If you haven’t noticed the explosion of rainbow colors on Cedar Springs Road, then you must live in the burbs. Or you need to invest in a seeing-eye gay.
It seems like only yesterday we were passed out on the curb, covered in beads and confetti, being scooped up by a post-parade street sweeper. But time flies indeed, and it has been a full year.
For 2011, the events leading up to and following the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade are bigger and more diverse than ever. We won’t go into all the details of every event, but we’re including a link at the end of this story that has a comprehensive listing of everything gay there is to see and do in the city. (But you’ll have to browse Craigslist for the bathroom-stall locations of closeted Republicans and anti-gay preachers, if you’re into that sort of thing. We certainly don’t condone it. Much.)
As always, the parade is followed by a big festival at Lee Park. One change this year is a $5 admission charge, which will increase money donated to the event’s beneficiary, Youth First Texas (and keep out the riff-raff!). So make sure you keep an extra five-spot handy to get into the fun.
So gather up the gays, put on your most flamboyant outfit (or your skimpiest) and celebrate not just pride, but your own individuality. Gay, straight or anything in between, that’s something everybody should be proud of.
Happy Pride from all the gays at Gay List Daily!
Complete weekend details at www.dallasprideparade.com
Photo credit: DallasPrideParade.com and Michael Bell, photographer
Gay Pride Week Pick: Catch a Wave
Back in the day, there was a gay bar with a pool. We know, we know. How did that ever close? Booze and naked men? Sounds like the formula for a huge success. Though we never got to experience it ourselves, we are happy to report that for one night only, the legendary bar will be back in spirit at Brick/Joe’s on Wycliff.
The early-evening party will feature videos and music from “back in the day” and a trip down memory lane courtesy of host Trish Hedge. There will be plenty of drink specials and a special 50/50 raffle benefiting Resource Center Dallas. (That means you could walk away with a wad of cash – to give right back to Brick’s hot male dancers, of course!)
Tonight, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
2525 Wycliff Avenue, Dallas