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
Dallas Pride, in conjunction with Fair Park and City of Dallas, has released the 2019 map for the Miller Lite Music Festival in Fair Park and the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade. (more…)
Dallas, Texas, May 8th, 2019: On Sunday, June 2nd CW33 (KDAF-TV), DFW’s local CW affiliate, will televise the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade LIVE from the parade route at Fair Park in Dallas starting at 2pm and ending at 4pm. This is the first broadcast of the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade and is the second local parade televised by CW33 this year in support of their new brand rollout “good fun” that emphasizes an ongoing commitment to the community. (more…)
Dallas Pride announces the Headliners and Main Stage entertainment for the Miller Lite Music Festival at Fair Park. The festival will be on Saturday, June 1 at Fair Park.
The line-up includes these exciting entertainers. Estelle, a Grammy award-winner known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, reggae, grime, hip hop and dance. Ada Vox, presented by Walmart, is a San Antonio based drag queen who sang her heart out on ABC’s “American Idol”. (more…)
Mack Campbell (aka Marsha Dimes) and Jeff Roose (aka Jenni P)
We are always honored to have 2 distinguished Grand Marshals each year and from your online votes, Dallas Pride is pleased to announce Mack Campbell (aka Marsha Dimes) and Jeff Roose (aka Jenni P) as the honorees for our 2019 Grand Marshals.
Mack and Jeff will the be featured (more…)
The Miller Lite Music Festival at Fair Park has two big entertainment stages. The Main Stage is for our headliner entertainment and the Community Stage features some of our best local entertainment. If you are interested in auditioning (more…)
Dallas Pride is excited to announce this year’s nominees for Grand Marshals. Six well-deserving candidates were selected from the public input on nominees. The top two receiving the most online votes will be honored as 2019 Dallas Pride Grand Marshals. You can view the candidate’s bios and cast your vote now thru 5:00 pm on Friday, April 19. (more…)
Dallas Pride announces the theme for 2019: “Stonewall STRONG, Dallas PROUD”
The theme was selected to recognize and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. Many Pride celebrations around the country are also adopting themes to honor the occasion.
As a reminder, the 2019 Dallas Pride weekend has moved to the first weekend in June and will be held in Fair Park. (more…)
Each year, Dallas Pride announces a call for beneficiary applications encouraging eligible organizations to apply. Up to 5 local beneficiaries may be selected to receive proceeds. Simply meeting criteria for eligibility, however, does not guarantee that an organization will be selected. Applicants are evaluated through a structured selection process.
Eligibility is limited to community based organizations with documented non-profit [501(c)] status utilizing the majority of its funds for direct programs, services, or activities (more…)