George Keaton, Jr tells his story for Outrageous Oral, Volume 10, April 24, 2014, in the Rose Room @ S4 in Dallas. 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.
George Keaton, Jr. is a Dallas native and graduated from UNT in 1982 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, Gorege volunteered with the AIDS Resource Center for its African-American Outreach Group and Speakers Bureau. While doing his intership 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, REACH (Real Education About AIDS Can Help) and the Couples group that he and his partner, Reginald, started in 1995. 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 two years.