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"...a social and support group for gay asians, pacific islanders, and friends in the dallas and fort worth metroplex since 1994..."

Our History

Dragonflies 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.
The organization 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").

Our Purpose

Dragonflies 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.

Our Members

Although 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 "Join Dragonflies."


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