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Intl AIDS Conference wraps after

memorable week of speeches,


protests and promises
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
The 19th International AIDS Conference wraps up
today after a week of memorable speeches, protests
and hopeful predictions about a world rid of the disease
in the not too distant future.
Politicians, researchers, activists, journalists and
delegates from countries around the world descended
on Washington, D.C., for the rst AIDS conference to be
held in the United States since 1990. During the course of
the week, the Obama administration announced it was
releasing funds to end waiting lists for patients seeking
life-saving AIDS drugs. President Obama was criticized
by some for not speaking in person at the conference,
though attendees heard from him via video message.
The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt was
displayed at locations throughout the city; 13 protesters
were arrested at the White House following a march by
demonstrators demanding more action to combat the
disease.
Former President Bill Clinton and former rst lady
Laura Bush were scheduled to speak at the conference
after Blade deadline. Visit washingtonblade.com for full,
updated coverage.
Although Obama skipped the conference, several
high-prole members of his administration spoke
to attendees. Secretary of Health & Human Services
Kathleen Sebelius opened the conference with a speech
announcing four new public-private initiatives aimed at
removing barriers that cause some living with HIV to fall
out of care. (See page 19.)
One of the most anticipated speeches came from
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who announced
on Monday that the United States would prepare a
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D.C. yoga instructor suffers fractured
jaw in suspected hate crime
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
A D.C. gay man is recovering from surgery for a
broken cheekbone and fractured jaw following an
incident early Sunday morning, July 22, in which three
unidentied male suspects attacked him and his
partner near the intersection of 3rd and U streets, N.E.
Michael Roike told the Blade the suspects
approached him and his partner, yoga instructor
Michael Hall Jr., 29, after the two got out of one of the
popular upscale cars for hire known as Uber Sedan
and began walking to their apartment located about
two blocks away.
Roike said one of three attackers punched Hall in
the face, knocking him to the ground. He said one
or more of the others started punching him, but his
injuries were not serious. He said an ambulance took
Hall to Howard University Hospital, where he later
underwent surgery during which doctors inserted a
metal plate to repair a seriously broken facial bone.
We are investigating an aggravated assault that
may have been motivated by hate bias, said D.C.
police spokesperson Gwencolyn Crump. Crump rolc
rhe Blace rhe ceparrmenr's Gay anc LesLian Liaison
Unit was notied of the incident.
Sunday, July 22, at approximately midnight, two
complainants were in the 1900 block of 3rd Street,
N.E., when three suspects appeared from an unknown
direction and began to yell homophobic slurs at
them, Crump said in an email.
The three suspects then approached the
complainants and assaulted them, she said.
Suspects ed in an unknown directionLookout is
for three black males wearing dark clothing.
Roike said the driver was unfamiliar with the area,
which is considered part of the citys Eckington
neighborhood, and turned onto a wrong street. Rather
than direct the driver to their apartment building the
two men decided to get out and walk the remaining
two blocks, Roike said.
He said that while the attackers knocked Hall to
the ground he fought back while the others attacked
him before he began to scream as loud as he could
for help. A woman from a nearby house ran out with
a male friend and began shouting at the attackers,
prompting them to run away, Roike said.
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CNT NES N FAGE 24 Secretary of State HILLARY CLINTON, announced that
the United States would prepare a blueprint to confront
the global AIDS epidemic.
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brings summer tour to
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Secretary of State HILLARY CLINTON, announced that
Out in
London
As Olympics kick off,
lesbian basketball star
says being open was an
easy decision for her.
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Seeking an AIDS-free generation
Gay couple attacked
MAYF HECKLED DFNG SFEECH
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13 AIDS PROTESTERS ARRESTED
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MEET THE BERLIN PATIENT
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PELOSI DEFENDS OBAMAS RECORD
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29 YEARS LATER, A RETURN TO LISNER
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SEBELIUS ANNOUNCES AIDS PARTNERSHIPS
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Assistant D.C. police chief PETER NEWSHAM (right) said the MPD rarely uses condoms as evidence
in prostitution-related cases.
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Gay couple attacked in
suspected hate crime
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She was like our guardian angel, he said. If that lady hadnt come running out I
dont know what would have happened. When she came out the kids dispersed. They
got his phone but they didnt get anything else, he said, referring to Halls cell phone.
Police are seeking information from possible witnesses. Crump said anyone with information
that could help in the investigation should call police at 202-727-9099. She said anonymous
information may be submitted to the departments Text Tip Line by text messaging 50411.
The attack against Roike and Hall came about four months after another 29-year-old
gay man suffered a broken jaw and other serious injuries from an attack by at least four
assailants who shouted anti-gay names at him at Georgia Avenue and Irving Street, N.W.,
in Columbia Heights.
Similar to Roike and Hall, the victim, who has requested that his name be withheld,
was arriving home in a cab on March 12 and decided to get out about two blocks from
his home. The assailants, who remain at large, attacked him minutes after he left the cab
and began walking home.
The attack in March against the 29-year-old gay man took place within a few days of
a shooting of a man at the nearby Columbia Heights International House of Pancakes
restaurant, which police listed as an anti-gay hate crime, and the beating of a transgender
woman in Northeast D.C. The three incidents prompted friends of the 29-year-old and
LGBT activists to organize a protest march in Columbia Heights against anti-LGBT
violence that drew more than 700 people.
A Facebook page collecting donations for the couple is available at facebook.com/
events/249017395201117. Two area benets are also planned. Flow Yoga is hosting a In
the Name of Love benet today at 8:15 p.m. at 1450 P St., N.W. Visit owyogacenter.
com for more information. Cobalt hosted a fundraiser Thursday night.
Police Log
The D.C. Metropolitan Police Departments Gay & Lesbian Liaison Unit participated in the following
investigations:
n July 1, in rhe 1100 Llock ol Morse Srreer, N.E., a man reporrec he was
involved in a verbal altercation with a suspect, who then punched the victim
several times. The case was closed with the arrest of the suspect. The two are
involved in a domestic relationship.
n July 1, a man reporrec rhar on July 5 in rhe 1400 Llock ol F Srreer, N.W.,
a suspect threatened him and stole his property. The two were involved in a
domestic relationship.

n July 1, a woman reporrec rhar while in rhe 2200 Llock ol Fhoce slanc Ave.,
N.E., that a suspect punched her in the face and pushed her to the ground.
n July 17, in rhe nir Llock ol Srreer, N.W., a complainanr reporrs rhar a
suspect began to make sexual advances. When the victim refused, the suspect
became angry and brandished a handgun. The suspect then ed the scene.
n July 15, in rhe 3400 Llock ol Sranron Foac, S.E., a man reporrec rhar he anc
another man became engaged in a verbal argument after the man came home
from jail. The two are involved in a domestic relationship.

n July 15, in rhe 5000 Llock ol Bass Srreer, S.E., a man reporrec rhar he was
involved in a verbal altercation with a suspect, who used homophobic slurs and
struck the victim in the face with a closed st. The suspect was placed under
arrest. The two are involved in a domestic relationship.
n July 13, in rhe 500 Llock ol Farklanc Flace, S.E., a man reporrec rhar a
suspect came up to the drivers side of the car and asked him for a cigarette. The
man reported that he told the suspect he did not have one, at which time the
suspect punched the man in the face. The victim reported that he and the suspect
were involved in a domestic relationship.
Police Log
n July 1, in rhe 1100 Llock ol Morse Srreer, N.E., a man reporrec he was
involved in a verbal altercation with a suspect, who then punched the victim
several times. The case was closed with the arrest of the suspect. The two are
involved in a domestic relationship.
n July 1, a man reporrec rhar on July 5 in rhe 1400 Llock ol F Srreer, N.W.,
a suspect threatened him and stole his property. The two were involved in a
domestic relationship.
n July 1, a woman reporrec rhar while in rhe 2200 Llock ol Fhoce slanc Ave.,
N.E., that a suspect punched her in the face and pushed her to the ground.
n July 17, in rhe nir Llock ol Srreer, N.W., a complainanr reporrs rhar a
suspect began to make sexual advances. When the victim refused, the suspect
became angry and brandished a handgun. The suspect then ed the scene.
n July 15, in rhe 3400 Llock ol Sranron Foac, S.E., a man reporrec rhar he anc
another man became engaged in a verbal argument after the man came home
from jail. The two are involved in a domestic relationship.
n July 15, in rhe 5000 Llock ol Bass Srreer, S.E., a man reporrec rhar he was
involved in a verbal altercation with a suspect, who used homophobic slurs and
struck the victim in the face with a closed st. The suspect was placed under
arrest. The two are involved in a domestic relationship.
n July 13, in rhe 500 Llock ol Farklanc Flace, S.E., a man reporrec rhar a
suspect came up to the drivers side of the car and asked him for a cigarette. The
man reported that he told the suspect he did not have one, at which time the
suspect punched the man in the face. The victim reported that he and the suspect
were involved in a domestic relationship.
Names of Md. petition
signers available online
The names of some 110,000 Maryland
residents who signed a petition to force
the states new marriage equality law onto
the November ballot are now publicly
available online.
The Washington Blade obtained
a database of the names from the
Maryland Board of Elections and
posted the names to its website. Visit
washingtonblade.com to access the list,
which is searchable. The list includes
names, addresses and whether the
signature was deemed valid.
STAFF REPORTS
D.C. police criticized for
conscating condoms
A new report concludes that the
conscation of condoms from prostitutes and
other sex workers during police investigations
places them at increased risk of HIV.
Human Rights Watch released the 12-page
report at a news conference at the National
Press Club last week that includes interviews
with more than 300 current or former sex
workers, activists, law enforcement and
public health ofcials in D.C., New York
City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. These
include Felicia C., a sex worker in Columbia
Heights who said that police ofcers told her
to throw away her condoms last December.
I told them No I am not throwing them
in the garbage, she said, as noted in the
report. I dont want to die!
Others pointed to what they described to
Human Rights Watch as the Metropolitan
Police Departments 3-condom rule.
In 2011 they locked me up in the 5th district,
said Nila R. The cop told me I could have three
condoms and threw the others out, I had 10
altogether. Also, an open condom is a charge.
Ive been locked up for it, the cops told me they
were locking me up for an open condom.
Human Rights Watch urges law
enforcement and prosecutors in the four
cities highlighted in the report to adopt
policies that prohibit the use of condom
possession as evidence against suspected
sex workers. It also urges the D.C. Council
and New York and California lawmakers
to either repeal or reform broad loitering
laws designed to curb prostitution.
Assistant D.C. police chief Peter
Newsham told the Blade that the MPD
rarely uses condoms as evidence in
prostitution-related cases. Its a very
rare occurrence for us to seize condoms
in a prostitution investigation, he said.
The MPD is very much supportive of the
citys efforts to distribute condoms to help
prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS.
Newsham went on to question the
reports accuracy.
Human Rights Watch uses anecdotal
examples that are really uncorroborated and
unsupported to make their point, he said.
MICHAEL K. LAVERS
D.C. earns As, Bs, one
C on AIDS report card

The Appleseed Center, a local
watchdog group that monitors city
services, gave mostly As and Bs in its
7th annual report card assessing the
D.C. governments response to the AIDS
epidemic in 14 specic categories.
The reporr carc, releasec July 18, shows
the city boosted its grade from B to B+
in the category of AIDS-related grants
management. The grade rose from C-
to B- in a category assessing the AIDS-
related programs of the Ofce of the State
Superintendent of Education, which runs
the public school system.
In the only case in which a grade went
down compared to last year, Appleseed
changed the grade for the citys HIV testing
program from A to A-. The group praised the
city for continuing to increase the number of
city supported HIV tests and praised AIDS
ofce ofcials for offering more tests in
non-traditional locations.
It attributed the slightly lower grade to
the unstable availability of HIV testing
kits that the citys AIDS ofce has provided
community based organization retained
by contract to conduct HIV testing.
The lowest grade offered this year a C
went to the citys charter schools. The
available information indicates that charter
schools as a whole lag behind in many areas
related to HIV/AIDS, the report card says.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
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Pannell says support from
rank and le gays wavers
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
Most of the citys leading LGBT
activists say they oppose calls for D.C.
Mayor Vincent Gray to resign following
revelations two weeks ago that the mayors
2010 election campaign received an illegal
contribution of more than $650,000 from a
controversial businessman.
I feel his support in the LGBT community
is where it was before this happened, said
gay Democratic activist Lane Hudson, who
backed Gray in the 2010 election.
Those who supported him in the
election still do for the most part, said
Hudson. Those who didnt support him
are likely not supporting him now.
Gray has declined to comment on a
federal investigation into his campaign
activities other than to deny any
wrongdoing. He has not been charged or
implicated in any illegal activity, although
three campaign operatives have pleaded
guilty to campaign violations.
Hudson and other LGBT advocates
supportive of Gray say he has fullled
his campaign support on a wide
range of LGBT issues, including issues
deemed important to the transgender
community.
But some gay activists, including Ward
8 community leader Phil Pannell, say they
believe support for Gray among rank and
le gays is wavering, just as it is among all
city residents.
Pannell and Ward 8 gay activist Brad Lewis,
a former president of the Gertrude Stein
Democratic Club, point to a Washington
Post poll released July 18 showing that 54
percent of city residents participating in
the poll say Gray should resign compared
to 37 percent who say he should not. Nine
percent had no opinion on the issue.
Most people I speak with in Ward
8, both gay and straight, feel he should
resign, said Pannell, who supported Gray
in the 2010 election.
Lewis is among only a few LGBT leaders
reached by the Blade this week who are
calling on Gray to resign.
I nd it simply unbelievable that he
didnt know about this, said Lewis.
Lewis was referring to a July 10
disclosure by the U.S. Attorneys ofce
that a Gray campaign operative allegedly
helped to illegally disburse and conceal
$653,800 in campaign funds secretly
given by businessman Jeffrey Thompson.
Thompson owns a company that has a
$322 million a year contract to administer
the citys Medicaid program.
The campaign operative, Jean Clarke
Harris, pleaded guilty on July 10 in U.S.
District Court to obstruction of justice
and conspiring to break federal and
local campaign nance laws. She faces a
possible sentence of 30 to 37 months in jail.
Gay activist Rick Rosendall, who serves
as vice president of the Gay and Lesbian
Activists Alliance, said in a July 17 column
in the Hufngton Post that he counts
himself among the large number of LGBT
people who remain loyal to Gray based
on Grays long record of support for LGBT
rights both as mayor and as chair of the
D.C. City Council.
Beyond loyalty, I take pause from the
behavior of U.S. Attorney Ron Machens ofce,
whose slow dribbling out of information has
set off a media feeding frenzy and a rush to
judgment that serve neither justice nor the
citys interests, Rosendall wrote.
Rosendall and other activists backing
Gray note that unlike every other state and
large city, where the lead prosecutor is
elected by the people, D.C.s prosecutorial
ofce is headed by a federally appointed
United States Attorney who doesnt
answer to the D.C. electorate.
The prosecutorial targeting of Gray
and other top D.C. ofcials also picks at
the scab of colonialism which has long
characterized the federal governments
treatment of the nations capital and its
residents, Rosendall said in his column.
If the man committed a crime, let them
go after him, said transgender activist
Jeri Hughes. I dont think he did. I feel he
has too much integrity. All this talk of his
resignation is premature.
Lateefah Williams, president of the
Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the citys
largest LGBT political group, said the club
has not taken an ofcial position on the
unfolding federal investigation into Grays
2010 campaign.
The Stein Club endorsed Gray over
incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in the 2010
election.
I am personally trying to reserve
judgment and let the investigation take
its course, Williams, an attorney, told the
Blade. I want to wait for the U.S. Attorney
to lay everything out concerning the mayor.
Asked about the three campaign
ofcials who have pleaded guilty to
felony campaign law violations, Williams
said, Its truly troubling. He has done
good things as mayor. It would be
troubling if the investigation implicates
the mayor.
Gay Advisory Neighborhood
Commissioners Mike Silverstein of Dupont
Circle and Alex Padro of the citys Shaw
neighborhood, both of whom backed
Fenty over Gray in the 2010 election,
said they too oppose calls for Grays
resignation at this time.
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LGBT leaders still backing Gray amid scandal
Housing Works criticizes
mayors response to D.C.
epidemic
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
More than a dozen HIV/AIDS activists
on Monday heckled Mayor Vincent Gray
as he spoke at the International AIDS
Conferences Global Village.
Housing Works members chanted
numbers dont lie, politicians do and
other slogans as he took the stage inside
the Walter E. Washington Convention
Center. They repeatedly accused Gray of
not doing enough to combat the citys
HIV/AIDS epidemic as he tried to speak.
We have the leadership of our health
department here and we will be happy
to talk with you all about and share with
you the plan we have, said Gray, who
specically pointed out Dr. Gregory Pappas
of the Department of Healths HIV/AIDS,
Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Disease
and Tuberculosis Administration to the
protesters. We will be happy to discuss that
with you. Well share documents with you.
The mayor noted that no baby has been
born with HIV in D.C. since 2009. Gray also
referenced the campaign that city ofcials
unveiled last month that encourages
testing among D.C.s 30,000 employees
he gets tested annually and publicly
announces the results.
I am personally committed to nding a
cure to this disease, said Gray. We know
that treatment is prevention.
The DOHs latest epidemiological report
indicates that 2.7 percent of D.C. residents
were living with HIV at the end of 2010. New
diagnoses dropped 36 percent among
white Washingtonians and 24 percent
among the citys black residents between
2006 and 2010.
Gray reiterated during his speech at the
AIDS Memorial Quilts opening ceremony
on the National Mall on Sunday that the
city has distributed more than ve million
male and female condoms in 2011. He
has also credited D.C.s needle exchange
program for the 72 percent drop in HIV
rates among intravenous drug users
between 2007 and 2010.
Housing was not on that list, said Keith
Holder of Southeast Washington, who has
been HIV-positive since 1985. He told the
Blade that he has been on a waiting list
for housing for those with the virus since
2001. Without housing, youre not going
to survive.
Pappas noted that most of the 1,000
people with HIV who have requested
housing support from the city currently live
with family and friends. Gray has established
an interagency task force to address the
issue, but Pappas acknowledged to the
Blade that housing for Washingtonians with
HIV remains a major problem.
Most large American cities experience
serious housing problems and D.C. is working
with [the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development] to seek funding, he said.
In addition to housing for people
with HIV, D.C. resident Larry Bryant
questioned the citys overall response to
the epidemic. He acknowledged the citys
increased testing rates and improved data
collection. Bryant stressed, however, that
he feels the Gray administration has not
done enough to tackle socio-economic
and other underlying issues that further
contribute to the epidemics impact among
disproportionately affected communities.
Were not looking at prevention in a
more comprehensive way, said Bryant,
who has lived with HIV for more than
20 years. Were not looking at socio-
economic factors that contribute to the
epidemic and the most recent surveillance
numbers prove that fact both among
women, poor women, people of color and
heterosexual couples as well.
AIDS activists heckle Gray during speech
Protesters disrupt Mayor VINCENT GRAYs Global Village speech on Monday.
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Mass. atty genl is latest to
ask high court to take case
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha
Coakley joined on Tuesday the chorus of
those calling on the Supreme Court to
review the Defense of Marriage Act by ling
a legal brief asking justices to take up the
lawsuit that she led against the anti-gay law.
The 27-page brief, led in the consolidated
case of Gill v. Ofce of Personnel
Management and Commonwealth of
Massachusetts v. Department of Health &
Human Services, comes on the heels of a
decision from the U.S. First Circuit Court of
Appeals overturning Section of 3 DOMA in
response to the litigation.
The brief states Massachusetts agrees
with the appellate ruling and normally
would oppose further review in order to
ensure that judgment takes effect as soon as
possible, but notes DOMA, which prohibits
federal recognition of same-sex marriage, is
of national importance and the high court in
any event is likely to take up its review.
On that assumption, the Commonwealth
believes that the Court should conduct that
review in the context of a case that presents
the full range of constitutional challenges to
DOMA, including challenges under the Tenth
Amendment and Spending Clause that are
best presented by a State, the brief states.
The Commonwealth accordingly agrees that
the Court should grant review in this case and
afrm the judgment of the court of appeals.
Coakleys brief responds to the appeal
that House Speaker John Boehners (R-Ohio)
attorneys led before the Supreme Court in
response to the First Circuit decision. The
Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG),
under the direction of Boehner, took up
defense of DOMA following a party-line vote
after the Obama administration last year
stopped defending the law in court.
BLAG has already presented the question to
justices on whether DOMA violates the equal
protection clause under the U.S. Constitution,
but Coakley presents two new questions:
(1) Whether Section 3 of DOMA violates the
Tenth Amendment, and (2) Whether Section 3
of DOMA violates the Spending Clause under
Article I of the U.S. Constitution.
Coakley, who led her lawsuit in
2009, has been contending DOMA is
unconstitutional because it interferes with
a states right to regulate marriage under
the Tenth Amendment. Massachusetts
legalized same-sex marriage in 2003.
Additionally, she contends DOMA exceeds
Congress authority under the Spending
Clause because the law impacts joint state-
federal programs, such as Medicaid and the
operation of veterans cemeteries.
In a statement accompanying the
brief, Coakley emphasizes that DOMA
is a discriminatory and unconstitutional
law because it unfairly impacts married
same-sex couples and the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts.
It is our rm conviction that in order
to truly achieve marriage equality all
couples must enjoy the same rights and
protections under both state and federal
law, Coakley said. If the Supreme Court
chooses to examine this case, we will look
forward to once again making clear that
DOMA and its pervasive discrimination is
unconstitutional and should be ended.
Despite Coakleys call for the Supreme
Court to take up review of DOMA on the
basis that it violates states rights, the First
Circuit rejected her arguments while ruling
that DOMA was unconstitutional for other
reasons. Judges had ruled the consequences
of DOMA for Massachusetts do not
violate the Tenth Amendment or Spending
Clause while acknowledging Congress
effort to put a thumb on the scales and
inuence a states decision as to how to
shape its own marriage laws does bear on
how the justications are assessed.
The brief now means four parties both
for and against DOMA have asked the
Supreme Court to review DOMA. Late last
month, BLAG led an appeal in response to
the Supreme Court. A week later, the Justice
Department, which stopped defending DOMA
in court last year, also asked the Supreme Court
to consider the constitutionality of DOMA by
taking up the Massachusetts case and Golinksi
v. United States.
The American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf
of New York widow Edith Windsor, last week
asked the high court to take up the case she
led against DOMA, Windsor v. United States.
All parties involved in the case have 30
days to respond to Coakleys petition, but
response to the lings from BLAG and the
Justice Department are due Aug. 2. The
Supreme Court wont be able to decide
whether to hear the case until justices
return from summer recess and the start
their conference on Sept. 24.
Sally Ride comes out in obituary
SAN DIEGO The rst U.S. woman in space, Sally Ride who inspired millions
in the 1980s by breaking the gender barrier at NASA died at age 61 on Monday
after a long, quiet battle with pancreatic cancer.
In an obituary published by the Associated Press, as well as a CNN obituary, Ride
was described as having been survived by her partner of 27 years, Tam OShaughnessy.
OShaughnessy and Ride met around 1963, when the two 12-year-olds met
through their love of tennis, according to her bio on the site maintained by her
foundation, Sally Ride Science. The two maintained their friendship through Rides
historic ight on the Challenger in 1984, and during Rides ve-year marriage to
fellow astronaut Steven Hawley, which ended in 1987.
Some LGBT activists would have liked to have seen Ride come out sooner.
Could she have helped the cause? Maybe, Human Rights Campaigns Fred
Sainz told USA Today. For her not to have shared an incredibly important aspect
of her life being in a committed long-term relationship with a woman meant
many Americans did not get to see a dimension of her life that would have helped
them understand us and our contributions to society.
Lesbian attacked, anti-gay slurs carved into skin
LINCOLN, Neb. At least 300 people gathered on the steps of the Nebraska
Capitol Sunday after a local lesbian was allegedly attacked in her home earlier
that day, by three men who bound her, carved anti-gay slurs into her skin and set
her house ablaze.
The impromptu march calling for an end to violence was publicized on
Facebook throughout the day on Sunday, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.
Attendees carried rainbow ags and candles, and listened to speeches by local
LGBT leaders.
Though police have yet to publish ofcial accounts of the events that occurred
Sunday morning at the victims home, the Journal Star reports that the woman alleged
to neighbors three masked men entered her home, bound her with zip ties and used
knives to carve into her skin before pouring gasoline on the oor and lighting a re.
The woman crawled to safety at a neighbors home, where police found her.
Tisei could be next gay Republican in House
BOSTON Arizonas Jim Kolbe holds the title of rst openly gay GOP member
of the House of Representatives prior to retiring in 2007, but the former leader
of the Massachusetts Senate GOP could soon hold the title of rst openly gay
Republican to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Hill reports that Richard Tiseis race against incumbent Democrat John
Tierney is heating up in this gay-friendly district, thanks to Tiseis libertarian pro-
gay, pro-choice stances, and scandals roiling Tierneys family.
Kolbe was re-elected ve times after being outed in 1996, but the 11-term
congressman was elected while still in the closet, and was outed after voting for
the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act, which he later came to oppose.
Wisc. Rep. Zamarripa comes out as bi
MILWAUKEE JoCasta Zamarripa, a Democratic state representative in
Milwaukees 8th District, and the only Latina in the Wisconsin Legislature, came
out yesterday as bisexual to the Journal Sentinel.
It has always been my goal in ofce to be transparent and honest with my
constituents, but before the primary in 2010, I didnt have the valor and courage to
come out, she told the paper. I feel remiss that I didnt come out then.
Zamarripa is facing a tough Democratic primary, and joins fellow LGBT
lawmakers, state Sen. Tim Carpenter, and outgoing Rep. Marc Pocan, who is
leaving his seat to run for Congress this year.
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08 JULY 27, 2012 NATlONAL NEWS
Coakley calls on Supreme
Court to review DOMA
Americas rst female astronaut in
space, SALLY RIDE, posthumously
came out as a lesbian through
the ofcial obituary posted to her
foundations site after passing
away Monday following a long
battle with pancreatic cancer.
Massachusetts Attorney General MARTHA COAKLEY
is asking the Supreme Court to review DOMA
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Thousands march to
Lafayette Square seeking
end to disease
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
U.S. Park Police on Tuesday arrested 13
protesters who gathered in front of the
White House.
Sergeant Paul Brooks, spokesperson for
the U.S. Park Police, told the Blade that
those taken into custody failed to obey
ofcers who told them not to stand on the
sidewalk in front of the White House on
Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Housing Works
President Charles King, members of ACT
UP Philadelphia, the Prevention Justice
Alliance and Health Gap were among those
arrested as they tried to tie red ribbons with
condoms, syringes and other items to the
White House fence.
The arrests took place after thousands took
part in the We Can End AIDS march from
the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
and other parts of downtown Washington to
Lafayette Park. Participants urged President
Obama, members of Congress and other
lawmakers around the world to provide more
resources to ght HIV/AIDS and protect
human rights for those living with the virus.
The march was really to remind those in
power that AIDS has been around since the
80s and were still arguing about the same
things, Housing Works spokesperson Sunny
Bjerk told the Blade, specically referring
to the ban on federal funding for needle
exchange programs and abstinence-only
sexual education curricula. We need to work
together. Its going to take a collective effort.
Amanda Lugg of ACT UP New York
noted during the Lafayette Square rally that
members of her organization threw the ashes
of their loved ones who died from AIDS
onto the White House lawn to protest what
they described as the federal governments
inadequate response to the epidemic.
Activists, including people who are here
today, took on the right-wing policies that
labeled people of AIDS, LGBT people, people
of color and people from the Global South as
unworthy unworthy of action, unworthy of
services, unworthy of life-saving prevention
and treatment, she said. We confronted
that government inaction and today with allies
across the U.S. and networks across the world,
we the community, we the people bring a
political tidal wave. Today we stand here
looking at the results of our political action.
The science of 25 years ago was nowhere
now [it] has literally shown that the end of AIDS
is possible. We can end AIDS.
South African marcher Prudence Mabele
has lived with HIV for 22 years. She told the
Blade that she marched in support of sex
workers who were not able to enter the country
to attend the International AIDS Conference.
We need them to be part of these
conferences so that we can resolve the
problems we have, Mabele said. We want
to end AIDS. And because we want to end
AIDS, we have to do it the proper way. The
women who are taking drugs must also be
here. We need to put all our rights in the front
and be what we are preaching because to end
AIDS we need everybody men, women,
gay men, sex workers, any marginalized.
AIDS 2012 delegate Eric Hill from North
Carolina said he decided to march to show
his support for womens rights. Women
should be treated as equal to men as well
as treatment when it comes to HIV/AIDS
prevention, he said.
Leah Hasezi of the New York City-based
Queerocracy told the Blade that roughly
100 members of her New York City-based
organization traveled to the nations capital
on three buses to participate in the march.
She pointed to HIV decriminalization and
the so-called Robin Hood Tax on banks and
other Wall Street companies that supporters
maintain would generate billions of dollars
annually to support HIV/AIDS prevention
programs and other social services as two of
her organizations top priorities.
We have the science, we have the
money, we have a way to get the money if
we tax the people who have been cheating
the rest of the nation, said Hasezi, referring
to a cure for HIV/AIDS. We just need the
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Thousands marched in D.C. on Tuesday, culminating in
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Advicor

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), rifampin (Rifadin,

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Rifamate,

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) when used to treat pulmonary arterial


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healthcare professional about PREZISTA

(darunavir).
Once-Daily PREZISTA

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HIV medications can help lower your viral load and keep your HIV under
control over the long term.
In a clinical study* of almost 4 years (192 weeks), 7 out of 10 adults
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viral loads with PREZISTA

plus ritonavir and Truvada.

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tadalal (Cialis,

Adcirca

), atorvastatin (Lipitor

), rosuvastatin
(Crestor

), pravastatin (Pravachol

), or colchicine (Colcrys,


Col-Probenecid

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taking estrogen-based contraceptives (birth control). PREZISTA

might reduce the effectiveness of estrogen-based contraceptives.


You must take additional precautions for birth control, such
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This is not a complete list of medicines. Be sure to tell your
healthcare professional about all the medicines you are taking
or plan to take, including prescription and nonprescription
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can be passed
to your baby in your breast milk and whether it could harm your
baby. Also, mothers with HIV should not breastfeed because HIV
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or any other medicines without rst talking to your
healthcare professional
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.
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Oral Suspension
PREZISTA (pre-ZIS-ta)
(darunavir)
Tablets
Read this Patient Information before you start taking PREZISTA and each time
you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the
place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your
treatment.
Also read the Patient Information leaflet for NORVIR

(ritonavir).
What is the most important information I should know
about PREZISTA?
PREZISTA can interact with other medicines and cause serious side effects.
It is important to know the medicines that should not be taken with PREZISTA.
See the section Who should not take PREZISTA?
PREZISTA may cause liver problems. Some people taking PREZISTA in
combination with NORVIR

(ritonavir) have developed liver problems which


may be life-threatening. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests before
and during your combination treatment with PREZISTA. If you have chronic
hepatitis B or C infection, your healthcare provider should check your blood
tests more often because you have an increased chance of developing liver
problems.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of the below signs and
symptoms of liver problems.
ark (tea colored) urine
yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes
pale colored stools (bowel uoveuents)
nausea
vouiting
pain or tenderness on your right side below your ribs
loss of appetite
PREZISTA may cause severe or life-threatening skin reactions or rash.
Sometimes these skin reactions and skin rashes can become severe and require
treatment in a hospital. You should call your healthcare provider immediately if
you develop a rash. However, stop taking PREZISTA and ritonavir combination
treatment and call your healthcare provider immediately if you develop any skin
changes with symptoms below:
fever
tiredness
uuscle or joint pain
blisters or skin lesions
uouth sores or ulcers
red or inflaued eyes, like pink eye" (conjunctivitis)
Rash occurred more often in patients taking PREZISTA and raltegravir together
than with either drug separately, but was generally mild.
See What are the possible side effects of PREZISTA? for more information
about side effects.
What is PREZISTA?
PREZISTA is a prescription anti-HIV medicine used with ritonavir and other anti-
HIV medicines to treat adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1)
infection. PREZISTA is a type of anti-HIV medicine called a protease inhibitor.
hlv is the virus that causes AlS (Acquired luuune eficiency Syndroue).
When used with other HIV medicines, PREZISTA may help to reduce the amount
of hlv in your blood (called viral load"). FFEZlSTA uay also help to increase the
nuuber of white blood cells called C1 (T) cell which help fight off other
infections. Feducing the auount of hlv and increasing the C1 (T) cell count
may improve your immune system. This may reduce your risk of death or
infections that can happen when your immune system is weak (opportunistic
infections).
FFEZlSTA does not cure hlv infection or AlS and you uay continue to
experience illnesses associated with HIV-1 infection, including opportunistic
infections. You should remain under the care of a doctor when using PREZISTA.
Avoid doing things that can spread HIV-1 infection.
o oot share oeedIes or other iojectioo eguipeot.
o oot share persooaI ites that cao have bIood or body IIuids oo the, Iike
toothbrushes and razor blades.
o oot have aoy kiod oI sex without protectioo. Always practice safe sex by
using a latex or polyurethane condom to lower the chance of sexual contact
with semen, vaginal secretions, or blood.
Ask your healthcare provider if you have any questions on how to prevent
passing HIV to other people.
Who should not take PREZISTA?
o oot take F8EZI8IA with any of the following medicines:
alfuzosin (Uroxatral

)
dihydroergotauine (.h.E. 15

, Embolex

, Migranal

), ergonovine, ergotamine
(Cafergot

, Ergomar

) methylergonovine
cisapride
pimozide (Orap

)
oral midazolam, triazolam (Halcion

)
the herbal supplement St. Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
the cholesterol lowering medicines lovastatin (Mevacor

, Altoprev

, Advicor

)
or simvastatin (Zocor

, Simcor

, Vytorin

)
rifampin (Rifadin

, Rifater

, Rifamate

, Rimactane

)
sildenafil (Revatio

) only when used for the treatment of pulmonary arterial


hypertension.
Serious problems can happen if you take any of these medicines with PREZISTA.
What should I tell my doctor before I take PREZISTA?
F8EZI8IA ay oot be right Ior you. eIore takiog F8EZI8IA, teII your
healthcare provider if you:
have liver probleus, including hepatitis or hepatitis C
are allergic to sulfa uedicines
have high blood sugar (diabetes)
have heuophilia
are pregnant or planning to becoue pregnant. lt is not known if FFEZlSTA will
harm your unborn baby.
Pregnancy Registry: You and your healthcare provider will need to decide if
taking PREZISTA is right for you. If you take PREZISTA while you are pregnant,
talk to your healthcare provider about how you can be included in the
Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry. The purpose of the registry is follow the
health of you and your baby.
are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. o oot breastIeed. We do not know if
PREZISTA can be passed to your baby in your breast milk and whether it
could harm your baby. Also, mothers with HIV-1 should not breastfeed
because HIV-1 can be passed to the baby in the breast milk.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take including
prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Using PREZISTA and certain other medicines may affect each other causing
serious side effects. PREZISTA may affect the way other medicines work and
other medicines may affect how PREZISTA works.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:
uedicine to treat hlv
estrogen-based contraceptives (birth control). FFEZlSTA uight reduce the
effectiveness of estrogen-based contraceptives. You must take additional
precautions for birth control such as a condom.
uedicine for your heart such as bepridil, lidocaine (Xylocaine viscous

),
quinidine (Nuedexta

), amiodarone (Pacerone

, Cardarone

), digoxin
(Lanoxin

), flecainide (Tambocor

), propafenone (Rythmol

)
warfarin (Couuadin

, Jantoven

)
uedicine for seitures such as carbauatepine (Carbatrol

, Equetro

,
Tegretol

, Epitol

), phenobarbital, phenytoin (ilantin

, Phenytek

)
uedicine for depression such as tratadone and desiprauine (Norprauin

)
clarithrouycin (Frevpac

, Biaxin

)
uedicine for fungal infections such as ketoconatole (Nitoral

), itraconazole
(Sporanox

, Onmel

), voriconazole (VFend

)
colchicine (Colcrys

, Col-Probenecid

)
rifabutin (Mycobutin

)
uedicine used to treat blood pressure, a heart attack, heart failure, or to
lower pressure in the eye such as metoprolol (Lopressor

, Toprol-XL

), timolol
(Cosopt

, Betimol

, Timoptic

, Isatolol

, Combigan

)
uidatolau aduinistered by injection
uedicine for heart disease such as felodipine (Flendil

), nifedipine
(Procardia

, Adalat CC

, Afeditab CR

), nicardipine (Cardene

)
steroids such as dexauethasone, fluticasone (Advair iskus

, Veramyst

,
Flovent

, Flonase

)
bosentan (Tracleer

)
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uedicine to treat chronic hepatitis C such as boceprevir (victrelis
TM
),
telaprevir (Incivek
TM
)
uedicine for cholesterol such as pravastatin (Fravachol

), atorvastatin
(Lipitor

), rosuvastatin (Crestor

)
uedicine to prevent organ transplant failure such as cyclosporine (0engraf

,
Sandimmune

, Neoral

), tacrolimus (Prograf

), sirolimus (Rapamune

)
salueterol (Advair

, Serevent

)
uedicine for narcotic withdrawal such as uethadone (Methadose

, olophine
Hydrochloride), buprenorphine (Butrans

, Buprenex

, Subutex

),
buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone

)
uedicine to treat schitophrenia such as risperidone (Fisperdal

), thioridazine
uedicine to treat erectile dysfunction or puluonary hypertension such as
sildenafil (Viagra

, Revatio

), vardenafil (Levitra

, Staxyn

), tadalafil
(Cialis

, Adcirca

)
uedicine to treat anxiety, depression or panic disorder such as sertraline
(Zoloft

), paroxetine (Paxil

)
This is not a complete list of medicines that you should tell your healthcare
provider that you are taking. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you
are not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above. Know the medicines you
take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor or pharmacist when you get a new
uedicine. o not start any new uedicines while you are taking FFEZlSTA
without first talking with your healthcare provider.
How should I take PREZISTA?
Take FFEZlSTA every day exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
You uust take ritonavir (N0FvlF

) at the same time as PREZISTA.


o not change your dose of FFEZlSTA or stop treatuent without talking to
your healthcare provider first.
Take FFEZlSTA and ritonavir (N0FvlF

) with food.
Swallow FFEZlSTA tablets whole with a drink. lf you have difficulty
swallowing PREZISTA tablets, PREZISTA oral suspension is also available.
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oral suspension is right for you.
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The president has been great
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
(D-Calif.) on Saturday defended President
Obamas response to HIV/AIDS.
The president has been great,
she told the Blade as she arrived at
the American Foundation for AIDS
Researchs awards ceremony at
the Kennedy Center. Hes built on
everything that has gone before in terms
of prevention, care and research. He has
been very substantial in terms of the
kind of money to put toward this, and
thats what it takes as well as respect for
the people who have been affected by
it, and thats important too.
Pelosis comments came a day after
the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services released $80 million to
eliminate AIDS Drug Assistance Program
waiting lists.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius,
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S.
Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby,
former President Bill Clinton and former
rst lady Laura Bush are among those
who spoke at the International AIDS
Conference this week at the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center. Obama
addressed delegates in a short video
message as part of what a White House
press release described as continuing his
personal commitment engagement on
the issue.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation President
Michael Weinstein described the
presidents absence from the conference
to the Blade as a kick in the teeth to the
more than 20,000 delegates who attended
the ve-day gathering.
Pelosi again defended the White
Houses response to HIV/AIDS.
Im proud of the president for what he
has done, as I was proud of President Bush
for what he did, she told the Blade.
The California Democrat also reected
upon the epidemics early impact
as she spoke with reporters at the
Kennedy Center.
In the early 80s in San Francisco
we learned that there was something
occurring, said Pelosi, referring to
University of California-San Francisco
doctors and others who responded to
some of the countrys rst cases of what
became known as AIDS.
It was almost like something from
the middle ages, symptoms that were so
horrifying. It was something that took a
terrible toll. We were going some of
us to two funerals a day for our loved
ones and friends. And we had to deal
with not only the challenge medically and
scientically, but the discrimination and
the denial that went with it.
Pelosis rst speech on the oor of
the House of Representatives after
she arrived on Capitol Hill in 1987 was
about AIDS. She also helped secure the
necessary permits from the National
Park Service to show the AIDS Memorial
Quilt on the National Mall later that year
she also sewed a patch for the ower
girl in her wedding who lost her battle
to the virus.
Never did I think then that 25 years
later there would still not have a cure, but
the advances in science and technology
that helps the science of such that we
have more reason to be hopeful now,
said Pelosi.
Pelosi defends Obamas HIV/AIDS record
Timothy Ray Brown
claims to be rst person
cured of disease
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
The man who maintains he is the rst
person in the world to be cured of AIDS
stressed during a D.C. news conference on
Tuesday that he continues to live without HIV.
I am HIV negative, and I am free of the
virus, Timothy Ray Brown nervously told
reporters, scientists and HIV/AIDS activists
at the Westin City Center hotel.
Brown, who became known as the
Berlin Patient, tested HIV positive in 1995
while studying in the German capital. He
maintains that his body became resistant
to HIV in 2007 after he underwent the rst
of two bone marrow stem cell transplants
to treat leukemia. Researchers from the
University of California-San Francisco
and other institutions announced last
month that they had found traces of HIV in
Browns blood and tissue samples.
While not a denitive diagnosis, media
reports began to question whether
Browns claim that he had actually been
cured of the disease.
Despite what you may have read and
heard recently in the media I am cured
of the AIDS virus, stressed Brown. My
doctors and the scientists I continue to work
with on a regular basis have concluded that I
am cured of AIDS and will remain cured.
Brown, who had previously never held
a news conference in the United States,
also unveiled a new foundation that
shares his name that will support efforts to
nd a cure for AIDS. This announcement
coincided with the second full day of the
International AIDS Conference at the
Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
This foundation will support and
invest in cutting-edge therapies and
treatments that show promise and have
the potential to lead to the end of this
disease, said. If it werent for my own
doctor in Berlin, who took a chance on
an alternative therapy, I would not be
standing here in front of you as living
proof that there is and could be a
cure for AIDS.
World AIDS Institute CEO David Purdy
rst met Brown during the last International
AIDS Conference that took place in Vienna
in 2010. He said during the news conference
that his story provides hope to those who
continue to struggle with HIV/AIDS.
Ive lived with HIV myself for 18 years,
said Purdy. In the early days of AIDS,
people talked about a cure, but the way
they talked about it was we need a cure
and we need a cure now because they
didnt know what else to say. They didnt
know what an antiretroviral was. The
idea of an AIDS drug was not even on
the horizon at that point in time, but its
different now and its because of one man
one very special man.
Purdy added that House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) described Brown as
a miracle when they met during an AIDS
2012 reception on Monday night.
Leader Pelosi was honored to meet
Timothy Ray Brown, the Berlin Patient,
yesterday during her event in honor of the
International AIDS Conference, Pelosi
spokesperson Drew Hammill told the Blade.
Thanks to his bravery and the ingenuity
of his doctor, we have renewed hope for
achieving a cure for this horric disease.
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House Minority Leader NANCY PELOSI told the Blade she is proud of both President Obama and former President
George W. Bush for their efforts at combating AIDS.
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A panel of experts in the elds of
AIDS-related medicine, research, public
policy, and education discussed the state
of the AIDS epidemic Tuesday night at
George Washington Universitys Lisner
Auditorium, the same place where D.C.s
rst AIDS forum was held 29 years earlier.
Tuesdays forum followed an impassioned
keynote address by Jeanne White-Ginder,
mother of Ryan White, the Indiana teenager
who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1984 at
the age of 14. White, a hemophiliac who
contracted the virus from contaminated
blood products, became an internationally
recognized advocate for AIDS research and
education before he died in 1990.
D.C. Council member Jim Graham
(D-Ward 1), who served as president of the
Whitman-Walker Clinic at the time of the
rst AIDS forum at Lisner Auditorium in
1983, shared his recollection of the earlier
forum at Tuesdays event.
When we came here to Lisner with
nearly every seat lled on April 4, 1983, there
was one thing that was certain, he said.
And that was that something potentially
devastating was about to happen. And we
had to arm ourselves. We had to get ready.
Graham noted that the 1983 forum was
held at a time when little was known about
the cause of AIDS and how it was transmitted.
Although there were just a handful of
reported cases in D.C., the citys politically
inuential gay community was aware of the
growing number of cases in New York, San
Francisco, and other large U.S. cities, where
otherwise healthy gay men were dying within
months of being diagnosed with the disease.
At a time when there was no Twitter, no
Facebook, no Internet, no websites, 1,100
persons showed up on that night to nd out
what this was all about, Graham said. We
believed then as we do now that if we could
muster the will to marshal the resources we
could stop AIDS dead in its tracks and we
could care for those in dire need.
The auditorium was about two-thirds
full at Tuesday nights forum.
Activists looking back at the early years
of AIDS have often referred to that period
as the dark days, when friends and
loved ones died in increasing numbers.
With that as a backdrop, the panelists
at Tuesdays forum, while saying much still
remains to be done, pointed to the dramatic
scientic advances in the ensuring 29 years
that have transformed an HIV infection from a
near-certain death sentence to a chronic but
manageable condition in which a person with
HIV can live a normal lifespan.
I think hope shines bright, said Jose
Zuniga, president of the International
Association of Physicians in AIDS Care.
We have saved millions of lives through
the provision of antiretroviral therapies,
Zuniga told the forum.
This hope also serves to shine a light
on the inequalities, the inequities, all the
horrible the racism, sexism, homophobia,
trans phobia that are all barriers to our
achieving the goals we have in mind, said
Zuniga. Having said all of that, I remain
highly hopeful and optimistic.
Robert Redeld, chief of Infectious
Diseases and director of HIV programs
at the University of Maryland, said
he was hopeful that further advances
in antiretroviral drugs will lead to a
functional cure of HIV infection before
the end of this decade.
Redeld said researchers dene a
functional cure as the ability of an as yet to
be developed drug or drug combination
to permanently suppress the viral load
in a person with HIV to a point where
it is undetectable and the person no
longer needs to take anti-retroviral drugs.
Currently, people with HIV whose viral
level is undetectable through the use of
existing antiretroviral drugs experience a
relapse, with the virus reemerging in large
numbers after the person stops taking the
prescribed regimen of the drugs
According to Redeld, researchers are
getting closer to developing improved
drugs that can seek out and destroy the
hidden forms of HIV that remain dormant
in patients taking the current drug
regimens but that reemerge if the patient
stops taking the drugs.
In addition to Zuniga and Redeld, the
other panelists included A. Cornelius Baker,
former Whitman-Walker Clinic executive
director and senior communications adviser
and project director for a D.C.-based
international consulting organization that
addresses AIDS issues; Regan Hofmann,
editor of POZ magazine; JoAnne Keatley,
director of the Center of Excellence for
Transgender Health at the University of
California-San Francisco; and Adam Tenner,
executive director of Metro Teen AIDS.
The panel was moderated by NBC
Channel 4 News correspondent Tom
Sherwood.
Baker and Hofmann each said they
expected to die within a few years after
their HIV diagnosis in the 1980s but now
are condent that the effective drug
therapies will enable them to advance
to old age. Baker said he was pleased to
celebrate his 50th birthday recently.
Hofmann, who follows the latest
scientic developments on AIDS in her
role as editor of POZ magazine, joked that
her birthdays recently have taken on a new
meaning.
Ive always been grateful to have
my birthdays, she said. But now Im
ofcially old enough to lie about my age
as a woman.
Keatley said that while advances in drug
therapies have yielded great benets for
most people with HIV, many general practice
doctors and infectious disease specialists
are not trained to address the special needs
of transgender women with HIV.
My problem with the current strategies
is that while were putting a lot of hope
and effort on new medical technologies I
dont feel were doing enough to reach out
and engage with transgender populations
and keep them in care, she said. I dont
think weve made enough investment and
training of providers to be able to care for
transgender bodies.
Tenner, whose organization provides
AIDS education for LGBT youth, said
that while he, too, is optimistic that an
end to AIDS is a possibility in the not
too distant future hes also troubled over
shortcomings in government programs
aimed at AIDS education and treatment.
Im angry that not every young person
gets HIV education or bullying education,
he told the forum. We could get every
young person high quality AIDS education
but we are not getting that.
Baker pointed to recently released ndings
of a National Institutes of Health study of
HIV prevalence in black men who have sex
with men in six large U.S. cities, including
D.C. He noted that existing LGBT and AIDS
organizations dont appear to be addressing
issues faced by this particular population.
The study found high levels of HIV
infection, incarceration, unemployment
and other social problems in black
gay men to the same extent found in
heterosexual black men.
In summing up the panelists views,
Sherwood said each appeared to be highly
optimistic while expressing reservations
or concern over certain aspects of the
response to AIDS.
We all have hope with an asterisk, he
said.
White-Ginder told of how her son met
a man undergoing tests for AIDS-related
symptoms at New York Citys Roosevelt
Memorial Hospital, where her son went
for an experimental treatment a few years
after his AIDS diagnosis in Indiana. At the
time, most of the hospitals AIDS patients
were gay men.
Ryan was sitting in the lab getting his
lab work done and a gentleman came
up to him and said, Oh my gosh, youre
Ryan White, arent you? White-Ginder
said. And Ryan went, Yes. He said they
found 12 tumors in me. He said I havent
been diagnosed with AIDS yet but theyre
pretty sure thats what I have. He said I
want to thank you for all youve done for
us people with AIDS.
White-Ginder continued: The gentleman
turned away and Ryan looked at me and
said, You know mom Im the only one who
really knows what hes talking about. He
said, Were both ghting the same disease.
We never took it to represent one cause or
another. We wanted to represent everybody
with this diseaseSo that is why Im here
with you today, she said.
Before the panel discussion began,
White-Ginder introduced a music video
about her son produced by Michael
Jackson, who released his song Gone
Too Soon as part of the video. Jackson
made the video shortly after Ryan Whites
death in 1990.
She noted that both Jackson and singer
Elton John befriended her son in the
years after his diagnosis in a showing of
solidarity to join Ryan White in the ght
against AIDS discrimination. The two
singers attended Ryan Whites funeral.
The Gay Mens Chorus of Washington
also performed at the forum prior to the
start of the panel discussion.
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AIDS experts express hope at Return to Lisner
JEANNE WHITE-GINDER, the mother of Ryan White who died of AIDS in 1990, delivered a passionate keynote
address at Tuesdays forum.
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those who fall out of care
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
Health & Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius announced four new
public-private initiatives this week aimed
at removing barriers that cause some
living with HIV/AIDS within the United
States to fall out of care.
Sebelius announced the projects
including a new $4.5 million multi-year
project with the MAC AIDS Fund called the
Care for Life Initiative during remarks
she delivered as the nal speaker on the
opening night of the 19th International
AIDS Conference, which was held this
week in the United States for the rst time
since 1990. An estimated 25,000 attended
the week-long conference in D.C.
Perhaps the most important principle
in our national strategy is one weve been
reminded of over and over again in our
response to HIV/AIDS: none of us can do
this alone, Sebelius said. Thats why were
making a new effort to reach to community-
based organizations, businesses, foundations,
NGOs, faith organizations and more.
The Care for Life Initiative is a
collaboration of the MAC AIDS fund,
which was established in 1994 to support
people who are living with HIV/AIDS
across the world, and has three arms that
aim to keep people with HIV/AIDS within
care, according to a statement from the
organization:
A $4 million partnership with AIDS
United over the next three years to create
an innovation fund on the both the
national and regional levels to improve
retention in care and treatment adherence.
Geographic focuses will be determined
based on need and capacity of the local
providers to address that need. It will also
involve an open call for proposals.
Working with the Health Resources and
Services Administration, or HRSA, for a
pilot launch of UCARE4LIFE, an evidence-
based program that will employ mobile
texting to improve care retention and
medication adherence. With a focus on
Southern states, the two-year project
consists of developing a message library
for delivering phone text notications to
HIV-positive individuals in English and
Spanish regarding medical appointment
reminders and taking medications.
MAC AIDS Fund will work with HHS
and the Presidents Emergency Plan
for AIDS Relief to convene a meeting
of international leaders in fall 2012 on
leveraging global lessons on HIV care. This
forum is expected to explore lessons from
PEPFAR that can be applied to the United
States for best practices on treatment
and retention.
According to the MAC AIDS Fund,
under the current system, one in two
people living with HIV/AIDS in the United
States falls out of care.
Nancy Mahon, global executive director
of the MAC AIDS Funds, said the Care for
Life Initiative is important because it uses
new technologies and ideas in its outreach
to people with HIV/AIDS.
We cannot end the epidemic without
breakthrough approaches that support
and empower those living with HIV/AIDS to
stay connected to the care and life-saving
treatment they deserve, Mahon said.
Besides the Care for Life Initiative,
Sebelius also hit on the other three
initiatives during her remarks. With the
pharmaceutical retailer Walgreens, she
announced a three-year partnership with
the Centers for Disease Control to explore
ways in which pharmacies can help patients
stay on their medications. According to a
news statement, Walgreens is supplying
nearly $1 million in in-kind services
for this initiative.
With Medscape, a leading provider
of online continuing education for U.S.
clinicians, Sebelius unveiled partnership
training programs with the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid to help clinicians
better understand and address HIV
patients needs. According to a news
statement, three new training modules
have already been created for physicians,
nurses and other medical professionals.
Finally, Sebelius announced that HHS is
partnering with the eight largest AIDS drug
companies Abbot Laboratories, Boehringer
Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead,
Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and
ViiV to create a single application form
for AIDS medications offered through their
patient assistance programs.
I want to thank all of these partners
for stepping up, Sebelius said. And
we will continue to seek out new public-
private collaborations that will help us
beat this disease.
In addition to announcing the new
public-private partnerships, Sebelius
also revealed that the Food & Drug
Administration would announce this week
that more than 150 antiretroviral drugs are
now available through PEPFAR.
The secretary also enumerated earlier
initiatives of the Obama administration,
including last weeks decision to distribute
nearly $80 million to the states to allow
them to fully clear wait lists for AIDS Drug
Assistance Programs, which provide HIV/
AIDS drugs to low-income people. An
estimated 2,000 people nationwide had
been awaiting drugs through programs.
According to a statement from HHS,
around $69 million will be sent to 25 states
and territories and, based on estimates
provided by the states, will eliminate any
waiting lists. The remaining $10 million
a portion of which was allocated by the
Affordable Care Act will be distributed
to community-based health clinics
nationwide to expand access for 14,000
new HIV/AIDS patients for medical and
support services.
Other initiatives against HIV/AIDS
under the Obama administration that
Sebelius touted were recent FDA approval
of an at-home HIV test and using Truvada
to prevent HIV infection. Sebelius also
credited the Bush administration, calling
PEPFAR, which was established under the
previous administration, one of the great
health success stories of the 21st century.
Our task now is to make it even
stronger, Sebelius said.
Under President Obama, were
on pace to achieve an ambitious goal
of reaching an additional two million
people around the world with life-saving
treatment by the end of 2013. At the
same time, were putting a renewed focus
on the key combination prevention
interventions that have proven most
effective in combating HIV.
The secretarys mention of PEPFAR
received among the most applause of
anything discussed that evening before
an audience that included many HIV/AIDS
advocates from overseas. Obamas scal
year 2013 budget request cuts the program
by half a billion dollars, but the White
House has said PEPFAR is an example of
a program that is doing more with less
because of the reduced cost of drugs.
Sebelius wasnt the only public ofcial
representing the United States on the
stage during the opening night of the
conference. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.),
a renowned LGBT and HIV/AIDS
advocate, also spoke on stage to call
for an end to the epidemic, observing it
has had a particularly devastating impact
on black Americans.
Although AIDS has made the transition
from a death sentence to a chronic disease,
new infections unfortunately continue
at alarming rates, Lee said. HIV/AIDS
disproportionately affects no group of
people in our country more than African
Americans. Of the 1.4 million people in the
United States living with HIV, nearly half are
black men and women, even though blacks
make up 14 percent of the population.
Last week, Lee announced that had
introduced into the U.S. House legislation
called the Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Act. The bill has 26 co-sponsors who
are all Democrats and aims to establish
a policy and nancing framework to
eliminate AIDS domestically and abroad.
The bill aims to ght HIV/AIDS by
providing additional funds for programs
such as the AIDS Drug Assistance
Programs; addressing policy barriers to
accessing prevention and care, such as
encouraging condom use in prisons; and
calling for a more advanced strategy
overseas to end the global AIDS epidemic.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray also took
to the stage to welcome international
attendees to D.C. and talk about how HIV/
AIDS has impacted the city.
HIV/AIDS has crossed all racial, ethnic,
religious and socio-economic borders,
Gray said. It is a disease that knows
no boundaries.
According to Gray, an estimated 20,000
people in D.C. have been infected with
HIV/AIDS, and 10,000 residents have died
as a result of the disease.
Other speakers on Sunday were Annah
Sango, a Zimbabwe advocate living with
HIV who seeks visibility for female patients,
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who
said he was the rst World Bank president
to the address the international conference,
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidib,
South African Deputy President Kgalema
Motlanthe and Mark Dybul, global AIDS
coordinator for President George W.
Bush who touted that administrations
achievements in the global AIDS ght.
The co-chairs of the conference, Elly
Katabira, a Ugandan activist and president
of the International AIDS Society, and
Diane Havlir, chief of HIV/AIDS Division at
the University of California, San Francisco,
welcomed attendees to the conference.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
prepared a video message for attendees.
Also on Sunday, the White House
unveiled a video message from Obama
welcoming the international attendees to
the conference. The video message was
prepared in lieu of a live appearance by
Obama at the conference.
In the video, Obama talks about HIV/
AIDS advocates commitment to ghting the
disease and a voice-over talks about discovery
of the disease in the 1980s as well as activism
and scientic advances to thwart it.
washingtonblade.com
1 JULY 27, 2012 NATl ONAL NEWS
Sebelius unveils collaborations to ght AIDS
Were making a new effort to reach to community-
based organizations, businesses, foundations,
NGOs, faith organizations and more, said HHS
Secretary KATHLEEN SEBELIUS.
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Learn more at www.COMPLERA.com
COMPLERA (emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir disoproxil
fumarate) is a prescription medicine used as a complete
single-tablet regimen to treat HIV-1 in adults who have
never taken HIV medicines before. COMPLERA does not
cure HIV or AIDS or help prevent passing HIV to others.
Do not take COMPLERA if you are taking the following medicines:
s other HIV medicines (COMPLERA provides a complete treatment for HIV infection.)
s the anti-seizure medicines carbamazepine (Carbatrol

, Equetro

, Tegretol

,
Tegretol-XR

, Teril

, Epitol

), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal

), phenobarbital (Luminal

),
phenytoin (Dilantin

, Dilantin-125

, Phenytek

)
s the anti-tuberculosis medicines rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifater

,
Rifamate

, Rimactane

, Rifadin

) and rifapentine (Priftin

)
s a proton pump inhibitor medicine for certain stomach or intestinal problems,
including esomeprazole (Nexium

, Vimovo

), lansoprazole (Prevacid

),
omeprazole (Prilosec

), pantoprazole sodium (Protonix

), rabeprazole (Aciphex

)
s more than 1 dose of the steroid medicine dexamethasone or dexamethasone
sodium phosphate
s St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum)
s other medicines that contain tenofovir (VIREAD

, TRUVADA

, ATRIPLA

)
s other medicines that contain emtricitabine or lamivudine (EMTRIVA

, Combivir

,
Epivir

or Epivir-HBV

, Epzicom

, Trizivir

)
s rilpivirine (Edurant

)
s adefovir (HEPSERA

)
In addition, also tell your healthcare provider if you take:
s an antacid medicine that contains aluminum, magnesium hydroxide, or calcium
carbonate. Take antacids at least 2 hours before or at least 4 hours after you
take COMPLERA
s a histamine-2 blocker medicine, including famotidine (Pepcid

), cimetidine
(Tagamet

), nizatidine (Axid

), or ranitidine hydrochloride (Zantac

). Take these
medicines at least 12 hours before or at least 4 hours after you take COMPLERA
s the antibiotic medicines clarithromycin (Biaxin

), erythromycin (E-Mycin

, Eryc

,
Ery-Tab

, PCE

, Pediazole

, Ilosone

), and troleandomycin (TAO

)
s an antifungal medicine by mouth, including uconazole (Diucan

), itraconazole
(Sporanox

), ketoconazole (Nizoral

), posaconazole (Noxal

), voriconazole (Vfend

)
s methadone (Dolophine

)
This list of medicines is not complete. Discuss with your healthcare provider all
prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements you
are taking or plan to take.
INDICATION
COMPLERA

(emtricitabine 200 mg/rilpivirine 25 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate


300 mg) is a prescription HIV medicine that contains 3 medicines, EMTRIVA


(emtricitabine), EDURANT

(rilpivirine), and VIREAD

(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)


combined in one pill. COMPLERA is used as a complete single-tablet regimen to treat
HIV-1 infection in adults (age 18 and older) who have never taken HIV medicines before.
COMPLERA does not cure HIV and has not been shown to prevent passing HIV
to others. It is important to always practice safer sex, use latex or polyurethane
condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with any body uids, and to never
re-use or share needles. Do not stop taking COMPLERA unless directed by your
healthcare provider. See your healthcare provider regularly.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Contact your healthcare provider right away if you get the following side effects
or conditions while taking COMPLERA:
s Nausea, vomiting, unusual muscle pain, and/or weakness. These may be
signs of a buildup of acid in the blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious
medical condition
s Light-colored stools, dark-colored urine, and/or if your skin or the whites of your
eyes turn yellow. These may be signs of serious liver problems (hepatotoxicity),
with liver enlargement (hepatomegaly), and fat in the liver (steatosis)
s If you have HIV-1 and hepatitis B virus (HBV), your liver disease may suddenly
get worse if you stop taking COMPLERA. Do not stop taking COMPLERA without
rst talking to your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will monitor
your condition
COMPLERA may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may
affect how COMPLERA works, and may cause serious side effects.
Before taking COMPLERA, tell your healthcare provider if you:
s have liver problems, including hepatitis B or C virus infection
s have kidney problems
s have ever had a mental health problem
s have bone problems
s are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if COMPLERA can harm
your unborn child
s are breastfeeding; women with HIV should not breast-feed because they can pass
HIV through their milk to the baby
Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience any of the
following serious or common side effects:
Serious side effects associated with COMPLERA:
s New or worse kidney problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA.
If you have had kidney problems in the past or take other medicines that can cause
kidney problems, your healthcare provider may need to do blood tests to check your
kidneys during your treatment with COMPLERA
s Depression or mood changes can happen in some people who take COMPLERA.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
feeling sad or hopeless, feeling anxious or restless, or if you have thoughts of
hurting yourself (suicide) or have tried to hurt yourself
s Bone problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA. Bone problems
include bone pain, softening or thinning (which may lead to fractures). Your
healthcare provider may need to do additional tests to check your bones
s Changes in body fat can happen in people taking HIV medicine. These changes
may include increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (buffalo hump),
breast, and around the main part of your body (trunk). Loss of fat from the legs,
arms and face may also happen. The cause and long-term health effect of these
conditions are not known
s Changes in your immune system (Immune Reconstitution Syndrome) can happen
when you start taking HIV medicines. Your immune system may get stronger and
begin to ght infections that have been hidden in your body for a long time. Tell
your healthcare provider if you start having new symptoms after starting your
HIV medicine
Common side effects associated with COMPLERA:
s trouble sleeping (insomnia), abnormal dreams, headache, dizziness, diarrhea,
nausea, rash, tiredness, and depression
Other side effects associated with COMPLERA:
s vomiting, stomach pain or discomfort, skin discoloration (small spots or freckles),
and pain
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that
does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of COMPLERA. For more
information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your healthcare provider
for medical advice about side effects.
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.
Take COMPLERA exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it
s Always take COMPLERA with a meal. Taking COMPLERA with a meal is important to
help get the right amount of medicine in your body. A protein drink does not replace
a meal
s Stay under the care of your healthcare provider during treatment with
COMPLERA and see your healthcare provider regularly
Please see Patient Information for COMPLERA on the following pages.
* The co-pay program covers up to $200 per month for 1 year from card activation or until the
card expires, up to $2400 in a calendar year. The program is subject to change or cancellation
at any time.
Patient model. Pill shown is not actual size.
COMPLERA. A complete HIV treatment in only 1 pill a day.
Ask your healthcare provider if its the one for you.
You may be able to save on the co-pay for
your COMPLERA prescription with a Gilead
HIV Co-pay Assistance Card.
Call 1-877-505-6986 for more information
or visit www.COMPLERA.com.*
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never taken HIV medicines before. COMPLERA does not
cure HIV or AIDS or help prevent passing HIV to others.
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Learn more at www.COMPLERA.com
COMPLERA (emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir disoproxil
fumarate) is a prescription medicine used as a complete
single-tablet regimen to treat HIV-1 in adults who have
never taken HIV medicines before. COMPLERA does not
cure HIV or AIDS or help prevent passing HIV to others.
Do not take COMPLERA if you are taking the following medicines:
s other HIV medicines (COMPLERA provides a complete treatment for HIV infection.)
s the anti-seizure medicines carbamazepine (Carbatrol

, Equetro

, Tegretol

,
Tegretol-XR

, Teril

, Epitol

), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal

), phenobarbital (Luminal

),
phenytoin (Dilantin

, Dilantin-125

, Phenytek

)
s the anti-tuberculosis medicines rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifater

,
Rifamate

, Rimactane

, Rifadin

) and rifapentine (Priftin

)
s a proton pump inhibitor medicine for certain stomach or intestinal problems,
including esomeprazole (Nexium

, Vimovo

), lansoprazole (Prevacid

),
omeprazole (Prilosec

), pantoprazole sodium (Protonix

), rabeprazole (Aciphex

)
s more than 1 dose of the steroid medicine dexamethasone or dexamethasone
sodium phosphate
s St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum)
s other medicines that contain tenofovir (VIREAD

, TRUVADA

, ATRIPLA

)
s other medicines that contain emtricitabine or lamivudine (EMTRIVA

, Combivir

,
Epivir

or Epivir-HBV

, Epzicom

, Trizivir

)
s rilpivirine (Edurant

)
s adefovir (HEPSERA

)
In addition, also tell your healthcare provider if you take:
s an antacid medicine that contains aluminum, magnesium hydroxide, or calcium
carbonate. Take antacids at least 2 hours before or at least 4 hours after you
take COMPLERA
s a histamine-2 blocker medicine, including famotidine (Pepcid

), cimetidine
(Tagamet

), nizatidine (Axid

), or ranitidine hydrochloride (Zantac

). Take these
medicines at least 12 hours before or at least 4 hours after you take COMPLERA
s the antibiotic medicines clarithromycin (Biaxin

), erythromycin (E-Mycin

, Eryc

,
Ery-Tab

, PCE

, Pediazole

, Ilosone

), and troleandomycin (TAO

)
s an antifungal medicine by mouth, including uconazole (Diucan

), itraconazole
(Sporanox

), ketoconazole (Nizoral

), posaconazole (Noxal

), voriconazole (Vfend

)
s methadone (Dolophine

)
This list of medicines is not complete. Discuss with your healthcare provider all
prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements you
are taking or plan to take.
INDICATION
COMPLERA

(emtricitabine 200 mg/rilpivirine 25 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate


300 mg) is a prescription HIV medicine that contains 3 medicines, EMTRIVA


(emtricitabine), EDURANT

(rilpivirine), and VIREAD

(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)


combined in one pill. COMPLERA is used as a complete single-tablet regimen to treat
HIV-1 infection in adults (age 18 and older) who have never taken HIV medicines before.
COMPLERA does not cure HIV and has not been shown to prevent passing HIV
to others. It is important to always practice safer sex, use latex or polyurethane
condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with any body uids, and to never
re-use or share needles. Do not stop taking COMPLERA unless directed by your
healthcare provider. See your healthcare provider regularly.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Contact your healthcare provider right away if you get the following side effects
or conditions while taking COMPLERA:
s Nausea, vomiting, unusual muscle pain, and/or weakness. These may be
signs of a buildup of acid in the blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious
medical condition
s Light-colored stools, dark-colored urine, and/or if your skin or the whites of your
eyes turn yellow. These may be signs of serious liver problems (hepatotoxicity),
with liver enlargement (hepatomegaly), and fat in the liver (steatosis)
s If you have HIV-1 and hepatitis B virus (HBV), your liver disease may suddenly
get worse if you stop taking COMPLERA. Do not stop taking COMPLERA without
rst talking to your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will monitor
your condition
COMPLERA may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may
affect how COMPLERA works, and may cause serious side effects.
Before taking COMPLERA, tell your healthcare provider if you:
s have liver problems, including hepatitis B or C virus infection
s have kidney problems
s have ever had a mental health problem
s have bone problems
s are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if COMPLERA can harm
your unborn child
s are breastfeeding; women with HIV should not breast-feed because they can pass
HIV through their milk to the baby
Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience any of the
following serious or common side effects:
Serious side effects associated with COMPLERA:
s New or worse kidney problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA.
If you have had kidney problems in the past or take other medicines that can cause
kidney problems, your healthcare provider may need to do blood tests to check your
kidneys during your treatment with COMPLERA
s Depression or mood changes can happen in some people who take COMPLERA.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
feeling sad or hopeless, feeling anxious or restless, or if you have thoughts of
hurting yourself (suicide) or have tried to hurt yourself
s Bone problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA. Bone problems
include bone pain, softening or thinning (which may lead to fractures). Your
healthcare provider may need to do additional tests to check your bones
s Changes in body fat can happen in people taking HIV medicine. These changes
may include increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (buffalo hump),
breast, and around the main part of your body (trunk). Loss of fat from the legs,
arms and face may also happen. The cause and long-term health effect of these
conditions are not known
s Changes in your immune system (Immune Reconstitution Syndrome) can happen
when you start taking HIV medicines. Your immune system may get stronger and
begin to ght infections that have been hidden in your body for a long time. Tell
your healthcare provider if you start having new symptoms after starting your
HIV medicine
Common side effects associated with COMPLERA:
s trouble sleeping (insomnia), abnormal dreams, headache, dizziness, diarrhea,
nausea, rash, tiredness, and depression
Other side effects associated with COMPLERA:
s vomiting, stomach pain or discomfort, skin discoloration (small spots or freckles),
and pain
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that
does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of COMPLERA. For more
information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your healthcare provider
for medical advice about side effects.
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.
Take COMPLERA exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it
s Always take COMPLERA with a meal. Taking COMPLERA with a meal is important to
help get the right amount of medicine in your body. A protein drink does not replace
a meal
s Stay under the care of your healthcare provider during treatment with
COMPLERA and see your healthcare provider regularly
Please see Patient Information for COMPLERA on the following pages.
* The co-pay program covers up to $200 per month for 1 year from card activation or until the
card expires, up to $2400 in a calendar year. The program is subject to change or cancellation
at any time.
Patient model. Pill shown is not actual size.
COMPLERA. A complete HIV treatment in only 1 pill a day.
Ask your healthcare provider if its the one for you.
You may be able to save on the co-pay for
your COMPLERA prescription with a Gilead
HIV Co-pay Assistance Card.
Call 1-877-505-6986 for more information
or visit www.COMPLERA.com.*
Save up to
$
200
per month
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The for me
COMPLERA (emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir disoproxil
fumarate) is a prescription medicine used as a complete
single-tablet regimen to treat HIV-1 in adults who have
never taken HIV medicines before. COMPLERA does not
cure HIV or AIDS or help prevent passing HIV to others.
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The for me
22 JULY 27, 2012 WASHl NGTONBLADE. COM
FDA-Approved Patient Labeling
Patient Information
COMPLERA

(kom-PLEH-rah)
(emtricitabine, rilpivirine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) Tablets
Important: Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that should not be
taken with COMPLERA. For more information, see the section What should I tell my
healthcare provider before taking COMPLERA?
Read this Patient Information before you start taking COMPLERA and each time you
get a rell. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of
talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about COMPLERA?
COMPLERA can cause serious side effects, including:
1. Build-up of an acid in your blood (lactic acidosis). Lactic acidosis can happen in
some people who take COMPLERA or similar (nucleoside analogs) medicines. Lactic
acidosis is a serious medical emergency that can lead to death.
Lactic acidosis can be hard to identify early, because the symptoms could seem like
symptoms of other health problems. Call your healthcare provider right away if you
get any of the following symptoms which could be signs of lactic acidosis:
s feeling very weak or tired
s have unusual (not normal) muscle pain
s have trouble breathing
s have stomach pain with
- nausea (feel sick to your stomach)
- vomiting
s feel cold, especially in your arms and legs
s feel dizzy or lightheaded
s have a fast or irregular heartbeat
2. Severe liver problems. Severe liver problems can happen in people who take
COMPLERA or similar medicines. In some cases these liver problems can lead to death.
Your liver may become large (hepatomegaly) and you may develop fat in your liver
(steatosis) when you take COMPLERA.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms
of liver problems:
s your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice).
s dark tea-colored urine
s light-colored bowel movements (stools)
s loss of appetite for several days or longer
s nausea
s stomach pain
You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis or severe liver problems if you are
female, very overweight (obese), or have been taking COMPLERA or a similar
medicine containing nucleoside analogs for a long time.
3. Worsening of Hepatitis B infection. If you also have hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection
and you stop taking COMPLERA, your HBV infection may become worse (are-up). A
are-up is when your HBV infection suddenly returns in a worse way than before.
COMPLERA is not approved for the treatment of HBV, so you must discuss your HBV
therapy with your healthcare provider.
s Do not let your COMPLERA run out. Rell your prescription or talk to your healthcare
provider before your COMPLERA is all gone.
s Do not stop taking COMPLERA without rst talking to your healthcare provider.
s If you stop taking COMPLERA, your healthcare provider will need to check your health
often and do regular blood tests to check your HBV infection. Tell your healthcare
provider about any new or unusual symptoms you may have after you stop taking
COMPLERA.
What is COMPLERA?
COMPLERA is a prescription HIV (Human Immunodeciency Virus) medicine that:
s is used to treat HIV-1 in adults who have never taken HIV medicines before. HIV is the
virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeciency Syndrome).
s contains 3 medicines, (rilpivirine, emtricitabine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)
combined in one tablet. EMTRIVA and VIREAD are HIV-1 (human immunodeciency
virus) nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and EDURANT is an
HIV-1 non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI).
It is not known if COMPLERA is safe and effective in children under the age of 18 years.
COMPLERA may help:
s Reduce the amount of HIV in your blood. This is called your viral load.
s Increase the number of white blood cells called CD4+ (T) cells that help ght off
other infections.
Reducing the amount of HIV and increasing the CD4+ (T) cell count may improve your
immune system. This may reduce your risk of death or infections that can happen when
your immune system is weak (opportunistic infections).
COMPLERA does not cure HIV infections or AIDS.
s Always practice safer sex.
s Use latex or polyurethane condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with any
body uids such as semen, vaginal secretions, or blood.
s Never re-use or share needles.
Ask your healthcare provider if you have any questions about how to prevent passing
HIV to other people.
Who should not take COMPLERA?
s Do not take COMPLERA if your HIV infection has been previously treated with
HIV medicines.
s Do not take COMPLERA if you are taking certain other medicines. For more
information about medicines that must not be taken with COMPLERA, see What
should I tell my healthcare provider before taking COMPLERA?
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking COMPLERA?
Before you take COMPLERA, tell your healthcare provider if you:
s have liver problems, including hepatitis B or C virus infection
s have kidney problems
s have ever had a mental health problem
s have bone problems
s are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if COMPLERA can harm
your unborn child
Pregnancy Registry. There is a pregnancy registry for women who take antiviral
medicines during pregnancy. Its purpose is to collect information about the health
of you and your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about how you can take part
in this registry.
s are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention recommends that mothers with HIV not breastfeed because they can pass
the HIV through their milk to the baby. It is not known if COMPLERA can pass through
your breast milk and harm your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best
way to feed your baby.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription
and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
COMPLERA may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may
affect how COMPLERA works, and may cause serious side effects. If you take certain
medicines with COMPLERA, the amount of COMPLERA in your body may be too low and
it may not work to help control your HIV infection. The HIV virus in your body may become
resistant to COMPLERA or other HIV medicines that are like it.
Do not take COMPLERA if you also take these medicines:
s COMPLERA provides a complete treatment for HIV infection. Do not take other HIV
medicines with COMPLERA.
s the anti-seizure medicines carbamazepine (CARBATROL

, EQUETRO

, TEGRETOL

,
TEGRETOL-XR

, TERIL

, EPITOL

), oxcarbazepine (TRILEPTAL

), phenobarbital
(LUMINAL

), phenytoin (DILANTIN

, DILANTIN-125

, PHENYTEK

)
s the anti-tuberculosis medicines rifabutin (MYCOBUTIN

), rifampin (RIFATER

,
RIFAMATE

, RIMACTANE

, RIFADIN

) and rifapentine (PRIFTIN

)
s a proton pump inhibitor medicine for certain stomach or intestinal problems,
including esomeprazole (NEXIUM

, VIMOVO

), lansoprazole (PREVACID

), omeprazole
(PRILOSEC

), pantoprazole sodium (PROTONIX

), rabeprazole (ACIPHEX

)
s more than 1 dose of the steroid medicine dexamethasone or dexamethasone sodium
phosphate
s St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum)
If you are taking COMPLERA, you should not take:
s other medicines that contain tenofovir (VIREAD

, TRUVADA

, ATRIPLA

)
s other medicines that contain emtricitabine or lamivudine (EMTRIVA

, COMBIVIR

,
EPIVIR

or EPIVIR-HBV

, EPZICOM

, TRIZIVIR

)
s rilpivirine (EDURANT

)
s adefovir (HEPSERA

)
Also tell your healthcare provider if you take:
s an antacid medicine that contains aluminum, magnesium hydroxide, or calcium
carbonate. Take antacids at least 2 hours before or at least 4 hours after you take
COMPLERA.
s a histamine-2 blocker medicine, including famotidine (PEPCID

), cimetidine
(TAGAMET

), nizatidine (AXID

), or ranitidine hydrochloride (ZANTAC

). Take these
medicines at least 12 hours before or at least 4 hours after you take COMPLERA.
s the antibiotic medicines clarithromycin (BIAXIN

), erythromycin (E-MYCIN

, ERYC

,
ERY-TAB

, PCE

, PEDIAZOLE

, ILOSONE

), and troleandomycin (TAO

)
s an antifungal medicine by mouth, including uconazole (DIFLUCAN

), itraconazole
(SPORANOX

), ketoconazole (NIZORAL

), posaconazole (NOXAFIL

), voriconazole
(VFEND

)
s methadone (DOLOPHINE

)
Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is
one that is listed above.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines and show it to your
healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine. Your healthcare
provider and your pharmacist can tell you if you can take these medicines with
COMPLERA. Do not start any new medicines while you are taking COMPLERA without
rst talking with your healthcare provider or pharmacist. You can ask your healthcare
provider or pharmacist for a list of medicines that can interact with COMPLERA.
How should I take COMPLERA?
s Stay under the care of your healthcare provider during treatment with COMPLERA.
s Take COMPLERA exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
s Always take COMPLERA with a meal. Taking COMPLERA with a meal is important
to help get the right amount of medicine in your body. A protein drink does not
replace a meal.
s Do not change your dose or stop taking COMPLERA without rst talking with your
healthcare provider. See your healthcare provider regularly while taking COMPLERA.
s If you miss a dose of COMPLERA within 12 hours of the time you usually take it, take
your dose of COMPLERA with a meal as soon as possible. Then, take your next dose
of COMPLERA at the regularly scheduled time. If you miss a dose of COMPLERA by
more than 12 hours of the time you usually take it, wait and then take the next dose
of COMPLERA at the regularly scheduled time.
s Do not take more than your prescribed dose to make up for a missed dose.
s When your COMPLERA supply starts to run low, get more from your healthcare provider
or pharmacy. It is very important not to run out of COMPLERA. The amount of virus in
your blood may increase if the medicine is stopped for even a short time.
s If you take too much COMPLERA, contact your local poison control center or go to the
nearest hospital emergency room right away.
What are the possible side effects of COMPLERA?
COMPLERA may cause the following serious side effects, including:
s See What is the most important information I should know about COMPLERA?
s New or worse kidney problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA.
If you have had kidney problems in the past or take other medicines that can cause
kidney problems, your healthcare provider may need to do blood tests to check your
kidneys during your treatment with COMPLERA.
s Depression or mood changes. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have
any of the following symptoms:
- feeling sad or hopeless
- feeling anxious or restless
- have thoughts of hurting yourself (suicide) or have tried to hurt yourself
s Bone problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA. Bone problems
include bone pain, softening or thinning (which may lead to fractures). Your
healthcare provider may need to do additional tests to check your bones.
s Changes in body fat can happen in people taking HIV medicine. These changes may
include increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (buffalo hump), breast,
and around the main part of your body (trunk). Loss of fat from the legs, arms and
face may also happen. The cause and long term health effect of these conditions are
not known.
s Changes in your immune system (Immune Reconstitution Syndrome) can happen
when you start taking HIV medicines. Your immune system may get stronger
and begin to ght infections that have been hidden in your body for a long time.
Tell your healthcare provider if you start having new symptoms after starting your
HIV medicine.
The most common side effects of COMPLERA include:
s trouble sleeping (insomnia)
s abnormal dreams
s headache
s dizziness
s diarrhea
s nausea
s rash
s tiredness
s depression
Additional common side effects include:
s vomiting
s stomach pain or discomfort
s skin discoloration (small spots or freckles)
s pain
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does
not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of COMPLERA. For more information, ask your
healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to
FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
How do I store COMPLERA?
s Store COMPLERA at room temperature 77 F (25 C).
s Keep COMPLERA in its original container and keep the container tightly closed.
s Do not use COMPLERA if the seal over the bottle opening is broken or missing.
Keep COMPLERA and all other medicines out of reach of children.
General information about COMPLERA:
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient
Information leaet. Do not use COMPLERA for a condition for which it was not prescribed.
Do not give COMPLERA to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
It may harm them.
This leaet summarizes the most important information about COMPLERA. If you
would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your
healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about COMPLERA that is written
for health professionals. For more information, call (1-800-445-3235) or go to
www.COMPLERA.com.
What are the ingredients of COMPLERA?
Active ingredients: emtricitabine, rilpivirine hydrochloride, and tenofovir disoproxil
fumarate
Inactive ingredients: pregelatinized starch, lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline
cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, povidone, polysorbate 20. The
tablet lm coating contains polyethylene glycol, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate,
triacetin, titanium dioxide, iron oxide red, FD&C Blue #2 aluminum lake, FD&C Yellow
#6 aluminum lake.
This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Manufactured and distributed by:
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA 94404
Issued: August 2011
COMPLERA, the COMPLERA Logo, EMTRIVA, HEPSERA, TRUVADA, VIREAD, GILEAD, and
the GILEAD Logo are trademarks of Gilead Sciences, Inc. or its related companies.
ATRIPLA is a trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb & Gilead Sciences, LLC. All other
trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.
2012 Gilead Sciences, Inc. All rights reserved.
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FDA-Approved Patient Labeling
Patient Information
COMPLERA

(kom-PLEH-rah)
(emtricitabine, rilpivirine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) Tablets
Important: Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that should not be
taken with COMPLERA. For more information, see the section What should I tell my
healthcare provider before taking COMPLERA?
Read this Patient Information before you start taking COMPLERA and each time you
get a rell. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of
talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about COMPLERA?
COMPLERA can cause serious side effects, including:
1. Build-up of an acid in your blood (lactic acidosis). Lactic acidosis can happen in
some people who take COMPLERA or similar (nucleoside analogs) medicines. Lactic
acidosis is a serious medical emergency that can lead to death.
Lactic acidosis can be hard to identify early, because the symptoms could seem like
symptoms of other health problems. Call your healthcare provider right away if you
get any of the following symptoms which could be signs of lactic acidosis:
s feeling very weak or tired
s have unusual (not normal) muscle pain
s have trouble breathing
s have stomach pain with
- nausea (feel sick to your stomach)
- vomiting
s feel cold, especially in your arms and legs
s feel dizzy or lightheaded
s have a fast or irregular heartbeat
2. Severe liver problems. Severe liver problems can happen in people who take
COMPLERA or similar medicines. In some cases these liver problems can lead to death.
Your liver may become large (hepatomegaly) and you may develop fat in your liver
(steatosis) when you take COMPLERA.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms
of liver problems:
s your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice).
s dark tea-colored urine
s light-colored bowel movements (stools)
s loss of appetite for several days or longer
s nausea
s stomach pain
You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis or severe liver problems if you are
female, very overweight (obese), or have been taking COMPLERA or a similar
medicine containing nucleoside analogs for a long time.
3. Worsening of Hepatitis B infection. If you also have hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection
and you stop taking COMPLERA, your HBV infection may become worse (are-up). A
are-up is when your HBV infection suddenly returns in a worse way than before.
COMPLERA is not approved for the treatment of HBV, so you must discuss your HBV
therapy with your healthcare provider.
s Do not let your COMPLERA run out. Rell your prescription or talk to your healthcare
provider before your COMPLERA is all gone.
s Do not stop taking COMPLERA without rst talking to your healthcare provider.
s If you stop taking COMPLERA, your healthcare provider will need to check your health
often and do regular blood tests to check your HBV infection. Tell your healthcare
provider about any new or unusual symptoms you may have after you stop taking
COMPLERA.
What is COMPLERA?
COMPLERA is a prescription HIV (Human Immunodeciency Virus) medicine that:
s is used to treat HIV-1 in adults who have never taken HIV medicines before. HIV is the
virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeciency Syndrome).
s contains 3 medicines, (rilpivirine, emtricitabine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)
combined in one tablet. EMTRIVA and VIREAD are HIV-1 (human immunodeciency
virus) nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and EDURANT is an
HIV-1 non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI).
It is not known if COMPLERA is safe and effective in children under the age of 18 years.
COMPLERA may help:
s Reduce the amount of HIV in your blood. This is called your viral load.
s Increase the number of white blood cells called CD4+ (T) cells that help ght off
other infections.
Reducing the amount of HIV and increasing the CD4+ (T) cell count may improve your
immune system. This may reduce your risk of death or infections that can happen when
your immune system is weak (opportunistic infections).
COMPLERA does not cure HIV infections or AIDS.
s Always practice safer sex.
s Use latex or polyurethane condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with any
body uids such as semen, vaginal secretions, or blood.
s Never re-use or share needles.
Ask your healthcare provider if you have any questions about how to prevent passing
HIV to other people.
Who should not take COMPLERA?
s Do not take COMPLERA if your HIV infection has been previously treated with
HIV medicines.
s Do not take COMPLERA if you are taking certain other medicines. For more
information about medicines that must not be taken with COMPLERA, see What
should I tell my healthcare provider before taking COMPLERA?
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking COMPLERA?
Before you take COMPLERA, tell your healthcare provider if you:
s have liver problems, including hepatitis B or C virus infection
s have kidney problems
s have ever had a mental health problem
s have bone problems
s are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if COMPLERA can harm
your unborn child
Pregnancy Registry. There is a pregnancy registry for women who take antiviral
medicines during pregnancy. Its purpose is to collect information about the health
of you and your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about how you can take part
in this registry.
s are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention recommends that mothers with HIV not breastfeed because they can pass
the HIV through their milk to the baby. It is not known if COMPLERA can pass through
your breast milk and harm your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best
way to feed your baby.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription
and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
COMPLERA may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may
affect how COMPLERA works, and may cause serious side effects. If you take certain
medicines with COMPLERA, the amount of COMPLERA in your body may be too low and
it may not work to help control your HIV infection. The HIV virus in your body may become
resistant to COMPLERA or other HIV medicines that are like it.
Do not take COMPLERA if you also take these medicines:
s COMPLERA provides a complete treatment for HIV infection. Do not take other HIV
medicines with COMPLERA.
s the anti-seizure medicines carbamazepine (CARBATROL

, EQUETRO

, TEGRETOL

,
TEGRETOL-XR

, TERIL

, EPITOL

), oxcarbazepine (TRILEPTAL

), phenobarbital
(LUMINAL

), phenytoin (DILANTIN

, DILANTIN-125

, PHENYTEK

)
s the anti-tuberculosis medicines rifabutin (MYCOBUTIN

), rifampin (RIFATER

,
RIFAMATE

, RIMACTANE

, RIFADIN

) and rifapentine (PRIFTIN

)
s a proton pump inhibitor medicine for certain stomach or intestinal problems,
including esomeprazole (NEXIUM

, VIMOVO

), lansoprazole (PREVACID

), omeprazole
(PRILOSEC

), pantoprazole sodium (PROTONIX

), rabeprazole (ACIPHEX

)
s more than 1 dose of the steroid medicine dexamethasone or dexamethasone sodium
phosphate
s St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum)
If you are taking COMPLERA, you should not take:
s other medicines that contain tenofovir (VIREAD

, TRUVADA

, ATRIPLA

)
s other medicines that contain emtricitabine or lamivudine (EMTRIVA

, COMBIVIR

,
EPIVIR

or EPIVIR-HBV

, EPZICOM

, TRIZIVIR

)
s rilpivirine (EDURANT

)
s adefovir (HEPSERA

)
Also tell your healthcare provider if you take:
s an antacid medicine that contains aluminum, magnesium hydroxide, or calcium
carbonate. Take antacids at least 2 hours before or at least 4 hours after you take
COMPLERA.
s a histamine-2 blocker medicine, including famotidine (PEPCID

), cimetidine
(TAGAMET

), nizatidine (AXID

), or ranitidine hydrochloride (ZANTAC

). Take these
medicines at least 12 hours before or at least 4 hours after you take COMPLERA.
s the antibiotic medicines clarithromycin (BIAXIN

), erythromycin (E-MYCIN

, ERYC

,
ERY-TAB

, PCE

, PEDIAZOLE

, ILOSONE

), and troleandomycin (TAO

)
s an antifungal medicine by mouth, including uconazole (DIFLUCAN

), itraconazole
(SPORANOX

), ketoconazole (NIZORAL

), posaconazole (NOXAFIL

), voriconazole
(VFEND

)
s methadone (DOLOPHINE

)
Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is
one that is listed above.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines and show it to your
healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine. Your healthcare
provider and your pharmacist can tell you if you can take these medicines with
COMPLERA. Do not start any new medicines while you are taking COMPLERA without
rst talking with your healthcare provider or pharmacist. You can ask your healthcare
provider or pharmacist for a list of medicines that can interact with COMPLERA.
How should I take COMPLERA?
s Stay under the care of your healthcare provider during treatment with COMPLERA.
s Take COMPLERA exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
s Always take COMPLERA with a meal. Taking COMPLERA with a meal is important
to help get the right amount of medicine in your body. A protein drink does not
replace a meal.
s Do not change your dose or stop taking COMPLERA without rst talking with your
healthcare provider. See your healthcare provider regularly while taking COMPLERA.
s If you miss a dose of COMPLERA within 12 hours of the time you usually take it, take
your dose of COMPLERA with a meal as soon as possible. Then, take your next dose
of COMPLERA at the regularly scheduled time. If you miss a dose of COMPLERA by
more than 12 hours of the time you usually take it, wait and then take the next dose
of COMPLERA at the regularly scheduled time.
s Do not take more than your prescribed dose to make up for a missed dose.
s When your COMPLERA supply starts to run low, get more from your healthcare provider
or pharmacy. It is very important not to run out of COMPLERA. The amount of virus in
your blood may increase if the medicine is stopped for even a short time.
s If you take too much COMPLERA, contact your local poison control center or go to the
nearest hospital emergency room right away.
What are the possible side effects of COMPLERA?
COMPLERA may cause the following serious side effects, including:
s See What is the most important information I should know about COMPLERA?
s New or worse kidney problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA.
If you have had kidney problems in the past or take other medicines that can cause
kidney problems, your healthcare provider may need to do blood tests to check your
kidneys during your treatment with COMPLERA.
s Depression or mood changes. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have
any of the following symptoms:
- feeling sad or hopeless
- feeling anxious or restless
- have thoughts of hurting yourself (suicide) or have tried to hurt yourself
s Bone problems can happen in some people who take COMPLERA. Bone problems
include bone pain, softening or thinning (which may lead to fractures). Your
healthcare provider may need to do additional tests to check your bones.
s Changes in body fat can happen in people taking HIV medicine. These changes may
include increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (buffalo hump), breast,
and around the main part of your body (trunk). Loss of fat from the legs, arms and
face may also happen. The cause and long term health effect of these conditions are
not known.
s Changes in your immune system (Immune Reconstitution Syndrome) can happen
when you start taking HIV medicines. Your immune system may get stronger
and begin to ght infections that have been hidden in your body for a long time.
Tell your healthcare provider if you start having new symptoms after starting your
HIV medicine.
The most common side effects of COMPLERA include:
s trouble sleeping (insomnia)
s abnormal dreams
s headache
s dizziness
s diarrhea
s nausea
s rash
s tiredness
s depression
Additional common side effects include:
s vomiting
s stomach pain or discomfort
s skin discoloration (small spots or freckles)
s pain
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does
not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of COMPLERA. For more information, ask your
healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to
FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
How do I store COMPLERA?
s Store COMPLERA at room temperature 77 F (25 C).
s Keep COMPLERA in its original container and keep the container tightly closed.
s Do not use COMPLERA if the seal over the bottle opening is broken or missing.
Keep COMPLERA and all other medicines out of reach of children.
General information about COMPLERA:
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient
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blueprint to confront the global AIDS
epidemic and realize her previously stated
vision of an AIDS-free generation.
Clinton said she directed U.S. Global
AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby to develop
the plan and said it would be unveiled
before Dec. 1 on World AIDS Day.
I have asked Ambassador Dr. Goosby
to take the lead on developing and sharing
our blueprint of the goals and objectives
for the next phase of our effort and to
release this blueprint by World AIDS Day
this year, Clinton said. We want the
next Congress, the next secretary of state,
and all of our partners here at home and
around the world to have a clear picture of
everything weve learned and a roadmap
that shows what we will contribute to
achieving an AIDS-free generation.
Clinton rst articulated the idea of an
AIDS-free generation during remarks
she delivered on World AIDS Day last year.
A number of HIV/AIDS advocates
praised the idea of a blueprint in the
global ght against HIV/AIDS as they
called for the strategy to include certain
enumerated provisions.
Chris Collins, vice president of policy for
amFAR, said hes hoping the plan would
articulate the way forward in confronting the
global AIDS epidemic, which has claimed the
lives of more than 25 million across the globe.
When you want to accomplish a complex
goal you need a clear plan of action,
Collins said. Creation of a blueprint is an
important step forward because it directs
our planning, policy and funding toward
achieving clear outcomes and goals and will
help everyone engaged monitor progress
toward an AIDS-free generation.
In a joint statement, 65 advocacy and
implementation organizations said the
blueprint needs to contain several key
points to succeed, such as dening
specic outcome targets for HIV incidence,
morbidity and mortality; requiring
full transparency of U.S. government
budgets; and requiring detailed annual
reporting on progress.
During the same speech, Clinton
unveiled ve new funding streams aiming
to target populations that are particularly
affected by HIV/AIDS overseas, touting
a combination prevention strategy of
treatment and prevention.
The ve new funding streams total $157
million:
an accirional $80 million ro supporr
approaches that ensure HIV-positive
pregnant women receive treatment to
protect themselves and prevent them
from spreading the disease to their
children and partners;
an accirional $40 million ro supporr
South Africas plans to provide voluntary
medical male circumcisions for almost half
a million boys and men in the next year;
$15 million lor implemenrarion
research to identify the specic
interventions that are most effective for
reaching key populations;
$20 million ro launch a challene lunc
to support country-led plans to expand
services for key populations; and
a $2 million invesrmenr in rhe FoLerr
Carr Civil Society Networks Fund to
bolster the efforts of civil society groups
in addressing key populations.
Clinton said keeping women in Africa
with HIV healthy is important to keep
them from transferring the disease to their
unborn children, which she said the United
Srares is commirrec ro encin Ly 2015.
A number of female HIV/AIDS advocates
at the conference called for greater attention
to the diseases impact on children. In sub-
Saharan Africa, which has been particularly
allecrec Ly ADS, an esrimarec c0 percenr
of those living with HIV are women.
When women are identied as HIV-
positive and eligible for treatment, they are
often referred to another clinic, one that may
be too far away for them to reach, Clinton
said. As a result, too many women never
start treatment. Today, I am announcing that
the United States will invest an additional
$80 million ro lll rhis ap. These luncs will
support innovative approaches to ensure
that HIV-positive pregnant women get the
treatment they need to protect themselves,
their babies and their workers.
Clintons speech was highly anticipated
amon rhe esrimarec 25,000 people in
attendance at the conference. Organizers
sent attendees to overow rooms a full
half-hour before she came on stage
because the large room in which she was
set to speak was already lled to capacity.
Upon her arrival, Clinton was greeted
with a standing ovation from attendees.
But not everyone received her favorably.
A group of protesters could be
heard shouting at the secretary as she
approached the podium. They held up
a sign calling on Clinton to take Trans
Pacic action against AIDS apparently
out of concern of insufcient funds for
trans people affected by AIDS overseas.
Clinton responded, What would an AIDS
conference be without a little protesting?
We understand that.
Some HIV/AIDS advocates have criticized
the Obama administration for not doing
enough to ght the global epidemic. The
presidents budget request for scal year
2013 curs hall a Lillion collars lrom rhe
Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief,
a program established by President George
W. Bush to confront the global epidemic, as
the White House maintained the program
is doing more with less because of the
reduced cost of drugs.
Despite this proposed cut, Clinton
emphasized new accomplishments for
PEPFAR under the Obama administration,
sayin rhe proram is luncin c00,000
more people since December. She said
this increase means PEPFAR is reaching
nearly 4.5 million people anc is on rrack ro
meet the administrations goal of treating
c million people Ly rhe enc ol 2013, which
President Obama announced on World
AIDS Day last year.
Now since that time Ive heard a few
voices from people raising questions
about Americas commitment to an AIDS-
free generation, wondering whether we
are really serious about achieving it,
Clinton said. Well, I am here today to
make it absolutely clear: the United States
is committed and will remain committed
to achieving an AIDS-free generation. We
will not back off, we will not back down,
we will ght for the resources necessary to
achieve this historic milestone.
Additionally, Clinton said PEPFAR is
reachin more rhan 370,000 women loLally
anc has supporrec more rhan 400,000 male
circumcisions, which has been shown to
reduce HIV transmission, since December.
You know and we want the world to
know that this procedure reduces the
risk of female-to-male transmission by
more rhan c0 percenr anc lor rhe resr
of the mans life, so the impact can be
phenomenal, Clinton said. In Kenya and
Tanzania, mothers asked for circumcision
campaigns during school vacations so
their teenage sons could participate. In
Zimbabwe, some male lawmakers want
to show their constituents how safe and
virtually painless the procedure is, so
they went to a mobile clinic and got
circumcised. Thats the kind of leadership
we welcome.
But as she emphasized U.S. efforts in
confronting the epidemic, Clinton also
called for partner nations to step up their
game to confront the disease in their own
countries, saying reaching the goal is a
shared responsibility.
I spoke earlier about how the United
States is supporting country ownership,
but we also look to our partner countries
and donors to do their part, Clinton
said. They can follow the example of the
last few years in South Africa, Namibia,
Botswana, India and other countries who
are able to provide more and better care
for their own people because they are
committing more of their own resources
to HIV/AIDS. And partner countries
also need to take steps like ghting
corruption and making sure their systems
for approving drugs are as efcient as
possible.
As part of this commitment, Clinton
called on other countries to contribute
to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,
Tuberculous and Malaria. Obamas
most recent budget request afrms the
administrations commitment to provide
$4 Lillion over rhree years ro rhe lunc,
and Clinton said Saudi Arabia, Japan,
Germany, the Gates Foundation and
others have stepped up their efforts.
Paul Zeitz, vice president of policy for
the D.C.-based ACT V: The End of AIDS,
joined in the call for other countries to step
up their efforts in confronting HIV/AIDS as
he commended Clinton for announcing
her plan to produce a blueprint in the
global ght.
As we all know, money is the oxygen
for action for creating an AIDS-Free
Generation, Zeitz said. Action speaks
louder and we need to make sure that
governments around the world step
up to pay their fare share, including my
own government. U.S. leadership in the
global battle to end AIDS is an essential
catalyst.
Clinton seeks blueprint for AIDS-free generation
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set for Aug. 4
The Chesapeake Pride Festival will take
place at picturesque Mayo Beach on the
Chesapeake Bay in Edgewater on Aug. 4
from noon-6 p.m., rain or shine.
Swimming in the bay, the beach,
stage acts, drag shows, vendors from a
variety of LGBT/friendly companies and
organizations, food, beverages, including
beer and wine are all part of a planned day
of fun in the sun and pride. And for those
who do not want too much sun, there are
plenty of shaded areas to enjoy the day.
Among the attractions, the Straight Eights-
Lambda Car Club, an LGBT group, will feature
its collection of vintage classic automobiles at the
festival, which is a must-see for classic car enthusiasts.
This years entertainment will be as fabulous
as last year, said Stormy Vain who organizes the
drag acts. We are adding a lip-sync contest for
the entertainers to enter as well as the rst-ever
Drag Queen Potato Sack Race that will be held
on the beach after the drag show.
The line-up includes Stormy Vain, Gracie
Freebush, Marketta Minett, Shawanna Alexander,
Veronyka Wynters, Marshall Roberts, Ada Buffet,
Chanel van Cartier Couture, and Mattie Lamar.
2012 will be our best Pride yet! As always
well have great music and a fab drag show plus
a few surprises, said Kim Hinken, chair of the
planning committee. With this being a historic
year for LGBT equality and a huge election
year, community events like Chesapeake Pride
Festival are more important than ever before.
The planning committee has worked very hard
to put together a Pride festival like no other. We hope everyone will join us as we celebrate Pride
in the community.
John Petrosillo, the festivals advertising
chair agreed. This years festival brings
the usual great selection of vendors, live
entertainment, food, beverages and fun.
Among others, we are pleased to have
sponsors Bud Light and Barefoot Wine
returning this year. Our drag show will be
better than ever, concluding with none
other than a potato sack race on the beach.
Our main stage will feature both new artists
this year as well as some popular returning
favorites. We take pride in having something
for everyone, including a protected area for
swimming and a play area for families with
kids. Mayo Beach is a beautiful setting and we
are thrilled to be there again this year.
Park rules dictate that no bottles, cans,
food or coolers are allowed outside your
vehicle. Pets are not permitted.
Visit chesapeakepridefestival.org or
facebook.com/ChesapeakePride for more
information.
PFLAG chapter working
to defend marriage
PFLAG-Baltimore County will host
a meeting on July 24 that focuses on
what people can do to defend the
Civil Marriage Act in the November
referendum. It will take place at 7 p.m. at
the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church,
1710 Dulaney Valley Rd., Lutherville, MD.
There will be four rotating mini-sessions
that will be led by former executive director
of Equality Maryland, Morgan Meneses-
Sheets and members of the Howard
County chapters advocacy committee.
The sessions will be centered on the daily
needs of winning at the ballot: educating
the public, keeping people aware and
getting out the vote. The topics include:
How ro canvass how ro lose rhe
feeling of anxiety and how to do it in ones
own neighborhood and schedule;
Fhone Lankin: How people can co
it by themselves, how to design a script,
what to say and making a call sheet;
Casual conversarions: How ro srrike up
a conversation at a local grocery store, work,
coffee house, how to write an op-ed for the
local paper, engage in thoughtful conversations
without provoking argument; and
Gerrin our rhe vore: whar can Le
done leading up to the election including
volunteering to drive senior citizens to the
polls, early voting, etc.
For more information, visit
pagbaltimore.org, e-mail
PFLAGbaltimorecounty@gmail.com or
call 443-255-1484.
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This years Chesapeake Pride will feature a drag queen
potato sack race.
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Olympic opening celebrations
Club Hippo is having a viewing party for the opening ceremony of the 2012
London Olympics tonight at 7 p.m. The club is at 1 West Eager Street in Baltimore.
The opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 and Club Hippo is offering drink specials
all night long: $6 for Absolut Drinks, $3 for Miller Lite Draft and Yuengling Draft
and $2.25 for Natty Boh Draft.
Admission is free. For more information, clubhippo.com.
Celebrate Christmas while the weather is warm
Grand Central (1001/1003 N. Charles St.) hosts its Christmas in July party
Saturday night starting at 10 p.m. Cover is $6 and goes to benet the Gay and
Lesbian Community Center.
The Center is a group that provides numerous services to the LGBT community
as well as publishes Gay Life and produces Baltimore Pride. This year, its
celebrating 35 years of service.
Grand Central offers $2.50 drinks from 10-11 p.m. For more information, visit
centralstationpub.com.
The Otaku generation returns to Baltimore
Otakon, a yearly festival that celebrates anime, manga and other elements of
Asian pop culture, starts today at 10 a.m and ending Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m at
the Baltimore Convention Center (1 West Pratt St.).
Otakon is called the convention of the otaku generation: by fans, for
fans. Since 1999, the festival has taken over a large area of the Inner
Harbor, attracting millions of fans dressed as their favorite characters.
Activities include art shows, concerts, film screenings, autograph signings
and dancing.
Online registration has closed but tickets can still be bought at the door
for $80. Children under 8 have free admission. For more information, visit
otakon.com.

A summer evening with sculpture and jazz
Baltimore Museum of Art (10 Art Museum Dr.) hosts Jazz in the Sculpture
Garden Saturday night at 7 p.m. with the Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet.
Kroon brings to the concert sultry Latin sounds developed from a 35-year
career that has included other great jazz musicians. He was requested back to the
Sculpture Garden event by popular demand.
The event will also include twilight hour tours starting at 5 p.m., which include
a glass of wine. Attendees are encouraged to pack their own picnic or purchase
wine, beer and soft drinks at their concessions.
General admission for a concert is $25 and with a tour is $35. Member tickets
are $18 and with a tour is $23. For more information, visit artbma.org.
Last years OTAKON.
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Push for National Harbor
casino jeopardizes marriage law
Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley has a
gambling problem. Even though develop-
ers havent even broken ground on some
of the ve casinos already approved for the
state, OMalley is devoting considerable
summer energy to pushing for a sixth at
National Harbor in Prince Georges County.
The owners/operators of the other ve
sites are understandably upset. Some of
those businesses havent even opened and
the governor already wants to approve more
competition for them. If it was so important
for the state to have six sites, why not fac-
tor them all into the original plan already
pitched to and approved by voters?
Whatever the reason, OMalley is
pushing hard and has met with Baltimore
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Prince
Georges County Executive Rushern Maker
and Montgomery County Executive Isiah
Leggett to advocate for his plan. He needs
the state legislature to come back into spe-
cial session and vote on the sixth site by
mid-August to make the November bal-
lot. (Under Maryland law, gambling-related
legislation must be approved by voters.)
But OMalleys insistence on a special
legislative session to approve the sixth site
could carry unintended and grave conse-
quences for the states gay and lesbian resi-
dents. Hes literally gambling with our rights.
If the legislature approves the National
Harbor site, the large corporations that are
already operating or preparing to operate
in the state will spring into action and dump
tens of millions of dollars into a campaign
to defeat it at the ballot. They will target
those who object to gambling on religious
grounds namely conservative black vot-
ers in P.G. County and conservative whites
in the western part of the state. Those are
the same voters most likely to oppose the
marriage equality law, which is already ap-
proved for the November ballot.
If that sounds like hyperbole, take a look
at what happened in Ohio when two casi-
no goliaths went head-to-head in a similar
situation in 2008. Ballot issue 6 that year
pitted two gambling companies Lakes
Entertainment and Penn National Gaming
against each other over efforts to build
a new casino. The two companies spent a
whopping $62.2 million in the ght, more
than double the previous record for most
expensive ballot campaign in Ohio history,
according to the Columbus Dispatch.
That number dwarfs anything the two
sides in the Maryland marriage ght have
contemplated spending. By way of com-
parison, the head of the Marylanders for
Marriage Equality coalition said he can
wage a campaign with a budget of $5-7
million. Coincidentally, Penn National
owns the Hollywood Casino already
operating in Perryville, Md., and a sub-
sidiary of Lakes Entertainment won the
bid to operate the Rocky Gap Casino in
Western Maryland. The two companies
that dumped more than $60 million into
a ght over a single casino in Ohio have
a vested interest in blocking develop-
ment of the National Harbor site, so we
can reasonably expect to see similarly as-
tronomical sums spent here. That money
will be used in large part to wage a so-
phisticated campaign to target and turn
out those aforementioned conservative
voters.
OMalley took the welcome step of
(nally) endorsing marriage equality, lob-
bying for its passage and then presiding
over a joyous signing ceremony of the bill
in Annapolis earlier this year. Of course
marriage isnt the only important issue and
OMalley has to juggle multiple, some-
times competing interests. But in this
case, his push for a sixth casino is reckless
and threatens to undo one of his signa-
ture legislative achievements with little to
no payoff. Sure, supporters of the National
Harbor plan claim the casino will create a
thousand new jobs. But thats far from as-
sured given all the competition from the
ve other Maryland sites, not to mention
nearby Delaware and West Virginia and
their already established venues.
Further, OMalley fancies himself a
2016 contender for president. That race
will likely feature New York Gov. Andrew
Cuomo, who fought for and won marriage
equality in his state and he did it with a
Republican Senate. If marriage goes down
on OMalleys watch, its a black eye for his
presidential ambitions in a year in which
full support for marriage equality will be
required of any serious Democratic candi-
date for president.
And political interests aside, waging an
all-out ght to preserve the marriage law
is simply the right thing to do. OMalley
should put the needs of gay and lesbian
families ahead of the greedy interests of
the tawdry players in the world of casino
gambling.
His willingness to roll the dice with our
rights at stake is deeply disappointing
and once again calls into question the se-
riousness of his commitment.
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growing community
It was two years ago when married
couple Anne Stom and Lyn Stoesen
were walking together to the Metro
near their home in the Park View neigh-
borhood adjacent to Petworth in North-
west Washington, both headed down-
town to their government agency jobs.
It was unusual for Lyn to take the subway
to work, but that morning she made a
discovery about her spouse. Anne knew
lots of area residents, greeting them
by name and exchanging pleasantries
along the way.
Annes partner began chiding her that
she should run for mayor, so many peo-
ple recognized her. Anne cast aside the
humorous suggestion with her easygoing
laugh, but responded by saying What I
should do is open a hardware store.
And thats exactly what she did.
Long before the Feb. 7 opening of
Annies Ace Hardware at 1240 Upshur
St., N.W., residents of both the Petworth
neighborhood where the 7,000-square-
foot former auto repair building is lo-
cated and surrounding environs herald-
ed its planned arrival with celebratory
postings on community blogs. An entire
portion of Northwest D.C. east of Rock
Creek Park above the midtown area
spanning Crestwood and 16th Street
Heights through Columbia Heights
and Park View and north to Petworth
and Brightwood, and stretching into
adjoining Northeast neighborhoods
responded enthusiastically to the an-
nouncement of Stoms undertaking.
Nothing signies that a neighborhood
is destined for continued growth and in-
vigoration like a full-service hardware,
home improvement and gardening store.
Neighborhoods advancing toward broad-
based revitalization and experiencing an
accelerating inux of residents witness the
arrival of new restaurants, bars and retail
projects, spurring additional retail and
other community amenities.
Risk-taking new entrepreneurs like
Stom, discerning a neighborhood need
and business opportunity, provide what
she describes as an anchor to the com-
munity extending beyond the enter-
prise. More than commerce, business
investment yields an afrmation of a
neighborhoods future and consumer
convenience close to home.
Petworth and neighboring areas have
slowly become one of a number of hot
new destinations for District living. Cou-
ples with children and young singles,
including a signicant inux of gay and
lesbian residents, have in recent years
joined local inhabitants. Stom notes with
gratitude that both longtime residents
and new arrivals have welcomed and pa-
tronized her establishment.
Stom was not one who found an Al-
len wrench instead of a baby rattle in
her crib, but she learned the basics
over time living her life. Years ago when
working at Daedalus Books she built
bookcases to hold the library she had
begun assembling. While construct-
ing a simple two-step stair outside an
earlier home she eagerly invested in a
circular saw, a moment she now chuck-
les as symbolizing what would lead to
a stint working as a carpenters helper.
She later volunteered with Habitat for
Humanity homebuilding projects in An-
acostia and grew increasingly comfort-
able with her expanding tool collection
and new avocation.
Seven years ago Stom found her-
self spending evenings and weekends
renovating and modernizing her then
Park View townhouse when not at her
job as project director for the Depart-
ment of Labors national Youthbuild
education and training program for
disadvantaged youth. She recalls be-
ing frustrated that there were no home
improvement retailers in the area and
found herself hopping in the car to
drive across town to a poorly stocked
and inadequately staffed national be-
hemoth warehouse outlet for the in-
evitable forgotten item needed for the
days construction project.
Nestled on the two-block stretch of
Upshur Street separating 13th Street
and Georgia Avenue near the Georgia
Ave.-Petworth Metro station and north
of Columbia Heights, Annies Ace Hard-
ware occupies a prominent and attractive
building among a string of tidy industrial
style structures.
The 12 parking spots outside Stoms
DIY nirvana of more than 18,000 items are
continuously accommodating the arrival
and departure of customers, with ample
curbside parking handy for the surging
stream of weekend shoppers beginning
Friday evenings through Sundays. Two
Zipcars are at the ready, offering either a
sedan or pick-up for the wheel-less won-
dering how they will haul home that shiny
new Weber Grill or lawn rake and bags
of fertilizer.
Its not unusual to nd locals stabling
their bikes at the racks outside for a quick
purchase. Neighborhood residents trav-
eling on two wheels soon discover that
the store also offers a popular bike repair
and maintenance clinic every Saturday
from noon to 3 p.m. conducted by non-
prot Bike House volunteers.
Inside youre likely to run into gregari-
ous staff member Rodney Lancaster, one
of 13 store employees all living nearby.
Sizing up the muscular mountain of a
man, with a professional background
as an auto mechanic, its no surprise
to learn that he was a high school line-
backer playing on the Roosevelt High
School football eld across the street
when younger.
Like many an independent small busi-
ness owner, Stom is hands-on and cur-
rently on-site every day ably assisted
by energetic store manager Brian Smith.
His engaging personality and comfort-
ably competent manner are combined
with signicant retail experience and pre-
vious renovation and landscaping work.
Stom has assembled a diverse and
attentive staff, representative of the
well-deserved reputation enjoyed by
the ve franchised Ace Hardware lo-
cations in D.C. for providing a wel-
coming environment and helpful
customer assistance.
With the stores early success, it would
be easy for Stom to overlook the 19
months of relentless challenges bring-
ing the business to fruition and labori-
ously managing the citys often cumber-
some permitting and regulatory maze.
Informed by her former federal govern-
ment project management experience,
she would advise city ofcials to further
streamline the path to small business
development. She recommends assign-
ing case managers to assist in detailing
the intricate sequencing and extensive
regulatory requirements for opening a
local business. Otherwise, licensing de-
lays are common, backward steps are
necessary, costs increase and obstacles
breed failure.
When a businessperson invests all she
is worth utilizing every available nancial
resource and, in Stoms case, humbly ac-
cepting self-initiated investment offers by
supportive residents eager to see the busi-
ness meet the signicant capitalization nal
funding in a tight commercial lending en-
vironment she is making a commitment
to both an aspiration and a community, to
both economic development and employ-
ment creation. She also takes on the result-
ing responsibilities and risks.
Whether its a local homeowner grab-
bing a big bag of bark chips for a ow-
erbed landscaping project, a nearby
resident popping in for an extra can of
Benjamin Moore paint to nish refreshing
the kitchen, two young apartment dwell-
ers grabbing light bulbs and vacuum
cleaner bags, or a novice needing guid-
ance and tools for a home project a
neighborhood has become more com-
plete and self-sustaining.
All because of a womans courage and
vision and that rst circular saw.
washingtonblade.com
30 JULY 27, 2012 OUR BUSl NESS MATTERS
Annies Hardware is Petworths ace
Mark Lee is a local small business manager and long-
time community business advocate. Reach him at
OurBusinessMatters@gmail.com.
ANNE STOM opened Annies Ace Hardware in Petworth on Feb. 7.
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opportunity to re-elect President Barack
Obama. We all have and can share reasons
why we may have been disappointed in one
way or another by the president. We need
to put those disappointments aside and
instead focus on the great things this presi-
dent has accomplished focus on what he
tried to do that was stymied by Republicans,
and focus on the potential of what he will be
able to accomplish in a second term.
I want a president who has the guts to stand
up and support full civil and human rights for
LGBT Americans. A president who supports
women and choice. A president who under-
stands that young men and women brought
here as children by their parents looking for
freedom and the opportunity to succeed
should be allowed to go to school here and
contribute their talents to the growth of our
nation. A president who believes in the right
of gays and lesbians to ght and die for their
country. A president who understands that we
need to take responsibility for each other and
that includes paying our fair share of taxes. We
need a president who will ght to see that every
American has health insurance and access to
decent healthcare.
If you share even some of those criteria
for whom you want as your next president
then it is clear the only candidate running
in November that meets those criteria is
President Obama. He is the only candidate
we can trust to appoint Supreme Court
justices to what most assume will be at
least two vacancies in the next four years,
who share these ideals. The thought of
allowing Romney to make those appoint-
ments should scare everyone into action.
What can each of us do to ensure Presi-
dent Obamas reelection? The rst and
easiest is to dig deep and make the larg-
est contribution you can to the campaign.
Whether that is $5, $50, $500, or $5,000
do it today. Im helping to organize a fun-
draiser in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday,
Aug. 4 as a way for some to do their share.
Attend if you can, but even if you cant,
take the time to make a contribution to the
campaign today. Just put this link in your
browser and ll in an amount you are com-
fortable donating and do it today. https://
my.barackobama.com/August4Rehoboth.
We know that this election will cost
more than $2 billion, yes billion, and many
think that is an obscenity. But the simple
fact is that until we can reverse the decision
made by the Supreme Court in the Citizens
United case SuperPACS are here to stay.
People like the Koch brothers and Shel-
don Adelson, owner of the Sands Hotels,
can each spend $100 million to impact this
campaign and legislative elections around
the nation. What we who support Demo-
crats cant do is sit back and say we are
repulsed by this spending and walk away.
The reality is that it is happening whether
we like it or not and if we allow Romney to
be elected it will go on. We must contribute
to Obamas campaign to have the chance
to get a Supreme Court that will reverse the
decision that allows this.
Then think about what else you can do
to help. Many in D.C. and other places
will be making phone calls or traveling to
critical states like Ohio, Virginia or Florida
to knock on doors and share the reasons
why this is such a crucial election. Think
about what kind of a future you want for
this nation and generations to come. If
you agree that our nation cant afford to
move backward with Romney you must
do something about it today. Start by
digging deep into your pocket and mak-
ing that contribution.
An afrming congregation
that welcomes all to worship
Saint Damien of Molokai Parish is an Old
Catholic Congregation in Washington that
offers those raised in the Roman Catholic
tradition, as well as other faiths, a new spiri-
tual home of unconditional and unreserved
acceptance.
Many other Christian churches offer ac-
ceptance, but they often attach denigrating
strings or withhold full participation in Gods
gifts to those they deem less than worthy.
Saint Damien and the Old Catholic Church
do not prejudge anyones worthiness to re-
ceive Holy Communion all are welcome
at Christs table. The sacrament of marriage
is open to all couples whose love is strong
and abiding and built on faith, even if they
have been divorced or are of the same sex.
The Old Catholic church does not reserve
the sacrament of ordination to celibate men,
but instead recognizes that Christ may call
anyone to service in priesthood women
and men, mothers and fathers, gays and les-
bians if their faith and devotion are strong
enough to carry that great responsibility.
This spirit of inclusion is at the very
heart of Saint Damien Parish. We see
these sacraments as real celebrations of
Gods love and doorways to our spiri-
tual fulllment and healing. A guiding
philosophy of Saint Damien Parish is
that spirituality has huge healing pow-
ers for ghting disease, addiction or
self-destruction; for getting over a bad
breakup; for coping with guilt, shame and
low self-esteem; for breaking the bonds
of loneliness, depression and anxiety; for
celebrating Gods love for each and every
one of us; for becoming better people.
These healing powers can be boosted
tremendously if fostered in an afrming
community of like-minded people, but
they can dwindle quickly if people feel
excluded or unworthy. In committing
ourselves to offering unconditional love
and support to others, both inside and
beyond our parish, we become larger
than ourselves. In this way, we truly fol-
low Gods instructions to be fruitful and
multiply in a whole different way than we
may have thought we ever would.
Many of our clergy and members share
experiences of rejection and isolation, of-
ten from the very churches where they had
previously sought consolation and com-
munity. Saint Damien offers everyone a
clean slate, an unconditional opportunity
to get reacquainted with God and the af-
rming traditions of the Christian faith.
We let God be the judge of our hearts,
and we strive to form a loving community
where we are all our brothers and sisters
keepers, regardless of who they are or
what they have done. We celebrate our
faith and community throughout the year,
at Sunday Mass as well as other holy ob-
servances, such as the Stations of the Cross
on Good Friday. We convene regularly in
smaller groups such as in our singles and
couples ministries in which we share our
experiences, learn from each other and dis-
cover meaningful new ways to understand
the scriptures and be inspired by them. We
have fellowships, in which we share good
food and good laughs (and good cock-
tails). We sponsor pilgrimages, in which we
literally walk in the footsteps of our heroes,
such as Saint Damien of Molokai. We cre-
ate outlets of our charity and good will,
such as by supporting outreach ministries
to those struggling with loneliness, HIV/
AIDS, addictions, and other challenges. In
everything we do at Saint Damien Parish
we welcome everyone home.
Saint Damien Parish is under the care of
Archbishop Julius Licata of the Old Catholic
Apostolic Church of the Americas, who traces
the succession of his ofce directly back to
Christs apostles. We dont operate on the
fringe of any other organized religion we
have a long and proud history, dating back to
the 19th century, of operating independently
of the Roman Catholic hierarchy, while shar-
ing its more afrming traditions and history.
In fact, many of our fundamental beliefs, in-
cluding the sanctity of same-sex unions, date
back to the very early Christian Church.
Saint Damien of Molokai Parish meets
for Mass each Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Phil-
lips Chapel of the National City Christian
Church at 5 Thomas Circle (two blocks
north of the McPherson Square Metro on
the Blue and Orange Lines).
Peter Rosenstein is a D.C.-based LGBT rights and
Democratic Party activist. He writes regularly for the Blade.
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Dig deep, future generations will thank you
The parish of D.C.s Saint Damien of Molokai
Father Kerolos Saleib is pastor of Saint Damien of Molokai
Parish. Reach him at pastor@SaintDamienDc.org or via
SaintDamienDC.org.
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love is strong and abiding and built on faith, even if
they have been divorced or are of the same sex.
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Broadway powerhouse
brings summer tour to
Wolf Trap next week
By WILL OWEN
Pretty much any veteran live performer
will say they have some personal trick
they use to keep their most oft-performed
material fresh. For Idina Menzel and
her trademark Wicked showstopper
Defying Gravity, its sometimes a gay
teen perhaps with a little projecting
that helps get her through the song.
Well, that and what she describes as
kind of obligation she has to the star-
making material.
That song is a personal gift to me,
she says. I have a personal debt I owe
to that music. Because I have to sing it so
much, people ask if it gets monotonous.
I can truthfully say that doesnt happen
because every time I sing it, I come from
a different place. It could be the young
14-year-old boy in the front row singing
it along with me who may not have come
out yet. I know how much the song means
to him, so I can sing it to him that night. I
think its a testament to how well written
a song it is that it can speak to so many
different people.
Menzel brings her summer tour to
Wolf Trap next week for her only D.C.-
area appearance. The Tony winner, whos
become a household name since she
debuted in Rent in 1996 and later in
Wicked in 2003, also varies her set list
slightly from city to city, another show-
freshening trick she swears by. Shell
perform in Virginia with the National
Symphony Orchestra under the direction
of Steven Reineke.
Im excited about the show not only
because of the material Im doing, but
because I feel like Ive found a way to
make every city have a show thats unique
to them, Menzel, 41, says. People
should know when they come to see the
show they can leave feeling like they got
to know a little piece of who I am and its
not the same everywhere. Every citys just
a little bit different.
Ive been doing it with the symphony
for almost three years already, which I truly
love. Its been a wonderful experience
for me, which is why I continue to do
it, Menzel says. Theres an intimacy
Im able to maintain even though I have
all these musicians behind me. I had to
strike a balance with it early on. It was a
little bit of work for me to gure out how
to do that, but now its pretty natural and
organic.
Even after appearing in two seasons
of Glee and in lms like Rent and
Disneys Enchanted, Menzel still nds
singing live to be her favorite brand of
performance.
I denitely thrive off of the live
audience and the adrenaline of being in
the moment, she says.
In 2009, Menzel had her rst child, son
Walker, with fellow Broadway actor and
husband Taye Diggs. Before motherhood,
Menzel had a strict regimen for keeping
her vocals up, but now being more
exible with her schedule as a mother
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Singer IDINA MENZEL balances motherhood,
rourin, Broacway anc Hollywooc in a Lusy
career but says she enjoys the concerts most.
PHOTOCOURTESY CONCORD MUSIC GROUP
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
joeyd@washblade.com
Robin Halprin-Hawkins, a clinical psychologist with the D.C. Department of
Mental Health, was in interesting places at key times when it comes to LGBT
history.
In 1969 at age 16, she was within a half block of the Stonewall Riots but
because she was underage, she didnt go any closer once she and friends
realized police were on the scene. Her years living in New Yorks West Village
and on Fire Island in the late 60s gave her a front row seat to that turbulent
time.
And she saw her rst patient with GRID (an early term for HIV before it was
identied) at Crownsville Hospital Center in 1982, an incident that sparked her
continual commitment to HIV and AIDS work since then. She was a volunteer
therapist with the People Living With HIV/AIDS program at Whitman-Walker
Clinic from 1986 to 2008 and she and spouse Pat Hawkins have presented
research on HIV/AIDS caregiver burnout at the American Psychological
Association Convention. Shes now a volunteer with the D.C. Community AIDS
Network.
The 60-year-old New Brunswick, N.J., native, is passionate about her work,
LGBT rights and the pets shes cared for and lost.
Halprin-Hawkins lived in New York for her rst two years of college, then
transferred to Massachusetts to nish. She earned her masters and Ph.D.
in clinical psychology at American University in D.C. She and Hawkins live in
Waldorf, Md., and own getaway spots along the Potomac River in Marshall Hall,
Md., and West Virginia.
Shes a voracious reader and enjoys photography, travel, learning foreign
languages and her cats in her free time.
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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN OUT
AND WHO WAS THE HARDEST
PERSON TO TELL?
Forty-eight years, since I was 12.
No one was hard to tell, but not
everyone reacted well. I told my very
liberal Democrat father, who worked
in communications, produced plays
and concerts in the county parks and
knew and introduced me to lots of gay
people, when I was 16. He put me in
therapy to make it go away. It didnt
work.
WHOS YOUR LGBT HERO?
Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon. Sappho.
All the LGBT people I knew in New York
City in the late 60s, who were living lives
of integrity. Rachel Maddow.
WHATS WASHINGTONS BEST
NIGHTSPOT, PAST OR PRESENT?
Annies, hands down.
DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM WEDDING.
We actually had two in Ontario in
2003, I was t to bust. I ran around telling
everybody we were just married,
including cab drivers and hotel clerks.
When Massachusetts legalized same-
sex marriage in 2004, we did it again, to
make it legal in the U.S. on the bowsprit
of a whale boat in Provincetown Harbor.

WHAT NON-LGBT ISSUE ARE YOU
MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
Universal health care including
complete parity for behavioral health.
Feral cat rescue and TNR (trap-neuter-
release).

WHAT HISTORICAL OUTCOME
WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Other than the leap of HIV/AIDS from
apes to humans, with its tragic physical
and emotional consequences for
countless millions of people, particularly
our gay brothers? The 2000 presidential
election that Bush 2 stole from Gore.

WHATS BEEN THE MOST
MEMORABLE POP CULTURE
MOMENT OF YOUR LIFETIME?
Womens music Willie Tyson, Meg
Christian, Chris Williamson and my good
friend and former partner Adrienne Torf
which was birthed in D.C. just before I
came here for graduate school.
ON WHAT DO YOU INSIST?
Im from New York are you kidding?
Everything! In terms of everyday, little
stuff like being called Dr. I also always
insist on sexual orientation rather than
preference. To me, its like eye color,
handedness or race: its a characteristic I
was born with, not a lifestyle I choose
or not.
WHAT WAS YOUR LAST FACEBOOK
POST OR TWEET?
A vehement argument with my
neurosurgeon classmate from Rutgers
Preparatory School about the Affordable
Care Act. A viral video of a swimming
cat. My favorite recent FB post was
my happy birthday wishes to Pat, the
bestest of spouses.
IF YOUR LIFE WERE A BOOK, WHAT
WOULD THE TITLE BE?
Vincero! (I will prevail.) I am a
breast cancer survivor. As an LGBT
individual, I am a member of a
discriminated-against minority. I am a
person affected by HIV/AIDS. I am a
soldier in these ghts, and we will win!
IF SCIENCE DISCOVERED A WAY TO
CHANGE SEXUAL ORIENTATION,
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Absolutely nothing. I love my life.
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN BEYOND
THE PHYSICAL WORLD?
I cant believe that this is all there is.
Eternal love is the only thing that makes
any sense.
WHATS YOUR ADVICE FOR LGBT
MOVEMENT LEADERS?
Fight hard and relentlessly for federal
recognition of marriage equality with all the
responsibilities and rights, such as survivor
Social Security and pension benets.

WHAT WOULD YOU WALK ACROSS
HOT COALS FOR?
My spouse and my cats. Human rights.

WHAT LGBT STEREOTYPE ANNOYS
YOU MOST?
That someone has to be the man in
a lesbian relationship. If I wanted a man,
Id have one.
WHATS YOUR FAVORITE LGBT
MOVIE?
Desert Hearts and Longtime
Companion.

WHATS THE MOST OVERRATED
SOCIAL CUSTOM?
Dressing up to travel. Anything more
than smart casual is ridiculous on
trains and planes. Comfort is whats
important.
WHAT TROPHY OR PRIZE DO YOU
MOST COVET?
I got mine my spouse, Dr. Pat
Hawkins. Though I would also like to be
fellowed by the American Psychological
Associations LGBT Division 44.
WHAT DO YOU WISH YOUD KNOWN
AT 18?
That no matter how hard you try, there
may be some things you will never be or
have, but if you dont bust your ass, you
have no shot at any of them.
WHY WASHINGTON?
While in graduate school at The
American University, I fell into
forever love (Pat and I have been
together more than 30 years now,
married for nine), and she would
never leave Washington, because
of her fervent commitment to
make things happen in health care,
especially in HIV/AIDS.
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Basketball player says
being open was an easy
decision for her
By WILL OWEN
With 12,602 athletes set to compete in
the London 2012 Summer Olympics, its
hard to believe that so few are openly gay
or lesbian. Despite newfound presidential
support for same-sex marriage and growing
LGBT media visibility, the number of out
athletes is really no more impressive than in
the past two Summer Olympic games (11 in
Athens 2004, 10 in Beijing 2008). Estimates
this year range from nine to 20.
Some Olympic athletes decide to stay
in the closet. However womens basketball
player Seimone Augustus is one openly
gay Olympian whose reasons for going
public with her identity outweigh those for
keeping it concealed.
Everybodys been real receptive and real
positive. To me its a big relief because people
want to know who you are as an athlete and
now as a person, Augustus says during a
phone interview. Its a big part of who I am.
Augustus, a Baton Rouge, La., native,
has shown tremendous talent in basketball
since she was 3 years old and started
playing on a junior team for 5-year-old
boys. By 2006, she was the No. 1 WNBA
draft pick for the Minnesota Lynx after
playing for Louisiana State University.
With her phenomenal record she was then
named to the 2007-2008 USA Basketball
Womens Senior National Team. At the
Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, she
became a gold medalist.
Other openly LGBT athletes who will
compete in London this summer include
German fencer Imke Duplitzer, American
soccer player Megan Rapinoe, Australian
diver Matthew Mitcham, Dutch eld
hockey players Marilyn Agliotti and
Maartie Paumen, German cyclist Judith
Arndt, Dutch equestrian Edward Gal and
Swedish soccer player Jessica Landstrm.
The U.S. womens soccer head coach, Pia
Sundage, is also openly gay.
Its 2012. Things are changing. People
are more open-minded now. For your
sanity and comfort its time to let people
know who you really are, Augustus says.
Its a hard thing to do but you want to get
that weight off the shoulder.
Pride House 2012, a festival hosted by
a number of LGBT sports organizations
including Pride Sports UK and the LGBT
consortium, will provide a gay-friendly
venue for all athletes, staff and spectators
of the London 2012 Olympics to celebrate
LGBT involvement in sports from Aug.
3-7 at the CA House overlooking the
Limehouse Basin Marina in London.
Pride House was a success at the
2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and
this year will feature live music from
local LGBT organizations, exhibits,
video presentations and various sports
programs, including the Football vs.
Homophobia football tournament. The
event is an attempt to foster greater LGBT
visibility in the Olympics and provide a
comfortable space for Olympic athletes
who are in or out of the closet and to
educate anyone who is curious how the
LGBT community has impacted sports.
Being gay is just one part of being a
human, and being able to be out in the sport
that you really love and enjoy shows how
complete a person you are, Kurt Dahl, co-
president of the Federation of Gay Games,
says. [Coming out] really allows a person to
do what they love and put everything into it.
The Federation of Gay Games is
another of the organizations hosting Pride
House 2012 to highlight LGBT Olympic
involvement.
The more people who are visible and
participating, the easier it is for people
who dont have the rights and ability to
do that, Emy Ritt, the Games other co-
president, says on coming out. It shows
that LGBT people are everywhere and is
bringing the public to a better place.
Seimone is happy to have found that
place in her life where she feels ready to be
out publicly as an athlete. Her engagement
to girlfriend LaTaya Varner in May was one
factor that facilitated this sense of comfort.
She made me feel more comfortable
with who I am. When someone gets
engaged and theyre happy with their life
its time, Augustus says. Im really happy
with where I am playing basketball and on
the Olympic route. So many great things
have happened in my life. I want everyone
to know about it.
The opening ceremony for the London
2012 Summer Olympics airs today at 4
p.m. on NBC, and the games continue
through Aug. 12.
Out at the Olympics
Out athlete SEIMONE AUGUSTUS is already a gold medal-winning Olympian. She hopes to add
to her medal count in London.
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One man depicts the epic sinking of Titanic
Thomas Choinacky performs Thomas is Titanic with the Capital Fringe Festival
tonight at 10:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2:45 p.m. at Mount Vernon United Methodist
Church (7
th
St. Mt. Vernon Square).
Choinacky is a gay performer whose obsession with Kate Winslet led him to play all the
parts of the movie, including the iceberg.
General admission is $17. For more information, visit capitalfringe.org.
Running in Rehoboth
CAMP Rehoboth and Seashore Striders are planning the third annual Sundance 5K:
Run, Walk or Sashay! event for Aug. 26 at 7:30 a.m. The race starts in front of the CAMP
Rehoboth Community Center on Baltimore Avenue.
The 5K serves as the kick-off to Sundance Week, an annual benet for Rehoboths gay
community center. Theres also a one-mile Fun Walk and participants are encouraged
to come in costume.
Prizes will be awarded to top nishers. Pre-registration runs through Aug. 14 and costs $25 (T-shirt
guaranteed); register online by Aug. 24 for $30 or in person on race weekend also for $30 (T-shirts
while supplies last). Visit seashorestriders.com to register. The Blade is an ofcial media sponsor.
Laughs and controversy in the Capitol
Award-winning and controversial actor Tim Miller performs his piece Lay of the Land as
part of the Association for Theater in Higher Education Conference on Aug. 3 at 10 p.m. The
conference will take at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Ave., NW).
Millers pieces have always explored his identity as a gay man and the civil rights of
those in the LGBT community. Several of his pieces have caused controversies. Miller was
one of the NEA 4, which were four artists who had their National Endowment of the Arts
vetoed based on the content of their work.
Lay of the Land is no different, as it takes place during a No on Prop. 8 protest
in downtown L.A. In an interview with gay author William Mann, Miller said, Lay of the
Land is a lay in all kinds of ways: a sex-assignation, a queer citizenship map, and of
course a narrative ballad with a recurrent refrain.
Attendees must be registered for the conference in order to attend the performance.
Individual registration costs range from $215-$435. For more information, visit athe.org
or timmillerperformer.com.
THOMAS CHOINACKY in Thomas is Titanic.
PHOTO COURTESY CHOINACKY
Nominate your faves for Best of Gay D.C.
The opportunity to nominate local businesses, restaurants or people in the
Blades 11
th
annual Best of Gay D.C. awards ends Wednesday.
The Blade has added a new step this year to the Best of Gay D.C. Awards
by allowing readers to nominate their favorites before ofcial voting starts
Aug. 10. Readers can nominate businesses, venues and people in categories
such as best new restaurant, best wine bar, best dance club, hottest stripper,
best place of worship, best yoga studio, best realtor, best drag queen, best
amateur athlete and many more.
To nominate a business or a person, or to see where to vote starting Aug. 10,
go to bestofgaydc.com.
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40 JULY 27, 2012 OUT & ABOUT
Ba'Naka at last year's Best oI Gay D.C. party.
By WILL OWEN
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TlM MlLLER in 'Lay oI the Land.'
PHOTO COURTESY MILLER
New oyster bistro
differs slightly from
sister locations
By JONATHAN HOWARD
Jamie Leeds is doing something right
Hanks Oyster Bar is a Dupont Circle
mainstay that came to fruition in the spring
of 2005. In 2007, she opened a second
Hanks in Old Town Alexandria.
Now shes expanding the Alexandria
location and she opened a third Hanks Oyster
Bar on Capitol Hill (633 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.)
this week. Leeds says opening Hanks on the
Hill while expanding the Alexandria location is
her most exciting accomplishment.
Leeds has partnered with mixtress
Gina Chersevani for this new venue. This 40-
seat location features Leeds classics such as
the lobster roll and her famous Meat and
Two option, where patrons receive protein
and two sides. This location also includes
a 20-seat bar named The Eddy, where
patrons can enjoy a handcrafted cocktail.
Hanks on the Hill feels like a New England
cottage with white trim, light grey walls
and whitewashed slats hanging from the
ceiling. The white marble bar has a block of
ice sitting front and center so Chersevani,
whos straight, and staff can carve ice for
drinks. The raised oyster station at the back
of the restaurant is purposefully the center of
attention. Eventually, the Capitol Hill location
will also have outdoor seating. Leeds is not
anticipating the same trouble obtaining
permits as in Dupont where half the
outdoor seating area remains closed due to
opposition from a handful of area residents.
Leeds is excited to deliver excellent
seafood and become part of the
neighborhood. Her favorite items on
the menu are the fried oysters and the
molasses-braised short ribs. At the Capitol
Hill location Leeds applies what she has
learned from her other restaurants; one
important lesson is surrounding herself
with the right people. She looks for
people who are dedicated, committed
to teaching and service oriented. This is
how she runs a successful business and
balances her family life with partner Leslie
Detenber and their son Hayden.
Leeds rst hired Chersevani 10 years
ago when working at 15ria. Thy have
talked about working together and both
were excited when the opportunity arose.
Chersevani happily tells a story of an early
experience with Leeds at 15ria when she
had to make a Blueberry Smash she
simply threw the ingredients together,
including frozen blueberries. Leeds was
not impressed. Chersevani realized this
was an opportunity to grow, and take her
cocktails to the next level. Chersevani
says that training with chefs like Leeds
has allowed her to become a better
mixologist. Cocktails should tell a
story, and many of the stories she tells on
the current Hanks list are political.
The new mantra for Hanks Capitol
Hill is swirling liquors and turbulent
mixers and Chersevani is excited to bring
better cocktails to the neighborhood.
Her beverage program consists of 20
intricate cocktails like her personal favorite,
The Georgia Maa, which contains
peanut washed Michters Whiskey, Sweet
Vermouth and marshmallow bitters.
Chersevani dubbed this cocktail the
X-rated Fluffer Nutter. She says that
while it may be a small list at Hanks on the
Hill its a small list with impact.
On Tuesday night, I dined at Hanks on
the Hill and ordered the grilled pork chop.
I chose the heirloom tomatoes and the
buttermilk onion rings as my sides. Both
sides were palatable, but the pork chop
was cooked unevenly. The short ribs were
not available on the night I dined, but the
fried oysters were and I agree with Leeds.
The oysters were delicious fried bites that
perfectly melded the crispy breading and
delicate avor of the oysters. I chose the
Gnome Water Rebellion as my drink for the
night and I was blown away by the freshness
brought to the drink by the cucumber water
and the overall balance of avors.
Hanks Capitol Hill is not like anything
else, says Chersevani. It will feel like
home, with laughter and good times.
On the night I was at Hanks the bar was
bustling and Chersevani was chatting with
patrons and serving shots. Everyone was
listening to her stories and enjoying the
night. Hanks on the Hill is open Sunday
through Wednesday from 5-10 p.m. and
Thursday through Saturday from 5-11 p.m.
The Eddy is open daily from 5 to midnight.
Hanks opens on the Hill
GINA CHERSEVANI, left, and JAMIE LEEDS at the new Hanks Oyster Bar in Capitol Hill.
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TODAY
Khush DC, D.C.s South Asian LGBT
community group, presents Queer India:
Through a Play and Short Films tonight
at 7 at the SEIU Conference Center (1800
Massachusetts Ave., N.W.). The play is
Ek Madhavbaug and two short lms
Breaking Free and Night is Young.
Admission is free. For more information,
visit thedccenter.org.
Whitman-Walker Health has HIV
Testing at Town Danceboutique (2009 8
th

St., N.W.) tonight from 8-midnight. For
details, visit whitman-walker.org.
The Bachelors Mill (1104 8
th
St., S.E.)
has its happy hour tonight starting at 5 p.m.
All drinks are half off until 7:30 p.m. After
9 p.m., admission is $15, and after 11 p.m.
admission is $3. The party includes a pool,
video gaming system and card tournaments.
For details, visit thebachelorsmill.com.
Phase 1 (525 8
th
St., SE) holds the benet
Campocaro in benet for one of its
regulars, Carolina Alcalde, who was injured
in one of this months storms. Cover is $10
and there are $3 drink specials. For more
information, visit phase1dc.com.
Special Agent Galactica continues her
happy hour run at the Black Fox Lounge
(1723 Connecticut Ave, NW) tonight at 6.
Admission is free and features full food
and drink menu. The music includes songs
by Pat Benatar, Judy Garland, Stevie
Nicks and Ray Stevens. For details, visit
pinkhairedone.com.
SATURDAY, JULY 28
Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer
organization, volunteers today for Food
& Friends (219 Riggs Road, N.E.) at 8 a.m.
and 9:45 a.m. For more information, visit
burgundycrescent.org.
Tonight is the last night to catch Beat on
the Bard Theatre Companys Nevermind
the Bollocks, Heres a Midsummer
Nights Dream at the Warehouse
Theater(645 New York Ave., N.W.) at
midnight. Tickets are $17. For more
information, visit warehousetheater.com.
Town Danceboutique (2009 8
th
St., N.W.)
holds its Dirty Pop party with DJ Drew
G tonight at 10 p.m. Cover is $8 before 11
and $12 after. Drinks are $3 before 11 pm.
The drag show starts 10:30. For details,
visit towndc.com.
Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, NW)
holds its Tainted Love: 80s Dance Party
starting at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. For more
information, visit greenlanterndc.com.
The Black Cat (1811 14
th
St., N.W.)
presents The Nighttime Adventure
Society tonight at 9. The musical group
has been featured on NPR, Delta radio and
in a commercial for Sally Hansen. Tickets
are $10. For details, visit blackcatdc.com.
Bachelors Mill (1104 8
th
St., S.E.)
opens at 5:30 this evening with a
pool, video gaming systems and card
tournaments. The dance oors open at
11 p.m. Admission is free until 9 p.m. and
is $10 after. For more information, visit
thebachelorsmill.com.
Phase 1 (525 8
th
St., SE) holds its party
Pop Rocks with DJ LS tonight starting
at 7. Cover is $10. For more information,
visit phase1dc.com.
SUNDAY, JULY 29
Today is the last day to catch
Touchstone Gallerys (901 New York
Ave., N.W.) two exhibits: 3D Collage
the Adventure by David Alfuth and
Being Affected by Charles St. Charles.
Alfuths artwork are surreal 3-D collages
consisting of newspapers, cloth, pressed
owers and other at objects. St. Charles
exhibition portrays faces with various
reactions to shared circumstances. The
exhibit is free. For more information, visit
touchstonegallery.com.
GLOE Youth & Family holds its third
event in its LGBT Life Planning Series,
which features experts to help navigate
issues and laws LGBT people face at
various stages of life, today at 2 at the
Washington, D.C. JCC (1529 16
th
St., N.W.).
This event is focusing on family building,
in which experts will discuss options for
LGBT families interest in having children.
This event is free but a $5 donation is
suggested. For more information, visit
thedccenter.org.
MONDAY, JULY 30
Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) hosts its
Martini Monday tonight at 10 p.m. There
is no cover charge and martinis are $5. For
more information, visit cobaltdc.com.
The Bachelors Mill (1104 8
th
St., S.E.)
offers half price drinks all night long, a free
pool and NFL, NBA and NCAA games
will be on the at screen TVs. Dance oor
opens at 10. Admission is free. For details,
visit thebachelorsmill.com.
Banana Caf (500 8
th
St., SE) has its
open mic night from 7 p.m. to closing.
Admission is free and there are $3 mojitos
after 7:30 pm. For more information, visit
bananacafedc.com.
TUESDAY, JULY 31
Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, NW)
hosts the weekly Safer Sex Kit Packing
Program tonight at 7-10:30 p.m. Currently,
the program is producing 1,500 kits a week
and organizers would like to double this
output. For details, visit thedccenter.org.
Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14
th
St.,
N.W.) holds its Coming Out-Women
support group tonight at 7 p.m. The group
is free but registration is required. For more
information, visit whitman-walker.org.
Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) presents its
Flashback dance night with DJ Jason Royce
starting at 10 p.m. There is no cover charge.
For more details, visit cobaltdc.com.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1
Josephs House (1730 Lanier Place,
NW), a community care for homeless men
and women who are dying, hosts a free
tour and breakfast this morning at 10:30
a.m. Attendees should RSVP by emailing
info@josephshouse.org or by calling
202-328-9161. For more information, visit
josephshouse.org.
Bookmen D.C., a mens gay literature
group, discusses Maureen F. McHughs
science ction novel China Mountain
Zhang tonight at 7:30 at the Tenleytown
Public Library (4450 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.).
It is a free event and all are welcome. For
details, visit bookmendc.blogspot.com.
THURSDAY, AUG. 2
Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer
organization, volunteers today for GLBT
Arts Consortium and CHAWs presentation
of Gilbert & Sullivans operetta The
Gondoliers tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Duties include box ofce, concessions
and ushering. The performance is at
the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7
th

St., S.E.). For more information, visit
burgundycrescent.org.
Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) presents its
weekly Best Package Contest tonight
at 9 p.m. There is a $3 cover and there
are $2 vodka drinks. Participants in the
contest can win $200 in cash prizes.
The event is hosted by Lena Lett and
music by DJ Chord, DJ Madscience,
and DJ Sean Morris. For details,
visit cobaltdc.com.
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CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART. 202-639-1700. CORCORAN.ORG.
The rst major museum exhibition to focus on the artists most celebrated
body of work. The exhibition features more than 80 works, including large-scale
paintings, smaller paintings made on cigar box lids, mixed-media drawings on
paper, monotypes, and prints.
JAZZ IN THE GARDEN: INCENDIO
FRIDAY, JULY 27
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART. 202-737-4215. NGA.GOV.
Latin guitar world fusion jazz from 5:00 to 8:30 at the National Gallery of Art
Sculpture Garden.
BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY
TUESDAY, JUL 31
WOLF TRAP. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. WOLFTRAP.ORG.
Tony Award-winning director/choreographer and his international dance troupe
present the DC premiere of Story/Time--a series of one-minute autobiographical
stories uniquely expressed through music and modern dance.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1 THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
OLNEY THEATRE CENTER. 301-924-3400. OLNEYTHEATRE2.ORG.
Boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, boy meets plant from outer space.
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FRI, JUL 27
Marathon 33 by June Havoc, American
Century Theater, Gunston Theatre Two.
703-998-4555. americancentury.org.
WED, AUG 11
National Small Works, Washington
Printmakers Gallery. 301-273-3660.
washingtonprintmakers.com.
Doug Dupin & Maria Stenzel: Short
Life Of A Small Boat, Artisphere.
703-875-1100. artisphere.com.
Take it to the Bridge Series: Canaries
in McMansionland, by Jennifer Coster,
WPA, Corcoran Gallery of Art.
202-234-7103. wpadc.org.
LAST CHANCE
SAT, JUL 28
I Confess, WIT, Source Theatre.
202-204-7770.
washingtonimprovtheater.com.
SUN, JUL 29
The Addams Family, Kennedy Center.
202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org.
Royalists to Romantics, Museum of Women
in the Arts. 202-783-5000. nmwa.org.
TUE, JUL 31
Joan Mir From the Collection of The
Kreeger Museum, Kreeger Museum.
202-338-3552.
kreegermuseum.org.
Mamacita Linda: Letters Between
Frida Kahlo and her Mother, Museum
of Women in the Arts. 202-783-5000.
nmwa.org.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
JUL 28 - JUL 29
Nora Gibson Performance Project, Dance
Place. 202-269-1600. danceplace.org.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
FRI, JUL 27
Stand Up Comedy Night, Workhouse Arts
Center. 703-584-2900. workhousearts.org.
Emil de Cou, conductor / Gustav Holsts
The Planets, NSO, Wolf Trap.
202-467-4600. wolftrap.org.
SUN, JUL 29
Happy Together Tour 2012, Wolf Trap.
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WED, AUG 1
The Bachata Legends: Joan Soriano,
Strathmore. 301-581-5100.
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George Thorogood & The Destroyers
with Delbert McClinton, Wolf Trap.
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THU, AUG 2
The Temptations & The Four Tops,
Wolf Trap. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.
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ONGOING STAGE
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,
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The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve
Jobs, Woolly Mammoth. 202-393-3939.
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Corcoran Gallery of Art. Free Summer
Saturdays at the Corcoran, Richard
Diebenkorn: TheOcean Park Series.
202-639-1700. corcoran.org.
Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series.
202-639-1700. corcoran.org.
National Gallery of Art. I Spy:
Photography and the Theater of the
Street, 19382010, Joan Mir: George
Bellows, Elegance and Renement:
The Still-Life Paintings of Willem
van Aelst, The McCrindle Gift: A
Distinguished Collection of Drawings
and Watercolors, In the Tower: Barnett
Newman. 202-737-4215. nga.gov.
National Geographic. Beyond the Story:
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Obsession. 202-857-7588. nglive.org/dc.
Museum of Women in the Arts.
Women Silversmiths from the NMWA
Collection, New York Avenue Sculpture
Project: Chakaia Booker. 202-783-5000.
nmwa.org.
ONGOING GALLERIES
Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery. DC JCC.
Graphic Details: Confessional Comics
by Jewish Women. 202-518-9400.
washingtondcjcc.org.
Artisphere. Kevin Krapf: Retratos
Compartidos/shared Portraits, Heather
Day: Onsite Painting Residency,
Andrew Thomas Huang: Solipsist,
Robin Bell: Projections For Televisions.
703-875-1100. artisphere.com.
Gallery plan b. Plan B Goes International.
202-234-2711. galleryplanb.com.
Goethe-Institut. Daniel Libeskind:
Architecture for the Angel of History.
202-289-1200. goethe.de.
Joan Hisaoka Gallery. Messages from
Outsiderdom. 202-483-8600. smithcenter.org.
WPA, Marvin Gaye Park. Awning
Studies: Marvin Gaye Park. 202-234-7103.
wpadc.org.
Strathmore. Inform/Reform.
301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
The Art League. Cecily Corcoran Genius
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By ERIN DURKIN
Childhood, existentialism of a middle-
aged performer, sexuality, memories of a
mother and memories of a late companion
these are just a few of the stories
featured in Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance
Companys piece Story/Time, slated for
a Tuesday performance at Wolf Trap.
An award-winning performer who
has created more than 100 works, Jones
began the dance company with his late
companion Arnie Zane in 1982. After
Zanes death in 1988, Jones continued
to create and perform original pieces
with the company as well as providing
choreography to different operas and
ballet companies.
The performance is 70 minutes and
consists of about 70 performances. The
stories come from different moments
and memories of Jones life, lives of the
dancers, things theyve read and other
points of inspiration. They are a blend of
narration and movement.
The stories can come from driving
down the street and what I see, or
remembering something I was reading,
Jones says. I go back and nd that thing
and craft it into a story.
One of the stories featured in the show
is about a conversation his mother, Estrella,
had with Anjelica Huston when the actress
inquired about her church. His mothers
response was, We accept all kinds. Other
stories reect on memories of Zane.
In the show, Jones is sitting at a desk
reading over the music composed by Ted
Coffey while dancers move around him.
He has now written more than 120 stories
for this performance piece and the stories
for each performance vary and are chosen
at random. The structure of each story is
also changed every two performances.
The performance is a very free
structure from beginning to end, yet we
are still structured by time, he says. If the
audience wants to close their eyes and just
listen, or close their ears and just watch,
they should not be afraid to let the visuals
and the sound to wash over oneself.
Jones says the show was inspired by
the piece by legendary performer John
Cage titled Indeterminacy. In a similar
structure, Cages piece was 90 minutes
long composed of one-minute stories.
The juxtaposition of freedom trapped into
one-minute intervals intrigued Jones.
However, he says Story/Time is not a
replica of Cages performance, but rather a
new piece based on a similar artistic idea.
Art making is idea, maybe even more
than ideas, Jones says. It is how one
makes something from nothing.
He says that his piece differs greatly from
Cages, aside from the limitation of time.
Im not John Cage and the way I
make movements, they are coming from
a different place, he says. They come
from my experiences as a black gay man
born in 1952, rather than a Irish gay man
born in the 1920s. He never dealt with
sexuality and his politics and social justice
are strikingly different.
Jones would like the audience to treat
the performance, as if you were sitting on
the beach and watching the waves. Some
waves strike deeper than others.
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has only enhanced her performance
experiences, she says.
The more I sing the better for me.
Im like a marathon runner as far as
running everyday. So thats kind of how
I approach it athletically. And Im just
nding that being a mom and having
a little boy now has changed my whole
perspective on that. I used to have such
a ritual and routine that I still try to keep,
but if I deviate from it Im a little less hard
on myself, and in return I feel like the
rewards are greater for me professionally.
I may not be as prepared vocally, but then
Im on stage and I feel more free.
Menzels summer tour includes old
favorites from her roles on Broadway in
Wicked and Rent, as well as other
hits featured in her concert Barefoot at
the Symphony that aired on PBS and
has now been released on DVD.
There are a few songs I wouldnt
leave stage without singing. Im
constantly changing [the set list], trying
to tell different stories, Menzel says. Its
half and half music people would expect
and the other stuff is new stuff I want to
challenge myself with.
Looking back, Menzel nds that she
was in very different places in life during
her appearances on Glee in the shows
rst and third seasons. She was still
adjusting to being a mom while lming
the rst season, but during the lming
of the third season was more used to
juggling parenthood and her career.
The last season I was on I enjoyed it
a lot more. I was learning how to balance
motherhood and work for myself. I was
enjoying the cast and I didnt have to run
home every second to pump my boobs
or whatever, Menzel says. I hope [the
cast] are all really appreciating it and
enjoying it in the moment because you
can easily lose sight of how incredible it
is. I would love to do more TV, but my
denitive wish was to get back to New
York and do another show.
In addition to touring, Menzel is
working on a number of projects. Shes
working alongside composers of original
pieces for new musicals to act as a
muse, singing and doing readings of
their work so they can hear the results of
their writing. Shes also thrilled to start
work as Elsa in a new Disney movie called
Frozen set for release in 2013.
Its amazing for me, like a dream, she
says. Its an animated Disney movie and
theres lots of music in it. Its a beautiful
story, and we just got started.
And yes, as clichd as it might sound
for a Broadway powerhouse, Menzel
is aware and appreciative of her gay
following.
I did the Atlantis cruise ship with
1,000 gay men and I had probably the
greatest time Ive ever had, she says.
Though on one hand she says it makes
no difference an audience is an
audience, made up of all different kinds
of people she says the gay kids who
tell her Wicked helped them come out
mean a lot.
All that kind of stuff is part of the
benets I reap from what I do for a living.
It enriches me as a person and I feel like
everyones in it together out there.
Menzel to perform
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48 JULY 27, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
AN EVENING WITH IDINA MENZEL
Aug. 3, 8:15 p.m.
Wolf Trap Filene Center
1645 Trap Rd.
Vienna, VA
Tickets range from $20 (lawn) to $100 (orchestra
pit)
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Gay conductor to lead NSO
for Menzel show
By BRIAN T. CARNEY
Maestro Steven Reineke says his friend Idina Menzel wouldnt want him to say
too much about what shell be singing at their upcoming performance with the
National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap.
But he does mention, She covers a lot of material in her set. And she tells great stories.
Shes very interactive with the audience. Theres even some audience participation.
Hes more forthcoming about the rst half of the program, which will start with
one of his own compositions. The gay composer and conductor wrote Celebration
Fanfare when he was 25 (he turns 42 in September) and notes that the piece is
still performed frequently by orchestras and concert bands across the country. The
work is dedicated to Erich Kunzel, conductor of the Cincinnati Pops, who served as
a mentor to Reineke and encouraged his career as both composer and conductor.
Reineke resisted the temptation to start the evening with his own version of
Defying Gravity, though Reinekes piece was written to celebrate another kind of
ight the centennial of the Wright Brother ight. He says its a funny coincidence
that Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz used the same title for the Act I nale of
Wicked, a number that has become a signature piece for Menzel.
We just happened to come up with the same title. They have nothing to do
with each other whatsoever, he says.
Reineke started composing when he was a teenager. He remembers, I had
all this music running around my head. I started to plunk things out on the piano
because I just needed to get these songs out. It wasnt really a conscious choice.
It was also about that time he realized he was gay.
I came out to myself when I was 17 years old, a senior in high school getting
ready to go off to college. Ill never forget having that cathartic moment when I
stared in the mirror and said the words out loud, I am gay. That was the hardest
part about the process.
As he began his professional life, Reineke remained open about his sexuality
and says it was a no brainer because I was never really in. The more notoriety I
got, the more it came up, and Im just not the kind of person to deny it. I just treat
it as a very normal part of life. There was no big coming out.
Reineke isnt sure why the classical closet (cultural critic K. Robert Schwarzs
term for the dearth of classical musicians who are openly LGBT) still persists so
strongly. He does note, I do wish that more people would treat is as a non-issue,
whether theyre in the arts, or sports gures, or television or whatever.
Staying in the closet, he says, only perpetuates myths.
Thats one thing that keeps the stigma about it. People staying buried instead
of saying, Here I am, deal with it.
His sexuality has not played a major role in his musical career. As a composer,
he often takes his cue from the visual and visceral imagery he nds in mythology
and nature. Reineke, who initially wanted to be a lm composer, says he needs
a visual image in mind before he starts composing: Basically Im creating a
soundtrack to my own movie in my own head.
As a conductor and music director (hes also music director of the New York Pops
and the principal pops conductor for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the
National Symphony Orchestra here in Washington), Reineke says his focus is on the
audience and the musicians.
I have no particular agenda other than the health and success of the orchestra
and the good times had by an audience.
STEVEN REINEKE conducts for Idina Menzel next week at Wolf Trap.
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Parents with gender
non-conforming kids
share their stories
Its hard to imagine or understand
the feelings of confusion or isolation
that come when a young son says
hes really a girl or a daughter swears
shes a boy trapped in the wrong
body. In the new book Transitions of
the Heart, edited by Rachel Pepper,
mothers faced with those dilemmas
share how they cope.
Even though its a problem most
parents never face, its interesting to
hear how those who have addressed it.
Several say it involved a transition for
both the child and parent. They write of
gradually realizing their daughter isnt just
a tomboy or their son wasnt just going
through a phase. More than one mother
admits that she knew her child was
different when she was rmly corrected
on pronouns and clothing choice.
Many women felt relief and were
astonished when they realized that as their
children were allowed to openly express
their true genders, they were seeing
their sons or daughters happy for the rst
time. As the stories unfold, its especially
poignant when this joy has followed
suicide attempts.
Still, its a process. More than one
mother has hoped her child might
have a change of heart. There are rants
in this book, heartbreak and pain.
There are moms who cant believe
this happened and in some cases, it
happened more than once in the same
immediate family.
And yet, most of the women in this book
admit that theyve come to respect their
children and the difcult things theyve
done. For one mom, hes someone
I would not have missed knowing for
anything in the world.
And from another, to her child: Ill
always love you.
Sometimes, the T in LGBT
seems to hide behind its fellow
letters. Your friends and family might
not even know what it stands for, but
Transitions of the Heart explains in a
gentle, celebratory way.
Thats a very useful beacon for anyone
who feels isolated as their transgender
child begins to embrace who (s)he is. But
its also important, I think, that editor Rachel
Pepper includes stories that arent so rosy
mixed with the stories of acceptance and
encouragement. That added a stronger,
more authentic message to this book and
quashed the Pollyanna-ish tone it mightve
had otherwise.
But its not just for parents of trans
children. There are useful lessons about
acceptance and unconditional love that
will resonate with many parents, gay
or straight.
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50 JULY 27, 2012 BOOKS
Raising trans children
Terri Schlichenmeyer has been reading since she was 3
years old. She lives in Wisconsin with two dogs and 12,000
books. Reach her at bookwormsez@yahoo.com.
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If the same old routine
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nd something new
When was the last time you had fun
exercising? If your routine has become a
workout focus on the work and you are
struggling with the same mundane routine, its
past time to kickstart your regimen.
There are lots of exercise options that are
fun. Yes, getting on the treadmill four times a
week and lifting weights is a widely accepted
strategy, but doing that continuously will
give you diminished returns in time, not to
mention bore you to tears.
To be successful at anything you have to
embrace it. Im not saying you have to love
exercise, but there has to be some essence
about exercise you enjoy or look forward to
or you will not be successful. It boils down to
your mindset. A negative attitude will harvest
negative results. I know all this mindset
mumbo-jumbo sounds clich, perhaps it is,
but I really believe that the way you think and
feel about any endeavor will enhance your
experience. And if you can create an exercise
program that is also fun and enjoyable, your
results will come more easily.
Weight training, cardiovascular activity,
stretching, core conditioning and nutrition
are the key elements to getting t, but you
dont have to be conventional with your
exercise activities to get and stay t. Its
thinking outside the box and embracing
variety that will motivate you and may
even allow you to have fun along the way.
If you are partial to the gym atmosphere,
classes are a great way to introduce variety
and push your body in different ways while
engaging all the major muscle groups.
Theres a class for everyone in any major
health club big and small. Be patient and
experiment with different classes and nd
ones that stimulate and motivate you and
bring some excitement to your routine.
Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, pole dancing,
kickboxing, hi- and low-impact aerobics,
CrossFit, High Intensity Interval Training
(HIIT), TRX Training, spinning and the list
goes on. And most gym owners have their
created own hybrids that draw large crowds.
Its all about using your imagination while
using your body and a lot of these classes
have done that for you. Just remember that
if youre a beginner in any class, inform the
instructor, ease into the class and dont do
anything youre uncomfortable with.
Want to get out of the gym? More
options and fun abound. Join a sports
team or create your own. Think back on
those school days and add your favorite
sport into your exercise program. Join an
outdoor boot camp class, Yoga in the park,
kickball, softball, Frisbee, ag football
the possibilities are endless. The point is
to create an exercise scenario that you will
enjoy and stick with. What that looks like
doesnt matter as long as youre moving
all your major muscles, getting your heart
rate up, breaking a sweat and having fun.
Team D.C. (teamdc.org), a non-prot
local umbrella group, is a great place to
start if youre looking for an LGBT team.
As another option how about
participating in a worthwhile charity that
involves exercise and competition? On Aug.
25, The City Vault, a special events company,
will host Adult Play Date to benet the
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With childhood obesity and inactivity
reaching epidemic proportions, causes
like Adult Play Date can bring awareness
and make a difference to help turn those
numbers around through physical activity
and education. This event will take you back
to your childhood and you will nd yourself
in tug of war, obstacle courses, wacky relay
races and more, all while raising funds for a
worthwhile cause. Anyone in teams of four
can sign-up at thecityvault.com.
There are countless exercise options.
If one doesnt work for you, keep trying
until you nd one that does. With so
many possibilities, youll be able to nd
something physical that you enjoy.
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52 JULY 27, 2012 FITNESS
Make your workout fun
Kevin M. Norris is a health and tness columnist for the
Blade and owner of Mind our Own Body, LLC. Personal
Training. Reach him at kevinmnorris527@gmail.com.
Exercising doesnt have to be a drag. Find a fun activity you enjoy such as rowing that will also
give you a great workout.
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