It’s with great sadness we announce the passing of Dallas Pride board member Steven Geer. Steven was a beloved member of the Dallas community. He worked at several different establishments during his time in Dallas including the Round Up Saloon, The Dallas Eagle, and Barbara’s Pavilion. Steven was a regular at Voice of Pride as a contestant and later on as a judge. He could often be found around town showcasing his passion while singing Karaoke. We are profoundly grateful for Steven’s service to Dallas Pride as a board member the last 2 years. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Rest In Peace Steven, the Angel’s choir is lucky to have you.
From Dallas City Hall (Thursday, June 18, 2020)
A Pride flag with the City of Dallas seal is being raised in place of the City of Dallas’s official flag for the remainder of June 2020 and every June thereafter to celebrate Pride Month. The City of Dallas is the first city in America to have an official “pride” version of their city flag. Tonight, the City of Dallas will light up the skyline in rainbow colors.
Photos, video courtesy Keith McAndrew and Tracy Nanthavongsa.
CW33 TV, our Dallas Pride television partner, has launched a new series called “Profile in Pride” which will air every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am on the “Morning After” show.
The first “Profiles in Pride” segment aired on Tuesday, June 9. (more…)
DALLAS, Texas (May 15, 2020) – Dallas Pride is reimagining its 2020 event, “The Pride of Texas.” With health and safety of its community, friends, supporters, and allies top of mind, the Dallas Pride Board of Directors made the decision to move the event from a physical presence at Fair Park to a virtual celebration for 2020, with the intent of resuming in-person events in subsequent years.
“The LGBTQ+ community has always become more resilient in the face of uncertainty, and we are doing that today in the midst of this pandemic,” Jaron Turnbow, executive director of Dallas Pride, noted. “Pride is not just about one event; it’s about celebrating a spirit of community that no virus can destroy. It’s an exciting prospect to reach an even bigger audience virtually, and to bring our message to the living rooms of supporters across the DFW Metroplex and beyond in an inclusive way.”
Dallas Pride is creating a celebration across digital platforms, and will be announcing further details soon. To learn more about Dallas Pride, get updates, and be added to the email list, please follow us on all our social media channels.
BREAKING NEWS: Jaron Turnbow, executive director of Dallas Pride, announced today (Friday, April 3,) that the 37th annual Dallas Pride festivities have been postponed until the end of July. The Miller Lite Music Festival in the Park — including the Family Pride Zone and Teen Pride — has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 25, at Fair Park. The Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 26, also in Fair Park. (more…)
Dallas Pride 2020 cares about the health and safety of our community and Pride participants.
Jaron Turnbow, executive director of Dallas Pride, announced today (Friday, April 3,) that the 37th annual Dallas Pride festivities have been postponed until the end of July. The Miller Lite Music Festival in the Park — including the Family Pride Zone and Teen Pride — has been rescheduled (more…)
Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets. It’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790. (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!