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Dr. James D'Orta and Jed Ross Celebrate Peter Rosenstein

Guest of honor DC Mayor Muriel Bowser congratulates Peter on his new book.

Dr. James D'Orta and Jed Ross threw a lavish party for their friend Peter Rosenstein in their elegant historic Georgetown home Monday evening.

James D'Orta and jed Ross
Dr. James D'Orta and Jed Ross  Photo by Judith Beermann

The occasion was a celebration of Peter's new memoir, Born This Gay: My Life of Activism, Politics, Travel, and Coming Out.

Cubby, Peter, Mary Rose and AJ  Photo by Judith Beermann
Cubby, Peter, Mary Rose and AJ  Photo by Judith Beermann

Their triplets Mary Rose, Cubby and AJ were on hand to welcome guests as the gracious hosts thanked everyone for coming.

Rhona Friedman, James D'Orta and Mary Rose

Peter regaled the crowd with anecdotes from his early years, meeting Martin Luther King, Jr., a lifetime of activism and his travels. 

Photo by Judith Beermann

Guest of honor, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser was there to offer her personal recollections and gratitude, "It seems like only yesterday that we met in a coffee shop on 17th Street. You were one of my earliest friends and supporters in politics."

Peter Rosenstein
Congratulatory plaque from the Mayor  Photo by Judith Beermann