Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 28, Ed. 1 Friday, November 24, 2006 Page: 1 of 68
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VOLUME 23 I ISSUE 28
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Wichita Falls MCC
puts new programs
in place for people
dealing with HIV.
Romney pushes for
vote on anti-gay
ment. PAGE 16.
NOVEMBER I 24 I 2006
THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR LGBT DALLAS/FORT WORTH
HRC releases buyer s
guide for 200' holidays
Guide directs users to products, services of companies
that have LGBT-friendly policies, practices in place
From Staff Reports
The Human Rights Campaign on
Monday released ''Buying for
Equality 2007," a buyers' guide
designed to let LGBT people and
their allies find LGBT-supportive
companies with which to spend their
holiday shopping dollars.
The guide, available online to
download in a PDF version, was
released this week to coincide with
"Black Friday," the day after
Thanksgiving, which is traditionally
considered the start of the holiday
"When the American consumer
hits the malls the day after
Thanksgiving, we hope our guide
will be in their hands," said Joe
Solmonese, the HRC president.
"Every single day, those who sup-
port equality have an opportunity to
vote and put their values into action
by utilizing their
ty has billions of
dollars worth of
and we intend to
use it this holi-
day season. By purchasing products
from companies supporting GLBT
equality, you are sending a message
that will be heard loud and clear."
The guide compares companies
and their products based on criteria
HRC uses to compile its annual
Corporate Equality Index, a publica-
tion evaluating workplace policies
and practices on LGBT issues, such
as whether the company offers part-
ner benefits and if its non-discritn-
See GUIDE on PAGE 17
TCC's executive director resigns
Campbell's resignation comes 2 weeks after board chair
resigns; both cite concerns over chorale's direction
By David Webb Staff Writer
The executive director of the Turtle
Creek Chorale has resigned two weeks
after the chair of the board of directors
shook the group by quitting.
The resignation of Eve Campbell,
who served as executive director for
less than a year, was read to the singing
membership during a rehearsal meet-
ing on Nov. 21. The resignation of
Mark Hayward, who became chair of
the 24-member board in October
2005, was read during rehearsal on
Both officials cited concerns about
the direction in which the 225-member
male chorale is headed. 'Hie resigna-
tions were effective immediately, but
Campbell has agreed to work in the
office as a volunteer to help with the
Campbell said in a telephone inter-
view she viewed her vision for the
chorale as different from what has
been outlined to her by others.
"I feel that I cannot facilitate the
25 years and counting for Schrader
After beginning as a volunteer in 1981, Schrader has
spent 25 years as indispensible member of the COH staff
By Beth Freed Staff Writer
M ost Cathedral of Hope visitors and
members will recognize Sue
Schrader's welcoming visage. The
mainstay of the bookstore, Sources of
Hope, celebrates 25 years of service
for the church this year.
"People get burned out so easily, but
she's really endured," said the Rev.
Mike Piazza, dean of the Cathedral
who's worked with Schrader since
1987 when he joined the church as
senior pastor. "She has a long and con-
sistent history of activism."
When Schrader moved to Dallas,
she quickly decided that her calling
was not outside sales in the Texas sum-
mer. However, in 1981, jobs were not
floating around in the Dallas market,
waiting for the most enthusiastic can-
didate to come along.
At the suggestion of her former girl-
friend, Schrader began volunteering at
Cathedral of Hope, then called the
Dallas Metropolitan Community
Church. She helped the church secre-
tary with letters to visitors, and did
whatever odds and ends were needed.
See SCHRADER on PAGE 10
plans and the desires and the hopes
that I came into the organization want-
ing to achieve," said Campbell, who
joined the board of directors in
November 2005. Campbell was
appointed to serve as executive direc-
tor as a volunteer in February, and she
was hired as a staff member in May.
Campbell said she is uncertain in
what direction the chorale is headed.
"That's really a legitimate ques-
tion," Campbell said. "I can't answer
that. Not because I don't want to but
because it is really muddy. It's hard to
get a grasp on."
The board of directors recently
elected Peter Anderson to suceed
Hayward as chair. His election must be
confirmed by the membership during a
vote on Dec. 12.
Anderson's election as chair marks
a departure from tradition because he
is a singing member of the chorale.
Campbell's resignation came after
concerns were raised about how the
Eve Campbell resigned as executive director
after concerns were raised over how the mar-
keting plan for Turtle Creek Chorale was
chorale's marketing plan was being
handled. In response, Campbell
detailed the marketing plan and what
had been accomplished in a lengthy
written communication to the board of
See CAMPBELL on PAGE 9
World AIDS Day events set
are themes for 2007
By Beth Freed Staff Writer
Activists throughout the North
Texas region will unite behind the
common causes of awareness and
accountability during this year's
World AIDS Day events. From
Denton to Fort Worth, to Piano and
back again to Dallas, the public will
hear from diverse storytellers and
learn from their experiences.
After years of promising to devel-
op plans for universal access to care
treatment and prevention services,
the global community has grown
anxious. While time has passed, the
rate of infection has increased.
Through the slogan, "Stop AIDS.
Keep the Promise," the 2006 World
AIDS Day Campaign is making it
clear that the world won't wait.
According to the United Nations'
AIDS epidemic report, more than
four million people were infected
with FHV in 2006. Almost 3 million
people died due to AIDS in the same
year. Since Acquired Immune
Deficiency Syndrome was identified
in 1981, more than 25 million people
have passed away due to AIDS-relat-
See WORLD AIDS DAY on Page 27
Design queens will love
the new Barneys at
director Simon Doonan
says gays are forbidden
to give tchotchkes this
holiday season. PAGE 34.
On the anniversary of
George Michael sent a
message of peace. He
unveiled John Lennon's
'Imagine' piano on the
Grassy Knoll. PAGE 39.
Parents, lock up your
kids. Bisexual electro-
clash vixen Peaches vis-
its Fort Worth. The dirty-
talking rapper is as
nasty as she wants to
be. PAGE 42.
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The holiday weekend will be mostly cool and sunny until Sunday,
when isolated thunderstorms could move into the area. Scattered
showers and mild temperatures continue through Tuesday.
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Nash, Tammye. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 28, Ed. 1 Friday, November 24, 2006, newspaper, November 24, 2006; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth238936/m1/1/: accessed August 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.