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The prime gathering place for Dallas' LGBT community and just minutes from Downtown Dallas and Uptown, Oak Lawn is known for its lively atmosphere and adventurous nightlife options alongside beautifully maintained homes. Two must-see spots along Cedar Springs Road, the epicenter of the neighborhood's activities, are J. The second floor includes a patio overseeing the busy street below and is a highly sought after spot for Dallas Pride weekend. Sue Ellen's is one the largest lesbian bars in the country — you'll find it right next door to J. Make sure to stop by Cedars Springs Tap House for a beer before hitting up shopping favorites like Flower Reign for unique gifts or Out of the Closet for vintage finds. The area is home to several events throughout the year with a focus on the LGBT community, including Easter in the Park, a colorful celebration in Lee Park complete with a costume pet parade, and the annual Oak Lawn Halloween Street Party, an energetic block party on Cedar Springs Road that brings bold costumes and hours of mingling, dancing and live entertainment to the neighborhood. The district is home to the second-largest concentration of gay-owned businesses.
Offering pride festivals, dynamic art scenes and plenty of clubs, the cities of Austin, Dallas , Houston and San Antonio have received acclaim for their acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT community. Whether you want to relocate to a new home or are planning a Lone Star State vacation, these gay-friendly Texas cities pride themselves on Southern hospitality. Austin has one of the most active and prominent LGBT communities in the country. Famous for its live music scene, Austin has also become a top-flight culinary and shopping destination thanks to the development of the downtown and South Congress districts.
By Lauren McGaughy. Irving again received the lowest score both regionally and statewide, with 6 points out of a possible , and McKinney remained at 18 points for the second year running. And two North Texas cities saw large gains while still remaining below 50 points: Denton jumped from 35 to 44 points and Grand Prairie doubled its score to Another proposal that would give religion-based adoption companies more legal cover if they denied services to LGBT couples and children was signed into law. HRC rated cities this year, including all 50 state capitals, the largest cities and most-populous cities in each state, and the cities and towns with the states' largest public universities.