With interests ranging from science to hip-hop to cross-dressing, Anthony Ray is a study in diversity
MARK STOKES | Illustrator
Name and age: Anthony Ray, 19
Spotted along: Buckner Boulevard and Military Parkway, Pleasant Grove
Occupation: Food industry; student
Nature and nurture: A lively and vivacious Aries, Anthony is the baby in his family, and made the courageous and life-changing decision to come out at 15. His nurturing nature, along with an interest in math and science, has lead Anthony to pursue a career as a medical assistant, for which he is currently studying. This Dallas native has spent his entire life in the Big D and loves to hip-hop dance and sing R&B.
Budding Drag Racer? Anthony is in touch with his feminine side and occasionally likes to dress in women’s clothes and paint his toenails. “I couldn’t wait to get out of my mama’s house to put on girl clothes.” His two best girlfriends, Trice and Red, support him fully, often helping him do his hair and providing fashion assistance.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 4, 2011.