One of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, Fort Worth continues to expand in new and compelling ways, from its rich arts scene to its influx of hip and lively bars and restaurants to its popularity as a welcoming, stylish destination among gay and lesbian travelers. With entertaining events throughout the year such as the World Gay Rodeo Finals at Will Rogers Memorial Center, you will find a variety of things to do. You’ll find a few specifically gay bars in Fort Worth, but the city’s greatest charms for LGBT visitors reveal themselves in less expected ways. There’s no specific “gay district,” for example, but rather several diverse and engaging neighborhoods abundant with sophisticated restaurants, trendy lounges, and world-class museums and attractions that beckon visitors from all walks of life.

Start Planning to attend the Tarrant County 35th Anniversary Pride Parade on October 1stIn three days, you can visit many of the city’s notable draws and gain a genuine sense of why Fort Worth is rapidly developing cachet as an LGBT hot spot. 

Looking for more? Start your Fort Worth experience now with our free Visitor Guide - it's perfect for planning and is a great resource during your visit. 

In the news:

"Museums Across Texas" - Love Wins Texas Weddings

"Go Naked with Unfrosted Wedding Cakes" - Love Wins Texas Weddings 

"Fort Worth gets shoutout for LGBT efforts" - Star-Telegram 

"Fort Worth scores high for LGBT inclusiveness on national scorecard" - City of Fort Worth 

"Camparing Nondiscrimination Protections in Texas Cities" - The Texas Tribune 


June 27-28, 2015: Fort Worth Pride illuminated the Avenue of Light public art exhibition on Lancaster Avenue downtown.