The owner of The House nightclub on Georgia Avenue, N.W. in early January discontinued a weekly Sunday night male strip show that gay former D.C. Council member Jim Graham started in 2015.
According to two of the male dancers who worked on Sunday nights and several regular customers, House owner Daryl Allen informed the Sunday night employees in the first week of January that he would resume featuring female strippers on Sundays. The club has featured nude female dancers since its opening in 1979.
Graham, 71, died last June 11 from complications associated with an intestinal infection. At the time of his death Allen told the Washington Blade he planned to continue the Sunday night male strip shows that Graham called Rock Hard Sundays when Graham began managing the Sunday venue under a business arrangement with Allen.
Allen couldn’t immediately be reached this week for comment. Regular customers said the number of mostly gay men who patronized the Sunday night venue and often filled the club dropped significantly after Graham’s passing.