Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, July 28, 2006 Page: 1 of 72
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OCAL PRIDE PARADE NAMES GRAND MARSHALS NATIONAL PROSECUTORS WANT TO LIMIT GAY PANIC DEFENSES PLUS VIEWPOINTS I TUBE I AUTO I ADVICE
hosts two minutes
of GLBT video news
Gay special adver-
tising section wins
Mayor James West
dies at 55.
VOLUME 23 I ISSUE 11
JULY 128 I 2006
THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR GLBT DALLAS/FORT WORTH
5 AIDS services workers
will share $200,000
By David Webb Staff Writer
Five African-American men and
women who filed same-race harass-
ment complaints with the U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commis-
sion against the former executive
director of Renaissance III, Donald
Sneed, have agreed to a $200,000 set-
The insurance company that repre-
sented the now defunct South Dallas
AIDS service agency is paying Hront
Reed, Serita Agnew, Carolyn
Jefferson, Kenny Scott and Ursula
Traylor the money, according to
Devika S. Dubey, senior trial attorney
By Sean Murphy Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY — For the
first time in state history, an openly
gay candidate is poised to become a
member of the Oklahoma
Democrat A1 McCaffrey won a
three-candidate primary race Tuesday
with 51 percent of the vote, avoiding
See OKLAHOMA on PAGE 14
Washington Supreme Court
upholds gay marriage ban
In 5-to-4 ruling justices declare state legislators have power to limit marriage
to one man and one woman; 1998 Defense of Marriage Act remains in effect
By Curt Woodward Associated Press
Donald Sneed, former executive director of
Renaissance III, must undergo psychological
or psychiatric counseling if the South Dallas
AIDS agency ever reopens with him working
there, according to a settlement in an Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission case.
for the federal agency's Dallas district
"We had a good resolution here,"
Dubey said.. 'Hopefully, it sends a
message to folks that just because you
are the same race of someone it does-
n't mean you can engage in that kind
Although Renaissance III is now
SeeSNEED on PAGE 10
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The
Washington Supreme Court upheld
the state's ban on same-sex marriage
Wednesday, dealing the gay rights
movement its second major defeat in
less than a month in a liberal-leaning
state that was regarded as a promising
In a 5-4 decision, the court said law-
makers have the power to restrict mar-
riage to a man and a woman, and it left
intact the state's 1998 Defense of
Earlier this month, New York
State's high court dealt same-sex cou-
ples a similar blow when it upheld a
state law against same-sex marriage.
Wednesday's ruling surprised and
delighted gay-marriage opponents,
given Washington state's liberal poli-
tics, particularly in Seattle.
"This is more than we could have
imagined. We are shocked, and pleas-
antly shocked. We were prepared for
the other direction," said Jon Russell,
field director for the conservative
Faith and Freedom Network.
Disappointment was perhaps great-
est in Seattle, home of the state's most
visible GLBT community.
"There aren't words to describe
how hurt people in the gay and lesbian
"There's a lot of tears and a lot of
anger right now. Emotion is raw," said
state Rep. Ed Murray, a Seattle
Democrat and one of four openly gay
The ruling also brought a swift and
See WASHINGTON on PAGE 21
The Washington Supreme Court ruling
upholding the state's Defense of Marriage
Act disappointed Barb Tredway, left, and her
partner Charmagne Freeman, one of 19 gay
and lesbian couples named as plaintiffs.
PIRATES OF THE GAYRIBBEAN
Mark, David, Joe and Dan appearing as the "Pirates of the Gayribbean" won second place
in the costume contest at the Fruit Bowl last Sunday. The event sold out all 58 lanes at
USA Bowl and 10 teams had to be turned away from the competition that benefits the
local Coming Out Project.
Plaintiffs whose wedding picture appeared in media
around the world mum about plans for their future
BOSTON — The lesbian couple
whose lawsuit led to legal same-sex
marriage in Massachusetts have
announced they have separated.
"Julie and Hillary Goodridge are
amicably living apart," Mary
Breslauer, a local political consultant,
said on June 20 on their behalf.
Breslauer declined to comment on
how long they had been separated or
whether the couple planned to
The Goodridges were among
seven gay couples whose lawsuit
helped thrust Massachusetts into the
center of a nationwide debate on gay
The state's Supreme Judicial Court
issued its narrow 4-3 ruling in
November 2003 in their favor, saying
gays and lesbians had a right under
See SEPARATION on PAGE 20
FRI Partly Cloudy 97°
Local News 6
National News 16
Braving heat, rain and
Dallas athletes went to
Chicago and brought
home plenty of bling
from the Gay Games VII.
0 SAT Mostly Sunny 79/98
p->i SUN Partly Cloudy 79/98
Hot through the weekend with temperatures in the high 90s during
the day, lowering to the high 70s in the evenings. South winds
ranging between 10 mph and 20 mph with occasional gusts.
Bruce Vilanch comes to
Dallas to yuk up a gala
for a gay super-church.
The Jewish funnyman
weighs in on Kabala,
Scientology and 'The Da
Vinci Code: PAGE 36.
Feisty and fabulous,
Patti LaBelle bashes her
old minister and anti-
gay 'American Idol' con-
testants. The legendary
diva plays Dallas this
weekend. PAGE 46.
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