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Unleashed LGBTQ Unveils Full Lineup of LGBTQ+ Stars for September 2023 Show

September 24

$149 – $399

Unleashed LGBTQ, a first-of-its-kind conference and entertainment festival creating a space for brands, artists, and LGBTQ+ professionals to connect, is excited to announce the official lineup for the first-ever Unleashed LGBTQ in-person and live event, taking place at Gilley’s in Dallas, Texas, from September 22 – 24, 2023. Some of the most prominent names in the LGBTQ+ community will be partaking in special panels, keynotes, workshops, screenings, performances, and engaging showcases throughout the weekend.

Headliners for the show include:

  • Antoni Porowski | Emmy-Award Winning Show Queer Eye (Netflix), Host and Executive Producer of Easy-Bake Battle (Netflix), NYT Bestselling Author of Antoni in the Kitchen & Antoni: Let’s do Dinner
  • Dyllón Burnside | Emmy Award-Winning Show Pose, Emmy-Award winning PBS docuseries PRIDELAND, Golden Globe nominated limited series MONSTER. GLAAD & HRC award recipient
  • Indya Moore | Emmy Award-Winning Show POSE, Saint Laurent Cosmetics, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom    
  • Billy Eichner | Co-writer and Star of Bros (Universal Pictures), Billy on the Street, The Lion King (Disney), American Horror Story (FX), Difficult People (Hulu)
  • Brian Sims | Former Penn State Rep., LGBTQ+ Advocate & Speaker, Managing Director of Government Affairs & Policy at Out Leadership, Board Member at Campus Pride & GLSEN
  • Stacey Stevenson | CEO of Family Equality, Co-Founder of The Changists (Law Firm Consulting), LGBTQ+ Activist, Speaker, Mother of Two
  • Zach Herrin | Professional Stock Car Racing Driver for NASCAR, Member of the Founding Class of the North American Expansion of Racing Pride
  • Jayzen Patria | Host of the Lead With Your Brand! Podcast, Personal Branding expert and Diversity & Inclusion Thought Leader
  • Naomi Green | Transgender Rights Advocate, Vice-Chair of the Allocations Committee of the Ryan White Planning Council of the Dallas Area, Business and Development Consultant for Crush Limits, Adjunct Professor of Marketing for Lone Star College
  • Daniel Franzese | Mean Girls (Paramount Pictures), Ru Paul’s Drag Race (MTV), Looking (HBO)     
  • Ashley Brundage | President & CEO of Empowering Differences, Author of Empowering Differences, Transgender Advocate, Former DEI Vice President at PNC Bank, Mother
  • Matt Skallerud | Founder & President of Pink Media, Host of #iLoveGayToday, former President of IGLTA, Award-Winning Online Marketer connecting businesses to the LGBTQ+ consumers
  • LaMecia Butler | Program Manager of Supplier Diversity at Meta
  • Dr. Carlton Thomas, Gastro-Intestinal Medical Doctor, Social Media Sensation, Contributor to Men’s Health Magazine, LGBTQ+ Consultant to the White House & the CDC
  • Brad Pritchett, Award-Winning Marketing Executive, Chief Experience Officer at DMA (Dallas Museum of Art), Host of The Good, The Brad, & The Ugly podcast

“We are so proud of the diverse array of talent we’ve brought on to partake in this monumental event that will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community like never before,” said Wesley Smoot, Founder of Unleashed LGBTQ. “It takes a unique group of talented, accomplished, and empowering voices to come together and bring the Unleashed LGBTQ vision to life. From A-list actors, athletes, celebrities, entrepreneurs, industry experts, thought leaders and more, it’s amazing to see how many different brilliant minds will be under the same roof at Gilley’s to celebrate how far our community has come.”

The three-day interactive event aims to bring the LGBTQ+ community together through thought-provoking conversations, endless entertainment, and educational workshops to celebrate the brilliance, innovation, and ground-breaking efforts taking place in the LGBTQ+ world.

Additionally, partnering with the iconic Alamo Drafthouse to host screenings of new LGBTQ+ content from streaming services, movie studios, and television networks.

Unleashed LGBTQ, LLC is proud to have received support, endorsements, and/or grants from the following organizations: DTPID (Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District), Visit Dallas, North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce, NLGCC (National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce), & IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association).

Other partners include Gilead Sciences, iHeart Media, equalpride, The Advocate, Pink Media, IHeartMedia, Virgin Hotels, Out Magazine, Dallas Voice, OUT North Texas and Virgin Hotels.


Unleashed LGBTQ, a space for brands, entertainers, and LGBTQ+ professionals to connect, will host its inaugural, live event September 22nd – 24th, 2023, in Dallas, Texas. Attendees can learn about the latest products, services, and campaigns debuting in the LGBTQ+ market in a fun and interactive environment. Unleashed LGBTQ provides premier networking opportunities for professionals in a variety of industries. Unleashed LGBTQ will host speakers, panels, and performances from some of the biggest names in LGBTQ+ culture, including film, television, music, and business. Stay tuned for additional Talent announcements.

Tickets are currently on sale on the event website here: https://www.unleashedlgbtq.com For more information on partnerships and company group rates visit: www.unleashedlgbtq.com


September 24
$149 – $399
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NRPR Group
(424) 421-9610
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Gilley’s Dallas
1135 Botham Jean Blvd
Dallas, 75215
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(214) 421-2021
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