We are always honored to have distinguished Grand Marshals each year and we look to you for help in selecting this year’s honorees. If you would like to nominate someone (more…)
Are you a local Band, Performer, DJ, or Emcee who would like to perform on stage at our Pride Festival on Saturday June 6th? Dallas Pride wants you!
Dallas Pride looks to showcase our great local entertainers on one of our multiple stages. For consideration, please send your EPK, One Sheet and any relevant links such as YouTube performaces to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, you can contact us here.
Hiring Workers! As 2020 begins, the Census Bureau will be ramping up our efforts to ensure that we achieve a complete and accurate count on the 2020 Census. As you know, the results of this enumeration has effects that ripple for the next decade. (more…)
Each Year, Dallas Pride invites local LGBTQ community-based organizations with documented non-profit [501(c)] status to apply to become beneficiaries. These organizations must utilize the majority of its funds for direct programs, services, or activities that provide significant support to the North Texas LGBTQ community. Dallas Pride then selects up to six organizations to receive proceeds from that year’s Pride weekend. (more…)
In honor of our great friend, Michael Doughman, a fundraiser was held at the Round Up Saloon on Saturday, June 15. Michael was Executive Director of the Dallas Tavern Guild and Dallas Pride until September of 2018, when he retired to Puerto Vallarta. (more…)
It is with a sad heart that we report that Michael Doughman passed away this morning after a 4 week illness. Michael died peacefully in his sleep.
The fundraising event set for June 15 at The Round Up will proceed as planned. 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!
The judges for Dallas Pride have announced the 2019 winners for entries in The Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade. (more…)
Over 120 feet of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will on display at Fair Park during Dallas Pride. Panels of the Quilt can be viewed on Saturday, June 1 at the Miller Lite Music Festival at Fair Park.
The NAMES Project stages Quilt displays each year in a variety of venues in hopes of making HIV/AIDS real and immediate.
In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This meeting of devoted friends and lovers served as the foundation of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.
Today the Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic. More than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels — most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS — have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members.
Today there are NAMES Project chapters across the United States and independent Quilt affiliates around the world. Since 1987, over 14 million people have visited the Quilt at thousands of displays worldwide. Through such displays, the NAMES Project Foundation has raised over $3 million for AIDS service organizations throughout North America.
Learn all about the Quilt at: https://www.aidsquilt.org