From coffeehouse to gay bar, Taylor Hartman has a lust for new experiences
MARK STOKES | Illustrator
Name and age: Taylor Hartman, 18
Spotted at: Buli Cafe
Occupation: Barista at Buli Café, Dancer at BJ’s NXS!
Wanderlust: This sweet, blonde Gemini was born in Tampa, Fla., but has moved around his whole life. Taylor’s family has an inherent restless spirit, having settled in Florida, Texas and Missouri. A hands-on guy, Taylor knows how to rope cattle and work as a ranch hand — he is good with animals and can even build fences. He came to Texas with his family but moved to Dallas on his own to begin a new life in the big city.
Taylor say his parents always knew he was gay, so coming out was no big deal. He is a fast learner, and has become an experienced dancer in a few short months. He plans to become a professional dancer or a business owner. He has also inherited his family’s wanderlust and has plans to travel to Paris and then see where he can go from there. Until then, he plans to spend Christmas in the gayboorhood with his “second family.”
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 16, 2011.