Paul Pizzo aka Polly von Acoker tells his story for Outrageous Oral, Volume 11, June 26, 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.
Paul Pizzo aka Polly von Acoker, is a Founding Member of the DFW Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Pizzo, a Beaumont native, moved to Dallas in 1986, majoring in Occupational Therapy at Texas Women's University. Born a Texan, and never wanting to live anywhere else, Pizzo decided that Dallas was home, the political temperament of the state notwithstanding. Though Pizzo grew up in the Catholic Church, he has no tales of prieslty abuse to share. Church teachings did, though, ingrain in Pizzo a desire to do right and help others.