R&B diva Patti LaBelle is coming to Dallas for Black Tie Dinner in November as this year’s entertainer, organizers announced late Tuesday night.
LaBelle, a longtime LGBT ally, also sings gospel music and has been outspoken on the church needing to accept gays. She’s also appeared at various Pride parades throughout her career.
Dallas Voice interviewed LaBelle in 2006 before a local performance.
The news comes a week after BTD organizers announced that Fran Drescher and ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson would receive the Media Award.
Black Tie is a Saturday, Nov. 2.