Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 11:45am

Being able to become who you are is the best thing that can happen to anyone. That goes for me when I first moved to the United States from Asia in the late 1990s. The most inspiring moment that I could recall was when my partner, Cannon Flowers, and I participated in the Alan Ross [...]

List of booths for Festival in Lee Park at Dallas Pride

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 11:34am

Advanced Apartment Locators AIDS Arms, Inc. – LifeWalk AIDS Healthcare Foundation American Military Partner Association AT&T Mobility BBVA Compass Bank Cathedral of Hope Chad West Law Comerica Bank, N.A. Condoms to Go / Sara’s Secret CVS Caremark Dallas – Gay for Good Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau Dallas Voice Eckankar (Texas Satsang Society, Inc.) Flavors [...]


Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 11:25am

The person who has most inspired me, who most instills pride in my chosen trans and LGBQ families, is Sylvia Rivera. I ran across Lucky Michael’s book Shelter while visiting the Transgender Center in Houston a few years ago. It beautifully documents the work at Sylvia’s Place, a shelter that continues efforts Sylvia began to [...]


Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 11:10am

When first asked to write about my most “prideful moment,” I wasn’t sure what to say — or if I had anything relevant to say. But that changed recently. Last month, I was attending my uncle’s memorial service. All of my close family members know I have been in a relationship with Kimberly more than [...]

PRIDEFUL MOMENTS: Celeste Martinez

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 11:00am

  Growing up in a Hispanic, Catholic household the way I did, being gay was considered taboo on so many levels. There were times when I was made to feel “less-than” and that to be gay was a sin. Yet I knew who I was from a very early age — that I was different and [...]

Pride 2013: Pride Briefs

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 10:10am

  LULAC Rainbow Council hosts 2nd Social Justice Summit at UTD The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Rainbow Council of Dallas will sponsor its second annual LGBTQ Social Justice Summit on Saturday, Sept. 14, at The University of Texas at Dallas Clark Center in Richardson. “The LGBTQ Social Justice Summit is a great [...]

Lineup for 2013 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 10:09am

EDITOR’S NOTE: This list does not include the parade banner, city officials, grand marshals, the Voice of Pride winner and sponsors, which come at the beginning of the parade. 1          AIDS Arms, Inc. – LifeWalk 2          Caven Enterprises 3          Spectrum Motorcycle Riding Club 4          Midway Hills Christian Church 5          New York Life Insurance Co. 6          [...]

Pride 2013: Pride on ‘Agenda’

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 10:05am

CW33 reporter and ‘Gay Agenda’ creator Doug Magditch profiles 30 local LGBT leaders from past and present to mark parade anniversary   Rich Lopez  | Contributing Writer In November, the LGBT community witnessed something surprising. Having out TV reporters was hardly novel for North Texas, but a segment devoted entirely to gay goings-on? That was [...]

Pride 2013: DFW Pride Movement hosts 5th annual event

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 10:00am

Nonprofit arm of Black Pride marks anniversary since breaking away from Dallas Southern Pride, which holds festivities on same weekend   ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor DFW Pride Movement, the nonprofit organization that began hosting its own Black Pride events five years ago, will mark its anniversary this fall with special guests and first-ever events. [...]

Pride 2013: She’s got the Teen Pride Connection

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 9:55am

Amanda Robinson and Antionett Thomas’ Real Live Connection aims to prevent LGBT youth from making the same mistakes they did   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Amanda Robinson is the first to admit that her past isn’t one without blemishes. “I sold drugs from a young age,” she says matter-of-factly. “I was convicted of two [...]