liver disease may
get worse when you take anti-HIV medicines like REYATAZ.
º kidney stones have been reported in patients taking REYATAZ. If you
develop signs or symptoms of kidney stones (pain in your side, blood in your
urine, pain when you urinate) tell your healthcare provider promptly.
º some patients with hemophilia have increased bleeding problems with
protease inhibitors like REYATAZ.
º changes in body fat. These changes may include an increased amount of
fat in the upper back and neck (“buffalo hump”), breast, and around the
trunk. Loss of fat from the legs, arms, and face may also happen. The cause
and long-term health effects of these conditions are not known at this time.
Other common side effects of REYATAZ taken with other anti-HIV medicines
include nausea; headache; stomach pain; vomiting; diarrhea; depression; fever;
dizziness; trouble sleeping; numbness, tingling, or burning of hands or feet; and
muscle pain.
Gallbladder disorders (which may include gallstones and gallbladder
inflammation) have been reported in patients taking REYATAZ.
What important information should I know about taking REYATAZ with other
medicines?
Do not take REYATAZ if you take the following medicines (not all brands may
be listed; tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take).
REYATAZ may cause serious, life-threatening side effects or death when
used with these medicines.
º Erdot medicines. dih]droerdotamine, erdonovine, erdotamine, and
methylergonovine such as CAFERGOT
®
, MIGRANAL
®
, D.H.E. 45
®
, ergotrate
maleate, METHERGINE
®
, and others (used for migraine headaches).
º 0RAP
®
(pimozide, used for Tourette’s disorder).
º PR0PUl8lD
®
(cisapride, used for certain stomach problems).
º Triazolam, also known as HAlCl0h
®
(used for insomnia).
º Nidazolam, also known as VER8ED
®
(used for sedation), when taken by
mouth.
Do not take the following medicines with REYATAZ because of possible
serious side effects:
º CANPT08AR
®
(irinotecan, used for cancer).
º CRlXlVAh
®
(indinavir, used for HlV infectionì. Both REYATAZ and CRlXlVAh
sometimes cause increased levels of bilirubin in the blood.
º Cholesterol-lowering medicines MEVACOR
®
(lovastatin) or ZOCOR
®
(simvastatin).
º UR0XATRAl
®
(alfuzosin, used to treat benign enlargement of the prostate).
º REVATl0
®
(sildenafil, used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension).
Do not take the following medicines with REYATAZ because they may lower
the amount of REYATAZ in your blood. This may lead to an increased HIV viral
load. Resistance to REYATAZ or cross-resistance to other HIV medicines may
develop.
º Rifampin (also known as RlNACTAhE
®
, RIFADIN
®
, RIFATER
®
, or RIFAMATE
®
,
used for tuberculosis).
º 8t. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum), an herbal product sold as a dietary
supplement, or products containind 8t. John's wort.
º VlRANUhE
®
(nevirapine, used for HIV infection).
The following medicines are not recommended with REYATAZ:
º 8EREVEhT Dl8KU8
®
(salmeterol) and ADVAIR
®
(salmeterol with fluticasone),
used to treat asthma, emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
also known as COPD.
Do not take the following medicine if you are taking REYATAZ and NORVIR
®

together:
º VFEhD
®
(voriconazole).
The following medicines may require your healthcare provider to monitor
your therapy more closely (for some medicines a change in the dose or dose
schedule may be needed):
º ClAll8
®
(tadalafil), LEVITRA
®
(vardenafil), or VIAGRA
®
(sildenafil), used to
treat erectile dysfunction. REYATAZ may increase the chances of serious
side effects that can happen with CIALIS, LEVITRA, or VIAGRA. Do not use
CIALIS, LEVITRA, or VIAGRA while you are taking REYATAZ unless your
healthcare provider tells you it is okay.
º ADClRCA
®
(tadalafil) or TRACLEER
®
(bosentan), used to treat pulmonary
arterial hypertension.
º llPlT0R
®
(atorvastatin) or CRESTOR
®
(rosuvastatin). There is an increased
chance of serious side effects if you take REYATAZ with this cholesterol-
lowering medicine.
º Nedicines for aonormal heart rh]thm. C0RDAR0hE
®
(amiodarone), lidocaine,
quinidine (also known as CARDIOQUIN
®
, 0UlhlDEX
®
, and others).
º NYC0BUTlh
®
(rifabutin, an antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis).
º BUPREhEX
®
, 8UBUTEX
®
, 8UB0X0hE
®
, (buprenorphine or buprenorphine/
naloxone, used to treat pain and addiction to narcotic painkillers).
º VA8C0R
®
(bepridil, used for chest pain).
º C0UNADlh
®
(warfarin).
º Tric]clic antidepressants such as ElAVll
®
(amitriptyline), NORPRAMIN
®

(desipramine), SINEQUAN
®
(doxepin), SURMONTIL
®
(trimipramine),
TOFRANIL
®
(imipramine), or VIVACTIL
®
(protriptyline).
º Nedicines to prevent ordan transplant rejection. 8AhDlNNUhE
®
or NEORAL
®

(cyclosporin), RAPAMUNE
®
(sirolimus), or PROGRAF
®
(tacrolimus).
º The antidepressant trazodone (DE8YREl
®
and others).
º Fluticasone propionate (Fl0hA8E
®
, FLOVENT
®
), given by nose or inhaled to
treat allergic symptoms or asthma. Your doctor may choose not to keep you
on fluticasone, especially if you are also taking NORVIR
®
.
º Colchicine (C0lCRY8
®
), used to prevent or treat gout or treat familial
Mediterranean fever.
The following medicines may require a change in the dose or dose schedule
of either REYATAZ or the other medicine:
º lhVlRA8E
®
(saquinavir).
º h0RVlR
®
(ritonavir).
º 8U8TlVA
®
(efavirenz).
º Antacids or ouffered medicines.
º VlDEX
®
(didanosine).
º VlREAD
®
(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate).
º NYC0BUTlh
®
(rifabutin).
º Calcium channel olockers such as CARDlZEN
®
or TIAZAC
®
(diltiazem),
COVERA-HS
®
or ISOPTIN SR
®
(verapamil) and others.
º BlAXlh
®
(clarithromycin).
º Nedicines for indidestion, heartourn, or ulcers such as AXlD
®
(nizatidine),
PEPCID AC
®
(famotidine), TAGAMET
®
(cimetidine), or ZANTAC
®
(ranitidine).
Talk to your healthcare provider about choosing an effective method of
contraception. REYATAZ may affect the safety and effectiveness of hormonal
contraceptives such as birth control pills or the contraceptive patch. Hormonal
contraceptives do not prevent the spread of HIV to others.
Remember:
1. Know all the medicines you take.
2. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take.
3. Do not start a new medicine without talking to your healthcare provider.
How should I store REYATAZ?
º 8tore REYATAZ Capsules at room temperature, 59° to 8O° F (15° to 8O° Cì.
Do not store this medicine in a damp place such as a bathroom medicine
cabinet or near the kitchen sink.
º Keep ]our medicine in a tidhtl] closed container.
º Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets at all times. Do not
keep medicine that is out of date or that you no longer need. Dispose of
unused medicines through community take-back disposal programs when
available or place REYATAZ in an unrecognizable, closed container in the
household trash.
General information about REYATAZ
This medicine was prescribed for your particular condition. Do not use REYATAZ
for another condition. Do not give REYATAZ to other people, even if they have the
same symptoms you have. It may harm them. Keep REYATAZ and all medicines
out of the reach of children and pets.
This summary does not include everything there is to know about REYATAZ.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in
patient information leaflets. Remember no written summary can replace careful
discussion with your healthcare provider. If you would like more information, talk
with ]our healthcare provider or ]ou can call 1-8OO-821-1885.
What are the ingredients in REYATAZ?
Active Ingredient: atazanavir sulfate
Inactive Ingredients: Crospovidone, lactose monohydrate (milk sugar),
magnesium stearate, gelatin, FD&C Blue #2, and titanium dioxide.
VlDEX
®
and REYATAZ
®
are registered trademarks of Bristol-Myers Squibb
Company. COUMADIN
®
and SUSTIVA
®
are registered trademarks of Bristol-Myers
Squibb Pharma Company. DESYREL
®
is a redistered trademark of Nead Johnson
and Company. Other brands listed are the trademarks of their respective owners
and are not trademarks of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
Princeton, hJ O8548 U8A
1246226A7 F1-B0001B-04-10 Rev April 2010
REYATAZ
®
(atazanavir sulfate) REYATAZ
®
(atazanavir sulfate)
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FDA-Approved Patient Labeling
Patient Information
REYATAZ
®
(RAY-ah-taz)
(generic name = atazanavir sulfate)
Capsules
ALERT: Find out about medicines that should NOT be taken with REYATAZ.
Read the section “What important information should I know about taking REYATAZ
with other medicines?”
Read the Patient Information that comes with REYATAZ before you start using it
and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet provides
a summary about REYATAZ and does not include everything there is to know
about your medicine. This information does not take the place of talking with your
healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
What is REYATAZ?
REYATAZ is a prescription medicine used with other anti-HIV medicines to treat
people who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is the
virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). REYATAZ is a
type of anti-HIV medicine called a protease inhibitor. HIV infection destroys CD4+
(T) cells, which are important to the immune system. The immune system helps
fight infection. After a large number of (T) cells are destroyed, AIDS develops.
REYATAZ helps to block HIV protease, an enzyme that is needed for the HIV
virus to multiply. REYATAZ may lower the amount of HIV in your blood, help your
body keep its supply of CD4+ (T) cells, and reduce the risk of death and illness
associated with HIV.
Does REYATAZ cure HIV or AIDS?
REYATAZ does not cure HIV infection or AIDS. At present there is no cure for
HIV infection. People taking REYATAZ may still get opportunistic infections or other
conditions that happen with HIV infection. Opportunistic infections are infections
that develop because the immune system is weak. Some of these conditions are
pneumonia, herpes virus infections, and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)
infections. It is very important that you see your healthcare provider regularly
while taking REYATAZ.
REYATAZ does not lower your chance of passing HIV to other people through
sexual contact, sharing needles, or being exposed to your blood. For your
health and the health of others, it is important to always practice safer sex by
using a latex or polyurethane condom or other barrier to lower the chance of sexual
contact with semen, vaginal secretions, or blood. Never use or share dirty needles.
Who should not take REYATAZ?
Do not take REYATAZ if you:
º are taking certain medicines. (See “What important information should I
know about taking REYATAZ with other medicines?”) Serious life-threatening
side effects or death may happen. Before you take REYATAZ, tell your
healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking or planning to take.
These include other prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins,
and herbal supplements.
º are allergic to REYATAZ or to any of its ingredients. The active ingredient
is atazanavir sulfate. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of
ingredients in REYATAZ. Tell your healthcare provider if you think you have
had an allergic reaction to any of these ingredients.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take REYATAZ?
Tell your healthcare provider:
º If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if
REYATAZ can harm your unborn baby. Pregnant women have experienced
serious side effects when taking REYATAZ with other HIV medicines called
nucleoside analogues. You and your healthcare provider will need to decide
if REYATAZ is right for you. If you use REYATAZ while you are pregnant, talk
to your healthcare provider about the Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry.
º If you are breast-feeding. You should not breast-feed if you are HIV-positive
because of the chance of passing HIV to your baby. Also, it is not known if
REYATAZ can pass into your breast milk and if it can harm your baby. If you
are a woman who has or will have a baby, talk with your healthcare provider
about the best way to feed your baby.
º If you have liver problems or are infected with the hepatitis B or C virus.
See “What are the possible side effects of REYATAZ?”
º If you have end stage kidney disease managed with hemodialysis.
º If you have diabetes. See “What are the possible side effects of REYATAZ?”
º If you have hemophilia. See “What are the possible side effects of
REYATAZ?”
º About all the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription
medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Keep a list of your medicines
with you to show your healthcare provider. For more information, see “What
important information should I know about taking REYATAZ with other
medicines?” and “Who should not take REYATAZ?” Some medicines can
cause serious side effects if taken with REYATAZ.
How should I take REYATAZ?
º Take REYATAZ once every day exactly as instructed by your healthcare
provider. Your healthcare provider will prescribe the amount of REYATAZ
that is right for you.
º For adults who have never taken anti-HlV medicines oefore, the dose
is 300 mg once daily with 100 mg of NORVIR
®
(ritonavir) once daily
taken with food. For adults who are unable to tolerate ritonavir, 400 mg
(two 200-mg capsules) once daily (without NORVIR
®
) taken with food
is recommended.
º For adults who have taken anti-HlV medicines in the past, the usual
dose is 300 mg plus 100 mg of NORVIR
®
(ritonavir) once daily taken
with food.
º Your dose will depend on ]our liver function and on the other anti-HlV
medicines that you are taking. REYATAZ is always used with other anti-HIV
medicines. If you are taking REYATAZ with SUSTIVA
®
(efavirenz) or with
VIREAD
®
(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), you should also be taking NORVIR
®

(ritonavir).
º Always take REYATAZ with food (a meal or snack) to help it work better.
Swallow the capsules whole. Do not open the capsules. Take REYATAZ at
the same time each day.
º If you are taking antacids or didanosine (VIDEX
®
or VIDEX
®
EC), take
REYATAZ 2 hours before or 1 hour after these medicines.
º If you are taking medicines for indigestion, heartburn, or ulcers
such as AXID
®
(nizatidine), PEPCID AC
®
(famotidine), TAGAMET
®

(cimetidine), ZANTAC
®
(ranitidine), AcipHex
®
(rabeprazole), NEXIUM
®

(esomeprazole), PREVACID
®
(lansoprazole), PRILOSEC
®
(omeprazole),
or PROTONIX
®
(pantoprazole), talk to your healthcare provider.
º Do not change your dose or stop taking REYATAZ without first talking
with your healthcare provider. It is important to stay under a healthcare
provider’s care while taking REYATAZ.
º When your supply of REYATAZ starts to run low, get more from your
healthcare provider or pharmacy. It is important not to run out of REYATAZ.
The amount of HIV in your blood may increase if the medicine is stopped for
even a short time.
º If you miss a dose of REYATAZ, take it as soon as possible and then take
your next scheduled dose at its regular time. If, however, it is within 6 hours
of your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Wait and take the next dose
at the regular time. Do not double the next dose. It is important that you
do not miss any doses of REYATAZ or your other anti-HIV medicines.
º If you take more than the prescribed dose of REYATAZ, call your
healthcare provider or poison control center right away.
Can children take REYATAZ?
Dosing recommendations are available for children 6 years of age and older for
REYATAZ Capsules. Dosing recommendations are not available for children from
3 months to less than 6 years of age. REYATAZ should not be used in babies under
the age of 3 months.
What are the possible side effects of REYATAZ?
The following list of side effects is not complete. Report any new or continuing
symptoms to your healthcare provider. If you have questions about side effects,
ask your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider may be able to help you
manage these side effects.
The following side effects have been reported with REYATAZ:
º mild rash (redness and itching) without other symptoms sometimes occurs
in patients taking REYATAZ, most often in the first few weeks after the
medicine is started. Rashes usually go away within 2 weeks with no change
in treatment. Tell your healthcare provider if rash occurs.
º severe rash: In a small number of patients, a rash can develop that is
associated with other symptoms which could be serious and potentially
cause death.
If you develop a rash with any of the following symptoms stop using
REYATAZ and call your healthcare provider right away:
º shortness of oreath
º deneral ill feelind or "flu-like" s]mptoms
º fever
º muscle or joint aches
º conjunctivitis (red or inflamed e]es, like "pink e]e"ì
º olisters
º mouth sores
º swellind of ]our face
º yellowing of the skin or eyes. These effects may be due to increases
in bilirubin levels in the blood (bilirubin is made by the liver). Call your
healthcare provider if your skin or the white part of your eyes turn yellow.
Although these effects may not be damaging to your liver, skin, or eyes, it is
important to tell your healthcare provider promptly if they occur.
REYATAZ
®
(atazanavir sulfate)
º a change in the way your heart beats (heart rhythm change). Call your
healthcare provider right away if you get dizzy or lightheaded. These could
be symptoms of a heart problem.
º diabetes and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) sometimes happen in
patients taking protease inhibitor medicines like REYATAZ. Some patients
had diabetes before taking protease inhibitors while others did not. Some
patients may need changes in their diabetes medicine.
º if you have liver disease including hepatitis B or C, your liver disease may
get worse when you take anti-HIV medicines like REYATAZ.
º kidney stones have been reported in patients taking REYATAZ. If you
develop signs or symptoms of kidney stones (pain in your side, blood in your
urine, pain when you urinate) tell your healthcare provider promptly.
º some patients with hemophilia have increased bleeding problems with
protease inhibitors like REYATAZ.
º changes in body fat. These changes may include an increased amount of
fat in the upper back and neck (“buffalo hump”), breast, and around the
trunk. Loss of fat from the legs, arms, and face may also happen. The cause
and long-term health effects of these conditions are not known at this time.
Other common side effects of REYATAZ taken with other anti-HIV medicines
include nausea; headache; stomach pain; vomiting; diarrhea; depression; fever;
dizziness; trouble sleeping; numbness, tingling, or burning of hands or feet; and
muscle pain.
Gallbladder disorders (which may include gallstones and gallbladder
inflammation) have been reported in patients taking REYATAZ.
What important information should I know about taking REYATAZ with other
medicines?
Do not take REYATAZ if you take the following medicines (not all brands may
be listed; tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take).
REYATAZ may cause serious, life-threatening side effects or death when
used with these medicines.
º Erdot medicines. dih]droerdotamine, erdonovine, erdotamine, and
methylergonovine such as CAFERGOT
®
, MIGRANAL
®
, D.H.E. 45
®
, ergotrate
maleate, METHERGINE
®
, and others (used for migraine headaches).
º 0RAP
®
(pimozide, used for Tourette’s disorder).
º PR0PUl8lD
®
(cisapride, used for certain stomach problems).
º Triazolam, also known as HAlCl0h
®
(used for insomnia).
º Nidazolam, also known as VER8ED
®
(used for sedation), when taken by
mouth.
Do not take the following medicines with REYATAZ because of possible
serious side effects:
º CANPT08AR
®
(irinotecan, used for cancer).
º CRlXlVAh
®
(indinavir, used for HlV infectionì. Both REYATAZ and CRlXlVAh
sometimes cause increased levels of bilirubin in the blood.
º Cholesterol-lowering medicines MEVACOR
®
(lovastatin) or ZOCOR
®
(simvastatin).
º UR0XATRAl
®
(alfuzosin, used to treat benign enlargement of the prostate).
º REVATl0
®
(sildenafil, used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension).
Do not take the following medicines with REYATAZ because they may lower
the amount of REYATAZ in your blood. This may lead to an increased HIV viral
load. Resistance to REYATAZ or cross-resistance to other HIV medicines may
develop.
º Rifampin (also known as RlNACTAhE
®
, RIFADIN
®
, RIFATER
®
, or RIFAMATE
®
,
used for tuberculosis).
º 8t. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum), an herbal product sold as a dietary
supplement, or products containind 8t. John's wort.
º VlRANUhE
®
(nevirapine, used for HIV infection).
The following medicines are not recommended with REYATAZ:
º 8EREVEhT Dl8KU8
®
(salmeterol) and ADVAIR
®
(salmeterol with fluticasone),
used to treat asthma, emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
also known as COPD.
Do not take the following medicine if you are taking REYATAZ and NORVIR
®

together:
º VFEhD
®
(voriconazole).
The following medicines may require your healthcare provider to monitor
your therapy more closely (for some medicines a change in the dose or dose
schedule may be needed):
º ClAll8
®
(tadalafil), LEVITRA
®
(vardenafil), or VIAGRA
®
(sildenafil), used to
treat erectile dysfunction. REYATAZ may increase the chances of serious
side effects that can happen with CIALIS, LEVITRA, or VIAGRA. Do not use
CIALIS, LEVITRA, or VIAGRA while you are taking REYATAZ unless your
healthcare provider tells you it is okay.
º ADClRCA
®
(tadalafil) or TRACLEER
®
(bosentan), used to treat pulmonary
arterial hypertension.
º llPlT0R
®
(atorvastatin) or CRESTOR
®
(rosuvastatin). There is an increased
chance of serious side effects if you take REYATAZ with this cholesterol-
lowering medicine.
º Nedicines for aonormal heart rh]thm. C0RDAR0hE
®
(amiodarone), lidocaine,
quinidine (also known as CARDIOQUIN
®
, 0UlhlDEX
®
, and others).
º NYC0BUTlh
®
(rifabutin, an antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis).
º BUPREhEX
®
, 8UBUTEX
®
, 8UB0X0hE
®
, (buprenorphine or buprenorphine/
naloxone, used to treat pain and addiction to narcotic painkillers).
º VA8C0R
®
(bepridil, used for chest pain).
º C0UNADlh
®
(warfarin).
º Tric]clic antidepressants such as ElAVll
®
(amitriptyline), NORPRAMIN
®

(desipramine), SINEQUAN
®
(doxepin), SURMONTIL
®
(trimipramine),
TOFRANIL
®
(imipramine), or VIVACTIL
®
(protriptyline).
º Nedicines to prevent ordan transplant rejection. 8AhDlNNUhE
®
or NEORAL
®

(cyclosporin), RAPAMUNE
®
(sirolimus), or PROGRAF
®
(tacrolimus).
º The antidepressant trazodone (DE8YREl
®
and others).
º Fluticasone propionate (Fl0hA8E
®
, FLOVENT
®
), given by nose or inhaled to
treat allergic symptoms or asthma. Your doctor may choose not to keep you
on fluticasone, especially if you are also taking NORVIR
®
.
º Colchicine (C0lCRY8
®
), used to prevent or treat gout or treat familial
Mediterranean fever.
The following medicines may require a change in the dose or dose schedule
of either REYATAZ or the other medicine:
º lhVlRA8E
®
(saquinavir).
º h0RVlR
®
(ritonavir).
º 8U8TlVA
®
(efavirenz).
º Antacids or ouffered medicines.
º VlDEX
®
(didanosine).
º VlREAD
®
(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate).
º NYC0BUTlh
®
(rifabutin).
º Calcium channel olockers such as CARDlZEN
®
or TIAZAC
®
(diltiazem),
COVERA-HS
®
or ISOPTIN SR
®
(verapamil) and others.
º BlAXlh
®
(clarithromycin).
º Nedicines for indidestion, heartourn, or ulcers such as AXlD
®
(nizatidine),
PEPCID AC
®
(famotidine), TAGAMET
®
(cimetidine), or ZANTAC
®
(ranitidine).
Talk to your healthcare provider about choosing an effective method of
contraception. REYATAZ may affect the safety and effectiveness of hormonal
contraceptives such as birth control pills or the contraceptive patch. Hormonal
contraceptives do not prevent the spread of HIV to others.
Remember:
1. Know all the medicines you take.
2. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take.
3. Do not start a new medicine without talking to your healthcare provider.
How should I store REYATAZ?
º 8tore REYATAZ Capsules at room temperature, 59° to 8O° F (15° to 8O° Cì.
Do not store this medicine in a damp place such as a bathroom medicine
cabinet or near the kitchen sink.
º Keep ]our medicine in a tidhtl] closed container.
º Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets at all times. Do not
keep medicine that is out of date or that you no longer need. Dispose of
unused medicines through community take-back disposal programs when
available or place REYATAZ in an unrecognizable, closed container in the
household trash.
General information about REYATAZ
This medicine was prescribed for your particular condition. Do not use REYATAZ
for another condition. Do not give REYATAZ to other people, even if they have the
same symptoms you have. It may harm them. Keep REYATAZ and all medicines
out of the reach of children and pets.
This summary does not include everything there is to know about REYATAZ.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in
patient information leaflets. Remember no written summary can replace careful
discussion with your healthcare provider. If you would like more information, talk
with ]our healthcare provider or ]ou can call 1-8OO-821-1885.
What are the ingredients in REYATAZ?
Active Ingredient: atazanavir sulfate
Inactive Ingredients: Crospovidone, lactose monohydrate (milk sugar),
magnesium stearate, gelatin, FD&C Blue #2, and titanium dioxide.
VlDEX
®
and REYATAZ
®
are registered trademarks of Bristol-Myers Squibb
Company. COUMADIN
®
and SUSTIVA
®
are registered trademarks of Bristol-Myers
Squibb Pharma Company. DESYREL
®
is a redistered trademark of Nead Johnson
and Company. Other brands listed are the trademarks of their respective owners
and are not trademarks of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
Princeton, hJ O8548 U8A
1246226A7 F1-B0001B-04-10 Rev April 2010
REYATAZ
®
(atazanavir sulfate) REYATAZ
®
(atazanavir sulfate)
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12 washingtonblade.com • february 18, 2011
CPAC panel emphasizes
opposition to
same-sex unions
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
Two black conservatives are urg-
ing the Republican Party to emphasize
social issues — such as opposition to
same-sex marriage — to build appeal for
the GOP among racial minority groups.
Bishop Harry Jackson of the Hope
Christian Church, known for leading ef-
forts against legalizing same-sex mar-
riage in D.C., and Rev. Michael Faulkner,
author of “Restoring the American
Dream,” called for greater attention to
social issues at the 2011 Conservative
Political Action Conference in D.C.
During a panel titled “Traditional
Marriage and Society,” Jackson said
the conservative movement has “an op-
portunity to engage a multi-racial, multi-
cultural group of people,” but only if the
Republican Party doesn’t throw social is-
sues “under the bus.”
“Whether I like the GOP or not, wheth-
er I like Republicans or not, there is no
other party now that really is advocating
any of the social issues that are consis-
tent with my faith,” Jackson said.
Faulkner, who campaigned against
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), said con-
servatives need to develop their message
to racial minorities because they are ready
to support the conservative movement.
“As I campaigned, especially in La-
tino churches, I was required before the
pastor would allow me to speak to give
my position on same-sex marriage and
on abortion,” Faulkner said. “So they are
staunch conservatives, probably more
conservative than we are.”
Jackson spoke out against the ad-
vancement of marriage rights for gay
couples and said it would interfere with
parents’ rights in children’s education.
“If you change marriage, you redefne
the family; if you redefne the family, you re-
defne parenting; if you redefne parenting,
you must of necessity, redefne education,
and in that redefnition, that’s where we get
‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ and a gen-
eration of kids as young as fve-years-old
are told that they are to be gay allies in the
State of California,” Jackson said.
Faulker also railed against the ad-
vancement of gay nuptials and said
pressure to be politically correct can’t
change marriage.
“We need to stand for traditional mar-
riage,” Faulkner said. “Not just stand
against anyone else, but to stand for our
society, stand for our culture, stand for
our nation, stand for the children and the
families in our nation. If we do not, we will
indeed destroy ourselves.”
One LGBT rights group, on the other
hand, says that Republicans must con-
tinue emphasizing fscal issues as op-
posed to social issues to win support
among the American public.
R. Clarke Cooper, executive director
of the Log Cabin Republicans, said the
focus of most conservatives is the econ-
omy as some within the movement con-
tinue to rail against same-sex marriage.
“There are going to be members of the
conservative movement who are still going
to hold social issues as their No. 1 focus, but
what we saw at CPAC this last year was that
was not the primary focus,” Cooper said.
Cooper pointed to the results of CPAC
straw poll, which showed that same-sex
marriage wasn’t a major concern among
attendees.
Support for “protecting tradional mar-
riage” was a priority for 3 percent of
straw poll responders. Meanwhile, 53
percent of attendees said reducing the
size of the federal government was a pri-
ority and 38 percent said reducing gov-
ernment spending was a priority.
Also during the panel discussion, Tom
Minnery, senior president of government and
public policy for CitizenLink, offered statis-
tics that he said demonstrate countries with
same-sex marriage are worse off than plac-
es that deny marriage rights to gay couples.
LGBT advocates have long disputed the sta-
tistical accuracy of Minnery’s work.
Minnery said responders to a survey were
asked whether married people were happier
in countries with varying levels of relationship
recognition for same-sex couples.
According to Minnery, in countries with
same-sex marriage, 21 percent of respond-
ers said married people were happier; in
countries with civil unions; 36 percent say
married people are happier; in countries
with only regional recognition, 42 percent of
people said married people were happier;
and in countries with no same-sex mar-
riage, the respect for marriage “goes high.”
For another question on whether chil-
dren need both a mother and a father to be
happy, Minnery said 76 percent of respond-
ers said “yes” in countries with same-sex
marriage; 80 percent of responders said
“yes” in nations with regional recognition;
and 93.8 percent of responders said “yes”
in countries with no same-sex marriage.
“As the marriage culture in a country
declines, the respect for marriage and the
belief in its power also declines,” Minnery
said. “That’s why our organization continues
to believe if this country loses our marriage
culture, we’re headed for a lot of trouble.”
In response, Gary Gates, a scholar
at the Williams Institute, a think tank on
sexual orientation law at the University of
California, Los Angeles, said that in the
United States, divorce rates are lower in
places where same-sex marriage is legal.
“That doesn’t directly say people are
quote, happier, but heterosexual relation-
ships are more stable in places where same-
sex couples can get married,” Gates said.
According to data last year from U.S.
Census Bureau, in Massachusetts, where
same-sex marriage has been legal since
2003, the divorce rate is 1.8 percent —
the lowest in the nation.
With regard to statistics on having a
mother and father being important for
children, Gates said just because people
have that belief doesn’t make it true.
“I just saw a report today: 50 percent
of Republicans believe that Obama isn’t a
natural-born citizen,” Gates said. ”Because
people believe it, doesn’t make it true.”
Jackson wants GOP to focus on marriage
Harry Jackson of the Hope Christian Church, who led efforts against marriage equality in D.C.,
called for greater focus on social issues at the annual CPAC convention last week.
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Donnelly continues crusade against ‘Don’t Ask’
CPAC speaker wants more
hearings before ban is lifted
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
A leading opponent of “Don’t Ask,
Don’t Tell” repeal is continuing her ef-
fort to prevent gays from serving openly
in the U.S. military and is calling for ex-
tended discussion before the military’s
gay ban is lifted.
Elaine Donnelly, president of the Cen-
ter for Military Readiness, on Thursday
called for more congressional hearings
on allowing gays to serve openly in the
military and time to question Pentagon
offcials before repeal of “Don’t Ask,
Don’t Tell” takes effect.
“Our position is Congress should tell
the Pentagon, ‘Not so fast!’” she said.
“They need to ask questions, they need
to have hearings. We need to keep in
mind what is the most important thing. …
Certainly, the military is too important to
be used for social engineering, political
payoffs. Diversity is important, yes, but
not as a primary goal.”
Donnelly urged for greater delibera-
tion before enacting “Don’t Ask, Don’t
Tell” repeal during a panel titled “How
Political Correctness Is Harming Amer-
ica’s Military” at the 2011 Conservative
Political Action Conference in D.C.
In 2008, Donnelly gained notoriety as
an opponent of gays in the military when
she testifed during a House hearing on
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” After her testimo-
ny, when she decried the possible spread
of “HIV positivity” in the military and the
“forced intimacy” of straight troops serv-
ing with gays, Donnelly was widely criti-
cized and lampooned by the media.
During her CPAC panel appearance,
Donnelly denounced the law allowing
for repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” that
President Obama signed in December,
which she said was “rushed through
recklessly” in the lame-duck session of
the 111th Congress.
“It’s supposed to be a non-discrimina-
tion policy,” she said. “But instead of call-
ing it ‘Not “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,”‘ … let’s
give it a name. We call it the ‘Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Law for the
Military’ – ’LGBT Law’ for short. We have
to start thinking about it in terms of what
it would do.”
The repeal provides for an end to
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” only after the
president, the defense secretary and the
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff cer-
tify the U.S. military is ready for repeal.
But Donnelly said this language was a
“meaningless” provision in the law.
“There’s going to be a lot of prob-
lems,” she said. ”The Congress has yet
to have hearings on the House side on
this, so our position is this: don’t you think
we should ask some questions frst?”
Fred Sainz, vice president of com-
munications for the Human Rights Cam-
paign, said the debate over ending
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has gone on for 17
years and noted House and Senate com-
mittees had several hearings in the last
Congress.
“No more discussion is needed on this
issue,” Sainz said. “And I think Repub-
licans and Democrats, not just Demo-
crats, but Republicans and Democrats,
concluded that that was the case when
they voted to go ahead and pass this
legislation last year. At some point, you
just have to call the question, and that’s
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exactly what happened.”
During the panel, Donnelly said she
and other opponents of “Don’t Ask, Don’t
Tell” repeal assembled a 25-page list of
questions that “not should be asked, but
must be asked” to evaluate the mesaure
passed last year.
Among the questions, Donnelly said,
is which of the fndings in the 1993 law
are not valid — how will the armed forces
“train people to be less senstive to sexu-
al privacy and modesty.”
Donnelly also raised concerns about
“zero tolerance” for service members
who object to serving alongside openly
gay people.
“What about when you have a prob-
lem and say, “This needs to changed,’”
Donnelly said. ”And someone says,
‘What’s the matter with you? Is there
something wrong with your attitude? Are
you prejudiced? We’ll get you more train-
ing — more LGBT training.’”
Alex Nicholson, executive director of
Servicemembers United, said what Don-
nelly referred to as “zero tolerance” is
actually unprofessional behavior in the
U.S. military.
“You see a lot, in my experience, from
people who oppose this policy change
and others, the desire to express their
beliefs in an inappropriate and unprofes-
sional manner, and then they get upset
when they’re not permitted to engage in
that type of behavior,” Nicholson said.
Donnelly also said the controver-
sies found in teaching about same-sex
couples in civilian schools would mean
the military would likewise have similar
problems and would need to implement
a “school of choice” system.
“We know how controversial it is to
have LGBT training in civilian schools,”
Donnelly said. “Just imagine what that’s
going to be in the Department of Defense
schools where there really is no choice.
Will we not need ‘school of choice’ in the
Department of Defense? Yes, we will.”
Nicholson said Donnelly’s assertion is
a example of someone “talking about the
military who has never spent one single
day in uniform.”
“There aren’t multiple ideologically
based training schools for anything in the
military, whether that be for occupations
or the leadership academies and things
like that,” he said.
Also, Donnelly said military chaplains
would have to “endorse homosexuality”
if they had to be ministers for openly gay
people in the military.
“It was said during hearings in the
Senate, ‘Well, we’re going to lose a lot
of chaplains,’ so one of the questions is
‘How many chaplains are we going to
lose?’” she said.
Sainz identifed Donnelly’s asser-
tion about chaplains as among “the
half-truths or complete falsehoods” that
she’s been repeating in her opposition to
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal.
“No one’s being asked to endorse
homosexuality,” Sainz said. “It’s kind of
a bizarro statement. They are not being
asked to put their religious beliefs aside.”
In addition to denouncing the repeal
law, Donnelly also took issue with the
Pentagon’s report on “Don’t Ask, Don’t
Tell.” Taking a line from Sen. John Mc-
Cain (R-Ariz.), an opponent of repeal in
the Senate, Donnelly said the survey that
went out to service members as part of
the report didn’t ask the right question.
“The survey that was done, the
RAND Corp. had a lot to do with it, and
a company called Westat or something,”
Donnelly said. ”They had all these ques-
tions and they never once asked the
question: ’Do you favor retention or re-
peal of the law?’”
One of the questions on the survey
asks service members if “Don’t Ask,
Don’t Tell” is repealed and they are
working with someone who says he or
she is gay, how would it affect their unit’s
ability to work together to get the job
done. About 70 percent of responders
said it would have a positive, mixed or
no effect.
Nicholson said Donnelly didn’t like the
questions that were part of the survey
because they didn’t result in responses
that would have worked in her favor.
“I think she’s just upset that the pur-
pose was not to conduct a referendum
on military policy among members of
the force because she thinks she would
have won that referendum,” he said.
Joining Donnelly during the panel
discussion was Ilario Pantano, a Ma-
rine sniper who served in the Iraq war,
who used his discussion time to argue
that the United States is a Christian na-
tion and that China is building up its de-
fenses “because they fear Jesus Christ.”
Pantano also said he concurred with
Donnelly’s sentiments and noted that for-
mer Rep. Patrick Murphy, who champi-
oned “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal in the
U.S. House, received what he said was
$90,000 from the liberal MoveOn.org and
$40,000 from the Human Rights Cam-
paign in the 2010 election.
“If people talk ultimately about issues
of fairness, why are they needing to
spend tens of millions of dollars to lobby
the Democratic Party if it’s truly about ef-
fcacy and the good of the people who’ve
been in the armed forces,” Pantano said.
In response, Sainz said HRC’s contri-
butions to Murphy’s campaign are “hard-
ly remarkable” because the Pennsylva-
nia lawmaker was a friend and deserved
re-election. Sainz added right-wing
groups are donating money to anti-gay
lawmakers who oppose “Don’t Ask, Don’t
Tell” repeal.
Sainz also said Pantano was being
“wildly inaccurate” on the money he says
HRC spent on the Murphy campaign. Ac-
cording to the Federal Election Commis-
sion website, HRC contributed slightly
more than $9,000 to Murphy’s campaign
in the 2010 election.
Donnelly also attempted to raise fears
about the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal
law by saying it could open the door to
allow openly transgender people in the
military. Currently, transgender people
aren’t allowed to serve in the armed forc-
es because of regulations.
“Right now, they’re saying no trans-
genders,” Donnelly said. “They’ve thrown
the ‘T’s’ under the bus. But the president
has celebrated ‘LGBT Equality Month’
twice in the month of June. So why not?
Why not? What is the rationale for exclud-
ing them?”
Mara Keisling, executive director for
the National Transgender Center for
Equality, said Donnelly was raising the
issue of transgender people in the U.S.
military to draw attention to ”her last shrill
efforts to try to stop “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
repeal,” but added she’s right that trans
people shouldn’t be excluded.
“There is no more reason to exclude
trans people from service than there is
to exclude women, or anybody, African
Americans or gay people,” Keisling said.
“It’s just all based on old stereotypes that
people like Elaine Donnelly use to ad-
vance their own causes.”
Keisling noted that the national study
on trans people made public last week
found that 20 percent of them were vet-
erans, which she said was double the
national average.
Continued from page 12
Anti-LGBT activists have their say at CPAC
‘Our position is Congress should tell the Pentagon, ‘Not so fast,’ said Elaine Donnelly, a long-
time opponent of repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ Donnelly addressed last week’s CPAC confer-
ence in Washington.
Washington Blade photo by Michael Key
Conservative activists and politicians, such as Focus on the Family’s Tom Minnery, above,
descended on Washington last week for the CPAC conference.
Washington Blade photo by Michael Key
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on members of Congress who don’t sup-
port LGBT rights.
A more effective way to prompt action
by Congress would be visible activity and
lobbying by constituents from lawmakers’
homes states rather than a march or rally
in Washington, the critics said.
Tyler said the process of organizing
a national march would trigger more ac-
tivity in the states than what is currently
taking place under the leadership of both
state and national LGBT groups.
“[L]arge national marches on Wash-
ington, which take over a year to do on
that scale, produce activists and activity
from every state,” she said.
Rea Carey, executive director of the
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force,
and Fred Sainz, spokesperson for the
Human Rights Campaign, said their re-
spective groups had yet to take a posi-
tion on whether another LGBT march on
Washington should take place in 2012.
Carey said Tyler would have an oppor-
tunity this spring to discuss her idea for a
march at a meeting of the National Policy
Roundtable, an informal group of ex-
ecutive directors of many of the national
LGBT organizations. Carey said the date
of the meeting has yet to be scheduled.
“We have met with Robin Tyler and
have listened to her ideas about a
march,” Sainz said. “Beyond that, we
haven’t formulated an opinion one way or
the other.”
Veteran LGBT and AIDS activist Cleve
Jones, the lead organizer and spokes-
person for the 2009 march, could not
be reached for comment on Tyler’s pro-
posed 2012 march. Veteran gay Demo-
cratic activist David Mixner did not return
calls seeking comment on a 2012 march.
McGehee, the GetEqual leader who
worked with Jones to organize the 2009
march, said she would release a state-
ment later this week.
LGBT activists had mixed views on
the impact of the 2009 march, which took
place Oct. 11, 2009. It included a march
from the White House to the Capitol and
a rally on the Capitol’s west lawn. Many
of the nation’s most prominent LGBT
leaders and activists spoke. Recording
star Lady Gaga also spoke at the event.
Some supporters and organizers
said the march drew more than 100,000
people. But others put the total at about
30,000. U.S. Park Police, who in the past
gave an offcial estimate of crowds at-
tending marches and rallies at the Capi-
tol or on the National Mall, stopped giv-
ing such estimates years ago.
In association with the 2009 march,
Jones, McGehee and other activists
formed an organization called Equality
Across America, which served as an um-
brella group to help organize and raise
money for the march.
At the time of the march, Jones said
Equality Across America would continue
after the march to organize an LGBT ac-
tivist presence in all 435 U.S. congressio-
nal districts, as a spin-off of the activism
generated by the march.
But according to Tod Hill, an offcial
with the Tides Center, a San Francisco-
based consulting group for progres-
sive, non-proft organizations, Equality
Across America ceased operating and
dissolved sometime in 2010. He said the
Tides Center managed the fnances of
Equality Across America.
No information could be found to show
whether Equality Across America carried
out activity in congressional districts be-
fore the group disbanded last year.
“I’m not aware of anything that came
out of that,” said D.C. gay Democratic
activist Peter Rosenstein. “The fact that
we took such a beating in the House and
Senate elections last year indicates they
weren’t very effective if they did, in fact,
do something.”
Rick Rosendall, vice president of the
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of
D.C., said another national march would
be a “complete waste of time, money
and effort.” He said national marches in
the nation’s capital organized by a wide
range of groups and causes are so com-
mon that they have become “a dime a
dozen” and Congress and the public
pays little attention to them.
“What we really should to be do-
ing is the hard work our movement so
badly needs throughout the country and
not engaging in another self-indulgent
march in Washington,” he said.
Gay activist Dan Choi, the former
U.S. Army lieutenant who made nation-
al headlines by chaining himself to the
White House fence to protest the “Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell” law, said he supports the
idea of another march.
“I do think a march would be very
strategically important, especially be-
fore the conventions of both parties,” he
said. “And I think we’re ready to do it. The
young people and the grassroots activ-
ists who were so empowered in 2009 –
they’re ready to do it.”
Tyler said “massive street actions” his-
torically have made a difference in the
U.S. and elsewhere in prodding political
leaders and governments to take action
they would otherwise be unwilling to take.
“If you think mass actions do not work,
look at what is happening in Egypt right
now,” she said.
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“She made a statement earlier saying
that she would cast the deciding vote
if the votes were there,” Josh Hastings,
Conway’s legislative assistant, told the
Blade on Feb. 11. “But she didn’t think
the votes were there. That was like two
weeks ago.”
As of Monday, the number of senators
who publicly disclosed they would vote
for the bill reached 23.
Sens. Katherine Klausmeier and Ed-
ward Kasemeyer, both Democrats from
Baltimore County, were the latest to an-
nounce their decision to vote ‘yes’ on the
measure in statements to the media on
Monday.
On the previous Friday, Sen. Jim Bro-
chin, also a Democrat from Baltimore
County, disclosed that he would vote for
the marriage bill. He said his decision to
support the bill was driven, in part, by the
harsh and intolerant-sounding testimony
against the bill by some of its opponents
at a public hearing in Annapolis on Feb. 8.
Brochin is a member of the Senate Ju-
dicial Proceedings Committee and was
present for nearly seven hours of testi-
mony by more than 100 witnesses.
Conway shares the same legislative
district as lesbian House of Delegates
members Maggie McIntosh and Mary
Washington, both Democrats from Balti-
more City.
Sources familiar with the Maryland
Legislature say Conway has made it
clear to her Senate colleagues that she
would vote “yes” if at least 23 other sena-
tors vote for the bill.
Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery
County), a co-sponsor of the marriage bill,
told the Blade Friday that he heard Con-
way say she would vote for the bill if her
vote was needed to secure its passage.
Twenty senators have said they would
vote against the bill and three have said
they are undecided.
Raskin said the Senate Judicial Pro-
ceedings Committee, which held an all-
day hearing on the bill on Tuesday, was
scheduled to vote on the bill Feb. 17. He
said the committee could also vote on
amendments to the bill on the same day
if committee members decide to intro-
duce one or more amendments.
He said the full Senate was expected
to begin debating the bill on Feb. 22, with
a vote likely to take place the next day
following two full days of debate.
According to Raskin, it has been more
diffcult for the bill’s supporters to line up
the 24 votes needed to pass the bill than
it has for obtaining the 29 votes needed
to stop an expected flibuster.
“What’s interesting is it’s really been
easier for us to get to 29 than to get to
24,” he said. “There are a number of
senators who on principle feel that leg-
islation should not be blocked by flibus-
ter. There are also a number of moderate
Democrats who, for whatever reason,
cannot bring themselves to vote for mar-
riage but are able to tell pro-marriage
constituents that they will not stand in the
way of a vote.”
Senate President Thomas V. “Mike”
Miller (D-Prince Georges and Calvert
Counties) has taken such a position, say-
ing he will vote against the marriage bill
while voting for cloture to end a flibuster.
“I think he will bring a number of other
senators with him in his wake,” Raskin
said.
Political observers in the state capital
in Annapolis have said support for the
marriage bill is stronger in the House of
Delegates, which is expected to pass
the bill by a wider margin in March. Gov.
Martin O’Malley has said he would sign
the measure.
In a related development, the Judicial
Proceedings Committee on Feb. 11 re-
leased a list of witnesses who signed up
to testify for or against the marriage bill
at a packed public hearing in Annapolis.
The list shows that a total of 124 peo-
ple signed up to testify on the morning
of the Feb. 8 hearing, with 67 indicating
they oppose the marriage bill and 57
checking a box saying they support the
measure.
A committee aide said the committee
did not keep track of the number of peo-
ple who signed up but did not appear
when called to testify during the hearing,
which lasted nearly seven hours.
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All eyes on Conway as Md. marriage vote nears
Former Army Lt. Dan Choi told President Obama in a letter that he refuses to repay an unearned $2,500 from his Army contract.
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Annapolis rally draws
500 marriage supporters
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Buoyed by the real prospects
of achieving marriage equality in Maryland in 2011,
an enthusiastic crowd estimated to be at least 500
jammed Lawyer’s Mall for the annual Equality Mary-
land-organized Lobby Day rally on Monday.
Two signature bills — the Religious Freedom and
Civil Marriage Protection Act (SB 116) and the Gender
Identity Anti-Discrimination Act (HB 235) — are mak-
ing their way through the legislative process during the
current General Assembly.
The news that Sens. Ed Kasemeyer (Howard, Bal-
timore County) and Kathy Klausmeier (Baltimore City,
Baltimore County) announced their support for the
marriage bill earlier in the day was met with a loud
cheer. (See full story on page 1.)
Groups opposing marriage rights for same-sex cou-
ples, such as the National Organization for Marriage
are expected to hold their own rally next week.
After brief introductory remarks by Equality Mary-
land’s executive director Morgan Meneses-Sheets,
Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola (Montgomery
County), lead sponsor of SB 116 told the crowd, “As
we celebrate Valentine’s Day, no one can argue that
the capacity and bond of love is any different between
heterosexual and same-sex couples.”
House Majority Leader Kumar Barve (Montgomery
County), lead sponsor of the House version of the mar-
riage equality bill (HB 175), followed.
“I am very proud to be a sponsor of this legislation
and SB 116/HB 175 is a testament to what it means
to be an American and what it means to be free and
equal in our society,” he told the crowd.
Other speakers included Del. Ariana Kelly (Mont-
gomery County), lead sponsor of the gender iden-
tity non-discrimination bill; Attorney General Douglas
Gansler; and Sandy Rawls, founder of Trans-United, a
transgender advocacy group.
The fnal speaker was former Equality Maryland di-
rector Dan Furmansky. “Right now we can literally feel
the winds of change upon us,” he said. “Today we are
part of a much broader movement ...we now are the
leaders in this movement and we will be next state for
marriage equality.”
The Lobby Day event was bolstered by unusually
mild weather. Following the rally, participants broke off
according to their own legislative districts to visit with
senators and delegates to press the two bills in pre-
scheduled meetings.
STEVE CHARING/BALTIMORE OUTLOUD
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, a marriage
equality supporter, addressed the Lobby Day crowd in An-
napolis on Monday.
Photo by Steve Charing
A crowd of about 500 enjoyed temperatures in the 60s and
a jovial atmosphere as marriage equality comes closer to
reality in Maryland.
Photo by Steve Charing
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Re: “Ugly testimony at Md.
marriage hearing” (Feb. 8)
So who invited that witch Mag-
gie Gallagher to fy in on her
broomstick? And why does the
rotten National Organization for
Marriage (straight people only) al-
ways feel the need to butt into gay
& lesbian people’s lives? –Tim
So, um, let me get this
“straight.” Maggie actually be-
lieves that “if Maryland adopts
this radical new view of mar-
riage, it will have consequenc-
es.” What sort of consequenc-
es? Will heterosexual couples
no longer be able to marry? Will
their rights to life, love and the
pursuit of happiness be infringed
upon because two men or two
women simply want to share in
that long-held American dream?
This woman, like most bigots
on the wrong side of this issue,
has absolutely no credibility and
should have nothing whatsoever
to say about other people’s lives.
—Brian Summers
Following Maggie Gallagh-
er’s logic, if the only people who
should marry are those who can
procreate, then those past child
bearing age and those unable
to bear children should also be
banned from marrying. I don’t see
her advocating for that. Could she
just be a homophobe in sheep’s
clothes? —Henri Lemonnier
Their testimony has prompted
one state senator to go from “no”
to undecided. Keep up the good
work, ‘phobes. —Doctor Whom
Re: “Another march in 2012?”
(Feb. 13)
In 2012 we need desperately
to concentrate on the state and lo-
cal level to take back the House as
there is a high chance we lose the
Senate. Any marches should be
to state capitals and city halls. We
cannot take it for granted President
Obama will win reelection. We can-
not afford to have all branches of
government in the hands of a politi-
cal party that sees the GLBT com-
munity merely as a group to attack
in an effort to gains votes. —James
Note to Rea Carey at National
Gay and Lesbian Task Force and
Fred Sainz at the Human Rights
Campaign: We don’t need your
permission. If the will is there to
do it, it will be done with or without
your organizations’ approval or
participation. You do not own the
Movement. —David John Fleck
Note to David John Fleck:
Neither Rea Carey nor Fred
Sainz said that anybody needs
their permission, or that they
“own the Movement.” Where in
the world are you getting that
from? They said simply that they
had not yet taken a position,
and that Robin Tyler will be pre-
senting the idea to the National
Policy Roundtable. Period.
—David da Silva Cornell
Another march? Why? The
frst one didn’t accomplish any-
thing. We don’t need to protest or
irritate or embarrass our way to
equality, we need to educate, en-
lighten and enroll people to sup-
port us. Another march doesn’t
encourage anyone to support
us. It’s a waste of time and mon-
ey. GetEqual has shown us how
to waste money, not achieve re-
sults. —Andrew W.
VIEWPOINT
20 washingtonblade.com • february 18, 2011
The once hot-button
issue cools considerably
By KEVIN NAFF
Earlier this week, I debated
marriage equality on a radio
show in Baltimore. The other
guests on the show were Mary El-
len Russell, head of the Maryland
Catholic Conference, Derek Mc-
Coy, president of the Maryland
Family Alliance and the former
GOP Senate leader in the state.
It seemed I would be out-
gunned and outnumbered — a
Catholic, a pro-family blowhard
and a Republican politician versus
the lone gay journalist. But my trep-
idation about the interview quickly
melted away when the Republican
turned out to be Sen. Allan Kittle-
man, who broke with his party and
endorsed marriage equality. And
when Russell and McCoy spoke,
their arguments were so hollow
and specious that batting them
away was effortless. To make mat-
ters even easier, the host and all of
the callers had my back.
Russell focused on procreation
and the importance of child rear-
ing to the institution of marriage.
McCoy adamantly opposes same-
sex marriage because it would ne-
cessitate teaching schoolchildren
about gay relationships.
When I asked Russell if the
Catholic Conference advocates
for rescinding marriage rights for
infertile couples, she fell silent. And
I reminded McCoy that same-sex
marriage is already being taught
in schools because it’s legal in fve
states and D.C., along with a grow-
ing list of foreign countries.
There was no shouting or name
calling; no one got emotional. The
debate, if you can call it that, was
a real let down and a microcosm
of what’s happening in communi-
ties across the country over the is-
sue of relationship recognition for
same-sex couples.
From Maryland, which appears
poised to legalize full marriage
rights in the coming months, to Ha-
waii, where the House overwhelm-
ingly approved a civil union bill, the
debates are less rancorous, the
polls less lopsided and the politi-
cians less fearful of standing up
for equality. This week, lawmakers
in Washington State introduced a
marriage equality bill; Freedom to
Marry launched a major national
advertising campaign promoting
marriage rights; and a new poll in
New Hampshire found that 63 per-
cent of voters have no appetite for
repealing marriage equality there.
When Kittleman realized his
own civil union bill stood no chance
of passing, he ditched it and sim-
ply endorsed marriage. He said
this week that the reaction from
Republican friends and constitu-
ents was surprisingly low-key, even
supportive. And Kittleman isn’t
alone among state Republicans.
Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas, deputy
legal counsel to former Maryland
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), said
he considers marriage equality to
be consistent with the Republican
principle of limited government.
Make no mistake that oppo-
nents of marriage rights remain
active and vocal, but they are in-
creasingly shrill and seen as be-
ing on the wrong side of history.
At a Senate committee hearing in
Maryland last week, opponents
showed up in signifcant numbers
to testify against marriage rights.
One witness made national
headlines when he warned that
extending marriage rights to gay
and lesbian couples would open
the door to human-robot wed-
dings. Robert Broadus, from Pro-
tect Maryland Marriage, said, “If
you pass this bill, you will set the
groundwork, that one day when
artifcial intelligence is that ad-
vanced, we will be considering
whether or not people can marry
their androids. ... If you say that
any two people who love each
other can get married, then you
set that precedent.” He wasn’t
joking. Broadus referenced “Stark
Trek’s” Lieutenant Commander
Data’s ability to shed tears and
added, “You laugh, but it’s true.”
Other witnesses compared
same-sex relationships to pe-
dophilia and incest. “Where do
we draw the lines? What comes
next? If a man loses his wife to a
premature death, shouldn’t he be
allowed to marry his daughter, or
son, or both,” said Gerard Selby.
In response to that ugly, homo-
phobic testimony, Sen. Edward
Kasemeyer, who represents a
conservative district and had pre-
viously declined to reveal his posi-
tion on the issue, announced he
would vote for the marriage bill.
As the Senate inches closer to a
vote, the concerns about a protract-
ed, pitched battle have given way
to a sense of inevitability. Maryland’s
lieutenant governor, attorney gener-
al and former Senate minority leader
have all spoken publicly about their
support for marriage equality. Gov.
Martin O’Malley remains a holdout,
but pledged in a 2007 interview with
the Blade to sign a marriage bill if
lawmakers send it to his desk. A
public endorsement from O’Malley
would be welcome and history’s
judgment would be more favor-
able to him if he spoke out now.
But enough elected offcials have
found the courage to speak out and
stand up for justice that O’Malley
fnds himself on the sidelines in this
debate, which is where he is most
comfortable. A profle in courage,
O’Malley ain’t.
With more and more Ameri-
cans accepting our relation-
ships, opponents of equality
will continue to fnd themselves
outnumbered and relegated to
the sidelines. It’s inspiring and
surreal to watch. As Maryland
Attorney General Doug Gansler
has repeatedly said, in another
20 years, all 50 states will have
marriage equality. It’s inevitable.
A tipping point on marriage
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After spending
sprees, chickens
are home to roost
By PETER ROSENSTEIN
D.C. is facing a budget crisis.
Unlike the federal government,
we must balance our budget.
Cutbacks in government re-
sources at every level will force
us to unite as a community to
deal with this crisis. Whether it’s
cleaning sidewalks after snow-
storms, preventing more cases
of HIV/AIDS and caring for those
already sick or improving our
children’s education, we must
assume more responsibility for
helping ourselves and each
other. The LGBT community has
a history of doing just that. That
may be the best explanation for
what Mayor Vince Gray means
when he talks about “One City.”
The District of Columbia is
no better or worse than other
big city governments when it
comes to waste and fraud. But
where we are different is that
Congress still controls our des-
tiny in too many ways. We aren’t
allowed to charge a commuter
tax, meaning about 35 percent
of the income earned here isn’t
taxed here.
Fifty percent of our land is
federal with no property taxes
paid. Congress insists we have
offces like the State Education
Offce because that is the only
way to get our fair share of fed-
eral funds. There is no longer a
general federal payment to the
District but rather specifc pay-
ments such as support for our
court system, Metro, schools
and prison system and now
Congress is threatening to cut
those funds.
Budget cuts will impact ev-
ery area of our lives and fall
most heavily on those who need
government the most. Whether
it’s shortened library and rec-
reation center hours, cuts in
programs for seniors, needle
exchange, HIV/AIDS services
or TANF payments, it is the poor
with few options that will be im-
pacted the most.
Taking care of ourselves and
donating more time and money
to the organizations we care
about will be crucial. Our gov-
ernment continued to spend
above its means long after it
should have. We increased
program funds and built librar-
ies and recreation centers, dog
parks and bike lanes knowing
all along we may not be able to
keep them up or staff them at
current levels. Now the chick-
ens have come home to roost.
The mayor and Council need
to make the budget transparent
and be willing to cut waste and
cut spending to the bone. But
after they do that we as a com-
munity will realize we need to
fnd additional funds because
the impact of the cuts even with
added private support will leave
our most vulnerable residents
without the services they need
to keep them healthy and alive.
I would then support a tax in-
crease knowing that some pro-
grams like education and work-
force development can’t be cut
but will need to be enhanced if
we are to train people for jobs
that enable them to become
contributing taxpaying mem-
bers of society.
The tax increase should be
broad and progressive so ev-
eryone shares in the burden.
It should also have a sunset
clause. As the economy recov-
ers and revenues increase the
tax rates must return to current
levels. The last thing we want is
for our politicians to think they
will have more money to spend
in perpetuity.
And even with a tax increase
government services will be
heavily reduced and we will
need to step up to the plate
and do for ourselves. The re-
sponsibility for making sure our
children are prepared for school
becomes ours as a community.
We need to take responsibil-
ity for things like cleaning our
walkways and alleys and keep-
ing them free of ice and snow
in storms. Take some personal
responsibility for things like the
horrendous traffc jams in the
last storm. If a storm is predict-
ed for the afternoon rush hour,
then leave the car at home and
take Metro. Don’t blame gov-
ernment for two-hour trips home
from downtown to Georgetown
when you could have left your
car where it was.
Step up giving to organi-
zations like Whitman-Walker
Clinic, Us Helping Us, SMYAL,
Metro TeenAIDS and faith orga-
nizations like Foundry Methodist
Church that feed the homeless.
In good times government
can and should help. In times
of crisis individuals need to step
up to the plate. We are fghting
two wars that weren’t paid for
with the only people paying the
price for Afghanistan and Iraq
being the military and their fami-
lies. The least we can do is take
over some responsibilities on the
home front and contribute some-
thing to ensure everyone contin-
ues to receive basic services.
John Donne said, “No man is
an island.” That statement was
never truer than it is today.
Shared responsibility and a tax increase
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The statistics are grim. The task is daunting.
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people — who were infected with the virus were men
having sex with men. The majority of these men — 60
percent, or nearly 4,100 — are black. Data, from 2010
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earning a degree in community health and a master’s in
health care administration.
But Jones’ real credentials about AIDS are differ-
ent, giving him the “street cred” about HIV, credibility
he wishes he never earned. In June 2007, Jones was
diagnosed as HIV positive when he was going through
a standard set of medical tests as he was seeking enlist-
ment in the U.S. Army.
“It happened with someone I was sleeping with” that
spring, says Jones, “at a time in my youth when I was
wild, to say the least.”
He thought, “How could this happen to me?” He re-
viewed all he had going in his life: “I am educated; I
have a degree in health; I should have known better.”
But Jones says, “there was a lot going on” in his life
then, adding that he was dealing with “issues like com-
ing out, and also what to do next” with his life, with what
he calls “finding a purpose.” He says he “wasn’t neces-
sarily on the ‘down-low,’” a term often used among black
men to describe themselves as living life on the surface
as “straight” but actually secretly having sex with men.
He says a few of his friends already knew he was gay.
“If you asked me, I would tell you, but not too many
people asked.”
In the spring of 2007 he came out to his parents.
Jones says he had regularly been tested and had al-
ways seen the results come back as negative for the vi-
rus. So he got cocky about it, basically feeling so-far-so-
good. So he had unprotected sex. Now he knows better.
As a result, filling the giant vacuum of the “absence of
strategies to reach young people, specially young black
gay men, like the people I grew up with,” Jones says is
his top priority today, as he gets ready to hit the streets to
spread the message that testing for HIV is a crucial step to
checkmate the renewed AIDS epidemic in the D.C. area.
On antiretroviral medication today, the virus in his
body is, Jones says, “now undetectable,” and he says
proudly that “now I am in the best physical and mental
health I have been in my entire life.” But of course he
knows the virus still lurks, waiting to pounce and begin
to spread again, high-jacking other cells, especially
white blood cells, eventually dooming his body’s im-
mune system, if given the chance.
However Jones is doing more than fight HIV in his
own body. He is now one of eight gay black men, all
diagnosed as HIV positive, who are “HIV testing advo-
cates” now finishing training under the auspices of the
Bayard Rustin Mobilization Project, an outreach program
aimed at raising HIV awareness among gay black males
in D.C., funded by a grant from the federal government
and directed by the national nonprofit advocacy group,
the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA),
in partnership with local groups like The D.C. Center for
the LGBT Community.
Jones, who also works as a senior program associate
in communications for the D.C.-based National Black Gay
Men’s Advocacy Coalition, will tackle the role of being an
arts & entertainment arts & entertainment
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Learning the hard way
Local out black poz men band
together to spread testing message
Seated fromleft are Venton Jones and Tori Smith. In back fromleft are Paul Gordon, Rodney McCoy and Samuel Hairston. Washington Blade photo by Michael Key
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
joeyd@washblade.com
Julie Hawkins is board president for D.C. Metro PFLAG (Parents, Families and
Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and as a Northern Virginia resident, she’s excited
about Loudoun Out Loud, a new PFLAG-helmed support group for gay teens and
their parents.
The group will meet on the fourth Sunday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. at the
Unitarian Universalist Church (22135 Davis Drive) in Sterling. After a kick-off party
in January, the first session is Feb. 27. Anyone can attend. It’s one of 10 support
groups for gay and trans teens PFLAG hosts throughout the D.C. area.
Hawkins says the group was planned before the reports of teen bullying and sui-
cides in the last few months but those reports gave it an urgency.
“There was a real cry for this type of group in Loudoun County for a long time,”
Hawkins says. “Most of the high schools there don’t have GSAs (gay/straight alli-
ances) and even one of our board member’s daughter, who’s a straight ally, has
experienced bullying there just for supporting LGBT kids.”
Parents can attend and sit in on the discussion or have their own discussion with
a PFLAG facilitator in another room at the church. Teens — middle or high school
— can attend with or without their parents. For more information, visit pflagdc.org.
Hawkins, a 37-year-old Arlington resident, grew up in Mankato, Minn. Her Navy
career was cut short just before she planned to reenlist in 1998 when she was
kicked out under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Stationed in Hawaii at the time, she did odd
jobs there for a year and a half, then moved back to the D.C. area where she’d been
from 1993 to 1995.
She now works for an online K-12 education company in Herndon where she
hires teachers. She got involved with PFLAG and has been on its board for the past
three years because she wishes something like it had been available when she
came out at 18.
Hawkins met her girlfriend, Barb Brueggemann, at work. They’ve been dating
about six months and are planning to move in together soon. Hawkins enjoys nature
photography in her spare time and, until she broke her ankle three months ago, she
was an avid runner, a hobby she is slowly returning to now.
QUEERY: 20 questions for Julie Hawkins
24 washingtonblade.com • february 18, 2011
How long have you been out and who
was the hardest person to tell?
I have been out since I was 18, so al-
most 20 years now! Telling my immediate
family was the hardest for me because I
feared the possibility of being rejected.
I feared they would see this as a disap-
pointment or a negative, something that
needed to be hidden. I feared not being
loved and accepted for who I was.
Who’s your LGBT hero?
Portia de Rossi
What’s Washington’s best nightspot,
past or present?
Tracks!
Describe your dream wedding.
Being married in a church, because of
what it symbolizes, and having a small
gathering of my and my partner’s family
and our closest and dear friends to wit-
ness this grand event.
What non-LGBT issue are you most
passionate about?
Animal rights and environmental con-
servation.
What historical outcome would you
change?
The assassination of Martin Luther
King Jr.
What’s been the most memorable pop
culture moment of your lifetime?
Ellen DeGeneres coming out on her
show.
On what do you insist?
Stopping the senseless bullying,
equal rights and acceptance of all LGBT
persons is a must! As Metro DC PFLAG’s
board president, these are things that
speak loudest to me and what we as an
organization are most committed to. We
have an obligation to make sure they feel
safe and accepted in their homes, their
schools and in their communities.
What was your last Facebook post or
Tweet?
“Change will not come if we wait for
some other person or some other time.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
We are the change that we seek.” Barack
Obama
If your life were a book, what would
the title be?
“I Knew It”
If science discovered a way to change
sexual orientation, what would you do?
I would want to make all those that
want to “change” us LGBT.
What do you believe in beyond the
physical world?
I believe there is a higher power, high-
er than us. I do believe you go beyond
yourself when you die where everyone
there is equal no matter who you were in
your life.
What’s your advice for LGBT move-
ment leaders?
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and schools to help educate and create
a safe environment for our youth.
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coals for?
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Navy on DADT.
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most?
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and all gay men know about fashion.
What’s your favorite LGBT movie?
“Milk”
What’s the most overrated social
custom?
The handshake. Many people feel the
need to do this when they meet someone
for the first time and even after the first
time meeting someone, especially if they
only remain acquaintances.
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served in the Army, my stepfather’s dog
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dog tags from having served in the Navy.
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I honestly can’t think of anything.
I feel pretty blessed with how things
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through life so far, especially in what I
have been able to learn through family,
friends, colleagues and even strangers.
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This is the heart of it all! This is where
change can be heard and changed at
the highest of levels. This is where I can
do my best work and advocacy for Metro
D.C. PFLAG as their board president
and where I can continue to rally behind
efforts like stopping the bullying in our
schools, DADT and marriage equality.
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‘Joseph’ production slated for Olney
David Hidler’s take on “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opens
Wednesday at 8 p.m. on the mainstage Olney Theatre Center (2001 Olney-Sandy
Spring Rd).
Joseph will be played by Alan Wiggins, a first time performer at Olney. His father
is played by R. Scott Williams (who also plays Potiphar). Another performer return-
ing to the center is Eleasha Gamble as the Narrator, a role in which she made her
professional debut at Olney in 1999.
On Wednesday through Saturday, there will be a performance at 8 p.m with
matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Sundays and March 8, a Tuesday,
will also have a 7:30 p.m. performance. Two additional matinees will be on March
2 and 16 at 2 p.m.
Tickets start at $26 with discounts available to groups, seniors, military and stu-
dents and can be purchased by calling the box office at 301-924-3400 or visiting
olneytheatre.org. The show will run through March 20.
HRC plans adoption forum Wednesday
This Wednesday, Human Rights Campaign (1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) is
hosting an adoption forum.
Ellen Kahn, Family Project Direct at HRC says there are major adoption needs
in the D.C. area.
“We are a city that has a large population of older children in foster care,” Kahn
said. These older children will age out of the system if they do not find a family, she
said. That’s why she is organizing this forum.
“The long term goal, of course, is to find families for some of these young people
who might not otherwise have these connections,” Kahn said.
There will be a number of speakers from different organizations at the forum,
such as Adoptions Together and D.C. Child and Family Services. These represen-
tatives will be talking about the work that they do and the ways in which they help
find families for children in foster care.
They will share local resources and what the process of becoming a foster par-
ent or adopting entails. The panelists will also answer frequently asked questions.
This is a free event that is opened to all families whether they are single, part-
nered, married, gay or straight. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7.
“If anybody has even the slightest instinct to be a resource, we want them to
come through the door,” Kahn said.
Rooms explored in new Pepco exhibit
f11 Women’s Photography Collective presents “A Room of Our Own” which
opens March 1 at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (702 8th St., N.W.).
Sponsored by The Art League in Alexandria, “Room” features more than 50 im-
ages created by the 18 members of f11.
Some of the photographs on display include Sandy LeBrun-Evans images of the
Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania and Sheila Galagan’s series of images
from Rock Creek Cemetery in Petworth.
Pamela Viola’s “interpretive” Egyptian landscapes will also be on display.
The exhibit will run from March 1 to Apr. 1. There will be an opening reception
on March 10.
The gallery is open from Tuesday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. It will also
be open March 12 and 26 from noon to 4 p.m. This exhibit is free.
For more information about f11 and to find links to some of the individual artists’
websites, visit facebook.com/f11group.
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Technicolor Dreamcoat’ directed by David Hidler.
Photo courtesy of Olney Theatre Center
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Apex (1415 22nd St., N.W.)
presents Caliente Grande with
DJ Michael Brandon in the main
hall. Jamaica and Friends will
perform a drag show at mid-
night. Drink specials include $4
margaritas. Attendees must be
18 to enter and there is a $10
cover. For more information, visit
apex-dc.com or calientedc.com.
The D.C. Queer Writers Col-
lective is holding its monthly
writing circle tonight from 7 to 9
p.m. at the D.C. Center (1318 U
St., N.W.).
Trade and Ivan’s Holiday
Weekend Party is tonight
from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Layla
Lounge (501 Mores St., N.E.).
There is a $5 cover before mid-
night at $10 after. All attendees
must be 21 or older. For more
information, visit trade202.com.
DJ Wesley D will be providing
music and videos tonight in Nel-
lie’s (900 U St., N.W.) new dining
room bar starting at 7 p.m.
Enigma, a monthly sub-
stance-free, no-alcohol party, is
tonight at Green Lantern (1335
Green Court, N.W.) from 10 p.m.
to 3 a.m. on the second foor
with a separate entrance and a
security guard working the door
to make sure no one with drinks
from downstairs comes up. Cov-
er is $5 and all are welcomed.
D.C. Women in Their Thirties
will meet tonight at 8 p.m. at the
D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.).
Saturday, Feb. 19
DJ Chris Cox will be provid-
ing the music tonight at Town
(2009 8th St., N.W.) for its annu-
al Mardi Gras Party. Doors open
at 10 p.m. with music and video
downstairs by Wess. Drag show
starts at 10:30 p.m. Cover is $8
before 11 p.m. and $12 after.
Attendees must be 21 or older.
Ultrabar (911 F St., N.W.)
hosts Ladies Night: Glow in the
Dark Edition tonight from 9 p.m.
to 3 a.m. Ladies 21 and over
can get a free shot at the bar at
midnight when the song “Shots”
by LMFAO is played. There will
also be an open bar on the main
foor from 9 to 10 p.m.
Mixtape D.C. is tonight Black
Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) from
9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mixtape is a
dance party for queer music lov-
ers and their pals that features
DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt
Bailer playing an eclectic mix
of electro, alt-pop, indie rock,
house, disco, new wave and any-
thing else danceable. There is a
$7 cover for this all ages event.
Team D.C. is hosting its frst
casino night tonight from 9 p.m.
to midnight at Buffalo Billards
(1330 19th St., N.W.). Games
will include blackjack, poker,
billiards and more. The event
will also be co-hosted by D.C.
Ice Breakers, Federal Triangles
Soccer Club, the D.C. Gay Flag
Football League, the Wetskins,
the D.C. Strokes, the CARA
bowling league and the D.C.
Aquatics Club. Prizes, includ-
ing a two-night stay at Inter-
continental Barclay NYC dur-
ing Pride weekend with theater
tickets to “Priscilla Queen of the
Desert,” will be awarded.
Sunday, Feb. 20
Town (2009 8th St., N.W.)
introduces its new “Make Out
Room” tonight as part of WTF
with music by Ryan Duncan
from Pink Sock and Bill Todd
from Raw. Doors open at 10
p.m. Cover is $5 and all attend-
ees must be 18 or older.
The D.C. Jazz Jam, a weekly
jam free for both musicians and
jazz lovers, is tonight from 6:30
to 9:30 p.m. at Dahlak (1771 U
St., N.W.).
Studio Theatre (1501 14th
St., N.W.) brings “The Brother/
Sister” trilogy to a close with
“Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet”
by Tarell Alvin McCraney in two
fnal performances today at 2
and 7 p.m. Tickets range from
$46 to $57 for the 2 p.m. perfor-
mance and $57 to $65 for the
7 p.m. performance. For more
information and to purchase
tickets, studiotheatre.org.
Monday, Feb. 21
The Kennedy Center (2700
F St., N.W.) presents National
Presidents Day Choral Festival
today in the Concert Hall at 2
p.m. The program will feature
Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,”
a series of Aaron Copland’s
work and “Memorial,” written by
Rene Clausen in remembrance
of the 9-11 attacks. Tickets are
$10 and can be purchased on-
line at kennedy-center.org.
Zenith Gallery presents “Lis-
ten to Me,” sculpture and paint-
ings by Joel D’Orazio, a former
architect. D’Orazio uses found
objects and industrial materials
to create his art. The show is at
The Gallery (1111 Pennsylvania
Ave., N.W.), which is open from
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit will
be on display through May 13.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
Women over Forty will meet
tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the
D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.).
The Gay and Lesbian Activ-
ists Alliance is having its mem-
bership meeting tonight from
7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Charles
Sumner School Museum and
Archive (1201 17th St., N.W.).
Wednesday, Feb. 23
Secrets (1824 Half St., S.W.)
is holdings its monthly amateur
dance contest tonight begin-
ning at 11 p.m. Contests must
sign up at the main bar between
10 and 10:45 p.m.
Higher Achievement D.C.
Metro presents its sixth annual
Literary Love Poetry Perfor-
mance tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the
Kennedy Center’s Family The-
ater (2700 F St., N.W.). This is a
free event. For more information,
visit kennedy-center.org.
The Cultural Competency
Action Team will be holding
a conference call today with
youth speakers Carlos and An-
tonio sharing their experiences
about coming out as youth of
color from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
To participate, call 1-800-503-
2899 and use I.D. 1599272#.
The D.C. Log Cabin Repub-
licans will hosting its frst Feb-
ruary general meeting tonight
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cam-
den Roosevelt (2101 16th St.,
N.W.) with a viewing of a flm on
the Log Cabin v. U.S. lawsuit on
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” featuring
a representative from the law
frm representing Log Cabin in
the suit. For more information,
visit dclogcabin.org.
Thursday, Feb. 24
“The Monster Ball Tour”
starring Lady Gaga returns to
the Verizon Center (601 F St.,
N.W.) tonight featuring Semi Pre-
cious Weapons. Doors open at 7
p.m. Tickets range from $52.50
to $178 and can be purchased
online at ticketmaster.com.
The Duke Ellington School
of the Arts presents Earth,
Wind & Fire in a gala beneft
concert celebrating the school’s
40th anniversary at 7:30 p.m. in
the Kennedy Center’s Concert
Hall (2700 F St., N.W.). Tickets
range from $50 to $175 and can
be purchased online at kenne-
dy-center.org.
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GAYNERD
BY THOMAS GONYEA
‘Green Bridesmaid Chair’ by John D’Orazio is part of a series of works
featuring found or donated chairs wrapped with colored industrial wire. It
is part of the exhibit, ‘Listen to Me’ exhibit on display now at Zenith Gallery.
Photo courtesy of Zenith Gallery
A scene from ‘Oedipus el Rey,’ on the boards now at Woolly Mammoth.
Photo by Stan Barouh; courtesy of Wooly Mammoth
Gritty new Woolly
production gives inner-city
spin on Greek classic
By PATRICK FOLLIARD
There’s a moment in Woolly Mam-
moth’s never-boring production of “Oedi-
pus el Rey” when the recently widowed
Jocasta and the younger title character
are heatedly – and nakedly — going at
it on the foor of the company’s brightly
lit stage and the audience wants to yell
“Stop!” Not because we’re prudes or be-
cause the pair is bad to look at (they’re
not). It’s because we already know some-
thing that the characters have yet to dis-
cover – they’re mother and son.
Gay playwright Luis Alfaro’s modern
take on Sophocles’ classic tragedy puts
the focus on the intense romantic rela-
tionship between lonely Jocasta (Romi
Dias) and her long lost only child Oedi-
pus (Andres Munar). The ill-fated cou-
ple’s lengthy, nude sex scene – boldly
staged by director Michael John Garcés
– is especially intense given that their im-
mediate love and openly displayed pas-
sion will ultimately result in further pain
for the already damaged pair.
Equally effective, Alfaro sets his ver-
sion in California’s North Kern State
Prison and Pico Union, a rough district in
downtown Los Angeles. Surrounded by
an informal chorus of hardcore Chicano
inmates and (later) gangbangers clad in
wife beaters and sagging pants, Oedi-
pus struggles to defy prophesy, but de-
spite all attempts to rise about the gods,
he succumbs to his destiny. With its en-
during themes of fate, pride and free will,
Sophocles’ Greek tragedy works well in
the confnes of a contemporary prison
and the mean streets of the barrio.
Even with the new L.A. setting, all the
ancient plot points are there: After learning
from local seers that his newborn is des-
tined to be his rival, Laius (David Anzuelo),
king of the barrio, instructs crony Tiresias
(Gerard Ender) to kill baby Oedipus. Crony
spares the child. Years later (after spend-
ing many years in reform school and a stint
in big house in Alfaro’s account), Oedipus
kills his father and marries his mother.
Though unaware of his bloodlines,
Oedipus feels entitled to rule. Like other
tragic heroes, his hubris is his downfall.
When Jocasta queen of the barrio frst
meets the appealing young man who
is in fact her son, she’s impressed and
rapidly raises her new lover to royal sta-
tus. Her brother Creon (a convincing and
very ft Jose Joaquin Perez) urges his
sister to reconsider, but it’s too late.
Unlike Sophocles’ more honorable
Oedipus, Alfaro’s young tragic hero is a
straight-up thug operating outside of the
law, but at the same time he reeks of in-
nocence like a sort of convict fedgling
recently bumped from the prison nest.
Munar superbly captures the duality of
the role. The remainder of the seven-per-
son cast is similarly committed.
Designer Misha Kachman’s set is ap-
propriately raw, doubling as a prison
yard and the barrio streets. Its center-
piece is a massive sliding door book-
ended by two iron ladders. Kachman
also designed the actors’ outsized black
and white, press on tattoos Inspired by
gangland designs, the tattoos are pur-
posely not too reality based — that could
potentially create problems for the actors
with real gangs outside of the theater.
Alfaro knows from what he writes. Ac-
cording to program notes, the playwright
is Chicano (or a U.S. citizen of Mexican
descent) and was born and raised in
downtown L.A. Over the years he’s worked
in California’s Juvenile Detention System
as a poet and a writer. He adeptly infuses
his work with barrio culture like its blend of
Catholic and indigenous religious beliefs,
and peppers his already authentic, often
humorous dialogue with a little Spanglish.
While a lot of Alfaro’s prior plays have
dealt with lesbian and gay themes, “Oe-
dipus el Rey” does not, but Woolly’s
production nonetheless remains a great
opportunity to get (or become further)
acquainted with the celebrated play-
wright’s work.
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641 D Street, NW
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In Unison: 20 Washington, DC Artists
Through Sat, Feb 26
Kreeger Museum
202-338-3552. kreegermuseum.org.
Initiated by renowned artist Sam Gilliam, the exhibition presents 20 established art-
ists from the DC community, working in different styles and mediums.
Barrage
Feb 23- Feb 24
The Barns at Wolf Trap.
703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org.
With a diverse fusion of musical styles, this multitalented cast mixes fast-paced fd-
dling with lively dance and song for an action-packed evening.
Oedipus El Rey
Through Sun, Marc 6
Woolly Mammoth Theatre
202-393-3939. woollymammoth.net.
An Oedipus rewired for today, but which still explores the complex rhythms between
maternal and sexual love.
The Guide to Arts & Culture is produced by CultureCapital.com, your link to arts & culture in Metro DC, a
program of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington. UNISON supplied by Kreeger Museum.
OPENINGS
Fri, Feb. 18
Eye Wonder: Photography from the
Bank of America Collection, Museum
of Women in the Arts. nmwa.org.
Sun, Feb. 20
Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals,
National Gallery of Art. 202-737-4215.
nga.gov.
Thu, Feb. 24
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Com-
pany, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
kennedy-center.org.
Nora Chipaumire: lions will roar,
swans will fy, angels will wrestle
heaven, rains will break: gukurahundi,
Clarice Smith. 301-405-ARTS.
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.
LAST CHANCE
Sat, Feb. 19
Tales of the Lincoln, Ford’s Theatre.
202-397-7328. fords.org.
Sun, Feb. 20
Charming Billy, Round House Theatre
Bethesda. 240-644-1100.
roundhousetheatre.org.
Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet, The
Studio Theatre. 202-332-3300.
studiotheatre.org.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
Feb. 18 - Feb. 19
11 1/2 Pieces on Death, Dying, Life
& Living (A Comedy), The Fridge DC.
202-664-4151. thefridgedc.com.
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Ameri-
can University Rude Mechanicals,
American University Kreeger Recital
Hall. 202-286-5965.
Lula Washington Dance Theatre,
Publick Playhouse. 301-277-1710.
arts.pgparks.com.
Feb. 18 - Feb. 20
The Washington Ballet: Rock & Roll,
The Washington Ballet, Harman Center
for the Arts. 202-547-1122.
washingtonballet.org.
EDGEWORKS Dance Theater, Dance
Place. 202-269-1600. danceplace.org.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Fri, Feb. 18
Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Alexander
Gemignani, Kennedy Center.
202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org.
Friday Night Eclectic: Incwell,
Strathmore. strathmore.org.
Jonathan Edwards, Wolf Trap.
1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.
Sat, Feb. 19
WPAS: Simon Trpceski, piano,
Kennedy Center. wpas.org.
Young Dubliners, Wolf Trap.
1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.
Cuarteto Casals in Concert
202-338-3552. kreegermuseum.org.
The Smithsonian Chamber Music
Society: Johann Sebastian Bach
Chamber Works, Smithsonian Resi-
dent Associate Program, The Castle.
202-633-3030. residentassociates.org.
Sun, Feb. 20
Sunday Circus - Fresh Produce Festi-
val of Live Art, The Fridge DC.
202-644-4151. thefridgedc.com.
Preparing for the Ball: 19th-Century
Skills and Etiquette - Gaming,
Dumbarton House. 202-337-2288.
dumbartonhouse.org.
Thu, Feb. 24
Color Painting’s Pedigree, Corcoran
Gallery of Art. programs.corcoran.org.
ONGOING STAGE
The Weir, Keegan Theatre, Church
Street Theater. 703-892-0202.
keegantheatre.com.
La cándida Eréndira/ Innocent Eré-
ndira and her Heartless Grandmother,
GALA Hispanic Theatre. 202-234-7174.
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Matthew Morris in ‘My Body Travels,’ which he’ll perform this weekend in Washington at Flash-
point Gallery.
Photo courtesy of Morris
Gay choreographer
brings performance art
to D.C. this weekend
By DAVID HOFFMAN
How do you know the dancer from the
dance?
That conundrum — almost a Zen Bud-
dhist “koan,” that kernel of intuitive wis-
dom famously depicted in the “sound of
one hand clapping” — is at the heart of
the life and work of gay dancer-choreog-
rapher Matthew Morris who performs in
D.C. with Project New Thing from Ireland
on Saturday at the Flashpoint Gallery.
Morris, at 42 an “Aussie” who lives
a gypsy lifestyle as itinerant performer
worldwide, studied Buddhist medita-
tion in Nepal. He creates dances today
like “My Body Travels,” danced with one
foot in a high high heel and the other in
a sneaker to express, he says, with his
body the fluid “trans-ness” of all strict
and fixed gender.
“O body swayed to music, O brighten-
ing glance,” wrote the Irish poet William
Butler Yeats in “Among School Children”
a poem that ends, “how can we know the
dancer from the dance?”
That question dogged him as a boy,
mostly growing up in western Australia in
the 1970s, where he was shunned and ridi-
culed at his school — “incredibly bullied,”
he says — for wanting to dance and “being
seen as not quite one of the guys” because
of what he calls his “artistic inclinations.”
Fast forward to today, and Morris
looks back on what he calls “10 years
based mostly in London, and three years
in Switzerland, and now living in Berlin,
but also always traveling.” After being
what he calls “10 years single,” he relo-
cated to Berlin, following a man there for
a relationship that lasted about a year.
“I’m happily single now” Morris says. “I
think I function better as a single man,
because this way I don’t have to answer
to anybody.”
“I don’t think with this life that it’s really
possible to be with someone, and any-
way I don’t have the need or want to do
so, because now I’m content and happy,
within myself,” he says. “I don’t need
someone else to complete me.”
In the past year he has begun to cho-
reograph and with his work “My Body
Travels,” 21 minutes long, he says “my
initial idea was to explore the body in mo-
tion through space and time, emotions
and identity.” He says that gender wasn’t
really a focus at the time he first created
the work, which is still evolving and by no
means yet set.
“It’s still being improvised,” he says,
“and so it’s never quite the same.”
“My Body Travels” is designed, he
says, “as a mix of modern dance and
dance theatre.” It features a suitcase
constantly on stage but is divided into
three distinct parts. He calls them “vi-
gnettes, or short stories,” which could
all be about one person or three different
people, saying he wants the audience
to decide, and that he doesn’t want to
be “too didactic.” In the first, he calls it
“stream of consciousness, an eight min-
ute monologue of his recorded voice to
which he dances, famously in what he
calls a “high high heel” and a sneaker, to
explore “the duality within us, that we’re
really never just one person.”
The second piece depicts “life on a
treadmill,” in very gestural ways show-
ing “a man in a silent world, searching
for community.” The third piece he says
is “slightly more meditative, about the
search for spirituality.”
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By KEVIN MAJOROS
The D.C.-based League of Women
Bowlers is the largest lesbian bowling
league on the East Coast and the only
women’s league in the Capital Area Rain-
bowlers Association (CARA). It consists
of 64 women on 16 teams of four with
about a dozen women listed as substi-
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unable to commit to that time frame, there
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The League boasts women of all skill lev-
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CARA, the local organization for gay
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league to win the end-of-season tour-
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repeated that accomplishment in 2010
to become the frst CARA league, male
or female, to win the championship two
years in a row.
The League is always looking for
new bolwers. It started with 20 women
of which 16 are still current members.
The requirements to join start with a
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advocate on his own time, away from his
day job. And for that task, he says, “a big
focus has been on reaching youth.
Jones has a lot in common with his fel-
low advocates. Like Samuel Hairston, a
44-year-old preacher with a passion for
spreading the “good news,” ordained in
1996 as a full-time Pentecostal minister,
currently living in D.C. but pastoring on
weekends in Baltimore at the Church of
the Everlasting Kingdom, with a con-
gregation of about 50, he says, most of
whom are not LGBT, and who all know
that he is both gay and HIV positive.
Then a full-time Montgomery County
frefghter, in 2005 Hairston learned he
was positive when, he says, after years
living life on the “down-low,” a “routine
medical exam in his blood work prompt-
ed an HIV test, and I came up positive.”
He was “devastated,” he admits, not only
for himself, but also because he had to go
home and tell his “faithful and loving” wife that
he had contracted HIV “and that I could pos-
sibly have infected her.” He says that “thank-
fully, that was not the case,” and she remains
negative today. “The marriage was already on
the rocks,” he says, and it did not survive. His
children, then a 9-year-old son and a 6-year-
old daughter, took their parents’ divorce hard,
though they survived it, and they did not learn
until later that their father was infected.
“As I child,” he says, “I always felt an
attraction to men and other boys, but
there was no one I could trust to talk
to.” His introduction to sex came when
he was molested at age 5. He learned
“at an early age,” he confdes, “to keep
secrets and hide my feelings.”
Later he convinced himself that through his
early ordination in the ministry, at frst when he
was 14, he “would change my homosexual-
ity,” but by age 15, he says he was “jumping
in and out of cars and fnding ways to feed my
sexual appetite,” which felt “insatiable” to him.
He calls himself a recovering sex addict. And
though he preached a Christian message, he
says, “I never believed (God) really loved me
because I was gay.”
As the marriage was cracking apart
and with the diagnosis of AIDS, his world
was falling in on him. “I went into a spiral
of serious depression” and he says he
wound up meeting a man, “the frst man
to give me some attention” of the type he
sought. They had sex and did cocaine.
“Drugs became my outlet,” Hairston
says, as he sought “some release from
the guilt and shame of living in the closet
and the ‘down-low’ lifestyle, and the pain
it caused my family.”
“Today I live life out in the open,” he
says. “I’ve left the ‘down-low’ behind, be-
cause it’s so dishonest. The truth is liber-
ating, and even as Jesus said, ‘The truth
shall set you free.’” Today, Hairston says,
thanks to regular devotion to a 12-step
program, he’s “clean” of drugs and “cel-
ebrating two-and-a-half years of sobriety.”
One of his biggest life missions now
“is to reach out to African-American men,
who are on the down low, and to say that
there’s a better life, to help them to em-
brace honesty,” the same transparency
he has come to himself. As for himself,
he says he has “reconciled” his sexuality
with his spirituality. His target audience
will be among those attending the black
church, which traditionally has fostered
homophobia rather than acceptance.
Meanwhile, another advocate, Tyran-
ny “Tori” Smith, 30, will focus his outreach
efforts differently — to those who inhabit
what he calls the “vogue-fem” subculture:
gay and transgender men and women
who stylize their lives with makeup, hair-
dos, costumes and dancing. This is the
“sweet” world of “ballroom” culture, and
the “houses of families formed by choice,
not birth that grow up within the world of
urban, predominantly black “ballroom,”
or fashion runway, competitions.
Raised in Oxon Hill, Md., Smith came
out at age 14 and soon was a regular at
the clubs like Tracks.
“I told my mother,” he says, that he was
gay, “and once I told her, there was no one
else to hide it from.” Now a resident of NE
D.C., Smith is a member of the “House of
Herrera,” named for famed Venezuelan-
born American fashion designer Caro-
lina Herrera. It’s his second “house.” He
joined his frst when 16 but fve years ago
switched to Herrera, which currently has
about six members in D.C. and around
300 nationwide, fve years ago. “In my
house,” he says, “they’re my family.”
Smith discovered he was positive in
June 2010, when he came down with
summer pneumonia and was tested pos-
itive when given an HIV exam.
“I was surprised,” he says, “because I
had been with someone for three years,
and we had both tested negative at the
beginning.” But with the beneft of hind-
sight, it was his partner (who later died,
though not of AIDS) who infected him.
Now as an advocate for regular test-
ing, Smith says that “my whole purpose
is to reach people, like in the ‘ballroom’
culture, that the Health Department is not
reaching — that’s my audience. Basi-
cally, we’re trying to put a face to HIV, our
face, that’s our whole mission. And when
I talk to people, my motto is this: ‘know-
ing is to live, not knowing is to die.’ So
basically I tell them, ‘get tested.’”
Two other Rustin Mobilization Project
testing advocates are Paul Gordon, 40,
born in Portsmouth, Va., and Rodney Mc-
Coy, Jr., 43, born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Both
men now live in the D.C. area.
Gordon, who felt he was gay from age
5 on, was molested at age 14, raped at
gunpoint and “with a knife at my neck” by
someone he calls his father’s “best friend.”
The assailant was eventually arrested and
convicted and served eight years of a 20
year prison sentence. Gordon, who then
began to have sex with boys his own age,
came out when he was about 18. His HIV
status was diagnosed positive in 1989,
contracted from a partner, a decade older,
with whom he moved to Atlanta at age 20
after graduating from Hampton University
in coastal Virginia. Gordon never knew
his partner, who eventually died after their
three-eyar relationship, was positive.
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June or in February, just before
next year’s Superbowl.
Creating an outside oasis?
Look for yard and garden items
in March and April and buy your
lawnmower in September or
October. Plan ahead for spring
by looking for bargains in trees,
shrubs and bulbs from Septem-
ber through November. Find
your best deals on lawn furni-
ture and backyard grills in July,
August and September.
Remember that a White Sale
is nothing like a White Party and
look for sales on bed and bath
linens in January, May, August,
or September. Wait until Novem-
ber for blankets and comforters.
Outftting your kitchen? Think
cookware in January, April, May
and November and general
housewares in February and
September. Reserve funds for
china and dinnerware in March
and for crystal and silverware in
October.
Granted, it will take a certain
amount of discipline and shop-
a-holism to plan your purchases
using this retail sales schedule,
so let me offer a few suggestions
for those who just can’t wait.
1) Surf the Net for the best
price for what you want, then
compare that price with the cost
of buying the item locally. Add
in delivery fees and sales taxes
to get the true cost.
2) Visit consignment shops
for gently-used home furnish-
ings. Consider painting or refn-
ishing casegoods and updating
upholstered pieces with new
fabric or slipcovers.
3) Check out estate sales
and peruse classifed ads in
print and online.
4) Head to big box stores for
building supplies, electronics
and appliances.
5) Remember that Messrs.
Wal, K and Stein each have a
Mart where you can fnd inex-
pensive housewares and Target
your search for small applianc-
es and linens.
Now, sit down in that über-
comfy, living room lawn chair,
set your coffee cup on your
corrugated end table and read
through that pile of Presidents’
Day sales circulars that have
been arriving in your mail this
week. If you need me, I’ll be out
shopping for tools, housewares
and furniture.
Put Your Money Where Your House Is
Valerie M. Blake can be reached
at (202) 246-8602 or at Valerie@
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Carruthers REALTORS® is an in-
dependently owned and operated
member of Prudential Real Estate
Affliates, Inc., a Prudential Financial
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It’s never too early to teach
children about finances
By TERRY-ANN GARDEMAL
Earlier this week, I was the guest
speaker at my son’s Cub Scouts meet-
ing.
My task was to sit down and speak to
this group of second grade boys about
budgets and saving money. I was fasci-
nated and impressed by how easily they
grasped the concept of putting money
away in a bank and even nodded when
I explained how interest compounds (I
used different words) if they leave the
money in a bank, instead of taking it out
whenever they want something their par-
ents won’t buy them.
Yet, here is the disconnect: What they
could not really get a handle on was that
their $100 savings account would not
“grow” to $200 by the time they wanted
to buy themselves a present, usually in
the form of some electronic device. They
also had a tough time letting go of their
money, which may explain why one
9-year-old I know keeps hundreds of
dollars in cash stuffed in a little box by
his bed. I even tried to explain that when
their parents go to work, they must use
some money to pay for different items, a
lot of which goes to them. They kind of
shrugged it off. Do they think groceries,
gas, new clothes and Wii games appear
by magic? Maybe so.
So, I tried a different approach. I
asked them to imagine what it would be
like if their parents gave them $100 al-
lowance each month. They thought that
was a wonderful idea. I then told them
that they had to give most of it back
because they had to pay to live in their
house, to eat their food, to use the show-
er and lights and to go to sports and gui-
tar lessons. All of their jaws dropped at
the same time, but I think they grasped
the concept.
I moved to budgeting and introduced
a pie chart to them. We divided the pie
chart into all the items they may spend
the $100 on — food, lodging, sports,
games, vacations, charity, savings and
spending. After we separated out the es-
sentials such as food and lodging, and
took a little bit extra out for charitable giv-
ing, we came to the conclusion that they
would have $20 left each month. Each
then drew his own pie chart and appor-
tioned the $20. One or two put about 90
percent in savings whereas others even-
ly divided the $20 into many segments.
The majority put a little away for sav-
ings in a bank, kept a little more for an
item they wanted to buy short-term and
spent the rest on themselves.
As I walked out of the session, what
struck me most was how these young
boys were so reluctant to spend their
money. Given this, how can parents help
these youngsters set expectations about
savings? We can start talking to our
younger children now and explain how
saving some of their own money today
can potentially make it grow so they will
actually have more in the future.
Some of the kids spoke about saving
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