Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, March 17, 2006 Page: 1 of 120
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VOLUME 22 I ISSUE 44
Learn who won the first
annual Dallas Voice
Readers Voice Awards.
MARCH 117 I 2006
THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR GLBT DALLAS/FORT WORTH
or li xtime
Gay businessman vows
to continue at fast pace
By Tammye Nash Staff Writer
Dallas businessman and activist
Mark Frazier said he thinks his
Lifetime Achievement Award at the
2006 Pantheon of Leather Awards last
month was a little premature.
"Why did they give me this award?
I have no idea," Frazier said in a tele-
phone interview this week.
"People joked and said they gave it
Bush adviser charged with theft
The leather and BDSM communities know
gay club owner Mark Frazier as a committed
to me so maybe I will slow down. But
I said if that was the reason, they
should have waited to give it to me for
about 20 years, when I might be ready
to slow down a little," he said.
See FRAZIER on PAGE 16
Maryland police arrest
one-time aide to Helms in
alleged retail refund scam
By Stephen Manning Associated Press
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — A
former domestic policy adviser to
President George W. Bush has been
charged with theft for allegedly receiv-
ing phony refunds at department
Claude Alexander Allen, 45, was
arrested March 9 by Montgomery
County police for allegedly claiming
refunds for more than $5,000 worth of
merchandise he did not buy, according
to county and federal authorities. The
stores involved included a Target.
Allen was the No. 2 official in the
Health and Human Services
Department when Bush nominated
Tarrant County AIDS
Walk moves this year
Walk benefiting AIDS Outreach Center will be held at
Texas Christian University's 'Frog Alley' near stadium
By Tammye Nash Staff Writer
AIDS Walk Tarrant County moves
to a new location this year, and
organizers said they hope to have at
least 1,000 walkers participate.
The walk, benefiting the AIDS
Outreach Center of Tarrant County,
is set for 3 p.m. on April 2 at Texas
Christian University's "Frog Alley,"
located in front of Amon G. Carter
Stadium, 2850 Stadium Drive in Fort
The theme for this year's walk, the
14th annual, is "7,000 Steps in the
"We had held the walk at the same
place, Trinity Park, for 13 years, and
we just felt like it was time for a
change," said Dara Austin, executive
director of AIDS Outreach.
Austin said one reason for the
move is that construction around
Trinity Park had made parking there
difficult. She also said organizers
hope moving the event to the Texas
Christian campus will draw in walk-
ers from a new demographic — the
"We will be walking through the
neighborhood around the university,
and it is a beautiful area. And it is
located in a central part of town that
is easy for people to get to. I think it
will be a great location," Austin said.
Austin said the goal for this year's
Dara Austin, executive director of AIDS
Outreach, calls the AIDS Walk Tarrant
County vital to the group's work.
walk is $125,000. Proceeds will be
used to fund client services including
the nutrition center, case manage-
ment services, outreach services and
prevention and education services.
The center's budget is a little more
than $3.1 million. Proceeds from the
AIDS Walk are vital to meeting that
budget, Austin said.
"The goal we set for the walk is a
See AIDS WALK on PAGE 16
FRI Chance of thunderstorms 64°
SAT Heavy rain
SUN Thunderstorms likely 48/52
A 30 percent chance of showers on Friday afternoon with thunder-
storms likely during the evening. Thunderstorms with heavy rain
expected on Saturday that are likely to continue on Sunday.
Erykah Badu keeps giv-
ing back to the commu-
nity. This week, the neo-
woman donates a jacket
for the DIFFA Dallas
Collection. PAGE 85.
President Bush confers with Claude Alexander Allen, 45, his former domestic policy adviser.
Allen served as a top official in the Health and Human Services department and as a press
aide to Senator Jesse Helms.
him in April 2003 to the 4th tl.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals in
Richmond, Virginia. Bush nominated
Allen to the court again a year later,
but he never received a Senate vote.
During his confirmation hearing,
Allen was questioned about his use of
the word "queer" when he was a press
aide to Republican Senator lesse
Helms in 1984. Allen said he didn't
intend it as a slur against gay people.
See ALLEN on PAGE 35
rewrites clearance rules
Gay rights activists fear changes may lead to denial
of national security clearances for gay men, lesbians
By Katherine Shrader Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Bush
administration last year quietly
rewrote the rules for allowing gays
and lesbians to receive national-secu-
rity clearances, drawing complaints
from civil rights activists.
The Bush administration said secu-
rity clearances cannot be denied
"solely on the basis of the sexual ori-
entation of the individual." But it
removed language saying sexual ori-
entation "may not be used as a basis
for or a disqualifying factor in deter-
mining a person's eligibility."
The White House sought to play
down the changes, approved by
President Bush in December, as an
effort to ensure the security clearance
rules are consis-
tent with a 1995
about access to
change did not
and was not
intended to alter
the way sexual orientation is treated,"
National Security Council spokesman
Frederick Tones said Tuesday. "The
U.S. government policy has not
changed in any way.'1
Tones said government lawyers
See CLEARANCE on PAGE 36
J.C. Penney design
Henning creates two
couture jackets hoping
they'll fetch $40,000 at
the Dallas Collection.
Lust, villainy and lip-
stick lesbianism set a
wickedly humorous tone
for the Classical Acting
production of 'No Exit.'
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Vercher, Dennis. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, March 17, 2006, newspaper, March 17, 2006; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth238900/m1/1/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.