Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, October 19, 2001 Page: 1 of 76
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The Community Newspaper For GayC_3»Lesbian Dallas
A walk with nation's 'AIDS <zar'
A participant at last weekend's
AIDS Arms LifeWalk, Scott Evertz
discusses misconceptions about
AIDS policy, hopes for future
By Julian P. Hobson
The director of the White House Office of
National AIDS Policy, and the first openly gay
man to be appointed to a post in a Republican
administration, joined about 3,500 walkers on
a chilly Saturday morning at the 11th Annual
AIDS Arms LifeWalk last weekend.
During the 3.1-mile walk, AIDS czar Scott
Evertz discussed domestic and international
AIDS policies as well as the misconceptions
the public has about them. He also comment-
ed on Dallas' AIDS services and gave some
hope for progress in the treatment of the dis-
Before he began the walk, though, he gave
See EVERTZ on Page 9
Scott Evertz, the openly gay director of the White House Office of National AIDS
Policy, joined about 3,500 participants at last Saturday's AIDS Arms LifeWalk. The
walk drew fewer walkers and raised less funds than last year, and officials blamed
a souring economy and uncertainties caused by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
STORY, Page 6.
Rate for the Cure brings
fonts to breast tamer
Komen Foundation fund raiser on Saturday to attract lesbians, gays;
advocates say lesbians face higher risk of developing, dying from disease
Stella Hess, a local lesbian leader and
breast cancer survivor . . . "One of the
risks of being a gay woman is that you
don't have a reprieve in estrogen cycles.
It's important that our sisters know
By David Webb
The Komen Race for the Cure will attract a
large number of lesbian and gay participants,
said Stella Hess, a local lesbian leader and
breast cancer survivor who will participate in
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation is reaching out to the community
because lesbians are particularly vulnerable to
breast cancer, and men can suffer from it too,
Hess said. In turn, the gay and lesbian com-
munity has reached out to help the foundation,
"One of the risks of being a gay woman is
that you don't have a reprieve in estrogen
cycles [from pregnancy]," Hess said. "It’s
important that our sisters know about it."
Overactive hormones "fed" her disease,
said Hess, a three-year survivor of breast can-
cer who has participated in the race for the
past two years. (Hess is co-chair of Saturday
night's Dallas-Fort Worth Black Tie Dinner.
The Komen Foundation is a Dinner beneficia-
Dallasite Gina Cowger participates in the
race as a memorial to her late partner, Jeri
Smith, who died of breast cancer in 1998, she
See RACE on Page 12
October 19, 2001
Vol 18 No 26
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After a number of docu-
mentary films and bios
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about the chubby,
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became a drag icon.
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