Pride Block Party
Friday, June 17
Celebrate National Pride Month and the arts and culture of the DFW LGBTQ+ community during our annual Summer Block Party in the Dallas Arts District.
LBGTQ+ Self Guide
All night, Pick up at Guest Services
Learn about five LGBTQ+ artists in the DMA collection with this self-guide. Pick up a copy at the DMA Guest Services Desk or download the PDF.
Aprenda sobre cinco artistas LGBTQ + en la colección del DMA con esta guía propia. Obtenga una copia en el mostrador de servicios para visitas o descargue un PDF.
Exploring Gender Understanding
6:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
In this interactive presentation facilitated by Kelly Darke (she/her), ATR, M.Ed., and Shannon Scott-Miller (she/her), MAAT, ATR-BC, we will explore gender roles, expectations, and stereotypes and how they directly impact our daily lives as well as our personal bias. We will consider how culture shapes the binary and impacts anyone who falls outside of the gender binary. And finally, we will learn how we can support gender expansive youth.
This presentation is in conjunction with an art-making experience to strengthen our understanding of gender and how it impacts us all.
Special Performance with Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Southern Pride and Tommie Ross
Presented in partnership with Dallas Southern Pride
6:30 p.m., Hamon Atrium
Kick off the night with performances by Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Southern Pride and the legendary Tommie Ross.
Mr. Dallas Southern Pride, Al Milan Dupree, has won many awards and is a five-time National Pageant title holder, which includes Mr. Black America, Mr. Black Universe, and Mr. Liberty International.
Mrs. Dallas Southern Pride, Silkie O’Hara-Munro, is a Dallas native who captured the iconic title of Miss Black Universe, representing the USA in the Miss International Queen Pageant in Thailand.
With a drag career spanning over 40 years, Tommie Ross has won numerous awards and pageants, including Miss Black America, Miss Gay US of A, and Miss Continental.
Performance in the Galleries: Bridges: Texas and T
7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m., Museum galleries
Flexible Grey Theatre Company will premiere "Bridges: Texas and T," the fourth in an ever-evolving series of interview plays created with DFW at its heart. Trans or gender-nonconforming actors will perform real-life stories about how coming out changed the lives of transgender Texans and their families. This project seeks to promote understanding and celebration of the Texas transgender community during a tumultuous time.
High Heels & High Notes: A Very Drag Celebration of Opera & Showtunes
Presented in partnership with the Dallas Opera
8:00–8:45 p.m., Hamon Atrium, DMA
Hosted by Marsha Dimes and featuring the Sisters-in-Action, this show will highlight some of the most fabulous numbers from the best of opera and Broadway. Performers include Betty SiSonnet, Shantaé Morgan, DeManda Refund, Ginni Beefeater, Ivanna SiSonnet, Nippy Peakes, and Thai Mai Shu.
Arttitude Presents: Women's Art and Culture Juneteenth Edition
8:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium, DMA
Arttitude presents a showcase of African American LGBTQ Women poets, visual artists, and dancers. The works given will speak to issues on identity, culture, and social climate while highlighting their work and honoring Juneteenth. Featuring B. Randall (poet/Host), Lyrik Hunter(Poet), Haley Colbert(Choreographer/Dancer), Lyrique Jaye (Poet), Danielle Ellis (Visual Artist), and Shukee (Visual Artist).
Kiki Ball presented by United Black Ellument
9:30–11:00 p.m., Hamon Atrium
Watch a unique and amazing display of dancing that features vogue and other elements from the mainstream ballroom scene.
Check back soon for a complete schedule of events and to reserve your ticket.
We would like to thank the following community groups for their help in planning the Pride Late Night.
The Dallas Opera
Dallas Southern Pride
Flexible Grey Theatre
Gay and Lesbian Fund Dallas
Human Rights Campaign
The Resource Center
United Black Ellument