Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, December 3, 2004 Page: 1 of 64
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Dalton asks judge to
revoking his proba-
tion. PAGE 6.
Michael Petrelis is
still shaking things
up, but at a lower
volume. PAGE 14.
VOLUME 21 I ISSUE 30
DECEMBER I 03 I 2004
THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR GLBT DALLAS/FORT WORTH
in N. Texas
Despite international focus on
women, local programs center on
By Tammye Nash Staff Writer
The international focus for World AIDS Day
2004 was on women and HTV, since women
and girls comprise the largest part of new infec-
tions worldwide. But in North Texas, many
World AIDS Day events Wednesday reflected
the fact that in the U.S. and in Dallas County,
gay men represent the largest part of the HIV-
About 40 million people worldwide are
infected with HIV. Almost half of those are
women, according to figures from the
UNAIDS/World Health Organization's AIDS
Epidemic Update. That is more than 50 percent
higher than figures projected by WHO in 1991,
based on data available at the time.
Some 95 percent of the global total of people
See PROGRAMS on PAGE 12
Ryan Barrows, volunteer coordinator for AIDS Services of North Texas,
takes a photo of quilt panels made in memory of area residents who
have died of the disease. The agency sponsored Wednesday's display at
the Piano Centre.
Jacques out as
Board says day-to-day management style created need for new
leader; she's praised for effort on federal marriage amendment
By David Webb Staff Writer
Cheryl Jacques, president of the Human
Rights Campaign for less than a year,
resigned her post this week in a move that
surprised the group's members across the
In a press release, the campaign attrib-
uted the resignation to a "difference in
management philosophy" between
Jacques and the board of directors. Her
resignation became effective immediately.
The board appointed two of its own
members to serve as coordinatators until
Jacques' replacement is found.
One is Hilary Rosen, the former CEO
of the Recording Industry of America and
longtime partner of Elizabeth Birch, the
previous Human Rights Campaign presi-
dent. Birch ended her 10-year tenure at the
helm of the group last December.
The other is Michael Berman, president
of the Duberstein Group, a Washington
SeeJACQOES on PAGE 18
Cheryl Jacques served 11 months at the helm of
the nation's premier GLBT rights group.
Supreme Court won t hear Massachusetts case
David Buckel, Lambda Legal's marriage project director:
"The bottom line is no one is being hurt by the
Massachusetts law treating all couples equally."
Justices turn away appeal of the
state Supreme Judicial Court's
ruling giving gays the right to marry
By Hope Yen Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on
Monday rejected a challenge to the only state that
allows gay marriages, declining to hear an appeal
aimed at overturning the Massachusetts law that
prompted a national debate on same-sex unions.
The decision ended the legal fight over a 4-3
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling last
November giving gay couples the right to many.
But both sides say the U.S. Supreme Court's
unwillingness to intervene means there will be
more fights in lower courts and legislatures around
President Bush has promised to make passage of
a constitutional amendment forbidding gay mar-
riage a priority in his second tenn.
"Activist judges are seeking to redefine marriage
for the rest of society, and the people's voice is not
being heard in this process," said presidential
spokesman Scott McClellan. "That's why the pres-
ident is committed to moving forward with
Congress on a constitutional amendment that
would protect the sanctity of marriage."
Lambda and other gay-rights groups were heart-
ened that the Supreme Court let the ruling of the
Massachusetts court stand. In the past year, at least
3,000 gay Massachusetts couples have wed.
"The bottom line is nobody is being hanned by
the Massachusetts state law treating all couples
equally," said David Buckel, Lambda's legal mar-
riage project director.
Increasing cloudiness as the weekend progresses, with a 20 per-
cent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday afternoon,
30 percent Saturday night and 30 percent Sunday.
Local News 6
National News 13
Nye Cooper provides a
welcome relief to the
rosy holiday fluff by
staging David Sedaris'
stuffer, 'The Santaland
Diaries.' PAGE 28.
Former Dallasite and
'Queer Eye' beauty
expert Kyan Douglas
warns about relentless
eyebrow trimming and
steers folks away from
using Nair. PAGE 32.
Lambda currently is suing in four states —
California, New Jersey, New York and Washington
— on behalf of same-sex couples seeking mar-
Liberty Counsel, the Florida-based conservative
group that filed the challenge to the Massachusetts
law, argued the state Supreme Court ruling violat-
ed the U.S. Constitution because state judges had
made a decision more properly decided by elected
The high court rejected the appeal without com-
Gary Buseck legal director of Gay & Lesbian
Advocates & Defenders, the group that brought the
case that led to legalization of gay marriage, said
Monday's decision was expected.
"This was a long shot taken by our opponents in
See SUPREME COURT on PAGE 17
By fusing disco with
cabaret, the Scissor
Sisters are burning up
the pop charts. The fab-
ulously queer Sextet
bring their stage show
to Big D.PAGE 37.
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