LGBT rights advocate blasts

sports minister’s comments
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
The Russian government this week said authorities
will enforce the country’s gay propaganda ban
during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
“The Interior Ministry of Russia during the Olympic
games, as well as at any other time, will operate
under Russian law in general and in particular on
the law protecting children from the promotion
of non-traditional sexual relations,” the Russian
Interior Ministry said in a statement posted to its
website in Russian. “Law enforcement measures will
be applied in accordance to Russian law to people
carrying out such activities.”
The statement comes nearly two weeks after
the International Olympic Committee said it had
“received assurances” from the highest levels of the
Russian government that the broadly worded law
that President Vladimir Putin signed in June would
not impact athletes who plan to compete in the
games and those who will travel to Sochi for them.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told a
Russian sports website earlier this month the gay
propaganda law would apply to those who travel to
the Olympics. He told reporters during a Moscow
Mayor VINCENT GRAY directed the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities to ask gospel
singer Donnie McClurkin to withdraw from an event last weekend due to his anti-gay views.
WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY DAMIEN SALAS
Ministers angry over
decision to remove
McClurkin from
King event
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
Controversial gospel singer
Donnie McClurkin, who has said
God delivered him from the “sin”
of homosexuality, has accused D.C.
Mayor Vincent Gray of violating
his civil rights by requesting that
he withdraw as a performer at a
concert last Saturday at the Martin
Luther King Memorial.
Gray spokesperson Doxie McCoy
released a statement to the Blade
saying the mayor directed the
D.C. Commission on the Arts
and Humanities to ask McClurkin
to withdraw on grounds that his
appearance would be a “distraction
at an event about peace, love and
justice for all.”
The mayor’s directive came one
day after gay activist and longtime
civil rights advocate Phil Pannell
said McClurkin’s past inflammatory
statements comparing gays to drug
dealers and prostitutes were “vile”
and were at odds with King’s call for
ending discrimination and injustice.
The Commission on the Arts
and Humanities, a city agency,
organized the concert as the kick-
off for a series of events over the
next two weeks to commemorate
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Gray under fire
from McClurkin,
D.C. ministers
the 50th anniversary of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington at which
King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
McCoy said the mayor’s office had not been aware that the commission
invited McClurkin to perform at the concert, which was entitled “Reflections
on Peace: From Gandhi to King.”
In a video released several hours before the 8 p.m. concert was scheduled
to begin on Aug. 10, McClurkin said the mayor’s office and the Commission
on the Arts and Humanities incorrectly claimed he and the city came to a
mutual agreement that he withdraw as a performer.
“Last night on the way to the airport we received a phone call from the
promoters who received word from the mayor’s office…that I was not welcome
and uninvited the night before the concert,” McClurkin said on his video, which
was posted on YouTube.
“It’s bullying,” he said. “It’s discrimination. It’s intolerance. It’s depriving
someone of his civil rights when told he cannot come to an event and by
coming it would cause a disruption.”
In an Aug. 11 press release, a spokesperson for the Baptist Convention of
the District of Columbia and Vicinity said “pastors from throughout the city
contacted the mayor’s office to insist” that McClurkin, himself a minister, be
included in the concert as planned. The release says Gray ignored the request.
“Mayor Gray has systematically and deliberately done everything
possible to strike at the fabric of the faith community – at least the sector of
us who opposed his views,” Rev. Patrick J. Walker, president of the Baptist
group, stated in the release. “This, however, is an atrocity and cannot be
tolerated.”
Walker was among the leaders of the opposition to D.C.’s same-sex
marriage law at the time the proposed measure came before the City
Council in 2009.
The Washington Post reported that mayoral spokesperson Rob Marus
said the city still plans to pay McClurkin $10,000 he is owed under a
performance contract drawn up at the time the Commission invited him to
take part in the event.
LGBT advocates in D.C. and in other parts of the country, upon learning
of McClurkin’s latest comments criticizing the mayor’s decision to seek his
withdrawal from the King Memorial concert, defended Gray’s action, saying
McClurkin’s record as a leader of the “ex-gay” movement made him a
divisive figure.
“If Donnie McClurkin was a white supremacist who called African
Americans ‘vampires,’ ‘sissies’ and ‘evil’ people, then compared our
existence to diabetes, he would never have been invited to perform on
any stage in the District,” said gay Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner
Anthony Lorenzo Green of Ward 8. Green was referring to words that
McClurkin used to describe gay people in past public appearances.
“All I ask is we end the double standard,” Green said in a Facebook
posting Monday night. “The days of the great Bayard Rustin are no longer
here. There is no more delegating my gay brothas and sistas to the back
room to shut their mouths for the good of the cause. We are all part of the
cause!” he said.
Journalist and commentator Rod McCullom, who writes about issues affecting
the black LGBT community on his blog Rod 2.0: Beta Gay News, disputed in a
blog posting Monday night McClurkin’s claim that he was a victim of discrimination
and bullying when Mayor Gray took steps to cancel his performance at the King
Memorial.
“McClurkin is correct about one thing,” McCullom wrote. “This is about
‘bullying’ and ‘intolerance’…except he is not on the side of ‘love, unity,
peace and tolerance.’ McClurkin has become the poster child for the
church-based homophobia and intolerance that is harassing, bullying
and making life horrible for millions of black gay, bisexual, lesbian and
transgender youth in the church.”
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T.H.E. no longer providing trans services
The executive director of Transgender Health Empowerment told a U.S. Bankruptcy
Court proceeding on Aug. 8 that the financially struggling group was no longer
carrying out its core mission of providing services and advocacy for the D.C. area
transgender community.
Anthony Hall said the group, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 7, was
devoting all of its limited resources to operating a temporary housing facility for crime
victims under a non-LGBT related city grant. Hall and T.H.E. attorney Richard L. Gilman
said the crime victims’ grant currently was the group’s only source of income.
Earlier this year, the D.C. Department of Health abruptly discontinued its grants for
T.H.E. that funded transgender and LGBT-related programs since 2004. Mayor Vincent
Gray said the city terminated the grants after learning that the IRS placed liens on the
organization for its failure to pay more than $260,000 in employee withholding taxes
over a period of at least three years.
The bankruptcy filing shows that T.H.E. also owes close to $50,000 in unpaid employee
withholding and unemployment insurance taxes to D.C. and Maryland. Its total combined
debt comes to more than $560,000, the bankruptcy filing shows.
Hall and Gilman answered questions about the organization’s finances and its plan
to restructure and pay off its debt from two representatives of the bankruptcy court’s
trustees in a proceeding known as a 341 Hearing. The hearing is named for a section
of the bankruptcy code that allows both the trustee and creditors to question the
person or organization in bankruptcy.
More than a dozen former T.H.E. employees attended the hearing.
In response to questions by veteran transgender advocate Earline Budd, one of the
founders and longtime employee of T.H.E., Hall said it’s his strong desire to pay close
to two dozen former and current T.H.E. employees’ wages that were unpaid for as
long as two months. The bankruptcy filing shows Budd is owned $4,615 in back wages
and most of the other employees are owed between $2,000 and $3,000 in back wages.
Hall and Gilman told Budd T.H.E.’s ability to resume its transgender and LGBT
related programs would depend on whether the city agrees to reissue the grants it
discontinued in April and May due to the IRS liens.
“It’s just heartbreaking to see this happening,” Budd told the Blade after the
hearing. She said she is taking steps to help create a new organization to fill what she
said was a vacuum in trans related services and advocacy brought about by T.H.E.’s
financial collapse.
Hall and members of T.H.E.’s board have declined the Blade’s requests for comment.
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Whitman-Walker, Us Helping Us
awarded ‘Obamacare’ grants
Whitman-Walker Health and Us Helping Us, which provide health services to
the LGBT community and people with HIV/AIDS, were among 35 D.C. community
organizations to receive city grants this week to help people enroll in health insurance
plans under the federal Obamacare program.
The D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority created by Mayor Vincent Gray and the
City Council to implement the federal Affordable Care Act insurance program, known
as Obamacare, awarded a combined total of $6.4 million to the 35 groups.
Whitman-Walker received $380,000, the second largest of the 35 grants. Us Helping
Us received $85,000 in grant funds.
“We are excited to create these partnerships with trusted organizations that have deep
roots in the communities that make up the District of Columbia,” said Diane C. Lewis,
Executive Board chair of the Health Benefit Exchange Authority.
“The new health law offers essential benefits that will improve the health and
security of the residents of our city,” Lewis said in a statement. “It is critically important
that we have trained experts available to help ensure those benefits reach the people
who need them.”
A statement released on Tuesday by the Health Benefit Exchange Authority says the
grants, among other things, will support “rigorous training” of more than 150 people
to enable them to become experts in helping D.C. residents and small businesses
understand the complexities of the insurance exchange program and how to select
an insurance plan best suited for them.
The insurance plans will become available on Oct. 1 through a website established
by the authority called D.C. Health Link, the statement says. Insurance policies chosen
under the program will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014, according to the statement.
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AIDS activists hail development;
cautious reaction from
federal prosecutor

By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
Advocates for people with AIDS and
other serious illnesses breathed a sigh
of relief three weeks ago when the
first of three dispensaries approved by
the D.C. Department of Health to sell
medical marijuana opened its doors
about a mile north of the U.S. Capitol.
Capital City Care, located in a
converted townhouse at 1334 North
Capitol St., N.W., sold its first doctor-
approved dose of high-grade cannabis
to an HIV-positive man on July 29, 15
years after D.C. voters approved a
1998 ballot initiative to legalize medical
marijuana in the nation’s capital.
Medical marijuana advocates in D.C.
said initial concerns that dispensaries
could only accept payments in cash for
a typical purchase of $250 or more and
that the dispensaries would be located
in unsafe neighborhoods, subjecting
buyers to potential muggings, were
largely unfounded.
Although the cultivation centers
where the marijuana will be grown
are in remote warehouse sections
of Northeast D.C., most of the
dispensaries are expected to open in
safe neighborhoods, according to Ben
Young, chief of staff for D.C. Council
member David Catania (I-At-Large),
who wrote the implementing legislation
for the medical marijuana law.
One of the other two dispensaries that
have so far been approved for a license
will open soon in the city’s Takoma Park
neighborhood in Northwest D.C. and
the other is set to open near the Eastern
Market Metro station on Capitol Hill.
And officials with Capital City Care say
they will soon provide a shuttle service
to drive patients to and from central
locations downtown or to a nearby
Metro station. The officials also note
that payment for marijuana supplies can
be made by bank debit cards, although
banks won’t allow patients to pay by
credit card or check.
D.C.’s medical marijuana law
encountered the first in a series of
roadblocks shortly after the 1998 ballot
measure passed with nearly 70 percent of
the votes cast when Congress intervened
by preventing the law from being
implemented for more than a decade.
When Congress finally lifted its hold on
the law in 2009, the City Council and D.C.
Department of Health began a laborious
process of developing strict rules and
procedures for licensing and approving
cultivation centers and the dispensaries.
“It’s really gratifying that this 15-year
journey has moved to where we are now,”
said D.C. attorney Wayne Turner, who, in
his role as a gay rights and AIDS activist,
was among the leaders of the campaign
in support of the 1998 ballot initiative.
“We still have Congress looming over
our head,” he said. “And we have an
administration that is not that supportive.”
With that as a backdrop, both AIDS
activists and D.C. government officials
have said the additional four years it
has taken to get the medical marijuana
program up and running appears to
have helped the city avoid some of
the pitfalls encountered by medical
marijuana programs in other states,
such as California and Colorado.
Among the problems encountered by
states that legalized medical marijuana
in the past were threats by federal law
enforcement officials to shut down the
cultivation centers and dispensaries and
arrest the people operating them by
invoking federal drug laws under which
marijuana remains illegal.
Federal law enforcement officials
have backed down from those threats
following strong objections raised
by elected officials in the states that
have legalized medical marijuana. But
with the sale of marijuana for medical
purposes set to begin in D.C., banks
and credit card companies informed
the Capital City Care dispensary that
they would not approve payment for
marijuana by credit card or check.
“They said the reason is the banks
may not be able to file suit and go after
someone for a bad debt if the sale
is not legal under federal law,” said
Patricia Hawkins, an official with the
D.C. Community AIDS Network, which
is partnering with Capital City Care
to provide counseling services for its
marijuana clients.
Hawkins, the former deputy director
of the then Whitman-Walker Clinic, said
banks have agreed to allow Capital City
Care and other dispensaries expected
to open soon to accept payment by
bank debit cards, giving patients the
option of paying by debit card or cash.
Meanwhile, spokespersons for the U.S.
Department of Justice and the Office of
the U.S. Attorney for D.C. told the Blade
in separate statements that they don’t
expect to go after the city’s medical
marijuana dispensaries or cultivation
centers for violating federal drug laws.
“The Department of Justice has
advised U.S. Attorneys that prosecution
of significant drug traffickers, including
marijuana, remains a core priority of
the Department, but that focusing
enforcement efforts on individuals with
cancer and other serious illnesses who
use marijuana as part of a recommended
treatment regimen likely is not an
efficient use of federal resources,” DOJ
spokesperson Allison Price told the
Blade in an email.
Matthew Jones, a spokesperson for
Ronald Machen Jr., the U.S. Attorney
for D.C. who serves as the city’s chief
prosecutor, released a similar statement
to the Blade.
“With respect to medical marijuana,
the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the
District of Columbia will abide by the
Justice Department guidance issued
to prosecutors that it is not an efficient
use of resources to focus enforcement
efforts on individual patients with cancer
or other serious illnesses, or on individual
caregivers who are not engaged in
the commercial cultivation, sale, or
distribution of marijuana,” Jones said.
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obituary
SEAN SASSER, 44
AIDS activist Sean Sasser died last week at
age 44. He was best known as then-boyfriend
of Pedro Zamora on MTV’s “Real World: San
Francisco.” Zamora died of AIDS shortly after
the season wrapped in 1994. Zamora and Sasser
exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony,
the first ever broadcast on U.S. TV.
Sasser’s partner Michael Kaplan told media
outlets that Sasser died of mesothelioma, a
rare cancer of the lungs. Citing an interview
with Kaplan, CNN reported that Sasser had
been HIV positive for 25 years but developed
cancer this summer after a June blood test showed an abnormality.
Sasser resurfaced this year in Washington having become a pastry chef at
RIS, an upscale cafe on L Street. The Blade interviewed him in May.
Sasser told the Blade that he was “fascinated with food and cooking since
he was young. … I want to serve desserts and pastries that people recognize
and love to eat, but sometimes with an unexpected twist of surprise.”
He had been unable to work the last five weeks, Kaplan told CNN. He
spent the last week in bed at home where he died, his partner said. The two
had dated off and on since the ’90s and lived together about six years, Kaplan
told CNN. They moved here from Portland when Kaplan took a job with AIDS
United, a non-profit group.
Sasser was not one of the original “Real World: San Francisco” cast
members but became a household name as his relationship with Zamora was
explored during the show’s third season in 1994. It’s remembered as a major
turning point for gay visibility. For many straight fans of the show, it was the
first time they’d seen a gay couple, much less one affected by AIDS, in the
days before anti-retroviral therapy became widely available in 1996.
SEAN SASSER worked as a
pastry cheI in D.C. and was
known for his appearances on
'Real World.'
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Calif. governor signs transgender students bill
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a
bill into law that requires public schools to provide transgender students with
equal access to restrooms, athletic teams and other on-campus programs.
LGBT rights groups described the measure as “historic” as they applauded
Brown for signing it.
“We commend Gov. Brown for standing up for transgender equality,”
Equality California Executive Director John O’Connor said.
The measure – Assembly Bill 1266 – passed in the California Assembly in June,
but Brown faced mounting pressure from LGBT advocacy groups to sign it.
Alaska church evicts scout troops
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A local church’s decision to no longer sponsor
local Boy Scouts of America troops over its opposition to the inclusion of gay
scouts has sparked controversy.
The Anchorage Daily News reported on August 8 the Anchorage Baptist
Temple’s decision has left Boy Scout Troop 1316 and Cub Scout Pack 316
without a place to meet. Rev. Jerry Prevo, who is the congregation’s chief
pastor, referenced the Bible as he defended his decision to the newspaper.
“No homosexual will enter the Kingdom of God,” he said.
Phyllis Rhodes, executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Community
Center of Anchorage and the LGBT advocacy group Identity Inc., criticized
the church’s decision.
“It’s unfortunate that he lets his bigotry displace children,” she told the
Anchorage Daily News. “It’s hard enough to be a kid and then to have an
organization that you are a part of kicked out of their space.”
The Boy Scouts of America in May approved a resolution that lifted the ban
on gay scouts. LGBT rights advocates criticized the motion because it did not
call for an end of the prohibition of openly gay troop leaders.
UNC bans gender-neutral housing
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina Board of Directors on
Aug. 9 voted unanimously to ban gender-neutral housing on its 17 campuses.
The News and Observer in Raleigh reported that Tami Fitzgerald, executive
director of the NC Values Coalition, applauded the UNC Board of Directors
for bringing “leadership” and “sanity” to on-campus housing policies. The
newspaper said members of Campus Pride, a group that advocates on behalf
of LGBT students, protested outside the meeting.
Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer described the board’s
vote as “dangerous, reckless and unsafe” in a statement.
“Banning gender-inclusive housing on the 17 UNC system campuses does
not serve the safety of any student,” he said.
Gang member accepts plea in anti-gay attack
BRONX, N.Y. — A New York City judge on Aug. 9 sentenced a gang
member to seven years in prison in connection with a 2010 anti-gay attack.
The New York Daily News reported Bronx Supreme Court Justice Steven
Barrett sentenced Nelson Falu after he accepted a plea bargain for his role in
the beating and torture of two teenage boys and a 30-year-old man.
Prosecutors contend Falu and seven other members of the “Latin King
Goonies” sodomized two of their victims with a plunger while they used
homophobic slurs against them inside a home in the borough’s Morris
Heights neighborhood in October 2010. The gang members also allegedly
used a cigarette lighter to burn their victims.
The Daily News reported two of Falu’s other alleged co-conspirators have
also accepted plea bargains.
Would be first female,
gay mayor of NYC
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
New York City Council Speaker Christine
Quinn last week said she is running for
mayor because she wants to ensure New
Yorkers have the same opportunities her
grandparents had when they immigrated
from Ireland a century ago.
“This is the greatest city in the world,”
she told the Washington Blade. “I want to
be mayor because I want to make sure the
power and the possibility that existed for
them exists in greater amounts for New
Yorkers in our city and all the immigrants
who are coming here every day.”
Quinn, 47, remains the frontrunner
among the Democratic challengers
going into the Sept. 10 primary.
A Quinnipiac University poll released
on July 29 shows Quinn leading New
York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio
by a 27-21 percent margin among likely
Democratic primary voters. Former
New York City Comptroller William
Thompson, Jr., came in third with 20
percent, while former Congressman
Anthony Weiner garnered 16 percent.
Quinn would become the city’s first
female and first openly LGBT mayor
if voters elect her to succeed Mayor
Michael Bloomberg in November.
“We’re running to be the mayor of
all 8.4 million people of all genders and
all sexual orientations,” Quinn told the
Blade, referring to a person whom she
said whispered in her ear while on the
campaign trail that her decision to run for
mayor helped them come out. She said
a man whom she hugged during June’s
Brooklyn Pride had tears in his eyes. “It
isn’t lost on me, the historic nature of this.”
Quinn also referenced her wife, Kim
Catullo, whom she married in May 2012,
as she discussed her campaign and the
fact New York is a global financial capital.
“The top CEOs from all across the world,
the leading international figures meet with
the mayor of the city of New York,” Quinn
said. “Their briefing will always talk about
Christine Quinn and the wife.”
The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund; the
Stonewall Democratic Club of New York
City; Empire State Pride Agenda and
Edith Windsor, the Manhattan widow
who successfully challenged the Defense
of Marriage Act before the U.S. Supreme
Court, are among those who have
endorsed Quinn. She is also scheduled
to attend two campaign fundraisers on
Fire Island later this month.
In spite of this support, Quinn
continues to face criticism from some
LGBT New Yorkers.
She faced widespread criticism from
LGBT Democrats and others in 2008
when she supported the extension of
term-limits that allowed Bloomberg and
other city officials, including herself, to run
for a third term. Quinn earlier in the same
year also acknowledged a City Council
slush fund appropriated more than $17
million to community organizations that
did not exist since 2001.
Quinn pointed out she has balanced
eight budgets on time as speaker of the
City Council and stopped Bloomberg
from laying off 4,100 teachers. “Everyone
who is running for mayor was opposed
to it. They may have even gone to press
conferences. They may have attended
a rally. I’m the one who stopped those
layoffs. I’m the one who kept every
firehouse and every library open during
the recession. That’s a record of results
during my time as speaker.”
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Questions remain on Social
Security, taxes, family leave
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
Following the Supreme Court’s
decision striking down the Defense
of Marriage Act, the extent to which
many federal benefits — taxes, Social
Security, veterans benefits and family
leave — will flow to married same-sex
couples remains in question.
The Obama administration has
extended certain benefits to married
same-sex couples regardless of whether
they live in the United States, but other
benefits are still in limbo because of law,
regulation or policy that determines
whether a couple should be considered
legally married.
Here’s a breakdown of these benefit
categories and where they stand in
terms of what’s obstructing their flow
to married same-sex couples and what
LGBT advocates see as the way forward:
1. SOCIAL SECURITY
Last week, the Social Security
Administration announced for the first
time it was starting to process retirement
claims for married same-sex couples
who apply for them in aftermath of
the court decision on DOMA. But the
extension of these benefits is limited.
On Aug. 9, the agency published
guidance indicating these benefits will
flow to same-sex married couples living
in states that recognize their unions, but
couples that apply for these benefits
in non-marriage equality states for
the time being will have their requests
placed on hold.
“Bill (the claimant) and Bob (the
NH) marry in MA after MA recognizes
same-sex marriage, but are domiciled
Texas (TX),” the guidance says. “Bill
files for husband’s benefits on Bob’s
record. They meet all other factors of
entitlement. Hold the claim.”
William “BJ” Jarrett, a Social Security
spokesperson, confirmed on Monday
the agency is processing some Social
Security retirement spouse claims when the
individual was married in a state that permits
same-sex marriage and lives in a marriage-
equality state at the time of application
— or while the claim is pending a final
determination. Still, he acknowledged other
retirement claims are on hold.
The reasoning for placing these claims
on holds is statutory. Social Security law
looks to the state of residence when a
couple applies for benefits to determine
if they’re married instead of looking to
the place of celebration.
Susan Sommer, a senior counsel at
Lambda Legal, said her organization
believes gay couples in civil unions or
domestic partnerships should also be
eligible for Social Security benefits.
But a statutory change may be
necessary. In that event, Rep. Linda
Sanchez (D-Calif.) has introduced Social
Security Equality Act, which would
enable gay couples to receive Social
Security no matter where they live —
even if their union isn’t a marriage, but
a civil union or a domestic partnership.
2. TAXES
Another question is whether legally
married same-sex couples throughout
the country will be eligible for tax
benefits — such as the exemption from
the estate tax, the ability to jointly file
and exemption from taxes on employer-
provided spousal health benefits — in
the wake of the DOMA decision. These
couples are currently not receiving
benefits if they live in states that haven’t
legalized marriage equality.
That means if DOMA-lawsuit plaintiff
Edith Windsor had moved to a non-
marriage equality state like Alabama
with Thea Spyer after marrying in
Canada, she wouldn’t have been
eligible for exemption from the estate
tax as a result of her own lawsuit.
But what’s different about these
benefits is that neither law nor regulation
keeps these benefits from flowing to
married same-sex couples that live in
marriage equality states. It’s simply the
policy of the Internal Revenue Service to
look to the state of residence as opposed
to the state of celebration in determining
whether a couple is married.
Lambda’s Sommer pointed out that
only policy is keeping the IRS from
allowing these couples in non-marriage
equality states to receive tax benefits
entitled to other married couples.
An IRS spokesperson referred to the
statement currently on the agency’s
website posted at the time of the
Supreme Court in response to inquiry
on whether IRS would implement tax
benefits for married same-sex couples
on the nationwide basis, regardless of
their states of residence.
“We are reviewing the important
June 26 Supreme Court decision on
the Defense of Marriage Act,” the
statement says. “We will be working
with the Department of Treasury and
Department of Justice, and we will move
swiftly to provide revised guidance in
the near future.”
3. VETERANS BENEFITS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
announced on the day the U.S. Supreme
Court struck down DOMA that the
Pentagon would comply with the law to
implement benefits for service members
with same-sex spouses. But the question
of whether veterans will be included as
part of the package remains open.
In U.S. Code, the Pentagon was
previously unable to provide gay troops
spousal benefits under Titles 10 and 32,
which govern rights for service members,
because of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Now that the Supreme Court has struck
down Section 3 of DOMA, those benefits
should begin to flow.
However, the benefits under Title 38,
which governs benefits for veterans,
define spouse independently of DOMA in
opposite-sex terms. Some of the benefits
allocated under this law are disability
benefits, survivor benefits and joint
burial at a veteran’s cemetery. It’s unclear
whether these benefits will begin to flow
along with these other benefits because
of the wording within the law.
Multiple media outlets are reporting
that the Pentagon intends to have the
benefits issue wrapped up by Aug. 31
along with the extension of benefits
that were available under DOMA, such
as military IDs, that were announced
in February. Additionally, the U.S.
Justice Department is required to file
in McLaughlin v. Hagel, an ongoing
DOMA lawsuit, to provide a status
report by Sept. 9 on benefits afforded
to gay troops addressing the Title 38
issue. An informed source told the
Washington Blade the issue may be
resolved as soon as this week.
Alex Nicholson, who’s gay and
legislative director for Iraq &
Afghanistan Veterans of America, said
his organization has spoken about
the issue with the administration and
believes it has a “justifiable mandate”
to afford these benefits to the legal
spouses gay veterans.
Lt. Cmdr. Nathan Christensen, a
Pentagon spokesperson, said the Defense
Department is working on the issue, but
unable to provide additional information.
Here a change in the law may be
required as well. The Charlie Morgan
Act, introduced by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
(D-N.H.), would enable spousal benefits
to flow to gay veterans. It was reported
out of the Senate Committee on Veterans’
Affairs just prior to August recess.
4. FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE
Yet another issue related to family
leave still persists a few days after the
Labor Department issued guidance
stating the Family & Medical Leave Act
will apply to married same-sex couples in
the wake of the Supreme Court decision
against DOMA: Will the change apply
to married same-sex couples in non-
marriage equality states?
Last week, Labor Secretary Thomas
Perez issued guidance to department
staff notifying them the Wage & Hour
Division made the change as the result
of the work with the Justice Department
and calling the Supreme Court ruling
against DOMA “a historic step toward
equality for all American families.”
“As part of this process, the
Department of Labor updated several
guidance documents today to remove
references to DOMA and to affirm the
availability of spousal leave based on
same-sex marriages under the Family
and Medical Leave Act (FMLA),” Perez
said. “This is one of many steps the
Department will be taking over the
coming months to implement the
Supreme Court’s decision.”
The Family & Medical Leave Act
entitles employees to take unpaid, job-
protected leave for family and medical
reasons with continuation of group
health insurance coverage under the
same terms and conditions as if the
employee had not taken leave. Eligible
employees are entitled to 12 workweeks
of leave in a yearlong period for the
birth of a child or to care for spouse and
up to 26 work weeks of leave to care for
a service member with a serious injury.
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Celebrate the launch of the first-ever Washington Blade
8-year stint culminated with
court ruling helping
bi-national couples
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
Rachel Tiven, executive director
of Immigration Equality, announced
on Tuesday that she will depart the
organization effective Dec. 31 after
eight years there. The resignation
comes just more than one month after
the Supreme Court ruling striking down
the Defense of Marriage Act.
During an interview with the
Washington Blade on Tuesday,
Tiven said her decision to leave was
independent of the Supreme Court’s
ruling and something she had planned
for some time.
“I felt for a long time that we were
going to win this year for LGBT families
and that would add to our past wins
on lifting the HIV travel ban and our
success at building LGBT asylum as a
field,” Tiven said. “Honestly, if we had
lost, I think the organization would have
deserved new leadership who could
bring a new vision for how to win.”
Tiven said the board of directors
is launching a search to find the next
executive director who has a vision
for where Immigration Equality will
head next, which she predicted would
include expanded asylum work and
ending unfair practices against LGBT
immigrants in detention.
“I wanted to announce a nice, long
time in advance so the board would
have time to search and I’m sure they’re
going to find someone great,” Tiven said.
“It’s bittersweet because I really love my
work, but I think it’s important to give the
organization an opportunity to really think
about new leadership and new vision.”
Following her departure,
Tiven’s immediate plans are personal.
She plans to travel to Israel with family for
a seven-month sabbatical so her kids can
“have a different experience” for a while.
But in the months remaining with
Immigration Equality, Tiven said she
intends to focus on the work her
organization has previously pursued.
That includes additional interest in LGBT
asylum seekers in Russia coming to the
United States amid controversy over
the country’s anti-gay propaganda law,
especially because these applications
generally face additional complications.
“We project our total inquiries from
Russia to essentially double this year
over last year,” Tiven said. “Interestingly,
one of things that we’re seeing is that
cases for LGBT asylum seekers from
Russia are ‘referred’ — which is an
immigration asylum law word that
means not granted in the first instance,
but rather referred for what is effectively
an appeal in immigration court — much
more often than cases in other countries.
So, in a nutshell, it’s harder for Russians
to win asylum in the U.S.”
Other priorities are helping to ensure
Congress passes comprehensive
immigration reform legislation and
overseeing implementation in the post-
DOMA world to ensure married bi-
national same-sex couples, who were
previously barred from applying for
I-130 marriage-based green cards, have
access to them.
“We hear every day from couples who
are grappling with lots of different kinds
of snafus,” Tiven said. “It’s challenging
for people to navigate what is a very,
very, very complicated system. There
are couples who have been waiting for
years, some of them for decades for
their green card and they can’t get them
soon enough.”
In the past year, one of Immigration
Equality’s most prominent efforts was
the pursuit of the inclusion of language
along the lines of the Uniting American
Families Act as part of comprehensive
immigration reform. In May, Democrats
working on the bill in the Senate
Judiciary Committee refused to include
the provision after Republicans voiced
opposition, leaving the Supreme Court
as the agency to take action on behalf
of gay bi-national couples by striking
down the Defense of Marriage Act.
After that vote, Tiven said the decision
not to include gay couples as part of the
larger bill is still a memory tinged with
sadness.
“The Senate vote was a real low
point in the immigration debate in the
Senate Judiciary Committee, which was
otherwise a pretty inspiring show of
support for future Americans and for the
families who want to be full participants
in our society,” Tiven said. “It really
showed that as far as we’ve come, in a
year in which we saw lots of progress,
there is still a nasty anti-gay strand that
is alive and well in American politics.”
Asked whether the court ruling against
DOMA makes the Senate committee’s
decision not to include gay couples in
the immigration bill any more forgivable,
Tiven replied succinctly, “No.”
Andrew Lane, a prominent New
York-based gay donor, said he’s
“entirely unsurprised” that Tiven is
leaving Immigration Equality and said
it’s predicated on the Senate’s failure
to include gay couples as part of
immigration reform.
“Her stewardship of IE, and her
fundraising for the organization, were
premised on permanent partners,”
Lane said. “So when the Senate
Judiciary Committee threw us under
the bus, that landed on her shores —
a profound failure. My involvement in
queer immigration politics is limited,
but I’m very clear about the degree
to which IE marginalized itself in the
most important reform conversations.
And then Windsor happened, which
rendered the controversy — and IE’s
non-asylum work — moot.”
But members of Immigration
Equality’s board said upon news of
Tiven’s departure they’re happy with her
work. In a statement, Joseph Landau,
the organization’s board chair, credited
her “wisdom, leadership and expertise”
as the reason for Immigration Equality’s
“unparalleled track record.”
“The board couldn’t be more proud
of her success, which led to a series of
historic victories for LGBT immigrants,”
Landau said. “In addition, her ability to
grow the organization’s budget to meet
our expanding profile, hire incredible
staff members, and manage two offices
doing ground-breaking legal aid and
policy work has made Immigration
Equality one of the most respected
organizations in the movement.”
Immigration Equality chief to depart at year’s end
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RACHEL TIVEN will depart lmmigration
Equality at the end oI this year.
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Ambassador marries partner in D.C.
The newly confirmed U.S. ambassador to Australia married his partner in
D.C. on Saturday in a ceremony that an Australian LGBT group is drawing
attention to in its push to legalize marriage equality in that country.
John Berry, whom the Senate confirmed by voice vote last month to his
post, married his partner of 17 years Curtis Yee at St. Margaret’s Episcopal
Church in D.C.
According to a statement from the couple, attendees included Secretary of
the Interior Sally Jewell Music as well as family and close friends. Music was
provided by Theodore Guerrant and soloist, Christian Hoff.
Prior to being U.S. ambassador to Australia, Berry was director of the U.S.
Office of Personnel Management and considered the highest-ranking openly
gay person in the Obama administration. He’s now the first openly gay person
to serve as a U.S. ambassador to a G-20 nation.
Rodney Croome, national convener for Australian Marriage Equality,
congratulated the newlyweds, but said the failure to recognize their
union in Australia, where same-sex marriage isn’t legal, will be a source of
embarrassment for the country.
During a debate earlier this month, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
pledged to introduce a marriage equality bill within the first 100 days of the
new government if elected on Sept. 7.
CHRIS JOHNSON
U.S. Ambassador to
Australia JOHN BERRY
(leIt) married his partner
CURTIS YEE.
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from show for wearing
women’s clothes
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Media personality B. Scott has filed
a lawsuit against Black Entertainment
Television and its parent company after
he was allegedly pulled from a live
broadcast because his clothing and
appearance were too feminine.
B. Scott, who identifies as gay and
transgender, is seeking $2.5 million in
damages and a public apology from
BET and Viacom in a lawsuit he filed in
Los Angeles Superior Court on Aug. 6.
He first discussed his lawsuit in
which he alleges, among other things,
discrimination based on sexual
orientation and gender identity and
expression under California law,
with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts on
Monday. B. Scott told the Washington
Blade during a separate interview that
producers of the red carpet segment
of the BET Awards that took place
in Los Angeles on June 30 had “pre-
approved” both of the outfits that
included a flowing black tunic and black
pants he had planned to wear.
B. Scott alleges he was “literally yanked
backstage” after his first segment and
“told that he ‘wasn’t acceptable.’” His
lawsuit further contends he was told
to “mute the makeup, pull his hair
back and he was forced to remove his
clothing and take off his heels; thereby
completely changing his gender identity
and expression.”
“They forced him to change into
solely men’s clothing, different from the
androgynous style of dress he’s used to,
which he was uncomfortable with,” it reads.
B. Scott told the Blade a representative
from Proctor and Gamble, which
sponsored the red carpet segment, who
was on site urged BET producers to allow
him to return to the show because she felt
the decision to remove him was wrong.
The lawsuit alleges B. Scott was added to
the end of the program in “a diminished
capacity” alongside singer Adrienne
Bailon “only after a complete change in
his wardrobe and appearance.”
“I have had experiences before
where people have said and treated
me in ways that I felt was because of
my gender expression and/or my sexual
orientation,” B. Scott told the Blade.
“What’s different about this case or the
situation was that it happened before a
live audience. It happened in front of all
of my peers.”
BET categorized the incident as “a
singular one with a series of unfortunate
miscommunications from both parties”
in a statement it released on July 2. The
network reiterated this position to the
Blade on Tuesday.
“BET Networks embraces global
diversity in all its forms and seeks to
maintain an inclusive workforce and a
culture that values all perspectives and
backgrounds,” it said. “We regret any
unintentional offense to B. Scott and
anyone within the LGBT community
and we seek to continue embracing all
gender expressions.”
B. Scott, who was born in Virginia and
briefly lived in D.C. before moving to
Los Angeles in 2005, described BET’s
July 2 statement to the Blade as a “slap
in the face apology.”
B. Scott sues BET,
Viacom alleging bias
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Carson to speak to Family Research Council
The conservative neurosurgeon who drew fire for comparing LGBT
advocacy to pedophilia and bestiality is now confirmed to speak at a high-
profile conference this fall hosted by the anti-gay Family Research Council.
On Monday, the Family Research Council announced in an email
to supporters it has confirmed Ben Carson, who formerly worked as a
neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University before retiring last month, for its
Value Voters Summit in D.C. between Oct. 11-13.
In March, Carson sparked outrage when he said during an interview with
Fox News’ Sean Hannity he believes marriage is one man, one woman — a
definition that he called “a well-established fundamental pillar of society.”
“And no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA (North American Man/
Boy Love Association,) be they people who believe in bestiality — it doesn’t
matter what they are — they don’t get to change the definition,” Carson
continued.
At that time, Carson was set to deliver the commencement address for
Johns Hopkins University. In a later interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell,
Carson apologized “if anybody was offended” and said he’d be open to
withdrawing as speaker if students didn’t want him. As controversy ensued
and a student petition circulated calling for his removal as speaker, Carson
withdrew from the ceremony.
Carson is considered a rising star in the Republican Party. The Family
Research Council’s notice touts his speaking role at the 2013 National Prayer
Breakfast and his designation as a Presidential Medal for Freedom recipient.
Carson didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Speakers at the Values Voters Summit — a conference for social
conservatives — often express anti-gay views.
CHRIS JOHNSON
Supreme Court rejects stay on Va. sodomy law
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts last week denied a request by Virginia
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli that a lower court ruling overturning the
state’s sodomy law be put on hold while the Supreme Court decides whether
to hear Cuccinelli’s appeal.
Roberts, acting on behalf of the full court, did not issue an explanation for
his denial of the request for a stay of a decision in March by the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond that declared Virginia’s Crimes Against
Nature, or sodomy law, unconstitutional.
Cuccinelli asked the high court to put a stay on the Fourth Circuit ruling
shortly after he filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to hear his appeal
of the ruling. The high court was expected to decide later this year or early
next year whether to hear the case. If it decides against hearing the case, the
Fourth Circuit Appeals Court ruling remains in place.
That ruling overturned a felony conviction by a judge in the city of Colonial
Heights, Va., of a 47-year-old man for soliciting oral sex from a 17-year-
old woman. Although no sex took place, the defendant, William Scott
MacDonald, had been charged with soliciting someone to commit a sexual
act that his attorneys argued was no longer illegal.
A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Appeals Court agreed with his
attorneys, ruling 3-1 that the 2003 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision
Lawrence v. Texas invalidated the Virginia Crimes Against Nature law as
“facially” unconstitutional, preventing it from being enforced, even in cases
of consensual sodomy between an adult and a minor between the ages of
15 and 18. The judges noted that the age of sexual consent in Virginia is 15.
Cuccinelli has argued the Supreme Court Lawrence decision does not apply
to sexual relations between an adult and a minor. He has stated in political
ads in his campaign for governor that the sodomy law is needed to protect
children from sexual predators. But attorneys and prosecutors familiar with
Virginia’s criminal laws dispute that claim, saying existing state law allows for
the prosecution of adults who engage in sex with minors.
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press conference on Aug. 8 that those
who continue to criticize the statute
need to “calm down.”
Outrage over Russia’s LGBT rights
record continues to grow amid calls to
boycott the Sochi games.
Putin last month signed a law that
bans same-sex couples and anyone
from a country that has extended
marriage rights to gays and lesbians
from adopting Russian children. A
2012 statute requires organizations
that receive funding from outside the
country to register as “foreign agents.”
Gay New Zealand speed skater Blake
Skjellerup last month announced he will
wear a Pride pin during the Olympics.
Figure skater Johnny Weir, whose
husband is of Russian descent, told
CBS News in an interview posted to its
website on Aug. 9 that he is “not afraid
of being arrested” while in Sochi.
“If it takes me getting arrested for
people to pay attention and for people
to lobby against this law, then I’m willing
to take it,” Weir said.
American runner Nick Symmonds on
Aug. 13 criticized the gay propaganda
law as he dedicated the silver medal he
won in the men’s 800 meter final during
the International Association of Athletics
Federations World Championship in
Moscow to his gay and lesbian friends.
He is the first athlete to publicly criticize
the statute while on Russian soil.
“As much as I can speak out about
it, I believe that all humans deserve
equality as however God made them,”
Symmonds told the Russian news agency
RIA Novosti after the race at Moscow’s
Luzhniki Stadium. “Whether you’re gay,
straight, black, white, we all deserve the
same rights. If there’s anything I can do to
champion the cause and further it, I will,
shy of getting arrested.”
President Obama, who last week
cancelled a meeting with Putin that
had been scheduled to take place in
Moscow next month before the G-20
summit in St. Petersburg, reiterated
his administration’s opposition to a
boycott of the Olympics during a White
House press conference on Aug. 9. He
told reporters gay athletes who medal
in the games “would go a long way in
rejecting the kind of attitudes that we’re
seeing” in Russia.
“If Russia doesn’t have gay or lesbian
athletes, then that would probably
make their team weaker,” Obama said.
The Russian Interior Ministry stressed in
its statement that those who do not violate
the gay propaganda law will be able to
“take part in the Olympics peacefully”
as the Russian news agency RIA Novosti
reported on its website. It also took issue
with those who continue to criticize Russia
over its LGBT rights record.
“We consider them only as an attempt
to undermine the credibility of the
upcoming Olympic games in Sochi,”
the Russian Interior Ministry said.
A member of a Russian LGBT rights
group that was fined under the country’s
“foreign agent” law said the ongoing
gay crackdown in Russia seeks to “shut
down any kind of possibility for LGBT
advocacy.”
“These laws are aimed at driving
LGBT people back into silence, back
underground, back to the invisibility,”
Polina Andrianova of Coming Out, a
St. Petersburg-based advocacy group,
told the Washington Blade. “That’s the
whole point of them.”
Andrianova spoke to the Blade from
St. Petersburg after an appellate judge
in the city on July 25 overturned a lower
court’s ruling that fined Coming Out
500,000 rubles or slightly more than
$15,000 for violating a 2012 law that
requires groups that receive funding
from outside Russia to register as a
“foreign agent.”
“We were extremely surprised the
appeal judge actually dismissed the
decision of the lower court and sent
our case back for trial,” she said. “Even
though it’s clear we’re not guilty of
anything, we did not expect that.”
Andrianova told the Blade only a
handful of people have been charged
and found guilty of violating the gay
propaganda law. She said the statute’s
true impact, however, is felt outside the
Russian legal system.
“The propaganda terminology
is so vaguely defined that nobody
knows what is right or wrong to do,”
Andrianova said. “All I know is it
has something to do with me being
openly gay. If I am on the streets and
I hold hands with my girlfriend or kiss
my girlfriend — something that any
heterosexual couple can do at any
time — I’m afraid now that somebody
will call the police. Some mother with a
child will call the police and the police
will arrest me and harass me.”
Authorities in the Russian capital in
May arrested 30 people who tried to
stage a Pride march outside Moscow
City Hall. Police in Murmansk on
July 21 arrested four Dutch LGBT
rights advocates who were filming a
documentary about gay life in Russia.
St. Petersburg police on June 29 took
dozens of LGBT rights advocates into
custody as they tried to stage their own
Pride event.
Andrianova, who did not attend the
gathering, told the Blade that several
Coming Out volunteers and clients are
among the roughly 50 people whom
authorities arrested. She said her
organization is representing them in court.
Andrianova told the Blade she feels
the ongoing anti-LGBT crackdown is part
of what she described as a “much wider
campaign” for Russia to “define itself
and define itself in opposition to the
West, Europe and the United States.”
“Russia is defining traditional values
and Christian orthodox heterosexual
values, patriarchal when a man has
a role and a woman has a role with a
traditional family with kids,” she said.
“Gay people, non-Christian orthodox
people, all of them are viewed as kind
of dangerous to the traditional values
of Russia and so they’re viewed as non-
Russian and [have] imported values
from the West.”
Andrianova added she feels Putin
signed the gay propaganda to minors
and adoption bans into law as a way
to maintain his popularity within the
country, especially after protests
erupted after the country’s 2012
presidential election the former KGB
officer won.
“He got a bit worried about it,”
Andrianova said. “He’s trying to gain
more conservative support.”
All Out and Athlete Ally on Aug.
7 presented a petition with more
than 340,000 signatures to the IOC in
Lausanne, Switzerland, that urges it
to pressure Russian officials to protect
the rights of their LGBT citizens. Andre
Bank, executive director of All Out,
on Thursday discussed the issue with
Russian Ambassador to the United
Nations Vitaly Cherkin before he met
with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-
moon in New York.
The Associated Press reported IOC
President Jacques Rogge sought
further clarification from the Russian
government over the application of the
gay propaganda ban during the Sochi
games.
Andrianova suggested to the Blade
that President Obama’s decision to
cancel his meeting with Putin that
had been scheduled to take place in
Moscow before next month’s G-20
summit in St. Petersburg is among the
ways to continue to highlight Russia’s
LGBT rights record. She said she does
not support calls to boycott the Sochi
games.
“It’s going to be much more effective
to use the Olympics to raise this issue
as loud and as visibly as possible,”
Andrianova said. “We should call on the
athletes and the sponsors and staff and
volunteers to make this issue as visible as
they can, to speak as loudly as they can
to speak about how shameful it is and
how absurd it is for Russia to be acting
like this towards its LGBT citizens. That’s
going to be more effective and more
visible in Russia than some athletes not
coming to the Olympics.”
CHRIS JOHNSON
contributed to this story.
Anti-gay laws boost Putin’s popularity at home
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Equality Md. to celebrate 25 years
In an email message to supporters, Equality Maryland, the state’s largest
LGBT civil rights organization, announced its plans to hold a brunch
celebrating 25 years of advocacy and to honor state Sen. Rich Madaleno
(D-Montgomery County). The brunch has been scheduled for Oct. 27 at the
Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore.
“It is hard to imagine that 25 years ago we did not have local anti-discrimination
laws protecting LGBT workers, no policies or laws providing protections to
same-sex couples, no hate crimes laws and no policies protecting students
in Maryland,” the email reads. “Our community has made seismic strides in
Maryland and we want you to celebrate this historic progress with us!”
The message praises Madaleno for his work in the Maryland legislature.
“Senator Madaleno has been instrumental in all our legislative achievements—
passing a hate crimes law, medical decision making for domestic partners, and of
course, marriage equality. And he is the lead sponsor of the bill that will extend
the protections of our anti discrimination laws to transgender Marylanders.”
Adam May, national correspondent for “America Tonight” and Derek
Valcourt, Emmy Award-winning reporter for WJZ-TV will co-emcee the gala.
Tickets are $100 each with a 15 percent discount if purchased before Sept. 1.
There will be a gourmet brunch and tickets also include access to the pre-
brunch reception and silent auction, which includes opportunities to bid on
wedding services, vacation getaways, sports and theater tickets.
“Working over the past three months with a team of EQMD volunteers and
staff, my co-chair, Janee Pelletier, and I have been planning what will surely be
an exciting celebration of our successes, and two and a half decades of LGBT
advocacy in Maryland,” David A. Vignolo, the event’s co-chair and member of
the Equality Maryland Foundation Board of Directors, told the Blade.
For more information and to purchase tickets at “early bird” rates, visit
equalitymaryland.org/25th-anniversary-celebration-tickets.
Author to discuss book on gender
Deborah Rudacille will discuss her book “The Riddle of Gender” at the
Aug. 27 meeting of PFLAG Baltimore. Rudacille was inspired by a close friend
who transitioned from female to male to learn more.
Coming at the subject of transsexualism from several angles–historical,
sociological, psychological, medical–Rudacille discovered that gender
variance is anything but new, that changing one’s gender has been met with
both acceptance and hostility through the years and that gender identity, like
sexual orientation, appears to be inborn, not learned. Her research included
interviews with prominent members of the transgender community.
The meeting takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the Towson Unitarian Universalist
Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Rd., Lutherville, Md. For more information,
email pflagbaltimorecounty@gmail.com.
Equality Md. PAC holding fundraiser
The political action committee for Equality Maryland will hold a fundraiser
to support those legislators who vote for marriage equality. The event will
take place on Aug. 24 from 2-4 p.m. at the home of Donna McMillan and
Carrie Blazek on the Chesapeake Bay, Shady Side, Anne Arundel County.
Hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be special guests.
RSVP is requested by Aug. 22 to PAC@equalitymaryland.org/Aug24. The
address will be provided upon RSVP. Tickets are $50 in advance and $75 on
the day of the event.
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Under California law, sexual health education in public schools must be medically
accurate, include science-based information about condoms and contraception as
well as abstinence and be free of bias, the article said.
Researchers say HPV cancer risks heightened by HIV
BOSTON — A report by health professionals is calling for the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention to expand the classification of AIDS-related
illnesses to include all HPV-related cancers, which affect as many men as women
and are among the most common of all sexually transmitted infections, EDGE, a
conglomerate of LGBT news agencies, reported last week.
Gay and bi men are 17 times more likely to develop HPV-related cancers than the
general population, the article said. The combination of HIV and HPV-associated
cancers are especially dangerous, Dr. Shoreh Shahabi, one of the report’s authors and
a department chair at Danbury Hospital, was quoted as saying in the EDGE article.
It is estimated that nearly half of all sexually active people will become infected
with HPV, the virus that causes genital warts, the article said. While most infected
people never show symptoms or experience any adverse effects of the virus, and
most infections go away on their own within two years, a small but significant
percentage of infections will lead to genital warts or a variety of HPV-related cancers,
the EDGE article said.
There’s no clinical test widely available for HPV for men and none available for
either men or women that tests one’s overall HPV status or one that can detect HPV
in the mouth or throat.
The only widely available test is for the strains that cause cervical cancer in women.
Some practitioners will administer an anal Pap smear to test for the presence of
anal cancer-causing HPV, especially in gay and bi men (HPV is responsible for an
estimated 90 percent of all anal cancers). But the usefulness of this procedure is
debated and it can be difficult to find a provider who offers it, the article said.
An HPV vaccine was approved by the FDA in 2009 for use on men and boys, but
it requires three treatments and costs about $600 at some clinics such as Whitman-
Walker Health in Washington.
Gay man told ‘homosexual behavior’ chronic
LOS ANGELES — A gay Southern California man took issue with being diagnosed
with “homosexual behavior” during a routine physical earlier this year and complained
about it to his health insurance carrier who apologized, NBC 4, a regional affiliate for
the L.A. area, reported last week.
Matthew Moore said he had no issue with his sexual orientation being noted on his
medical chart, but said listing it as a “chronic condition,” was offensive, the article said.
The Torrance Memorial Physician Network apologized to Moore in a letter and
refunded his $30 copay.
Woman targets gay parents with
breastfeeding service
LONDON — A 29-year-old French woman in the Paris suburb Boulogne is
offering to breastfeed infants of gay male couples, the London Daily Mail and
several other media outlets reported this week.
The woman, who has not been identified, bills herself as a “young mother in
good health” who can “offer up to a dozen feeds a day.” She charges 100 Euros
($134) per day. Her ad is on e-loue, a site offering goods and services for rent. She
asks for “serious inquiries only,” the Mail and other agencies report.
Although it’s illegal to sell breast milk in France, her billing it as a service
rather than a product may allow her to get around the law, care2.com reports.
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Calif. sex ed lawsuit gets addendum
FRESNO, Calif. — An update has been added to a lawsuit filed last summer in
California amid concerns that a sex education curriculum in Clovis Unified School
District is out of compliance with state law, the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
reported last week.
The lawsuit update, filed by two parents in the district, the American Academy of
Pediatrics California District IX and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, takes issue
with a new curriculum adopted in June. Parents there object to teaching that says all
people (even consenting adults) should avoid sex prior to marriage, has no mention
of condoms and contraception, says any sexual activity outside of a married man
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grandmother and a crowd of 300, singing “We Shall Overcome.” Chrissy, no doubt afraid, stayed home.
Her mother, Renee Carr, told the Washington Blade, a gay newspaper, that she supported her daughter
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Mayor sends positive message
to black LGBT youth
A controversy erupted this week over
the decision by Mayor Vincent Gray and
the D.C. Arts and Humanities Commission
to ask Grammy Award-winning gospel art-
ist Donnie McClurkin not to perform in last
week’s “Reflections on Peace: From Gandhi
to King” event in celebration of the 50th
anniversary of the March on Washington.
McClurkin, an acclaimed artist in gospel
music, is also a well-known face of the “ex-
gay” movement and publicly says that he
has been “delivered” from “the curse of
homosexuality.” This controversy, however,
is about much more than McClurkin being
“ex-gay.” Those of us in the black LGBT
community know that over the years he has
made much more hurtful statements.
A series of YouTube videos that no lon-
ger exist, but are well documented on Rod
McCullom’s Rod 2.0 blog, document some
of the homophobic statements that Mc-
Clurkin has made in the past. He has made
particularly vicious comments about gay
youth. He referred to gay male youth as
“broken and feminine” and further stated,
“I see feminine men, feminine boys, every-
where I go ... No, don’t applaud ‘cuz it ain’t
funny. It’s because we failed. I see them
everywhere.” He also made hateful state-
ments toward lesbian youth by stating, “[t]
hese young girls are just as bad as the boys
in homosexuality, you don’t see it. They can
hide ... but there are some evil young hard
butch girls.”
McClurkin’s comments are dangerous.
He is a mega-star in the gospel music
community and many black LGBT youth
were raised in the black church, are fans
of McClurkin’s music and are aware of Mc-
Clurkin’s stance. According to a study by
the National Strategy for Black Gay Youth
in America, 43 percent of black gay youth
have either attempted suicide or thought
about it. The study then goes on to discuss
issues that black LGBT youth face, such
as bullying; mental, physical, and sexual
abuse; and homelessness. The lack of fam-
ily and community acceptance was noted
as one of the biggest concerns for black
LGBT youth. Thus, it sends a particularly
harmful message to these youth if some-
one of McClurkin’s stature who has publicly
vilified them is allowed to perform at a city-
sponsored event.
If city officials had allowed McClurkin to
perform after being made aware of Mc-
Clurkin’s vile, homophobic statements, the
District would have been complicit in send-
ing LGBT youth the message that they are
not valued. I applaud the city for standing
up for LGBT youth by sending a message
that it will not publicly support someone
with a history of hate speech toward the
LGBT community and who has not dis-
avowed those views.
McClurkin and his supporters have
portrayed this controversy as an attack on
people of faith, but that could not be further
from the truth. There are many of us, both
LGBT and straight, who are people of faith
and supportive of LGBT rights. I had the
pleasure to worship with such people this
past Sunday at Covenant Baptist United
Church of Christ here in D.C.
I know first-hand how soul-stirring Mc-
Clurkin’s music is. His music is passionate,
makes you feel good, and gives you inspi-
ration to make it through troubled times. If
he did not have a history of homophobia, I
would own several of his CDs. So, I under-
stand why some people were clamoring
to get McClurkin to perform and why they
were disappointed that he did not attend.
This situation was not ideal. The ideal
situation would have been if the event or-
ganizers and city officials working with them
had done their due diligence on the front
end and never invited McClurkin. Since that
was not done, however, the result was the
correct one.
It would be doubly insulting if an
unapologetic proponent of anti-LGBT
hate speech performed at an event
commemorating the 50th anniversary
of the March on Washington, which co-
incides with Bayard Rustin, an openly,
gay black man and lead organizer of the
march, being posthumously honored
with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. advocated
for equality for all people in his famous
“I Have a Dream” speech at the March
on Washington. It is not too much to
ask that those who participate in official
events commemorating the March on
Washington adhere to the same prin-
ciples of equality for all.
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Slowdown in employment,
population growth could cool
local economy
Is the District’s sustained boomtown bo-
nanza of the past several years suddenly
coming to an end?
Two warnings issued by the D.C. Office
of the Chief Financial Officer at the end of
July provided preliminary cautions. Not
cause for panic, but reminder that a false
comfort of local invulnerability to the highs
and lows of an ongoing national economic
rollercoaster can quickly flat-line.
The monthly Economic and Revenue
Trends summary bucked a consistent
touting of more people, jobs and income
that headlined statistics only four months
earlier. Even the bleak title “Is the D.C.
Economy Stalling?” veered from recent
rosy reportage.
Citing labor and population statistics,
indications are that both the number of net
new jobs in the District and those employ-
ing D.C. residents have reached a plateau
and are leveling off following an extended
period of strong growth. After more than
a year and a half of resident employment
expansion totaling 10 percent and a gain
of six percent in the past three-and-a-half
years, the city has now registered a slight
decline in recent months. Wage growth
has also slowed. A reversal in job and wage
numbers is a leading indicator of nascent
economic downturn.
Likewise, although sustained popula-
tion increases averaging more than 1,000
new residents per month have become the
norm in recent years, forecasts for a lessen-
ing in this growth rate creates additional
worry. Only a week prior to the economic
report, the CFO issued a more ominous
projection that the city’s rate of population
growth will decline to only slightly more
than one-third of what it is today over the
next four years. A similar finding announced
this week by PNC Financial Services Group
maintains that high housing costs will likely
limit future population gains. This would
portend trouble for a local economy reliant
on growth for fuel.
While the effects of federal budget se-
questration have so far been nearly neg-
ligible to the District and regional econo-
mies, despite contrary advance warnings of
doom, national spending cuts could begin
to have a discernable local impact over
time. Although private sector job creation
has significantly outpaced reductions in
government employment to date, this has
now ceased to be the case. This uncertain
prospect worries the District government’s
top economists and results in a note of con-
cern in the newest analysis. Although the
local economy is increasingly less reliant on
federal largesse, it remains susceptible to
even modest impact of a national govern-
ment downsizing that isn’t going away.
News of potential stagnation due a slow-
down dovetailed with a languid late sum-
mer mood. After all, the season is the least
stressful in the nation’s capital. Both Con-
gress and the D.C. Council are on holiday,
similarly sparing citizenry and commerce
the varietals of annoyance and aggravation
unique from both. For the city’s business
community, a brief vacation from the obses-
sive regulatory scheming and unrelenting
revenue extraction by District officials is a
respite as welcome as a week on any beach.
An economic slackening will heighten
the importance of recommendations to
be issued by the D.C. Tax Revision Com-
mission in December. This city commis-
sion, chaired by former Mayor Anthony
Williams, has been working on identifying
ways to revise and improve the local tax
environment. A growing consensus is that
the extraordinarily inordinate local tax and
fee burdens borne by business will be a
prime target in proposed regimen repair.
The D.C. Council has already begun to set
aside funds to accommodate anticipated
corrective restructuring of the District’s tax-
ation scheme.
Despite an appearance of wealth de-
rived from a population of increasing me-
dian income, more people beget a corre-
sponding increase in relative expenditures.
The necessity of local government belt
tightening will become a requisite relief re-
quired to encourage long-term private sec-
tor economic growth.
Whether D.C.’s elected officials are
capable of an overdue reversal to a long-
profligate tax-and-spend reflex when con-
fronting these pending new realities is the
big question.
Is D.C. as ‘boomtown’ bound for a bubble burst?
Advocates should pressure
NBC to hold gov’t accountable
President Obama stated at last week’s
news conference that the United States
will not boycott the Sochi Olympics and
I support his position based on history.
The last time we boycotted an Olympics
the only people who got hurt were the
athletes. That boycott of the Moscow
games in 1980 was an unsuccessful effort
by President Jimmy Carter to protest the
Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan.
(Funny how the world changes and we are
there now.) It had no impact on the Soviet
Union, but those young athletes never got
back that chance to compete and many
lost their lifetime dream.
There are other ways to have an impact
on the Russian government and bring the
world’s attention to its brutal treatment
of the LGBT community and we must
explore all of them. The first must be an
all-out push to get the International Olym-
pic Committee (IOC) to pull the games
from Sochi and move them to another
venue. This may be hard to do consid-
ering they didn’t even take them out of
Berlin in 1936. The IOC says it is commit-
ted to keeping politics out of the Olympic
movement even though rational thought
has many of us recognizing that is a near
impossibility in today’s world.
According to the Olympic Charter the
IOC includes the following mission state-
ments: 1. encourage and support the pro-
motion of ethics in sport as well as educa-
tion of youth through sport and to dedicate
its efforts to ensuring that, in sport, the spirit
of fair play prevails and violence is banned;
2. to act against any form of discrimination
affecting the Olympic Movement; and to
oppose any political or commercial abuse
of sport and athlete.
In light of this, it was encouraging to
see the report in BuzzFeed that “the IOC
responding to calls from activists to secure
written guarantees that LGBT athletes and
visitors to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games
in Sochi, Russia, will be safe, the Interna-
tional Olympic Committee said Friday that
it is seeking further ‘clarification’ from Rus-
sian officials.”
Should the games remain in Sochi it
would be great as President Obama sug-
gested if a gay athlete became the hero of
these Olympics. Diver Greg Louganis was
that hero in 1984 and 1988. Larry Schwartz
reminded us that Jesse Owens was the
hero of the 1936 games in Berlin when he
wrote about Owens on ESPN.com saying,
“When Owens finished competing, the
African-American son of a sharecropper
and the grandson of slaves had single-
handedly crushed Hitler’s myth of Aryan
supremacy. He gave four virtuoso perfor-
mances, winning gold medals in the 100-
and 200- meter dashes, the long jump and
on America’s 4x100 relay team. Score it:
Owens 4, Hitler 0.”
The movement to boycott Russian
vodka will have little impact on the Rus-
sian government and many have noted
that the makers of Stoli have been gener-
ous contributors to LGBT organizations in
the United States.
What may have more impact is calling for
an international boycott of tourism to Rus-
sia. Focusing on tour operators and asking
cruise ships to stop making stops in St. Pe-
tersburg or other Russian ports.
We need to focus on NBC, which will be
broadcasting the games. NBC needs to be
convinced to curtail all the usual hype of the
sites and the country the games are in and
only focus on the athletes themselves and
the competition. If you take away the public
relations bonanza that the Russians are hop-
ing to get from staging the games, it could
have a dramatic impact on the government
as that will hit them in the pocketbook.
There have been suggestions that NBC use
openly gay commentators like Rachel Mad-
dow and Louganis during the broadcast.
Some have suggested asking athletes to
wear a patch on their uniforms supporting
diversity. We can never forget the civil rights
statement made by Americans Tommie
Smith and John Carlos in 1968 and sup-
ported by Australian Peter Norman who
wore the Olympic Project for Human Rights
patch as they stood on the podium to ac-
cept their medals.
The harsh treatment by the Russian
government of their LGBT citizens must
be stopped. We must find a way for the
international community to take joint
action and say they will not stand by si-
lently when governments discriminate
against their own citizens and pass laws
that encourage the kind of brutality we
are seeing in Russia.
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OUR BUSl NESS MATTERS
U.S. shouldn’t boycott the Olympics
MARK LEE is a long-time entrepreneur and
community business advocate. Follow on Twitter: @
MarkLeeDC. Reach him at OurBusinessMatters@
gmail.com.
PETER ROSENSTEIN is a D.C.-based LGBT rights
and Democratic Party activist. He writes regularly for
the Blade.
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By WILL OWEN
Religiously affiliated universities
often are not associated with LGBT
friendliness or visibility. Recent studies
by Campus Pride reveal, however, that
more and more Catholic and Protestant
universities are actively seeking to
improve the campus climate for their
LGBT students.
Campus Pride, the nation’s leading
non-profit that advocates for LGBT
acceptance on college campuses,
compiles an extensive “Campus
Climate Index” that universities can
use free of charge to gauge their LGBT-
friendliness. LGBT campus housing and
LGBT retention rates are among the
many criteria schools are judged by.
Since the index’s creation in 2007, many
religious universities have looked to
Campus Pride for self-assessment.
“We have encouraged religiously
affiliated campuses to participate and
find out what they’re doing well. You
see so much momentum around faith,
spirituality and being LGBT, and young
people have been leading the way
on college campuses,” says Shane
Windmeyer, co-founder and executive
director of Campus Pride. “Even
some of the staunchest conservative
campuses, like Notre Dame, finally have
some sort of LGBT recognition of their
groups. These seven campuses are
perfect examples of different religiously
affiliated universities that are doing
really good work.”
The following are Campus Pride’s
seven most LGBT-Friendly Religiously
Affiliated Universities, which all scored
at least four out of five stars on the
Campus Climate Index:
Agnes Scott College: 4.5 stars;
Presbyterian-affiliated women’s college
in Decatur, Ga.; 904 undergraduates;
has “LGBTQIQ Safe Zone Committee”
Baldwin-Wallace College: 4 stars;
Methodist-affiliated private, liberal arts
college in Berea, Ohio; total enrollment
of 4,177; has Office of GLBT Services
and “Allies” student group
Elmhurst College: 4 stars; Affiliated
with the United Church of Christ, located
in Elmhurst, Ill.; 3,052 undergraduates;
first American college to add optional
LGBT identity question on applications
Georgetown University: 4 stars;
Catholic and Jesuit university in
Washington; 17,130 students total; has
LGBTQ resource center
Hamline University: 4.5 stars;
Methodist-affiliated university in St.
Paul, Minn,; 1,866 undergraduate
enrollment; has faculty and student-run
“Safe Zone Network”
Macalester College: 5 stars;
Presbyterian affiliation, located in St.
Paul, Minn.; 2,070 students; has “all
gender” bathrooms, Gender and
Sexuality Resource Center, Office of
Multicultural Life and an “Allies Project
Training” group
Muhlenberg College: 4.5 Stars;
Lutheran-affiliated liberal arts college,
located in Allentown, Penn.: 2,225
undergraduates; has gay-straight
alliance, counseling services specifically
for LGBT students
The seven colleges and universities
listed have different levels of adherence
to their religious affiliations. Macalester
College, for example, now has a very
tenuous relationship with Presbyterianism.
“Most students don’t even realize
that we are Presbyterian in nature. It’s
actually quite a secular place, so that
has probably made it easier (for LGBT
students),” says Chris MacDonald-
Dennis, Macalester College’s Dean of
Multicultural Life. “We have always been
known as very, very gay friendly. A lot of
people don’t realize that a lot of schools
are religiously affiliated, especially
mainline Protestant ones. I would say
we probably are similar to a lot of other
religiously affiliated schools.”
Even if “religiously affiliated” can
be a relative term, Campus Pride still
recognizes these seven schools as having
improved in their approaches to LGBT
student life over the past few years.
“The seven we chose are the seven that
are highest rated among the religiously
affiliated universities. They have participated
since 2007, and every year they come back
and improve something,” Windmeyer says.
“Now all seven have room for improvement,
but are true examples of campuses that
really have taken responsibility for their
LGBT students.”
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By ANDREW BARNETT
Back-to-school time can be both an
exciting and a stressful time for many youth,
especially those who are lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, or questioning their
orientation or identity (LGBTQ). Besides
the return of homework and pop quizzes,
many LGBTQ youth also find themselves in
new or familiar environments that may feel
unsafe or unwelcoming whether due to
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leadership skills that they need to become
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This weekend, we’re going even further.
Starting today, we will host 28 local LGBTQ
youth at our first annual GSA Activist Camp.
For three days, these young leaders will
engage in workshops — many facilitated
by youth trainers — to help them learn
how to build a successful Gay-Straight
Alliance (GSA) in their school. They’ll learn
what rights they have as students, how to
effectively organize their peers and how to
mobilize support for the issues that matter
most to them. This fall, they will be returning
to school with more than just backpacks
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set of skills that will allow them to create
real change and make their school a more
welcoming place for all students.
They’ll also have the support of the
DC Regional GSA Network, a system
managed by SMYAL to connect students
and advisers in schools across the District
and the Maryland and Virginia suburbs.
This weekend’s activist camp is the DC
Regional GSA Network’s inaugural event,
with summits, conferences, support and
other activities planned throughout the
school year. While we could only bring 28
applicants with us to camp, the Network
itself is open to all of the community’s
student leaders.
LGBTQ youth are growing up in a much
different landscape today than in previous
generations. Today’s youth are coming out
at a younger age, on average, than ever
before. Thanks to the Internet and social
media, they are more connected with each
other and have instant access to endless
information. Most of them have a strong
sense of how they define and express their
identities and they are an active part of their
schools, neighborhoods and the larger
LGBT community.
In order to celebrate youth achievements,
encourage dialogue about youth issues and
share a glimpse into the lives of present-day
LGBTQ youth, I am excited to announce
our new partnership with the Washington
Blade to create a regular “Youth Voices”
column right here, which will feature a
new youth-written article each month from
September onward.
Thank you to the Blade for its partnership
and support on this project. I am thrilled to
give our community’s youth a new outlet to
explore the issues on their minds, including
bullying, coming out, relationships, family,
safety, GSA advocacy projects, reflections
on LGBT news and events, and much more.
From here on out, you won’t be hearing
from the executive director of SMYAL;
instead, it will be a youth-driven forum for
sharing, connecting and exploring.
Interested in making your voice heard?
Any and all local youth who would like to be
featured are invited to submit their ideas or
articles to youthvoices@smyal.org.
This fall, as our community’s youth
begin their studies once again, I look
forward to the opportunity for them to
teach us, as well.
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students, according to the National
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“Most kids feel terrible when they see
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“Having strategies for these situations
can help prepare children to intervene
when the time comes.”
With this in mind, Cartoon
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campaign to educate kids on what
to do when they see friends getting
bullied. In partnership with official
advisors, including staff from the U.S.
Departments of Education and Health
and Human Services; and partners
including CNN, The Anti-Defamation
League, the Pacer Foundation and
nationally recognized academic experts,
the bullying prevention campaign aims
to put a stop to this common and
serious problem.
The pro-social campaign is offering
these tips for parents and kids to help
stop bullying in their schools:
º Tell an aculr: When someone çers
bullied, tell a parent, teacher or trusted
adult. Talking about it isn’t tattling or
snitching. It’s helping someone out.
º Be lriencly: Bullyinç can make a
victim feel alienated and lonely. Saying
a few kind words to the person who has
been bullied makes a huge difference.
º volunreer: Your school's Lullyinç
prevention program needs parents and
students to help encourage everyone to
speak up against bullying.
º Say ir louc: Ask your school ro ly or
display the official Stop Bullying: Speak
Üp laç, which incicares rhar rhe school
is a place where bullying actions will not
be tolerated.
º Learn more: Free online resources
can help you learn how to deal with
bullies. Visit StopBullyingSpeakUp.com
to access public service announcements,
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a step-by-step guide for safe and effective
ways to be an active bullying bystander.
The site also provides links to the Anti-
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of America and other partners providing
expert advice about bullying. All materials
are available in English and Spanish.
“Don’t stop there,” says Cahn.
“These resources are meant to spark a
conversation.”
No child should feel like his or her
school is not a safe place to learn.
Parents, teachers and students can work
together to make a difference.
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In this era of innovation in education,
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Shift to new standards
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FIRE ISLAND PINES, N.Y. — Gay resort communities on New York’s Fire Island
have largely recovered from Superstorm Sandy that devastated large swaths of
the Northeast coastline nearly a year ago.
The Pavilion, a nightclub that burned to the ground in a November 2011 fire that
destroyed a quarter of Fire Island Pines’ commercial district, reopened in June.
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How long have you been out and who
was the hardest person to tell?
I came out at 18. The hardest person to
tell was my mother. I felt like I was breaking
her heart. She passed away three years
ago, and I am very happy she briefly got
to know the man I would be spending the
rest of my life with.
Who’s your LGBT hero?
I respect any youth who has the heart
and conviction to come out early.
What’s Washington’s
best nightspot, past or present?
It will always be Tracks for me. I grew up
in that place.
Describe your dream wedding.
Anywhere, as long as it is to Eric Brauer.
What non-LGBT issue
are you most passionate about?
I try to donate and help out with
women’s cancer charities. Both my mother
and my partner’s mother battled cancer.
Fortunately my mother-in-law to be is
doing great and I am gaining a new mom
from our future nuptials.

What historical outcome
would you change?
The car crash of Princess Diana. I think
she was an amazing ambassador to
children all around the world.

What’s been the most memorable pop
culture moment of your lifetime?
Watching the two royal weddings in
England during my lifetime. I love all of the
royal traditions.

On what do you insist?
No clutter on the kitchen island. I hate
stuff lying around.

What was your last
Facebook post or Tweet?
I can’t believe were going to see Ke$ha
tonight!
If your life were a book,
what would the title be?
“Stop the Ride, I Want to Get Off”

If science discovered a way to change
sexual orientation, what would you do?
Make myself gay again. It is a fabulous
life if you let it. Embrace yourself and
everyone around you.

What do you believe
in beyond the physical world?
No comment

What’s your advice for
LGBT movement leaders?
Be consistent!

What would you walk
cross hot coals for?
My partner or either of our two dogs.
They’re my babies.
What LGBT stereotype
annoys you most?
That all gay men are molesters and
pedophiles.

What’s your favorite LGBT movie?
“Beautiful Thing,” from England.
What’s the most
overrated social custom?
Taking your shoes off going into
someone’s house.

What trophy or prize
do you most covet?
My mother’s china. When I look at it, I
think of her.
What do you wish you’d known at 18?
That I could have come out at 14.

Why Washington?
I love how eclectic it is. I also love the
architecture and monuments. Every time
I’m in another city, I respect how beautiful
Washington is.
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
joeyd@washblade.com
For Michael Hodges, Logan Circle is a great place to work but not
necessarily to live.
The entrepreneur opened Logan 14 Aveda Salon/Spa three years ago
(1314 14th St., N.W.) and says business is booming — up 33 percent
already this year, a trend he hopes will continue as 14th Street explodes
(logan14salonspa.com).
“I couldn’t have picked a better site,” the 43-year-old Hitchen, England,
native says of his business, a 6,000-square-foot salon with about 35
employees that offers hair, skin, massage, nails and more under one roof. “I
knew 14th Street was gonna blow up, so we got in at a good time.”
He’s pleasantly astounded at how gay his clientele is as well. He guesses
about half his clients are men and “most of them are gay.”
“It’s so different from doing hair in Bethesda,” he says. “There I might do
one men’s haircut a day. Some days now I do 20 men’s haircuts.”
Hodges used to live in Logan but he and partner Eric Brauer moved to
the Brookland/Woodridge area where he says things are “a little quieter.”
They’ve been together five years and are planning a big wedding for
October 2014.
In his free time, Hodges enjoys cooking and event planning. A self-
proclaimed bear, he organizes the DILF party (moving to the first Saturday
of each month at Number 9) and has a new party in the works starting Oct.
12 at Cobalt. The working title is Furrball D.C.
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Cilantro gives restaurateur
outlet for authentic
Mexican cuisine
By PATRICK FOLLIARD
Opening a restaurant is tough
anywhere. But making a go of it in
Rehoboth Beach can be even harder.
The rents are sky high and you have to
make most of your money during the
summer season.
But despite the downsides, Gladys
Fernandez, owner and executive chef of
Cilantro Cocina De Mexico, was up for
the challenge. She was certain that the
Delaware summer town needed what
she had to offer. And now, after serving
a steady stream of satisfied customers
for just over two years, Fernandez is
doubly confident that she made the
right decision.
“I’d eaten everywhere in Rehoboth
and never encountered the kind of
refined, really fresh authentic Mexican
cuisine that is my passion,” says
Fernandez, a former Arlington resident.
“I just knew that if I could find a good
spot with some street traffic, the people
would come.”
And find she did. Located in the
center of town on the south side of busy
main drag Rehoboth Avenue, Cilantro
(named for the lacey herb used in many
Mexican dishes) is housed in a homey
green storefront with inviting front and
back patios (the back patio with its fairy
lights, flowering plants and candle light
sconces is especially charming). The
inside — divided into dining room,
bar and lounge area — is colorful and
tastefully decorated with Mexican
folkloric art.
“It didn’t always look like this,” says
Fernandez, 49. “When I signed the
lease, the interior was painted in dark,
murky tones and there was a huge mural
of a swamp on the wall. Not a happy
place, but we’ve changed all that.”
Fernandez describes her cuisine as
strictly Mexican — the real thing, not
commercial but homemade from the
cocina (kitchen). “La comida preparada
en el momento,” she says. “Every
single dish is made one at a time. Not
easy when you have a party of 10, but it
makes all the difference.”
Her specialties include Chiles
Reellenos Adelita (a fabulous stuffed
pepper), and the fluffy overstuffed
Taquitos Dorados de la Merced. You
won’t find a crispy taco here. Currently,
she’s expanding the moderately priced
menu to include more seafood offerings.
Born in Mexico City into a family
originally from Puebla (a southern
Mexican state known for its tasty
amalgam of pre-Hispanic and Spanish
foods), Fernandez learned to cook at
her grandmother Matilde’s side.
“She was an amazing cook,” she
says. “She used only fresh ingredients
and consistently turned out delicious
food. We’re a big family (Fernandez is
the oldest of eight children), so basically
my grandmother was cooking all day
and night. Now I’m doing the same but
maybe a little more gourmet.”
Shortly after arriving in D.C. in 1981,
Fernandez went to work at a busy
Mexican restaurant in Adams Morgan.
She remembers her first night on the
job thinking, “Well, if they believe this
is authentic Mexican food, they’re sadly
mistaken. I can do much better.”
Over the years she worked mainly as a
server before opening her own Mexican
restaurant in Arlington and later a bar
in Adams Morgan where she learned
the demands of owning businesses.
She sold both ventures in 1997, but
always harbored ambitions “of doing
the restaurant thing one more time, but
differently and better.”
For Fernandez, Cilantro is the
opportunity to get it right.
CONTINUES AT WASHINGTONBLADE.COM
GLADYS FERNANDEZ
CILANTRO COCINA DE MEXICO
122A Rehoboth Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, Del.
302-226-1000
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GLADYS FERNANDEZ says running Cilantro Cocina De Mexico in Rehoboth Beach is exhausting but
worth the effort.
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Ave., Alexandria, Va.) at 7:30 p.m.
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films and T.V. shows, including “Austin Powers,” “Crossroads” and “Scrubs.”
Admission is $29.50. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
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Battle of the bulge
Gay author Mark Brennan Rosenberg will read from his new memoir “Eating
My Feelings,” on Wednesday night at Politics and Prose (5015 Connecticut
Ave., N.W.) at 7 p.m.
The memoir, published by Random House, humorously reflects on
Rosenberg’s own struggles with his weight and body image, with accounts
from his childhood in the ‘80s and his life as an out gay man in the 2000s.
Some of the childhood stories featured in “Eating My Feelings” include
anecdotes from fat camp and obliviously dressing up in blackface for
Halloween as “Homey the Clown.” His later stories as a gay man in New York
are especially scandalous, such as his attempt at blogger stardom with an
x-rated version of “Julie and Julia.”
For more information on the reading, visit politics-prose.com. To learn
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Scorpios invade Le’Blue
The upper level of Le’Blue (3613 St.
Barnabas Rd., Suitland, Md.) will host
the grand opening of a new gay party
“Scorpios,” from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. tonight
(Friday).
“Scorpios” will feature an open bar
all night, free food and music spun by
DJ Redd Foxx. There will also be a drag
show at 11:30 with local performers
Farrah Synclaire and Dalonte France.
“Scorpios” will continue after its
grand opening on Fridays in the same
location. Admission is $10 all night
and limited to guests 21 and over. For
details, visit theempiredc.com.
Grant to play sold-out
Birchmere show
Singer Amy Grant, who first made
a name for herself in contemporary
Christian music in the late ‘70s and
throughout the ‘80s then had a string of
mainstream pop hits in the ‘90s, plays
the Birchmere (3701 Mt. Vernon Ave.,
Alexandria, Va.) Thursday night. The
7:30 p.m. show has been sold out for
weeks (birchmere.com).
Grant gave her first gay press interview
to PrideSource in April and expressed
compassion and unity for LGBT music
fans in measured, somewhat general
statements.
She’s been touring this spring and
summer in support of her latest album
“How Mercy Looks From Here,” which
dropped in May and has earned generally
favorable reviews. Her recent live shows
have found her darting generously
throughout her fairly vast discography.
Trademark hits like “Baby Baby,” “El
Shaddai” and “Saved By Love” are
staples of her set list but she often throws
in a few deep album cuts as well.
OLIVIA and her band open for Matthew Sweet next week at the Birchmere.
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DEAR MICHAEL,
My wife and I just got married two
years ago and now I’m worried that
we’re going to get a divorce.
We fight a lot and always seem to
have the same fight: Somehow, we can’t
agree on how we should be living our
lives. Sandy is always quick to point out
what she thinks I’m doing wrong and
how she thinks I should handle things.
It can be as small as how I load the
dishwasher (I put the wrong things on
the bottom rack, evidently) or as big as
my buying a convertible with my own
money (she thinks they’re unsafe and
refuses to ride with me).
My complaints to her are mostly how
she won’t stop telling me what to do. OK,
in fairness to her, I also sometimes am
critical of her choices, but that’s because
she is always so serious and ultra-
practical (see car example, above). What
kind of way is that to live? It’s fun to be
adventurous and a little wild sometimes!
The thing is, when we met, I liked that
she was so stable and I think she liked that I
pushed her to have fun. But now the things
we liked about each other are driving us
crazy. If we can’t find a way to be on the
same page, is our marriage doomed?
MICHAEL REPLIES:
I’m glad you’ve noticed that the
two of you keep having the same
fight. Now, all you have to do is stop
having it. Easier said than done, I know.
Nevertheless, that’s the best route to a
happier marriage.
You and Sandy are essentially having
a fight about who is right. But there is no
correct answer to this question, so it’s an
unwinnable argument. Every individual
has preferences for how to live. There’s
no one right way and it is pointless to try
to prove that your way is best. As long as
each of you tries to convince your spouse
that you are right and she is wrong, you’ll
keep having a rancorous relationship.
Deciding to stop having this fight is the
first step to a better marriage. But what if
your wife wants to keep arguing? I’d advise
you to find a way to back off, respectfully.
Putting her down — even subtly — for
wanting to continue the argument is just
going to perpetuate the “I’m-better-than-
you-are” cycle that you both are in.
Ultimately, if you and Sandy are going
to have a happy marriage, the two of you
would do well to accept your differences.
Doing so would mean that you back off
from lecturing each other about what
you think is best. It would also lead to
your doing things separately sometimes,
when you each have your own strong
views of how to proceed and have good
reason not to yield . While it’s a cliché that
lesbian couples fuse together, merging
their identities, it is true that women tend
to lean toward closeness. So you might
be uncomfortable with the notion of
more separateness. Nevertheless, less
fusion and more autonomy would be
helpful to reducing the tension between
you and would give you each some
breathing room.
By the way, it’s natural for us to be
attracted to difference at first. One of the
fun things about relationships is that we
have someone who shakes up our world
and pushes our boundaries — a little.
But over time, what was once novel can
become annoying. Because almost no one
likes to be told how to live, one important
component of a good relationship is to
honor each other’s differences and not try
to force your views on your partner. Know
that while you can absolutely advocate for
what you want, there is no guarantee that
you will get your way.
The bottom line: Respect your
partner’s choices, while recognizing that
neither of you must be bound by the
other’s preferences.
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ADVI CE AUGUST 1ó, 2013 º 33
Michael Radkowsky is a licensed psychologist
who works with gay couples and individuals
in D.C. He can be found online at
personalgrowthzone.com. All identifying
information in the questions has been changed
for reasons of confidentiality. Have a question?
Send it to Michael@personalgrowthzone.com.
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THRU AUG 18. WOOLLY MAMMOTH. 202- 393- 3939.
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Last call for this Second City show about politics, high school, the economy,
timetravel, race, online dating, and everything else.
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AUG 22- AUG 25. WOLF TRAP. 877- 965- 3872.
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The Queen of Broadway Gospel reigns in this six-time Tony-winning musical
that recounts an all-girl group’s rise to stardom, featuring R&B hits like “And I
am Telling You I’m Not Going.”
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THRU SEP 22. SI GNATURE THEATRE. 703- 820- 9771.
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Signature brings the electrifying score to life with a 15-piece orchestra and
18-actor company in this new environmental production, performing hit
songs including “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “I Still Believe,” “Why, God,
Why?” and “The American Dream.”
FREE SUMMER SATURDAYS
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Join the Corcoran on Saturdays this summer for Gallery tours, workshops,
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THEATRE
The Book of Mormon. Thru Aug 18.
Shear Madness. Thru Jan 31.
Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
kennedy-center.org.
Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show.
Thru Aug 17. Studio Theatre.
202-332-3300. studiotheatre.org.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane.
Aug 21-Sep 15. Round House
Bethesda. 240-644-1100.
roundhousetheatre.org.
A Chorus Line. Thru Sep 8.
Olney Theatre. 301-924-3400.
olneytheatre.org.
A Few Good Men. Thru Sep 7.
Keegan Theatre. 703-892-0202.
keegantheatre.com.
I Do! I Do!. Thru Aug 17.
American Century Theater. Gunston.
703-998-4555. americancentury.org.
Sizzlin’ Summer Cabarets. Thru Aug 17.
Miss Saigon. Thru Sep 22.
Signature Theatre. 703-820-9771.
signature-theatre.org.
Neverwhere. Thru Sep 15. Rorschach
Theatre. Atlas. 202-399-7993.
rorschachtheatre.com.
MUSIC
Josh Groban. Aug 16. ABBA - The
Concert. Aug 17. Chicago. Aug 19. Pat
Benatar & Niel Giraldo, Cheap Trick.
Aug 20. Wolf Trap. 703-255-1868.
wolftrap.org.
Jazz in the Garden: Doc Scantlin’s
Palmettos (1920s and ‘30s big band).
Aug 16. National Gallery of Art.
202-737-4215. nga.gov.
Summer Jazz Soiree with the
International Club of DC. Aug 16.
Dumbarton House. 202-337-2288.
dumbartonhouse.org.
Art on 8th: Freddie Dunn and Carla
Perlo. Aug 16. Duende Quartet. Aug
22. Arts Plaza at Monroe Street Market.
202-269-1600. danceplace.org.
MUSEUMS
Corcoran Gallery of Art. David Levinthal:
War Games. Thru Sep 1. WAR/
PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed
Conflict and Its Aftermath. Thru Sep
29. Selections from the Collection of
Historic American Art. Thru Sep 30.
NOW at the Corcoran – Ellen Harvey:
The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of
Washington, D.C.. Thru Oct 6.
202-639-1700. corcoran.org.
Kreeger Museum. John L. Dreyfuss’
Inventions. Thru Apr 1.
202-337-3050. kreegermuseum.org.
National Gallery of Art. Diaghilev and
the Ballets Russes, 1909 - 1929: When
Art Danced with Music. Thru Oct 6.
Ellsworth Kelly: Colored Paper Images.
Thru Dec 1. In the Tower: Kerry James
Marshall. Thru Dec 7. Masterpieces of
American Furniture from the Kaufman
Collection, 1700 - 1830. Thru Dec 31.
202-737-4215. nga.gov.
National Geographic. Real Pirates: The
Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave
Ship to Pirate Ship. Thru Sep 2. A New
Age of Exploration. Thru Jun 8.
202-857-7000. nglive.org.
Museum of Women in the Arts. Bice
Lazzari: Signature Line. Thru Sep 22.
American People, Black Light: Faith
Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960’s. Thru
Nov 10. Awake in the Dream World:
The Art of Audrey Niffenegger. Thru
Nov 10. New York Avenue Sculpture
Project: Chakaia Booker. Thru Mar 1.
Making her Mark: Publishers’ Bindings
by Women. Thru Nov 1.
202-783-5000. nmwa.org.
The Phillips Collection. Georges Braque
and the Cubist Still Life, 1928–1945.
Thru Sep 1. Ellsworth Kelly Panel
Paintings 2004–2009. Thru Sep 22.
phillipscollection.org.
GALLERIES
Artisphere. Arijit Das: Cloud Mapping.
Thru Aug 18. 703-875-1100.
artisphere.com.
DCAC. 1460 Wall Mountables
2013. Thru Aug 25. 202-462-7833.
dcartscenter.org.
Gallery plan b. Works by Karen
Hubacher. Thru Aug 25. 202-234-2711.
galleryplanb.com.
Gallery Underground. Summer in
the City. Thru Aug 24. 571-483-0652.
arlingtonartistsalliance.org.
Joan Hisaoka Gallery. From the
Outside. Thru Aug 17. 202-483-8600.
smithcenter.org.
Strathmore. No Strings Attached. Thru
Aug 17. 301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
Target Gallery. Radio Sebastian:
You, Me, and the Void. Thru Sep 1.
703.838.4565. torpedofactory.org.
The Art League Gallery. ‘Scapes. Thru
Sep 2. Shapes: Sculpture at The Art
League. Thru Sep 2. 703-683-1780.
theartleague.org.
Torpedo Factory Art Center. Visiting
Artist Program 2013. Thru Aug 31.
703-838-4565. torpedofactory.org.
WPA. WPA - Hothouse: The Art of the
Superhero. Thru Aug 25.
202-234-7103. wpadc.org.
Zenith Gallery. Fresh. Thru Aug 31.
202.783.2963. zenithgallery.com.
AND MORE...
Film Series: Russian Cinema in Exile in
the Ballets Russes Era: Ciné-Concert: Les
Ombres qui passent. Aug 17. Le Brasier
ardent. Aug 17. Casanova. Aug 18. Film
Event: Ballets Russes Dances: The Blue
Train. Aug 21. National Gallery of Art.
202-737-4215. nga.gov.
Love is Colder than Death (Liebe ist
kälter als der Tod). Aug 19.
Goethe-Institut. 202-289-1200.
goethe.de.
Meerkats 3D. Thru Aug 17. National
Geographic. 202-857-7000. nglive.org.
Stonewall Bocce League
gearing up for fall season
By KEVIN MAJOROS
You only have to look at some of the
names of their teams to know that the
members of Stonewall Bocce are having
a good time — Love is a Boccefield,
Joanie loves Bocce, Low Hanging
Bocces and the Andre Boccellis are just
a few teams on their roster.
The Stonewall Bocce League was
formed in 2011 by Melvin Thomas and
Lucy Cunningham. After playing in the
D.C. Bocce League, they decided to
form a league for the LGBT community
and its allies.
The group runs a spring league from
March to May and a fall league from
September to November. They play on
Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. in Logan Circle
and games usually last 30 to 45 minutes.
The rules of bocce ball are relatively
easy to learn. A small ball called the jack
is thrown onto the court and each team
has four larger balls, which are then
bowled onto the court in an attempt
to be closest to the jack. The team with
the closest ball is the only team that can
score points in any frame.
The sport of bocce ball in its present
form was developed in Italy, but
throwing balls toward a target is the
oldest game known to mankind. As
early as 5000 B.C., the Egyptians played
a form of bocce with polished rocks.
The Stonewall Bocce League has
become so popular that there’s a cap of
200 players that make up the 20 teams in
the league. Registration for the league is
$40 to $45 and free agents are welcome
to register for placement on a team.
“We operate under three principles
that guide all of our decisions,” says
Co-Commissioner Brien Bell. “Fun,
philanthropy and community.”
At the beginning of each season, all
20 teams name a local charity of their
choice and then play to win money
that will be donated to the chosen
charity. At least 80 percent of the profits
raised during the season are given to
the named charities of the teams that
make it to the final rounds of the league
championships.
Following league play on Thursday
nights, the players often head to
Nellie’s Sports Bar where they receive
special prices. Another social event for
the group is their mid-season karaoke
contest which is another opportunity for
fun and to raise additional money for
charitable giving.
“I was looking at our group of players
during the last season,” says Co-
Commissioner Thomas. “We have an
incredibly diverse mix of race, sexual
orientation, gender and even players
with disabilities.”
Thomas was recently honored with
the “most valuable player” award at the
2013 Team D.C. Champions Awards.
The Egyptians would be proud.
Registration is open for the fall season
from Monday through Wednesday
(Aug. 19-21) at stonewallsports.org.
washingtonblade.com
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PHOTO COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA
Bocce developed in Italy but has roots in some of the earliest games humans have been known to play.
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TODAY
Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts Bear
Happy Hour tonight from 6-11 p.m.
There is no cover charge, and admission
is limited to guests 21 and over. For
details, visit towndc.com.
Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) hosts
“Deejay Gauthreaux’s Mother F*ckin’
Birthday Bash” tonight from 10 p.m.-
3 a.m. for guests 21 and over. Free rail
vodka drinks will be served from 10-11.
Admission is $10. For details and to
purchase tickets, visit cobaltdc.com.
Whitman-Walker Health provides free
HIV testing at The Bachelor’s Mill (1104
8t St., S.E.) at 10 p.m. tonight. For more
information, visit whitman-walker.org.
Aqua Bar and Lounge (1818 New York
Ave., N.E.) hosts “Club Fuego,” a Latino
gay dance party, from 10:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
tonight. Admission is $10 and limited
to guests 21 and over. For details, visit
aquadc.com.
Will Gartshore performs “Dressed
Up: A Class-Conscious Cabaret” in
the “Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret Series”
at Signature Theatre (4200 Campbell
Ave., Arlington, Va.) at 7 p.m. tonight.
Gartshore will perform classic hits by
Sondheim, The Beatles and Gershwin
with pianist Christopher Wingert.
Admission is $31.15. For more
information and to purchase tickets,
visit signature-theatre.org.
SATURDAY, AUG. 17
Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts a “We
Love the ‘90s” party tonight for guests
21 and over. The evening features all
‘90s music and videos upstairs, with a
‘90s drag performance at 10:30 p.m.
Doors open at 10. Cover is $8 from 10-
11 and $12 after 11. For details, visit
towndc.com.
Phase 1 of Dupont (1415 22nd St.,
N.W.) hosts its weekly “Booty Beach
Ladies Dance Party.” The winner of the
party’s bikini and board shorts contest
will receive cash and prizes. Doors open
at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $5. Visit
phase1dc.com for more information.
The Black Lesbian Support Group
meets at the University of D.C. Student
Services Building (4200 Connecticut
Ave., N.W.) at 3 p.m. today. For more
information, visit blsg.com.
Matchbox (1901 14th St., N.W.)
hosts a retreat for the D.C. Center’s
Youth Working Group from 10 a.m.-
3 p.m. Visit thedccenter.org for more
information.
D.C. Eagle (639 New York Ave.,
N.W.) hosts a bar night for the Centaur
Motorcycle Club tonight at 9 p.m.
For more details, visit dceagle.com or
centaurmc.org.
Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer
organization, volunteers today for a lost
dog and cat rescue foundation at the
Falls Church PetSmart (6100 Arlington
Blvd., Falls Church, Va.) from 11:45 a.m.-
3 p.m. Visit burgundycrescent.org for
more information.
SUNDAY, AUG. 18
K&C Productions hosts its weekly
“Sizzling Hot Sundays,” an LGBT hip-
hop and house music dance party, at
Club Muse (717 6th St., N.W.) tonight
from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. For details, visit
clubmuse.com.
Perry’s (1811 Columbia Rd., N.W.)
hosts its weekly Sunday Drag Brunch
today from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is
$24.95 for an all-you-can-eat buffet. For
details, visit perrysadamsmorgan.com.
The Black Fox Lounge (1723) hosts
“Tula’s Cabaret,” a classic lip-sync drag
show, from 8-11 p.m. tonight. Admission
is free. For more information, visit
blackfoxlounge.com.
Special Agent Galactica performs
tonight with jazz guitarist, Peter Fields,
at L’Enfant Café (2000 18th St., N.W.) at
7 p.m. The show features music from
the Golden Age of Jazz, the Blues
of Burlesque and some Hollywood
classics. Admission is free. For details,
visit pinkhairedone.com.
MONDAY, AUG. 19
The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.)
hosts coffee drop-in hours this morning
from 10 a.m.-noon for the senior LGBT
community. Older LGBT adults can
come and enjoy complimentary coffee
and conversation with other community
members. For more information, visit
thedccenter.org.
Casa Ruby, a safe space for
members of the Latino transgender
community, (2822 Georgia Ave., N.W.)
provides Spanish-language career
development today from 4-6 p.m. For
more information, visit the dccenter.org
or casaruby.org.
TUESDAY, AUG. 20

Whitman-Walker Health provides
free HIV testing at Panam Supermarket
(3552 14th St., N.W.) tonight from
7-9 p.m. For more information, visit
whitman-walker.org.
Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.)
hosts its weekly FUK!T Packing Party
tonight from 7-9 p.m. For more details, visit
thedccenter.org or greenlanterndc.com.
Team D.C. presents “Night OUT
at the Mystics vs. the Chicago Sky”
tonight at 7 p.m. at the Verizon Center
(601 F St., N.W.). Tickets range from
$17-300. For more information and to
purchase tickets, visit teamdc.org.
Pat Benatar, who has maintained an
LGBT following with her ‘80s smash hits
and involvement in gay Pride parades,
performs tonight with Neil Giraldo of
Cheap Trick at Wolf Trap (1551 Trap
Rd., Vienna, Va.). Admission is $25-42.
For details and to purchase tickets, visit
wolftrap.org.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21
Whitman-Walker Health provides
free HIV testing at Congresswoman
Eleanor Norton’s annual job fair today
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Washington
Convention Center (801 Mt. Vernon
Pl., N.W.). For more information, visit
whitman-walker.org.
Us Helping Us (3636 Georgia Ave.,
N.W.) hosts a support group for black
gay men living with HIV tonight from 7-9
p.m. For more details, visit uhupil.org.
Midtown (1219 Connecticut Ave.,
N.W.) hosts “Mix It Up 2.0,” an LGBT
dance party, tonight from 8:30-midnight.
All groups of six entering together get a
free bottle of champagne. For details,
visit midtown-dc.com.
“WAIFs,” an all female stand-up and
sketch comedy group, perform tonight at
Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave.,
N.W.) at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and
limited to guests 21 and over. For more
information, visit blackfoxlounge.com.
The Dupont Drawing Group meets
tonight at 7 p.m. at The Church of the
Pilgrims (2201 P St., N.W.) to draw from
the live model. The session is self-
directed with no formal instruction, and
no materials are provided. Drawing
spots and easels are available on a first-
come-first-serve basis, so guests should
arrive anytime after 6:45. No reservations
are required but a modest fee to pay
the model will be collected. For more
information, visit paulreuther.com.
THURSDAY, AUG. 22
Rude Boi Entertainment hosts
“Tempted 2 Touch,” a ladies dance
party, today at the Fab Lounge (2022
Florida Ave., N.W.). Doors open at 5
p.m. for happy hour until 9, and the
club closes at 1 a.m. Admission is $5 all
night and limited to guests 21 and over.
For details, visit rudeboientertainment.
wordpress.com.
Gays and Lesbians Opposing
Violence (GLOV) meet tonight from
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Honda Accord, Kia
Optima among spiffy
mid-size dazzlers
By JOE PHILLIPS
Sure, Tesla’s high-end electric vehicles
and Google’s self-driving car are
hogging the automotive limelight these
days. But other automakers are rolling
out some modish midsize sedans, with
daring designs, high-tech features and
attractive price tags.
HONDA ACCORD
$22,000
MPG: 27 city/36 highway
0-to-60 mph: 7.5 seconds
Cargo space: 15.8 cubic feet
At first glance, the fully redesigned
Accord looks like a Lexus from the front
and a BMW 3 Series from the rear. That’s
a big leap from the days when this
sedan was simply a steadfast but sexless
performer. Honda turned things up a
notch in the cabin, too, with simple yet
elegant styling, eight-inch video display
and a rearview camera (available in all
models). Two engine choices continue
the Lexus/BMW theme: a V6 in the pricier
Accords comes with a luxe-like suspension,
while the four-cylinder and its quick-
shifting manual gearbox are more akin
to a taut Bimmer. Racing aficionados will
especially like the Sport trim (which costs
just $3,000 more than the base model),
with more horsepower, 18-inch wheels
and rear spoiler. Safety options include
blind-spot, forward-collision and lane-
departure warning systems. And while this
new Accord is slightly smaller than before,
there’s actually more trunk space.
KIA OPTIMA SX LIMITED
$33,000
MPG: 24 city/35 highway
0-to-60 mph: 6.5 seconds
Cargo space: 15.4 cubic feet
As the song says, “Dance 10, Looks
3.” But what happens when a car is so
talented and beautiful it’s an 11? That’s
the question with the Optima, which
stands out in a vehicle segment where
every other car looks like a chorus-line
understudy. Yet the shapely sheet-metal
is gorgeous, from the snarling grille and
wraparound headlights to the raised rear
end. This head-turner is stunning on the
inside, too, with high-quality materials
and Audi-like flair. Yet Kia wanted to raise
the bar, so this year it’s adding a top-of-
the-line Limited trim, with 18-inch chrome
wheels, LED running lights and bright red
paint on the brake calipers. There’s even a
first aid kit. It’s not like the SX was lacking
— it already comes with a 274-hp turbo,
steering-wheel paddle shifters, sport-
tuned suspension and auto-leveling HID
headlights. And while this is not a tuner
car, it’s quick and gets great gas mileage.
Bonus: the huge panoramic sunroof. All
in all, the Optima SX Limited may be a
bit pricey, but it’s also — as they say on
Broadway — one singular sensation.
VW PASSAT TDI
$27,000
MPG: 31city/43highway
0-to-60 mph: 8.9 seconds
Cargo space: 15.9 cubic feet
Other automakers may try to emulate
Euro styling and handling, but the VW
Passat is the real deal. This is the TDI
diesel, which means it gets stellar mileage
and provides you with plenty of eco cred.
Everything about the Passat is solid, from
the practical styling to the cabin’s large, easy-
to-read gauges and high-quality switchgear.
Available in either six-speed manual or six-
speed automatic transmission, the manual
is much more fun and comes with hill-hold
control (which came in handy recently on
some steep streets during a thunderstorm).
If there’s a crash, the car will automatically cut
off the fuel supply, unlock the doors and turn
on hazard flashers. And crash-test scores
are excellent, though braking distance is
a bit longer than average. Options, which
add up fast, include foglights, 18-inch
wheels, remote ignition, nav system and
nine-speaker Fender stereo. Another plus:
the uber-large trunk that can carry plenty of
beer and bratwurst to any local Oktoberfest.
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“the first thing you see when you get off
the ferry.” Her husband, Walter Boss, who
is a member of the all-volunteer Fire Island
Pines Fire Department, agrees.
“It’s a connection to our community,”
Walter Boss says. “It’s an attraction that
brings people to Fire Island.”
Former Village Voice columnist
Michael Musto, who frequently visits
Fire Island, also concurs.
“The reopened Pavilion restores a
much-needed spark,” he told the Blade.
A number of oceanfront homes in
the Pines that host annual fundraisers
for Lambda Legal and other LGBT
advocacy groups lost pool decks and
fences during Sandy that brought a
nearly 14 foot storm surge to parts of
nearby New York City. The storm also
damaged many of the bulkheads along
the Great South Bay that separates the
barrier beach from Long Island.
Walter Boss told the Blade the
majority of the damaged oceanfront
homes have been repaired and they
have begun to rent once again.
The annual Fire Island Dance Festival
in July raised nearly $400,000 for HIV/
AIDS service organizations. The hamlet
this year also continues to celebrate its
60th anniversary.
“Everything’s really coming back
together,” Walter Boss says.
Fire Island Pines and neighboring
Cherry Grove escaped Sandy with
comparably little damage compared to
other Fire Island communities.
The storm washed more than a
dozen oceanfront homes in Davis Park,
a hamlet that is roughly two miles east
of Fire Island Pines, out to sea. Sandy
also destroyed the police station, ferry
terminal and docks in Ocean Beach, a
village west of Cherry Grove.
Diane Romano, president of the
Cherry Grove Community Association,
told the Blade her community has had
“a banner season” in spite of Sandy.
She said her organization has thus far
raised more than $500,000 to restore the
Cherry Grove Community House, an old
barn crews floated from Long Island to
the hamlet in 1948 that is among the first
venues in the country that featured gay-
produced shows and performances. The
National Park Service in June placed the
structure onto the National Registrar of
Historic Places after U.S. Sen. Kirsten
Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) made the request.
New York officials have also deemed
the Cherry Grove Community House a
historic site.
Promoter Daniel Nardicio has
brought a number of high-profile
performers to Cherry Grove so far this
summer that include director John
Waters and comedian Margaret Cho.
Lynda Carter, who was a grand marshal
of the D.C. Pride parade in June, performed
at the Ice Palace, a Cherry Grove nightclub,
on Aug. 3. Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera
is scheduled to perform at the same venue
this weekend, while the Ice Palace will host
Carol Channing and Justin Vivian Bond on
Aug. 24.
“[Fire Island is] a cruise ship that
doesn’t move,” Nardicio told the Blade
as he discussed the growing popularity
of the Ice Palace performances he
coordinates. “It’s very scheduled. They
go Friday nights to the Grove because
I’ve made that happen.”
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increased inventory
By TED SMITH
There are several pieces of good
news on the horizon for homebuyers.
First, the D.C. real estate market is
about to enter its fall season of active
listings, which will increase the inven-
tory of available homes for purchase.
The D.C. market has two seasons of
market activity: spring and fall. Imagine
a line graph in the shape of a flying bird
(see graph below). The left wing of the
bird is longer, rising from January to
its high point in April (sometimes May)
and diminishing to its low point in Au-
gust. Then the right wing begins rising
to a high point in September or Octo-
ber, and diminishing to its low point —
sometime for the year — in December.
What this means is that April/May and
September/October are good times
to look for a home because there are
more of them on the market then.
However, the bad news about this
pattern is that the “bird” has flown suc-
cessively lower in each of the previous
five years — approximately 600-700
fewer active monthly listings each year.
In 2008, the peak month for active list-
ings was October, with 3,363 listings.
In 2009, the peak month for active list-
ings was April, with 3,275 listings. In
2010, the peak month for active list-
ings was again October, but with only
2,846 listings. In 2011, the peak month
was again April, but with 2,469 active
listings. In 2012, the peak month for
active listings was actually March, but
with 1,721 listings. Thus far in 2013, our
peak month for active listings has been
June, but with only 1,220 active list-
ings—1,600 monthly listings fewer than
the low point of 2,815 in 2008.
Fortunately, there’s another source
of new inventory coming around the
turn of the year, well before the tradi-
tional peak month of the spring season:
It looks like the foreclosure process is fi-
nally going to begin anew sometime in
January, which will bring more invento-
ry into the market. While no one wishes
to profit from the financial hardships of
others, these properties will provide a
source of more inexpensive homes that
can be purchased by first-time home-
buyers, who are being squeezed out of
the current market by rising prices and
higher interest rates.
In one final piece of good news, Ur-
ban Turf recently featured an article en-
titled “D.C.’s Best Neighborhoods for
First-Time Buyers” (http://dc.urbanturf.
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neighborhoods for 1-, 2-, and 3-bed-
room homes were Woodley Park, Pet-
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You might want to check them out.
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