THE SHOT: 2 Gold Medals for D.C.’s Gay Dragon Boat Team


THE SHOT — Members of Washington D.C.’s AQUA (Asian and Pacific Islanders Queers United for Action), competing under the team name Out 2 Paddle, taking part in Dragon Boat D.C.’s annual Potomac River race over the weekend, where they won two gold medals in the Festival Open. Says team member Reginald Reyes: “Proving not only to ourselves but to others that doubt our abilities in this field being we are not your typical dragon boat rowers. We march to our own drummer. As our team captain Lawrence Magali said it, our goal was first to have fun, second is visibility in our community and promoting a positive image of LGBT in DC and winning two gold medals is just the cherry on top!”