Black Tie Dinner is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) supportive organizations serving North Texas through a premier event of empowerment, education, and entertainment in partnership with the community. Since its inception in 1982, Black Tie Dinner has been the largest fundraising dinner for the LGBTQ community in the nation. Each year, Black Tie Dinner selects up to 20 North Texas beneficiaries to receive dinner proceeds as well as the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the Dinner's national beneficiary. To date, Black Tie Dinner has distributed over $22 million.
Each year, up to 3,000 guests experience the Black Tie Dinner, a gala like no other with dinner, award presentations, a live luxury auction, and featured speakers, plus an afterparty with plenty of drinks and dancing.