PRIDENTON is more than an annual Pride event in Denton. It is the dream to have an LGBTQ+ community center for Denton. Along with raising funds via the annual PRIDENTON events, we will also be trying to write grants to raise funds for this dream. We hope to provide a space at our annual PRIDENTON events in June for all LGBTQ+ folks and Allies to celebrate the beautiful diversity within our communities. One way PRIDENTON lives this value is to center or highlight a population within our LGBTQ+ communities, annually at our Pride events.
In 2023, we had approximately 100 vendors and 800+ attendees at Night OUT on the Square. There were about 400+ stunning QTs vibing-out at the Dance Party. We witnessed some milestone experiences at Big Gay Swim Day, some vulnerable moments during Open Mic Night, and created powerful art at the Pride Path chalking event.
History of Centered Communities:
2017 Trans communities, led by the Denton chapter of Trans-cendence
2018 QTPOC (Queer Trans People of Color)
2019 Activists, Artists & Elders -The 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising
2020 "Queer in it TOGETHER" - Unity during global pandemic and racial justice uprising
2021 "Queer Skies Ahead"- Disability Justice
2022 “Chosen Family”- Youth and Families
2023 "Rooted in Resistance"