Outrageous Oral returns to Sue Ellen’s

Jack Evans, left, and George Harris

The Dallas Way, the LGBT history project, presents its second Outrageous Oral program in the Vixin Lounge at Sue Ellen’s on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. The event is free.

Six storytellers for this week’s program are Pat Stone, Jack Evans and George Harris, the Rev. Carol West, Jesús Chairez and Linda Mitchell.

Stone is one of the founders of Dallas’ PFLAG chapter and served both regionally and nationally as a board member. Her personal journey includes coming out late in life after 35 years of marriage.

Harris and Evans are the co-founders of The Dallas Way and will relate stories of coming out in the 1960s in a very conservative Dallas, how they met, and how they have made their 50-plus year relationship work.

West has been a minister in the LGBT community for the last 22 years. Prior to ministry, she taught high school English. She currently pastors at Celebration Community Church in Fort Worth, where she is beginning her 15th year. During the AIDS crisis, West ministered at Cathedral of Hope, serving during that time as an AIDS chaplain.

Jesús Chairez was the producer and host of USA’s first LGBT bilingual Latino radio show, Sin Fronteras. Linda Mitchell is an original “Friend of Bill.”  She will relate personal stories of Dallas icon Bill Nelson and his partner, Terry Tebedo.

The first Outrageous Oral event was recorded. Watch Monica Greene’s story after the jump. More videos can be found on The Dallas Way YouTube channel.

—  David Taffet