We are always honored to have 2 distinguished Grand Marshals each year and we look to your for help in selecting this year’s honorees. These 6 uniquely qualified finalists have been selected from your nominations. View the bio of each nominee and cast your vote at the bottom of the page.
Vote for either one or two nominees. Ballots with more than two votes will not be counted. One vote per person. Multiple votes will be discarded. Grand Marshal voting will be from July 14 to August 4 (Midnight). Results will announced Friday, August 11th here on our website, on our social media and at DallasVoice.com.
Jalenzski BrownJalenzski Brown seeks to find peace, love, happiness, and understanding in every moment of his human experience and help those around him do the same. As an artist and self-proclaimed scientist, Jalenzski studies the world around him, seeking new truths in an effort to create a greater tomorrow. He currently works with Resource Center, which is North Texas’ primary LGBT and AIDS service organization, as the MPowerment Programs Manager and co-manages the HIV and STD prevention and treatment services. He also serves on the Mayor of Dallas’ LGBT Task Force.
LeeAnne LockenLeeAnne is a passionate supporter of the LGBTQ community and is rigorously involved with Legacy Counseling Center and the Resource Center. She was recently the Grand Marshal at the Key West Pride Parade this past June and was warmly received. LeeAnn uses her platform to support the non-profits she supports through her Bravo show, The Real Housewives of Dallas and is present and visible at many Dallas area fundraising events for charitable causes.
Michael Hayes/Michael LaMastersMichael attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He is involved with Gay Bingo and elevate the event which is a great combination of bingo, comedy and drag. He is a former Mr. Gay Highland Park, Mr. Gay Texas USofA and Mr. Gay Mid-Atlantic USofA as well as the former national titleholder of Mr. Gay USofA. He supports many community events. Michael is also a regional College Recruiter and speaks to students on shaping and building their futures.
Nicole O’Hara MunroNicole attended school in New Orleans, Louisiana and currently resides in Dallas, Texas. She is a very charming, engaging and smart personality in our LGBTQ community. Besides bartending at Zippers and being the show hostess at Marty’s Live, Nicole is a strident activist and educator for transgender rights. She holds a very high profile as a voice for the trans community on many levels. She currently works with A Nu Trans Movement and a LGBTQ youth group. Well versed on education, health and safety issues for the trans community, Nicole leads by example by living large and out loud in the Dallas community.
Omar NarvaezOmar has more than a decade of hard work and leadership in the Dallas LGBT community and he is the first “openly” gay councilperson in more than a decade. He also works diligently with Lambda Legal of Dallas as the community liaison. He is a former president of Dallas County Stonewall Democrats, and former member of the Dallas County School Board. His commitment to change in attitudes towards diversity and equality make him a strong advocate within the LGBTQ community.
Queen TazQueen Taz is one of the survivors of the July 7th protest that ended in the shooting of DPD and DART officers. 5 Officers were killed and 12 others injured. She is a bi-sexual woman who truly supports the LGBT community. She is a strong and powerful voice for equality and acceptance in our city. She is a Mother/Rapper/Singer/Songwriter (Tru G Records) Prez of Boss ‘N Up CC/Prez of Life is Valuable.