Outrageous Oral, Volume 1: Rebecca Covell

Rebecca Covell introduces our speakers for Outrageous Oral, Volume 1. June 28, 2102 at the Vixen Lounge of Sue Ellen's nightclub.

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that hi my name's Rebecca

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I'm a LESBIAN and you'll know this my family is fine with my orientation

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only I could tell 'em I'm a lawyer and I just want to know one other thing about

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me

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I kissed a girl and I liked it long before it was cool in a song

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and the girl I like is the most is right

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there

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you to Marty I would alarm I Liza Minnelli had and heels but

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tang and I just loan those are left him in the car something so if you see them

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bring them up to me where you're

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am but I'm here tonight in a special capacity is a member of the

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the board for the Dallas way the dow's way is probably most have you know

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is our new organization in Dallas am

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and our job is to collect

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store and share the history

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0 the LGBT community in Dallas in this is our first kinda soft even

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so that y'all can get familiar with us in its a great format

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its and outrageous oral history

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so I think you'll really enjoyed a stroll down memory lane as we hear from

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somebody

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icons in our community who will come up here and share with you

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their stories in their history of Dallas but before I go too far let me tell you

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a little bit more about the Dallas way

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and our founding visionaries Jack Evans and George Harris

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am you know that there have been gays and lesbians bisexuals and transgenders

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firm as far back as humankind has been in existence

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I mean don't remember discover the net the Natural History Museum

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and they have those little pictorial settings over the call magnin people

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that that came with the two-minute the best-dressed best decorated K

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okay they were gay that was adamant city

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but in any event

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the history here in Dallas has has been a long and storied 1

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and we are fortunate that Jack in George I have been here to live most other

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create a lot event and share their stories with us

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and we following in their footsteps of course have added to and tried to hold

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up the sky as well

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but unfortunately jack has pneumonia he's recovering from it

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he's much better but he still in the hospital and George as you can imagine

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has been exhausted being up there tending to him I mean

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when you've been around and sleeping with the same and for 51 years i guess

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its habit

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am so

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unfortunately Jack won't be here I'm and George who was gonna be one of our

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speakers

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is not going to be able to present tonight but

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we're going to make do in fact we've got a great pinch-hitter if you don't mind

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the softball analogy for some other lesbians in the room

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and so substituting on the roster will be done Mason

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and you should have a little addition to the

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to the roster you'll see right there will tell you a little bit more about

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Don

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and so I'm before we get too much farther I think it's important to

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recognize the people who have been so important

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in putting his organization together and putting this even together

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so to start with Arie van I wanna give particular mention

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Bruce Munro who you'll hear from later buddy molineaux who is also posed to be

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here

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and he had some kind of health issue that took him out of the game

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am in my Grossman who I saw come in and his partners

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is hospitalized in just I'm so thankful to all love you for being here even

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under those extenuating circumstances

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so thank you for producing this event and I also want to thank the Dallas Way

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board members

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we are a new 501 c3 thank you Mike England

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I'd like to I would like to introduce you to the dow's Way board members if

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you're here at by

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like you to Stan so let's say do we have a is Carl here Carl Parker

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curls in the bat her

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Mike Anglin are are legally able

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Steve Atkinson I saw Steve were Steve

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thank you Steve Robert Emery

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buddy molineaux I mentioned to you won't be able to come here Bruce Munro

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we know we're going to hear more from in a few minutes

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every page in a loop region are you here there she is in the back

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thank you baby stand a are you here

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their standard J Fort

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J right there Dennis Coleman I don't think he came out from Austin is Dennis

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here

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and then I and Phase II didn't see an is an here

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and then yours truly I'm I'm honored to be with this group of people they are in

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their own rights all leaders in our community

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and we really owe them a round of applause thank you

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so let's start you'll see in your program who's going to be our speakers a

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brief bio on the back

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but let me just highlighted by tell you by telling you that this event is being

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underwritten by of course

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Wellens the dow whatever Gill in the UPS Store

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forty-eight 48 women so we need to support our sponsors and underwriters

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and then a lot if you have generously supported this event as well

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with your 501 c3 charitable contribution gifts

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and I appreciate that in your names that were here before

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we printed the program are also listed on the back so thank you very much for

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that

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and so will hear without interruption summer the following speakers

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we'll start with Michael domain he's been a pillar in our community for over

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30 years serving many organizations

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and he'll kick off the storytelling and then one after another will also hear

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from Monica I just saw monica green came in thank you Monica

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she's an iconic restaurant here a business owner

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she's transform both Dallas and herself over the last 40 years I know we're all

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excited to hear what monica has to share

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and then a last-minute substitution for George I guess we're gonna have to wait

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to hear if that rumor is true

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I think it is truly came to Dallas in a covered wagon with John Neely Bryan

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he'll have to sit he'll have to dispute that at the next event which incidently

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should be listed on here

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it's a September 30 am so we'll hear from Don Mason

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a fabulous attorney who put his law degree to good use dispensing justice in

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righting wrongs

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we also get to hear from Penny Crispin penny pickle Chris benign

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saw her she's here someone with a lotta courage a Braveheart

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and has done a lot of compassion at work in our community

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am in and Lori masters

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knowledge heard the phrase you know before you kick off an event to break a

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leg

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will barely she did that literally she stepped off a ladder or a stool and is

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in the hospital getting xrays so

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will hear from Lori next time I promise and then Bruce Monroe

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Lara our board member will also we're givers give us his remarks

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before we close so own

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fell off early she would follow up Harley

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that she knows how to ride okay

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I'd like to go ahead and and have Michael come up and start our oral

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history please and please give michael dolan a great round