Are you guys ready to celebrate Dallas Pride?!?!?! I know I am!!! This year Dallas Pride festivities are being held in June, official Pride month!!! Another change includes moving the Annual Dallas Pride Parade to Fair Park! Yes, this will be a little different! Yes, I will miss not being on The Strip! However, I’m keeping an open mind and looking forward to celebrating with my LGBTQ family MINUS long lines for libations and congested neighborhood streets!
Stonewall was a riot!!! Never forget that! This year marks its 50th anniversary. So listen
here…when celebrating your Pride this month, do so in honor of those who fought back that
early morning in June in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, NYC. These
disturbances were the catalyst against an anti-gay legal system and the birth of a movement toward equality for those in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Equality! Love and not hate! Honor their legacy!
Activism aside, let’s talk about some of the events taking place this weekend! There are many to choose from! So, before coordinating your Pride garb, give a gander to my quick guide to worthwhile 2019 Dallas Pride events! All HOT!
The Pride Pre-Party by MUCHLOVE x The Riveter
MUCH LOVE T-shirts and the co-working space The Riveter are partnering to bring you an exclusive party featuring free cocktails and a panel discussion with allies in the Dallas LGBTQ community. Hear panelists LeeAnne Locken, Krystal Summers, Stacey Stevenson, and Brad Pritchett tell their stories, how they navigate their LGBTQ advocacy with their professional identity, what allyship means to them, and how they plan to celebrate Pride! Thu, May 30th, 2019. 6:30 PM at The Riveter Dallas (3333 Welborn Street #Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75219) RSVP HERE
LEV Featuring Bleach, May May Graves & Frida Monet
The W Dallas-Victory is kicking off Pride Weekend with an electrifying performance by LEV featuring drag darlings Bleach, May May Graves and Frida Monet. They are giving away a free $50 bar tab for the night to whoever wears their best Pride OUTFIT. $15 General Admission, $65 VIP Tickets include full bar service from 8 PM – 11 PM. Fri, May 31st, 2019. 7: 00 PM (2440 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75219) TICKETS HERE
RELEASE feat. Peter Napoli
DJ Peter Napoli signature house and techno sound have packed the dancefloor of many of his traveling BRÜT parties with a sea of men in gear. His music and rhythm are all about the journey. For Pride, he’s coming to the Big D for a night of music, magic, and mystery. Fri, May 31st, 2019. 9 PM at Lizard Lounge (2424 Swiss Ave, Dallas, Texas 75204) TICKETS HERE
Pride Weekend Brunch at Merchant House
Grab your BFF’s and enjoy Merchant House’s quirky decor and global cuisine for a special Pride Brunch. $3 mimosas or $15 carafes will get you in the mood to celebrate. Sat, June 1st, 2019. 11 AM at Merchant House (4040 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75219) RESERVATIONS & MORE INFO
Sunlife Pool Party with DJ Alyson Calagna
After brunch, grab your swimsuits and shades and cool off at SUNLIFE – a daytime dance series forecasting sunny skies and uplifting vibes. Join Alyson Calagna poolside for an afternoon of love, light, and music. Sat, June 1st, 2019. 2 PM at Lorenzo Hotel (1011 S Akard St, Dallas, Texas 75215) TICKETS HERE
WeWork DFW Pre-Pride Parade Party
Join WeWork DFW for a morning of celebrating being authentically you. The We Company will be having their second annual WeWork Pre-Parade Pride Party at their newest Dallas location, WeWork Victory Plaza. Last year, I hosted the festivities, and I had a blast. As usual, expect colorful drinks, delicious bites, a fierce DJ, and much more. In the end, they will have a large party bus outside for those who want to ride with them to Fair Park for the Official 2019 Dallas Pride Parade. Sun, June 2nd, 2019. 11 AM at WeWork Victory Plaza (3090 Olive Street, Floor 3 Dallas, TX 75219) RSVP HERE
Pride Is a Protest March
We know that The Stonewall riots were a significant milestone marking the beginning of the LGBTQ-rights movement, due in large part to the work of some amazing trans women of color. This year Dallas Pride Parade will be held at Fair Park a private, fenced-in facility visible only to those who are intentionally present there. Join Transgender Pride of Dallas to help bring visibility to those communities that are still suffering. March through the streets of downtown Dallas, through Deep Ellum, and right up to the gates of Fair Park where the Pride Parade begins. Sun, June 2nd, 2019. 11:30 AM at City Hall (1500 Marilla St, Dallas, Texas 75201) MORE INFO
Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade
The annual Pride parade returns to Dallas for the 36th year. As I mentioned at the beginning, this year, it will be held at Fair Park, moving away from “The Strip.” The parade will wind through the historic Fair Park grounds with parade announcers, food and beverage along the route. The parade is always FREE to attend and watch. However, parking rates on the Fair Park grounds will be $10/car. Not allowed: outside food or drinks, alcohol, coolers, or drones. Sun, June 2nd, 2019. 2 PM Fair Park (1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210) MORE INFO
Beauty Bar Pride Afterparty
Beauty Bar newest location in Deep Ellum is the perfect spot to party after the parade. Be prepared to get your wigs snatched by DJ Blake Ward and some of the fiercest Dallas underground queens. No cover. 21+. Sun, June 2nd, 2019. 3 PM at Beauty Bar Dallas (2805 Main St, Dallas, Texas 75206) MORE INFO
Brüt Dallas Pride Closing Party
For the third year in a row, DJ Dan Darlington and the Brut boys are back to close up Dallas Pride festivities, giving the sexy men of the south their dose of NYC’s dirty beats. The energy will be dark, and the crowd will be red hot, so be prepared to sweat. Dance and burn the floor to an infectious and sexy sound. Sun, June 2nd, 2019. 9 PM at Marty’s Live (4207 Maple Ave, Dallas, Texas 75219) TICKETS HERE
Now get out there and show your Pride!
Not just a pretty face