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Page 73 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 12 May 2006
fflPfioetiMiiigs It's not just about the bod Susie Buck's passion for cooking led her to catering, and left her with plenty of ideas about how to plan a successful wedding reception By Arnold Wayne Jones Staff Writer Susie Buck has spent 10 years as a chef— six of them as a caterer — but even she wouldn't try to handle one wedding: Her own. Three years ago, Buck and her long-time part- ner, Kathy Jack, decided to have a commitment ceremony in Hawaii. It wasn't a large affair — about 15 guests, including Buck's sister and niece — but a sit-down dinner with multiple courses would have been impossibly stressful for Buck to coordinate while she was preparing to walk down the aisle. In the end, she says, it was a tremendous relief to have everything taken care of. "Whenever planning something like a com- mitment ceremony, people make themselves crazy," says Buck. But hiring a caterer is more than just about having someone else do the cook- ing; it's about relieving the stress that comes ...
Page 74 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 12 May 2006
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mm uieotgs GAY WEDDINGS Continued from page 2 about 40 percent from men, with even some transgendered couples. But she says the products and services apply just as well for either. But with all the innova- tions, Kathryn still does fWi not consider the con- , L cept of gay weddings — and a website cater- ing to them — all that radical; it is more about education and accepting all people equally. She plainly refers to the sites as "wedding boutiques," and says they even assist straight people who want to know how to behave appropriately when it comes to gay commitment ceremonies — what to wear, where to sit, what to bring, what to call it? "These are questions that come from our clients, and a lot of the best questions come from straight friends and family," Kathryn says. "They ask us what are we to do? They are trying to apply the rules they know in a good way." In Washington, Kathryn even operates a tradi- tional storefront bridal shop. Recently, she was helping a straight woman fi...
Page 76 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 12 May 2006
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Page 77 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 12 May 2006
DPdfle uuedfllfios CANADA Continued on from Page 3 monkey wrench into the works. Canadian law requires substantial proof of divorce, including an original (not photocopy) of a decree dissolv- ing a marriage. The right to marry must then be expressly authorized — a process that can take from four to six weeks, says Dodds. One couple who didn't use his services the first time ended up having to leave Canada and return after the divorce was recognized. But he has many more positive stories than negative ones. "The eldest couples we had to get married — one was 76 and one was 80. The younger one had a terminal illness and wanted to do this because they had lived together for over 40 years," he says. "It was very heart-warming." They've also helped coordinate some kooky experiences! "We handle theme weddings, like one Australian couple that wanted to exchange vows while coming down a water slide," he says. They were able to find and indoor slide and make it happen. When he first started ...
Page 78 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 12 May 2006
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Page 79 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 12 May 2006
[Me Wigs Other: Facility offers a reception area with a kitchen. "Our denomination is totally supporting of calling it a marriage," says Rev. Weldes. Grace Fellowship in Christ Jesus, 411 S. Westmoreland St.; 214-333-9779. Holy unions. Pastor Tony Hoult. Other: The church is Christ-centered, so would not do a Buddhist ceremony. First Unitarian Church of Dallas, 4015 Normandy St.; 214-528-3990. Commitments, holy unions. Any of their ministers (two full-time and one part-time) are all authorized to perform. Other: Ceremony open to anyone at minister's discretion. Usually for members of the congrega- tion; if people are not members of the church it is treated as a fee for service. Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, 1641 W. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton; 972-492- 4940; Horizonuu.org. Holy unions and commitment ceremonies. Senior pastor is currently on sabbatical, but interim ministers can perform services. Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Dallas, 2735 Villas Creek Road, Suite 2...
Page 80 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 12 May 2006
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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 19 May 2006
LOCAL 2 GAY CANDIDATES LOSE IN LOCAL ELECTIONS I NATIONAL SOLDIER PLEADS GUILTY TO WORKING IN SEX VIDEOS I PLUS VIEWPOINTS I SCREEN i MUSIC I TRAVEL Dal VOLUME 23 I ISSUE 01 OfCE GUS KLEIN hosts two minutes of GLBT video news weekdays on DallasVoice.com LOCAL The DPvV Coming Out Project expands the reach of its workshops. PAGE 6. NATIONAL Activists await a ruling from Washington's high court on gay mar- riage. PAGE 17 ESTABLISHED 1SB4 Court nixes Georgia's marriage amendment Judge declares wording unconstitutionally broad By Ann Rostow Contributing Writer Fulton County Superior Court Judge Constance C. Russell ruled Tuesday that Georgia's 2004 amend- ment limiting marriage and marriage rights to heterosexual couples is unconstitutional. According to the Associated Press, Governor Sonny Perdue promptly announced plans to appeal the ruling dallasvoice.com- MAY I 19 I 2006 THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR GLBT DALLAS/FORT WORTH U.S. Senate committee approves amendment banning gay marriage Georgi...
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 19 May 2006
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 19 May 2006
soundout By Tammye Nash questions with S herry Montgomery Sherry Montgomery is a volunteer counselor and phlebotomist for the Resource Center of Dallas' jlelson-Tebedo Community Clinic. She was named the center's Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for 2005. The clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. HIV testing, with counselors on hand, is offered Monday through Thursday, from 3:13 p.m. to closing. Call 214-528-2336 for appointments. How prig have you volunteered for the clinic? I have been here for six years. I started out working at the front desk. Then I decided I want- ed to be a counselor, so I went through training for that. Then I decided I wanted to draw blood, so I went through training for that, too. Now, I can stay with the clients through the whole process, from counseling before the test, to actually drawing the blood and counseling with them when they come back. What prompted you to become a volunte...
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 19 May 2006
dossier Molly Shannon goes to the Dog Sometimes a dog movie isn't about a dog at all. Sometimes it's just about the "idea" of a dog. And if that sounds confusing, then read on. "The Year of the Dog," the latest comedy from queer writer/director/producer Mike White ("Chuck and Buck," "School of Rock") is about how our beloved pets influence our lives. Molly Shannon ("Saturday Night Live") stars as a woman who loses her dog companion, a pooch named Pencil, and in turn goes on a life-transforming journey. Along the way she In the Molly Shannnon meets Peter Sarsgaard, Regina King, John C. Reilly and Laura Dern, as well as some as yet- unnamed comedians in cameo roles. It'll be fine as long as she doesn't adopt a new pound puppy named Cujo. The movie begins shooting in Los Angeles in June, and audiences will be able to fetch tickets in 2007. Hilfiger trades fashion for 'Rags' When you sell your sportswear company for $1.6 billion, what do you do next? The answer is, of course, anything y...
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 19 May 2006
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localnews 2 area groups holding coming out workshops Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance, Valiente working with local Human Rights Campaign program to offer seminars By David Webb Staff Writer Two local GLBT groups are kicking off com- ing out workshops that will coincide with the cel- ebration of gay Pride in June. Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance and Valiente leaders announced the debut of the workshops in a statement this week. The Collin County group's workshop begins on June 8, and Valiente, a Latino group, starts its workshop on May 25. The groups are conducting the workshops in cooperation with the Human Rights Campaign's local Coming Out Project. The project began sponsoring the coming out workshops last year at Hope Counseling Center. Jim McBride, director of the counseling cen- ter, developed the seven-session workshop and conducted it for several years before the Coming Out Project embraced it. Jonathan Boarman, co-chair of the Coming Out Project, said the additi...
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 19 May 2006
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WORKSHOPS Continued from Page 6 The coming out workshops are designed for GLBT people in various stages of coming out and also their straight allies, Boarman said. "Allies serve an important role in the process of learning to live uninhibited," Boarman said. "The growth they experience in the workshop and the validation they provide really empower LGBT participants to make their next steps." Renee McGee said that although she consid- ered herself out already, the workshop had helped her improve the quality of her life. "When I used to come out to people, I used to pull them aside and tell them as though I had can- cer," McGee said. "I have found a freedom to live more openly and not be apologetic about it. And people really show more respect for me now that I have that kind of confidence," she said. Boarman said studies show that support for GLBT-friendly legislation and policies doubles when a person knows a gay person. "Almost 50 percent of the population reports that they do not ...
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www.udwell360.com e Elf i Home Loan? Ron Watterson ronwatterson.com CTX Mortage Co CANDIDATES Continued from Page 6 Luna said he is philosophical about his loss. "I really do believe there is a purpose for everything," Luna said. "If it's not meant to be, I'll wait for the next opportunity." Spiller, who ran unsuccessfully for the City Council in District 6 in 2003 and 2005, lost by a hefty margin to Edwin Flores, the incumbent in the Dallas school district's District 1 trustee seat. Spiller received 26 percent of the 1,623 votes cast, compared to Flares, who won with 74 per- cent in the two-man race. Spiller said he was running for the school board because he wanted to take an active role in helping turn around the school district's low-test scores and low-performing southern sector cam- puses, according to the 2006 voter guide. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org TREATMENT Continued from Page 6 who participated in the study, said she has been sober from meth for 10 months since the Promet...
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Dallas Voice — 19 May 2006
As early as June 5, the Senate will vote on the FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT, which would ban marriage and threaten civil unions and domestic partnerships for same-sex couples. The House vote is expected before the fall elections. The Human Rights Campaign is working on Capitol Hill and across the country to FIGHT the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would put DISCRIMINATION in the U.S. Constitution. But we can't do it without you. TAKE ACTION 1) LOG ON to www.hrc.org/voteno to tell your senators and representatives that you strongly oppose this and any attempt to put discrimination into the Constitution. 2) ALERT your friends and family to this issue and ask them to take action as well. 3) PHONE IT IN on Triple Tuesdays! Every Tuesday, join thousands of others to call your three representatives in Congress to voice your opposition at 202/224-3121. YOUR SUPPORT IS CRITICAL! HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN ® www.hrc.org Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images THIS JUNE . rV„ THE RIGHT WING WILL ATT...
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