of Dallas was founded by Dr. Chwee Lye Chng. Dr. Chng wanted to
create an organization that provides a forum and space for gay Asian
men and women to feel supported, proud, and connected to both their
Asian and gay dimensions.
was formed in January 1994. The term "Dragonflies," contrary
to popular belief, does not exclusively mean or represent an insect
-- Dr. Chng, along with 3 other attendees at the first Dragonflies
meeting, elected to use this term to connote "power" and
"flight." (In most Asian cultures, a dragon symbolizes
the characteristic of "strength" and "power").
of Dallas is a social and support group for gay Asians, Pacific
Islanders (APIs), and friends in the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex.
Our goal is to bring together gay APIs in a friendly, supportive,
and non-judgmental setting. We also strive to promote awareness,
visibility, and acceptance of gay API sexuality. Although not politically
affiliated to a specific party, we oppose racism, homophobia, sexism,
and other forms of prejudice and discrimination.
based in Dallas, Texas, members of Dragonflies of Dallas come from
all parts of the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex. Our members include
people from all walks of life, all age groups, and all ethnic backgrounds.
Our members consist of students, artists, managers, lawyers, physicians,
retailers, real estate professionals, business owners, architects,
accountants, clerks, homemakers, travel agents, therapists, engineers,
"closeted" individuals, first generation Americans, immigrants,
Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesians, Phillipines, Laos, Taiwanese,
Hong Kong, Thailand, Korean, Malaysian, and Singaporean, just to
name a few. If you are interested in becoming a member, please select
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