Dana Rudolph

Interview with Sheriff Lupe Valdez

Filed By Dana Rudolph | May 28, 2009 7:00 AM | comments

Filed in: You Gotta See This
Tags: carlos watson, Dallas, lupe valdez, Texas

Lupe Valdez is the first female, lesbian, Hispanic, Democrat, elected Sheriff of Dallas, Texas. She talks with Carlos Watson in a candid interview about overcoming personal obstacles, coming out, and the importance of allies.


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I live in Dallas and am a member of the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas. We worked very hard to get Sheriff Valdez elected the first and SECOND time. She won her re-election in 2008 with 55% of the vote.

Dallas has a very strong LGBT community and the city itself is very results oriented. Git 'er done in other words.

Very proud of our Sheriff in these parts.