Burke Burnett

After a series of violent attacks began in the Oaklawn area last fall, Burke co-founded a support group called SOS: Survivors Offering Support, alongside fellow survivor Michael Dominguez. SOS is a resource for those affected by violence and assist with medical expenses, lost wages, counseling referrals and legal assistance. SOS also facilitates monthly support group meetings at the Resource Center and partners with the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas County DA’s office to make our LGBT community more secure. He is also actively involved with “Take Back Oaklawn”, another local organization devoted to making the neighborhood a safer and cleaner place to work, live and play. Burke was instrumental in coordinating the Dallas Vigil following the tragedy in Orlando and led fundraising efforts at his church, Lovers Lane United Methodist. Burke balances his advocacy work while raising two young sons with his husband, Justin Carrier. The couple met and fell in love in the Oaklawn community and were married in the fall of 2014. Their sons Caleb and Cody were born in 2015.

Burke Burnett

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