MISSING: Family, friends searching for Anthony Gurley, missing since Sept. 18

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Anthony “Miss Celie” Gurley has been missing since Sept. 18.

Family and friends of Anthony Gurley — aka “Miss Celie” — have asked that anyone with information regarding his whereabouts contact family members or Dallas police.

According to reports, Gurley’s sister saw him on Sunday, Sept. 18, as he left his home in Anna, Texas to drive to Dallas for the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade. That was the last time anyone saw or spoke with him.

Anyone who has any information on Gurley’s whereabouts is asked to call 214-901-3976 or 214-310-2541, or to call Dallas Police Department’s missing persons unit at 214-671-4268.

—  Tammye Nash

MARCELO MEDIA PHOTOS: 2016 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade (#4)

Parade photos by Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media, #4 (watch for more photos as the week goes on).

—  Tammye Nash

MARCELO MEDIA PHOTOS: 2016 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade (#5)

Parade photos by Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media, #5.

—  Tammye Nash

DVtv: Pride on parade in Dallas

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Brad Pritchett and the DVtv crew hit the streets of Oak Lawn Sunday, Sept. 18, to see, participate in and talk about the 2016 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade and the Festival in Reverchon Park.

Watch all the fun here:

—  Tammye Nash

MARCELO MEDIA PHOTOS: 2016 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade (#3)

Parade photos by Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media, #3 (watch for more photos as the week goes on).

—  Tammye Nash

MARCELO MEDIA PHOTOS: 2016 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade (#2)

Parade photos by Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media, #2 (watch for more photos as the week goes on).

—  Tammye Nash

MARCELO MEDIA PHOTOS: Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade 2016 (#1)

What’s that you say? You want to see MORE photos from the 2016 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade? Well, we don’t want to disappoint our readers! So here you go: Parade photos by Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media, #1 (watch for more photos as the week goes on).

—  Tammye Nash

UPDATE: Protester pepper-sprays gay man outside bar, group returns Saturday to protest Teen Pride

 

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Tyler’s eyes were swollen and sore after an anti-gay protester pepper-sprayed him outside a gay nightclub Friday night.

A protester believed to be with a group called Dallas For God Christian Outreach assaulted a Dallas man with pepper spray outside BJ’s NXS on Friday night, Sept. 16, and the same group — including the woman who allegedly committed the Friday night assault — rallied outside Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Saturday afternoon, Sept. 17, against the Teen Pride event.

The man who was assaulted, who identified himself as Tyler, said he and a friend were leaving the bar at 3215 Fitzhugh Ave., when they were confronted by the protesters. “We started conversing with them, and while the shorter black guy was in my face, [a woman] pepper-sprayed me.”

Tyler said that he called police, who issued a citation to the woman. He also said that he was able to easily identify the woman in photos provided by Jeremy Liebbe, head of security for Dallas Pride.

Liebbe said the same group, including the pepper-spray incident suspect, was outside the Teen Pride event Saturday, and identified them as being part of the Dallas For God Christian Outreach.

According to a Facebook page for Dallas For God, the minister of the group is Clarence Davis II, and says that Davis is minister of Full Gospel Holy Temple in Dallas.

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The protester on right was ticketed for a pepper spray attack in front of BJs. Hate crime charges are being investigated.

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Dallas Pride security chief Jeremy Liebbe said that a woman who allegedly assaulted a man outside a gay bar on Friday night is part of the Dallas For God Christian Outreach group, which also showed up Saturday afternoon at Oak Lawn UMC to protest outside the Teen Pride event. The group is led by Clarence Davis II.

 

—  Tammye Nash

And the Voice of Pride winner is…

From left: Fourth runner-up Steven Patterson, Guyer, Ramalho, third runner-up Imani Handy and Gilstrap.… Alvaro Ramalho! The local singer, pictured center, took the grand prize at the Voice of Pride competition, the annual “Dallas Idol” singing rondelet that culminated last night in the Rose Room. The winner (and first and second runners-up, John Paul Gilstrap and Colby Guyer) ride in the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sept. 18 and perform at Reverchon Park afterwards. Congrats!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Voice of Pride finalists ready for the final competition

Top-10-VOP-2016BIt takes weeks of preliminaries and months of preparation to whittle down dozens of contestants to a top 10, but that’s exactly what the Voice of Pride does every year. The finals competition isn’t until Aug. 21 in the Rose Room, which gives these folks — including a number of new faces — about two weeks to perfect their looks, their vocals and their techniques. The winner gets a cash prize plus gets to ride in the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade and perform at the festival in Reverchon Park. Wish your favorites best of luck!

The contestants are, front row: Michael Duane, Imani Handy, Colby Geyer, Steve Patterson; Alvaro Ramalho; and back row: Maurice Doniphan, Eric Way, John Gilstrap, Gloria Devine, Nikolas Dombkowski.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones