Anti-LGBT Dallas Builder that Donated Millions ~ Dies.

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Perry’s contribution of $110,000 to a PAC supporting the anti-gay amendment, caused many in the LGBT community to boycott his properties. In Oak Lawn, Perry built The Reserve at Reagan and Wycliff Place. Downtown he built City View at Farmer’s Market.

Gay real estate agent Jack Evans said at the time: “Why feed the enemy? The more profit he makes from the community, the more he’s going to try his best to bury it.”

An Austin-based Perry spokesman at the time said Perry was not homophobic because he wouldn’t be building homes in LGBT neighborhoods if he were. Perry Homes also built properties in Houston’s heavily gay Montrose neighborhood.

After many Oak Lawn real estate agents stopped showing Perry properties, the Houston homebuilder withdrew from the Dallas market and now only has offices in Houston and San Antonio.

In 2001 and 2002, he was the largest individual contributor to the Texas Republican Party, with $905,000 in contributions.

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Source: Dallas Voice


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