Best Local LGBTQ Influencer
Larry the Fairy
DVtv host at
He may be one of our own as a DVTV correspondent, but Larry the Fairy makes his name and reputation on his own terms. He’s an actor, a host, a TV personality, an emcee and podcaster. He’s partnered with Live Nation to host gigs at The Echo Lounge, including a Pride event on June 17.

This bon vivant mixes his outgoing nature with top-notch professionalism when he’s either onstage or holding a mic in front of the camera.

But don’t let the influencer part sway you. He does what he does to shine a light on LGBTQ folks, LGBTQ issues and LGBTQ nonprofits. He’s an advocate for equality and women’s rights, and, heck, he’s even planning a dog rescue event at the Truck Yard on Lower Greenville – It’s a Ruff Life Doggie Day – on April 15.

Larry has also partnered with Cassie Nova to help raise funds for Sam Houston Elementary students.

Sure, he has the tenacity and spirit necessary to get involved and make difference. But what makes him great at it is that he’s a genuinely nice guy.

— Rich Lopez


Pottery by Marty Ray

Craighead Green Gallery

1011 Dragon St., Dallas

Kenneth Craighead and Steve Green opened their first art gallery in 1992; they moved to their current 6,000-square-foot exhibition space on Dragon Street in the heart of the Design District in 2005. William Bardin joined the team in 2021 and is now assistant director.

Craighead Green Gallery is respected nationally not only for the artists it represents but for its community involvement. For example, Craighead and Green award an annual scholarship to a senior at Booker T. Washington, the DISD arts magnet school. The gallery is a founding and participating member of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, and to support young and emerging talent, the gallery stages its annual New Texas Talent exhibition each year.

On top of all that, Craighead Green represents more than 40 mid-career artists working in a variety of styles, keeping a focus on contemporary paintings, archival pigment prints and sculpture.

Currently on exhibit are three artists: Marty Ray’s work includes three decades of his brightly-colored, fun and fanciful clay pottery. Tracey Harris’ paintings of books include memorable titles such as How to Attract Emotionally Unavailable People and Not Everyone Has Bootstraps. And Faith Scott Jessup’s collection of paintings Caprice she describes as “equal parts invention and description.” While the work is realistic, “realism is not the point.”

And that is why the gallery is so popular. The art is more than good. It’s fun and funny, creative and singular — and certainly not what you’ll find anywhere else.

— David Taffet


Best Party for a Cause
Bear Dance

Best Local LGBTQ Nonprofit
Resource Center
5750 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas

Best Local LGBTQ Community Role Model
DeeJay Johannessen, CEO
HELP Center for LGBT Health & Wellness
1919 8th Ave., Fort Worth
602 E. South St., Arlington

Best Local Community Ally
LeAnne Locken

Best Public Space
Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas

Best Architecture
Perot Museum
2201 N. Field St., Dallas

Best Art Gallery
Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon St., Dallas

Best Local Museum
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas

Best Local LGBTQ Sports Organization
Pegasus Slowpitch Softball Association

Best LGBTQ Binge-worthy Show

Best Streaming Service

Best Guilty Pleasure
Hunky’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers
3930 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas
321 North Bishop Avenue, Dallas