8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Pride in Bloom

Pride in Bloom


June 8–9, 2023

Thank you for attending the Second Annual Pride in Bloom Celebration

Save the Date: 3rd Annual Pride in Bloom June 8-9, 2024

Don’t miss our 3nd annual Pride in Bloom on June 8-9. Our event will return with two full days of music, chef demos and local vendors. All partners are LGBTQ+ owned and operated, so support the community all weekend at the Dallas Arboretum! Watch this page for updates, and, as always, you can also bring your own picnic and settle in to the Dallas Voice’s Reader’s Voice award winner for Best Public Space, for a day of celebrating with friends and family.

Our Pride in Bloom mission is to highlight the unique & exceptional contribution of local LGBTQ+ artisans, entertainers and chefs in a weekend event for all community members to enjoy, in an effort to build lasting partnerships in our garden. Saturday’s events will kick off with a keynote from Robert Emery, President of The Dallas Way.

The Dallas Way

Founded in 2011, The Dallas Way has led the effort to gather and preserve the untold and under-told stories of the Rainbow Community of Dallas. Founder Robert Emory served as Pride in Bloom keynote in 2023; watch his speech here:

LGBTQ history of Dallas

Thank You to our 2023 Pride in Bloom Sponsors

R. Harrison Edell and Michael Mahon, with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate

Carole Braden

Cotton Mendenhall, Realtor, Ebby
North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Classic Chassis Car Club
Leslie Garner & Chris LaBove

Media Sponsor
NBC 5/Telemundo 39

Thank you to our 2023 Pride in Bloom Committee

David Sassano, Dallas Arboretum Board and Committee Chair
Dr. Holly Bishop, Dallas Arboretum Board
Carole Braden, Friend of the Arboretum
Marcus deMello-Silva, Bank of America and Black Tie Dinner
Raymond Egana and Patty Irizarry, Classic Chassis Car Club
Phil Jacobson, Dallas Arboretum volunteer
Jan Nunn, Dallas Arboretum volunteer
Gregory Pynes, past board member Resource Center
Gary Sanchez, Visit Dallas and LGBTQ Chamber
Dustin Vyers, Black Tie Dinner

Community Partners

Thank you to our community partners for your support of Pride in Bloom 2023

  • AIN (AIDS Interfaith Network)
  • AIDS Services of Dallas
  • AIDS Walk South Dallas, Inc.
  • Black Tie Dinner
  • Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
  • Cathedral of Hope
  • Celebration Community Church
  • CitySquare
  • Classic Chassis Car Club
  • Coalition for Aging LGBT
  • Color Splash Out
  • Dallas Bears
  • Dallas Hope Charities
  • Dallas Independent Volleyball Association
  • Dallas LGBT Bar Association
  • The Dallas Way
  • Dallas Zoo
  • DIFFA Dallas
  • Elevate North Texas Youth Shelter
  • Equality Texas
  • Free Mom Hugs
  • Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Gay & Lesbian Fund for Dallas
  • Human Rights Campaign DFW
  • Legacy Cares
  • Legal Hospice of Texas
  • LGBT Outdoors
  • North Texas Pride Foundation
  • Northaven United Methodist Church
  • OK2BX Foundation
  • Pegasus Slowpitch Softball Association
  • PFLAG Dallas
  • Pride Frisco
  • Rainbow Garden Club of North Texas
  • Rainbow Roundup
  • Resource Center
  • St. Stephen United Methodist Church
  • Synergy Wesley Foundation
  • Texas Pride Impact Funds
  • The Women’s Chorus of Dallas
  • Uptown Players

Host Committee

Thank you to our host committee for your support of Pride in Bloom 2023

  • Mayor Eric L. Johnson, City of Dallas
  • Chad West, Dallas City Council District 1
  • Jesse Moreno, Dallas City Council District 2
  • Jaime Resendez, Dallas City Council District 5
  • Adam Bazaldua, Dallas City Council District 7
  • Paula Blackmon, Dallas City Council District 9
  • Adam McGough, Dallas City Council District 10
  • Jaynie Schultz, Dallas City Council District 11
  • Gay Donnell Willis, Dallas City Council District 13
  • Paul Ridley, Dallas City Council District 14
  • Max Sanchez, Council Liaison
  • Honorable Delia Jasso, Former Dallas City Council Member


  • JR Huerta, Park and Recreation Board Member District 1
  • Fonya Mondell, Park and Recreation Board Member District 2
  • Taylor Toynes, Park and Recreation Board Member District 3
  • Harrison Blair, Park and Recreation Board Member District 4
  • Priscilla Rice, Park and Recreation Board Member District 5
  • Daniel Wood, Park and Recreation Board Member District 7; Vice President
  • Bo Slaughter, Park and Recreation Board Member District 8
  • Maria Hasbany, Park and Recreation Board Member District 9
  • Scott Goldstein, Park and Recreation Board Member District 10
  • Jeff Kitner, Park and Recreation Board Member District 11
  • Calvert Collins-Bratton, Park and Recreation Board Member District 13
  • Rudy Karimi, Park and Recreation Board Member District 14


  • Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
  • Honorable Juan Jasso, Dallas County Justice of the Peace
  • Honorable Pauline Medrano, Dallas County Treasurer


  • Nathan Johnson, Texas State Senator District 16
  • Venton Jones, Texas State Representative District 100
  • Ana-Maria Ramos, Texas State Representative District 102
  • Carl Sherman, Texas State Representative District 109


  • Liliana Trelles, Consulado General del Perú en Dallas

A Perfect Setting for All Seasons