Query • 09.03.10

How should we respond when someone who has been an anti-gay activist comes out?

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Tiffany Brown — “Good question. It is a love/hate relationship.”

Brian Hudson — “Applaud them! If we reject them it will cause others in the closet to retreat further inside.”

Chris Reed — “With support and not taking petty shots.”

Felipe Gutierrez — “I understand the support part to ensure that others come out. However they don’t have my support.”

Jen Jones — “You can support them for coming out of the closet. You still don’t have to vote for them.”

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 3, 2010.

—  Michael Stephens

Local photographer Debra Gloria gives some NOH8 action of her own

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If you missed your chance to snag a NOH8photo shoot with Adam Bouska when he was here, this upcoming event should make up for it. Out photographer Debra Gloria, who we featured here, is hosting a photo shoot of her own to support the campaign. Her photos will be submitted to the campaign and given to you for all your Facebooking needs. We know that’s what you really want.

The photo shoot is free  but $10 is the suggested cash donation to help offset any costs from the shoot and to donate to the campaign directly. Seriously, who can get a hip pic of themselves for that cheap? All you have to do is show up in your white t-shirt and have your hair and makeup all ready to go. She’ll provide the duct tape and tattoo.

The event will be at Jack’s Backyard, Dec. 5 from 1–4 p.m.

UPDATE: Debra Gloria contacted me and is excited about the event. “Yes, I will be working my butt off!” She wanted to mention that Tiffany Brown is “the brains behind all of this. She got this NOH8 project together, so I can’t take the credit for it all. She is a great girl!” So be sure to give both these ladies a hand when you make it out.

—  Rich Lopez