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Join Equality Texas & Our All-Star Cast of Pro-Equality Texas Political Leaders at the Dallas Pride Parade this September
Austin, Texas – August 16, 2018 – Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, today announced Equality Texas will be joined by an all-star cast of pro-equality political leaders at Dallas Pride. This year’s Pride theme is “Vote No H8 in the Lone Star State,” based on the ongoing No H8 photo series created and continued by Adam Bouska.
Equality Texas is proud to march with current and future political leaders who are dedicated to bringing full equality to LGBTQ Texans. State Representative Victoria Neave will be leading an Equality Texas coalition of political leaders that include, U.S. Congressional Candidate Colin Allred; State Senate Candidate Nathan Johnson, former Equality Texas Board Member and Senate Candidate Mark Phariss, State Representative Candidates Brandy Chambers, Julie Johnson, Terry Meza and John Turner at the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sunday, September 16, 2018.
“We have an opportunity to create a state that reflects our values and priorities. We must come together and fight for the state we want. Now is the time to march, to fight, to act with your vote. It is your civil right and your civic duty. We must rise up and not let a small minority of extremists control our great state,” said Chuck Smith, CEO of Equality Texas.
Equality Texas also wants to give special thanks for the exceptional work and dedication to equality for all from Dallas Board Members Steve Rudner, Mark Sadlek, Mark Niermann, Steve Atkinson and Mark Phariss and Dallas Steering Committee Members Andy Church, Brian Bristow, Brian Gross, Brian Higginbotham, Cameron Cloar, David Silva, Dee Miller, Edgar Ramos, Grant Stephens, James Frederick, Jess Herbst, Julio Gonzales, Laura Sundin, Malcolm Gage, Sharon Wolfe-Embry and Wes Bailey.
The Dallas Pride Parade steps off at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday September 16, 2018 and travels down Cedar Springs Road from Wycliff Avenue to Turtle Creek Blvd. Participants can view the parade on either side of Cedar Springs Road, staying behind the barricades.
Dallas Pride is now a two-day celebration. Dallas Pride 2018 includes the Music Festival in the Park on Saturday, September 15 and followed by the 35th annual Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The Festival in the Park will be held at Reverchon Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday preceding the parade.
Equality Texas is the largest statewide organization working to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. The Equality Texas Foundation works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through education, community organizing, and collaboration.