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Hearing set for street-naming Gay Democrat announces bid for local party post
bill for gay Democrat Longtime gay Democratic activist Phil Pannell has announced he is a candidate for
the position of D.C. Democratic Committeeman, which became open last month when
The D.C. City Council has scheduled a hearing on Sept. 20 for a bill calling for former D.C. Council member Arrington Dixon, who held the position, resigned before
the ceremonial naming of a street on Capitol Hill for the late Richard Rausch, a the end of his term in 2018.
prominent gay Democratic Party activist and advocate for LGBT rights. Pannell currently serves in the position of Alternate Democratic Committeeman. He points
Rausch was an Iowa native who rst came to D.C. in 1960 after working on out in an open letter to members of the citys Democratic State Committee, the governing
President John F. Kennedys election campaign. He died in 2007 after a bout with body of the D.C. Democratic Party, that traditionally the Alternate Committeeman and
double pneumonia. He was 77. Alternate Committeewoman have been named as the Committeeman or Committeewoman
He was an early and open advocate for LGBTQ rights, womens rights, workers when their predecessor leaves the position before the end of their term.
rights, civil rights, and human rights during his tenure as a sta member for But this year D.C. Council member Anita Bonds (D-At-Large), who serves as chair of
Democratic members of Congress and in leadership positions in the party, the D.C. Democratic Party, moved to change the local partys rules to end the tradition
according to a resolution approved Monday by the Gertrude Stein Democratic of the alternate committee person automatically becoming the full committeeman or
Club endorsing the Rausch street-naming bill. committeewoman. Under Bonds proposal, which is expected to be approved by the State
The bill, introduced by Council member Anita Bonds (D-At-Large), calls for Committee next month, the full State Committee will vote to elect a new Committeeman
designating the 200 block of 2nd Street, S.E., where Rausch lived for many years, or Committeewoman when an incumbent leaves oce before their term expires.
as Richard Rausch Way. Bonds told the Blade on Tuesday she introduced her proposal because the old system
Nine members of the 13-member Council, including Council Chair Phil Mendelson of replacing the committee person with the alternate committee person is in violation
(D-At-Large), have signed on as co-sponsors of the bill. The Sept. 20 hearing will be of rules set by the Democratic National Committee, on which the committee persons
held by the Councils Committee of the Whole, which Mendelson chairs. serve. She said her proposal is in no way aimed at preventing Pannell from replacing
We dont want to forget our community heroes, and Richard is denitely one Dixon as the committee person, noting that she is a longtime supporter of the LGBT
we count as among those who not only have been activists in the community but community and would welcome the selection of an LGBT person for the post through
have helped others, Bonds said in discussing her reason for introducing the bill. the new selection process.
So I think its perfectly appropriate. But in his open letter to State Committee members, Pannell said the real reason
LOU CHIBBARO JR. Bonds was seeking the rules change was that some of our members do not want to see
me as the national committeeman and some other men want that position.
Acknowledging that the rules change will be approved, Pannell said he will run in an
election by State Committee members.
It couldnt immediately be determined who will run against Pannell for the post.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.

Food & Friends joins Food Is Medicine symposium



The local organization Food & Friends, which for years has delivered meals to people
with HIV and AIDS and other serious illnesses in the D.C. metropolitan area, is among
more than a dozen similar groups from across the country that are participating in a
national symposium in the nations capital organized by the Food Is Medicine Coalition.
Organizers of the symposium, scheduled to be held Sept. 11-13, said its intended to
advocate for access to medically tailored meals, [as] a low-cost, high-impact solution
for sick and low-income Americans, according to a statement released by Food Is
Medicine Coalition.
Participants will discuss best practices in medically tailored nutrition, research in the
eld and innovations projects from across the country, the statement says.
It says participants were scheduled to visit members of Congress on Capitol Hill on
Wednesday, Sept. 13, to advocate for increased Medicaid and Medicare provisions for
medically tailored nutrition.
Craig Shniderman, executive director of Food & Friends, said representatives of the
organization were participating in the symposium and would be joining colleagues
from similar groups in other parts of the country on visits to Capitol Hill to advocate for
TERRY MICHAEL died last month. organizations food delivery programs. He said Food & Friends representatives would
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be meeting with D.C. Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.

Memorial service set for gay journalist Terry Michael


Trekr Adventures to host hurricane relief benet at JR.s
A memorial service is scheduled to be held Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Hill Center on
Capitol Hill for gay journalist and political commentator Terry Michael, who died on Aug. Trekr Adventures, a gay-owned local travel company, will host a fundraiser to benet
7 at the age of 70. the Virgin United Fund and The Moorings Fund; the former is a fund established by Sir
It will be informal and will include some musical oerings and an opportunity for Richard Branson to assist with hurricane relief and the latter was established by sailing
people to speak if they wish to do so, according to a statement released by friends and charter company The Moorings to assist its employees and families.
family members who are organizing the memorial. The benet will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, at JR.s; $1 will be donated for every Miller
The Hill Center is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E. The memorial service is Lite sold; Jell-O shots will be sold with all proceeds going to the two funds and a cash
scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. bucket will be passed for contributions.
In a career in Washington spanning more than 40 years, Michael worked as a The event is a response to Hurricane Irma, which decimated the British Virgin Islands.
journalist, press secretary, educator and political commentator. Among his numerous It is a popular destination for sailing and Trekr Adventures and our customers have
endeavors was his role as executive director of the Washington Center for Politics and a strong anity for Tortola and the surrounding islands, said Trekrs Josh Seefried.
Journalism, which he founded in 1989 and through which he taught journalism students Families need our help immediately and the whole of the BVI needs our help to rebuild
how best to report on politics and public aairs. and get their economy going again.
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Vince Gray says he might run for mayor


Tells Stein Club he to suppress the vote and he was successful
in doing that, Gray said in referring to
hasnt ruled out a Machens news conference.
challenge to Bowser Grays comment at the Stein Club meeting
that he isnt ruling out a run for mayor came a
little over a week after D.C. Attorney General
By LOU CHIBBARO JR. Karl Racine announced he will not run for
lchibbaro@washblade.com mayor next year, a development believed to
have boosted Bowsers prospects for wining
Former D.C. mayor and current City a second term as mayor.
Council member Vincent Gray (D-Ward A mayoral run by Gray next year could
7) drew applause from members of the present a dilemma for the Stein Club.
Gertrude Stein Democratic Club on Sept. Gray received the clubs endorsement
11, when he said he has not ruled out a when he rst ran for mayor in 2010. He
run for mayor next year. Council member VINCENT GRAY says he nished ahead of his rivals, including
hasnt ruled out a run for mayor.
Gray, who attended the Stein Clubs WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY BLAKE BERGEN
Bowser, in the clubs 2014 endorsement
regularly scheduled meeting at the D.C. vote but fell four votes short of obtaining
Center for the LGBT Community, hinted the 60 percent threshold needed to win
at a possible mayoral race in response the clubs endorsement in the primary.
to a question by club member Matt one week before early voting began for on Monday night his previously stated But similar to Gray, Bowser has
Abbruzzese, who asked him, Are you the citys 2014 Democratic primary for belief that Machens 11th hour news emerged as a strong supporter of LGBT
going to run for mayor? mayor. In his news conference Machen conference reversed Grays lead in the rights and LGBT-related issues since
Do you want me to make an implied that he had evidence that Gray polls and helped then-Council member becoming mayor. She has outpaced Gray
announcement? Gray replied, drawing may have engaged in illegal fundraising Muriel Bowser beat Gray in the primary in appointments of a large number of
laughter and applause from some club in his 2010 mayoral election campaign. to become mayor. LGBT people to high-level positions in
members. No such evidence was presented and If you go back and look at the polls that her administration, building signicant
I havent ruled it out, he said. Lets the U.S. Attorneys oce later dropped were conducted during that time, every support within the LGBT community.
put it that way. its investigation into alleged campaign poll that was conducted one week before A race between Gray and Bowser for
Gray then mentioned how he was nance violations in Grays 2010 campaign early voting started we were up anywhere mayor next year would force Stein Club
hugely upset and disappointed over the on grounds that insucient evidence between 6 to 13 points, Gray said. And it members and many LGBT voters to choose
controversial news conference called by existed that such violations occurred. was in my opinion an insurmountable lead, between two candidates considered strong
then-D.C. U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Gray reiterated to Stein Club members said Gray. What he did was he was trying friends of the LGBT community.

Cliff Witt, early D.C. gay rights strategist, dies at 77


Co-founder of and became uent in Spanish. Hantgun said Witt had a great sense Witt and the others working on Kamenys
He entered the Peace Corps shortly of humor as he led his production crew campaign didnt expect Kameny to win,
GAA was manager after receiving a bachelors and masters on locations throughout the country, they considered the eort a success in
at Ziegfelds-Secrets degree in lm production and direction including industrial waste sites. achieving their goal of drawing attention
at Northwestern University in Illinois, Cli was a good man and great to work to the gay issues that Kameny raised
By LOU CHIBBARO JR. according to Clyde Witt. Clyde Witt said with, Daniels said. He always pushed during the campaign.
lchibbaro@washblade.com his brother was born in Cleveland and himself and his crew to do better in a very Shortly after the campaign ended Witt
raised in nearby Maple Heights, Ohio. compassionate way. joined Kuntzler and four others involved
Clifton R. Cli Witt, who was one of six He graduated from Maple Heights High Longtime D.C. gay activist Paul Kuntzler in the campaign in launching the D.C. Gay
founders of D.C.s Gay Activists Alliance School in 1958. said Witt played an active role in the Activists Alliance, which they modeled after
in 1971 and worked for more than 20 Clyde Witt and others who knew groundbreaking 1971 election campaign a group by the same name in New York City.
years as a director of lm and video for Cli Witt said he devoted most of his of gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, who Witts brother Clyde said he believes
a company that makes industrial training working career as a lmmaker for the became a candidate for the newly created Witt retired from his lmmaking career
movies before becoming a manager at communications division of the Bureau D.C. Congressional Delegate seat in at the BNA, which later became known as
the D.C. gay bar Ziegfelds-Secrets, died of National Aairs, or BNA, a D.C.-based Congress. It was the rst time an openly Bloomberg BNA, in the late 1990s. And
Sept. 2 at George Washington University news organization that specializes in gay person had run for a federal oce. then after that he just sort of did whatever
Hospital. He was 77. business-related news and produces Kuntzler, who served as manager of he wanted to do, Clyde Witt said.
Friends and co-workers at Ziegfelds- educational and training movies. the Kameny campaign, said Witt served According to friends and co-workers
Secrets said he lost consciousness at A BNA ocial said Witt worked for the as assistant manager. Among other at Ziegfelds-Secrets, it was around that
the club just after its 3 a.m. closing on company as Director of Film & Video from things, Witt used what Kuntzler said was time that Witt redirected his energy in
Saturday and was taken by ambulance January 1973 until December 1995. his remarkable organizational skills to retirement into a new career as a manager
to the hospital where he died later Roberta Hantgun and Mark Daniels were arrange for several busloads of volunteer at Secrets, where, among other things, he
that morning. His friend and former hired by Witt in the late 1970s as freelance campaign workers to travel from New supervised and arranged the scheduling of
roommate Glenn Berkheimer said Witt camera operators and worked on many of York City to D.C. to help gather several the clubs nude male dance performers. He
had been suering from a lung ailment the lm projects directed by Witt. thousand signatures needed to get also served as the graphic designer for the
but the hospital didnt immediately We did safety training lms, Daniels Kamenys name on the ballot. clubs promotional advertising.
disclose a cause of death. told the Washington Blade. Some Kameny nished in fourth place in a Clyde Witt said plans for a memorial service
Witts brother, Clyde Witt, said Cli Witt showed industrial accidents. We did a six-candidate race, receiving just under would be announced at a later date. Ziegfelds-
began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer sexual harassment training series about 1,900 votes, a few hundred more than a Secrets co-owner Steven Delurba said the club
in the early 1960s in Latin America, where sexual harassment in the workplace, he candidate who expressed anti-gay views plans to organize its own memorial gathering
he served for at least two years in Colombia said. They were very creative. during the campaign. Although Kuntzler, for Witt in the near future.
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Fauci: More resources needed to end epidemic


D.C. plays host to U.S. families, the Housing Opportunities Arrivals (DACA) program that has allowed
for People with AIDS (HOPWA), the roughly 800,000 young documented
Conference on AIDS U.S. Department of Health and Human immigrants to remain in the U.S. and
Services Oce of Minority Health and the obtain work permits.
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS National Institutes of Health itself. A lot of us are really hurting right now,
mlavers@washblade.com Fauci in his remarks did not specically said Kawata. Theres so many messages
refer to the proposed cuts. He did say, that were getting.
The director of the National Institute however, there is a need for an HIV Were being told in the outside world
of Allergy and Infections Diseases at the vaccine to achieve what I call durable that were second-class citizens, he
National Institutes of Health on Saturday end of the HIV pandemic. added. Goddamn it we are not second-
said more resources need to be devoted Were not talking about the individual class citizens and we deserve to ght and
to ending the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. person whos living with HIV or what we we deserve to stand up for who we are.
Dr. Anthony Fauci in a presentation can do for at the at-risk purpose, even in Conference organizers on Friday
he gave at the U.S. Conference on AIDS the absence of a vaccine, he said. But allowed a group of ve transgender rights
at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in D.C. globally and epidemiology if we want to advocates who interrupted a plenary to
noted individual countries have met end the epidemic, if its durable were speak on the stage for nearly 20 minutes.
UNAIDS targets of having 90 percent of going to need a vaccine. One man who attended Saturdays
people with HIV knowing their status, Roughly 3,000 people attended the plenary interrupted Kawata and criticized
receiving antiretroviral therapy and Dr. ANTHONY FAUCI, director of the conference that NMAC formerly known conference organizers for not providing
having undetectable viral loads by 2020. National Institutes of Healths National as the National Minority AIDS Council space for the Latino community.
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
He pointed out globally as a whole we speaks at the U.S. Conference on AIDS at the organized. You call this a family reunion, but I
are still far from the mark at 44 percent. Marriott Marquis Hotel in D.C. on Sept. 9. NMAC Executive Director Paul Kawata have not seen one Latino voice on that
We need to do much better, said Fauci. WASHINGTON BLADE PHOTO BY MICHAEL K. LAVERS
on Saturday discussed Trumps proposed main stage, said the man, who did not
You do much better with resources. budget, noting it has been a very dicult identify himself. Its very heartbreaking
Fauci said 19.5 million of the more than (D-Calif.) in her remarks at the conferences time in Washington. to come here once again and not see a
36 million people around the world who opening plenary on Thursday noted We are a movement for social Latino presence on the main stage.
are living with HIV are on antiretroviral President Trumps proposed budget for justice, he said. We are a movement Our people are hurting too, he added.
drugs. He noted there is a treatment the 2018 scal year would cut $850 million for social justice that is dependent upon Were brown and undocumented. were
gap of 17.2 million people. from the Presidents Emergency Plan for government funding. brown and gay. were brown, gay and
We are really far o the mark. so AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and $225 million from Kawata in his remarks referenced undocumented . . . our voice is important.
we need to so something at a global the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis last months white supremacist rally in Kawata acknowledged the man from
epidemiological level that involves not only and Malaria. She also criticized the White Charlottesville, Va., last month that left a the stage after he stopped speaking.
people in this room, but governments, our House for proposing cuts to the Ryan 32-year-old woman dead and more than Thank you for standing up and
own, international organizations that need White Comprehensive AIDS Resource a dozen others injured. He also noted speaking your truth, said Kawata. Thank
to pull together for that, said Fauci. Emergency Act that provides assistance the Trump administrations decision to you for speaking up and for holding me
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to low-income people with HIV and their rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood accountable.

Pa. company refuses to make Charlottesville Pride T-shirts


Legacy Athletics North Carolinas Yall means All icon, Charlottesville made headlines arming LGBTQ message, said shes since
and the distributor for a longtime local in August when a Unite the Right heard from a number of folks who have
cites policy to avoid vendor said they wouldnt do the work. rally brought Neo-Nazis and white oered to supply the event with hats. She
oensive messages The local company, Red Star supremacists to the otherwise quiet also said thats not really whats important.
Merchandise, had worked with and town. They had ostensibly planned to Trump is in oce and we had Nazis
By BRAD KUTNER supported Cville Pride for years, but the protest the removal of a Gen. Robert E. in our town this [issue with Legacy]
company that prints its hats, Hanover, Lee statue in a centrally located park and is so small, but its just evidence of the
Charlottesville, Va.s LGBT Pride Festival, Pa.s Legacy Athletics, sent an email were met by counter protesters. They systemic problems we continue to have,
to be held Saturday, hit a bump in the road saying it would not do the work because were eventually dispersed after Virginia she said. We have people really hurting
earlier this month after a Pennsylvania it aims to keep a positive connotation Gov. Terry McAulie called a state of in Charlottesville after everything that
hat printing company declined to print to the brand and part of that process emergency. One woman, Heather Heyer, has happened. But its just evidence that
merchandise with the groups political or is avoiding doing any products with was killed when an attendee of the Unite were still in this ght. No one needs a
controversial message. custom logos that might be deemed as the Right event barreled into a crowd of hat, right? But we have to get to a place in
We dont have a lot of places to get controversial, political, oensive, etc. protesters with his car. society where LGBTQ lives are protected
rainbow stu, its not like living in D.C., A look at Legacy Athletics website That connection between Cville Pride and by non-discrimination laws.
believe it or not, said Lisa Green, director shows the company specializes in college the deadly attack that still hangs over the city It seems Green and Cville Pride have
of Cville Pride, in a phone interview with and casual custom clothing and hats. No is something that really bothered Green. enough work on their hands and are
the Blade. images available on social media show The response isnt just about us being choosing to move on with their event, which
Green and a small cadre of products with an overtly political message. gay, its also about Charlottesville, she happens Sept. 16 at the Sprint Pavilion in
Charlottesville locals started the rst The Legacy email, published on Cville said. Its tainted in both ways. Downtown Charlottesville. The only reason
Cville Pride six years ago. She said the Prides website, goes on to say that the In an email sent to Green by Red Star, she decided to go public with the issue was
event runs on a shoestring budget, but company does not either support or do the printing company said it expressed to inform others who might change their
it thrives because of the community and not support the organization making the disappointment with Legacys decision. buying habits from Legacy in the future.
the support they get from vendors. request but in light of recent events But they also promised Green theyd no Attempts to reach Legacy Athletics for
So Green was shocked when they in Charlottesville as well as the fact Gay longer work with Legacy on any further comment have not yet been returned.
attempted to get hats printed with their Pride events are political activism, we orders and will make others aware. Redstar Merchandise said it would not
logo, a borrowed version of Equality respectfully decline this order. Green, with a mission to spread an comment further.
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Gillibrand seeks to thwart Trump trans military ban


Administration opposes On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader
Chuck Schumer told reporters at his
amendment to defense bill weekly press gaggle Senate leadership
is still working on an agreement under
By CHRIS JOHNSON which amendments will come up.
cjohnson@washblade.com McCain told the Hungton Post on
Tuesday no decision was made on the
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) led Gillibrand amendment.
an amendment Monday before the U.S. Were working on it, McCain is quoted
Senate that would undermine President as saying. Weve been talking for days.
Trumps ban on transgender military The Trump administrations position is
service and could see a vote soon. consistent with an email from the anti-
The two-page amendment, co- LGBT Family Research Council urging
sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), supporters to contact their senators to
was led for consideration as part of the oppose the amendment.
scal year 2018 defense authorization bill. David Christensen, the Family Research
The amendment was obtained this week Councils vice president for government
by the Washington Blade. aairs, cites issues with privacy and cost
Gillibrand said in a statement the of the transition-related care, making
amendment would honor transgender dubious estimates gender reassignment
service members currently serving in the surgery would cost the U.S. military
Sen. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND led an amendment that would undermine President Trumps ban
armed forces. on transgender military service. around $3.7 billion over a 10-year period.
Any individual who wants to join our WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY Those suering from gender
military and meets the standards should dysphoria have a psychological and
be allowed to serve, period. Gender potential expulsion after Trump directed government funding for that procedure medical condition,Christensen writes.
identity should have nothing to do with it, the U.S. military to the reinstate the policy. would be allowed to stand. Allowing people who identify as
Gillibrand said. I am proud to work with Under the amendment, a service The absence of that language is likely transgender to serve in the military,
Sen. Collins to introduce our bipartisan member may not be involuntarily an attempt to win support from Senate much-less be recruited for the military,
amendment to protect transgender separated from the Armed Forces, or Republicans who objected to Trumps will have a negative impact on readiness,
members of our Armed Forces, and I will denied reenlistment or continuation in policy, but withheld support for military recruitment and retention.
always ght for our brave transgender servicein the Armed Forces, solely on the funds for transition-related health care. Concurrent with a legislative process
troops who put their lives on the line to basis of the membersgender identity. It remains to be seen whether Senate is litigation seeking to overturn Trumps
protect our country. The third part of the amendment leadership will reach an agreement to transgender military ban. In one of the
Both Gillibrand and Collins championed codies the study announced June 30 allow a vote on the Gillibrand amendment. lawsuits led by the National Center for
eorts in 2010 for legislative repeal of by Defense Secretary James Mattis The Senate was set to vote on proceeding Lesbian Rights and GLBTQ Advocates
Dont Ask, Dont Tell. They both were on the impact of new enlistments of with debate on the defense authorization & Defenders, the legal team has sought
among the 45 senators who signed a transgender people in the armed forces. bill late this week. a preliminary injunction, which could
letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis The amendment sets a deadline for Lawmakers were considering last come down at any time and eectively lift
urging him to resist Trumps plan to bar completing that study on Dec. 31 and week language for an amendment Trumps policy.
transgender people from the U.S. military. directs the Pentagon to send Congress a against Trumps transgender military The impact of a preliminary injunction,
Collins, the lead Republican in eorts report on that study no later than Feb. 21. ban. Whether or not the amendment one LGBT advocate said, could go either
to repeal Dont Ask, Dont Tell, also However, the amendment stops short will obtain a vote is likely up to Sen. way on legislation, either taking the wind
expressed support for transgender of directing the Pentagon to accept John McCain (R-Ariz.), who as chair of of out of the sails for that course or giving
troops in a statement. transgender people into the armed forces, the Senate Armed Services Committee more space to lawmakers to vote against
Our armed forces should welcome putting o the decision on whether that will has considerable sway over the defense the policy after the judiciary repudiated it.
the service of any qualied individual happen until the completion of the study. authorization bill. Generally, I think it might be less
who is willing and capable of serving Aaron Belkin, director of the San The Trump administration has come out helpful, but its hard to say, and we could
our country, Collins said. If individuals Francisco-based Palm Center, endorsed against the amendment. A White House see a preliminary injunction at any time,
are willing to put on the uniform of our the Gillibrand measure in a statement as National Security Council spokesperson but theres no guarantee we see one at
country, be deployed in war zones, and means to enhance military readiness. told the Washington Blade the all, the advocate said.
risk their lives for our freedoms, then we Legislative action now would administration opposes the amendment. Even if the Senate approved an
should be expressing our gratitude to prevent uncertainty and disruption The administration opposes the amendment against Trumps transgender
them, not trying to exclude them from following from a ban and save money Sen. Gillibrand amendment, the NSC military ban as part of the defense
military service. that would be wasted recruiting and spokesperson said. The president signed authorization bill, many obstacles could
The amendment, which responds training replacements, Belkin said. an EO tasking DOD with implementation. prevent it from becoming law.
to President Trumps memo late last Many Republican leaders have made The White House referred the Blade For starters, the provision could be
month directing the Pentagon to ban statements in support of transgender to the Pentagon for more details, which stripped out in conference committee
transgender people from the armed troops defending our nation, including reiterated in response to the amendment when House and Senate lawmakers agree
forces, consists of three parts. Sens. McCain, Collins, Murkowski, Hatch, the process Defense Secretary James to a nal version of the defense bill. The
The rst part expresses the sense of Portman, Ernst, Tillis, Heller, Johnson, Mattis set up to examine Trumps House already approved its version of the
Congress, which isnt binding under the Toomey, Gardner, Shelby and Sullivan, proposed transgender military ban. legislation, which contains no provision
law, that individuals who are qualied and 56 retired generals and admirals have As directed, DoD will develop an on transgender service.
and can meet the standards to serve in said that reinstating the transgender ban implementation plan, which will contain If the amendment survives the entire
the military should be eligible toserve. would degrade readiness. the steps that will promote military process in Congress, Trump would
The second part addresses what will Nowhere mentioned in the amendment readiness, lethality, and unit cohesion, then be in a position of having to sign
happen to transgender people currently is U.S. military funding for gender with due regard for budgetary constraints a defense bill into law that includes a
in the military who came out after the reassignment surgery. It seems that and consistent with applicable law, measure overriding his directive to ban
Obama administration lifted the ban on even if the amendment became law, the Pentagon spokesperson Lt. Col. Paul transgender military service, which the
transgender service and are now facing portion of Trumps ban that would end Haverstick said. president would likely not be keen to do.
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Irma causes signicant damage in Key West


LGBT and intersex issues, and the Rustin especially vulnerable to HIV infection or
Fund for Global Equality have created a often forgotten in access to treatment
fund designed to help Irmas LGBT victims and healthcare programs.
in the Caribbean. The groups are raising In the Caribbean, it can be extremely
funds for the Jamaica-based Caribbean dicult to reach members of the LGBTI
Vulnerable Communities Coalition, which community, but in the wake of Irmas
provides services directly to and on destruction, reach them we must, said Alturi
behalf of Caribbean populations who are in an email it sent to supporters on Tuesday.

Seattle mayor resigns after


fth molestation accusation
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Tuesday announced he would resign after a fth
man accused him of sexual molestation.
Theres extensive damage to Route 1, the road that leads to Key West. Murray in a statement said he will step down on Wednesday at 5 p.m. local
PHOTO COURTESY OF MONROE COUNTY FACEBOOK time. Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell will become acting mayor.
While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal
Fund created to help issues do not aect the ability of our city government to conduct the publics
to be able to assess damage and think business, said Murray in a statement.
LGBT victims in Caribbean about the future. Seattle voters elected Murray as their citys mayor in 2013. The openly gay
The Washington Blade has received Democrat had previously been in the Washington Legislature.
By MICHAEL K. LAVERS reports that other gay and lesbian Murray in May announced he would not seek re-election after a fourth man
mlavers@washblade.com guesthouses and bars on the island did came forward to allege he paid him for sex when he was a teenager in the 1980s.
not sustain serious damage. Media reports indicate Murrays cousin on Tuesday accused him of molesting
Hurricane Irma caused signicant Irma made landfall on Cudjoe Key, him on Long Island, N.Y., in the 1970s.
damage in Key West when it made landfall which is roughly 20 miles east of Key MICHAEL K. LAVERS
in the Florida Keys on Sunday. West, early Sunday morning with winds
Videos that storm chasers and local of 130 mph. The Category 4 hurricane
residents posted onto social media show washed out portions of U.S. 1, which is the Protesters denounce
Irmas storm surge inundated portions of
Key West with several feet of water.
only road to the mainland in Miami-Dade
County, and caused widespread damage
anti-LGBT violence, Islamophobia
Irma damaged the iconic monument to homes, boats and infrastructure
that marks the southernmost point in the throughout the Florida Keys. Roughly two-dozen people gathered in Dupont Circle on Sunday to protest
continental U.S., but Ernest Hemingways Residents and business owners who anti-LGBT violence and discrimination, racism and Islamophobia.
home and the more than 50 cats that live there evacuated before Irma are unable KhushDC, a group for LGBT South Asians who live in the D.C. metropolitan
appeared to have weathered the hurricane to access the Florida Keys south of area, and the National Queer Asian Pacic Islander Alliance organized the event,
well. Irma, however, did cause widespread Islamorada. Airports in Key West and which included local advocates who spoke.
tree damage throughout Key West. Marathon, a city that is located in the Organizers at the base of the Dupont Circle fountain placed 75 rainbow ags
Bourbon St. Pub, a gay bar on Duval middle of the Florida Keys, remain closed representing the number of hate crimes on the basis of sexual orientation, gender
Street, on Monday in a Facebook post said to commercial ights. identity, race, ethnicity and national origin that have been reported in D.C. since
the garden bar of New Orleans House, an We certainly will clean everything July 31. They also had posters honoring Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim
all-male guesthouse, is unrecognizable. up on the island and get it ready to re- teenager who was killed in June during what advocates believe is a hate crime, and
Not one tree is standing, said the post, open, former Monroe County Mosquito three other murder victims who were trans and/or people of color.
which notes the owner of the Bourbon St. Commissioner Steve Smith told the Blade For some of us, these arent dierent communities, Shabab Ahmed Mirza of
Pub and New Orleans House provided on Monday from Orlando. KhushDC told the Washington Blade before she spoke in Dupont Circle. We are
the information after he called from his Smith and his husband evacuated their part of the LGBT community. I am part of the queer and trans community. I am
homes landline. He traveled around the Key West home before Irma. part of the Muslim community. I am part of the South Asian community. For me
island and said almost every street in Key We certainly have to make sure that its not like these things are happening separate from each other.
West is blocked by fallen trees. infrastructure is up and running at 100 Sundays event is one of seven that are taking place across the country around
The post also noted trees on top of percent before we open our doors to the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
cars and homes and all the trees in Key visitors, said Smith. We had this horric tragedy, said Mirza.
Wests Bayview Park are down. Irma was a Category 5 hurricane when Whats also been really sad is the 16 years since then, the event has become
All trees have been stripped of their it made landfall last week in Barbuda, St. a symbol of hate against our communities, she added, referring to U.S. military
leaves, it reads. He (the owner) said Barts St. Martin, Anguilla, the U.S. and British campaigns around the world.
it was like a huge weed whacker hit the Virgin Islands and Cuba. The storm caused Mirza told the Blade that airport screening procedures implemented in the
island. All signs, canopies, etc., have been widespread destruction on the islands and wake of Sept. 11 dont actually make anyone that much safer and were created
ripped down. left more than three dozen people dead. as a tool of Islamophobia. She added body scanners the Transportation Security
Island House, another gay resort in Key Irma damaged an LGBT community Administration now uses at airport security checkpoints are telling us what our
West, on Monday wrote on its Facebook center in Santo Domingo, Cuba, when bodies should look like.
page that several large trees fell during Irma, it made landfall on the islands north As a trans person when Im going through security theyre going to have
but the damage to the property is xable. central coast over the weekend with 160 to sort of sit there and be like your body doesnt match what we think a man
The post also notes there is no water, mph winds. The hurricane also damaged should look like or a woman should look like and you have to t into one of those
electricity or cell phone service on Key West. portions of a makeshift memorial that was two categories, said Mirza. Thats not a reality for many of us. If youre a trans
The last few days have been incredibly outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando as woman, you might not have a body thats expected by the machine.
stressful, watching Hurricane Irma head it moved north through Florida. MICHAEL K. LAVERS
for Key West, it reads. The hurricane has Alturi, an organization that seeks to
now gone past us, and we are starting promote further engagement on global
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Edith Windsor, lesbian activist who took down DOMA, dies at 88


She will go down in the
history books as a true
American hero

By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com

Edith Windsor, a lesbian activist who


was a pioneer for LGBT rights and
brought down the anti-gay Defense of
Marriage Act, died Tuesday at age 88.
Judith Kasen-Windsor issued a
statement Tuesday conrming Windsors
death, but didnt disclose a cause. The
two were married in 2016.
I lost my beloved spouse Edie, and the
world lost a tiny but tough as nails ghter
for freedom, justice and equality, Kasen-
Windsor said. Edie was the light of my
life. She will always be the light for the
LGBTQ community which she loved so
much and which loved her right back.
The New York lesbian, who earned a
masters degree in mathematics from EDITH WINDSOR died Tuesday at age 88.
New York University in 1957, was out as WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY

member of the LGBT community at a


time when being gay was criminal under
state law in many parts of the country. as a true American hero, Kaplan said. theHetrick-Martin Institute, and Services about Windsor two years later when
Her longtime partner, Thea Spyer, rst With Edies passing, I lost not only a & Advocacy forLGBTElders, or SAGE. the Supreme Court issued its decision
proposed marriage in 1967, but the two treasured client, but a member of my Aisha Moodie-Mills, CEO of the Gay & extending marriage equality nationwide.
didnt wed until 2007. They held a ceremony family. I know that Edies memory will Lesbian Victory Institute, said in a statement I thought about Edie that day, Obama
in Canada, one of the rst countries where always be a blessing to Rachel, myself Windsor was our erce heroine and will said. I thought about all the millions of
same-sex marriage was legal. and Jacob. I also know that her memory be remembered as a seminal gure in our quiet heroes across the decades whose
But Windsor is best known for being will be a blessing not only to every LGBT inevitable march toward equality. countless small acts of courage slowly
the plainti in the lawsuit that led to person on this planet, but to all who Edith felt deeply the injustice of being made an entire country realize that love
U.S. Supreme Courts landmark decision believe in the concept of btzelem elohim, denied the right to marry her partner of is love and who, in the process, made us
in 2013 striking down the Defense of or equal dignity for all. more than 40 years, and she committed all more free. They deserve our gratitude.
Marriage Act, which prohibited federal Windsors story was inspirational far beyond herself to ghting back with determination And so does Edie.
recognition of same-sex marriage. That the LGBT community. Last year in an interview and a smile, Moodie-Mills said. I will Obama concluded by saying he and
ruling was the precursor for the 2015 with the Washington Blade, Democratic never forget Edith standing on the steps of former rst lady Michelle Obama oer
Obergefell decision extending marriage presidential nominee Hillary Clinton identied the Supreme Court, describing marriage their condolences to Judith Kasen-
equality nationwide. Windsor as an LGBT person she sees as a role as more than just rights and benets but Windsor, whos been married to Windsor
Represented by New York lesbian model. Windsor, an enthusiastic supporter of also as magic a powerful recognition of since last year.
attorney Roberta Kaplan and the Clinton in her bid for the White House, said indescribable love. Edith opened the door Obama added, Americas long journey
American Civil Liberties Union, Windsor she was so honored the candidate chose her for all LGBTQ Americans to experience this towards equality has been guided by
sued the United States for enforcing as a role model. magic and we are forever indebted to countless small acts of persistence, and
DOMA after the U.S. government forced Anthony Romero, executive director of her because of it. fueled by the stubborn willingness of
her to pay $363,000 in estate taxes when the American Civil Liberties Union, said in Former President Barack Obama quiet heroes to speak out for whats right.
Spyer died in 2009 of a heart condition a statement we lost one of this countrys issued a statement, saying few made as Few were as small in stature as Edie
after the two were together 44 years. great civil rights pioneers. a big dierence to America as a result of Windsor and few made as big a dierence
On the day of oral arguments of The wheels of progress turn forward her pursuit for marriage equality. to America.
her case in 2013, Windsor famously because of people like Edie who are Americas long journey towards I had the privilege to speak with Edie
appeared before the media on the steps willing to stand up in the face of injustice, equality has been guided by countless a few days ago, and to tell her one more
of the Supreme Court with an iconic pink Romero said. One simply cannot write small acts of persistence, and fueled by time what a dierence she made to this
scarf that blew in the wind. At the time, the history of the gay rights movement the stubborn willingness of quiet heroes country we love. She was engaged to
Windsor said she was humbled by the without reserving immense credit and to speak out for whats right, Obama her partner, Thea, for forty years. After
role the LGBT movement bestowed upon gratitude for Edie Windsor. We were said. Few were as small in stature as a wedding in Canada, they were married
her in pursuit of marriage equality. proud to stand with Edie when she took Edie Windsor and few made as big a for less than two. But federal law didnt
I am today an out lesbian who just sued her ght on behalf of same-sex couples dierence to America. recognize a marriage like theirs as valid
the United States of America, which is kind everywhere to the Supreme Court. Obama was president in 2013 at the which meant that they were denied
of overwhelming for me, Windsor said. A public memorial will be held Friday, time the U.S. Supreme Court struck down certain federal rights and benets that
Kaplan, who took Windsors case to the Sept. 15 at 12:30 p.m. at Riverside the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act other married couples enjoyed. And when
Supreme Court and successfully argued Memorial Chapel in New York City. In as a result of Windsors legal challenge. Thea passed away, Edie spoke up not for
the 1996 law was unconstitutional, said in a lieu of owers, Windsor had requested As Obama recalled in his statement, he special treatment, but for equal treatment
statement being Windsors lawyer was and that any donations in her memory be called her by phone at the time the ruling so that other legally married same-sex
will always be the greatest honor of my life. made to the NYC LGBT Center, Callen- was handed down to congratulate her. couples could enjoy the same federal
She will go down in the history books Lorde Community Health Center, But Obama said he also thought rights and benets as anyone else.
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Aussie officials warn of marriage debate dangers

NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia Australias lead mental health agency says
the debate about same-sex marriage rights here have a damaging eect on
LGBT residents, the Australian reports.
The National Mental Health Commission on Monday issued a statement to
warn that the debate had heightened discrimination against LGBT people.
(LGBT) people have experienced damaging behavior in their workplaces,
communities and in social and traditional media, commission co-chair,
Professor Allan Fels, said, according to the Australian. The commission is
alarmed about potential negative health impacts these debates are having on
individuals, couples and families who face scrutiny and judgment.
The commission, like more than 40 other health organizations, has a position
statement that marriage equality is a health issue due to, for example, the higher
rates of mental illness and suicide among LGBT people. Although the debate is having
a distressing impact, Brogden said pre-existing vulnerability was of most concern.
The Australia marriage vote started this week. Residents have until Nov. 7 to
vote by mail.

Study looks at prostate cancer effect on gays


MINNEAPOLIS Five years after his husband was diagnosed with prostate
cancer, a University of Minnesota professor is working to improve rehabilitation
treatment for LGBT survivors of the disease, the Minnesota Daily reports.
On Tuesday, Simon Rosser, an epidemiology professor at the University of
Minnesota, received a $3 million National Cancer Institute grant to study the
rehabilitation of LGBT prostate cancer survivors. The study is the rst NIH-
funded study of its kind.
The study will survey 450 people the largest pool in the eld to date, the
Minnesota Daily reports.
Gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer is a hidden population, Rosser
told the Daily. If you go to a doctor tomorrow and youre a gay man with prostate
cancer, the doctor cannot advise you about what works because the scientists
Keep your promise to protect each other. havent conducted the studies.
After the treatment, which often includes the removal of the prostate, many
prostate cancer survivors experience sexual repercussions, Rosser said. One of
his recent studies shows that consequences, like change in orgasm or erectile
diculties, disproportionately aect men who have sex with men.
Because of these repercussions, sexual functioning after surgery is the leading
predictor of quality of life, the Minnesota Daily reports.
Last year, Rosser applied for the NIH grant to nd those answers.
His study will test various rehabilitation techniques to nd which ones doctors
should recommend to patients. The study will be conducted online to reach a
national pool of cancer survivors.
Rosser said he hopes to determine what rehabilitation methods can help
those who underwent the surgery years ago, as well as recent patients, the
Minnesota Daily reports.

Older lesbians report chronic health problems


NEW YORK Older lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to suer
from chronic health problems than their straight counterparts, according to a
Wills & Trusts new study in American Journal of Public Health, reported on by NewNowNext.

Powers of Attorney Living Wills Researchers at the University of Washington examined CDC data for 33,000
adults over the age of 50, and found that strokes, heart attacks, asthma, arthritis
Partnership & Prenuptial Agreements and other problems were signicantly more prevalent among gay/bi women
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more likely to drink excessively ad have trouble sleeping, NewNowNext reports.
This is the rst study to use national population-based data to evaluate

Serving the LGBT Community dierences in health outcomes and behaviors for older LGBT adults. Researchers
took data from the National Health Interview Survey in 2013, the rst year the
in DC/MD/VA since 1983 survey asked respondents about their sexual orientation, NewNowNext reports.
While the study didnt postulate the causes of the health discrepancies, other
research has pointed to discrimination and ostracization as fueling poor health

Lawrence S. Jacobs/McMillan Metro, PC and health choices. Queer women are also less likely to be partnered, meaning
illnesses and warning signs are more likely to go unnoticed, NewNowNext reports.
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and things that make you o balance.
Exercises that cross lots of joints are called complex exercises. Think squats,
lunges, push ups and pull ups. Now try to further confuse the body try adding
in one more element to those exercises. Instead of just performing a squat, try
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balance exercises.
Exercise equipment like BOSU balls, stability balls, TRX bands and medicine
balls can change the normal stability of common exercises. Try doing a push up
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going through the press. Your muscles have to work double time because they
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If youre used to using machines for your workouts, this switch up can be very
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Be explosive: The most complicated exercises that give you the most bang for
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Md. LGBT lawmakers MIA on trans military ban


We need more vocal support And Del. Mary Washington broadcast her equality when the colleague promoting and our gay and lesbian legislators shouldnt
from out assembly members support on social media, urging those af- it was a lesbian speaking about her lov- need us to ask them to do something. They
fected to contact OutServe-SLDN. er, her job, and her family. Its founders should be reaching out to members of the
Of course, none of this actually hap- also anticipated that such elected o- transgender community to understand how
By BRIAN GAITHER pened. From Marylands gay and lesbian cials would be self-motivated advocates, they can advance the aims of the Fairness
legislators there has been almost total si- fully aware of issues aecting the LGBT for All Marylanders Act. They should be so-
Its been a great comfort to watch elected lence on the topic. Sen. Madaleno oered community based on their own lived ex- liciting ideas from leaders in local PFLAG and
ocials stand up for transgender service a few anodyne comments on Twitter and perience. Countless politicians endorsed GLSEN chapters about the best ways to sup-
members during these six weeks since Facebook. Del. Clippinger helpfully re- by the Victory Fund became visible, out- port LGBT youth. They should be speaking
Donald Trump tweeted his intentions to tweeted the ACLU. Del. Kaiser expressed spoken leaders in the public debate and with health ocials and HIV activists to learn
force them out of the military. Especially disgust that the president would deni- helped pass many of the laws we enjoy how to improve access to PrEP, testing, and
amazing has been the outpouring of sup- grate trans troops. But thats all. today. An endorsement from the Victory treatment. They should put an end to HIV
port from the six openly gay and lesbian Admittedly, its unjust to suggest that Fund usually told the rest of us who was criminalization. And they should be the rst
members of Marylands General Assembly. members of the gay and lesbian caucus in best for the job, and with our support the and loudest voices we hear in the local me-
Sen. Rich Madaleno issued a state- Annapolis are indierent to trans people. organization has elected a great many dia when our enemies attack.
ment that if elected governor he would Each of them played a role in passing the candidates whove accomplished exactly The Victory Fund and its mission are
protect the transgender members of Fairness for All Marylanders Act, and if what they were supposed to. still essential in our struggle to achieve
Marylands National Guard units just as asked to address this issue they undoubt- Every one of Marylands gay and les- full equality. We need openly LGBT peo-
Gov. Malloy did in Connecticut. Del. Mag- edly would have done so. Yet, their collec- bian legislators was endorsed by the Vic- ple in public oce, and we need an orga-
gie McIntosh drafted a letter to Attorney tive lack of a response is still discouraging. tory Fund. But if were expected to enter nization like the Victory Fund to help elect
General Brian Frosh asking him to join Worse, it demonstrates a critical failure on the 2018 election cycle with any faith in them. But if the ones weve got in Mary-
any lawsuit that might be brought against the part of one of the central organizations those endorsements, the Victory Fund land cant do the job, then were gonna
the Department of Defense. Del. Luke in our continuing struggle for full equality. must hold these ocials accountable for need the Victory Fund to help us identify,
Clippinger promised a bill to streamline At its core, the Gay and Lesbian Victory their duty to continue building a future train, and elect some new ones.
the process for changing gender markers Fund exists to identify, train, and elect that sustains all of us.
in state identication. Del. Anne Kaiser openly LGBT people. Its founders right- It has now been two consecutive legisla-
and Del. Bonnie Cullison announced a fully understood that straight legislators tive sessions without a single substantive bill
BRIAN GAITHER is an LGBT activist in
joint fundraiser for a legal defense fund. would nd it more dicult to oppose aimed at further elevating our lot in the state, Baltimore. Follow him @briangaither.

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Hillarys clue about What Happened to gay culture


Clintons lingering lament over losing. We witnessed this dichotomy last sum- Given that LGBT entrepreneurs and
Clintons lament regarding Whether we will become chronic com- mer when No Justice No Pride radicals pil- small-to-moderate-size enterprise own-
gender politics is an LGBT plainers like Clinton who simply wont loried wholesale the LGBT community and ers and operators are widely estimated to
stop whining is the question. local Pride celebrations in multiple cities represent fully 10 percent or more of our
political warning We run the same risk as she, suering for not protesting pipelines, prisons, police, demographic cohort, much higher than
political allies reported by media to be and the lending policies of banks. Nothing that of the population as a whole, com-
expressing in exasperation, I wish shed belies that a signicant amount has been munity leaders might better turn their at-
just shut the f--- up and go away. accomplished quite like a programmatic tention toward issues of concern to those
We will be measured by psychological attempt to shift the focus toward other top- engaged in business.
preparedness for the transition from ren- ics. The inherent irony implicit in these ad- Although an increasingly hostile-to-
egade to that of largely acceptance and as- monitions is that LGBT issues are no longer enterprise leftist Democratic leadership
similation. The degree to which we lament as intrinsically relevant due to the collab- doesnt appear to care, it was not long
the loss of an historic outsider status orative success and community progress ago that the business community was
MARK LEE is a long-time entrepreneur and the collective cohesiveness such es- toward fair and equal treatment. much more magnanimous toward the
and community business advocate. Follow trangement once provided will be gauged. Clintons legacy condemnation of de- party. Today, however, surveys indicate
on Twitter: @MarkLeeDC. Reach him at
OurBusinessMatters@gmail.com. A fundamental, if yet incomplete, cultural plorables is similarly emblematic of this that an overwhelming supermajority be-
integration and the corresponding reduc- out-of-the-mainstream LGBT political ide- tween 3-of-4 and 4-of-5 business opera-
tion in community entities and commer- ology. Fairly or not, it has led to a popular- tors now consistently support Republican
I know that for a lot of people, including cial establishments will characterize the ized and ignoble reputation for wanting candidates at the local, state, and federal
a lot of women, the movement for wom- contours and context of modern gay life. to punish opponents, not persuade them. levels. This widespread opposition to
ens equality exists largely in the past. Fear of this development can be found We are seen as desiring to exact revenge Democratic policies includes a sizable, if
That line, previewed from Hillary Clin- in the directives of too many LGBT activ- for, or at least restriction of and recrimina- largely silent, contingent of lesbian and
tons maligned-in-advance, blame-ev- ists. Our attention is increasingly being di- tion against, even the slightest divergence gay enterprise leaders.
erybody-else book-of-electoral-excuses verted to so-called intersectional issues outside a groupthink political posture and National politics and political parties
What Happened published this week, outside the shared realm of essential cultural attitude. Theres no pause any- are currently a mess of internal disrup-
provides an insight relevant to the cur- matters of LGBT equality or community- more in the impatience of some for abso- tion and external dysfunction. Voter af-
rent state of LGBT politics and culture. centric concerns accompanied by the lutist behavior. No slight is too small or no nity for both parties is at a dismal level
Given the rapid and dramatic pace of attendant presumption that sexual ori- oense too minor, with no modulation or and record-setting low.
broad gains in LGBT civil equality and cul- entation conveys proscribed political per- accommodation permitted. Hillary Clintons observation regarding
tural acceptance, the prevalent proclivity spectives. Moreover, this implies there is If were to expand our sights on issues gender politics is an important lesson, and
within our ranks for grievance collection now a lot less on the gay agenda com- of community concern, we are notably warning, for the LGBT community. Its one
and victim portrayal may wear as thin as manding group attention. casting our gaze in the wrong direction. passage in her book wed be wise to heed.
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As if we never said goodbye

Did somebody say encore? A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedys most
fabulous foursome is back. ERIC MCCORMACK, DEBRA MESSING, SEAN HAYES AND MEGAN
MULLALLY reprise their infamous roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in a 16-episode season.
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Will & Grace reboot ran on the network from 1998 to 2006. together again at their rst table read. be surprised by one another and to have
Few shows have ever come back for When we sat down together, it just new stories to tell and to have another
returns Sept. 28; another more than reunion specials. The Dallas came to life in a way that I had never opportunity to do it, its a no-brainer.
season already planned reboot aired three seasons on TNT, but experienced with anything else or since, McCormack was thrilled by the response
its rare. Dynasty is coming back this fall Messing says. Because we all started out from the fans and co-creator/executive
By SUSAN HORNIK but with a whole new cast. After ending in in the theater and we sort of grew as artists, producers, Max Mutchnick and David Kohan.
1997, Roseanne is slated to return with as collaborators, it very quickly became a Theres been a very non-cynical, non-
Hollywood loves nostalgia. Head to eight new episodes in early 2018. place that was very safe to try things and judgmental response, just a positive glass-
Youtube or Netix and you can stumble For Will & Grace, it all started when to fail. I think funny happens when you more-than-half-full response that made
onto a variety of much loved shows from the cast reunited for a 10-minute episode take risks. I like to think of the four of us as me think, Well, then, we have a place for
yesteryear. But what if your much-loved, about the U.S. presidential election, as I think of comedy as music. Each one of this show. Were not going to be ghting
much-missed show could actually return to the two candidates, Donald Trump and us is a different instrument. And when we an uphill battle, And I thought, Why not?
television? Thats exactly what has happened Hillary Clinton, were about to debate. An play together, were at our best. Why would we not?
with NBCs successful series Will & Grace, outpouring of love from the fans came in The veteran actress likened the But dont expect the series to pick up
which in its heyday 11 years ago, had 83 and presto the show was brought back experience to coming home. where the show left off during the nale
Emmy nominations and 16 wins. to life. We laughed so hard. For the last year, all the characters will be single.
The successful series followed a gay At the TV Critics Press Tour, the cast its been a confusing time and I havent Calling the ending more or less a
man (Eric McCormack) and his straight, Messing, McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan laughed very much, and to come back fantasy, Mutchnick said that the last
female best friend (Debra Messing) and Mullally talked about how good it felt to be together and to laugh out loud and to CONTINUES ON PAGE 50
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AURORA LLOYD

Aurora Lloyd How long have you been out and who
was the hardest person to tell?
I came out as bi when I was 14 and
trans when I was 23. It was hardest to
come out to my friends.
If science discovered a way to change
sexual orientation, what would you do?
Nothing. I cant get no straighter.

What do you believe in beyond the


The Breaking Ground actress answers 20 gay questions physical world?
Whos your LGBT hero? Any and everything; nothing is
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO Sylvester off limits.
joey@washblade.com
Whats Washingtons best nightspot, Whats your advice for LGBT
Young actress Aurora Lloyd has big dreams for her current show Kaleidoscope past or present? movement leaders?
of a Broken World. U Street Think smarter not harder. Be vocal
She plays Robert/Raven, an androgynous character whos coping with the not silent.
loss of a friend while trying to gure out life. The show is this years Breaking Describe your dream wedding.
Ground production. Something simple yet magical. What would you walk across hot coals for?
Breaking Ground is a theater program developed by A.J. King in 2014 that Love
unites LGBT youth of color in an intense, six-month program that helps them What non-LGBT issue are you most What LGBT stereotype annoys
grapple with issues they face such as coming out, racism, sexual abuse, eating passionate about? you most?
disorders, living with HIV, transphobia and more. Rape culture That gay men and trans women correlate
In the second half of the program, the cast develops a musical based on their with being rapists and pedophiles.
life stories. What historical outcome would
The show takes an intense and real look into the challenges they have faced, you change? Whats your favorite LGBT movie?
addressing these taboo topics and providing realistic healthy options for the cast Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Noahs Arc: Jumping the Broom
and audience, King says.
This years show will be performed Sept. 23-24 at Arena Stage (1101 6th St., Whats been the most memorable pop Whats the most overrated
N.W.). Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Breaking Ground shows have culture moment of your lifetime? social custom?
sold out in previous years. Details at breakingground2017.eventbrite.com. Janet Jackson VMAs 1993 Seles
Lloyd got involved in Breaking Ground through friends.
They knew I loved to sing and dance and write, so they told me about it and I On what do you insist? What trophy or prize do you
was all for it, says the 25-year-old Philadelphia native. Its been an important form To keep ghting most covet?
of therapy and self expression because were able to face some of our innermost People living easier lives. Awards are
demons with the help of our newfound friends and work to eliminate them. What was your last Facebook post nice but not most important to me.
Lloyd came to Washington four years ago to attend Howard University. She or Tweet?
works as a community health care worker and lives in Southeast Washington with I decided to deactivate my Facebook; I What do you wish youd known at 18?
her bestie, Derrick Cox (aka Strawberry). need to reevaluate my circles. Myself
Lloyd is single. She enjoys singing, dancing, reading, writing and video games
in her free time. If your life were a book, what would Why Washington?
the title be? Howard University
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From an Act of God


to The Devils Music
Vastly queer D.C. theater actor Tom Story plays the title role in the
personnel pushing new D.C.-area premiere of David Javerbaums
irreverent comedy An Act of God (Oct.
envelopes this fall 3-Nov. 26). Longtime head writer for TVs
The Daily Show, Javerbaum riffs on
By PATRICK FOLLIARD Biblical passages and divine intervention.
Olney Theatre (olneytheatre.org) is also
The fall theater season promises presenting Our Town (Oct. 4-Nov. 12).
an especially diverse mix of classics, Penned by the late Thornton Wilder who
innovative new works and some exciting was gay, the American classic focuses
instances of non-traditional casting. And on young couple George and Emily and
as always, the productions are fueled in their typical yet profound life experiences
large part by LGBT talent and energy. in small town Grovers Corners, New
Mosaic Theater Company Hampshire. This promising production,
(mosaictheater.org) presents The Devils CHRIS LANE in Word Becomes Flesh at Alliance Theater. directed by Aaron Posner, incorporates
Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie PHOTO BY C. STANLEY PHOTOGRAPHY
traditional Japanese Bunraku-style
Smith through Sept. 24. This bawdy, puppets into the cast. Out actor Jon Odom
bluesy one-woman piece on the life plays Stage Manager, the plays narrator.
of a unapologetically bisexual singing whos in fact a man masquerading as a Washington Heights neighborhood. The For two nights only, the Kennedy
legend features an extraordinarily drawn woman. The Tony Award-winning play rst cast features out actor Robin de Jess (an Center (kennedy-center.org) presents
performance by Miche Braden. opened on Broadway in 1988 and is now original Broadway cast member). Marcos Wilderness (Oct 12-15), a new
At GALA Hispanic Theatre (galatheatre. undergoing a revival there. Santana directs and choreographs. multimedia documentary theater work.
org) out director Jose Carrasquillo is Studio Theatre (studiotheatre.org) Constellation Theatre Company Its derived from the real-life stories of
staging Don Juan Tenorio, the Infamous presents Dominique Morisseaus Skeleton (constellationtheatre.org) opens its season six families exploring issues of mental
Seducer of All Times (through Oct. Crew (through Oct. 8). The action focuses with Andrew Lippas The Wild Party health, addiction and gender and sexual
1) by out playwright Nando Lpez on a tight-knit group of workers at one of (Sept. 21-Oct. 29). Set in Prohibition-era identity and features an evocative folk-rock
(author of GALAs Helen Hayes Award- the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit who Manhattan, this tale of passion, appers score, video projections and emotionally
winning Yerma). Its a new, high-voltage are forced to consider an uncertain future. and romance features an exciting score charged movement.
adaptation of the legendary lovers tale. Patricia McGregor directs. including jazz, vaudeville and gospel And for a substantially longer stay, the
The cast includes Iker Lastra, Luz Nicols Theater Alliance (theateralliance.com) numbers. Constellations artistic director Kennedy Center hosts the latest tour of
and out actor Carlos Castillo. is remounting its acclaimed Helen Hayes Allison Arkell Stockman directs. The Book of Mormon (Oct. 24-Nov. 19).
Factory 449: a theater collective Award-winning production of Word Fords Theatre (fords.org) presents Trey Parker and Matt Stones Tony Award-
(factory449.org) presents the hotly Becomes Flesh (through Oct. 8). Using Arthur Millers classic play Death of a winning musical follows the adventures of
anticipated production of Cordelia Lynns spoken word, stylized movement, tableau Salesman (Sept. 22-Oct. 22). Esteemed a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent far
Lela & Co. (through Oct. 1). Based on and music, an ensemble delivers a series actor Craig Wallace, whos black, stars from home to spread the Good Word.
a true story, the play follows 14-year- of letters from a man to his unborn son, as the beleaguered Willy Loman, a part At Arena Stage (arenastage.org) out
old Lela (celebrated local actor Felicia documenting his range of emotions,fears typically played by white actors. Kimberly director Alan Paul is staging American
Curry) as she marries and is relocated and expectations. The cast features out Schraf plays Willys wife Linda and Danny musical theater classic The Pajama
to an unnamed war-torn country where actors Chris Lane, Clayton Pelham, Jr. and Gavigan and Thomas Keegan are sons Game (Oct. 27-Dec. 24). A strike at the
she nds herself isolated, locked up and Justin Weaks. Happy and Biff, respectively. Out actor pajama factory sets off a battle of the
eventually enslaved. Out actor/director Woolly Mammoth opens its season Michael Russotto plays Willys friend sexes. The score includes hot favorites
Rick Hammerly directs. with Alistair Beatons translation of Charley. Stephen Rayne directs. Steam Heat and Hernandos Hideaway.
Signature Theatres (sigtheatre.org) is Swiss playwright Max Frischs comedic At Shakespeare Theatre Company The cast includes Edward Gero and the
kicking the season off with an exquisite reection on fascism and communism (shakespearetheatre.org) out artistic making her Arena debut Broadways
production of Stephen Sondheims A The Arsonists (through Oct. 8). Directed director Michael Kahn returns to the work Donna McKechnie who created the part of
Little Night Music (though Oct. 8). by Michael John Garcs, the production of Harold Pinter with a to direct a double Cassie in A Chorus Line.
Its a skillfully performed farce with a features Woolly artistic director Howard bill of short plays, The Collection and At National Theatre (nationaldc.org),
gorgeously sung score. The cast features Shalwitz in a return to the stage and The Lover (Sept. 26-Oct. 29). STC Tina Feys Mean Girls (Oct. 31-Dec. 3)
out actors Holly Twyford, Bobby Smith company members including Kimberly writes: In Pinters darkly comic world of makes its world premiere before heading
and Will Gartshore. Signatures out artistic Gilbert and Emily Townley. revealing silences and pregnant pauses, to Broadway. The new musical is based on
director Eric Schaeffer directs. Olney Theatre Center (olneytheatre. the characters and audience never know Feys screenplay for the same-titled hit lm.
Baltimores excellent Everyman Theatre org) and Round House Theatre quite where they stand, embracing reality Out director Steven Scott Mazzola and
(everymantheatre.org) is presenting David (roundhousetheatre.org) are co-producing and fantasy with equal conviction. Reenie Codelka are co-directing Jaques
Henry Hwangs intriguing M. Buttery Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Mirandas At Forum Theatre (forum-theatre.org) Brel: Songs From His World (Nov. 4-19)
(through Oct. 8) featuring out actor Bruce rst Broadway musical, In the Heights in Silver Spring, Michael Dove is directing starring Byron Jones for the In Series (inseries.
Nelson as closeted French diplomat Rene (through Oct. 15). Set to hip hop, rap and the great Caryl Churchills Love and org). The cabaret features the legendary
Gallimard who falls in love with opera salsa, its the inspiring story of immigrants Information (Sept. 28-Oct. 21). Belgian singer/songwriters personal yet
diva Song Liling (out actor Vichet Chum) striving to make it in New York Citys Also at Signature (sigtheatre.org) out political works from the 50s and 60s.
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Not-so-Sordid fall movie slate

Tom of Finland, Call Me Riggs. Emma Stone and Steve Carell looks
By Your Name among hotly great in their tennis whites; Austin Stowall
and Andrea Riseborough appear as Kings
anticipated gay lms husband and girlfriend.
The Maryland Film Festival (mdlmfest.
By BRIAN T. CARNEY com) is teaming up with Everyman Theatre
to present a screening series that pairs
A quick reminder before we get started shows from Everymans current season with
in earnest: the D.C. Shorts Film Festival classic lms. First up is the play and lm M.
and Screenplay Competition is running Buttery. The play runs from Sept. 6-Oct.
now and continues through the weekend. 8 and the lm screens Sept. 26. Screenings
It closes Sunday, Sept. 17. take place at the newly renovated SNF TIMOTHEE CHALAMET (left) as Elio and ARMIE HAMMER as Oliver in Call Me By Your Name, a
The fall LGBT movie season gets off Parkway Theatre in Baltimore. gay, coming-of-age romance that was a Sundance hit earlier this year. It opens in wide release in
December.
to a rousing start on Oct. 15 with the The festival is also running a special PHOTO COURTESY SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
inspirational documentary Dolores. The double feature of Magic Mike and
lm chronicles the passionate life of ery Magic Mike XXL on Oct. 2.
activist Dolores Huerta, who co-founded A Very Sordid Wedding is nally returns with Wonderstruck (opening directed by Mike White (Chuck and Buck)
the rst farm worker unions with Cesar walking down the aisle in Washington for in Washington Oct. 27). Starring Julianne Manolo (Sept. 29), a documentary
Chavez. One of the most deant feminists one night only. On Oct. 3 at the Avalon Moore and based on Brian Selznicks about the famous shoe designer
of the 20th century, Huerta has been a Theatre, writer/director Del Shores will be critically acclaimed novel, the lm follows Victoria and Abdul (Sept. 29) with
leader in the ght for racial and social on hand to present the sequel to his cult two children from different eras who Judi Dench returning as Queen Victoria
justice and has been a vocal advocate for favorite Sordid Lives (2000). secretly wish their lives were different. Blade Runner 2049 (Oct. 6) with
LGBT rights. On Oct. 6, Netix screens David Frances Wonder Womans real origin story is Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford reprising
The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural new documentary The Death and Life revealed in Professor Marston and the his role as Deckard
Center (a.com/silver), always a great of Marsha P. Johnson. France (How to Wonder Women (Nov. 3). Written and The Florida Project (Oct. 13),
showcase for Hollywood classics, indie Survive a Plague) turns his lens on the life directed by Angela Robinson (Hung and starring Willem Defoe and directed by
lms and international cinema, kicks off of the pioneering trans activist who was a The L Word), the movie tells the true story Sean Baker (Tangerine)
its fall season with the amazing AFI Latin ringleader at the Stonewall Riots in 1969 of William Moulton Marston who drew on Human Flow (Oct. 13), a documentary
American Film Festival. Running through and a leader in the LGBT movement until his unique psychological theories and his about the international refugee crisis by
Oct. 14, the festival includes Chavela, her mysterious death in 1992. unconventional polyamorous relationship Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei
a documentary about Chavela Vargas, a The annual Reel Afrmations Film to create the iconic (and initially quite The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Oct.
legendary musician who also served as a Festival (reelafrmations) runs Oct. 12- controversial) comic book. Marston is 27) directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The
reluctant LGBT icon, and The Untamed, 15 at the Tivoli Theatre. The Festival played by Luke Evans, with Rebecca Hall Lobster) and starring Colin Farrell and
a psychosexual thriller from Mexico. opens with Gods Own Country, a as his wife Elizabeth and Bella Heathcote Nicole Kidman
Other highlights of the festival include festival circuit favorite about gay love on as their lover Olive Bryne. LBJ (Nov. 3) starring Woody Harrelson
The Queen of Spain starring Penlope a Yorkshire farm, and closes with Freak BPM (Beats Per Minute) by French Thor: Ragnarok (Nov. 3) and
Cruz and Breadcrumbs with Cecilia Show, a portrait of an eccentric kid in an writer/director Robin Campillo is a deeply Justice League (Nov. 17)
Roth. Other AFI fall programming includes ultra-conservative high school. The festival moving drama about the personal, Goodbye Christopher Robin (Nov.
the Spooky Movie International Horror also includes several other feature length political and erotic lives of Parisian AIDS 10), a biopic about the creator of Winnie
Film Festival, the Silent Cinema Showcase movies and three programs of LGBT shorts. activists in the 1990s. Slated for a Nov. 17 the Pooh
and a celebration of the Joan Fontaine In the meanwhile, the Reel Afrmations D.C. release, this Cannes favorite offers a Murder on the Orient Express
Centennial. monthly XTRA lm series continues with refreshing reconsideration of the AIDS leaves the station, again, on Nov. 19 with
The Washington Jewish Film Festival Raising Zoey on Sept. 29, Cold Breath crisis from an international perspective. an all-star cast
(wjff.org) kicks off its fall programming on Nov. 11 and the World AIDS Day Finally, the jam-packed LGBT fall movie Mollys Game (Nov. 22) with Aaron
with 5777: A Year in Review. In screening of Small Town Rage on Dec. 1. season closes with two extraordinary Sorkin making her cinematic directorial debut
preparation for the celebration of Rosh The Middleburg Film Festival (Oct. releases: Tom of Finland (Dec. 8), a The Man Who Invented
Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, WJFF 19-22) is a potent blend of politics and biopic of the late Finnish artist known for Christmas (Nov. 22) starring Dan
commemorates the incredible cinematic cinema set in the middle of Virginias his homoerotic fetish art, and the highly Stevens as Charles Dickens
contributions of major Jewish artists who scenic wine and horse country. Founded anticipated Call Me by Your Name The Disaster Artist (Nov. 22) starring
have recently passed away. Highlights by entrepreneur and lm producer (Dec. 15). Set in Italy in the 1980s, it tells of James Franco as eccentric lmmaker
include screenings of Postcards from Sheila Johnson, the festival features the passionate relationship between teen Tommy Wiseau
the Edge (a tribute to Carrie Fisher), the latest narrative and documentary Elio and Oliver, an academic staying at the Fittingly, movie fans of all tastes will
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Debbie lms from around the world, including family villa. James Ivory adapted it from hopefully have their holiday wishes
Reynolds) and McCabe and Mrs. Miller sneak peeks at holiday releases. The the novel by Andre Aciman. fullled by the two big year-end releases:
(composer Leonard Cohen). event (middleburglm.org) also includes Beyond these LGBT offerings, the The Greatest Showman starring Hugh
Battle of the Sexes looks back on celebrity speakers, performances and fall movie season includes some great Jackman as P.T. Barnum (Dec. 25) and
the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean master classes. mainstream releases: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
King (who came out in 1981) and Bobby Gay auteur Todd Haynes (Carol) Brads Status (Sept. 22), written and (Dec. 15).
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DANCE

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Light in the loafers


D.C. fall dance scene
includes summits, festivals,
nightlife parties and more

By MARIAH COOPER
mcooper@washblade.com

Dance Loft on 14 (4618 14th St., N.W.)


and Dance Metro D.C. hosts the D.C.
Dance Summit this weekend (Sept. 15-17).
Various dance genres from ballet and hip
hop to Afro-Caribbean and contemporary
will have workshops led by top local dance
instructors in the eld.
Vladimir Angelov, Steve Barberio,
Cameron Bennett, Stephen Clapp and
more will be featured speakers and
workshop leaders. Performances, yoga,
networking events, an undoing racism
workshop and other actives will also be
offered over the two days.
A full weekend pass is $75. Single day
passes are $40. Evening-only passes for
performances, talks and a party are $10.
Undoing Racism workshop is $20 for non- A dancer with Company Danzante Contemporary Dance shows off her moves at the Kennedy Center.
members and free for members. Details at PHOTO BY NATALIA TERRY; COURTESY VELOCITYDC
dcrstdancesummit2017.com.
Light Switch Dance Theatre hosts
Importance of Touch: Fifth Anniversary
Launch Party at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop The ninth annual VelocityDC Dance Festival is at Crystal City Hilton at Theater (513 13th St., N.W.) Nov. 30-
(545 Seventh St., S.E.) on Saturday, Sept. Festival is at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Washington Reagan National Airport Dec. 24. The classic tale takes place in
23 at 5 p.m. The Importance of Touch St., N.W.) on Friday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. and (2399 S Clark St., Arlington, Va.) Oct. 19- a Georgetown mansion with historical
explores if people are more comfortable Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2 and 8 p.m. Nineteen 23. There will be more than 25 workshops, gures such as George Washington and
with touch technology than the human local dancers and dance companies dance performances and ve nights of King George III. On Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1
touch. There will be a performance and a representing a variety of styles such as theme parties with a salsa room, bachata p.m. Family Day will allow children of all
party including food and drink from local contemporary, African, Indian, ballet, urban room and zouk and kizomba room. Tickets ages to enjoy a matinee performance
businesses, an appearance by local artist and more. Participating dancers will be range from $45-169. Search for the event and then participate in crafts, a character
Jade Essence and other activities. Tickets Company Danzante Contemporary Dance, on Facebook for details. meet and greet, an open rehearsal and
are $15. Details at lightswitchdance. El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea, The Kennedy Center (2700 F St., more. On Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. the
wixsite.com. Farana Kan, Gin Dance Company N.W.) presents DEMO by Damian Nutcracker Tea Party will include tea, a
Festival of South African Dance takes and more. The National Hand Dance Woetzel: Jerome Robbins--American photograph opportunity with the cast and
place at George Mason Universitys Center Association will give free post-show dance Dance Genius Oct. 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. other activities. Tickets range from $30-
for the Arts (4400 University Dr., Fairfax, lessons after the evening performances. Woetzel hosts a lecture, demonstration- 120. Details at washingtonballet.org.
Va.) on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. The This will also be the rst year the festival style performance that honors iconic gay And in a whole other kind of dance, the
Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies will include a family-friendly matinee choreographer Jerome Robbins known for nightlife scene will be booming all fall as usual.
come to D.C. from Johannesburg, South performance. Regie Cabico hosts the two- his work on West Side Story, Fancy Free, Distrkt C is at the D.C. Eagle (3701
Africa to perform with live musicians. day event. Tickets start at $18. Details at The Cage and more. Tickets range from Benning Rd., N.E.) the second Saturday of
Dance themes center around cultural and velocitydc.org. $39-49. Details at kennedy-center.org. every month from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. The next
political issues from real-life stories. Tickets George Mason Universitys Center Joy of Motion Dance Center hosts one is Sunday, Oct. 8 with Nina Flowers.
range from $30-50. Details at cfa.gmu.edu. for the Arts (4400 University Dr., Fairfax, Dreamweaver: Studio to Stage, at the Alto Voltagje is the fourth Saturday of each
The Russian Grand Ballet presents Va.) presents Pilobolus: Shadowland, on Jack Guidone Theater (5207 Wisconsin month at 9 p.m. The next is Saturday, Sept.
Swan Lake: at Rachel M. Schlesinger Friday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. The multimedia Ave., N.W.) on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. 23. Details at distrktc.com.
Concert Hall (4915 E Campus Dr., performance uses projected shadow play and Sunday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. The modern DC Jane, a new party for women, is
Alexandria, Va.) on Thursday, Oct. 5 at and acrobatic dance to tell the story of a dance performance inspired by dreams every fourth Friday of the month at 9 p.m.
7:30 p.m. The performance tells the story teenage girl who wants to be independent. will be presented in the forms of hip hop, at the Eagle. DJ Rosie spins on Friday, Sept.
of Princess Odette who falls under an evil When she falls asleep, she enters the land modern, tap and Horton technique. Details 22. Details at dcjaneparty.com.
spell that Prince Siegfried tries to break. of the shadows. Tickets range from $29-48. at joyofmotion.org. The next CTRL party is Friday, Sept. 23
Tickets range from $35-85. Details at Details at cfa.gmu.edu. Washington Ballet presents Septime at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.). Details at
russiangrandballet.com. D.C. Fall Salsa and Bachata Dance Webres The Nutcracker at Warner towndc.com.
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Something old, something new

Narcos season three on Netix features ALBERTO AMMANN (right) as a gay drug lord.

PHOTO BY JUAN PABLO GUTIERREZ; COURTESY NETFLIX

Dynasty reboot, scary are transforming the runways at New York The cast of Transparent. Its fourth season premieres Sept. 22.
PHOTO COURTESY AMAZON
Fashion Week.
clowns and 70s porn Star Trek: Discovery boldly goes
among fall TV highlights where no other Star Trek television
series has gone before: it includes openly Nathalie Kelley and Rafael de la Fuente); in Lots of fan favorites with LGBT characters
gay characters. Out actor Anthony Rapp the original series Sammy Jo was played will also be returning this fall. Already
By BRIAN T. CARNEY (Rent) plays Lieutenant Paul Stamets, by Heather Locklear. In the early episodes back on the airwaves are Tig Notaros
an astromycologist (fungus expert) and of the reboot, the Colbys are represented One Mississippi on Amazon, Top of
The fall LGBT TV season got off to an Stareet science ofcer aboard the by African-American actors Sam Adegoke the Lake: China Girl directed by Jane
explosive start with the return of Narcos Starship Discovery. Out actor Wilson Cruz as Jeff and Wakeema Hollis as Monique. Campion and starring Nicole Kidman and
to Netix on Sept. 1. Based on the violent (Rent and My So-Called Life) plays his To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Elisabeth Moss (the Sundance Channel);
history of the Cali Cartel in Colombia, partner, Dr. Hugh Culber. The new series the decriminalization of gay sex in the United Broad City (Comedy Central); and
season three picks up after the death of blasts off on CBS All-Access on Sept. 25. Kingdom, the BBC has commissioned a Better Things (FX).
Pablo Escobar. Gay hitman Pacho Herrera The most highly anticipated television series of eight monologues about LGBT The dysfunctional clan of transwoman
(Alberto Ammann) rises to the top ranks show of the fall season may be the return life. The writers include Jackie Clune, Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor) has
of the cocaine cartel; the amboyant of Will & Grace. The queer quartet will Mark Gatiss and Brian Fillis; the actors also returned to Amazon for season four of
character is featured in steamy sex scenes resume their shenanigans on NBC on Sept. include Alan Cummings, Russell Tovey, Ben Transparent. The Lyons family returns to
and has quickly become a fan favorite. 28. Season nine will ignore the dreary Whishaw, Gemma Whalen and Rebecca Fox on Sept. 27 for season four of Empire.
The rst new show of the LGBT TV season series nale which aired on May 18, 2006 Front. Queers premieres on BBC Gay son Jamal (played by out actor Jussie
was American Horror Story: Cult on FX. and give the returning characters a fresh America on Oct. 14. Smollett) gets involved in a scandal; Cookie
Set in a small Michigan town, season seven start. Based on the enthusiastic response Queer director Bryan Singer is using his (award-winning actor Taraji P. Henson) stirs
of the popular anthology series is the rst from dedicated fans, the new Will & artistic superpowers to help move Marvels up more trouble; and, the entire cast helps
major scripted show to deal directly with Grace has already been renewed for a X-Men franchise to the small screen. He to launch the second season of Star
the political and social aftermath of the second season. served as director and executive producer which returns on the same night.
2016 presidential election. The campy 1980s nighttime soap for the pilot episode of The Gifted Although its slipping in the ratings,
The cast is led by Ryan Murphy regulars Dynasty is perhaps best remembered which airs on Oct. 2 on Fox. Marvel is Modern Family comes back to ABC on
Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. Paulson for its vicious cat ghts, glamorous gowns also represented on television this fall Sept. 27 for season nine. The award-winning
and Alison Pill play Ally and Ivy Mayfair- and conspicuous consumption, but it by Runaways. Starting Nov. 21 on show tracks the antics of the extended
Richards, Clinton supporters who are made television history with its ground- Hulu, the series about teens eeing their Pritchett family, including husbands Mitchell
terried by the outcome of the election breaking portrayal of mature women extra-terrestrial parents includes lesbian Pritchett and Cameron Tucker (Jesse Tyler
and who begin to see evil clowns who were powerful and sexy and for the Karolina Dean (played by Virginia Gardner) Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet).
everywhere. Peters plays Kai Anderson, a inclusion of a gay male character. While in the diverse cast. Although creator Shonda Rhimes is
Trump supporter who is energized by the the cast of the reboot, which premieres on Following on Hulus runaway success moving to Netix, her queer-friendly
outcome of the election. Oct. 11 on the CW, is noticeably younger with The Handmaids Tale, Netix brings series How to Get Away with Murder
Other new shows include: than the original cast, it is also noticeably Margaret Atwoods novel Alias Grace returns to ABC on Sept. 28. Season four
The Deuce looks back at the 1970s porn more diverse. to the small screen on Nov. 3. Loosely will reportedly include the wedding of
industry in New York City. James Franco stars The series returns to familiar story lines based on a true case, the six-hour mini- interracial gay couple Conner and Oliver
as the twin Mancini brothers, Vinnie (good) about the Carringtons and the Colbys, series tells the story of Grace Marks (Sara (Jake Falahee and Conrad Ricamora).
and Frankie (bad); Maggie Gyllenhaal plays two rich Colorado families battling over Gadon), who was convicted (and later As the fall TV season continues, a
porn actress Eileen Candy Merrill. Currently business empires and family loyalties. exonerated) for the murders of her boss, delightfully diverse crew of queer characters
running on HBO, the series includes plenty Grant Show (Melrose Place) plays Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his will reappear in such returning shows
of queer content, including Chris Coy as gay patriarch Blake Carrington and James maid/mistress Nancy Montgomery (Anna as Supergirl, Riverdale, Crazy
bartender Paul Hendrickson. Mackay (The Dressmaker) plays his Paquin) in Canada in 1843. Directed by Ex-Girlfriend, Stranger Things,
LogoTV.com is streaming Made to openly gay son Stephen. Their love Sarah Polley, this passionate tale of love Shameless, The Girlfriend Experience,
Model: Trans Beauty in Fashion, a interests are Cristal Flores and her nephew and murder also tackles issues of class, Search Party, The Walking Dead and
celebration of the diverse models who Sammy Joe (played by Hispanic actors gender and sexuality. The Shannara Chronicles.
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GALLERIES

34 SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 WASHINGTONBLADE.COM

Fire and brimstone?


Unclear how LGBT issues festival, takes place across Congress 70 selected images, taken by Kennedys Ave., N.W.) displays Murder Is Her Hobby:
Heights, Dupont Circle, H Street, North personal photographer, displays John F. Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell
will be addressed at Malls Capitol and Shaw on Saturday, Sept. 23 Kennedy, rst lady Jacqueline Kennedy Studies of Unexplained Death Oct. 20-Jan.
new Bible museum from 7 p.m.-3 a.m. The local arts scene and their children, Caroline and John, 28. The doll-sized reimaginings of true crime
scenes from the rst half of the 20th century
are still used in forensic science training
By MARIAH COOPER today. While the scenes are based on real
mcooper@washblade.com cases, Lee added some imaginative details.
Free admission. For more information, visit
Touchstone Gallery (901 New York americanart.si.edu/exhibitions.
Ave., N.W.) presents About Face: Reversals Museum of the Bible (409 Third St.,
and Undoings in Gallery A, Ordered S.W.) holds its grand opening on Friday,
Complexities by Patricia Williams in Gallery Nov. 17. Passages, a 30,000-square-foot,
B and Physiognomy by Tim Johnson on interactive exhibit that includes more than
display through Monday, Oct. 1. About 400 rare biblical texts and artifacts, will be
Face: Reversals and Undoingsfeatures featured. Artifacts included in the exhibit
work from Touchstone Gallery members will will be rst editions of the King James Bible,
explore reversals in points of view, position Torah scrolls that survived the Holocaust,
or attitude through the use of prints, the worlds smallest Bible and more.
paintings, sculpture and more. Williams No word yet on how LGBT issues may or
exhibit will combines science, math and may not be addressed. The Green family
creativity into paintings. Johnsons exhibit of Hobby Lobby fame is behind it though
will display a collection of recent small scale museum personnel say it will be apolitical
portraits. Admission is free. For details, visit and will not proselytize. Admission is free, but
touchstonegallery.com. timed tickets are required for entry. For more
Vivid Solutions Gallery (1231 information visit museumofthebible.org.
Good Hope Rd., S.E.) displays Black National Building Museum (401 F St.,
Dolls by Mirtho Linguet through N.W.) showcases Making Room: Housing
Saturday, Oct. 7. The exhibit examines for a Changing America from Nov. 18-
white supremacy in French Guiana Sept. 16, 2018. The exhibit pulls inspiration
through photographs featuring women from the changing lifestyle of American
standing and sitting in lingerie in both households including a rise in shared
man-made and natural environments. living, an affordable housing crisis and an
Free admission. For more details, visit increase in multi-generational households.
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others. Community Art Day: From the poetry and more. LGBT artists Michael tickets for 65 and older are $19.95, youth present day. Monuments, commissioned
Countryside will be on Saturday, Sept. 23 Crossett, Charlie Gaynor, Branddave, tickets for ages seven-18 are $14.95 and outdoor works, architectural structures
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will art making Stephen Benedicto, Betto Ortiz and children 6 and younger are free. For more and more are featured combined with
activities, tours of the exhibit and artist Colin Winterbottom will have their work information, visit newseum.org. lights, motors, text and music. For more
demonstrations. For more information, displayed as part of the Mid City Artists The George Washington University details, visit hirshhorn.si.edu.
visit blackrockcenter.org. showcase at 1911 9th St., N.W. LGBT Museum and the Textile Museum (701 Zenith Gallery showcases Black
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and Constitution Ave., N.W.) showcases display her rainbow-panel Love mural at Scraps on the Runway, on Thursday, Oct. a collection of contemporary African and
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B. Menschel on Sunday, Sept. 17-Jan. 28. For a complete list of displayed artwork their fashion creations from upcyling Space (1111 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.)
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from the time photography was rst Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.) $25. For more details, visit museum.gwu. be featured. There will be a meet-the-
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Katy, Gaga, Janet, Kesha, Bruno for starters


Be ready to cough lined up for its hallowed stage this fall.
up hundreds for good The versatile electronic hip-hop visionary
Thundercat plays a highly anticipated
seats at A-lister shows show on Friday, Sept. 29 at 9:30 p.m.,
with tickets at $25. More information is
By CHRIS GERARD available at 930.com.
R&B/pop superstar Bruno Mars brings
This fall brings a massive wealth of his electrifying 24K Magic World Tour to
talent to the Washington area. There are Capital One Arena for two shows Sept. 29-
many shows to choose from with every 30 at 8 p.m.Tickets range from $188 to as
imaginable genre represented. Here is but much as $1,180 and higher to see one of
a small sampling. the biggest names in music.
The fall season begins with a bang One of the most acclaimed electronic
as pop/R&B superstar the Weeknd groups around Crystal Castles return to
brings his Starboy Legend of the Fall the 9:30 Club for a Saturday, Sept. 30 show
2017 World Tour to Capital One Arena, that begins at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.
formerly the Verizon Center (601 F Street, DAR Constitution Hall (18th and C streets
N.W.), on Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. N.W.) welcomes former One Direction star
Tickets range from $39-276 and up. For Harry Styles for a show on Sunday, Oct. 1 at
more information, visit capitalonearena. 7 p.m. Tickets range from $57.70-97.50. For
monumentalsportsnetwork.com. more details, visit dar.org/constitution-hall.
MGM National Harbor (101 MGM At the Kennedy Center (2700 F Street,
National Ave., Oxon Hill, Md.) has N.W.) on Sunday, Oct. 1 is an intriguing show
an impressive lineup of talent slated called Orions Rise: A Special Performance
including famed Bollywood vocalist with Solange and the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Shreya Ghoshal. She performs on Friday, The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets range
Sept. 15 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets range from from $49-169. More information is available
$80-281 and up, and details are available at kennedy-center.org.
mgmnationalharbor.com. Mashrou Leila, a gay-led rock band from
Acclaimed Canadian alternative Lebanon, plays the Flex Stage room at the
collective Arcade Fire and their Innite Birchmere on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Content 2017 Tour will play Capital One Tickets are $35. Details at birchmere.com. JANET JACKSON brings her State of the World Tour to D.C. in November.
Arena on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Latino stars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull PHOTO COURTESY LIVE NATION

Tickets range from $26-230 and up. team up for a show at Capital One Arena
Popular up and coming alternative on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
popsters Young the Giant appears with range from $39-309 and up. provoking Margaret Cho is back for a album A Few Small Repairs with a 20th
Cold War Kids at Merriweather Post Hot off a stellar new album, Kesha is back performance at Warner Theatre (513 13th Anniversary Tour that will stop at the
Pavilion (10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, and better than ever with her Rainbow Tour Street, N.W.) on Saturday, Oct. 14 for her Birchmere for two highly anticipated shows
Columbia, Md.) on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 2017. She performs at the Fillmore Silver Fresh Off The Bloat Tour. Tickets are $27- Oct. 30-31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $62.50.
6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $35-100. Spring on Friday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. Its sold out. 58. Details at warnertheatredc.com. Maynard James Keenan and A Perfect
Details at merriweathermusic.com. Half of the Indigo Girls, lesbian folk- Openly gay singer/actor Cheyenne Circle bring their dark and heavy rock to
On Sept. 19-20, English pop heartthrob pop icon Emily Saliers brings her Jackson will be at the Barns at Wolf Trap EagleBank Arena (4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax, Va.)
Ed Sheeran stops by the Capital One solo Murmuration Nation Tour to The (1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Va.) on Sunday, on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets range
Arena for two sold-out shows. Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45-55. Details from $40-276 and up with more information
R&B singer Brandy will appear at the Alexandria, Va.) on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at wolftrap.org. available at eaglebankarena.com.
Fillmore Silver Spring (8656 Colesville Rd., at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $29.50. Details at The return of LCD Soundsystem is one The following night Fall Out Boy will
Silver Spring, Md.) on Wednesday, Sept. birchmere.com. of the big musical stories of 2017, and they also rock out EagleBank Arena. The emo
20 at 8 p.m. The general admission tickets Foster the People, Young Thug and perform two nights at the Anthem Oct. 17-18 rockers bring their MANIA Tour for
are priced at $45 with more information Galantis headline the 2017 All Things at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $61.75-81.75. Thursday, Nov. 2 show that begins at 7
available at llmoresilverspring.com. Go Fall Classic music and food festival Queens of the Stone Age and British p.m.Tickets range from $30-245 and up.
Celebrating their 25th anniversary with at Union Market Oct. 6-8. Details at rockers Royal Blood team up for an A cappella wonders Straight No Chaser
their Middle of Everywhere Tour, pop allthingsgofallclassic.com. exciting show at the Anthem on Friday, Oct. bring their dynamic harmonies to DAR
trio Hanson will play at the Fillmore Silver Local favorite Dave Grohl and his 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $49.50-75. Constitution Hall for a Thursday, Nov. 2 show
Spring on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. for a powerhouse rockers Foo Fighters have The popular DJ and electronic producer that begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $62 and up.
sold-out show. the honor of opening the new venue on Zedd is slated for a show at the Anthem on Legendary singer/songwriter/pianist
Pop diva Katy Perry brings WITNESS: the Waterfront, The Anthem (901 Wharf St., Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets range Tori Amos is always spectacular live and
the Tour to Capital One Arena on Monday, S.W.), for a historic show on Thursday, Oct. from $41-76. her latest tour in support of new album
Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $50- 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets begin at $100 although One of the most important bands Native Invader should be no different.
427 and up. it may take some good fortune to nd one currently recording is undoubtedly the Shes playing at MGM National Harbor on
Veteran British popsters Saint Etienne for this sold-out show. More information is War on Drugs, and they return to D.C. for Friday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m., with tickets ranging
perform at U Street Music Hall (1115 available at theanthemdc.com. a show at the Anthem on Monday, Oct. 23 from $54-216 and up.
U St., N.W.) on Wednesday, Sept. 27 The inspirational transgender vocalist at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $75-125. Popular 90s-era alternative rockers the
at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. Details at Laura Jane Grace and her cohorts in Against Out comedian Suzanne Westenhoeffer Breeders are back, and will play Lincoln
ustreetmusichall.com. Me! perform Friday, Oct. 13 at the 9:30 Club plays the Birchmere on Friday, Oct. 27 at
As expected, the 9:30 Club (815 V Street, for a 9:30 p.m. show, with tickets at $25. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 38 previously scheduled show to have her Monday, Nov. 27. Tickets are $44-149.
baby. The new mother brings her State Rap mogul JAY-Z is set to rock the
Theatre (1215 U Street, N.W.) on Sunday, of the World Tour to Capital One Arena Capital One Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 29
Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. Details at on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m., with tickets at 8 p.m. on his 4:44 Tour. Tickets range
thelincolndc.com. ranging from $37-337 and higher. She from $50-356 and higher.
One of the more intriguing shows of the plays Baltimore on Saturday, Nov. 18. The inuential duo of Amanda Palmer
season promises to be the eclectic and uber- The musically gifted St. Vincent is a and Brian Viglione, the Dresden Dolls, are
talented Flying Lotus in 3D at Echostage must-see when she appears at the Anthem back for a show at the 9:30 Club on Tuesday,
(2135 Queens Chapel Rd., N.E.) on Sunday, on Monday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets Nov. 31 at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.
Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 and more are $44-60. Longtime favorite pop-folk troubadour
information is available at echostage.com. R&B songstress Erykah Badu brings her Dar Williams is back at the Birchmere
Seattle-based rapper Macklemore, chill groove to the Anthem on Saturday, Dec. 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for a
known for his smash Thrift Shop and his Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $76-126. concert that will also include readings and
touching Same Love with Ryan Lewis One of the most anticipated shows of discussions from her new book, What I
and Mary Lambert is appearing solo on the fall is undoubtedly the one and only Found in a Thousand Towns.
The Gemini Tour at the Fillmore Silver Lady Gaga, who brings her Joanne World As fall winds to an end, there are worse
Spring. The Saturday, Nov. 11 show begins Tour to Capital One Arena on Sunday, ways to get into the holiday mood than by
at 8 p.m. and is sold out. Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from seeing the A Pentatonix Christmas Tour at
The always entertaining duo of $74-587 or more. the Anthem on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.
openly gay sisters Tegan and Sara Diva extraordinaire Chaka Khan graces Gay broadway heartthrob CHEYENNE Tickets range from $59.50-149.50 for a
JACKSON plays the Barns at Wolf Trap on
bring their 10th Anniversary Acoustic the stage of Warner Theatre on Friday, Nov. Sunday, Oct. 15. chance to see the a cappella supergroup.
Tour celebrating their album The Con 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $69-130. PHOTO BY KARL SIMONE; COURTESY WOLF TRAP And as has become an annual event, gay
to the Anthem on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8 Electro-wizard Diplo is at Echostage shock- and schlockmeister John Waters
p.m. Tickets are in the $50.50-76 range. for a Saturday, Nov. 25 for a 9 p.m. show. returns to the Birchmere for his Christmas
Legendary dance/pop/R&B icon Tickets are in the $40-50 range for what is St. Vincent, who eschews labels but believes show on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Janet Jackson is back after delaying her certain to be an electrifying performance. in gender and sexual uidity, plays Anthem on Tickets are $55.

OCT 26
DIG INTO HISTORY! THE GALA
A black tie dinner featuring the presentation of the
OCTOBER 2628 Julia Child Award to Danny Meyer. Speakers include
Calvin Trillin, Ruth Reichl, Will Guidara, Daniel
Humm, and Nick Lander. Tickets on sale.
OCT 27
THE ROUNDTABLES
Discussions about the history of people and food with
3RD ANNUAL Jessica B. Harris, Francis Lam, Toni Tipton-Martin,
Joan Nathan, Maricel Presilla, Krishnendu Ray, and
others. Register online.
OCT 27
THE DINE OUT
Restaurants around the city feature a Julia Child-
inspired dish or custom cocktail to support museum
food history programs. Reservations recommended.
MANY FLAVORS, ONE NATION
OCT 28
THE FESTIVAL
Hands-on fun, cooking demos, garden tours, and more
for all ages with Jonathan Gold, Sarah Lohman, Tim
Ma, Simon Majumdar, Sheldon Simeon, the Sidedoor
REGISTRATION podcast, and others.
SCHEDULES OCT 28
PARTICIPANTS THE AFTER HOURS
TICKETS: An evening of beer history featuring tastings and
www.s.si.edu/ stories by The Answer Brewpub, Harlem Brewing
FoodHistoryWknd Company, Highland Brewing Company, and Weeping
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Miley, Demi, Dolly and then some


Taylor Swift, Pink, covered by various artists.
Look for a newly remastered and
Shania among eclectic expanded edition of the Smiths The
fall album releases Queen is Dead on Oct. 20. Originally
released in 1986, its widely considered
one of their nest efforts.
By CHRIS GERARD October wraps up with two of the falls
biggest releases: Kelly Clarkson drops
The new release schedule for fall is her latest, Meaning of Life, on Oct. 27,
loaded with long-awaited new albums and on the same date Weezer returns
from some of the biggest stars in music. with Pacic Daydream. The-Dream
There will be plenty of new tunes to keep also hits on the 27th with Love Affair,
music fans occupied. featuring the hit single Summer Body,
Today (Friday, Sept. 15) is highlighted and emo-rockers the Used return with
by the latest from local favorite Dave The Canyon.
Grohl and Foo Fighters, who unleash their The much-anticipated new Taylor
ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold, Swift album, Reputation, arrives Nov.
featuring the electrifying rst single Run. 10. Led by smash single Look What You
Also out is a live album and DVD Made Me Do, its likely to be the seasons
documenting Madonnas record-breaking biggest-selling release. Also hitting on the
Rebel Heart Tour. Also out is the latest from 10th is the latest from moody alt-rockers
new wave pioneer Gary Numan, Savage Evanescence, Synthesis.
(Songs From a Broken World), Yusuf Nov. 17 is highlighted by the latest from
(formerly Cat Stevens) with The Laughing that icon of wit and misery, Morrissey,
Apple, Swedish EDM duo Galantis are who is back with Low in High School.
back with The Aviary, former Vampire The season is capped by the long-
Weekend mainstay Rostom will release his promised Songs of Experience by U2,
solo debut Half-Light and Metric vocalist the follow-up to their outstanding 2014
Emily Haines is set to release her new solo release Songs of Innocence. Presumably,
album Choir of the Mind. though, the new album wont show up on
More big new releases arrive the everyones iPhone automatically, or at least
following week, with new wave revivalists we can hope.
the Killers leading the way with Wonderful Kanye West may (or may not) unload
Wonderful. Also dropping Sept. 22 is his latest, reportedly titled Turbo Grafx
Double Dutchess, the long-awaited 16, this fall as always, he is hard to
second solo album by Black-Eyed Peas predict. Bjork is working with acclaimed
diva Fergie. It comes 11 years after her gay electronic visionary Arca on an album
smash The Duchess, but judging from the After a long hiatus from music, SHANIA TWAIN is back with a new album dubbed Now, slated for a expected in November, with the rst single
Sept. 29 release. Its her rst album since 2002s RIAA Diamond-selling Up!
singles so far it will be well worth the wait. PHOTO BY GIAMPAOLO SGURA; COURTESY THE KARPEL GROUP
called The Gate.
Other new albums due on the 22nd Other artists expected to release new
include the latest from trip-hop pioneer albums this fall but have yet to announce
Tricky, ununiform, folk-rock legend Van dates include Tei Shi, Sam Smith (who
Morrison with Roll With the Punches, platinum single Sorry Not Sorry and her rst album in ve years, Beautiful just released a new single, Too Good
goth goddess Chelsea Wolfe with Hiss Miley Cyrus delivers her latest, Younger Trauma, featuring the stunning rst single At Goodbyes), Ne-Yo, Paloma Faith,
Spun, Australian electro-pop group Cut Now. British synthpop duo Hurts also What About Us. On the same date, Thirty Seconds to Mars, En Vogue, 80s
Copy with Haiku From Zero, versatile have a new album on the 29th, Desire, critically beloved St. Vincent will deliver heroes Tears for Fears, 90s rockers the
R&B vocalist Ledisi with Let Love Rule, including the new single Ready to Go. one of the years most anticipated albums Offspring, Travis Scott, Charli XCX,
rapper Macklemores rst solo album in Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher with MASSEDUCTION. Also scheduled Barenaked Ladies, Nas, Clean Bandit,
12 years, Gemini, and a live album by has set his new solo album As You Were for the 13th are new albums by Beck, Kylie Minogue, MGMT, Sara Bareilles,
acclaimed lesbian guitar virtuoso Kaki Available for an Oct. 6 release. Alternative Colors; legendary Led Zeppelin frontman Zayn, Tove Lo, Kiesza, Avril Lavigne,
King, Live at Berklee. rockers Wolf Parade are also back on Robert Plant, Carry Fire; William Patrick Mariah Carey, up-and-coming rapper
Sept. 29 is a big week for multiple the sixth with Cry Cry Cry, along with (aka Billy) Corgan with his collaboration Kamaiyah, Marilyn Manson and a
generations of female artists. The the debut album by the much-buzzed with producer Rick Rubin, Ogilala; and Christmas offering from one of pops
legendary country icon Dolly Parton will about R&B vocalist Kelela, the latest from an intriguing collaboration between uber- hottest stars, Sia. Inevitably some of these
release a childrens album, I Believe in indie-popsters Ducktails, Jersey Devil, talented troubadours Courtney Barnett will get bumped to 2018.
You, while country-pop superstar Shania the new solo effort by openly gay Bloc and Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice. Other possibilities include Christina
Twain is back with her rst new album in Party vocalist Kele Okereke, Fatherland Also out Oct. 13 is The Con X: Covers, Aguilera, Vampire Weekend, My Morning
15 years, Now. and glam-rockers the Darkness with a 10th anniversary celebration of The Jacket, Spiritualized, Bruce Springsteen,
Demi Lovato also returns on the 29th Pinewood Smile. Con by openly gay sisters Tegan and Sky Ferreira, Modest Mouse, Juicy J,
with Tell Me You Love Me, featuring her Pop superstar Pink returns Oct. 13 with Sara with all of that classic albums songs Iggy Azalea and Violent Femmes.
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Bernstein centennial, The Strathmores fall offerings include


the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra (Oct.
WNOs Aida among 22), pianist Rachel Franklin (Oct. 26),
season standouts Sol Gabetta performs Tchaikovsky with
the BSO (Oct. 28), Pinchas Zukerman
performs Bach with the BSO (Nov. 9),
By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO Black Violin on its Classical Boom Tour
joeyd@washblade.com (Nov. 10), the National Philharmonic (Nov.
11), Renaissance chamber ensemble
Washington National Opera has Sonnambula (Nov. 16), Andre Watts
launched its season with Verdis Aida, the returns for Rach 2 with the BSO (Nov.
rst time its been in the Kennedy Center 18). Note some performances are at the
Opera House in 25 years. It continues Music Center at Strathmore; others are in
through Sept. 23. Details at kennedy- the Mansion. Full details, times and prices
center.org/wno. Aida will be live at strathmore.org.
simulcast at Nationals Park on Saturday, Young Artists of America present The
Sept. 23 for Opera in the Outeld. Sound of Music on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 4
Queer organist Cameron Carpenter p.m. at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts
returns to the Kennedy Center Concert Center (8270 Alumni Dr., College Park,
Hall where hes performed several Md.). Young Artists presents symphonic
times Sept. 28 and 30 for appearances productions featuring young artists from
with the National Symphony Orchestra the D.C. area performing alongside
with performances of works by Aaron Organ virtuoso CAMERON CARPENTER returns to the Kennedy Center Sept. 28 and 30 for professional mentors. Details at yaa.org/
Copland and Leonard Bernstein and other performances with the National Symphony Orchestra. fall-production.
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American composers. Christian Macelaru Virginia Opera brings its Samson
conducts. Its part of the Bernstein at 100 and Delilah (Saint-Saens) production to
series. Tickets range from $15-89. Fairfax Oct. 7-8 at George Mason. Tickets
Other highlights in the Bernstein (gay to be a good thing for gays though it took life of architect Frank Lloyd Wright to the are $54-110. Its Girl of the Golden West
though married to a woman) at 100 series centuries to come to fruition) on Sunday, stage in Shining Brow by Daron Aric (Puccini) will be in Fairfax Dec. 2-3. Details
include an exhibit in the Terrace Gallery Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. at National Presbyterian Hagen (music) and Paul Muldoon (libretto) at vaopera.org.
that runs through Nov. 5, a Bernstein on Church (4101 Nebraska Ave., N.W.). Tickets Oct. 14-21 at Atlas Performing Arts Center. And, of course, as always Washington
Broadway performance on Friday, Sept. are $10-69. Tickets are $42 ($39 for students and Performing Arts has a wide spate of fall
22, the NSO season opening gala concert Other Consort performances are a seniors). Details at urbanarias.org. performances including:
on Sunday, Sept. 24 and more. Details at chamber concert in which the ensemble In the sorta classical vein, the Gay Aaron Diehl and Murray Horwitz
kennedy-center.org. will perform works from its inaugural season Mens Chorus of Washington is recording in Conversations in Music I: Rhythm on
The NSO Pops presents The Life on Friday, Oct. 20 at First Congregational a live album on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 at McEvoy Auditorium
Aquatic: a Tribute to David Bowie on UCC and Bachs Christmas Oratorio on at Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 (Tickets are $25)
Friday, Sept. 29. Tickets are $25-89. Sunday, Dec. 9 at National Presbyterian. 16th St., N.W.) thats free and open to the Sphinx Virtuosi on Sunday, Oct. 15
The gay-helmed Pink Martini performs Details at bachconsort.org. public. The group is recording material it at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
with the NSO Pops and China Forbes on As usual, the Baltimore Symphony performed on its recent Southern Equality (Tickets are $35)
Saturday, Oct. 28 with a varied program. Orchestra splits its time between Charm Tour. Its fall fundraiser ropeburn will be Orchstra DellAccademia Nazionale
Tickets are $24-89. City and the Strathmore in Bethesda, Md. held on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in Dupont di Santa Cecilia at the Kennedy Center on
Tickets for these and all Kennedy Center Its doing Tchaikovsky Thrill Ride this Underground. Tickets are $75. It Takes Wednesday, Oct. 25 ($45-115)
performances are online at kennedy- weekend and Poetic Fire: from Hamlet Two, a duet show, is Saturday, Nov. 11 at Other highlights include A Far Cry/
center.org. to Don Juan Sept. 22-24. Esperanza Atlas (tickets are $39). Its annual holiday Luciana Souza (Nov. 4), Joshua Bell (Nov.
The Library of Congress is also getting Spalding performs with the orchestra as show is Dec. 9-17 at Lincoln Theatre. Full 5), the Verona Quartet (Nov. 10), the
in on the Bernstein centennial with an part of its BSO Pulse series on Thursday, details at gmcw.org. Mariinsky Orchestra (Nov. 12), Nathan Lee
exhibit of items from its collection related Oct. 19. Several other performances D.C. Different Drummers performs (Dec. 2) and Denyce Graves (Dec. 4). Full
to the late composer (who died in 1990). are planned throughout fall. Details at D.C. Swing! Gig on Sunday, Oct. 29 at details at washingtonperformingarts.org.
Its concert series/fall season kicks off with bsomusic.org. 3 p.m. at Mr. Henrys (601 Pennsylvania Every Friday at 12:15 p.m., free organ
concerts by Ensemble Signal performing The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Ave., S.E.). Its fall band concert is Saturday, recitals are held at National City Christian
works by composer Steve Reich (Oct. 18) kicks off its season Sept. 23-24 with a Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany Church (5 Thomas Circle). The church has
and fusion band La Santa Cecilia (Oct. 19). program featuring Beethoven, Wagner (1317 G St., N.W.). Details at dcdd.org. one of the nest organs in the city and
Details at loc.gov. and Strauss. Michael Rossi is guest Washington Concert Opera performs often attracts world-class performers. Out
The Washington Bach Consort conductor. Tickets range from $20-80. La Straniera (Bellini) on Sunday, Nov. 19 minister of music Rev. Michael McMahon
opens its 40th season with a program Details at alexsym.org. at 6 p.m. at Lisner Auditorium (730 21st programs the series. The church also has
celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Urban Arias, a local, gay-helmed, St., N.W.). Tickets are $40-110. Details at monthly LGBT Bible studies and happy
Protestant Reformation (which turned out contemporary opera outt, brings the concertopera.org. hours. Details at nationalcitycc.org.
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Filling up on fall

Regional food fests offer


tasty treats; down-home fun

By KRISTEN HARTKE

Tis the season for getting outdoors to


eat and drink in the fall sunshine, from
freshly fried apple cider doughnuts to
rich pumpkin ales. In fact, you could nd
a food-focused festival on any given
weekend somewhere in the region.
Thats the perk of living in a metro area
that stretches from the Chesapeake Bay to
the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, the
weekend of Sept. 22-24 promises to be
particularly busy, so start planning now so
that you can make the most of every bite,
sip and slurp.

Friday, Sept. 22:

Oktoberfest at Wunder Garten (1st


and L streets, N.E; wundergartendc.
com): Start the weekend off right by
heading to this outdoor beer garden for
the traditional tapping of the rst keg of
beer, which heralds the beginning of this
three-day event. The tapping will be at 5 The region is teeming with fall events. Some brewers are offering crafts they dont provide anywhere else.
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p.m., accompanied by the joyful shouts of
Ozapft is! Its tapped! followed by
live music (get ready to polka) and a variety
of Bavarian-style beers, including Spaten, the Veil Brewing Company. The $45 ticket Lawrence Brewing Company; and Dogsh courtesy of District Doughnut, or mini
Hofbruhaus and Weihenstephaner, includes all-you-can-eat oysters and chefs Heads Carobock, a weizenbock made macarons from Olivia Macaron, as you can in
along with a selection of locally brewed tastings, and a portion of ticket sales will with carob pods and vanilla beans. two minutes, sans hands.
seasonal beers. Food will be provided by support the Oyster Recovery Partnership D.C. State Fair (Waterfront Station,
Caf Berlin, the Capitol Hill bistro dishing and the Anacostia Riverkeeper. Sunday, Sept. 24: 375 and 425 M St., S.W.; dcstatefair.org):
up tasty authentic German fare, from Snallygaster 2017 (1st and M streets, Heck, D.C. may not actually be a state,
bratwurst and sauerkraut to bretzels und S.E.; snallygasterdc.com): Calling itself Taste of Georgetown (K Street, N.W. but that doesnt keep us from having
obatzter and gurkensalat. the areas beastliest beer festival, between Wisconsin Ave. and Thomas our very own state fair, complete with an
Snallygaster is the annual fundraiser for Jefferson St.; tasteofgeorgetown.com): Now apple pie competition, homegrown oddly
Saturday, Sept. 23: Arcadia, a nonprot program that includes in its 24th year, the Taste of Georgetown, shaped vegetables on display and a pet
a demonstration farm in Alexandria, beneting the Georgetown Ministry Center, parade. If you want to participate in one
Oyster Wars (The Salt Line, 79 Potomac two mobile farmers markets serving showcases more than 30 restaurants nestled of the food competitions, registration
Ave., S.E.; thesaltline.com): Following underserved local communities, and a inside the citys oldest enclave. You can is open until Sept. 20; some of the truly
the Civil War, the Chesapeake Bay was program that trains veterans as farmers. drink beer and wine while checking out the D.C.-centric categories include those for
the setting until 1959 for sometimes Featuring no fewer than 350 craft beers booths; some of the 60 signature dishes homemade mumbo sauce and pupusas,
violent skirmishes between watermen and ciders handpicked by Greg Engert, to keep an eye out for include avocado or you might want to try your hand at
from Maryland and Virginia, but you beer director of Neighborhood Restaurant burrata bruschetta from ENO Wine Bar; Best Pickled Pepper, Best Non-Fruit Pie,
can enjoy the fruits of the Chesapeake Group, Engert asks brewers to provide cream potato & kale tacos with pepper jack, or Best Bud and, yes, THC potency will
without bloodshed at the Salt Lines more off-the-beaten-path options for the green sauce and pickled onion from Chaia; be tested on that one. If youre not a home
celebratory Oyster Wars. Several oyster festival, so youll nd brews that arent spiced pear hand pies from Dog Tag Bakery; cook or grower, then consider entering the
farms, including Marylands Harris Creek available anywhere else. Some of this and trufed mac n cheese from the Yard watermelon seed-spitting contest. It really
Oyster Company and Tangier Island Oyster years offerings include Lickinghole Creek at the Ritz-Carlton. To add a little bit of an doesnt get more down-home than that.
Company in Virginia, will offer their freshest Craft Brewerys Eat It Too, a barrel-aged Ivy League frat party atmosphere, sign up
bivalves, along with beer from Stillwater quadrupel with apples and cinnamon; a for one of the eating competitions, such as Kristen Hartke is a D.C.-based food and
beverage writer; follow her food adventures
Artisanal in Baltimore and Richmonds black raspberry sour red ale from Captain eating as many powdered sugar doughnuts, on Instagram, @kristenhartke.
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Saturday, September 16
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7 p.m.
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National Harbor

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BOOKS

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Trans men, Nasty Women and Hillary


Maupins memoirs, Taulson on feminism and the transgender icon. Jackson shares personal stories on
community, among many others. her relationship with Elvis Presley, her faith
drag photos, Davie Bowie The Book of Love and Hate, a new and the challenges she faced in bringing
Made Me Gay among fall novel from Lambda Literary Award winner sex appeal to country music and femininity
to Rock & Roll. The book also features a
book highlights Lauren Sanders (Akashic Books, Oct. 3)
tells of of protagonist Jennifer Baron foreword by Elvis Costello.
encounters with queer Palestinians in Israel In need of some playlist inspiration?
By WILL OWEN while searching for her missing father. David Bowie Made Me Gay by Darryl
Also out that day is TELL: Love, W. Bullock (The Overlook Press, Nov. 21)
EVENTS Deance and the Military Trial at the is a highly comprehensive history of LGBT
Tipping Point for Gay Rights by Maj. music, spanning a century from early jazz
The 22nd annual Baltimore Book Margaret Witt with Tim Connor (ForeEdge, and blues to todays most recognizable pop
Festival returns to the Inner Harbor Oct. 3), a personal account of Witts stars out of the closet. Bullock meticulously
Promenade Sept. 22-24. The festival, decorated military career and the path to chronicles the LGBT communitys vast
which is free and open to the public from the repeal of the Dont Ask, Dont Tell inuence on music through a historical
11 a.m.-7 p.m. each day, will feature about policy for LGBT servicemembers. lens, revealing how societys oscillation
500 presenting authors and 3,000 books Any true Sasha Velour fan already has between acceptance and persecution has
for purchase at the Ivy Book Shop. Some Drags (Kmw Studio, Oct. 16) set to shaped what we listen to today.
of the literary stars who will be presenting preorder. Shot by photographer Gregory In Black on Both Sides: A Racial History
include Nigerian author Chimamanda Kramer, the collection features hyper-glam of Trans Identity (University of Minnesota
Ngozi Adichie, childrens book writer black and white, full-length studio portraits Press, Dec. 5), C. Riley Snorton uncovers the
Adam Gidwitz, and queer poet, writer, and of New York Citys drag kings and queens. obscured or erased narratives of black trans
performer Eileen Myles. For more details, Drags also includes essays by some of women in the United States, beginning
including the full schedule of events, visit the photo subjects themselves: Charles with the mid-19th century and continuing
baltimorebookfestival.org. Black on Both Sides: a Racial History of Trans Busch, Linda Simpson, Goldie Simpson, through present-day oppression and
Identity is slated for a December release.
Hot off the release of his highly It explores the lives of black trans women and of course, the ever-scholarly Sasha. resistance. Snorton, a professor of Africana
anticipated memoir, Logical Family throughout U.S. history. With recipes written as deliciously studies and feminist, gender and sexuality
(Harper, Oct. 3), Armistead Maupin will PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS
as they taste, The Juhu Beach Club studies at Cornell University, builds on
speak at the National Museum of the Cookbook: Indian Spice, Oakland Soul early sexological writings, fugitive slave
American Indian (4th St and Independence by Preeti Mistry and Sarah Henry (Running stories, Afro-modernist literature and other
Ave., N.W.) at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. In his latest conceptual series, Beautiful Press, Oct. 31) has already sent the foodie materials to craft this essential account of
4. Armistead Maupin: Tales of a Lifetime, Berlin Boys (Kehrer Verlag, Sept. 12), world into a frenzy well beyond the Bay black trans history.
will include a reading, discussion and book Iranian American photographer, Ashkan Area. Mistry, a gay Indian American chef Other releases of note include:
signing. Logical Family traces Maupins Sahihi, pays homage to the gay creative beloved for her big personality, provides Murder Under the Fig Tree: A
journey from his childhood in conservative community ravaged by the AIDS epidemic a contemporary spin on the traditional Palestine Mystery, by Kate Jessica
North Carolina to Vietnam and eventually in 1980s New York City through nude Indian cooking she grew up with in this Raphael (She Writes Press), is a murder
1970s gay San Francisco, recounting the photographs of gay artists in modern-day eclectic collection of street food, comfort mystery novel that draws Rania Bakara, a
relationships he cherished along the way Berlin. In compiling the spare, intimate classics and haute cuisine. Palestinian policewoman, deep into the
and how they have shaped him into one portraits, Sahihi discovered a haunting Andrea Lawlors debut novel, Paul underground Palestinian gay scene as she
of Americas most celebrated writers. For familiarity in his subjects, who recall the gay Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl (Rescue investigates the death of young man in a
more information and to purchase tickets, avant garde of his past while representing Press, Nov. 1), offers a witty and raucous village adjacent to her own. The book is
visit smithsonianassociates.org. the newest generation of gay men in what portrait of LGBT radicalism during the $16.95 and releases Sept. 19.
he considers todays creative capital. early 90s. The story follows Paul Polydoris, The Ultimate Guide to Gay Dads:
RELEASES True Sex: the Lives of Trans Men at who studies queer theory and writes Everything You Need to Know About
the Turn of the Twentieth Century by provocative zines when not tending bar LGBT Parenting But Are (Mostly) Afraid
Hillary Clintons seventh book (her Emily Skidmore (NYU Press, Sept. 19) tells at the local gay club. Lawlor portrays to Ask, by Eric Rosswood (Mango), is a
third memoir) What Happened (Simon the overlooked stories of 18 trans men who an exhilarating picaresque hero whose generous resource for gay and bisexual
& Schuster, Sept. 12) recounts her failed assimilated into small town communities identity seesaws from Riot Grrl to leather men who are thinking about starting a
quest for the White House last year. Clinton during the late 1800s. Skidmore pieces cub as he parties through era staples, such family together. The guide is $13.85 and
has been more candid of late, a change of together reports from local newspapers, as the Michigan Womyns Festival. releases Oct. 24.
tone some political ideology aside are medical journals and other sources to offer As a blend of memoir, true crime and Mostly Straight: Sexual Fluidity
nding refreshing. Be prepared to shell queer narratives that were not cosmopolitan ghost story, Mean by Myriam Gurba among Men by Ritch C. Savin-Williams
out big bucks if you want to catch her on or subversive, but rather quite ordinary, (Coffee House Press, Nov. 14) is difcult to (Harvard University Press) is a biological,
her book tour. Her Sept. 18 appearance challenging our preconceived notions of categorize, but hilarious and poignant at empirical and psychological research-
at Warner Theatre in Washington is nearly community, rural identity and who we think every twist and turn. Gurba, a spoken-word based exploration of the personal stories
sold out (and may be by the time this is of as trans or queer. performer and visual artist, tells her own of 40 young men who identify as sexually
published). As of Monday, tickets were Amidst political uncertainty surrounding coming of age story as a queer, mixed- uid or mostly straight. The book is
still available ranging from $195-345. Visit LGBT rights, Nasty Women: Feminism, race Chicana in California. Mean tackles $27.95 and releases Nov. 3.
livenation.com for details. Resistance, and Revolution in Trumps themes of sexual violence, racism and Patient Zero and the Making of the
If youre a poetry fan, Madness by America by Samhita Mukhopadhyay homophobia with brassiness and heart as AIDS Epidemic, by Richard A. McKay
Sam Sax (Penguin Books, Sept. 12) is a and Kate Harding (Picador, Oct. 3) is an multilayered as Gurbas approach to genre. (University of Chicago Press), investigates
stunning debut collection that interrogates inspiring collection of essays from leading Every Night is Saturday Night: A the introduction of the term patient zero
our understanding of heterosexuality, feminist writers who describe how we Country Girls Journey to the Rock & into the popular lexicon during the 1980s
sanity, masculinity and addiction. Sax, a got here and how we can resist. Featured Roll Hall of Fame (BMG, Nov. 14), written AIDS epidemic. The book thoughtfully
queer Jewish writer and educator, draws essays include Samantha Irby on living as alongside Scott B. Bomar, is the long- traces the life of Gatan Dugas, who was
on his personal and family mental health a queer black woman in rural America, awaited autobiography of Wanda Jackson, incorrectly identied (and vilied) as
history to confront these difcult themes Randa Jarrar on cross country travel as the legendary Queen of Rockabilly, First the rst AIDS case in North America. It is
with fearlessness and candor. a queer Muslim woman and Meredith Lady of Rock & Roll and treasured gay $24.91 and releases Nov. 15.
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Not just another boring


pumpkin spice latte
AIDS Walk, Trans Day of
Remembrance, High Heel
Race and more on fall slate

By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO
joeyd@washblade.com

Some events dont t in our other fall


arts categories. Here are a few to note. If
no URL is given, search for the event on
Facebook for details.
Washington Improv Theaters
Rise Up! event opened this week and
continues through Sunday, Oct. 1 at the
D.C. Arts Center (2438 18th St., N.W.) in
Adams Morgan. Several LGBT performers
are involved. Details at witdc.org.
The sixth annual Chefs for Equality
event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 5:30
p.m. at Dock5 at Union Market. Tickets are
$200. Details at hrc.org.
The Latino GLBT History Project has What will be the big drag looks at the High Heel Race this year? Find out on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
its 12th annual Hispanic LGBT Heritage
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Awards on Friday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at HRC
Headquarters (1640 Rhode Island Ave.,
N.W.). Admission is free but donations will Nov. 8 (season nale). The show is held A discussion about LGBT suicide October planning meeting for the Creating
be accepted. Details on Facebook or at at the Human Rights Campaign Equality prevention is part of the One Love for Change conference on Wednesday, Oct.
latinoglbthistory.org. Center (1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.). a City event at Hillcrest Children and 25 at 6 p.m. at National City Christian
The 10th annual Downtown Hyattsville Doors open at 6 p.m. Its free. Details at Family Center that runs Oct. 8-15. Details Church (5 Thomas Circle, N.W.).
Arts Festival returns to its usual three- askrayceen.altervista.org. at hillcrest-dc.org. The 21st annual HRC National Dinner
block site in Hyattsville, Md., on Saturday, Pride Outside offers The LGBT Real-life lesbian married couple is Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Washington
Sept. 23 from noon-6 p.m. Details at Community and the Outdoors event on Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Convention Center (801 Mt. Vernon
hycdc.org. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at Patagonia bring their Back to Back stand-up show Pl., N.W.). Tickets are $400. Details at
Story District is celebrating its 20th Store (1048 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) to to the 9:30 Club on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 8 hrcnatinoaldinner.org.
anniversary season with several events shine a light on the LGBT community and p.m. Theyre known as the rst gay married The Walk & 5k to End HIV, the 31st
including I Did It For the Story: a Tribute the outdoors. couple to co-create and star in their own anniversary of AIDS Walk Washington, will
to 20 Years of Storytelling (Sept. 23) at The Northern Virginia Pride Festival TV show (Take My Wife). Look for the be held earlier this year on Oct. 28-29. The
Lincoln Theatre; Best of Real to Reel (Oct. 2017 is dubbed Declare Yourself and is event on tickety or at 930.com for details. walk/run is on Saturday in Freedom Plaza;
4) at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse; a Sunday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Bull The 50th annual Dupont Circle House a brunch will be held on Sunday. Details at
monthly storytelling event held the second Run Special Events Center in Centreville, Tour is Sunday, Oct. 15 at noon. walktoendhiv.org.
Tuesday of each month at Town and more. Va. Details at novapride.org. No information yet, but the Gertrude The 20th annual SMYAL Fall Brunch
Story District plans a bilingual, LGBT event Big Gay Flea: a Queer Market is Stein Democratic Club will likely hold its is Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Marriott Marquis
on National Coming Out Day on Tuesday, Sunday, Oct. 1 from noon-5 p.m. at Town. 41st annual Leadership Awards in mid-to- (901 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.) at 10:30
Oct. 10. Full details at storydistrict.org. Baltimore Black Pride week is Oct. 2-9 late October. a.m. Details at smyal.org/brunch.
Comedian and author Jen Kirkman plays but events are planned all month. The OutServe-SLDN sixth annual LGBT The annual wreath laying for LGBT
the Howard Theatre (620 T St., N.W.) on The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) Military Community Conference is Oct. veterans is Saturday, Nov. 11 at noon at
Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22.50- has several events for fall including Capitol 19-21 at Dupont Circle Hotel. Congressional Cemetary.
40. Details at thehowardtheatre.com. Jazz Foundation Conference (Oct. 5), She The Blade will hold its 16th annual Best Local drag legend Shi-Queeta-Lee
The Ask Rayceen Show has its Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange of Gay D.C. Awards on Thursday, Oct. 19. celebrates her 53rd birthday with
usual fall events. Rayceens Reading (Oct. 5-14), We Happy Few Presents Details pending. Decades of a Queen at Town on Sunday,
Room will be at the Shaw Neighborhood Dracula (Oct. 30) and more. Full details The Maryland Renaissance Festival Nov. 12 from 6-10 p.m.
Library (1630 7th St., N.W.) on Monday, at chaw.org. continues through Oct. 22 in Annapolis. Trans Breast Cancer Awareness is
Sept. 25 to kick off D.C. Public Librarys Youth Pride Day was bumped this year Details at rennfest.com. Saturday, Nov. 18 at the D.C. Center.
Banned Books Week. Admission is free. from its usual May date. It will be held The 31st annual High Heel Race will be Trans Day of Remembrance is Monday,
Upcoming shows are Wednesday, Oct. on Saturday, Oct. 7 from noon-5 p.m. in Tuesday, Oct. 24 on 17th Street. Nov. 20 at Metropolitan Community
8 (talent competition) and Wednesday, Dupont Circle. The National LGBTQ Task Force has its Church of Washington at 5:30 p.m.
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out after show ended

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23

episode was a projection into the future.


One of the things when we thought
about bringing this back was what was it
that we missed? And I think we missed the
dynamic between the four of them more
than we missed the possibility of seeing
what their lives would be like as parents.
During the panel, a critic brought up
that the show has often been credited
with educating TV audiences about the
LGBT community.
Weve always said that the good effects that
we had were fantastic gravy, that we set out to
be funny to be a sitcom that brought as many
people in as possible, McCormack says.
When the series started, it was
considered revolutionary to have two
gay characters, Messing says.
So what we were able to address at
the time was LGB. We stopped at B, and
my hope is that now we can nish the
alphabet. And with gender identity, theres
so many things that are being discussed in
our culture now, she says.
This show is always about inclusion,
Mutchnick says. Thats what we started
with and thats the type of people they are.
I think when we come back, we will get
to it again. But its just going to be about
trying to make the funniest shows that we
can with these characters passing through
the life that you all know that is taking
place out there right now.
In 2012, Vice President Joe Biden
made headlines when he endorsed equal
marriage rights for gay and lesbian people
and said the show did more to educate
the American public more than almost
anything anybody has done so far. People
fear that which is different. Now theyre
beginning to understand.
Since the show aired, Hayes has publicly
come out as gay.
About Hayes being in the closet while
the show was on air, Mullally says, Its
nobodys business what anybodys sexual I just dont have the DNA at the time, I The Will & Grace reboot is in
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Baltimore will serve as guest revivalists. announce the launch of the rst annual
For more information, visit mccdc.com. Eleanor Holmes Norton Legacy Luncheon
The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) and Scholarship at 1301 K St., N.W. tonight
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