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Thousands cheer as color guard
marches in parade for rst time
By JUSTIN PELIGRI
Amid the glitter, drag queens, rainbow beads and corporate
promotions that characterized last weekends 39
th
annual Capital
Pride celebration, there was a poignant moment as, for the rst time,
a U.S. Armed Forces color guard marched in the parade.
The eight-member color guard from the U.S. Army Military District
of Washington marched just behind the Dykes on Bikes contingent
carrying ags representing the four military branches.
Saturdays parade also featured former Minnesota Vikings player-
turned-LGBT activist Chris Kluwe, a straight ally, as grand marshal.
Marchers included D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and City Council Chair
Phil Mendelson (D-At-Large).
Those marching in Saturdays 85-degree heat were met with throngs
Swimmer from Midwest nds support
after coming out to teammates
By ERIK HALL
Liam Human says his favorite restaurant in Washington,
D.C., is Nandos Peri-Peri.
He always orders the plain grilled chicken breast, hot, with
sides of french fries and corn.
In late August 2013, the George Washington University
swimming team chose Nandos for a team dinner. Human,
a freshman last season, stepped away from his chicken, fries
and corn to rell his drink downstairs.
He returned, and his teammates suddenly stopped talking.
Human looked around, sat down and said, What are we
talking about?
Dragon Ball Z, someone said invoking the 1990s Japanese
anime series to break the nervous tension.
Adam Rabe, an upperclassman on the team, decided to be
straight with Human. He said, Dude, we are just asking Matt
how comfortable you were with gay jokes and stu like that.
Human had told some teammates that he is gay,
including his roommate Matt McPherson. But Rabes
statement informed Human that his sexuality was now
common knowledge.
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I wanted to be somewhere Id feel
comfortable and feel safe, said LIAM
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Carol Schwartz enters D.C. mayors race
Bowser wins Stein Club endorsement
Catania backers fail in
attempt to block vote

By LOU CHIBBARO JR.


lchibbaro@washblade.com
The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club,
the citys largest LGBT political group,
voted Monday night to endorse D.C.
Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward
4) for mayor.
The club also voted to endorse Council
member Anita Bonds (D-At-Large) in her
re-election bid, Ward 1 Council candidate
Brianne Nadeau and Ward 6 Council
candidate Charles Allen. Bonds, Nadeau
and Allen each won the Democratic
nomination for their respective Council
seats in the citys April 1 primary.
Bowser also won the Democratic primary,
beating Mayor Vincent Gray and three other
Council members who ran for mayor.
The clubs vote on the endorsements
followed a town hall meeting in which
Bowser, Nadeau and Allen spoke and
answered questions from club members
about their positions on both LGBT and
other issues.
The meeting was held at the Human
Rights Campaign building at 17th Street
and Rhode Island Ave., N.W.
The endorsements also came after
at least ve club members who are
supporting D.C. Council member David
Catania (I-At-Large) for mayor sought
to block an endorsement vote, citing
provisions of the clubs bylaws that they
said did not allow such a vote unless a
special endorsement forum was held
or unless a separate vote was taken to
suspend the rules.
Stein Club President Angela Peoples
said the clubs executive committee
carefully reviewed the bylaws and
determined they did not prevent the
club from voting to endorse Bowser and
the three Council candidates as well as
shadow Senate incumbent Paul Straus,
who also won the Democratic nomination
for his post in the April 1 primary.
The vote on Monday night came in the
form of a motion introduced by Stein
Club member Jeri Hughes that called for
endorsing all Democratic nominees that
the club didnt endorse for the primary.
The club didnt make primary
endorsements for mayor, the three Council
seats and the shadow Senate seat because no
candidate obtained the required 60 percent
of the vote needed for an endorsement as
specied by the clubs bylaws.
At Monday nights meeting, the club
voted 35 to 8 to approve a motion
calling for the endorsements. There
were two abstentions, two no votes,
and one spoiled ballot. The vote for the
endorsements passed with 73 percent
of those voting, easily clearing the 60
percent rule.
Im glad the Democrats are going to
support the Democrats, Bowser said
after the vote. Thats what the Gertrude
Stein is all about.
Bowser was referring to the
discussion last month by some club
members, including the o cers, that
an endorsement vote for Bowser and
the Council candidates wasnt needed
because it should be assumed that a
Democratic club would support the
Democratic nominees.
Other club members, however, speaking
on condition that they not be identied,
suggested that the clubs o cers wanted
to avoid a direct endorsement vote in the
general election out of fear that Catania
supporters might line up enough votes
to block the 60 percent threshold needed
for an endorsement.
Peoples said the o cers never sought
to avoid an endorsement vote. Mondays
vote suggests that Catania supporters
could only muster about 13 votes, which
fell short of the 40 percent needed to
block an endorsement.
Longtime LGBT rights
supporter could siphon
votes from Catania

By LOU CHIBBARO JR.


lchibbaro@washblade.com
Former D.C. Council member and four-
time Republican mayoral candidate Carol
Schwartz surprised political observers on
Monday by announcing she is entering the
race for mayor as an independent candidate.
Schwartz, who often was at odds with
the national Republican Party, has been
a strong supporter of LGBT rights and
enjoyed the support of large numbers of
LGBT voters.
She won city-wide election four times
to an at-large Council seat before losing
her bid for a fth term to GOP primary
challenger Patrick Mara in 2008. Mara lost
in the general election to independent
Michael Brown who later lost his re-
election bid to Council member David
Grosso (I-At-Large).
Schwartz has stayed out of politics
since losing her Council seat in 2008.
My love for D.C. is a good part of why
Im running, as well as my great sense of
responsibility about its welfare, she said in a
statement released to the media on Monday.
Many political observers as well as
LGBT activists following the mayors race
believe Schwartzs entrance into the race
will help Democratic mayoral contender
Muriel Bowser, the Ward 4 Council
member, at the expense of fellow Council
member and rival mayoral candidate
David Catania (I-At-Large).
As a non-Democrat, Schwartz is likely to
take away more votes from Catania than
from Bowser because loyal Democrats
are expected to back Bowser, forcing
Catania to compete for many of the same
voters that would likely nd Schwartz an
attractive alternative to Bowser.
Ben Young, Catanias campaign
manager, called Schwartzs candidacy an
orchestrated eort by Schwartz to help
Bowser win the race.
This is as transparent as glass, Young
told the Blade. Everyone knows how long
their friendship goes back, and this is a
sideshow an attempt to divide the vote
so that Bowser can squeak by. But its going
to backre on them, he said. Theyve
underestimated the intelligence of voters.
Another possible motive for Schwartz
to target Catania, according to people
familiar with the two, is that she and
Catania clashed over various issues during
Schwartzs latter years on the Council.
Catania threw his support behind Mara
in the 2008 Republican primary, helping
political newcomer Mara defeat Schwartz.
Bowser, appearing Monday night at the
Gertrude Stein Democratic Club meeting
where she won the clubs endorsement,
said the allegation made by Young doesnt
dignify an answer.
I launched my campaign for mayor last
March 23, she said. I didnt care then who
was running and I dont care now whos
running. Our vision and message is the
same and were going to see the voters on
Nov. 4 no matter whos on the ballot.
When asked about Youngs claim
that her candidacy was orchestrated
with Bowser, Schwartz told the Blade,
I appreciate and agree with Muriels
response that this does not deserve a
response. I want to be mayor on my
own accord, which should be obvious to
everyone on the planet by now.
In the statement she released on Monday
announcing her candidacy Schwartz said
she is ready to return to politics.
During this ve-year break from political
life and many of you may remember,
that break was not of my choosing I
have watched closely from the sidelines
and have been concerned about what is
happening in our citys present and what
its future will look like, she said.
Among her concerns has been the large
numbers of city residents left behind or
pushed out of the city during a period of
economic growth and prosperity. She said
shes also troubled over corruption in city
government that has gone beyond the pale.
I want a leader who has the wisdom to
recognize chicanery before the you know
what hits the fan and who has the courage to
take it on and stop it before its hits, she said.
Today, our citizens are in need of
someone who will ght for their interest,
someone who will help earn back
our reputation; someone who will be
beholden to no one but them, she said. I
believe that I am that someone.
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Hundreds join Wilson High counter protest against Westboro
Madaleno vs. Beyer race grows heated in Md.
Senate candidates trade
pointed accusations ahead
of June 24 primary
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
The race between state Sen. Rich
Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) and
challenger Dana Beyer in Marylands 18th
Senate District has grown increasingly
heated ahead of the June 24 primary.
Madaleno compared Beyer to U.S. Sen.
Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during a May 29 debate
that aired on Montgomery Municipal
Cables Political Pulse. The two also
clashed during a District 18 Democratic
Breakfast Club forum on Monday.
She wants to be the person that
just makes the big statement that gets
attention, but actually spends little
time in making the hard decisions
about governing, Madaleno told the
Washington Blade in an interview on
Tuesday. Youd be hard pressed to nd
anybody who would not label me as
a liberal, as a progressive in the state
Senate. Im also practical in recognizing
that we have to make compromises that
get the job done.
Madaleno told the Blade that Beyer has
gone very negative during the campaign.
His opponent in recent days has sent
two mailers to voters that say Madaleno
has led the charge against a so-called
millionaires tax. Beyer has also said
Madaleno voted in favor of cutting the
states contribution to the public teachers
pension fund.
Theres nothing in any of my mailers
that is in any way negative, Beyer
told the Blade on Tuesday. Its about his
record. Hes used it negatively because
its highlighting what hes done, which
doesnt t with his record.
Beyer provided the Blade with a
screenshot of her Facebook page that shows
Madalenos husband, Mark Madaleno
Hodge, questioning why her campaign pays
her canvassers $8.50 an hour.
Economic justice doesnt apply to you I
guess, wrote Hodge.
Beyer told the Blade her canvassers
receive between $10.50-$12.50 an hour.
She also categorized accusations that
she asked District 18 voters whether
Madaleno spent too much time on
gay issues in a Celinda Lake poll she
commissioned before declaring her
candidacy in January as another lie.
That was as classic, as detailed, as
traditional a persuasion poll as possible,
Beyer told the Blade. Im trying to
understand the race. I discovered that
I could win this race, but it wasnt on
anything gay or trans.
Madaleno, 48, has represented District
18 that includes Wheaton, Kensington and
portions of Silver Spring, Bethesda and Chevy
Chase since 2007. He also became the rst
openly gay person elected to the Maryland
General Assembly in 2002 when he won a
seat in the Maryland House of Delegates.
Beyer, 61, was a senior assistant to
former Montgomery County Council
woman Duchy Trachtenberg. The retired
eye surgeon unsuccessfully challenged
state Del. Alfred Carr (D-Montgomery
County) in 2010.
Beyer, who is a former member of the
Equality Maryland board of directors, is
the executive director of Gender Rights
Maryland that she founded in 2011.
Beyer has repeatedly criticized
Madaleno over his role in the passage of
a transgender rights bill earlier this year
that he introduced.
She told the Blade that Madaleno
wasnt supposed to introduce Senate
Bill 212 or the Fairness for All Marylanders
Act because she said her organization
convinced state Sen. Jamie Raskin
(D-Montgomery County) to do it because
he is a member of the Senate Judicial
Proceedings Committee that in 2013
struck down a similar measure. Beyer
said Gender Rights Maryland also worked
with state Del. James Hubbard (D-Prince
Georges County) to put forth the bill in
the Maryland House of Delegates because
he is a member of the House Health and
Government Operations Committee.
These are people whove been with
us in the past, who have superb rates
of legislative success, she said. Rich
introduced this because hes the gay guy.
Beyer told the Blade that she worked with
state Sens. Norman Stone (D-Baltimore
County), C. Anthony Muse (D-Prince
Georges County) and James Brochin
(D-Baltimore County) who ultimately voted
for Senate Bill 212 in February.
The three Democrats who sit on the
Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in
2013 voted against a nearly identical bill.
We got all three of those votes, said
Beyer. [Madaleno] promoted himself as the
lead sponsor because he wanted the credit
for it. Thats what he does best take credit
for which he doesnt deserve credit.
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Students, parents,
neighbors call for
love, not hate
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
Hundreds of students from D.C.s
Woodrow Wilson High School and
supporters from other schools and the
community turned out Monday morning
for a counter protest against members of
the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, who
assembled a block away from the school.
In what appeared as a pep rally as much
as a counter protest, students chanted
slogans of love, not hate and Im so proud
to go to Wilson High. One male student
carried a sign saying, I have two moms and
life is good. Others waved rainbow ags.
Wilson principal Pete Cahall, who
disclosed hes gay at the schools Pride Day
event last week, said the counter protest
was student organized and student driven.
He said students took immediate
action to organize the counter protest
after the Kansas-based Westboro Church,
which coined the phrase God hates
fags, announced its members planned
to appear at the school to protest the
schools Pride Day event, even though the
Pride event took place ve days earlier.
This is unbelievable, said Todd Allen-
Giord, senior o cer with Wilsons Student
Government Association. I have never
seen our school come together as much as
we have today, he told the Blade. People
have really rallied behind this. Were proud
of who we are and were showing everybody
were proud of who they are too.
Among those attending the counter
protest were D.C. Council members David
Catania (I-At-Large) and Muriel Bowser
(D-Ward 4), who are running for mayor
in the November election, and Council
member Kenyan McDu e (D-Ward 5). Also
attending were D.C. Schools Chancellor
Kaya Henderson and D.C. O ce of Human
Rights Director Monica Palacios.
Mayor Vincent Gray was scheduled to
attend but had to cancel due to a foot
injury, according to the mayors o ce.
A large contingent of D.C. police
o cers, including members of the
departments Gay and Lesbian Liaison
Unit, also attended.
The chance of a possible verbal
confrontation between the Westboro
Church members and the counter protesters
was lessened on Friday when D.C. police
told the school that the church members
decided to hold their protest at the corner
of Nebraska Avenue and Chesapeake Street,
N.W., which is a block away and out of sight
from the schools main entrance.
Between a dozen and 20 Westboro
Church members who showed up for the
protest could not be seen by the hundreds
of people participating in the counter protest
in front of the schools main entrance.
Principal Cahall stated in an
announcement posted on the schools
website over the weekend that the
administration and the student
organizers agreed it would be best not to
have a face-to-face confrontation.
The Wilson students are not going to
exercise their First Amendment at the
SW corner of Chesapeake and Nebraska
instead they are going to stage on the
east side of Wilson, Cahall wrote. [T]
hey are no longer concerned with being
seen by them All thought this was a
positive change logistically and it lessens
the chance of a contentious demo.
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out Monday to stand up to Westboro Baptist Church.
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to replace Rep. Moran
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS
mlavers@washblade.com
Former Virginia
Lieutenant Gov. Don Beyer
on Tuesday easily won
the Democratic primary
for the commonwealths
8th Congressional District
to succeed outgoing
Congressman Jim Moran.
Beyer defeated state Del.
Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)
by a 46-18 percent margin.
Gay state Sen. Adam Ebbin
(D-Alexandria) came in third
with slightly less than 14
percent of the vote.
Alexandria Mayor Bill
Euille received slightly more
than 8 percent of the vote.
Mark Levine, a gay talk show
host who served as former Massachusetts Congressman
Barney Franks legislative counsel, came in fth with
slightly less than 7 percent of the vote.
Ebbin told the Blade after speaking to his supporters at
Los Tios Grill in Alexandria that he oered to work with
Beyer ahead of the general election in November.
Im disappointed for my supporters, but I think we
made a great eort, said Ebbin. Im proud of the people
who helped me and proud to have been associated with
the people who supported me.
All of the Democratic candidates who sought to
succeed Moran in Congress back marriage rights for
same-sex couples and other LGBT-specic issues.
Ebbin, who is the rst openly gay person elected to the
Virginia General Assembly, earlier this year introduced a
bill alongside state Sen. A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico)
that would have banned discrimination against LGBT
state employees. Hope in January introduced a measure
that sought to prohibit so-called ex-gay conversion
therapy to minors in the commonwealth.
The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund in February endorsed
Ebbins campaign to succeed Moran, but the Alexandria
Democrat told the Blade he feels the organization could
have done more to support his bid.
They had indicated this would be a priority for them,
said Ebbin, noting he raised more than $300,000 during
his congressional bid. It was challenging to get o the
ground the way we needed with more active support
from them.
Beyers win coincides with Dave Brat defeating House
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in the Republican
primary for Virginias 7th Congressional District in a
stunning upset that has sent shockwaves throughout
Capitol Hill and the Republican establishment.
Beyer will face Republican Micah Edmond in the general
election to succeed Moran who currently represents
Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church and parts of Fairfax
County in the U.S. House.
The good news is Don Beyer will not have to serve in
Congress with Eric Cantor, said Ebbin.
Ebbin, Levine lose
bid for Congress
Lanier gives brieng on
police-trans issues

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told a transgender


community town hall meeting Tuesday night that
her department is moving quickly to implement
recommendations by an independent task force on
ways to improve police response to crimes targeting
the transgender community.
Lanier, who was joined by nearly a dozen high-
level police o cials, including a captain and sergeant
in charge of the police Gay and Lesbian Liaison
Unit, said the overwhelming majority of o cers are
sensitive to the needs and concerns of transgender
citizens.
She said that in cases where members of the LGBT
community in general and the trans community
in particular encounter improper or abusive
treatment by a police o cer, such incidents should
immediately be reported to the department through
an established complaint process.
If there is wrongdoing on the part of a police
o cer, we want to know about it, she said. We
should address that, and we will.
The town hall event was sponsored jointly by the
D.C. Trans Coalition, Casa Ruby, Gays and Lesbians
Opposing Violence (GLOV), the Gay and Lesbian
Activists Alliance, the LGBT youth advocacy group
SMYAL and the sex worker advocacy group HIPS.
The meeting was held in a community room of
the D.C. Department of Employment Services on
Minnesota Ave, N.E.
The sponsoring groups asked Lanier to discuss
the departments response to the ndings and
recommendations of a 41-page report prepared
by the Hate Crimes Assessment Task Force, an
independent body created by the Anti-Defamation
League of Washington at Laniers request.
Among other things, the task force found that
although the vast majority of MPD leaders and
personnel are committed to the security and
safety of the LGBT community, shortcomings exist
in the departments relations with the transgender
community.
With the exception of GLLU o cers, most
transgender people do not trust the police and
believe that MPD o cers too frequently see them as
criminals because they are transgender, the report
states.
The report says the task force conducted its
research between April 2012 and September 2013,
which included extensive interviews with LGBT
leaders and advocates, LGBT community members,
and MPD personnel of all ranks throughout the
department, with an emphasis on o cers assigned
to hate crimes, LGBT outreach and related duties.
In response to at least two-dozen questions from
audience members, Lanier outlined the departments
eorts to address issues raised by the task force
report, most of which are included as an addendum
to the report.
The department has already taken steps to revamp
the GLLUs o cer a liate program to improve the
training and selection of GLLU a liate o cers, who
are assigned to each of the departments eight police
districts throughout the city.
The task force report says many in the LGBT
community expressed concern that the GLLU became
more distant and less visible to the community
after the a liate program was created by Lanier to
expand the reach of the GLLU beyond its half dozen
or so core o cers.
Lanier said her supervisors in the police districts
are now carefully assessing how the GLLU a liate
members are interacting with the community.
Those found not to have a good t for community
interaction will be reassigned to other duties and
o cers more suited for the GLLUs duties will replace
them, she said.
So weve come a long way, she told the Blade
after the meeting. Are there individuals in the
department we have almost 5,000 employees
that may harbor a bias? Of course there are. But we
cant let that dene our organization. We have to let
the mass of the police dene our organization and
keep looking to get rid of people who dont belong
here, she said.
Veteran transgender activist Earline Budd and
Jason Terry, a member of the D.C. Trans Coalition,
said they were optimistic that Lanier will carry
out the task force reports recommendations for
improving the departments relations with the trans
community.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
Blade wins 3 journalism awards
The Washington Blade won three rst-place
awards in this weeks Dateline Awards competition
sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists
D.C. chapter.
Blade features editor Joey DiGuglielmo won the
award for best feature story in the weekly newspaper
category for Remembering Sean Sasser, about the
former Real World cast member who died last year.
The piece goes beyond the usual he was such
a great guy and will be missed obit to include the
signicance of his TV appearance and the career he
crafted for himself after the cameras move on, the
judges wrote. DiGuglielmo also won the award for
best arts criticism for his piece on organ music in
D.C. titled, Dynamic dierences.
Blade editor Kevin Na won his eighth SPJ award,
taking rst place in the editorial writing category for
a piece titled, Victory, vindication and tears about
last years Supreme Court rulings in the DOMA and
Prop 8 cases. The editorial has a sound analysis of
the courts opinion and asks readers to contemplate
several tantalizing questions for the future of gay
rights in states without marriage-equality laws, the
judges wrote.
Publisher Lynne Brown noted the timing of the
awards.
The Blade is celebrating its 45th anniversary
this year, Brown said. These awards demonstrate
we havent let up in our commitment to quality
journalism and to serving the local market.
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ADAM EBBIN, who
marched in Saturdays
Capital Pride parade, lost
his bid for Congress in
the Democratic primary
to Don Beyer this week in
Virginia.
WASHINGTON BLADE PHOTO
BY DAMIEN SALAS
Gay man attacked during Detroit Pride
DETROIT A gay man said he was attacked outside Detroits annual Pride
celebration on June 8 because of his sexual orientation.
Christin Howard told the Detroit Free Press that a group of men beat him
near Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit where Motor City Pride was taking place
after he stopped to take a picture with a girl whom he said recognized him from
Instagram. Howard told the newspaper he suered a broken nger, bruises on
his face and back and damage to his left eye during the attack.
A video of the attack has also been posted to YouTube.
It scared me, Howard told the Detroit Free Press. Now every time I see a
group of guys I get that same feeling that Im about to be bashed or theyre about
to say something. I feel like I have quick ashbacks and just jump a little bit.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig has categorized the attack as a hate crime.
Marriage lawsuit led in N.D.
BISMARCK, N.D. Seven gay and lesbian couples on June 6 led a federal
lawsuit challenging North Dakotas same-sex marriage ban.
The Associated Press reported the couples led the lawsuit with the U.S.
District Court in Fargo that challenges the states constitutional amendment that
denes marriage as between a man and a woman and its refusal to recognize
same-sex marriages legally performed in other states.
North Dakota had been the last state without gay nuptials in which same-sex
couples had not led a lawsuit seeking marriage rights since the U.S. Supreme
Court last June struck down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act.
The AP reported that Josh Newville, a Minneapolis lawyer, is representing
the North Dakota couples. He led a federal lawsuit last month on behalf of six
same-sex couples in neighboring South Dakota who are seeking marriage rights
in their state.
Texas GOP backs reparative therapy
FORT WORTH, Texas The Texas Republican Partys new platform that backs
so-called reparative therapy on June 7 received nal approval.
The Associated Press reported the roughly 7,000 delegates who attended
the partys annual convention never debated the proposed plank before they
ratied the platform at the Forth Worth Convention Hall. The Texas Eagle Forum,
a Tea Party organization that supports what its website describes as traditional
values, spearheaded eorts to add support of reparative therapy to the
platform.
The Republican Party of Texas should not allow its platform to be used to
promote psychological quackery, said Steve Rudner, chair of the Equality Texas
Foundation board of directors.
Rudy Oeftering, vice president of Metroplex Republicans Dallas, a gay
conservative group, is among those who also criticized the reparative therapy
plank.
California and New Jersey currently ban reparative therapy to minors.
Lawmakers in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and other states have proposed
similar prohibitions on the controversial practice the American Psychological
Association and other groups have condemned.
Tea Party victor has
vowed to protect the
sanctity of marriage
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
Not much is known about Dave Brat
after his surprise primary win on Tuesday
against House Majority Leader Eric
Cantor (R-Va.), but the information that
is available suggests the Tea Party victor
wont be a friend to the LGBT community
if elected to Congress.
To the surprise of just about every
political observer, Brat defeated Cantor
in the primary even though the
Republican leader is known for his
association with his partys conservative
base. According to uno cial results from
the Virginia Board of Elections, Brat won
the primary by 11 points among the 7th
congressional districts primary voters.
The results are especially stunning
because Cantor took the primary
seriously and had campaign funds that
dwarfed those of his opponent. According
to the last nance report in May, Cantor
has $1.5 million in the bank while Brat
had $84,000.
Gregory Angelo, executive director
of the Log Cabin Republicans, said
assessments are still being made over
why Cantor lost, but a couple of factors
could be at play.
Really, beneath the surface, there was
an unease with him both with the absence
of his presence in the district that mied
quite a number of his constituents and
also a push by conservative leaders in
the district who felt alienated by Leader
Cantor and the party leadership that he
preferred, Angelo said.
Although LGBT Democrats and
opponents of the Republican leadership
celebrated Cantors loss on social media,
a look at Brats website suggests the
newcomer wont be any more favorable
to the LGBT community.
A section on his website dedicated
to his positions on protecting values
indicates his opposition to marriage
rights for same-sex couples.
Dave will protect the rights of the
unborn and the sanctity of marriage, and
will oppose any governmental intrusion
upon the conscience of people of faith,
the website sites.
That portion of his website is lled
with language saying hell oppose
eorts to restrict religious liberty a
line often used by opponents of LGBT
rights and that he believes no person,
business, or industry should receive
special treatment, which is similar what
opponents of civil rights laws have said
for decades.
Moreover, the website disavows a belief
in the separation of church and state.
Dave respects and values every person
he meets because he truly sees them as
Children of God, the website said. Our
Rights come from God and not from
Government. Government is instituted to
protect these rights.
Brat didnt immediately respond on
short notice to the Washington Blades
request for comment on LGBT issues.
For the last 18 years, Brat has worked
as an economics professor at Randolph
Macon College, a small school with about
1,200 students located in Ashland, Va.
Prior to that, Brat, whos Catholic,
received his masters degree from the
Princeton Theological Seminary, which,
according to its mission statement, seeks
to prepare women and men to serve
Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith.
The Catholic Church is known as one of
the strongest opponents of LGBT rights.
Ian Sams, spokesperson for the
Democratic National Committee, said the
Virginia upset demonstrates that far right
and anti-gay forces are still in control of
the Republican Party.
Its hard to imagine that a candidate
running to the right of Eric Cantor on
issue after issue will be good for LGBT
Virginians, Sams said.
Cantor voted for a U.S. constitutional
amendment banning same-sex marriage
in 2004 and 2006 in addition to votes
against a version of the Employment
Non-Discrimination Act and Dont Ask,
Dont Tell repeal.
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After Cantor upset,
questions emerge for Brat
CHRISTIN HOWARD was beaten at Detroit Pride in a hate crime that was captured on
video and posted to YouTube.
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House Majority Leader ERIC CANTOR (R-Va.)
lost the Republican nomination to a primary
challenger.
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Harvey Milks camera shop,
fence in Laramie, Wyo.,
among possibilities
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
The camera shop of San Francisco
Supervisor Harvey Milk, the Upstairs
Lounge in New Orleans, the fence near
Laramie, Wyo., where Matthew Shepard
was left to die these were some of the
places mentioned on Tuesday for possible
designation as LGBT historic sites.
About 20 scholars working on the
initiative o cially announced on May
30 by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
at the Stonewall Inn in New York City
met at the Department of the Interior in
D.C. to discuss the way forward with the
initiative in anticipation of completing the
work by 2016.
Afterward, four high-prole speakers
and ve of the scholars described and
elded questions about the contours of
the study in a public panel discussion
moderated by National Park Service
Director Jonathan Jarvis.
Prior to the panel, Jarvis said ensuring
places of importance to the LGBT
community are recognized for their worth
is part of a broader eort to highlight the
stories of minority groups in U.S. history in
time for the agencys centennial in 2016.
These places not only show us at
our best, but perhaps, at times, at
our worst, Jarvis said. These places
are memorialized not only for the
remembrance, but also they show us the
future. They symbolize what this nation
intends to be, or perhaps, has not yet
become. And thats why it is absolutely
essential that we include the experience
of the LGBT community, and its struggle
for civil rights in the stories that we tell on
behalf of the nation.
Thus far, the only LGBT-associated place
designated as an o cial National Historic
Site is the Stonewall Inn. In 1969, patrons
demonstrated in the streets of New York
after refusing arrest following a raid by
police, starting the modern gay rights
movement. The Stonewall Inn received the
designation in February 2000.
Other places relevant to the LGBT
community given a lesser designation
within the National Register of Historic
Places are the D.C. home of gay rights
pioneer Frank Kameny; Cherry Grove
Community House & Theater on Fire
Island, N.Y.; the James Merrill House in
Connecticut; and the Carrington House
on Fire Island.
In her remarks preceding the panel,
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell talked
about the need to expand the list of
historic LGBT sites beyond the East Coast.
Thats one thing lacking for the LGBT
community: We have not yet identied
any of the places where we can tell the
stories that help us understand who
everyone is as Americans within this
community, Jewell said.
The six scholars who discussed ideas
presented on the panel were Stephen
Pitti, director of Yale Universitys ethnicity,
race and migration program; Mark
Meinke, a D.C.-based LGBT historian;
Jen Jack Gieseking, a New York-based
cultural geographer and environmental
psychologist; Julio Capo Jr., an assistant
professor of history at the University
of Massachusetts in Amherst; and Eliza
Byard, executive director of the Gay,
Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
During his remarks, Pitti said scholars
working on the study identied four goals:
1) increase the number of LGBT-associated
places within theNational Register of Historic
Places; 2) identify and nominate LGBT-
associated national historic landmarks; 3)
engage scholars and community members
to identify LGBT-associated places; and 4)
encourage national park units to interpret
LGBT stories.
We discussed as a group how the key
study that Secretary Jewell announced on
May 30 will be an anchor going forward
for each of these goals, Pitti said. We
did a lot of work together as a scholars
panel laying a strong foundation for this
important initiative.
The National Park Service is soliciting
ideas from the public about sites of
local, state or national importance in
LGBT history on its website. More public
meetings and other events around the
country are under consideration and will
be announced as information becomes
available, according to the agency.
After the event, Pitti told the Washington
Blade he was unable to identify any
LGBT-associated places that could be
designated as historic sites at this time
because the initial meeting focused on
goals for moving things forward.
To me, we sort of talked about
potential places, but not with really any
authority, Pitti said. We really focused
much more today on the kind of process
beyond going to make sure that the
conversations about potential places
involved communities and that they
would appropriately inclusive.
But that didnt stop speculation during
the event. Among the high-prole
speakers was House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who suggested
during her remarks two places in San
Francisco, which she represents in
Congress, that would t the bill: the
camera shop of gay rights pioneer Harvey
Milk and the UN Plaza where a HIV/AIDS
vigil was held for 10 years.
For us in San Francisco, its not a
question of tolerance; thats not a word we
use, Pelosi said. Thats condescending.
Its about respect. Its about taking pride.
In response to a question submitted
by an audience member over whether
theUpstairs Lounge would be a potential
site, Byard explained to the audience the
signicance of the meeting place, which
was a locale for gay men in New Orleans
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Judge declines to halt marriages in Wis.
Same-sex marriages continued for the rst time in Wisconsin as the federal
court that brought marriage equality to the state refused to halt the weddings
this week.
In a four-page order, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb announced after a
telephone conference on Monday she has denied the emergency stay request
led by Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.
Up to 15 counties including the populous Dane and Milwaukee counties
were marrying same-sex couples as of Monday. Immediately after the ruling last
Friday, Dane and Milwaukee county clerk o ces stayed open late and issued 283
licenses to same-sex couples on Friday and Saturday, the Associated Press reported.
Following the announcement from Crabb, Van Hollen reiterated his opinion
that county clerks shouldnt marry same-sex couples in Wisconsin because
Crabb never enjoined enforcement of the marriage law.
Wisconsins marriage law is in full force and eect, and all state and local
o cials are under a continuing duty to follow Wisconsins marriage law unless
and until the court enjoins that law, Van Hollen said.
Chris Ahmuty, executive director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, said his
organization believes its up to the county clerks to determine whether they are
legally able to distribute marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
TheACLU believes the ban has been struck down, but individual county clerks
whether its Milwaukee, Dane county, other counties around Wisconsin theyre
going to have to make up their own mind using independent legal advice as to
whether or not theyre going to start issuing licenses, Ahmuty said.
In her denial of the stay request, Crabb writes the issue of whether the state
believes clerks distribution of marriage licenses to same-sex couples is in
violation of state law is outside the scope ofthis case.
In addition to ling the stay request with Crabb, Van Hollen led another stay
request on Monday with the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which has
jurisdiction over Wisconsin. That request remains pending before the appellate court.
The U.S. Supreme Court will almost certainly decide this important issue once
and for all during its next term, Hollen said in a statement. There is absolutely
no reason to allow Wisconsins county clerks to decide for themselves, on a
county-by-county basis, who may and may not lawfully get married in this
state. Nor is there any reason to subject any citizen to the stress and legal
uncertainty that will result, as it has in other jurisdictions, if they are permitted
to immediately contract marriages pursuant to a district court decision that may
soon be reversed on appeal.
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House Minority Leader NANCY PELOSI and a panel of experts spoke at the Department of the
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cheering and waving rainbow ags along
the parade route, which started at 22nd
and P streets, N.W. and coursed through
Dupont Circle, along 17th Street and
concluded at 14thand R streets, N.W.
A small crowd of protesters from the
Westboro Baptist Church joined the
fray on P Street holding signs with anti-
gay slogans. The parades participants
drowned out their opposition with boos.
Sundays festival featured booths from
local business and corporate sponsors.
Rita Ora, Karmin, Bonnie McKee, Betty Who
and DJ Cassidy as well as a series of local
drag queens performed musical numbers
throughout the day on the Capitol Stage,
just blocks from the U.S. Capitol.
Many of the festivals main stage acts
were delayed, some for hours.
We had one of our performers sound
check run over by 45 minutes before
we even started the show. From then,
its hard to inch back up, said Michelle
Mobley, communications director for
Capital Pride. She said none of the
performers had sound issues during
their performances, but that the trickle-
down eect of starting 45 minutes late
led organizers to adjust the order of
performances so headliners could catch
their ights later in the evening.
The parade seemed to run smoothly.
Its a madhouse. Its a mob scene, Alexis
DuCraix, a drag queen with Green Lantern,
said as her group lined up for the parade
Saturday. But its wonderful. I think we
forget sometimes that we are one giant
community. We get caught up in this clique
or this subgroup, but I think its vital to come
together and realize that we are one, and we
stand together, regardless of dierences.
As the LGBT community gains a
foothold in the mainstream, others argue
that Pride festivals might need to adjust
their agenda.
Why have em? asked Fran Petro, who
works at Orbitz Travel. When we were
younger, there was no equality, so there
was a reason to march.
Theyll start to evolve, her partner,
Carol, noted, pointing out the increasing
number of straight allies attending Pride
parades across the country. It will turn into
a festival of everything, and thats OK.
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puppy from the 30-person leather
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I think its very good that we get out
there, show our pride and the strength we
have, he said. Were gonna come out and
have fun, doesnt matter what you tell us.
Others, from political and religious
groups, came with an agenda.
This is my rst Pride ever. Ive been
a big fan of Hillary [Clinton] for the past
ve years, and I gure if I was going
to march in the parade I might as well
march for Hillary, said Rafael Eggebrecht,
a representative for Ready For Hillary, a
political action committee raising money
for a potential Clinton presidential
campaign. I do hope that should she run
and should [same-sex marriage] still be
an issue in a year or so if the Supreme
Court doesnt act that shell advocate
for same-sex marriage and equality in all
50 states, he said.
Donna Sokal, a member of Mount
Vernon Place United Methodist Church, a
congregation with a large number of LGBT
members, said representatives from her
church wanted to attend Pride even though
the Christian church has largely stood on
the sidelines of the LGBT movement.
I think its really important for the
church to always show up and support
people that the bigger church isnt always
supporting, Sokal said, suggesting that
the church should ght to combat its
anti-homosexual, hypocritical, and
judgmental reputation.
Christians in the larger society have
become known for who were against and
not who were for, she said. We still have
ways to go to show people that love doesnt
always come in a way that we grew up
thinking, like Little House on the Prairie.
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Capital Pride events draw thousands of revelers
Former Minnesota Vikings punter CHRIS KLUWE served as grand marshal of last weeks Pride
parade.
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Baltimore celebrates Pride this weekend
Baltimore celebrates Pride this weekend with a block party, parade and
festival. The Pride Parade and Block Party will take place on Saturday, beginning
at 1 p.m. The parade route will begin at the intersection of Eager and Charles
streets and continue on Charles Street up to Mount Royal Avenue. The festival
runs Saturday 2-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. All Pride weekend events will
then take place at Mount Royal Avenue and Cathedral St. (No events will take
place in Druid Hill Park, as in years past.)
The organization that runs Baltimore Pride announced that Tom Patrick was
named as the parades grand marshal and Sharon Brackett as the 2014 Activist
of the Year.
Patrick is a longtime employee with the non-prot organization Moveable
Feast. According to Tom Boderenko, executive director of Moveable Feast, Patrick
engaged thousands of individuals, corporations, churches and schools to volunteer
at Moveable Feast, but he has challenged them to think about their fears and
stereotypes of the LBGT community, and especially people living with HIV/AIDS.
Brackett is the founder and board chair of Gender Rights Maryland, an
organization advocating for transgender rights and had been instrumental in
the passage of the Fairness for All Marylanders Act, also known as SB212, which
was recently signed into law.
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Baltimores annual Pride celebration is held this weekend.
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Twelve months earlier, it would have
horried Human for anyone to know he
is gay. He only started telling his family
and friends in January 2013.
But now it was a relief that his George
Washington teammates knew.
They were giving me a chance to
set the boundaries and, basically, the
precedent on how they handled it and
addressed it, Human said. I thought
it was a fair conversation for them to be
having, because as far as I know, Im the
only out gay swimmer that GW has seen
either in a really long time or ever.
The 2013-14 season marked the 16th
season for Dan Rhinehart as George
Washington head swimming coach, and
Rhinehart said Human is the rst gay
athlete he is aware of coaching.
It isnt anything that I even give any
consideration to, Rhinehart said of
Humans sexual orientation.
Human said picking an accepting
college campus was a priority when
deciding where to continue his swimming
career. He expected being gay would
be easier in the nations capital than in
his suburban Kansas City hometown of
Riverside, Mo. It took some time to nd
out for sure.
That was a really crucial thing for me,
Human said. I wanted to be somewhere
Id feel comfortable and feel safe. I knew
that in D.C. that I denitely would, but GW
for sure would be a very safe community
to be gay.
Human is pursuing a degree in
economics with minors in political science
and sustainability. He lived his freshman
year in Thurston Hall with McPherson
and two non-swimmers. Human told
McPherson hes gay before any of his
other teammates.
He was very comfortable with it,
Human said. He wasnt oended or
bothered.
Human never told his male teammates
from his Kansas City club swimming
team about his sexual orientation, so
McPherson served as a barometer for
Human being an out athlete.
It was a good indicator to me that itd
be OK to o cially come out to the team,
Human said. I didnt do a formal coming
out when I did. I told a couple people and
just kind of let it go how it did.
I gured that if the guys on the team
didnt already know, they would nd out
soon enough. Im very open about it. And
Matts reaction denitely said that I could
be open about it.
Since sixth grade, Human said he
was perceived to be gay by classmates.
He tried to change the way he talked in
junior high to mimic the football players.
He tried to slow his speech and use fewer
big words.
I wanted to t the standard of what
a middle school boy, in my mind, was
supposed to be, Human said.
He said he did not start to grapple with
his sexual orientation until he entered his
senior year of high school. But in recent
years, he says, he recognizes that he ts
some gay stereotypes.
I often fall victim to the T-Rex arms.
Theyre always up, Human says. I have
a bit of a sway to my walk. My voice the
way I linger on certain words, the place
that I put the accent is all very typical
gay stereotype.
He once tried to suppress those
behaviors. But he had three relationships
that allowed him to grow and accept himself
during his senior year of high school.
The rst was exclusively online, and it
helped Human conrm he is gay.
The second was with a student named
Nick from a rival high school. Nick took him
on his rst date to California Pizza Kitchen
on Jan. 3, 2013, and Human went home
from that date and came out to his parents,
Archie and Margaret who were instantly
accepting and anxious to meet the guy.
Nick was Humans rst boyfriend, and
they dated for about two months.
Humans third relationship came that
summer, and he was the rst boyfriend
to meet all of Humans friends that
relationship stopped when Human left
for school.
Those relationships prepared Human
to live openly and let his George
Washington teammates know he is gay
when he arrived at school in August.
I wasnt sure how they would take it,
Human said.
But as he learned that night at Nandos,
he had nothing to worry about.
He t in perfectly right o the bat, said
Ryan OMalley, a member of the George
Washington swim team and Humans
roommate next year. Everybody gets
along with him, and everyone really
enjoys having him at practice and having
him around when we all hangout.
Human swam well this season. He
nished the season by scoring points
in four events at the 2014 Atlantic 10
Conference meet led by a third-place
nish in the 500-yard freestyle.
By the end of the season, Human
felt no hesitation discussing in the locker
room the guys he was seeing. He even
attempted to explain the gay app Grindr.
Explaining Grindr turned into a bonding
moment as Human described Grindrs
tribes. Suddenly, each guy on the team
wanted to know where he t.
There are a lot, a lot of otters, Human
said. We have a fairly hairy team.
Until they shave for meets, he says: In
season, then we start turning into a more
twink, jock team.
His George Washington teammates
and coaches showed Human the
acceptance he desired moving from the
Midwest to the East Coast.
Everyone on the team has gay friends
besides me, Human says. Theyre all
used to it, I guess, and so its really easy to
be gay as an athlete at GW.
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OLYMPIA, Wash. Washington state o cials penned a joint letter last week to
insurers and companies in the state saying that health benets must be provided to
same-sex spouses if they are provided to heterosexual spouses, the Associated Press
reports.
The joint letter, written by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson,
Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and Human Rights Commission Executive
Director Sharon Ortiz, said they are concerned about legally married Washington
residents who are negatively aected when same-sex spouses arent provided with
equal health coverage, the article, which ran in the Seattle Times, said.
This practice violates Washington State law, the letter reads.
Most health insurers doing business in our state understand they cannot discriminate
against someone based on their sexual orientation, Kreidler said in a written statement.
But were taking this extra step today to ensure they understand their responsibility to
do due diligence when selling insurance policies in Washington.
Kreidler said later in a conference call that the letter was sent to 48 insurance
companies. Ferguson said that other outreach was being used to notify the states
business community, the AP report says.
O cials said they released the letter to provide clarity on state laws following a
recent investigation by Fergusons o ce of OReilly Automotive Inc., that resulted in
the companys agreement to extend health benets to same-sex spouses as of April1.
The purpose of this letter is to do everything we can to make sure businesses are
aware of changes in state law, Ferguson was quoted as having said by the AP.
Washington voters approved same-sex marriage in the fall of 2012, and the law took
eect that year. Protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation were
codied by the Legislature in 2006.
More gay men getting tested for STIs in Ireland
DUBLIN, IRELAND The number of rst-time patients at an Irish center providing HIV
and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing for gay men increased by 7 percent last
year, the Irish Times reports.
The countrys Health Service Executives Gay Mens Health Service last week published
its 2013 annual report at the 12th annual Gay Health Forum in Dublin Castle. Manager
Mick Quinlan noted an increase in attendance at the Baggot Street-based clinic, with
5,850 men attending during the year, the Irish Times reports.
A total of 882 of these men were rst-time attendees, a 7 percent increase on 2012.
Some 38 percent of those were 24 or younger. One in ve men tested for STIs received
a diagnosis. A total of 290 were diagnosed with gonorrhea and 36 percent of those were
rst-time patients.
Some 204 people, of whom 38 percent were rst-time patients at the clinic, had
chlamydia. HIV was diagnosed in 33 patients, of whom 61 percent were rst-time
visitors, the Times reports.There were also 63 diagnoses of syphilis. Some 63 percent
of those attendees were rst-time patients, the article said.
N.Y. to consider ban
on conversion therapy
ALBANY, N.Y. New Yorks Democratic-led Assembly is set to consider a bill
on Wednesday that would ban conversion therapy for minors, the Associated
Press reports. Bans on the practice have already gone into eect in New Jersey
and California. A proposed ban was voted down in Illinois in April.
The American Psychological Association says there is no evidence that the so-
called gay conversion therapy can change someones sexual orientation. A task
force set up by the group found that it can cause distress and anxiety.
Sen. Brad Hoylman, who sponsored the measure and is the only openly gay
member of the Senate, said he heard from a man who had electrodes attached
to his genitalia to curb his homosexual desires, the AP article said.
On one level its pretty nutty stu, Holyman was quoted as having said by the
AP, but its happening in New York by licensed therapists.
The Democrat said that the bill would extend to New York state licensed
psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health practitioners and
physicians. Clergy would not be included in the ban.
Opponents of the ban say that it may infringe on a persons freedom of speech,
although a federal judge in New Jersey upheld that states ban in November
saying that the law does not violate free speech, the AP reports.
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After years of working in corporate
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I wanted to learn and understand as
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my clients stretch and release from the
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One of the rst and most important
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One of the easiest ways is by doing
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complete the task. After years and years
of reaching forward these muscles can
become overactive and lead to shoulder
injuries or rounded shoulder syndrome.
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these muscles at least two times a day,
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seconds at time. One of the easiest ways
to stretch both the upper pectoral and
anterior deltoid at the same time is by
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left and right hands at 90-degree angles
on both side of doorframe. Once in this
position, slowly push your weight forward
through the frame, staggering your feet if
needed. Its that easy.
Two muscles that are often overlooked
but key to allowing you to sit upright
for long periods of time are your psoas
major and psoas minor. The psoas major
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of the rib cage and runs down to the
thighbone and connects to the femur.
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The psoas minor also connects at the
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are constantly staying contracted and
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Former D.C. Council
member risks tarnishing
legacy in fth mayoral run
There is a aw that can attach to a
politician. Former D.C. Council member
and four-time mayoral candidate Carol
Schwartz suers it in abundance.
Possessing an outsized personality dis-
tinguished by four decades of service to
the city, the eervescent Schwartz has al-
lowed this political ailment to cloud her
judgment in launching a surprising fth
campaign for mayor. Explaining what mo-
tivated her decision, she has mistaken the
supercial support of sycophants for the
considered counsel of advisers.
Reactions to her announcement this
week have not been kind or supportive.
If there has been a consistent criticism
of her colorful political persona, it is that
everything is too often all about her due
a center-of-gravity ego. Schwartz, 70, re-
ignited that observation in response to
a lengthy news release announcing her
intention to run, this time as an indepen-
dent candidate.
Schwartz switched her registration
from Republican to No Party in Decem-
ber, and a local party o cial revealed
she declined a standard-bearer invita-
tion earlier this year. She has contem-
plated running since at least April, when
a campaign website was registered, but
asserted she made a nal decision only
two weeks ago. She told almost no one
in advance.
Not content enjoying retirement af-
ter failing in 2008 to win re-election to
an At-Large Council seat she rst won in
1985 resulting from a primary loss and a
failed general election write-in campaign,
Schwartz begrudgingly acknowledged
she would likely be referred to as a pe-
rennial mayoral candidate.
Shes also a delightful person, in the
glad-handing way common to many
elected o cials. You get the sense she
genuinely enjoys the game, perhaps now
suddenly jonesing for its opiate eects.
She has always been the kind of person
who could, and would, light up a room in
raucous laughter with a nely honed in-
nocent bawdiness.
Popular in the gay community for her
straight-talking, full-throated brashness
and frequently oversized accessories,
she was beloved partly for being the
closest thing to a drag queen on the
dais in the most positive possible por-
trayal of both. Until her confounding re-
luctance to break from a controversial
go-slow stance on same-sex marriage
through most of her nal term dimin-
ished support, the woman known city-
wide as Carol had long garnered the
lions share of the gay vote.
Given the lackadaisical nature of past
campaigns and tepid public enthusiasm
for this one, collecting the 3,000 signa-
tures to qualify for the ballot is not as-
sured. The disorganized nature of her
lackluster launch appeared as if hastily
concocted over a bottomless brunch dur-
ing Pride festivities last weekend.
If successful, Schwartz will compete
against Democratic nominee and Ward
4 Council member Muriel Bowser and
former Republican now independent At-
Large Council member David Catania,
and three minor party candidates.
Because Schwartzs prospects hover
well south of nil, speculation regarding
motive and potential eect quickly en-
sued. In the rst misstep of an otherwise
disciplined eort, the Catania campaign
attributed the development to Bowser
panic over his success in generating
broad-based support and charged that
Bowser has convinced her condante
Carol Schwartz to enter the race in a trans-
parent attempt to help her campaign by
diluting support for the underdog chal-
lenger. A political trick characterization
was an unfounded overreaction.
What is more likely is that Schwartz
herself hopes to prevent Catania from
winning. An infamously bitter mutual-dis-
like-cum-feud was bred over legislation
and in payback for Catanias endorse-
ment of the primary challenger ending
her Council career.
A gady Schwartz campaign, however,
might impact Bowser as well. Not only
could her entry spark a mud-wrestling
dynamic in a campaign not yet of much
voter interest, the deer-in-headlights
uncertain cautiousness of Bowser may
not contrast well alongside seasoned
debaters.
Schwartz, admirably more steadfast
to commonsense approaches, scal re-
straint, tax reform, and engendering a
more positive business environment,
might loosen Catania from his middling
strategic path-to-victory pose.
Although Schwartzs startling decision
is ill advised for preserving her legacy,
voters might just benet from it.
26 J UNE 13, 2014 OUR BUSI NESS MATTERS
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V O L U M E 4 5 I S S U E 2 4
Although Schwartzs startling decision is
ill advised for preserving her legacy, voters
might just benet from it.
EDI TORI AL CARTOON
Schwartz a gady to goose up grim race
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D.C. public has a right to
expect better from of cials
The arrogance of the D.C. Council may
have hit a high point with the recent
sleight-of-hand by Chair Phil Mendelson
with his last-minute, only 18 hours before
the vote, tax plan. But this isnt the rst
time they have blatantly disregarded vot-
ers and residents on issues. Council over-
turned term limits voted on by the people;
they put o the election of an independent
attorney general, which the courts are
now remedying, and they consistently slip
in last-minute budget items for one group
or another often to advance their own po-
litical interests. While some of those last-
minute items may be worthwhile, slipping
them in without discussion constitutes a
total lack of transparency and is wrong.
The arrogance of the Council chair was
apparent when he said, The burden is on
the public to pay attention to what were
doing, when questioned about some of
the last-minute provisions of the tax pro-
posal he slipped into the budget. We pay
Mendelson nearly $200,000 a year and
Council members $125,000 for a part-
time job as well as generous sta budgets
so it is outrageous that he tells us to pay
attention as an excuse for his wheeling
and dealing behind closed doors.
The public has a right to expect better.
The nal report to the mayor by the An-
thony Williams-led Tax Commission is 86
pages of detailed discussion and recom-
mendations. The mayor made determina-
tions on the appropriateness of the report
to current tax policy and recommended a
budget based on the set of recommenda-
tions he felt were appropriate at this time.
He submitted his budget to the Council
and held budget briengs for citizens in
each of the citys eight Wards. The Council
held hearings on the budget and changes
were made to the mayors budget.
What happened next is what is causing
grave concern among many people in the
District. Mendelson, maneuvering behind
closed doors, made major changes to
the budget he submitted to the Council
for a vote. He apparently got clandestine
agreement from a majority to approve
this dramatically changed budget and
agreement that no hearings were nec-
essary. This clearly is not the way to run
an open and transparent government.
The question isnt whether some of the
changes were good, but rather that the
Council chair and his minions should be
required to make their case to the people
and not proceed with this slight-of-hand.
It is my guess that Mendelson decided
his seat was safe in the November elec-
tion, and could coerce the Council mem-
bers who are running in contested elec-
tions suggesting they couldnt oppose tax
cuts. Under his plan, millionaires will now
get to pass on up to $5 million to their
heirs with no inheritance tax.
In choosing which taxes to raise, Men-
delson expanded the sales tax to a slew of
new services but was careful to choose the
ones he thought opponents would be less
able to organize against. He decided not to
tax law rms, non-prots and other busi-
nesses, which the Williams commission
also suggested be taxed with a local servic-
es fee on non-government D.C. employers
of $100 per employee per year. This fee
would make up a little for the more than
1 million people a day who come into the
District to work from Virginia and Mary-
land yet pay no taxes. It was designed to
cover services they use such as police, re/
EMS and street cleaning.
One service Mendelson chose to tax was
gyms, including trainers and yoga classes.
He blatantly disregarded the fact that many
people use these services for health reasons
and often at the direction of their physi-
cians. These services help seniors control
their blood pressure and get o medication.
They stem the growing diabetes epidemic,
helping people get regular exercise and as-
sistance in controlling their diet. I go to a
trainer at the suggestion of my orthopedist
after two knee replacements for regular and
supervised exercise to help keep my knees
limber and functioning. Regular exercise in
a controlled environment can also stem the
ravages of arthritis as people age.
Mendelson also disregarded the fact
that the District already has a relatively
broad sales tax base for services, cover-
ing 74 of a possible 183 services listed
by the Federation of Tax Administrators.
The District taxes far more services than
Maryland (49) or Virginia (29).
I urge the Council and chair to rethink
what they have done before taking the
second vote on this budget on June 17. It
is time to become truly transparent, which
they all claim they want to be, and stop the
slight-of-hand method of approving budget
changes. If Mendelson feels condent these
changes are what the people would approve
if given the chance to weigh in on them, and
he could be right, then have the guts to hold
hearings giving the people their say.
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er were listening from a car or a Smart
Phone, a compelling program makes us
feel as if were part of not only an infor-
mative, but a personal conversation. We
know our beloved shows have listeners
nationwide. Yet, we take it personally
when our fave programs go o the air.
Thats how its been with me since I heard
that the NPR show Tell Me More, a pro-
gram designed to appeal to people of
color, will end on Aug. 1.
Over the seven years since the shows
been on the air, Ive tuned in regularly to the
program. Sometimes, I confess, Ive tossed
work aside to catch a segment that pricked
up my ears. As I write this, I stop, to listen
to author Alex Tizon talk about his memoir,
Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self.
I, a white woman, am upset over the can-
cellation of Tell Me More, one of a very
few news outlets that gives voice to people
of color, for several reasons. First, I do not
live (nor would want to live) in a world with
only people like myself. Fortunately, only
about half of children under ve are white,
and by 2042 the majority of people in the
United States will be people of color, ac-
cording to the U.S. Census Bureau. Yet,
too frequently, in much of the media you
wouldnt know this. We see people of color
as athletes and musicians. But how often
are the voices or non-stereotypical images
of people of color featured on news or
entertainment programs? Ill miss hearing
such voices on Tell Me More.
Sometimes, diversity comes across as a
boring PSA ad or educational. Thats not
the case with Tell Me More. Perhaps,
because of this, I learn something from
nearly every show. I had little idea until
I listened today to Tizon, a Pulitzer Prize-
winning journalist who emigrated as a
child from the Philippines to the United
States, speak with the programs hosts
Michel Martin, of the isolation that many
Asian men experience in this country.
Television and movies were our biggest
teachers, Tizon told Martin. Asian men ...
were either small, ineective or they were
evil. And those messages were deeply,
deeply embedded in me for many years.
Because Im queer and legally blind, I
sometimes feel as if Im not on the medias
radar screen. Throughout its tenure, Tell
Me More has given listeners the perspec-
tives of many outsiders from people
with disabilities to LGBT couples, parents,
actors, writers and activists. Sometimes
the issues being reported or discussed
are quite serious, such as anti-gay laws
in this country or the violation of the civil
rights of LGBT people in Uganda. Martin
interviewed both the Ugandan LGBT ac-
tivist Frank Mugisha and the American
evangelical leader Scott Lively, who de-
fended Ugandas parliament. While Live-
lys anti-LGBT views are reprehensible, I
was glad that the show informed listen-
ers of the situation for LGBT people in
Uganda and of Livelys views.
Lately, Ive been binge-watching Or-
ange is the New Black. Recently, it was
fun to hear transgender activist and ac-
tress Laverne Cox, who plays transgen-
der prisoner Sophia Burset on Orange,
dish about her favorite music with Mar-
tin. That song is a great reminder that
the men who come into my life who are
trouble, they show me right away, Cox
said of Taylor Swifts song I Knew You
Were Trouble.
NPR o cials cited budget decits as the
reason for cancelling Tell Me More. Were
trying to make the most of the resources
that we have and ensure that we keep radio
healthy, said NPR executive vice president
and chief content o cer Kinsey Wilson.
I understand about budgets. But I
hope the spirit of Tell Me More will re-
main on the airwaves. If not, radio will be
the worse for it.
I NSI DE LGBT WASHI NGTON
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Arrogance of the Council and Mendelson
PETER ROSENSTEIN is a D.C.-based LGBT rights
and Democratic Party activist. He writes regularly
for the Blade.
KATHI WOLFE is a writer, poet and regular
contributor to the Blade. She can be reached
through this publication.
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Celebrating the efort of
raising my son
By HANS HIRSCHI
Becoming a father once had this
dreamy quality to it. I was seven years
old when I rst knew the names of my
future kids: Sascha, Pascal and a third
that got lost in the passage of time.
There was also a wife in that picture
somewhere. As a kid, the concept of
marriage and sexuality was nothing to
be concerned with.
Later, when I realized that I was gay,
fatherhood became an illusion, some-
thing I knew Id never achieve. In the
1980s, nding a boyfriend was the height
of gay aspirations. Living together was
really a stretch goal. That all changed,
when civil unions were introduced. All of
a sudden, the prospect of family moved
from the realm of illusion to the land of
possibility.
My husband Alex and I had been think-
ing about becoming parents since before
we met. It was a prerequisite for any fu-
ture partner of mine as I had a real wish
to start a family. As Alex is 12 years my
junior, he felt it important to rst nish
his studies and get his career going be-
fore we explored our parenting options.
We started slowly, with two exchange stu-
dents, before nally trying to become full-
time parents.
We rst opted for foster care. We were
evaluated, probed, prodded and nally
approved as foster parents just before
Christmas of 2011. Yet, due to the raging
homophobia still permeating society, we
were never awarded a child to foster.
Desperately, we resorted to surrogacy
and in March last year, our son Sascha
was born.
Since then, weve been asked countless
times what it means to be gay parents. Its
a di cult question. Being a gay parent
per se does not mean much to me or my
husband or even Sascha. It seems to have
more of an impact on the people around
us as they witness two men raising happy
and healthy children.
Ive come to believe that gays as par-
ents may result in shifting attitudes to-
ward the LGBT community as a whole. So
much of homophobia is based on fear of
the unknown. The more people see LGBT
families, the less they will fear us or listen
to hate speech from politicians and reli-
gious leaders. Gay parenting may one day
reduce prejudice, make it easier for gays
to come out and for gay teens to face bul-
lies.
Every now and then, there are people
out there who will frown upon seeing us
with our son. We recently had such an
encounter. But more and more, they are
becoming the exception rather than the
rule.
For me, Fathers Day isnt about get-
ting a tie from my son (heaven forbid,
as I dont wear them). The day is to cel-
ebrate Alex and me, and our united con-
tribution in raising our son, Sascha. Just
as my dad once joined my brother and
me in celebrating mom, paying to take
her out to lunch and helping us make
dinner and breakfast in bed, so too will
we do for our boy. Happy Fathers Day,
gay dads.
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tie from my son. The day is to celebrate
Alex and me, and our united contribution
in raising our son, Sascha.
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Creator of hit Netix series
gearing up for third season
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
joeyd@washblade.com
Beau Willimon, the creator/writer/
executive producer behind the hit
Netix series House of Cards, will be in
Washington the shows setting next
week for an appearance with the New
York Times David Carr at the Smithsonian
National Museum of Natural History.
On location in Baltimore where he and
the crew are gearing up to lm the third
season, Willimon took a few minutes to
talk about his characters, how far ahead
he plans the show and why issues like
sexual orientation probably dont cross
the minds of his lead characters, President
Francis Frank Underwood (Kevin
Spacey) and First Lady Claire Underwood
(Robin Wright). His comments have been
slightly edited for length.
WASHINGTON BLADE: Youve said
before the show (entire seasons of
which are delivered at one time) works
equally as well if somebody wants to
binge watch or watch an episode at a
time. Watching old serials like Dallas
or Dynasty now on DVD, its so obvious
the producers got a lot of mileage out of
making the audience squirm and wait.
What impact does the removal of that
factor have on the show?
BEAU WILLIMON: The times they are
a changing, for sure. But this began quite
some time ago. As soon as box sets, DVR
and On Demand came out, people began
experiencing shows in binge-like fashion
even if that term hadnt yet been coined.
I remember watching several seasons of
The Sopranos and Deadwood like that.
Even shows that were released week to
week, a lot of people like myself and others
experienced them several seasons at a
time or you might watch a whole season
over the course of days instead of weeks.
I think those shows absolutely work if you
watch them on a binge and Netix has
given people an opportunity to choose
for themselves. Theres no requirement to
watch them in a binge and a lot of people
dont. Its just putting the experience in the
hand of the viewer from day one.
BLADE: But does the fact that thats
even a possibility aect your pacing?
WILLIMON: No, because it has to be able
to work both ways. A good story is a good
story. We always thought of the rst season
as a 13-hour movie more than anything
else. We had specic episodes that had a
beginning, middle and end, but its really
more like chapters of a book. If youre
reading a book, nobody tells you how much
you should read in any given sitting. So we
took that approach and I think it works.
BLADE: How has D.C. been to work
with when you need establishing shots
and that sort of thing?
WILLIMON: Great. Everyone in the lm
and television commission in Washington
goes out of their way to help us out.
There are a lot of security restrictions and
rightly so since 9-11. Its not as easy to
lm in D.C. as it may have been 20 years
ago, but thats the world we live in.
BLADE: Mad Men creator Matthew
Weiner told Rolling Stone recently that he
had a 10-minute conversation with Jon
Hamm before they started shooting and
told him the whole story of Don Draper, how
it ends and everything. Im not asking for
specics, but do you have House of Cards
that planned out? Do you know how it ends?
WILLIMON: I dont know if the
conversation between Jon and Matthew
encapsulated the entire series. Maybe it
did. If thats the case, Matthew had a very
grand vision in mind. I always knew where
the second season would end and I knew
a lot of the big things that would happen
along the way. I had conversations with
Kevin and Robin and a number of the
cast about where their characters were
heading and the general direction of the
story and where they would end up by the
end of season two. I think its a good idea
to give the actors as much information
as possible. And I often made changes to
the story based on what I was seeing in
front of the camera and due to the fact
that sometimes better ideas bubble forth
in your head midway through the season.
I also rely a lot on the discussions I have
with the actors who, at a certain point,
start to know the characters as well as
the writer does. That dialogue feeds
into the scripts were working on. Makes
them richer, deeper, more complex. So I
encourage that sort of collaboration.
BLADE: What would be an ideal
number of seasons for you?
WILLIMON: Im just tackling one
season at a time. Were at a day and age
in television where people have come to
expect a satisfying conclusion to a series
and we denitely will aim for that with
House of Cards. But as to the exact
number of seasons, I dont know yet.
BLADE: If backed into a corner, do
you think Frank or Claire might push
each other under the bus? They have an
interesting marriage but it seems like self-
preservation might trump all.
WILLIMON: Youre very sneaky in
trying to get me to talk about upcoming
seasons (laughs). One of the rst things
I established was that I wanted the
show to be about marriage as much as
anything else. Their marriage is certainly
very unconventional. It doesnt abide by
a lot of the rules that a more traditional
marriage does, but it works for them
and they make each other stronger in
the process. They do have their conicts
and they rub each other the wrong way
and sometimes theyre a liability to each
other, but so far theyve always found a
way around that and come out stronger
in the process. As to how it will evolve,
theres only one way to nd out.
BLADE: Their three-way with Meechum
has generated a lot of fan discussion.
What kind of dramatic purpose did it
serve that they had a three-way with a
man as opposed to a woman?
WILLIMON: Well yeah, sure. I think we
should go back to the episode in season one
where Frank says it best Im paraphrasing
but he essentially says that when hes
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How long have you been out and who
was the hardest person to tell?
Ive been out since soon after I
realized who I was at 18. I never said
the exact words to my dad until much
later. He found out through my sibling
grapevine and was probably the most
well aware of who I was before I even
said it to anyone.
Whos your LGBT hero?
Anyone who has ever spoken up when
it hasnt been safe or hasnt been cool to
do so is a hero in my book. Edie Windsor,
Dr. Thea Spyer and their relationship are
also kind of rock stars in my book.
Whats Washingtons best
nightspot, past or present?
Fab Lounge

Describe your dream wedding.


One where everyone who is supposed
to be there is there.
What non-LGBT issue are you most
passionate about?
Im pretty gay in every aspect of my
passionate life.

What historical outcome


would you change?
I dont like war so there are probably a
bunch you can infer from that.

Whats been the most memorable pop


culture moment of your lifetime?
Something I will never forget is sitting
outside of the Supreme Court when the
DOMA ruling came down. I even took a
teary-eyed (rare) sele something I
will show my children and grandchildren.

On what do you insist?


Using lots of silly puns and sarcasm in
everyday life.

What was your last


Facebook post or Tweet?
My last tweet was warning the world
that $20 tickets for #LGBT Night OUT at
the Nationals are almost SOLD OUT. Get
yours for the June 17 game @NelliesDC
today. --@suzieshortkake

If your life were a book,


what would the title be?
Little Miss Lesbian

If science discovered a way to change


sexual orientation, what would you do?
You couldnt pay me enough money
to pay for a straight change. I love who
I am, I love the people in my life, I love
the people I get to meet on an everyday
basis. I am proud of who I am and proud
to call myself a member of the LGBT
community.

What do you believe in


beyond the physical world?
Even though I spent some of my
elementary years in Catholic school, I
wouldnt consider myself a practicing
Catholic. I am spiritual and believe
everyone who has done good on this
earth will be welcomed into heaven.
Whats your advice for
LGBT movement leaders?
The movement is about opening
yourself up to conversations
especially calm and genuine
conversations with people who dont
share your views and making enough
of a connection to teach someone
something they didnt know before.

What would you walk


across hot coals for?
To save my loved ones.

What LGBT stereotype


annoys you most?
The stereotype that a lesbian looks a
certain way drives me crazy.

Whats your favorite LGBT movie?


If These Walls Could Talk 2

Whats the most


overrated social custom?
Why can I only think of an underrated
one? Eye contact is everything.

What trophy or prize


do you most covet?
I think the title I am most proud of
is the fact that the U.S. Census Bureau
Rainbow Alliance group has been the
largest community group in attendance
at Night OUT at the Nationals for two
years running. This year, we have 240
going as a part of our group.

What do you wish youd known at 18?


One thing I do wish I had known was
how to stand up a little more strongly
for myself and others who needed it. Im
trying my best to make up for lost time
on that in my every day life now.

Why Washington?
There are a lot of powerful and
amazing people living right here who are
inuencing the political, social and well-
being of our future. Its kind of neat to
walk around the city and just know that.
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
joeyd@washblade.com
Suzanne McArdle grew up in Beltsville, Md., and after college and graduate
school, couldnt wait to come back to the region.
The opportunities and community in the D.C. area are unmatched in my
mind, the 29-year-old says.
McArdle works by day as a cartographer with the U.S. Census Bureau. Shes
also co-chair of Team D.C.s Night OUT at the Nationals Committee, which has
its 10th annual event one of a series of Night OUT events Tuesday night
at Nationals Park when the Nationals take on the Houston Astros. Gates open
at 4:40 p.m. for the game at 7:05. There are three tiers of tickets. Visit teamdc.
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She also sits on the leadership board of the U.S. Census Bureau Rainbow
Alliance.
McArdle lives in Silver Spring and enjoys wine nights with her girlfriend,
Janine, play dates with her nieces and, of course, Night OUT events.
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Liv Nightclub (2001 11th St., N.W.) Saturday night from 10 p.m.-3 a.m.
DJ Dimples, Mane Squeeze and Mistaselecta will be spinning tracks for the
night. Dai Burger will host. Geminis are free all night. There will also be an open
bar from 10-11 p.m.
Tickets range from $5-12.50. For more details, visit madhousedc.com.
LGBT wedding photos
presented at HRC
The New Art of Capturing Love, a
panel discussion thats part of the Human
Rights Campaigns Equality Talks series
with Politics & Prose, is Thursday from 7-9
p.m. at HRC Headquarters (1640 Rhode
Island Ave., N.W.).
Gayweddings.com president Kathryn
Hamm and photographer Thea Dodds will
discuss what they say are the limitations
of traditional notions of gender roles in
wedding rituals and photography and
the ways LGBT couples can help straight
couples buck tradition. They will also
consider how the mainstream wedding
industry a billion-dollar-plus industry
per year handles this niche market.
A photography show featuring shots
from their new book of the same
title, billed as the rst LGBT wedding
photography book, will also be on site.
They will also answer questions and sign
copies of the book. The event is free
and open to the public. Visit hrc.org/
capturinglove for details.
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36 J UNE 13, 2014 THE GUI DE TO ARTS & CULTURE
THEATRE
Side Show. Jun 14-Jul 13. Disneys
The Lion King. Jun 17-Aug 17. Shear
Madness. Thru Dec 31. Kennedy Center.
202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org.
Cloak & Dagger. Thru Jul 6. Signature
Theatre. 703-820-9771.
signature-theatre.org.
Cock. Thru Jun 22. Grounded. Thru
Jun 29. Studio Theatre. 202-332-3300.
studiotheatre.org.
The Totalitarians. Thru Jun 29.
Woolly Mammoth. 202-393-3939.
woollymammoth.net.
Ordinary Days. Thru Jun 22. Round
House Bethesda. 240-644-1100.
roundhousetheatre.org.
Avenue Q. Thru Jul 6. Olney Theatre.
301-924-3400. olneytheatre.org.
The Prostate Dialogues. Thru Jun 29.
Freuds Last Session. Thru Jul 6.
Theater J. 800-494-8497. theaterj.org.
Swing Time The Musical! Thru Jul 31.
Burke Theatre. swingtimethemusical.com.
Boeing Boeing. Thru Jun 29. No Rules
Theatre Company. Signature Theatre.
703-820-9771. norulestheatre.org.
Happy Days. Thru Jul 5. SCENA Theatre
at Atlas. 202-399-7993. scenatheater.org.
Kwaidan. Thru Jun 22. Spooky Action
Theater. UNMC. 202-248-0301.
spookyaction.org.
Judgment at Nuremberg. Thru Jun 28.
American Century Theater. Gunston.
703-998-4555. americancentury.org.
DANCE
Puro Tango II. Thru Jun 22. GALA
Hispanic Theatre. 202-234-7174.
galatheatre.org.
Light Switch Dance Theatre.
Thru Jun 20. VisArts. 301-315-8200.
visartsatrockville.org.
Bowen McCauley Dance - Victory
Road. Jun 13-Jun 14. BMD. Synetic
Theater. 703-910-5175. bmdc.org.
MUSI C
John Prine. Jun 18. Strathmore.
301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
Jazz in the Garden: Deanna Bogart. Jun
13. NGA Sculpture Garden.
202-737-4215. nga.gov.
NSO: Christoph Eschenbach,
conductor. Thru Jun 14. WNO An
American Soldier. Jun 13-Jun 14.
Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
kennedy-center.org.
Irene Diaz. Jun 13. Artisphere.
888-841-2787. artisphere.com.
Il Volo. Jun 13. Louisiana Swamp
Romp. Jun 14. John Butler Trio. Jun 18.
Daryl Hall & John Oates. Jun 19. Wolf
Trap. 877-965-3872. wolftrap.org.
Verdis La Traviata. Jun 14-Jun 28. In
Series. GALA Hispanic Theatre.
202-204-7763. inseries.org.
MUSEUMS
National Gallery of Art. Modern
German Prints and Drawings from the
Kainen Collection. Thru Jun 29. Degas/
Cassatt. Thru Oct 5. Andrew Wyeth:
Looking Out, Looking In. Thru Nov 30.
202-737-4215. nga.gov.
National Geographic. Peruvian Gold
Ancient Treasures Unearthed. Thru Sep
2. 202-857-7000. nglive.org.
National Archives. Making Their Mark:
Stories Through Signatures. Thru Jan 5.
202-357-5000. archivesfoundation.org.
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Rineke Dijkstra:
The Krazyhouse. Thru Jun 15. American
Journeys - Visions of Place. Thru Sep 21.
202-639-1700. corcoran.org.
Museum of Women in the Arts. Total
Art: Contemporary Video. Thru Oct 12. 4.
202-783-5000. nmwa.org.
The Phillips Collection. Made In
The USA. Thru Aug 31. 202-387-2151.
phillipscollection.org.
Dumbarton House. Homefront 1812:
Friends, Family & Foe. Thru Nov 2.
202-337-2288. dumbartonhouse.org.
Kreeger Museum. K@20. Thru Jul 31.
kreegermuseum.org.
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Strathmore. Gold Rush. Jun 14-Jul 27.
301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
Artisphere. Coast to Coast. Thru Aug 3.
703-875-1100. artisphere.com.
BlackRock. Paintings by Dorothy
Fall. Thru Jul 3. 301-528-2260.
blackrockcenter.org.
Fisher Art Gallery. Marcelo Novo. Jun
13-Jul 20. 703-534-5726. nvcc.edu.
Flashpoint Gallery: CulturalDC.
Judy Rushin. Thru Jun 21. 202-1305.
culturaldc.org.
Gallery plan b. Andrew Wapinski. Thru
Jul 13. 202-234-2711. galleryplanb.com.
Goethe-Institut. the Blue Note
Photographs of Francis Wol. Thru Jul 3.
202-289-1200. goethe.de.
Neptune Fine Art. Je Chyatte. Thru Jul
19. 202-338-0353. neptuneneart.com.
The Art League Gallery. Neo-
Expressionism. Tabletop Ceramics
Exhibit. July 7. 703-683-1780.
theartleague.org.
VisArts at Rockville. Bobbi Shulman:
Pipe Dreams In Black And White. Thru Jul
3. 301-315-8200. visartsatrockville.org.
WPA. Video art by Brandon Morse.
Capitol Skyline Hotel. Thru Jun 20.
202-488-7500. wpadc.org.
Your link to the
arts in Metro DC.
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Several LGBT themes
explored in this years lms
By MARIAH COOPER
The inspiring true story behind Dog
Day Afternoon, a look at Greg Louganis
life now, a con man who marries his
partner in Washington all are explored
in documentaries slated for AFI Docs in
the coming days.
This annual documentary lm festival
starts Wednesday and runs through June
22 at various venues in the D.C. area
with screenings of several LGBT-themed
lms. Individual ticket prices range from
$11-14. Tickets for the opening night
screening and reception are $75.
The documentary lm festival will screen
50 feature lms and 21 short lms. Four lms
are world premieres, two U.S. premieres
and several East Coast premieres. The ve-
day festival is a popular event in the D.C.
area with approximately 19,000 attendees
last year. Full details on tickets, screen times
and more are at a.com.
One of these 50 feature lms screening
is The Dog, directed by Allison Berg
and Frank Keraudren. The piece delves
into the true events of the classic 1975
lm Dog Day Afternoon, which tells the
story of John Wojtowicz, a man who robs
a bank to pay for his partners sexual
reassignment surgery.
The documentary interviews the real-
life John Wojtowicz, played by Al Pacino
in the 1975 lm, and uses archival
footage to capture New York Citys LGBT
liberation movement of the 1970s. It
screens Thursday at 3:45 p.m. and June
22 at 9 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre (8633
Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md.).
We call this lm a fucked up Forrest
Gump story, Berg says. Wojtowicz is
even more outrageous than the character
Al Pacino played.
Berg and Keraundren believe the
documentary both examines Wojtowicz
as a person and looks at Americas culture
in the 1960s and 1970s in a dierent way.
We truly unearthed footage that no
one had seen, Keraundren says. We
wanted to put this story in context. What
we found was extraordinary.
Berg and Keraundren say they didnt
begin making the documentary with a
particular topic in mind. However, after
meeting Wojtowicz in person they realized
they had found something special.
He was larger than life the second we
met him, Keraundren says. The human
aspect drew us in. It spoke to us and we
thought it would speak to other people.
Andrea Passaume, festival
programmer, thinks documentaries speak
to people because of the human aspect.
Truth is stranger than ction,
Passaume says. Its simple, compelling
storytelling. Documentaries arent lled
with special eects and CGI storytelling.
Its a simple human moment.
Back on Board, another lm on
the schedule, tells the story of Olympic
athlete Greg Louganis, the rst male
athlete to win diving events in consecutive
Olympic games. Along with his Olympic
career, Louganis is also gay and the lm
chronicles his private life, including his
marriage to his partner. The lm screens
June 20 at 4:45 p.m. in the Portrait Gallery
(8th and F streets, N.W.) and June 21 at
1:45 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre.
An Honest Liar documents illusionist
James The Amazin Randi and how he
mastered the art of illusion to entertain
audiences and now uses his knowledge
to expose con artists and psychics. The
lm also follows Randi as he marries
his longtime partner in Washington. It
screens June 20 at 4:30 p.m. in Goethe-
Institut (812 7th St., N.W.) and June 21 at
9:30 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre.
Having a group of LGBT-themed
documentaries to screen is something
Passaume says she likes to include.
It makes me happy to have some
LGBT lms. I look at the program and say,
Is this balanced? But there are a couple
lms where its not the primary theme.
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PHOTO COURTESY OF AFI DOCS
A still from The Dog, a documentary that explores the life of JOHN WOJTOWICZ, portrayed by
Al Painco in the 1975 lm Dog Day Afternoon.
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with guest editor brendon ayanbadejo
In 2013, the Washington Blade debuted its rst Sports Issue.
Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo served as guest
editor and a wide range of personalities contributed, from
Russell Simmons to the head of the NFL Players Association to
Billie Jean King. The issue was warmly received and covered by
national mainstream media, including USA Today, Washington
Post, BET, CBS Sports, Yahoo Sports and many more.
TODAY
Out artist Irene Diaz plays the Dome
Theater at Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd.,
Arlington) tonight at 8 p.m. Shes been
described as a modern-day torch singer.
Tickets are $15. Visit artisphere.com for
details.
Special Agent Galactica performs at
Jays on Read piano bar (225 W. Read St.,
Baltimore) tonight at 9:30 p.m with jazz and
classical guitarist Peter Fields for a night
of songs, stories and laughs. For more
information, visit pinkhairedone.com.
Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts Bear
Happy Hour tonight from 6-11 p.m.
There is no cover charge. Admission is
limited to guests 21 and over. For details,
visit towndc.com.
The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.)
hosts Women in Their Twenties, a
discussion group for LGBT women
to discuss sexuality and other issues,
tonight from 8-9:30 p.m. For details, visit
thedccenter.org.
D.C. Shorts play at the U.S. Navy
Memorials Burke Theater (701
Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.) tonight for
dierent shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
The shows include Wishful Thinking,
Practice Makes Perfect, Cats in Space
and Chippendale. General admission is
$15 and VIP tickets, which include priority
seating and two beverages, are $25. For
tickets and the full schedule running
through Saturday, visit dcshorts.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
Mayor Vincent Gray hosts an LGBT
youth town hall meeting at the Columbia
Heights Community Center (1480 Girard
St. N.W.) from 12:30-2:30 p.m. today.
Students are encouraged to share ideas
with the mayor on how to make changes
in schools and neighborhoods. RSVP
at lgbtqyouthmeeting.eventbrite.com.
For questions, contact the D.C. Youth
Advisory Council o ce at 202-727-7968
or at dcyac@dc.gov.
The D.C. Center (2000 14th Street, N.W.)
hosts free HIV testing today from 4-7 p.m.
For more information, visit thedccenter.org.
Sister Act will be performed today
from 2-4 p.m. at the Hippodrome Theatre
(N. Eutaw St., Baltimore). Tickets range
from $25-75. For more information, visit
theatrebaltimore.com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 15
Special Agent Galactica performs on
the second oor of Shaws Tavern (520
Florida Ave. N.W.) tonight at 7:30 p.m
with jazz and classical guitarist Peter
Fields. The set features jazz, burlesque
music, Hollywood standards and some of
todays favorites. For more information,
visit pinkhairedone.com.
MONDAY, JUNE 16
Coee Drop-In is today from 10 a.m.-
noon today at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St.)
for senior members of the LGBT community
to meet new people over coee. For more
details, visit thedccenter.org.
The D.C. Center (2000 14th St. N.W.)
hosts Center Faith at 7:30 p.m. tonight,
an interfaith network for the LGBT
community and allies. Meetings include
representatives from a series of religious
groups in D.C. Brown bag dinner starts
before the meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more
information, visit thedccenter.org.
TUESDAY, JUNE 17
The D.C. Center hosts its monthly
FUK!T Condom Packing Party tonight
from 7-9 p.m. at the Green Lantern (1335
Green Court N.W.). For more details, visit
dccenter.org.
Whitman-Walker Health hosts free
HIV testing at Crew Club (1321 14th St.
N.W.) today from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more
information, visit whitman-walker.org.
Nationals Park (1500 South Capitol St.
S.E.) hosts the 10th annual Night OUT at
the Nationals game tonight at 7:05 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $20-25. Each
ticket includes a $4 donation beneting
Team D.C.s scholarship fund. For more
information, contact Megan Holeman
at 202-640-7652 or megan.holeman@
nationals.com.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
The Tom Davoren Social Bridge Club
meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Dignity
Center (721 8th St. S.E.), across from
Marine Barracks, for social bridge. No
partner needed. Call 301- 345-1571 for
more information.
The Job Club, a weekly support program
to help job seekers including the long-
term unemployed improve condence
and motivation, meets tonight at the D.C.
Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) from 6-7:30
p.m. Attendees will learn strategies
on how to set goals and improve self
awareness. The event is geared toward
helping attendees nd meaningful
employment. To register for this event
or to learn more information about other
career-oriented programs at the Center,
e-mail centercareers@thedccenter.org or
visit centercareers.org.
Woman to Woman: A Support Group
for HIV Positive Women Who Love
Women meets tonight from 5:30-7 p.m.
at the Womens Collective (1331 Rhode
Island Ave., N.E.). Light refreshments will
be served. For more information, contact
June Pollydore at 202- 483-7003.
Bookmen D.C., an informal mens
gay literature group, discusses three
short stories by Carson McCullers (The
Sojourner, A Domestic Dilemma and
A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud) at 7:30 p.m.
tonight at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St.
N.W., Suite 105). All are welcome. For
more information, visit bookmendc.
blogspot.com.
The Big Gay Book Group meets tonight
at 7 p.m. at 1155 F St. N.W. Suite 200 to
discuss The Gay Metropolis by Charles
Kaiser, a decade-by-decade account of the
rise and acceptance of gay life since the
1940s. Newcomers welcome. For more
information, email biggaybookgroup@
hotmail.com or visit biggaybokgroup@
hotmail.com.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19
Metropolitan Community Church
of Baltimore (401 W. Monument St.,
Baltimore) hosts a pride interfaith
service tonight from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
For information, contact Bill Palmer at
w.j.palmer@gmail.com or 443-421-9090.
Grand Central Pub (1001 N. Charles
St., Baltimore) hosts Omega Thursdays
from 9 p.m.-2 a.m tonight. No cover
before 11 p.m. Wet underwear contest
at 1 a.m. For more information, visit
centralstationpub.com.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE HIPPODROME BALTIMORE SERIES
A touring company of Sister Act is in Baltimore this weekend at the Hippodrome.
E-mail calendar items to calendars@washblade.
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ited so priority is given to LGBT-specic events
or those with LGBT participants. Recurring
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By BRIAN T. CARNEY
Chris Lines wanted to bring together
dierent parts of Baltimores LGBT
community, and given his background
in movies and communications, a lm
festival seemed like a great idea. He
founded BMore QFest to showcase a
diverse array of queer lmmakers and
to spark conversations between gay and
lesbian people all over the city.
It continues this weekend with a variety
of lms, galas and other events. Tonight
theres a silent art auction and lm
screening co-hosted by Lines and David
Pfau, Mr. Maryland Leather 14. Money
generated from the event will go to two local
organizations: Team Friendly (mrfriendly.
info), an organization that works to ght
HIV stigma, and Project RE, a group that
provides HIV testing and outreach to youth.
Following the auction, Lines will host
a screening of Age of Consent, a
documentary about Hoist, Londons rst and
only men-only fetish bar. After the screening,
International Mr. Leather 2014 (subject of
one of the pieces being auctioned) will host
a reception at Grand Central.
The festival will close with a screening
and reception on Sunday evening. The
movie is the romantic comedy 10 Year
Plan, which tells of Myles and Brody
who made a pact to be together if they
are both single in 10 years. When the
deadline approaches, the two desperately
try to nd love. The reception will be held
in the courtyard of the Brown Center
in Baltimore and will feature several
Maryland specialties.
The rest of the weekend will include
a diverse selection of movies at venues
throughout Baltimore. The Yellow Sign
Theatre, for example, has a schedule
full of campy and homoerotic classics,
including The Bride of Frankenstein,
Hercules, Pink Narcissus,
Draculas Daughter and The Hunger.
Other festival highlights include:
The Maryland premiere of Bruno
and Earlene Go to Vegas, a road movie
featuring a pregnant young woman and
an intersex teenager who encounter
fascinating queer characters as they
travel across the American desert.
Bears, the exuberant music video by
gay D.C. singer/songwriter Tom Goss, paired
with the Maryland premiere of Leather, an
entertaining and erotically charged tale of
modern gay urbanites adjusting to country
living. After the death of his father, Andrew
and his boyfriend Kyle return to Andrews
home and an unexpected reunion with his
childhood friend, Birch.
The Maryland premiere of West
Hollywood Motel, a comedy that follows
the lives of three couples (gay and straight)
whose lives crash together. The lm was
nominated for the Best Gay Comedy award
at the 2014 TLA Gaybie Awards.
To Be Takei is a delightful
documentary about the iconic actor
and activist who shares stories from
his wild life, ranging from being raised
in a Japanese-American internment
camp, to being cast as stereotypical
Asian characters in Hollywood, to his
groundbreaking performance as Hikaru
Sulu on the original Star Trek, to his
unexpected role as an advocate for gay
rights and marriage equality while also
becoming an Internet sensation.
The Maryland premiere of Positive
Youth, in which director Charlie David
looks at the new reality of living with
AIDS by examining four youths who are
infected or aected by HIV.
The U.S. premiere of They Hate
Me In Vain, a powerful documentary
about LGBT Christians in Russia who
nd themselves looked down up by both
Russian churches and the mainstream
LGBT community.
The Maryland premiere of Drag, in
which fashion photographer Scott Church
turns things upside down when he turns
his lens from high fashion models to drag
queens, and takes the drag queens from
their clubs to his Pennsylvania hometown.
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In the program notes for Round House
Theatres delightful area premiere of
Ordinary Days, out composer/lyricist
Adam Gwon says the shows gay character
is most like him.
Warren is an optimist. He isnt terribly
put o by rude behavior. For him, a
calamity is an opportunity. In jaded
Manhattan he might seem an anomaly,
yet in Gwons charming chamber musical
about young people carving out lives for
themselves, its Warren who embodies
the promise and possibilities of Gotham.
Ordinary Days is two stories one
about friendship the other love. The rst
involves nervous Deb (Erin Weaver), a
humorless grad student who is unsure
what she wants; and Warren (Samuel
Edgerly), a happy cat sitter and aspiring
artist who canvasses the street handing
out yers with inspiring messages. Two
complete strangers. Deb and Warren
come together after she loses her thesis
notes and he nds them. A hand-over
rendezvous is arranged. Warren, ever
the romantic, suggests the two meet on
Saturday at the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in front a Monet painting in one
of the museums myriad galleries.
Deb reluctantly agrees. The meeting is
amusingly played out in the duet Sort-of
Fairy Tale.
On parting, uptight Deb feels she owes
Warren a thank you. After a rming hes
gay, she suggests a quick 20 minutes at
Starbucks, her treat. They sip and chat.
Her initial distaste for Warren softens.
That same Saturday, Jason (Will
Gartshore) and Claire (Janine Divita)
are also at the museum. An afternoon
taking in art is part of Jasons plan to get
the couple closer. Though Jason recently
moved into Claires place, the relationship
feels stalled. A painful secret prevents
reserved Claire from taking things to the
next level.
Almost entirely sung through, Gwons
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and often funny. Through his songs,
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Claires heart. Janine Divitas Claire hides
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to the score. Sole musical accompaniment
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Why do you stay with the one you love?
You can count the ways: he makes you
laugh. Shes tender, kind and generous.
You love being in his arms. Hes a good
dancer. Shes hot.
There a million reasons to love, each as
individual as the lovers. But what if your
partner changed? What if it was a big
change like the one in Queerly Beloved
by Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall?
At rst, says Diane Anderson-Minshall,
it was just supposed to be about sex.
Suzy Minshall was a hook-up, a knock-
out with long legs and blonde hair just
the type of woman Diane fell for. It didnt
take long for them to move in together or
to become the perfect lesbian couple.
But Diane always knew that Suzy felt
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was something else, something dierent
simmering in Suzy. Diane sensed it months
before Suzy did but, though she was terried
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Suzy wasnt a lesbian, she was a man.
But it was complicated.
As a woman, Suzy was a feminist and
was deeply committed to the lesbian
community. Diane was founder of and
editor for several lesbian publications.
It bothered Suzy (Jacob) a lot, during the
transition, to think that he might no longer
be a part of that which hed embraced for
much of his life.
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married four (or ve, depending on
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continued with his transition.
He began with hormones, a name
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a keen fashion sense and advice not to
be that kind of man. Jacob spent time
re-examining his life, noting that his
gender dysphoria had been inherent
for a long time, the clues scattered like
breadcrumbs.
Hed never wanted to be a girl.
I just wanted to be me, he says, in a
male body.
While undoubtedly moving, Queerly
Beloved has problems.
My biggest irritation here was that
authors Diane and Jacob Anderson-
Minshall repeat themselves a lot. If the
repetition had been cut from this already-
short book, it wouldve nearly been a
pamphlet. Theres also plenty of time
spent on the authors personal reasoning
with a doth-protest-too-much slant, and
very intimate oversharing that comes
after adamant vows of not sharing.
And yet, though the irritations made me
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Look harder and youll nd a deeply personal
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him for most of their lives.
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to tra c in labels. He nds them limiting.
A lot of people have asked me if Francis
is gay, is he bi, is he pansexual? Is he any
number of terms? And I dont think Francis
himself would have much patience for that
conversation. His appetite is vast and we
see him in all sorts of relationships. Some
are purely transactional, some are based on
love and respect as his marriage proves, and
others are somewhere in between. In terms
of the threesome between Claire, Francis
and Meechum, what we were going after
there was seeing a side of Francis and Claire
that we dont often get to see. They are
human begins after all. They have desires
and whims just like anyone else and they
arent just always pure political calculations.
Sometimes they have a few drinks and the
circumstances might align in a way that the
impulses take over. I dont think theyd ever
be sloppy about it, but because they feel safe
with him, that opens up possibilities. And
one of the things Im most proud of is that
they dont make much of a big deal out of it.
The next day its back to business as usual.
That night was dierent than other nights,
but it doesnt mean the world was turned
upside down and thats ne. If we had made
a big deal out of it, I think it would have been
untrue to their characters and trying to place
an accent on a syllable that didnt deserve it.
BLADE: Are you straight?
WILLIMON: Yes. I mean if youre going
to use labels, I guess I would identify as
straight.
BLADE: Im intrigued that with all
the technology available, you block out
seasons with grids on dry erase boards.
Thats so wonderfully old school.
WILLIMON: Well, we use Google docs
and stu like that too, but theres still
something to be said for having a big
board in front of everyone on a wall
where we can all see it. Throw something
up, erase it. I guess you could do that with
some sort of massive touch screen, but
we do just ne with a dry erase board,
some markers and a cork board with
index cards. It all ends up in our Google
docs and digital formats at some point.
BLADE: Tell us a little about the
documentary youre planning on Westerly
Windina, the transgender Australian
woman formerly known as pro surfer
Peter Drouyn.
WILLIMON: I have a small production
company called Westwood Productions
with my producing partner, Jordan Tappis.
He was a former pro world surfer so hes
very looped into the surng community.
Hes tight with a journalist named Jamie
Brisick who has been writing about
surng for years. And Jamie got wind of
Westerlys story. Peter Drouyn was a hero
to so many in surng in the 60s and 70s,
a true iconoclast. He sort of fell o the
face of the earth and Jamie wondered
whatever happened to Peter Drouyn. And
what he discovered was that Peter had
fully realized herself as Westerly Windina
and, of course, his curiosity took over.
He began to interview her, to write about
her and they eventually wrote a book. He
approached Jordan and said, I think we
should do a documentary. Its been
quite a journey. Since we began lming,
she did her operation and is fully a woman
now physically. And the journey continues.
BLADE: With President Obama and
no disrespect meant to his work ethic or
what hes accomplished but it felt to
me like there was an inevitability to his
presidency. That the planets had aligned
in such a way for that to happen exactly
when it did. Frank and Claire on House of
Cards operate with an m.o. that for them
to rise, others must go down. Is that an
ethos you think works in the real world?
WILLIMON: Yes and no. Frank and
Claire are an extreme version of power
in Washington. They have no discernible
ideology. Maybe Claire does on some issues
a bit more than Frank does, but at the
end of the day, theyre pursuing power for
powers sake. I think most people who get
into politics get into it for the right reasons.
They want to serve their country, they want
to make the world a better place. And yet
the higher up the ladder you get and the
more power you yield, youre faced with
all sorts of ethical choices and you have
to make compromises for the sake of
political expediency that might contradict
deeply held beliefs. These ethical choices
and contradictions erode your beliefs. In
Francis and Claire, we have people who
believe theyve liberated themselves from
such beliefs. They see ideology as quicksand
that gives you no opportunity to navigate, to
be exible, to adapt. To a certain degree, I
think that makes political sense. When you
see, whether its the far right or the far left,
people who are completely intransigent,
then all you get is gridlock. The nature of
politics is compromise.
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Renters have right to
purchase properties when
owners decide to sell
By DAVID A. RAHNIS
Pursuant to the District of Columbias
Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act
of 1980, as amended (D.C. Law 3-86, Sec-
tion 42-3401.01 et seq. 2001, commonly
known as TOPA), D.C. residential ten-
ants are provided with certain special
rights.
Before the owner of a tenant-occupied
housing accommodation can sell the ac-
commodation, the owner must rst pro-
vide the tenant or tenants with the op-
portunity to purchase that residence. In
essence, owners of residential property
in D.C. who rent the property to tenants
own their real estate subject to tenant
TOPA rights. TOPA applies to multi-unit
apartment buildings and to single family
accommodations, which includes single-
family homes and condominium or coop-
erative apartment units. TOPA does not
apply to hotels, motels or other struc-
tures used for transient occupancy.
Under TOPA, prior to the sale of a hous-
ing accommodation, the owner must
send, by rst class mail, a written oer of
sale to each tenant and the Mayor of the
District of Columbia. The bona de oer
of sale must contain the asking price, a
statement that the tenant has the right
to purchase the accommodation, the
material terms of the sale as well as cer-
tain specic representations. An owner
of an accommodation may not request
a waiver of the right to receive an oer
of sale. The D.C. Department of Hous-
ing and Community Development pub-
lishes TOPA tenant notice and oer of
sale forms on its website. The forms vary
depending upon whether the property
owner already has a third party contract
in place and how many units are included
within the housing accommodation. In
most cases, notices to tenants occur after
an owner has already reached an agree-
ment with a third party purchaser and the
sale terms have been established. The
timeframes during which the parties are
required to take action vary depending
upon the type of housing accommoda-
tion involved.
In the case of a single-family home,
condo or coop unit, upon receipt of the
written oer of sale, the tenant has 30
days to provide a written statement of
interest to purchase the property to both
the owner and the mayor. If the tenant
fails to timely provide a written statement
of interest, the tenants rights under the
oer of sale will expire.
If the tenant does submit a written
statement of interest to purchase, the
tenant has a minimum of 60 days from
the date of submission to negotiate a
contract of sale with the property owner.
The negotiation period may be extended
if the owner fails to furnish the tenant
with specic required information. TOPA
also provides the tenant with not less
than 60 days from the date of contract-
ing to secure nancing. Under certain cir-
cumstances, the owner may be obligated
to provide the tenant with an extension
of time to obtain nancing. Further-
more, the tenant has a separate 15-day
absolute right of rst refusal to match
any third-party contract to purchase the
accommodation, which right cannot be
waived. This means, for example, that
the 60-day negotiation period described
above may be extended by 15 days if the
owner enters into a contract with a third
party during the negotiation period.
If the owner has not sold or contracted
for the sale of the accommodation within
180 days from the date of a valid oer of
sale, the owner must once again comply
with the requirements of TOPA, including
the issuance of a new oer of sale to each
tenant and the mayor. Also, it should be
noted that if an owner contracts to sell
the accommodation to a third party at
a purchase price more than 10 percent
less than the price oered to the tenant
(or for other terms which constitute not
bargaining in good faith), the owner is re-
quired to provide a new oer of sale to
the tenant and the mayor.
TOPA contains additional tenant pro-
tections. For example, tenants are not
required to demonstrate their nancial
ability to actually purchase the accommo-
dation prior to entering into a contract. In
addition, TOPA allows tenants to assign
their rights to purchase to a third party
(e.g., a developer).
However, there are several exceptions
to the applicability of TOPA. An inter-vivos
transfer between spouses, parent and
child, siblings, grandparent and grand-
child or domestic partners is not consid-
ered to be a sale subject to TOPA. Also,
a transfer of legal title into a revocable
trust, without actual consideration for the
transfer, and where the transferor is the
current beneciary of the trust is not con-
sidered to be a sale under TOPA.
The TOPA statute is specic with re-
spect to the parties that need to be no-
tied and the timing of each notice.
Moreover, TOPA states that third-party
purchasers are presumed to act with
full knowledge of these extensive tenant
protections. Residential property owners,
buyers and tenants all need to be aware
of TOPAs requirements in order to as-
sure that all parties expectations are met
when leased residential property is sold
in D.C.
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This is part of a series of monthly articles by
Jackson & Campbell on legal issues of interest
to the LBGT community. Jackson & Campbell
is a full-service law rm based in Washington
with o ces in Maryland and Virginia. If you
have any questions regarding this article, con-
tact David A. Rahnis at 202-457-1673 or drah-
nis@jackscamp.com. If you have any questions
regarding our rm, please contact Don Uttrich,
who chairs our Diversity Committee, at 202-
457-4266 or duttrich@jackscamp.com. The
contents of this article are intended for general
informational purposes only and should not be
considered legal advice.
What D.C. landlords, tenants should know about TOPA
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LGBT Community Survey
45,000 LGBT Citizens in 148 Countries: Let your voice be heard. $500 in Prizes.
Political and Social Inclusivity
and Equality
LGBT studies have openeddoors (andminds) in
leadingcorporations andorganizations, whichin
turnhave recognizedthe value of their LGBT
employees throughthe establishment of equal
hiringpolicies anddomestic partner benefts. This
has beena catalyst, leadingtosweepingchanges in
political andsocial inclusivity.
Keep LGBT Publications and
Websites in Business
Demographic reports alsoinfuence marketing
investment. Virtually absent until recently, we now
see a growingvariety of products andservices
representedinLGBT media, celebratingour
diversity. Ads keepLGBT publications andwebsites
inbusiness, servingtheir communities with
independent news andinformation.
Funding Community Events
and Charities
Beyondsimply advertising, though, these companies
support us inmany ways, includingsponsoring
community events andfundingcommunity-based
charities inorder toearnour loyalty.
Taking an annual pulse on market
trends through surveys helps
demonstrate the LGBT communitys
growing power, and infuences
positive change.
Everyone whocompletes the survey by June 30, 2014
may enter intoa drawingtowinone of ve US $100
cashprizes, or designate a non-proft charity to
receive the prize.
WHY TAKE THE SURVEY
Community Marketing, Inc.
is anNGLCCCertifed
LGBT-OwnedBusiness
Enterprise.
Foundedin1992.
LGBT Community Survey
is a trademark of
Community Marketing, Inc.
584CastroSt. #834
SanFranciscoCA94114USA
CMI Community Marketing&Insights
Community Marketing, Inc.
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THERES POWER IN OUR PRIDE
Take the LGBT Survey Today!
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LGBT Community Survey
45,000 LGBT Citizens in 148 Countries: Let your voice be heard. $500 in Prizes.
Political and Social Inclusivity
and Equality
LGBT studies have openeddoors (andminds) in
leadingcorporations andorganizations, whichin
turnhave recognizedthe value of their LGBT
employees throughthe establishment of equal
hiringpolicies anddomestic partner benefts. This
has beena catalyst, leadingtosweepingchanges in
political andsocial inclusivity.
Keep LGBT Publications and
Websites in Business
Demographic reports alsoinfuence marketing
investment. Virtually absent until recently, we now
see a growingvariety of products andservices
representedinLGBT media, celebratingour
diversity. Ads keepLGBT publications andwebsites
inbusiness, servingtheir communities with
independent news andinformation.
Funding Community Events
and Charities
Beyondsimply advertising, though, these companies
support us inmany ways, includingsponsoring
community events andfundingcommunity-based
charities inorder toearnour loyalty.
Taking an annual pulse on market
trends through surveys helps
demonstrate the LGBT communitys
growing power, and infuences
positive change.
Everyone whocompletes the survey by June 30, 2014
may enter intoa drawingtowinone of ve US $100
cashprizes, or designate a non-proft charity to
receive the prize.
WHY TAKE THE SURVEY
Community Marketing, Inc.
is anNGLCCCertifed
LGBT-OwnedBusiness
Enterprise.
Foundedin1992.
LGBT Community Survey
is a trademark of
Community Marketing, Inc.
584CastroSt. #834
SanFranciscoCA94114USA
CMI Community Marketing&Insights
Community Marketing, Inc.
8
THERES POWER IN OUR PRIDE
Take the LGBT Survey Today!
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LGBT Community Survey
45,000 LGBT Citizens in 148 Countries: Let your voice be heard. $500 in Prizes.
Political and Social Inclusivity
and Equality
LGBT studies have openeddoors (andminds) in
leadingcorporations andorganizations, whichin
turnhave recognizedthe value of their LGBT
employees throughthe establishment of equal
hiringpolicies anddomestic partner benefts. This
has beena catalyst, leadingtosweepingchanges in
political andsocial inclusivity.
Keep LGBT Publications and
Websites in Business
Demographic reports alsoinfuence marketing
investment. Virtually absent until recently, we now
see a growingvariety of products andservices
representedinLGBT media, celebratingour
diversity. Ads keepLGBT publications andwebsites
inbusiness, servingtheir communities with
independent news andinformation.
Funding Community Events
and Charities
Beyondsimply advertising, though, these companies
support us inmany ways, includingsponsoring
community events andfundingcommunity-based
charities inorder toearnour loyalty.
Taking an annual pulse on market
trends through surveys helps
demonstrate the LGBT communitys
growing power, and infuences
positive change.
Everyone whocompletes the survey by June 30, 2014
may enter intoa drawingtowinone of ve US $100
cashprizes, or designate a non-proft charity to
receive the prize.
WHY TAKE THE SURVEY
Community Marketing, Inc.
is anNGLCCCertifed
LGBT-OwnedBusiness
Enterprise.
Foundedin1992.
LGBT Community Survey
is a trademark of
Community Marketing, Inc.
584CastroSt. #834
SanFranciscoCA94114USA
CMI Community Marketing&Insights
Community Marketing, Inc.
8
THERES POWER IN OUR PRIDE
Take the LGBT Survey Today!
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LGBT Community Survey
45,000 LGBT Citizens in 148 Countries: Let your voice be heard. $500 in Prizes.
Political and Social Inclusivity
and Equality
LGBT studies have openeddoors (andminds) in
leadingcorporations andorganizations, whichin
turnhave recognizedthe value of their LGBT
employees throughthe establishment of equal
hiringpolicies anddomestic partner benefts. This
has beena catalyst, leadingtosweepingchanges in
political andsocial inclusivity.
Keep LGBT Publications and
Websites in Business
Demographic reports alsoinfuence marketing
investment. Virtually absent until recently, we now
see a growingvariety of products andservices
representedinLGBT media, celebratingour
diversity. Ads keepLGBT publications andwebsites
inbusiness, servingtheir communities with
independent news andinformation.
Funding Community Events
and Charities
Beyondsimply advertising, though, these companies
support us inmany ways, includingsponsoring
community events andfundingcommunity-based
charities inorder toearnour loyalty.
Taking an annual pulse on market
trends through surveys helps
demonstrate the LGBT communitys
growing power, and infuences
positive change.
Everyone whocompletes the survey by June 30, 2014
may enter intoa drawingtowinone of ve US $100
cashprizes, or designate a non-proft charity to
receive the prize.
WHY TAKE THE SURVEY
Community Marketing, Inc.
is anNGLCCCertifed
LGBT-OwnedBusiness
Enterprise.
Foundedin1992.
LGBT Community Survey
is a trademark of
Community Marketing, Inc.
584CastroSt. #834
SanFranciscoCA94114USA
CMI Community Marketing&Insights
Community Marketing, Inc.
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