Join us for our 10th Volume of The Dallas Way’s exciting Outrageous Oral storytelling series. We hold these events at The Rose Room @ S4, courtesy of Caven Enterprises. Please note our new time! Doors open at 6:30pm. Program begins promptly at 7:00. As always, our Outrageous Oral storytelling programs are free, but donations are appreciated to support our important collections and archives programs at UNT. If you’d like to watch videos of our previous events, click this link to our YouTube Channel.
Outrageous Oral is a program of The Dallas Way: a GLBT History Project. We bring you storytellers from Dallas’ rich GLBT past who relate their often funny, poignant, and inspiring stories. Ours is a history filled with courage, dignity, nobility, and amazing victories. Please let us know you are coming by clicking this link: RSVP
Randy Potts - Randy Roberts Potts is a freelance writer, photographer, public speaker, and performance artist focusing on the intersection of religion, culture, and LGBT rights. In addition, he has spent much of his career focused on young people: working with juvenile delinquents on the East Coast, as a social worker in Oklahoma City, and as a middle school English teacher. Randy’s freelance work has been seen in many publications including The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Advocate, This Land Press, D Magazine, and Box Turtle Bulletin, among others; Randy was also a contributor to the “It Gets Better” project. Read it here.
Molly Behannon – Molly Behannon has counseled children and adults, couples, groups, organizations, and businesses for over 35 years. Whether as a special education counselor, director of elementary guidance, private practitioner, counselor, supervisor, business owner, consultant, experiential retreat facilitator, team builder, or motivational speaker, Molly has assisted others toward a lifestyle of wellness, wholeness, and balance. Molly founded and directed the Park Cities Counseling Center in Dallas from 1982 to 2010, and served as Director of Counseling at Oak Lawn Community Services in the late 80’s. Currently a life coach, Molly has created Molly Behannon Services designed to bring her vast experience in the area of human behavior, stress management, experiential learning, team building, organizational and individual wellness to the community. She is a keynote and motivational speaker and writer combining wit and wisdom to inspire others to live, love and laugh. You can read her “Molly Moments” blog here.
Leslie McMurray – Leslie McMurray is a transgender woman living and working in Dallas. She has spent the bulk of her career on-air hosting a morning show or programming radio stations across the country. Originally from the Los Angeles area, Leslie has lived in 13 cities in 7 states including Houston and Dallas. Some would call her “well travelled” others would say: “She can’t keep a job!” She has 2 daughters, one in Phoenix and the other in Atlanta with 3 grandchildren. Leslie was married for 33 years prior to her transition. She is involved with volunteer work at the Resource Center through GEAR and also is now a freelance writer. She enjoys shopping, loves to cook and rides a Harley.
George Keaton, Jr. – George is Dallas native and graduated from UNT in 1981 with a B.S. degree in Education with a minor in Music. He was a teacher and counselor with the Dallas ISD for 31 years before retiring in 2013. Beginning in the mid 1980’s, George volunteered with the AIDS Resource Center for its African-American Outreach Group and Speakers Bureau. While doing his internship for a degree in Clinical Counseling at Amberton University in the mid 1990’s, he began counseling HIV/AIDS patients at the Legacy Counseling Center, Legacy Cottage, and at various centers to meet with newly diagnosed clients and their families. Additionally, George has held leadership positions in the Dallas GLBT community’s African-American Outreach Group, Men’s Gathering, Renaissance Book Club, REAACH (Real Education About AIDS Can Help) and the Couples group that he and his current partner, Reginald, started in 1995. Additionally, George holds or has held leadership roles in the field of genealogy as an officer of The African-American Genealogy Interest Group (AAGIG), The White Rock Garden of Memories Cemetery, Inc., Black Dallas Remembered, Inc., The Shaw Family Reunion, and was recently a featured contributor of the My Immovable Truth Project at the African-American Museum. Mr. Keaton often freelances as a tour guide for local tour companies in the Dallas area and specializes in the history of local African-African Americans and historical sites of the African-American Communities. George has a passion for culture, travel and fine cuisine. He has traveled extensively in and out of the country. He has taught music and played for churches for over 25 years and has been a culinary student at El Centro College for the past four years.