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🏳️‍🌈 7 ways to show Pride
Everyone is welcome to Trinity Pride on Magnolia Green. | Photo by @nmaller
LGBTQ+ Pride Month is well underway in the Fort Worth metro — a chance for community members + allies to celebrate, reflect, educate, and be educated on local LGBTQ+ culture.

Whether you’re looking to jam to live performers or dig into the history of the Fort Worth LGBTQ+ community, we’ve got seven Pride goings-on around Cowtown.

Trinity Pride Fest 2024 | Saturday, June 15 | 6-10 p.m. | Magnolia Green
David Archuleta will highlight Trinity Pride’s sixth annual free festival, featuring food trucks, a vendor market, and LGBTQ+ organizations on Nonprofit Row.

LGBTQ SAVES Youth Pride Picnic 2024 | Saturday, June 22 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Trinity Park
For LGBTQ+ youth ages 24 and under, this annual picnic offers a chance to connect — RSVP in advance for free lunch + family friendly activities.

FW Movies That Matter: “The Freedom to Marry” | Thursday, June 6 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Modern Art Museum
Learn how same-sex marriage became the law of the land, from the movement’s history to its key players today, in this free screening.

Arlington Pride 2024 | Saturday, June 8 | 6-11 p.m. | Levitt Pavilion, Arlington
Join 7,000+ folks from across the country to celebrate pride with local live entertainment + photo ops — admission is free, and a $10 donation is suggested.

Into the Archives: YesterQueer | Saturday, June 29 | 1-3 p.m. | J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Dallas
Learn about YesterQueer: The Tarrant County LGBTQ History Project and its mission to preserve the stories of the North Texas LGBTQ+ community in this free talk.

OutLoud: A Night of Pride | Thursday, June 13 | 7 p.m. | Latino Cultural Center, Dallas
Poets will bring together a rich tapestry of experiences and expressions within the LGBTQ+ community.

Pride in Bloom | Saturday, June 8-Sunday, June 9 | Times vary | Dallas Arboretum, Dallas
Snag a $16 ticket for two full days of live music, chef demonstrations, an LGBTQ+ vendor market, and the arboretum in full bloom.
Wednesday, June 5
  • “Y Tu Mamá También” | Wednesday, June 5 | 2 p.m. | The Modern, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth | $0-$5 | Traverse Mexico in this 2001 film about a free-spirited road trip.
  • Dallas Wings | Wednesday, June 5 | College Park Center, 600 S. Center St., Arlington | $32-$1,083 | The WMBA team will tip off against the Las Vegas Aces.
Thursday, June 6
  • Rhythm Circle | Thursday, June 6 | 10:30-11:15 a.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - Diamond Hill/Jarvis, 1300 N. E. 35th St., Fort Worth | Free | Students in kindergarten through fifth grade can feel the beat with basic drumming.
  • “Hundred Days: A Rock Musical” | Thursday, June 6-Saturday, July 6 | Times vary | Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth | $27-$50 | Join the whirlwind rock journey about embracing life’s unpredictability.
Friday, June 7
  • First Fri-YAY | Friday, June 7 | 12 a.m. | Fort Worth Bike Sharing Stations, Fort Worth | Free | Pedal away on a summer adventure with a complimentary ride on Fort Worth Bike Sharing Bikes, courtesy of North Texas Healthy Communities.
  • Spark Workshops | Friday, June 7 | 5-9 p.m. | SiNaCa Studios, 1013 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth | $64-$80 | Learn how to make a dichroic beetle from master glass crafters.
Saturday, June 8
  • 3rd Annual Cowtown Taco Throwdown | Saturday, June 8 | 5-10 p.m. | River Ranch Stockyards, 500 NE 23rd St., Fort Worth | $15-$600 | Find out who makes the best tacos in town at this family-friendly festival that supports the Brotherhood for the Fallen.
  • Pecan Plantation Lot Release | Saturday, June 8 | Pecan Plantation, 7900 Monticello Dr., Granbury | Free | Book a consultation to see if a private lot on this property is the perfect place to call home.*
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News Notes
Coming Soon
  • A new upscale bar is coming to the River District this fall. Rustic on the River will feature an extensive wine and cocktail list plus two patios + will be helmed by the owners of The Local. (CultureMap Fort Worth)
  • 1,043,679. That’s the number of endangered Houston toad eggs + tadpoles released by the Fort Worth Zoo into their native range. That’s a new record for the conservation program, which coordinated breeding efforts over the past nine weeks.
  • Cheers to 2025 — Texas-based Americana band Flatland Cavalry will come to Dickies Arena for its Wandering Star 2024 tour this New Year’s Eve, December 31. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 7 at 10 a.m.
  • Fort Worth ISD approved a $17.7 million compensation plan that will fund a 2% raise for all teachers + district employees during the 2024-2025 academic year. To pay for the plan, the school is tapping reserves equal to eight operating days, with 143 days worth of funding still untouched. (Fort Worth Report)
  • Jenny won’t be coming around the block, after all. Jennifer Lopez canceled her 2024 tour, including the Saturday, July 6 date at the American Airlines Center. Tickets have been automatically refunded by Live Nation — meaning you can put that money towards another must-see DFW show.
  • A new $1.6 million federal grant will allow University of Texas at Arlington researchers to increase the reliability of the state’s electrical grid. Efforts will be targeted at managing consumption during peak demand, potentially preventing failure due to extreme weather. (Fort Worth Report)
  • From the Rangers to the Horned Frogs, get the biggest stories in Dallas sports every day from the experts at Locked On’s daily podcasts.
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    Bonus: Rooftop Cinema Club is hosting two Pride movie screenings + themed events. Catch the coming-out classic “But I’m A Cheerleader” on Thursday, June 20, followed by “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar” on Sunday, June 23 with an accompanying drag performance.
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