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President suers defeat on Moran assured defeat of the bill if it came to

the oor.
health reform eort, but David Stacy, government aairs director for
critics fear GOPs next steps the Human Rights Campaign, said despite the
apparent failure of Trumpcare, now is not the
time to rest.
By CHRIS JOHNSON While were glad to see the Trump/ McConnell plan to strip health care from millions
of Americans has failed up until this point, by
After Republican support crumbled for no means are we claiming complete victory,
Trumpcare, LGBT advocacy groups that sought Stacy said. The ACA provides unprecedented
to preserve the Aordable Care Act are quietly access to health care for LGBTQ people and we
condent it will remain in place although simply cannot aord for this access to be taken
they say theyre keeping a watchful eye. away. HRC will continue to engage our millions
Late Monday night, two Republicans Sens. of members across the country and keep the
Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) pressure on Congress to reject any proposals
announced theyd vote no on the latest to dismantle our health care system.
version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act LGBT groups like the Human Rights
proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch Campaign oppose Trumps eort to repeal
McConnell (R-Ky.). With Sens. Susan Collins and replace the ACA on the basis that many President Trump, seen here this week behind the wheel of a retruck at the
(R-Maine) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) already White House, suered a major setback in his eort to repeal the ACA.
opposed to the bill, the defections of Lee and CONTINUES ON PAGE 09 IMAGE COURTESY OF C-SPAN

Attorneysays beating deaths examiner, former roommates, and relatives and then attacked Neal with a knife, according to an
friends of the victims in an eort to support their account by the Washington Post.
linked to love triangle gone bad contention that Jerey Bernard Neal killed one of his McCants told the jury that Neal fought back in
male roommates in a dispute over money and killed self-defense and struck 22-year-old Leon Young in
By LOU CHIBBARO JR. the other male roommate because he witnessed the the head twice with a hammer as Young continued rst murder. to lunge at him while wielding the knife, the Post
Police have said the murders occurred in June of reported.
The trial of a 24-year-old D.C. man charged with 2014 inside a house at 1846 8th St., N.W. that was Its a relationship where these young guys, very
two counts of rst-degree murder for allegedly owned by Neals family and in which Neal resided and young guys, were gay and, basically, lived together
bludgeoning to death two roommates with whom charged the roommates rent. and frequently had sex, the Post quoted McCants as
he had sexual relations entered its third week on The defense, led by attorney Kevin J. McCants, told telling the jury.
Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court. the jury in opening arguments that the three men Assistant U.S. Attorneys Veronica Sanchez and
Prosecutors have so far presented to the jury close were involved in a gay love triangle and one of the
to 40 witnesses including police, a deputy medical roommates killed the other in a jealous rage and CONTINUES ON PAGE 09


Judge declares mistrial Sen. Rich Madaleno Barry Manilow talks love
in murder case of lesbian formally enters race and coming out on eve
chef Tyonne Johns. for Maryland governor. of two-night MGM stand.


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TYONNE JOHNS was stabbed to death in 2016.


Mistrial in stabbing
death of lesbian caterer

TODD J. MCKEES body was recovered last week. Attorneys argued 19-year-old park

Missing man found dead on
A Fairfax County Circuit Court judge on July 14 declared a mistrial for a former county parks
beach near Rehoboth employee charged with second-degree murder in the August 2016 stabbing death of lesbian
chef and caterer Tyonne Johns during an altercation at an outdoor wedding reception.
Judge Daniel E. Ortiz declared the mistrial when a jury announced it was deadlocked and
could not reach a verdict after deliberating for more than six and a half hours. Prosecutors
Police say foul play not suspected with the Fairfax Commonwealths Attorneys Oce said they plan bring the case to trial again.
The announcement by the jurors followed a six-day trial in which the defense argued
By LOU CHIBBARO JR. that former Fairfax parks department worker Kempton A. Bonds, who was 19 at the time of the incident, stabbed Johns in self defense.
In dramatic testimony on the witness stand, Bonds reiterated what he told police and
A gay man who had been reported missing since July 8 from his home near the prosecutors at the time of his arrest that Johns allegedly placed him in a choke hold,
boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach was found dead early on the morning of July 14 on preventing him from breathing, after the two argued over the ownership of folding chairs
the beach in an area just north of Rehoboth, according to a statement released by used at an Aug. 6, 2016 wedding that Johns catered at a county park in Chantilly, Va.
Rehoboth Beach police. According to media reports, the lead prosecutor in the case, Assistant Commonwealths
The statement, which was posted on the police website, says at around 5:45 Attorney Brandon Shapiro, argued that witnesses associated with the wedding party testied
a.m. July 14 members of the Rehoboth Beach Police, the Delaware State Police, that Bonds acted in a rude manner toward the wedding guests since the start of the outdoor
and the Rehoboth Beach re Department responded to a report of a body in reception. He also noted that witnesses claimed not to have seen Johns touch Bonds in any way.
the surf. It was by far not an accident, the Washington Post quoted Shapiro saying in his closing
Along with police and re personnel, Sussex County Paramedics arrived on the scene arguments at the trial. He antagonized, he baitedhe took that knife and he stuck it three
and found the body of Todd J. McKee deceased on the beach, the statement says. inches into her, and that Bonds was going for death, the Post quoted Shapiro as saying.
A forensic investigator from the Division of Forensic Science responded to the Defense attorney Peter Greenspun told the jury that Bonds was merely trying to carry
scene and the body was removed, the statement says. A death investigation out his duties as a park employee when he followed the terms of an agreement that loud
is being conducted by the Delaware State Police and the Division of Forensic music played at the wedding had to end by 9 p.m., according to an account of the trial by
Science, it says, adding, At this time no foul play is suspected. Channel 7 News. When bonds pulled the plug for the sound system, Johns and some of
The discovery of McKees body came six days after Rehoboth police issued a the wedding guests became foul, vile and disrespectful toward Bonds, the Post reported.
Gold Alert missing person announcement for McKee, saying he had last been Greenspun argued that Bonds, feeling threatened, called his boss and Fairfax police
seen about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, July 8, leaving his home in the 300 block of at least two times to say he worried about his safety.
South Boardwalk in Rehoboth. At the time of Bonds arrest last August Fairfax police said witnesses reported that
Rehoboth Police Lt. Jaime Riddle told the Washington Blade that under a an argument between Johns and Bonds over the ownership of folding chairs used at
Delaware policy for responding to a report of a missing person, a Gold Alert the wedding led to the altercation that prompted Bonds to stab Johns. Bonds insisted
pertains to missing persons who may fall into three categories a senior citizen, the chairs belonged to the Fairfax parks department when he saw Johns taking steps
a person with a disability, and a person who may be suicidal. to remove them, police said. Witnesses told police that Johns claimed the chairs were
Rehoboth Police said Todd McKees family requested that this separate owned by a company with which she was associated and she was responsible for
statement be released: returning them to that company.
We are devastated by the news that our beloved partner, son, and brother Greenspun argued that shortly before the stabbing Bonds was cornered, outnumbered
Todds body was found on a beach this morning. As we mourn the loss of this and verbally assaulted by members of the wedding party, the Post reported. The Post
beautiful and kind man, we want to thank the Rehoboth Beach police, city and quoted Bonds saying during his testimony at the trial, I was trying to get her o of me
state ocials and the community he so loved and adopted as his home, for so that I could breatheI was afraid for my life.
helping to bring Todd back to us. We would also like to thank everyone who has Friends and family members said Johns, a native of Hopewell, Va., was a highly
reached out to support us during this dicult week. We ask for your continued acclaimed chef and operated her own catering business in the D.C. area for several
prayers to give us strength as we grieve. years. Readers of the Washington Blade last fall voted to posthumously award Johns the
honor of Best Chef in the Blades 2016 Best of Gay D.C. competition.
Prosecutors and Bonds defense team were expected to confer with the judge early
next month set a date for a second trial.

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170 LGBT rights advocates to meet in Alexandria

Conference to discuss Still, we have so much work ahead of
us banning conversion therapy, ending
strategy for resisting the violence and discrimination against
Trump policies transgender and gender nonconforming
people, and securing nondiscrimination
By LOU CHIBBARO JR. protections, to name a few, she said. Among the numerous workshop sessions
and plenary presentations included in the
More than 170 leaders of state-based conference schedule is a workshop called
LGBT rights organizations are expected From Plan B to Plan C: The Religious Rights
to gather at the Westin Alexandria Move from RFRAS to Single-Issue Bills.
Hotel in Alexandria, Va., July 26-29 for The workshop title refers to what
the Equality Federations 20th annual activists say has been a change in tactics
Leadership Conference. by anti-LGBT groups since many so-called
The Equality Federation serves as a Religious Freedom Restoration Act bills,
national association representing LGBT which call for exempting individuals and
advocacy groups in 42 states that have businesses from complying with LGBT REBECCA ISAACS, Equality Federations executive director, said this years conference of state
LGBT leaders is especially important.
such groups, according to a statement non-discrimination laws, have been
released by Equality Federation. defeated in state legislatures. Activists WASHINGTON BLADE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY

Rebecca Isaacs, Equality Federations say anti-LGBT groups have joined state
executive director, called this years legislators in pushing for single-issue
conference especially important. license to discriminate bills that would neighborhoods; how state LGBT groups Ralph Northam; Virginia Attorney General
As our movement resists an exempt individual state agencies or can best prepare for a rapid response to Mark Herring, Virginia U.S. Sens. Mark
extraordinarily hostile administration organizations such as child welfare breaking new developments; and Racial Warner and Tim Kaine; and two of three
and continued attacks on our freedoms agencies from complying with non- Equality and the LGBTQ Movement. openly gay members of the Virginia
at the state level it is crucial that we come discrimination laws. Doing so could allow Several prominent public ocials in Legislature, State Sen. Adam Ebbin and
together to strategize and reinvigorate them to refuse to provide child adoption Virginia submitted written messages State House of Delegates member Mark
our movement for equality, Isaacs said. services to same-sex couples. published in the conferences ocial Sickles. All of the ocials are Democrats.
Weve come so far, she said in a Other workshops cover such topics as program booklet welcoming the LGBT Mark Snyder, the Equality Federations
statement. A solid majority of Americans ghting anti-transgender ballot measures advocates to Virginia and highlighting communications director, said at this
now support the fairness for LGBTQ people in states; eorts to repeal laws that LGBT supportive policies they have time there is no member organization
and our families, and the visibility of our criminalize HIV transmission; the impact of pushed for. They include Virginia Lt. representing D.C. among the Equality
community is unprecedented, she said. redistricting of electoral districts on LGBT Governor and gubernatorial candidate Federations 42 member groups.

Madaleno formally announces run for Md. governor

Gay state senator asserts state Senate seat. Madaleno was among Madaleno accused Hogan, a values-driven campaign, and we look
those who considered running for then- Republican, of refusing to hold Donald forward to following his race.
hes going to win Congressman Chris Van Hollens seat in Trump accountable for the damage being Mark Procopio, executive director
the U.S. House of Representatives after done to our state and to our country. of FreeState Justice, a statewide LGBT
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS then-U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) I will, added Madaleno. advocacy organization, on Monday issued announced her retirement in 2015. Beyer is among those who applauded a short statement about Madalenos
Madaleno on Monday described himself Madaleno after his announcement. announcement.
Maryland state Sen. Rich Madaleno as a proud husband and a loving father. Im very impressed with Richs We expect that Sen. Madaleno and
(D-Montgomery County) on Monday formally Marriage rights for same-sex couples are initiative and willingness to go out others running for governor will keep the
announced his candidacy for governor. among the issues he highlighted during against an incumbent governor with a 65 protection of LGBTQ Marylanders at the
Im running for governor and Im going to his announcement speech. percent approval rating, Beyer told the forefront of this election, Procopio told
win, said Madaleno during his announcement I will never back down on civil rights, Washington Blade during a telephone the Blade.
speech that he made at Universities at Shady on LGBTQ rights, on workers rights, on interview. Its no small thing to do that. Bruce DePuyt, a former News Channel
Grove in North Potomac. womens rights, on voting rights, said Beyer also noted Madaleno would 8 talk show host who has covered the
Madaleno, 52, has represented the 18th Madaleno. Our rights cannot and will not be become the rst openly gay man elected General Assembly since 1990, told the
Senate District since 2007. He became sacriced with Rich Madaleno as governor. governor in the U.S. if he beat Hogan in Blade that Madaleno really has something
the rst openly gay person elected to the Prince Georges County Executive the 2018 general election. to run on in terms of his record on LGBT
Maryland General Assembly in 2002. Rushern Baker, former NCAAP President Rich is an outstanding state senator and rights and other progressive issues.
Madaleno is among the lawmakers Ben Jealous and former State Department champion for LGBTQ equality in Maryland, Rich is widely regarded as one of
and advocates who led eorts to secure ocial Alec Ross are among the Democrats so we are excited to see him enter the the smartest people in Annapolis, said
passage of the states same-sex marriage who are also running to challenge popular race, said Gay and Lesbian Victory DePuyt. Hes really bright and hes also
bill then-Gov. Martin OMalley signed current Gov. Larry Hogan. Institute President Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, a hero to progressive voters and to
into law in 2012. The Montgomery I am the only Democrat who can take noting bisexual Oregon Gov. Kate Brown progressive activists.
County Democrat in 2014 introduced a on and beat Larry Hogan next November, in 2016 became the rst openly LGBT DePuyt said one of Madalenos challenges
transgender rights measure that took said Madaleno. I will win because there is person elected governor. Nationwide, is he remains largely unknown outside of
eect later in the year. no other candidate in this, including the just one openly LGBTQ person has ever Annapolis and Montgomery County.
Madaleno in 2014 defeated Gender incumbent, who brings my track record of been elected governor but we will have Its going to take a lot of money and
Rights Maryland Executive Director Dana leadership and real results for the people several opportunities to increase that a lot of work to get his name out there,
Beyer in the Democratic primary for his of Maryland. number in 2018. Rich is running a smart, DePuyt told the Blade.
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Suspect hit trans woman with stolen car: affidavit

Security video the suspects vehicle quickly revs to a
links man and car to high level of revolutions per minute
(RPM), indicating that the driver is rapidly
hit-and-run attack accelerating, the adavit says.
As the vehicle nears the victims
By LOU CHIBBARO JR. last location, the driver appears to intentionally move from the left lane
to the curb lane while continuing to
A D.C. police arrest adavit that accelerate in the direction of the victim, it
became public last week says District says. Within seconds of going o camera,
resident Startwaune Anderson, 18, the camera audio captures the loud crash
allegedly struck a transgender woman of the victim being struck.
with a stolen car he was driving on July 5 The adavit says witnesses saw
while high on the drugs PCP and Xanax. Anderson entering and leaving the car
Police last week arrested Anderson linked to the hit-and-run incident later in
on a charge of aggravated assault while Capt. ANTHONY HAYTHE, acting commander of the D.C. Police Homicide Branch, briefed the day on July 5. At least three witnesses
armed for allegedly intentionally hitting reporters at news conference last week on the arrest of a suspect charged with intentionally reported seeing Anderson crash the car
hitting a trans woman with a car on July 5.
Boo Boo Washington, 26, with the stolen WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY LOU CHIBBARO
into a Gallaudet University fence in the
vehicle along the 400 block of K Street, 1200 block of West Virginia Avenue, N.E.
N.E. shortly after 3 a.m. The adavit says that on July 7
Multiple witnesses at the scene told the police Homicide Branch, which The adavit says the video footage detectives went to Andersons residence
police the driver of the car that hit is investigating the case because doesnt capture Washington being and asked him if he would be willing to
Washington drove away from the scene Washingtons injuries are considered life struck by the car but shows that the talk to them about the incident in a non-
without stopping. threatening, police said. car accelerated signicantly as it custodial interview and he agreed to the
Police said Washington remained According to the adavit, detectives approached Washington walking along request. During the interview, according
hospitalized in critical but stable condition located and reviewed video footage taken the south side of K Street near the to the adavit, Anderson admitted
after suering from multiple serious from surveillance cameras in at least two curb. It says the video camera closest to stealing the car, saying he found an
injuries sustained from being struck by locations near where Washington was where Washington was struck also had electronic ignition key on the street
the car Anderson allegedly drove. struck by the car. The video shows the car an audio recording capability. where he lived and pointed it at nearby
A D.C. Superior Court Judge on July 13 that police say Anderson was driving, a As the suspect vehicle enters the parked cars until nding the car that the
ordered Anderson held without bond. black 2014 Ford Focus hatchback that had video frame and approaches the victims key was able to start.
The nine-page arrest adavit was been reported stolen, and Washington and last location before walking o camera,
prepared by Det. Philip McHugh of several friends walking along K Street, N.E. detectives can hear that the engine on CONTINUES AT WASHINGTONBLADE.COM

No Justice No Pride holds march for trans rights

2019; expanded access to Crime Victims Hunter then demanded that
Compensation Programs for sex workers Metropolitan Police Department ocers
to be able to report a crime without under investigation be suspended
fear of reprisal; a review of all city without pay.
workers compliance to legal protections If your job is investigating you and
for transgender and gender non- they are sending you home: no pay. No
conforming individuals; new strategies pay, said Hunter. Some of the police
for combating hate crimes; passage of a ocers are killing black bodies. They are
Street Harassment Prevention Act; and criminalizing us. They are snatching us
the formation of a task force of queer o the train and bus and being violent
and trans community leaders of color to to us for no reason. When there is an
advise the city on programs and policies. investigation going on . . . o the job.
Executive Director of the TransWomen Dee Curry, a local activist who works
of Color Collective Lourdes Ashley for the LGBT community center and
Hunter led the rally and listed the service provider Casa Ruby, then spoke.
No Justice No Pride activists march along Pennsylvania Avenue chanting, when trans women activists demands. Until we take our priorities to the
are under attack, what do we do? Act up, ght back. One of our rst demands the place that they have to be taken, in other
competency of city workers. Are they words, stand up for our rights and say
engaging in humanity? Do you really hell no, no more, were going to continue
Activists call for call attention to the marginalization of need a course in humanity to do the job? to be oppressed, Curry said. Were going
Hunter asked the crowd. to continue to be abused.
decriminalization transgender women of color and to end
Following the speakers, the activists
thecriminalization of sex work. Our city workers are not competent,
of sex work Activists at the rally and march, organized Hunter stated. They dont need [any] held banners and signs as they marched
by No Justice No Pride, made a list of more training. Its time for their jobs to be past the John A. Wilson local government
By MICHAEL KEY demands to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, held accountable. Its time for monitoring, building down Pennsylvania Avenue while Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham its time for adherence. When they fuck chanting, Its our history, dont deny it:
and D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine. up, they get red. Stonewall was a trans riot.
About100 activists gathered at Freedom Among the activists demands were Stop criminalizing trans women, stop
Plaza on July 13 for a rally and march to the decriminalization of sex work by policing our existence, Hunter continued. CONTINUES AT WASHINGTONBLADE.COM

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one of the commissions investigators targeted Dr. Earnest A. Smith, president of the
historically black Rust College in the small town of Holly Springs, Miss., for allegedly
being sympathetic to homos.
The investigator claimed to have found evidence from a network of informants that
Smith allowed civil rights workers to use the college campus as their base of operations
for a voter registration drive for African-American residents of the state.
Most of the civil rights workers were black college students along with white student
supporters who were members of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee,
known as SNCC. SNCC was among several civil rights groups that took part in a series
of protests and voter registration drives in deance of state authorities that became
known as Freedom Summer of 1964.

CAITLYN JENNER met with Nikki Haley to discuss international LGBT rights issues.

WASHINGTON BLADE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY Rep. King compares trans troops
to castrated slaves
Caitlyn Jenner, Nikki Haley In the aftermath of the failed amendment on the U.S. House oor that would
talk LGBT issues have barred transition-related care for transgender troops, Rep. Steve King
(R-Iowa) delivered a speech Friday railing against their service and comparing
them to castrated slaves in the now defunct Ottoman Empire.
Caitlyn Jenner on July 13 met with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley to discuss King said on the House oor transgender military service isnt a civilization
global LGBT issues. killer, but it is an indication of a civilization killer.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Mission to the U.N. told the Washington Blade the I think of the circumstances in a little bit older history, back in the 16th
meeting took place in Haleys oce in New York. century and the 17th century when the Ottoman Empire and the Muslim armies
The spokesperson noted Jenner and Haley discussed LGBTI rights, especially their were sweeping across the
concerns about violence and discrimination against LGBTI persons. The spokesperson countryside, and whoever
told the Blade it was the rst time they had met. they captured, they pressed
It remains unclear what Jenner and Haley specically discussed, but Log Cabin into slavery. King said. And
Republicans on Monday tweeted a picture of them together. when they pressed them
I have a meeting with her about LGBT issues worldwide, said Jenner on July 13 into slavery, they wanted to
during an appearance on The View. have their crack troops
We have our problems here and our issues here, she added. But if you look on an they were called Janissaries,
international basis . . . theyd chop my head o in some countries. and there were other troops
Haley in January said during her conrmation hearing that American values do not allow too, as well. But what they
for discrimination of any kind to anyone, without specically mentioning LGBT people. did in order to keep them
The former governor of South Carolina in April issued a statement in which she said from reproducing was that
the U.S. remains disturbed by the arrests of more than 100 gay men in Chechnya. they did reassignment
Neither President Trump nor Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have publicly condemned surgery on those slaves
the ongoing crackdown in the semi-autonomous Russian republic that is located in the that they captured, that
North Caucuses. they had put into their
Jenner, a Republican, told The View co-hosts that she spoke with Trump about Janissary troops, and that
LGBT-specic issues during the campaign and has met with ocials at the Department reassignment surgery was Rep. STEVE KING (R-Iowa) compared trans service
of Education and other federal government agencies. they took them from being members to castrated slaves on the House oor.
The Republicans need help and Im there to help, said Jenner on July 13. a virile, reproductive male into
MICHAEL K. LAVERS being a eunuch.
In the end, King said, the
Ottoman Empire determined eunuchs werent eective troops and decided that
Civil rights workers labeled homos in 1964 report they were going to keep anatomically complete men, men that were producing
testosterone, in their crack Janissary troops, where they fought well.
A recently discovered document showing that a Mississippi State commission sought That is a lesson of the military, the Ottoman military from 200, 300, 400 years
to discredit black civil rights workers in 1964 by labeling them homos and oddballs ago, King said. And today we are here thinking somehow we are going to make
was the subject of a D.C. panel discussion on Monday. the military better by letting people line up at the recruitment center who have
The panel, which convened at the citys African American Civil War Museum, was one planned that they want to do sexual reassignment surgery.
of a series of events associated with the March on Washington Film Festival, an annual Kings remarks were a double-whammy of denigration directed at both
event that chronicles the impact of the 1964 civil rights March on Washington organized transgender people and Muslims but entirely consistent with Kings long record
by Martin Luther King Jr. of hateful comments against members of the Islamic faith and LGBT people.
The document discussed by the panel was a ve-page condential report prepared The Iowa Republican also suggested transgender people enter military service
by the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, an ocial state entity created in 1956 solely to submit to sexual reassignment surgery and go from a man to a woman.
to preserve racial segregation and help resist eorts by the black civil rights movement This policy clearly enacted, clearly advertised, is a neon sign for people who want
to end racial discrimination. to have sexual reassignment surgery, King said. They will line up at their recruiters
The report says it was written by a commission investigator in July 1964. It was oce and they will go into the military, and the military will be saying: You know, we
discovered by the Mattachine Society of Washington, an LGBT rights group that had to turn this person away because they were too heavy, and this one had at
specializes in searching for documents showing how government agencies and ocials feet, and this one had a bad eye, and this one had a congenital defect of one kind
in the U.S. persecuted LGBT people in past years. or another, but if they dont have those and they want sexual reassignment surgery,
Charles Francis, the groups president who played a lead role in unearthing the we will cut them up and remake them into something dierent.
commission report, served as moderator of the July 17 panel session called Civil Rights CHRIS JOHNSON
and College Activism.
Francis opened the session by explaining that the report in question outlined how

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State Dept. dodges question about Tillersons silence on Chechnya

Advocates have and tortured and sent to secret prisons. he has not discussed the crackdown with and murdered, this administration has
Russian ocials. A spokesperson for the failed to raise the issue with the Russian
urged U.S. to publicly We have called on Russia to hold a
government, Human Rights Campaign
federal investigation into that matter, National Security Council told the Blade
condemn crackdown Nauert told the Blade. he was not told that Chechnya came Global Director Ty Cobb told the Blade on
We have those conversations at up during President Trumps meeting Tuesday. Why?
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS the highest levels, she added, without with Putin earlier this month at the G-20 Tuesdays brieng took place against providing specic details. Human rights summit in Germany. the backdrop of Chechen President
is something thats very important to us. The State Department last week Ramzan Kadyrovs claim that gay people
State Department spokesperson We continue to speak about that from expressed concern over reports Chechen dont exist in Chechnya.
Heather Nauert on Tuesday did not say this position here at the podium and authorities killed more than two dozen We dont have these kinds of people
why Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has part of my job is speaking on behalf of people who were arrested without charge here, said Kadyrov during an interview
yet to publicly condemn the ongoing Secretary Tillerson and speaking on earlier this year. with Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
crackdown against gay men in Chechnya. behalf of this department. Tillerson in January said during his that HBO is scheduled to broadcast on
Nauert noted to the Washington U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley conrmation hearing that U.S. values Tuesday. We dont have any gays. If there
Blade during a press brieng the State in April said the U.S. is disturbed by the dont accommodate violence or are any take them to Canada.
Department has urged the Russian crackdown. U.S. Reps. David Cicilline discrimination against anyone. The Kadyrov also described those who have
government to conduct an investigation (D-R.I.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) former ExxonMobil CEO declined to made allegations against his government
into the crackdown. are among the dozens of members of specically say whether gay rights are as devils who are for sale.
Novaya Gazeta, an independent Congress who, along with the Human human rights. They are not people, he told Real
Russian newspaper, in April reported Rights Campaign and other advocacy Tillerson in June issued a Pride month Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
authorities in the semi-autonomous groups, have specically urged Tillerson statement that, among other things, Nauert condemned Kadyrovs comments.
Russian republic in the North Caucuses to publicly condemn it. noted LGBTI persons continue to face [They] were very concerning and
have arrested more than 100 men Tillerson who met with Russian the threat of violence and discrimination upsetting to us, Nauert told the Blade.
because of their sexual orientation President Vladimir Putin, Russian around the world. Embassies and Kadyrov is a close ally of Putin. Trump
or perceived sexual orientation since Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other consulates also received guidance that continues to face allegations that his
the beginning of the year. At least three Kremlin ocials in Moscow in April allowed them to recognize Pride month. campaign colluded with the Russian
of these men reportedly died after their told Cicilline last month during a House While gay and bisexual men in government to interfere with the 2016
arrest, while others have been beaten Foreign Aairs Committee hearing that Chechnya are being detained, tortured presidential election.

Honduran activist brutally attacked inside his home

David Valle has Violence against LGBTI and human
rights advocates remains commonplace
attended Victory in Honduras, which has one of the worlds
Institute-sponsored events highest per capita murder rates.
Ren Martnez, a prominent activist
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS from San Pedro Sula who was a member of Honduran President Juan Orlando
Hernndezs ruling National Party, was
A prominent Honduran LGBTI rights strangled to death in June 2016.
advocate was brutally attacked inside his The body of Sherlyn Montoya,
home last week. a volunteer for Grupo de Mujeres
Criterio, a Honduran newspaper, Transexuales (Muecas Arcoris), a
reported a man rang the doorbell of transgender advocacy group, was found
David Valles home in the Honduran in an alley in a Tegucigalpa neighborhood
capital of Tegucigalpa at around 10 p.m. on April 4.
local time on July 10. Paola Barraza, Erick Martnez vila
Valle, who is with the Center for LGBTI and Walter Trchez are among the other
Development and Cooperation, an DAVID VALLE is a prominent Honduran LGBT rights advocate who was attacked in his home in LGBT and intersex rights advocates who
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on July 10, 2017.
advocacy group known by the acronym PHOTO COURTESY OF ALEX SORTO/SOMOS CDC
have been killed since the 2009 coup that
SOMOS-CDC, opened the door and the toppled then-President Manuel Zelaya.
man immediately smashed his head The 2016 murder of Berta Ccares, a
against a wall. his transfer to a private hospital on Tuesday. the city of San Pedro Sula on Monday prominent environmental and indigenous
Criterio reported Valle tried to use his Honduran advocates with whom the that the U.S. Agency for International rights advocate, sparked outrage across
feet to shut the door. Washington Blade spoke this week said Development has organized. Honduras and around the world.
The man who attacked Valle chased Valle suered serious injuries to his head Valle, who ran for oce in 2011, has The motive behind the attack against
him through his home with a knife-like and other parts of his body and required participated in Gay and Lesbian Victory Valle remains unclear, but he and Sorto on
weapon. Criterio reported the man beat dozens of stitches. They said he was Institute-sponsored meetings and April 27 petitioned Honduran authorities
Valle for more than 10 minutes before he brought to a safe house after the hospital conferences in Honduras, the U.S. and to provide them with protection because
left with his cell phone and the keys to his discharged him. the Dominican Republic. SOMOS-CDC has their advocacy eorts had prompted
home and car. He fought for his life, SOMOS-CDC also received funding from a European threats. Sorto told the Blade on Thursday
Valles roommate found him roughly Executive Director Alex Sorto told the Union program that seeks to bolster that he and Valle only received some
three hours later when he arrived home. Blade on Thursday during a WhatsApp Honduras judicial system and improve response in order to keep our mouths
Personnel at the Honduran Institute of interview from Tegucigalpa. access to it. shut or to satisfy us.
Social Security a government agency that Valle was expected to attend a meeting The Blade has reached out to U.S. ocials
provides health care treated Valle before of Honduran LGBTI advocacy groups in for comment on the attack against Valle. CONTINUES AT WASHINGTONBLADE.COM

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Trumpcare appears defeated, but LGBT critics remain wary

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 01 After the loss of GOP support for the Gregory Angelo, president of Log Cabin care are happening. Sen. Tom Carper
Better Care Reconciliation Act, President Republicans, said contrary to expectations (D-Del.) told the Daily Beast a bipartisan
LGBT people gained insurance as a result Trump took to Twitter to lambast lawmakers, that Trumpcare is dead, he wouldnt rule group of senators spoke Tuesday night
of President Obamas signature legislative blaming the failure on all of the Democrats out Republican eorts to reform health about possible xes to Obamacare that
achievement and because the measure and a few Republicans. care law. dont involve repealing the law.
would deny Medicaid reimbursements to Most Republicans were loyal, terric & I dont think weve heard the last Democrats, Republicans, and I think one
Planned Parenthood, which touts its health worked really hard, Trump tweeted. We from the GOP on healthcare, Angelo independent slipped in as well, Carper was
services for LGBT people. will return! said. Whether its repeal, replace, quoted as saying. Im more encouraged at
McConnell has pledged to bring to the The White House has maintained Trump reform, or some combination thereof, this point than Ive been in quite some while
oor legislation in the coming days that made phone calls to lawmakers and met the continuing collapse of Obamacare, that we might somehow be able to nd a
would repeal Obamacare without oering with them to encourage their support for spikes in premiums and insurer exits road, a path together.
any replacement a move that in addition the Senate health care bill. On Wednesday, from exchanges will necessitate that A major criticism from LGBT groups
to eliminating health care for millions of Trump was set to hold a working lunch at Republicans act sooner or later. as well as HIV/AIDS advocacy groups
people would explode the decit. the White House State Dining Room with Trump himself may take unilateral was the inclusion in GOP plans to replace
Even though the same bill passed the Republican members of Congress to discuss action. On Tuesday, he told reporters Obamacare of a provision to undo the
chamber in 2015, its unlikely to pass health care. were probably in that position where well Medicaid expansion under the Aordable
this time around without assurance of a Nonetheless, the general perception is let Obamacare fail in the aftermath of Care Act. That rose the income level to
presidential veto. Key Republicans Sens. Trump has been disengaged fromeorts crumbling support for the bill. qualify for care under that program to 133
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Shelly Moore to repeal Obamacare a signature Were not going to own it. Im not going percent of the poverty level provided the
Capito (R-W.Va.) have said theyd vote promise during Trumps presidential to own it, Trump said. I can tell you the states agreed to it.
no. Collins voted no in 2015 and said campaign. On Monday, the same day GOP Republicans are not going to own it. Well let An estimated 40 percent of people with
shed do so again. support for Trumpcare crumbled, Trump Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are HIV a disease that still disproportionately
Mara Keisling, executive director of the posed for a photo-op in the cab of a going to come to us and they are going to aects LGBT people received coverage
National Center for Transgender Equality, retruck parked on the White House lawn say how do we x it, how do we x it or how under Medicaid.
nonetheless cautioned cynical eorts for Made in America week. do we come up with a new plan? Carl Schmid, deputy executive director of
to hurt Americans for political purposes White House Deputy Principal Press Trumps position for some time has been AIDS Action, said he expects Obamacare to
may still be on the way despite projections Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that Obamacare is a dead program, but remain the law and is greatly relieved, but
Trumpcare is dead. blamed Democrats on Tuesday for his remarks raise questions about whether nonetheless noted the need for change of
We are not condent that eorts to the failure of Trumpcare, even though the Trump administration would seek to the health care system.
defund Planned Parenthood are dead, theyre in the minority in Congress and administratively undermine the Aordable There is much that the administration
Keisling said. We are not condent that werent responsible for GOP withdrawal Care Act, such as by denying subsidies to can do through regulation to alter health
eorts to take healthcare away from trans from the bill. health care recipients who qualify for them. care private insurance plans and Medicaid
service members and veterans are dead. Theyre responsible for passing At the White House, Sanders wouldnt and [we] expect them to do that, actually
We will continue to ght side-by-side with Obamacare, Sanders said. Theyre commit the president to support the they have started to make changes as
so many allies to make sure our healthcare responsible for creating the mess that were subsidies and the executive sustenance well, Schmid said. As they make changes,
system is improved and not dismantled and in. Theyre responsible for being unwilling required under the Aordable Care Act. we want to make sure they do not restrict
made accessible only to the wealthy. We to work with Republicans in any capacity As has been the case since we got access and benets and loosen important
are extremely condent that our side will to help x a system that they know is here, well continue to keep you posted patient protections. Legislative xes are still
ght harder and with solidarity to protect completely awed and have publicly said as decisions and changes are made, or if needed, premiums and patient cost-sharing
peoples lives than the powers that be will so. I think that its pretty clear, and I think the theyre not, Sanders said. are too high, and we hope that they can
ght to hurt us. responsibility lies on their shoulders. Meanwhile, bipartisan talks on health happen on a bi-partisan basis.

Gay love triangle cited in D.C. murder trial

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 01 Young had been dead for at least several that Young had attacked him on a prior Post reported.
days or longer and his body had been occasion, leading Neal to believe he could Some of the jurors appeared startled
Shana Fulton, the lead prosecutors decomposing. As part of a standard be dangerous. on Tuesday afternoon when prosecutors
in the case, have pointed out that an procedure when a body is found hidden A police arrest adavit says that Neal projected graphic photos on a large
autopsy revealed that Young was struck in a residence police brought in cadaver told homicide detectives that Young told screen of the two victims bodies and
in the head by an object believed to be a dogs to search the property. Neal he killed Wingeld shortly before skulls taken during the autopsy. The
hammer at least 26 times. The two also They soon found the nude body of the Young attacked Neal with the knife in photos were shown during testimony by
pointed out that instead of calling police third roommate, Delano Wingeld, 23, the house. During the trial McCants told former Assistant D.C. Medical Examiner
or an ambulance Neal carried Young into buried in a shallow grave in the back yard. the jury Neals actions were aimed at Dr. Lois Goslinoski, who participated in
the attic of the house and covered his Similar to Young, an autopsy found that protecting himself. the autopsy of the victims.
body with an air mattress before driving Wingeld had been struck in the head This was a ght to the death, the Post The photos showed holes in the
to Florida in Youngs car. numerous times with an object with a at quoted McCants as saying. Leon had two victims skulls and face caused by
A police report says two of Neals uncles rounded head that was also believed to attacked him before, and my client lost what Goslinoski said were blunt force
arrived at the house a short time later to do be a hammer. it, the Post quoted him as saying. blows from an object that could have
some maintenance work and smelled an McCants noted that Neal returned Prosecutors have disputed that claim, been a hammer.
odor that prompted them to enter the attic to D.C. from Florida on his own and saying drops of Wingelds blood were Prosecutors were expected to
where they discovered Youngs nude body cooperated with police when asked to found on the ceiling of Neals bedroom complete their case on Wednesday, with
with a plastic bag placed over his head. give a statement about the murders. and on a desk. The prosecutors also closing arguments expected to take place
The uncles immediately called police, The Post reported that McCants told pointed to the police investigation that on Thursday or early Friday after the
who, along with emergency medical the jury that mutual friends and one found that Youngs blood was spattered defense presents several witnesses. Visit
services technicians determined that former roommate conrmed Neals claim around his room and on Neals shoes, the for updates.
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Elders offered free ride to

Queer Interiors exhibit
The LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care has partnered
with Action In Maturity to provide transportation for LGBT Elders to the Baltimore
Museum of Art to view the Queer Interiors exhibit.
AIM will provide a free round trip shuttle that leaves from Chase Brextons
Mt. Vernon location (Chase Street entrance) and drops o at the BMA before
returning to Chase Brexton later in the day. The rides will depart Chase Brexton
Wills & Trusts on July 27 between 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Powers of Attorney Living Wills The exhibit is on display until Aug. 31.
Queer Interiors is part of the BMAs Commons Collaboration initiative, which
Partnership & Prenuptial Agreements commissions an artist and non-prot to work together on an installation and
oer a series of public programs related to Imagining Home.
(240) 778-2330 (703) 536-0220 The project conceived and produced by Rahne Alexander and Jaimes Mayhew is comprised of a larger-than-life bed, shelving and other furnishings, personal

artifacts, and a multimedia wall quilt known as the Baltimore LGBT Home Movie
Quilt. This component of the installation pays homage to Baltimore album quilts
Serving the LGBT Community and the AIDS Quilt, with the aim of presenting a crowd-sourced multimedia
portrait of the citys LGBT communities.
in DC/MD/VA since 1983 I think [the shuttle] is a great opportunity for folks to connect with the exhibit
and the museum, especially because Baltimore can be such a hard city to navigate
when your mobility is limited, Alexander told the Blade. I hope that the folks who

Lawrence S. Jacobs/McMillan Metro, PC visit feel engaged and connected to the histories weve hoped to reveal.

MD. LGBT Chamber networking event on tap

Members, supporters and allies of the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce
are invited to join professionals from four diverse Chambers of Commerce in
the Baltimore Region for an evening of networking. The MD. LGBT Chamber
of Commerce empowers and promotes LGBT professionals in the Maryland
marketplace through education, networking and advocacy.
The 13th annual event, called Baltimore the Region, takes place on Aug. 1
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway.
The event is organized by the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce.
Besides the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, the other participating
groups will be the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Greater Baltimore
Black Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
Complimentary wine, beer and light fare will be provided along with exhibit
booths hosted by various member companies.
Early bird fees are $35 for MD. LGBT Chamber member tickets and $45 for
non-members. After July 29 member tickets will be $45 and $55 for non-member.
To host a table, you would need to reserve by today (Friday, July 21). The $200
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Gonorrhea epidemic hits hard in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. A gonorrhea epidemic has hit Oregon amid public health
concerns that the disease is becoming immune to standard treatment, the
Oregonian reports.
Since 2012, cases have nearly tripled statewide, aecting just about every part
of Oregon, including rural counties where infections have been traditionally low.
Ocials in some counties have become so concerned that theyve launched
public awareness campaigns, with ads on dating sites, Facebook and Google. In
others, specialists have gone door to door, trying to track down infected people
and their partners to get them treated, the Oregonian reports.
We came to a point where we said we have to do something, said Tanya
Phillips, health promotion manager for Jackson County.
Gonorrhea cases have risen nationwide as well, but Oregons rate has spikedin
comparison, the Oregonian reports.
The bacteria are spread through sexual intercourse or anal or oral sex. Symptoms
are often undetected in women while men can experience painful urination or a
penile discharge. Untreated, gonorrhea can cause infertility, the Oregonian reports.
In 2010, the state had 28 cases per 100,000 residents. That compared with 101
per 100,000 people nationwide. In 2016, Oregons rate rose to 107 infections per
100,000 residents, an increase that puts it on par with the U.S. rate.
Gonorrhea no longer responds to the antibiotic ciprooxacin that had been
eective in treating it, the Oregonian reports.
It tends to be a bacterium that becomes resistant much more easily than
other bacteria to antibiotics, said Kim Toevs, director of the sexually transmitted
disease program in Multnomah County.
Providers switched to other antibiotics, including ceftriaxone and cexime.
But now the latter appears to be losing its eectiveness, with resistant cases
turning up outside the United States, according to the federal Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, the Oregonian reports.
Men, especially gay men, account for the majority of cases in Oregon and nationwide.
Public health ocials suspect thats because treatment for HIV has improved.
There are now medications that protect uninfected individuals from HIV and
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red light, or stop hormone, that lets us know that we are actually full and dont
need to nish the entire bag of potato chips.
If only that Ms. Leptin would come around more often. Sigh. So whats
this have to do with your sleep time? Recent studies out of the University of
California-Berkeley are showing that sleep deprivation actually increases the
ghrelin and decreases the leptin in your body, sending you into an overeating
frenzy throughout the day until you get back on a normal sleep schedule.As if
this wasnt bad enough, studies out of the University of Colorado also showed
that lack of sleep aects our brain activity, specically on what foods we crave,
and our ability to evaluate the consequences of eating them.
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the morning.Nutrient-dense foods like green leafy veggies and organic meats
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Finally, you better work OUT. Maintaining daily workouts help to regulate
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Resist Trump efforts to erase LGBT people

If we are not counted, we dont exist. express their needs and concerns. And I fears and concerns, or the needs and ex-
Removal from aging survey Now, however, in an action almost as honestly cheer, Hurray for them. pectations we have for this last part of
hurts the community furtive as the original erasure, LGB folks But I, as an 83-year-old trans woman, our life journey, dier from those of cis-
have been returned to the Older Ameri- wont have that opportunity and nei- gender older adults.
cans Act survey. While there was no ex- ther will the rest of my trans and gender Age Out Loud was the theme of this
By BARBARA SATIN planation for the position change, there non-conforming peers. past Mays Older Americans Month, with
was plenty of pressure from a variety of Well, whats the big deal? Are the needs the federal governments stated goal for
For the past four months, I have been that celebration being to give aging a new
questioning my visibility in the world. voice. Well, the voice of this old transgender
This past March, the Trump administra- The voice of this old transgender activist activist is loud and proud but deeply angry
tion surreptitiously acted to erase LGBTQ
people from a major, national aging sur-
is loud and proud but deeply angry about about the way LGBTQ elders are being treat-
ed under the Trump administration.
vey that determines how our tax dollars, the way LGBTQ elders are being treated The best way to pay tribute to our el-
budgeted under the Older Americans Act,
will be allocated.
under the Trump administration. ders is to assure that all older Americans
are recognized, celebrated, and have
Using the delete key on a government their unique needs met. That calls for
computer, we LGBTQ seniors had our LGBT groups like SAGE and the National of older trans folks so dierent from the putting the T back in the LGBT acronym
identities wiped out and thus lost the op- LGBTQ Task Force as well as from our rest of the LGB community? and including us in the Older Americans
portunity to self-identify so that we might allies to remedy our exclusion. If you even considered asking such a Act survey and other important, fact-nd-
receive the appropriate and respectful Note, however, that the T in the LGBT question, you obviously dont know us ing research eorts around aging issues.
services that other non-LGBTQ folks enjoy. acronym has not been included. trans and gender non-conforming elders.
The stunning eect of all of this was So, lesbian, gay, and bisexual commu- Until we are included, you wont know
that our lives, skills and talents were to be nity members served under the Older our aspirations for the later years of our BARBARA SATIN is assistant Faith Work
ignored, and our needs unaddressed. Americans Act will have the chance to lives. And you wont understand how our Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force.


Planned #DachaOn14th needs your licensing support

for as long as anyone can recall and, due These objectors are pressuring the the new bars and restaurants that have
Convoluted D.C. liquor to zoning rules limiting development op- three area Advisory Neighborhood Com- sprung up since 2012 would have been
licensing gives small tions, is unlikely to change anytime soon. missions to recommend that the D.C. allowed to open.
Unlikely, that is, unless the city ap- Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board The majority of area residents need to
groups big powers to proves a planned $3 million investment either block the business from opening make their voices heard again.
ght new venues by a local small business to transform the or restrict operating hours and reduce On Wednesday, Dacha unveiled a re-
location with a brand-new building. guest capacity to an unsustainable level vised building design and site layout that
Dacha Beer Garden proprietors and in an eort to halt the project. Because fully resolves the claimed worries of oppo-
gay business partners Dmitri Chekaldin the property is located near the boundar- nents regarding potential external noise.
and Ilya Alter hope to contribute a com- ies of two adjacent ANCs, a total of three The number of outdoor seats, now within
munity enterprise oering an innovative commissions are allowed to weigh-in a small courtyard surrounded on three
neighborhood socializing option. They with the Board. sides by both an L-shaped new building
have operated the popular outdoor sea- These so-called citizens groups, the and adjacent existing business, has been
sonal Dacha Beer Garden in the adjacent Dupont Circle Citizens Association and reduced to only one-third of occupancy.
Shaw neighborhood, at 7th and Q streets, its spawn-like cohort bred from among All other seating and service is inside an
MARK LEE is a long-time entrepreneur
and community business advocate. Follow for the past four years. DCCA members forming an adjunct expanded interior with a 20-ft. building
on Twitter: @MarkLeeDC. Reach him at It would be one of less than a handful Shaw-Dupont Citizens Alliance, reexively elevation serving as a sound barrier along an adjacent alley and the property-facing
of new-construction dedicated-use full- oppose new hospitality establishments.
service D.C. restaurant-bar structures Their shameful legacy includes waging an side street. There will be no DJs, live music
The bustling commercial junction at built from the ground up during the past infamous eight-year battle against gay- or other performances, only low-volume
14th and S streets in northwest D.C., two ve decades. owned culinary standout Hanks Oyster background music. Dacha is also working
blocks south of U Street in the amenity- The business duos plan for an addition- Bar along Duponts 17th Street commer- with sound mitigation specialists to con-
laden MidCity area, is blighted by a bar- al venue with both indoor and outdoor cial strip. tinue a perfect record of compliance with
ren vacant lot and streetscape eyesore. space enabling year-round operation has Five years ago, both of these symbiotic D.C. noise regulations.
Its a jarringly unattractive and incon- been laboriously winding its way through naysayer gaggles pushed to impose a to- Dacha this week launched an online
gruous corner spot, one of the few re- the citys convoluted liquor-licensing sys- tal moratorium on all new liquor licenses community eort asking local supporters
maining undeveloped parcels along the tem for months. throughout the entire MidCity area of to send a message urging the ANCs and
mid-town thoroughfare and currently Alter and Chekaldin face opposition Logan, Shaw, 14th and U streets and all D.C. Council representatives Jack Evans
used for commercial parking. Nestled from both an ad-hoc license protest by nearby business zones. and Brianne Nadeau to endorse ABC li-
amid an array of retail stores and pleth- a small group of ve or more and two Overwhelming numbers of area resi- censing for the new venue.
ora of restaurant, bar and nightlife estab- long-notorious inter-related civic asso- dents, however, fought back and success- To support #DachaOn14th, go online
lishments, this void is a paved pockmark. ciations with few members and even less fully derailed the attempted prohibition. to sign and send a message at:
That empty space has been an ugly sight community support. Had the community not done so, none of
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Theres no shortage of options for D.C. dog owners who want to spoil their pet.

Doggies day out


You dont have to miss out on summer and select glasses of wine. For more a sweet treat in the heat. These bakeries and grooming services. The spa offers
happy hours because your pet isnt welcome. information, visit offer plenty of desserts for furry friends. services such as baths, haircuts, blowouts
Enjoy a drink outdoors this summer with Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon Dogma Bakery (2772 S Arlington Mill Dr., and brushing. Celebrate your dogs
your canine friend by your side at these dog- St., N.W.) has an enclosed outdoor patio to Arlington, Va) has fresh baked dog treats birthday with custom birthday cakes.
friendly bars and restaurants. keep adventurous dogs inside while their and ice cream to give your dog a sweet The cakes are available in peanut butter,
Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts a owners enjoy local beers. Drink specials treat. Treats are free of salt, preservatives banana and Carob, a dog-safe chocolate
monthly Yappy Hour every Wednesday are $2 off drafts and rail drinks for happy and sugar. They also offer grooming substitute. Cakes range from $16-22. The
at 6 p.m. Dogs can cool off with water hour every day from 4:30-7 p.m. services to give your dog a makeover. For barkery also sells other hand-made
bowls while their owners can enjoy happy Cantina Marina (600 Water St., S.W.) more details, visit dogma treats daily. For a full list of services, visit
hour drink specials. For details, follow @ hosts monthly Yappy Hours every third The Dairy Godmother(2310 Mt Vernon
TownPatio on Twitter or Monday of the month from 5-8 p.m. through Ave., Alexandria, Va.) sells puppy pops Put your dog in good hands for training,
TownPatio. September. Yappy hours benefit the Humane mixed with plain yogurt and peanut butter. grooming and boarding at these locations.
Larrys Lounge (1840 14th St., N.W.) Rescue Alliance. For more information, visit The shop offers two flavors, pumpkin and City Dogs (1832 18th St., N.W.) offers
is known for its dog-friendly patio and banana. Squirrel, a baked dog treat, made everything from boarding and grooming
daily happy hour deals from open-7 Busboys and Poets (various locations) is from spent barley malt, eggs, vegetable and services to a daycare with social skills
p.m. For more information, follow @ a local chain that has dog-friendly outdoor wheat flour. Owners can pick up their own training. Visit for more
LarrysLoungeDC on Twitter. seating at every location. Happy hour is dessert with frozen custard available in a information.
Denizens Brewing Co. (1115 East West Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. For multiple of flavors. Dogs are not allowed All Dogs Club (5115 Berwyn Rd., College
Hwy, Silver Spring, Md.) has a 200-seat more details, visit inside the store. For more information, visit Park, Md.) provides daycare services, canine
patio that welcomes furry friends. Happy Copperwood Tavern (4021 Campbell college and pajama parties for pups. Daycare
hour specials all day on Monday and from Ave., Arlington, Va) offers a happy hour Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson has plenty of fun for dogs with a indoor and
4-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Owners selection for both owners and four- St., N.W.) doesnt only sell baked goods outdoor facilities, a castle playground and
can taste test 65 different craft beers with legged friend. Owners can choose from for humans. Dogs can get homemade an agility course. Dogs can also have splash
their pooches by their side. For details, 24 draft beers, 30 whiskeys and a large dog treats in the flavors bacon and and beach parties in the mini pool and sand
visit wine selection. The dog-friendly patio is cheese, bbq kitty riblets, chicken and box. Canine college offers training courses
Republic (6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma equipped with custom copper dog bowls cheese and PB crunch. The Georgetown from beginner to advanced. Pajama parties
Park, Md.) holds a Yappy Hour the last and house-baked dog treats. Happy coffee shop also sells a multitude of other are All Dogs Clubs version of a boarding
Sunday of every month from 3-5 p.m. hour is Monday through Friday from 4-7 baked goods including pies, brownies, kennel. Dogs can dress up in cozy pajamas,
through October. The bar offers Salty Dog p.m. with $1 off all beers and glasses cakes, cookies and more. For details, visit listen to calming music before bedtime and
cocktails for owners and doggy treats for of wine. For more information, visit have the option of sleeping in a crate or
four-legged pets. Owners can also enjoy Doggie Style (1825 18th St., N.W.) is outside one. For pricing and more details,
$4 mini beers, $8 select cocktails, spritzers Humans arent the only species that enjoy a one-stop shop for pet treats, supplies visit
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JULY 14 30, 2017

BARRY MANILOW says he didnt hear a single negative reaction to coming out two years ago.

Two-night-stand with Barry Manilow

Mandy, Copa singer readies MGM National Harbor engagement


In 2015, news that Barry Manilow was come out? Was there a sense of relief At a time when many couples dont
married to Garry Kief, his manager and once you saw how your fans reacted? last, especially those in the public eye, BLADE: Last year you announced
partner of now 40 years, broke in several BARRY MANILOW: Over the years, they whats the secret to your long-lasting your One Last Time tour, retiring
publications, and any fears the singer have told me and showed me how much relationship? from touring but promising not to
had about what it would mean to his they care about me, not just the music. Ive MANILOW: Respect and privacy. Weve give up on performing. Youre sticking
career and how his fans would react were felt that from the very beginning. I have been together going on 40 years and its a to your word by playing gigs here and
quickly put to rest. been in a loving relationship for 40 years great relationship, just like any marriage. there, including your shows next week
With performances scheduled at the and I would have been very surprised if I grew up around people who were not at National Harbor.
Theater at MGM National Harbor, July they didnt cheer and werent happy for really in love, with lots of arguing and MANILOW: I always said I would do
24-25, Manilow took some time out of his me, and of course they did. They reacted screaming and I never really saw people one-nighters. I have no plans to retire.
busy schedule to talk about his shows, just as I had hoped they would. I never respect and love people. Surprisingly Im doing weekends now and then. I had
his storied career and the headlines saw one negative response. Everyone enough, this worked out. Garry manages to get o the road. It keeps me away
asserting that he was gay. was very happy for me. me and I do my work, he does his work, from home for weeks and sometimes
and were in great shape. Weve both months at a time and Ill never do that
WASHINGTON BLADE: What were the BLADE: You and Garry have been handled ourselves as gentlemen and
emotions you felt once you decided to together for almost four decades now. were very proud of each other. CONTINUES ON PAGE 32

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How long have you been out and who Pass out pamphlets on making the
was the hardest person to tell? switch to my straight friends.
Ive been out since college. Around
1997/1998. Probably my twin brother, What do you believe in beyond the
Kenneth Jones, was the hardest to come physical world?
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO out to. He was very out and unapologetic My faith in God is strong, though I dont and I wasnt quite there yet. go to church.

Although Kevin Jones loved going to church as a kid, the anti-gay rhetoric Whos your LGBT hero? Whats your advice for LGBT
bothered him, especially in the 80s at the height of the AIDS crisis. My twin brother. Hes the oldest by 12 movement leaders?
I still remember feeling disturbed, bothered and even guilty when my minutes.He helps me to be bolder. We must keep a focus on class issues
pastor preached hateful words about gays, especially that HIV was Gods gift within our community and movement.
to the gays, he says. These memories and all the people who were ever Whats Washingtons best nightspot, Class privilege will continue to divide us.
harmed by those words fuel my passion for the work. past or present?
In June, Jones became executive director of the Urban Coalition for HIV/ Delta Elite, Wet/the Edge What would you walk across hot coals
AIDS Prevention Services in Washington. He was formerly chief of programs for?
at the D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative and says his skills in the areas of Describe your dream wedding. Popeyes chicken and/or a hurt child.
public health, social justice and data research made it the right t. Walking through a forest for a very
The Coalition is a national collaboration of community partners and health private ceremony between me and my What LGBT stereotype annoys you
departments dedicated to preventing new HIV infections and reducing health life partner. We emerge from the woods most?
disparities, morbidity and mortality. Find out more at to our friends and families. Recently, that all gays want to get
Weve come a long way in this work but theres more work to be done, Jones married.
says. The meaningful participation of communities and health departments What non-LGBT issue are you most
is vital to winning this ght. passionate about? Whats your favorite LGBT movie?
Jones, 40, was born in Saginaw, Mich., but spent his teen years in Detroit. He Im really concerned about police Hedwig and the Angry Inch,
came to Washington in 2012 to work at Metro TeenAIDS. Hes single and lives violence, though this is an LGBT issue. Moonlight
in Northeast Washington. Arent all issues LGBT issues?
Jones enjoys gardening, working with children and young families and Whats the most overrated social
traveling in his free time. What historical outcome would you custom?
change? Brunch (please dont take my gay card).
What trophy or prize do you most
Whats been the most memorable pop covet?
culture moment of your lifetime? I think I still hold the third grade record
The death of Whitney Houston. for a rst place prize in ancient history in
Carrollton Elementary Schools academic
On what do you insist? track competition.
Popeyes over KFC
What do you wish youd known at 18?
What was your last Facebook post or That my fascination with Internet Relay
Tweet? Chat and (between 1994-98)
Jesus be a two piece and a picture of could lead to a career in social media.
Popeyes Chicken I could have created Facebook well,
If your life were a book, what would
the title be? Why Washington?
Keeping up with the Joneses I fell in love with D.C. when I rst lived
here in 1998. The city was vibrant and
202.747.2077 If science discovered a way to change
sexual orientation, what would you do?
had a rich culture. I knew I wanted to be
back in D.C. at some point.
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SUN, JULY 23 Capital Fringe continues through July 30
W/ BORN CROOKED The 11th annual Capital Fringe Festival continues in D.C. through Sunday, July
30 at various locations. This weekend, attendees can see various productions
with LGBT content such as Arden Now, Daggers Mackenzie, Howl: In the Time
OKKERVIL RIVER of Trump and Just Like a Woman. Tickets are $17 and require the purchase of
W/ JESSE HALE MOORE a $7 fringe button.
Capital Fringe was honored as the non-prot of the year in 2015 by the
Washington Business Journal and aims to expand and develop audiences taste
PETER HIMMELMAN for unclassiable or fringe theatre.
W/ NATALIE YORK For more details and show synopses, visit capital
BROTHERS BAND Masc. of Center
SAT, JULY 29 conference is July 28-30
A TRIBUTE TO EARTH, WIND, & FIRE The 2017 Masculine of Center
SUN, JULY 30 conference runs July 28-30 at the Tysons
Corner Marriott (8028 Leesburg Pike,
TUES, AUG 1 Through discussing concerns and
LIVE DEAD 69 W/ HOLLY BOWLING issues within the more masculine side of
the lesbian community and embracing
WED, AUG 2 their intersections, the conference aims
MIDNIGHT NORTH to unite the community to stand against
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The event features 21 workshops, three
THURS, AUG 3 keynote speakers and special events such
AN EVENING WITH CRIS JACOBS, as music showcases.
JOHN GINTY, & FRIENDS Tickets start at $150. For more
information, visit
HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND Pride Splash & Ride is July 29
AN EVENING WITH Six Flags America (13710 Central Ave.,
SPLINTERED SUNLIGHT Blondie tour comes to Wolf Trap Aug. 3 Upper Marlboro, Md.) will hold the fth
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AN EVENING WITH BOX OF RAIN Blondie and Garbages Rage and Rapture Tour heads to Wolf Traps Filene Attendees can spend the day at the
Center (1551 Trap Rd., Vienna, Va.) Thursday, Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. amusement park and at 6 p.m. there will
Blondie experienced great popularity in the late 70s with hits like Call Me be a happy hour as well as a drag show.
and Hearts of Glass, while Garbage was a major band in the 90s and released The pool party begins at 8 p.m.
a new album entitled Strange Little Birds in 2016. Tickets are $42 which includes the after-
Tickets for the show start at $35. For more information, visit hours pool party. For more information,

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Revisiting Cabaret
Touring rigors dont deter But now with my big white mustache Im
nally the right age for the part, he says.
veteran stage actor Others currently featured include
By PATRICK FOLLIARD Broadway and West End veteran Jon
Peters as the Emcee. Leigh Ann Larkin
Veteran actor Scott Robertson leapt at the plays Sally Bowles and Benjamin Eakeley
chance to play Herr Shultz in the national is Cliord Bradshaw. Mary Gordon plays
tour of Roundabout Theatres Cabaret. Frulein Schneider. Some of the cast
At 63, not a lot of great parts come double as band members.
your way, he says. A Stamford, Conn., native and longtime
Cabaret is set in decadent 1930 New Yorker, Robertson has penned and
Berlin. The Weimar Republic is breathing performed two autobiographical pieces
its last gasps and fascism is on the rise, titled Buck Naked and Noises On. In
but singer Sally Bowles remains blissfully the monologues with music he reects
unaware working at the louche Kit Kat on the men who made the biggest impact
Klub under the leering watch of its Emcee. on his life his musically talented father
During o hours at Frulein Schneider who died when he was just 15 and his late
no-frills boarding house, Sally develops a husband of 35 years Peter Flint, drama
complicated relationship with fellow tenant coach and director felled by prostate
Cliord Bradford, a bisexual aspiring writer. cancer four years ago.
The secondary plot follows the sweet but ill- In these monologues, Robertson talks
fated romance between the landlady and about briey coming out at 15 and then
Jewish shopkeeper Herr Shultz. coming out again for good in his early 20s.
Herr Shultz is an optimist, Robertson My mother said shed rather I was a drug
says. He seems to think bad times will addict than gay, but she got over that. My
blow over. But of course thats not how husband became very close with my family.
things worked out. This Roundabout And very interestingly, he discusses being
production is entertaining but dark diagnosed with Tourette syndrome in his 30s.
and it resonates. Throughout the tour Mostly its some throat stu and tics.
theres been a lot of nervous laughter But onstage theres a state of ow that
in the audience. Some people think its happens which allows me to act and sing.
a musical written to reect Americas Im more symptomatic ostage.
current political climate. Robertsons professional theater career
Of course thats not the case. Cabarets began at 19 with a part in Grease. He
source is Christopher Isherwoods 1939 has worked consistently in doing cabaret,
novella Goodbye to Berlin based on stage and screen ever since.
the gay writers experience as an expat Its been a combination of luck, hard
in Berlin in the early 1930s where he was work and talent. I have extremely talented
free to explore his sexuality far from his friends who never nd work. I had
familys disapproving eye. John Kander, incredible desire and worked incredibly
Fred Ebb and Joe Masteros Tony-winning hard always doing six, seven shows a year.
musical premiered in 1966 introducing an And when the big opportunities came up
iconic score including familiar tunes like like Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis Id
Cabaret and Willkommen. The show bring all of myself to that moment.
was a huge success. When the tour ends in August,
The deglamorized production now Robertson will return to his home in
moored at the Eisenhower Theater Manhattans Hells Kitchen and his new
through early August is Sam Mendes and boyfriend, also a widower.
Rob Marshalls 2014 Broadway revival, Touring is tough, he says. I wouldnt do it
a re-creation of their 1998 Broadway for just any part. But Herr Shultz is worth it.
revival, which was based on Mendes 1993
London production. And there have been
innumerable productions before, after Through Aug. 6
and in between including Bob Fosses The Kennedy Center
screen adaptation with Liza Minelli. So Eisenhower Theater
the play has been around. And Robertson
has played Herr Shultz before.

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Songwriter and guitarist Robbie
Schaefer performs tonight at the
Signature Theatre (4200 Campbell Ave.,
Arlington, Va.) as part of the Sizzlin
Summer series.
Schaefer, known for his humor will
perform selections inspired by his travels
around the globe. The show begins at
7 p.m. and tickets are $35. For more
information, visit
The Bethesda Urban Partnership will
presents the 11th-annual Bethesda
Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue
tonight at 9 p.m. Tonights oering is La
La Land, an Oscar-award winning lm
released last year.
The movie will be screened at the
corner of Norfolk and Auburn avenues
in Bethesdas Woodmont Triangle.
Admission is free, visitors are encouraged
to bring lawn chairs. For more
information, visit

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (600
Wolfe St., Alexandria, Va.) is running a
production of Legally Blonde starting
tonight through Saturday, August 12.
The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh will perform two Sokolow dances July 29-30 at Dance Place. Details at
are $32. For more information, visit
Two friends Sam Ludwig and David The event begins at 7 p.m. Supplies more information, visit
Landstrom team up to deliver a SUNDAY, JULY 23 will be provided and there will be a Genderqueer D.C. meets tonight at
performance surrounding their love of professional artist as well as a party host 7 p.m. at the D.C. Center (2000 14th
singing tonight at 7 p.m. Grey Owl, Mr. DC Eagle 2017 has at the event. Tickets are $45. For more St., N.W. #105) The group meets once a
Their performance is part of the Sizzlin teamed up with The DC Eagle (3701 information, visit month and oers support to those who
Summer series at the Signature Theatre Benning Rd., N.E.) and The National Barry Manilow performs tonight and identify outside the gender binary. For
(4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va.) Coalition for Sexual Freedom to host Tuesday at the Theatre at MGM National more information, visit
and will feature performance as well as Kink Fest this afternoon at 4 p.m. Harbor (101 MGM National Ave., Oxon
discussion. Tickets are $35. For more The evening begins with educational Hill, Md.) at 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45. WEDNESDAY, JULY 26
information, visit demos and discussion sessions and Manilow has been in the music industry
Art Soirees summer art fusion series continues into the night with a blacklight for over 50 years, and is known for his hits The fth-annual SMYAL for Summer
continues tonight at 8 p.m. with the dance party. like Copacabana. For more information, will be tonight at 6 p.m. at Hogan Lovells
Midsummer Nights Dream body art There will be a donation of $10 taken visit (555 13th St., N.W.) Tickets start at $10
show at the Liason Capitol Hill (415 New at the door with all proceeds going to Billy Bragg and SONiA perform tonight and will go toward LGBT youth in the
Jersey Ave., N.W.) There will be a variety of the Coalition. For more information, visit at the Birchmere (3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., community.
live performances and costumes. Tickets Alexandria, Va.) at 7:30 p.m. SMYAL was founded in 1984 and since
start at $15. For more information, visit A-Town and Don Tito host the third Bragg is an English artist who blends has become the premier organization annual pop up party at Sip and Dip. The folk elements with punk rock, and SONiA serving LGBT youth in D.C. For more
There is a blacklight dance party event serves as a launch party for their is part of the band Disappear Fear. She information, visit
tonight at Town danceboutique (2009 upcoming venue the G.O.A.T opening up is openly lesbian and has been honored
8th St N.W.). Attendees should wear at the end of the summer. by GLAAD. Tickets are $59.50. For more THURSDAY, JULY 27
neon. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $15 The pool party begins at 1 p.m. at the information, visit
before midnight, and $12 after. For more Liason Capitol Hill (415 New Jersey Ave., Tonight, Ivy will host Culture Night at
information, visit N.W.) Tickets start at $30. For more TUESDAY, JULY 25 Studio Theatre (1501 14th St., N.W.) with
There is a crab feast tonight at Martins information, visit a showing of Wig Out! The evening will
West (6817 Dogwood Rd., Baltimore, Md.) Diana Ross will perform at Wolf Traps begin at 6:30 p.m. with a complimentary
at 8 p.m. The event features a live dj as MONDAY, JULY 24 Filene Center (1551 Trap Rd., Vienna, Va.) pre-show drink
well as an all you can eat buet. tonight at 8 p.m. The play was written by Academy-
For those who dont eat crabs, there Paint Nite D.C. will be held tonight Ross is known for her participation in award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney who
will be beef and chicken as well. Tickets at Nellies Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.) the girl group the Supremes throughout was honored for his work on Moonlight.
are $49. For more information, visit Attendees may engage their creative side the 60s as well as her solo hits like Im For membership information and details, as they paint over cocktails and food. Coming Out. Tickets start at $35. For visit

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Home viewing LIFT, LAUGH & LOVE

Lots of LGBT movie content
streaming this summer

Now that the dog days of summer are

here, instead of slogging through the heat
to a movie theater, you can have some of
the hottest recent LGBT releases delivered
right to your living room. Between DVDs
and a wide variety of Video On Demand Lesbian performer and Lady Gaga
(VOD) streaming services, you dont need impersonator ATHENA is one of the people
proled in Vegas Baby.
to leave the house until awards season
begins to heat up in the fall.
One of the most interesting new releases comprehensive prison reform.
is Vegas Baby, which was an audience I Love You Both is denitely a family
favorite at the 2016 AFI Docs Film Festival aair. Kristin Archibald is the co-writer
under its original title of HaveABaby. and co-star of the movie with her brother
Inspired by her own experiences with the Doug, who also directed. They play Krystal
economic and emotional toll of infertility and Donny, co-dependent twins and
treatments, Academy Award-nominated roommates. They are in deep denial about
director Amanda Micheli turns her lens on
a controversial annual contest.
the fact that they are both dating the same
man (Lucas Ne), but when he nally
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YouTube contest; the most popular entrant Another recent streaming release is the
gets a free round of treatments. One of charming Irish dramedy Handsome Devil.
the most fascinating contestants is Athena Writer/director John Butler sets his coming-of-
Reich, a single lesbian performer and Lady age story in a repressive Irish boarding school
Gaga impersonator, who reveals it was dominated by the homophobic rugby coach.
harder to come out to her Catholic family as Ned, a music-loving rebel whos bullied by the
infertile that it was to come out as a lesbian. jocks, is forced to share a dorm room with
Recently out on DVD is Flatbush Conor, a star athlete. Under the watchful eye
Luck, the eighth feature lm by writer/ of their English teacher Mr. Sherry (Andrew
director Casper Andreas. A multiple Scott from Pride), the two form an unlikely
award winner on the festival circuit, the friendship. The stakes get raised when
lm is a romantic comedy crime caper the rugby team starts winning and several
about two hunky cousins in Brooklyn characters are forced reveal their true selves.
who stumble upon an insider trading
scheme. Things heat up when stock
As always, the gay owned and operated
Wolfe Video is a great source for LGBT The
hookup site
tips turn into murder plots and Jimmy lms, whether on DVD/Blu-ray or
and Max nd themselves dealing with streaming. Two of their recent acquisitions
crooked businessmen, the police, sexual were standouts in the 2016 festival circuit.

confusion and an impending wedding. A favorite with both critics and
Before the Fall is a modern-day gay audiences, and a late-night hit at D.C.s
adaptation of Jane Austens classic novel Reel Armations Film Festival last year,
Pride and Prejudice set in a small town Paris 09:59 Tho & Hugo starts out
in southern Virginia. Elisabeth Bennet has
been reimagined as Ben Bennet, a wealthy
after midnight in a Paris sex club. After a
passionate sexual encounter, Theo and
for the
lawyer, and the aristocratic Mr. Darcy has
become Lee Darcy, a rough-hewn welder.
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themselves and their families. Directed contemporary New York underground
by Toronto-based lmmaker Saron ballroom scene; the backstage comedy
Cassaday (Cyber-Seniors), the movie Opening Night starring Topher Grace, Taye
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Tasty temptations

If the dog days have the bakery decked out in full holiday
attire and piping holiday music stocked
you zapped, refresh with with special holiday-inspired menu items.
these scintillating The Instagrammable Elves on Vacation
shortbread cookies are a standout, along
summery concoctions with Tomasons signature ginger and
lemon stack cake, eggnog ice cream and
By KRISTEN HARTKE frozen hot chocolate.
Chef and sommelier Danny Lled
As it starts to get toward the end of is oering up a taste of Spain at Slate
July, theres a seemingly endless supply Wine Bar+Bistro (2404 Wisconsin Ave.,
of Code Orange days while vacation N.W.; on July 22-29

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time starts to dwindle away, making it and Aug. 5, with his interactive dinner
increasingly dicult to get inspired to do, series, Dreaming of Dnia. Cozy up to the
well, anything. chefs table for $45 per person ($25 wine
With that in mind, heres a collection pairing optional), where Chef Lled will
of a few ways to rouse yourself out of demonstrate his paella technique while
the stupor created by the mid-summer serving up a ve-course menu that reect
Weekend Brunch doldrums before autumn starts to make his Spanish and Portuguese heritage.
Champagne Celebrations its rst tentative appearances. Face it, Some of the planned dishes include
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 have ideas to them. The days of me doing three ideas in the pipeline now. Thats
again. Shows like these, Im totally ne 10 love songs that have nothing to do BLADE: Your stepfather, Willie how I keep young and energetic. You will
with doing. The band and I may need to with one another, I stopped doing that Murphy, had a big inuence on your never nd me sitting in front of the TV set.
do an extra-long sound check, but weve years ago. I did a Big Band album, I did a music career. How did he help shape Its my suggestion to all those people who
worked together for so long and know all show tunes album, I did a decades series your musical tastes? are getting on dont just sit and watch
the songs so well, its no problem. and I always wanted to do a tribute to my MANILOW: He brought with him a TV, gure out something to do and do it.
home town of New York. There were so stack of albums that may have well been a
BLADE: What can you preview many great songs that I decided to do stack of gold, because I didnt know much BLADE: What is it that keeps you
about what fans can expect from the a medley of a handful of them because music. I was raised by my grandparents coming back to the stage time and
performance? I loved them all but didnt have enough and my mother, and my mother was into time again?
MANILOW: For many years, I was able space for everything. the pop music of the day on the radio, MANILOW: Garrys told me, You cant
to do album cuts and special material which didnt really turn me on, and my cure cancer but you can make them
and little by little, as the years went by, BLADE: What is your songwriting grandparents were into the old Russian forget about it for 90 minutes. Thats
I could tell the audience wants the songs process like? What inspires you to folk songs. When Willie Murphy came into what Im seeing out there. These people
they grew up with, or that their parents write? my life with that stack of albums, there are so happy and having such a great
played for them and whenever I tried to MANILOW: If I started to chase the was music great Broadway albums time singing these songs and listening to
do anything else, I could feel that they trend machine, it would drive me nuts. and great classical albums, Frank Sinatra, me do my cornball jokes and playing my
werent as happy as when I did the big I do what feels good. I write a melody Nelson Riddle and for a 13-year-old kid music, that they do forget the craziness
hits. Im doing as many of the hits as I can and then send it to my brilliant lyricists to hear that for the rst time, it was a life- going on out there in the world. Thats the
possibly squeeze into the show. and then we talk it through. Or, we do it changing moment for me. I didnt know part that keeps me coming back.
together. Im one of these guys who work music like that existed.
BLADE: What was the genesis behind on demand. I work when I have a project. BARRY MANILOW
your latest release, This Is My Town: Ive tried the other way writing a song BLADE: Are there still musical goals The Theater at MGM National Harbor
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What to expect in D.C.s real estate market

Low-ball offers, you with estimates of closing costs, which can very likely need to pay over full price. Some a bit different. When you know youll be in
vary greatly from one state or jurisdiction to agents even purposefully price their homes competition, your first offer should be your
contingencies the next. In fact even between Virginia and low to encourage multiple offers. best offer. In almost every multiple offer sce-
uncommon here the District, closing costs and taxes vary widely. Timelines are TIGHT! Deadlines for any nario, the sellers and the listing agent will re-
CONVEYANCES: In the D.C. area it is stan- contract contingencies (home inspection, ap- view all of the offers presented to them and
By ALLISON GOODHART DuSHUTTLE dard for all appliances, light fixtures, and praisal, etc.) should be kept to a minimum. simply pick the best one. You should act as
anything permanently affixed to the walls or Sellers do not want to have their home off the though the seller will not counter your offer.
We work with many buyers moving to the floors to convey with the property. The only market, tied up with contingencies for more You should feel satisfied at the end of the
D.C. area from other parts of the country. exceptions to this practice are televisions and than 7-10 days. day that your best offer was made, even if
While just about everyone is prepared for the audio/visual equipment. Occasionally, the Home sale contingencies are a tough sell. you are not the winning offer.
sky-high housing prices in our region, most are seller will want to take something that would Speaking of contingencies, D.C.-area sellers RENT TO OWN AND PRE-SETTLEMENT
not aware of some other key characteristics of normally convey. In such a case, the seller will rarely agree to offers contingent on the sale of OCCUPANCIES ARE NOT THE NORM: Rent-
the D.C.-area real estate market. Allow us to note it in contract or in disclosures. If there is a home, especially if that home is out of the ing to own, while common in other parts of
share these common practices that will shed something you would like to convey that is not area. Cases in which contingent offers might the country, is rarely seen in the D.C.-area
some light on the norms of our sometimes attached, we can always request it in the offer. be considered is if the home you are consider- market. Pre-settlement occupancies are also
challenging market. ITS A SELLERS MARKET. The D.C. mar- ing buying has been on the market for a while extremely rare. While we have seen it, these
BUYERS MUST PROVE THEMSELVES: Sell- ket is very much a sellers market at the mo- or it is listed a higher price point. If the sellers agreements are used in only the most unusual
ers and their agents want to know and will ment, so out-of-town buyers should know do agree to accept a contingent offer, their cases. Pre-settlement occupancies offer con-
check that you can afford the house. This the following: agent would want to speak to the listing agent venience to buyers, but come with great risk
means if you are financing the property, you Offers must be fairly close to list - most of of the buyers home and review the homes and liability for sellers.
must have a pre-approval letter from your the time. In many parts of the country, its pos- pricing. Furthermore, if sellers are amenable The bottom line: If youre moving to the D.C.
lender. If you are paying cash, youll need sible to get houses far below list price. Not so to a home sale contingency, they will generally area from another part of the country, youll
proof of funds in the form of a letter from your here we dont see low ball offers unless expect the offer to be close to full price and find many differences in our real estate mar-
banker or a copy of bank statements showing there is a major issue with the property or have tight timelines as noted above. ket. In addition to steep prices, be prepared
a sufficient amount of cash to buy the home. some extenuating circumstance. Inside the Multiple offer scenarios are common. Its for a sellers market. This means acting quickly
This documentation will be presented to the beltway, most sellers are insulted if you offer not unusual for a D.C.-area property to receive and definitively, being flexible, and keeping a
listing agent on your behalf. The agent may more than 10 percent under list price. Addi- multiple offers soon after it is listed, especially sense of humor throughout the process.
contact your lender or bank to confirm the in- tionally, low offers dont get negotiations off if it is well priced and in a hot area. Weve
formation. This is normal in our area, so it is no to the best start (though certainly, we have seen it time and again. In fact, in one recent
cause for concern. gotten it done). Every negotiation is different. case, we saw double digit offers on a home.
SELLERS PREFER LOCAL LENDERS: On a Some houses in our market do go for under If youre coming from out of the area, you ALLISON GOODHART DUSHUTTLE is Lead
Agent for The Goodhart Group, Alexandrias
related note, sellers and listing agents typically that 10 percent mark, but many go 10 percent most likely have not seen this situation (un- and McEnearney Associates top producing real
prefer local lenders who know the norms of OVER list price or more. As always, the final less youre coming from Toronto, New York estate team. In 2015, she was nationally recog-
nized by Realtor Magazine, being named to its
our market and are reachable on weekends sale price depends on location and condition City or San Francisco, perhaps). Making an 30 Under 30 club. Allison can be reached at703-
and evenings. Your lender needs to provide of the property. In hot neighborhoods, you will offer on a hot property in the D.C. market is


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