Earline Budd came out as transgender to her Baptist family when she was a 9-year-old boy.
Earline Budd came out as transgender to her Baptist family when she was a 9-year-old boy.
She didn't seem too bothered by the number, saying it was better than her days working as a congressional aide in one of the office annexes.
Drilling, banging, buzzing – the Capitol’s majestic presence has been hidden beneath towers of scaffolding pipes as part of the 150-year-old dome’s restoration.

Living in D.C.


The foundation provides two two-bedroom apartments in Northwest Washington near the National Zoo for interns to live in. The apartments are furnished and are one block from a Metro stop. The apartment building is walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores and other shopping. Cultural activities are just a few stops away on the Metro system.

Getting around

Interns use the Metro rail and bus system to get to work and around the city. Trains and buses run from early morning to late at night, and taxicabs are relatively inexpensive. Metro's website has a system map and a trip planner. The Scripps Howard Foundation office is two stops on Metro's Red Line from the apartment buildings. The office is four blocks from the White House in the middle of Washington's business district. Limited and expensive parking makes bringing a car to Washington impractical.

On the town

You'll never run out of things to do and places to go in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution museums are all free, as are nightly performances at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. TicketPlace and Goldstar offer reduced-price tickets to many theaters. For other cultural events, check out the Washington Post's Arts and Living Section or the Washington City Paper.


D.C. has a restaurant for every taste bud and budget imaginable. The Washingtonian magazine compiles a list of the 100 Best and best Cheap Eats restaurants. The city has many food trucks, selling everything from lobster rolls to pizza to cupcakes.

Safety and Security

The nation's capital is a relatively safe place. However, it's not a good idea to travel alone at night. Go to dinner, run or take part in other activities in pairs or groups. In the District of Columbia, the legal drinking age for alcoholic beverages is 21.

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
1100 13th St. N.W. - Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20005