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. Join us September 27 - October 1, 2018 as we host the 21st Annual Black Gay Pride Weekend, 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).
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. Since 2017, we've gotten a new President and a host of other things have happened in our country and around the world that has the ability to make us feel as if we are invisible or irrelevant, however Dallas Black Gay Pride 2018 sets the tone to bring the Black, the Bold, and the Beautiful together to celebrate who and what we are. There will also be organizations present which will be addressing health, education, economic and social issues affecting local Black LGBTQ communities. Dallas Southern Pride maintains its place in history as the only local Black Pride organization in this area that provides signature events aimed at the Black LGBTQ community.
In 2017, more than 15,000+ participants converged on Dallas for the city’s signature Black Gay Pride circuit party of the season. Brothers, sisters, and transgender individuals came from all over the United States and other parts of the world to celebrate. We had Grammy award-winning artist Remy Ma performing last year and with this being our 21st 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. Remember, all we have is one another and we walk Black, Bold, and Beautifully into this everyday.