Dallas city leaders gathered to formally announce June as being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month in the city.
Mayor Mike Rawlings along with Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam Medrano made the announcement Wednesday at Dallas City Hall.
Mayor Mike Rawlings recently joined other mayors in participating in the Boston Pride Parade while on a trip attending the United States Conference of Mayors.
The city's LGBT Task Force also presented the Spirit of Equality Awards to advocates and allies. The leadership award was presented to Steven M. Rudner, the chair of the board of Equality Texas. The Ally Award was given to Dr. Ximena Lopez who founded a clinic specializing in transgender youth. The Community Award was given to the Lost Souls Rugby Club who recently won the Hoagland Cup during the Bingham Cup in Amsterdam.
The City of Dallas is holding several events during Pride Month. For a full list, click here. The official Pride Celebration in Dallas is slated for September with a festival scheduled for Saturday, September 15 and a parade through the Oak Lawn neighborhood of Dallas on Sunday, September 16.