About Dallas Pride®

There are lots of questions and inquiries about who is running Dallas Pride® each year and so I would like to clarify that for everyone. The physical work, the growth and development of both the parade and festival are the direct results of the folks you see on this page. The members of the Steering Committee work 10 months of the year planning, revising and modifying the operations of Dallas Pride to resolve problematic concerns, create a bigger, better and more inclusive event for all our community and its allies. Countless hours of research, communications and many meetings all come together for one weekend each year to offer the what we hope to be the best event that we can put together. Those plans, ideas and recommendations are presented to the Dallas Pride Executive Director to make sure we are being financially responsible and keeping within the mission of the organization. These men and women, LGBT, and from all walks of life are a dedicated team of volunteers who’s only goal is to produce a quality Pride weekend that everyone can enjoy and participate in. None of this would be possible without them and I am proud and grateful for each and every one of them and what they contribute.

Jaron Turnbow
Executive Director, Dallas Pride®

Dallas Pride is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our organization is dedicated to producing events that promote a diverse, inclusive and positive image of the LGBTQ community.

We bid a grateful farewell to Michael Doughman

It is with a sad heart that we report that Michael Doughman has passed away after a 4 week illness. Michael died peacefully in his sleep.

His final expenses have been covered by private donations. All funds raised going forward will benefit the Michael Doughman Scholarship Fund. If you would like to donate to the scholarship please visit https://dallaspride.org/donations/ to make your donation. Please make sure you check that you want your donation to go to the Michael Doughman Scholarship Fund on the donation form here.

Rest In Peace, Michael. Thank you for all your years of service to The Dallas Tavern Guild, so many charity events including Christmas Stocking Auction, Easter Basket Auction, and his contribution to Dallas and our ongoing tourism. Michael helped put Dallas on the map for worldwide LGBT tourism! We love you Michael!