Celebrating Pride Month

Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which served as a defining moment for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. During this month we recognize and celebrate the remarkable contributions that LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual) individuals have made all around the world.

Increase your cultural awareness by learning more about Pride Month history and LGBTQIA+ life and culture:

Celebrate with our Dallas Symphony Pride Community at the following events:

  • Saturday, June 3 – Dallas Pride Music Festival at Fair Park – 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    – Purchase festival tickets online | $10- Adults (ages 20+), $5-Teens (Ages 13-19), Free- Children (12 and under
    – Visit the DSO table at the Family Pride Area in the Automobile building.
    – Learn more Festival in the Park – Dallas Pride
  • Wednesday, June 7 – Voices of LGBTQ+ Dallas at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum – 6:00 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. program
    – All guests are welcome to join us beginning at 6:00 p.m. for beverages and self-guided tours of the special exhibition Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement. Tickets are FREE but you must register.
    – Registration and speaker details are here.

Celebrating Pride Month

Alma Delia Vega

Director of Advancement Operations and Analytics
Co-Chair, Dallas Symphony Pride Community

What brings you joy as an ally or member of the LGBTQIA+ community?

As an ally and supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community, one of the things that brings me immense joy is witnessing the authentic expression of love in all its forms. Love knows no boundaries, and it is a beautiful and powerful force that transcends gender, sexual orientation, and societal norms. Inclusive love fosters empathy, compassion, and understanding within communities. It enables us to appreciate the richness of diverse experiences and challenges societal norms that seek to restrict or judge love based on arbitrary criteria. Embracing love in its various forms allows us to build a more inclusive and equitable world where everyone is accepted and celebrated for who they are.

Toni Miller

Director of Individual Giving
Co-Chair, Dallas Symphony Pride Community

Why is Pride Month important?

By celebrating Pride Month, society acknowledges the rights, experiences, and contributions of LGBTQIA+ individuals, while also highlighting the ongoing work needed to create a more inclusive and equitable world for all.