Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 49, Ed. 1 Friday, April 21, 2006 Page: 1 of 92
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OCAL AIDS ARMS KICKS OFF LIFEWALK SEASON I NATIONAL LESBIANS WIN ADOPTION APPEAL
PLUS VIEWPOINTS i SPORTS I BOOKS I TRAVEL
VOLUME 22 I ISSUE 49
Baptist university in
Kentucky under fire
for expelling student
who came out as a
gay man. PAGE 16.
HOME & GARDEN
Ideas on everything
from creating urban
lofts' in the 'burbs
to building gardens
in the sky.
APRIL I 21 I 2006
THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR GLBT DALLAS/FORT WORTH
Column in SMU newspaper sparks controversy, protest
Sophomore's response to gay lecturer's opinion article
urges GLBT activist to tone down 'flamboyance'
By Tammye Nash Staff Writer
GLBT rights have been a hot button
issue on the campus of Southern
Methodist University this month, with
controversy sparked by a student col-
umn published April 6 in the school's
newspaper, The Daily Campus.
Students angered by the column
staged a silent protest on the campus
on April 12.
In the column, SMU sophomore
Joel Sartain criticized the GLBT com-
munity for its "flamboyancy," saying
that the "mostly laid back, Republican,
Christian, tolerant people" at the uni-
versity and in Dallas "do not appreci-
ate you always purposefully ruffling
Sartain wrote the column in
response to a column by George
Henson, an openly gay Spanish lec-
turer at SMU, that was published in
The Daily Campus on April 4.
Straight woman battles
Episcopal school over
its anti-gay policies
Episcopal School of Wichita Falls expelled McLaughlin's
godson after learning his parents were lesbians
By David Webb Staff Writer
Abilene resident Kim McLaughlin
is determined to make the Episcopal
School of Wichita Falls change its
anti-gay polices after school officials
expelled her three-year-old godson
last year because his legal parents are
McLaughlin, who is a straight, is
pushing forward, even though the
child and his parents have moved to
Canada so they will be able to live in a
more tolerant atmosphere. One
woman is the biological mother, and
the other woman has legally adopted
"This is not
lin, who is a
liaison for the
Disability covering both the Abilene
and Wichita Falls areas.
See EXPELLED on PAGE III
1 THE EASTER PARADE
Rick and Sophia donned their Easter bonnets for the Easter Sunday festivities — includ
ing the Pooch Parade — in Lee Park.
Lesbian loses dress code discrimination suit
Darlene Jespersen, right, and Lambda Legal
attorney Jennifer Pizer confer outside the
courtroom last fall.
Federal appellate court
says casino can force
women to wear makeup
By Ann Rostow Special Contributor
When an employer institutes a dress
code for both men and women, is that
sex discrimination? Most people, and
most courts, would say not necessari-
But what if the men were told to
look clean and neat, while the women
were ordered to wear low cut tops and
dye their hair blue? Now that's a dif-
In a closely watched case out of the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth
Circuit, the situation was not so clear
cut. The ITarrah's casino operating
company insisted that both male and
female bartenders look professional,
wear black pants and sensible shoes,
keep their fingernails clean and avoid
garish jewelry. However, the women
had the additional duty of wearing
their hair styled and showing up to
work in full makeup, complete with
powder, mascara, lipstick and blush.
The policy triggered a lawsuit from
one woman who never wore makeup
in her life and was not about to start.
Darlene Jespersen said she felt
"degraded" and "demeaned" by the
forced face paint, which "took away
See DRESS CODE on PAGE 24
After 25 years on the
road, comedian Kate
Clinton has gone from
stand-up to the grande
dame of queer political
humorists. PAGE 36.
George Takei now works
as Howard Stern's offi-
cial announcer. If only
he'd confront the King of
All Media about tossing
around the word 'fag' so
much. PAGE 39.
Sex expert Jen Sincero
addresses gay men's
insecurities about being
minimally endowed and
buff lesbians too afraid
to make a move on
straight girls. PAGE 52.
Local News 6
National News 16
Henson writes regular columns for
the newspaper and often addresses
GLBT issues. ITis office door was
vandalized with anti-gay graffiti in
March after he published a column
critical of President Bush.
Flenson took the title of his column
See COLUMN on PAGE 9
Anti-gay researcher says
By David Webb Staff Writer
eron, an anti-
who has pub-
men and les-
bians as dan-
gerous and dis- Pal||Cameron
has succeeded in getting one of his
questionable studies published in the
Journal of Biosocial Science.
The academic journal, which is pub-
lished by the Cambridge University
Press, presents Cameron's "Children
of Homosexuals and Transsexuals
More Apt to Be Homosexual" in its
May 2006 issue. The opening sentence
of the article reads, "Common sense
holds that homosexuality is conta-
Cameron's article claims that his
study of 77 adult children of gay par-
ents reveals that 30 percent of the par-
ticipants turned out to be gay because
the "parent's sexual inclinations influ-
ence their children's,"
See CAMERON on PAGE 26
FRI Isolated Thunderstorms 79°
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<2^- SUN Early Clouds
Storms diminish on Friday afternoon and clear out of the area
completely by Saturday morning. Thunderstorms return to North
Texas on Monday as highs stay in the upper 80s to low 90s.
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