The Alliance exists to represent lesbians and gay men in and around Tarrant County (Fort Worth), Texas to lessen discrimination
and ensure equality and justice. We act as a voice for our common concerns to government, religious and community leaders,
and to the news media.
Through this website, membership meetings, town hall forums, and our telephone hotline,
we inform our community about civil rights issues and the importance of participation in the political process.
Some of our accomplishments:
Established in 1980 as the Tarrant County Gay Political Caucus by Rev. Jim Norwood of Agape Metropolitan Community
Co-sponsor of the Teen Project for counseling gay/lesbian teenagers
With president Daune Littlefield, TCLGA helped establish the Fort Worth Counseling Center, which became the AIDS Outreach
Operated "fort worth formal," an New Year's Eve gala fundraiser for gay and lesbian community organizations
held annually until 2002
Founded the Mr.& Ms. Gay Pride Contest, an annual event since 1982
the first Gay Pride Week in Fort Worth in 1982
Published "Alliance News" monthly for 17 years
an eleven year struggle to win job and housing protection for all citizens of Fort Worth, regardless of sexual orientation
met with Fort Worth Police Chief Ralph Mendoza to discuss concerns of the gay and lesbian community, and re-establish the
department's community liaison position
The Alliance received "Organization of the Year" award from the Fort Worth
Human Relations Commission
Currently operates a 24 hour general information telephone number for the lesbian and gay community.