Dallas Pride spanned an entire weekend of events, from the Pre-Pride Party in Victory Park (and gay happy hour at the W) on Friday to the annual Gay Day at Six Flags Saturday and the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade and Festival on Sunday. Here’s what it all looked like. 1. Partiers at Ghostbar at the W …. 2. Gays get taken for a ride at Six Flags …. 3. Dallas’ version of a gay cowboy marching in the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade …. 4. A college student in the parade rechristens SMU …. 5. A marching angel — or a little devil? (Check out the wings) …. 6. The term "blue-haired lady" gets a whole new meaning at the parade …. 7. The coolest person at the parade was this cowboy from the Round-Up Saloon …. 8. Miss Congeniality waves to her fans …. 9. Parade onlookers cheer and gawk …. 10. Members of the Dallas Diablos rugby club man a booth at the Festival in Lee Park (emphasis on "man")…. 11. Guys cheering for Gay Day at Six Flags …. 12. The Out & Equal float dominates the horizon with a rainbow of balloons. (PHOTOS BY GREGORY HAYES, ARNOLD WAYNE JONES AND JOHN WRIGHT)
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 24, 2009.