Dallas Pride is growing and will become a world-class LGBTQ Pride celebration by 2020! We are making some exciting changes for 2019 as stepping stones to that goal. Many thanks to the community members who attended and spoke at last month’s public forum. We heard you, we took notes, and we are hopeful that our plans for 2019 and 2020 will make you proud.
Dallas Pride events to be held in June
Dallas Pride will be held on the first weekend of June in 2019. While we will never forget and will always be grateful to Judge Jerry L. Buchmeyer who was the first federal judge to rule the Texas sodomy law unconstitutional in September 1983, the month of June has become known nation-wide as LGBTQ Pride Month. LGBTQ history has been made in the month of June on numerous years,including several recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings that validate and empower our community. This year Dallas will open LGBTQ Pride Month with a bang.
Music Festival moves to Fair Park
The Miller Light Music Festival in Fair Park, including the Family Pride zone and Teen Pride,will be held on June 1st, 2019 from 11am to 10pm in the Esplanade and Centennial Building at Fair Park. The new venue provides more than triple the space to add more activities and include more organizations that serve and support the LGBTQ community. The Centennial Building provides a massive space with air conditioning, restrooms, and shelter in case of inclement weather. The venue is handicap accessible, has ample parking for everyone, and the DART rail line stops a stone’s throw from our location. Fair Park is ecstatic to work with us and joins our vision for growing into a LGBTQ Pride celebration that will rival other major cities.
Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade moves to Fair Park
The Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade will be held on June 2nd, 2019 at 2pm inside Fair Park. The City of Dallas will be completing a streetscape improvements project on Cedar Springs Road between Douglas Street and Oak Lawn Avenue. The project will bring massive improvements to the strip with larger sidewalks,more lighting, beautification improvements, and more. We cannot safely have a parade through a major construction zone and we do not want to impede on the improvement project. To ensure that the parade happens, we have decided to relocate the parade to Fair Park for 2019.
Be on the lookout on our website and social media for updates as we add to Dallas Pride 2019!
Dallas Pride is managed and produced by a steering committee of community members.
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Jaron Turnbow, Executive Director
Dallas Tavern Guild & Dallas Pride