Four story tellers added to The Dallas Way’s history project as they told their stories at S4 last night (Thursday, April 23).
Sheriff Lupe Valdez, who has been in office for more than a decade, talked about what it was like to become the country’s only Hispanic lesbian sheriff.
Former Dallas city Councilman Ed Oakley talked about his run for mayor and how the media (not us) sabotaged his campaign.
Kathy Bowser told her story of going from nun to lesbian fundraiser to pastor at Celebration on the Lake church in Payne Springs on Cedar Creek Lake.
Finally, Mark Shekter told funny stories about his years of fundraising for dozens of LGBT groups over the years and documented a group he created, Meals on the Move — MOM, which was the first group to provide daily meals at home for hundreds of people living with AIDS.
Steve Atkinson was Master of Ceremonies and Kay Wilkinson begged, pleaded and scrounged for money to help The Dallas Way continue its work documenting the LGBT community’s history. A fundraiser will be held on May 27 at the Rose Room in S4 with a special edition of Outrageous Oral documenting drag in Dallas.