PHOTOS: 2016 Tarrant County Gay Pride Parade

Here’s a quick look at just a few of the faces and floats that were in downtown Fort Worth today (Saturday, Oct. 1), for the Tarrant County Gay Pride Parade.

Watch for more photos to come!

—  Tammye Nash

Anna police: Investigation continues into disappearance of Anthony Gurley

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The Anna Police Department released these two photos of Anthony Gurley, a gay man missing since Sept. 18.

Police in Anna, Texas are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Anthony Gurley, but have no new information on his whereabouts, according to a statement released Wednesday, Sept. 28. Gurley was last seen Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18, when he left his job at the Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell restaurant on West White Street in Anna. His mother and sister reported him missing the following Wednesday.

Although some reports indicated that Gurley — known in the LGBT community as Celie — might have been headed to Dallas to attend the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade. But his mother, JoAnn Gurley, said that he had talked to a friend the Friday before his disappearance about going to the parade, there was no indication that he actually intended to go to the parade and that he had not, as far as she knew, arranged for a ride to Dallas that day.

According to the statement released Wednesday by Anna police, Anthony Gurley is described  as a black male, about 5’8″ and weighing about 165 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. “It is unknown what he was wearing at the time he disappeared, but it is possible he was carrying” a black backpack with green stripes.

“Anthony has been diagnosed as bipolar and is on numerous medications, none of which are in his possession,” the police noted in their press release. “Anthony has been entered into the national missing persons database. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Anna Police Department at 972-2848 or 972-547-5350.”

—  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

And the winner is: Who won what in the Dallas Pride Parade

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Kaliente won the trophy for Best Overall Entry (Photo by Chuck Marcelo)

The biggest Pride parade in Dallas history took to the streets of Oak Lawn on Sunday afternoon, with more than 120 total entries making their way down Cedar Springs to Reverchon Park. Today (Monday, Sept. 19), organizers announced the winners in the nine different categories. They are

  • Best Performance: Oak Lawn Band
  • Best Walking Group: Turtle Creek Chorale
  • Best Costume: LULAC
  • Best Social Commentary: Dallas Victims of Crime
  • Best Overall Entry: Kaliente
  • Best For Profit: Bank of America
  • Best Non Profit: United Court of the Lone Star Empire
  • Judge’s Choice: Veteran’s for Diversity
  • Best Interpretation of the Theme (“Solidarity Through Pride”): Abounding Prosperity

(Watch for more of Chuck’s photos of the parade here on Instant Tea throughout the week.)

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The United Court of the Lone Star Empire won the trophy for Best Nonprofit Entry (Photo by Chuck Marcelo)

—  Tammye Nash

Alan Cumming announced for Dallas concert

Alan-CummingThe AT&T Performing Arts Center has booked pansexual actor and activist Alan Cumming — Tony Award winner for Cabaret, co-star of TV’s hit The Good Wife and X-Men mutant — for his one-man concert called Alan Cumming Sings Silly Songs to the City Performance Hall. The one-night-only, two-show performance — a 7 p.m. set and a 9:30 p.m. set — will take place on June 24, during National Gay Pride Month.

Tickets are currently on sale only to Center Circle members, but should be made available to the general public soon. Until then, you can always join the Center Circle and get the jump on everyone. Call 214-978-2888 to join, or for more information.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones