Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, January 20, 2006 Page: 1 of 68
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LOCAL BOB RAY SANDERS ON STAR TELEGRAM POLICIES I NATIONAL ARIZONA LURES GAY TOURISTS I PLUS VIEWPOINTS I BOOKS I EROTICA I STAGE
VOLUME 22 I ISSUE 36
The little church that
could: Sanctuary of
Love celebrates 6th
anniversary. PAGE 6.
Judge Sam Alito
Committee vote on
Jan. 24. PAGE 18.
JANUARY I 20 I 2006
Now that's really Kinky
Friedman, running for governor as an unaffiliated
candidate, tries to shake up Texas politics
By David Webb Staff Writer
Kinky Friedman likes to quip that
he supports same-sex marriage
because he believes gay men and les-
bians have the right to be as miserable
as everyone else — and that's not just
The musician turned-mystery-nov-
elist who is now running as an inde-
pendent candidate for governor said in
an interview this week he truly
believes members of the GLBT com-
munity should enjoy the same rights as
"I support gay marriage," said
Friedman, who said he was raised in a
Jewish family where there was no tol-
erance for racism or other types of dis-
"Not only do I support it, it's the
right thing to do and the Christian
thing to do," he said.
Friedman said he suspects he will
Police position part of
DPD's effort to improve
ties with GLBT community
By David Webb Staff Writer
Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle
has appointed lesbian Officer Laura
Martin, an eight-year veteran of the
force, as liaison to the GLL3T commu-
Martin, who works out of the
department's central division substa-
tion, replaces longtime liaison Sgt.
Lynne Albright, who retired last
August after 22 years of service,
including 12 years as the liaison offi-
cer to the GLBT community.
be the only candidate for Texas gover-
nor who will send that message to the
state's gay and lesbian community.
The political parties will tell the other
candidates what they can and cannot
support, and that won't be gay mar-
riage, he said.
Friedman said he suspects
Governor Rick Perry's intolerance of
same-sex marriage is more a reflection
of Perry's political aspirations than his
"I think Rick Perry is probably a
nice guy," Friedman said. "If he decid-
ed personally that he wanted to sup-
port gay marriage it would be suicide
for him politically.1"
And although some Democrats
have said they support civil unions,
they have hedged on gay marriage.
Both institutions are illegal in Texas
since the passage of Proposition 2 last
Andrew Jones goes on
'Montel Williams' to dis-
cuss trangender accept-
ance. The UNT senior
also differentiates sexu-
al identity and orienta-
tion. PAGE 34.
Kinky Friedman: "Frankly, I think the gay and
lesbian community is tired of slaving on the
Democratic Party plantation."
"If I see nothing wrong with gay
marriage and support it, and I see noth-
ing wrong with nondenominational
prayer in school — which I don't with
either of those things — then I'm the
See FRIEDMAN on PAGE 16
THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR GLBT DALLAS/FORT WORTH
Resource Center's Scott
takes Equality'Texas post
He's appointed executive director in retooled job that
incorporates management and fundraising duties
By Tammye Nash Staff Writer
Paul E. Scott, executive director of
the Resource Center of Dallas, was
named the new leader of Equality
Texas and its foundation, officials
Scott replaces Randall Ellis as exec-
utive director of the organization for-
merly known as the Lesbian/Gay
Rights Lobby of Texas. Ellis resigned
Scott's final day at the Resource
Center is Feb. 24, and he begins work
at Equality Texas on March 6.
Linda Moore, president of the
Resource Center, praised Scott's work
during his three-year tenure. During
Scott's management, the Resource
Center raised more money than previ-
See SCOn on PAGE 13
Paul E. Scott takes over at Equality Texas on
Pink becomes golden in Hollywood
Officer Laura Martin: "I'm one of the few
police officers that is a member of the com-
munity that is willing to say they are."
Martin will serve as liaison officer
in addition to her regular patrol duties,
she said during an interview this week.
"It's one of those positions that is
very loosely defined at this point," said
Martin, a Dallas native. "It is still
See LIAISON on PAGE 13
leads Globes; Huffman,
Hoffman get acting awards
From Staff and Wire Reports
The cowboy romance "Brokeback
Mountain," a sensation among gay
people, led the Golden Globes on
Monday with four prizes, including
best dramatic film and the directing
honor for Ang Lee.
It was a triumphant night for films
dealing with homosexuality and trans-
According to the Gay and Lesbian
Alliance Against Defamation, nearly
half of all Golden Globe wins went to
LGBT-inclusive projects — although
the two stars of "Brokeback
Mountain," Fleath Ledger and Jake
Gyllenhaal, were passed over for act-
Those went to Felicity Huffman in a
See GLOBES on PAGE 26
Felicity Huffman, who stars as Bree in "TransAmerica": "I would like to salute the men and
women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they
really are." Huffman was honored with a Golden Globe for best dramatic actress.
an amazing performance
in 'TransAmerica,' a road
movie about a pre-op
patient a week before her
gender reassignment sur-
gery. PAGE 36.
Time to make plans for
Gay Ski Week. Cozy and
remote Telluride gets
ready for a 3rd year of
welcoming queer snow
bunnies to its towering
slopes. PAGE 44.
Local News 6
National News 18
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Saturday night offers a 30 percent chance of showers and thun-
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