Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, November 17, 2006 Page: 1 of 68
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VOLUME 23 I ISSUE 27
Mayor backs bill giving
gay couples similar
benefits to straights
By E. Eduardo Castillo
MEXICO CITY — Mexico City's
assembly voted to legally recognize
gay civil unions, a measure that
would provide gay couples with
social benefits like those of married
heterosexuals for the first time in the
LGBT people's generosity
helps agency expand work
By Beth Freed Staff Writer
The AIDS Interfaith Network is
celebrating 20 years of service, and
tonight the group invites the public to
an open house at its facility, 501 N.
Stemmons, Suite 200, beginning at
"After 20 years, we're still here!"
said the Rev. Steven Pace, executive
director. "Because we have received
great support from the community,
we've been able to stay true to who
The anniversary celebration will
include an art show, door prizes, enter-
tainment, refreshments and a silent
The annual volunteer recognition
ceremony will start at 7 p.m. The
event is free, although donations are
Gay TV chef Johnny
Carino grew up in a New
York Italian family, but
has embraced many
Texas traditions for his
Day blowout. PAGE 34.
NOVEMBER I 17 I 2006
THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR LGBT DALLAS/FORT WORTH
Oakley throws hat in mayor s race
Mayor Alejandro Enemas
Mexico City Mayor Alejandro
Encinas has spoken in favor of the
bill approved Nov. 9, and was expect-
ed to sign it into law. A conservative
group said it was considering seeking
a court injunction against the meas-
See MEXICO CITY on PAGE 31
Councilman will be the
1st gay elected official
to run for Dallas mayor
By David Webb Staff Writer
Gay Dallas City Councilman Ed
Oakley plans to make a formal
announcement of his decision to run
for mayor after the Thanksgiving hol-
"I finally have done my due dili-
gence and figured this out," said
Oakley, who has been considering the
run since July. "Once I figured out the
ability to raise the money and began to
put the structure together, I was pretty
confident this is a go forward deal."
LOVE FOR SALE AT BLACK TIE DINNER
ent of the 2006
Award, helped out
with the live auc
night at the 25th
ing a jacket
the back with the
silence will not
helped drum up a
high bid of
$15,500 for the
puppy donated by
Hewitt & Habgood
Realty Group. See
STORIES, PAGE 6.
AIN serves more than 1,700 people
living with HIV/AIDS and reaches
more than 25,000 people through out-
reach, officials said. In addition to
standard care programs, such as emo-
tional and spiritual support and pre-
vention case management, AIN offers
programs unique to the Dallas area.
Mike Jones brought
superstar Ted Haggard.
Dallas' Jack E. Jett gets
the dirty details from
Denver's most famous
gay sex worker. PAGE 38.
Their transportation services and the
Daire Center, which serves meals and
offers daily care to adult clientele, are
unparalleled throughout the metro-
plex, they said.
"AIDS Interfaith Network is the
unsung hero of the HIV/AIDS organ-
izations in Dallas," said Andy Smith,
See AIN on PAGE 17
Oakley will be the first openly-gay
elected official to run for mayor.
Oakley said a group of business
people who supported him in the past
commissioned a poll that showed he
has strong name recognition, a high
approval rating and is well thought of
for his skill in helping bring the City
Council members together.
"The next thing I did was put them
in a room and shared the poll results
with them to see what they thought
about it," Oakley said. "I left there
from that core group of people with
pledges of $1.25 million."
Oakley said the poll showed that
only 4 percent of the people were con-
See OAKLEY on PAGE 16
Gay City Councilman Ed Oakley plans to run
for Dallas mayor based on a poll that shows
he has a good chance of winning.
anti-gay marriage vote
Lawmakers recess without taking formal stand
on a petition signed by 170,000 state residents
By Steve LeBlanc Associated Press
BOSTON — Opponents of gay
marriage in Massachusetts appear to
be running out of legislative steam —
at least for now.
State lawmakers recessed Nov. 9
without taking a formal stand on a
proposed constitutional amendment
that would ban gay marriage.
They meet again Jan. 2, the final
day of the legislative session, but it's
unlikely a vote would take place in
time to get the proposal on the
November 2008 ballot.
"This is over. It's over," proclaimed
Arline Isaacson of the Massachusetts
Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus.
Opponents of gay marriage gath-
ered 170,000 signatures to put a pro-
posed ban before the current
Legislature. Their initiative effective-
ly died with the lawmakers' 109-87
vote to recess — unless opponents
find a way to force a vote before the
next Legislature takes office in
Sen. Jarrett Barrios
law, the pro-
posal needs the
approval of a
quarter of the
or 50 lawmak-
tors' inaction irked Kris Mineau of the
Massachusetts Family Institute, who
complained that the Legislature was
"thumbing its nose" at the
"We might be able to take it into a
federal court, who knows? Certainly
this denies due process of the people,"
MIneau said. "The people's right to
free speech is being throttled. The
people's right to vote is being throt-
See MASSACHUSETTS on PAGE 21
Filmed in Dallas and
'Hate Crime' is on DVD.
Director Tommy Stovall's
queer melodrama comes
loaded with extras.
National News 18
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Nash, Tammye. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, November 17, 2006, newspaper, November 17, 2006; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth238935/m1/1/: accessed February 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.