Michael Doughman tells his story for special Outrageous Oral, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in the Rose Room at S4, Dallas, TX. Outrageous Oral is a quarterly evening of poignant memories and stories from Dallas' GLBT past. The Dallas Way is committed to our mission to gather, store, organize, and present the complete GLBT history of Dallas, Texas.
Michael Doughman is a 49-year veteran of the entertainment industry. He has worked as a dancer, singer, writer, comedian and a producer. He started his career dancing for Ann-Margaret and then performed for 9 years in Las Vegas with the Follies Bergere. He remained in Las Vegas to write, produce and direct many international touring companies before moving to Dallas, Texas in 1980. He was the Art Director for the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau for 10 years as well as a point-person for the LGBT business and travel market. He has been actively involved in fundraising with many North Texas AIDS/HIV service agencies, the Turtle Creek Chorale, The Cathedral of Hope and the Texas Gay Rodeo Association. He is currently the Executive Director of the Dallas Tavern Guild and oversees the production of the annual Voice of Pride competition and the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade and Festival in the Park. He has been instrumental in developing the Dallas area as a national GLBT friendly destination for business and leisure travelers.