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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 Church

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 Center

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

Established the first Gay Pride Week in Fort Worth in 1982

Published "Alliance News" monthly for 17 years

Successfully conducted an eleven year struggle to win job and housing protection for all citizens of Fort Worth, regardless of sexual orientation

Recently 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.