Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Alison Does Dallas

Attention DTWOF fans deep in the heart of Texas: Alison will be in Dallas this weekend and next. On Saturday, Oct. 29, she'll be speaking at the Oak Lawn Branch Library from 2-4 p.m. Afterwards, she'll be doing a booksigning for Invasion of the Dykes To Watch Out For at Crossroads Market Bookstore and Cafe. On Sunday, October 30, she's doing a signing from 10:15-11:30 at Cathedral of Hope. Then, on November 3-4, she's appearing at the University of North Texas, where she'll be speaking at a seminar called "Developing Multicultural Leaders: Woman who are Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and their Allies." The keynote speaker at that conference is none other than Lupe Valdez. Never heard of her? Here's a snippet about Valdez from an article in Salon.com: In an upset brought about by local scandal, demographic evolution and personal chutzpah, Lupe Valdez, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant farmworker, became the first-ever Democrat and woman to head the county's sole law enforcement office, which includes Texas' second largest city. "Since I won, every time I go to a Democratic meeting, they go crazy," Valdez, 57, told the New York Times. The story's sub-head also notes that the pioneering copper is a lesbian. But you Texans probably already know that.
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