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washingtonblade.com • vol. 41, issue 21 • may 21, 2010 • Still sharp after 40 years
Ben Nelson wants
to wait, follow
guidance from Gates
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
A key U.S. senator has told the
Blade that he opposes repealing
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” at this time.
In a brief exchange on Capitol
Hill, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said
Tuesday he would vote against an
effort next week to overturn the law.
He said he wants to adhere to guid-
ance from Defense Secretary
Robert Gates and Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael
Mullen on holding off on repeal.
Asked whether he would vote
in favor of a repeal measure,
Nelson replied, “No, I want to fol-
low with the advice and the sug-
gestions of Secretary of Defense
Gates to have the study that is
underway right now before we
make that final decision —
because it’s not a question of
‘whether,’ it’s a question of ‘how.’”
A vote on repealing “Don’t Ask,
Don’t Tell” as part of major defense
budget legislation could take place
next week during the Senate Armed
Services Committee markup of the
fiscal year 2011 defense authoriza-
tion bill. Markup proceedings are
scheduled to begin May 26 and are
closed to the public.
It remains unclear whether
there are enough votes on the
committee to make repeal part of
the legislation. Mustering enough
votes to repeal the statute could
be a challenge for opponents of
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” following
Nelson’s comments.
Repeal efforts were complicated
last month after Gates released a
Kellan Baker on his personal hero and
the importance of privacy. Page 28
socialagenda
LGBT staff group returns to Capitol Hill
after hiatus, elects officers. Page 18
localnews
Katherine Wone, wife of slain attor-
ney Robert Wone, testified this
week about her husband’s relation-
ship with the three gay men charged
in connection with his murder.
Washington Blade photo by Michael Key
Trial begins with
wife’s testimony,
chilling 911 tape
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
The wife of slain attorney
Robert Wone testified this week
about her husband’s friendship
with three gay men charged with
obstructing a police investigation
into his murder.
Katherine Wone, who became
the government’s first witness
Monday in a complex and long-
awaited trial, said the couple
gave money to a Virginia gay
group that Joseph Price, one of
the defendants, once chaired.
Price, 39, his domestic partner,
Victor Zaborsky, 44, and the cou-
ple’s housemate, Dylan Ward, 39,
are charged with obstruction of jus-
tice, conspiracy to obstruct justice
and evidence tampering in con-
nection with Wone’s August 2006
stabbing death in their Dupont
Circle area townhouse. No one has
been charged with the murder.
If convicted on all three
counts, the defendants face a
possible maximum sentence of
38 years in prison.
Wone’s widow
takes the stand
Key senator says hold off on ‘Don’t Ask’ repeal
Sen. Ben Nelson, right, talks with U.S. Army General David Petraeus. Nelson this week said he would vote
against a legislative effort to overturn "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
Photo courtesy of Nelson’s office
Continues on page 14
Continues on page 10
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4 washingtonblade.com • may 21, 2010
LOCALNEWS
Equality Virginia’s
CEO resigns
The chief executive officer of Equality Virginia has resigned his
position, according to a statement issued by the organization.
Jon Blair submitted his resignation April 30. Blair joined
Equality Virginia in January 2009, notably taking the helm of an
LGBT organization despite being straight.
Mark Board, chair of Equality Virginia’s board, said in the statement
that Blair’s resignation was “unsolicited, unexpected and without notice.”
David Lampo, vice president of Virginia Log Cabin and a for-
mer Equality Virginia board member, said his understanding was
Blair left Equality Virginia to take a job as campaign manager for
Democratic Alaskan gubernatorial candidate Ethan Berkowitz.
According to the statement, Jean Segner, another Equality
Virginia board member, will take up the role as interim CEO
immediately and will serve without compensation.
Board said Equality Virginia is “fortunate to have board mem-
bers ready to step up” to continue the work of the organization.
“The continuity of leadership offered by Jean Segner and our
current staff ensures that [Equality Virginia] will continue to move
forward effectively changing laws and changing lives,” Board said.
Claire Guthrie Gastanaga, Equality Virginia’s legislative
strategist and general counsel, told the Blade the organization
will be looking for a new CEO this summer after the membership
of the board transition July 1.
“I suspect that the search process and all of that won’t … start
until later this summer,” she said.
Lampo said those involved with the organization were “sur-
prised and shocked” by Blair’s resignation.
“I think he did a reasonably good job given the constraints that
a lot of organizations like that were under during the recession,
with the substantially decreased funding, and decreased interest
on the part of the GLBT community,” Lampo said.
Still, Lampo said Blair held a “political and partisan back-
ground” that affected his leadership at Equality Virginia.
“I think he always had trouble adjusting to the non-partisan atmos-
phere of an organization like Equality Virginia and the fact that he was-
n’t down in the partisan trenches during election time,” Lampo said.
CHRIS JOHNSON
D.C. man guilty in
anti-gay hate crime
A D.C. Superior Court jury last week rendered a guilty verdict for
a bias-related assault and robbery against one of two men charged
with attacking two teenagers in Southeast Washington in November.
The jury found Michael Cowan, 23, guilty of one count of
assault with a dangerous weapon, and one count of assault with
significant injury, according to a statement released by the U.S.
Attorney’s office. Both charges were considered bias-related.
The statement says witnesses observed Cowan calling one of the
two victims, a 17-year-old male, a “faggot” during the attack. The sec-
ond victim was a 19-year-old male, according to the statement.
The jury found a second defendant, Vernon Long, 25, guilty of
robbery and assault-related offenses, but acquitted him of the
government’s allegation that the two charges were bias-related.
The statement says the incident began the day before
Thanksgiving as the two victims were leaving a convenience
store along the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E.
It says the two defendants attacked the victims from behind and
demanded they turn over their jackets.
“While the second victim was huddled in the fetal position on the
ground, Cowan and Long, along with accomplices, repeatedly
punched and kicked the second victim in the face and body,” says
the statement. “As the attack continued, Cowan (and possibly oth-
ers in the group) repeatedly called the second victim a ‘faggot.’”
Both defendants face a possible sentence of more than 10
years in prison, and Cowan faces greater jail time under an
enhanced sentencing provision in the city’s hate crimes law.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
Gay Men's Chorus celebrates Spring Affair
The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington held its Spring Affair gala May 15, an event that saw awards go to
Immigration Equality, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry and chorus Artistic Director Jeff
Buhrman for their community contributions. Deacon Maccubbin and Jim Bennett, former owners of the Lambda
Rising bookstore, also received a special commendation.
Washington Blade photos by Michael Key
may 21, 2010 • washingtonblade.com 5
6 Council members
say mayor’s apology
isn’t enough
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
Six members of the D.C. City
Council and seven LGBT-support-
ive organizations have signed a
petition calling on Mayor Adrian
Fenty to invalidate a certificate of
appreciation he awarded to the
leader of the anti-gay group Parents
& Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays.
The mayor’s office has issued an
apology for what it said was a “staff
error” that led to the award being
mistakenly issued last November to
PFOX Executive Director Regina
Griggs for her “dedication, commit-
ment and outstanding contributions”
to the group.
The petition says its signers
appreciate Fenty’s acknowledg-
ment that the award was a mis-
take. But it says further action by
the mayor is needed.
“This mistake has empowered
an anti-gay organization to increase
its fundraising and to legitimize itself
in ways it would not have otherwise
been able to,” it says.
“PFOX believes that homosexu-
ality is a mental disorder that needs
to be cured by ‘reparative therapy,’”
says the petition. “Not only is this
harmful to young people struggling
to understand their sexuality, but
every major medical, psychologi-
cal, and educational association in
America says it is wrong, ineffec-
tive, and dangerous.”
The Council members who
added their names to the petition are
Michael Brown (D-At Large), Phil
Mendelson (D-At Large), Jim
Graham (D-Ward 1), Jack Evans (D-
Ward 2), Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6),
and Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7).
Also adding their names to the
document were gay Dupont
Circle Advisory Neighborhood
Commissioner Jack Jacobson
and four gay elected officials
from the Maryland and Virginia
suburbs. They include Rich
Madaleno and Anne Kaiser of the
Maryland House of Delegates,
Adam Ebbin of the Virginia
House of Delegates, and Patrick
Wojahn of the College Park, Md.,
City Council. Washington Blade
editor Kevin Naff also signed on.
“It is incredibly important for
Mayor Fenty to make it clear that
PFOX doesn’t have the support
of the District of Columbia,” the
petition says. “To do that, he
must invalidate the certificate of
appreciation and publicly con-
demn PFOX for its policies that
undermine the dignity of LGBT
people and threaten the mental
and physical health of the most
vulnerable of our community.”
It adds, “We find this course of
action to be necessary and our
names below indicate our formal
request for the mayor to act affir-
matively to bring this situation to
a prompt and meaningful end.”
The organizations signing the
petition include Gay, Lesbian &
Straight Education Network;
Parents, Families & Friends of
Lesbians & Gays National; Metro
D.C. PFLAG; Trevor Project;
Americans for Democratic Action;
Greater Washington Americans
for Democratic Action; and the
Capital Area Gay & Lesbian
Chamber of Commerce.
Mafara Hobson, a spokesper-
son for the mayor, said last week
that the mayor’s office had not
received the petition on May 12,
when gay activist Lane Hudson
said he planned to deliver it.
Hudson told the Blade he e-
mailed the petition to the mayor’s
office on that day through a section
of the D.C. government web site
that invites the public to submit
comments to the mayor. Hudson
said he decided to submit it through
the web site rather than personally
deliver it because the site is a des-
ignated way for the public to com-
municate with the mayor.
Hobson could not be reached by
mid-week to confirm whether some-
one from the mayor’s office retrieved
the petition from the web site.
Hudson, who said he was
among a small group of local
activists to start the petition effort
through Facebook, said most of
the organizations signing the
document were approached
because they support LGBT
people likely to be negatively
affected by groups like PFOX.
He noted that the Trevor
Project, for example, works to pre-
vent LGBT teen suicide. LGBT
activists have said the “reparative
therapy” programs advocated by
PFOX have been shown to harm
self-esteem among LGBT youth,
putting them at greater risk for
depression and suicide.
Hudson said organizers of
the petition did not immediately
hear back from all D.C. Council
members approached to add
their names.
A spokesperson for gay D.C.
Council member David Catania (I-
At Large), whose name wasn’t on
the petition that was submitted to
Fenty’s office, said Catania was
not asked to sign the document.
“Council member Catania was
not asked to sign this petition,”
said Ben Young, Catania’s chief
of staff. “But rest assured that he
believes PFOX is a reprehensi-
ble organization.”
Hudson, who is supporting
D.C. Council Chairman Vincent
Gray’s candidacy for mayor,
noted that he didn’t ask Gray to
sign the petition because doing
so would give it the appearance
of a partisan political effort.
“I didn’t want to put him in the
position to look like this is a political
move on his part, because this is
about more than politics,” he said.
Gray issued a statement calling
the mayor’s certificate of apprecia-
tion for the PFOX leader an
“embarrassment” to the city and an
insult to the LGBT community.
6 washingtonblade.com • may 21, 2010
LOCALNEWS
Community celebrates
Kameny’s 85th birthday
At least three events
were set to take place this
week to celebrate the 85th
birthday of D.C. gay
activist Frank Kameny,
who is credited with found-
ing the LGBT rights move-
ment in the District of
Columbia and playing a
key role in starting the
modern gay rights move-
ment nationwide.
The Gertrude Stein
Democratic Club, the city’s
largest LGBT political group
that Kameny helped found
in 1976, is hosting a recep-
tion in Kameny’s honor
Friday, May 21, at the LGBT Community Center at 1810 14th St.,
N.W., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The event was to include a special presentation on Kameny’s
role in the D.C. LGBT community by fellow activist Paul Kunzler,
also one of the founders of the Stein Club.
The National Stonewall Democrats was to hold another birth-
day celebration for Kameny on Thursday at the AFL-CIO building
on 16th Street, N.W., near the White House.
And a group of Kameny friends and fellow activists was sched-
uled to hold a separate event honoring his life’s work on behalf of
gay rights on Wednesday night at the Artist Inn Bed & Breakfast at
1824 R St., N.W., near Dupont Circle.
The event, which was sponsored by the local gay-oriented
foundation, Helping Our Brothers & Sisters, was asking for dona-
tions by attendees to go toward a special Kameny fund that will
“help support Frank Kameny in his later years of life,” according to
a Facebook announcement of the event.
David Bradberry, lead organizer of the event, said local artist Don
Patron, who was also helping to organize the event, has made about
a dozen oil paintings of Kameny. Bradberry said some were made
from photos of Kameny taken in years past, including during his serv-
ice in the Army during World War II. The paintings were to be sold in
a silent auction at the event to help raise money for the Kameny fund.
“Kameny is the father of the modern gay movement, and his
achievements are legend,” the announcement says.
“He was one of the leaders of the first gay rights demonstrations at
the White House, State Department, and Philadelphia’s Independence
Hall — four years before Stonewall,” it says. “He founded or co-found-
ed the D.C. chapters of the Mattachine Society and Gay Activists
Alliance and the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.”
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
Capital Pride director to step down
The executive director of Capital Pride is planning to step
down from her role following this year’s celebration.
Dyana Mason will leave Capital Pride Alliance at the end of
July, when her contract expires, to pursue an advanced degree
at the University of Southern California. Capital Pride Alliance
announced Mason’s plans Friday.
Mason, who’s originally from California, is planning to pursue
a doctorate in policy management.
Michael Lutz, president of the Capital Pride board of directors,
said that while Mason “will be missed greatly, we also support
and applaud her aspirations, and wish her the very best.”
“We were very fortunate to have Dyana with us as Capital
Pride transitioned to its own self-perpetuating entity,” he said.
“Her role as a servant-leader helped us to reach many of our
growth goals earlier than expected.”
Capital Pride Alliance will post a formal job announcement to
its web site, capitalpride.org, May 22. A selection process will
take place over the summer, and Capital Pride Alliance aims to
announce Mason’s successor this fall.
JOSHUA LYNSEN
Fenty urged to invalidate
award to anti-gay group
Several local officials and LGBT-supportive groups are asking D.C. Mayor
Adrian Fenty to invalidate a certificate of appreciation his office mistak-
enly awarded to an anti-gay group’s leader.
Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key
Frank Kameny, who is credited with
founding the LGBT rights movement
in D.C., turned 85 years old this week.
Photo by Joe Tresh
may 21, 2010 • washingtonblade.com 7
Announcements come
as Orange enters
Council chairman race
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
lchibbaro@washblade.com
D.C. City Council members Jim
Graham (D-Ward 1), who is gay, and
Harry Thomas (D-Ward 5) won endorse-
ments Monday from the Gertrude Stein
Democratic Club, the city’s largest LGBT
political group.
The two incumbents, both of whom
voted for legislation to legalize same-sex
marriage in the District, are running for
re-election in the city’s Sept. 14
Democratic primary.
Club members voted by lopsided mar-
gins to endorse the two men during a club
candidate forum and endorsement meet-
ing for the wards 1 and 5 races, held at
the Thurgood Marshall Building at 12th
and T streets, N.W., in Ward 1.
The meeting took place less than a week
after former Ward 5 Council member
Vincent Orange, a Democrat, announced
his candidacy for the Council chairman’s
seat being vacated by incumbent Vincent
Gray, who is running for mayor.
Orange’s chief opponent in this year’s
Council chair race, Council member
Kwame Brown (D-At Large), voted for the
same-sex marriage law and has been a
strong supporter of LGBT-related issues
during his Council tenure.
In 2006, when Orange ran for mayor, he
expressed strong opposition to proposals to
legalize same-sex marriage in the city, call-
ing his opponents who backed same-sex
marriage “morally unfit to run this city.”
Mayor Adrian Fenty, an outspoken support-
er of same-sex marriage, defeated Orange
and other candidates by a wide margin.
It thus surprised some activists that short-
ly after announcing his candidacy for Council
chair, Orange issued a statement saying he
now supports same-sex marriage.
He noted that as a member of the D.C.
Democratic State Committee, he voted
for a committee resolution endorsing the
bill introduced by gay Council member
David Catania (I-At Large) that legalized
same-sex marriage in the District. The
Council passed the bill in December, 11-
2, and Fenty signed the measure that
same month.
“In 2006, I did say that I believed that
marriage is between a man and a
woman,” Orange said in his statement
released last week. “We have come a
long way in the journey of life. Today, I
stand on the right side of history.”
Gay activist Bob Summersgill, who
helped coordinate the lobbying campaign in
support of the D.C. same-sex marriage bill
last year, said he was pleased that Orange
has changed his position on the issue. But
he was skeptical that Orange would win
support from many LGBT voters.
“He wasn’t with us when this was a
tough issue,” said Summersgill. “Now he’s
with us when it’s a safe issue.”
At the Stein Club meeting Monday,
Graham and Thomas pledged to work hard
to ensure that the same-sex marriage law
remains on the books by opposing efforts to
hold a voter initiative to overturn it.
The main challengers to Graham and
Thomas told club members that they, too,
support the same-sex marriage law and
would work to oppose efforts to place a
voter initiative on the ballot to overturn the
law. The opponents who spoke at the
meeting were Ward 1 Democratic candi-
dates Jeff Smith and Bryan Weaver, and
Ward 5 candidates Kenyan McDuffie and
Delano Hunter.
Each of the candidates, including
Graham and Thomas, outlined their
records and positions on LGBT issues in
their responses to a Stein Club question-
naire. The documents can be viewed on
the club’s web site, steindemocrats.org.
The club is scheduled to hold candidate
endorsement forums for the wards 3 and 6
Council races May 24; the mayoral and
D.C. delegate to Congress races June 14;
and the Council chairman and at-large
Council member contests July 12.
8 washingtonblade.com • may 21, 2010
LOCALNEWS
Graham, Thomas win
Stein Club endorsements
D.C. City Council members Jim Graham and Harry Thomas won endorsements this week
from the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club.
Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key
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In testimony divided across two
days, Katherine Wone said her
husband, who became friends
with Price during their days as stu-
dents together at Virginia’s College
of William & Mary, arranged to
spend the night at the men’s
house on Aug. 2, 2006.
She said he planned to work late
at his job in D.C. as general counsel
for Radio Free Asia and decided not
to drive home that night to the cou-
ple’s house in Oakton, Va.
“Do you remember Robert say-
ing he and Joe were good
friends?” defense attorney Bernard
Grimm asked Katherine Wone dur-
ing cross-examination.
“Yes,” she said.
“Did you ever see a crossed
word between Joe and Robert?”
Grimm asked.
“No,” she replied.
In response to questions from
Grimm, Katherine Wone said her
husband was aware that Price was
involved with Equality Virginia, a
statewide gay civil rights group, and
that he supported the cause of
equal rights for “all people.”
She told of how she and Robert
Wone accepted an invitation from
Price to attend an Equality Virginia
fundraising dinner in Richmond one
year before the murder. And she
confirmed that a photo of the
Wones and Price that Grimm
showed her on the witness stand
was taken at the dinner.
The three defendants have said
through their lawyers that an
intruder killed Robert Wone after
entering their house from a rear
door while the men slept in their
bedrooms. Each of their attorneys
stressed during opening argu-
ments that their clients’ friendship
with Wone demonstrated they had
no motive to harm him and that the
government had failed to find a
motive for the murder.
But Assistant U.S. Attorney
Glenn Kirschner, the lead prose-
cutor, noted in his opening argu-
ment that the men tampered with
the crime scene and repeatedly
misled police and homicide detec-
tives investigating the murder. He
said the defendants know — but
refuse to disclose — the identity of
the person or people who fatally
stabbed Wone in the chest.
Among other things, Kirschner
noted that paramedics and crime
scene investigators found almost
no blood on Wone’s body or the
bed where he was found with
three large stab wounds. There
were no signs of a struggle, no
defensive wounds on his arms,
no signs of forced entry into the
house, and nothing was dis-
turbed or taken from the house,
Kirschner said.
All of this, he said, was evi-
dence of crime scene tampering
and completely dispelled the
defendants’ claim that an intrud-
er killed Wone.
Defense attorneys represent-
ing the three gay men countered
that the evidence doesn’t support
any of the government’s allega-
tions, including an assertion that
more blood should have been
found on the scene.
They planned to call an expert
witness, a cardiac surgeon, who is
expected to testify that the single
stab wound piercing Wone’s heart
would have killed him within five
seconds, shutting down the heart’s
ability to pump blood. A stopped
heart, rather than a sinister plot
postulated by the government, was
the reason little or no blood was
seen, defense attorneys said.
From the moment homicide
detectives arrived at the house to
investigate the murder, they
became “marred and infatuated in a
theory based on ignorance,”
prompting them to suspect the men
were involved in the murder, said
Grimm, who is Price’s attorney.
“Why is a straight man coming
to the house of a gay man,” Grimm
quoted a detective as saying while
interviewing the defendants.
Grimm and David Schertler,
Ward’s attorney, said in their
opening arguments that the three
defendants’ sexual orientation and
their three-way relationship played
a role in shaping police and pros-
ecutor assumptions that they,
rather than an intruder, were
involved in the murder.
Kirschner challenged that
assertion, however, saying
investigators have linked the
men to a conspiracy to obstruct
the investigation based on a vast
array of crime scene findings.
“This case is not about sexual
orientation,” he told D.C. Superior
Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz, who
is poised to decide the men’s
fate after the defendants opted to
forego a jury trial.
“This case is not about the
personal relationship of these
three. There is nothing negative
that can be inferred due to the
sexual orientation or lifestyle
choices of these men,” he said.
But he noted that Price,
Zaborsky and Ward “had power-
ful bonds among them,” which
amounted to a “tight knit family”
that is protecting its members
from the harm that would come
to them “if the truth came out.”
911 tape stirs courtroom
Katherine Wone’s calm testi-
mony was offset Tuesday after-
noon when prosecutors played a
dramatic audio tape of Zaborsky’s
911 call reporting that Wone had
been stabbed in his house.
On the recording, which lasts
about 12 minutes, a near hyster-
ical Zaborsky is heard making a
desperate plea for help. He tells
the 911 operator that a male
friend visiting the house “is not
conscious” after being stabbed.
When the operator asked him
who stabbed the person, Zaborsky
replied, “I don’t know who stabbed
him. We don’t know how they got in.
The person has one of our knives.
… I’m afraid to go downstairs.”
The operator then urged
Zaborsky to use a towel to stop
the bleeding by pressing it firmly
on the stab wound. He replied
that his housemate, meaning
Price, was already doing that in
the guest bedroom where the
stabbing victim was staying.
In a development that prosecu-
tors have called highly significant,
Zaborsky is heard on the tape
asking the operator, “What time is
it?” The operator, sounding sur-
prised, repeated the question
before responding, “11:54.”
One day earlier, in his opening
argument, prosecutor Kirschner
said that Zaborsky’s question about
the time was among the indicators
that he participated in a conspiracy
to conceal from investigators what
really happened during Wone’s
brief stay at the men’s house.
Investigators believe Wone
arrived at the house shortly after
10:30 p.m. Kirschner followed up on
the chronology of the incident when
he next called as witnesses William
and Claudia Thomas, a married
couple who live in the townhouse
adjoining the defendants’ house at
1509 Swann St., N.W.
William Thomas testified that he
heard a scream coming from the
defendants’ house through a wall
shared by the two houses on the
night of the murder. He said he did
not check the time when he heard
the scream, but said he remem-
bered hearing his wife watching the
11 p.m. news on Channel 7. His
wife backed up that account during
her own testimony.
Based on that account, police
and prosecutors have said
between 12 and 49 minutes
elapsed from the time of the
scream and the time Zaborsky
called 911 at 11:49 p.m.
Investigators have said the
scream could have marked the time
Wone was stabbed. A delay of even
12 minutes in making the 911 call
could have been used to clean the
crime scene and hide or discard
other evidence linked to the murder.
The Thomas’ testimony was
followed by testimony from Jeff
Baker, one of the first of the para-
medics to arrive at the house in
response to the 911 call.
Baker said the first of several
highly unusual murder scene
observations he made came dur-
ing his encounter with Ward, who
was standing at the top of the sec-
ond floor staircase when Baker
approach the room where Wone’s
body was found. He noted that
when he asked Ward what hap-
pened, Ward ignored him and
retreated into his bedroom.
Upon entering the room
where Wone was lying lifeless on
a pull-out sofa bed, Baker said,
he was startled at what he saw.
Wone was lying “flat on his back”
with three stab wounds to his
chest with almost no blood on his
body or on the bed, he said.
This was highly unusual for a
stabbing, Baker said, based on
his experience in responding to
hundreds of stabbings during his
14 years as a paramedic.
He said Price was sitting on the
bed next to Wone’s lifeless body.
There was no towel on Wone’s
wounds and Price’s hands had no
signs of blood, which would be
expected if he had been holding
the towel on Wone’s chest.
Baker said he later observed
a light streak of blood on Wone’s
abdomen that appeared as if it
had been “wiped.”
Kirschner said in his opening
argument that investigators
found the towel in the room, but it
had only a small amount of blood
on it. He noted that Price told
police he found one of the knives
from the men’s kitchen in the
room where Wone was stabbed.
Authorities later reported that
cotton fibers found on the knife
indicated that blood had been
taken from Wone’s wounds and
wiped onto the knife with a towel to
make it look like the murder
weapon. Although fibers found on
the knife matched that of a towel,
no fibers were found that matched
the shirt Wone wore and which
had been pierced by the knife
used to kill him, Kirschner said in
his opening argument.
Police evidence experts and
findings from an autopsy on
Wone also showed the blood on
the knife covered the entire
blade, even though the depth of
the wounds on Wone’s chest
indicated that blood would not
have covered the full length of
the blade, Kirschner said.
Kirschner has said this was
further evidence that the men
tampered with the crime scene
to mislead police. He noted that
a cutlery set found in Ward’s
bedroom had one knife missing.
When investigators obtained a
duplicate knife from the manu-
facturer, they found it matched
the size and depth of Wone’s
wounds better than the bloody
knife found at the scene, further
suggesting that someone other
than an intruder and someone
known to the defendants was
responsible for the murder.
Defense attorneys disputed
these assertions in their opening
arguments, saying their own
expert witnesses would testify
that the cotton fibers on the knife
could not be accurately linked to
either the towel or Wone’s shirt.
Instead, they said the fibers are
found in the ambient air and on
all objects and were meaning-
less as evidence in a stabbing.
What really happened, Schertler
said in his opening argument, is
that the defendants are telling the
truth in saying they were not
involved in the murder and that an
intruder killed Robert Wone.
D.C. attorney Dale Edwin
Sanders, who practices criminal law
and is not associated with the case,
said the part of the government’s
case that appears the strongest is its
assertion that no evidence exists to
show an intruder entered the house
to kill Wone. He noted that in cases
based on circumstantial evidence,
sometimes “missing” evidence
becomes the key to the case.
“It’s largely a circumstantial
case,” he said. “There’s no smok-
ing gun, but the government has
presented a neatly interwoven
mosaic of 100 pieces of evi-
dence that all fit together.”
Other observers at the trial
said the defense was ready to
discredit or downplay the gov-
ernment’s evidence with the aim
of establishing enough doubt
that Leibovitz would have to find
the men not guilty.
Attorneys on both sides have
predicted the trial would last
about five weeks.
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10 washingtonblade.com • may 21, 2010
Defense attorney Bernard Grimm,
who represents Joseph Price, said
homicide detectives investigating
the murder of Robert Wone mis-
handled the case.
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Episcopal Church ordains
2nd openly gay bishop
LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Episcopal Church has ordained its second openly gay bishop.
Church spokesman Bob Williams says the Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool of Baltimore
was consecrated May 15 at a ceremony attended by 3,000 people in Long Beach,
Calif., according to the Associated Press.
Glasspool and another female bishop are
also the first two women bishops ordained in the
114-year history of the Diocese of Los Angeles.
Glasspool and the Rev. Canon Diane Jardine
Bruce were elected last December.
In a profile published on the Episcopal Diocese of
Los Angeles web site, Glasspool said it was during
her college years that she realized she was called to
serve in the ministry. She noted it was during this
same time that she realized her sexual orientation.
“Both these areas were sources of intense
struggle for me, as I wrestled with such questions
as did God hate me, since I was a homosexual?”
she said. “Or did God love me? Did I hate — or
love — myself? Was it really possible, not to men-
tion appropriate, for women to be priests?”
After being ordained in 1981, Glasspool said she
met her partner Becki Sander in Boston as she was
studying for a dual degree in theology and social
work. The couple has been together since 1988.
In 1992, Glasspool began a nine-year stint as rector at St. Margaret’s Episcopal
Church in Annapolis, Md. Glasspool said she strove to be truthful about who she was
and “when asked directly about my sexuality, I responded honestly and directly.”
Glasspool became canon to the bishops of the Diocese of Maryland in 2001, where
she remained until becoming bishop of the Los Angeles diocese.
The Episcopal Church, which is the Anglican body in the United States, caused tur-
moil in the church in 2003 by consecrating the first openly gay bishop, V. Gene
Robinson of New Hampshire.
Breakaway Episcopal conservatives have formed a rival church, the Anglican
Church in North America.
Atlanta AIDS initiative unites
many to focus on policy
ATLANTA — Clergy, elected officials, the medical community, activists and advocates for
HIV/AIDS prevention are joining forces to fight the epidemic in the African-American community.
The Associated Press reported that the National Black Leadership Commission on
AIDS is opening an Atlanta affiliate. The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer
Baptist Church, will lead the group.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reports that Atlanta has the 11th-
highest AIDS rate in the country.
Warnock said most efforts in the city have been centered around education, treatment,
prevention and basic services. The commission’s work will focus on public policy issues
including legislation, school curriculum and educating clergy on addressing the disease.
Puerto Rican man pleads
guilty in killing of gay teen
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A man accused of decapitating a gay teenager and
burning his body pleaded guilty to first-degree murder May 12 and was sentenced to
99 years in prison.
The Associated Press reported that the case gained national attention because
activists demanded that U.S. authorities prosecute it as a hate crime, with supporters
holding vigils in a dozen cities including New York and Los Angeles.
Police said Juan Martinez Matos, 26, told them he hated homosexuals but that he
had offered the victim cocaine in exchange for sex.
The body of 19-year-old college student Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado was found in
November along a rural road in the southeastern mountain town of Cayey. Lopez was
well known as a volunteer for organizations advocating HIV prevention and gay rights.
“Nothing is going to bring Jorge Steven back, but today, a bit of justice was done,”
said Pedro Julio Serrano, a spokesman for the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
Martinez’s attorney, Celimar Gracia, told Primera Hora newspaper that prosecutors
dropped several weapon-violation charges in exchange for the plea.
“He felt this was the best way to end this case,” Gracia was quoted as saying.
Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool of
Baltimore became the Episcopal
Church’s second openly gay bish-
op during a ceremony May 15 in
Long Beach, Calif.
Photo courtesy of the Episcopal
Diocese of Los Angeles
But immediate vote unlikely
as congressional recess nears
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
Several LGBT organizations are calling
on Congress to take immediate action on the
Employment Non-Discrimination Act, as
potential delays threaten to scuttle the bill.
Advocates made their case for the
passage of ENDA, a federal measure that
would bar job bias against LGBT people
in most public and private workforce set-
tings, during a press conference Tuesday
at the National Press Club in D.C.
Rea Carey, executive director of the
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, said
ENDA supporters are demanding Congress
“pass without delay” the bill to ensure that
LGBT people have “the right to join with oth-
ers in contributing our talent, skills and
expertise to this nation’s workforce.”
“We are at the end of our patience,” she
said. “In this Congress alone, we have
organized over 200 constituent Hill visits to
members of the House and the Senate.”
Mara Keisling, executive director of the
National Center for Transgender Equality,
emphasized the importance of passing
ENDA to provide protections for transgen-
der people seeking employment.
“All of our organizations get calls every
week — sometimes every day of the week
— from people who are losing jobs from
lesbians in Manhattan, Kansas, to trans-
gender people in Louisiana,” she said.
Keisling said a recent study conducted
by her organization found that 27 percent of
transgender people were fired because of
their gender identity and 97 percent of trans
people have faced harassment at work.
“As somebody who has done survey
research most of my professional life, I
can tell you, you never see 97 per-
cent,” Keisling said. “That’s everybody.”
Despite the calls for immediate action,
it’s unlikely the House will take action on
ENDA in the coming weeks due to sched-
uling issues.
A Democratic leadership aide, who
spoke to the Blade on the condition of
anonymity, said U.S. House Speaker
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ENDA supporters
demand action now
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey and others are calling on
Congress to immediately pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Photo courtesy of Task Force
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letter to Congress saying he would
“strongly oppose” repeal before the
Pentagon completes at year’s end
its study on the issue. Since then,
supporters of repeal — including
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) — have
advocated for a compromise in
which Congress would vote now to
repeal the law but delay implemen-
tation of repeal until 2011.
Asked whether he would be
open to such a measure, Nelson
appeared to be unaware that
such an approach to “Don’t Ask,
Don’t Tell” has been under con-
sideration, but was reluctant to
support the idea.
“I don’t know,” Nelson said. “I
haven’t seen that legislation. I
know there’s probably some sup-
port for that, but I think it’s been
made pretty clear by Secretary
Gates that we shouldn’t take any
action until the study is complet-
ed, and that’s my position. That’s
where I’m going to stay.”
Nelson’s statements came as
a disappointment to people who
had identified him as an uncom-
mitted vote on “Don’t Ask, Don’t
Tell” that could be moved in favor
of repeal this year.
He was among six senators that
LGBT organizations, including the
Human Rights Campaign, had lob-
bied through a grassroots cam-
paign to vote in favor of repeal. The
other five are Sens. Evan Bayh (D-
Ind.), Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), Scott
Brown (R-Mass.), Bill Nelson (D-
Fla.), and Jim Webb (D-Va.).
Alex Nicholson, executive direc-
tor of Servicemembers United, said
Ben Nelson is only one of the six
key senators and estimated that
only two or three votes from those
six are needed to advance repeal.
“If Sen. Nelson is entrenching
himself that hard on that side of
the vote, then I think he risks put-
ting himself down on the wrong
side of history,” Nicholson said.
“That’s something he’s going to
have to live with for the rest of his
career, and that’s going to be
part of his legacy.”
Nicholson said Nelson’s appar-
ent unfamiliarity with delayed
implementation legislation could
mean that high-level discussions
with him on moving forward with
that plan hadn’t yet occurred.
‘Don’t Ask’
opponents push on
Even with Nelson representing a
“no” vote on repeal during the com-
mittee vote, supporters of ending
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” are moving
forward with plans for a vote next
week during the committee markup.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-
Conn.), the sponsor of stand-
alone repeal legislation in the
Senate, told the Blade that sup-
porters of repeal are “working
hard” to find a way forward for
passage in the committee.
“Obviously, we were set back
somewhat from the letter by
Secretary Gates, but we’re talk-
ing to every member of the com-
mittee,” he said. “We have some,
I think, creative ideas about how
to deal with … concerns that
Secretary Gates expressed.”
Lieberman said he’s uncertain
if the votes are there for pas-
sage, but noted that “it’s impor-
tant to get this done this year.”
Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.),
another member of the Senate
Armed Services Committee and
a strong proponent of repeal,
said he doesn’t think anyone
knows whether the votes are
there in the committee for repeal,
but he’s “feeling guardedly opti-
mistic” about the prospects.
“It’s crucial that we take this
opportunity to lift it,” he said.
“There’s different ideas about how
to best work with the Pentagon on
this approach, but I still think you
could study and repeal.”
Nicholson said he thinks sup-
porters “have a really good shot” at
getting the two or three votes nec-
essary to win repeal during
Senate markup next week.
“It’s really going to come down to
some of the one-on-one conversa-
tions that Levin and Lieberman are
having this week with their col-
leagues on the committee,” he said.
In the wake of the Gates letter,
many repeal supporters see push-
ing forward with delayed imple-
mentation legislation as the optimal
path for a successful vote on end-
ing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” this year.
Lieberman said supporters
are looking at alternatives,
including a bill “to enact repeal,
but have it not be this year, to
have it not be effective until
either sometime next year” or
until the Pentagon working group
issues a certification of its study.
“I think Secretary Gates was
really talking about he doesn’t
want us to do this until the rank-
and-file military has had a
chance to be heard,” Lieberman
said. “So we’re trying to find a
way to take legislative action this
year, but still respect the opin-
ions of the military and maybe
delay the implementation until
sometime next year.”
Lieberman said a number of dif-
ferent ideas are being discussed
among committee members, but
delayed implementation legislation
“seems to be the one that com-
mands the most support.”
Also noting that delayed imple-
mentation could have traction is
Udall, who said such a bill is “one
of the ideas” being discussed.
“That still remains my pre-
ferred course,” he said. “In other
words, you would make it very
clear the law is repealed, and
then you put in place the time-
frame by which you implement
the changes that are necessary.”
Despite this push and work
toward a compromise, the six tar-
geted members of the Senate
Armed Services Committee have
been reluctant to endorse repeal
publicly, although none of these
six have been as explicit as Ben
Nelson in their opposition.
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) has
maintained on several occasions
the importance of the Pentagon
study as a means to inform
Congress on how to approach
repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
Asked this week whether he’s
made a decision on how he’ll
vote should an amendment
come before him, Webb replied,
“I think we need to respect the
process that Secretary Gates
and Adm. Mullen put in place.”
Webb had a similar response
when asked whether his position
would be any different for delayed
implementation legislation.
“I think we should honor the
process that they’ve put in place,”
Webb said. “I think people should
understand that it’s a pretty signif-
icant historical event in terms of
what Adm. Mullen said during that
hearing in February.”
The offices of Bill Nelson and
Bayh sent statements to the Blade
that were similarly non-committal in
how the senators would vote. The
statements were virtually identical
to those the offices sent to the
Blade last month.
Dan McLaughlin, spokesperson
for Bill Nelson, said the senator is
“inclined” to support repeal, but
“wants to see Secretary Gates’ study
on how it would impact the military.”
In a statement, Bayh said his
“personal belief” is that people
serving their country in the
armed forces “ought to be able to
serve it openly,” but noted that he
wants military leaders to be able
to speak up on this issue.
“President Obama is absolutely
right to solicit the input and support of
his top military commanders about
the effects of repealing the ‘Don’t Ask,
Don’t Tell’ policy,” he said. “I will make
a final decision after receiving the
input of our top commanders.”
Some of the targeted senators
were staying mum this week on
how they’d vote should an amend-
ment come before them. Byrd’s
office declined to comment in
response to a Blade inquiry on the
issue. Brown’s office didn’t respond
to multiple requests for comment.
Obama MIA in repeal effort?
As supporters of repeal work to
gather support, one notable
absence among those lending a
hand is President Barack Obama.
Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
was one of Obama’s campaign
promises, but a number of senators
say the White House hasn’t con-
tacted them to move them one way
or the other on the issue.
In public statements on the
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” issue, the
White House has consistently
refrained from saying Obama
supports attaching repeal as part
of the defense authorization bill.
Asked whether the White
House is being helpful in building
support, Lieberman suggested
the president could be playing a
greater role.
“I mean, they’re obviously for
this, so we need their help,” he said.
Nicholson said he didn’t know if
the White House had been helpful in
moving senators in favor of repeal,
but noted that he hasn’t “seen any
evidence of that, certainly.”
Each of the targeted senators to
whom the Blade spoke said they
had not heard from the White House
or the Pentagon on the issue.
Asked whether the White
House or the Pentagon had con-
tacted him to influence his vote
on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Ben
Nelson replied, “No, no.”
Jessica Smith, a Webb spokesper-
son, echoed those remarks in
response to a Blade inquiry.
“As for the White House or the
Pentagon contacting our office?”
she said. “I don’t believe so.”
Similarly, McLaughlin said he
doesn’t believe the White House
or the Pentagon has contacted
Bill Nelson to inform his vote on
the issue.
“To my knowledge, neither the
White House nor the Pentagon
has recently contacted Bill about
this issue,” McLaughlin said.
A White House spokesperson
didn’t immediately respond to
the Blade’s request for comment
on why Obama hasn’t reached
out to the senators.
14 washingtonblade.com • may 21, 2010
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President Obama has yet to lobby key senators to support repeal this year of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ according
to several Hill sources.
Photo by Pete Souza; courtesy of White House
Continued from page 1
Obama hasn’t lobbied senators on ‘Don’t Ask,’ sources say
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Senate nearing vote on
DP benefits for fed workers
WASHINGTON — The Senate could vote on a bill extending benefits to the same-
sex partners of gay federal employees “within weeks,” aides to Sen. Joseph Lieberman
(I-Conn.) told the Washington Post this week.
Lieberman, lead sponsor of the measure, said the vote should come before July 4.
The benefits would cost an estimated $310 million through 2020, according to the
Congressional Budget Office.
“This legislation would cost about two-hundredths of a percent of the federal gov-
ernment’s overall costs for the civilian workforce,” Lieberman told the Post. “That is a
very small price to pay for the improvements we would see in recruitment, retention,
and morale. OPM has committed to provide an offset for the legislation before it is
enacted, making it that much more reasonable.”
The offsets haven’t been announced yet. A House version of the DP benefits bill
passed last year.
Chicago clinic investigates
mishandling of federal funds
CHICAGO — One of the nation’s largest gay health centers is investigating allegations that
staff mishandled federal funds for an HIV/AIDS study, according to the Associated Press.
Chicago’s Howard Brown Health Center receives up to $4 million a year from the
National Institutes of Health for participating in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study.
Howard Brown CEO Jamal Edwards wouldn’t say how much money allegedly was
mishandled, but the controversy led to the departures of the previous CEO and chief
financial officer, AP reported.
Clinic leaders have said there’s no evidence the money was used for personal gain.
Gays in Asia-Pacific region
denied access to HIV care
HONG KONG — Up to 90 percent of gay men in the Asia-Pacific region are denied
access to HIV/AIDS drugs and medical care because of anti-gay laws in many locales,
according to a new U.N. report.
Gay male sex is illegal in nearly half the region’s countries and the report says this
is worsening a situation in which infection rates are climbing, the BBC reported.
The anti-gay governments were urged to reform legal systems and policing to
ensure an effective response to the AIDS epidemic.
The report, produced jointly by the U.N. Development Program and the Asia Pacific Coalition
on Male Sexual Health, noted that several countries including Nepal, India, the Philippines and
South Korea had brought in new laws and policies to address the problem, BBC reported.
“However, these are exceptional developments and action is required to improve the
legal environment in all countries,” it added.
The report said homosexuals and bisexuals can potentially account for between 10-
30 percent of new HIV infections in a typical Asian country.
Nineteen out of 48 countries in the region criminalized male-to-male sex and these
laws often led to human rights violations, BBC reported.
Punishments for sex between men ranged from the death penalty in Afghanistan
and northwest Pakistan to whipping in Malaysia and Indonesia’s Aceh region, the
report found. Even if punishments were not enforced, they provided the basis for extor-
tion, harassment and violence, it said.
‘This legislation would cost about two-hundredths of a percent of the federal govern-
ment’s overall costs for the civilian workforce,’ Sen. Joseph Lieberman said.
Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key
Nancy Pelosi held a conference call with
LGBT leaders on Monday in which she
said ENDA passage would have to be put
off until later.
According to the aide, Pelosi said her
preference was to move forward with a
vote on ENDA, but the opportunity for an
amendment on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
could naturally come up as an amend-
ment next week when the House takes up
defense budget legislation.
“Some of the groups want to vote on
both things next week, and there is physi-
cally not the time to do that,” the aide said.
After completing work next week, the
House is scheduled for a week-long recess
for Memorial Day break, potentially putting
off a vote on ENDA and perhaps endan-
gering the bill as lawmakers move toward
the thick of campaign season.
Also problematic for the passage of
ENDA in the House is a legislative floor
maneuver available to opponents: the
motion to recommit. The maneuver forces
a vote on sending the legislation back to
the committee that approved it — possibly
with or without instructions.
In an effort to kill the bill, opponents of
ENDA could employ a motion to recommit
that might strip the transgender protec-
tions from the legislation, or affect some
other aspect of the bill’s language. Some
conservative ENDA supporters may feel
inclined to vote for this motion to recommit
even if they would vote in favor of the leg-
islation as a whole.
Should lawmakers pass the legislation
in the House, passage in the Senate is
doubtful. Multiple sources have told the
Blade that supporters do not have the 60
votes needed in that chamber to over-
come a filibuster.
But LGBT leaders remain optimistic
about the support for ENDA in the House.
Keisling said the legislation is “ripe” for
passage because it currently has 202 co-
sponsors, which she said is the greatest
number of co-sponsors for any piece of
pro-LGBT legislation in Congress. Having
202 co-sponsors means just 16 additional
votes are needed for passage when the
bill comes to the floor.
Carey said she believes the votes are
there for passage of ENDA on the House
floor and for defeating a motion to recom-
mit that would strip from the bill its trans-
gender language.
“We are calling for Congress to take up
its responsibility to represent its con-
stituents, and we are among them,” she
said. “We believe we have the votes in the
House — both on the bill and to make
sure that the bill remains inclusive of our
community.”
One reporter asked during the press con-
ference how confident ENDA supporters are
that the legislation could survive a motion to
recommit that’s narrower than stripping out
the gender identity protections.
Keisling said the focus of motions to
recommit are often unpredictable, but
ENDA supporters have as much confi-
dence in defeating a motion based on gen-
der identity as they are with other issues.
“I don’t think we’re more worried about
a gender identity motion to recommit, at
this point, than we are against just a mis-
chievous, shameful, cynical motion to
recommit that could include gay people,
could include trans people,” she said.
“Advancing human rights is sometimes
about taking risks.”
The Human Rights Campaign didn’t
join Tuesday’s news conference at the
National Press Club.
Asked during the event about HRC’s
absence, Carey said Joe Solmonese, HRC’s
president, had been invited to attend, but
was unable due to travel commitments.
“What I will say is that the Human Rights
Campaign has continued to be a very strong
ally in the coalition of organizations, specifi-
cally pushing for an inclusive bill for all of our
community,” Carey said.
In response to a Blade query as to why
HRC didn’t join the conference, Michael Cole,
an HRC spokesperson, responded with a
statement on the general situation with ENDA.
“The Speaker, Chairman [Barney]
Frank, Chairman [George] Miller and
Reps. [Tammy] Baldwin and [Jared] Polis
are focused on securing the votes needed
to pass ENDA and defeat a harmful
motion-to-recommit,” he said. “On a call
the Speaker had with a number of LGBT
organizations [Monday], she said that she
didn’t intend to leave this Congress with-
out a vote on ENDA. We’re focused on
getting the votes necessary to pass the
bill once it does come to the floor.”
NATIONALNEWS
may 21, 2010 • washingtonblade.com 17
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‘We’re going to be
building relationships’
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
Openly gay staffers on Capitol
Hill could find new opportunities
to network and advance pro-gay
legislation now that an LGBT
staff association has returned
following a period of dormancy.
The group, named the LGBT
Congressional Staff Association,
seeks to facilitate communica-
tion among LGBT staffers work-
ing for members of the U.S.
House of Representatives.
Scott Simpson, deputy press
secretary for Rep. Marcia Fudge
(D-Ohio), officially took the reins
of the organization Monday after
dues-paying members voted him
and other new board members
into leadership roles.
In a Blade interview, Simpson,
who’s 26 and gay, said the organ-
ization plans to take a low-profile
approach to advance the needs
of LGBT staffers and advance
pro-LGBT policy in Congress.
“We’re uniquely positioned to
work with a targeted audience
and work with however many
hundreds of Hill staffers we can
find,” he said. “We’re not going to
be out there trying to get the
[Washington] Post to quote us or
anything; we’re going to be build-
ing relationships.”
The group’s re-launch comes
after an earlier version of the
organization was founded about
15 years ago.
Simpson said the group —
previously known as the Gay &
Lesbian Congressional Staff
Association — was founded to
draw attention to the presence of
LGBT staffers on the Hill.
“It was a very big deal, at least
for us, on the Hill when it got
started,” Simpson said. “It did a
lot of good stuff for visibility at the
time when there were some con-
gressmen who outright said, ‘We
would never hire a gay staffer.’”
Simpson said the LGBT
Congressional Staff Association
responded at the time by having
press conferences to “show that
there are actually LGBT people”
who work on Capitol Hill.
In recent years, Simpson said
the organization had the appear-
ance of being dormant because
it was continuing a commitment
made when it was founded of
protecting the identities of mem-
bers who weren’t openly gay.
“They wanted that soft influ-
ence on policy and they wanted
to protect the identities of their
staffers, and that doesn’t lend
itself to being the most vocal
organization,” he said.
But Simpson said LGBT staffers
on the Hill in recent months wanted
to give new life to the organization,
to make it more open and “continue
on with the legacy of breaking bar-
riers” that emerged when the asso-
ciation was founded.
Simpson said the group has
been in the process of being
reinvented for the past three to
six months and, as part of its re-
launch, tweaked its bylaws and
took on the LGBT Congressional
Staff Association name.
New goals for the organiza-
tion include developing a web
site and forming a women’s cau-
cus that will have its own specif-
ic programming.
The organization’s member-
ship varies widely depending on
how it’s counted. Simpson said
there are about 50 dues-paying
members, but 400 are registered
on the group’s e-mail list. One task
the organization is considering,
Simpson noted, is some type of
“census” to determine how many
LGBT staffers work on the Hill.
Simpson said the number of
LGBT people working as Capitol
Hill staffers might surprise those
living outside the Beltway. He
also noted that LGBT staffers
“don’t line up with any particular
caucus,” and can be found work-
ing with either Democratic or
Republican members.
“There are a lot of LGBT staffers
on the Hill and that’s a strength that
we can tap into,” he said.
Some established and notable
LGBT staffers comprise the LGBT
Congressional Staff Association
board. Diego Sanchez, who’s
transgender and senior legislative
adviser to Rep. Barney Frank (D-
Mass.), will serve as policy director
for the organization.
In a statement to the Blade,
Sanchez said he’s honored to be
the first openly transgender
board member of the re-
launched organization.
“The new bylaws and my corpo-
rate career expertise in diversity
management will let me lead and
work with my staffer colleagues to
fortify how current laws and issues
affect us and to repair any gaps to
enrich the lives and careers of cur-
rent and future LGBT people work-
ing on the Hill,” he said.
Group will work to
influence LGBT policy
Simpson said the organization
would work to influence LGBT poli-
cy matters related to bills on Capitol
Hill, such as the Employment Non-
Discrimination Act and repeal of
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
He said he wants to network
with LGBT staffers to educate them
on the issues and expand the num-
ber of co-sponsors on those bills.
“We’re going to be doing train-
ing and education on that,” he said.
“We want to make sure that we are
connecting and networking as
many of these gay staffers in every
office, in every party across geog-
raphy to know what’s up.”
Simpson said one bill his organ-
ization is particularly pushing is the
Domestic Partnership Benefits &
Obligations Act. The legislation
would make same-sex partners of
federal workers eligible for the
same benefits available to the
spouses of straight workers, includ-
ing health and pension benefits.
Repealing the Defense of
Marriage Act, a move that would
allow the federal government to
recognize same-sex marriages, is
another issue in which Simpson
said his organization would be
involved. With same-sex marriage
now legal in D.C., he noted that
many LGBT staffers are able to
marry and want the federal bene-
fits associated with marriage.
“Those directly affect our
members because the federal
government is prohibited from
recognizing the validity of our
relationships,” he said.
Additionally, Simpson said a
goal of the organization is
advancing the careers of LGBT
staffers so they can serve in
positions that give them more
influence to move pro-LGBT leg-
islation through Congress.
“If a job opens up that someone
wants, we’re going to get together
to use our network as a group to
figure out how we can best get the
person in this position, if they’re
qualified for it,” he said.
But group activities won’t be
all work. Simpson said network-
ing opportunities would also
include recreational events, such
as happy hours.
“A lot of it is getting together
and going to happy hours, just
meeting and greeting, even in a
non-drinking setting, believe it or
not,” he said.
Elected officials have been
helping re-launch the LGBT
Congressional Staff Association.
The openly gay members of
Congress — Reps. Barney Frank
(D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-
Wis.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.)
— have sponsored the organiza-
tion as an official staff group.
In a statement, Baldwin said
she’s proud to sponsor the organi-
zation because LGBT staffers
work in many capacities on the Hill
for members of both parties.
“I’m very pleased to support this
new iteration of the LGBT staff
association,” she said. “In addition
to serving as a networking and
social group, this organization will
help us advocate for more equitable
policies in and out of government.”
Simpson said the out mem-
bers of Congress aren’t technical-
ly eligible to become members of
the organization because they
aren’t staffers. Still, he noted that
their sponsorship makes the
group able to use the U.S. House
web servers and e-mail system.
“If not for them, the organiza-
tion wouldn’t exist,” he said. “If we
need anything, we go to them
because they’re our members.”
Simpson said he expects the
LGBT Congressional Staff
Association to have a collabora-
tive relationship with the Gay,
Lesbian & Allies Senate Staff
Caucus, the affinity group for LGBT
staffers working in the U.S. Senate.
Among the events in which both
groups would plan joint participa-
tion are social and educational
activities as well as marching in
the same contingent next month
during the Capital Pride parade.
“I’ve been talking with them,”
Simpson said. “They’ve been
helping us organize this newer
reinvention for a while, so we’ve
been very close.”
Alex Levy, co-chair of GLASS
and legislative aide to Sen.
Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), said
his organization is “thrilled” to
have the opportunity to collabo-
rate with another LGBT group.
“They have lots of energy and
it looks to be a dynamic leader-
ship team, and we intend to work
collaboratively with them to work
for the interests of LGBT Hill
staffers,” Levy said.
18 washingtonblade.com • may 21, 2010
NATIONALNEWS
LGBT staffer group returns to Capitol Hill
Members of the newly re-launched LGBT Congressional Staff Association intend to focus on networking and behind-the-scenes policy work.
Washington Blade photo by Michael Key
INTERNATIONALNEWS
may 21, 2010 • washingtonblade.com 19
Portugal’s president ratifies
same-sex marriage law 
LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s conservative president announced Monday he is
ratifying a law allowing same-sex marriage in the predominantly Catholic country.
The head of state’s decision to permit the enactment of a bill passed by Parliament
in January makes Portugal the sixth European coun-
try allowing same-sex couples to wed, the
Associated Press reported.
President Anibal Cavaco Silva said in a nationally
televised address he regretted that the country’s politi-
cal parties had failed to reach a compromise during
days of heated debate in Parliament four months ago.
Vetoing the bill would only send it back to
Parliament where lawmakers would overturn his
decision, he said, adding that the country needed to
focus on overcoming an economic crisis that has
increased unemployment and deepened poverty.
The Socialist government’s bill was backed by all of
Portugal’s left-of-center parties, who together have a
majority in Parliament. Right-of-center parties opposed
the measure and demanded a national referendum.
“Given that fact, I feel I should not contribute to a
pointless extension of this debate, which would only
serve to deepen the divisions between the
Portuguese and divert the attention of politicians
away from the grave problems affecting us,” Cavaco
Silva was quoted as saying.
He said that, in ratifying the law, he was setting aside “personal convictions.”
Elsewhere in Europe, gay marriage is permitted in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain,
Sweden and Norway.
Gay couple convicted in
Malawi faces 14-year term
BLANTYRE, Malawi — A judge convicted a gay couple Tuesday of charges that could
send them to jail for 14 years following an engagement celebration, a ruling activists fear
could send others into hiding and hamper the fight against AIDS, according to AP reports.
Malawi’s government has been defiant in the face of international criticism over the
couple’s prosecution since they were arrested in December.
The AP reported that Tiwonge Chimbalanga, a 20-year-old hotel janitor, and his unem-
ployed partner Steven Monjeza, 26, were arrested the day after they celebrated their engage-
ment with a party at the hotel where Chimbalanga worked — an apparent first in Malawi.
Undule Mwakasungula, a gay rights activist in Malawi, said the couple’s decision to
declare their relationship with an engagement ceremony appears to have been personal,
not political. Others have been prosecuted under the law but this case was different
because the two men were open about their homosexuality, Mwakasungula said.
The couple was convicted of unnatural acts and gross indecency. Blantyre Chief
Resident Magistrate Nyakwawa Usiwa said the sentencing will take place on Thursday
and they could be imprisoned for up to 14 years.
The verdict is “extremely disturbing,” said Michaela Clayton of the Namibia-based
AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa, saying it could encourage anti-gay senti-
ment in the region as well as set back the fight against AIDS.
Gay people forced underground in Africa are unlikely to seek counseling and treatment
for AIDS, activists say. In Malawi, nearly 1 million people — an estimated 12 percent of the
population — are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the AP reported.
Homosexuality is illegal in at least 37 countries in Africa, including Malawi.
Cuban activists march
against homophobia
HAVANA — Hundreds of gay and lesbian activists, some dressed in drag and others
sporting multicolored flags representing sexual diversity, marched and danced through the
streets of Havana on May 15 along with the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro as
part of a celebration aimed at eliminating homophobia around the world.
The AP reported that some of the marchers played drums and others walked on
stilts as they made their way down a wide avenue in the capital’s hip Vedado neigh-
borhood, where they have held a series of debates and workshops ahead of the
International Day Against Homophobia.
“We have made progress, but we need to make more progress,” said Mariela
Castro, a campaigner for gay rights on the island and the leader of Cuba’s National
Sexual Education Center. She is also the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro.
Portuguese President Anibal
Cavaco Silva decided this week
to ratify a law allowing same-sex
marriage in the country.
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‘Maybe I’m not the
marrying kind, as
they used to say’
By KENNETH JOST
Chairman Leahy, ranking
member Sessions, senators:
Thank you for the opportunity to
appear before you as President
Obama’s nominee to serve as a jus-
tice on the Supreme Court of the
United States. Before turning to sub-
stantive questions, I would like to tell
you a little bit about how I got here.
My parents — my father a lawyer
and my mother a public school
teacher — instilled in me from an
early age an interest in public serv-
ice. In high school, I developed an
interest in the law, which eventually
took me to Harvard Law School and
a legal career.
When I came of age in the
1980s, women in the United
States had come to expect that
they could realistically hope to
“have it all” — career, romance
and family. In college and law
school, I focused on academics
and career but not to the exclu-
sion of those other goals. I dated,
but none of the men proved to be
Mr. Right. Maybe I’m not the mar-
rying kind, as they used to say.
My non-marital status, if you will,
has occasioned questions and spec-
ulation about my sexual orientation.
Years ago, these questions would
not have been asked because
same-sex relationships were simply
not discussed. Years from now, per-
haps these questions will not be
asked because there will be greater
respect and tolerance for the diversi-
ty of personal relationships.
But today the status of gay
men and lesbians, in law and in
society, is very much an issue.
So this most personal character-
istic sometimes becomes a sub-
ject of public discussion. That is
why I volunteered information
about my personal life to White
House officials when I was being
considered for nomination as
solicitor general. And why I’m
content to put that information on
the public record now. I am a
straight, female American.
As dean of Harvard Law
School, I dealt with one of those
issues affecting the status of gays.
I opposed the “Don’t Ask, Don’t
Tell” law on the ground that it dis-
criminates against gay men and
lesbians who wanted to serve our
country in the armed forces. For a
time, military recruiters were sub-
ject to the law school’s policy that
required employers using our
Office of Career Services to have
a nondiscrimination policy.
We changed that policy when
the Supreme Court ruled that fed-
eral law required us to provide
assistance to military recruiters
without regard to that policy.
Throughout those events, my
views and the policies that I fol-
lowed were not anti-military, as
some have suggested, nor pro-gay
in a narrow sense but pro-equality.
I respect the Supreme Court’s
precedent in that case. I also
respect the court’s other prece-
dents on issues particularly
affecting gay men and lesbians.
In Lawrence v. Texas, the court
ruled that the government cannot
make the private, consensual
sexual conduct of adults a crime.
In Romer v. Evans, the court
ruled that the government cannot
pass a law motivated solely by
animosity toward gays or any
other segment of society. Those
rulings help make this country
more free and more just, for gays
and straights alike.
With these introductory remarks,
I’ll be happy to answer
your questions.
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Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan
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What gays want to hear from Kagan
Where’s the outrage
from the left over
HBO host’s slur?
By ROBERT TURNER
Last weekend, the all-around gen-
eral asshat Bill Maher offered up the
quote, “How exactly does President
Sanford and Son think he got elect-
ed — by CB radio? The campaign
was based on the Internet.”
That was a response to
President Obama, who recently,
while giving the graduation
address at Hampton College crit-
icized high-tech consumer items,
such as the iPod, iPad and other
gadgets, saying they “are distrac-
tions that put new strains on
democracy.”
Although this was clearly an
“ out - of - t ouch- wi t h- r eal i t y”
moment for the president, I am
waiting to hear the cries of
racism and general condemna-
tion toward the uber-liberal
Maher from the usual suspects.
Where are the press releases
from the NAACP? Where are
the televised outrages and vows
of boycotts from our resident
poverty pimps, Jesse Jackson
and Al Sharpton?
With the exception of a few blog
posts, there is a universal silence
that permeates the Interwebs from
the political left. It is eerily similar to
that same silence that pervaded
back in the 1990s during President
Bill Clinton’s tenure in office.
While those on the left were
quick to castigate Republican
senators with even the hint of being
a womanizer (Oregon senator
and pro-choice advocate Bob
Packwood comes to mind), there is
always an “enjoy the silence”
moment when it comes to one of
their own. California Sen. Barbara
Boxer, who was central to the
expulsion of Packwood, never
uttered a word regarding president
Clinton and his allegations.
In the past 16 months, any
conservative advocate, pundit or
organization who has criticized
the Obama administration has
been called pedantic and even
racist. But when it comes from
the political left, not a word.
Should we be surprised at
this duplicitous reaction or non-
action? Not in the least. As I
said, we’ve seen this before.
What should occur is a real and
honest debate about the policies
that this administration is espous-
ing. One can be civil while debat-
ing the pros and cons about the
need for the federal government’s
takeover of the health care sys-
tem, national banks and auto com-
panies, or protecting our borders
and balancing our budgets.
What serves no purpose, out-
side of a virulent combative nature,
is the obtuse myopic reference of a
my-way-or-the-highway mentality; a
pathological sublimation of what is
good and honest policy versus that
which is political in nature.
As a right-of-center politico, I
will be the first to say that I dis-
agree with most of the policies this
administration has offered. But it is
not enough to simply say that he is
wrong and I am right. Moreover, as
a right-of-center LGBT politico, it is
my duty to judge any president’s
action as to how it relates toward
our community as a whole.
I have said on these pages that
our community has not seen real
progress in the last 16 months.
We’ve seen platitudes and lip
service, to be sure. It’s time we
take off our marching shoes, put
down our placards, stop handcuff-
ing ourselves to the White House
fence and actually do something.
Throw the bums out!
There are many candidates —
both Democratic and Republican
— who will actually listen to our
concerns and help work toward a
solution. There are more than the
media and some of our major
national organizations would
have you believe.
Five months ago I said that as
we were beginning the second
session of the 111th Congress, we
must ask ourselves if we’ve been
had. That answer is becoming
more and more apparent. But
while we debate and discuss ways
to alter this reality, we must
remember that hyperbole and
name-calling is not the answer.
Casting aspersions does not pro-
pel one’s views or
positions. Reason,
votes and money do.
Bill Maher’s racist Obama remark goes unnoticed
Robert Turner is president
of the D.C. chapter of
Log Cabin Republicans.
Reach him at robert.turn-
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Kenneth Jost is
Supreme Court editor
of CQ Press and author of
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Yearbook and Supreme Court
From A to Z.” Reach him
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VIEWPOINT
The increasingly
popular answer is ‘yes’
By JESSICA LEE
My name is Jessica Lee. I am
gay and a conservative. Sounds a
little like the first step in a 12-step
recovery program, right? Alas,
some folks on the left think a 12-
step program is exactly what I
need. The idea that a woman
could be gay and hold right of cen-
ter political beliefs is anathema to
much of the gay community.
I have been offered an opportu-
nity here to present the views of
gay conservatives like me. As a
board member of GOProud, an
advocacy organization for gay
conservatives and our allies, I
believe strongly that there are
many conservative policy initia-
tives that could improve the every-
day lives of gays and lesbians.
I didn’t spring from the womb a
Goldwater conservative. I grew up
in a staunchly liberal household
and held those ideals during my
youth. Over the years, however,
my personal and professional
experiences caused my political
views to shift and I embraced the
conservative and libertarian val-
ues of free minds, free markets
and limited government. I also
came to believe that there is a
very compelling case to be made
for a conservative/libertarian
approach to advancing equality.
Traditionally, there has been a
rigid ideological hegemony in the
gay community. Namely, there is a
widely held belief that one cannot
be a good gay person and support
equality without being a Democrat.
Fortunately, this is starting to
change, mainly for two reasons.
The first reason for this change
is that the conservative movement
itself is changing and becoming
dramatically more inclusive.
I saw this growing inclusiveness
first-hand as GOProud co-spon-
sored this year’s Conservative
Political Action Conference. CPAC
is the country’s premier conserva-
tive event and in 2010 had more
than 10,000 attendees. We were
pleasantly surprised by the reac-
tion that our decision received.
While one or two organizations,
such as Jerry Falwell’s Liberty
University, announced they would
boycott the event because of our
participation, the overwhelming
reaction from the organizers of
CPAC and many other conserva-
tive groups and bloggers strongly
supported our co-sponsorship.
At the event, GOProud had a
booth and I was part of the team
manning it. Frankly, I did not know
what to expect and braced myself
for hostile reactions. What hap-
pened was the opposite, as we
were overwhelmed by offers of
support and encouragement from
the many attendees who made a
point of visiting our booth. In fact,
our booth was much busier than
that of the National Organization
for Marriage, which was posi-
tioned one booth away from ours.
Indeed, the results of the CPAC
straw poll confirmed what we
were experiencing — only 1 per-
cent of CPAC attendees said
same-sex marriage was an issue
of concern for them. In fact, my
experience at the conference led
me to conclude that it is easier
coming out to conservatives as
gay than it is coming out as a con-
servative to gays.
The second factor that is chal-
lenging the ideological hegemony
of the gay community is the
disappointing performance of
the Obama administration and
Congress in advancing equality of
opportunity for our community.
Even with large majorities in the
House and the Senate and control
of the White House, Democrats
have failed to deliver on their cam-
paign promises to us.
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is the
most dramatic and disappointing
example of the Democrats’ fail-
ure. Despite overwhelming public
support for repeal, Congress is
at an impasse on the issue and
the administration of our “fierce
advocate,” despite his promise to
repeal, is now urging Congress
not to vote for repeal this year.
It is clear the gay community is
taken for granted by the
Democratic Party. No matter how
much money we give them or
how many doors we knock on for
their candidates our issues are
never a priority. And not until we
make Democrats compete for our
money and our votes will they be.
I know as gay conservatives,
we have an uphill battle.
I understand how entrenched
the Democratic Party is within
our community. But you can be a
good gay person who supports
equality and not be a Democrat.
Gay conservatives share many
of the same goals as our friends
on the left, even if we may dis-
agree on the best
policy route to get
us there.
Can you be a good gay and conservative?
may 21, 2010 • washingtonblade.com 21


The conservative movement
is changing and becoming dramatically
more inclusive.
Jessica Lee is a new
board member of
GOProud and regular
contributor to the Blade.
Reach her at
jlee@goproud.org.
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Real estate agents, and sellers
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they get the most bang for their
advertising buck when marketing a
home. Traditional postcards, print
ads and flyers seem passé and,
since the advent of internet advertis-
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newspapers are still out there, so
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metro (if you can get a signal!). In
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buyers are internet savvy these
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net. It is a logical extension of bank-
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internet offers so much more infor-
mation about potential properties
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multiple photos and detailed
descriptions of properties, not to
mention previous sale data, tax
records, mortgage estimates and
more. 80 percent of buyers say they
find online photos and descriptions
useful in the home search process.
The internet doesn’t just make
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ers—it results in quicker, higher
sales too. A strong online presence
results in a potential buyer driving by
houses that pique their interest
online, and if that home has strong
curb appeal a buyer is more likely to
contact an agent to see the inside.
Nationally, 77% of buyers drive by a
home they saw online first and 60%
go into a home they saw online first,
according to the 2009 Profile of
Homebuyers and Sellers conducted
by National Association of Realtors.
This all results in a much higher
probability they will actually pur-
chase the home in the end.
Sellers and their agents also are
able to take advantage of another
online advantage: trackability.
Realtor.com, WashingtonPost.com,
Trulia, Zillow and many other real-
estate websites allow sellers and
agents to tailor their ads to get the
most possible site visits and use the
tracking data as additional feed-
back to guide their marketing and
pricing strategy.
But with all the features an online
presence offers both sellers and buy-
ers, the Internet isn’t the end all, be
all. Let’s face it — sometimes we all
like to pick up a local paper for a little
break from all the tweets, pokes and
emails we endure all day long. When
we have time to read a real paper
instead, we often pick up the local
publication to find out what is hap-
pening in our backyard. We don’t just
read for news; we browse the ads to
see which boutique or restaurant is
having an event or sale, which con-
cert is in town or which charity is hav-
ing an event. Further, most of us like
to support the local establishments in
our neighborhood. If you were think-
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paper to get a feel for the area? A
specific local publication has a very
strong influence, and buyers will
often generate an overall impression
of a neighborhood or locality in part
from the local publications found in it.
As much as we would all like to
deny it, postcards are also very effec-
tive in real estate marketing. True,
90% may be thrown in the garbage
without even a glance at the photos,
and there is an environmental impact
to postcard mailing that must be
respected. But if a recipient is even
contemplating a home purchase,
they will more than likely read the
entire card and will often show up at
an open house with the card in hand.
As expensive as they are, carefully
managed postcard campaigns are
still an effective component of any
marketing strategy.
Of course, the keystone of both
traditional and new media market-
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They say a picture is worth a thou-
sand words, and it’s true. If a home’s
exterior is not eye-catching in a pic-
ture, why would it pique a buyer’s
curiosity to actually visit, much less
to put in an offer? Sellers must
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the day of the photo shoot. If neces-
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staging consultant to ensure the
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ter-free, and the exterior should
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washed windows and trimmed and
tended gardens and shrubs.
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tive photography, both old and new
marketing strategies will suffer.
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two prong approach: both the 24-
hour online gallery and traditional
marketing methods like neighbor-
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market to buy. If you want your home
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Coldwell Banker Residential
Brokerage
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A life in pictures
Rehoboth’s Tony Burns
donates life’s work —
50,000 photos — to the
community he loves
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
Tony Burns is a documenter and collector.
He has a mammoth music collection
representing everything short of MP3s
(he doesn’t do computers): 78s, 45s,
CDs, 8 tracks and LPs. For 30 years he
had two homes, one in Alexandria, Va.,
and another, where he now lives full-
time, in Rehoboth Beach, Del. And there
are two climate-controlled storage units.
But this isn’t a pack rat or hoarder-
style compulsion — it’s all meticulously
organized. It became a running joke
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one residence.
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Burns, who’s gay, says. “I took the furni-
ture to a local auction. I mean if you can’t
use it, you know. But there are 60 boxes
of archives, all labeled, each with an
index that went in the storage space,
which is essentially the basement I don’t
have for life. … And I’ve integrated some
things here. I always like to think of
myself as a historian and archivist but
some might call me a pack rat. It just
depends who’s doing the analyzing.”
Burns’ trademark, though, especially in
Rehoboth, is his photography. He’s been
shooting dinners and dances, protests
and brunches — you name it — for 30
years. The Detroit native grew up with
seven younger sisters and has spent
decades taking shots of his siblings and
Continues on page 34
City sees huge spike in marriage
license applications. Page 32
Tony Burns with a few of the photo albums he donated to Camp Rehoboth’s library. The collection spans 30 years in 70 albums and is
comprised of more than 50,000 shots.
Photo by Murrey Archibald; courtesy of Camp Rehoboth
Return to
Rehoboth
After the worst winter in recent memory,
who isn’t ready for some beach time? The
new summer season is already underway in
Rehoboth Beach, Del. Here are 10 of our
favorite places to go and things to do in
D.C.’s very own gay beach getaway.
1. Visit CAMP REHOBOTH, 37 Baltimore
Ave. From poker tournaments and film festi-
vals to AA meetings and mental illness sup-
port groups, Rehoboth’s LGBT community
center, which turns 20 this year, has some-
thing for everyone.
2. Have dinner at BLUE MOON, 35
Baltimore Ave. You’ve been there a million
times for happy hour and karaoke, but did
you know the Moon is also one of the best
restaurants in town?
3. Enjoy live music or a DJ at the FROGG
POND, First & Rehoboth Avenue. The Pond
isn’t just a popular lesbian bar. It’s a wel-
coming place for everyone and home to reg-
ular live music performances and DJs.
4. Hit the beach. Poodle Beach, at the
south end of the boardwalk, is popular with
gay men, but don’t forget NORTH SHORES
and the state park a short drive away
(destateparks.com). It’s quieter and, if you
know a local with a four-wheel drive, you can
ride right onto the sand (with the proper per-
mit) with your cooler, grill and fishing pole.
5. Margaritas at MARIACHI, 14
Wilmington Ave. After a hot day on the sand,
there’s no better way to cool off than with a
margarita on the second-floor outdoor deck
at Mariachi. Owner Yolanda and her atten-
tive staff will take good care of you. Be sure
to request the corner table with unobstruct-
ed ocean views.
6. RENT A BIKE and get out of town.
Most visitors never leave the town of
Rehoboth, but there’s more to see. Rent a
bike, cross Route 1 and explore the bay
and marshes. Or ride one of the several
trails, like the Junction & Breakwater or
nature trail at Gordon’s Pond. Dewey
Beach is just a mile or so down Route 1
and Lewes is a short ride with its own
restaurants and quaint shops.
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28 washingtonblade.com • may 21, 2010
How long have you been out and
who was the hardest person to tell?
I have always known that I was different
from most of the other little kids in ele-
mentary school and from what people
expected me to be. The process of
understanding what it means to me to
be queer and how I express that has
been a lifelong process that isn’t fin-
ished yet, though I’m 28 now. The peo-
ple with whom I’ve had the hardest con-
versations are my mom and dad –
we’ve gone through a lot together and
are now closer than ever.
Who’s your gay hero?
Bayard Rustin, one of the leaders of the
civil rights movement who was also a
gay man. His activism for civil rights, jus-
tice and peace was informed by his sex-
uality but not defined by it, and for me,
that’s the ideal. Sexual orientation, gen-
der identity, skin color, or whatever might
be the issue that drives our passion and
gets us out of bed in the morning, should
never be the be all, end all of who we are
either as people or as activists.
What’s Washington’s best nightspot,
past or present?
For getting my dance on, I can never beat
a good night at Town. I don’t get out often
enough, though, so I’m sure there are lots
of great places that I’m missing.
What’s your dream gay wedding?
My dream wedding – gay or not – is
in a beautiful, natural setting sur-
rounded by family and friends. A hill-
side winery in Santa Ynez Valley in
Southern California comes to mind,
or a spring wedding in D.C. (before
the weather gets hot).
What non-gay issue are
you most passionate about?
I worked for Special Olympics for a long
time both in the U.S. and abroad and
have always loved the sense of pulling
together and camaraderie that Special
Olympics teams have. Everyone’s in it to
win it, but also just to have a great time.
What historical outcome
would you change?
I would learn how to stop worrying and
love the bomb. No, really, it’s hard to
pick just one. How about the creation of
HMOs by Richard Nixon? I just got a
doctor’s bill the other day in which insur-
ance had denied the doctor $400, paid
$100, and left me with the balance of
almost $200. Isn’t that what we suppos-
edly pay insurance premiums to avoid?
What’s been the most memorable
pop culture moment of your lifetime?
The release of the complete seasons of
“Sex and the City” on DVD.
On what do you insist?
My privacy.
What was your last Facebook
post or Tweet?
LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN: The
official match schedule for 2010 FIFA
World Cup in South Africa.
If your life were a book,
what would the title be?
“A Survival Guide to Life with High
Femmes: How to Balance Your Mother,
Your Girlfriend and Your Cat.”
If science discovered a way to
change sexual orientation,
what would you do?
Start a recruitment drive for Team
Queer – since they think they can
change us, why not return the favor?
What do you believe in
beyond the physical world?
I’m a cradle Episcopalian, though I’m
still not sure what implications that has
for my “religious” beliefs about any high-
er powers. I love the liturgy and history
of the Episcopal Church, as well as its
insistence on reason alongside scrip-
ture and tradition.
What’s your advice for
LGBT movement leaders?
Think outside the gay box – work with
other movements to focus on issues
that impact more than just LGBT people
and to show that we really are an inte-
gral part of the fabric of all kinds of fam-
ilies and communities.
What would you walk across
hot coals for?
Cat food that meets my cat’s demand-
ing requirements, particularly when I’ve
been out of town and she’s giving me
the cold shoulder.
What gay stereotype
annoys you most?
That gay is an acceptable convenient
shorthand for the entire LGBT commu-
nity and that all LGBT people are white
and well off.
What’s your favorite
gay movie?
“Some Like It Hot”
What’s the most overrated
social custom?
That having e-mail and a mobile phone
means you should be instantly accessi-
ble at all times.
What trophy or prize
do you most covet?
A MacArthur Fellowship
What do you wish
you’d known at 18?
That I’m not as important as
I thought I was.
Why Washington?
I came to D.C. for graduate school
after spending four years abroad in
Russia and Austria and absolutely
love it. I especially love the sense of
almost small-town community that
can happen in a city only 10 miles
square, the varied and distinct neigh-
borhoods, and the trails in Rock
Creek Park. D.C. to me is the perfect
mix of an intimate, livable city and a
hotbed of fascinating domestic and
international work.
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
Kellan Baker, 28, is one of those how-
does-he-find-the-time overachievers whose
accomplishments are staggering. He’s been
in Washington since 2008 working full-time
as a senior policy associate for the National
Coalition for LGBT Health while simultane-
ously working on a master’s in global public
health policy and international development
at George Washington University.
The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native, who
identifies as queer, started aiming high in
college where he double majored in astro-
physics and Russian literature. He’d read a
translation of famous Russian novel “The
Master and the Margarita” and felt he was-
n’t getting a full appreciation for the
nuances, so he learned Russian and even-
tually spent three-and-a-half years in
Moscow working as a translator of scientif-
ic papers and later as a reporter.
“I just love Russian language and cul-
ture,” he says. “It’s very different. It’s like
anytime you’re living somewhere and liv-
ing and understanding the language and
not having this filtered version and not
having someone else decide what’s inter-
esting, what’s funny, what’s word play.”
Baker, who’s also fluent in German
and French, says he was about 14 when
he began to realize he was different. It
eventually led him into LGBT activism, a
passion that grew more intense during
his years abroad. “A lot of issues in the
states are completely messed up and
completely unfair, but by the same token,
seeing what goes on in other countries
… it’s exposed me to things that I was
able to take for granted in the states.”
There were some practical considerations
as well. “At some point I realized nobody
wanted to read my devastatingly original
thoughts on Dostoyevsky, shockingly, so I got
into public health,” he says self-deprecatingly.
Baker lives in Brightwood and is on the
board of the D.C. Center. He formerly co-
chaired D.C. for Marriage. He’s in a rela-
tionship and is happy in Washington
where he says he’ll likely stay after gradu-
ation, at least for a while though he’d like
to eventually live and work abroad again.
Washington Blade photo by Michael Key
QUEERY: 20 Questions for Kellan Baker
may 21, 2010 • washingtonblade.com 29
HAPPY HOUR
FOR DOGS!
(Owners Welcome Too.)
Drink Specials & FREE Giveaways
Larry’s Lounge
2009 Most Pet Friendly Establishment in DC
Corner of 18th & T St, NW
Every Wednesday 4-8pm
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Friday, May 21
PANDORA BOXX from season 2 of
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” is making her debut
in the nation’s capital at EFN Lounge,
1318 9th St., N.W. Don’t miss this fun
event with Universal Gear swimsuit fash-
ion show, your favorite sugar-coated alt-
pop music spun by drag DJ Summer
Camp (aka Shea Van Horn of MIXTAPE),
and a special performance from Pandora
and Summer. 9 p.m.- 3 a.m., $5 cover for
21+, $10 cover for 18-20.
The DC Cowboys present BRODEO:
SADDLE up for a wild night at
Remingtons, 639 Pennsylvania Avenue
S.E., with your hosts, the DC Cowboys.
Featuring country/western and disco/club
music, live performances, giveaways, Jell-
O shots, an auction and lots of sexy
Cowboys. Proceeds benefit the DC
Cowboys on their mission to provide free
entertainment for HIV/AIDS charity organ-
izations. Starts at 10 p.m.
PEACH PIT ’90S DANCE PARTY with DJ
Matt Bailer (MIXTAPE) + guest DJ
Aaron Riggins (HHHH) from 11-midnite.
The party starts at 10 p.m. No cover at the
Dahlak Restaurant, 1771 U St., N.W.
THE WASHINGTON BLADE’S 4TH
ANNUAL SUMMER KICK-OFF PARTY
AT BLUE MOON, 35 Baltimore Ave.,
Rehoboth Beach, DE, 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, May 22
WICKED JEZABEL benefit concert
sponsored by the John Guggenmos
team of McWilliams/Ballard. Featuring
all-lesbian party band Wicked Jezabel
with performances by Charm City Boys
and DC Kings. The concert is being
held at Town Danceboutique, 2009
8th St. N.W., from 7-11 p.m., $15 cover
(proceeds benefit Mautner Project).
Call Jeanie at 202-332-5536 or e-mail
jadkins@mautnerproject.org for more
information.
BURGUNDY CRESCENT, a gay volun-
teer organization, goes to the National
Zoo today. To participate, visit burgundy-
crescent.org.
Galeria Artesanos Don Bosco is contin-
uing its Maryland Artists 2010 series with
the work of VINCENT HUGHES. Hughes,
whose studio is in Silver Spring, will
exhibit his classical male nude figure stud-
ies along with Impressionist influenced
watercolors and oils, May 22-June 18. A
complimentary Italian wine and food tast-
ing will be held at the opening reception
May 22, 2-5 p.m. Galeria Artesanos Don
Bosco is located in the heart of Federal
Hill at 828 S. Charles St., Baltimore. For
more information call 410-563-4577 or
visit artesanosdonbosco.com
Latin Fusion “AMAZON NIGHT” at
Cobalt, 1639 R St. N.W., with music by DJ
Fantasy upstairs and DJ Stevie P down-
stairs, with performances by Phoenix
Bloomingdale and Afrodita Washington, 9
p.m.-3 a.m., 21+.
Sunday, May 23
SUGARFREE SUNDAYS: RELOADED!
Sugarfree Sundays at Eyebar, 1716 I St.,
N.W. (between 17th and 18th/Farragut
Square). Doors open at 10 pm with no
cover charge all night. Featuring the best
hip-hop and house music, multiple DJs on
multiple levels plus rooftop.
Monday, May 24
BURGUNDY CRESCENT “kicks up our
heels” at Remingtons. To participate, visit
burgundycrescent.org.
Tuesday, May 25
GLAAD LEADERSHIP COUNCIL KICK-
OFF EVENT. The councils are local
groups of volunteer leaders with a com-
mitment and passion for GLAAD’s efforts
to amplify the voice of the LGBT commu-
nity. Sponsored by the Washington
Blade, 6-8 p.m. at Mitchell Gold + Bob
Williams, 1526 14th St., N.W. Tickets
are $25. Enjoy wine, beer and hors
d’oeuvres; GLAAD President Jarrett
Barrios will attend.
Wednesday, May 26
MEN OF MAUTNER celebration hon-
oring gay D.C. Council member David
Catania, 7-9 p.m., 701 Pennsylvania
Ave., N.W. Sponsored by Ackerman
Legal PLLC; tickets $100 at mautner-
project.org.
DC BLACK PRIDE 2010: TOWN HALL,
7-9 p.m. Visit dcblackpride.org/ for more
information on topic and location. Full cov-
erage of this year’s Black Pride in the May
28 Washington Blade.
“SEX AND THE CITY 2” premiere pre-
sented by Fresh of Georgetown. The
evening starts with an open Skyy Vodka
bar at Mate for general admission or an
open Moet and Belvedere bar at
Georgetown’s Ritz Carlton for VIP tick-
etholders. General admission: $60, 6:30
p.m. pre- reception at Mate, 3101 K St.,
N.W. 8 p.m. pre-screening at AMC
Loews, 3111 K St. VIP tickets $110, 6:30
p.m. pre-reception at the Ritz Carlton,
3100 South St., N.W., 8 p.m. Visit boxof-
ficetickets.com/cherry for full information.
Thursday, May 27
DC BLACK PRIDE 2010: VOLUNTEER
ORIENTATION 7- 9 p.m. at the Hamilton
Crowne Plaza, 14th & K streets, N.W. Visit
dcblackpride.org/ for more information
FOURTH ANNUAL HIPSXOTIC
CARNIVAL AT THE PALACE OF
WONDERS, 1210 H St., N.E., 6 p.m.
Happy hour with special surprises, palm
readings, henna, face painting and more
benefiting HIPS, a local non-profit organi-
zation dedicated to helping individuals
engaged in sex work and drug use lead
healthy lives. Limited VIP and general
admission pre-sale tickets available now
at HIPS.org. $10-$20 suggested donation.
30 washingtonblade.com • may 21, 2010
SOCIALAGENDA
The ladies from ‘SEX AND THE CITY’ return for the sequel to their hit film this weekend.
Photo courtesy of New Line Cinema
may 21, 2010 • washingtonblade.com 31
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DIRECTORY
Wedding
‘The largest influx
they’ve had’
The number of applications for a mar-
riage license in the District of Columbia
has continued to rise dramatically since
licenses became available to same-sex
couples in March.
According to Leah Gurowitz, a
spokesperson for the D.C. Superior
Court’s Marriage Bureau, as of May 18,
the bureau received 2,213 marriage
license applications since March 3, the
day same-sex couples became eligible to
apply for a marriage license.
Gurowitz said the Marriage Bureau
doesn’t compile figures showing how
many of the applications are from same-
sex couples. But she said the 2,213 figure,
which covers only a two-and-a-half-month
period, can be compared to the 3,096 mar-
riage license applications received by the
bureau for the entire year in 2009.
“We can’t say that they are all same-
sex couples,” said Aisha Mills, president of
the Campaign for All D.C. Families, which
successfully lobbied the City Council to
pass the Religious Freedom and Marriage
Equality Amendment Act of 2009. “But we
can say that certainly this is the largest
influx of applications they’ve had.”
Mills noted that she and her partner, who
applied for a marriage license on March 3,
encountered delays in scheduling a civil
marriage ceremony at the courthouse.
“We were told the court had a backlog
lasting through early June,” she said. “So
for the first time ever, the court opened on
a Saturday to perform ceremonies,” she
said. “It was just one Saturday in late
April, but it was the only time they have
ever done that before to try to catch up.”
Gurowitz has said the backlog came about
after far more same-sex couples applied for
civil ceremonies at the courthouse than had
been expected. She said steps have been
taken to accommodate everyone that applies
or a courthouse ceremony.
—LOU CHIBBARO JR.
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by Rev. Dwayne Johnson. The city has seen a spike in marriage license applications since
same-sex marriage was legalized earlier this year.
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31 nieces and nephews. Though
he spent his career working in
Washington in the Department of
Health and Human Services, pho-
tography was always his passion.
“All my life I’ve taken energy
from interacting with people,”
Burns says. “I guess it’s my love
of history and archives and tak-
ing photographs really captures
something that you can look
back on and appreciate years
later. And also I have found that
people like to have remem-
brances of the different events
that they participated in.”
Burns enjoys shocking people
he bumps into at random and
handing them photos out of a col-
lection of about 600 shots he carts
around with him. He always prints
duplicates and tries to make sure
everyone in his photos eventually
gets a copy of his or her own.
“It’s fun surprising people.
Almost like bird watching. You may
not see somebody for several
years and then all of a sudden you
do. I don’t have a photographic
memory, but I can remember the
events people were at and even if
I haven’t seen them for four or five
years, I can pick out their photo-
graph almost immediately.”
Steve Elkins, Camp Rehoboth’s
executive director, says Burns’
memory is staggering.
“He always makes like six
copies,” Elkins says. “One for his
albums and one for everybody in
the photo. And he just carries
them around till he sees them.
One of my first memories of him
was in New York. I ran into him in
Manhattan. He says, ‘Wait, I’ll be
right back.’ He disappeared and
came back with a photograph of
me. He’s just got an encyclope-
dic memory for those things. He
remembers everything. So and
so lived in this house and he’s
been with this person and his
mother worked in the Clinton
administration. It’s amazing.”
A reception in Burns’ honor will
be held Saturday at Camp
Rehoboth from 4 to 6 p.m. Burns
has donated his vast photo collec-
tion — more than 50,000 photos
in 70 leather albums — to the
library at Camp Rehoboth. He
DCAGENDA
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Continues on page 38
Gay Rehoboth photographer
donates collection to center 
7. Happy hour at AQUA, 57 Baltimore Ave. The outdoor deck
and shirtless servers attract crowds throughout the season. Get
there on the early side, because a long line forms most weekends.
8. SHOP, SHOP, SHOP. Rehoboth’s many and varied shops
are the other main attraction besides the beach. This year saw
the closing of Lambda Rising, but another LGBT store has
opened across the street, PROUD BOOKSTORE, owned by for-
mer Lambda employee Jocques LeClair (on Baltimore Avenue in
Village by the Sea). There are home decorating, clothing, art and
other shops (many of them gay-owned), so spend time perusing
the locally owned stores before hitting the outlets on Route 1.
9. People watching and Bloodys at PURPLE PARROT, 134
Rehoboth Ave. The gay-owned Parrot is popular all week, but our
favorite time to go is Sundays. Grab one of the six-top tables in
front along with a Bloody Mary and watch the beachgoers on
Rehoboth Avenue. The good food, friendly service and always-
upbeat music make for a memorable way to end the weekend.
10. Have your photo taken by TONY BURNS. If your photo
hasn’t appeared in Letters from CAMP Rehoboth, then you’re not
going out enough. Tony has been documenting Rehoboth’s
social scene for 30 years and will be honored this weekend for
his dedication — and for the donation of his incomparable photo
collection to CAMP Rehoboth. (See related story in this issue.)
—Blade staff reports
Continued from page 27
What’s doing
in Rehoboth


All my life I've taken energy from interacting
with people. I guess it's my love of history
and archives and taking photographs really
captures something that you can look
back on and appreciate years later.
may 21, 2010 • washingtonblade.com 35
ONGOING
STEVE SZABO: THE EASTERN SHORE
AND OTHER IMAGES. Arts/Harmony Hall
Regional Center. 301-203-6070. pgparks.com.
RIFAR EL CORAZÓN / HEARTSTRINGS.
Teatro de la Luna at Gunston Arts Center.
703-548-3092. teatrodelaluna.org.
THE BEST OF FRIENDS. Washington
Stage Guild at Undercroft Theatre. 240-
582-0050. stageguild.org.
DUKE ELLINGTON'S SOPHISTICATED
LADIES. Arena Stage at Lincoln Theatre.
202-488-3300. arenastage.org.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS.
Round House Theatre Bethesda. 240-
644-1100. roundhousetheatre.org.
THE SACRED MADE REAL: SPANISH
PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, 1600-
1700. National Gallery of Art. nga.gov.
HAMLET. Washington National Opera at The
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts. 800-US-OPERA. dc-opera.org.
MIKVEH. Theater J at Washington DC
Jewish Community Center. 800-494-
8497. washingtondcjcc.org.
CLASSICAL REALISM: NEW WORKS
BY TERESA OAXACA. The Art League.
703-683-1780. theartleague.org.
MIDDLE EAST FESTIVAL: VOICE OF
THE WOMAN. Theater J at Washington
DC Jewish Community Center. 800-494-
8497. washingtondcjcc.org.
AMERICAN BUFFALO. The Studio
Theatre. 202-332-3300. studiotheatre.org.
GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. 202-
393-3939. woollymammoth.net.
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT SERIES.
Dumbarton House. dumbartonhouse.org.
DESIGN FOR THE OTHER 90%.
National Geographic Museum. 202-857-
7588. events.nationalgeographic.com.
IN THE TOWER: MARK ROTHKO.
National Gallery of Art. nga.gov.
AMERICAN MODERNISM: THE SHEIN
COLLECTION. National Gallery of Art.
nga.gov.
THE ART OF LIVING: TEXTILE FUR-
NISHINGS FROM THE PERMANENT
COLLECTION. The Textile Museum. 202-
667-0441. textilemuseum.org.
HISTORY ON FOOT: DETECTIVE
MCDEVITT. Ford's Theatre. 202-347-
4833. fords.org.
LAST CHANCE
through may 22
MARY LOU WILLIAMS WOMEN IN
JAZZ FESTIVAL - 15TH ANNIVER-
SARY. The John F. Kennedy Center for
the Performing Arts. 202-467-4600.
kennedy-center.org.
BALTIMORE WATERCOLOR SOCIETY'S
2010 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL
WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION. Strathmore.
strathmore.org.
JOHN ADAMS, CONDUCTOR / LEILA
JOSEFOWICZ, VIOLIN. National
Symphony Orchestra at The John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org.
PEPA LEON. Reyes + Davis
Independent Exhibitions. 202-255-5050.
reyesdavis.com.
KAFKA'S METAMORPHOSIS. Synetic
Theater at Rosslyn Spectrum. 800-494-
8497. synetictheater.org.
through may 23
DING REN, OBSERVATIONS & INTER-
VENTIONS. Montpelier Arts Center. 301-
377-7800. pgparks.com.
THE GRADUATE. The Keegan Theatre
at Church Street Theater. 703-892-0202.
keegantheatre.com.
GENIUS3. The Washington Ballet at
Sidney Harman Hall. washingtonballet.org.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
friday, may 21
SPRING FOLLIES. Fairfax Choral Society
at Ernst Community Cultural Center. 703-
642-3277. fairfaxchoralsociety.org.
FILM SERIES: STILL VOICES, INNER
LIVES: THE JOURNALS OF ALAIN
CAVALIER: PORTRAITS D'ALAIN CAV-
ALIER. National Gallery of Art. nga.gov.
FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB:
CHAMBER PROGRAM. Sumner School
Museum at Ingleside at Rock Creek.
saturday, may 22
SEASON FINALE WITH HERITAGE SIGNA-
TURE CHORALE AND METROPOLITAN
CHORUS SINGING CARMINA BURANA.
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra at Rachel M.
Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at
Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria
Campus. 703-548-0885. alexsym.org.
THE POLISH MASTERS AND SCHU-
MANN. National Philharmonic at Strathmore.
301-581-5100. nationalphilharmonic.org.
WALKINGTOWN DC: EAST VILLAGE
OF GEORGETOWN. Dumbarton House.
202-337-2288. dumbartonhouse.org.
sunday, may 23
CARMINA BURANA, MATINEE PER-
FORMANCE. Alexandria Symphony
Orchestra at Rachel M. Schlesinger
Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern
Virginia Community College, Alexandria
Campus. 703-548-0885. alexsym.org.
LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: SEE-
ING WITH THE EYES OF ANGELS: THE
PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALLEN GINSBERG.
National Gallery of Art. nga.gov.
wednesday, may 26
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA.
Strathmore. 301-581-5100. strathmore.org.
STEPHEN SALTERS SINGS AFRICAN
AMERICAN COMPOSERS. Vocal Arts Society
at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts. 202-467-4600. vocalartssociety.org.
thursday, may 27
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE WAILERS.
The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National
Park for the Performing Arts. 1-877-
WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.
OPENINGS
wednesday, may 26
TREADWELL: BRIGHT AND DARK. The
American Century Theater at Theatre on the
Run. 703-998-4555. americancentury.org.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
through may 22
LITARTLANTIC. The Writer's Center.
301-654-8664. writer.org.
36 washingtonblade.com • may 21, 2010
THE GUIDE TO ARTS & CULTURE
HOT HITS AND
HIDDEN JEWELS
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Through May 22
Ford's Theatre
202-347-4833
fords.org
In one of the most popular musicals of
all time, meet the well-meaning flower
shop employee Seymour Krelborn
and his wisecracking carnivorous
plant, Audrey II. Seymour delights in
the attention his leafy friend attracts, but when Audrey II develops a craving for
human flesh, the situation spins out of control.
THE MIKADO - GILBERT & SULLIVAN
PLAYERS
May 21 - May 22
The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National
Park for the Performing Arts
703-255-1868
wolftrap.org
A timeless classic, this satirical operetta
spins a mythical tale of romantic triangles,
blundering officials and clever coincidences.
The score includes 'Three Little Maids From
School' and 'A Wand'ring Minstrel I.'
BEAT MEMORIES: THE PHOTOGRAPHS
OF ALLEN GINSBERG
Through September 6
National Gallery of Art
nga.gov
The first scholarly exhibition of American poet
Allen Ginsberg's photographs explores all
facets of his work in photography. Some eighty
works on display range from Ginsberg's por-
traits of Beat writers Jack Kerouac and William
S. Burroughs from the 1950s to his later pho-
tographs made in the 1980s and 1990s.
ART BY THE YARD: WOMEN DESIGN
MID-CENTURY BRITAIN
Through September 12
The Textile Museum
202-667-0441
textilemuseum.org
The art of textile design changed radically after World War
II as Britain was transformed from a country devastated
by war into an optimistic consumer society. Three women
designers were pivotal in this artistic revolution, incorpo-
rating dramatic saturated colors and bold motifs inspired
by modern artists.
The Guide to Arts & Culture is supplied by CulturalCapital.com, a program of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: Christopher Kale Jones as Seymour in the Ford's Theatre production of "Little Shop of
Horrors," directed by Coy Middlebrook. Photo by T. Charles Erickson; ALLEN GINSBERG: Jack Kerouac wandering
along East 7th street ..., 1953, gelatin silver print, printed 1984-1997, (c) Copyright 2010 The Allen Ginsberg LLC.All rights
reserved; THE MIKADO: Photo supplied by Wolf Trap; ART BY THE YARD: Photo supplied by The Textile Museum
Last weekend to
catch stellar
performance of ‘Oliver’
By DAVID J. HOFFMAN
“Food, glorious food!”
So sing the starving pauper
children and orphaned young
Oliver Twist at the opening of this
enduring musical treat, “Oliver,”
in a rousing number that sets the
stage in this Capitol Hill rendition
of a feast of musical theater by
the St. Marks Players.
But only two more performanc-
es remain since it closes on
Saturday, May 22. So seize the
time and get thee to St. Mark’s
Church and see this familiar
Charles Dickens tale come alive
on the wide stage in the long nave
of St. Marks Episcopal Church,
home to some of the D.C. area’s
consistently best community the-
ater for the past 27 years.
“Show, glorious show!” could
headline this review — the show
is quite simply that good. Based
on the songs and story by Lionel
Bart, the St. Marks production
benefits from dynamic musical
direction by J. N. Wickert III and
well-executed choreography by
Debbie Clark, all under the direc-
torial leadership of the two-
decades St. Marks Players’ vet-
eran Kevin Sockwell, whose
years of experience show in this
seamlessly executed classic.
The original “Oliver” was first
staged in London in 1960 and
next on Broadway in 1963 and
then translated memorably to
the screen in 1968 where it won
the Best Picture and a raft of
other Oscars that year. It is
based, of course, on Dickens’
novel, set around 1850 and writ-
ten to humanize the plight of the
London poor.
“‘Oliver’ is a kind of conver-
sation with the ‘Other,’” says the
show’s openly gay producer,
Jerry M. Dale, Jr., also presi-
dent of the St. Mark’s
Players. “The ‘Other’ can be
someone who has an opinion
the polar opposite of yours,” and
for Dale the “Other-ness” of
“Oliver” is in part its period set-
ting — the sinister and thread-
bare life of children in an era in
which only about one in five
received any education at all.
Instead, most mid-Victorian
English children got their real-world
education very young in sweat-
shop factories and punitive work-
houses. Often their only escape
from this pathway to nowhere was
a life of urban crime.
So Oliver and his unwashed
group of fellow outcasts seek out
love in all the wrong places as
Oliver asks the central question
of each of our own lives, “Where
is Love?” And it is the strength
of that love that keeps Oliver
pure amid the likes of Fagin and
his gang of criminal riff-raff, the
worst of London’s proletariat
underworld. But that evil is also
typified with a light-fingered
touch by the antic spirit of the
Artful Dodger.
“Where is love?” — director
Sockwell puts this question
directly — “Where do we find the
elusive feeling that we crave ...
from something determined by
physical attraction and body sen-
sations to something deeper and
indefinable?” That is the heart-
beat that draws us to the deeper
meaning of “Oliver,” and the rea-
son the show is so rightly housed
within the sacred yet very dra-
matic space of this red-brick
Victorian Gothic venue at 3rd
and A streets, S.E.
“Acting, glorious acting!” —
and first-rate singing and danc-
ing — is the medium here for
Dickens’ message. First, there
is the almost tragic figure of
Fagin, portrayed with visible
heartache as well as slyly avun-
cular knavery by the simply bril-
liant Walter Smith, whose great
song, “Reviewing the Situation,”
ends the show on an almost
plaintive note.
Second, there is the comic
relief of the Artful Dodger, all
double-jointed animation and all
a blur of hands and feet and
swivel hips during the great song
of welcome to Oliver, “Consider
Yourself (part of the family).”
Patrick Jordan mugs his way
through this choice role with
comic elan and dances his way
with total amoral glee into the
audience’s rightful favorite.
In fact, one in the audience,
seven-year-old Ian Patzman-
Rivard, said the acting was espe-
cially good in this show. Fresh off
his own role in St. Peter’s
Interparish School production of
“Mulan,” Ian said he would “would
like to play the Artful Dodger,
because he’s the leader of the pick-
pockets and he makes bad look
good, and that’s really good acting.”
Finally, there is Oliver himself,
played by young Rudy Schreiber,
Jr., “happy to be joining the cast,”
he says, in his “dream role,” Rudy
captivates as Oliver, showing the
boy’s tender side as well as his
effort to bluff his way as tough
enough to survive in the
Darwinian world of Fagin’s gang
of pickpockets and the truly
wicked Bill Sykes.
THEATERAGENDA
‘Oliver’
(closes May 22, 8 p.m.)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
3rd and A streets, S.E.
For tickets call 202-546-9670
stmarksplayers.org
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donated money to have the library renovat-
ed and feels it’s an appropriate home for
his shots, which have also run for years in
Letters from Camp Rehoboth, the commu-
nity center’s publication.
Each album is identified by month and the
collection is arranged chronologically. Most of
the events are from Washington or
Rehoboth, but Burns has also shot in
Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York over
the years. They’re mostly gay events —
Victory Fund brunches, Human Rights
Campaign dinners, AIDS benefits and more
— but Burns says the gay and straight com-
munities are so merged in Rehoboth, he
doesn’t make much of a distinction anymore.
Though he loves the D.C. area, he
says Rehoboth is where he’s happiest.
He says it’s become much more viable as
a year-round community than when he
first bought his beach house in 1977.
“It’s really the pot of gold at the end of
the rainbow,” he says. “I think it’s the gay
destination in the whole country.”
Burns, who’s had boyfriends at various
times but is single now, avoided going
digital for years but is now glad he did. He
still doesn’t have a computer and prints
out his digital photos in kiosks. He calls
himself a “background person” and says
that’s just where he’s happiest. He shuns
social networking and had to be cajoled
into agreeing to the reception.
“I just like to be in the background,” he
says. “During my years in the Department,
and I held some rather responsible posi-
tions, it just made me feel good to know I
was enabling the secretary to look good
and it’s just something I’ve always felt
strongly about in my life. If you can con-
tribute to somebody who really has talents
to communicate with others in a much
stronger fashion than you could yourself, I
get satisfaction from that. And it’s always fun
for there to be perhaps a little mystery.
Today with Facebook and Twitter, it’s almost
like ‘1984.’ You lose your mystique when
your laundry is all there hanging out to dry.”
DCAGENDA
38 washingtonblade.com • may 21, 2010
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Burns’ photo collection
documents LGBT history
Reception for Tony Burns
Saturday, 4-6 p.m.
Camp Rehoboth Community Center
37 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, DE
camprehoboth.com
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Four-wheel fun on
a budget — the top
low-cost rides 
By JOE PHILLIPS
How to have fun in the age of aus-
terity? Some automakers just make it
too easy, with trendy designs, beau-
coup features and bargain-basement
prices. Here are five of the best inex-
pensive rides, all under $25,000.
Coupe
KIA FORTE KOUP
$16,600
Mpg: 25 city/34 highway
Sure, the highly anticipated Chevy
Cruze is expected to knock the wind-
socks off the competition when it hits
showrooms this fall. But the darling of
subcompacts is still the Kia Forte Koup.
Short, smart and sassy, this pint-sized
two-door was sketched by a former
Audi designer. But Kia did more than
just sprinkle pixie dust on the outside:
the acceleration, steering and braking
are spot-on. And the sport-tuned SX
model has manual shifting that’s as
good as the pricier Golf GTI. The cabin
is simple but, well, a bit bland. And a
telescoping steering wheel isn’t avail-
able on low-end LX and EX versions.
Still, Bluetooth is standard, the trunk is
roomy and there are gobs of options.
Convertible
MINI COOPER
$24,500
Mpg: 26 city36 highway
Serious but silly. From the retro,
almost nerdy design to the Frisbee-
sized speedometer, the MINI Cooper
is playful yet practical. At 146 inches
long, this ragtop fits anywhere. Fuel
economy is stellar. And there’s
decent cargo space with the rear
seats down. Safety gear is tops, with
oversized airbags, traction/stability
control and pop-up rollover bars.
Another plus: primo braking. Few
sub-priced cars handle as well, espe-
cially when skirting potholes. And
hill-start assist prevents the MINI
from rolling backward at stoplights.
While all versions come with perky
engines, the John Cooper Works edi-
tion—at $10,000 more—feels and
sounds like a $90,000 Porsche.

Sedan
HYUNDAI SONATA
19,200
Mpg: 24 city/35 highway
How many homeruns can
Hyundai hit? They scored with the
Sante Fe, Tucson and Veracruz
crossovers — the latter a true Lexus-
beater. And the Genesis full-size
sedan and coupe could be playing
for Mercedes. Now comes the
Sonata midsize sedan, with a
physique so sexy it screams Derek
Jeter. Best-in-class fuel economy,
high crash scores and lengthy war-
ranties are a bonus. So is the low
price, especially considering all the
standard options: satellite radio,
iPod/Bluetooth interface, heated
sideview mirrors and steering-wheel
audio controls. Two downsides: low
headroom and a small opening for
the trunk, though there’s more room
here than in many full-sized sedans.

SUV
CHEVY EQUINOX
$22,700
Mpg: 22 city/32 highway
Bloated inventory. A bulging payroll.
Too many brands. For years, GM was
“The Biggest Loser.” But not anymore.
The General dumped Pontiac, sold off
Hummer and Saab, and added muscle
to its product line, including the restyled
Chevy Equinox. Choice of two strapping
engines (a class-leading four-cylinder or
peppy V6), both with top-notch fuel
mileage. Handling is so-so yet comfort-
able. And there are plenty of features:
sliding/reclining backseats, tinted rear
windows, Bluetooth, touchscreen nav
system, backup camera, and power tail-
gate. Inside, there’s a sleek dual-cowl
dash, snazzy stereo/climate controls
and handsome two-tone colors.
Luxury
VOLVO C30
$24,600
Mpg: 21 city/29 highway
The quirky Volvo C30 is in a class
by itself: triangular profile, skyscraper
taillights and bulldog-like snout. It all
works, in a Lyle Lovett sort of way.
Built on the popular S40 sedan chas-
sis, the C30 hatchback has a sure
ride and lots of visibility with the large
rear window. There’s no rear-seat
legroom, so this isn’t a family hauler.
But there’s plenty of power, thanks to
the 227-hp turbo that scoots from 0
to 60 in just 6.4 seconds.
autoagenda
KIA Forte Koup
Hyundai Sonata (sedan)
Five rides under $25,000
may 21, 2010 • washingtonblade.com 41
2008 Volvo V70
20K Miles 3.2L, Auto, Leather, Sunroof, Heated Seats,
Power Seats, Alum. Wheels, P. Windows & Locks, Tilt, Cruise,
Keyless Entry, AM/FM/CD Player.
#9807P Sale Price: $26,595
2008 VW Beetle
22K Miles 2.5L, Auto, Leather, Heated Seats, Alum. Wheels,
Tilt, Cruise, P. Windows & Locks, Keyless Entry, AM/FM/CD
Player, Certified.
#9804P Sale Price: $14,895
2008 VW
Rabbit 2.5L
9K Miles, Auto, Cloth Seats, Power Windows & Locks, Tilt. Cruise,
Keyless Entry, MP3 Sound System, 4-Wheel ABS, Certified.
#9823P Sale Price: $15,848
2007 VW Passat Wagon
46K Miles, 2.0T, Auto, Leather, Sunroof, Alum. Wheels, P.
Windows & Locks, Tilt, Cruise, Keyless Entry, Heated Seats,
Keyless Entry, AM/FM/CD Player, VW Certified.
#9818P Sale Price: $17,925
2006 VW
Passat Lux
47K Miles, V6, Auto, Leather, Sunroof, Heated Seats, Alum. Wheels,
P. Window & Locks, Tilt, Cruise, Keyless Entry, AM/FM/CD Player,
VW Certified.
#9817P Sale Price: $17,699
2009 VW Jetta
Wolfsburg 2.0T
20K Miles, Auto, Leather, Heated Seats, Sunroof, Alum. Wheels,
Power Windows & Locks, Tilt, Cruise, Keyless Entry, MP3 Sound
System, 4-Wheel ABS, AM/FM/CD Player, Certified.
#9824P Sale Price: $19,987
2007 Volvo S60 2.5T
33K Miles, Auto, Sunroof, Leather, Alum. Wheels, Heated
Seats, Power Windows & Locks, Tilt, Cruise, Keyless Entry,
AM/FM/CD Player.
#9834P Sale Price: $18,998
2007 Volvo XC90
24K Miles 3.2L, 7-Passenger, Auto, Leather, Sunroof, Heated
Seats, Power Seats, Alum. Wheels, P. Windows & Locks, Tilt,
Cruise, Keyless Entry, AM/FM/CD Player.
#9772P Sale Price: $28,595
2009 Volvo S60 2.5T
Auto, Leather, Heated Seats, Power Seats, Alum. Wheels, Tilt, Cruise,
Power Windows & Locks, Keyless Entry, AM/FM/CD Player and more.
Starting at $23,292
#9754P
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2007 Volvo
S80 AWD
41K Miles V-8, Auto, Leather, Sunroof, Heated Seats, Vented
Seats, PCC, All Power Equipped, Alum. Wheels, Tilt, Cruise,
Fog Lamps, AM/FM/CD Player, Certified.
#69081A Sale Price: $27,956
2007 VW GTI 2.0T
29K Miles, Auto, Sunroof, Leather, GPS, Heated Seats, Power
Windows & Locks, Tilt, Cruise, Alum. Wheels, Keyless Entry,
AM/FM 6-CD Changer, Certified.
#9853P Sale Price: $20,995
2007 Volvo
XC70 2.5T
28K Miles, Auto, Sunroof, Leather, Alum. Wheels, Heated
Seats, Power Windows & Locks, Tilt, Cruise, Park Sensors,
Keyless Entry, AM/FM/CD Player.
#9846P Sale Price: $24,984
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washington, dc
30 DEGREES
1639 R St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-462-6569
cobaltdc.com
In Dupont Circle area; popular with men
but check schedule for other events.
1409 PLAYBILL CAFÉ
1409 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-265-3055
Logan Circle area restaurant and bar
(Dupont Circle Metro) popular with the
theater crowd and featuring open-mike
nights, karaoke and other special events.
ACADEMY OF WASHINGTON
thewashingtonacademy.com
Longtime organizers of drag events in the
city; most events held at Ziegfeld’s. See
web site for full list of upcoming events.
ANNIE’S PARAMOUNT
STEAK HOUSE
1609 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-232-0395
In Dupont Circle area; popular longtime
restaurant and steakhouse with recently
renovated Upstairs Lounge.
APEX
1415 22nd St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-296-0505
apex-dc.com
In Dupont Circle area; popular with men, but
check schedule regularly for other events.
BACHELOR’S MILL
1104 8th St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-544-1931
Longtime bar popular with African-
American men in Capitol Hill area.
BANANA CAFÉ
500 8th St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-543-5906
bananacafedc.com
Popular Capitol Hill area restaurant and
bar (Eastern Market Metro) for both men
and women. Features Cuban, Mexican
and Puerto Rican cuisine.
BLOWOFF
815 V St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
blowoff.us
Created by musicians Bob Mould and
Richard Morel, Blowoff is an occasional
dance event popular with men. Events are
held in clubs around the country; D.C.’s
Blowoff parties are held at the 9:30 club
in the popular U Street corridor.
B.O.I. PRODUCTIONS
boimarketing.com//community.html
Organizes regular women’s events around
town. Check web site for updated information.
COBALT
1639 R St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-462-6569
cobaltdc.com
In Dupont Circle area; part of complex
of LGBT businesses at this address,
including Level One restaurant on
street level and 30 Degrees bar.
CREW CLUB
1321 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-319-1333
crewclub.net
Men’s 24-hour gym in Logan Circle area,
featuring steam rooms, lounges,
private dressing rooms and more.
DC EAGLE
639 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-347-6025
dceagle.com
The popular Levi/leather bar’s origins date
to the 1960s. Features billiards, regular
tournaments and other special events.
Located near the convention center, two
blocks north of Gallery Place Metro.
DELTA ELITE
3734 10th St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
202-546-5979
thedeltaelite.com
Longtime bar popular with African-
American men in Brookland
neighborhood; hosts regular ladies night.
Check web site for special events.
DIK BAR
1637 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-328-0100
dupontitaliankitchen.com
In Dupont Circle area, above
Dupont Italian Kitchen.
DUPLEX DINER
2004 18th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-265-9599
duplexdiner.com
Popular restaurant and bar in the
Adams Morgan area; happy hour
specials and many other special events.
See web site for updated schedule.
EFN LOUNGE/MOTLEY BAR
1318 9th St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-341-8281 • 202-642-4537
efnlounge.com • motleybar.com
twitter.com/EFN_Lounge
Funky, edgy neighborhood lounge in
Logan Circle with special events galore.
Popular with men and women; features
dancing, videos. Check web site for
event schedule.
FAB LOUNGE
1805 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-797-1122
thefablounge.com
In Dupont Circle area; popular with men
but hosts regular women’s events.
FIREPLACE
2161 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-293-1293
In Dupont Circle area; neighborhood bar
popular with men.
GREEN LANTERN
1335 Green Court, NW
Washington, DC 20005
greenlanterndc.com
twitter.com/greenlanterndc
Friendly bar for men hosts regular happy
hours and special events, including
karaoke and shirtless drink special
nights. Check web site for details.
McPherson Square Metro.
JACK’S
1527 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-332-6767
jacksdc.com
Dupont Circle area restaurant popular
with men and women.
JR.’S
1519 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-328-0090
jrswdc.com
Longtime friendly Dupont Circle area
bar popular with men; videos, regular
special events.
LACE
2214 Rhode Island Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20018
202-832-3888
lacedc.com
Every night is ladies night at Lace;
features regular special events for women
in Brookland neighborhood. Check web
site for details on happy hour specials.
LARRY’S LOUNGE
1836 18th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-483-1483
Dupont Circle area bar and restaurant
popular with both men and women.
MIXTAPE
Different locations
mixtapedc.com
twitter.com/MIXTAPEdc
Alternative dance party for queer men and
women featuring electro, alt-pop, indie
rock, house, disco and New Wave. Check
web site for 2010 schedule of events.
MOVA
1435 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-797-9730
halodc.com
Trendy Logan Circle bar and lounge
popular with men features regular happy
hour and other specials. Formerly known
as Halo, MOVA re-launched in early
2010 as a environmentally friendly bar
with an emphasis on community service.
NELLIE’S SPORTS BAR
900 U St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-332-6355
nelliessportsbar.com
Sports bar featuring poker events, drag
bingo, trivia contests and other specials.
Popular bar with massive outdoor deck
and plenty of TVs for watching sports.
OMEGA
2122 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-223-4917
omegadc.com
Dupont Circle area bar and club popular
with men featuring dancing, drag and
other special events.
PHASE 1
525 8th St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
phase1dc.com
twitter.com/phase1dc
The Phase opened in 1970 and remains
a popular lesbian bar and club. Features
regular special events, including Jell-O
wrestling, 80s theme nights and more.
Check web site for details.
REMINGTONS
639 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-543-3113
remingtonswdc.com
twitter.com/remingtonsWDC
Popular country/Western nightclub in Capitol
Hill neighborhood with more than 6,000
square feet of space for dancing and billiards.
One half block west of Eastern Market Metro.
TOWN DANCEBOUTIQUE
2009 8th St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-234-TOWN
towndc.com
Dance club and bar popular with men
and women, features regular drag per-
formances. U Street Metro.
ULTRABAR
911 F St., NW
Washington, DC 20004
ultrabardc.com
twitter.com/UltraBar
Large dance club with gay-friendly
events and vibe located downtown near
Metro Center.
ZIEGFELD’S/SECRETS
1824 Half St., SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-863-0670
secretsdc.com
Featuring all-nude male dancers
Wednesdays-Sundays, drag performances,
large dance floor and many regular
special events, contests and more.
Large parking lot available; located in
Buzzard’s Point warehouse district.
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1722
1722 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Multi-level after-hours dance club attracts
a mixed crowd but remains gay-friendly.
BALTIMORE EAGLE
2002 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-82-EAGLE
Longtime Levi/leather bar not far
from Mount Vernon offers friendly bar,
billiards, outdoor patio, videos and a
full store for your leather needs.
Mostly men, but welcoming to women.
CLUB PHOENIX
1 W. Biddle St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-837-3906
Mount Vernon-area downstairs bar
attracts men and women; friendly service.
DRINKERY
205 W. Read St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-225-3100
Another of Baltimore’s friendly neighbor-
hood bars in Mount Vernon featuring
billiards, jukebox and welcoming service.
GALLERY
1735 Maryland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-539-6965
Longtime bar and restaurant popular
with African-American clientele.
GRAND CENTRAL
1001 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-752-7133
centralstationpub.com
Large entertainment complex featuring
friendly pub, lesbian bar Sappho’s upstairs
and a dance club on the first floor.
HIPPO
1 W. Eager St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-547-0069
clubhippo.com
Large club popular with men and
women featuring billiards, top
DJs/dancing, karaoke, videos and
more. Opened in 1972, Hippo’s motto
is “where everyone is welcome.”
JAY’S ON READ
225 W. Read St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-225-0188
Piano bar attracts a mostly male
crowd, though welcoming to women
and straight patrons.
LEON’S/
TYSON PLACE
870 Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-539-4993
leonsbaltimore.tripod.com
In business for more than 50 years,
Leon’s is the oldest gay bar in
Baltimore and among the oldest in
the country. Friendly bar with jukebox
gets especially busy on Sunday nights.
Tyson Place is a restaurant bar
located behind Leon’s with a
separate entrance.
PORT IN A STORM
4330 E. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-534-0014
Friendly neighborhood lesbian bar gets
especially popular when the Ravens
play. Features billiards, music and more.
QUEST
3607 Fleet St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-563-2617
Neighborhood bar in Highlandtown
area is popular with men and women
and offers billiards.
SAPPHOS
1001 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-752-7133
centralstationpub.com
Part of the Grand Central complex,
Sappho’s attracts a lesbian crowd
and offers comfy couches, outdoor
patio and more in its second
floor location.
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FREDDIE’S BEACH BAR
555 23rd St. South
Arlington, VA 22202
703-685-0555
Freddie Lutz’s Virginia establishment
includes a restaurant and friendly bar,
regular specials and is popular with
men and women. Crystal City Metro.
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PW’S
9855 N. Washington Blvd.
Laurel, MD 20723
301-498-8202
pwssportsbar.com
Restaurant and bar is popular with gay
and lesbian sports fans and is known
for its superb burgers.
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EROTIC MASSAGE by attractive certified therapist.
Deep tissue, Swedish, table, Established clientele,
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ASIAN MALE MASSAGE Swedish, Deep Tissue,
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Deep Tissue Massage and stretching by CMT,
17th/Kalorama next to HT, 7days/wk till 11pm, 4
hand option avail, Tim 202.957.1559.
PROFESSIONAL MALE MASSAGE THERAPIST
Reduce stress, increase flexibility and prevent
injuries. Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Stretching.
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BEST TOUCH in ADAMS MORGAN. Deep tis-
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THERAPEUTIC & RELAXING TOUCH to give
your body/mind time to escape from all of life's
stresses. Professional/Therapeutic only. Alan 202
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WEDDINGS & SERVICES
RC PRIEST, AMERICAN CATHOLIC AFFILIATION,
licensed DC marriage officiant. Many years expe-
rience working with gay & straight couples in sec-
ular & religious services. No venue too small. Let
me help you make your special day simple, ele-
gant, memorable. Call Ed (202) 445-0366,
ed.ingebretsen@gmail.com.
MUSICAL
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FIRST CLASS MUSIC for any occasion. Piano-
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able. www.howardlfeinstein.com. khfeinstein@veri-
zon.net or call 301-564-9482.
PHOTOGRAPHY
STEVE O’TOOLE PHOTOGRAPHY Fine Art
Photographer for portraits, weddings & dating
photos for the internet. Call (703) 532-3031.
www.steveotoolephotography.com
LIMOUSINES / DRIVERS
KASPERS LIVERY SERVICE Since 1987 Gay
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Reservations (202) 554-2471 or (800) 455-2471.
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FULL BODY WAXINGfor Men & Women at Qi Spa-
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LGBTQ AFFIRMING THERAPY at Dupont Metro.
Individuals, couples, families, adolescents. Over 15
years serving the community. Mike Giordano, LICSW.
202/460-6384, mike.giordano.msw@gmail.com,
www.WhatIHearYouSaying.com
COUNSELING FOR GAY MEN. Individual/couple
counseling with volunteer peer counselor. Gay
Men's Counseling Community. 202-265-6495. gay-
menscounseling.org. No fees, donation requested.
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY FOR the gay & lesbian
community. Relationships, grief, anxiety, transitions,
careers. Jonathan Kirkendal (202) 550-3589.
www.dclpc.com.
LEGAL SERVICES
FULL SERVICE LAW FIRM Representing the
GLBT community for over 25 years. Family adop-
tions, estate planning, real estate, immigration,
employment. (301) 891-2200. Silber, Perlman,
Sigman & Tilev, P.A. & Kirstin Gulling, Of Counsel.
www.SP-Law.com
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Discharge, Sexual Harrassment, Contract
Review, Whitleblowers. The Law Office of Carl
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vehicle. Call Marty Salins, at Auto Plaza, in
Rockville, (301) 340-1390.
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PETS & SUPPLIES
ADOPT AN ADORABLE PUPPY OR DOGAll-breed,
non-profit rescue. 100% volunteer run. Donations wel-
come & needed. www.aforeverhome.org.
MOVING
JOHN HENRY MOVERS Since 1990, the area's
favorite gay owned crew. Expert packing, pianos.
Experienced, equipped & punctual as hell.
Cheapskates love us! 703-597-5561
GULLIVER'S MOVERS - Swift & gentle reloca-
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TOO NEAT GUYS INC. Residential & commercial
cleaning in DC & Northern VA. Over 12 years
experience, gay owned, licensed, bonded &
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POWER CLEANERS, LLC. Experienced, depend-
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WINDOW TREATMENTS
FREE NO OBLIGATION HOME SHOPPING for
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more! Serving the GLBT community since 1986.
Environmental Concepts Design (202) 397-7909.
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BRANCHES TREE EXPERTS has certified arborists
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OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY MAY 22. Charming
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Off-street parking avail. Available August 1. $1190
+ gas and elect. gregcaphill@gmail.com
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SALE / DE
NEWLY RESTORED VICTORIAN IN MILTON’S
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large kitchen, 2 Mst 2-1/2 baths, 2 porches, large
walk-up attic, laundry room, outdoor shower.
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