Lawmakers convene for

busy sessions; Del. could
see action on marriage
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
Lawmakers in Maryland and Virginia will
consider a number of LGBT-specific issues
during their respective legislative sessions
that began on Wednesday.
Maryland legislators are likely to consider
a bill that would ban anti-transgender
discrimination in the workplace, housing
and public accommodations. The
Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act
died in the Senate Judicial Proceedings
Committee last April because Senate
President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller
(D-Prince George’s and Calvert Counties)
reportedly blocked a vote on it.
Miller has publicly backed the
proposed measure that gay state Sen.
Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery County)
will formally sponsor. He and state Sen.
Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery County)
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Baldwin plans to ask Defense
nominee ‘tough questions’
about his anti-gay past
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
President Obama this week nominated former Sen.
Chuck Hagel for defense secretary, a move that has
stirred controversy in the LGBT community.
Obama appeared with Hagel in the East Room of
the White House on Monday to name the Nebraska
Republican as his choice — calling him “the leader that
our troops deserve” and praising him for his service as
a U.S. senator and Vietnam veteran — in addition to
nominating John Brennan as director of the Central
Intelligence Agency.
“Chuck Hagel’s leadership of our military would
be historic,” Obama said. “He’d be the first person
of enlisted rank to serve as Secretary of Defense,
one of the few secretaries who have been wounded
in war, and the first Vietnam veteran to lead the
department. As I saw during our visits together to
Afghanistan and Iraq, in Chuck Hagel our troops see
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McCaskill Returns
Gallaudet administrator
placed on leave for signing
Md. marriage petition
returns to her old job.
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President Obama this week picked CHUCK HAGEL to lead the Pentagon, despite the former senator’s anti-gay record.
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National Cathedral to
allow same-sex weddings
The Washington National Cathedral
— an Episcopal church — will welcome
same-sex weddings effective immediately,
according to Dean Gary Hall, who made
the announcement Tuesday. The news
comes on the heels of legislative victories
at the ballot for same-sex marriage in
Maine, Washington and Maryland.
“For more than 30 years, the Episcopal
Church has prayed and studied to discern
the evidence of God’s blessing in the lives
of same-sex couples,” Hall said. “It is now
only fitting that the National Cathedral
follow suit. We enthusiastically affirm
each person as a beloved child of God—
and doing so means including the full
participation of gays and lesbians in the
life of this spiritual home for the nation.”
The Washington National Cathedral, for
which construction began in 1907 and was
completed in 1990, is the second-largest
church in the United States and often
hosts important religious ceremonies for
the country. Just last month, the cathedral
hosted a funeral service for the late Sen.
Daniel Inouye, which was attended by
President Obama.
The Cathedral is allowed to permit
same-sex weddings because of new policy
adopted by Episcopalian Church leadership
in August during the General Convention.
At that time, church leadership said it
would allow bishops who oversee each
diocese to determine whether or not to
allow clergy to permit marriages for same-
sex couples. Following the legalization of
same-sex marriage in Maryland, Bishop
Mariann Budde declared her diocese would
allow this expansion of the rite, leading to
the new policy at the Washington National
Cathedral.
“In my 35 years of ordained ministry,
some of the most personally inspiring
work I have witnessed has been among
gay and lesbian communities where I have
served,” Hall contunued. “I consider it a
great honor to lead this Cathedral as it
takes another historic step toward greater
equality — and I am pleased that this step
follows the results made clear in this past
November’s election, when three states
voted to allow same-sex marriage.”
CHRIS JOHNSON
Log Cabin official
to head GOP in D.C.
Robert Turner, president of the Log
Cabin Republicans of Washington, D.C., is
expected to step down from that post later
this month to become executive director
of the D.C. Republican Committee.
Turner was to be appointed to the
executive director’s position by Ron Phillips,
who was the strong favorite to win election
on Jan. 10 as chair of the 126-member
DCRC, which serves as the governing body
of the city’s Republican Party.
Phillips would replace Nick Jeffress, the
current executive director appointed by
outgoing DCRC Chair Robert Kabel.
Kabel, who’s gay and is the former
president of the board of the national group
Log Cabin Republicans, won election last
year as one of D.C.’s representatives on
the Republican National Committee. He’s
ineligible for another term as DCRC chair
because of a term limit rule.
Turner is believed to be the first out gay
to serve as executive director of a state or
D.C. Republican Party committee.
A native of Austin, Texas, Turner moved to
D.C. in 1995 to work as a congressional staff
member before starting his own political
consulting company, The Turner Group.
He also serves on the board of Capital
Pride Alliance, the governing body in
charge of running D.C.’s annual Capital
Pride parade and festival.
Turner said voter outreach would be his
top priority when he assumes the day-to-
day operations of the DCRC.
“Most people who live in D.C. either
think the party doesn’t exist or it’s a joke,”
he said of the city’s Republican Party.
“And we need to change that mentality,”
he said. “We need to show that we are
a viable alternative to the corruption in
the Wilson Building. We need to talk to
voters, first and foremost, and see what
their ideas are and then show them how
the Republican Party of D.C. can jell with
their ideas.”
He said the DCRC’s top priority in the
first part of this year is to help elect GOP
candidate Patrick Mara, the current Ward 1
school board member, to the City Council
in a special election in April to fill an at-
large seat.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
D.C. Center to launch
immigrant asylum program
The D.C. LGBT Community Center held
a fundraiser Jan. 8 at MOVA to launch
a new program to assist LGBT foreign
nationals who apply for U.S. political
asylum to escape persecution in their
home countries.
The program, called Center Global, is
aimed at providing temporary housing,
financial assistance and referrals to
service providers for LGBT foreigners in
the D.C. area who are going through the
complicated process of applying for and
awaiting approval for political asylum,
according to Center director David
Mariner and Center Global coordinator
Matthew Corso.
The two noted that legal groups
have long provided pro bono legal
representation for people going through
this process, some of whom have fled their
home countries such as Uganda, Ethiopia,
Kenya and Jamaica after encountering
violent assaults and death threats due to
their sexual orientation.
But those going through the legal
process are banned from working in
the U.S. until their asylum application is
approved, making it difficult for them to
pay for housing, food and other basic
necessities, Mariner and Corso said.
“Basically, what we’re trying to do is raise
the funds to help support the folks who
are here going through this process,” said
Corso. “We also want to raise awareness
within the D.C. LGBT community of the
plight of LGBT people being persecuted
in other countries around the world.”
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
Obituary
BETTY MILLER, 78

Betty Gloria Miller died Dec. 3 of sepsis,
a toxic bacterial infection that led to
kidney failure, according to her partner
of 25 years, Nancy Creighton. She was 78.
She had lived in Philadelphia for about
eight years but spent most of her adult life
in Washington.
Born in Chicago, she was the third child,
and the only daughter of Ralph Reese
Miller, Sr. and Gladys Hedrick Miller. Both
parents were deaf and her two older
brothers, Ben and Ralph, were hearing.
Betty was hard of hearing much of her life;
she lost her hearing completely in her 50s
as a result of a high fever.
Betty was known as a pioneer in two
fields. She was nicknamed the “Mother of
De’VIA” (Deaf View Image Art), a genre that
intentionally expresses the deaf experience
through art. She was also a pioneer in
counseling deaf alcoholics and substance
abusers, and author of “Deaf & Sober:
Journeys through Recovery,” published by
the National Association of the Deaf.
She taught art at Gallaudet College (now
University) in Washington for 17 years, and
was the first deaf woman who graduated
from Gallaudet (1957) to earn a doctoral
degree (in Art Education, Pennsylvania
State University, 1976). She co-founded
Spectrum, Focus on Deaf Artists in Austin,
Texas in the late 1970s.
Long active in civic endeavors, she
worked for and supported Deafpride Inc. in
Washington. She was a member of the first
board of directors for Deaf Women United
and designed its first logo. Later, she was
president of D.C. Association of the Deaf.
She is survived by Creighton and many
friends. She also leaves behind a large body
of artwork — paintings, drawings, mixed
media artwork and neon sculptures — in
private collections throughout the world.
An open Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
will be held this month with a memorial
service planned for later in the year.
Donations in her memory may be made
to De’VIA (nad.org), the D.C. Association
of the Deaf (dcdeaf.org), Gallaudet
University (giving.gallaudet.edu) or Deaf
Women United (dwu.org).
JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
Whitman-Walker to expand in Logan Circle
Whitman-Walker Health on Tuesday announced it will lease nearly 43,000 square
feet of space in a building under construction at 1525 14th St., N.W., between P
and Q Streets in Logan Circle.
Chip Lewis, spokesperson for Whitman-Walker, told the Washington Blade the
new location will house most of the agency’s health care services once it opens in
mid-2014. Whitman-Walker’s administrative offices, along with a handful of patient
programs will remain at the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center at 1701 14th St., N.W.
The organization’s Max Robinson Center is located on Martin Luther King Jr.,
Avenue, S.E., in Anacostia.
“We are going to be clearly expanding our capacity for patients,” Lewis said.
“We are going to be expanding our services. We are going to be adding some
new services, so it’s going to be quite a big deal when it comes together.”
MICHAEL K. LAVERS
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McCaskill removed
after signing Md.
marriage petition
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
Gallaudet University announced this
week that it has reinstated its chief
diversity officer, who was placed on
paid administrative leave in October for
signing a petition to place Maryland’s
same-sex marriage law on the ballot in a
voter referendum.
“With this communication I am
announcing that Dr. Angela McCaskill has
returned to campus to resume her full-
time duties and responsibilities as Chief
Diversity Officer,” Gallaudet President
T. Alan Hurwitz said in an email sent to
students, faculty and staff members.
Hurwitz made the decision to place
McCaskill on leave after news surfaced on
campus in early October that she signed the
petition circulated by same-sex marriage
opponents seeking to overturn the marriage
equality law passed earlier in the year by the
Maryland General Assembly.
Anti-gay groups opposing the
marriage law immediately denounced
Hurwitz’s action, saying it confirmed their
predictions that the law would lead to
intolerance toward people of faith who
oppose gay marriage. The opponents
noted that McCaskill, a Maryland resident,
signed the petition at her church.
In a news conference in Annapolis one
week after what supporters called the
suspension from her job, McCaskill said
the action violated her right as a citizen to
petition the government to give voters the
opportunity to decide on a controversial
issue. She declined to say whether she
would vote for or against the marriage
equality law in the November election.
Marriage equality supporters, including
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, joined
opponents in calling on Gallaudet to
reinstate McCaskill, saying they, too, believe
she shouldn’t be penalized for expressing
her personal views on the matter.
Voters upheld the law in a close vote,
making Maryland along with two other states
– Maine and Washington – the first states
to approve same-sex marriage by popular
vote. Same-sex marriages began in Maryland
shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day.
In his email message on Monday, Hurwitz
didn’t say whether the reinstatement was
based on any conditions. At the time he
placed McCaskill on leave, Hurwitz hinted
that he was sympathetic to concerns
raised by gay and lesbian students on
campus that it was inappropriate for the
campus diversity officer to push for a
ballot measure seeking to deny gays and
lesbians the right to marry.
At her news conference in Annapolis,
McCaskill startled some gay activists when
she identified two out lesbian faculty
members at Gallaudet whom she said
persuaded Hurwitz to take action against
her for signing the ballot petition.
When reached by the Blade, faculty
members Martina “MJ” Bienvenu and
Kendra Smith declined to comment,
saying they preferred that the matter be
a “discussion” between the university and
McCaskill.
“During the past three months a large
number of you have taken the initiative to
communicate with me,” Hurwitz said in his
email. “This has been a period of reflection
for all of us. I am deeply appreciative of
the time you have taken to communicate
your views, of the clearly heartfelt manner
in which you have expressed those
thoughts, and of the overall maturity you
have shown in your willingness to consider
the differing views others may hold.”
He added, “The work of the University’s
Office of diversity and Inclusion is vital and
must continue in an active and vibrant way.
I personally look forward to working with
Dr. McCaskill on the work of that office.”
McCaskill’s attorney, J. Wyndal Gordon,
didn’t immediately respond to a request
for comment. At the Annapolis news
conference, Gordon said the university’s
action “tarnished” McCaskill’s reputation.
He said that on her behalf, he had asked
the university to compensate McCaskill for
damages, in addition to reinstating her,
and hinted that she would consider filing
a lawsuit over the matter.
University spokesperson Kaitlin Luna,
who provided the Blade with a copy
of Hurwitz’s email statement, said the
university would have no further comment.
“As for the other questions, they are
legal matters, which the university cannot
speak to,” she said.
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Gallaudet reinstates
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ANGELA MCCASKILL was placed on
leave by Gallaudet University from her job
as a diversity officer last fall.
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Critics assail Pentagon over blocked gay sites
WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has blocked access to several
popular LGBT websites, angering activists, according to AmericaBlog.
The Internet filter, provided by software maker Blue Shield, blocks not just adult
sites, but also blogs like Americablog and the sites of organizations like GLAAD
and HRC.
“Blue Coat is banning any and all news related to gay and trans people, and
even banning anti-bullying and suicide prevention information,” Americablog’s
John Aravosis writes. “That’s an incredibly offensive category for any company to
create, but adding in anti-bullying and suicide prevention as two specific things
that need to be censored, is beyond offensive, especially when Blue Coat admits
that sites are ‘generally suitable for viewing by all age groups.’”
HRC and GLAAD have both mobilized readers to reach out to Blue Shield and
the Pentagon over the filter block, and a Change.org petition to lift the block had
garnered 3,232 supporters as of Wednesday.
Sullivan launches own subscription site
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — Gay writer Andrew Sullivan announced in early
January he was leaving Tina Brown’s The Daily Beast and launching his own paid
subscription site.
Sullivan — a longtime Washington, D.C. resident who recently moved to New
York City — left his longtime home of the Atlantic magazine in April 2011 for the
Daily Beast. He has now informed his readers in a final Daily Beast post he and his
staff were shifting to AndrewSullivan.com, which has a subscription model and no
ads, raising more than $300,000 in subscriptions in the first week.
Gay Scout’s Eagle application accepted
SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Andresen, who gained national attention when his
Eagle Scout application was initially rejected by the Mt. Diablo-Silverado council
after he came out as gay, has now been granted the rank of Eagle Scout by the
same council, challenging the national organization’s stance.
“It’s the first in-your-face [challenge],” Bonnie Hazarabedian — who chaired the
Boy Scout district review board that signed off on Ryan’s Eagle Scout application
— told Reuters. “I don’t think sexual orientation should enter into why a Scout is
a Scout, or whether they are Eagle material.”
“We felt without a doubt he deserved that rank,” Hazarabedian added.
Actor Matt Dallas comes out on Twitter
LOS ANGELES — The fresh faced star of the now canceled ABC Family sci-fi
drama Kyle XY, Matt Dallas, came out to his followers on Twitter last week by
announcing his engagement to L.A. musician Blue Hamilton.
“Starting off the year with a new fiancé, @bluehamilton. A great way to kick off
2013!” read the Tweet, snapped by Towleroad.
Public figures cause uproar with anti-gay tweets
NEW YORK — Two public figures faced the wrath of fans last week after issuing
anti-gay tweets.
Saying she was taken out of context, “American Idol” Fantasia backtracked
after posting an anti-gay caption to photo sharing network Instagram reading,
“… Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing.
Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!!”
Meanwhile on Twitter, users jumped into a heated exchange between New York
rapper Azaelia Banks and gossip blogger Perez Hilton in which Banks defended
her use of the word “faggot.”
Activists are pressuring the
Department of Defense to lift a
block on the websites of LGBT
blogs and organizations.
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Nat’l Stonewall Dems
ceases operations
Supporters hope to
stage 2014 comeback
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
National Stonewall Democrats
Executive Director Jerame Davis
confirmed to the Washington Blade
on Tuesday his organization will cease
operations through at least the end of
this year after it failed to bridge a $30,000
budget gap.
“We obviously had the budget shortfall
that we announced late last year and in
that process we learned a few things,” he
said. “When we were talking with various
interested parties, whether they were
from the DNC [the Democratic National
Committee] or the labor movement or just
LGBT Democrats in general, while finding
the money that we needed in the short
amount of time like that wasn’t possible,
what we did find was there was an interest
in keeping the org around. A lot of people
really believe there’s a need and a place
for Stonewall, it’s just that circumstances
over the past several years have led to
funding crisis that we found ourselves in.”
Davis told the Blade in an exclusive
interview on Dec. 4 that his organization
would likely close its doors if it didn’t raise
$30,000 by the end of the year. He said the
last-minute fundraising appeal netted less
than $10,000 as of deadline.
“The decision was made that we would
close down our office, cut our expenses
down to next to nothing,” Davis, whose
last day as a paid executive director was
on Dec. 31, said. He remains with the
organization in a volunteer capacity. “We
tend to spend odd number years in a
rebuilding mode anyway. This just kind
of fit with what we normally do, the only
difference being is we’re not going to
have paid staff or an office for this year.
Obviously that means our operations will
be curtailed, but that also gives us the
ability to focus our time and energy on
figuring out what the systemic problems
are for why we’ve had such funding
problems and take the time to look at the
org and figure out is there a future and
what does that future look like.”
National Stonewall Democrats’ financial
problems had previously threatened to
shutter the organization.
The Blade reported in Feb. 2011 an
anonymous donor gave $100,000 to the
organization amid reports then-Executive
Director Michael Mitchell did not
effectively manage the group’s budget.
Davis said there was “1,800 in the bank
and a boat load of debt” when he took
over in November 2011.
“Most people agree that a big part of
our problem was that we had strayed from
our original mission,” he said. “We had a
muddy, undefined reason for existence and
you combine that with the other missteps
that we’ve made operationally, turnover in
staff, especially at the top and so forth and
it just kind of all compounded.”
Melissa Sklarz, who co-chaired National
Stonewall Democrats Board of Directors
from 2009 through early 2011, noted to the
Blade last month then-President Bill Clinton
had signed the ban on openly gay service
members and the Defense of Marriage
Act into law in the years before former
Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank
founded the organization in 1998.
“The Democratic Party and the LGBT
political landscape have changed dramatically
in the past 15 years since National Stonewall
was founded,” she added earlier on Tuesday.
“The Democrats needed to understand
the LGBT community and the community
needed to understand that the Democrats
were the true party of progress. NSD was the
right idea at the right time.”
Sklarz further described Davis as “a
great leader.”
“I look forward to helping with the new
NSD next year,” she said.
Gregory T. Angelo, interim executive
director of Log Cabin Republicans,
tweeted on his personal Twitter account
that he is “not shedding any tears over”
National Stonewall Democrats’ decision
to curtail operations.
JERAME DAVIS, executive director of the Stonewall Democrats, blamed a ‘funding crisis’ for the
group’s demise.
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By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
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Jeanne Manford, founder of Parents,
Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
(PFLAG), died Thursday at her home in
Daly City, Calif. She was 92.
A native of New York City, Manford
became an overnight leader of the
fledgling “straight ally” movement in 1972
when she spoke out publicly in support of
her gay activist son, who was attacked and
beaten at a gay rights demonstration.
“I have a homosexual son and I love
him,” she stated in a letter published in
the New York Post on April 29, 1972.
A flurry of publicity generated by the
letter and subsequent press interviews was
taken a step further less than two months
later when Manford marched with her
son Morty Manford in New York’s second
annual Gay Pride parade while carrying a
sign that read, “Parents of Gays: Unite in
Support for Our Children.”
“This simple and powerful message
of love and acceptance from one person
resonated so strongly it was heard by
millions of people worldwide and led to
the founding of PFLAG, an organization
with more than 350 chapters across the
U.S. and 200,000 members and supporters,
and the creation of similar organizations
across the globe,” said Jody M. Huckaby,
PFLAG’s executive director.
In a statement released from the group’s
Washington, D.C. headquarters, Huckaby
called Manford a pioneer and “mother” of the
LGBT community’s straight ally movement.
Manford, an elementary school teacher
and the wife of a dentist, organized what
is believed to be the first meeting ever
of a group of parents of gay people
shortly after the 1972 Pride parade, which
was then called the Christopher Street
Liberation Day Parade.
“After many gay and lesbian people
ran up to Jeanne during the parade
and begged her to talk to their parents,
she decided to begin a support group,”
according to an article on PFLAG’s history
posted on the group’s website.
“The first formal meeting took place
in 1973 at a local church,” the article
says. “About 20 people attended. In the
next years, through word of mouth and
community need, similar groups sprang up
around the country, offering ‘safe havens’
and mutual support for parents with gay
and lesbian children,” the article says.
The article says PFLAG added
transgender people to its mission in 1998.
“All of us – people who are lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight
allies alike – owe Jeanne our gratitude,”
Huckaby said in his statement. “We are
all beneficiaries of her courage. Jeanne
Manford proved the power of a single
person to transform the world.”
In its statement, PFLAG says a private
interment service would be held and
details of a celebration of Manford’s life
would be announced later.
“The family requests that any donations
be made to the Jeanne Manford Legacy
Fund to support the ongoing work of
PFLAG National: 1828 L St., N.W., Suite
660, Washington, D.C. 20036,” the
statement says.
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PFLAG founder JEANNE MANFORD died this week at age 92.
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PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford dies at 92
ACLU filed lawsuit on
behalf of nearly 200
discharged troops
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
A federal court this week approved a
settlement that will allow discharged gay
service members to receive full severance pay.
The American Civil Liberties Union said
that it reached the roughly $2.4 million
agreement on behalf of more than 180
service members who signed onto a
class action lawsuit who received only 50
percent of their separation pay when the
military discharged them. This policy took
effect in 1991, two years before “Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell” took effect.
The settlement the ACLU reached
with the Pentagon only applies to those
discharged before Nov. 10, 2004, because
of the statute of limitations.
“It makes no sense to continue to
penalize service members who were
discharged under a discriminatory statute
that has already been repealed,” said
Joshua Block, staff attorney for the ACLU
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project.
“The amount of the pay owed to these
veterans is small by military standards,
but is hugely significant in acknowledging
their service to their country.”
The ACLU in 2010 challenged the policy
on behalf of former Air Force Staff Sgt.
Richard Collins who was discharged under
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 2006 after a co-
worker at Cannon Air Force Base in New
Mexico saw him kiss his boyfriend in their
car while they were off-base.
“This means so much to those of us who
dedicated ourselves to the military, only to
be forced out against our will for being
who we are,” Collins said. “We gave all we
had to our country, and just wanted the
same dignity and respect for our service
as any other veterans.”
“There was absolutely no need to
subject these service members to a double
dose of discrimination by removing them
from the armed forces in the first place,
and then denying them this small benefit
to ease the transition to civilian life,”
Laura Schauer Ives, managing attorney for
the ACLU of New Mexico, added. “This
decision represents a long-delayed justice
to these veterans.”
The ACLU announced the settlement
hours after President Obama nominated
former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel to
succeed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
— his selection sparked controversy
among some advocates who have
criticized him for his anti-LGBT voting
record on Capitol Hill and for describing
James Hormel as “openly, aggressively
gay” during a 1998 newspaper interview
about his nomination to become the U.S.
ambassador to Luxembourg.
Hagel apologized for his comments.
Former chair of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff Adm. Mike Mullen and U.S. Marine
Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos
are among the military commanders who
have said the integration of openly gay
men and lesbians into the armed forces
has gone smoothly since the repeal of
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” became official in
September 2011.
Problems, however, remain.
Transgender servicemembers remain
unable to openly serve, while the Defense
of Marriage Act prohibits the military
from providing on-base housing, survivor
and other spousal benefits to same-sex
partners of gay soldiers.
Servicemembers Legal Defense
Network in October 2011 filed a federal
lawsuit against DOMA on behalf of
Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan, a
lesbian guardsman with terminal breast
cancer who led the Pledge of Allegiance
at New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan’s
inauguration on Jan. 3, and other gay
service members and veterans. The
Southern Poverty Law Center last February
filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department
of Veteran Affairs on behalf of a disabled
veteran from California whose application
for spousal benefits for her wife whom she
legally married outside Los Angeles before
voters in 2008 approved Proposition 8 that
banned nuptials for gays and lesbians.
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to
hear oral arguments in cases challenging
both Prop 8 and DOMA at the end of March.
The Obama administration announced
in February 2011 it would no longer
defend DOMA, but House Republicans
continue to back it.
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lchibbaro@washblade.com
The LGBT advocacy group Faith In
America says YouTube has refused to
explain why it removed from its website
a video produced by the group about a
22-year-old gay man who says he was
held against his will for four months and
assaulted by members of a North Carolina
church that considers homosexuality a
form of “demonic possession.”
Brent Childers, executive director of Faith
In America, said he believes the Spindale,
N.C., based Word of Faith Fellowship church
misled YouTube into thinking the video
infringed upon its religious freedom.
Childers and others who have monitored
the church say it has the characteristics of a
cult and exerts extraordinary control over
the lives of its members and their children.
They say Word of Faith Fellowship, which
operates on a 40-acre campus, has a long
history of abusive treatment of gays.
“It is really dumbfounding,” Childers
said. “YouTube allows a controversial
video that pokes fun at Islam. But here we
have a video in which a person is telling
his own personal knowledge of how this
bizarre Christian church treats gay youth
or those suspected of being gay, and they
remove the video.”
Attempts by the Washington Blade to
reach YouTube, which is owned by the
search engine giant Google, have been
unsuccessful. A YouTube spokesperson
couldn’t be reached by phone and the
company didn’t respond to email sent to
an address listed for “press inquiries.”
Pastors Jane and Sam Whaley, the
founders and leaders of Word of Faith
Fellowship, posted a message on the church
website denying the church has mistreated
gays and said the allegations made by the
Faith In America video were false.
The gay man who is the subject of the video,
Michael Lowry, told the Washington Blade his
parents raised him as a church member since
he was born and that he attended church
operated schools on the church compound
from kindergarten through 12th grade.
He said church members subjected him
to severe pressure since his early teens
to expel what they said were “demons”
within him that were causing him to
embrace homosexuality.
“I was very different than a lot of the other
kids,” he said. “I was viewed as being gay. I
never said I am gay…It was a very hard time.
Through my whole school years I was very
bullied, hurt because of that.”
Lowry said that around July of 2011, church
members came to his home while his parents
were out of town and forced him to go with
them to a building on the church compound
known as the Fourth Building, where male
church members reportedly are taken for
punishment for violating church rules.
He said he was held in the building
against his will for four months and at one
point was assaulted by church members
assigned to watch over him during his
stay at the facility. He said church officials
released him in November 2011.
Jerry Cooper, a Baptist minister
and former member of Word of Faith
Fellowship, said he has been assisting
Lowry since last year in his role as a
counselor to people who leave the church
and who often suffer psychological scars
from their experiences with the church.
Childers said the video that YouTube
deleted consisted of an interview with
Cooper talking about Michael Lowry’s
case. Childers said for unknown reasons
YouTube did not delete a separate video
that includes an interview with Lowry.
According to Cooper and Don Huddle,
a member of Faith Freedom Fund, a North
Carolina group that helps ex-Word of Faith
Fellowship members adjust to life outside the
church, said church members brought Lowry
to a nearby hotel after they released him.
“They took him to the hotel with just
a few of his belongings,” said Huddle,
who noted that someone familiar with the
church alerted his group to Lowry’s plight
and informed him that a confused and
emotionally distraught young man had
been taken to the hotel.
“I picked him up from the hotel and
brought him to a safe house,” he said.
Huddle said Faith Freedom Fund has a
network of volunteers and supporters who
spring into action when they learn of Word
of Faith Fellowship members who desire
to leave the church.
Cooper said he met Lowry through
Huddle’s group in 2011 and advised
him to consider reporting the church’s
actions against him to the Rutherford
County Sheriff’s office, which is the law
enforcement agency in the area where the
church is located.
He said Lowry reported to a Sheriff’s
Office investigator that he had been taken
against his will and held against his will by
church members, and the office began an
investigation that resulted in Lowry being
called this week to testify before a county
grand jury. His testimony was scheduled
for Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Childers said Faith In America
contacted the U.S. Justice Department
about Lowry’s allegations in October and
called on the department to investigate
the church’s alleged detention of Lowry
and his claim of being assaulted by church
members as a possible anti-gay hate crime.
A spokesperson for the United States
Attorney’s Office in the Western District
of North Carolina, which represents the
Justice Department, said she would make
inquiries about whether her office has
responded to Faith In America’s request
for an investigation. The spokesperson
didn’t immediately get back to the Blade.
However, Cooper said an FBI agent
interviewed Lowry for several hours last
week about his allegations against the
church, a development that suggests the
U.S. Attorney’s office contacted the FBI to
investigate the matter.
A copy of an incident report taken from
Lowry by the Sheriff’s Office in February
2012 and released by Faith in America, says
a group of men affiliated with the church
“held him down and hit him about the face
and chest area” at the time the church held
him against his will in August 2011.
“Mr. Lowry stated that he told them to
let go but they would not,” the report says.
“The reason they [did] this was because he
was homosexual and they [were] trying to
get him to stop being homosexual. When
this incident was taking place, the group
would tell him he had demons in him and
he was going to hell,” the report says.
A statement released by Faith In America
says that during Lowry’s forced stay at
the church facility “he was subjected to
humiliating acts, such as being made to sleep
on the floor in the hallway and had to submit
to supervised bathroom visits because church
members feared he might be masturbating.”
Lowry discusses some of these
allegations in the video that YouTube
removed from its site shortly after it was
posted in December.
“What YouTube is doing, perhaps
inadvertently in this particular case, is
giving cover to a church that believes it
is OK to harm gay youth and families in
the name of religious teaching,” Chiders
said. “In doing so, it is giving cover to a
vast number of churches who do the same
thing, whether a small charismatic church
in rural North Carolina or a large Methodist
church in some American suburb.”
CONTINUES AT WASHINGTONBLADE.COM
Oregon bans anti-trans health care bias
Transgender advocates this week applauded new regulations that ban private
health insurance companies in Oregon from discriminating against trans policyholders.
The guidelines the Oregon Insurance Division of the state Department of
Consumer and Business Services announced last month specifically prohibit health
care providers from discriminating against a policy holder based on their actual
or perceived gender identity and expression. Under the guidelines, providers
cannot deny coverage of hormone therapy, hysterectomies, mastectomies and
other medically necessary treatments for gender dysphoria and sex-reassignment
surgery that are covered for non-trans policy holders.
The agency also prohibited insurance companies from denying coverage of a particular
treatment simply because the policyholder is trans. The guidelines also expand Oregon’s
statewide mandate for mental health services to include trans Oregonians.
Basic Rights Oregon, a statewide LGBT advocacy group, had been working
with the agency to expand these protections to trans policyholders since 2009.
Lawmakers in 2007 approved a law that explicitly banned discrimination based
on sexual orientation — they defined it to include gender identity and expression,
but Basic Rights Oregon had sought clarification from the agency after it received
complaints from trans policyholders.
“What this means is that trans Oregonians will have access to basic medically
necessary care,” Tash Shatz, trans justice program manager at Basic Rights
Oregon, told the Washington Blade. “It’s a huge victory for the transgender
community in Oregon. It really represents a sea change in terms of this issue.”
Michael Silverman, executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense and
Education Fund, agreed.
“Oregon has correctly recognized that the well-established medical consensus
is that transgender-related health care is medically necessary care,” he said. “This
care is designed to treat a recognized medical condition. Transgender individuals
pay the same premiums as everyone else and simply want the same benefits.”
The agency released its new guidelines two days after Oregon Health and
Science University announced it would cover trans-specific health care. Intel,
which is headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., is among the 25 percent of Fortune 100
companies that currently offer trans-inclusive health care policies to their employees.
The cities of Portland, Seattle and San Francisco and Multnomah County, Ore.,
also cover trans-specific treatments in their health care plans. The California
Department of Insurance has also enacted regulations similar to those in Oregon.
The American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association
and the Internal Revenue Service have said trans-specific treatments are medically
necessary care. The American Psychiatric Association on Dec. 2 announced
it would remove Gender Identity Disorder from its list of mental disorders and
replace it with Gender Dysphoria.
MICHAEL K. LAVERS
washingtonblade.com
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a decorated combat veteran of character
and strength.”
Obama also alluded to outstanding work
at the Pentagon on LGBT issues without
enumerating any specific initiatives, saying
the nation must move toward “continuing
to ensure that our men and women in
uniform can serve the country they love,
no matter who they love.”
Hagel made no reference to LGBT
issues during his remarks, but more
generally said he was grateful to have
another opportunity to serve the country
as well as “men and women in uniform
and their families.”
“These are people who give so much
to this nation every day with such dignity
and selflessness,” Hagel said. “This is
particularly important at a time as we
complete our mission in Afghanistan and
support the troops and military families
who have sacrificed so much over more
than a decade of war.”
The news was met with varied
reactions in the LGBT community —
ranging from full support to outright
opposition — based on Hagel’s anti-gay
record and lingering inequities faced by
LGBT service members.
First, there are the anti-gay remarks
that Hagel made in 1998 about James
Hormel, whom the senator referred to
as “openly, aggressively gay” in remarks
published in the Omaha World-Herald
while questioning his ability to serve as a
U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg. A U.S.
senator representing Nebraska from 1997
and 2009, Hagel also had a poor record
on LGBT issues. He voted for the Federal
Marriage Amendment in 2004, but didn’t
cast a vote in 2006.
Just last month, Hagel delivered an
apology to media outlets over his 1998
remarks, saying he backs open service and
is “committed to LGBT military families.”
Major LGBT groups like OutServe-SLDN
and the Human Rights Campaign quickly
accepted the apology.
But questions linger on outstanding
LGBT issues at the Pentagon. Gay service
members still aren’t afforded partner
benefits offered to straight troops in
the U.S. military — such as joint duty
assignments, issuance of military IDs, use
of the commissary and family housing —
which could be changed administratively
at any time even with the Defense of
Marriage Act in place. Pentagon officials
have said they’ve been looking into this
issue since the time “Don’t Ask, Don’t
Tell” was lifted in September 2011,
but no action has been taken. Another
lingering issue is the prohibition on
openly transgender service in the
military — another problem that could
be changed administratively.
Baldwin seeks
answers on Hagel
Lesbian Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.),
who after being sworn in last week as the
first openly gay senator, will be faced with
voting on whether to confirm Hagel, told
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Monday that
she plans to “ask some tough questions,
to give a thorough review and to be fair.”
“But I do want to speak with him … to
see if his apology is sincere and sufficient,”
Baldwin said. “I want to hear how he’s evolved
on this issue in the last 14 years because the
significance to the post to which he’s been
nominated is the respect for now openly gay
members of the military … We need to see
[repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell] implemented
successfully especially because the security of
this nation is at stake.”
Another group seeking additional
information from Hagel is the National
Gay & Lesbian Task Force, which issued
a statement on Monday expressing
concerns about the nomination.
Rea Carey, the Task Force’s executive
director, called on Hagel to address how
he’d advance LGBT issues at the Pentagon
— as well as abortion rights for female
service members — during his upcoming
confirmation hearings before the Senate.
“We continue to express our concerns
about the nomination of former Sen. Chuck
Hagel as secretary of defense due to his
poor track record on LGBT equality and
reproductive rights,” Carey said. “Though
Chuck Hagel has recently apologized for
past anti-gay remarks, we expect him to fully
explain his views during the confirmation
process and what steps he intends to take
as defense secretary to demonstrate his
support for LGBT members of the military
and their families.”
Another group that’s seeking a specific
action from Hagel — after initially
accepting the senator’s apology — is
OutServe-SLDN, which issued a statement
calling for a plan on partner benefits and
non-discrimination policies.
Allyson Robinson, OutServe-SLDN’s
executive director, said she wants
Hagel to expand on what he means
by being “committed to LGBT military
families” by articulating policy plans on
these issues.
“A commitment to support LGBT
service members and their families must
be a commitment to action,” Robinson
said. “It’s past time to extend all benefits
available to married same-sex military
couples and families while the so-called
Defense of Marriage Act is still on the
books. It’s past time to put in place military
equal opportunity and nondiscrimination
protections so that all qualified Americans
who wish to serve this nation in uniform
may do so without fear of harassment or
discrimination.”
The Human Rights Campaign, the
nation’s largest LGBT group, has been
relatively quiet on the Hagel nomination
after accepting Hagel’s apology a
couple weeks ago and issued no public
news statement on the day of the
announcement.
Fred Sainz, HRC’s vice president of
communications, said in response to an
inquiry from the Washington Blade that his
organization is looking to hear more from
Hagel during the confirmation hearings
without offering an explicit position on the
nomination.
“The next secretary of defense will be
critical to the implementation of ‘Don’t Ask,
Don’t Tell’ repeal,” Sainz said. “We look
forward to Senator Hagel’s testimony on
how he intends to end the discriminatory
behavior against gay and lesbian service
members’ families.”
White House says
Hagel values inclusion
The White House has responded to
LGBT concerns about Hagel’s record
through its chief advocate handling LGBT
issues — Senior Adviser to the President
Valerie Jarrett — who addressed the issue
on Monday in a blog posting on the White
House website.
“The President is fully committed to
ensuring that all of our service members and
military families are treated equally,” Jarrett
writes. “He is confident that, as Secretary of
Defense, Senator Hagel will ensure that all
who serve the country we love are treated
equally — no matter who they love.”
Noting that Hagel issued an apology for
the remarks and expressed a commitment
to LGBT military families, Jarrett said “one
of the great successes of the LGBT civil
rights movement” is providing people the
opportunity to evolve on those issues.
“The President would not have chosen
him unless he had every confidence that,
working together, they will continue to
ensure that our military and DOD civilian
workforce are as welcoming, inclusive, and
respectful as possible,” Jarrett concluded.
A White House spokesperson didn’t
respond to a request for comment on
whether Hagel would lay out more specific
plans during his confirmation process to
address outstanding issues regarding
benefits or non-discrimination policies.
Former gay Rep. Barney Frank appeared
to have a change of heart on Hagel.
In an interview with the Boston Globe
on Monday, Frank reversed his earlier
stated opposition to the former senator’s
confirmation as defense secretary, saying
he was initially hoping Obama wouldn’t
nominate him.
“As much as I regret what Hagel said,
and resent what he said, the question now
is going to be Afghanistan and scaling
back the military,” Frank was quoted as
saying. “In terms of the policy stuff, if he
would be rejected [by the Senate], it would
be a setback for those things.”
Frank, who’s now vying for an
appointment as interim U.S. senator of
Massachusetts, also reportedly said, “With
the attack coming out of the right, I hope
he gets confirmed.” If appointed to the
Senate seat, Frank would be in a position
to vote on the confirmation.
Meanwhile, the Log Cabin Republicans
for the second time this week took out
a full-page ad in a major newspaper
opposing the Hagel nomination. The
Washington Post ad, which follows a similar
one published in the New York Times last
month, is titled “Chuck Hagel’s Record
on Gay Rights” and offers a timeline of
remarks on LGBT issues made by Hagel.
In addition to the 1998 anti-gay remarks
against Hormel, the ad also notes Hagel
has expressed support for DOMA and
says in 2005, when a federal judge in
Nebraska determined the state’s ban on
same-sex marriage was unconstitutional,
Hagel opposed the decision, saying, ”I
am hopeful the federal appeals court
will recognize the rights of Nebraskans
to determine their own laws governing
marriage and reverse this decision.”
Gregory Angelo, Log Cabin’s interim
executive director, said his organization
continues to oppose Hagel after
examining the “‘totality’ of his public
record on gay rights.”
“Until his name surfaced as a potential
nominee for Secretary of Defense, he has
stood firmly and aggressively against not
only gay marriage, but also against gay
people in general,” Angelo said. “Log Cabin
Republicans helped lead the charge to
repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and is extremely
invested in seeing that we don’t lose any
ground due to a lack of sincere commitment
to gay people and their families on the part
of the incoming Defense Secretary.”
The move by Log Cabin raised questions
about how a small organization can afford
to buy full-page ads in major newspapers
amid speculation that neo-conservative
opponents of Hagel are influencing the
group. Additionally, Log Cabin applied
a different standard to 2012 Republican
presidential nominee Mitt Romney by
endorsing the candidate even though he
backed a Federal Marriage Amendment.
Speaking to the Blade, Angelo said “there’s
some potential” for more ads, but declined
to comment on the costs of the ads, saying
they’re “part of a larger communications
effort” that has come from the board of
directors. Angelo also denied that other
groups had asked Log Cabin to run the ads,
saying they came “exclusively from within
Log Cabin Republicans.”
Log Cabin targets Hagel with ad campaign
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are expected to champion the bill in
the chamber.
Gov. Martin O’Malley, who signed the
state’s first anti-trans discrimination law in
2002 when he was the mayor of Baltimore,
also backs the Gender Identity Non-
Discrimination Act.
“We’re very optimistic this year because
the world has changed,” Gender Rights
Maryland Executive Director Dana Beyer
told the Washington Blade. “The attitudes
of not only the voters who proved on Nov.
6 that they’re supportive of progressive
issues such as marriage equality and the
Dream Act, but also the legislators have
noticed that and are feeling a little bit
emboldened.”
Equality Maryland Executive Director
Carrie Evans shared Beyer’s optimism.
The Maryland Coalition for Trans
Equality has grown to include CASA de
Maryland, Progressive Maryland and 17
other organizations. Equality Maryland
has posted a petition on its website in
support of the Gender Identity Non-
Discrimination Act
Evans said this group is “modeling
ourselves off of the” campaign in
support of the same-sex marriage
referendum that passed last November
by a 52-48 percent margin.
“We have an incredible window here
in 2013 with the strength of the coalition,
the good feelings everybody has about
Equality Maryland,” she said. “We are
going full surge ahead and hopefully
passing this once and for all in 2013.”
A proposed assault weapons ban in
the wake of the Dec. 14 massacre at a
Newtown, Conn., elementary school that
left 20 students and six administrators
dead and efforts to repeal the state’s death
penalty are among the issues expected to
dominate this year’s legislative agenda in
Annapolis, but Evans highlighted other
issues on which she and other advocates
hope to work in the coming year.
These include working with Attorney
General Doug Gansler and other officials
to ensure the state’s same-sex marriage
law that took effect on Jan. 1 is properly
implemented. She pointed to insurance
and tax-related issues for same-sex
couples and making sure state agencies
have provisions that include gender-
neutral references are top priorities.
Evans said she expects most of these
changes will take place through new
regulations or administrative tweaks,
but “they are working on answering the
question of redoing all of the areas of
state law and what needs to be done
legislatively. Strengthening Maryland’s
anti-bullying laws is another priority.
“The problem has always been
making sure once the law is passed it is
implemented at all levels,” Evans said.
Va. bill would ban
anti-LGBT bias
Virginia lawmakers are expected to
consider a measure during their legislative
session that would ban anti-LGBT
discrimination against state employees.
State Sens. A. Donald McEachin
(D-Henrico) and Adam Ebbin
(D-Alexandria) introduced Senate Bill 701
last October. The state Senate passed
similar measures in 2010 and 2011, but
they stalled in the House of Delegates.
Equality Virginia Executive Director
James Parrish told the Blade last
November that SB 701’s chances of
passing in the Republican-controlled
House of Delegates this year are
“very slim.”
“While our biggest challenge is the
House of Delegates, this will be an
opportunity to get legislators on the
record for pro-LGBT legislation and see
if they are really supporting equality
and their constituency this election
year,” he said.
Ebbin told the Blade he expects the
Senate General Law Committee could
potentially hear SB 701 in the coming
weeks.
“The bill has passed the Senate
before, but failed in the General Laws
and Technology Committee last session,”
he said. “It’s a sometimes challenging
environment because there’s Republican
control of that committee, but we’re
working hard and hope there will be a
breakthrough this year.”
Del. legislators expected
to debate marriage
Delaware lawmakers are expected
to consider a same-sex marriage bill
between now and the end of their current
legislative session on June 30.
Gov. Jack Markell, who signed the
state’s civil unions law in 2011, suggested
to the Huffington Post last August that
state lawmakers could debate a measure
that would allow gays and lesbians to tie
the knot this year.
Spokesperson Catherine Rossi
reiterated that point to the Blade.
“The governor expects that a marriage
equality bill will be worked this session,”
she said.
House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf
(D-Rehoboth Beach) described efforts
to place a same-sex marriage bill on the
2013 legislative agenda as a “no-brainer”
during an interview with the News-
Journal on Tuesday. House Majority
Leader Valerie Longhurst (D-Bear) added
she expects Senate Majority Leader
Patricia Blevins (D-Elsmere) and state
Rep. Melanie George Smith (D-Bear) to
introduce the measure.
Both legislators co-sponsored the civil
unions bill.
Gays and lesbians can legally marry
in neighboring Maryland and eight
other states and D.C. Lawmakers in New
Jersey, Illinois and Rhode Island are
expected to consider similar measures
in the coming weeks.
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Elmendorf hosts Mizeur fundraiser
About sixty people attended a fundraiser for lesbian Maryland Del. Heather
Mizeur (D-Montgomery County) at gay Democratic lobbyist Steve Elmendorf’s
D.C. home on Monday.
Former Human Rights Campaign President Elizabeth Birch, Winnie Stachelberg
of the Center for American Progress and lesbian Democratic political strategist
Hilary Rosen are among those who served on the event’s host committee. Tickets
for the fundraiser ranged from $100-$1,000.
Mizeur, who did not immediately return the Washington Blade’s request for
comment, said during an exclusive interview in November that she is “taking a
very serious look” at a 2014 gubernatorial campaign. She would likely face Lt.
Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Douglas Gansler, Comptroller Peter
Franchot and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman if she sought to succeed Gov.
Martin O’Malley.
O’Malley told the Blade in a post-Election Day interview that he would support
Brown in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign. Mizeur’s supporters remain adamant,
however, that she would prove an effective governor if elected.
“I met Heather when she worked for John Kerry and have always admired her
work ethic and commitment to progressive issues,” Elmendorf, who chairs the
Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, said.
“Heather is one of the hardest workers in politics and the importance of that
cannot be underscored; and being the only woman competing in a primary with
several other men could be the advantage she needs to win the primary,” gay
Democratic activist Lane Hudson added.
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Seventeen local, state and national organizations have joined with individual
activists to form the Maryland Coalition for Trans Equality, in a broad effort to fight
for trans rights.
MCTE’s mission is to advance equal rights for transgender, transsexual and
gender non-conforming people in Maryland through leadership, collaborative
decision-making processes and resources.
Over the spring and summer of 2012, MCTE held several listening sessions
across the state. Through these sessions MCTE asked community members to
share their vision of progress for trans people in the state. Attendees articulated
a demand for a broader coalition to do this work. Acting on that directive, MCTE
has brought together numerous organizations working for equality and justice in
Maryland.
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individuals at the center of decision-making,” said Carrie Evans, executive director
of Equality Maryland in a statement. “We witnessed the power of a coalition
winning and preserving marriage equality and we are confident this model will
succeed for trans equality.”
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Black Pride, FreeState Legal Project, Maryland NOW (National Organization for
Women), National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and PFLAG. For more information,
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Activists march after gay man’s beating
A march to protest the beating of Kenni Shaw, 30, an African-American gay
man, and violence directed toward the LGBT community in general took place on
Jan. 5. It included a diverse group of about 50 activists and officials.
Shaw was attacked from behind by at least five men on Christmas night as he
left an East Baltimore liquor store. He sustained bruises to his face and body from
the beating that lasted for more than 10 minutes. Nothing was stolen from Shaw,
who has said the assault was a hate crime.
Following the march that began on N. Gay Street, a rally was held in front of the
liquor store near where the beating occurred.
Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts addressed the crowd and
announced the department will establish an advisory board to meet regularly with
LGBT people.
“We wanted to go into the neighborhood and look at the faces in the crowd
and say no matter if we’re gay or not, we can live here, we can walk here, and we
will not be intimidated,” Kinji Scott, one of the organizers of the march told the
Blade. “And when you beat us down, we will stand up.”
Marcus Evans, 26, was arrested in connection with the beating of Shaw and has
been charged with 1st and 2nd degree assault.
Chase Brexton CEO to address LGBT group
The Maryland Corporate Council, in partnership with Chase Brexton Health
Services, will host a Network & Nosh event on Jan. 17. Chase Brexton CEO
Richard Larison will speak on LGBT health issues.
The event, which is free to members and their guests, takes place from 6-8 p.m.
at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.
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D.C. Council institutes
protest limits, expedites
alcohol licensing process
After a decade of controversy, the D.C.
Council late last month finally made meaning-
ful revisions to the city’s much-maligned and
long-unpopular alcohol-licensing process for
hospitality and nightlife businesses.
Due to the high-profile battle waged by a
notorious Dupont Circle “Gang of 5” ad hoc
license protest group against chef/restaura-
teur Jamie Leeds’ Hank’s Oyster Bar warrant-
ing mention from the dais by multiple Council
members, the approved reforms might justifi-
ably bear her name. Better to also include the
many others subjected to similar foolishness.
Took ‘em forever. Some would say the
legislative repairs are far too modest a
measure of regulatory relief given the Dis-
trict’s dysfunctional and out-of-balance li-
censing procedures.
One thing is clear — the political dynamic
has now changed. No longer will self-pro-
claimed size-shrunk gaggles of the few, pur-
porting to represent the many, hold unbridled
sway over entire neighborhoods. Their days
manipulating the system to impose their own
edicts while abridging fair and consistent ap-
plication of citywide laws are numbered.
Not that they won’t try. But the reforms
to be signed by Mayor Vincent Gray within a
week for immediate implementation make
obstruction more difficult.
While the D.C. Council failed to eliminate
legal standing for tiny “Gang of 5” protest
groups and small unrepresentative citizens as-
sociations, allowing them to directly intervene
in the licensing process, they took alternate
steps to mitigate their outsized influence.
D.C. Council member Jim Graham, chair
of the Council committee with oversight of
Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) matters,
discarded the recommendation of a “working
group” he had assembled to review existing
regulations requiring that ad hoc license pro-
test group members reside or own property
within a 400-ft. radius of the target establish-
ment. While this cheered license protesters,
the provision was considered to be of nominal
value by hospitality supporters. The seven-
year licensing struggle suffered by Hank’s, for
example, would not have been affected.
Although citizen association and Advisory
Neighborhood Commission (ANC) represen-
tatives outnumbered hospitality business and
Business Improvement District (BID) repre-
sentatives by nearly two-to-one, the working
group’s proposal primarily served to confirm
the need for regulatory repair as a widely sup-
ported public proposition.
Instead, with encouragement from the
business community along with residents and
patrons calling for reform, the D.C. Council ini-
tiated more substantial revisions.
First, the application process for new
businesses will be subject to statutory time-
frames, reducing the threat of long licensing
delays by protest groups or ANCs used to
extract operating restrictions. No longer will
bankruptcy before beginning be the inter-
ventionist weapon of opportunity. Business-
es won’t face coerced early closing hours,
limits on music and entertainment, restric-
tions on outdoor space use, downsized
guest counts or other prohibitions as the
price of expeditious license approval.
The process remains unwieldy and inordi-
nately lengthy. But new venues are now guar-
anteed a shortened process and definitive
schedule. After an initial period of application
announcement and protest filings, businesses
proceed to an ABC Board hearing within 60
days, a new requirement. Instead of the board
having 90 days to subsequently issue a ruling,
decisions will be required within 60 days.
Second, in a change more about policy
implications than mere semantics, the widely
reviled scourge of so-called “Voluntary Agree-
ments” no longer exists. Misused by protest
groups to extract operating concessions and
by ANCs to legislate turf rules as a perceived
licensing protocol, the option for a business to
enter into such an arrangement has been re-
named “Settlement Agreement” – a function-
ally accurate moniker implying nothing else.
Third, should an existing licensee or new
business reach an agreement with the ap-
plicable elected ANC, any protest by a ran-
dom “Gang of 5” will be discarded. Unfor-
tunately, the same does not apply to citizens
associations, but the message is unmistak-
able – past shenanigans will no longer enjoy
countenance.
Limits have also been placed on the types
of restrictions permitted in an optional Settle-
ment Agreement, should a business choose
to negotiate rather than proceed to a now ac-
celerated adjudication.
Is it enough? Hardly. Will it restore some
fairness for the city’s largest private sector in-
dustry, soon-to-be largest employer, and pri-
mary revenue producer? Absolutely.
The signal is clear – outdated enterprise
regulation in a growing modern city is as much
a relic of the past as those who support it.
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Don’t write him off
because of anti-gay past
I am not prepared to write off former Sen.
Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense for com-
ments he made years ago about former Am-
bassador James Hormel or issues related to
the LGBT community. I am willing to accept
his apology, which Ambassador Hormel has
now accepted even if reluctantly, because Ha-
gel will work for President Obama and I don’t
believe the president would nominate anyone
to this sensitive position who will not be sup-
portive of our community.
I believe that the president understands
that were Hagel to not promote or do any-
thing to thwart the continued integration of
gays and lesbians into the military there would
be huge demonstrations not at the Pentagon
but in front of the White House. It would be
the president that the LGBT community would
and should hold accountable.
I recently had to stymie a chuckle when
reading the full-page ads that Log Cabin
Republicans placed in a number of news-
papers including the New York Times and
the Washington Post opposing Hagel’s
nomination. An organization that in 2012
endorsed the Romney/Ryan ticket for
president is now claiming to be so upset
about things Hagel said years ago is bla-
tant hypocrisy. I have to wonder who paid
for those ads and whether the donor was
really trying to stop Hagel’s nomination for
other reasons and only using Log Cabin as
a vehicle to do so. It is interesting to see
some in the LGBT community aligned with
neocons and other Republican conserva-
tives on this issue. I had a real belly laugh
when reading right-wing columnist Jenni-
fer Rubin in the Washington Post say, “If Re-
publicans had nervy firebrands like the late
Senator Ted Kennedy, someone would rise
up and declare, ‘Chuck Hagel’s America is a
land in which gays would be forced back in
the closet.’” These, of course, would be the
same Republicans who in 2012 adopted
and supported a party platform that basi-
cally would have accomplished just that.
Hagel is part of a dying breed of mod-
erate Republicans. In 2002, he accused
the Bush administration of a “cavalier ap-
proach” to the rest of the world. In a re-
cent National Journal article on Hagel it
stated he voted for the Iraq war resolution
but insisted, “Actions in Iraq must come in
context of an American-led, multilateral ap-
proach to disarmament not as a first case
for a new American doctrine involving the
preemptive use of force.” Hagel has said
he is for talking to and trying to negotiate
with the Iranians rather than having either
the U.S. or Israel use military force to deal
with them before all other options are ex-
hausted. He voted for more than $40 billion
of aid to Israel during his time in Congress
but isn’t willing to give Israel a blank check
or approve new settlements and aggres-
sion when they aren’t necessary.
He clearly shares many of the foreign pol-
icy positions of the administration. He shares
the president’s view that we must realign our
military and prepare for the kind of warfare we
could face in the future, which is anathema to
many of the neocons who have led us into war
in the past.
One very interesting fact about Chuck Ha-
gel is that he would be the first Secretary of
Defense who actually volunteered for military
service when he enlisted to fight in Vietnam
— something that should stand him in good
stead with our all-volunteer military. I know
there will be a fight over this nomination and
it is a fight the president has chosen to make.
I support his right to choose the person he
wants to lead the Pentagon and unless some-
thing new and disturbing is unearthed during
the confirmation hearings agree with orga-
nizations like J Street and a large bipartisan
group of individuals, including former Sens.
Boren (Okla.), Hart (Colo.) and Kassebaum-
Baker (Kan.), and others such as Zbigniew
Brzezinski, Thomas Carlucci, Brent Scowcroft
and Paul Volcker, who agree that Hagel should
be confirmed.
Why was HRC so
quick to forgive
former senator’s sins?
The news this week that President Obama
wants former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) to
run the Defense Department marks a disap-
pointing turn for our fierce advocate in the
White House.
Rather than use his mandate from winning
re-election to reward his key constituencies,
Obama has poked a stick in the eye of the
LGBT community by turning to Hagel, who
had an abysmal voting record in Congress
and drew criticism for using anti-gay slurs back
in 1998.
At that time, Hagel described James Hor-
mel — a Clinton nominee for ambassador
of Luxembourg — as “openly, aggressively
gay” and said being gay was an “inhibiting
factor” that would prevent Hormel from do-
ing “an effective job.” Last month, Hagel
apologized for the remarks and said he’s “ful-
ly supportive of open service and committed
to LGBT military families.”
The Human Rights Campaign, apparently
unaware of its own “0” congressional score-
card rating for Hagel on LGBT issues from
2001-2006, immediately accepted the tepid
apology, even though Hagel didn’t reach out
to Hormel directly to apologize.
Did HRC extract any promises from the
White House or Hagel himself before so
quickly forgiving and forgetting his rather se-
rious sins? Hagel voted for the Federal Mar-
riage Amendment in 2004, putting him in the
company of the most rabidly anti-gay mem-
bers of Congress. In 1999, he said he opposed
repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
Let’s hope Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
has a longer memory than HRC and works
to get some answers on how Hagel would
handle an array of LGBT issues at Defense,
including granting partner benefits to gay
service members.
Better yet, let’s hope former Rep. Barney
Frank (D-Mass.) gets the nod to fill Sen. John
Kerry’s seat on an interim basis so he can have
a say on the Hagel appointment.
Frank issued an appropriately stern state-
ment last week assailing the choice of Hagel,
noting, “he voted consistently against fairness
for LGBT people and there does not seem to
be any evidence prior to his effort to become
Secretary of Defense of any apology or retrac-
tion of his attack on James Hormel.”
Frank continued, “I cannot think of any
other minority group in the U.S. today where
such a negative statement and action made
in 1998 would not be an obstacle to a major
presidential appointment.”
Indeed, an attack like that directed at an-
other minority group would have rendered
Hagel radioactive. But he merely attacked a
gay man, so he gets a pass because that’s per-
ceived as not so bad. Even our most promi-
nent national advocacy group sees no prob-
lem with it.
The Log Cabin Republicans denounced
Hagel in full-page ads in the Washington
Post and New York Times, calling the apology
“too little, too late.” They’re right, of course,
but where was Log Cabin’s advocacy when its
leaders endorsed Mitt Romney for president?
It’s all politics as usual — Log Cabin oppos-
es Hagel merely because Obama wants him.
And HRC supports Hagel because it must
now support everything Obama does. What’s
lost here is accountability. No one’s suggest-
ing that Hagel can’t or hasn’t changed. A lot of
folks have changed their views in 10 years. And
he’s entitled to forgiveness if his apology is sin-
cere. But there are consequences for actions.
Publicly attacking a qualified gay man and
casting horrendous votes against our equal-
ity shouldn’t be forgotten so easily. HRC won’t
stand up to Obama over this regrettable ap-
pointment and so it falls to Frank, Baldwin and
others to ensure Hagel would support LGB
and, yes, T service members and complete
the work that lies ahead on full implementa-
tion of the gay ban’s repeal.
Hagel is entitled to change his mind. But
LGBT service members are entitled to leader-
ship that won’t turn back the clock on recent
advances at the Pentagon. Hagel is the wrong
choice for Defense and a bad choice for LGBT
service members.
Hagel a disappointing choice from Obama
HRC, apparently unaware of its own ‘0’ congressional
scorecard rating for Hagel on LGBT issues from
2001-2006, immediately accepted Hagel’s tepid apology.
Hagel will work for President Obama and I don’t believe
the president would nominate anyone to this sensitive
position who will not be supportive of our community.
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Changes in ownership,
location, technology
contribute to morphing
BDSM scene

By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
joeyd@washblade.com

There’s a lot of change in the air with the
D.C. gay leather community. As Mid-Atlantic
Leather Weekend is in town for its annual
festivities, we decided to ask around and see
if the changes are just coincidental, natural
evolution of a maturing scene or indicators of
a larger cultural shift of some type.
The bottom-line answer, not surprisingly, is
that it depends whom you ask.
But first, the particulars.
º The Learher Fack, srill çayownec Lur
under new management, has a new name.
Now known as Adam & Eve, it’s still at 1723
Connecticut Ave., N.W. (location of the nearly
40-year-old business since 1991) but is a
slightly different shop.
“We felt the name attracts a broader
audience, not just gay guys into leather,”
currenr owner Fusswin Francisco, who Louçhr
the business from James McGlade (who’d
owned it since 1994), wrote in an e-mail. “We
do love gay leather guys and we’ll support
the leather community in any way we can. We
simply want to ensure that other folks with
other sexual fetishes feel as comfortable in our
store regardless of gender, sexual orientation
or identity. Consequently we are offering
women’s fetish wear, toys and accessories
along side our men’s [items].”
Francisco is çay, marriec ro a man anc has
been in Washington for more than 30 years.
McGlade didn’t respond to requests
for comment but said in a press release
issued when the change became official
in November that he was “grateful for our
rime here as rhe Learher Fack" anc "we
wish to thank you for your patronage and
endorsement over the years.”
"Jim is a çooc lrienc," Francisco says. "¦r
was a natural transition.”
º As has Leen wicely reporrec, rhe D.C.
Eagle’s days at its current location at 639 New
York Ave., N.W. location are numbered. The
most recent official comment was that owners
would be there through the end of March via
an agreement with the developer of a high-
rise office complex that will displace the Eagle
and other businesses in the area.
Eagle owners and management staff are
Leinç riçhrlippec on rheir plans. Fepearec
phone calls, emails anc FaceLook messaçes
to Ted Clements, Peter Lloyd and Carl Domer
went unacknowledged this week.
Eddie Ortiz, president of the D.C. Boys
of Leather, says he sees Clements regularly
and though he can’t offer anything official,
he understands an announcement is
imminent. The Boys have a monthly bar
night at the Eagle, as do many of the local
gay leather groups.
"¦ uncersranc rhe owners co have a
location identified, but they haven’t given
me a locarion yer," Òrriz says. "¦ rhink rhey're
going to announce it over MAL weekend. Ted
is rhe one ¦ ralk ro a lor."
David Merrill, who’s gay and DJs the
monthly fetish/gear party CODE, says it’s
never wise to count the Eagle out.
“We’ve heard rumors of the Eagle’s
imminent demise multiple times in the past
and, of course, those rumors turned out to be
çrearly exaççerarec," Merrill says. "¦'m cerrain
they’ll open in a new location.”
º The Baltimore Eagle, however, hasn’t
Leen as lucky. ¦r closec lasr monrh ar irs 2022
N. Charles Street location and its fate remains
uncerrain. The esrare ol lormer owner Ficharc
Ficharcson, who ciec succenly in 2007 (he'c
purchased it from Tom Kiple in 1995), had
been running it in recent years. New owner
Charles Parrish did not respond to multiple
calls seeking comment.
¦n rhe meanrime, many in rhe Balrimore
gay leather community have moved over to
Leon’s Leather Lounge, known casually as “the
Triple L” at 870 Park Ave.
Focney Burçer, presicenr ol rhe ShipMares
Club, which had called the Eagle “home”
since the bar opened in 1991, said the last
night it was open was memorable.
"¦r is my uncersrancinç rhar rhe new owner
plans to turn it into office space,” he says.
“How fitting that the last Saturday the bar was
open was our ShipMates’ Daddy Christmas
benefit. The bar was packed and we raised
$3,000 lor MoveaLle Feasr. We closec rhe Lar
with a bang.”
He also saic Triple L owner Fon Sinçer
made “a nice offer” and they plan to continue
meeting there.
Those active in the Baltimore leather scene
say they’re hearing the Eagle could reopen
elsewhere, but nothing definite is known.
"¦'ve hearc everyrhinç lrom rhree ro lve
monrhs, ¦'ve hearc lonçer, rhe rumor mill is
lull ol srull," Fik NewronTreacway, known
as “Hooker” in the leather community
there, says.
MAL appears to continue thriving and
local gay leather enthusiasts say it’s a major
highlight of their year and remains popular
with both locals and those who come from out
of town.
“There’s always a huge percentage of
local people at MAL,” Merrill says. He’ll be
spinning his “deep house” and “progressive
tribal” music at two special CODE parties at
rhe CruciLle rhis weekenc. "¦ rhink mosr local
guys into some part of the leather scene make
it to at least one of the MAL events. There are
so many things to do over the weekend —
dance events, play events, times to socialize,
the cocktails the Centaurs do — there’s a little
something for everybody. That’s one of the
great things about the leather community —
it’s so diverse.”
Ortiz, whose Boys group is having its
own free party/dance tonight at 10 in the
Conçressional Foom ar rhe Hyarr Feçency
on Capitol Hill (the sold-out host hotel), says
he “can’t wait to get going and start dancing.”
Though married to his partner of 14 years
who’s not into the leather scene, Ortiz is in a
slave/master relationship with a leather lover in
Michigan whom he sees about once a month
and who will be here this weekend for MAL.
"¦r's such a lun rime," he says. "¦r's çrear ro
see people you haven’t seen since last year
and it gives us a chance to really hang out in our
leather, do play scenes in a safe environment,
be who we are, make new friends and also see
some of the local people who don’t come out
as much unless it’s for MAL.”
Ortiz, by the way, says the Boys club, which
even has a couple female members, is about
having a boy mindset.
"¦r's how you icenrily in your hearr," he
says. "¦r's who you are on rhe insice. There's
no certain way it has to be, but it does tend
to be more service oriented. You don’t
have to be a complete bottom. Boys can
top, but it’s about taking care of a dom or
having someone be in charge of you and
dominating the play scene.”
With trust and communication in his
marriage, he says his other relationship is
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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN OUT
AND WHO WAS THE HARDEST
PERSON TO TELL?
Since I was 21. Sometimes I get flack
from gays and lesbians because I’m not
a gold-star lesbian and that can be hard.
WHO’S YOUR LGBT HERO?
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a journalist, I really admire Rachel
Maddow. She’s super-smart and she’s
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personal heroes, who I can also count
as friends: Gloria Casarez, who is the
director of LGBT Affairs for the City of
Philadelphia, and Carrie Jacobs, the
executive director of The Attic Youth
Center in Philadelphia.
WHAT’S WASHINGTON’S BEST
NIGHTSPOT, PAST OR PRESENT?
Tracks. I had some good times there.
DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM WEDDING.
I was married before and that was
probably as close as I would get. (See my
answer about overrated social customs.) It
was a 1920s carnivale theme, very fun. Less
of a wedding, and more of a big party.
WHAT NON-LGBT ISSUE ARE YOU
MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
Gender equality/women’s rights
WHAT HISTORICAL OUTCOME
WOULD YOU CHANGE?
The 2007 Supreme Court decision in
Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
In the case, the court ruled 5-4 against
Lilly Ledbetter, who had been getting
paid less than her male counterparts at
Goodyear for years. The court said her
claim of long-term discriminatory pay
decisions was filed after the statute of
limitations, 180 days, had expired.
WHAT’S BEEN THE MOST
MEMORABLE POP CULTURE
MOMENT OF YOUR LIFETIME?
Pop culture really isn’t my forte, but Kurt
Cobain’s suicide was pretty significant.
ON WHAT DO YOU INSIST?
It’s OK to be gay. Also, good grammar
and correct language use. It’s my job.
WHAT WAS YOUR LAST FACEBOOK
POST OR TWEET?
“So excited to have found what is
likely the closest grocery store to my
house, and it’s an organic grocer. That
only took 3 mos. Sheesh!”
IF YOUR LIFE WERE A BOOK, WHAT
WOULD THE TITLE BE?
“Determined: How I got over a mostly
shitty childhood and found my way in
the world”
IF SCIENCE DISCOVERED A WAY TO
CHANGE SEXUAL ORIENTATION,
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
For myself, nothing. I like being queer.
For others, encourage self-acceptance.
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN BEYOND
THE PHYSICAL WORLD?
The universe.
WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE FOR LGBT
MOVEMENT LEADERS?
Keep up the good fight. Don’t let the
LGBT-rights movement be sidelined by petty
differences. Don’t sacrifice the minorities
amongst us for the good of the majority.
WHAT WOULD YOU WALK ACROSS
HOT COALS FOR?
My family, my close friends, LGBT equality.
WHAT LGBT STEREOTYPE ANNOYS
YOU MOST?
That lesbians “process” too much.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LGBT
MOVIE?
“Bound”
WHAT’S THE MOST OVERRATED
SOCIAL CUSTOM?
Weddings
WHAT TROPHY OR PRIZE DO YOU
MOST COVET?
I’m not particularly motivated by
either, but a Pulitzer would be nice.
WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU’D
KNOWN AT 18?
That my life and work mattered, and that
I could have a positive impact with both.
WHY WASHINGTON?
Work. And it helps that my family is close.
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
joeyd@washblade.com
Mid-year last year, Sarah Blazucki was ready for a professional change.
The 37-year-old Baltimore native had a good six-and-a-half year run as editor
at Philadelphia Gay News and was looking for fresh vistas to tackle. In October,
she moved to Washington to work as a writer and editor with The Peace Corps.
“I felt like I’d done all I could do with the paper and it was time to let someone
else take over,” she says. “Someone with new, fresh ideas and for me to do
something else. I was sort of looking to take my career to the next level.”
Though she says things are “very good” in her new position, it’s a huge
change from what she calls “the rhythm” of the weekly newspaper rigors. She
also realizes it will take time to get integrated into D.C. LGBT life.
“Just being at the PGN, I very much had my finger on the pulse of the LGBT
community and down here I just don’t,” she says. “Granted I’ve only lived here
three months, but it’s just going to take some time to find the community again.
And not just the bars. I know where they are, but I mean really the heart of the
community. The non-profits, the larger piece that really makes up the heart of
the community.”
Blazucki is also active in the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
and founder of website lgbtrights.me, which allows web surfers to find out what
laws apply in their part of the country. She also writes resumes on the side.
She has identified as queer since she was 21 and was in an 11-year relationship
with a man whom she eventually married. But she says she knew all along she
“was not straight.”
Blazucki’s dating but not in a serious relationship. She lives in Petworth and
enjoys running, yoga, reading and “being a news junkie” in her free time.
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With “Contractions,” British playwright
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Now making its American premiere at
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unnamed corporation, is relentlessly and
methodically questioned by a bizarrely
inquisitive manager (Holly Twyford). Both
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regulations giving special attention to the
sections pertaining to romantic and sexual
relationships among employees.
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prurient interests or perhaps her lustful
designs on the new, younger employee are
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abundantly clear that her every move —
even the most perverse — are done to
benefit the company’s bottom line.
More and more, the manager’s inquiries
and directives grow ludicrously outrageous.
Initially Emma is her superior’s match, but
not for long. Volleys build into one-sided
brutal attacks and it’s soon evident that
Emma can’t compete with a company-
backed opponent. After being frequently
reminded about the sluggish job market
and that there are more than a hundred
applicants ready and willing to fill her
corporate position, Emma surrenders to
HR’s demands. She devolves from confident
and sexy to broken and bereft. At one point,
Emma asks the heartless boss if she bleeds.
And while we never get that answer, we do
become acquainted with some of Emma’s
bodily fluids. And no wonder with the
battering she goes through.
British director Duncan Macmillan ably
helms the top-notch production and
Twyford and Wilmoth Keegan both deliver
knockout performances. With a frozen
smile, glazed eyes and hilariously placed
pauses, Twyford (who is gay) is at the top
of her game as the corporate automaton.
Wilmoth Keegan is equally terrific and
wonderfully natural as Emma.
“Contractions” is not the first time
Twyford and Wilmoth Keegan have
successfully joined forces. In the fall of
2011, Wilmoth Keegan played the victim
of a brutal gay bashing in “Stop Kiss,”
Diane Son’s play about women friends
turned lovers. The well-received No Rules
Theatre Company production marked
Twyford’s directorial debut.
Bartlett, the playwright, is best known
for “Cock,” his hit play (in London and
New York) about a happily partnered gay
man who falls in love with a woman.
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manager’s stark office. Designed by
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No art. No signs of life at all really. It’s a
sterile space, perfectly suited for surgically
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“working out great for us.”
As for the D.C. scene overall, some say it’s
just natural evolution.
Woody says it runs much deeper than
simply who owns a leather bar at any given
time or where it might be located.
“The smartphone has brought with it a lot
of degrading factors,” he says. “There are all
these mobile apps now — Scruff, Growlr, Grindr
— all these things we didn’t have before. Now
I can find a trick a half a mile from me with my
GPS-embedded tracker and there are people
coming up with different websites all the time.
… You can order up anything you want, so
there are not as many people interested in
romance anymore. Yes, there are still softies
with good hearts who want relationships and
certainly gay men have always had their hook-
up side, but I think there’s a higher turnover
ratio when everything’s online.”
Newton-Treadway, who says lots of guys
from Baltimore come to D.C. for Leather
Weekend (“Are you kidding? It’s practically
in our backyard — it’s like a giant cheesecake
for everybody who’s supposed to be on
a diet.”), says the changing leather scene
is much deeper and more complex than it
may initially seem.
“I think there are aspects of the lifestyle that
in a way are becoming more underground,
less in your face,” he says. “I think the economy
hasn’t helped. The Internet hasn’t helped. It’s
many, many, many different things. I would
say long gone are the days when a leather bar
could count on the gay leather community to
keep it open. With everything out there online,
you don’t need to go out. Not long ago, there
wasn’t any AOL, hell, we didn’t even have cell
phones. You had to go out for dick. It didn’t
come to you unless you were in the middle of
the gay ghetto and sitting on your front porch.
So there’s a lot of change occurring and a lot
of contributing factors. And even when you do
go out to the bars, everybody’s got their nose
in their phone. They might even be texting to
someone who’s right there in the bar, but they
won’t go over and talk to them.”
But the bar scene in the leather world is far
from dead. Jacob Pring, who organizes CODE
and the XXX parties at Green Lantern and the
Crucible, says he sees lots of younger guys
coming to his events and gets anywhere from
100 to 150 guys to an average event.
“There’s always new people coming in,”
Pring says. “People bring their friends. It’s fun.
No attitude, no drama.”
Ortiz says he’s not so sure it’s changing as
much as everybody says.
“I still go out,” he says. “I don’t just sit at
home online all the time. I know lots of people
who go out and support the clubs.”
Merrill says it is changing but it’s futile to
pine for the past.
“Every community changes over time,” he
says. “It’s not gonna be 1975 forever. I don’t
know what things will look like in another 10
years, but I’m looking forward to finding out.”


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ARTS & ENTERTAI NMENT JANUARY 11, 2013 º 27
Baltimore Eagle closed for now;
D.C. Eagle moving soon
CONTI NUED FROM PAGE 23
Events continue
all weekend

The Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend is
here at the Hyatt Regency (400 New Jersey
Ave., N.W.). Full packages are $180 online
and $200 on site and allow attendees to go
to official MAL weekend events and activities.
The Weekend Pass is $10 to $25 and does
not include admission to Official MAL events.
MAL is a mostly gay event and attracts leather
enthusiasts from all over the country. Below are
official and unofficial MAL events:
º The ExhiLir Hall lor rhe evenr is open lrom
5-11 p.m. tonight, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
º The SiçMa D.C. (1014 H Sr., NE) parry is roniçhr
from 8 p.m.-midnight. This party is not included in
the MAL weekend package. Cost for SigMaDC
members is $20 and $25 for non-members.
º CÒDE D.C. is hosrinç a parry ar CruciLle
(16 M St., NE) tonight and Saturday night 9
p.m.-3 a.m. This is party is not part of the MAL
weekend package. The cost is $40 a night or
$60 both nights in advance online and it is $60
at the door.
º The ÒNYX cance parry "ÒNYX Alrer
Dark” in the Regency Ballroom of the hotel is
tonight 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
º The D.C. Loys ol learher: "Where rhe
boys are” is tonight from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. in the
Congressional Room in the hotel.
º The MicArlanric Kennel Korps hosr
Puppy Park Saturday 1-3:30 p.m. in the
Regency Ballroom.
º SiçMa holcs a BDSM cemonsrrarion 13
p.m. in the Regency Ballroom of the hotel.
º The ÒNYX Cockrail Farry anc Learher
Gear Show and Auction happens Saturday
from 3-6 p.m. in the Congressional Room.
º Anorher SiçMa DC (1014 H Sr., NE) parry
is Saturday night from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. This party
is not included in the MAL weekend package.
Cost for SigMaDC members is $20 and $25 for
non-members.
º Learher Cockrails rake place in rhe Feçency
Ballroom Saturday evening 6:30-9 p.m.
º The Manhunr Jock Farry "Dirry" evenr is
Saturday night 10 p.m.-2 a.m. in the Capitol Room.
º Spurç hosrs a lree Blackour Farry Sarurcay
night 10 p.m.-3 a.m. in the Regency Ballroom.
º The º:30 CluL (815 v Sr., NW) hosrs rhe
party “Blowoff” Saturday night at 11:30 p.m.
This event is not included in the weekend
package. Cost is $12.
º For weekenc packaçe holcers rhere is a
brunch Sunday morning from 10 a.m.-noon in
the Capitol Room.
º The Mr. MicArlanric Learher 2013
Contest is on Sunday from 1-3:30 p.m. in the
Regency Ballroom. Tickets are $25.
º Ü Srreer Music Hall (1115 Ü Sr., NW)
hosts Tea Dance 3.0 Sunday night from 5 p.m.-
midnight.
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Lesbian jokester to play Busboys and Poets

Marga Gomez returns to Washington Sunday night when she brings her 2013
comedy show “Laughterglow” to Busboys and Poets (14th St., NW).
Gomez brings her commentary of the 2012 elections and the Mayan prophecies
with a queer Latina twist. She is one of the first openly lesbian comedians and is
the winner of a GLAAD Media Award. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. for the 70-minute
show, which starts at 8.
Tickets are $10. For more information, visit margagomez.com.

La Ti Do resumes at Black Fox Lounge

La Ti Do, a weekly word-based and musical cabaret series, returns Monday night for its
first installment of the new year at Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave., NW). It starts
at 8 p.m. and features Regie Cabico, DonMike Mendoza and Jonathon Tuzman.
Cabico is a leading guru in poetry slam having won three national top prizes and
winning The Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam. He teams up with Mendoza, a local gay
actor, and Tuzman, a local pianist active in the cabaret scene.
Cover is $10. For more information, visit blackfoxlounge.com.

Showcase features D.C.-based talent

The Capital City Showcase brings some of the best comedians, musicians and
performing artists in the D.C. area to the D.C. Arts Center (2438 18th St., NW) Saturday
tonight at 10.
This weekend features comedians Damo Hicks, Shahryar Rizvi, Emily Ruskowski and
Brandon Wardell along with rock band Yellow Tie Guy.
Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. For more information, visit capitalcityshowcase.com.

‘Dreamgirls’ ends its run this weekend

The Supremes-inspired Broadway classic “Dreamgirls” ends its run at Signature
Theatre this weekend. The final shows are tonight at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and
Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Tickets are very tight for these final performances but check signature-theatre.org and
the box office for availability. Actress/singer Nova Y. Payton has earned raves as Effie.
The run was extended. It was originally set to close Jan. 6. Local gay theater warhorse
Matthew Gardiner directed and choreographed this production.
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28 º JANUARY 11, 2013 OUT & ABOUT
MARGA GOMEZ brings her stand-up show to Washington this weekend.
PHOTO BY KENT TAYLOR
By ERIN DURKIN
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JAN 12 - JAN 13
DANCE PLACE. 202- 269- 1600. DANCEPLACE. ORG.
A shared evening of modern dance ranging from the weighted to the humorous.
withhart.dance.projects presents Rite, a visually provoking work examining
identity, territory, and sacrifice. Deep Vision Dance Company debuts Heady
Connotations, a lighthearted, candid and witty work exposing the nuances and
idioms of the human head.
A FIDDLER’S FEAST: FRASER, HAAS, UNGAR, MASON AND POWELL
FRI DAY, JAN 11
STRATHMORE. 301- 581- 5100. STRATHMORE. ORG.
Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas are together “a positive joy” (The
Scotsman). The music of genre-bending Dirk Powell has been hailed as “charming,
reeling, sparing, prayerful and propulsive” (The Washington Post). Fiddlers Jay
Ungar and Molly Mason have won fame for their performances on Ken Burns’ The
Civil War and Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.
THE RAPE OF LUCRECE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16
TAFFETY PUNK THEATRE COMPANY, HARMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS.
202- 547- 1122. TAFFETYPUNK. COM.
A pure Taffety Punk show. The coalescence of actors, dancers, and musicians
bending Shakespeare’s epic poem to their will. Starring company members Tonya
Beckman, Dan Crane, Kimberly Gilbert, Marcus Kyd, and Joel David Santner, with
guest artist Katie Murphy.
Image courtesy of Dance Place.
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OPENINGS
FRI, JAN 11
The Show-Off, American Century
Theater, Gunston Theatre. 703-998-4555.
americancentury.org.
SAT, JAN 12
Boged (Traitor): Enemy of the
People, Theater J. 800-494-8497.
washingtondcjcc.org.
THU, JAN 17
NSO, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
kennedy-center.org.
Zorro, Constellation Theatre Company,
Source Theatre. 800-494-8497.
constellationtheatre.org.
LAST CHANCE
SAT, JAN 12
Emily Skinner: There is Nothing Like a
Dame, Signature Theatre. 703-820-9771.
signature-theatre.org.
SUN, JAN 13
Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective,
National Gallery of Art. 202-737-4215.
nga.gov.
An Iliad, Studio Theatre. 202-332-3300.
studiotheatre.org.
Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre.
703-820-9771. signature-theatre.org.
Fabulous! Portraits by Michele Mattei,
Museum of Women in the Arts.
202-783-5000. nmwa.org.
Greatest Photographs of the American
West: Capturing 125 Years of Majesty,
Spirit, and Adventure, National
Geographic. 202-857-7588. nglive.org/dc.
The Ripple Effect: Currents of Socially
Engaged Art, WPA, Art Museum of the
Americas. 202-458-6016. wpadc.org.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
FRI, JAN 11
The Discovery Series: JACK Quartet
and Derek Bermel, The Barns.
1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.
SAT, JAN 12
George Li, piano, Strathmore.
301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
Jokeslingers Comedy Tour: Alex Moore,
Brian Kerns and Adam Dodd, Workhouse
Arts Center. 703-584-2900.
workhousearts.org.
Clarinet Capers with Julian Milkis, National
Chamber Ensemble, Artisphere.
888-841-2787.
nationalchamberensemble.org.
SUN, JAN 13
The Kennedy Center Chamber Players play
Brahms & Schubert, Kennedy Center.
202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org.
Orava String Quartet, National Gallery of
Art. 202-737-4215. nga.gov.
Northern Lights: Music for Strings and
Harp, IBIS, Lyon Park Community Center.
703-755-0960. ibischambermusic.org.
MON, JAN 14
Note by Note: The Making of Steinway
L1037, Goethe-Institut. 202-289-1200.
cms.goethe.de.
WED, JAN 16
Deborah Bond, Strathmore.
301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
Gin Blossoms, The Barns.
1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.
THU, JAN 17
Carpe Diem Quartet, Strathmore.
301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
International Guitar Night, The Barns.
1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.
ONGOING STAGE
Contractions, The Studio Theatre.
202-332-3300. studiotheatre.org.
Tryst, Washington Stage Guild,
Undercroft Theatre. 240-582-0050.
stageguild.org.
ONGOING EXHIBITIONS
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Ivan Sigal: White
Road, NOW at the Corcoran - Enoc
Perez: UTOPIA, Taryn Simon: A Living
Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters
I-XVIII. 202-639-1700. fotoweekdc.org.
Ford’s Theatre. Torn in Two. 202-347-4833.
fords.org.
Kreeger Museum. 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. Shock of the
News, In the Tower: Barnett Newman,
Masterpieces of American Furniture from
the Kaufman Collection, 1700–1830.
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
Silversmiths from the NMWA Collection.
202-783-5000. nmwa.org.
Smithsonian Anacostia Community
Museum.Reclaiming the Edge: Urban
Waterways and Civic Engagement.
202-633-4820. si.edu.
ONGOING GALLERIES
Artisphere. W3Fi: Chris Coleman + Laleh
Mehran, Elizabeth Graeber: Hand Drawn
Bazaar. 703-875-1100. artisphere.com.
Prince George’s African American
Museum, Gallery 110. Paper Dolls
Exhibition. 301-864-3860. pgaamcc.org.
JCC Greater Washington. It Takes a
Village: From Gondar to Jerusalem.
301-881-0100. jccgw.org.
JCCNV. Women’s Place. 703-323-0880.
jccnv.org.
Strathmore. 22nd Annual Strathmore
Artists Juried Exhibition. 301-581-5100.
strathmore.org.
Washington Printmakers Gallery.
Professors of Print, Rilievi. 301-273-3660.
washingtonprintmakers.com.
Workhouse Arts Center. New Works:
Workhouse Education Student and
Teacher Exhibition, The Great Chair
Challenge, Drink this! The Workhouse
International Ceramic Cup Show.
703-584-2900. workhousearts.org.
‘60s-inspired diner the
Satellite Room does
great with the basics
By JONATHAN HOWARD
The last few weeks have been a foodie’s
nightmare, at least for me. I’m busy at work,
my dining partners are all away and worst
of all, I’ve had a long lasting head cold that
had made everything I eat taste the same.
So, when I finally started to feel a bit
better, I found myself craving the comforts
of diner food and with The Diner on 18th
Street seeming like it was a bit too far
away, I decided it was finally time to try out
the Satellite Room (2047 9th Street NW).
The Satellite Room opened Oct. 9 and is
located right behind the 9:30 Club.
As one would expect, the space is
super cool and trendy and an awesome
white neon “Satellite” sign behind the
bar dominates the main room. The Hilton
Brothers who already own and operate
American Ice Company and Brixton in the
9th and U area are the men behind this
‘60s-inspired diner. This location serves
up food inspired by traditional diners
like the meatloaf and fried chicken but
they also offer a few twists with items like
the tilapia tacos and the Chile rellenos.
Patrons also have the option to build their
own burger where you pick your patty,
bun, toppers and sauce — a great feature
I’m looking forward to trying on my next
visit. However, what sealed the deal on my
decision to give Satellite Room a try were
the “adult milkshakes.”
All the “boozy shakes,” $10 each, are
named after famous television characters
like Lucy Ricardo (chocolate with Johnny
Walker Black), Archie Leach (strawberry
with Tanqueray London dry gin); or the
A.C. Slater (avocado with Jose Cuervo).
Nobody will even judge you if you admit
that as a kid you like “Saved by the Bell”
when ordering this shake. I tried the Patsy
Stone, which was pineapple, coconut,
orange and nutmeg, with Captain Morgan
spiced rum. This milkshake was gone in
moments and tasted like a richer and
more decadent pina colada. My dining
partner chose the Linus Van Pelt which
was peanut butter and No. 12 Tennessee
Whiskey. It was another rich but delightful
option, the boozy milkshakes alone make
Satellite Room worth visiting, but don’t
just fill up on them because the food is
also quite good and comforting.
An excellent example of a delicious
and comforting dish is the meatloaf and
mashed potatoes. Sure, it’s a basic dish,
but a basic dish that can go terribly wrong
in many establishments. We have all had
the rock hard hockey puck piece of meat
that needs to be doused in ketchup or
hot sauce to even be edible. The meatloaf
at Satellite Room was nothing like those
culinary disasters — the meat was moist
and fluffy and had the right amount of flavor
and spices; no sauces were necessary.
The mashed potatoes were obviously
the perfect complement to this traditional
meat and potatoes dish. Another standout
was the macaroni and cheese. My dining
partner admitted that on a previous visit
he almost ordered a third portion. I don’t
blame him. This little dish of goodness
contains a rich and creamy multi-cheese
sauce that coats the pasta perfectly and
evenly and the baked topping adds the
delightful bit of warm crunchiness. While
my head cold prevented me from venturing
too far away from the comfort foods I
craved, I am looking forward to returning
soon and seeing what other dishes live up
to the meatloaf and mac and cheese.
There are a few desserts on the menu,
like the apple cobbler and churros and
Mexican hot chocolate and I love ending
a meal with some sweets, but when I was
tempted with possibly having another
“adult milkshake” I decided that would be
the better option. It’s an after dinner drink
and dessert all in one. Overall, Satellite
Room is a great place to grab a drink with
friends, have a quick relaxing bite or hang
out before or after a concert.
If you’re in the U Street/Florida Ave. area, keep the SATELLITE ROOM in mind — it’s a great option
for a quick bite before an evening of clubbing at Town or a concert at the 9:30 Club.
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TODAY
The big news this weekend, of course, is
Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend which has
events tonight and through late Sunday night.
All specifics are at leatherweekend.com.
The Hong Kong Dance Company
and the Guangdong Song and Dance
ensemble present “Qingming Riverside”
for a special performance tonight at 8 and
Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s
Eisenhower Theater (2700 F St., NW). The
show is inspired by the scroll painting
“Along the River during the Qingming
Festival,” which was painted between AD
1119 and 1125. Tickets are $10. For more
information, visit kennedy-center.org.
Whitman-Walker Health offers HIV
testing at Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St.,
SE) tonight from 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. For
details, visit whitman-walker.org.
Daryl Wilson hosts his monthly “First
Fridays” party at the Bachelor’s Mill
(1104 8th St., S.E.) starting at 10 p.m. DJ
Bladerunner is on the upper level while DJ
Sedrick is on the main floor on the lower
level. Cover is $10. For more information,
visit thebachelorsmill.com.
A special edition of CODE, a gear party
with a strict dress code for anyone into
leather, rubber, jock gear, etc., is tonight and
Saturday from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. at the Crucible
(16 M Street, NE). CODE is ordinarily the first
Saturday of the month. XXX Code resumes
Jan. 18 at 10 p.m. also at the Crucible. Visit
codedc.com for details.
Gallery B (7700 Wisconsin Ave.,
Bethesda) has its opening reception for
a new show tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. The
show features Patricia Affens, Ceci Cole
McInturff, Alice Kresse, Maya Ormsby
and Susan Tibolla Gray. For details, visit
bethesda.org.
The Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.)
hosts “Dr. Who Happy Hour” tonight at 7.
There will be one episode of “Dr. Who”
and drink specials. Admission is free. For
details, visit blackcatdc.com.
Phase 1 (528 8th 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 8th St., N.W.) hosts Bear
Happy Hour tonight from 6-11 p.m. (21
and up). There is no cover charge. For
details, visit towndc.com.
SATURDAY, JAN. 12
Blowoff resumes tonight with its first
dance party of the new year with gay DJs
Bob Mould and Rich Morel. Expect lots
of folks from Mid-Atlantic Leather to join
the fun again this year. It’s at the 9:30 Club
(815 V Street, NW) and starts at 11:30 p.m.
Tickets are $12. A portion of the proceeds
goes to Brother Help Thyself. Visit blowoff.
us for details.
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington
has two performances of its “Showmen
and Showstoppers” cabaret fundraiser
today at Camp Rehoboth in Rehoboth
Beach, Del. Soloists from the chorus will
perform their favorite cabaret numbers,
many with show business themes. Tickets
are $20. Call 302-227-5620 to order. The
performance is in the “big room” at Camp
Rehoboth, located at 37 Baltimore Ave. in
Rehoboth Beach. Visit camprehoboth.
com or gmcw.org for details.
The year-long art series Art from the
Hinterlands presents “Fragmented
Musings” by Diane Wiencke at Stages
Premier Realtors (1515 14th St., NW) this
evening from 6-8 p.m. Wiencke’s work
challenges the idea that artists need
to be living in cities and metropolitan
communities to create meaningful work.
The series features artists living in remote
regions. For details, call 202-449-8657.
Whitman Walker offers HIV testing at
D.C. Center (1318 U St. NW) this afternoon
4-7:30 p.m. For more information, visit
whitman-walker.org.
Burgundy Crescent needs 12-14
volunteers this morning from 9:30 a.m.-
noon at the MLK Library for two enormous
children’s book projects. For details, visit
burgundycrescent.org.
The Black Cat (1811 14th 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, JAN. 13
Defenders Washington, part of Dignity
Washington, offers a Roman Catholic Mass
today at 6 p.m. for leather, levi and fetish
community during Leather Weekend at
St. Margaret’s Church (1820 Connecticut
Ave., NW). Everyone is welcome. For
details, visit dignitywashington.org.
Burgundy Crescent volunteers at
D.C. Central Kitchen this morning from 9
a.m.-noon. Volunteers will help cook and
prepare food. For more information, visit
burgundycrescent.org.
Lambda Sci-fi has its monthly meeting
at 1425 S St., NW for LGBT science fiction,
fantasy and horror fans today at 1:30
p.m. The annual blind book exchange
will be at the same time. For details, visit
lambdascifi.org.
MONDAY, JAN. 14
Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th 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.
Banana Café (500 8th St., SE) has its
karaoke night tonight from 7 p.m. to
closing. Admission is free. For more
information, visit bananacafedc.com.
TUESDAY, JAN. 15
Whitman-Walker (1701 14th St., NW)
holds its group Starting Over for
Women tonight at 7. The group is for
women whose long-term relationship
with another woman. Registration is
required. For more information, visit
whitman-walker.org.
Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.)
hosts its Safer Sex Kit-packing program
tonight from 7-10:30. The packing
program is looking for more volunteers
to help produce the kits because they say
they are barely keeping up with demand.
Admission is free and volunteers can
just show up. For more information, visit
thedccenter.org.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16
Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th 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.
The Tom Davoren Social Bridge Club
meets tonight at the Dignity Center (721
8th St., SE) at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers are
welcome and no reservations are needed.
For more information or if you need a
partner, visit lambdabridge.com.
THURSDAY, JAN. 17
Club Heaven (2327 18th St., NW) hosts
Indie Adams Morgan, a local indie music
series, starting tonight with the band Funk
Ark. Cover is $8. For more information,
email indieadamsmorgan@gmail.com.
Special Agent Galactica and her rock
steady band play Cobalt (1639 R St.,
NW) tonight from 8-10 p.m. The show
features classic and contemporary rock
songs including music from Led Zeppelin,
Romantics, Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar,
the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane
and Elton John. No cover. For more
information, visit pinkhairedone.com.
Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th 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.
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.
The event is hosted by Lena Lett and
music by DJ Chord, DJ Madscience,
and DJ Sean Morris. For details, visit
cobaltdc.com.
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