THE OFFICIAL HOST - DALLAS BLACK PRIDE
1997 - 2017
2017 dallas black GAY pride weekend
"Black By Popular demand!"
When it comes to celebrating the best of who and what we are as Black LGBTQ people, Dallas Southern Pride gets it right each and every time. On October 5-8, 2017, Dallas Southern Pride will host the 20th Annual Black Gay Pride Weekend, this is one of Dallas's premiere weekends which also happens concurrently with the opening of the Texas State Fair and the State Fair Classic (Grambling vs. Prairie View A&M). There are a host of events and activities that happen throughout this weekend in Dallas that are set up in true Lone Star Style, including the Ball/House and Pageant Communities Conference. Earlier in the year we celebrated National Pride Month and the recognition of Juneteenth, a special day in Black history that started in Texas.
The Annual Black Gay Pride Weekend is designed to promote an atmosphere of positive interaction and celebrate the intersectionality of our Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ) identity and our Black identity as individuals who create a collective community. There are many things that have happened since the last time we got together that can make us feel as if we are invisible or irrelevant, however Dallas Black Gay Pride 2017 sets the tone for us to foster support for organizations addressing health, education, economic and social issues affecting local Black LGBTQ communities. Dallas Southern Pride remains the only local Black Pride organization with a long-standing history in this area for providing signature events aimed at the Black LGBT community.
In 2016, more than 15,000+ participants converged on Dallas for the city’s signature Black Gay Pride circuit party of the season. We had both Grammy award-winning artists Monica and Brandy performing last year and with this being our 20th year, we have much to celebrate and many things to plan. You can expect a full four-day festive weekend. While historically prides have been predominately gay male events, Dallas Southern Pride continues to build alliances and partnerships that are inclusive of both women and transgender organizations to ensure the needs of all communities are addressed with workshops on relationships, health, wellness and financial planning. We also honor and acknowledge our allies, those who stand in the gap for us in spaces and conversations where we are not able to be present. Our events continue to hold a distinguished history in our community, and continue to be a part of our ongoing commitment to educate and empower women and Transgender individuals of color.
Be sure to bookmark our page and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay connected with the events for both brothers and sisters. We are sure that if you attend this year's Black Gay Pride Weekend, you'll meet new friends, engage in a dialogue or conversation that will lift you higher and encourage your heart. As members of our Beloved Community get older, partying remains a focus, but only once or twice a year and we hope you'll make this your party and soul-filling weekend.