Some fear ‘dangerous’

conscience language could
lead to discrimination
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
LGBT rights supporters are expressing
disappointment with “conscience” language
included in the final version of major Pentagon
budget legislation, although views on its
potential impact are mixed and none thus far
will say passage of the legislation should be
derailed because of the provision.
A bipartisan group of House and Senate
lawmakers made public on Tuesday their
agreement for the fiscal year 2013 defense
authorization bill, a $633 billion proposal that sets
policy for the Pentagon, continues pay for troops
and provides funding for military programs.
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Family pressures can
trigger depression in
many LGBT people
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
Are LGBT Americans more susceptible to
depression?
Numerous srucies suççesr ciscriminarion,
homophobia and even family rejection leave
this population particularly vulnerable to this
condition and other mental health disorders.
And while there are no reliable statistics to
indicate specific rates of depression among
LGBT Americans, local mental health providers
wirh whom rhe Washinçron Blace recenrly
spoke said the holiday season can exacerbate
symptoms.
“The holiday season has a lot of associations
with family, togetherness and unfortunately
many people in the LGBT community have
experienced some family loss, whether it was
the loss of relationships, being ostracized or
not accepted,” Dr. Gregory Jones of District
Psychotherapy Associates in D.C. told the
Blade. More than 70 percent of his patients
are LGBT. “So often times during the holiday
season, people feel reminded of this.”
Dr. Marc Dalton, director of Dalton
Psychiatric Services in D.C., noted family along
with money and general hard times contribute
to depression during the holidays. Like Jones,
he said relationships with friends, family
and significant others “can become more
paramount” during this time of the year.
“Stress is more relevant when you have to
leave and go back to your family,” Dalton said.
"When you have rrouLle wirh lamily acceprinç
you and understanding your lifestyle, the
stress of bringing someone back into that
environment and how they’re going to treat
that person, how they are going to treat you
together. It’s already stressful for someone in
heterosexual relationships when they bring
someone into the family and having to navigate
those social waters.”
Dalton added family members with different
political and religious beliefs can cause further
stress. He and Jones both noted LGBT people
are sometimes unable to visit relatives because
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LOCAL CHRISTMAS SERVICES PAGE 37
Farewell to an Ally
Sen. Daniel Inouye dies
ar 88 alrer lonç recorc
of LGBT support, including
1996 vote against DOMA.
PAGE 14
Defense bill has
anti-gay provision
Live the Dream
‘Les Miserables’ leads
a long list of films
headed for theaters
this holiday season.
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As holidays arrive, beware the blues
Despite holiday festivities, many LGBT people are coping with
estrangement from family and other pressures this time of year.
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Avery Boyce Kincaid, former owner of the
Stardust Restaurant and long-time Alexandria
resident, died Dec. 4, from complications
related to lung cancer. She was 58.
Born and raised in Gastonia, N.C.,
Kincaid moved to the Washington area after
graduating from Salem College in 1976.
She dedicated 30 years to her career in the
food and beverage industry. She prided
herself on providing outstanding food and
hospitality and loved everyday food like
cheeseburgers and macaroni and cheese.
Kincaid was known for her gentle and
unpretentious character, grand spirit of
adventure, vibrant sense of humor and love
of vintage flea market deals. Her kindness
and generosity touched many lives. She
is remembered by a large community of
family and friends who fell in love with her
warm personality and the depth of caring
she had for the people she knew.
Kincaid was a devoted parent and aunt,
and is survived by the five children. They
include the two children she raised, Julia
Avery-Shapiro and Jerzy Avery Shapiro, as
well as her niece and nephews Paul Kincaid
IV, Christina Kincaid and John Kincaid.
She is also survived by Judith Shapiro,
her partner of 33 years; her sister-in-law
Nidian Arenius; her stepmother, Alberta
Kincaid; her aunt and uncle, Kay and Fred
Moss; and her two brothers Paul Kincaid III
and Daniel H. Kincaid.
JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
ROBERT HENRY LARIVIERE, 61
Robert Henry LaRiviere, a resident of
Washington since the 1970s, died on Nov.
13 of arteriosclerosis. He was 61.
LaRiviere came of age during the
intellectual fervor of the gay liberation
days of the early 1970s and continued
to participate in major LGBT events and
support gay culture. LaRiviere maintained
a lifelong love of literature, opera, theater
and film, and had an extensive library of
classical and contemporary literature,
gay fiction and non-fiction, and camp
books and films. He was a member of the
Washington Psychotronic Film Society.
LaRiviere was born on May 19, 1951
in Methuen, Mass., and grew up in New
Hampshire, where he received a bachelor’s
degree in education from Plymouth State
University. He taught high school in New
Hampshire before moving to D.C. Once
in D.C., LaRiviere earned a programming
certificate from the Computer Learning
Center and had a long and successful
career working for Advance Inc., INTELSAT,
Otsuka America and the Federal Trade
Commission. He specialized in electronic
document management and brought his
skill set to his own private collection.
For the past 25 years, LaRiviere lived in
the Eckington neighborhood. An urban
person, he walked everywhere in the city,
relying only when necessary on public
transportation. In his walks, he was often
accompanied by one of his beloved
rescue dogs. His love of cities led him to
travel to Paris, Barcelona, San Francisco,
and especially to New York, which he
referred to as his Oz.
LaRiviere is survived by four siblings —
Elaine Marcum and Lynne Bova of New
Hampshire and June Troth and Craig
LaRiviere of Texas; and many friends,
including two special lifetime friends, Alayna
Waldrum and Chuck Goldfarb. A celebration
of LaRiviere’s life is planned for March.
Bob was a caring and generous person
who quietly provided financial support to
friends in need as well as to community
organizations. Donations may be made in
his memory to Americans United for the
Separation of Church and State (au.org),
the Washington Animal Rescue League
(warl.org) or the Sexual Minority Youth
Assistance League (smyal.org).
JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
Artist arrested for indecent exposure
A gay performance artist who goes by the name Qween Amor says he believes
D.C. police officers sided with an anti-gay group when they arrested him while
dancing on the sidewalk in Chinatown on Dec. 14 on a charge of indecent exposure.
He said police arrived on the scene after he began dancing in front of members of
the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge, a religious sect that denounces
homosexuality and which the Southern Poverty Law Center lists as a hate group.
Amor said people on the scene told him members of the group, who were
preaching from a microphone hooked up to a speaker, called the police to
complain about his “immoral” dancing.
A police incident report says Amor “was viewed with his penis exposed through a
hole in his pants” by police officers as he was “gyrating” in front of a group of onlookers.
Amor, who said he prefers not to be identified by his birth name, told the Blade
he was unaware that a small split developed on the bottom seam of the pants he
was wearing as he danced to music he played from speakers attached to his iPod.
“I would never do something like that,” he said. “I didn’t know the hole was
there. I would have covered it immediately.”
He said his intent was to peacefully confront the members of the religious group.
“They were preaching hate,” he said. “I felt if I have to listen to them denigrate
people I love I would do something. So I decided to dance in front of them.”
His dancing and his arrest were captured on video by an onlooker who posted
the video on YouTube, which has attracted a large number of viewers. The hole in
his pants cannot be seen in the video.
Amor must appear in court on Jan. 3.
He said he performs as part of his support of a national campaign called Love
Music Hate Homophobia, which seeks to fight bigotry, intolerance, and injustice
“using the power of art.”
He said he also performs regularly at the weekly Monday “open mic” night
hosted by the 17th Street gay bar Cobalt.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
Community service for gay business leader
An unlawful entry charge filed by police in October against D.C. gay business
leader Mark Guenther will be dismissed in four months if Guenther successfully
completes community service work under a deferred prosecution program
approved Dec. 13 by a D.C. Superior Court judge.
D.C. police charged Guenther, executive director of the Capital Area Gay and
Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, with entering a male neighbor’s apartment
without permission at 3 a.m. on Oct. 26.
A police charging document says Guenther emailed the neighbor to apologize
for his action shortly after the neighbor, who was in bed, told him to leave the
apartment. Guenther lives in an apartment across the hall from the neighbor’s
apartment in a building on the 1400 block of Chapin Street, N.W., according to
the charging document.
At a Dec. 13 court hearing, Judge Marisa J. Demeo approved a joint request
by Guenther’s attorney and the prosecutor that Guenther be admitted into what
officials call a deferred prosecution-diversion program involving community
service work. Demeo left in place her earlier order that he stay away from the
neighbor whose complaint led to the arrest.
The judge scheduled a status hearing for April 12, when she is expected to dismiss
the charge after determining that Guenther fulfilled his obligations under the program.
Guenther and his attorney and the complainant have declined to comment on
the case.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
Rosendall elected GLAA president
Longtime D.C. gay activist Rick Rosendall won election on Dec. 11 as president
of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance, a group with which he’s been active for
more than 20 years.
Rosendall, who had been serving as the group’s vice president for political
affairs, succeeds current GLAA President Miguel Tuason, who chose not to run
for another term.
GLAA member Charles Butler won election to the vice president for political
affairs position.
Kevin Davis, the GLAA vice president for administration; Alison Gardner, the
group’s secretary; and Gary Collins, treasurer, were re-elected to those posts.
Each of the officer candidates ran unopposed and was elected by acclamation.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
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violates political
group’s bylaws
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
EDITOR’S NOTE: A meeting to address the Stein
Club dispute was scheduled for Wednesday night,
after this edition of the Blade went to press. Visit
washingtonblade.com for updates.
An attorney representing Martin Garcia,
the president-elect of the Gertrude
Stein Democratic Club, said a proposal
by several club members to invalidate
Garcia’s election and the election of two
other officers aligned with Garcia would
“flagrantly” violate the club’s bylaws.
Joseph E. Sandler, former general
counsel to the Democratic National
Committee, said in a Dec. 17 letter to
Stein Club members that a call to overturn
the election of Garcia and the two other
officers by disqualifying 17 people who
voted in the club’s Dec. 3 election would
be a “breach of contract.”
He said a legal opinion by Donald Dinan,
an attorney for the D.C. Democratic State
Committee, whom the Stein Club’s current
officers consulted about the election,
incorrectly interpreted the bylaws.
Dinan stated in a Dec. 12 memorandum
that the votes by 17 people could be
invalidated if the addresses they gave were
not correct or if it could be shown they did not
qualify for the special reduced membership
fee of $15 under which they joined the club in
the week prior to the election.
Under club rules, eligibility for the
special membership is restricted to
students, senior citizens, and people with
a “limited income.”
Dinan noted that the 17 votes cast by
people whose membership is now under
question is greater than the two to seven-
vote margin in which Garcia and the other
two officer candidates won the election. He
said that since the vote was conducted by
secret ballot, there is no way to determine
which candidates received votes by a
potentially disqualified member.
Thus Dinan concluded that if the Stein Club
membership decides at the special meeting
set for Wednesday night to disqualify a
number of new members that exceeds
the margin of victory for the three officers,
the club has the authority to invalidate the
election and call a new election.
Sandler, however, argues that the club’s
bylaws do not provide any residency
requirements for members and do not
define “limited income” or whether a
“student” should be full-time, part-time or
someone enrolled in a trade school rather
than a college.
In addition, Sandler states in his letter,
“The Dinan Memorandum… simply
does not set forth any remotely reliable
facts that would indicate that any of the
17 new members whose votes are being
questioned were other than legitimate,
dues-paying members of the Stein Club,
under the Bylaws and Standing Rules of
Procedure, at the time of the election.”
He said the club’s current officers and
members should know that the club “is
not free to ignore its own bylaws, or to
make up new rules not found in the bylaws,
to the detriment of certain members,
whenever it seems convenient to do so.”
Dinan told the Blade that his
memorandum was not a fact finding
document and it was up to the club’s officers
or members to make any determination
on whether the 17 new members should
be disqualified based on “irregularities”
over their residential address or special
membership qualification.
Sandler noted that Dinan cited specific
claims of problems associated with the
new members’ addresses and special
membership status brought to Dinan’s
attention by the club’s current officers.
None of the issues about membership
status raised could be grounds for
disqualifying a member under the bylaws.
Sandler suggested in his letter that Garcia
and the other two candidates who won
election to the club’s vice presidential posts –
Angela Peoples and Vincent Villano – would
have grounds to take legal action against
the club if their elections are overturned.
“[I]t is Mr. Garcia’s position that any
decision to invalidate the December 3
election and/or to hold another election
would be a flagrant violation by the Stein
Club of its own bylaws.”
Garcia told the Blade on Tuesday that he
and the other new officers have no intention
of taking legal action against the club.
“That would not be beneficial to anyone
involved in the club,” he said. “Our hope
is to build unity and move forward with
greater participation by folks who haven’t
been involved.”
Lateefah Williams, who sought re-
election to the president’s job but was
defeated by Garcia, announced this week
that she is no longer seeking to return to
that post.
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LOCAL NEWS DECEMBER 21, 2012 º 07
Stein Club members
seek to overturn election
Md. inn to host weddings on Jan. 1
More than a dozen same-sex couples are expected to get married at a gay-
owned inn on Maryland’s Eastern Shore on the first day gays and lesbians can
legally tie the knot in the state.
Bob Zuber and Tracy Staples, who have owned the Black Walnut Point Inn on
Tilghman Island for two and a half years, told the Washington Blade this week that
eight couples have booked Jan. 1 weddings on the property. Zuber said there’s a
“whole bunch of other couples that are thinking about it, talking about it.”
Two If By Sea Café will host a pre-wedding brunch before the couples exchange
vows at the Black Walnut Point Inn. The gay-owned Tilghman Island Inn will host a
post-wedding reception, dinner and cake cutting for the couples.
Zuber and Staples, who have been together for six years and had registered
to get married in D.C., will tie the knot on Jan. 1. They are the second same-sex
couple to obtain a marriage license in Talbot County after clerks began issuing
them to gays and lesbians on Dec. 6.
“We knew we were coming out here,” Zuber said. “We wanted to wait until
Maryland did it and then wanted to be the first ones to get married here.”
Zuber said two lesbian couples are scheduled to get married at the inn in
March. He and Staples have received additional inquiries from across the country.
“The whole entire island community is behind this,” Staples said. “They’re not
against us. No one is saying ‘No, you can’t come down here.’ or ‘No, we’re not
going to participate in same-sex [marriage.]’ The entire island is like, ‘Oh great,
when is this going to happen? What can we do to help?’”
Attorney General Doug Gansler wrote on Nov. 29 that same-sex couples could
begin to legally marry in Maryland on Jan. 1 – several are planning to tie the knot
just after midnight on New Year’s Day.
“We try to create a gay-friendly place on Tilghman Island,” David McCallum,
owner of the Tilghman Island Inn, said. “We all cooperate on the island to create
an atmosphere and to give people choices. It’s certainly something I think has
been a long time coming and I think it’s pretty exciting that Maryland actually
affirmed this in referendum. I expected eventually that it was going to have to be
a Supreme Court ruling, but it’s sort of nice to know that the world has changed
this much.”
MICHAEL K. LAVERS
TRACY STAPLES and BOB ZUBER, co-owners of the Black Walnut Point Inn in Tilghman Island, Md.,
are among the couples that will get married at the Eastern Shore resort on Jan. 1.
PHOTO COURTESY OF STAPLES AND ZUBER
Moon crash site named for Sally Ride
PASADENA, Calif. — NASA announced this week the site where two satellites
studying the moon were intentionally crashed to study the moon’s interior would
be named for the late Sally Ride.
The satellites — which while still in orbit around the moon had allowed students
to take their own pictures of the moon’s surface thanks to a partnership with
Ride’s foundation — were crashed into the moon to help study the make-up of
the lower layers of the body’s crust. After the planned crash, NASA announced
the site would be named for the late astronaut, who was revealed to be gay and
partnered in her obituary published after her death earlier this year.
“It’s really cool to know that when you look up now at the moon there’s this little
corner of the moon that’s named after Sally,” Ride’s sister, Rev. Bear Ride, told the
San Diego Union Tribune.
Good, bad news for Montana’s gay residents
HELENA — On the same day that the Montana Supreme Court rejected an
“overly broad” request that same-sex couples be given the same rights and
benefits of opposite-sex couples, the Helena City Council unanimously passed
an ordinance barring discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing,
employment and public accommodations.
According to the Helena Independent Record, though gender identity is
covered under some of the provisions of the ordinance, a late amendment to the
bill would bar trans residents from using restrooms corresponding to their gender
identity. Still, many LGBT Montanans called the passage a victory.
Earlier in the day, the Montana Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision
dismissing a suit brought by same-sex couples alleging discrimination by the
state for denying benefits to same-sex couples that are offered to opposite-sex
couples. According to the Missoulian, however, the court extended the offer to
the couples to modify their arguments and try the suit again.
The court wrote that the gay couples want the court to intervene “without
identifying a specific statute or statutes that impose the discrimination they
allege,” but write that the complaint can be re-filed with lower courts if advocates
more specifically cite state laws that are unconstitutional.
AIDS activist Spencer Cox dies
NEW YORK — Last appearing in the documentary “How to Survive a Plague,”
and best known for his work with ACT UP, outspoken AIDS activist Spencer Cox
died Tuesday of complications from AIDS. He was 44.
At just 20 years old, Cox became one of the spokespeople for ACT UP in 1989,
according to “How to Survive a Plague” producer/director David France, first as
a member of the Treatment and Data Committee, and later as the founder of
the Treatment Action Group. Cox’s research was sought out by scientists and his
proposed drug trial protocol was adopted by the pharmaceutical industry in 1995
during early testing of protease inhibitors.
“Spencer single-handedly sped up the development and marketing of the
protease inhibitors, which currently are saving 8 million lives,” said TAG executive
director Mark Harrington. “He was absolutely brilliant, just off the charts brilliant.”
Blog lists 50 people who came out in 2012
SAN FRANCISCO — LGBT blog Towleroad published this week a list of 50
celebrities, athletes and politicians who came out this year.
Among some of the notable personalities: actors Gillian Anderson, Matt Bomer,
Kristy McNichol, and Sherman Hemsley (posthumously); athletes Shaun T., Orlando
Cruz, and Megan Rapinoe; and newsmakers Sam Champion, Anderson Cooper,
Todd Glass, Kevin McClatchy, Frank Ocean, Mika, Tammy Smith and Lana Wachowski.
Check Towleroad.com for the rest.
NASA says the site where two satellites
were intentionally crashed into the
moon’s surface will be named for
the late Sally Ride, the first woman in
space.
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NATI ONAL NEWS DECEMBER 21, 2012 º 13
Catholic Univ. declines to
recognize LGBT group
Move comes as
Notre Dame takes
opposite approach
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
Catholic University of America
announced last week it would not officially
recognize an LGBT student organization.
Ryan Fecteau, a junior who is the first
openly gay speaker of the D.C. campus’
Student Association General Assembly,
told the Washington Blade that CUAllies
submitted its proposal for formal
recognition to administrators on Feb.
21. Dean of Students Jonathan Sawyer
and Katie Jennings, director of campus
activities, told Fecteau, who spearheaded
the effort, in a Dec. 6 meeting the
university had denied CUAllies’ request
“out of fear that they would become an
advocacy organization.”
“It is unfortunate the Catholic University
of America is not providing space for
gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender,
questioning of whatever to feel they are
welcomed into the faith community on
campus,” Fecteau said.
The university, which denied to officially
recognize the group after it formed in
2009, told the Blade in a statement the
two administrators who met with Fecteau
“expressed their appreciation for the
thoughtful and respectful way in which
CUAllies had pursued its request for
recognition.” According to the statement,
the goal “articulated by CUAllies of fostering
a safe and welcoming environment for all
students is shared by the university.”
Catholic University President John
Garvey on Dec. 6 met with 15 student
leaders and seven administrators to
“engage in dialogue with them on that
topic and to share ideas about how the
university can better demonstrate its
support for all students, whether they
identify themselves as heterosexual, gay
or lesbian.” Fecteau stressed to the Blade
that CUAllies did not discuss marriage
rights for same-sex couples in their
petition for formal recognition.
“In declining the request for official
university recognition of CUAllies, the
administrators indicated their belief
that, in spite of the group’s stated intent
to uphold Catholic Church teachings,
it would be extremely difficult for that
pledge to be honored over time,” the
university’s statement read. “They pointed
out that there is a fine line, easily crossed,
between a group dedicated to education
and support of individuals who identify
themselves as homosexuals and one
that engages in advocacy on behalf of a
homosexual lifestyle.”
Catholic University’s decision to not
recognize CUAllies came 24 hours after
University of Notre Dame President Rev.
John I. Jenkins accepted recommendations
from the school’s Office of Student Affairs to
expand support to LGBT and questioning
students. This decision will include formally
recognizing an LGBT student group as an
on-campus organization.
“A lot of people were very, very shocked
and I think that’s a very good thing,” Alex
Coccia, a junior Africana and peace studies
major at Notre Dame who prompted the
effort, told the Blade. “It was definitely
something that not many people were
expecting.”
A handful of other Catholic universities
have LGBT-specific clubs, student affairs
offices and even resource centers. These
include Georgetown University in D.C. and
Loyola and DePaul Universities in Chicago.
“Despite the contradictory decisions
announced last week, it is undeniable
that progress is being made on religiously
affiliated campuses across the country,”
Shane Windmeyer, executive director of
Campus Pride, said in a statement released
after Catholic University administrators
announced they would not formally
recognize CUAllies. “Students at the
University of Notre Dame and the Catholic
University of America, among others, are
doing incredible work to make higher
education a more inclusive place for all.
Campus Pride has worked over the years
to assist these students and alumni to
continually push forward and we are very
proud to support them. We call on the
Catholic University of America to recognize
the value of these students’ efforts and the
importance of ensuring their academic
success, support, and safety on campus.”
Coccia also criticized the D.C.
university’s decision.
“It’s really disappointing,” he said.
“[CUAllies] essentially has the same
purpose as what our group was and what
the organization will be.”
As for CUAllies, Fecteau said the group
and university officials have agreed to
continue to discuss the possibility of
formal recognition.
“We’re going to continue to have these
conversations,” he said.
Hawaii senator backed
marriage equality,
voted against DOMA
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
The death this week of Sen. Daniel
Inouye (D-Hawaii) marked a somber
moment for LGBT advocates as they
remembered him for being among 14
senators to vote against the Defense of
Marriage Act and his early advocacy for
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal.
On Monday, Inouye’s office confirmed
the senator died of respiratory
complications at 5:01 p.m. at the Walter
Reed National Military Medical Center.
The senior senator from Hawaii, Inouye
was a World War II veteran and a recipient
of the Medal of Honor. According to his
office, the senator’s last word was “Aloha.”
A senator since 1963, Inouye was the most
senior member of the U.S. Senate and served
as president pro tempore. That distinction
now goes to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), which
makes him third in line to the presidency. The
88-year-old Inouye was the second longest
to serve in the U.S. Senate after the late Sen.
Robert Byrd of West Virginia.
In a statement, President Obama
commended Inouye for his lifelong work
as a public servant — noting that his
military service cost him his right arm.
“In Washington, he worked to strengthen
our military, forge bipartisan consensus, and
hold those of us in government accountable
to the people we were elected to serve,”
Obama said. “But it was his incredible
bravery during World War II – including
one heroic effort that cost him his arm but
earned him the Medal of Honor – that made
Danny not just a colleague and a mentor,
but someone revered by all of us lucky
enough to know him.”
Inouye’s arm was mutilated in 1945
during military operations in Italy and later
amputated without anesthetic.
A supporter of marriage equality,
Inouye was a co-sponsor of the Respect
for Marriage Act, the Employment
Non-Discrimination Act, the Student
Non-Discrimination Act and the Uniting
American Families Act. His support for
the LGBT community goes back to 1996,
when he was among 14 senators to vote
against the Defense of Marriage Act.
Chad Griffin, president of the Human
Rights Campaign, praised Inouye not only
for the senator’s work on LGBT advocacy,
but also for distinguishing himself “in
everything he set his mind to — from his
heroic service in World War II to his historic
tenure and record of accomplishment in
the U.S. Senate.”
“Sen. Inouye was a trailblazing leader
and he will remain in our memories
for standing with his LGBT sisters and
brothers from day one,” Griffin said. “We
will miss him, and every American should
be grateful to have been touched by the
life of this remarkable man.”
Following President Obama’s
announcement in May in favor of marriage
equality, Inouye announced that he shares
Obama’s support for marriage rights for
gay couples.
“I am very pleased that the president
affirmed his support for marriage equality,”
Inouye said. “I think everyone who wishes
to enter into marriage and start a life
together should be allowed to do so,
regardless of sexual orientation. How
can we call ourselves the land of the free,
if we do not permit people who love one
another to get married? I look forward to
working with the president to ensure his
position on marriage equality becomes
law in this country.”
Inouye was also known for being an
early advocate of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
repeal even before the legislative effort to
repeal the law got off the ground. In 2009,
Inouye delivered the keynote speech
at the Servicemembers Legal Defense
Network’s annual dinner.
Allyson Robinson, executive director of
OutServe-SLDN, commended Inouye for
his commitment to repealing the military’s
gay ban.
“Tonight our condolences go out to the
family of Sen. Inouye,” Robinson said. “He
will be remembered for many things, but
here at OutServe-SLDN, we will remember
him above all as an advocate for fairness
and equality, becoming a key supporter of
the movement to repeal the discriminatory
‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law when the chips
were down and it mattered the most.”
Scott Larimer, co-chair of Equality Hawaii,
also praised Inouye for his commitment
to Hawaii’s LGBT community, saying the
late senator has “long been a beacon of
hope for those who endured ridicule and
retribution for being different.”
“Our hearts go out to his family, friends
and all people of Hawaii,” Larimer said.
“His tireless advocacy for the civil rights
of all people will always be remembered,
and his legacy of fairness and equality will
endure the test of time. He has been a
stalwart in the Senate and shining example
of the best an elected official has to offer.
He will be greatly missed.”
Gay Congressman-elect Mark Takano of
California, whose candidacy was endorsed
by Inouye, issued the following statement
to the Washington Blade upon news of
the senator’s death:
“I was saddened to learn of the passing
of Sen. Daniel Inouye today, who has
exemplified the meaning of public service
for over 70 years. First, as a part of the Nisei
442nd Infantry Battalion during World War
II where he showed his heroism, then as a
member of Congress where he represented
the people of Hawaii for decades.
“Sen. Inouye served as a role model
for countless Japanese Americans, like
myself, and it was one of my greatest
honors to have his support earlier this
year as he departed from tradition and
endorsed my candidacy for the House of
Representatives before the primary had
been decided — knowing very well that
I was seeking to become the first LGBT
person of color to enter Congress. For
many years, I’ve admired his fundamental
sense of fairness, as he invoked his status
as a decorated veteran of WWII to support
the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and
was a strong voice in opposition to the
Defense of Marriage Act long before the
recent turn in public opinion.”
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14 º DECEMBER 21, 2012 NATl ONAL NEWS
Sen. DANIEL INOUYE died Monday of respiratory complications.
Inouye praised for long commitment to LGBT rights
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group fired her for
filing bias complaint
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
In a little-noticed development, a former
high-level official with the anti-gay Family
Research Council has accused the group
in a lawsuit of firing her in retaliation for
complaining that her supervisor subjected
her to sexual harassment.
News of the lawsuit, which was filed
in federal court in July 2011, was first
reported last week by conservative
journalist and commentator Evan Gahr in
his blog Chimpstein.com.
Moira Gaul, who at the time of her dismissal
served as the FRC’s Director of Women’s
and Reproductive Health, charges in the
lawsuit that the retaliation began in January
2009 after she filed a gender discrimination
complaint before the D.C. Office of Human
Rights against the supervisor.
The complaint says the supervisor, who
is identified only as the director of FRC’s
Center for Human Life and Bioethics,
engaged in “inappropriate behavior”
toward Gaul since he became her
supervisor in March 2007.
“Examples of his behavior include,
but are not limited to pressuring me to
attend parties, referring to me as a ‘young,
attractive woman,’ and emailing me ‘hi
cutie,’” Gaul states in the OHR complaint.
“He also referred to the use of birth
control pills by young women as ‘whoring
around.’ His attitude toward me and other
women was rude, belittling, and at times
angry,” she said in the OHR complaint.
William J. Hickey, the lead attorney
representing FRC in the lawsuit, did not
respond to a request by the Washington
Blade for comment. The FRC’s vice president
for communications, J.P. Duffy, couldn’t
immediately be reached for comment.
Gaul’s attorney, Shannon L. Stokes, said
neither she nor Gaul would comment on
the case at the present time.
In a Sept. 2, 2011 court brief or “answer”
to the lawsuit on FRC’s behalf, Hickey
said FRC denies Gaul’s allegations that it
engaged in discrimination or retaliation
against her.
Hickey’s brief also says the lawsuit
“fails to state a cause of action against
defendant and should be dismissed.”
In a November motion for summary
judgment seeking dismissal of the case,
Hickey argues that Gaul dropped her
gender discrimination case before the
Office of Human Rights after a settlement
was reached several months after she filed
the complaint. He asserts in the motion
that she and her attorneys could not raise
allegations made in that complaint if her
lawsuit goes to trial.
Although the attorneys on both sides
have so far refused to discuss the matter
with the media, Hickey appears to be
referring to a decision by U.S. District Court
Judge John D. Bates granting an FRC
motion for a “protective order” that places
a “seal” on information and evidence
related to Gaul’s OHR complaint about
gender discrimination and allegations of
sexual harassment by her supervisor.
Gahr, who broke the story on the lawsuit,
reported that multiple media reports show
that prominent anti-abortion attorney
William L. “Bill” Saunders served as
director of FRC’s Center for Human Life and
Bioethics during the period Gaul alleges
she was subject to sexual harassment.
Her OHR complaint says it was the
director of that FRC center that allegedly
committed the gender discrimination
linked to the alleged sexual harassment
against her.
Several papers authored or co-authored
by Saunders on the right-to-life movement
and efforts to overturn the Supreme
Court ruling Roe v. Wade, which legalized
abortions in the country, are currently
posted on the FRC’s website with the FRC
logo printed above the title of the papers.
The FRC’s website, however, makes no
mention of Saunders having worked for
the organization.
A May 22, 2009 press release from
Americans United for Life, one of the
nation’s most prominent anti-abortion
groups, announced that Saunders joined
the group’s staff at that time as senior
counsel. The AUL website currently shows
that Saunders still holds that position.
A spokesperson for the AUL didn’t return
a call from the Blade seeking comment on
Gaul’s lawsuit and earlier complaint before
the D.C. Office of Human Rights involving
Saunders.
Saunders couldn’t be reached for
comment.
A mediation process required by the
court to determine whether Gaul’s lawsuit
could be settled took place earlier this
year, according to court records. But the
filing of motions by both sides earlier
this month seeking a summary judgment
ruling in their favor indicates the mediation
process has so far been unsuccessful.
Gaul’s lawsuit, which was filed July 7,
2011 in U.S. District Court for the District of
Columbia, says Gaul continued to perform
her job duties in what it calls a “hostile work
environment” from the time her supervisor
allegedly began hassling her in March 2007
through 2009, when she decided it was
necessary to file the OHR complaint.
The lawsuit says stress created by her
interaction with her supervisor aggravated
her pre-existing chronic health problems,
which FRC knew about at the time it hired
her in 2005. The lawsuit says that prior
to her filing the OHR complaint, FRC
accommodated her special health needs,
allowing her to take time off from work to
seek medical treatment.
A flare up of one of her health problems
required that she take a short-term
disability leave from January 2009 to
March 2009, according to the lawsuit.
Although FRC officials initially told her
that her health insurance coverage would
continue during her disability leave, she
was informed in March 2009 that “FRC
was retroactively cancelling her health
insurance for the period she was on short-
term disability leave,” the lawsuit says.
In February 2009, one month after she
filed her complaint, FRC’s then executive
vice president issued Gaul a formal
reprimand for “insubordination” during
the time she was on disability leave. It
was the first time she had ever received
a reprimand during her tenure with FRC,
according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit says the retaliation against
her continued upon her return to work
when FRC personnel officials delayed the
reinstatement of her health insurance. Due
to her health problems, she contacted
various staffers and managers to request
a prompt reinstatement of her insurance.
“Rather than assist her, the FRC’s then
executive vice president threatened to issue
another reprimand for insubordination
to Ms. Gaul if she attempted to raise the
issue of her health insurance coverage
again with FRC management or any other
staff member in the D.C. office other than
human resources,” the lawsuit charges.
In May 2009, according to the lawsuit,
Gaul was formally reprimanded for “failing
to submit time sheets on schedule.” It
says Gaul is unaware of any FRC employee
receiving a reprimand for submitting late
time sheets.
Gaul was hopeful that the alleged
retaliation would end when she reached
a settlement with FRC over her OHR
complaint on July 31, 2009, the lawsuit says.
But the lawsuit says her work
environment “remained hostile” after the
settlement over the next three months
leading up to her dismissal on Oct. 22,
2009, which FRC called a “layoff,” the
lawsuit says.
“Upon information and belief, other
employees laid off in 2009 were given more
than a month’s notice of their impending
layoff,” it says. “Ms. Gaul, on the other
hand, was told to clear her belongings by
the close of business the next day.”
The lawsuit says a termination
memorandum given to her by the FRC cited
“political hostility” against the abstinence
movement, on which Gaul devoted much
of her work, and a reduction of federal
funding for abstinence programs as the
primary reason for her termination.
“The memorandum also stated that the
FRC needed a person with a background
in a variety of ‘life issue’ areas beyond
abstinence, which the memorandum
claimed that Ms. Gaul did not have,” the
lawsuit says
“The reasons cited by the FRC in the
termination memorandum were mere
pretexts,” the lawsuit charges.
It says Gaul, who has a bachelor’s degree
in biology and a master’s degree in public
health, worked on a wide range of other issues
and was highly qualified to continue as FRC’s
women’s and reproductive health director.
“In January 2010 three months after Ms.
Gaul’s termination, the FRC created a new
position with duties similar to the ones
previously held by Ms. Gaul,” the lawsuit
says. “This new position was fully funded
by the FRC budget.”
The lawsuit says up until the time of her
dismissal, Gaul remained dedicated to
carrying out FRC’s mission in the area of
women’s health.
“Despite all of the problems in her
work environment, Ms. Gaul continued to
produce at a high level,” it says. “In August
2009, she was rated in the second highest
quartile for contribution in the policy
department. Ms. Gaul was promoted to the
position of Fellow and Director of Women’s
and Reproductive health that same month.”
The lawsuit adds, “In September 2009,
the FRC released a report on Pregnancy
Resource Centers co-authored by Ms.
Gaul, which she then presented at a
national conference. In October 2009, Ms.
Gaul presented the Pregnancy Resources
Center report and taught at an international
pro-life conference in Hungary.”
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A former employee claims the D.C.-based Family Research Council retaliated against her for objecting
to harassment.
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Woman alleges harassment, sues Family Research Council
But these lawmakers also agreed
to include a watered-down provision
along the lines of an anti-gay measure
included in the House bill by outgoing
Rep. W. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who became
notorious as a U.S. Senate candidate for
suggesting a woman can resist becoming
pregnant after a “legitimate rape.” The
provision was understood to mean service
members would be allowed to harass
their gay colleagues and military chaplains
could refuse to minister to them simply
by saying that to do so goes against their
religious beliefs.
The language in the conference report,
listed under Section 533, isn’t as overtly
anti-gay — there’s no mention of sexual
orientation in the bill — and says service
members can still be punished if they act
or speak out on these beliefs.
The section is divided into two parts:
the first saying service members can’t be
punished for their beliefs so long as they
don’t violate the Uniform Code of Military
Justice and the second saying chaplains
can’t be punished for refusing to perform
a ritual contrary to their religious beliefs.
Lawmakers were expected to take up
the legislation by the end of this week.
House Armed Services Committee Chair
Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said during the
conference that he was hopeful for a vote
by Thursday.
Ian Thompson, legislative representative
for the American Civil Liberties Union,
was among those offering the strongest
objections to the “conscience”
language, saying passage could lead to
discrimination against not only gay service
members, but others.
“The ACLU strongly opposes the
inclusion of an unprecedented, sweeping,
and dangerous provision that we fear
could result in claims to discriminate, not
only against lesbian, gay and bisexual
service members, but also against women,
religious minorities, and in the provision
of health care,” Thompson said. “It could
reopen longstanding prohibitions against
harassment, could lead to claims of a right
to proselytize other service members as
well as civilians in occupied areas, and
could lead to claims of an opt-out from
providing health care or participating in
anti-harassment training.”
Tony Perkins, president of the anti-
gay Family Research Council, expressed
satisfaction over the inclusion of the
“conscience” language in a statement.
“We are happy to see that Congress
has included language in the Department
of Defense reauthorization bill that will
protect the conscience rights of chaplains
and service members,” Perkins said. “This
language provides for the protection of
the First Amendment rights of all our men
and women in the Armed Forces.”
But Perkins was also disgruntled over
language that he said, “expands taxpayer
funding for some abortions in the Armed
Forces.” The defense bill allows the
Pentagon to provide abortions to service
members in cases of rape and incest.
Previously, the military could only provide
them when a mother’s life was in danger.
Rep. Adam Smith, top Democrat on
the House Armed Services Committee,
told the Washington Blade during a news
conference on Tuesday he personally
doesn’t support the language, but it
wouldn’t have a substantive impact
because it’s consistent with current law
and he’ll continue to support the defense
authorization bill as a whole.
“I think that’s current law,” Smith said.
“You can’t punish someone based solely
on their beliefs. It has to be actions. That’s
current law. I didn’t think that this language
needed to be in it. If you ask me, what’s the
one thing I would take out of this bill, if I
could, that would be the one thing I would
take out of this bill. Now, it’s significantly
neutered, if you will, to the point where I
don’t think it’s going to be a problem, and
I’m going to support the bill, but that is a
provision that I did not support.”
While agreeing to the modified
conscience clause, the lawmakers
dropped another provision found in the
House bill that would have prohibited
same-sex marriages from taking place on
military bases.
Michael Cole-Schwartz, a Human Rights
Campaign spokesperson, expressed a
similar view, saying the provision is an
“unnecessary” reaction to a problem that
doesn’t exist.
“While the people of Missouri rejected
Todd Akin’s retrograde politics in his bid
for Senate, House and Senate conferees
have sadly embraced his amendment
extending unnecessary new conscience
protections for service members under
a phantom threat from the successful
implementation of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
repeal,” Cole-Schwartz said.
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Advocates fear implications of
‘conscience’ provision in bill
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‘We are happy to see that Congress has
included language in the Department of
Defense reauthorization bill that will protect
the conscience rights of chaplains and service
members,’ said TONY PERKINS, president of
the anti-gay Family Research Council.

WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY
they have either shunned or rejected
them because of their sexual orientation
or gender identity and expression.
“I often times encourage them to kind
of turn to family of choice, so they often
then feel more susceptible to feelings of
rejection from friends if they’re available,”
Jones said. “It’s a time of year that is a mile-
marker that most everyone can recognize,
think back and reflect on their experiences.
For those who do not have an ideal support
system, the holidays can be tough.”
The American Psychological Association
notes those with depression may exhibit a lack
of interest and enjoyment from daily tasks,
significant weight loss (or gain,) insomnia and
a lack of energy and concentration. Some
may experience persistent thoughts of death
and even suicide.
The 2011 Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention study found lesbian,
gay and bisexual youth are four times
more likely to attempt suicide than their
heterosexual counterparts. Doctors
Arnold Grossman of New York University
and Anthony D’Augelli of Pennsylvania
State University noted in a 2007 study in
the American Association of Suicidology
that nearly 50 percent of young
transgender people have “seriously”
considered suicide, and a quarter of them
have attempted to take their own life.
The National Institute of Mental Health
estimates 17 million American adults live
with depression during any given year-long
period. Medications, psychotherapy and/or
a combination of both treatments can prove
effective in treating those with depression.
The Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook
Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.,
that left 20 students, six teachers and
administrators and the alleged gunman’s
mother dead has sparked renewed calls to
reform the country’s mental health system.
Stigma, however, remains a significant barrier
to those with depression and other mental
health conditions from seeking treatment.
“People internalize that going into
therapy or seeking mental health
treatment is a sign of weakness,” Jones
said. “I actually consider it a sign of
strength. It’s knowing when to reach out
and when things are beyond your scope
of control and abilities.”
Access to mental health care providers
can pose another challenge.
Those of a higher socio-economic
status who live in D.C. and other
urban areas may have better access to
psychologists, psychiatrists and other
mental health providers. Those who
rely upon an insurance company or
public assistance for their health care,
however, may not have as much access to
affordable and competent mental health
care professionals.
An additional hurdle those with
depression and other conditions face is
a lack of mental health providers who are
comfortable treating their LGBT patients’
unique needs.
“Even though we’re trained in our
particular medical school or if you’re a
psychologist if you go through your Ph.D.
studies or your clinical studies, some folks
are still not good at it, are not ‘gay’ or
LGBT-affirming,” Dalton said. “That’s really
important for a lot of my friends who I’ve
talked to. They really want that security.”
Resources
º The D.C. Deparrmenr ol Menral
Health’s website (dmh.dc.gov) contains
a list of local providers and other
information for those who are suffering
from depression and other mental health
disorders. Whitman-Walker Health
(whitman-walker.org) offers group therapy
sessions and a variety of other services
and treatment options to those with
mental health-related issues.
º The Trevor Fro|ecr (rherrevorpro|ecr.
org), the Mautner Project (mautnerproject.
org) and the Association of Gay and
Lesbian Psychiatrists (aglp.org) provide
additional resources on suicide prevention
and LGBT-specific information on other
mental and general health-related issues.
Holidays can exacerbate
depression among LGBT people
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BALTI MORE NEWS DECEMBER 21, 2012 º 1º
Time for President Obama
to lead effort on gun control
Mr. President, we join you in mourning
the children and teachers who lost their
lives in the senseless shooting in Con-
necticut. We joined you in mourning after
Denver and after Tucson as well. But now
you must do more than mourn and shed
a tear, you must act.
The time is now to begin the process
of getting guns off our streets and it
should start with reinstating the Brady
Bill and banning assault weapons. One
such weapon is the Bushmaster 223,
which was used in mowing down the
teachers and those 6- and 7-year-old chil-
dren at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
It is unconscionable that the gunman’s
mother legally had this weapon in her
home along with other semi-automatic
and automatic weapons. There is abso-
lutely no reason for any private citizen
to have such firearms. Whether it is the
mall shooting in Washington State, or
the other senseless acts of gun violence
we see every day, it is clear the time for
action is long overdue.
As president you must do more than
say you are calling for action, you must
act. You must tell the Congress exactly
what you want them to do. You can order
government agencies to enforce existing
laws more aggressively and prosecute
people who lie on gun applications. You
can insist that the database that is used
for background checks is kept up to
date. You can ask for legislation to close
the gun show loophole on background
checks.
Even if you don’t get all the legislation
you want, you must remind the Ameri-
can people that your requests are not
disrespectful of the Second Amendment
to the Constitution but that Congress
can act legally to start keeping certain
weapons out of the public’s hands. The
Supreme Court has said there are reason-
able restrictions allowed under the Sec-
ond Amendment and it is time for those
reasonable restrictions to become law. It
is past time to stand up to the National
Rifle Association. They had as their goal
in the last election to defeat you. They
lost and thankfully you won, it is now time
to see that they lose again if they oppose
these reasonable actions.
Calling for this legislation and taking
executive action are only the first steps.
Congress can craft other legislation to
get guns off our streets and out of our
homes. The majority of Americans ap-
pear to be ready to join with you and say
ENOUGH of this senseless killing. As we
continue to shed tears over the loss of
these precious children and their teach-
ers our monument to them must be ac-
tion to get these guns off our streets.
We must also look at dealing with
mental illness and helping families with
members who are ill. We need to make
these services more readily available in
schools and communities and take the
stigma of using them away.
We all recognize that no legislation
will stop every tragedy from happening.
People who oppose gun control bring up
the horrific case in Norway where 77 peo-
ple were killed in a country with strict gun
control. But that is no reason to not have
reasonable gun control here. The num-
ber of killings in the United States from
accidents when a gun is in the home and
the easy access for mentally ill people like
the Connecticut shooter are more than
enough reasons to act.
We are a generous and caring nation
and “One nation under God.” But there
is a certain obscenity when someone
like former Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks
out after this latest incident and says it
is caused by us taking God out of our
schools. What I think of that comment is
not printable here. My God is everywhere
and it isn’t his job to stop that young man
from taking his mother’s gun and mowing
down 26 people — it is ours. Mike Hucka-
bee and those with sentiments like his
will share responsibility for future deaths
if they prevent legislative action now.
Mr. President, we can do this now if you
lead the fight. We will join you in pressur-
ing Congress to act. We can each make a
difference if we truly believe that at least
weapons of war must be immediately tak-
en off our streets and then move to take
other weapons off the streets. The pas-
sage of the assault weapons ban is only
a start but it will make clear to the NRA
that they will not control this debate, we
the people will.
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20 º DECEMBER 21, 2012 l NSl DE LGBT WASHl NGTON
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Peter Rosenstein is a D.C.-based LGBT rights and
Democratic Party activist. He writes regularly for the Blade.
EDl TORl AL CARTOON
City’s top cop utilizes
emergency power in
inappropriate, haphazard way
D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lani-
er is arguably the most popular city official in
the District.
Her job approval is high, some have floated
a run for the mayor’s office, and she’s the epito-
me of no-nonsense competent management.
In a city experiencing ceaseless ethical lapses
and serial scandals tainting the local public
sector, she’s the town sheriff who saddles a
noble steed. Lanier is personable, likable and
her own best representative.
She has a straight-talking style and com-
mon-sense attitude. For that reason, Lanier’s
often misguided and random utilization of
special emergency powers granted the police
chief under the District’s Emergency Suspen-
sion of Liquor Licenses Act of 2005 is an oddly
uncharacteristic misstep.
The law allows closure for up to 96 hours
of an establishment that poses an “additional
imminent danger to the health and welfare of
the public” with “no immediately available
measure to ameliorate” and a finding “that
there is a correlation between increased inci-
dents of crime within 1,000 feet of the estab-
lishment and the operation of the establish-
ment.” The law further provides that this latter
“determination shall be based on objective
criteria, including incident reports, arrests, and
reported crime, occurring within the preced-
ing 18 months.”
A license suspension under this provision
remains in effect until the Alcoholic Beverage
Control (ABC) Board can expedite review as
related to liquor permit rules.
Granting an extraordinary special ability to
singlehandedly impose emergency closures
was not intended as a regulatory penalty
mechanism, but to protect the public from se-
rious ongoing danger not achievable through
standard actions.
Recent usage of this unique power illus-
trates the controversy over its increasingly ir-
regular imposition.
Two weekends ago, following police re-
sponse to an alleged after-hours sexual as-
sault complaint at the long re-launched his-
toric jazz venue Bohemian Caverns that first
opened at the corner of 11th and U streets,
N.W., in 1926, the decision to invoke an
emergency closure was puzzling. While the
accusation that a male employee assaulted a
woman invited to the location for drinks af-
ter the business had closed and without the
authorization or knowledge of the owner is
certainly troubling if true, there was no result-
ing threat to public safety extending to the
surrounding area.
Likewise, the emergency closure earlier
that week of Indulj Restaurant and Lounge
one block away, following the gunshot wound-
ing on an adjoining street of three male pa-
trons, perhaps from a passing vehicle, also fails
to meet the legal criteria. This act of random
violence without prior occurrence, as unset-
tling as it may be, does not establish a pattern
of incident or likelihood of repetition related to
the venue’s operation.
The ABC Board terminated or allowed ex-
piration of these closures.
As counterintuitive as it may seem, a
criminal act committed either on the street
or on premise does not automatically con-
stitute an actionable standard under the law.
A reflexive reaction without collecting or un-
derstanding relevant facts potentially results
in both inappropriate closure and unwar-
ranted business harm.
Temporary emergency shutdowns – num-
bering nine in 2011 and 14 this year among
nearly 1,600 alcohol-licensed businesses – do
not represent a thoughtful or consistent policy
benefiting public safety. Instead, the closures
strike observers as unduly haphazard and
capricious, and inconsistent with the goal of
protecting the community from continuing
danger. Employment of this extreme measure
is oftentimes not reflective of either the intent
or requirements of the law.
Of note, churning out closure citations ap-
pears a newly overused routine, as evidenced
by the cut-and-paste error on the Bohemian
Caverns police order. The document, later re-
vised, cited a “brazen shooting on the streets
of the District of Columbia” as cause, not the
actual incident.
Misapplying this law does not provide
public safety, fails to meet the defined stan-
dard and suggests only a desire to imple-
ment a shortsighted public relations strat-
egy. Imposing closures without a justifiably
legitimate rationale undermines its rare use
when appropriate.
Rather than conveying confidence that
an actual threat is being addressed in a rel-
evant manner, misuse leads to a false sense
of protection and unduly taints both neigh-
borhood and business as dangerous locale
or enterprise.
Community interests are poorly served by
this propagating police practice.
2 new studies illustrate
scope of violence,
discrimination
By DARBY HICKEY
Two reports released earlier this month
paint a disturbing picture of the global
status of trans communities — a portrait
of human rights violations, violence and
marginalization.
Documenting the fight for human rights
of trans people, The Night Is Another Coun-
try drills down on the situation of activists in
Latin America and the Caribbean. More than
80 percent of trans human rights defenders
reported experiencing violence or threats of
harm from government officials. The report
details the systemic scope of abuses against
trans communities, including extrajudicial
executions, torture, cruel, inhuman and de-
grading treatment and arbitrary detentions.
This intertwines with the omnipresent trans-
phobia in government (and society more
broadly), creating a climate of impunity for
those who violate the human rights of trans
people. Perhaps most disturbing of all, the
research also shows that the very activists
demanding respect for the human dignity of
trans people are at extreme risk of violence
and other violations themselves — particu-
larly if they are involved in commercial sex,
as many are.
Taking a broader look at the well being of
trans people around the world, Transrespect
Versus Transphobia seeks to provide a com-
parative review of the state of trans people’s
rights globally. Drawing on input from hun-
dreds of activists and community leaders
in 72 countries, the report documents the
murders of trans people, as well as legal and
health care contexts. Like much research
on under-investigated topics, it raises more
questions than it answers — for example,
the low rates of reported violence in certain
regions may stem more from lack of activ-
ism or trans visibility than from lack of vio-
lence, requiring further study. Nonetheless,
the report uncovers significant patterns.
Trans people who belong to other margin-
alized groups (migrants, sex workers, ethnic
or racial sub-populations within a country)
are disproportionately represented among
murder victims. In some countries, discrimi-
natory laws are enforced vigorously, but
other times such laws are generally ignored.
In many places, government officials pursue
discrimination fervently, regardless of what’s
actually in the law, or use other legal tools to
target trans people.
Much of the violence and discrimina-
tion faced by transgender people is of
course not unique — broader LGB com-
munities also experience such harm, as
well as other socially stigmatized groups.
Yet these reports show how trans people
are subject to especially extreme abuse,
from many angles. Lest anyone use these
stories as reason to rejoice for not living
in one of “those barbaric countries” it’s
worth noting that the U.S. racks up one of
the higher murder rates of trans people
worldwide. Routine police mistreatment
and abuse of trans women in one neigh-
borhood of New York City was recently
documented — with stories remarkably
similar to those told in Bogota, Johan-
nesburg or New Dehli.
It is also important to note that much
of the political agenda advanced in the
name of LGBT rights – whether same-
sex marriage or “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
— have little relevance to these com-
munities. A marriage license won’t stop
a bullet. As noted in a statement put out
on Dec. 17 by 50 organizations, the LGBT
rights movement needs to better address
issues of criminalization of trans people.
Despite the bleak picture — or per-
haps precisely because of it — there are
clear directions for improvement. Govern-
ments must take violence and human rights
abuses seriously and work to address them,
when committed against trans communi-
ties but also more broadly since the trans
people most vulnerable to abuse are mem-
bers of other marginalized groups. Legal
reform is a priority. Removing discrimina-
tory laws and passing new ones that ensure
rights must be accompanied by meaningful
implementation. Key to this is an overhaul
of laws and policing practices regarding
commercial sex, in light of the particularly
damaging impact these have on trans com-
munities. Campaigns addressing human
rights protections, particularly those fo-
cused on gender, must include trans issues.
Perhaps most importantly, trans people
must be at the forefront of the fight for
recognition of our fundamental status
as human. As trans leaders are attacked,
raped and murdered around the world, it
is past time to give activists more support.
To read the studies, visit aidsalliance.
org and transrespect-transphobia.org.
We must protect rights of transgender people
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OUR BUSI NESS MATTERS
D.C. police chief Lanier missteps on bar closures
Mark Lee is a local small business manager and long-
time community business advocate. Reach him at
OurBusinessMatters@gmail.com.
Darby Hickey is a D.C.-based writer. Reach her at
darbyhickey@gmail.com.
‘I am removing myself from
consideration as
2013 president’
By LATEEFAH WILLIAMS
Since the Stein Club Executive Board
elections on Dec. 3, there has been an un-
precedented amount of energy surrounding
our organization. Both longtime and new
members have been very passionate about
the election process, and that is a good
thing. Some of this passion has resulted in
several members challenging the election
results due to the “special membership”
status of some new members.
While I am deeply humbled and pro-
foundly grateful for the support of these
longtime members and I believe that it is
important to investigate potential elec-
tion irregularities, I am also concerned
about the future of the club. It is impera-
tive that the Stein Club move forward into
the future as a unified organization, so
that we may continue to focus on effec-
tively advocating for the District’s LGBT
community. To that end, I am removing
myself from consideration as the 2013
Stein Club president. While the decision
to hold the Special Meeting and to pos-
sibly invalidate the election results is, and
always has been, a different matter than
my candidacy, I want to state my inten-
tions unequivocally, so that it’s clear that
any decision that is made by the mem-
bership at the Special Meeting should be
made independent of me.
At the time of the Executive Board vote
to call the Special Meeting, I recused my-
self as an interested party. However, now
that I do not plan to seek the Stein Club
presidency regardless of the meeting’s out-
come, I want to address our members’ con-
cerns directly. The Executive Board is trying
its very best to be fair and responsive in ad-
dressing member challenges, while ensur-
ing that anyone who may be impacted is
allowed due process. It is a difficult matter,
as contested elections and challenges have
not been contemplated by the Stein Club
in the past, so the bylaws offer no guidance
for appropriate procedure.
The bylaws are also ambiguous con-
cerning the amount of notice that must be
given for a Special Meeting. The Executive
Board read the bylaws to say that there is
no particular notice requirement if notice is
given by mail or email, but that there is a
two (2) weeks notice requirement if notice is
given at the previous General Body Meet-
ing. This was, presumably, designed to en-
sure that there is reasonable time given be-
tween meetings. Admittedly, the provision
is ambiguous and I can understand why
some may read it as requiring two weeks
notice in all cases. However, the Executive
Board consulted with some of the former
executive officers who were in office dur-
ing the 2001 bylaw revisions and they con-
firmed that the two weeks provision was
only intended to apply when notice is given
at the prior General Body Meeting. Thus,
the Executive Board decided to give one
week notice in an attempt to provide rea-
sonable notice, yet not to have the meeting
in the week after Christmas when participa-
tion may be more limited. It was always the
Executive Board’s objective to conduct this
process in accordance with the bylaws and
in the spirit of their intention.
While the Special Meeting will still occur
to allow members the opportunity to voice
their official election challenges and, if so
decided by the membership, to establish a
new election process, it is my desire that af-
ter hearing from all concerned parties, that,
regardless of the outcome, this meeting will
also serve as the initial step in the healing
process of unifying the organization. Let’s
come together on Dec. 19 with the intention
of truly listening to the concerns that some
members are raising and then trying to find
a way to move forward together. Particularly
now, at this time of national tragedy, let us
rise above for the good of social justice.
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Particularly now, at this time of national tragedy,
let us rise above for the good of social justice.
Lateefah Williams is the outgoing president of the
Gertrude Stein Democratic Club.
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To decorate any home get
“Marine”- or “Fresh Cut Gardenia”-
scented candles for $55 at Mitchell
Gold + Bob Williams (1526 14th St. NW,
mgbwhome.com). Definitely more on the
high end side of things, this classy gay-
owned furniture store also has plenty of
accent items that make ideal gifts.
For stylish and necessary gifts for
her, visit Zina Boutique (1526 U St.
NW) to see their scarves for $19 and
purses for $60 (zinaboutique.com).
In order to ship your cookies
in Christmas fashion, go to
Millennium Decorative Arts (1528
U St. NW) to check out their Christmas tins
for $12 (millenniumdecorativearts.com).
You can never go wrong with
flowers, especially from Flowers
on Fourteenth (1712 14th St. NW).
This gay-owned business offers special
holiday bouquets from $40 to $120
(flowerson14th.com).
In a town like Washington, it’s never
hard to find quality gifts even at the
11th hour. Check out the decent-
sized collection of books at Kramerbooks
& Afterwords Café in Dupont Circle (1517
Connecticut Ave., NW) for just about any
current best seller. It’s not an exclusively LGBT
shop, but it’s definitely stocked with gay
sensibility. And the food’s great (kramers.com).
Studio Theatre (1501 14th Street,
NW) always has an interesting
production in the pipeline. Three-
play package deals start at $99 and
make great gifts for the theater lover (or
anyone!) on your list (Studiotheatre.org).
Pleasure Place (1063 Wisconsin
Ave. NW) is also a sure-fire bet. We
won’t go into details other than to
say it’s worth a visit (pleasureplace.com).
And local artist Margret Kroyer
has many one-of-a-kind art pieces
for sale. Check her stuff out at
m-kroyer.com.
Nearby historic Ellicott City in
Howard County is home to a large
selection of gift shops and antique
stores. One of our favorites can be found in
the basement level of the Antique Depot
at 3720 Maryland Ave. Booth 004 is home
to Salvage for the Soul, which offers a
unique blend of furniture and accessories
that will cover your gift-giving needs this
season — from mid-century modern to
shabby chic. And Salvage for the Soul
is offering Blade readers a special deal:
Provide the code WB123 via sales outlets
and get an additional 10 percent off. 3720
Maryland Ave., Ellicott City, MD (Booth 004)
or facebook.com/SalvageForTheSoul.
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By BRIAN T. CARNEY
LGBT filmgoers have some interesting mainstream and
independent movie choices coming up this holiday season.
Already in theaters (D.C.’s Landmark E Street Cinema
among them) is “Any Day Now” starring Alan Cumming
and Garret Dillahunt. Set in Los Angeles in 1979, it tells
the story of an unconventional family battling internalized
and institutional homophobia as an unlikely gay couple
tries to adopt a special needs child.
Cumming plays Rudy Donatello, a flamboyant drag
queen who yearns to stop lip-synching and perform his
own cabaret act. Dillahunt plays Paul Flieger, a shy fan who
finally gathers up the nerve to approach the performer
after a show. Paul’s a straight-laced closeted assistant
district attorney, so the two clearly have some challenges
in making their relationship work.
Rudy lives down the hall from a prostitute who has a
14-year-old son, Marco, with Down syndrome. When she’s
arrested on drug possession charges, Rudy impulsively and
reluctantly decides to care for Marco. Soon, Paul, Rudy and
Marco are living together in Rudy’s cramped apartment,
although the two men initially pretend to be cousins to
avoid public scrutiny. Trouble ensues when the couple
decides to adopt Marco and take on a hostile bureaucracy
that doesn’t consider gay men appropriate guardians and
that routinely places special needs children in institutions.
Rebels of a different sort are on-screen in Walter Salles’
adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic Beat novel, “On the
Road.” Like the novel, the movie is a thinly veiled recreation
of the famous cross-country road trip taken by Kerouac
with his friend Neal Cassady and Cassady’s girlfriend
LuAnne Henderson. Sam Riley plays Kerouac’s alter ego Sal
Paradise and Garrett Hedlund plays the charismatic Dean
Moriarty (based on Cassady). Kristen Stewart appears as
Moriarty’s girlfriend Marylou and Viggo Mortenson and
Tom Sturridge are featured as characters based on William
S. Burroughs (author of “Naked Lunch”) and Allen Ginsburg
(the openly gay poet who wrote “Howl”).
Reunited with screenwriter Jose Rivera (the two worked
together on “The Motorcycle Diaries,” a road movie inspired
by the life of Che Guevara), Salles unflinchingly recreates the
artistic, philosophical and sexual awakening of Paradise.
The film combines a celebration of the Beat writers and the
women and gay men who were part of their world along
with an understanding of the misogyny and homophobia
that ultimately underscored much of their work. The movie
includes explicit sex scenes but the focus remains on the
sexual liberties taken by the straight white writers.
“On the Road” opens in limited release Dec. 21 and is
expected in D.C. theaters in January.
A very different road trip is the subject of “The Guilt
Trip,” a holiday release starring the unlikely comic team of
gay icon Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. Currently in wide
release, the movie is based on a real-life from suburban
New Jersey-to-Las Vegas trip taken by screenwriter Dan
Fogelman (“Tangled” and “Cars”) and his mother.
In the movie, Rogen plays Andy Brewster, an inventor
travelling across the country to sell his newest product.
Streisand, in her first lead movie role since “The Mirror
Has Two Faces” (1996), plays his pushy mother Joyce, who
decides to join her reluctant son on his travels. Along the
way, mother and son rebuild their strained relationship
and Joyce is reunited with a lost love.
It opened this week in wide release.
The blockbuster release of the 2012 holiday season
is the much-anticipated “Les Misérables,” the musical
adaptation of the classic Victor Hugo novel about a
popular uprising against an oppressive regime (the 1832
June Rebellion in Paris) and the transcendent power of
love. Directed by Tom Hooper, the musical extravaganza
stars Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, who serves a brutal
19-year prison sentence for stealing bread to feed his
sister’s starving children. Breaking parole and living under
an assumed name, Valjean is relentlessly pursued by the
ruthless Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe).
The all-star ensemble cast features Anne Hathaway as
Fantine, the doomed factory worker; Amanda Seyfried
as Cosette, Fantine’s beautiful illegitimate daughter who
is raised by Jean Valjean; Eddie Redmayne as Marius,
the student who falls instantly in love with Cosette; and
Samantha Banks as Éponine, the wily gamine who pines with
unrequited love for Marius. The principal cast is rounded out
by Aaron Tveit as the leader of the student revolutionaries;
Colm Wilkinson (who originated the role of Jean Valjean in
London and New York) as the kindly Bishop of Digne; and,
Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as the
Thénardiers, comic denizens of the Parisian underworld.
“Les Miz” makes movie musical history by being the
first film musical to be recorded live on the set (performers
usually lip-synch to tracks previously laid down in a
recording studio). The movie adaptation will also include
a new song written specifically for leading man Hugh
Jackman. The authors of the English stage musical
(Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil and Herbert
Kretzmer), working with screenwriter William Nicholson,
wrote the song “Suddenly” for Jean Valjean to sing after
he rescues Cosette from the Thénardiers. The new song
clarifies the character’s emotional journey and will be
eligible for Oscar consideration.
“Les Misérables” opens nationwide in wide release
Tuesday.
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HUGH JACKMAN as Jean Valjean in the film adaptation of ‘Les Miserables.’
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How long have you been out and who
was the hardest person to tell?
For many years. My son, who at the time
was 16.
Who’s your LGBT hero?
Barbara Smith. She’s one of the first
women whose activism and writings as a
black lesbian feminist resonated with me.
What’s Washington’s best nightspot,
past or present?
Hill Haven, a gathering spot particularly
for lesbians of color. I danced many a
night there.
Describe your dream wedding.
(It was) a room filled with people who
love and care about me and my (now)
wife, with candles and the song “I need
you to survive” by Kirk Franklin.
What non-LGBT issue are you most
passionate about?
Aren’t LGBT people in all issues? I am
passionate about eliminating racism,
classism and ageism.
What historical outcome would you change?
The assassination of Rev. Martin Luther
King, Jr.
What’s been the most memorable pop
culture moment of your lifetime?
Memorable… hmm…
On what do you insist?
Authenticity.
What was your last Facebook post or Tweet?
“You can still donate to Mary’s House by
sending a check to P.O. Box 29561, WDC
20017!”
If your life were a book, what would
the title be?
“The Amazing Lives of Imani
Freewoman”
If science discovered a way to change
sexual orientation, what would you do?
Nothing.
What do you believe in beyond the
physical world?
Energy forces.
What’s your advice for LGBT
movement leaders?
To work with other communities on their
issues and listen to and be inclusive
of the voices of people who are often
disenfranchised and oppressed including
people who are young and old adults,
people living in poverty, people who
immigrated here, people of color, people
with physical and mental disabilities.
What would you walk across hot coals for?
The elimination of poverty and global peace
What LGBT stereotype annoys you most?
That butch women are trying to be men.
What’s your favorite LGBT movie?
Don’t have a favorite LGBT movie but
would watch “Black is … Black Ain’t”
over and over again.
What’s the most overrated social custom?
If you are talking about manners and
social graces, we need more kindness
and acceptance in the world. Words to
express that one is thankful, pleased or
apologetic aid in this effort.
What trophy or prize do you most covet?
The love and support of my biological
and logical family.
What do you wish you’d known at 18?
That getting married (to a man) was not
the only path.
Why Washington?
It is my home, my city. I grew up with the
Frederick Douglas House, the Smithsonian
Museum and the National Zoo. More
importantly, it has some of the strongest
human rights laws in the country.
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
joeyd@washblade.com
Imani Woody Macko says even though Kwanzaa isn’t a religious holiday
per se, it’s important for it to be acknowledged at her church, Metropolitan
Community Church of Washington, because it’s an inclusive place.
“It’s an acknowledgement of others’ cultures and that these principles are
important,” she says. “They help us all live our lives and, as we say here at MCC,
this is our little mantra now — they help us grow from the inside out.”
MCC-D.C., the District’s largest mostly LGBT church (474 Ridge Street, N.W.)
has its annual Kwanzaa celebration slated for Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. Nearly 100
attended last year. Macko says several African-American LGBT leaders, such
as Phil Pannell and Rev. Rainey Cheeks, will be present. And it’s not just for the
black community — Macko says all ages and races will participate as in previous
years. Singing, drumming, dancing, candle lighting, a kids’ performance and
more will be included. Visit mccdc.com for details.
Macko has been attending MCC for about 15 years. She’s on the board and co-
chairs an older adults program for the denomination. Providing services for older LGBT
people is one of her passions. When her father died two years ago, she inherited his
house, which she hopes to convert into an affordable center of studio units for older
LGBT adults. Find the group on Facebook at Mary’s House for Older Adults.
“I want to make sure people don’t feel they have to go back in the closet
when they move into a retirement community,” Macko says. “I’ve seen instances
where you see these big gay boys or really big dykes or maybe somebody
who came out later in life and they’re in a vulnerable position anyway because
they’re older. Nobody should have to go back in the closet. We need affordable
housing for older LGBT adults where they can live as their whole person.”
Macko, a native Washingtonian, has also had stints in Hawaii, Pennsylvania
and North Carolina but says she “always ends up back home in Washington.”
She and her partner of 12 years, Andrea, had a commitment ceremony seven
years ago and got married two years ago. They live in D.C.’s Brookland
neighborhood.
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By PATRICK FOLLIARD
Not yet in the holiday spirit? Then make
a beeline to Ford’s Theatre for a jolt of
yuletide cheer.
Ford’s has been presenting Charles
Dickens’ Christmas classic since 1979, but
for the last several years it’s been retelling
the Scrooge story with an especially
entertaining and timely adaptation by
Michael Wilson titled “A Christmas Carol:
A Ghost Story of Christmas.”
Adeptly staged by gay director Michael
Baron, this version is spookier than
previous productions with its haunted
house effects (spinning bed, talking
portrait, booming thunderclaps and
flashes of lighting); but it’s also merrier.
The show begins with happy 19th century
Londoners ambling through the historic
theater, welcoming audience members.
Baron has also added song and dance
including familiar carols like “God Rest
Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “O Christmas
Tree” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”
And the holiday bash at the Fezziwigs’ (a
pleasant memory from Scrooge’s youth) is
a lively dance number led by a terrific Rick
Hammerly as the jolly host.
But the heart of this “A Christmas
Carol” is Edward Gero’s marvelous
portrayal of that formidable miser whose
icy heart is melted after nocturnal visitors
open his eyes to the joys of the season.
His Scrooge’s gradual transformation
from miserable misanthrope to generous,
joyous uncle, feels wholly believable.
As the kindly and elegant Ghost of
Christmas Past, Felcia Curry floats above
the stage, the dazzling incarnation of a
sparkly little marionette seen earlier in the
London marketplace. Other ghosts include
James Konicek as Scrooge’s long dead
friend and business partner Jacob Marley,
Jane Stone as the saucy and straight
shooting Ghost of Christmas Present and a
floating silent specter (Curry again) as the
terrifying Ghost of Christmas future.
Set designer Lee Savage supplies a
soaring Victorian iron structure inspired by
London’s Convent Garden marketplace
and dominated by an imposing clock that
portentously marks the comings and goings
of Scrooge’s ghostly visitors. Alejo Vietti
expertly costumes the cast in period top
hats, bonnets, hoop skirts and night shirts —
all that we’ve come to associate with strolling
carolers and late night Christmas tales.
Wilson’s script is relevantly witty,
sometimes a little darkly so: When raising a
glass, old Scrooge makes a toast to “a quick
foreclosure.” Ouch. Wilson also includes
some nice glimpses into the modest life of
Scrooge’s clerk, Bob Cratchit, and his wife
nicely played by John Lescault and Amy
McWilliams respectively.
Other standouts in a fine cast
comprised of many local actors include
the fetching Helen Hedman who plays
both gracious Mrs. Fezziwig and Scrooge’s
wily housekeeper Mrs. Dilber; Tom Story
as Scrooge’s good-humored nephew; and
Gregory Maheu as the eager but slightly
awkward young bachelor Topper. The
cast’s children sing sweetly and give very
natural performances. Holden Browne
and Sam Ellis rotate the role of Tiny Tim.
Though Dickens’ Christmas story is old,
its message and Ford’s production feel
anything but.
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS’
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EDWARD GERO as Scrooge and ANNE STONE as the Ghost of Christmas Present in the Ford
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Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is brought to the stage at the Kennedy Center
(2700 F St., NW) tonight at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Jan. 6.
The classic movie brought to the theater, the show tells the story of two friends who
put on a show in Vermont while finding their loves. The show includes classic numbers
like “Blue Skies,” “How Deep is the Ocean?” and, of course, “White Christmas.”
Tickets range between $39-$150. For more information, visit kennedy-center.org.
Dance club holds coat drive this weekend
Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts a coat drive Saturday night starting at 10. Those who
bring donated coats get in the club free that night.
Town wants to collect hundreds of coats to give to people who need one this winter.
Guest DJ Rand White is slated to spin.
Cover is $8 before 11 and $12 after, unless you donate a coat. There are $3 drinks
before 11. For more information, visit towndc.com.
Kirchen and guests to play the Birchmere
Guitarist Bill Kirchen presents “Honky Tonk Holiday Show!” Saturday night at 7:30 at
the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria).
Kirchen is joined by guests Dudley Connell, Sally Love, Louise Kirchen and The Grandsons’
Alan MacEwan and Chris Watling as he fills the evening with his rockabilly style.
Tickets are $29.50. For more information, visit birchmere.com.
Overworked Santa craves a margarita
The Grain of Sand Theatre Company (607 New York Ave., NW) presents “You Can’t Get
a Decent Margarita” for its last weekend tonight at 8, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The show focuses on an overly worked Santa trying to make the Christmas deadline
while dealing with an alcoholic Rudolph, seduction attempts from an elf and a Mrs. Santa
who doesn’t want to work as much.
Tickets are $15. For more information, visit theatreindc.com.
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Image courtesy of the Kennedy Center
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From the traditional to the obeat, from family to adults
only—we’ve gathered all the events here, under Holiday
Cheer. The Countdown begins now & continues thru
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OPENINGS
FRI, DEC 21
An Iliad, Studio Theatre. 202-332-3300.
studiotheatre.org.
LAST CHANCE
SAT, DEC 22
A Candlelight Christmas at The Kennedy
Center, The Washington Chorus,
Kennedy Center. 202-342-6221.
thewashingtonchorus.org.
SUN, DEC 23
The Nutcracker, The Washington
Ballet, Warner Theatre. 202-362-3606.
washingtonballet.org
The Aliens, The Studio Theatre.
202-332-3300. studiotheatre.org.
Handel’s Messiah, NSO, Kennedy Center.
202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org.
Handel’s Messiah, National
Philharmonic, Strathmore. 301-581-5100.
nationalphilharmonic.org.
Step Afrika! Magical Musical Holiday
Step Show, Step Afrika!. 202-399-7993.
stepafrika.org.
MON, DEC 24
Year-end Group Show, Gallery plan b.
202-234-2711. galleryplanb.com.
TUE, DEC 25
Holiday Shopping At The Workhouse,
Workhouse Arts Center. 703-584-2900.
workhousearts.org.
THU, DEC 27
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Synetic
Theater. 800-494-8497. synetictheater.org.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
DEC 21 - DEC 22
Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Erin Jackson,
Workhouse Arts Center. 703-584-2900.
workhousearts.org.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
FRI, DEC 21
Scrooged, Artisphere. 703-418-4808.
artisphere.com.
SAT, DEC 22
American Festival Pops Orchestra,GMU
Center for the Arts. 703-993-2787.
cfa.gmu.edu.
SUN, DEC 23
Jennifer Lane, soprano with Kenneth
Slowik, fortepianist, National Gallery of
Art. 202-737-4215. nga.gov.
MON, DEC 24
Beltway Brass Quintet, Kennedy Center’s
Millennium Stage. 800-444-1324.
kennedy-center.org.
TUE, DEC 25
All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam, Kennedy
Center’s Millennium Stage. 800-444-1324.
kennedy-center.org.
WED, DEC 26
The Peace Ringers, Kennedy Center’s
Millennium Stage. 800-444-1324.
kennedy-center.org.
ONGOING STAGE
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Kennedy
Center. 202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org.
The Pajama Men: In the Middle of No
One, Woolly Mammoth. 202-393-3939.
woollymammoth.net.
A Christmas Carol, Ford’s Theatre.
800-982-2787. fords.org.
Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre.
703-820-9771. signature-theatre.org.
Young Robin Hood, Round House
Theatre Bethesda. 240-644-1100.
roundhousetheatre.org.
A Trip to the Moon, Synetic Theater.
800-494-8497. synetictheater.org.
An Irish Carol, Keegan Theatre,
Church Street Theater. 703-893-0202.
keegantheatre.com.
A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of
Christmas, Olney Theatre Center.
301-924-3400. olneytheatre.org.
Seasonal Disorder, WIT, Source Theatre.
202-204-7770.
washingtonimprovtheater.com.

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS
Corcoran Gallery of Art. NOW at the
Corcoran - Enoc Perez. 202-639-1700.
corcoran.org.
Ford’s Theatre. Torn in Two. 202-347-4833.
fords.org.
Kreeger Museum. Dan Steinhilber:
Marlin Underground, Sculpture on The
Grounds, 2011 Invitational. 202-337-3050.
kreegermuseum.org.
National Archives. To the Brink: JFK and
the Cuban Missile Crisis. 202-357-5000.
archives.gov.
National Gallery of Art. Roy Lichtenstein:
A Retrospective, Shock of the News.
202-737-4215. nga.gov.
National Geographic. 1001 Inventions:
Discover the Golden Age of Muslim
Civilization, Birds of Paradise: Amazing
Avian Evolution. 202-857-7588.
nglive.org/dc.
Museum of Women in the Arts. Women
Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,
Fabulous! Portraits by Michele Mattei.
202-783-5000. nmwa.org.
ONGOING GALLERIES
WPA, Art Museum of the Americas.
The Ripple Effect: Currents of Socially
Engaged Art. 202-458-6016. wpadc.org.
Artisphere. Roberto Bocci: Streams +
Spaces In Between, W3Fi: Chris Coleman
+ Laleh Mehran, Elizabeth Graeber: Hand
Drawn Bazaar. 703-418-4808. artisphere.com.
Strathmore. 79th Annual Fine Art in
Miniature, Grayscale. 301-581-5100.
strathmore.org.
The Art League Gallery, The Art League.
Suzanne Vigil: Up Close & Too Personal.
703-683-1780. theartleague.org.
Washington Printmakers Gallery. Ba
beneen: Senegal 2012, Beneath the Old
Masters: Evolution and Process.
301-273-3660.
washingtonprintmakers.com.
Workhouse Arts Center. 2012 Collector’s
Showcase Winner Solo, 30x30: 30 Works In
30 Days. 703-584-2900. workhousearts.org.
Several D.C.-area
churches welcome gays
for Christmas services
Not all houses of worship spew the same
old tiresome fire-and-brimstone theology.
Several churches in the Washington region
are openly LGBT welcoming and affirming
and have services planned over Christmas
Eve and Christmas. Here are a few:
CHRISTMAS EVE
Foundry United Methodist Church
(16th and P streets, N.W.) holds a children
and family Christmas Eve service this
evening at from 6:30-7:30 p.m. At 8 the
church will also host a Christmas Eve
lessons, carols and candlelight service
filled with music and scripture readings.
Rev. Dean Snyder will share a homily. For
more information visit foundryumc.org.
All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church
(2300 Cathedral Ave., N.W.) has a children’s
Mass and blessing of the Creche today at
4 p.m. This includes carols, scripture and
the story from the rector. Later at 7, staff
will hold Christmas lessons and carols,
which will include songs sung by the choir.
The High Mass will be held at 11pm with
a prelude of music at 10:30 pm. For more
information, visit allsoulsdc.org.
Metropolitan Community Church of
Washington (474 Ridge St., N.W.) holds a
Christmas Eve worship service tonight at 8
with Rev. Dwayne Johnson. Visit mccdc.com
for details. Johnson is openly gay and MCC
is the city’s largest mostly LGBT church.
Washington National Cathedral
(3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) has carols by
candlelight with Revs. Mariann Budd and
Gary Hall this evening at 6. At 10 p.m.,
there’s Festival Holy Eucharist. For more
information, visit nationalcathedral.org.
Covenant Baptist Church (3845 S.
Capitol St.) holds its Christmas Eve
service tonight at 7. For details, visit
covenantbaptistucc.org.
Dumbarton United Methodist Church
(3133 Dumbarton St., N.W.) offers two
Christmas Eve services today at 5 and10 p.m.
The first service is geared toward children
while the later service is more formal and will
connect with the Advent worship themes.
Visit dumbartonumc.org for details.
National City Christian Church (5
Thomas Circle, N.W.) has a service tonight
at 7:30 with a musical prelude starting
at 7 that includes a vocal soloist, organ,
harp and other instrumentalists. National
City has one of the region’s largest and
best-sounding pipe organs. For more
information visit nationalcitycc.org.
The Christ Church on Capitol Hill (620
G St., S.E.) holds a Christmas Eve service
this evening at 5:30 p.m. and a Choir
Festive service at 10:30 p.m. with a choral
prelude starting at 10. For details visit
washingtonparish.org.
Saint John’s Episcopal Church (3240 O
St., N.W.) presents its Christmas Pageant
today at 4 p.m. Later in the evening there’s
a Festival Holy Eucharist service with
choral prelude beginning at 8:30 p.m. Visit
stjohnsgeorgetown.org for more information.
Seekers Church (276 Carroll St., N.W.)
holds a Christmas Eve dinner and service
from 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit
seekerschurch.org.
First Trinity Lutheran Church (309 E St.,
N.W.) has a Christmas Eve service tonight at
7:30 p.m. For details, visit firsttrinitydc.org.
Church of the Pilgrims (2201 P St.,
N.W.) offers a Christmas Eve candlelight
service with Christmas music, celebration
of the Lord’s supper and candlelighting.
Visit churchofthepilgrims.org for details.
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
(1725 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) has a
Christmas Eve Mass with a musical prelude
today at 4, a Misa De Vigilia de Navidad at
6:30 p.m. and a Solemn Mass of Christmas
with a musical prelude beginning at 9:15
p.m. The Roman Catholic Church’s official
stance is anti-gay, but some parishes
are quietly LGBT welcoming. For more
information, visit stmatthewscathedral.org
or dignitywashintgon.org.
CHRISTMAS
All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church
(2300 Cathedral Ave., N.W.) holds low Mass
this morning at 10 a.m. Visit allsoulsdc.org
for more information.
Washington National Cathedral (3101
Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) holds Festival Holy
Eucharist this morning at 11 a.m. There is
a Christmas Day Service of Lessons and
Carols today at 4 p.m. followed by an
organ recital featuring Jeremy Filsell this
evening at 5:15 p.m.
The Christ Church on Capitol Hill
(620 G St., S.E.) has its Christmas Day
service this morning at 10 a.m. For more
information visit washingtonparish.org.
Saint John’s Episcopal Church (3240
O St., N.W.) has a Christmas Day Holy
Eucharist service beginning at 10 a.m. For
details, visit stjohnsgeorgetown.org.
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
(1725 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) offers four
different Christmas services: one at 8:30
a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and a service in
Spanish at 1 p.m. Visit stmatthewscathedral.
org for more information.
Dignity Washington (1820 Connecticut
Ave., N.W.) has its Christmas Mass this
evening at 6 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Church.
Dignity is a special group for LGBT Roman
Catholics. For more information, visit
dignitywashington.org.
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Woolly Mammoth Theatre (641 D St., NW)
presents “The Pajama Men: In the Middle of
No One,” the highest rated comedy routine
at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, tonight at 7.
Tickets are $55. For more information, visit
woollymammoth.net.
The Black Cat (1811 14
th
St., NW) holds its
“Dr. Who Happy Hour” tonight at 7 p.m.
on its backstage. There will be one episode
of “Dr. Who” along with drink specials. For
more information, visit blackcatdc.com.
Phase 1 (528 8
th
St. SE) has its weekly
dance party with DJ Jay Von Teese
tonight starting at 7:30. Cover is $10. For
more information, visit phase1dc.com.
Town (2009 8
th
St., N.W.) hosts Bear
Happy Hour tonight from 6-11 p.m. This
event is for people 21 and older. There is
no cover charge. Later the drag show will
start at 10:30 p.m. and the GoGo boys
come out at 11. Cover is $5 before 11 and
$10 after. There are $3 drinks until 11. For
details, visit towndc.com.
The Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8
th
St., S.E.)
is having 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 $10. The
dance floor opens at 11 with DJ Tim-
Nice and DJ Cameron. For details, visit
thebachelorsmill.com.
The Black Cat (1811 14
th
St., NW) screens
“Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance”
tonight on its backstage at 9:30. This event
is free. For details, visit blackcatdc.com.
SATURDAY, DEC. 22
Town (2009 8
th
St., N.W.) opens its doors
at 10 tonight and the drag show begins at
10:30. Cover is $8 before 11 p.m. and $12
after. There are $3 drinks before 11. For
details, visit towndc.com.
Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer
organization, is helping in food preparation
and packing groceries for Food and Friends
(219 Riggs Road, NE) this morning at 8 and
again at 9:45. For more information, visit
burgundycrescent.org.
Green Lantern (1335 Green Court,
NW) holds its “Tainted Love: ‘80s
Dance Party” tonight starting at 10 p.m.
Cover is $5. For more information, visit
greenlanterndc.com.
The Black Cat (1811 14
th
St., N.W.)
hosts, “Hellmouth Happy Hour” where
attendees watch one episode of “Buffy
the Vampire Slayer” with drink specials.
Cover is free and doors open at 7 p.m. For
more information, visit blackcatdc.com.
SUNDAY, DEC. 23
The National Symphony Orchestra
gets into the holiday spirit by performing
Handel’s “Messiah” today at 1 p.m. at the
Kennedy Center (2700 F St., NW). Tickets
are $10 to $85. For more information, visit
kennedy-center.org.
Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) holds its
weekly Martini Sundays and Homowood
Karaoke. Karaoke starts at 10 p.m. and
there is no charge for admission. For
details, visit cobaltdc.com.
MONDAY, DEC. 24
Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, NW)
has its normal hours and drink specials this
evening from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. but there will
not be “Bears Do Yoga” and karaoke.
Admission is free. For more information,
visit greenlanterndc.com.
TUESDAY, DEC. 25
The Kennedy Center (2700 F St., NW)
brings the annual traditon from Millennium
Stage, “All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam”
with Chuck Redd, Rober Redd, Lenny
Robinson, Tom Williams, James King and
Delores Williams. This event is free. For
details, visit kennedy-center.org.
The Black Cat (1811 14
th
St., NW) hosts
“James Brown Death-Mas Holiday Bash”
tonight at 9. The party is to commemorate
the death of the “hardest working man in
show business” who died on Christmas
in 2006. For more information, visit
blackcatdc.com.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26
Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14
th
St.,
NW) holds its gay men over 50 support
group this evening at 6:30 p.m. The group
is for gay men entering a new phase of life.
Registration is required to attend. For more
information, visit whitman-walker.org.
Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14
th
St., NW)
holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support
Group tonight at 7. It is a confidential support
group for anyone recently diagnosed with
HIV and the group welcomes all genders and
sexual orientations. For details, visit whitman-
walker.org.
Lambda Bridge Club meets tonight
at 7:30 pm at the Dignity Center (721 8
th
St., SE). Newcomers are welcome and
no reservations are needed. For more
information, visit lambdabridge.com.
THURSDAY, DEC. 27
Whitman-Walker Health offers HIV
testing at Miriam’s Kitchen (2401 Virginia
Ave, NW) today from 4-6 p.m. For more
information, visit whitman-walker.org.
Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) is hosting 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. For details,
visit cobaltdc.com.
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During our year-end meeting this past
week, we did our annual “look back to
what we learned” exercise. We are so glad
that many in this market have been pro-
tected from the economic downtown that
has caused so much destruction across
our country. However, the most poignant
lesson from 2012 is that there is now a new
reality of the real estate market. This year
was marked by many tough but honest
discussions with our homeowners about
the reality of home values. They are in-
deed improving but they are never as high
as most sellers hope to have.
Recognizing that several of our clients
this year were choosing to leave behind
their larger family home for something
more suitable for their new age and life-
style, it was necessary to have truthful
discussions with longtime owners about
what it takes to sell a home. De-cluttering
and de-personalizing was key to making
a prospective buyer imagine what their
new life would be like in the home. Put-
ting away family heirlooms and updating
paint colors was hard to swallow for many,
but was necessary for making a home
market ready. While sometimes feelings
were hurt, we did our best to show them
that making the home ready for the new
buyer is in their best interests.
Buyers, too, have had a dose or two
of reality lately. Great homes that are
well priced always sell and often there
are competing offers. While many of our
buyer clients were leaving their smaller
condo or townhome for a larger space to
accommodate growing families, we had
to remind them that the days of bargain
basement prices are over. Our goal with
many of our buyers was to help them re-
alize that sometimes offering full price on
a property that is in good shape is better
than getting a “deal” on something that
needs a lot of work.
After reading this many of you may be
thinking that you don’t like this new real-
ity and you will wait until things begin to
change again. That is the wrong philoso-
phy. Instead, face this new reality and find
ways to be successful through it. The year
2012 was a fantastic year for our buyers
and sellers in this market. With many of
our listings selling quickly and close to
full price coupled with our buyer clients
finding their next dream home, we at The
Goodhart Group were able to surpass
our goal and had our best year ever at a
record breaking $67 million sold.
Through all of this, the overarching les-
son that we learned from this past year is
gratitude. Gratitude for our continued suc-
cess; gratitude for our families, friends, and
coworkers; and gratitude for our clients who
continue to choose us as they experience
the life changes all of us will at some day
face. That is what our real estate business
is about; not the banner ads, not the pub-
licity, or the name recognition, but the un-
canny opportunity we have to guide others
through some of the most integral moments
of their life. For this and so much more we
leave 2012 as a happy Goodhart Group and
look forward to all that 2013 will bring.
We wish you all a happy and healthy
New Year.
REAL ESTATE
Sue Goodhart is the top-producing agent at McEnearney
Associates in Alexandria and is licensed in D.C., Mary-
land and Virginia. She can be reached at 202-507-7800 or
sue@ suegoodhart.com.
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