About Daniel Escoto
Daniel Escoto is a recent American University graduate who is excited to start his professional life. He loves to travel and is grateful to have been many places around the world in his short 22 years of living so far. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., and he is absolutely obsessed with reality television.
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Attention gay soccer fans: you guys are asked to think twice about getting down and dirty in twelve years. The president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, announced yesterday that gay fans “should refrain from sexual activities” if they happen to go to the World Cup in 2022, which will be held in the Arabic country of Qatar.
Earlier this week we showed you a video of Mike Blasenstein and Mike Iacovone protesting the removal of David Wojnarowicz’s artwork “A Fire In My Belly” at the National Portrait Gallery. Now, the two DC residents are looking to get a permit to create an exhibit outside of the NPG to showcase the censored video.
The vote on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” might be held sometime tonight in the Senate. The repeal is tacked onto the Defense Authorization bill, which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said will most likely be brought to the floor tonight.
As many of you guys already know, the Smithsonian decided to take out a piece from the National Portrait Gallery because it was deemed “offensive.” The artwork in question was David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly,” which includes 11 seconds of ants crawling on a crucifix. The piece was part of a larger exhibit titled “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.”
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The five men involved with the alleged murder at a local DC bar and music venue have been absolved of charges, at least for now. The assault and murder charges were dropped on the five DC9 employees, including co-owner Bill Spieler, Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice based on lack of evidence, mainly the cause of death.