Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, January 22, 2010 Page: 1 of 36
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Balancing home and work life
This playwright makes work a family affair
Douglas Carter Beane brings home to his work whiie prepping his new play for a world premiere in Dallas
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The Premier Media Source for LGBT Texas
Established 1984 I Volume 26 Issue 36
Friday, January 22, 2010
Frontrunner White slams Perry over Prop 2
Democratic frontrunner cites
marriage amendment as example
of governor ignoring real issues
JOHN WRIGHT I News Editor
Gov. Rick Perry is ignoring the real issues fac-
ing Texas to focus on things like passing the state's
2005 constitutional amendment banning same-
sex marriage, former Houston Mayor Bill White
told Stonewall Democrats of Dallas on Tuesday
night, Jan. 19.
White, who's considered the frontrunner for
the Democratic nomination for governor, is one of
58 local, state and federal candidates who was en-
dorsed this week by Stonewall Democrats in the
March 2 primary.
After the endorsements were finalized, White
spent about 20 minutes addressing a standing-
room-only crowd at Ojeda's Restaurant on Maple
Avenue. He mostly used the opportunity to criti-
cize Perry whom he expects to be the Republican
"Rather than pay attention to those issues that
affect all Texans, he wants to pass a constitutional
amendment governing who marries whom,"
White told Stonewall, citing things like high
dropout rates, skyrocketing college tuition and
rising utility and insurance costs. "I mean, instead
of dealing with the real issues, of state govern-
ment, he's more concerned about making up is-
sues that don't exist, and we need to say no to that
kind of politics in our state, and we need to say
no in this election."
White facessix other Democrats in the primary
for governor. The only other candidate who
sought Stonewall's endorsement was longshot Dr.
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Foster cries foul
Gay Democratic group backs
Duncan over gay incumbent in
race for Dallas County judge
JOHN WRIGHT I News Editor
Openly gay Dallas County Judge Jim Foster
cried foul this week after Stonewall Democrats of
Dallas overwhelmingly voted to endorse one of
his challengers in the March primary, Larry Dun-
Foster, who's reportedly the first openly gay in-
cumbent not to be backed by the group, said it
was unfair that a Stonewall member who's a paid
employee of Duncan's campaign was allowed to
participate in the endorsement process.
"To me, that's a huge conflict of interest," Foster
"I have done more than the two of my
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Nancy on the block
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FOR A GOOD CAUSE | Former basketball star and now coach Nancy Lieberman, left, smiles for the bidders while Kidd Kraddick in the Morning radio personality
Psycho Shanon does auctioneer duty during a bachelorette auction fundraiser last Sunday, Jan. 17 at Jack's Backyard. Lieberman brought in a winning bid of
$4,000 during the auction, which was part of the Her HRC event intended to get more women involved in the Human Rights Campaign. (LisaMarie Martinez/ Spe-
cial to Dallas Voice)
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