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A Dream Fullled
LGBT community joins Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial celebration
Julian Bond and Bayard Rustins partner talk Kings legacy, PAGE 2 Schedule of this weekends related events, PAGE 18 Peter Rosenstein on his high school meeting with King, PAGE 20
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Rep. Tammy Baldwin poised to enter Senate race. PAGE 14

Meet Pamala Stanley, the queen of Rehoboth. PAGE 23

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A dream fullled
MLK memorial, years in the making, resonates with LGBT community
By DIONNE WALKER
When a tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is dedicated this weekend, it will mark more than the addition of a new monument to Washington, D.C.s landscape. It will symbolize the civil rights leaders success. The stone likeness rises as the rst monument to a man of color on the National Mall, 48 years after King described his then ground-breaking dream, and in a nation where at least ostensibly much of that dream has been realized. The movement was a model for countless others, including the LGBT rights push, which has shared nonviolence tenets and even leaders like gay, black activist Bayard Rustin. Yet most similarities end there. While fruits of the civil rights movement are evident in modern America apparent in a widening black middle class and a black rst family in the White House, for instance the gay rights movements successes have been slower coming. Same-sex marriage rights remain tenuous and limited to a handful of states; despite hate crime legislation, the threat of violence continues to deny many gays and lesbians a basic sense of safety in their hometowns. As the nation prepares to welcome King to the National Mall, community leaders share their outlook on the LGBT movement with the Washington Blade from a California group using civil unrest to humanize the struggle; to the partner of late gay and civil rights icon Bayard Rustin working to keep his ideals alive; to former NAACP leader Julian Bond, who uses his status as a key historic civil rights gure to promote the LGBT rights struggle as a modern civil rights ght. They point to entrenched faith-based bigotry, and even a lack of movement cohesion, as obstacles. But each believes that by using Kings model of continued struggle, the LGBT dream of full equality can be achieved.

The civil rights movement pioneered by MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., has inspired many leaders of the LGBT movement.
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Images of change

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. sitting in an Alabama jail cell. Fireghters battering blacks with powerful jets of water. Jeering whites pouring condiments over the heads of stoic lunch counter protesters. Theyre images that moved activist Robin McGehee, as a child growing up in Jackson, Miss. And today as executive director of GetEqual, she organizes demonstrations

to create actions and images she hopes will drive home the plight of gay and lesbian men and women just as powerfully. An absence of such visual tools encouraged McGehee to form the group, with ofces in Berkeley, Calif., and Washington, D.C., in January 2010. We had that in reference to the AIDS movement in ACT-UP, and ghting for adequate health care. But in reference to a full civil rights ght for equality, I couldnt think of one iconic action, she said. The group has orchestrated more than 40 actions in the last year, including one in which military veterans handcuffed themselves to the White House fence to protest Dont Ask, Dont Tell. The group honed use of such actions at the Highlander Research and Education Center, a New Market, Tenn., center that trained members of the original civil rights movement. McGehee and other LGBT equality activists underwent training at the historic center in January 2010. Not until you can give literal imagery to that discrimination do people really resonate or get it, McGehee said. Yet despite mirroring the earlier movements successful tactics, activists success in mainstreaming LGBT rights remains light years behind that of racial equality something McGehee blames

on entrenched religious bigotry. Weve gotten into a moment where people are using the Bible as a weapon, said McGehee, pointing out that while religious rhetoric once justied slavery and racism, cultural changes eventually erased such thinking. ... I dont think weve jumped that hurdle with regard to gays. McGehee is encouraged, however, by more subtle success in incorporating gays and lesbians socially. Just a few years after Ellen DeGeneres thought twice about coming out on TV, realistic portrayals of gays and lesbians are common on TV. In time, she said, I think were gonna get there.

A life of service

Walter Naegle had certainly heard of Bayard Rustin, the relentlessly active civil rights agitator who gained as much notoriety for his efforts to win black equality as for his open homosexuality. But on the day he ran into the civil rights legend on a New York City corner in April 1977, he didnt recognize him: Rustin wasnt carrying his trademark walking stick. When he gave me his name, I knew, said Naegle, whose chance meeting with Rustin lead to a 10-year relationship that

ended only when the activist died in 1987. More than two decades later, Naegle keeps Rustins ideals alive, working with lmmakers to promote Brother Outsider, a portrayal of Rustins story, executing his estate and generally overseeing the use of his image. He believes Rustins courage, openness and tireless work he was in his 70s and still agitating when he died have helped make him resonate as an icon of the human rights movement. By the time Naegle met Rustin, the activist had long been a legend. Rustin had worked with A. Philip Randolph to strengthen relationships between blacks and labor unions, but was perhaps best known for his role organizing the 1963 March on Washington. Hed also become a gay rights icon before it was fashionable: Rustin was essentially outed in 1953 when he was arrested on a morals charge, yet he refused to deny the charges or his sexual orientation. He didnt have to hide anything, he said. He was just going to be who he was and let the chips fall where they may. Rustin would pay the price for that openness.
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Attorneys ofce agreed at a court hearing in May to allow the other 12 arrestees to obtain the probation agreement even though Choi refused the offer. Choi said he fully understands the decision by the others to accept the government offer, noting that the harsh charge brought against all of them could potentially lead to a prison sentence. Defense attorneys called a decision by prosecutors to charge the protesters with a federal misdemeanor count of failure to obey a lawful order by police to remove their handcuffs from the White House fence an unusually severe action. The attorneys noted that the federal charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and would result, upon conviction, in the protestors having a permanent criminal record. Several of them were fearful a criminal record could jeopardize their jobs or prevent them from getting future jobs, Choi said. Prosecutors in the past have led the same charge of failure to obey a police order to disperse against protesters at the White House. But they led the charge under a D.C. municipal ordinance, which doesnt carry a jail sentence and doesnt result in a permanent criminal record, the lawyers said. Choi spent three days in jail last week for joining a group of environmentalists in yet another arrest action at the White House in a protest against a proposed oil pipeline to run from Canada to Texas that opponents say would damage the environment. Chois trial on Aug. 29 is expected to last two days and include a number of witnesses for the prosecution and the defense. Choi said his defense will focus on what he feels is an unconstitutional law used for his arrest.

Del. ADAM EBBIN is poised to become Virginias rst openly gay state senator.
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Gay candidate wins Va. Senate primary


Expected to be the biggest hurdle on the way to the Virginia Senate, gay member of the House of Delegates, Adam Ebbin, defeated both of his primary opponents in Tuesdays primary in the heavily Democratic 30th district. Ebbin said he can be more effective in the Senate than in the lower chamber. I think that I can do a great job, and be even more effective, he explained about making the jump to the Senate. Theres an opportunity to be in an even smaller body hopefully in the majority and I think Ill get more legislation passed, more done. Ebbin has represented the 49th District in the Virginia House of Delegates since 2004, and has been a progressive voice in state politics during his time in ofce. Ebbin has received numerous endorsements recently including from Equality Virginia, Virginia Partisans Gay and Lesbian Democratic Club, the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and the Professional Fireghters and Paramedics Associations. Ebbin, Arlington School Board member Libby Garvey and Alexandria City Council member, Rob Krupicka were vying for the seat being vacated by 16year incumbent Patsy Ticer. The race was unusually expensive for a primary with the three candidates raising well over $500,000. A 5.8-measured earthquake earlier Tuesday forced some polling locations in Virginia to move voting outside, and several more were closed briey as polling workers left the buildings for safety. According to State Board of Election ofcials, the longest such delay was 30 minutes. The State Board, however, chose to keep all polling locations open and to maintain regular voting hours and chose not to postpone primaries, nor extend voting times. Some Virginia precinct captains in the 30th, used to relying on cellular phones, reported having to locate a landline to make calls out related to the election as

cellular service in most of the Washington D.C. area was temporarily disrupted due to system overload following the earthquake. According to the Del Ray Patch blog site, the polling location in the Alexandria City Hall was closed and relocated to Tavern Square. Ebbins top legislative priorities in the Senate will make his progressive constituents very happy, saying, renewable energy, transit, and non-discrimination in state hiring would be among the rst.

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New LGBT-friendly mosque to host community meeting


D.C.s Light of Reform Mosque, which formed in February and provides weekly prayer services for LGBT Muslims and others, is hosting a community forum in Washington in October that will discuss LGBT-related issues pertaining to the Islamic faith, according to Imam Daayiee Abdullah. Abdullah said the forum will take place Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Human Rights Campaign building at 17th and Rhode Island Ave., N.W. He said U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) will be among the speakers at the event. The forum is being sponsored by Muslims for Progressive Values USA, a group that formed in Los Angeles in 2000 to promote, among other things, tolerance within the Islamic faith for LGBT people, Abdulla said. He said Light of Reform Mosque holds its weekly prayer service and a discussion session every Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at a meeting room in the Cleveland Park Public Library at 3310 Connecticut Ave., N.W. All are welcome, he said. Its a mixture of folks who attend, gay and straight. Abdullah, who founded the Light of Reform Mosque, said he became certified as an imam last year through the Toronto, Canada based El-Tawhid Juma Circle, which identifies itself as a sacred prayer center or mosque, he said. He said hes also certified to perform marriages in D.C. as a clergy person.

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Dan Choi protest trial set for Aug. 29


Former Army Lt. Dan Choi is scheduled to stand trial in federal court in D.C. on Aug. 29 for his November 2010 arrest for handcufng himself to the White House fence in protest of the Dont Ask, Dont Tell law. In a little noticed development, 12 other LGBT activists who were arrested with Choi in that protest accepted a government offer in May to undergo a sixmonth period of probation after which prosecutors promised to drop the charge against them and expunge their arrest record. Choi said he rejected the offer and requested a trial, where he said he intends to defend what he calls his First Amendment right to stage a peaceful protest in front of the White House for a just cause. According to Choi, who has emerged as a nationally recognized gay activist, the government offer created tension between him and some of the other protesters. He said prosecutors initially said the offer would only be extended if all 13 people arrested in the Nov. 15, 2010 White House protest accepted it. The 12 that were arrested with me are my friends, Choi told the Blade. So this prosecution tactic tried to rip us apart. In a last minute decision, prosecutors with the U.S.

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D.C. same-sex couples up 40% in 2010 Census


Maryland, Virginia also see large increase in numbers
By LOU CHIBBARO JR. lchibbaro@washblade.com
D.C. has retained its status of having the highest number of same-sex couples per 1,000 households compared to all 50 states, and it had a 40 percent increase in the number of people identifying themselves as same-sex couples since 2000. Those are among the ndings of newly released data from the 2010 U.S. Census as analyzed by the Williams Institute, a think tank afliated with the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. The institute specializes in LGBT-related issues. The data show that Maryland had a 51 percent increase in the reported number of same-sex couples from 2000 to 2010 and Virginia saw a 49 percent increase in samesex couples for that same 10-year period. The increases are far higher than population increases, said Williams Institute ofcial Gary Gates. So we feel most of the increases were seeing in states, cities, and counties are attributable to more people reporting theyre a couple than 10 years ago. The 2010 Census data show that 5,146 D.C. households declared themselves as being headed by same-sex couples, representing a rate of 19 same-sex couples per 1,000 households. In the 2000 Census, 3,678 households in the District identied themselves as same-sex couple households. Of the 5,146 D.C. same-sex households reported in the 2010 Census, 72 percent were gay male couples and 28 percent lesbian couples. Ninety percent of the same-sex households reported in the 2010 Census for D.C. were not raising children compared to just 10 percent who reported they were raising children, according to the Williams Institute analysis of the data. The Williams Institute analysis also shows that the highest concentration of same-sex couples in D.C. reported in the 2010 Census were in Census tracks in the neighborhoods of Logan Circle, Dupont Circle, Shaw West, Shaw East, and an area bounded by Morrow Drive to Piney Branch Parkway, N.W., Rock Creek and 16th Street, N.W. The data show that the highest concentration of same-sex couples raising children were female couples living in mostly black neighborhoods in the far Southeast and far Northeast sections of the city. The D.C. data were released last week by the Williams Institute, which is known ofcially as the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy. The Williams Institute has analyzed Census data pertaining to samesex couples since the 2000 U.S. Census, when the Census rst began counting them. The 2010 Census data released by the Williams Institute show these gures for same-sex couples living in D.C. area suburban jurisdictions: Montgomery County, Md. 2,911 samesex couples; 8.2 same-sex couples per 1,000 households Prince Georges County, Md. 2,525 same-sex couples; 8.3 same-sex couples per 1,000 households Fairfax County, Va. 2,783 same-sex couples; 7.1 same-sex couples per 1,000 households Arlington, Va. 1,328 same-sex couples; 13.5 same-sex couples per 1,000 households Alexandria, Va. 941 same-sex couples; 13.8 same-sex couples per 1,000 households Baltimore, Md. 3,226 same-sex couples; 12.9 same-sex couples per 1,000 households Gates said the data the institute has analyzed so far show that the number of same-sex couples reported nationwide has increased by about 50 percent between 2000 and 2010. Gates said population growth and migration of LGBT people to certain locations accounts for some of the increase. But he said most of the increase appears to be due to a decision by far more samesex couples to self-identify while lling out the 2010 U.S. Census questionnaire, which was sent to all U.S. households. Although D.C.s rate of 19 same-sex couples per 1,000 households is the highest among the 50 states, several cities have rates far higher than D.C. if D.C. were to be viewed as a city. Provincetown, Mass., a gay vacation destination with a sizable population of LGBT people living there year-round, leads the nation among cities with 50 or more same-sex couple households, with a rate of 163 same-sex couples per 1,000 households, Gates said. The city of Wilton Manor, Fla., long known as an LGBT-friendly enclave next to Fort Lauderdale, came in second among cities in the 50 or more same-sex household category, with a rate of 140 same-sex couples per 1,000 households, according to Gates. Palm Spring, Calif., came in third, with 115 same-sex couples per 1,000 households, Gates said. In a development that appears to represent an LGBT population shift more than a greater degree of gay couples coming out in the Census questionnaire, Gates said the city of Rehoboth Beach, Del., came in fourth place in the category of same-sex couples in cities with 50 or more same-sex households. Gates said the 2010 Census data show Rehoboth, a popular LGBT resort town, has a rate of 107 same-sex couples per 1,000 households. Gates noted that the actual number of same-sex couple households counted in the 2010 Census for Rehoboth was 81, an increase of 47 couples over the 34 same-sex couples that declared themselves in the 2000 Census.
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Man charged in wifes murder threatened male lover


Husband of Georgetown socialite claimed to be Iraqi general
By LOU CHIBBARO JR. lchibbaro@washblade.com
A 47-year-old man accused of threatening to kill his boyfriend of ve years in 2004 was charged last week with second-degree murder in the death of his 91-year-old wife, whose marriage he described as a relationship of convenience. D.C. police on Aug. 16 arrested Albrecht Gero Muth for the death of his wife of 21 years, retired journalist and Georgetown socialite Viola Drath. Police said Drath was found dead on Aug. 12 in the bathroom of her house at 3216 Q St., N.W. in Georgetown. The D.C. Medical Examiners ofce said it determined through an autopsy that the cause of death was strangulation and blunt force injuries. The Washington Post reported last week that Muth was well known to many in Washingtons political establishment, including journalists and federal government ofcials, as a colorful gure who claimed to be a brigadier general in the Iraqi army. Ofcials with the Iraqi embassy in Washington said Muth had no association whatsoever with the Iraqi army or with the government of Iraq, saying they were dismayed that Muth who often appeared in public wearing an Iraqi military uniform was falsely making such claims. The Post also reported that Muth told the Post that he was romantically involved with D.C. area resident Donald Davis beginning around 2002, when he became estranged from his wife and sought to move in with Davis. Davis told the Post his relationship with Muth became strained around 2004 and he asked Muth to move out of his apartment. Muth responded by threatening to have me killed and I should be careful when I get into my car, the Post quoted Davis as saying. Court records show that Davis obtained a protective stay away order against Muth that year in response to Muths alleged threats against him. According to a four-page police afdavit in support of Muths arrest for his wifes murder, there were no signs of a forced entry into Draths upscale Georgetown house. The afdavit says detectives working on the case discovered from court records that Drath had led domestic violence charges against her husband on several occasions since 1992. On Jan. 12, 2008, the defendant was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon arising out of an incident in which it was alleged that he had assaulted the decedent with a wooden chair, the afdavit says. However, the case was dismissed when the victim declined to go forward with the case. The Post reported that Muth conrmed he had a ve-year romantic relationship with Davis and moved into Daviss D.C. apartment in 2002 after becoming estranged from Drath. The afdavit says Muth denies he killed his wife and insists an intruder committed the murder, even though he acknowledges he was home around the time police believe Drath died and did not hear signs of a struggle or break-in. He told police he slept in the basement of the house during the night his wife was killed, while she slept in an upstairs bedroom, because she didnt like air conditioning, the afdavit says. It says Muth told police he chose to sleep in the basement, where it was cooler. Muth told the Post that the protective orders obtained by his wife and by Davis alleging domestic violence or threats were unjustied. He said his wife obtained at least one of her protective orders against him because she was upset that he moved in with Davis, the Post reported. He said Davis led his protective order against him out of anger that Muth moved out of Daviss apartment and returned to his wifes house, according to the Post. The police afdavit says detectives interviewing Muth shortly before his arrest noticed he had scratches on his forehead that appeared to have been inicted by someone else in a struggle. It says police obtained a search warrant to take DNA samples from Muth, with the intent of comparing them with traces of someone elses DNA found on his wifes body.
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Mikulski pressured to co-sponsor DOMA repeal


3,000 sign petition urging Maryland senator to act
By CHRIS JOHNSON cjohnson@washblade.com
The senior U.S. senator from Maryland is facing increasing pressure to sign on as a co-sponsor of legislation to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act amid plans to win marriage equality in her state in 2012. A coalition of LGBT rights advocates made up of Courage Campaign, Freedom to Marry and Equality Maryland are building pressure on Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act by circulating a petition among Maryland residents asking her to support the bill. As of Tuesday, organizers had collected more than 3,000 names for the petition encouraging Mikulski to voice support for the Respect for Marriage Act. LGBT rights advocates were set to deliver the petition to Mikulskis Baltimore ofce on Friday. LGBT rights advocates said Mikulskis lack of co-sponsorship of the bill, which is sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), is particularly striking because other elected ofcials in her states have voiced support for same-sex marriage and because plans are in motion to legalize same-sex marriage in the state next year. Rick Jacobs, chair of the Courage Campaign, said Mikulskis support would be signicant because shes a leader of the Democratic Party and because it would align her with the movement toward marriage equality in Maryland. I think with Sen. [Benjamin] Cardin on board, and the governor on board and her state moving, I think its really important that she joins in, Jacobs said. Im going to assume that her staff and she simply need education. Im going to assume that. If several thousand of her constituents can help her provide that education, then thats great. But beyond that its really time for Sen. Mikulski to join us. Last month, Gov. Martin OMalley announced he would push for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Maryland as part of his legislative package in 2012. The Maryland governor had been criticized for not taking a leadership role in the effort to legalize gay nuptials in his state this year. Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, said OMalleys support indicates that Maryland is in the midst of a debate on same-sex marriage and said Mikulskis cosponsorship of the Respect for Marriage Act would show where she stands in the discussion. Its important that Sen. Mikulski be on the right side of this deeply important matter of justice for families and the right side of history as well, Wolfson said.

Chely Wright marries partner in Connecticut


HARTFORD, Conn. Country singer Chely Wright, who came out in early 2010, married Lauren Blitzer in a small, private ceremony at the Connecticut home of Blitzers aunt on Aug. 20, according to People magazine. Wright met Blitzer shortly after coming out. The two women wore matching gowns by J. Crew Bridal and exchanged vows before both a rabbi and a Christian minister, reecting both womens religious beliefs. Blitzer, who is Jewish, is the development director at Mitchell Golds LGBT religious civil rights advocacy group Faith in America. Wright who speaks openly about her strong Christian convictions sits on the organizations Board of Directors.

George Michael announces split from partner


PRAGUE Meanwhile, while on tour in Europe, gay singer George Michael announced mid-concert to fans that he and long-time partner Kenny Goss have been separated for more than two years, despite denying allegations on many occasions. According to the Associated Press, Michael announced to the opening night of his Symphonica tour, Kenny and I havent been together for two and a half years... Its time to be honest.

Iowa teen killed by attackers shouting faggot


Sen. BARBARA MIKULSKI is expected to make an announcement about her support for DOMA repeal next month.
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Additionally, Wolfson said Mikulskis cosponsorship would put her in a position to back same-sex couples in her state who are married or are seeking the right to marry. While Maryland doesnt offer samesex marriage under state law, it recognizes such unions that are performed in other jurisdictions. According to recent numbers published by the Williams Institute at the University of California in Los Angeles based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, 16,987 samesex couples live in Maryland and make up 7.88 couples in every 1,000 households. Rachel MacKnight, a Mikulski spokesperson, said the senator is very closely looking at Feinsteins legislation. As long as the Senate is out of session for August recess, Mikulski is unable to sign on as a co-sponsor to the legislation. An informed source said the senator would make an announcement regarding her support for the Respect for Marriage Act in September. Other members of the congressional delegation from Maryland have already signed on in support of the legislation. Cardin, the junior senator from Maryland, joined on as a co-sponsor in May. The legislation has a total of 28 co-sponsors in the Senate all Democrats. In the House, where Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) sponsors companion legislation, Reps. John Sarbanes, Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen as well as House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer have become co-sponsors. The House legislation has 120 co-sponsors in total. Lisa Polyak, acting board chair for Equality Maryland, said support from Mikulski would round out the complement of statewide elected ofcials in Maryland whove voiced support for same-sex marriage.

WATERLOO, Iowa A deadly mob beating of an Iowa teen will not be ruled a hate crime by police because of bad blood. Though two friends witnessed 19-year-old Marcellus Richard Andrews being attacked by a large group of men and women who kicked and punched the defenseless teen while shouting faggot and feminizing the teens name to Mercedes, police blamed the attack on a longer-running feud, the Des Moines Register reported. Police spokesperson Lt. Michael McNamee told the Register that the ght was unfortunate but not a hate crime. Weve done multiple interviews and we have heard those allegations, but this was not because of his persuasion or the perception of his persuasion, McNamee told the Register. These were all people who knew each other, and there was some bad blood between the two parties involved. Civil rights groups across Iowa expressed outrage this week over the decision not to pursue hate crime charges.

Illinois college rst to ask orientation of applicants


ELMHURST, Ill. A private four-year college in Illinois will become the rst in the nation to ask new applicants about sexual orientation to better understand the schools population. According to Campus Progress, an organization dedicated to studying LGBT populations on college campuses, Elmhurst will add the voluntary question to applications this year alongside other voluntary questions like religious afliation. Being able to reach out to LGBT students intentionally will allow us to connect to students earlier, help ease the transition to college and provide valuable resources on campus, Christine Grenier, Elmhurst College associate director of Admission told Campus Progress.

Justice Dept.: grant Edith Windsor estate tax refund


NEW YORK In a brief citing the unconstitutionality of section three of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, the Department of Justice asked the Federal Court of the Southern District of New York to grant Edith Windsors requested estate tax refund, in Windsors case against the federal government. Windsor who married her long-time partner Thea Spyer in Canada was taxed an additional $351,000 in estate taxes after Spyers death in 2009 because the federal government is compelled by the Defense of Marriage Act to refuse to recognize same-sex marriage. Windsor led suit claiming the law is unconstitutional and requested to have the taxes refunded. Last year the Department of Justice decided not to defend the 1996 law known as DOMA in court, but this marks the rst time the Department has afrmed in a brief that cases such as Windsors should succeed due to DOMAs unconstitutionality.

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INDICATION: REYATAZ (atazanavir sulfate) is a prescription medicine used in combination with other medicines to treat people 6 years of age and older who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). REYATAZ has been studied in a 48-week trial in patients who have taken anti-HIV medicines and a 96-week trial in patients who have never taken anti-HIV medicines. REYATAZ does not cure HIV or lower your chance of passing HIV to others. People taking REYATAZ may still get opportunistic infections or other conditions that happen with HIV infection. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Do not take REYATAZ if you are allergic to REYATAZ or to any of its ingredients. Do not take REYATAZ if you are taking the following medicines due to potential for serious, life-threatening side effects or death: Versed (midazolam) when taken by mouth, Halcion (triazolam), ergot medicines (dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, and methylergonovine such as Cafergot, Migranal, D.H.E. 45, ergotrate maleate, Methergine, and others), Propulsid (cisapride), or Orap (pimozide). Do not take REYATAZ with the following medicines due to potential for serious side effects: Camptosar (irinotecan), Crixivan (indinavir), Mevacor (lovastatin), Zocor (simvastatin), Uroxatral (alfuzosin), or Revatio (sildenafil). Do not take REYATAZ with the following medicines as they may lower the amount of REYATAZ in your blood, which may lead to increased HIV viral load and resistance to REYATAZ or other anti-HIV medicines: rifampin (also known as Rimactane , Rifadin , Rifater , or Rifamate), St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum)containing products, or Viramune (nevirapine). Serevent Diskus (salmeterol) and Advair (salmeterol with fluticasone) are not recommended with REYATAZ. Do not take Vfend (voriconazole) if you are taking REYATAZ and Norvir (ritonavir). The above lists of medicines are not complete. Taking REYATAZ with some other medicines may require your therapy to be monitored more closely or may require a change in dose or dose schedule of REYATAZ or the other medicine. Discuss with your healthcare provider all prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamin and herbal supplements, or other health preparations you are taking or plan to take. Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. REYATAZ use during pregnancy has not been associated with an increase in birth defects. Pregnant women have experienced serious side effects when taking REYATAZ with other HIV medicines called nucleoside analogues. After your baby is born, tell your healthcare provider if your babys skin or the white part of his/her eyes turns yellow. You should not breast-feed if you are HIV-positive. Also tell your healthcare provider if you have end-stage kidney disease managed with hemodialysis or severe liver dysfunction. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any side effects, symptoms, or conditions, including the following: Mild rash (redness and itching) without other symptoms sometimes occurs in patients taking REYATAZ, most often in the first few weeks after the medicine is started, and usually goes away within 2 weeks with no change in treatment.

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Severe rash may develop with other symptoms that could be serious and potentially cause death. If you develop a rash with any of the following symptoms, stop using REYATAZ and call your healthcare provider right away: Shortness of breath General ill-feeling or flu-like symptoms Fever Muscle or joint aches Conjunctivitis (red or inflamed eyes, like pink eye) Blisters Mouth sores Swelling of your face Yellowing of the skin and/or eyes may occur due to increases in bilirubin levels in the blood (bilirubin is made by the liver). A change in the way your heart beats may occur. You may feel dizzy or lightheaded. These could be symptoms of a heart problem. Diabetes and high blood sugar may occur in patients taking protease inhibitor medicines like REYATAZ. Some patients may need changes in their diabetes medicine. If you have liver disease, including hepatitis B or C, it may get worse when you take anti-HIV medicines like REYATAZ. Kidney stones have been reported in patients taking REYATAZ. Signs or symptoms of kidney stones include pain in your side, blood in your urine, and pain when you urinate. Some patients with hemophilia have increased bleeding problems with protease inhibitor medicines like REYATAZ. Changes in body fat have been seen in some patients taking anti-HIV medicines. The cause and long-term effects are not known at this time. Immune reconstitution syndrome has been seen in some patients with advanced HIV infection (AIDS) and a history of opportunistic infection. Signs and symptoms of inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after starting anti-HIV treatment, including REYATAZ. Gallbladder disorders (including gallstones and gallbladder inflammation) have been reported in patients taking REYATAZ. Other common side effects of REYATAZ taken with other anti-HIV medicines include: nausea; headache; stomach pain; vomiting; diarrhea; depression; fever; dizziness; trouble sleeping; numbness, tingling, or burning of hands or feet; and muscle pain. You should take REYATAZ once daily with food (a meal or snack). Swallow the capsules whole; do not open the capsules. You should take REYATAZ and your other anti-HIV medicines exactly as instructed by your healthcare provider. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. REYATAZ is one of several treatment options your doctor may consider. Please see Important Patient Information about REYATAZ on the adjacent pages.
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Can help lower your viral load to undetectable* and help raise your T-cell (CD4+ cell) count Has been prescribed by physicians for more than 200,000 HIV patients since 2003 Can be taken by adults who are starting HIV treatment for the first time and adults who have already been on HIV treatment Do not take REYATAZ if you are allergic to REYATAZ or to any of its ingredients. REYATAZ does not cure HIV and has not been shown to reduce the risk of passing HIV to others. Individual results may vary.

REYATAZ CAN HELP GET YOU TO UNDETECTABLE, SO YOU CAN FIGHT HIV YOUR WAY.

ONCE-DAILY REYATAZ IN HIV COMBINATION THERAPY:

Ask your healthcare team how REYATAZ in combination therapy can help get you to undetectable.

Fight HIV your way.

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REYATAZ (atazanavir sulfate) About all the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your healthcare provider. For more information, see What important information should I know about taking REYATAZ with other medicines? and Who should not take REYATAZ? Some medicines can cause serious side effects if taken with REYATAZ. How should I take REYATAZ? Take REYATAZ once every day exactly as instructed by your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will prescribe the amount of REYATAZ that is right for you. Always take REYATAZ with food (a meal or snack) to help it work better. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not open the capsules. Take REYATAZ at the same time each day. If you are taking antacids or didanosine (VIDEX or VIDEX EC), take REYATAZ 2 hours before or 1 hour after these medicines. If you are taking medicines for indigestion, heartburn, or ulcers such as AXID (nizatidine), PEPCID AC (famotidine), TAGAMET (cimetidine), ZANTAC (ranitidine), AcipHex (rabeprazole), NEXIUM (esomeprazole), PREVACID (lansoprazole), PRILOSEC (omeprazole), or PROTONIX (pantoprazole), talk to your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop taking REYATAZ without first talking with your healthcare provider. It is important to stay under a healthcare providers care while taking REYATAZ. When your supply of REYATAZ starts to run low, get more from your healthcare provider or pharmacy. It is important not to run out of REYATAZ. The amount of HIV in your blood may increase if the medicine is stopped for even a short time. If you miss a dose of REYATAZ, take it as soon as possible and then take your next scheduled dose at its regular time. If, however, it is within 6 hours of your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Wait and take the next dose at the regular time. Do not double the next dose. It is important that you do not miss any doses of REYATAZ or your other anti-HIV medicines. If you take more than the prescribed dose of REYATAZ, call your healthcare provider or poison control center right away. What are the possible side effects of REYATAZ? The following list of side effects is not complete. Report any new or continuing symptoms to your healthcare provider. If you have questions about side effects, ask your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider may be able to help you manage these side effects. The following side effects have been reported with REYATAZ: mild rash (redness and itching) without other symptoms sometimes occurs in patients taking REYATAZ, most often in the first few weeks after the medicine is started. Rashes usually go away within 2 weeks with no change in treatment. Tell your healthcare provider if rash occurs. severe rash: Rash may develop in association with other symptoms which could be serious and potentially cause death. If you develop a rash with any of the following symptoms stop using REYATAZ and call your healthcare provider right away: shortness of breath general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms fever muscle or joint aches conjunctivitis (red or inflamed eyes, like pink eye) blisters mouth sores swelling of your face yellowing of the skin or eyes. These effects may be due to increases in bilirubin levels in the blood (bilirubin is made by the liver). Although these effects may not be damaging to your liver, skin, or eyes, call your healthcare provider promptly if your skin or the white part of your eyes turn yellow. a change in the way your heart beats (heart rhythm change). Call your healthcare provider right away if you get dizzy or lightheaded. These could be symptoms of a heart problem. diabetes and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) sometimes happen in patients taking protease inhibitor medicines like REYATAZ. Some patients had diabetes before taking protease inhibitors while others did not. Some patients may need changes in their diabetes medicine. if you have liver disease including hepatitis B or C, your liver disease may get worse when you take anti-HIV medicines like REYATAZ. kidney stones have been reported in patients taking REYATAZ. If you develop signs or symptoms of kidney stones (pain in your side, blood in your urine, pain when you urinate) tell your healthcare provider promptly.

REYATAZ (RAY-ah-taz) (generic name = atazanavir sulfate) Capsules


ALERT: Find out about medicines that should NOT be taken with REYATAZ (atazanavir sulfate). Read the section What important information should I know about taking REYATAZ with other medicines? Read the Patient Information that comes with REYATAZ before you start using it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet provides a summary about REYATAZ and does not include everything there is to know about your medicine. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. What is REYATAZ? REYATAZ is a prescription medicine used with other anti-HIV medicines to treat people 6 years of age and older who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). REYATAZ is a type of anti-HIV medicine called a protease inhibitor. HIV infection destroys CD4+ (T) cells, which are important to the immune system. The immune system helps fight infection. After a large number of (T) cells are destroyed, AIDS develops. REYATAZ helps to block HIV protease, an enzyme that is needed for the HIV virus to multiply. REYATAZ may lower the amount of HIV in your blood, help your body keep its supply of CD4+ (T) cells, and reduce the risk of death and illness associated with HIV. Does REYATAZ cure HIV or AIDS? REYATAZ does not cure HIV infection or AIDS. At present there is no cure for HIV infection. People taking REYATAZ may still get opportunistic infections or other conditions that happen with HIV infection. Opportunistic infections are infections that develop because the immune system is weak. Some of these conditions are pneumonia, herpes virus infections, and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections. It is very important that you see your healthcare provider regularly while taking REYATAZ. REYATAZ does not lower your chance of passing HIV to other people through sexual contact, sharing needles, or being exposed to your blood. For your health and the health of others, it is important to always practice safer sex by using a latex or polyurethane condom or other barrier to lower the chance of sexual contact with semen, vaginal secretions, or blood. Never use or share dirty needles. Who should not take REYATAZ? Do not take REYATAZ if you: are taking certain medicines. (See What important information should I know about taking REYATAZ with other medicines?) Serious life-threatening side effects or death may happen. Before you take REYATAZ, tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking or planning to take. These include other prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. are allergic to REYATAZ or to any of its ingredients. The active ingredient is atazanavir sulfate. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in REYATAZ. Tell your healthcare provider if you think you have had an allergic reaction to any of these ingredients. What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take REYATAZ? Tell your healthcare provider: If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. REYATAZ use during pregnancy has not been associated with an increase in birth defects. Pregnant women have experienced serious side effects when taking REYATAZ with other HIV medicines called nucleoside analogues. You and your healthcare provider will need to decide if REYATAZ is right for you. If you use REYATAZ while you are pregnant, talk to your healthcare provider about the Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry. After your baby is born, tell your healthcare provider if your babys skin or the white part of his/her eyes turns yellow. If you are breast-feeding. You should not breast-feed if you are HIV-positive because of the chance of passing HIV to your baby. Also, it is not known if REYATAZ can pass into your breast milk and if it can harm your baby. If you are a woman who has or will have a baby, talk with your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby. If you have liver problems or are infected with the hepatitis B or C virus. See What are the possible side effects of REYATAZ? If you have end stage kidney disease managed with hemodialysis. If you have diabetes. See What are the possible side effects of REYATAZ? If you have hemophilia. See What are the possible side effects of REYATAZ?

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REYATAZ (atazanavir sulfate) some patients with hemophilia have increased bleeding problems with protease inhibitors like REYATAZ. changes in body fat. These changes may include an increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (buffalo hump), breast, and around the trunk. Loss of fat from the legs, arms, and face may also happen. The cause and long-term health effects of these conditions are not known at this time. immune reconstitution syndrome. In some patients with advanced HIV infection (AIDS) and a history of opportunistic infection, signs and symptoms of inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment, including REYATAZ, is started. Other common side effects of REYATAZ taken with other anti-HIV medicines include nausea; headache; stomach pain; vomiting; diarrhea; depression; fever; dizziness; trouble sleeping; numbness, tingling, or burning of hands or feet; and muscle pain. Gallbladder disorders (which may include gallstones and gallbladder inflammation) have been reported in patients taking REYATAZ. What important information should I know about taking REYATAZ with other medicines? Do not take REYATAZ if you take the following medicines (not all brands may be listed; tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take). REYATAZ may cause serious, life-threatening side effects or death when used with these medicines. Ergot medicines: dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, and methylergonovine such as CAFERGOT, MIGRANAL, D.H.E. 45, ergotrate maleate, METHERGINE, and others (used for migraine headaches). ORAP (pimozide, used for Tourettes disorder). PROPULSID (cisapride, used for certain stomach problems). Triazolam, also known as HALCION (used for insomnia). Midazolam, also known as VERSED (used for sedation), when taken by mouth. Do not take the following medicines with REYATAZ because of possible serious side effects: CAMPTOSAR (irinotecan, used for cancer). CRIXIVAN (indinavir, used for HIV infection). Both REYATAZ and CRIXIVAN sometimes cause increased levels of bilirubin in the blood. Cholesterol-lowering medicines MEVACOR (lovastatin) or ZOCOR (simvastatin). UROXATRAL (alfuzosin, used to treat benign enlargement of the prostate). REVATIO (sildenafil, used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension). Do not take the following medicines with REYATAZ because they may lower the amount of REYATAZ in your blood. This may lead to an increased HIV viral load. Resistance to REYATAZ or cross-resistance to other HIV medicines may develop: Rifampin (also known as RIMACTANE, RIFADIN, RIFATER, or RIFAMATE, used for tuberculosis). St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum), an herbal product sold as a dietary supplement, or products containing St. Johns wort. VIRAMUNE (nevirapine, used for HIV infection). The following medicines are not recommended with REYATAZ: SEREVENT DISKUS (salmeterol) and ADVAIR (salmeterol with fluticasone), used to treat asthma, emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease also known as COPD. Do not take the following medicine if you are taking REYATAZ and NORVIR together: VFEND (voriconazole). The following medicines may require your healthcare provider to monitor your therapy more closely (for some medicines a change in the dose or dose schedule may be needed): CIALIS (tadalafil), LEVITRA (vardenafil), or VIAGRA (sildenafil), used to treat erectile dysfunction. REYATAZ may increase the chances of serious side effects that can happen with CIALIS, LEVITRA, or VIAGRA. Do not use CIALIS, LEVITRA, or VIAGRA while you are taking REYATAZ unless your healthcare provider tells you it is okay. ADCIRCA (tadalafil) or TRACLEER (bosentan), used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. LIPITOR (atorvastatin) or CRESTOR (rosuvastatin). There is an increased chance of serious side effects if you take REYATAZ with this cholesterollowering medicine. Medicines for abnormal heart rhythm: CORDARONE (amiodarone), lidocaine, quinidine (also known as CARDIOQUIN, QUINIDEX, and others). MYCOBUTIN (rifabutin, an antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis).

REYATAZ (atazanavir sulfate) BUPRENEX , SUBUTEX , SUBOXONE, (buprenorphine or buprenorphine/ naloxone, used to treat pain and addiction to narcotic painkillers). VASCOR (bepridil, used for chest pain). COUMADIN (warfarin). Tricyclic antidepressants such as ELAVIL (amitriptyline), NORPRAMIN (desipramine), SINEQUAN (doxepin), SURMONTIL (trimipramine), TOFRANIL (imipramine), or VIVACTIL (protriptyline). Medicines to prevent organ transplant rejection: SANDIMMUNE or NEORAL (cyclosporin), RAPAMUNE (sirolimus), or PROGRAF (tacrolimus). The antidepressant trazodone (DESYREL and others). Fluticasone propionate (FLONASE, FLOVENT), given by nose or inhaled to treat allergic symptoms or asthma. Your doctor may choose not to keep you on fluticasone, especially if you are also taking NORVIR. Colchicine (COLCRYS), used to prevent or treat gout or treat familial Mediterranean fever. The following medicines may require a change in the dose or dose schedule of either REYATAZ or the other medicine: INVIRASE (saquinavir). NORVIR (ritonavir). SUSTIVA (efavirenz). Antacids or buffered medicines. VIDEX (didanosine). VIREAD (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate). MYCOBUTIN (rifabutin). Calcium channel blockers such as CARDIZEM or TIAZAC (diltiazem), COVERA-HS or ISOPTIN SR (verapamil) and others. BIAXIN (clarithromycin). Medicines for indigestion, heartburn, or ulcers such as AXID (nizatidine), PEPCID AC (famotidine), TAGAMET (cimetidine), or ZANTAC (ranitidine). Talk to your healthcare provider about choosing an effective method of contraception. REYATAZ may affect the safety and effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as birth control pills or the contraceptive patch. Hormonal contraceptives do not prevent the spread of HIV to others. Remember: 1. Know all the medicines you take. 2. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take. 3. Do not start a new medicine without talking to your healthcare provider. How should I store REYATAZ? Store REYATAZ Capsules at room temperature, 59 to 86 F (15 to 30 C). Do not store this medicine in a damp place such as a bathroom medicine cabinet or near the kitchen sink. Keep your medicine in a tightly closed container. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets at all times. Do not keep medicine that is out of date or that you no longer need. Dispose of unused medicines through community take-back disposal programs when available or place REYATAZ in an unrecognizable, closed container in the household trash. General information about REYATAZ This medicine was prescribed for your particular condition. Do not use REYATAZ for another condition. Do not give REYATAZ to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. Keep REYATAZ and all medicines out of the reach of children and pets. This summary does not include everything there is to know about REYATAZ. Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in patient information leaflets. Remember no written summary can replace careful discussion with your healthcare provider. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider or you can call 1-800-321-1335. What are the ingredients in REYATAZ? Active Ingredient: atazanavir sulfate Inactive Ingredients: Crospovidone, lactose monohydrate (milk sugar), magnesium stearate, gelatin, FD&C Blue #2, and titanium dioxide. VIDEX and REYATAZ are registered trademarks of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. COUMADIN and SUSTIVA are registered trademarks of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma Company. DESYREL is a registered trademark of Mead Johnson and Company. Other brands listed are the trademarks of their respective owners and are not trademarks of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Princeton, NJ 08543 USA 1246226A9 F1-B0001B-02-11 Rev February 2011

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Baldwin frontrunner to claim Dem nod for Senate


Feingold passes on race, boosting lesbian lawmakers chances
By CHRIS JOHNSON cjohnson@washblade.com
Claiming the Democratic nomination to become the next U.S. senator from Wisconsin and the rst openly gay U.S. senator became easier for Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) now that a potential major opponent has announced he wont seek ofce in 2012. Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, who lost his seat during the Republican wave in the 2010 election, said in a message to supporters that he wont run for ofce in 2012. I am grateful for the friendship and support of so many fellow Wisconsinites who suggested I consider running for statewide ofce in the coming months, Feingold wrote. While I may seek elective ofce again someday, I have decided not to run for public ofce during 2012. Feingold, who since his departure from the Senate founded the group Progressive United, said he instead wants to devote his time to teaching at Marquette University Law School and working to overturn Citizens United, a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited corporate funding for independent political broadcasts in political campaigns. He was seen as the favorite to win the Democratic nomination and likely the seat itself for the seat Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.) will vacate upon his retirement at the end of next year. With Feingold out of the picture, political observers say Baldwin, who has said shes very likely to pursue a run for Senate, is the frontrunner to claim the Democratic nomination. The only out lesbian in Congress, Baldwin has been serving in the U.S. House since 1999. In a statement to supporters, Baldwin praised Feingold for being what she called one of the true legends of Wisconsins progressive tradition and said she expects his political courage to continue to impact Wisconsin and the country for years to come. Lots of you have asked me whether Russ announcement will inuence my plans, Baldwin said. As Ive said, Im seriously exploring a race for the U.S. Senate and Ill have more to say about that soon. But whoever represents our party in that important election should have the same progressive principles and the same courage to do whats right that Russ Feingold has displayed every day of his distinguished career. Baldwin was expected to hold off on announcing any decision to run for U.S. Senate until after the Wisconsin special elections, which took place Aug. 9, and after Feingold revealed his intentions for 2012. Now that the election is over and Feingold has announced his decision,

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Baldwin is widely expected to make an announcement just after Labor Day. Denis Dison, spokesperson for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, which has been pushing Baldwin to run for the Senate, said Feingolds announcement is encouraging. Were still assuming that there is going to be a competitive primary; somebody is going to pop up, Dison said. But I think if her decision had much to do with whether or not Feingold was running, obviously this is a much more encouraging environment and atmosphere to run in. Larry Sabato, a political scientist at the University of Virginia, said via e-mail that Feingolds decision to sit out the race is a big boost for Baldwin. She could not have gotten the nomination against Feingold no question he would have defeated her if she had even run, which I doubt, Sabato said. Now, shes got a good chance to be the Democratic nominee, although we have to wait and see who runs against her. The dust hasnt settled from Feingolds announcement. Other Democrats who are said to be mulling potential bids for the Senate seat include Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wisc.), a seventerm member of the U.S. House, and Steve Kagen, a former U.S. House member from Wisconsin who was unseated in 2010. Kind has publicly said hes considering jumping in the race. But according to data published by Public Policy Polling, Baldwin would defeat those opponents in a Democratic

primary. In a three-way race with Kind and Kagen she leads with 37 percent to 21 percent for Kind and 15 percent for Kagen. Additionally, in just a two-way race with Kagen she leads 48-19. In addition to favorable polling numbers in the hypothetical primary, Baldwin also has more money on hand compared to either Kind or Kagen. In the most recent Federal Election Commission reports, Baldwin posted $1.1 million in cash on hand after raising more than $600,000 thus far this election cycle. Comparatively, Kind has $478,000 in cash on hand after raising $592,00o this cycle. Kagen has no cash on hand and has only raised $18,000 this cycle. Dison said potential Democratic challengers to Baldwin will look at those numbers in determining whether to run against her. I think if anybody whos going to consider getting into the race will look at that polling, theyll look at her fundraising and decide whether it will too much of an uphill battle to challenge her, Dison said. But winning the seat against a Republican contender in the general election will be more challenging. Potential GOP opponents like former Gov. Tommy Thompson or former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann are marginally ahead of her in the polls. The data from PPP shows that in a match-up between Neumann and Baldwin, Neumann would win 44-40, although 15 percent of responders said they were undecided. In a contest between Thompson and Baldwin, Thompson would

win 50-42, although eight percent of voters identied as undecided. Fundraising data for Thompson and Neumann wasnt available on the FEC website. Sabato said the key for the general election is whether Thompson wins the GOP nomination and, if he does, how handily he wins the Republican mantle. Hes viewed as a moderate within the GOP, and as we saw in 2010, that can cause problems, Sabato said. Will the Tea Party back Mark Neumann or some other opponent of Thompson? Will Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ron Johnson decide to endorse Thompson or an opponent in the GOP primary? If Thompson clinches the Republican nomination without too much difculty, Sabato said hed give him a slight edge over Baldwin in the general election, but added his prediction could be off because of the timing of the Senate race. I hasten to add that Wisconsin is going to be a real battleground presidentially, Sabato said. Obamas large majority in 2008 is less representative of Wisconsins contested nature than the 2000 and 2004 presidential results, which were extremely close. Presidential coattails could matter greatly in Wisconsin, as in some other Senate contests. And look at the recent Wisconsin State Senate recall elections $30 million plus spent on a handful of local races, with emotions running very high. Sabato said things are so unclear on both sides in the Wisconsin Senate race that his Crystal Ball website will rank the contest as a Toss Up in its next edition.

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Bi-national couples await relief under Obama policy change


New hope, as immigration enforcement shifts focus
By CHRIS JOHNSON cjohnson@washblade.com
Brian Andersen is nervously awaiting a phone call from U.S. immigration ofcials. Andersen, an American citizen who married his spouse, Anton Tanumihardja, an Indonesian national, in D.C. in June, hopes that U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement will deem the deportation proceedings against Tanumihardja to be a low priority and take him out of the pipeline for potential separation from the country. To be a little cliche, it really would feel like a burden would be lifted from our shoulders, Andersen said. Of course I do know in the back of my mind, that certainly isnt the end of the road, but it would certainly take the immediate threat away of the government tearing my spouse away from me. Such an opportunity is possible for Andersen and Tanumihardja thanks to new guidance that the Obama administration unveiled last week in immigration policy. In a letter to the Senate, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano last week indicated that authorities will conduct a case-by-case review of the approximately 300,000 undocumented immigrants facing possible deportation to determine which cases are high priority and low priority for separation from the country. Those who have been convicted of crimes or pose a security risk will be a higher priority for deportation, while those who are deemed lower priority will be taken out of the pipeline. Administration ofcials will weigh a persons ties and contributions to the community and family relationships. The Obama administration has said these criteria are inclusive of LGBT families and same-sex couples. Tanumihardja has lived in the United States since 2002 and has sought residency in the United States through the asylum process. After losing his bid for residency through this process, he was served with a nal deportation order and was set for separation on Feb. 14. However, immigration ofcials postponed the deportation temporarily and Tanumihardja must continue to check in with ICE ofcials. At any time, the deportation ofce can set a date for his separation from the country. Andersen, who lives in Philadelphia with his spouse, said a call from ICE removing Tanumihardja from proceedings would provide immediate relief until action is taken to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriage. It doesnt solve the larger issue of the discrimination of the Defense of Marriage Act, and still wouldnt allow me to sponsor Anton for permanent residence, but it is a step in the right direction and would allow us the peace of mind knowing we can stay and continue to ght together for full marriage equality, Andersen said. Under current immigration law, straight Americans can sponsor their spouses for residency in the United States through the green card application process if their spouses are foreign nationals. The same rights arent available to gay Americans because the Defense of Marriage Act prohibits federal recognition of same-sex unions, which are only legal in six states and D.C. Consequently, foreign nationals who are in committed relationships with gay Americans may have to leave the United States or face deportation which could mean separation from their partner if these foreign nationals are discovered to be undocumented or upon expiration of their temporary visas. The new policy guidance offers an opportunity for the Obama administration to cancel the deportation of these foreign nationals, enabling them to remain in the country with their partners. Lavi Soloway, founder of Stop the Deportations and an immigration lawyer who handles deportation cases for samesex couples, said Napalitanos guidance demonstrates the Obama administration is offering a greater degree of sensitivity to LGBT families. Those individuals who are facing deportation, but who are married to a gay or lesbian American citizen have a more receptive Department of Homeland Security to communicate their request for prosecutorial discretion than perhaps a few weeks ago, Soloway said. The change builds off an existing June 17 memo from the Department of Homeland Security enabling immigration ofcials to exercise discretion in deportation cases that arent deemed high priority. Soloway said the guidelines now are still the same as when this earlier memo was issued, but the administration has signaled an aggressive interest in setting aside low priority cases, and that would include cases involving LGBT families. But Soloway noted that the Obama administration has offered no timeline for when ofcials will complete the removal of foreign nationals in same-sex marriage from the deportation pipeline, nor whether this change would mean an end to all DOMA-related deportations. ICE didnt immediately respond to a request for a timeline for when these determinations would be made. We dont know how long it will take for the government to work through its pipeline of cases, and so any bi-national couples who are at risk of being torn apart through deportation should be advocating for themselves and should be presenting the evidence and making the argument to deportation ofcers or prosecutors, Soloway said. One couple that had been in deportation

Anton Tanumihardja and his American spouse, Brian Anderson, are awaiting word from immigration ofcials about whether deportation proceedings against Tanumihardja will be avoided.
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proceedings has already found relief after Napolitano issued the new guidance. Alex Benshimol and Douglas Gentry, a married gay bi-national couple in California, learned on Saturday that ICE dropped proceedings against Benshimol, a Venezuelan native. In a statement, Gentry said the decision by ICE to exercise prosecutorial discretion and take Benshimol out of the deportation pipeline, effectively taking him out of danger, is extremely encouraging. This should bring hope to so many couples in our situation, Gentry said. As happy as Alex is, hes still uncertain. We will still have to ght for full equality because DOMA prevents me from petitioning for his green card. But the constant fear of exile or separation is over, and for that were very grateful. The case marks the second time this year that ICE has dropped deportation proceedings against a same-sex couple. In July, immigration ofcials discontinued proceedings against Henry Velandia, a gay Venezuelan national, who lives in New Jersey with his spouse, Josh Vandiver. Another couple that could receive a call from ICE and obtain relief is Sujey and Violeta Pando. The Denver, Colo, couple, who have been together ve years and married last year in Iowa, received media attention last week after an immigration judge decided to postpone deportation proceedings against Sujey, a Mexican national, until January. Violeta told the Blade that a phone call from ICE informing the couple that Sujey would be taken out of the pipeline

for deportation would make them so happy thered be no words to describe the feeling. I think theres a possibility because under Secretary Napolitanos memo, it listed some categories, and Sujey ts all those categories, Violeta said. So, I dont see why not, she has ties to the community, shes married to me, shes not a criminal. Growing up in Mexico, Sujey was ostracized by her family for being a tom-boy and says she was raped and beaten growing up. At the age of 16, she was brought into the United States. Her deportation troubles started in 2008, when she was arrested after a trafc violation and taken to jail. ICE was notied and deportation proceedings started against her. The specter of deportation, Violeta said, still concerns the couple and they dont know what action theyd take if a deportation was ordered against Sujey. We try not to look at that as an option, Violeta said. I dont know what I would do. We dont look at that as an option, we need to ght for this. It all goes back to DOMA. So, no, not an option. But the new guidance would only affect gay foreign nationals who are currently facing deportation proceedings. Gay foreign nationals in same-sex relationships who are seeking legal status and protections, but havent yet had deportation proceedings started against them, arent affected the Obama administrations change.
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Whenever he would rise to a certain level, particularly in the African-American civil rights movement but also in other movements, something would happen and someone would try to chop him down, Naegle said. Nonetheless, He was not defeated. He didnt turn around and stop his activism he just worked on the sidelines. Rustin remained active with several organizations, including the A. Philip Randolph Institute and the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, at the time of his death. Years later, his story still has the power to inspire. Naegle said a book of his letters is slated for publication in March, in time for what would have been Rustins 100th birthday. Naegle believes his partner would have been heartened to see marriage equality happen in even one state. But he wouldnt have been satisfied with limited success. Its fine to have these victories in urban areas, Naegle said. But people all over the country should be entitled to the same thing. Gay and lesbian rights are not special rights.

Julian Bonds new fight

The former partner of BAYARD RUSTIN said the gay civil rights leader would be happy with the arrival of marriage equality, but would have pushed for it in all 50 states.
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Where others may see conflict between the black and gay rights agendas, Julian Bond sees similarities. Both groups struggle against bigotry based on personal characteristics. Both are entitled to basic rights by the same Constitution. And both benefit from each others successes. Indeed, he argues, People of color ought to be flattered that our movement has provided so much inspiration for others that it has been so widely imitated, Bond, who works as an adjunct professor at American University, told the Blade. The man who has worn many hats as a Georgia lawmaker and leader with both the Southern Poverty Law Center and the NAACP, has more recently directed his outspoken energies to the conflict between civil rights and gay rights advocates. Its a particularly touchy dispute. Old school civil rights leaders and even some black gays bristle at LGBT activists use of Kings rhetoric to promote their agenda as a modern civil rights movement. Some site racial divisions within the LGBT movement, and argue that discrimination faced by gays isnt as harsh as that faced by blacks. Yet for Bond, there isnt much of a dispute: The two groups must lock arms. Many gays and lesbians worked

side by side with me in the 60s civil rights movement. Am I now to tell them thanks for risking life and limb helping me win my rights, but they are excluded because of a condition of their birth? he said. That they cannot share now in the victories they helped to win? Bond has lent his outspoken rhetoric and organizational skills to many causes over the years. While a student at Morehouse College, in Atlanta, in the 60s, he helped organize the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he was the first president of the SPLC and was board chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from 1998 to 2010. Hes become one of the most vocal mainstream voices in the movement to promote equal treatment for gays and lesbians, going as far as to boycott the funeral of King widow Coretta Scott King in 2006 after the services were arranged at an anti-gay church. In July, Bond spoke at an NAACP forum discussing gay and lesbian issues in the black community, featuring openly gay black comedian Wanda Sykes and CNN anchor Don Lemon. People of color carry the badge of who we are on our faces. But we are far from the only people suffering discrimination, Bond said. Sadly so do many others. They deserve the laws protections and civil rights too. Bonds comments stand in contrast to the black communitys historically conservative stance on gay issues. Yet he said one need only look at the personal examples set by the lauded civil rights leaders to see whether such thinking is in line with Kings dream. We cannot know what Dr. King would have thought about todays GLBT movements, Bond said. But if we consider the prominent role his widow, Coretta Scott King, occupied in speaking out on GLBT rights, it is hard to believe that he would not have done the same.
This weekend features a packed schedule of MLK-related events and remembrances. Visit mlkdchostcommittee.com for details. A few highlights: D.C. Full Democracy Freedom Rally and March, Saturday, 11 a.m. at Freedom Plaza Morehouse College Glee Club and Quartet, Saturday, 12 p.m., MLK Library (901 G St., N.W.) Consecration of Memorial Grounds, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. near MLK Memorial Drumming for Justice, Saturday, 4 p.m., Washington D.C. Historical Society grounds (801 K St., N.W.) Gospel Concert, Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Great New Hope Church (816 8th St., N.W.)

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Peter Rosenstein is a D.C.-based LGBT rights and Democratic Party activist. He writes regularly for the Blade.

As the country celebrates the ofcial opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial on the Mall in Washington, we are called to remember the words and deeds of Dr. King and to think about what they meant to each of us. For some he is a savior, for others an inspiration and for others a gure of history. No matter your perspective, he was a great man with an incredible inuence on our nation. I count myself extremely lucky. I got to meet and talk with him. As awards commissioner of my New York high school, I had the opportunity to extend an invitation to Dr. King to accept our schools annual citizenship award. The principal and faculty adviser suggested that he would be much too busy to accept and that the senior class choose an alternative recipient. But we had faith and on Feb. 26, 1963, just seven months before he made his I Have a Dream speech in Washington, Dr. King arrived at George Washington High School in upper Manhattan to accept our award. Presenting that award to Dr. King is one of the highlights of my life. I am a rst generation American. My parents came to the United States to escape Nazi persecution. My father came from Germany and my mother and her parents from Austria. My fathers parents died in the Auschwitz concentration camp. I learned from my parents at an early age that discrimination of any kind is wrong and that it had to be fought. My father rst made me aware of a poem by Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemoller. It is called First They Came for the Jews. It is a simple poem. First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me. My parents taught me that when there

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is injustice one must speak out and they admired King for his courage and his willingness to speak up to the powers that be. After college I taught school in Harlem. The second school I taught in was a dilapidated old building on 145th Street off Broadway. The PTA decided they were going to ght to get a new school for their children. I joined the ght, taught my class in a local RKO movie theater after the parents padlocked the school doors, and took the class to demonstrate at City Hall to demand a new school. Lo and behold the parents stood up for the rights of their children and won and a new school was built. After teaching I went to work for Rep. Bella Abzug (DN.Y.) and joined with her in the ght for womens rights. Many years later as a gay man ghting for my own rights I often thought of Dr. King and looked at the picture of myself with him and was reminded again that if one man like Dr. King had the courage to lead a peaceful revolution I could summon the courage to speak out for myself and others. As we continue the ght for LGBT rights, we come across those who dont understand how it compares to the ght for civil rights and I remember how both Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, spoke out for the LGBT community. Ayn Rand once said, The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. I often want to quote that to people who cloak their bigotry and hatred in religion and claim they are for human rights just not LGBT rights. But then I remember Dr. King and how he fought a battle against so many, and for so many, and did it with a grace and humbleness that sometimes hid the steel in his spine. He fought with love in his heart and worked for peace. Each of us in our own small way must do no less.

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D.C. bag tax: Paper, plastic or puffery?


Low rate of collection compliance, contradictory goals muddy public view
the D.C. Bag Tax is one of the most nancially inconsequential new levies imposed costing less than 20 bucks a year for a resident or household using one bag a day or seven bags a week at a cost of only ve cents a bag. Compared to the citys high income, sales and restaurant/bar sales tax rates, were talkin chump change. As a result, the intense public controversy prior to the laws passage two summers ago has died down. D.C. remains the only major city to tax paper and plastic bags. Proponents of the law assumed other locales would soon follow suit. But attempts at similar mandates either by legislative action or voter initiative have proven hugely unpopular and almost universally unsuccessful. When gay Virginia House of Delegates member Adam Ebbin (D) introduced an identical bill when the Districts law took effect, it was quickly killed by the states General Assembly, the same fate each of the three times he has tried. While attempts to impose a bag tax in Maryland have also failed, one of the few jurisdictions to pass a similar law is neighboring Montgomery County, which implements its nearly identical tax next January. This creates a tiny local island of social engineering while most are encouraging the recycling of plastic, and paper, bags as a better option and a more responsible environmental policy. Efforts by some Democrats in Congress to introduce nationwide bag tax legislation have gone nowhere fast. Voters overturned a bag tax passed by the Seattle City Council and the Colorado Legislature abandoned the idea. Other major cities like New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Tucson have chosen plastic bag recycling over D.C.s approach. So have the states of California, New York, Delaware and Rhode Island. Thats something community member Steve Russell, vice president of plastics for the American Chemistry Council, says makes smart sense. Collecting more plastic bags means more valuable recycled material is available for manufacturers usually small businesses that rely on it, Russell notes. Over a trillion pounds of post-consumer plastic bags collected nationwide are recycled annually to make lumber for backyard decks and fencing, lawn and garden products, pallets, crates, containers, piping, building and construction products, automotive applications and new plastic bags. In fact, one of the most signicant downsides to bag taxes is that at-store recycling programs cease. After Ireland passed a plastic bag tax in 2002, usage decreased by almost 90 percent much higher than in D.C. but the sale of heavy-gauge garbage bags and other plastic bag products increased by 400 percent. A rebound effect soon followed and the purchase of taxed bags typically used as trash liners, food wrapping and pet clean-up rose after the initial decline. A widely reported recent District government undercover survey resulted in the discovery that 38 percent of retailers subject to the law are not collecting the tax. The D.C. Department of the Environments Skip the Bag, Save the River television ads currently in frequent rotation seem to be in response to this development reminding viewers that the law is still in effect. The tax collected in the rst year was only about half the projected total, muddying the public perception of the intent of the law. Is it to raise funds for the long-running Anacostia River cleanup or to discourage bag use, or both? And how to reconcile the two, especially amid suggestions to redirect the money to the citys general fund? That is the most vexing perceptual contradiction of the law. The fewer taxed bags used, the less the amount collected. Ironically, businesses collecting the tax also prot from the law. No longer burdened by the expectation that complementary bags will be provided, large retailers such as CVS, 7-Eleven, Giant, Safeway and Whole Foods both reduce their expense and retain a portion of the proceeds from each plastic or paper bag requested. They also sell reusable bags and retain double the standard fee if they credit consumers when used. Another warm-and-fuzzy-feeling regulation originating with D.C. Council members Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) and Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3), it is riddled with mixed messages and unintended consequences. Hand me a plastic bag. This is one dog of a mess!

Mark Lee is a local small business manager and longtime community business advocate. Reach him at OurBusinessMatters@gmail.com.

When the D.C Bag Tax went into effect on Jan. 1, 2010, the Wall Street Journal quoted the owner of Pleasure Place wondering if the adult toy store would be required to charge for paper or plastic bags as a result of selling edible body frosting. Being asked by a department store clerk if a bag is desired for a stack of purchased clothing due to a Godiva Chocolatier located somewhere within the sprawling building causes most people to opt for a pose this side of a shoplifter or looter. But the plastic bags at grocery stores available to package fruit, vegetables, nuts, candies, bakery goods, frozen foods or owers are exempt. Restaurant doggie bags are free as long as they are paper. Same for the bags at fast casual restaurants and take-out shops as long as there are tables and chairs. The list goes on. As a government revenue enhancer

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Re: Growing rift between Lanier, LGBT community (op-ed by Peter Rosenstein, Aug. 17) Thank you, Peter. You have provided an excellent historical account of Chief Laniers failed policies and actions with respect to MPDs GLLU. Despite Laniers soothing PR words to the LGBT community, it is the de facto anti-LGBT messages that her ofcial actions have repeatedly sent throughout MPDs chain-of-command that concern many of us. Brian First and foremost, thank you Peter for writing about whats really going on in this city with MPD and the LGBT community. We must continue informing the community on whats really happening with out sugarcoating it. I hope we continue to address this issue with MPD in the media. Ruby Corado

Re: Perry shakes up GOP presidential race (news, Aug. 18) Who was the male staffer with whom Perry allegedly had an affair? Maybe the man needs to speak out about it. The only way to defuse anti-gay hypocrisy by those who want to condemn us publicly while getting some on the side is to publicly expose the hypocrites. Hoist them up by their own petard, as they say. If that sounds too radical for some delicate PC palates, then let me ask you this: How do you like the secondclass status people like Rick Perry keep you in? How can anyone who believes it acceptable to discriminate against an entire class of citizens aspire to lead a nation whose founding document promises equal justice under law for all Americans, not only heterosexual Americans? I wont even mention the mans earlier call for Texas to secede from the union he now wants to lead. John-Manuel Andriote If it looks like George Bush, walks like George Bush and talks like George Bush, its probably Rick Perry. NaderPaulKucinichGravel

Re: Deportation halted for lesbian Mexican national in same-sex marriage (news, Aug. 20) All these administrative reforms from the Obama WH are welcome, even if they are almost three years too late. None are permanent and all are based on Obamas steeply sliding poll numbers. Bill Perdue Re: Anti-gay Indiana politician offered $80 to teen male escort (news, Aug. 12) Is it a case of self loathing, false modesty, morality (whatever that word means anymore) or simply a case of pandering to your elective despite your own true nature? But maybe thats the lesson here, that public rhetoric is so darn loud and compelling that we often find ourselves taking on positions that dont really complement our true natures. Who said politicians werent cynical? Scallywag Im sure hell be just another Christian hypocrite who comes out saying he

needs help for his addiction. When are straight Republican Christians going to realize they are nothing but a bunch of hypocrites and if there is a God, they will not be welcome in his home? Marc Re: At Iowa Republican debate, some LGBT progress, some entrenchment (news, Aug. 12) Were you watching the same debate? Ron Paul said that hed rather have all government out of marriage completely! He did say that state control was preferable to fed control but his position that hed rather let people do what they want as long as they arent hurting anybody easily came through. The difference with Ron Paul and ANY other candidate is even though he may not agree with something, like drugs, homosexuality, or other social issues, he wont impose those beliefs on you or tell you how to run your life. He wants the governments hands out of our lives. AH

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. Pamala Stanley, the disco diva with both a penchant and the pipes for a Broadway show tune, spends summers in Rehoboth and winters across the seven seas. Fortunately for Rehoboth Beach goers, she performs Sunday through Thursday evenings at the venerable Blue Moon, the popular bar and restaurant on Baltimore Avenue. She plays to packed houses in summer and fall, and in the off-season, shes often gay cruising (as in the ship). Her love affair with the gay community may be marked by the disco years 1979-1989, but in fact youll see it began when she was 8 years old. We recently caught up post-performance with Stanley and her two Blue Moon benefactors and close friends, Tim Ragan and Randy Haney.
PAMALA STANLEY has charted four top 20 dance singles and performs everything from Gershwin to Gaga at her Blue Moon residency. For more information visit www.pamalastanley.com.
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washingtonblade.com 24 AUGUST 26, 2011 QUEERY: 20 QUESTIONS FOR PATRICK VANAS


HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN OUT AND WHO WAS THE HARDEST PERSON TO TELL? Sixteen years. It was hard to tell my parents. I grew up on a dairy farm in rural America where it was just not really accepted, and telling them was scary and stressful. WHOS YOUR LGBT HERO? I would have to say Greg Louganis because of what he has gone through and I can kind of relate. Plus he is sexy hot! WHATS WASHINGTONS BEST NIGHTSPOT, PAST OR PRESENT? As someone in the hospitality business for 20 plus years I have been to many cool places, but as an all around fun place with service and no attitude I would have to say my place when I throw a party. There are many places that I enjoy Black Fox Lounge, La Tomate, JR.s, Circa, Badlands/ Apex, Nation and Cobalt but its really about being with your good friends and enjoying people that makes a place fun. DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM WEDDING. I always thought the National Zoos Outside Bird Flight Cage was really beautiful (early fall leaves are just barely changing) with as many people it will hold. Then we all move to a venue that has outdoor space for dancing and drinking and great food made by my chef friends. Or I would have it at a faraway place (tropical/snow?) for those that want/care to join. WHAT NON-LGBT ISSUE ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT? Equality WHAT HISTORICAL OUTCOME WOULD YOU CHANGE? Its hard to choose, there are so many that were wrong to happen, but I guess they were needed for human evaluation and growth. WHATS BEEN THE MOST MEMORABLE POP CULTURE MOMENT OF YOUR LIFETIME? My rst concert. I was the chef/manager at JR.s and another manager and I got a limo and our dates and went to see Cher at Nissan Pavilion. I loaded the car with all kinds of food and we stopped and loaded the car with alcohol. The owner and a few others got a limo also and off we went. What an awesome night, I can remember jumping up and down like I was a teenager. ON WHAT DO YOU INSIST? Respect, kindness and forgiveness WHAT WAS YOUR LAST FACEBOOK POST OR TWEET? Going to dinner at Chef Todd Grays new restaurant Watershed with best friends Jonathan and Keith. Or maybe a birthday posting to a friend. Maybe something about my new condo. I do not post often because I do not want everyone to know all my business. Some people post something every few minutes telling everyone all. IF YOUR LIFE WERE A BOOK, WHAT WOULD THE TITLE BE? Life of a Chef and Im Not Done Yet IF SCIENCE DISCOVERED A WAY TO CHANGE SEXUAL ORIENTATION, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Nothing WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN BEYOND THE PHYSICAL WORLD? Vampires, aliens and some other higher power- whatever you care to call him/her. WHATS YOUR ADVICE FOR LGBT MOVEMENT LEADERS? It is great that we are moving forward on so many causes and fronts, but too often these organizations/leaders forget about many people, not everyone can afford the pricey events tickets. More events should be planned around the entire LGBT community and be a part of the community. If we are going to be strong as a group make it more nancially accessible. Power is in numbers. WHAT WOULD YOU WALK ACROSS HOT COALS FOR? Good food, wine, family, friends, love, sex and shoes. (No order and yeah, my feet are burning!) WHAT LGBT STEREOTYPE ANNOYS YOU MOST? None really. I am a very laid back guy when it comes to life and social things, I was not comfortable earlier in life with myself but 15-plus years ago I decided that I would not let anyone walk all over me nor worry about what others thought of me. WHATS YOUR FAVORITE LGBT MOVIE? I have three: The Bird Cage, Short Bus and Big Eden. WHATS THE MOST OVERRATED SOCIAL CUSTOM? I think the question should be what is the most underrated. The customs we have in this country for the most part have been adapted from other cultures and we need to embrace and use them more strictly. WHAT TROPHY OR PRIZE DO YOU MOST COVET? I have many cool trophies and awards, but a prize? My hands are my prize they give me the touch and molding capabilities to cook, which allows me to make people smile, when they take that rst bite. WHA DO YOU WISH YOUD KNOWN A 18? T T Life moves faster than you think. WHY WASHINGTON? My rst partner/BF decided to move here after taking a vacation and fell in love with the area. My friends have changed and grown as I have, but Washington is still beautiful and has so much to offer. People including myself, get caught up in the day to day and forget what is around them and the diversity on all levels that this city has to show and teach us.

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By JOEY DiGUGLIELMO joeyd@washblade.com


Patrick Vanas is one of the lucky ones who gets to make a career out of his hobby and passion. After culinary school, cooking at various companies and country clubs even a stint at JR.s hes run his own eponymous catering company (patrickvanasevents.com) for about 10 years. You get to see the reactions right then and there, he says. Its instant gratication and its just what Ive always done. I started in junior high and was like, OK, I really love this. I was winning medals and competitions and thinking, Wow, this is really great. People are happy when they eat and you have to eat, so it just works. The 40-year-old Rosebush, Mich., native, lived in Charleston, S.C., for about ve years before coming to Washington nearly 16 years ago. Despite the rocky economy, Vanas says business is good. He purposefully keeps it modest so he can do all the work himself. Most jobs come by word of mouth. Hes planning to unveil a new component to his business next month at an event at Madame Tussauds. Vanas has been in Shaw for a while but just moved into a new condo a couple weeks ago. Hes single and enjoys reading, movies, wine, cooking, travel and golf in his free time.

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By PATRICK FOLLIARD
After 16 years of making D.C. audiences laugh, wince and gag, Cherry Red Productions is calling it quits. Since its creation, the company has attracted a loyal following who appreciate an insane sensibility, late night performances and small venues (sometimes bars). For those reasons, and a vacillating oeuvre of dark and light plays with titles like Thumbsucker and Cannibal Cheerleaders on Crack, Cherry Red will be sorely missed. We knew that we couldnt go on forever, says Ian Allen, Cherry Reds artistic director. And now that were ending, were presented with the opportunity to go out on an unmistakable Cherry Red high. Of course thats something wed never pass up. Its going to be awkward, insane and fun. The smutty swan song to which Allen alludes is titled The Aristocrats. Inspired by a joke about a showbiz family whose act includes incest, bestiality and murder, the play written and directed by Allen (whos gay) and longtime company member Kate Debelack is rumored to truly go there. Unlike Paul Provenzas same-titled 2005 documentary, which features comedians telling their own versions of the joke, Cherry Reds interpretation calls for 40 of the companys alumni to reenact the lthy gag onstage. There will be no holding back, promises Allen. Cherry Reds design teams and actors have developed a lot of skills over time. Past productions have required staging insane violence including scalping, projectile body uids and all sorts of sex acts. No doubt, therell be lots of that. Also, Cherry Reds website offers a sneak peek featuring an actor igniting a part of his anatomy that is ordinarily kept under wraps. If this is an indication of whats in store, Cherry Red may be reaching new heights of raunchiness. After less than two days of rehearsal, The Aristocrats will play for one night only (two performances) on Saturday at the Warehouse Theater. Proceeds benet District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), a nonprot organization that proved instrumental in the companys early development. Cherry Reds demise is bittersweet, says Debelack who also teaches acting at Studio Theatre. Honestly, theres not a lot left for us to do, but Ill still miss it. Collaborating on this nal project with Ian has been so much fun. Where else will I be able to come up with so much ridiculousness and actually put it onstage? She credits the company with allowing her to let go and be bold onstage. And whether attacking a zombie cat or leading a bevy of mean teens in Worm Girl (one of my favorites), she has always taken her Cherry Red work seriously. Cherry Red, says Allen, has always produced shows that speak rst to the body and then to the mind. The goal is to elicit an immediate response: sexual arousal, disgust or fear. Whats unique about theater is that its always present; it can actually threaten audience members. Allen seamlessly references an example: When we were doing Dingleberries, it called for the actors to eat pooh. From the audience you could smell that it was chocolate Snickers bars dipped in pudding to be exact but the impression was still too much for some people and sent them running from the theater. Cherry Red has never been anyones day job, Allen says. But our company members have always been a combination of experience and enthusiastic youth. Weve lasted by the sheer indecent determination on the part of many people and now were done. Eight years ago Allen moved from Washington to New York where he is marketing director for the MCC Theater in the West Village. Since then he has happily made the trip south now and then to work on Cherry Red productions. Despite the companys closing, Allen hopes to continue to be involved in interesting local projects. After all, he says, D.C. is where my friends are.
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Musical inspires participatory adventure at Signature


Signature Theatre is hosting, The Hunt, a detective-themed scavenger hunt to celebrate the world premiere of the two musicals, The Hollow and The Boy Detective Falls on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Billy Argo from Boy Detective has gone missing and each team must decipher clues, meet with contacts and access special code words to nd him. To register, teams of up to four people must e-mail hunt@signature-theatre.org by 5 p.m. today and include team name and contact information for each team member in case of emergency. Once registered, teams will be e-mailed their rst clue. The winning team will received four tickets to both productions, a $50 gift certicate to Cheestique and ghost tours with the National Building Museum and Washington Walks. The two running up teams will received four tickets to both musicals and every participant will received a 20 percent discount to the productions. For more information, visit signature-theatre.org.
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Sampson displays comedic strengths


Openly gay comedian Sampson performs at Lace (2214 Rhode Island Ave., N.E.) Saturday at 8 p.m. with special guest Comedian Dion as part of Catch It Bitch: A Stand Up Comedy Show. Touring since 2003, Sampson has been featured in several sold out performance of his show, Dont Make Me Take Off My Earrings, and has also written a book, Taboo Village: A Perspective on Being Gay in Black America. A portion of the proceeds from the show will go to Wanda Alston House, an LGBT youth transitional housing shelter.

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Shrew gets free outdoor production


Olney Theatre Centers 22nd annual free Summer Shakespeare Festival is opening today and will be kicking of the 63rd tour for the National Players. William Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew will be performed on the Root Family Stage at Wills Place, Olneys outdoor stage, tonight and Saturday night at 8 p.m. This production of The Taming of the Shrew is set in the wilds of the frontier west, and is a fast paced, funny and farcical ride with some of the Bards most endearing characters, says Clay Hopper, Olney Theatre Centers associate artistic director. For more information, visit olneytheatre.org.

The great Escape at Town


DJ Escape, aka Jeff Jonas, spins at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) on Saturday, bringing his own take on various classics to the club. Inspired by superstar spinner, Junior Vasquez, Escape switched from hip-hop to house. While straight, for the past 10 years Escape has only been spinning gay parties. He prefers gay parties because they appreciate his style of music. He says most straight clubs only want techno and hip-hop, which he doesnt spin. Doors open at 10 p.m. There will be a $8 cover until 11 p.m. that will go up to $12. All attendees must be 21 or older.

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problem? Allowing your partner to be your priority while simultaneously allowing yourself to be his or her option. With the rise in dating apps, indecipherable text messages and online dating sites, its easy to fall into the trap where you arent sure whether he is portraying an illusion, or hes really into you. Unfortunately, friends often aid in steering this confused person in the wrong direction by enforcing the idea that maybe his phone died or something came up at work when he blows them off. Friends love to identify with the victim and tend not to bring attention to the real issue at hand. Obvious one-sided relationships are painful to watch. Heres the scenario: A friend who is seeing someone has repeatedly cancelled on you when their special someone calls unexpectedly.(S) he is probably already entrenched in a one-sided relationship. The reality is that your friend needs to recognize the signs that (s)hes just not into her/him. This is challenging to do, so we recommend suggesting your friend hire a therapist or matchmaker to help him or her work past these mystifying messages and stay on the right path toward reaching the goal of a lasting relationship. Its difcult for the naive to see the warning signs of their one-sided relationship. Weve seen it many times, so here are a few: You ask your so called girl/boyfriend to meet for drinks. (S)he said (s)he is busy, but when her other plans fall through, you get a call asking Do you want to still grab a drink? Without hesitation, you say yes. Another great example is when you turn down offers from friends to hang out, praying this special person will ring. Speaking from experience, this is a great way to lose a friend. Sound silly and immature? Yes. Then why do people hang on to someone or the idea of being in a relationship with this disconnected person? Sometimes we think the more we hang out together, the more the other person will be into us. That said, yes, relationships and attraction can grow after multiple meetings. Its important to recognize the difference between getting to know you better and I have nothing else to do, so yeah, Ill meet you. There are also instances where you wont admit that the person you are pursuing is out of your league. You hold on to the thought that because you have dinner twice a week, theres a chance for the two of you to be skipping off into the sunset together. (S)he might just be bored and yes, enjoy your company. But thats it. (S)hes not going home after your date and picking out your wedding planner. Last minute dates or meet ups usually mean you are their last resort. Especially if you run in similar social circles, recognize the warning signs that (s)hes not into you before everyone talks behind your back. Dont allow your world to revolve around this person unless you get the respect and attention you deserve. To the friends out there watching this disaster unfold: Wake them up, give them a little shake, but take feelings into consideration. Say things like, So how are things going with Mr/s. So and So? or He cancelled on you again? Thats how many times in a row? or Have you ever thought it might just be a convenience for her to see you not true love? Remind your friend how it feels it feels to be stood up. Its never fun to hear that someone is using you or isnt into you as much as you hoped. Realize, reect and respond and end a potentially horric relationship that will make you look like a fool. Follow us on Twitter: @MegNovinskie, @KimRosenbergDC for more dating tips or e-mail us at advice@washblade.com.

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HOT HITS AND HIDDEN JEWELS

OPENINGS
SUN, AUG 28
From Garden to Table: Seasonal Selections, Riversdale House Museum. 301-864-0420. pgparks.com.

ONE NIGHT ONLY


FRI, AUG 26
John Prine with special guest Richard Thompson, Wolf Trap. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.

MON, AUG 29

Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, WSC Avant Bard, Artisphere. 888-841-2787. artisphere.com.

SAT, AUG 27

WED, AUG 31

Drawn to Print, Washington Printmakers Gallery. 301-273-3660. washingtonprintmakers.com. Transformers, Corcoran Gallery of Art. 202-639-1700. getinvolved.corcoran.org. Workhouse Friends and Family Exhibition, Workhouse Arts Center. 703-584-2900. workhousearts.org.

Film Series: Recovered Treasure: UCLAs Annual Festival of Preservation: Waiting for Godot preceded by Samuel Becketts Film, National Gallery of Art. 202-737-4215. nga.gov. Mary Chapin Carpenter, Wolf Trap. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.

SUN, AUG 28

THU, SEP 1

Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan, Wolf Trap. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers with special guest Punch Brothers, Wolf Trap. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org. Film Series: Recovered Treasure: UCLAs Annual Festival of Preservation: Wanda, National Gallery of Art. 202-737-4215. nga.gov.

LAST CHANCE
SAT, AUG 27
I MAG I NI N G M A D OF F W E D, AUG UST 3 1 T HR OU GH S U N , S E PTEMB ER 2 5 T H E AT E R J . 8 0 0 - 4 9 4 - 8 4 9 7 . WA S HIN GTON DCJCC. ORG Unrepentant Ponzi-schemer Bernard Madoff sets the record straight from his prison cell, recounting an all-night study session with Holocaust survivor, poet and investment client, Solomon Galkin. With testimony from Madoffs personal secretary before the Securities and Exchange Commission, we delve into the minds of two towering men, as their mutual will to conde and confess accelerates through the night. J AZ Z I N T H E GA R D E N : B IL L B U R K E ( 8 - STRIN G TA P- STYL E G UI TARI S T ) A N D B R U C E E WA N ( B L U E S B A N D) F RI , AUG US T 2 6 NAT I O NAL G A L L E RY O F A RT. 2 0 2 - 7 3 7 -4 2 1 5 . N GA . GOV. 1460 WALL M OU N TA B L E S ! T H R U S UN AU G 2 8 DCAC. 202- 46 2 - 7 8 3 3 . D C A RT S C E N T E R. ORG. DCACs Annual Open Exhibit! Artists mount their artwork on a 2x2 space.
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MON, AUG 29

Doobie Brothers, Wolf Trap. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.

Sydney Theatre Companys Uncle Vanya, Kennedy Center. 800-444-1324. kennedy-center.org. The Spirit of Wood: Sculpture by Katie Dell Kaufman and Lynda Smith-Bugge, Zenith The Gallery, Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space. zenithgallery.com.

TUE, AUG 30

Lyle Lovett, Wolf Trap. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. wolftrap.org.

THU, SEP 1

SUN, AUG 28

Pop!, The Studio Theatre. 202-332-3300. studiotheatre.org. Grease, Olney Theatre Center. 301-924-3400. olneytheatre.org. Recent Photography Acquisitions, Corcoran Gallery of Art. 202-639-1700. corcoran.org. 14th Annual National Small Works, Washington Printmakers Gallery. 301-273-3660. washingtonprintmakers.com. 1st Annual Workhouse National Ceramics Exhibition, Workhouse Arts Center. 703-584-2900. workhousearts.org. Local Color, Gallery plan b. 202-234-2711. galleryplanb.com.

Transformers Opening Reception, Corcoran Gallery of Art. 202-639-1700. getinvolved.corcoran.org. Bruce Swaim Quartet: Live Jazz Happy Hour Thursdays, Artisphere. 703-875-1100. artisphere.com. Workshop: Photoshop, The Art League. 703-683-2323. school.theartleague.org.

ONGOING STAGE
A Child Shall Lead Them, Clarice Smith. 301-405-7794. claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. The Capital City Showcase, DCAC. 202-462-7833. dcartscenter.org.

ONGOING EXHIBITONS
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran, Transformers, Chris Martin: Painting Big. 202-639-1700. corcoran.org. National Gallery of Art. A Masterpiece from the Capitoline Museum, Rome: The Capitoline Venus, In the Tower: Nam June Paik, Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Rajten Collection, The Gothic Spirit of John Taylor Arms, From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection, A New Look: Samuel F.B. Morses Gallery of the Louvre. 202-737-4215. nga.gov. National Geographic. Machu Picchu: A Lost City Uncovered, Photographs from the Hiram Bingham Expeditions 19111915, The Etruscans: An Ancient Italian Civilization. 202-857-7700. nglive.org/dc. Museum of Women in the Arts. Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Womens Lithographs from Tamarind, The Guerrilla Girls Talk Back. 202-783-5000. nmwa.org.

WED, AUG 31

Sketch3D, Artisphere. 703-875-1100. artisphere.com.

THU, SEP 1

Barcode Orchestra, Artisphere. 703-8751100. artisphere.com.

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D.C. gays know BOB MOULD from his DJ work at the Blowoff parties he spins with Richard Morel. If thats all you know of Mould, his new autobiography eshes out his impressive musical backstory.

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college in Minnesota where he started taking serious guitar lessons. He also started drinking heavily and displaying his frustration in a punk rock band. Named after a childrens game, Hsker D performed nationally and internationally, but Mould muses that perhaps youth was against them. He seemed to have a love-hate relationship with his bandmates and though he had become the bands leader, there were resentments and accusations and the band split. But there were other bands and there were other loves than music, as Mould grew and learned to channel the rage inside him and the anger that volcanoed from it. I spent two years rebuilding and reinventing myself, Mould writes. Now that Ive integrated who I am and what I do, I nally feel whole. Remember the 80s, punk rock, angry lyrics and mosh pits? If you do, with fondness, then youll love this book. For most readers, though, See a Little Light is going to be a struggle. Author Bob Mould spends a lot of time on a litany of clubs, recording studios, musicians and locales he played some 30 years ago which is ne if you were a fellow musician or a rabid, hardcore fan. This part of the book goes on endlessly which makes for a tedious amount of detail. But Mould shines when writing about his personal life though hes strangely dismissive and abrupt with former loves, bandmates and even with family. The book comes alive when he shares private anecdotes. More would have helped sustain interest, for its in those moments when you feel youre getting to know memoirist. If you were heavy into the punk scene, See a Little Light is great. Others will likely nd it out of tune.
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It all started with Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. It continued with a spider, the ABCs, and being a little teapot. From there, you embraced what your older siblings listened to until you developed your own musical tastes. You had records, moved to tape, CD, and now your iPod is full. The point is, youve never been without your tunes. But what about the people who make the music you love? In the new book See a Little Light by Bob Mould (with Michael Azerrad), youll learn about one mans life in song. Born in 1960 in the northernmost end of New York, Bob Mould entered a family wracked with grief: just before Mould was born, an elder brother died of kidney cancer. Mould surmises that the timing of his birth resulted in his being a golden child, the family peacekeeper who sidestepped his fathers physical and psychological abuse. As a child, he writes, music was my escape. Moulds father, surprisingly indulgent, bought his son guitars and Mould taught himself to play chords and to create. By the time he entered high school, Mould knew that he had to get out of New York to get away from his family. He also knew he was different and that being gay would be a problem in his small hometown. He applied for and entered

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Judy Taylors 11-panel History of Labor in the State of Maine, removed from the headquarters of Maines Department of Labor by Governor LePage in March, will be on display at Kaplan Gallery (155 Gibbs St.) in Rockville starting Tuesday.

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The Lodge (21614 National Pike) in Boonsboro presents Araya Sparxxs All American Drag Off with specials guests Jessica Jade and Patti Lovelace. Seven contestants will be competing for a prize package worth over $1,000 including six guaranteed bookings at The Lodge, promo photo shoot by RAB2 Imaging and $500 cash prize. For more information, visit thelodgeMD.com/dragoff. Grap Luva is hosting the Michael Jackson birthday celebration tonight at 9:30 Club with DJ Dredd spinning and Robin Bell providing video. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at 930.com. Door open at 9 p.m. Gospel legends Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes, a cappella group Naturally 7 and urban jazz harmonicist Frdric Yonnet will be performing as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Celebration Concert at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.). This is a free performance but tickets are required. Reserved seating tickets will be distributed today starting at 4 p.m. in the Hall of Nations. Beat City, a queer lounge night, is tonight at Chief Ikes Mambo Room (1725 Columbia Rd., N.W.) from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. There is no cover for this 21-and-older event. Busboys & Poets will be having an American Sign Language open mic night tonight at 11 p.m. in the Langston room at its 14th and V streets location (2021 14th St., N.W.). Anyone with sign language knowledge may sign up by e-mailing djsupalee@aol.com. There is a $5 admission at the door.

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WRNR present Silopanna Music Festival featuring 20 acts on three different stages, including Matt and Kim, Pasadena and Tobias Russell. General admission tickets are $39.50 in advanced and $45 the day of show and V.I.P tickets are $195 in advanced and $225 the day of show. V.I.P tickets include complimentary drinks, a dinner buffet, private bathrooms and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit silopannafest.com. PhatGirlChic (phatgirlchic.com), a D.C.-based lesbian website, celebrates its ve-year anniversary today with a party from 3 to 7 p.m. at Hillyer Art Space (9 Hillyer Court, N.W.) in Washington. Tickets are $10 for those who RSVP (more at the door). Visit the site to RSVP. The site is known for its event listings, community links and directory of lesbian-owned businesses. Burgundy Crescent Volunteers seeks help as its members help the National Park Service paint park benches in Dupont Circle. Volunteers will meet up with NPS staff at 9 a.m. by the fountain in the circle, wearing clothes they dont mind getting paint on and should plan on being there until noon. Interested volunteers should e-mail jonathan@burgundycrescent.org. Will Eastman, Kid Color and Jerome Baker III will be at U Street Music Hall (1115 U St., N.W.) tonight at 10 p.m. with Bliss. Tickets are $10 and available online at ustreetmusichall.com. Attendees ages 18 to 20 must purchase tickets in advanced to gain entry. Pre-sale ends an hour before doors open. Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) hosts Slippery When Wet tonight from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with prize packages and Manhunt giveaway. DJ Ace D.C. will be spinning. Reportory Opera Theater of Washington has A Grand Night of Opera tonight at 8 at Immanuel Church on the Hill in Alexandria (3606 Seminary Road). Tickets are $15; $10 for ages 10-17 (under 10 free). Arias from operas by Mozart, Wagner, Gershwin and more will be performed. Visit

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GLOE is having its sixth annual pool party Tel Aviv (in D.C.) Beach Bash today from 1 to 5 p.m. at the home of founder Stuart Kurlander and David Martin. Tickets are $5 and the exact address will be emailed upon registration. For more information, visit washingtondcjcc.org/ gloe. The fourth annual Summer Games with Shearon Van Riggins (Shea Van Horn and Aaron Riggins) and ofciated by drag queen Summer Camp, is today from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Meridian Hill Park and the theme this year is skin. Teams of four will compete in events for gold, silver or bronze metals. Events include all-youcan-eat bananas, Sharpie pen fencing and more. The games will be followed by the ofcial after party at Nellies (900 U St., N.W.) Camp Rehoboth and the Seashore Striders are holding the second annual Sundance 5k: Run Walk or Sashay! today in Rehoboth Beach, Del., with registration beginning at 6 a.m. The race kicks off at 7:30 a.m. General registration and sleepwalker registration is $25. For more information, visit camprehoboth. com.

Judy Taylor whose 11-panel History of Labor in the State of Maine was removed from the headquarters of Maines Department of Labor by Govnernor LePage in March. The exhibition opens today at Kaplan Gallery (155 Gibbs St.) in Rockville, on the second oor. An opening reception and other events are scheduled for September. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit visartsatrockville.org.

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The Lambda Bridge Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) across from Marine Barracks for duplicate bridge. No reservations are needed and newcomers are welcome. If a partner is needed, visit lambdabridge.com. D.C. Different Drummers D.C. Swing! group will rehearse tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Reformation Lutheran Church, Capitol Hill (212 East Capitol St.). For more information, contact membership@dcdd. org or visit dcdd.org. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is tonight at Little Miss Whiskeys Golden Dollar (1101 H St., N.E.) with The Machine and special guest DJs spinning alternative music and obscure dance tracks from the 80s tonight from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Attendees must be 21 or older for this cover-free event.

D.C. Different Drummers Capitol Pride Symphonic Band will rehearse tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Reformation Lutheran Church, Capitol Hill (212 East Capitol St.). For more information, contact membership@dcdd.org or visit dcdd.org. Brightest Young Things is having its happy hour tonight at the Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) at 8 p.m.

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Federal Triangles Soccer Club Summer of Freedom league is having its closing party tonight at Nellies (900 U St., N.W.) starting at 6:30 p.m. VisArts presents the work of Maine artist

Shear Madness, a comedy whodunit, will be performed tonight at the Kennedy Center Theater Lab (2700 F St., N.W.) at 8 p.m. Madness takes place in presentday Georgetown, in the Shear Madness Hair Styling Salon. Tickets are $42. Visit kennedy-center.org for more information and to purchase tickets. Guttermouth, a punk band from California, will be performing at the Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) tonight with The New Threat and Bumpin Uglies. Tickets are $13 and doors open at 8 p.m. For more information, visit blackcatdc.com.

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Singer PAMALA STANLEY met Blue Moon proprietors RANDY HANEY and TIM RAGAN in Puerto Vallarta and invited her to play the popular Rehoboth bar, where she was an instant hit.
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Fly Me to the Moon

And let me play among the stars. She owes her life in Rehoboth to Tim and Randy of the Moon. Shes not only changed the face of live entertainment in Rehoboth Beach, shes enabled us to lure other stars like CoCo Peru and Miss Richeld because shes our ambassador as she sails the seven seas off season, Ragan says. He and Haney, together 32 years, fell in love with Stanley in Puerto Vallarta eight years ago. They invited her to play the Moon for a limited appearance, and she was an instant hit. A few months later she called to say her cruise ship had been dry-docked and they brought her back to town. Her hit disco single, Coming Out of Hiding in 1984 foreshadowed what was to come: Standing in the shadows for too long. Tonight, at the Blue Moon, with a wallto-wall crowd swaying and twirling to her every note from Gershwin to Gaga Pamala Stanley, 59, is having her day in the sun, at the Moon, as the star. Theres not a shadow in sight. Shes one sultry dame, and does it with that rare combination of grace and camp. As we all age a bit, even my straight audiences on the cruise ships love a saucy tale or two, she says. Her nightly event is bookmarked on a lot of iPods and calendars. From Poodle Beach, where the young and t Gagaleaning fan base frolics and cavorts, all the way out to North Shore, where the Gershwin crowd naps and reads, you can just picture the visitors to Rehoboths gay beaches heading home en masse at 5 p.m. to shower and primp. Then they arrive sipping and twirling around one another on the Moons patio. Around 6 p.m., she takes the stage and everyone, it seems, has a favorite spot to soak in the divine Ms. Stanley. Her rapport with the audience is dually heart warming and heart

thumping and she routinely invites fans on stage to dance. Her show changes nightly. You might hear Madonnas Vogue and Gagas Born this Way one night, and the next its the Beatles and Cole Porter. She has incredible bona des: Stanley auditioned for the legendary Hal Prince for the title role in Evita and nearly eclipsed Patti LuPone. Later, she came in fourth among three spots for Bette Midlers Harlettes. Though best known for her four top 20 dance hits, she has released several recent albums, including 2007s Seasons of My Heart, an adult contemporary work with country inuences and 2009s I Am There, featuring original Christian songs. Theres a new dance album in the works, tentatively slated for a December release, according to her website. Today, throngs await her in Rehoboth. She adores her life here and the combination of fame and anonymity. If there was a Fame-Anon 12-step program, Stanley would be president. I can shop without makeup. So theres poor Patti LuPone pumping pancake into her pores and wrestling a wand of mascara just to go to the drugstore. Our Pamala slips on her ip-ops and a baseball cap and joins her buddies at the nearby Purple Parrot for lunch. Cry for Patti, not for Pamala. The disarmingly nice girl from Norfolk was the head cheerleader, the homecoming queen and came from a very talented and musical family according to her childhood neighbor and friend, Michael. The whole damn family was gorgeous, talented and nice! She has collaborated extensively with her brother, James Lee Stanley, a writer, and worked with several of her family members. In 1977, she was a Broadway Baby wannabe working in a gay piano bar at West 46th Street in the Manhattan theater district. By day, shes walking off my tired feet, pounding 42nd Street and missing top billing by a nose when talent scouts

from EMI Records in Germany came into the piano bar one night. They had their eye on her white grand piano that they wanted for a photo shoot. They ended up loving her voice instead. And thus the talent scouts left the piano behind but took the talent with them, and Pamala Stanleys meteoric rise began.

Life after disco

EMI Records ew her to Berlin rst class on Lufthansa. The Germans wanted to morph her into a white Donna Summer. She hit it rst with This Is Hot and much later in life she shows her Broadway show tune roots as she smoothly transitions from her own disco creation This is Hot to brilliantly and soulfully croon Cole Porters Its Too Darn Hot. She continued her climb in Deutschland, becoming a star with hits such as Coming Out of Hiding and If Looks Could Kill. She talks candidly about working in a recording studio that stared into communist East Berlin. The perky girl from the west side of Manhattan, working in West Berlin saw a very sad sight to the East. It was as gray and depressing as one could imagine and as she tells the story, she gets teary eyed. When disco officially and abruptly died, she flew to Ecuador to perform for a rich gay mans birthday party. She became a hit there when her disco fame and her fluent Spanish merged. In Ecuador they decided she was the American Charo. And then Ecuadors government fell to a coup d etat and everything closed down. She tells these tales with wistful adventure and zany recall, reminiscent of Lucille Ball. Unlike the legendary Mama Rose of Gypsy fame, the late Mary Grace Immaculate Borio encouraged her daughter Pamala from heaven and not hell. She owes everything in life to my sweet mama and more than anything,

Stanley has the supreme satisfaction of having a conversation where her mother proudly encouraged her daughter for living your dreams. Thats priceless currency for someone whos traipsed through Germany and Ecuador to get here. Stanley is twice divorced and has one son who lives in New Jersey. My kid Frankie loves my gay audience, she says. He often says, eight or nine of my dads are gay! I realize that its her mama who gave her a heart as big as Texas. I ask Stanley who her rst gay boyfriend was, and she immediately replies, We were 8 and we played Barbie dolls together. Aha! It was the neighbor, Michael. Asked about this, Michael replies, well rst off, when she was 8, I was 6 and while we did play Barbies together, my fondest memory of Pamala was the day she rode as queen in the homecoming parade, sitting atop that Cadillac convertible. Id never seen anyone as beautiful. Glinda sang this with Elphaba in Wicked, but it could be written for two innocent kids playing Barbie together: Ive heard it said That people come into our lives for a reason Bringing something we must learn And we are led to those who help us most to grow If we let them And we help them in return Well I dont know if I believe thats true But I know I am who I am today Because I knew you Her mama gave her the right family values, and an 8-year-old girl with a Barbie in one hand, extended the other to her friend, Michael. A lifelong love affair with the gay community ensued. To start your own love affair, visit the Blue Moon before Stanleys last show of the summer on Sept. 29.

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