A week ago Saturday, Hearsay stopped by Nellie's Sports Bar
to watch a game, one in which grown men bend over and cup their ball and go deep -- and then say ahhh. But Nellie's doesn't broadcast putt-putt games
. So Hearsay watched a different game instead, what you might call al fresco cruising
. That rooftop sure gets put to use. Hearsay enjoyed chatting up Scott "All Natural" Cuviello
up there. But he wouldn't putt-putt, so Hearsay strutted inside to find a like-minded slut.
And just in case you've been scared away from Nellie's because you're not a sports fan... boo! Actually, it's not just a sports bar: On Saturday, Oct. 20, Nellie's will be filled with a more familiar breed of gay, the film buff -- or those willing to pay $40 to attend the Reel Affirmations 17 closing night party
But last Friday, Oct. 5, Nellie's hosted another breed of gay familiar in this town: the politician, and especially the politician groupie. The occasion was the reception for Steve "Count" Gdula
's new book Wearing History: T-Shirts from the Gay Rights Movement
. Gdula signed copies of the book for the likes of Barney "Fruit of the Loom" Frank
, Jim "Calvin Klein" Graham
and David "2(x)IST" Catania
. Also in attendance: Chip "What An Amazing Race!" Arendt
, in town for the next day's AIDS Walk
. Arendt spent a good chunk of his D.C. visit at Nellie's, owned by his friend Doug "Antsy Pants" Schantz
, who years ago was an advertising colleague of Arendt's in Chicago. It was a busy weekend for Schantz, and not just because of business. The very next night, Schantz was among many other almost unrecognizable men dressed in drag for the Miss Adams Morgan Pageant
. What a sport....