Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 06, Ed. 1 Friday, June 23, 2006 Page: 1 of 64
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LOCAL CITY OFFICIALS DISCUSS ORDINANCE NATIONAL
JUDGE OKS COLORADO AMENDMENT WORDING PLUS VIEWPOINTS SCREEN TUBE MUSIC
VOLUME 23 I ISSUE 06
hosts two minutes
of GLBT video news
allows some lee-
way for gay clergy,
JUNE I 23 I 2006
THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR GLBT DALLAS/FORT WORTH
Dallas police launch investigation of Pride ravel
Former employee says travel agency charged clients for
tickets it never purchased; company in bankruptcy
By David Webb Staff Writer
The operation of Pride Travel, Inc.,
a now-defunct Dallas company that
had marketed to the GLBT communi-
ty, is being investigated by the Dallas
Police Department's forgery unit,
Best, worst of times —
Kendell calls GLBT community's progress 'amazing'
By David Webb Staff Writer
living through its
best and worst
according to Kate
tive director of the
Kendell visited Dallas last weekend
to address the North Texas GLBT
Chamber of Commerce and the First
Unitarian Church of Dallas. Shannon
Minter, legal director of the San
Francisco-based group, also spoke at
the church seminar about the gay
community's "hopes, needs and
At the chamber speech, Kendell
said the progress made by GLBT
activists during the past two decades
amazes her. Never before have gay
and lesbian people felt such comfort in
being out and enjoying a sense of self,
See KENDELL on PAGE 12
Log Cabin fundraiser
Appearance scheduled as Schwarzenegger considers
vetoing bill requiring gay history be added to textbooks
By Lisa Leff Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to
headline a fundraiser for gay
Republicans in Hollywood next week
in what would be his first appearance
in front of a gay audience since he
took office, according to the event's
The Thursday fundraiser for Log
Cabin Republicans comes as
Gay-fave fireball Kathy
Griffin returns to Big D.
And she has a lot of
catching up to do.
Someone tell Dr. Phil he
had better watch his
back. PAGE 32.
Schwarzenegger considers whether to
veto a bill that would require chapters
from gay history to be added to public
school text books in California. The
governor already has indicated he
opposes the measure.
The governor's stock has been
down with gay rights groups since he
vetoed a gay marriage bill in
See GOVERNOR on PAGE 21
Jackson Hammack spent
most of 2005 away from
painting while he
restored the Belmont
Hotel. He's returned to
the canvas with a retro-
cool exhibit. PAGE 38.
according to a police spokesman.
Sgt. Gil Cerda, of the police depart-
ment's Public Information Office, said
a detective with the forgery unit is
investigating complaints about the
tion is ongo-
ing, he said.
'He is looking at it," Cerda said.
"We did get some calls."
The complaints include allegations
that Pride Travel, Inc., operated by
Greg Corley and his mother,
Charolette Corley, accepted payments
from clients for travel services that
were never booked, according to
Randy Walker, a former employee of
Pride Travel Inc., who has cooperated
with the detective investigating the
Pride Travel Inc. filed for bankrupt-
cy on Oct. 7,2005, and the case is still
pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court
of the Northern District in Dallas.
See PRIDE TRAVEL on PAGE 9
Episcopal Church elects 1 st
woman leader, rejects outright
ban on confirming gay bishops
Jefferts Schori's election
prompts Texas diocese to
ask to leave U.S. church
From Staff and Wire Reports
Controversy took center stage at
the Episcopal General Convention
this week as the election of the
denomination's first woman leader
prompted one diocese to vote to leave
the church, and delegates on
Wednesday approved a resolution
urging church leaders to "exercise
restraint" when considering gay can-
didates for bishop.
Delegates to the convention had
earlier rejected an outright ban on
ordaining gay bishops that Anglican
leaders from more conservative
provinces around the world had
The Episcopal Church is the U.S.
arm of the 77 million-member
Anglican Communion, the family of
churches with roots that trace back to
the Church of England.
Delegates to the convention elect-
ed Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori
of Las Vegas as the presiding bishop
Katherine Jefferts Schori on Wednesday preaches her first sermon as presiding bishop of
the Episcopal Church in America. She called on the church to "lay down our narrow self
interests and heal the hurting" as it debated the issue of gay bishops.
of the denomination, making her the
first woman to lead any church in the
global Anglican Communion.
Within hours of that vote, the
Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
voted to seek leadership elsewhere
within the worldwide Anglican com-
munion. If the request is approved by
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan
Williams, the Fort Worth diocese will
become the first to break ties with the
American church, but most likely not
Bishop Jack Iker of Fort Worth
read a short statement from the floor
See EPISCOPAL VOTE on PAGE 18
Rene Moreno, Dallas'
premier stage director,
returns to the play that
launched his careen a
musical version of "A
Dream." PAGE 39.
Local News 6
National News 16
FRI Isolated Thunderstorms 90°
$2pSAT Isolated Thunderstorms 72/91
0SUN Mostly Sunny 74/92
Temperatures drop slightly as a cool front moves through the
area, bringing with it some much-needed rain, but only in the form
of isolated thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday.
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Vercher, Dennis. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 06, Ed. 1 Friday, June 23, 2006, newspaper, June 23, 2006; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth238914/m1/1/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.