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[Rodd Gray aka Patti Le Plae Safe, Outrageous Oral: Four Dallas Icons]

Description: A recording of Rodd Gray (aka Patti Le Plae Safe) speaking at the "Four Dallas Icons" edition of Outrageous Oral held on May 21, 2015 in the Rose Room at S4 in Dallas. On the 30th anniversary of his move to Dallas, Gray reflects on how his life "really came together" when he moved to Dallas. During the height of the AIDS crisis, Gray wrote a column called "Dear Patti" for The AIDS Update and participated in benefit concerts like the Dallas Gay Alliance's War on AIDS. Gray talks about the severe grief he experienced in the 1980s when many friends died from AIDS, as well as the fulfillment he found raising money for charity. At the end of the video Patti Le Plae Safe performs "From A Distance" as sung by Bette Midler. Outrageous Oral is a quarterly evening of GLBT storytelling hosted by The Dallas Way, a GLBT history organization.
Date: May 21, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Richard D. Curtin aka Edna Jean Robinson, Outrageous Oral: Four Dallas Icons]

Description: A recording of Richard D. Curtin in character as his drag persona Edna Jean Robinson speaking at the "Four Dallas Icons" edition of Outrageous Oral held on May 21, 2015 in the Rose Room at S4 in Dallas. Curtin expresses outrage about Governor Rick Perry's opposition to gay marriage. Curtin credits Donna Day as his mentor. Fellow drag queen Pitiful Bitch and Todd Savell, Curtin's frequent collaborators, are mentioned. Curtin talks about his other drag personas, Elizabeth "Betty" Bliss and Heather Hardin. The story of Edna Jean Robinson's creation at a Turtle Creek Chorale retreat is told. A few times Curtin pauses his monologue while footage of pageant highlights are projected on the screen behind him. Curtin talks about his work as a "charity girl" (drag queen who raises money) and his work as a TCC (Turtle Creek Chorale) Angel, assisting those who contracted AIDS in the early 1990s. Curtin discusses the stigmas and prejudices he witnessed against those ill with HIV/AIDS when he visited AIDS patients in Dallas hospitals. Curtin's husband, Jack Bliss, is remembered. A video parody of the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" opening credits is shown, with Edna Jean Robinson walking through downtown Dallas. Outrageous Oral is a quarterly evening of GLBT storytelling hosted by The Dallas Way, a GLBT history organization.
Date: May 21, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Paul J. Williams aka Sister Helen Holy, Outrageous Oral: Four Dallas Icons]

Description: A recording of Paul J. Williams in character as Sister Helen Holy speaking at the "Four Dallas Icons" edition of Outrageous Oral held on May 21, 2015 in the Rose Room at S4 in Dallas. Williams shares the story of how he created the character of Sister Helen Holy, inspired by Dana Carvey's "Church Lady" character on Saturday Night Live. Williams walks out into the audience and interacts with audience members. Robert James Jeffress, Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, is the target of ridicule. Outrageous Oral is a quarterly evening of GLBT storytelling hosted by The Dallas Way, a GLBT history organization.
Date: May 21, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Dickie Weaver and Mary Mallory, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Dickie Weaver and Mary Mallory tell the story of the Black Tie Dinner at Volume 21 of Outrageous Oral, held on May 12, 2016 at the Round Up Saloon in Dallas. Outrageous Oral is a quarterly evening of GLBT storytelling hosted by The Dallas Way, a GLBT history organization. Robert Emery introduces Weaver and Mallory.
Date: May 12, 2016
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Michael Doughman aka Michael Lee, Outrageous Oral: Four Dallas Icons]

Description: A recording of Michael Doughman (aka Michael Lee) speaking at the "Four Dallas Icons" edition of Outrageous Oral held on May 21, 2015 in the Rose Room at S4 in Dallas. Doughman speaks about his "journey" as his drag persona, Michael Lee, particularly as a performer in AIDS benefit concerts in the early 1980s in Dallas. Doughman also talks about the aging process. At the end of the recording Doughman sings what appear to be two original compositions: "Part Time Woman" and "Streetwalker's Daughter" (sung to the tune of Loretta Lynn's "Coalminer's Daughter.") Doughman states this is his final performance as Michael Lee. Outrageous Oral is a quarterly evening of GLBT storytelling hosted by The Dallas Way, a GLBT history organization.
Date: May 21, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Patti Fink, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Patti Fink, Grand Marshal of the 2015 Dallas Pride Parade, speaking at Outrageous Oral. During her session she speaks about her experiences in the Dallas LGBT community and volunteer work with the Human Rights Campaign, the National Coming Out Project, and work with education programs for the police and fire department based around discrimination. At the end of the video Erin Moore, Patti Fink's partner, proposes while Fink, Kathy Jack, Chris Luna, and Evilu Pridgeon are standing on the stage together.
Date: September 17, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Chris Luna, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Chris Luna, a member of Caven Enterprises and organizer of the Dallas Pride Parade, speaking at Outrageous Oral. During his session he speaks about his experiences running for council-member of District 14 in Dallas, Texas, participating in the Dallas Pride Parade, and marches on Washington. He focuses on two major moments in the council's history including the 'England vs. The City of Dallas, Mack Vines, and the State of Texas' lawsuit and the update to discrimination law that laid groundwork for future activism.
Date: September 17, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes speaking at Outrageous Oral. Longtime partners Phariss and Holmes share the story of how they met and talk about their excitement about being able to marry due to a hoped-for favorable decision in Obergefell v. Hodges before the Supreme Court of the United States. The couple's careers (in the Air Force and as a corporate lawyer) forced them to stay closeted professionally; they discuss how they developed codes in order to express affection to each other without "outing" themselves.
Date: June 25, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Evilu Pridgeon, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Evilu Pridgeon, Grand Marshal of the 2015 Dallas Pride Parade, speaking at Outrageous Oral. During the session she speaks about her experiences attending college and later in the Dallas LGBT community and her volunteer work with OLCS during the AIDS/HIV epidemic and remembers when it was incorrectly labeled GRIDS (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency Syndrome). She shares stories of protests and traveling to marches and her time in the closet while teaching in the Dallas Independent School District while peers were outed and eventually challenged and overturned the laws in Texas.
Date: September 17, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Jake Mangum, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Jake Mangum, a Project Development Librarian working on The Portal to Texas History at UNT, speaking at Outrageous Oral. During his session Mangum speaks about his youth and growing up with the label of different due to amniotic band syndrome that affected his hands along with being gay. He continues with the idea of labels but makes them his own as he recalls the moments when he and his partner decide to marry each other and adopt two daughters.
Date: October 15, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Durward Watson and Michael Kaufman, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Durward Watson and Michael Kaufman speaking at Outrageous Oral. Husbands Watson and Kaufman share important moments in their relationship including how they met through the Turtle Creek Chorale group, and their early on-again-off-again relationship that led to a long-lasting relationship and eventual marriage in 2004 in Vancouver, Canada; the ceremony was held in Stanley Park.
Date: June 25, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oliver Blumer, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Oliver Blumer, a chiropractor, certified acupuncturist, and functional and integrative medicine provider, speaking at Outrageous Oral. During his session Blumer speaks about his experiences in the Women's Chorus of Dallas, his transition from female to male, and his later advocacy and work for those in the LGBT+ community and the Transgender Education Network of Texas. Blumer was raised in Amarillo, moved to Philadelphia, and returned to Dallas, Texas in the '90s with his partner.
Date: October 15, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[E. Tamplin, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of E. Tamplin, a doctoral student at TWU, speaking at Outrageous Oral. During the session Tamplin speaks about various coming out moments and the ones that are still happening. Throughout these snapshots of Tamplin's memory they complete the idea of who they are, an 'afro-trans-other-mystic', in their own words.
Date: October 15, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Kathy Jack, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Kathy Jack, a member of Caven Enterprises and organizer of the Dallas Pride Parade, speaking at Outrageous Oral. Jack was introduced by Michael Doughman, the announcer for the evening, who also spoke about the early history of the Pride Parade in Dallas and the funding group, the Dallas Tavern Guild, and it's Executive Director Alan Ross. During her session, Jack speaks about her experience in the world of gay and lesbian bars such as The Conference Room, High Country, The Unicorn, and The Old Plantation, and also her times experiencing Pride and Gay Pride in the community. She worked with and continues to work with Caven Enterprises and also served for a time as the first female President of the Dallas Tavern Guild. Kathy Jack is married to Susie Buck.
Date: September 17, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Peggy Evans and Stella Hess, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Peggy Evans and Stella Hess speaking at Outrageous Oral. The couple, who had been together for 19 years when this video was recorded, share stories from their relationship, including the story of how they met on a women's softball team, Between the Sheets. When Hess was diagnosed with breast cancer, the couple struggled to navigate the medical and legal systems because of their unmarried status, given that same-sex couples could not marry in Texas at that time (mid-1960s). The couple, who flew to San Francisco to marry in January 2014, express how much being married means to them.
Date: June 25, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Edra Bogle, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Edra Bogle, a retired graduate English Professor at UNT, speaking at Outrageous Oral. During her session she speaks of the five times she came out: to herself, to her mother, to friends, to herself physically, and finally to her job. Bogle shares these moments and her time spent earning degrees and remembering her long-time interest in a librarian.
Date: October 15, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mike Grossman, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Mike Grossman, the Program Chairman of The Dallas Way, speaking at Outrageous Oral. Grossman performed a reading of the vows that were spoken at his wedding to George Amerson in the District of Columbia on April 20, 2013. In them he recounts the life they shared together before being married - raising their children and spending time with grandchildren. Grossman also mentions his hopes and others, including Vic Holmes and Mark Phariss, that marriage between same-sex couples will be legalized by the Supreme Court.
Date: June 25, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Kuchling Humanitarian Award: Bud Knight and Chet Flake]

Description: A video in which Chet Flake speaks about his relationship with Bud Knight, his husband, and their work together to help those in need within their community during the AIDS crisis and afterward. The video was produced for their nomination to receive the 2011 Raymond G. Kuchling Humanitarian Award and was played when they received it at the Black Tie Dinner event.
Date: 2011~
Creator: Weir, Philip
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

2011 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade footage

Description: Video footage of the 28th annual Dallas Gay Pride Parade, the 2011 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade.
Date: 2011
Creator: Bucher, Terry
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

2005 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade footage

Description: Video footage of the 22nd annual Dallas Gay Pride Parade, the 2005 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade.
Date: 2005
Creator: Bucher, Terry
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

2003 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade footage

Description: Video footage of the 20th annual Dallas Gay Pride Parade, the 2003 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade.
Date: 2003
Creator: Bucher, Terry
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

2006 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade footage

Description: Video footage of the 23rd annual Dallas Gay Pride Parade, the 2006 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade.
Date: 2006
Creator: Bucher, Terry
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

1994 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade footage

Description: Video footage of the 11th annual Dallas Gay Pride Parade, the 1994 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade.
Date: 1994
Creator: Bucher, Terry
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

2000 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade footage

Description: Video footage of the 17th annual Dallas Gay Pride Parade, the 2000 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade.
Date: 2000
Creator: Bucher, Terry
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections