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Experience the New Dallas
Dallas is a big city with big ideas, and our LGBT community and culture are no exception.
If it's been a while since you've visited Dallas, it's time to start making new travel arrangements. Lesbian and gay travelers have plenty to see and do. Whether your interests are in the arts and culture, shopping, dining, or nightlife-it's time to experience all that the new Dallas has to offer.
Dallas LGBT Community Facts
Dallas boasts two thriving LGBT neighborhoods located minutes from downtown. Each has a unique atmosphere that radiates through the people and businesses in the neighborhood.
For nearly 30 years, Oak Lawn has been the epicenter of all the LGBT action in Dallas. The Cedar Springs strip is filled with a variety of restaurants, cafes, specialty stores, and a blend of LGBT bars and night clubs, all within a two block walking distance. Throughout the Oak Lawn neighborhood you will encounter many different gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses.
Bishop Arts District
The Bishop Arts District is another popular gayborhoods where arts and dining seamlessly blend together, creating a charming and evolving area. Here you will find an array of art galleries, restaurants and shops situated along a city block. If you're looking to move to Dallas, the Bishop Arts District is a cozy community nestled just southwest of downtown.
A strong, cooperative LGBT community is one of the top reasons many admire Dallas. Our city boasts many LGBT organizations that strive to educate and offer assistance to our community. From LGBT youth groups to health awareness, support, and practically everything in between, Dallas continues to shine with pride. When it comes to local gay and lesbian media, the Dallas Voice is the premier source for gay and lesbian news and entertainment. Since its launch in 1984, the newspaper has grown to a weekly readership of more than 50,000. New issues are published weekly and distributed to the public across North Texas. An online version is also available at www.dallasvoice.com.
Numerous annual community events attract thousands of patrons and travelers: