Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, January 26, 2007 Page: 1 of 56
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VOLUME 23 I ISSUE 37
video news on
Gay and Lesbian
endorses Ed Oakley
for mayor. PAGE 6.
sues Pfizer over
ads for Viagra.
Faculty member fighting
proposal hopes officials
will reach compromise that
excludes 'think tank'
By David Webb Staff Writer
she is now
resigned to the
prospect of the
being built on
Methodist University's campus
Johnson, who launched a letter-
writing campaign opposing the library
to the school's trustees in December,
said she hopes to achieve a compro-
mise. The library is inevitable, she
said, so the best that can be hoped for
is the creation of a presidential library
and museum without the proposed
conservative policy institute attached
"I've changed positions out of some
pessimistic realism," Johnson said.
"This is a bitter pill, but I'll swallow it.
Johnson said continued opposition
to the total project would likely result
in the "whole package" coming to
"I would rather say to others, let's
compromise," Johnson said. "Let's
accept the museum and the library but
not the institution."
Johnson said the library and muse-
um would be historical in nature, but
the policy institute would be a plat-
form for Bush to continue his political
agenda after he leaves office,
See THINK TANK on PAGE 13
FRI Mostly Sunny 59°
JANUARY I 26 I 2007
The weekend begins and ends with mostly sunny skies, but the
sunshine brackets a rainy Saturday.. After a high near 60 on
Friday, temperatures drop again by Sunday, with a low of 29.
A MOMENT OF SILENCE
Jesse Garcia, left, secretary of Gay LULAC, and Rey de los Santos, Gay LULAC group sponsor, participate in a moment of silence during the
Gay LULAC fundraising party Tuesday, Jan. 23, in memory of Matamoros gay rights activist Jose Ernesto Leal Lopez, who was murdered in
his home earlier this month. See STORY, PAGE 8.
Activist challenges Perry Homes' reps
Robert J. Perry
Calling all leather dad-
dies, pups and edge-
players. Dallas kicks off
Flesh & Fantasy week-
end— where boy com-
petitor Barry Fiddick vies
for a title. PAGE 26.
Lo Vuolo asks company
officials to show policy
protecting LGBT workers
By David Webb Staff Writer
A gay Dallas activist has challenged
representatives of Perry Homes to
produce proof that the company's
employee anti-discrimination policy
includes protections based on sexual
orientation and gender identity.
Mike Lo Vuolo said he has met
with the representatives twice recently
to discuss concerns about the
Houston-based company's activities
in Oak Lawn and founder Robert J.
Perry's huge contributions to conser-
vative causes — including the state's
anti-gay marriage amendment which
was passed in 2005.
The increased number of Perry
Homes' products being marketed in
Oak Lawn has recently caused an out-
cry among gay and lesbian people
who are familiar with Perry's politics.
Perry's $165,000 contribution to
Proposition 2, the anti-gay marriage
amendment, and his multi-million
contributions to conservative candi-
dates such as Gov. Rick Perry and the
Swift Boat Veterans for Truth cam-
paign attacking the Vietnam War
record of Democratic presidential
nominee Sen. John Kerry were widely
reported at the time. But the growth of
Perry Homes' developments has
apparently sparked renewed debate.
think that it is most likely
because of what's going on in the
neighborhood with all of the tear-
downs," Lo Vuolo said.
See PERRY HOMES on PAGE 13
THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR LGBT DALLAS/FORT WORTH
Judges, litigators hear
information on challenges
facing trans people
By Beth Freed Staff Writer
through a lot of
red tape, and in
ing your deci-
sion to a judge,
and Education Fund and Gender,
Education, Advocacy & Resources
(GEAR) partnered to present the
Transgender Legal Forum at the
Resource Center of Dallas last week.
Eight judges and several litigators
joined more than 30 community folks
to learn about the legal hardships that
transgender people face.
According to organizers, the judges
were attentive and inquisitive, and
often chimed in on the legal debate.
Jessica Davis* a founding member
of GEAR, gave a general overview of
gender identity and expression.
Gender identity is how someone feels
on the inside about their gender, she
said, while gender expression is the
person one presents to the world.
Those two don't always line up and
they can change over time, she said.
Gender theory commonly refers to
the gender spectrum, with masculine
on one pole and feminine on the other.
Most folks fall in between, and this
can also shift over time. Changing
one's gender expression is usually the
climax of a lifetime of longing for
transgender folks, said Davis, who
also works at the Resource Center as
an executive administrative assistant.
See LEGAL FORUM on PAGE 11
stopped in Dallas and
no one got hurt. But the
supermodel did have
some stern orders about
drag queens and wear-
ing high heels. PAGE 30.
Dallas-bred Patrice Pike
jams at the Granada
Theater this weekend.
We cooked up 4 ways
the bisexual siren can
extend her 15 minutes
of fame. PAGE 33.
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Nash, Tammye. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, January 26, 2007, newspaper, January 26, 2007; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth238945/m1/1/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.