Texas is generally conservative. The larger cities have gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, but outside of Pride days and Austin in general, you won't see sexual identities being flaunted. In rural areas, displays of affection may draw negative attention from locals; we advise not trying it.


  • Gay & Lesbian Yellow Pages (www.glyp.com) Phone directories to Austin, Dallas, Galveston, Houston and San Antonio.
  • National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (www.thetaskforce.org) Advocacy group with great national news coverage.
  • This Week in Texas (www.thisweekintexas.com) Statewide publication with business directories and bar guide.