Dallas Pride Grand Marshals

We are always honored to have 2 distinguished Grand Marshals each year and we look to you for help in selecting this year’s honorees.

From all of your nominee suggestions, Dallas Pride is honored to have 6 well-deserving candidates for Grand Marshals. View the bios of each candidate, then cast your vote using the ballot at the bottom of the page. The 2 receiving the most votes will be declared 2019 Grand Marshals.

Please, only one vote per person. Duplicate votes will be eliminated. Valid email address required or vote will be eliminated. Voting will continue until 5:00 pm on Friday, April 19. The results will be announced the following week here on our website, on our Facebook page and on DallasVoice.com.

Mack Campbell
aka Marsha Dimes

Mack (Marsha Dimes to many) has been involved with the Turtle Creek Chorale for many years, was named "Member of the Year" in 2018 and currently serves on the Chorale board. He is involved with LifeWalk/Prism Health North Texas and was named Best New Individual for raising more than $10,000 in 2019. Since November 2017, he has organized the bi-monthly Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch, each raising more than $2,500 to support LifeWalk. Professionally, Mack has dedicated his career to fundraising, including spending time at Resource Center and Lambda Legal. Marsha is speaking at the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference in April in a session entitled "Don't be a Drag. Just Be a Queen: How to Rule with LGBTQ+ Donors". Marsha Dimes won the title of Miss Big Thickette in 2018 by being the person who raised the most money. Mack is someone who is choosing each day to make a difference and help people in the community.

Krista De La Rosa

Krista De La Rosa is a 29 years old proud trans woman living in Dallas, Tx. Krista has spent the last 2 years working with many organizations such as Arttitude, Transpose, LGBTQ Saves just to name a few. Krista believes in building a stronger community for today, tomorrow and the future. Nothing she does is solely just for herself she finds it’s about bringing our community together and fighting for equality. She has been an advocate for well over 11 Years, She loves serving the community and making sure we highlight our transgender brothers and sisters is Important & KEY! She thrives to make a difference for the LGBTQ (Rainbow Community). Not only will she make you laugh, she will make you melt with her dainty demeanor and bubblegum-sweet personality.

Asha Drennon
aka Aundra Mikyles

As a former Mr. Dallas Pride (2017) and Mr. Texas Wessland Newcomer, Asha is a very active member of the local LGBTQ community. He is committed to bringing attention and awareness to the community and many local causes. He is a Dallas promoter representing Sir Swaun Entertainment, Pride One and Bonfire. He studied at Paris Junior College and went to Greenville High School in his home town of Greenville, TX. Friends describe him as nice, loving, friendly, outgoing, hard working and has an electrifying energy that captivates everyone. He has worked at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Zippers and Marty's LIVE, among others.

Don Maison

Don announced his retirement as CEO from AIDS Services of Dallas in December of 2018. After 32 years at the helm — longer than any one person has run the same AIDS agency anywhere in the U.S. — Maison decided it was time to pass the baton. He was chosen over almost 100 others who applied for the position because, for one thing, they liked his legal background. In his 13 years practicing law before becoming ASD’s CEO, Maison had developed a name for himself as a civil rights attorney. He had represented defendants when Dallas police raided the Village Station dance bar in 1979 and arrested a number of men for lewd conduct. The claim was the men had touched each other while dancing, but the cases were dismissed. Another of Maison’s cases that dragged on for years was Wilson v. Southwest Airlines, where the male flight attendants and ticket agents were deemed "...the wrong sex". Don's 32 years at ASD led to the development of what is seen as a model for AIDS housing around the country. Over the years, Maison’s agency drew enough national attention to attract visits by Elizabeth Taylor and Billy Jean King.

Frank Martinez

Frank Martinez has worked in the bar and club scene for almost 20 years including 15 years on The Strip. He is currently a bartender at The Round Up Saloon. As a co-owner of Monkey & The Bee, has donated to Lost Souls Rugby, Dallas Thunder Kitties, Legacy Founder's Cottage & Counseling, The Resource Center, The True Colors Fund, National Center for Transgender Equality, H.E.L.P Ft. Worth, and multiple local charity auctions and fundraisers. Frank is involved with other organizations including R.E.B.A. (former President), Wine Walk (current Administrator) and the "Feed The Community" Thanksgiving Day Feast that gives clients of the Resource Center a place to go for the Holiday, of which he organizes yearly. Those that know Frank consider him to be one of the most devoted people in the Dallas LGBTQ Community. He continues to donate goods, time and services to as many charities, organizations and fundraisers as possible.

Jeff Roose
aka Jenni P

Jeff is best known to his adoring fans as Jenni P., and has been doing drag since 1990. Jeff is originally from Cleveland, Ohio where he competed in many pageants including Miss Gay Ohio Great Lakes USofA 1995 and Miss Gay Cleveland Northcoast 1993. After moving to Dallas 15 years ago, he continued his craft as a professional make-up artist and travels nationally for Lancome Cosmetics and Get Flawless Hair. Jeff is currently Emcee and Show Director for Drag Brunch at Don't Tell Supper Club in downtown Dallas. He has been doing shows and drag brunch at various clubs in Dallas for 13 years, including Marty's LIVE, Dish Restaurant and Cedar Grove! Friends describe Jenni P (Jeff) as amazing, talented, funny, genuine and kind.

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