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THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR GLBT DALLAS/FORT WORTH
Former escort to continue campaign for House
Stonewall Democrats leaders say Malin's failure to
disclose past could hurt organization, party, community
By Tammye Nash Staff Writer
group when he was asked whether
rumors about his past as a high-priced
callboy were true.
The membership of Stonewall
Democrats on Tuesday night voted
unanimously to support a recommen-
dation by the organization's board to
rescind its endorsement of Malin.
The Dallas Morning News editorial
board also rescinded its endorsement.
But Dallas Tejano Democrats let its
Malin said that Michael Moon,
See MALIN on PAGE 11
Tom Malin, a Democratic primary
candidate for a seat in the Texas
House, said on Tuesday that he will
remain in the race, despite calls by gay
Democratic leaders for him to with-
Malin admitted last week that he
once worked as a male escort.
Malin said he has gotten "tons of
calls and e-mails" from supporters
encouraging him to continue bis cam-
paign. He also denied the contention
of leaders of Stonewall Democrats of
Dallas, who said Malin lied to the
A mom 's
Study links homosexuality
in men to the way mothers
process X chromosomes
From Staff Reports
Hew research suggests that moth-
ers of multiple gay sons process X
chromosomes differently than other
The study by a research team at
the University of California at Los
Angeles adds another bit of evi-
dence that sexual orientation is at
least in part due to genetics.
The research group found that
about a quarter of the mothers who
had more than one gay son
processed X chromosomes in their
bodies in the same way.
Ordinarily, women process the
chromosomes randomly in one of
two ways: half go one way, half go
"This confirms that there is a
strong genetic basis for sexual ori-
entation, and that for some gay men,
See X CHROMOSOME on PAGE 28
Gay porn star Tom Katt
ditches steroids, drugs
and adult video. Now he
is straight, married and
delivers a message
about God's love for
gays PAGE 36
Tom Malin says he has gotten "tons of calls
and e-mails" from supporters encouraging
him to stay in the race.
Jack Borden, Malin's opponent in the primary,
said he had nothing to do with leaking infor-
mation on Malin's past.
Shannon Bailey says the tipster who leaked
information on Tom Malin's past to the press
also damaged the Democratic Party.
Steven Graves and Sara Lee Goff do their part for National Condom Week by testing a few
condoms for leaks. Goff is founder and CEO of Condoms to Go/Sara's Secret, and this week
her company donated 1,000 condoms to three North Texas AIDS service organizations.
Graves, an Oak Lawn insurance agent, coordinated the donation. STORY, PAGE 13.
Mardi Gras party
comes to Oak Lawn
GLBT chamber holds Fat Tuesday party to benefit
Mississippi town devastated by Hurricane Katrina
By David Webb Staff Writer
Lesbian wins Missouri case
Judge rules state can't
deny foster care license
By Steve Brisendine Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The
Missouri Department of Social
Services improperly denied a
woman's application to become a fos-
ter parent because she is a lesbian, a
The annual Toast to Life
gala helps food pantry
Garrison stretch those
dollars so North Texans
living with HIV have
enough to eat. PAGE 40.
judge ruled on Feb. 17.
The American Civil Liberties
Union, acting on behalf of Lisa
Johnston, had challenged the denial.
Jackson County Circuit Judge Sandra
C. Midkiff upheld the challenge after
hearing testimony in November.
"This court finds that the respon-
dents' decision denying the foster care
See FOSTER CARE on PAGE 29
It took 10 years to bring
'Rent' to the screen, but
the timing couldn't be
better for Anthony Rapp,
whose new memoir
brings him back to
Dallas. PAGE 48.
Dallas'GLBT community will cele-
brate its first official Mardi Gras cele-
bration on Tuesday with a benefit for
those displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Mayor Laura Miller has proclaimed
Tuesday "Mardi Gras Day in Dallas,"
and the 150-year-old celebration's pur-
ple, green and gold colors will be on
display during "Carnivale 1"; in Oak
Lawn's gay entertainment district on
Cedar Springs Road.
The North Texas GLBT Chamber
of Commerce's Katrina Relief Fund
will receive money raised at the event.
It will be distributed to the New
Orleans AIDS Task Force and the
town of Ocean Springs, Miss.
Leo Cusimano, president of the
North Texas GLBT chamber, said the
group hopes to raise as much as
$20,000 to divide between the New
Orleans AIDS Task Force and Ocean
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Cusimano said Dallas' gay chamber
is hosting the event as part of the
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of
Commerce Foundation's "Our
Community Cares: Building Bridges,
Rebuilding Hope" project. The nation-
al gay chamber identified the 18,000-
See MARDI GRAS on PAGE 13
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Winds from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph throughout the weekend.
Rain ends early on Saturday, but skies remain cloudy until Sunday
when the sun finally makes an appearance. About time!
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