LGBTQ CommunityCulture & People
The LGBTQ community thrives in the Dallas Region, with a widespread sentiment of welcome throughout the cities and business communities. Both the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index in 2020, which measures cities inclusion of LGBTQ residents.
You can find a strong LGBTQ community in the Dallas Region. Many company’s based in the Dallas area, such as American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, Sabre Corporation, GameStop, and Dallas Mavericks are leading the fight for diversity and gay rights in the state. In a resounding victory, in June 2020 the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ people from employment discrimination. Read the Dallas Regional Chamber’s statement commending this landmark ruling.
Oak Lawn – This neighborhood, affectionately called “The Gayborhood,” hosts a high concentration of GLBT residents, shops, restaurants and nightclubs. Popular joints include Round-Up Saloon, Jr’s Bar & Grill, Sue Ellen’s, Station 4 (S4), and The Rose Room.
Oak Cliff – Home to the Bishop Arts District, Trinity Groves, Kessler Park and many historic designated neighborhoods. Favorite restaurants include Hattie’s, Jonathan’s, Spiral Dinner (vegan) and Hunky’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers.
LGBTQ COMMUNITY EVENTS & RESOURCES
Black Tie Dinner – Largest fund raising dinner for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the nation.
Cathedral of Hope – Dallas hosts the “world’s largest gay church,” Cathedral of Hope, with more than 4,000 members.
The Dallas Voice – Keep in touch with the Dallas LGBT community through the weekly magazine.
North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce – Achieving equality through business and proponents of the LGBT WE Zone
Dallas Regional Chamber – List of resources and events honoring the region’s LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month.
Get involved in the community – find an event to go to here!
Out of the Closet Thrift Store – Offers free HIV testing and other medical support. The proceeds of shopping and donating go support the Aids Healthcare Foundation.
Resource Center – The Dallas-based center provides culturally sensitive, GLBT-friendly services including low-cost mental health counseling, vaccinations, lab work, transgender health and HIV services.
Cyberbullying Safety Guide – Make sure to know how to protect yourself in different situations online with these tips and practical suggestions for various situations., such as cyberbullying.
Visit Dallas – LGBTQ events in Dallas