Dallas pride asks lgbtq community to be counted dallas pride encourages everyone in every community to participate and be counted in the 2020 census. In 1972, the first pride parade hit the streets of dallas with between 250 and 300 men and women gathered to show their pride through downtown dallas. The next official dallas gay pride parade didnt happen until june 1980. In 1983, the parade was moved from june to the third sunday in september and renamed the texas freedom parade. Dallas first gay pride parade was a small affair by todays standards. In 1972, just three after the stonewall riots in new york city, a festive group of between 250 and 300 men and women gathered to show their pride. thousands of people will descend on north texas for the annual dallas gay pride parade and festival this weekend. our pride festival and parade will be moving to fair park and rather than happening in september like years past, dallas pride is moving to june 1-2. A photograph of a gay pride parade held in dallas, texas on june 24th, 1972. Numerous people are holding signs promoting gay pride as they march on a street. 1240 participants in the dallas gay pride parade ride by in a float. Thousands of people gathered in dallas for the 27th annual gay pride parade. the weekend culminates with the pride parade in fair park on sunday afternoon. Theres an after party at beauty bar in deep ellum from 330-8 p. Dallas southern pridedallas gay black pride late september 2020. Tyler gay pridepride in the park tyler texas late september 2020.