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EXPERIENCE NORTH TEXAS A Complete Guide to Visiting DFW From TOP to BOTTOM

The SOURCE A Comprehensive Business Directory

The BEST Our Dynamic Visitors and Relocation Guides

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table of contents

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2014 Volume 22

publisher leo Cusimano

editor arnold wayne Jones

writers arnold wayne Jones david taffet

art director Michael stephens

project manager terry thompson

advertising sales Greg hoover david liddle Chad Mantooth

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The OUT North Texas™ 2014 is published annually by Voice Publishing Company, Inc., 4145 Travis, Third Floor, Dallas, Texas 75204, 214-754-8710. All rights reserved. OUT North Texas™ is a trademarks of Voice Publishing Company, Inc. All contents printed herein may not be reproduced in any way without written permission from the publisher. Businesses and individuals advertising in OUT North Texas™ welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clientele. Many, but not all, of the advertising businesses are LGBT owned and/or operated. Inclusion of an individual and/or advertiser in OUT North Texas™ does not necessarily reflect his/her sexual orientation. OUT North Texas™, its publisher and staff are not responsible for claims made by advertisers or the quality of their services or products. The publisher reserves the right to decline any ad submitted for placement.

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ith Rat Pack swagger, Matt Bomer — best known as a dominating reformed con-man Neal Caffrey on the USA series White Collar, as well as his turn as a stripper in the hit feature film Magic Mike — has become a charismatic leading man. Best of all, the native of Spring, Texas, came out publicly as gay in 2012, without seemingly affecting his star appeal; he was even considered a frontrunner for the lead in the film adaptation of the uber-hetero potboiler 50 Shades of Grey. Bomer — 36 and partnered, with three children — answered a few questions about Magic Mike, life lessons from convicted felons and getting pranked by Sex and the City’s Willie Garson. Question: As a character who is a professional deceiver, Neal gets to tell some pretty fantastic tales, but what is the first fib you can remember telling? Bomer: I’ve never told a lie, I’m lying. [Laughs] Is this going to be in print? Who knows, probably when I was a teenager … oh, I know! I took my brother’s truck out when I was probably too young to drive and got a flat tire! What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned about con men or criminals from working on White Collar? We have a former con-artist — reformed I might add — who acts as a consultant on the show so he’s always there to teach me the slight of hand stuff we do, so whether it’s pick a pocket, or a lock and basically how to make any con that Neal does look and feel as legitimate as possible. I do have the security of someone being able to call cut if I mess it up! I have picked a few locks though, maybe just blind luck! Willie Garson, your co-star on White Collar, has said that Don Cheadle gave him the nickname Evil Willie. Do you have any nicknames that fans might not know about? Evil Willie, that’s hilarious, Willie is an amazing guy and an incredible actor to get to work with; he’s such a distinctive personality as I’m sure you know, and that’s why he’s so beloved and known in the business by everyone. We haven’t come up with creative nicknames yet I’ll have to think of one. I will tell you that Willie pulled a pretty massive prank on me the day Magic Mike premiered, and we caught it on film. Did you ever worry as an actor, that taking on the role of a

Matt Bomer, star of ‘White Collar.’ Photos courtesy USA Network.

stripper can glorify an industry that legitimizes the objectification of men and women? It’s a very real story. I am so grateful that people responded they way they did to the film, Channing [Tatum]’s story and Matt’s role, all the guys actually, but when I signed on, I thought it was a really small independent film that would be a small gritty story that Steven Soderbergh was directing, and then it became something very different which is amazing and completely surprising. I’m so glad that Channing decided to tell the story, and I got to be a part of it. Was it difficult to adapt to Soderbergh’s highly naturalistic, but stylized perspective? It was fantastic, working with Steven Soderbergh. It was a dream come true, and it was a great group of guys. It was like getting to be in a fraternity, which I never got to do in college, so it was like entering into an endeavour that was quite intimidating, but everyone banded together, and we all stayed after our scenes were done to watch and support everyone else. It was one of the greatest ensemble experiences of my career thus far. If you could appear in any other TV show …? Gosh that’s good. Well, for drama, definitely Homeland, which I enjoy a lot, but [for] comedy, [the cult hit] Portlandia. Or maybe Modern Family! • — Interview by Nick Arthur, OnTheBox.com.

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Evolution. Voice Publishing is excited to be part of the evolution in the media industry and especially the LGBT press in Texas. We recognize that you get your news and information from multiple sources and our business model has grown to deliver in-depth community news in print, web, mobile and more. I am excited to announce the next evolution in the Texas LGBT press landscape. To build a stronger more current, useful, vibrant Directory product, our former Yellow Pages product has been redesigned, renamed and replaced with this exciting, glossy, full-color magazine serving the North Texas LGBT community. Over the last 22 years, this directory has expanded from its original Lambda Pages, to Dallas Voice Yellow Pages and now to OUT North Texas. By combining resources of Dallas Voice, the Dallas and Ft. Worth Convention & Visitors Bureaus, we will be the ofďŹ cial visitors guide for the North Texas LGBT community with an extensive business directory and relocation resource. Our loyal readers have continued to support our advertisers throughout the past 22 years and we are excited to offer this new opportunity to support our vibrant LGBT and allied business community. Please support these advertisers as you are OUT in North Texas and let them know you appreciate their support for our community. Thank you for being a part of our evolution!

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michael rawlings

thE hoNoraBlE MaYor of dallas

Greetings! As Mayor of the City of Dallas, it is my honor to congratulate 2014 OUT North Texas on its first publication. The OUT North Texas family has been a reliable and useful resource to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community (GLBT), and for the entire City of Dallas. I strongly believe that our city is stronger today because of its rich cultural diversity and the OUT North Texas as a memento to that diversity. Entrepreneurs, small businesses and Fortune 500 firms are all discovering the tremendous value in having a diverse workforce and community. Dallas takes great pride in embracing diversity. In fact, it is one of our city’s greatest strengths. Dallas would not be the city it is today without the many benefits that comes from having a homogenous population. That is why companies are moving to our city and why firms choose to stay. The 2014 OUT North Texas Pages is a showcase of that diversity. The many retailers, companies, professionals and service providers listed inside play an important role in our region’s economy. When readers patronize these advertisers they provide an economic boost. I would encourage readers to support these businesses and explore what these companies have to offer in our city. OUT North Texas has also been a reliable and useful resource for our out-of-town visitors for over 60 years, providing all the latest information for the best entertainment, shopping and dining experience while in our town. The Dallas Voice Yellow Pages long commitment to our community is commendable and I wish OUT North Texas a successful 1st edition! As we celebrate this milestone, I ask that we all bear in mind that while we have overcome difficult obstacles, cultural tolerance is still something that we all must continue to practice and teach future generations. Again, thank you to the OUT North Texas for consistently making a positive impact on our community. Best regards,

Michael S. Rawlings Mayor

offiCE of thE MaYor CitY hall 1500 Marilla st., 5EN dallas, tEXas 75201 tElEphoNE 214.670.4054 faX 214.670.0646

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craig watkins

dallas CoUNtY distriCt attorNEY

Office of the District Attorney Dallas County Dear friends,

As a native to Dallas County, I have witnessed the ideological evolution of our vast cities over the past several decades. As we grew, we stood up to the hand of hatred and oppression, and together we created progress – progress that I continue to promote every day in my office. As the elected District Attorney for Dallas County, and the top law enforcement officer in the county, it is my duty – my obligation – to protect our citizens and our friends that stop in for a visit. I take that duty very seriously, and consider it a privilege to make our neighborhoods a safer place to live. I am honored to call myself a friend to the LGBT community. As a minority, I understand the plight of a marginalized people, and I have made it a point to meet with leaders in the LGBT community and listen to their concerns. I take seriously my role as a representative of Dallas County, and aspire to truly represent all citizens in our communities, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. I am proud of our rich diversity, proud of the colorful individualism that makes Dallas a great place to live. On behalf of my office and the citizens that I represent, allow me to welcome you to the most progressive Dallas to date.

With warmest regards,

Craig Watkins Dallas County District Attorney

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Welcome to dallas, a city where optimism meets opportunity! big things Happen Here, and now is the perfect time to experience the transformation throughout downtown and surrounding neighborhoods resulting from more than $15 billion in recent development. You won’t want to miss these new venues: • Klyde Warren park unites downtown and Uptown at the dallas arts district, the largest urban arts district in the nation. Year-round food trucks, dog park, yoga, concerts and other activity make this a favorite and free destination in the heart of the city. • perot Museum of nature and science in victory park, the first new ground-up U.s. museum built in decades, features 11 permanent and additional traveling state-of-the-art and interactive exhibits that appeal to all ages. a first-year goal of one million visitors was met in just seven months. • rory Meyers children’s adventure Garden at the dallas arboretum features 150 interactive exhibits and a 5x5-foot omni Globe with a real-time map showing wildfires, sea ice formations and hurricanes. • George W. bush presidential center at southern Methodist University features a massive piece of steel from the World trade center, a full-sized oval office, texas rose Garden, a theater that engages visitors in major decision-making policies during the bush administration and a 67-foot, 360-degree, high definition video wall with a montage of the 44 U.s. presidents. • and the reimagined, reopened observation deck at reunion tower delivers an impressive, interactive 360-degree dallas experience. add these to the dining, shopping, and performing and visual arts available throughout the city and, whether a visitor or a resident, the possibilities are endless. dallas is a vibrant, progressive destination that celebrates its diversity. We look forward to sharing our great city with you! sincerely,

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etting here: Dallas/Fort Worth is located in the Central Time Zone in North Central Texas, 245 miles north-northwest of Houston and 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, near the headwaters of the Trinity River.

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Approximate Flight Times Austin 1 hr Corpus Christi 1 hr 30 mins El Paso 1 hr 45 mins Houston 1 hr San Antonio 1 hr Albuquerque 1 hr 45 mins Atlanta 2 hrs Boston 4 hrs Chicago 2 hrs 15 mins Denver 1 hr 45 mins Detroit 2 hrs 45 mins Las Vegas 2 hrs 30 mins Los Angeles 3 hrs Miami 2 hrs 45 mins New Orleans 1 hr 30 mins New York City 2 hrs 45 mins Philadelphia 3 hrs 30 mins San Francisco 3 hrs 30 mins Seattle 4 hrs Washington, D.C. 2 hrs 45 mins

Approximate Driving Times Austin 3 hrs Abilene 3 hrs Corpus Christi 6 hrs El Paso 12 hrs Harlingen 8 hrs Houston 4.5 hrs Lubbock 7.5 hrs Midland 5 hrs San Antonio 4 hrs Tyler 2 hrs Albuquerque, N.M. 10 hrs New Orleans, La. 8 hrs Oklahoma City, Ok. 3 hrs Shreveport, La. 3.5 hrs Tulsa, Okla. 4.5 hrs

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Dallas Tourist Information Center Old Red Courthouse Downtown Historic District 100 S. Houston St., Dallas 75202 VisitDallas.com

Important Numbers The Greater Dallas area requires that you dial the area code along with the seven-digit phone number. Local area codes are 214, 972, 469 and 817 (Tarrant County). Amtrak Dallas 24-hour events hotline Dallas City Services (non-emergency) Convention & Visitors Bureau Dallas Convention Center Dallas Public Library DART Public Transportation DFW International Airport Emergency (police, fire) Greyhound Bus Lines Love Field Airport Main Post Office Reach of Dallas Weather

800-872-7245 214-571-1301 311 214-571-1000 214-939-2700 214-670-1400 214-979-1111 972-574-8888 911 800-231-2222 214-670-6073 800-275-8777 214-630-4796 214-787-1111

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities The ARC of Dallas 214-634-9810 DART Paratransit Service 214-515-7272 DFW Airport Assistance 972-574-4420

Sport Venues American Airlines Center Cowboys Stadium Moody Coliseum at SMU Rangers Ballpark in Arlington SBC Cotton Bowl Texas Motorplex Texas Motor Speedway

214-222-3687 817-892-4161 214-768-2903 817-273-5100 214-638-2695 972-878-2641 817-215-8500

Hospitals Baylor Children’s Medical Center Veterans Affairs Medical Center Medical City Hospital Methodist Hospital Parkland Hospital Presbyterian Hospital Poison Center Texas Scottish Rite Hospital UT Southwestern Medical Center Zale Lipshy Hospital

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he center of Dallas’ gay life is found primarily in the Oak Lawn/ Cedar Springs/Uptown area. Here you’ll find bars and dance clubs with an appeal to just about every taste; restaurants that serve up cuisine flavored by a blend of Southern, Mexican and international influences; and countless galleries, shops and outdoor patios perfect for seeing or being seen. Dallas is easy to get to (served by two major airports) and easy to get around thanks to its public transportation, taxis, trolleys and light rail system. The Oak Lawn gayborhood is defined by four major streets: Inwood Road on the northwest, Lemmon Avenue on the northeast, Oak Lawn Avenue on the southeast and Maple Avenue on the southwest. The commercial establishments along all of these streets are very gay-aware and gay-friendly, and of course any business within this block of streets can pretty much be assumed to be “all gay, all the time.”

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Alexandre’s 4026 Cedar Springs Road 214-559-0720 BJ’s NXS! 3215 N. Fitzhugh Ave. 214-526-9510 Bjsnxs.com The Brick/Joe’s 2525 Wycliff Ave., Ste. 124 214-521-3154 BrickDallas.com

Pub Pegasus 3326 N. Fitzhugh Ave. 214-559-4663 PubPegasus.com Randy’s Club Cherries 2506 Knight St. 214-520-2851

The Dallas Eagle 5740 Maple Ave. 214-357-4375 DallasEagle.com

The Round-Up Saloon 3912 Cedar Springs Road 214-522-9611 RoundupSaloon.com

Eden Lounge 2911 Main St. 214-810-5790

Station 4 and The Rose Room 3911 Cedar Springs Road 214-559-1004 Caven.com

Havana 4006 Cedar Springs Road 214-526-9494 Hidden Door 5025 Bowser Ave. 214-526-0620 HiddenDoor-Dallas.com JR.’s Bar & Grill 3923 Cedar Springs Road 214-559-1004 Caven.com Kaliente 4350 Maple Ave. 214-520-6676 Kaliente.cc Los Rieles 600 Riverfront Blvd. 214-741-2125 Pavillion Lounge 325 Centre St. 214-941-2145

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Pekers 2615 Oak Lawn Ave. 214-528-3333 PekersBar.com

Sue Ellen’s 3014 Throckmorton St. 214-559-1004 Caven.com The Tin Room 2514 Hudnall St. 214-526-6365 TinRoom.net TMC: The Mining Company 3903 Cedar Springs Road 214-559-1004 Caven.com Woody’s Sports & Video Bar 4011 Cedar Springs Road 214-520-6629 DallasWoodys.com Zippers 3333 N. Fitzhugh Ave. 214-526-9519

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w Bachman LakE 2530 Webb Chapel Road Ext., Dallas, 75220, 214-670-6374. Bachman Lake, near Love Field, is a favorite spot for many walkers, joggers and bikers who use the 3-mile water front riding and walking trails. w DaLLaS aRBORETUm anD BOTanIc GaRDEn 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, 75218, 214-515-6500, DallasArboretum.org. This 66-acre arboretum and botanical garden showcases perennial fragrant gardens, towering trees and lush lawns. Wheelchair accessible. w FaIR PaRk 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, 75210, 214-670-8400, FairParkDallas.com. This 277-acre national historic landmark holds the largest collection of cultural facilities in Dallas. It’s open year-round and is home to numerous museums, the Cotton Bowl, the huge Music Hall, an aquarium, a Vietnam Memorial and much more. w kaTy TRaIL OF DaLLaS 3523 McKinney, Ave., Dallas, 75204, 214-303-1180, KatyTrailDallas.org. The Katy Trail links the people and places of Dallas in a powerful new way. The Katy Trail runs through the densest part of the city; more than 300,000 people live or work within a mile of its route. 22

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w ROBERT E. LEE PaRk anD aRLInGTOn haLL 3400 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, 75201, 214-521-2003. This beautifully landscaped park stretches along scenic Turtle Creek. A festival held here concludes Dallas’ annual Gay Pride festivities and the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade held each third Sunday in September. w OLD cITy PaRk: w ThE hISTORIcaL VILLaGE OF DaLLaS 1717 Gano St., Dallas, 75215, 214-421-5141, OldCityPark.org. Nestled in 13 wooded acres just south of downtown Dallas, Old City Park provides visitors a unique museum experience. Old City Park is composed of 38 historic structures and boasts a working farm, a traditional Jewish household, elegant Victorian homes, a school, a church and commercial buildings. w TExaS DIScOVERy GaRDEnS aT FaIR PaRk 3601 Martin Luther King Blvd., Dallas, 75215, 214-428-7476, TexasDiscoveryGardens.org . A year-round urban oasis of beauty and tranquility, Texas Discovery Gardens is located at historic Fair Park. w kLyDE WaRREn PaRk Over Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets, KlydeWarrenPark.org. A greenspace built over a highway is Dallas’ newest outdoor attraction. w WhITE ROck LakE anD GREEnBELT PaRk 830 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, 75218, 214-670-8281.

The 9.33-mile waterfront trail is perfect for biking, running and walking. The park includes playgrounds and a 10-station workout spot.

MUSEUMS w aFRIcan amERIcan mUSEUm 3536 Grand Ave., Dallas, 75210, 214-565-9026, AAMDallas.org. Housed in four vaulted galleries, the museum explores the African-American experience through exhibits and displays, including a recent exhibit on lesbians in the South. w cROW cOLLEcTIOn OF aSIan aRT 2010 Flora St., Dallas, 75201, 214-979-6430, CrowCollection.org . The Crow Collection contains more than 600 paintings, objects of metal and stone, and large architectural pieces from China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. More than 300 works are on display in the galleries, including precious jade ornaments, Japanese scrolls and an 18th century sandstone facade. w DaLLaS cEnTER FOR cOnTEmPORaRy aRT 2801 Swiss Ave., Dallas, 75204, 214-821-2522, TheContemporary.net. Education and information center for the visual arts. The center’s exhibitions feature the work of regional artists. w DaLLaS hOLOcaUST mUSEUm 211 North Record St., Ste. 100, Dallas, 75202, 214-741-7500, DallasHolocaustMemorialCenter.org . VISITORS GUIDE

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w DaLLaS mUSEUm OF aRT 1717 North Harwood St., Dallas, 75201, 214-922-1200, DallasMuseumofArt.org. The spacious galleries feature a permanent collection spanning periods from pre-Columbian to modern eras. Special temporary exhibits rotate throughout the year. w DaLLaS mUSEUm OF naTURaL hISTORy 3535 Grand Ave., Dallas, 75210, 214-421-3466, DallasDino.org. Explore and discover the natural world through innovative programming and hands-on exhibits. w FROnTIERS OF FLIGhT mUSEUm 6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, 75209, 214-350-8600, FlightMuseum.com. Relive the history of aviation amid one of the world’s finest collections of artifacts, scale models, photographs and other flight memorabilia. w LOUIS TUSSaUD’S PaLacE OF Wax anD w RIPLEy’S BELIEVE IT OR nOT! 601 Palace Parkway, Grand Prairie, 75050, 972-263-2391, PalaceofWax.com. The Palace of Wax features movie stars and historical figures in lifelike detail. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is an eye-popping collection of the bizarre. w naShER ScULPTURE cEnTER 2001 Flora St., Dallas, 75201, 214-242-5100, NasherSculptureCenter.org. The Nasher is considered one of the foremost collections, private or public, of 20th century sculpture in the world. Comprised of more than 300 pieces, the collection features works by Calder, de Kooning, Kelly, Matisse, Miro, Picasso,

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w OLD RED mUSEUm OF DaLLaS cOUnTy 100 Houston St., Dallas 75202, 214-745-1100. Built in 1892, the restores county courthouse traces the history of Dallas County. w PEROT mUSEUm OF naTURE anD ScIEncE 2201 N. Field St., Dallas, 75202, PerotMuseum.org. Dallas’ newest museum opened in late 2012 and immediately became one of Dallas’ most popular attractions. w ThE ScIEncE PLacE aT FaIR PaRk 1318 Second Ave., Dallas, 75210, 214-428-5555, SciencePlace.org. An exciting science and technology museum featuring hands-on and participatory exhibits, as well as the state-of-the-art TI Founders IMAX Theater with a 79-foot domed screen and a planetarium. w ThE SIxTh FLOOR mUSEUm aT DEaLEy PLaza 411 Elm St., Dallas, 75202, 214-747-6660, JFK.org. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President Kennedy with documentary films, photographs and artifacts.

SIGHTS & SOUNDS w cEnTRaL LIBRaRy (J. ERIk JOnSSOn) 1515 Young St., Dallas, 75201, 214-670-1400, DallasLibrary.org. Dallas' largest library offers a comprehensive array of informational documents on its eight floors, including an original copy of the 1776 Declaration of Independence.

w cOTTOn BOWL aT FaIR PaRk 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, 75210, 214-670-8400. Located in Fair Park, the Cotton Bowl is home to the Southwestern Cotton Bowl Classic, as well as the annual Texas-OU football game. w DaLLaS cITy haLL 1500 Marilla St., Dallas, 75201, 214-670-3011, DallasCityHall.com. This building is the hub of city government services and hosts numerous festivals and special events at its plaza. w DaLLaS cOnVEnTIOn cEnTER 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, 75202, 214-939-2700 DallasConventionCenter.com. The Dallas Convention Center is one of the largest in the nation, holding national and international conventions, concerts and other events. In 2011, the new convention center hotel, the Omni, opened nearby. w DaLLaS cOUnTy w hISTORIcaL PLaza Market, Elm, Commerce and Houston streets, Dallas, 75201, 214-571-1300. This plaza is marked by several historical buildings and monuments, including The Old Red Courthouse, John Neely Bryan Cabin and the John F. Kennedy Memorial. w DaLLaS FaRmERS maRkET w & RESOURcE cEnTER 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas, 75201, 214-939-2808, DallasFarmersMarket.org. Established in 1941, the Dallas Farmers Market is the district where farmers sell crops from food to flowers directly to customers. Artisans and restaurants also take up residence here.

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w DaLLaS zOO 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, 75203, 214-670-6826, DallasZoo.com. The world-class zoo covers 95 acres and features many rare and endangered species. Key exhibits include the Endangered Tiger Habitat, the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo with interactive, educational exhibits for children and the 25acre Wilds of Africa including the new Giants of the Savanna elephant habitat. w GILLEy’S mUSIc cOmPLEx 1135 South Lamar St., Dallas, 75215, 214-421-2021, GilleysMusic.com . What used to be the iconic country music destination, Gilley’s Dallas has grown into the Gilley’s Music Complex, housing four music venues. The Palladium Ballroom is the largest, hosting national touring artists. It’s followed by the smaller and more intimate South Side Music Hall, The Loft and The Saloon, the latter which is the former Studio Bar & Grill. Each venue has hosted many LGBT bands and artists. 24

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w GRanaDa ThEaTER 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas, 75206, 214-824-9933, GranadaTheater.com . Once a classic movie palace, this re-purposed space now books live music events and concerts, as well as viewing parties for sports. w JOhn F. kEnnEDy mEmORIaL 605 Commerce St., Dallas, 75202, 214-571-1300. This stark and simple memorial to the late president is located in the Dallas County Historical Plaza. w kaLITa hUmPhREyS ThEaTER 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, 75219. Built in the 1950s by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this unique performance space was for decades home to the Dallas Theater Center, but with the construction of the Wyly Theatre has been opened to other groups as well, primarily the gay-centric Uptown Players. The building itself is a destination for architecture junkies. w mckInnEy aVEnUE TROLLEy 3153 Oak Grove St., Dallas, 75204, 214-855-0006, MATA.org/map.shtml. These historic trolleys connect the downtown Arts District with shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques in the popular Uptown area. Riding is free and an expansion opens this year.

w mESqUITE chamPIOnShIP RODEO 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, 75149, 972-285-8777, MesquiteRodeo.com. Bronco-bustin’ western fun is in store at the world-famous Mesquite Rodeo. w mORTOn h. mEyERSOn SymPhOny cEnTER 2301 Flora St., Dallas, 75201, 214-670-3600, DallasSymphony.com. This I.M. Pei-designed concert hall is one of the most acclaimed of its kind in North America, revered for sleek design and its acoustics. It has been an anchor performance hall in the Downtown Arts District for more than two decades and is home to the acclaimed Dallas Symphony Orchestra. w PEGaSUS PLaza 1500 Main St., Dallas, 75201, 214-523-0157. Located downtown, in the Dallas City Center, artists have created an urban park dedicated to Pegasus, the flying horse and symbol of the spirit of Dallas. w PIOnEER PLaza Griffin and Young streets, Dallas, 75202, 214-953-1184. A 4.2-acre plaza that features the world’s largest bronze monument: Forty longhorn steers being driven by three cowboys on horseback, as in the cattle drives of Texas. VISITORS GUIDE

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w SOUThFORk Ranch 3700 Hogge Road, Parker, 75002, 972-442-7800, SouthforkRanch.com. Southfork Ranch, famous for its representation in the TV show Dallas, includes a memorabilia exhibit, offers tours and is available for private parties. w SWISS aVEnUE hISTORIc DISTRIcT Upper Swiss Avenue, Dallas, 75204, SAHD.org. These early 20th century mansions in various styles create a grand boulevard. w TRInITy RIVER aUDUBOn cEnTER 6500 S. Loop 12, Dallas, TX 75217, TrinityRiverAudubon.org. Opened to the public on a reclaimed dump site in October 2008 with hiking trails, wildlife and a welcome center that explains the ecology of the Trinity River. w UnIOn STaTIOn — amTRak 400 S. Houston St., Dallas, 75202, 214-653-1101, DART.org. A 1914, vintage station that is home to Amtrak, Downtown DART Light Rail & Trinity Railway Express. Connected to the Hyatt Regency Dallas via underground. w VERIzOn ThEaTER 1001 NextStage Drive, Grand Prairie, 75050,

972-854-5050. Formerly Nokia Theater, this indoor performance space seats more than 6,300 patrons, welcoming acts as varied as Justin Beiber and Margaret Cho.

w WEST EnD hISTORIc DISTRIcT 208 N. Market St., Suite A, Dallas, 75202, 214-741-7180, DallasWestEnd.org. This turn-of-the-century warehouse district west of downtown is the site of various restaurants, shops and nightclubs. w WInSPEaR OPERa hOUSE 2303 Flora St., Dallas, 75201, 214-443-1000, ATTPAC.org. Opened in the fall of 2009, this 2,200-seat stateof-the-art opera house, designed by Norman Foster, became the toast of Dallas and one of the most reported-on architectural achievements nationwide. Its distinctive red facade, louvered canopy and modern chandelier all serve to highlight performances by the Dallas Opera, TITAS and other arts groups and national touring productions. w WyLy ThEaTRE 2400 Flora St., Dallas, 75201, 214-978-2800, ATTPAC.org. This big aluminum-tube cube, designed by Rem Koolhaas, is a flexible 500-plus seat main theater with a 99-seat black box that can be endlessly reconfigured. Home to the Dallas Theater Center and the Dallas Black Dance Theater, it opened in 2009 to much fanfare. •

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Important Numbers Amtrak City of Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau Cultural District/Zoo Info DFW International Airport Downtown Information Emergency (police, fire) Chamber of Commerce Historic Stockyards The T Bus Service Trinity Railway Express Tarrant County Courthouse

800-872-7245 817-392-2255 817-336-8791 817-882-8588 972-574-8888 817-336-8791 911 817-336-2491 817-624-4741 817-215-8600 817-215-8600 817-884-1111

Hospitals Columbia Plaza Med. Center Cook Children’s Med. Center Harris Continued Care Hospital Harris Methodist Hospital Harris Methodist Southwest Hugley Memorial Hospital John Peter Smith Hospital Tarrant County Hospital Dist. US Veterans Outpatient Clinic Vencor Hospital

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going OUT in fort worth — lgbt bars and clubs 1851 Club 1851 W. Division Arlington 76012 817-801-9303 1851Club.com Best Friends Club 2620 E. Lancaster Ave. Ft. Worth, 76103 817-534-2280 BestFriendsFW.com Changes 2637 E. LancasterAve. Ft. Worth, 76103 817-413-2332

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w BOTanIcaL RESEaRch InSTITUTE OF TExaS 509 Pecan St., Fort Worth, 76102, 817-332-4441, BRIT.org. This fascinating facility houses nearly one million plant specimens, as well as a vast library on botany and horticulture. BRIT is dedicated to conserving our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world. w FORT WORTh BOTanIc GaRDEnS 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, 76107, 817-871-7686, FWBG.org. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden has more than 2,500 native and exotic species of plants covering 109 acres. Visit more than 21 specialty gardens, including the European-designed Rose Garden and the 10,000-square-foot Conservatory, housing tropical flowers and foliage from around the world. w FORT WORTh JaPanESE GaRDEn 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, 76107, 817-871-7686, FWBG.org. This 7.5-acre garden is a haven of peaceful beauty, with waterfalls and pools filled with koi surrounded by evergreen shrubs, trees, flowers and colorful foliage. w FORT WORTh zOO 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, 76110, 817-759-7555, FortWorthZoo.com. The nationally ranked Fort Worth Zoo is now even better. Texas Wild!, an 8-acre exhibit, takes you 28

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on a spectacular journey through the various regions of the Lone Star State. You'll see Texas residents like swift foxes, ocelots, white-tailed deer, bobcats, red wolves, bats, spiders and more. Don’t miss Texas Town, complete with a restaurant, dry goods store, saloon and jail. There’s also a Play Barn and Play Yard where kids can pet their favorite animals and ride an old-fashioned carousel while parents try their hand at managing a computer-simulated ranch. As it spotlights endangered species, Texas Wild! highlights the conservation successes and challenges in the state.

w TRInITy TRaILS Northside Drive and Samuels to Foster Park, 817-871-PARK, TrinityTrails.org. Perfect for biking, walking or rollerblading, Trinity Trails offers 32 miles of paved trails. You can catch the trail practically anywhere from Northside Drive and Samuels to Foster Park, just north of I-20. The trail winds through Heritage Park, Trinity Park and Overton Park. w FORT WORTh naTURE cEnTER 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, 76135, 817-237-1111, FWNatureCenter.org. Explore the Texas wilderness that greeted the first pioneers at this refuge. You’ll see native wildlife and plants — including buffalo, whitetailed deer and Texas wildflowers — as you discover 25 miles of trails. The 3,500-acre sanctuary is located just 10 miles from downtown Fort Worth. The Hardwicke Interpretive Center includes nature programs, exhibits and a library.

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Japanese architecture while employing modern Western techniques. Designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Tadao Ando, it features 53,000 square feet of gallery space, a 1.5-acre pond, a cafe overlooking the water, and a 250seat auditorium. The Modern showcases masterworks of modern and contemporary American and European art from 1945 to the present.

w FORT WORTh mUSEUm OF ScIEncE & hISTORy 1501 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, 76107, 817-255-9300, 888-255-9300, FWMuseum.org. One of the largest science and history museums in the Southwest, this outstanding facility offers worlds of fun for families. The museum is home to nine permanent exhibits, including DinoDig, Kidspace and Hands-On Science. It’s also home to the spectacular, domed Omni Theater, which surrounds you with sight and sound, as well as the stellar Noble Planetarium. w amERIcan aIRLInES c. R. SmITh mUSEUm 4601 Texas Highway 360, Fort Worth, 76155, 817-967-1560, CRSmithMuseum.org. This museum shows the fascinating world of commercial aviation through interactive exhibits, dioramas, a large-screen theater and a restored DC-3. w STOckyaRDS mUSEUm 131 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 76106 , 817-625-5082, StockyardsMuseum.org. See how Fort Worth became “Cowtown” at this fun museum. It tells the story of the Fort Worth

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w SID RIchaRDSOn cOLLEcTIOn w OF WESTERn aRT 309 Main St., Fort Worth, 76102, 817-332-6554, SidRMuseum.org. Located downtown in Sundance Square, this wonderful collection features the works of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. w TExaS cOWBOy haLL OF FamE 128 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 76102, 817-626-7131, TexasCowboyHallofFame.com. Housed in the area’s original horse and mule barns, the museum features the Sterquell Wagon Collection, a collection of more than 60 wagons, carriages and sleighs that have been beautifully restored, and videos, trophies, saddles and photographs from Hall of Fame honorees. The John Justin Trail of Fame, named for the famous boot maker, showcases a variety of boots and special memorabilia from this legendary Western industry. w naTIOnaL cOWGIRL w mUSEUm & haLL OF FamE 1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth, 76107, 817-336-4475, Cowgirl.net. This is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit. 3,000 square feet of fun and education, it features interactive exhibits, artifacts from the permanent collection, a traveling exhibit

gallery, multi-purpose theater, expanded research library, wild-west-show-themed gift store and a grand rotunda where visitors can learn about the 158 women in the museum’s hall of fame.

w hISTORIc WaLL aT InTERmODaL w TRanSPORTaTIOn cEnTER 9th and Jones streets, Fort Worth, 76102. Located in the Intermodal Transportation Center, the Historic Wall celebrates the African-American mercantile and warehouse district that thrived in the eastern edge of downtown in early Fort Worth. The artwork is composed of carved and stained brick panels, and includes a narrative about the vibrant African-American commercial district. w naTIOnaL cOWBOyS OF cOLOR mUSEUm 3400 Mount Vernon Ave., Fort Worth, 76102, 817-534-8801, CowboysofColor.org. This fascinating museum highlights the role of African-Americans in the American West. The story of these trail-blazing cowboys is told through artwork, photos and other historical items, offering a new perspective of diversity, struggle and triumph in the Old West.

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Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall was named “one of the top 10 opera houses in the world” by Travel+Leisure magazine. An acclaimed multi-purpose facility, the Bass Hall is the permanent home of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Ballet Theater (when in Cowtown), the Fort Worth Opera, the Cliburn Concerts, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and some presentations by Casa Mañana.

w BILLy BOB’S TExaS 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, 76102, 817-624-7117, BillyBobsTexas.com. The world’s largest honky-tonk is huge (seven acres!), with its own indoor rodeo arena, two big dance floors, 25 bars, restaurants, arcade games, a Wall of Fame with celebrity handprints and a general store. Open daily, Billy Bob’s Texas features live musical entertainment every night and free dance lessons on Thursday night. w caSa mañana 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, 76107, 817-332-2272, CasaManana.org. Housed in a geodesic dome, this famous theaterin-the-round offers Broadway musicals, national touring shows, concerts and comedies. w cIRcLE ThEaTRE 230 W. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102, 817-877-3040, CircleTheatre.com. Located in Sundance Square, Circle Theatre offers contemporary plays rarely seen in Fort Worth. The theater space seats 125, bringing patrons close to the action on the stage. The theater celebrates Texas’ unique culture, and often produces works by Texas playwrights.

w cLIBURn cOncERTS 2525 Ridgmar Blvd #307, Fort Worth, 76116, 817-738-6536, Cliburn.org. This superb concert series celebrates its 50th anniversary last year. For decades, it has brought some of the world’s greatest classical performers to Fort Worth from legendary names to dazzling newcomers, and from instrumental concerts to vocal performances. Events are held at Bass Hall. w cOWTOWn cOLISEUm 121 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 76102, 817-625-1025, CowtownColiseum.com. Built in 1908, the Cowtown Coliseum was the site of the world’s first indoor rodeo. It hosts events throughout the year, including the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Performances every Friday and Saturday. w FORT WORTh hERD 131 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 76102, 817-336-HERD, FortWorthHerd.com. The world’s only daily cattle drive! The Old West comes to life before your eyes as cowhands drive a herd of longhorns along Exchange Avenue, through the Stockyards. Every detail is authentic and historically true. Held daily at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., except major holidays, weather permitting. w FORT WORTh OPERa 3505 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth 76102, 817-731-0833, FWOpera.org. Fort Worth Opera, the oldest opera company in Texas, stages a festival format series of three or four operas every spring at Bass Performance Hall, one of the top 10 opera houses in the world. Since its beginning in 1946, the Fort Worth Opera

has helped to launch the careers of great performers such as John Alexander, Luigi Alva, Martina Arroyo, Enrico de Giuseppe, Placido Domingo, Giorgio Tozzi and Beverly Sills.

w FORT WORTh ThEaTRE 4401 Trail Lake Drive, Fort Worth, 76109, 817-921-5300. The oldest community theater in North Texas, Fort Worth Theatre offers a broad range of theatrical productions at Orchestra Hall. The theater also produces the Hispanic “Labor of Love” series. w FORT WORTh SymPhOny ORchESTRa 330 E. 4th St., Ste. 200, Fort Worth, 76102, 817-665-6000, FortWorthSymphony.com. For more than 75 years, the Fort Worth Symphony has offered musical performances of exceptionally high quality. Two concert series are offered at the Bass Performance Hall: the Symphonic Series and the Pops Series, which features a variety of nationally renowned musical artists. In the summer, the Fort Worth Symphony presents “Concerts in the Garden,” a music festival held under the stars at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. w hIP POckET ThEaTRE 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth, 76108, 817-246-9775, HipPocket.org. One of the most innovative and respected companies in the Southwest, this delightful theater troupe has been entertaining and enchanting audiences since 1977. Hip Pocket Theatre performs at Silver Creek Amphitheatre, a wonderfully intimate outdoor space surrounded by the night sky.

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w JUBILEE ThEaTRE 506 Main St., Fort Worth, 76102, 817-338-4411, JubileeTheatre.org. Jubilee Theatre thrills audiences with exceptional plays and musicals reflecting African-American culture. Performing in an intimate 100-seat space, Jubilee offers outstanding original works and incredible musical performances. w LOG caBIn VILLaGE 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane, Fort Worth, 76109, 817-926-5881, LogCabinVillage.org. At this collection of authentic Texas log cabins you’ll see live demonstrations depicting the activities of the early pioneers in Fort Worth. The six cabins were built in the 1850s and contain original furnishings. w SUnDancE SqUaRE 201 Main St., Ste. 700, Fort Worth, 76102, 817-255-5700, SundanceSquare.com. Thanks to the Sundance Square Entertainment and Shopping District, Fort Worth was named “the hottest downtown in Texas” by Texas Monthly. In this 20-block district, you’ll find an incredible variety of things to do and see — movies, nightclubs, restaurants, stores and bouw VISITORS GUIDE

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tiques, museums and galleries, coffee shops and live theaters. Sundance Square’s beautiful landscaping, red-brick streets, and historic, early20th-century buildings make it a pedestrian’s delight. Named after the Sundance Kid, who used this area as a hideout, Sundance Square is also a thriving business and residential district and has been hailed as a monumental achievement in urban redevelopment.

w ROSE maRInE ThEaTER 1440 N. Main St., Ft. Worth, 76106, 817-624-8333, RoseMarineTheater.com. The Rose Marine Theater is one of Fort Worth’s newer performance venues. This historic home opened as a movie house in the 1920s. The theater has undergone a full restoration. It is home to the Latin Arts Association, showcasing live theater, dance, music and other performing arts. w STOckyaRDS STaTIOn 140 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 76102, 817-625-9715, StockyardsStation.com. The fun is non-stop at this Western-style family destination. You’ll find galleries, restaurants, gift shops, Western clothing stores and more. You can also take a Cowboy Walking Tour, including a

trip to the Livestock Exchange Building and a behind-the-scenes look at Billy Bob’s Texas.

w TaRanTULa ExcURSIOn TRaIn 140 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 76106, 817-625-RAIL or 817-624-4741, GrapevineVintageRailroad.com. Take a trip back in time on this vintage 1896 train. Daily excursions between Grapevine and the Stockyards National Historic District. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s nickname is the Tarantula Train, because an early map of the tracks resembled a large spider. w TExaS mOTOR SPEEDWay 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth, 76117, I-35W at Highway 114, 817-215-8500, TexasMotorSpeedway.com. Texas Motor Speedway is the second-largest sports and entertainment facility in the nation, with a capacity of more than 150,000. The top names in the racing world compete at the Texas Motor Speedway, where dual-bank turns allow for both NASCAR and Indy car racing. Texas Motor Speedway is the only speedway to host all major forms of American automobile racing. •

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trose, most American cities claim at least one neighborhood as the place where gay culture dominates. Dallas boasts two — one a long-established center, one a burgeoning new base.

w THE STRIP ON CEDAR SPRINGS / OAK LAWN “The Crossroads” is the natural nickname for the intersection of Cedar Springs Road and Throckmorton Street, but whether you refer to it by that, as “Oak Lawn,” “Cedar Springs,” “The Strip,” “The ‘Hood,” “Boystown” or any number of similarly fond sobriquets, everyone in Dallas knows this as the hub of gay culture. Once a dodgy neighborhood sandwiched between Downtown and Park Cities, the LGBT community gentrified the area starting in the 1970s until it became a powerhouse of culture and commerce — a true gay mecca. Its proximity to Highland Park, University Park and Uptown has made it a prime location; Oak Lawn Avenue is one of the more desirable addresses in central Dallas, home to trendy markets such as EatZi’s, fancy restaurants like Al Biernat’s and comfortable hangouts like Lucky’s and Snookie’s. The mixed-use development ilume opened in 2009 and quickly became a social lightning rod, with

residential space, Dish restaurant and the ilume Gallerie, and the sister development, ilume Park, a dog-friendly residence. Oak Lawn runs perpendicular to three other busy drags: Lemmon Avenue, Cedar Springs Road and Maple Avenue, all of which claim their share of nightclubs and gay-owned and managed businesses. Caven Enterprises owns four clubs along the Strip (JR.’s Bar & Grill, Sue Ellen’s, TMC: The Mining Company and Station 4), and Kroger’s grocery store is as much a pick-up joint and meeting place as a market. The Crossroads is the point from which all things queer emanate in Dallas, from the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade winding its route through the streets in September to the biggest Halloween street party in the city to the Easter pet parade and picnic each spring in nearby Lee Park. But all year long, it’s where gay Dallas calls home. •

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to the larger community, but Bishop Arts remains the focus. Chief among the draws for this historically funky, artsy center are the restaurants and boutiques, many gay-owned. From Hattie’s to Vera Cruz restaurant (dubbed one of the finest eateries in America by top national critics), there’s also the acclaimed Lucia restaurant, the Oak Cliff branch of the gay-popular hamburger joint Hunky’s, a lesbian-owned fitness center and Tillman’s Roadhouse, designed by famed gay style guru Todd Fiscus. The list is nearly endless, as new shops create more and more reasons for the gay community of Dallas to head south of the Trinity and call this place home. •

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When you think of Dallas, cowboys and broncs probably come to mind before Giocometti and Renoir, but Dallas’ fine arts community has thrived for more than a century. The opening of the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House and Wyly Theatre became major national arts events, adding to the already-existing Meyerson Symphony Center. Dallas now boasts the largest contiguous urban arts district in the country. The Nasher Sculpture Center, with its spectacular outdoor sculpture garden, has in recent years joined the already-established Dallas Museum of Art and the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art as a centerpiece of the art community. All contain works of many masters in a diverse collection. Even revered chef Stephan Pyles chose the district and its environs as the location for three of his restaurants, as well as One Arts Plaza’s Tei-An and Jorge’s. >Along Flora Street, Dallas.

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Dallas’ museums aren’t the only places in North Texas to see stellar art — in fact, some would label Fort Worth as having an even better museum experience. The famed Kimbell Art Museum’s collection ranges from antiquity to contemporary, with works by Caravaggio, Cezanne and Mondrian. The Modern Art Museum, housed in a recent and spectacular building, dazzles with diverse works from Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol, and the Amon Carter Museum boasts a substantial photographic collection.

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The State Fair of Texas is the largest in the United States, and spans nearly a month in late September and October. The State Fair features livestock shows, the Auto Show, the renowned Midway of arcade games and sideshow barkers — and that’s just the beginning. But even when the State Fair isn’t in session, there’s much to recommend the park: Its art deco buildings, variety of museums and events, including the Chinese Lantern Festival and musical performances at the Gexa Energy Pavilion. >First Avenue at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Dallas. BigTex.com

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Not to be confused with Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park, the Dallas World Aquarium in Downtown Dallas is a mini-marvel of aquatic life in an urban setting. Going beyond mere fish in tanks although there is an 85,000-gallon saltwater vessel teeming with marine life — the DWA features information and exhibits on the rainforest and South Africa. It’s a surprisingly exotic and wonderful experience. >1801 N. Griffin St. DWAZoo.com.

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The first is always the best: The Six Flags amusement parks got their name based on the one in Texas. (The Lone Star State has flown six banners over its history: France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederacy and the U.S.) It’s hard to resist the fun of the amusement park, from old school roller coasters like Judge Roy Scream and the Shockwave to high-tech creations like Titan, Batman and Mr. Freeze. And for more than 10 years, Gay Day kicks off Pride Weekend in midSeptember. >2201 Six Flags Road, Arlington. SixFlags.com.

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Dallas’ newest outdoor greenspace is also one of the most unusual. This newly-built urban park was constructed over the Woodall Rodgers connector, linking Uptown with the Arts District with trees and spaces for pets and their owners. It opened to much fanfare in October 2012. >Over Woodall Rodgers between St. Paul and Pearl streets. Dallas. KlydeWarrenPark.org.

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Already a massive landmark on Dallas’ impressive skyline, “Large Marge” is a graceful yet powerful bridge linking West Dallas with East Dallas and Downtown was created by famed bridge designer Santiago Calatrava, relieving traffic congestion on I-35, but really just giving visitors and residents something else to gawk at. >At the terminus of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Singleton Avenue, Dallas.

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For decades, Dallas was uncomfortable with its notorious role as the city where President John F. Kennedy Jr. was assassinated. Then leaders decided that, rather than back away from the fact, they should explore it. The result, the Sixth Floor Museum, is one of the most compelling locales in the city, full of history and lore that has captivated Americans for more than 50 years. (That the museum is situated in the old School Book Depository adds a chilling immediacy to the exhibits.) >Sixth Floor Museum, 411 Elm St., Dallas. JFK.org..

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The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, just south of downtown Fort Worth, is the one place to see the Old West in the Metroplex. Standing along the old Chisholm Trail, the Stockyards holds a rodeo in the restored Cowtown Coliseum and lets visitors learn about bygone days at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame (which includes a collection of restored covered wagons). The area’s only daily cattle drive takes place each morning in the Trinity River bottoms. >Between Main Street and I-35W, Fort Worth. FortWorthStockyards.org.

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w 560 BY WOLFGANG PUCK Perhaps America’s most identifiable chef, Puck has a long history with Dallas. But Five Sixty — which opened in early 2009 at the top of the iconic Reunion Tower’s revolving perch — is his first fine-dining venture in Texas. The locale has tourist trap written all over it, but the food, made up of Puck’s signature Asian-fusion alchemy, will withstand the scrutiny of any serious foodie. And let’s face it: The view is spectacular, even for jaded locals. Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, 300 Reunion Blvd.

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Texas’ most acclaimed cook ever is gay chef Stephan Pyles, one of the founders of Southwestern cuisine and the first-ever James Beard Award winner from the Southwest. After a hiatus following Routh Street Café, Baby Routh, Star Canyon and AquaKnox, he roared back on the culinary scene in 2006 with his eponymous downtown eatery, serving the next evolution of his Latin-inspired dishes. In 2009, he opened a new concept, the tapas-style restaurant Samar, down the street, which in October 2010 was named one of the top 10 restaurants in America by Esquire. Stephan Pyles, 1807 Ross Ave. Stampede 66, 1717 McKinney Ave.

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w SALUM and KOMALI Gay restaurateur Abraham Salum’s cozy, inventive restaurants, next to each other in Uptown, each have appeal: Salum’s enjoyed as much for its warm decor and well-stocked bar as for the clever re-imagining of American cuisine with French influences. Komali is a newcomer serving contemporary Mexican cuisine. Salum, 4152 Cole Ave. Komali, 4152 Cole Ave.

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Dallas’ most unassuming luxury is housed in a quaint restored Victorian mansion in the heart of Uptown. But the intimate European-style accommodations tell only part of the story — locals love to revel in the fine four-star cuisine prepared in a quiet, elegant dining room where white-gloved waiters serve exquisite food with grace. It’s hard to feel more pampered, and be better fed, in Dallas. Hotel St. Germain, 2516 Maple Ave.

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w DISH In a short time, The ilume development along Cedar Springs has become a hub of gay life, from the residences to the pool, and the restaurant Dish has been an essential part of it, especially the Sunday “drag brunch” hosted by a rotating slate of female impersonators, who entertain between inventive courses of New American cuisine. Dish, 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 110.

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Back when Lower Greenville Avenue was considered an iffy-to-middle-class neighborhood, The Grape was already a tradition: a romantic bistro that, grotto-like, seemed to cocoon diners in the low-lit warmth of fine food. Former chef Brian Luscher returned a few years ago as its owner and gave the menu a makeover (recently getting tapped as having the best burger in the Lone Star State by Texas Monthly magazine), but there’s nary a dish that doesn’t reach out to be shared, hands held across the table, staring in each others’ eyes. Food is love here. Really. The Grape, 2802 Greenville Ave.

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Acclaimed chef Avner Samuel brings a Parisian-style bistro to Oak Lawn, and the results have been spectacular with accessible, sophisticated items for a filling but not-break-the-bank lunch to hearty, creative dinner items and a great by-the-glass wine list. The atmosphere sparkles as much as the champagne. Nosh Euro Bistro, 4216 Oak Lawn Ave.

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It may look like any other diner, but Lucky’s has two things that distinguish it. The first is its location in the heart of the gayborhood, making it a focal point for queer life at all hours, from gossipy Sunday brunches to a breakfast spot to nurse your hangover to a businessman’s casual lunch, you see the panoply of culture walk through the doors. But then there’s the food — damn good, from the Texas French toast with pecans to authentic migas and tasty sandwiches, all served by snarky waiters. Lucky’s, 3531 Cedar Springs Road.

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In 2011, the Dallas City Council amended the ordinances regarding food trucks, and ever since, a plethora of portable eateries have popped up, from Vietnamese Bahn Mi sandwich trucks to rolling cupcake huts and tons in between. They’re not in the same place, so following them to track down your favorites is part of the fun for foodies.

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w hILTOn anaTOLE 2100 N. Stemmons Freeway. 214-748-1200. HiltonAnatole.com. One of the finest and biggest luxury hotels in Dallas — if not all of Texas — the Anatole was completed in 1988. Consisting of two buildings, each with its own vibe (the Tower and the Atrium), and a staggering 1,606 guest rooms, this is a massive, 45-acre complex with a gay-friendly history. For many years, it hosted the major events of DIFFA Dallas, historic AIDS fundraiser and fashion show, and in 2011 became a multi-year sponsor of the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade (a discount code is available on the Dallas Tavern Guild website). Its Ser restaurant, 27 stories above street level, offers arguably the most impressive view in all of Dallas, as well as exceptional high-end cuisine. w cROWnE PLaza DaLLaS maRkET cEnTER 7050 Stemmons Freeway. This mid-range hotel along I-35 serves as the long-time host hotel for the Texas Bear Round Up, the large annual convention of gay “bears,” which takes place every spring. 46

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w DaISy POLk Inn 2917 Reagan St. 214-522-4692. DaisyPolkInn.com. Dallas’ only gay bed and breakfast, the Daisy Polk Inn is a delightful arts and crafts manse just blocks off the Cedar Springs Strip in the heart of gay Dallas’ nightlife. Six beautifully appointed rooms with excellent amenities coddle you in luxury and old-school charm, and the on-site chef, Michael Napier, whips up quality recipes that exceed the “bed and breakfast” label. Steeped in history and eclectic décor, it — along with the more private Dickason Cottage in back — offers comfort and convenience. w WaRWIck mELROSE DaLLaS 3015 Oak Lawn Ave. 214-521-5151. WarwickMelroseDallas.com. The storied Melrose Hotel, located in the heart of the gayborhood, has been a staple in Dallas since its construction in 1924, becoming part of the Warwick chain in 2005. Its 184 guest rooms are luxurious and quaint. The Melrose has embraced the gay community, hosting many events, including serving as the launch-point for the reboot of

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Razzle Dazzle in 2011. Its Landmark Restaurant is acclaimed for its cuisine, and its elegant Library Bar is a popular spot for drinks and jazz. It’s also the official hotel of the gay theater troupe Uptown Players, and offers a discount.

w hOTEL PaLOmaR 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane. 214-520-7969. HotelPalomar-Dallas.com. Part of the very gay-friendly San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotel chain, the Palomar is a 198-room boutique hotel in the center of Dallas. Within eye shot of Southern Methodist University, it offers cozy rooms and exceptional service in a slightly funky, welcoming atmosphere. Opening in the fall of 2006, the Palomar did a complete renovation of a former Hilton, adding a residence and turning it into one of the most popular social spots in the area, with many gay-friendly events, such as the Community Marketing national summit, the Chicken Fried Pride fundraiser for Youth First Texas and, for the last three years, the Cocktails for a Cure benefit for Resource Center Dallas (a “red ribbon” code — RRC — even gives guests a $10 discount on rooms and donates the to RCD). VISITORS GUIDE

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Located across from Mockingbird Station and right on several DART rail lines, the Palomar is conveniently located. Its Central 214 restaurant serves American cuisine, and the Exhale Spa is a conforming way to wind down. (Another Kimpton property, the Hotel Lumen, is located nearby at 6101 Hillcrest Ave., and offers 52 guest rooms. HotelLumen.com.)

w ShERaTOn DOWnTOWn DaLLaS 400 N. Olive St. 214-922-8000. SheratonDallasHotel.com. Looming 42 stories over the Dallas skyline, the high-rise Sheraton (previously the Adam’s Mark) is a massive hotel that has long been a friend to the gay community, hosting such events as the annual Miss Gay USofA drag pageant and the Black Tie Dinner (Dallas’ dinner is the largest na-

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tionwide; the Sheraton’s ballroom accommodates up to 5,000 guests). Following a $90 million renovation in 2009, the hotel offers 1,840 guest rooms and 70 meeting spaces. Near both the Dallas Convention Center and the Downtown Arts District, the Sheraton is centrally located in the heart of Dallas’ Central Business District, and abuts a DART rail line. The Kitchen Table restaurant serves American style cuisine.

w W DaLLaS VIcTORy 2440 Victory Park Lane. 214-397-4100. WHotels.com/Dallas. Part of the Starwood Hotels brand, the W caused a sensation when it opened as part of the Victory Park, with its dramatic Ghostbar (and the equally odd Ghostdeck, which overlooks the street below with a see-through floor). The hotel, which

tends to be pricy with smallish rooms, exudes a funkiness common to the chain, with amenities like Cook Hall restaurant, which serves gastropub cuisine.

w hOTEL zaza 2332 Leonard St. 214-468-8399. HotelZaza.com. Located in the heart of Uptown, the Zaza is a perpetually busy boutique hotel with a large gay following. The saucily-decorated rooms are tucked away on a side street within a few paces of the hubbub of Uptown nightlife, but its own Dragonfly restaurant (and popular Urban Oasis pool bar) give you plenty of things to do without leaving the grounds. On select weekends, the Sunday School brunch is a dance party/meal that attracts a mixed gay-straight crowd. •

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w UPTOWn PLayERS Performs at Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd., 214-219-2718, UptownPlayers.com. Since its founding in 2001, Uptown Players has become one of the most respected companies in the entire North Texas theater community, winning numerous awards from critics and peers for its edgy, gay-themed productions. From ambitious musicals (The Producers, Next to Normal, Altar Boyz) to intense dramas (Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Normal Heart) to campy comedies (The Divine Sister, The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode, Legends) to original adaptations (The Valley of the Dolls), Uptown Players has taken queer sensibilities to mainstream audiences with astonishing success. Its 2010 season moved its shows to the historic Kalita Humphreys Theater in Oak Lawn, where it will continue to perform in 2014. w DaLLaS ThEaTER cEnTER Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., 214-522-8499, DallasTheaterCenter.org. For more than 50 years, the Metroplex’s most established regional theater was housed in the heart of Oak Lawn, but moved in 2009 to the Downtown Arts District and its new home at the Wyly Theatre. 48

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w DaLLaS SUmmER mUSIcaLS Performs at Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave., 972-691-7200, DallasSummerMusicals.com. A Dallas institution since the 1940s, the Dallas Summer Musicals specializes in importing touring productions of hit Broadway shows. Recent productions include the North Texas premieres of such gay-themed productions as Hairspray, The Color Purple, The Drowsy Chaperone, Wicked and Mamma Mia! w ThEaTRE 3 2800 Routh St., 214-871-3300, Theatre3Dallas.com. Since the 1960s, Theatre 3 has rivaled the DTC as the Uptown area’s most enduring showcase for theater, with a season that continues virtually year-round and features works by playwrights like Tennessee Williams and Terrence McNally, as well as musical revues by the likes of John Bucchino, edgy musicals

like the long-running Avenue Q and original gay works, such as Look What’s Happened to Pixie DeCosta.

w kITchEn DOG ThEaTER The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., 214-953-1773, KitchenDogTheater.org Established by iconoclastic theater alums from Southern Methodist University, Kitchen Dog — now more than 20 years running — is widely known for its quirky, edgy, challenging alternative theater aimed at a diverse, urban and urbane audience, including recent gayinterest productions of The Pillowman and Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? w cOnTEmPORaRy ThEaTRE OF DaLLaS Greenville Center for the Arts, 5601 Sears St., 214-828-0094, ContemporaryTheatreofDallas.com. Located in a renovated church in the Lower Greenville area, CTD produces shows about modern life and relationships, from musicals to dramas to comedies, often hiring the best actors, directors and designers in North Texas, such as Rene Moreno, Randel Wright and Michael Serrecchia. w WaTERTOWER ThEaTRE Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, 972-450-6232, WaterTowerTheatre.com. Far North Dallas’ most successful troupe, the gay-run WaterTower Theatre has made AddiVISITORS GUIDE

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son a destination for contemporary theater, often with queer-friendly content like the recent The Mystery of Irma Vep and Spring Awakening. Its Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, featuring a variety of companies and productions, is an annual highlight of the theater season.

w DaLLaS chILDREn’S ThEaTER 5938 Skillman St., 214-740-0051, DCT.org. One of the most acclaimed companies in the nation devoted to theater targeted at children, the DCT provides inclusive programming about issues, such as tolerance, that are also entertaining for adults. w caSa manana 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, 817-332-2272, CasaManana.org. The “House of Tomorrow” was the brainchild of Amon G. Carter for the Texas centennial celebration, and it continues to mount high quality productions under its distinctive golfball shaped dome and in other venues, such as Bass Hall, where it has brought Mamma Mia! and Avenue Q to Cowtown. w DaLLaS OPERa Performs at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., 214-443-1000, DallasOpera.org. Like the Dallas Theater Center, the Dallas Opera — which has performed since 1957 — moved to the Arts District in 2009 to the stunning Winspear Opera House, which received widespread international acclaim. It has staged three world premieres (including Moby-Dick by gay composer Jake Heggie)

with the likes of singers Paulo Szot, Patricia Racette, Joan Sutherland and Placido Domingo, and renowned directors/ designers like Franco Zeffirelli.

w FORT WORTh OPERa Performs at Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-731-0833, FWOpera.org. Since staging La Traviata more than 60 years ago — making it the oldest continuously operational opera company in Texas — the Fort Worth Opera has been a cultural leader in Cowtown, inaugurating a festival-style series in 2007. Recently, the FWO, which is led by openly gay general director Darren Woods, produced acclaimed productions of the opera adaptation of Angels in America and Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, and the world premiere Before Night Falls about gay poet Reinaldo Arenas in 2010 and out singer Beth Clayton in Carmen.

MUSIC, DANCE & BALLET w TURTLE cREEk chORaLE Performs at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., 214-526-3214, TurtleCreek.org. One of the premier men’s choruses in the country, the Turtle Creek Chorale, now in its 34st season, has brought its irreverent, engaging but always harmonious musical performances to audiences — local, national and international. Its 200-plus members even collectively hold a Guinness Book of World Records entry for

longest choral concert. The Chorale also has several related choruses, including Encore! In 2012, it announced that its interim artistic director, Trey Jacobs, had been named the new permanent conductor.

w ThE WOmEn’S chORUS OF DaLLaS Sammons Center, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd., 214-520-7828, TWCD.org. This chorus, made up totally of women (many members of the LGBT community), has released 16 recordings — seven in collaboration with the TCC and nine solo — in its 25-year history, and performs several concerts throughout the year. Melinda Imthurn is the artistic director. w RESOUnDInG haRmOny ResoundingHarmony.com. Former Turtle Creek Chorale artistic director Dr. Timothy Seelig inaugurated this new mixed chorus (men and women, gay and straight) in the fall of 2008 with the intent of performing several benefit concerts throughout the year. It is currently led by Russ Reiger. w DaLLaS SymPhOny ORchESTRa Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., 214-692-0203, DallasSymphony.com Tracing its roots back as far as 1900, the Dallas Symphony has grown in the past 60 years from an ensemble to a fully-professional orchestra of world-class reputation. In 2008, it welcomed a new artistic director, Jaap van Zweden. Guest performers, like Patti LuPone and out saxophonist Dave Koz, have also performed.

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w FORT WORTh SymPhOny ORchESTRa Performs at Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-665-6000, FWSO.org. Providing a full slate of classical music and pop concerts each season to Tarrant County — and the entire region — the Fort Worth Symphony is one of the most successful orchestras of its size in the U.S. w TExaS BaLLET ThEaTER Performs at Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth and the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas, 817-763-0207, 214-369-5200, TexasBalletTheater.org. The Texas Ballet Theater, the region’s preeminent classical dance company, performs full seasons in both Dallas and Fort Worth, under the stewardship of internationally renowned choreographer Sir Ben Stevenson. In addition to its performances in Fort Worth Bass Hall, it performs in Dallas at the Winspear Opera House. w TITaS 2100 Ross Ave., Suite 650; performs at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., 214-880-0202, TITAS.org. Dedicated to bringing live dance and musical performances to North Texas, TITAS has presented numerous groundbreaking works from the likes of Laurie Anderson, Bill T. Jones and Twyla Tharp for 30 years. Its gay executive director, Charles Santos, celebrated 11 years as head of the group.

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w BackDOOR cOmEDy At the Doubletree Hotel, 8250 N. Central Expressway, 214-328-4444, BackdoorComedy.com. One of the premier showcases of up-andcoming comics, Backdoor Comedy has brought against-the-wall humor to North Texas for years, with two shows Fridays and Saturdays and open mic night on Thursdays. w POckET SanDWIch ThEaTRE 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 119, 214-821-1860, PocketSandwich.com. One of the oldest theaters in Dallas serves food and drink while staging “popcorntosser” comedy spoofs and hosting the monthly late-night comedy of cross-dressing comedian Steven Jay Crabtree. 50

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FILM & VIDEO FESTIVALS w q cInEma Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, Qcinema.org. Fort Worth led the way in North Texas with the first film festival dedicated to LGBT movies. In addition to its annual week of movies each spring, Q Cinema sponsors monthly screenings of hard-to-find gaythemed films. Starting in 2013, it moved its annual four-day festival from the spring to the fall. (October) w USa FILm FESTIVaL UsaFilmFestival.com. The USA Film Festival is a forum for new and classic films, usually featuring big Hollywood

premieres and attracting major players in the international film industry. (April)

w DaLLaS InTERnaTIOnaL FILm FESTIVaL DallasFilm.org. Previously affiliated with the American Film Institute, the Dallas International Film Festival is a newcomer that has brought in substantial premieres (including The Hurt Locker) and filmmakers during its 11-day festival. (April) w DaLLaS VIDEO FESTIVaL Videofest.org. The largest festival of its kind in the U.S., Dallas’ Video Festival celebrates the art of the moving image, on film, tape, pioneering highdefinition and experimental video photography. The festival usually includes a LGBT series. (Fall) • VISITORS GUIDE

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allas has a multitude of performing arts organizations, with exciting and interesting programs and seasons — many with specific gay appeal. Here are a few.

DALLAS CULTURAL CALENDAR w UPTOWn PLayERS Dallas’ gay theater company has scored several prime productions for the 2014 season. Performs at Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. (unless otherwise indicated). Broadway Our Way, Jan 17–26. Uptown’s annual fundraiser, in which men sing showtunes written for women, and vice versa. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Feb. 14–Mar. 9. Gay scribe Christopher Durang’s Tony Awardwinner for best play makes its regional debut. Sweeney Todd: The Concert Version, Apr. 24–26. A co-production with the Turtle Creek Chorale. (Performed at the new Dallas City Performance Hall.) Pageant, Mar. 28–Apr. 13. A revival of their prior hit, a musical beauty pageant performed by men in drag. The Lyons, May 2–18. A Tony-nominated comedy-drama about family. Soho Cinders, June 13–22. UP moves its annual Pride Performing Arts Festival from September to June with this mainstage production. The Boy from Oz, July 25–Aug. 10. The regional premiere of the musical about gay Oscar-winning song-and-dance man (and Liza’s one-time husband) Peter Allen.

w DaLLaS ThEaTER cEnTER Its 2013–14 season is underway with shows at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. in Downtown Dallas (this season, no shows are in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater). The remaining shows are: Oedipus el Rey, Jan. 16–Mar. 2. A Latin-tinged adaptation of the classic tragedy set in the modern day. The Fortress of Solitude, Mar. 7–Apr. 6. A new musical from gay composer Michael Friedman. Sherlock Holmes: A Final Adventure, Apr. 25–May 25. The last exploit of the legendary detective. Les Miserables, June 27–Aug. 10. The company’s summer musical with be the first major new stage production since the release of the film adaptation.

w WaTERTOWER ThEaTRE This theater in Addison is run by gay artistic director Terry Martin, and offers a solid season of plays and musicals, classics and new works. Performs at Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison. The remaining shows in their 2013–14 season are: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Jan. 24–Feb. 12. A stage version of Twain’s classic novel. The Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, Mar. 6–16.

The annual festival of unusual plays. Spunk, Apr. 11–May 4. Gay theater maven George C. Wolfe’s play, adapted from the writings of Zora Neale Hurston. Good People, June 6–29. A contemporary comedy from Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire. Dogfight, July 25–Aug. 17. A recent musical from gay composer Benj Pasek, adapted from the film.

w kITchEn DOG ThEaTER Consistently one of the best theaters in Dallas, it focuses on newer plays, and performs in the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., which also has gallery space for cutting edge art exhibits. The remaining shows in their 2013–14 season: The Motherfucker with the Hat, Feb. 14–Mar. 15. The local premiere of the controversial Broadway hit. Gidion’s Knot, Mar. 28–Apr. 26. A play about bullying. New Works Festival, May 23–June 21. A month-long celebration of new plays and staged readings.

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Ghost: The Musical, Jan. 18–Feb. 9. The musical adaptation of the hit film. Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Fe. 13–Mar. 2. The animated film, adapted for the stage by gay Dallasite Doug Wright, makes its national tour premiere. We Will Rock You, Mar. 4–16. The London stage hit, featuring the music of Queen. The Wizard of Oz, Mar. 18–30. The iconic gay film gets new songs from Webber and Rice. Evita, Apr. 15–27. The recent Broadway revival goes on a rainbow tour. Mamma Mia!, June 3–15. The jukebox musical of ABBA returns to Fair Park. Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sept. 2–14. Gay author Joe DiPietro’s new book set to the songs of The Gershwins.

w LExUS BROaDWay SERIES The presenter of tours to the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., offers the following remaining shows in its 2013–14 season: Godspell, Feb. 18–Mar. 2. The Stephen Schwartz musical, from the recent Broadway production. Beauty and the Beast, Apr. 15–27. The Disney classic, with songs by gay lyricist Howard Ashman. In addition, its 2014 season will include the Broadway hit Motown: The Musical (dates to be announced).

w TITaS TITAS present dance, music and performance pieces throughout the year at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Highlights from their current season include: Pilobolus, Jan. 17–18. Movement from the adventurous and whimsical troupe. Alonso King LINES Ballet, Jan. 25. Kibbutz Contemporary Dance, Mar. 1. A debut from an Israel-based company. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Apr. 4–5. The super-gay comedic dance troupe performs classics like Swan Lake (well), with men in drag. Motionhouse, Apr. 4–5. Command Performance Gala, May 3. This annual

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extravaganza includes excerpts from the prior season, plus additional works. Shen Wei Dance, June 19.

w mBS PRODUcTIOnS Plucky group performs new works, frequently gay-themed, in the small Stone Cottage on the campus of the Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road. w DaLLaS OPERa The area’s biggest opera company has some traditional fare on the season, but is also venturing out of the box. Performances at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. The remaining shows in their 2013–14 season: Death and the Powers, Feb. 2–16. A contemporary opera by modernist composer Tod Machover and directed by recent Tony winner Diane Paulus. Die Tot Stadt, Mar. 21–Apr. 6. The Erich Wolfgang Korngold opera will be performed in rep with the perpetual favorite The Barber of Seville, Mar. 28–Apr. 13.

w TURTLE cREEk chORaLE Nationally recognized men’s chorus performs at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. in downtown Dallas. Remaining shows of the current season are: Sweeney Todd: The Concert Version, Apr. 24–26, a co-production with Uptown Players. Divas Gone ... But Not Forgotten, June 20–22.

w DaLLaS mUSEUm OF aRT The largest art museum in North Texas, with special exhibits (including one from gay artist Jim Hodges continuing through the first part of January 2014) and a diverse permanent collection. 1717 Harwood St. w naShER ScULPTURE cEnTER Museum in the Dallas Arts District houses the late Raymond Nasher’s impressive sculpture collec-

tion, plus rotating exhibits. It recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. 2001 Flora St.

FORT WORTH CULTURAL CALENDAR w BROADWAY AT THE BASS This series performs at the acclaimed Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St. in Fort Worth. Shows included in its upcoming season are: Ghost The Musical, Feb. 11–16. I Love Lucy Live Onstage, Mar. 11–16. Stomp, Apr. 8–13. Jersey Boys, June 3–15. Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sept. 16–21.

w CASA MANANA This area staple (3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth) is heavy on the family-friendly fare, but occasionally throws in an edgier musical, such as Rent. The remaining shows in their 2013–14 season: Bad Boys of Broadway, Jan. 10–12. Cats, Mar. 1–9. Always ... Patsy Cline, May 31–June 8.

w ThE mODERn aRT mUSEUm OF FORT WORTh The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth) has a permanent collection of more than 3,000 works, including pieces by Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg, Richard Serra, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol. w TExaS BaLLET ThEaTER The area’s oldest professional ballet company recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The remaining shows in their 2013–14 season will be performed at Bass Hall: Serenade & Gloria, Feb. 28–Mar. 2. Swan Lake, May 30–June 1. •

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w amERIcan aIRLInES cEnTER 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, 75219. Ticketmaster 214-373-8000 Event Hotline 214-665-4200 Box Office 214-665-4797 AmericanAirlinesCenter.com. w aT&T STaDIUm 925 N. Collins St., Arlington, 76011. 817-892-4400 DallasCowboys.com. w BaSS PERFORmancE haLL 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 76102. Information Hotline 817-212-4325 Toll Free Number 877-212-4280 BassHall.com. w cOTTOn BOWL aT FaIR PaRk 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, 75210. w EISEmann cEnTER 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, 75082. 972-744-4650 EisemannCenter.com. w FORT WORTh w cOnVEnTIOn cEnTER 1111 Houston St., Fort Worth, 76102. 817-392-6338. w maJESTIc ThEaTRE 1925 Elm St., Dallas, 75201. 214-880-0137 LiveattheMajestic.com.

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w ThE mORTOn h. mEyERSOn w SymPhOny cEnTER 2301 Flora St., Dallas, 75201. 214-670-3600 MeyersonSymphonyCenter.com. w mUSIc haLL aT FaIR PaRk 909 1st Ave., Dallas, 75210. 214-565-1116 DallasSummerMusicals.org. w RanGERS BaLLPaRk w In aRLInGTOn 1000 Ballpark Way , Arlington, 76011. Ticket Office 817-273-5100 Texas.Rangers.MLB.com. w GExa EnERGy PaVILIOn w aT FaIR PaRk 1818 First Ave., Dallas, 75210. 214-421-1111. w TExaS mOTOR SPEEDWay 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth, 76117. 817-215-8500 TexasMotorSpeedway.com. w VERIzOn ThEaTRE w aT GRanD PRaIRIE 1001 NextStage Drive, Grand Prairie, 75050. General Information & Box Office 972-854-5050 VerizonTheatre.com. w maRGOT anD BILL w OPERa hOUSE 2403 Flora St., Dallas, 75201. 214-880-0202 ATTPAC.org.

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ship of Avery Johnson, the team made it to the NBA Finals in 2006, but lost to the Miami Heat. In 2011, under coach Rick Carlisle, the Mavericks took the Western Conference Finals and ultimately the NBA Finals, winning against the team that defeated them five years prior. Home games are played at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. The regular season runs November through April. For more information and tickets, visit DallasMavericks.com.

w ThE DaLLaS cOWBOyS are the professional football team of Dallas, part of the National Football League. They play in the eastern division of the National Football Conference in the NFL. They are five-time Super Bowl champions. Established in 1960, the team has constantly been one of the more popular in the NFL with both sell-outs in home and away games, as well as being named the highest valued sports franchise by Forbes Magazine in 2009.

The Cowboys played in the Cotton Bowl until 1971, when they moved to Texas Stadium in Irving, which the team called home for 37 years. The team now plays in the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, which hosted the Super Bowl in February 2011. The Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl in 1971, 1977, 1992, 1993 and 1995. Home games are played at Cowboys Stadium, 900 E. Randol Mill Road, Arlington. The regular season runs September through January. For more information and tickets, visit DallasCowboys.com.

w ThE TExaS RanGERS baseball team started as the Washington Senators before moving to North Texas in 1972. The team plays in the western division of the American League of Major League Baseball. They are the 2010 and 2011 A.L. Western Division and A.L. Champions. in 2011, they made their second consecutive World Series appearance, falling to the St. Louis Cardinals four VISITORS GUIDE

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w ThE DaLLaS maVERIckS are the professional basketball team of Dallas, part of the National Basketball Association. The team is part of the Southwest division of the Western Conference and is owned by Mark Cuban. They are the 2011 NBA Champions. Established in 1981 by Don Carter and Norm Sonju, the Mavericks boasted a healthy start for a new team, winning the Midwest Division title in 1986 and making it to the Western Conference finals in 1988. By the ’90s, the team suffered a major slump, never progressing to the playoffs. A highlight came when Jason Kidd was signed to the team, named Rookie of the Year and an AllStar in 1994. Kidd would return to the team in 2008. With new owner Cuban, coach Don Nelson, and the presence of Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash and Michael Finley, the team began to make strides in the new millennium, returning to the playoffs and conference finals. Under the leader-


games to three. After mild successes in its early years, the team seemed to hit its stride in the late ’80s and mid-’90s with manager Bobby Valentine leading the team to a second-place finish for the 1986 American League title. Pitcher Nolan Ryan was signed to the team in 1989, and the team thrived to another second-place finish. The 2009 season proved the team’s resilience, despite previous inconsistent seasons. With the addition of Josh Hamilton, Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland, the team hit another second-place finish in the A.L. West. Home games are played at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington. The regular season runs from April through September. For more information and tickets, visit TexasRangers.com.

w ThE DaLLaS STaRS has been the city’s professional hockey team since moving here in 1993 from Minnesota. The team is part of the Pacific Division of the western conference of the National Hockey League. The Stars are the 1998-99 Stanley Cup Champions. The team was established in 1967 and began as the Minnesota North Stars. After moving to Dallas, the team enjoyed immediate success with a strong inaugural season under the skills of Mike Modano, who would become the highest-scoring American-born NHL player in history. The Dallas Stars has been highly decorated with seven division championships, two Presidents’ Trophies, two Western Conference cham-

pionships and the Stanley Cup. Players Brett Hull, Ed Belfour, Joe Nieuwendyk have all been named to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Home games are played at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. The regular season runs from October through April. For more information, visit DallasStars.com.

w Fc DaLLaS is the professional soccer team based in Frisco founded in 1996. The team is part of Major League Soccer and was previously known as the Dallas Burn. The full name of the team is Football Club Dallas 1996. FC Dallas is the 1997 U.S. Open Cup champion. In recent seasons, the team faltered and just missed the Western Conference Final with a defeat by the Los Angeles Galaxy. The team improved with the addition of Jason Kreis in 2002, but soon struggled with its 2003 season in which it missed the playoffs. In 2005, Lamar Hunt re-branded the team as FC Dallas and moved them to Pizza Hut Park in Frisco. It wasn’t until 2010, however, that the team fared better with a strong season with David Ferreira named as the league’s MVP. The team made it to the Western Conference finals defeating the Galaxy and advanced to the MLS Cup finals which it lost to the Colorado Rapids. Home games are played at FC Dallas Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way, Ste. 202, Frisco. The regular season runs March through October. For more information and tickets, visit FCDallas.com.

w mESqUITE chamPIOnShIP RODEO is the area’s permanent professional rodeo and held in Mesquite, a suburb east of Dallas. The rodeo season runs April through September. Founded in 1958, the rodeo has grown due to televised coverage on ESPN and Fox Sports Net Southwest. The rodeo is held at Resistol Arena, 1818 Rodeo Dr., Mesquite. For more information, visit MesquiteProRodeo.com. w ThE TExaS mOTOR SPEEDWay is located in Fort Worth and is operated by Speedway Motorsports. The speedway measures 1.5 miles in an oval design with an asphalt surface. The speedway is host to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the IZOD IndyCar Series. The Texas Motor Speedway is at 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth. For more information about hosted races, visit TexasMotorSpeedway.com. w LOnE STaR PaRk is the horseracing track of North Texas. Every Memorial Day, the park hosts Lone Star Million Day, a thoroughbred meeting with six stakes races and the Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses September through November. The spring thoroughbred season runs April through July. Lone Star Park is located at 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie. For more information, visit LoneStarPark.com. •

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hile Dallas may be seen as the land of cowboys and tumbleweeds, insiders know Dallas by an entirely different reputation: as a shopping mecca. From big attitudes to big hair, everything’s bigger in Texas, including Dallasites’ obsession with fashion — this is a city that’s serious about shopping. As the birthplace of upscale department store shopping (Neiman Marcus) and America’s first planned, open air shopping center (Highland Park Village), Dallas boasts a rich retail history. Retailers such as JCPenney, Fossil and Stanley Korshak call Dallas home, and fashion and design drive the city’s social scene. Even Dallas’ signature mall, NorthPark Center, ups the ante, creating a beautiful, inspiring environment by surrounding shoppers with priceless works of art. Today, top names in fashion, such as Stella McCartney and H&M are adding Dallas to their elite roster of store locations. When it comes to style, Dallas is all about mixing

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high end with low end and its shopping is just as varied. The city offers a breadth of options whether it’s the coveted big name retailers at NorthPark Center, the trendy boutiques of West Village and Uptown, eclectic Bishop Arts District shops or the storefronts of the Knox/Henderson neighborhood, which remain a haven for home décor. While my job takes me across the globe to the world’s most prestigious fashion capitals, I often find design and style inspiration right here in my hometown of Dallas, whether men’s fashions at Club Monaco, women’s at Forty-Five Ten, home at Design within Reach, vintage looks at Zola’s or gifts at Grange Hall.

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w nORThPaRk cEnTER Once the largest fully air-conditioned retail space in the world, NorthPark has undergone a significant expansion, adding dozens of stores, a food court (its first) and a multiplex AMC cinema. Anchor retailers include Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nordstrom and H&M, but there are also countless boutiques, jewelers like Tiffany and Zales and many other shops. You could get lost here. I-75 between Northwest Highway and Park Lane.

las is this development, centrally located in the Uptown area. The Magnolia Theater — one of Landmark Cinema’s art-houses, which has proudly exhibited films like Brokeback Mountain and Another Gay Movie, and hosts screenings for various film festivals — is a draw, as are the good, casual restaurants (Taco Diner, Mi Cocina), trendy fashion stores (Tommy Bahamas, Lucky Jeans) and specialty-service businesses. McKinney Avenue between Lemmon and Blackburn avenues.

w mOckInGBIRD STaTIOn This mixed use development at the intersection of 75 and Mockingbird Lane stands near the old DrPepper plant, and is popular both for its trend setting shops like Urban Outfitters and West Elm, its art house Angelika Film Center and restaurants like Cafe Express and Urban Taco, as well as its central stop on the Dallas Light Rail line. I-75 at Mockingbird Lane.

w ThE cREScEnT The Crescent complex includes a hotel, office space and many high-end retailers and restaurants, such as international dining star Nobu, the fancy Stanley Korshak (and smaller, hipper The Shak) and elegant specialty stores. Bounded by Maple Avenue, Cedar Springs Road, McKinney Avenue and Pearl Street.

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Swedish design legend. The megastore has remained justly popular, with more than a quartermillion square feet of floor space and 10,000 home furnishing products, plus a restaurant. It’s an addictive way to spend a road trip. Dallas North Tollway at Highway 121.

w ThE GaLLERIa What would any city be without a galleria? Dallas’ is a sprawling, airy monument to consumption, with stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s, a large food court and a famed year-round indoor ice-skating rink. Dallas North Tollway at LBJ Freeway. w aLLEn OUTLET maLL Well north of Dallas, the outlying community of Allen is home to a premium outlet mall featuring discounts from 100 high-end retailers, including Perry Ellis, Ralph Lauren and Kenneth Cole. 820 W. Stacy Road, Allen. •

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major lgbt community events YEAR ROUND w Gay BInGO Third Saturday of every month (except December). The ping-pong balls fly as fast as the wit at the Rose Room inside the gay club Station 4 for this monthly fundraiser for Resource Center Dallas. Every month features a different theme. RCDallas.org. Note: In 2009, Q Cinema and the Health Education Learning Project (HELP) began sponsoring the monthly GayBingoFW as a benefit for HELP. GayBingoFW.com. w DIFFa/DaLLaS Throughout the year. The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the oldest and most vigorous awareness and fundraising organizations in the United States, and the Dallas chapter is among the liveliest. Various parties and benefits are held throughout the year, with a gala often set for the spring. DIFFA.org.

SPRING w TExaS Gay RODEO aSSOcIaTIOn March. Long before Brokeback Mountain, gay men were strapping on chaps and riding broncs as out-and-proud men (and women). The Texas Gay Rodeo Association, which re-

cently celebrated its 25th year, hosts several events every year, sometimes in conjunction with the International Gay Rodeo Association. TGRA.org.

w TExaS BEaR ROUnD UP March. Contrary to what mainstream culture might have people think, gay men come in all shapes and sizes — including the big, hairy kind, as bears well know. Every March, the Dallas Bears host one of the largest such events nationwide, the Texas Bear Round Up. Upwards of 800 men come to town for social events (pool and toga parties), entertainment (LGBT comedians and musicians), plus field trips and fellowship. The 2014 TBRU will be the 17th. TBRU.org. w TOaST TO LIFE April. Toast to Life will celebrate its 16th year in 2014. Featuring fine food and drink and numerous silent auction items, the event raises money for Resource Center. RCDallas.org. w aIDS WaLk TaRRanT cOUnTy April. Starting in 1992, this family- and petfriendly 5K walk is AIDS Outreach Center’s largest fundraising event each year. The event includes live entertainment, vendor booths and a children’s area. Proceeds go to support the programs and services provided by AIDS Outreach Center. AOC.org.

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w mISS Gay US OF a May. For more than 20 years, this pageant has featured the best in female impersonation, with top contenders nationwide headed for the finals in Dallas. USofA.org.

SUMMER w EVEnInG OF hOPE June. AIDS Outreach Center in Fort Worth holds its signature gala with national/local celebrities, a keynote speaker and entertainment. The elegant evening includes a sitdown dinner, silent auction and VIP reception. AOC.org. w VOIcE OF PRIDE Summer. Every year, the Dallas Tavern Guild sponsors the Voice of Pride competition, where North Texas’ most gifted LGBT singers compete for Dallas’ version of Queer American Idol. Various competitions take place at clubs throughout the summer, culminating in a final round in August. The top vote-getters then perform at the Lee Park Festival following the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade during Dallas Pride in September. DallasTavernGuild.org.

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w FRUIT BOWL August. The Human Rights Campaign combines bowling and fundraising in this annual event, based on a new theme each year. Teams of four vie for top points but mostly revel in fun. The event draws local organizations, businesses and individuals to raise money and awarenesss for HRC. DallasFW.HRC.org.

AUTUMN w aLan ROSS TExaS FREEDOm PaRaDE Third Sunday in September. To avoid the summer heat, Dallas’ gay Pride celebration comes in September rather June as in many cities. The parade, which typically runs east along Cedar Springs Road on the third Sunday of the month, ends with a rally in Lee Park. 2014 will be the 31st consecutive year of the parade. w Gay Day aT SIx FLaGS Third Saturday in September. Sponsored by Dallas Voice, this has become a tradition as much as Pride Parade, taking place the Saturday before. Discount tickets allow gay parkgoers to save on a day of fun among the famed attractions, including the Texas Giant, the Titan and Superman rides. w DaLLaS BLack PRIDE September. Billed as the premier gay Black Pride event in North Texas, this extended weekend is a series of events, including workshops, parties and picnics, open to men and women of color, as well as the rest w VISITORS GUIDE

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of the gay community. The signature party event is the Masquerade Ball. DallasSouthernPride.com and DFWPrideMovement.org.

w BEyOnD VanILLa September/October. Not all tastes run toward vanilla, which is where this group gets its name. An annual conference for those with a taste for a little kink in their lives, Beyond Vanilla is a fetish get-together featuring guest speakers, workshops, parties and other BDSM-centric events. BeyondVanilla.org. w aIDS aRmS LIFEWaLk/LIFEBaRk October. AIDS Arms is one of North Texas’ most active AIDS-based charities, holding many events throughout the year, leading up to LifeWalk, its biggest fundraiser, in the fall. The 5K walk includes a run, and usually proceeds in and around Downtown and Uptown Dallas, and now includes the pet-friendly LifeBark event. Since starting in 1991, LifeWalk, scheduled for the first Sunday in October, has raised and distributed more than $6 million for area HIV/AIDS charities and individuals. AidsLifeWalk.org. w aRTISTS aGaInST aIDS October. For the consummate art lover and supporter of AIDS causes, this event is not to be missed. Exquisite art by local artists are on display for an entire month at the fabulous Fort Worth Community Arts Center, culminating in an evening of entertainment and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the

programs and services provided by AIDS Outreach Center. AOC.org.

w naTIOnaL cOmInG OUT Day October. The Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Human Rights Campaign’s Coming Out Project started in 1993. Although the NCODDFW operates year-round with education and support, the actual “day” — Oct. 11 — is the focus. 2014 NCOD will mark its 27th anniversary. Comeout.org. w ThE 5 FacTOR October. This newest of events finds five individuals to watch who have worked on behalf of the gay community in categories, such as fashion, journalism, media and cuisine, as well as an icon award for an established hero of the community. It benefits Resource Center. RCDallas.org. w BLack TIE DInnER November. Although the Human Rights Campaign’s Black Die Dinner takes place each year in November, plan to get your tickets by summer — it’s always a sell-out. The fundraiser typically features silent and live auctions and presentations from A-list celebrities, such as Chaz Bono, Meredith Baxter, Sharon Stone and Dustin Lance Black. BlackTieDinner.org. •

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he North Texas Metroplex is generally divided into several major areas: Dallas, Fort Worth, the Mid Cities and outer communities. Dallas itself is often subdivided: Downtown (referring to the Central Business District), Uptown, North Dallas, Far North Dallas, South Dallas, Oak Cliff, Oak Lawn, Lake Highlands,

Pleasant Grove and East Dallas (sometimes called Lakewood or the White Rock area). Each region itself is further known for discreet neighborhoods with their own personalities. Finding the one that’s right for you is an idiosyncratic process: Do you prefer to be close to the action Downtown or do you

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not mind a commute in exchange for a big yard? Do you like to walk from stores to restaurants, or instead park at a mall and get everything at once? Is your idea of heaven a high-rise’s spectacular view of the city or a quiet stream across a greenbelt? Whatever your preference is, there’s a neighborhood for you!

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allas is not just a sprawling city; the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is one of the largest metropolitan areas in America. But many Dallasites still call the heart of the city home, in one of these unique neighborhoods.

w DOWNTOWN Many urban downtowns across America saw a falloff in after-work commerce in the late 20th century, and Dallas was no exception. But it has also invested substantial energy into revitalizing the Central Business District with resident-friendly developments. The Deep Ellum area, formerly a warehouse district, now provides many converted loft spaces, such as Adam Hats and Live Oak Lofts. In central Downtown, projects like the Mosaic, the Davis Building, the DP&L building and the Old Mercantile have proven popular with gay residents. Plans are being offered to build on the Farmers Market, and restaurants like CBD Provisions continue to attract diners. w OAk LAWN A transitional neighborhood two decades ago, the Oak Lawn-Cedar Springs area is

now the hub of Dallas gay life. See Welcome to the Gayborhoods, page 56.

w PARk CITIEs Years ago, University Park and Highland Park — collectively known as Park Cities — declined an invitation to be part of the city of Dallas, instead setting up their own autonomous communities within the city limits. The results have been one of the best-established (and priciest) neighborhoods in the nation, with multi-million-dollar homes, some complete with servants’ quarters and four-car garages. Home to many of North Texas’ wealthiest individuals, it is sometimes called “the Bubble” due to its self-contained shopping, dining, schools and activities — and is right on the edge of Oak Lawn. w UPTOWN/VICTORy PARk The dividing line between Downtown and

Uptown may only be the Woodall Rodgers canyon, but the distance is vast. Uptown has long been a popular living locale, filled with high-rises and townhomes for an authentic urban but upscale living adventure. The addition of the W Hotel (which includes permanent residences) and the overall development of Victory Park have only expanded on its already strong appeal with LGBT city dwellers who like doormen and verticality in their lives.

w M sTREETs/LOWER GREENVILLE Although developed at roughly the same time as Park Cities, and separated only by North Central Expressway, the M Streets — so named because many thoroughfares here begin with the letter M (Mockingbird, Monticello, McCommas, McMillan, etc.) — offers many of the attributes of Park Cities without the prices, though that is changing as well. The area has boomed in recent years, as

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w WhITE ROCk LAkE/LAkEWOOD What is it about a lake that draws people to nest? Lakewood in East Dallas is a well-established area with a variety of homes at all prices and interests. The remarkably diverse region includes expensive lakefront mansions, charming developments like Hollywood Heights, gorgeous old homes along Swiss Avenue and quaint pocket neighborhoods throughout. It is considered a desirable but reachable community, perfect for starter homes or long-standing couples who value space and quiet but proximity to Downtown. w FAIR PARk (sOUTh DALLAs) With the arrival of the DART Green Line, this area is due for revival. Some restaurants

have opened near Fair Park and loft conversions have begun to attract true urban pioneers.

w ThE CEDARs Just south of Downtown, the Cedars is a burgeoning area of affordable homes in a transitional neighborhood. Best identified by the impressive South Side on Lamar lofts, it has blossomed with the new Dallas police headquarters, which has lowered crime and led to dining options and clubs. w BIshOP ARTs Old warehouses and a trolley terminal have been converted into stores, restaurants and a few offices. Construction of a new trolley from Union Station to Bishop Arts began in 2013. Homes around Bishop Arts have begun getting a face lift. See Welcome to the Gayborhoods, page 32. w kEssLER PARk/sTEVENs PARk Even when Oak Cliff as a whole was considered a transitional address, the Kessler Park/Stevens Park area was an exception, with lovely older homes, a charming public golf course and loyal residents who take care of their gorgeous, hilly neighborhood. A pop-

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ular place for everyone from mayors and judges to celebrities that call it home.

w “LORy LAND” This unofficial neighborhood in North Dallas is so named due to the efforts of Dallasbased Lory Masters, a now-retired openly lesbian Realtor who has sold many homes in the area. Roughly bounded by Inwood Road, LBJ Freeway, I-35 and Northwest Highway, it serves as a bubble of LGBT-friendly housing in an area otherwise known as socially conservative. w WINNETkA hEIGhTs Once upon a time, the Sears & Roebuck catalog delivered anything — even houses, down to the very last nail. Homes in this previously neglected section of town epitomize what true miracles can still be found when a neighborhood seemingly “goes gay” overnight. Located in the very epicenter of newly fashionable Oak Cliff, cultural diversity and vibrancy are only two of the key elements one finds in this older charming neighborhood. One of the oldest conservation districts in the city, Victorian, Prairie and Craftsmanstyle houses have either been newly renovated or are waiting for updates. •

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w RIChARDsON/GARLAND These towns just north and east of Dallas are the definition of bedroom communities — small, quaint and pleasant, but most of the activities around the Metroplex are located outside their city limits.

w FRIsCO As more and more people filter into the Metroplex, this once-distant suburb has grown in popularity — and with the opening of the only IKEA in North Texas, become a frequent day trip destination for gay Dallasites.

w ADDIsON/FARMERs BRANCh/CARROLLTON These small independent cities lie just north of LBJ Freeway roughly between the Dallas North Tollway and I-35, and tend to be conservative, though convenient to the DFW Airport and the Galleria shopping center. Addison in particular has embraced aspects of the LGBT community: its gay-run WaterTower Theatre frequently produces queerthemed plays and musicals.

w FORT WORTh Fort Worth is the 16th largest city in the United States and has been called one of America’s most livable communities. Today, it is a thriving center of culture and commerce with plenty to offer: the Historic Stockyards, remarkable museums, a dazzling downtown area, the Texas Motor Speedway, spectacular annual events and more. The LGBT community in Fort Worth is active and growing, with the older neighborhoods of Meadowbrook and Handley in the southeastern portion of the city home to a large number of gay residents attracted to historic homes and friendly neighbors.

w PLANO One of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, Plano is often considered one of the more conservative suburbs of Dallas. But the hub of Collin County isn’t quite a bastion of homophobia, with gay-friendly organizations like Gay and Lesbian Alliance of North Texas and Stonewall Democrats, as well as professional-quality performing arts at the Collin County Community College and nearby Richardson’s Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts. w RELOCATION GUIDE

w MID-CITIEs: ARLINGTON, GRAND PRAIRIE, w IRVING, hURsT, EULEss, BEDFORD The Mid-Cities is a general term used to describe those independently-incorporated areas within Dallas and Tarrant counties that lie between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. Each has its own identity and appeal.

• Arlington In Tarrant County, the home of Six Flags Over Texas, the Rangers’ Ballpark in Arlington and the AT&T Stadium. • Grand Prairie In Dallas County, the closest of the Mid Cities to Downtown Dallas boasts the Verizon Theatre, which hosts many top musical acts. • Irving In Dallas County, right on the border of DFW Airport. Home of the Las Colinas development and business park and two theater companies: Lyric Stage and ICT MainStage. • hurst-Euless-Bedford In Tarrant County, this triumvirate of cities are frequently referred to as H-E-B. A growing area with many businesses and new family homes. They also border Haltom City. w sOUThERN sECTOR: DEsOTO, CEDAR hILL, w LANCAsTER, DUNCANVILLE, WAxAhAChIE If you’ve gone to Waxahachie, you’ve gone too far! Actually, that city is on the outer edge of the Metroplex. These smaller towns south of Dallas have grown in popularity with North Texans, though more slowly than northern suburbs like Plano, Addison and Frisco. •

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w DALLAs COUNTy COMMUNITy w COLLEGE DIsTRICT DCCCD.edu. With seven colleges on 13 campuses in the Dallas area, DCCCD is the largest undergraduate institution in the state of Texas. More than 72,000 credit-seeking students and 25,000 continuing education students attend the colleges, including El Centro Downtown and satellite campuses, such as Brookhaven. DCCCD excels in health-related fields, including nursing, EMS, and paramedic programs. Each credit hour is an educational bargain at just $52. LGBT and gay-straight alliance groups are available on some campuses. w sOUThERN METhODIsT UNIVERsITy 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205. SMU.edu. SMU, a nationally ranked private university of 11,000 students, offers small classes, seven degree-granting schools and a vitally strong alumni association. Famed for its football program a world-class business school, and a certain notoriety for being home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library, it’s a school with plenty of pride thanks to LGBT organizations for both students and alumni. w TExAs ChRIsTIAN UNIVERsITy 2800 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76129. TCU.edu. At TCU, students become Horned Frogs for life. The football team is so popular that all of Fort Worth joins in on the action, even dyeing the Trinity River purple when the team is on a win70

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ning streak. At only 9,500 students, this private university has a real community feel on campus. With nine degree-granting schools, including a well-respected nursing program, there is plenty of academic diversity. A gay-straight alliance also has a strong presence.

w TExAs WOMAN’s UNIVERsITy 304 Administration Drive, P.O. Box 425589, Denton, TX 76204. TWU.edu. One of two large universities in Denton, TWU is the nation’s largest university primarily for women (men are allowed, but represent a small minority of the close to 15,000 students). The public university is known for its liberal arts and healthcare programs, with a large emphasis in occupational and physical therapy programs. Understandably, there is an active lesbian population on campus and a strong campus organization for LGBT students. Women’s volleyball and basketball unite the school to cheer on its athletes. w UNIVERsITy OF NORTh TExAs 1155 Union Circle #311277, Denton, TX 76203. UNT.edu. Denton’s largest university, UNT is home to 36,000 students (including other satellite campuses around the region). One of this public university’s biggest claims to fame is its College of Music and Grammy Award-winning One O’Clock Lab Band. For LGBT students, there are plenty of official welcoming organizations. UNT is also home of the LGBT archives, LGBT studies programs, GLAD Dallas and a resource center called Pride Alliance.

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w UNIVERsITy OF TExAs AT ARLINGTON 701 S. Nedderman Drive, Arlington, TX 76019. UTA.edu. Located midway between Dallas and Fort Worth, UTA is 34,000 students strong. Gaining a strong reputation as a leading research university, UTA offers increasing expertise in bioengineering, medical diagnostics, micro-manufacturing, and defense and Homeland Security technologies. Currently without a football team, the students make up for its absence with a variety of unique sporting opportunities, including a mud volleyball tournament (Oozeball), bed races and a nationalchampionship wheelchair basketball team. A gay-straight alliance and LGBT programs aim to enhance the college experience for anyone identifying as non-heterosexual. w UNIVERsITy OF TExAs AT DALLAs 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080. UTD.edu. One of the fastest growing campuses in the University of Texas system, UTD offers 130 academic programs across seven schools. As a university founded in 1969, which is fairly recent compared to other institutions, a focus has always been on science and technology curriculum. These include geospatial information science, cognitive sciences, emerging media and communications, nanotechnology and materials science. Men’s soccer and basketball, as well as women’s volleyball, are teams to watch. Pride at UTD, their LGBT diversity group, is active on campus. •

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w DALLAs DIABLOs RUGBy FOOTBALL CLUB offers teams for both men and women and is open to all players. Founded in 2002, the Diablos’ regular season runs from October through May for men and February to October for women. Membership is open to all playing levels with training available. Every October right before Halloween, the Diablos host Hellfest, a tournament open to football clubs around the country. For more information or to join, visit DallasDiablos.org. w DALLAs DIAMONDs are an all-female football team and are members of the Women’s Football Alliance. The team will begin its 13th season in 2014. The team are four-time Women’s Full-Contact Football World Champions, winning the title from 2004–06 and again in 2008. The regular season runs April through June. Playoffs are from June to July. Recruitment for new players is held in the fall. Home games are played at Pennington

Field, 1501 Central Drive, Bedford. There is a tryout fee of $35. For more information or to join, visit DallasDiamondsFootball.com.

w ThE DALLAs INDEPENDENT VOLLEyBALL AssOCIATION (DIVA) is an indoor volleyball association with five skill levels, ranging from the coed “recreational” level to “power” for hardcore volleyball players. The organization plays in two seasons during fall and spring for 12 weeks, culminating in a tournament. Weekly games are on Fridays and played at Texas Advantage Sports, 4302 Buckingham Road, Fort Worth. DIVA also hosts the Fall Classic Tournament for teams from around the country to play. For more information about joining, visit DIVADallas.org. w DFW FRONTRUNNERs is the local group for LGBT runners and members of a the International

FrontRunners Club. Runners and walkers of all levels welcome. The group and its activities are also pet-inclusive. Two groups meet for weekly runs and walks. The Saturday group meets at 8:30 a.m. at Lee Park, 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd. (at the statue) and then proceed to the nearby Katy Trail. The Sunday group meets at 7 a.m. at the intersection of W. Lawther Drive and Chapel Hill Road. For more information, visit FrontRunnersDallas.org.

w DIFFERENT sTROkEs GOLF AssOCIATION hosts competitive golf events and tournaments for LGBT players of all levels. Events are scheduled twice a month from March through October. Although there are memberships, the events are open to any player. Annual dues are $30 or $20 for a half-year membership. Handicap service membership is $15. For more information or to join, visit DSGADallas.org.

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w NORTh TExAs CAMPING CLUB is an LGBT and LGBT–friendly group with interests in outdoors, traveling and sightseeing throughout North Texas and surrounding states. RVs are the usual mode of transportation, but the group welcomes all those with an inclination to travel and sightsee from the road. There are no dues, but the club relies on donations to maintain its website and for rentals such as cabins, boats and meeting rooms for group campouts. For more information, visit NorthTexasCampingClub.com. w NORTh TExAs WOMEN’s sOFTBALL AssOCIATION competes in various tournaments from April to October throughout the country. For more information or to join, visit NTWSA.net. w OAk LAWN BOWLING AssOCIATION is a member of the International Gay Bowling Association and is open to players of all skill levels. Teams of up to seven are formed and play weekly on Mon-

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days. There is a summer session that begins in June and a fall session that starts in September. The OLBA also hosts the Big D Classic in August, inviting gay bowlers and teams from all over the country. Games are played at USA Bowl, 10920 Composite Drive. Weekly dues are $18 per player or $72 per team. For more information or to join, visit OakLawnBowling.com.

w OAk LAWN skI AND sCUBA CLUB is a social club that organizes recreational trips for LGBTs with an emphasis on skiing and scuba diving. The volunteer organization plans up four to six trips throughout the year, as well as social events. Annual membership dues are mandatory to travel with the group. For more information or to join, visit OLSSC.org. w ThE OAk LAWN TENNIs AssOCIATION (OLTA) is a member of the national Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance. OLTA offers play of all levels from competitive to new players. Players can participate in singles and doubles leagues. Weekly play is held on Sundays at Samuell Grand Tennis Center, 6200 East Grand Ave. and Tuesdays and Fridays at LB Houston Tennis Center, 11225 Luna Road. Every October, OLTA hosts the Texas Open, a gay and lesbian international tennis tournament. Membership dues for a complete sea-

son are $240. For a half season, dues are $140. They cover court fees, website maintenance, social events, year-end awards and more. For more information or to join, visit OLTADallas.org.

w ThE PEGAsUs sLOWPITCh sOFTBALL AssOCIATION is a member of the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance and open to those interested in playing softball and placed in the appropriate division based on skill level. PSSA plays in a spring season running March through July and “Fall Ball” from September through November. PSSA hosts the annual Beat the Heat NAGAAA Cup Tournament in May. Membership dues for players are $75 for the spring season and $30 for Fall Ball. A team fee is usually handled by a sponsor. For more information or to join, visit DallasPSSA.org. w ThE TExAs GAy RODEO AssOCIATION hosts its annual rodeo event for men and women and works toward helping charitable organizations. The Texas Tradition Rodeo is held in Fort Worth in March. The Dallas chapter and the Fort Worth chapter represent TGRA in North Texas. The organization also has a royal court with Mr., Ms. and Miss TGRA named each year. For more information, visit TGRA.org. •

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w GAy OUTDOOR CLUB is a network of LGBT and LGBT-friendly people who share an interest in the outdoors. Activities include kayaking, camping trips and picnics. The organization was formed in 2001. The club relies on volunteers and there are no membership dues. For more information, visit GayOutdoorClub.org.


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ven the Dallas gay community is squarely in the Bible belt, and spiritual activity is common, resulting in many accepting faith-based groups. The following is a list of places of worship with gay congregants that responded to our questionnaire about their organizations.

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w AsCENsION LUThERAN ChURCh 4230 W. Buckingham Road, Garland. 972-276-0023. AscensionTexas.org. How long has your church been in operation? The church was established in 1964. What is your denomination or affiliation, if applicable? Evangelical Lutheran. What is the size/makeup of your congregation? There are approximately 120 members. Do you perform same-sex ceremonies? ALC offers same-sex blessing ceremonies to members, friends and affiliates of the congregation only. w CAThEDRAL OF hOPE 5910 Cedar Springs Road. 214-351-1901. CathedralOfHope.com. How long has your church been in operation? 41 years. What is your denomination or affiliation, if applicable? United Church of Christ. What is the size/makeup of your congregation? There are more than 4,000 members and 1,200 weekly attendees. Do you perform same-sex ceremonies? Yes. w CAThEDRAL OF LIGhT 2040 N. Denton Drive, Carrollton. 972-245-6520. COLight.org. How long has your church been in operation? w RELOCATION GUIDE

30 years. What is your denomination or affiliation, if applicable? Non-denominational. What is the size/makeup of your congregation? Approximately 100 attend on Sundays. The congregation comes from all over and even outside the DFW area. It consists of heterosexual, same-sex, omni-ethnic, single, married, committed, with and without children. Absolutely everyone is welcomed and accepted here. Do you perform same-sex ceremonies? Yes! How many weeks or months in advance should a couple reserve time for the ceremony? No set time, but as much as can possibly be given.

w CELEBRATION ON ThE LAkE 9120 State Highway 198, Mabank. 903-451-2302. COTLChurch.org. How long has your church been in operation? The church was founded in 2003. What is your denomination or affiliation, if applicable? Independent interfaith church. What is the size/makeup of your congregation? The church has 100 members with a primarily LGBTQ congregation, but some straight members. Congregants are mostly residents and weekenders around the Cedar Creek Lake area. Do you perform same-sex ceremonies? Yes. How many weeks or months in advance

should a couple reserve time for the ceremony? A one-month notice is ideal.

w COMMUNITy UNITARIAN w UNIVERsALIsT ChURCh 2875 E. Parker Road, Plano. 972-424-8989. UUPlano.org. How long has your church been in operation? 36 years. What is your denomination or affiliation, if applicable? Unitarian Universalist. What is the size/makeup of your congregation? The church has approximately 200 members of all races, religious beliefs and sexual orientations. Do you perform same-sex ceremonies? Yes. How many weeks or months in advance should a couple reserve time for the ceremony? Six months is preferable, but a shorter time period may be workable. w ChURCh IN ThE CLIFF 1230 W. Davis St. 214-233-4605. ChurchInTheCliff.org. How long has your church been in operation? The church has been in operation for 13 years. What is your denomination or affiliation, if applicable? Alliance of Baptist, but is considering affiliation with the UCC. What is the size/makeup of your congrega-

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w CONGREGATION BETh EL BINAh 2701 Reagan St. (inside Resource Center). BethElBinah.org. How long has your synagogue been in operation? Since 1985 and the synagogue has been affiliated with Union for Reform Judaism since 1994. What is your denomination or affiliation, if applicable? Jewish. What is the size/makeup of your congregation? 100. Do you perform same-sex ceremonies? Yes, as well as non-gay weddings. How many weeks or months in advance should a couple reserve time for the ceremony? At least one month. w CROssROADs COMMUNITy ChURCh 2800 Routh St. (inside Theatre 3). 214-520-9090. CrossroadsCommunityChurch.us. How long has your church been in operation? The church was founded in 2001. What is your denomination or affiliation, if applicable? CCC is an open and inclusive non-denominational congregation.

What is the size/makeup of your congregation? Very diverse — 125 to 150. Do you perform same-sex ceremonies? Yes. How many weeks or months in advance should a couple reserve time for the ceremony? Eight to ten weeks.

w GRACE UNITED METhODIsT ChURCh 4105 Junius St. 214-824-2533. GraceUMCDallas.org. How long has your church been in operation? The church was established in 1903. What is your denomination or affiliation, if applicable? United Methodist. What is the size/makeup of your congregation? Membership is about 250 with about 150 to 170 attending Sunday morning worship. The congregation is approximately 65 percent straight, 35 percent LGBT. Do you perform same-sex ceremonies? No. w hORIzON UNITARIAN UNIVERsALIsT ChURCh 1641 W. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton. 972-462-4940. HorizonUU.org. How long has your church been in operation? Horizon was chartered in 1987. What is your denomination or affiliation, if applicable? The church is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. What is the size/makeup of your congregation? Approximately 300 voting members. Do you perform same-sex ceremonies? Yes. How many weeks or months in advance should a couple reserve time for the ceremony? Horizon recommends six months simply in terms of getting a date around other church events.

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w TRINITy MCC 1846 W. Division St., Ste. 305, Arlington. 817-265-5454. TrinityMCC.org. How long has your church been in operation? 29 years. What is your denomination or affiliation, if applicable? Metropolitan Community Churches are a global Christian denomination serving diverse populations, welcoming and affirming everyone. What is the size/makeup of your congregation? The church has 50 members with a diverse membership of lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, straight, multiple races, ages and faith backgrounds. Do you perform same-sex ceremonies? Yes. How many weeks or months in advance should a couple reserve time for the ceremony? At least one month. Availability varies with the church calendar and pastor’s schedule. w WhITE ROCk COMMUNITy ChURCh 9353 Garland Road. 214-320-0043. WhiteRockChurch.org. How long has your church been in operation? Since 1991. What is your denomination or affiliation, if applicable? The church is a nondenominational/inter-denominational Christian church. What is the size/makeup of your congregation? There are approximately 300-plus members and visitors currently registered. Do you perform same-sex ceremonies? Yes. How many weeks or months in advance should a couple reserve time for the ceremony? The sooner the better, but no less than 30 days. •

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he Dallas City Parks and Recreation Department offers year-round indoor and outdoor activities at 550 recreational facilities and 406 parks, maintaining more than 21,000 park acres, 17 lakes with 4,400 surface acres of water at 17 park sites, 17,196 acres of greenbelt/park land and nearly 62 miles of jogging and bike trails at 24 locations.

The city’s 47 rec centers offer creative and innovative leisure programs. Among the recreational activities offered are athletics, summer playground camps, cultural events and programs that address community concerns, such as juvenile violence, wellness and life management skills. Here is a partial list of some of the parks of interest to the LGBT community.

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w BAChMAN LAkE 2530 Webb Chapel Road Extension. Bachman Lake, near Love Field Airport, is a favorite spot for many walkers, joggers and bikers who use the three-mile water front course; includes exercise stations. w kATy TRAIL 3523 McKinney Ave. The Katy Trail links the people and places of Dallas in a powerful new way. It runs through the densest part of the city — more than 300,000 people live or work within a mile of its route. Every day, the trail offers an ideal thoroughfare for kids and adults from home to work, school and entertainment. Running from the West End and the American Airlines Center in the south, through the heart of urban Dallas past Knox Street, up to SMU and Mockingbird DART Station in the north, it’s one of the most popular people-watching routes in the city. w kIEsT PARk 2324 W. Kiest Blvd. Surrounded by trees, a creek and a nature w RELOCATION GUIDE

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trail, Kiest Park includes bike trails, softball fields, 16 hard tennis courts and a pro shop.

w TURTLE CREEk AND LEE PARk w ARLINGTON hALL 3400 Turtle Creek Blvd. This beautifully landscaped park stretches for several miles along scenic Turtle Creek in the heart of the Oak Lawn/Uptown area. This is home to the annual rally following the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade every September, as well as the site of the Pooch Parade on Easter Sunday, and many other events throughout the year. w REVERChON PARk 3505 Maple Ave. These 46 acres of greenways and facilities on the edge of Oak Lawn offer approximately 40 recreational and leisure programs, including volleyball, yoga, health screenings, athletic leagues, tutoring and more, and offers baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts and hiking trails, along with a playground. The park also has en-

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w sAMUELL-GRAND PARk 6200 E. Grand Ave. In a beautiful park setting, Samuell-Grand has 20 fenced-in tennis courts with evening security, in addition to a pro shop, five leagues and drop-in drills. It also boasts an outdoor amphitheater that hosts the annual Shakespeare Dallas festival. w WhITE ROCk LAkE AND GREENBELT PARk 830 E. Lawther Drive. This reservoir was constructed in 1911, and now serves as one of the city’s most popular recreation areas. White Rock Lake encompasses more than 1,000 acres of wooded parkland and features a scenic park with a 9-mile and 12-mile running, biking and walking trail looping the lake, as well as excellent fishing, sailing and various picnic and leisure activities. The Bath House Cultural Center provides a forum for visual and performing artists. •

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here are several dog park locations. These are the three located within Dallas city limits and one in Fort Worth. For more information, call the dog park information line, 214-671-8001.

w WhITE ROCk LAkE DOG PARk 8000 Mockingbird Lane. Driving Directions: From 75, head east on Mockingbird Lane and park past the W. Lawther Drive turn off just before the lake. (If you start to cross the north edge of White Rock Lake or you get to Buckner Boulevard, you’ve gone too far.) w BARk PARk CENTRAL Southwest corner of Good-Latimer Expressway and Commerce Street. Driving Directions: Head South on North

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w UNLEAshED INDOOR DOG PARk 5151 Samuell Blvd. 214-388-0701, UnleashedDogParks.com. Situated on 6.5 wooded acres four miles from Downtown Dallas, Unleashed is a

50,000-square-foot facility with spacious play parks for dogs and their owners. It also hosts regular LGBT pet-owner mixers.

w FORT WOOF DOG PARk AT GATEWAy PARk Fort Worth. Driving Directions: Located east of Downtown Fort Worth, take I-30 West, exiting Beach Street. Drive north a quarter-mile and turn left into Gateway Park. The dog area is open from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and is lighted at night. •

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Covell, Rebecca S. covellpc.com 3710 Rawlins St., Suite 950 214-443-0300 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 101)

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Hall, Stephanie Attorney at Law ladylawsah.com 4514 Cole Ave., Suite 600 214-522-3343

Burch, Lorie L. burch-law.com 7920 Beltline Rd., Suite 750 972-385-0558 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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Peter A. Schulte Schulte & Apgar, PLLC PeteSchulte.com 4131 N. Central Expressway, Suite 680 214-521-2200

The Law Office of Lauren Duffer, PC 690 E. Lamar Blvd., Suite 560, Arlington txfamilylawatty.com 817-548-5643

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Covell, Rebecca S. covellpc.com 3710 Rawlins St., Suite 950 214-443-0300 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 101)

Hall, Stephanie Attorney at Law ladylawsah.com 4514 Cole Ave., Suite 600 214-522-3343

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Parker, Julianne Attorney at Law Bankruptcy Services 3303 Lee Pkwy., Suite 305 214-855-7888

Padgett Business Services SmallBizPros.com/c_hawkins c.hawkins@padgettbusinessservices.com 1881 Sylvan Ave., Suite 105 214-272-3823

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Reister Law Firm reisterlawfirm.com 14001 Dallas Pkwy., Suite 1230 972-934-6594 (See Display Ad On Page 104)

w BARS DISH Restaurant dish-dallas.com 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 110 214-522-DISH (3474) (See Display Ad On Page 126)

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w CAMPGROUNDS Rainbow Ranch Campground rainbowranch.net 1662 LCR 800, Groesbeck, TX 888-875-7596

w CATERING DISH Restaurant dish-dallas.com 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 110 214-522-DISH (3474)

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The Law Office of Timothy T. Thomas, PC tttlaw.net 2501 Oak Lawn Ave. 214-324-9298 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Club Dallas - A private men’s club / sauna theclubs.com 2616 Swiss Ave. 214-821-1990

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Womack, Jenny L PC WomackAdoptions.com 5050 Quorum Dr., Suite 225 214-935-3310

w ATTRACTIONS Old Red Museum oldred.org 100 South Houston Street 214-745-1100 (See Display Ad On Page 114)

w AUTOMOBILE DEALERS - NEW Park Place Mercedes Nedd Ross 6113 Lemmon Ave. 214-443-5281

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CPR Cell Phone Repair cpr-dallasuptown.com 2806 N. Fitzhugh 214-827-6666

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Sterling’s Bookkeeping & Tax Service sterlingstax.com 5418 St. Charles Ave.; 214-330-4682 923 W. Glade, Suite C, Hurst.; 817-656-1454 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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CPR Cell Phone Repair cpr-dallasuptown.com 2806 N. Fitzhugh 214-827-6666 (See Display Ad On Page 106)

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Dallas Summer Musicals Box Office dallassummermusicals.org 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 214-691-7200

Spectrum Chiropractic & Acupuncture SpectrumChiropractic.com 3906 Lemmon Ave., Suite 214 214-520-0092

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Tutt, Steven J. - Doctor of Chiropractic drtuttdc.com 4245 Cedar Springs Rd. 214-528-1900 (See Display Ad On Page 105)

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Half Price Geeks | PC and MAC Repair Onsite and Remote Computer Services halfpricegeeks.com/rainbow 1-877-77-GEEKS (43357)

Scrubb Cleaning Service Don’t have time to clean? Let us do it. ScrubbCleaning.com 214-501-0384

Warp 9 Computers | System Engineers Virus cleaning & computer repair Network set-up & security warp9computers.net 972-747-5110

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w COMEDY CLUBS Backdoor Comedy Club backdoorcomedy.com 8250 N. Central Expwy. 214-328-4444

w COMPUTERS – w SUPPORT & TRAINING Warp 9 Computers | System Engineers Virus cleaning & computer repair Network set-up & security warp9computers.net 972-747-5110

w COMMUNITY CENTERS Old Red Museum oldred.org 100 South Houston Street 214-745-1100 (See Display Ad On Page 114)

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Resource Center myresourcecenter.org Services at multiple locations. Main office: 2701 Reagan St. 214-528-0144

GreenStar Construction & Roofing Kim Fath, Owner greenstarconstructionandroofing.com 469-826-9777 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Computer Consultant PC/Network Support & Virus Removal pyattconsulting.com 214-228-4617 CPR Cell Phone Repair cpr-dallasuptown.com 2806 N. Fitzhugh 214-827-6666

w CONTACT LENSES Dishman, Keith OD idrdishman.com 4311 Oak Lawn, Suite C-125 214-521-0929 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Martin, David MD, Plastic Surgery drmartinplasticsurgery.com Botox, Fillers, Laser, Plastic Surgery 7777 Forest Lane, Suite C-625 972-566-6988

Vasquez, Jaime DO, PA-Vasquez Clinic vasquezclinic.com 2929 Welborn Street 214-528-1083 (See Display Ad On Page 121}

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w CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAUS Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau VisitDallas.com 325 North St. Paul Street, Suite 700 800-232-5527 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 17)

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Horizon Aesthetics Vein & Laser horizonlipo.com 6020 W. Parker Road, Suite 300, Plano 972-661-8884

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Proffitt, John MD | Oak Lawn Dermatology & Age Management Medicine oaklawndermatology.com 3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 650 214-526-8100 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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Half Price Geeks | PC and MAC Repair Onsite and Remote Computer Services halfpricegeeks.com/rainbow 1-877-77-GEEKS (43357)

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Shingles Roofing • Cory Smith Roofing • Gutters • Drywall • Electrical dfwshingles.com 214-729-8429

Computer Consultant PC/Network Support & Virus Removal pyattconsulting.com 214-228-4617

Horizon Aesthetics Vein & Laser horizonlipo.com 6020 W. Parker Road, Suite 300, Plano 972-661-8884

Pounders, Steven MD, PA 3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 600 214-520-8833 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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w COUNSELORS – w LICENSED PROFESSIONAL Lovell, Cynthia MEd, LPC Relationship & Individual Counseling 5217 McKinney Ave., Suite 210 214-497-6268 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Uptown Psychotherapy uptownpsychotherapy.com Beckman, Deborah MS, LPC, NCC Myrick, Tim MEd, LPC, NCC 4144 N. Central Expwy., Suite 520 214-824-2009 (See Display Ad On Page 107)

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Martin, Randy LPC-S martinlpc.com 3626 N. Hall St., Dallas 75219 214-392-8247 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Owen, Jimmy LPC jimmyowen.com 3500 Oak Lawn # 260 214-546-8852

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Owen, Jimmy LPC jimmyowen.com 3500 Oak Lawn # 260 214-546-8852

CruiseOne Dallas LGBT Getaways Doug Thompson, Vacation Specialist Cruises, Resorts, Tours, Groups 3824 Cedar Springs, Suite 559 214-254-4980 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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Porter, Feleshia LPC feleshiaporter.com 3530 Forest Lane, Suite 188 214-904-8222 • 214-454-8144 Salas, Michael J. vantagepointdallascounseling.com 3500 Oak Lawn Suite. 260 214-471-8650 Stonewall Behavioral Health Candy Marcum | stonewall-inc.com 3625 North Hall, Suite 1250 214-521-1278 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 107)

Tips, Tammy MA, LPC Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Sexual Abuse, Lesbian/Gay Issues, Relationship Issues, Sliding Scale Fee. 1307-B, W. Abram St., Suite 212, Arlington 817-300-8809

Reister Law Firm reisterlawfirm.com 14001 Dallas Pkwy., Suite 1230 972-934-6594 (See Display Ad On Page 132)

w DELIVERY SERVICES Best Move in DFW The Name Says It All! bestmoversdallas.com 972-941-8000 (See Display Ad On Page 114)

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Dynamic Travel • Jeff Land Cruise & Land Packages dynamictravel.com transgendervacations.net 817-778-8571 (See Display Ad On Page 132)

The Pauer Group, LLC - Randy Pauer Creating Exquisite Travel Memories thepauergroup.com 972-241-2000 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 107)

The Travel Bureau • Tony Gorrell travelteamdfw.com travelteamdfw@hotmail.com 8150 Brookriver, Suite S101 214-905-3995 (See Display Ad On Page 107)

w DEBT RELIEF SERVICES Parker, Julianne Attorney at Law Bankruptcy Services 3303 Lee Pkwy., Suite 305 214-855-7888

The UPS Store on Lemmon Ave theupsstore.com | Store #5254 4848 Lemmon Ave., Suite 100 214-780-0877 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member, Certified LGBTE (See Display Ad On Page 107)

w DENTISTS Boyd, Carole Ann DDS, PC drboyd.net 4514 Cole Ave., Suite 905 214-521-6261 (See Display Ads On Pages 108 and 129)

Dunn, Paul C. DDS TeethDunnRight.com 1110 N. Buckner Blvd. 214-324-2444 (See Display Ad On Page 109)

Terrell, Kevin DDS, PC terrelldental.com 2603 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 100 214-329-1818 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 109)

w DENTISTS - COSMETIC Boyd, Carole Ann DDS, PC drboyd.net 4514 Cole Ave., Suite 905 214-521-6261 (See Display Ads On Pages 108 and 129)

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w ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

Dunn, Paul C. DDS TeethDunnRight.com 1110 N. Buckner Blvd. 214-324-2444

Allstars Electric No Job To Big Or Small allstarselectric.com 972-248-3322

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Boyd, Carole Ann DDS, PC drboyd.net 4514 Cole Ave., Suite 905 214-521-6261

Howard, Daryl - Master Electrician darylhowardmasterelectrician.com 972-263-8268 (See Display Ad On Page 109)

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The Make Ready Group Repairs | Maintenance | Market Readiness themakereadygroup.com 214-599-8757 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

w DIABETIC – SHOES & SUPPLIES Pride Pharmacy pridepharmacygroup.com 2929 Carlisle Street, Suite 115 214-954-7389 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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w DISC JOCKEY DJ DELUXE PRODUCTIONS Professional mobile DJ music for parties, weddings, fashion & special events, karaoke 214-823-1424 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

w DISCUSSION GROUPS Grimes, Valerie CCHt | Certified Clinical Hypnotist dallashypnosisprograms.com 3303 Lee Parkway, Suite 230 972-974-2094

w DRUG STORES Avita Drugs Specialized Pharmacy AvitaPharmacy.com 219 Sunset Ave., Suite 118A 214-943-5187 or 877-943-5187 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 117)

w DVD – RENTAL & SALES Alternatives of New Fine Arts (Enter in rear behind New Fine Arts) 1720 W. Mockingbird Lane 214-630-7071

Sherman, Judy S. Nexus Advisors, LLC 10000 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1200 1111 S Main St., Grapevine 817-366-1119 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad on Page 109)

Turtle Creek Wealthcare - Doug Simmang turtlecreekwc.com 3010 LBJ Frwy., Suite 1200 1-800-680-6120 (See Display Ad On Page 109)

w FINANCIAL PLANNING CONSULTANTS Irvin, M. Angel - Farmers Insurance Irvin Insurance & Financial Services 14651 Dallas Pkwy., Suite 110 972-367-6200 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 113)

DJ DELUXE PRODUCTIONS Professional mobile DJ music for parties, weddings, fashion & special events, karaoke 214-823-1424 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

w EYEGLASSES Dishman, Keith OD idrdishman.com 4311 Oak Lawn, Suite C-125 214-521-0929 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

NorAm Asset Management NorAmCapital.com 15303 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 1030 214-700-4555 (See Display Ad On Page 109)

Sherman, Judy S. Nexus Advisors, LLC 10000 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1200 1111 S Main St., Grapevine 817-366-1119 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad on Page 109)

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Doctor Eyecare – Safir, Allen, OD DoctorEyecare.com 4414 Lemmon Ave. 214-522-3937

Turtle Creek Wealthcare - Doug Simmang turtlecreekwc.com 3010 LBJ Frwy., Suite 1200 1-800-680-6120 (See Display Ad On Page 109)

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w FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES NorAm Asset Management NorAmCapital.com 15303 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 1030 214-700-4555

Walker, Brian, MBA, CLTC The Prudential Insurance Company of America prudential.com/us/brian.walker 214-259-2232 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad on page 110)

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Dallas County District Attorney’s Office Craig Watkins, District Attorney 133 N. Riverside Blvd., LB 19 214-653-3600

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DIVA Dallas Independent Volleyball Association divadallas.org Spring, Summer, Summer Sand, & Fall Leagues

Cooper, Mitch Home Repair / Remodeling / Handyman Services Reliable Quality Service 972-935-8058

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Vigor Personal Training & Massage Studio vigormassagept.com 3102 Swiss Ave. 903-422-6044 (See Display Ad Page 113)

w FOOD BANKS Resource Center myresourcecenter.org Services at multiple locations. Main office: 2701 Reagan St. 214-528-0144

w FOUNDATION CONTRACTORS Bedrock Foundation Repair bedrockfoundation.com 1018 Fletcher Dallas 214-824-1211 (See Display Ad On Page 110)

w FOUNDATION EVALUATIONS Vannier Engineering Foundation Evaluations dvannier@vannierengineering.com 972-867-9750 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

w GARDEN POND Water Gardens Galore wggalore.com 2530 Butler Street 215-956-7382 (See Display Ad On Page 110)

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w HEALTHCARE SERVICES Full Body Massage By Chad MT# 025786 Light to Deep Pressure $35/Hr. $55/1.5 Hr. Reflexology & various modalities | Addison 469-855-4782 (See Display Ad On Page 113)

w HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Allstars Electric No Job To Big Or Small allstarselectric.com 972-248-3322

Howard, Daryl - Master Electrician darylhowardmasterelectrician.com 972-263-8268 (See Display Ad On Page 109)

Jade Air Air Conditioning & Heating jadeairdallas.com 214-522-2805 (See Display Ad On Page 110)

Steve Brandt Home Repair All types of home repair. Free Estimates, Since 1977. 214-440-7070 (See Display Ad On Page 110)

The Make Ready Group Repairs | Maintenance | Market Readiness themakereadygroup.com 214-599-8757 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 111)

w HOME INSPECTIONS Dallas Green Works Inspections Home, Mold, Lead Paint, Infrared, Termite, Radon dallasgreenworks.com Christine Shack TREC Lic # 10588 214-823-2585

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w HEPATITIS-C RESOURCES Avita Drugs Specialized Pharmacy AvitaPharmacy.com 219 Sunset Ave., Suite 118A 214-943-5187 or 877-943-5187 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 117)

w HOME IMPROVEMENTS Cooper, Mitch Home Repair | Remodeling | Handyman Services Reliable Quality Service 972-935-8058

Good Home Inspection GoodHomeInspection.com Bud Rozell, TREC 4088 214-215-4961

w HOME LOANS Ramirez, Armando Loan Officer NMLS 740130 Highlands Residential Mortgage HRM#134871 aramirez@highlandsloans.com armandoramirezmortgage.com 214-263-5507

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Lakewood Alarm Full Service Security & Fire Company lakewoodalarm.com 214-339-3496 888-305-0490

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Good Graphics Inks & Toners GoodGraphicsInk.com 972-679-9495

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Nikki’s Plumbing Company Responsible Master Plumber #36149 nikkisplumbing.com 469-644-8025

w INSURANCE Alex Long Agency - Allstate Insurance Allstateagencies.com/AlexLong 3435 N. Beltline Rd., Suite 119, Irving 972-570-7000 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Scrubb Cleaning Service Don’t have time to clean? Let us do it. ScrubbCleaning.com 214-501-0384

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Allstate - Clements, John Clements Insurance Group, LLC 2500 N. Dallas Pkwy, Suite 150 972-312-1800 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Shingles Roofing • Cory Smith Roofing • Gutters • Drywall • Electrical dfwshingles.com 214-729-8429 (See Display Ad On Page 126)

w HYPNOSIS Grimes, Valerie CCHt | Certified Clinical Hypnotist dallashypnosisprograms.com 3303 Lee Parkway, Suite 230 972-974-2094

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Irvin, M. Angel - Farmers Insurance Irvin Insurance & Financial Services 14651 Dallas Pkwy., Suite 110 972-367-6200 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 113)

Beseda, Scott - State Farm Insurance ScottBeseda.com 4411 Lemmon Ave., Suite 203 214-219-6610 (See Display Ad On Page 113)

Steven Graves Insurance Agency stevengravesinsurance.com 2919 Welborn Street, Suite 100 214-599-0808 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 112)

Uptown Dallas Insurance Agency Home | Auto | Business | uptowndallasins.com We represent multiple companies 214-871-3145 (See Display Ad On Page 113)

w INSURANCE - BUSINESS Steven Graves Insurance Agency stevengravesinsurance.com 2919 Welborn Street, Suite 100 214-599-0808 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 112)

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Allstate - Clements, John Clements Insurance Group, LLC 2500 N. Dallas Pkwy., Suite 150 972-312-1800 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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Alex Long Agency /Allstate Insurance Allstateagencies.com/AlexLong 3435 N. Beltline Rd., Suite 119, Irving 972-570-7000 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 113)

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Dallas Green Works Inspections Home, Mold, Lead Paint, Infrared, Termite, Radon dallasgreenworks.com Christine Shack TREC Lic # 10588 214-823-2585

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Steven Graves Insurance Agency stevengravesinsurance.com 2919 Welborn Street, Suite 100 214-599-0808 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Alex Long Agency/Allstate Insurance Allstateagencies.com/AlexLong 3435 N. Beltline Rd., Suite 119, Irving 972-570-7000 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Steven Graves Insurance Agency stevengravesinsurance.com 2919 Welborn Street, Suite 100 214-599-0808 North Texas Chamber Member

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Allstate - Clements, John Clements Insurance Group, LLC 2500 N. Dallas Pkwy., Suite 150 972-312-1800 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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Steven Graves Insurance Agency stevengravesinsurance.com 2919 Welborn Street, Suite 100 214-599-0808 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 112)

Walker, Brian MBA, CLTC The Prudential Insurance Company of America prudential.com/us/brian.walker 214-259-2232 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 110)

w INSURANCE - HOME Alex Long Agency /Allstate Insurance Allstateagencies.com/AlexLong 3435 N. Beltline Rd., Suite 119, Irving 972-570-7000 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 113)

Allstate - Clements, John Clements Insurance Group, LLC 2500 N. Dallas Pkwy., Suite 150 972-312-1800 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member Steven Graves Insurance Agency stevengravesinsurance.com 2919 Welborn Street, Suite 100 214-599-0808 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 112)

Uptown Dallas Insurance Agency Home | Auto | Business | uptowndallasins.com We represent multiple companies 214-871-3145 (See Display Ad On Page 113)

Irvin, M. Angel - Farmers Insurance Irvin Insurance & Financial Services 14651 Dallas Pkwy., Suite 110 972-367-6200 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 113)

Steven Graves Insurance Agency stevengravesinsurance.com 2919 Welborn Street, Suite 100 214-599-0808 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 112)

Walker, Brian, MBA, CLTC The Prudential Insurance Company of America prudential.com/us/brian.walker 214-259-2232 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 110)

w INSURANCE – w LONG TERM CARE | DISABILITY Walker, Brian, MBA, CLTC The Prudential Insurance Company of America prudential.com/us/brian.walker 214-259-2232 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 110)

w INSURANCE – PROPERTY & CASUALTY Walker, Brian, MBA, CLTC The Prudential Insurance Company of America prudential.com/us/brian.walker 214-259-2232 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Horizon Aesthetics Vein & Laser horizonlipo.com 6020 W. Parker Road, Suite 300, Plano 972-661-8884 (See Display Ad On Page 119)

Proffitt, John MD | Oak Lawn Dermatology & Age Management Medicine oaklawndermatology.com 3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 650 214-526-8100 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ads On Pages 106 and 119)

w LAWNCARE Maya Tree & Lawn Maintenance Tree Trimming Complete Removals mayatreeservice.com 214-924-7058 | 214-770-2435

w LIGHTING CONSULTANTS Howard, Daryl - Master Electrician darylhowardmasterelectrician.com 972-263-8268 (See Display Ad On Page 109)

w LUBES & LOTIONS Alternatives of New Fine Arts (Enter in rear behind New Fine Arts) 1720 W. Mockingbird Lane 214-630-7071 (See Display Ad On Page 109)

w MARKETING & CREATIVE SERVICES Digital Seltzer Refresh Your Digital Brand Mobile Website Development Desktop Website Development DigitalSeltzer.com 214-754-8710

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Mark Berry • Award Winning Massage 1st. Massage 18% Off MyDallasMassage.com 214-810-4531

Pride Pharmacy pridepharmacygroup.com 2929 Carlisle Street, Suite 115 214-954-7389 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Fantastic Moves FantasticMoves.com 10610 Metric, Suite 175 214-349-6683 (MOVE)

Tutt, Steven J. - Doctor of Chiropractic drtuttdc.com 4245 Cedar Springs Rd. 214-528-1900

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Vigor Personal Training & Massage Studio vigormassagept.com 3102 Swiss Ave. 903-422-6044

Uptown Psychotherapy uptownpsychotherapy.com Beckman, Deborah MS, LPC, NCC Myrick, Tim MEd, LPC, NCC 4144 N. Central Expwy., Suite 520 214-824-2009

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Full Body Massage By Chad MT# 025786 Light to Deep Pressure $35/Hr. $55/1.5 Hr. Reflexology & various modalities • Addison 469-855-4782

Dallas Voice The Premiere Media Source For LGBT Texas DallasVoice.com 4145 Travis Street, 3rd floor 214-754-8710

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w MOBILE MEDIA Digital Seltzer Refresh Your Digital Brand Mobile Website Development Desktop Website Development DigitalSeltzer.com 214-754-8710

w MORTGAGE - REFINANCE Ramirez, Armando Loan Officer NMLS 740130 Highlands Residential Mortgage HRM#134871 aramirez@highlandsloans.com armandoramirezmortgage.com 214-263-5507

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Best Move in DFW The Name Says It All! bestmoversdallas.com 972-941-8000

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w MUSEUMS Old Red Museum oldred.org 100 South Houston Street 214-745-1100 (See Display Ad On Page 114)

w NIGHT CLUBS Backdoor Comedy Club backdoorcomedy.com 8250 N. Central Expwy. 214-328-4444

w NUTRITION Pounders, Steven MD, PA 3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 600 214-520-8833 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 122)

w NUTRITIONAL w SUPPLEMENTS Sundrops Vitamins & Nutrition sundrops.com 3920 Oak Lawn Ave. 214-521-0550

w OFFICE SUPPLIES Good Graphics Inks & Toners GoodGraphicsInk.com 972-679-9495

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Dishman, Keith OD idrdishman.com 4311 Oak Lawn, Suite C-125 214-521-0929 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

The Make Ready Group Repairs | Maintenance | Market Readiness themakereadygroup.com 214-599-8757 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Gordon, John Certified Personal Trainer JMGFitness.com 214-395-7846

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Doctor Eyecare – Safir, Allen, OD DoctorEyecare.com 4414 Lemmon Ave. 214-522-3937

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w OPTOMETRISTS Dishman, Keith OD idrdishman.com 4311 Oak Lawn, Suite C-125 214-521-0929 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 115)

Doctor Eyecare – Safir, Allen, OD DoctorEyecare.com 4414 Lemmon Ave. 214-522-3937 (See Display Ad On Page 115)

w ORGANIZATIONAL SERVICES Brown, Ann - Personal Assistant Assisting individuals, small businesses & families as needed. Ann_Brown_Dallas@hotmail.com 214-364-1780 (See Display Ad On Page 116)

w ORTHOPEDIC SHOES Pride Pharmacy pridepharmacygroup.com 2929 Carlisle Street, Suite 115 214-954-7389 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 118)

Passport And Visa Express FlyingPassport.com 850 Central Parkway East, Suite 155 972-516-6600

w PAYROLL SERVICES Aishman, Rick PC Phipps, Tom 3625 N. Hall St., Suite 1250 214-520-7363 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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w PET GROOMING The Petropolitan 408 S. Harwood thepetropolitandallas.com 214-741-4100 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 116)

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Padgett Business Services SmallBizPros.com/c_hawkins c.hawkins@padgettbusinessservices.com 1881 Sylvan Ave., Suite 105 214-272-3823

Park Cities Pet Sitter Daily Walks/Overnights pcpsi.com 214-828-0192

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Sterling’s Bookkeeping & Tax Service sterlingstax.com 5418 St. Charles Ave.; 214-330-4682 923 W. Glade, Suite C, Hurst.; 817-656-1454 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 99)

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The Petropolitan 408 S. Harwood thepetropolitandallas.com 214-741-4100 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 116)

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w PERSONAL ASSISTANT Brown, Ann - Personal Assistant Assisting individuals, small businesses & families as needed. Ann_Brown_Dallas@hotmail.com 214-364-1780 (See Display Ad On Page 116)

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Fantastic Moves FantasticMoves.com 10610 Metric Suite 175 214-349-6683 (MOVE)

Reister Law Firm reisterlawfirm.com 14001 Dallas Pkwy., Suite 1230 972-934-6594

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Vigor Personal Training & Massage Studio vigormassagept.com 3102 Swiss Ave. 903-422-6044

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Park Cities Pet Sitter Daily Walks/Overnights pcpsi.com 214-828-0192 (See Display Ad On Page 116)

The Petropolitan 408 S. Harwood thepetropolitandallas.com 214-741-4100 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 116)

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Tutt, Steven J. - Doctor of Chiropractic drtuttdc.com 4245 Cedar Springs Rd. 214-528-1900 (See Display Ad On Page 105)

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Horizon Aesthetics Vein & Laser horizonlipo.com 6020 W. Parker Road, Suite 300, Plano 972-661-8884

Avita Drugs Specialized Pharmacy AvitaPharmacy.com 219 Sunset Ave., Suite 118A 214-943-5187 or 877-943-5187 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

w PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS – w GENERAL PRACTICE Graneto, Donald MD Uptown Physicians Group 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033

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Proffitt, John MD | Oak Lawn Dermatology & Age Management Medicine oaklawndermatology.com 3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 650 214-526-8100 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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Pride Pharmacy pridepharmacygroup.com 2929 Carlisle Street, Suite 115 214-954-7389 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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Philips, Kay L. MD - Internal Medicine Dallas Diagnostic Association A Baylor-HealthTexas Affiliate ddadoctors.com/Providers/Pages/philips.aspx 9101 N. Central Expwy., Suite 300 214-363-2305

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Pounders, Steven MD, PA 3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 600 214-520-8833 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Proffitt, John MD | Oak Lawn Dermatology & Age Management Medicine oaklawndermatology.com 3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 650 214-526-8100 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Avita Drugs Specialized Pharmacy AvitaPharmacy.com 219 Sunset Ave., Suite 118A 214-943-5187 or 877-943-5187 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 117)

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Uptown Physicians Group uptowndocs.com 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033

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Pride Pharmacy pridepharmacygroup.com 2929 Carlisle Street, Suite 115 214-954-7389 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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Leary, Edison APRN, FNP-C Uptown Physicians Group 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033

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Vasquez, Jaime, DO, PA-Vasquez Clinic vasquezclinic.com 2929 Welborn Street 214-528-1083

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Salas, Michael J. vantagepointdallascounseling.com 3500 Oak Lawn Suite 260 214-471-8650

Philips, Kay L. MD - Internal Medicine Dallas Diagnostic Association A Baylor-HealthTexas Affiliate ddadoctors.com/Providers/Pages/philips.aspx 9101 N. Central Expwy., Suite 300 214-363-2305

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Vasquez, Jaime DO, PA-Vasquez Clinic vasquezclinic.com 2929 Welborn Street 214-528-1083

Pounders, Steven MD, PA 3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 600 214-520-8833 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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Daly, Patrick W. MD Internal/HIV Medicine | 25+ years experience 3629 Fairmount Street 214-526-3566

w PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS – w INFECTIOUS DISEASES

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Graneto, Donald MD Uptown Physicians Group 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033 (See Display Ad On Back Cover)

Klappholz, Eric ANP-C Uptown Physicians Group 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033 (See Display Ad On Back Cover)

Leary, Edison APRN, FNP-C Uptown Physicians Group 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033 (See Display Ad On Back Cover)

Lee, David MD Uptown Physicians Group 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033 (See Display Ad On Back Cover)

Pounders, Steven MD, PA 3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 600 214-520-8833 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 119)

Tribble, Mark MD Uptown Physicians Group 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033 (See Display Ad On Back Cover)

Uptown Physicians Group uptowndocs.com 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033 (See Display Ad On Back Cover)

Tribble, Mark MD Uptown Physicians Group 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033

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Vasquez, Jaime DO, PA-Vasquez Clinic vasquezclinic.com 2929 Welborn Street 214-528-1083 (See Display Ad On Page 121)

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Uptown Physicians Group uptowndocs.com 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033 (See Display Ad On Back Cover)

Vasquez, Jaime DO, PA-Vasquez Clinic vasquezclinic.com 2929 Welborn Street 214-528-1083 (See Display Ad On Page 121)

Allen, Brady MD Uptown Physicians Group 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033

w PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS – w PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

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Daly, Patrick W. MD Internal/HIV Medicine | 25+ years experience 3629 Fairmount Street 214-526-3566 (See Display Ad On Page 121)

Klappholz, Eric ANP-C Uptown Physicians Group 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033

Martin, David MD, Plastic Surgery drmartinplasticsurgery.com Botox, Fillers, Laser, Plastic Surgery 7777 Forest Lane, Suite C-625 972-566-6988

w PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS – w PSYCHIATRY Grugle, Thomas MD cybercouch.com 11615 Forest Central Dr., Suite 211 972-671-3100

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Lee, David MD Uptown Physicians Group 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033

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Philips, Kay L. MD - Internal Medicine Dallas Diagnostic Association A Baylor-HealthTexas Affiliate ddadoctors.com/Providers/Pages/philips.aspx 9101 N. Central Expwy., Suite 300 214-363-2305

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Tribble, Mark MD Uptown Physicians Group 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 260 214-303-1033

Nikki’s Plumbing Company Responsible Master Plumber #36149 nikkisplumbing.com 469-644-8025 (See Display Ad On Page 122)

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The Make Ready Group Repairs | Maintenance | Market Readiness themakereadygroup.com 214-599-8757 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 126)

w PSYCHOLOGISTS Broun, Stacy N. PhD Clinical Psychologist drbroun.com 3609 Cedar Springs Rd. 214-521-6972 (See Display Ad On Page 122)

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SPIRIS Group spirisgroup.com 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 1925 214-443-7808

Swails, Richard W., DPM McKinney Foot Care mckinneyfootcare.com 972-542-3668

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The UPS Store on Lemmon Ave theupsstore.com | Store #5254 4848 Lemmon Ave., Suite 100 214-780-0877 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member, Certified LGBTE

Broun, Stacy N. PhD Clinical Psychologist drbroun.com 3609 Cedar Springs Rd. 214-521-6972 (See Display Ad On Page 122)

Grugle, Thomas MD cybercouch.com 11615 Forest Central Dr., Suite 211 972-671-3100

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Uptown Minuteman Press uptowndallas.minutemanpress.com 1625 W. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 105 214-631-5655

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Lovell, Cynthia MEd, LPC Relationship & Individual Counseling 5217 McKinney Ave., Suite 210 214-497-6268 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

w PRINTING SUPPLIES Good Graphics Inks & Toners GoodGraphicsInk.com 972-679-9495

w PROMOTIONAL ITEMS Uptown Minuteman Press uptowndallas.minutemanpress.com 1625 W. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 105 214-631-5655

SPIRIS Group spirisgroup.com 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 1925 214-443-7808 (See Display Ad On Page 122)

Stonewall Behavioral Health Candy Marcum | stonewall-inc.com 3625 North Hall, Suite 1250 214-521-1278 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 123)

Tips, Tammy MA, LPC Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Sexual Abuse, Lesbian/Gay Issues, Relationship Issues, Sliding Scale Fee. 1307-B, W. Abram St., Suite 212, Arlington 817-300-8809 Uptown Psychotherapy uptownpsychotherapy.com Beckman, Deborah MS, LPC, NCC Myrick, Tim MEd, LPC, NCC 4144 N. Central Expwy., Suite 520 214-824-2009 (See Display Ad On Page x123)

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Rapid Refill, your Inkjet & Toner Experts carrollton.rapidinkandtoner.com 4112 N. Josey Lane, Suite 132 972-394-1600 (See Display Ad On Page 122)

Salas, Michael J. vantagepointdallascounseling.com 3500 Oak Lawn Ste. 260 214-471-8650

Martin, Randy LPC-S martinlpc.com 3626 N. Hall St., Dallas 75219 214-392-8247 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 123)

Owen, Jimmy LPC jimmyowen.com 3500 Oak Lawn, Suite 260 214-546-8852 (See Display Ad On Page 123)

Porter, Feleshia LPC feleshiaporter.com 3530 Forest Lane, Suite 188 214-904-8222 • 214-454-8144

w REAL ESTATE Brutschy, Lacey Carolyn Shamis Realtors CarolynShamis.com 214-642-2510 (See Display Ad On Page 124)

Cox, Michele - WD Realty Preservation Dallas Historic House Specialist 3311 McKinney Ave., Suite 200 214-676-0059 (See Display Ad On Page 125)

Daraio, Madeline J. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage madelinedaraio.com 817-528-8001 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 125)

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Cox, Michele - WD Realty Preservation Dallas Historic House Specialist 3311 McKinney Ave., Suite 200 214-676-0059 (See Display Ad On Page 125)

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McCranie, Bob Broker/Owner Texas Pride Realty texaspriderealty.com 972-754-0582 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member Nall, Steve Virgina Cook Realtors virginiacook.com/steven-nall 214-500-0928 Narey, Jay ABR, ALHS Keller Williams jaynarey.com 972-468-5462 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

DeuPree, Joe ABR Watermark Real Estate Group deupreej@sbcglobal.net 214-559-5690 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 125)

Daraio, Madeline J. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage madelinedaraio.com 817-528-8001 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Good Home Inspection GoodHomeInspection.com Bud Rozell, TREC 4088 214-215-4961

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DeuPree, Joe ABR Watermark Real Estate Group deupreej@sbcglobal.net 214-559-5690 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Silbro Enterprises Inc. Full Service Real Estate Specialists silbrodfw.com 972-525-0324 (See Display Ad On Page 125)

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Nall, Steve Virginia Cook Realtors virginiacook.com/steven-nall 214-500-0928

Tutt, Steven J. - Doctor of Chiropractic drtuttdc.com 4245 Cedar Springs Rd. 214-528-1900 (See Display Ad On Page 105)

Silbro Enterprises Inc. Full Service Real Estate Specialists silbrodfw.com 972-525-0324 (See Display Ad On Page 125)

Tim Stoll of Keller Williams Urban Dallas Buy * Sell * Lease thinkdallas.com 214-868-2959 (See Display Ad On Page 125)

Narey, Jay ABR, ALHS Keller Williams jaynarey.com 972-468-5462 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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Silbro Enterprises Inc. Full Service Real Estate Specialists silbrodfw.com 972-525-0324

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McCranie, Bob Broker/Owner Texas Pride Realty texaspriderealty.com 972-754-0582 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Tim Stoll of Keller Williams Urban Dallas Buy * Sell * Lease thinkdallas.com 214-868-2959

w REAL ESTATE – BUYER AGENT

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Brutschy, Lacey Carolyn Shamis Realtors CarolynShamis.com 214-642-2510

Dallas Green Works Inspections Home, Mold, Lead Paint, Infrared, Termite, Radon dallasgreenworks.com Christine Shack | TREC Lic # 10588 214-823-2585

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Allstars Electric No Job To Big Or Small allstarselectric.com 972-248-3322 GreenStar Construction & Roofing Kim Fath, Owner greenstarconstructionandroofing.com 469-826-9777 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 125)

Home Repair Specialist Carpentry, Drywall Repair & Painting Specializing In Hard To Find Roof Leaks 214-557-5250 The Make Ready Group Repairs | Maintenance | Market Readiness themakereadygroup.com 214-599-8757 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 126)

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DISH Restaurant dish-dallas.com 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 110 214-522-DISH (3474)

Scrubb Cleaning Service Don’t have time to clean? Let us do it. ScrubbCleaning.com 214-501-0384

DIVA Dallas Independent Volleyball Association divadallas.org Spring, Summer, Summer Sand, & Fall Leagues

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w SHIPPING AND RECEIVING

DART dart.org 214-979-1111

Fantastic Moves FantasticMoves.com 10610 Metric Suite 175 214-349-6683 (MOVE)

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w ROOF CONTRACTORS w MAINTENANCE & REMODELING GreenStar Construction & Roofing Kim Fath, Owner greenstarconstructionandroofing.com 469-826-9777 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

w SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Bedrock Foundation Repair bedrockfoundation.com 1018 Fletcher 214-824-1211 (See Display Ad On Page 127)

Vannier Engineering Foundation Evaluations dvannier@vannierengineering.com 972-867-9750 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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w SPA CONTRACTORS & SERVICES

The Make Ready Group Repairs | Maintenance | Market Readiness themakereadygroup.com 214-599-8757 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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w STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

DIVA Dallas Independent Volleyball Association divadallas.org Spring, Summer, Summer Sand, & Fall Leagues

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Lakewood Alarm Full Service Security & Fire Company lakewoodalarm.com 214-339-3496 | 888-305-0490

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Shingles Roofing • Cory Smith Roofing • Gutters • Drywall • Electrical dfwshingles.com 214-729-8429

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Mark Berry • Award Winning Massage 1st. Massage 18% Off MyDallasMassage.com 214-810-4531

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Home Repair Specialist Carpentry, Drywall Repair & Painting Specializing In Hard To Find Roof Leaks 214-557-5250

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Digital Seltzer Refresh Your Digital Brand Mobile Website Development Desktop Website Development DigitalSeltzer.com 214-754-8710

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w SUNGLASSES Dishman, Keith OD idrdishman.com 4311 Oak Lawn, Suite C-125 214-521-0929 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Hobert Pools & Spas - Since 1975 hobertpools.com 315 West FM 544, Murphy TX 972-690-8118

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Hobert Pools & Spas - Since 1975 hobertpools.com 315 West FM 544, Murphy TX 972-690-8118

w SPECIAL PROJECTS w AND EVENTS Brown, Ann - Personal Assistant Assisting individuals, small businesses & families as needed. Ann_Brown_Dallas@hotmail.com 214-364-1780 (See Display Ad On Page 116)

w SWIMMING POOL w CONTRACTORS & DEALERS

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w SWIMMING POOL w DESIGN & CONSULTING Hobert Pools & Spas - Since 1975 hobertpools.com 315 West FM 544, Murphy TX 972-690-8118 (See Display Ad On Page 127)

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Hobert Pools & Spas - Since 1975 hobertpools.com 315 West FM 544, Murphy TX 972-690-8118

Aishman, Rick PC Phipps, Tom 3625 N. Hall St., Suite 1250 214-520-7363 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

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Allen, Ron CPA ronallencpa.com ron@ronallencpa.com 2909 Cole Ave., Suite 119 214-954-0042 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Terrell, Kevin DDS, PC terrelldental.com 2603 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 100 214-329-1818 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

Hobert Pools & Spas - Since 1975 hobertpools.com 315 West FM 544, Murphy TX 972-690-8118

Boyd, Carole Ann DDS, PC drboyd.net 4514 Cole Ave., Suite 905 214-521-6261

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Greer, Tom A., CPA Tax Professional | QuickBooks Trainer tgreer@tomgreercpa.com 214-998-0916 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member

CPR Cell Phone Repair cpr-dallasuptown.com 2806 N. Fitzhugh 214-827-6666

Leach, Ken CPA KenLeach@sbcglobal.net 5217 McKinney Ave., Suite 210 214-727-2187

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Aishman, Rick PC Phipps, Tom 3625 N. Hall St., Suite 1250 214-520-7363 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 99)

Allen, Ron CPA ronallencpa.com ron@ronallencpa.com 2909 Cole Ave., Suite 119 214-954-0042 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 128)

Padgett Business Services SmallBizPros.com/c_hawkins c.hawkins@padgettbusinessservices.com 1881 Sylvan Ave., #105 214.272-3823 (See Display Ad On Page 98)

Sterling’s Bookkeeping & Tax Service sterlingstax.com 5418 St. Charles Ave.; 214-330-4682 923 W. Glade, Suite C, Hurst.; 817-656-1454 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 99)

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Sterling’s Bookkeeping & Tax Service sterlingstax.com 5418 St. Charles Ave.; 214-330-4682 923 W. Glade, Suite C, Hurst.; 817-656-1454 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 99)

Webb, Robin J. Certified Public Accountant 5217 McKinney, Suite 210 214-528-4511

w TAXI CABS Yellow Cab dallasyellowcab.com 214-426-6262 (See Display Ad On Page 128)

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Rainbow Ranch Campground rainbowranch.net 1662 LCR 800, Groesbeck, TX 888-875-7596

w THEATER SUPPLIES Dallas Costume Shoppe dcshoppe.com 3905 Main Street 214-370-9613 Norcostco Texas Costume norcostco.com 1231 Wycliff, Suite 300 214-630-4048

w THEATERS Dallas Summer Musicals Box Office dallassummermusicals.org 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 214-691-7200 (See Display Ad On Page 130)

Dallas Theater Center dallastheatercenter.org 214-522-8499

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w THEATERS - ADULT Alternatives of New Fine Arts (Enter in rear behind New Fine Arts) 1720 W. Mockingbird Lane 214-630-7071 (See Display Ad On Page 109)

w TOURIST INFORMATION Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau VisitDallas.com 325 North St. Paul Street, Suite 700 800-232-5527 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 17)

Old Red Museum oldred.org 100 South Houston Street 214-745-1100 (See Display Ad On Page 114)

w TRAINS – LIGHT RAIL DART dart.org 214-979-1111 (See Display Ad On Page 131)

w TRANSPORTATION DART dart.org 214-979-1111 (See Display Ad On Page 131)

Yellow Cab dallasyellowcab.com 214-426-6262 (See Display Ad On Page 128)

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Passport And Visa Express FlyingPassport.com 850 Central Parkway East, Suite 155 972-516-6600 The Pauer Group, LLC - Randy Pauer Creating Exquisite Travel Memories thepauergroup.com 972-241-2000 North Texas GLBT Chamber Member (See Display Ad On Page 132)

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GREG DOLLGENER MEMORIAL AIDS FUND, INC. P.O. Box 29091, Dallas 75229 972-423-9093 gdmaf.org

TURTLE CREEK CHORALE AIDS FUND P.O. Box 190409, Dallas 75219 214-394-9064 tccaidsfund.org

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WHITE ROCK FRIENDS MINISTRY 9353 Garland Rd., Dallas 75218 214-320-0043 whiterockchurch.org

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AIDS OUTREACH CENTER 400 North Beach Street Fort Worth, 76111 817-335-1994 aoc.org

NELSON-TEBEDO HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER 4012 Cedar Springs, Dallas 75219 214-528-2336 rcdallas.org

AIDS PREVENTION PROJECT 400 S. Zang Blvd., Dallas 75208 214-645-7300 214-645-7301

NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS HIV PLANNING COUNCIL 1101 S. Main, #2500, Fort Worth 76104 817-321-4743 (Office) 817-321-4741 (Fax) notexasaids.org

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w EDUCATION ALLIES 3140 Dyer #313, Dallas 75205 214-768-4796+ DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY 1515 Young, Dallas 75201 214-670-1400 dallaslibrary2.org HOMAGE AT UTA 817-272-3986 tmarshall@uta.edu OUT @ COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 214-991-7851 out.collin.edu SPECTRUM 3140 Dyer Suite 313 Dallas 75275 214-768-4792 people.smu.edu/spectrum UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS ALLY PROGRAM 940-565-2000 ally@unt.edu; ally.unt.edu

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w MUSIC OAK LAWN SYMPHONIC BAND 2701 Regan Street, Dallas 75219 214-621-8998 Info@oaklawnband.org oaklawnband.org NEW TEXAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA P.O. Box 190137, Dallas 75219 214-526-3214 (x101) ntso.org TURTLE CREEK CHORALE P.O. Box 190137, Dallas 75219 214-526-3214 (x 101) turtlecreek.org WOMEN’S CHORUS OF DALLAS 3630 Harry Hines Blvd., Suite 210 Dallas 75219 214-520-7828 twcdoffice@twcd.org; twcd.org

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w pOLITICAL DALLAS STONEWALL YOUNG DEMOCRATS 4145 Travis St., #204 DallasSYD.org LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF DALLAS COUNTY P.O. Box 541712; Dallas 75354-1719 lpdallas.org LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS OF DALLAS Tom Purdy LogCabin.org/Chapter/Texas-Dallas Facebook: Log Cabin Republicans of Dallas METROPLEX REPUBLICANS MetroplexRepublicans.com STONEWALL DEMOCRATS OF DALLAS P.O. Box 192305, Dallas 75219 214-506-DEMS(3367) stonewalldemocratsofdallas.org STONEWALL DEMOCRATS OF DENTON COUNTY P.O. Box 3086 Denton, 76202 972-890-3834 info@stonewalldemocratsof dentoncounty.org stonewalldemocratsofdentoncounty.org TARRANT COUNTY STONEWALL DEMOCRATS P.O. Box 11956, Fort Worth 76110 817-913-8743 info@tarrantcountystonewall democrats.org tarrantcountystonewalldemocrats.org

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LAMBDA PRIDE TOASTMASTERS 2701 Reagan Dallas 75219 214-957-2011 lambdapride@freetoasthost.us http://reports.toastmasters.org/findaclub LEADERSHIP LAMBDA TOASTMASTERS info@leadershiplambda.free toasthost.com leadershiplambda.toastmastersclubs.org LGBT LAW SECTION OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS www.lgbtlawtx.com 800-204-2222 (x1420) NORTH TEXAS GLBT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 3824 Cedar Springs Rd., Suite 101-429 Dallas, 75219 214-821-GLBT http://glbtchamber.org OUT & EqUAL DFW outandequal.org/dallas-fort-worth DFW@outandequal.org TI PRIDE NETWORK 12500 TI Blvd., MS 8683 Dallas, 75243 214-480-2800 tipridenetwork-officers@list.ti.com

w SERvICES BLACK TIE DINNER, INC. 3878 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 100-B #321, Dallas 75219 972-733-9200 blacktie.org COLLIN COUNTY GAY AND LESBIAN ALLIANCE P.O. Box 860030 Plano, TX 75086-0030 214-521-5342 (x1715) info@ccgla.org ccgla.org

CATHEDRAL BUSINESS NETWORK 214-351-1901 (x135) cbn@cathedralofhope.com cathedralofhope.com/cbn

DALLAS SOUTHERN PRIDE 3100 Main, Suite 208 Dallas 75226 214-734-8007 dallassouthernpride.com

DALLAS GAY AND LESBIAN BAR ASSOCIATION 214-540-4460 adamseidel@aol.com dglba.org

DALLAS/FORT WORTH FEDERAL CLUB P.O. Box 191153 Dallas 75219 214-428-3332 dfwfederalclub.org

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DALLAS GAY AND LESBIAN ALLIANCE P.O. Box 190712, Dallas 75219 214-528-0144 info@dgla.com; dgla.com

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DALLAS TAVERN GUILD 214-571-1073 michaeldoughman@sbcglobal.net dallastavernguild.org

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JOHN THOMAS GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTER 2701 Reagan, P.O. Box 190869 Dallas 75219 214-528-9254 Phil Johnson Historical Archives and Library 214-540-4451

DAMN DAMNmen.org P.O. Box 190869, Dallas 75219 214-521-5342 (x1739) oaklwnguy@hotmail.com

GAY AND LESBIAN FUND FOR DALLAS 3818 Cedar Springs Rd. 101, #371 Dallas 75219 glfd.org 214-421-8177 volunteers@glfd.org GAY & LESBIAN SWITCHBOARD 214-528-0022 rcdallas.org HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE OF NORTH TEXAS 214-855-0520 info@hrionline.org hrionline.org LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND, SOUTHWEST REGION 3500 Oak Lawn, #500, Dallas 75219 214-219-8585 lambdalegal.org TARRANT COUNTY GAY PRIDE WEEK ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 3459, Fort Worth 76113 info@tcgpwa.org; tcgpwa.org TRIANGLE FOUNDATION P.O. Box 306, Frisco 75034 972-200-9411 (Phone) 501-643-0327 (Fax) collinequality.org

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2701 Reagan St., Dallas 214-528-0144 RCDallas.org GROUP SOCIAL LATINO 2701 Reagan St., Dallas 75219 214-540-4446 JEWEL 214-540-GIRL jewel@rcdallas.org; rcdallas.org KHUSH TEXAS http://groups.yahoo.com/group /khushtexas.

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LEATHER KNIGHTS P.O. Box 190334, Dallas 75219 214-395-8460 leatherknights.org LVL/PWA CAMPOUT Rick: campout@lvlpwa.com lvlpwa.com MEN OF ALL COLORS TOGETHER P.O. Box 190611, Dallas 75219 214-521-4765 NATIONAL LEATHER ASSOCIATION - DALLAS P.O. Box 190432 Dallas 75219 info@nla-dallas.org; nla-dallas.org NORTH TEXAS RADICAL FAERIES groups.yahoo.com/group/ntradfae ONCE IN A BLUE MOON 10675 East Northwest Hwy., #2600B, Dallas 75238 972-264-3381 cschepps@sbcglobal.net once-in-a-blue-moon.org ORANGE CLUB groups.yahoo.com/group/orange-club OUTTAKES DALLAS 3818 Cedar Springs #101-405 Dallas 75219 972-988-6333 (Phone) 866-753-9431 (Fax) outtakesdallas.org POZ DALLAS pozdallas@gmail.com PROJECT TAG (TYLER AREA GAYS) 5701 Old Bullard Rd. Suite 96 Tyler 75703 903-372-7753 tylerareagays.com PRIME TIMERS OF DALLAS-FORT WORTH PO Box 191101, Dallas 75219 972-504-8866 information@primetimers-dfw.org primetimers-dfw.org RAINBOW GARDEN CLUB P.O. Box 226811, Dallas 75222 214-941-8114 info@ rainbowgardenclub.com rainbowgardenclub.com.

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w SpIRITUALITY AGAPE MCC 4615 E. California Pkwy. (SE Loop 820) Fort Worth 76119 817-535-5002 agapemcc.com ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH 4230 Buckingham Rd.,Garland 75042 972-276-0023 alc1@airmail.net ascensiontexas.org BETHANY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 4523 Cedar Springs Dallas 75235 214-528-4084 bethanypresby@sbcglobal.net

CHURCH IN THE CLIFF Kessler Theatre, 1230 W. Davis St. Dallas, 75208 214-233-4605 www.churchinthecliff.org COMMUNITY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH 2875 E. Parker Rd., Plano 75074 972-424-8989 uuplano.org CONGREGATION BETH EL BINAH 2701 Reagan, PO Box 191188 Dallas 75219 214-521-5342 (x1784) diane@bethelbinah.org bethelbinah.org CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH 2800 Routh at Howell, Dallas 75201 214-520-9090 info@crossroadscommunitychurch.us crossroadscommunitychurch.us EAST DALLAS CHRISTIAN CHURCH P.O. Box 710329, Dallas 75371 (Mailing) 629 North Peak, Dallas 75246 (Physical) 214-824-8185 info@edcc.org; edcc.org

GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4105 Junius at Haskell, Dallas 75246 214-824-2533 (Phone) 214-824-2279 (Fax) gumc@graceumcdallas.org graceumcdallas.org GREENLAND HILLS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 5835 Penrose Ave., Dallas 75206 214-826-2020 greenlandhills.org HARVEST MCC 725 North Elm St., Suite 18, Denton TX 76201 940-484-6159 (Phone) 940-484-6159 (Fax) harvest@harvestmcc.org harvestmcc.org HORIZON UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH 1641 W. Hebron Pkwy. Carrollton 75010 972-492-4940 horizon@horizonuu.org horizonuu.org INTEGRITY 214-521-5342 (x1742)

EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE 6525 Inwood Rd., Dallas 75209 214-352-0410 (Phone) 214-352-3103 (Fax) doubtertom@aol.com; thedoubter.org

INTERFAITH MINDFUL MINISTRIES P.O. Box 863961 Plano 75086 chising@intermindful.com intermindful.com/about.htm

CATHEDRAL OF HOPE 5910 Cedar Springs Dallas 75235 214-351-1901 (Local) 800-501-HOPE (Toll free) cathedralofhope.com

FELLOWSHIP OF LOVE OUTREACH CHURCH 901 Bonnie Brae, Fort Worth 76111 817-921-5683 folochurch.org

KESSLER PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1215 Turner Ave. Dallas TX 75208 214-942-0098 kpumc.org

CATHEDRAL OF LIGHT 2040 N. Denton Dr. Carrollton 75006 972-245-6520 info@colight.org colight.org

FIRST COMMUNITY CHURCH OF DALLAS 9120 Ferguson Rd., Dallas 75228 214-823-2117 office@fccdfw.org fccdfw.org

CELEBRATION COMMUNITY CHURCH 908 Pennsylvania Ave. Fort Worth 76104 817-335-3222 celebration@celebrationtex.com celebration-community-church.com

FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH OF DALLAS 4015 Normandy Ave., Dallas 75205 214-528-3990;dallasuu.org

CELEBRATION ON THE LAKE 9120 S Hwy. 198; Maybank TX, 75147 903-451-2302 cotlchurch.org

THE GATHERING PLACE 14200 Midway Rd., #122, Dallas 75244 214-819-9411 thegatheringplacechurch.org GRACE FELLOWSHIP IN CHRIST JESUS 411 South Westmoreland, Dallas 75211 214-333-9779

LESBIAN & GAY UNITARIANS 214-691-4300 LIBERTY CHURCH 4150 North Central Expwy. Dallas 75204 (Physical) P.O. Box 180967 Dallas 75218 (Mailing) 214-770-3184 LIVING FAITH COVENANT CHURCH 2527 W. Colorado Blvd., Dallas 75211 (Share Building with Promise MCC)

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SANCTUARY OF LOVE 2527 W. Colorado Blvd., Dallas 75219 214-520-9055 solcdallas.org.

NORTH TEXAS WOMEN’S SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION 214-632-8512 ntxwsa.net

ST. STEPHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2520 Oates Dr., Mesquite 75150 972-279-3112 gbgm-umc.org/ststephen

OAK LAWN BOWLING ASSOCIATION 10920 Composite Dr., Dallas 75220 214-358-1382 oaklawnbowling.com

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST KINSHIP 972-416-1358 region5@sdakinship.org sdakinship.org

OAK LAWN SKI AND SCUBA CLUB 214-521-5342 (x1769) olssc@olssc.org olssc.org

*TRINITY MCC 933 East Avenue J, Grand Prairie 75050 817-265-5454 trinitymcc.org UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF OAK CLIFF 3839 West Kiest, Dallas 75203 214-337-2429 uuc@oakcliffuu.com oakcliffuu.com UNITY CHURCH OF CHRISTIANITY 3425 Greenville Ave., Dallas 75206 214-826-5683 dallasunity.org WHITE ROCK COMMUNITY CHURCH 9353 Garland Rd., Dallas 75218 214-320-0043 admin@whiterockchurch.org whiterockchurch.org

w SpORTS DALLAS DIABLOS PO Box 190862, Dallas 75219 214-540-4505 dallasdiablos.org DALLAS FRONTRUNNERS frontrunnersdallas.org We meet Saturdays 8:30am and Wednesday 7:00pm at Lee Park.

DALLAS INDEPENDENT VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION (DIVA) 214-521-5342 (x1704) divadallas.org DFW LESBIAN CYCLING GROUP Looking for participants for a new lesbian cycling group.

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OAK LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 191234 Dallas, 75219 oltadallas.org PEGASUS SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 191075 Dallas 75219 972-879-7900 dallaspssa.org RAINBOW ROLLERS BOWLING LEAGUE 817-540-0303 rainbow_rollers_league@yahoo.com myspace.com/rainbowrollers SPECTRUM MOTORCYCLE CLUB 214-289-1179 spectrum-mrc.com TEAM DALLAS AqUATICS/TEXAS COWBUOYS P.O. Box 190869, Dallas 75219 teamdallasaquatics.com TEXAS GAY RODEO ASSOCIATION, DALLAS CHAPTER P.O. Box 191168 Dallas 75219 817-540-2075 tgra.org TEXAS GAY RODEO ASSOCIATION, FORT WORTH CHAPTER P.O. Box 100155 Fort Worth 76185 214-346-2107 tgra.org TEXAS GAY RODEO ASSOCIATION, STATE ORG. P.O. Box 192097, Dallas 75219 214-346-2107 tgra.org YMCA 7301 Gaston Ave., Dallas 75214 214-328-3849

w SUppORT AL-ANON LAMBDA GROUP 2438 Butler # 106 Dallas 75235 214-363-0461 info@dallasal-anon.org dallasal-anon.org ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS LAMBDA GROUP 2438 Butler, Suite106, Dallas 75235 214-267-0222 or 214-887-6699 dallasal-anon.org BLACK TRANSMEN INC. 3530 Forest Lane, Suite 290 Dallas 75234 1-855-BLK-TMEN 469-287-8594 blacktransmen.org. CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY NORTH TEXAS 214-345-8230 8194 Walnut Hill / Dallas, TX 75231 Mailing Address: PO Box 601744 / Dallas, TX 75360 CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS 214-766-8939 (Dallas) 817-834-2119 (Fort Worth) outreach@coda.org codependents.org DFW BI NET facebook.com/dfwbinet DFW TG LADIES DFW-TG-Ladies.org info@DFW-TG-Ladies.org FAMILY PRIDE COALITION 817-881-3949 G.E.A.R. (Gender Education, Advocacy & Resources) 214-528-0144 GEAR@rcdallas.org GAY AND LESBIAN ANGER MANAGEMENT GROUP Maria Jairaj at 469-328-1980 marial33@gmail.com GLBT CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 5910 Cedar Springs, Dallas 75219 214-351-1901 LAMBDA GROUP OF NICOTINE ANONYMOUS 2438 Butler, Dallas 75235 214-629-7806 nicadfw.org

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OVER THE RAINBOW 214-358-0517 PFLAG-DALLAS P.O. Box 190193, Dallas 75219 972-77-PFLAG (Phone) 972-701-9331 (Fax) info@pflagdallas.org

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PFLAG-FORT WORTH 817-428-2329 POSITIVE LIVING SUPPORT GROUP 401 W. Sanford, Arlington 76011 817-275-3311

SLUTS (SOUTHERN LADIES UNDER TREMENDOUS STRESS) 2701 Reagan, Dallas 75219 214-521-5342 (x1720) STONEWALL GROUP OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS 2438 Butler, Suite 108, Dallas 75235

YOUTH FIRST DALLAS: 3918 Harry Hines Blvd, 214-879-0400 info@youthfirsttexas.org PLANO: 2201 Avenue K collincounty@youthfirsttexas.org

SEX & LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS (Oak Lawn Mens Group) 6525 Inwood @ Mockingbird Ln. 972-458-7762 or 214-673-8092

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LGBT FAMILY VIOLENCE PROGRAM P.O. Box 190869, Dallas 75219 214-540-4455 rcdallas.org



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