Dallas’ LGBTQ History To Be Explored In Panel Discussion At The Winspear Opera House Tuesday, September 19

Center Partners With Dallas Voice And The Dallas Way As Fun Home Tour Visits During Pride Celebrations
Photo by Joan Marcus

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center today announced a special panel discussion exploring Dallas’s LGBTQ history, before the September 19th performance of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Fun Home which explores LGBTQ themes. This collaboration with The Dallas Way will feature topics such as the formation of Dallas’s major LGBTQ organizations, political advocacy for equal rights, and the impact of the AIDS epidemic on the community.

The panel will be moderated by David Taffet, Senior Staff Writer at the Dallas Voice. Panelists include:

  • Cece Cox, J.D., Chief Executive Officer, Resource Center
  • Robert Emery, Co-Founder, The Dallas Way
  • Terry D. Loftis, President, Eisenberg and Associates and Program Chair, Black Tie Dinner
  • Jack Pettit, Attorney, Law Offices of Jack W. Pettit and former Chair, Black Tie Dinner

Panel Discussion: A Historical Exploration of the Dallas LGBTQ Community:

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Hamon Hall in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
  • Free and open to the public. A ticket to Fun Home is not required to attend the panel discussion

September 19th is “Pride Night” at the Center presented in collaboration with the Dallas Voice. In addition to the panel discussion prior to the performance, there will be a post-show Pride party with the cast and crew of Fun Home, also in Hamon Hall. While nationally, Pride Month is recognized in June, Dallas Pride is celebrated in September with the centerpiece being the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade and Festival on Sunday afternoon, September 17th.

Fun Home is the winner or five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are available online at www.attpac.org, by telephone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House Box Office at 2403 Flora Street. The Box Office will open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and before performances – closed Saturdays and Sundays.

James McDonald

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, James is a Movie Critic and Celebrity Interviewer with over 30 years of experience in the film industry as an Award-Winning Filmmaker.

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