Even though Dallas Pride doesn't take place until September, we still party every June for national Pride month.
Posted on May 23, 2017
Dallas may not celebrate Pride until September but the rest of the world goes rainbow in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan that marked the beginning of the modern LGBT civil rights movement. Regardless of when we hold our parade, Dallas still celebrates our LGBT community all year long, include during Pride Month in June.
Over the years there have been various events designed to give locals and visitors the opportunity to let loose and have fun while paying tribute to the significance of the month, but MetroBall has become the go-to soirée.
This year, the 12th annual MetroBall keeps the "June Pride" tradition alive with a fantastic party featuring performances by two award-winning dance-music icons: Taylor Dayne as part of her "Tell It To My Heart" tour and Cece Peniston. American Idol LGBT finalist David Hernandez will host the festivities at the S4 nightclub on the Cedar Springs strip.
Funds raised through ticket sales and the silent auction benefit the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund (GDMAF), which has raised more than half a million dollars over the years, assisting more than 3,000 people living with HIV/AIDS.
It's the perfect way to get people in the rainbow-filled spirit for Dallas' official celebration in the fall with this one great party for an even greater cause.