Local LGBT Community Role Model

Todd Maria

Todd Maria wasn’t born in Texas, but as the story goes, he got here as quickly as he could. The native of Honolulu has not only made Dallas his home for 14 years, he’s made it his mission, having co-founded the Lost Souls Rugby squad, serving as Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade grand marshal and being an all-around cheerleader for the community.

Best Architecture or Landmark

Dallas Downtown Arts District

Civic leaders like to tout Dallas’ Arts District as being the largest contiguous outdoor district of its kind in the world, but the reality is far better than the marketing log-line. Not only are there beautiful performing spaces (the Winspear Opera House, the Wyly Theatre, the Meyerson Symphony Center and Moody Performance Hall) and museums (Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Crow Museum of Asian Art), there are also Dallas’ arts-magnet high school (Booker T. Washington High School for Visual and Performing Arts), the impressive One Arts Plaza mixed-use building, great restaurants and more. No wonder it stands out as a landmark.

Local LGBT Community Role Model

Todd Maria

President of Lost Souls Rugby Football Club.

Best Local LGBT Sports Organization

Lost Souls Rugby Football Club


Best Performance Venue

Winspear Opera House

2403 Flora St.

Best Local Museum

Dallas Museum of Art

1717 Harwood St.
Open daily (except Mondays) at 10 a.m. (noon Sundays).

Best Local Straight Ally

Dale Hansen

Sports Editor, WFAA-TV, Channel 8.

Best Public Space

Klyde Warren Park

2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway.

Best Party for a Cause

Black Tie Dinner

38th Annual Dinner, Nov. 2, 2019.

Best Local LGBT Nonprofit

Resource Center

5750 Cedar Springs Road.

Best Art Gallery

Ginger Fox Gallery

1531 Dragon St.

Best Local Artist

Andrew Kochie

Best Architecture or Landmark

Dallas Downtown Arts District