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43rd Annual Black Tie Dinner

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For many North Texas families, summer travel is a rite of passage. But for some teenagers and their parents, their trip across state lines is about finding life-changing care thanks to the North Texas TRANSportation Network (NTTN). The non-profit organization, funded by Galileo Church in Fort Worth, provides travel grants to families seeking out-of-state health care for trans and gender-diverse minors.

NTTN is among three beneficiaries selected by Black Tie Dinner this year to uplift the transgender community as the state of Texas banned gender-affirming care for transgender youth in late 2023.

“I had no idea how I was going to do this by myself” said one NTTN grant recipient. “For that, I am forever grateful.”

NTTN, along with Finn’s Place, a community center that fosters trans joy in Tarrant County, and the Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) are in more demand than ever providing services to the trans community in North Texas.

Together with the Grant Halliburton Foundation, which is focused on promoting better mental health for children, teens, and young adults, they make up Black Tie Dinner’s first year beneficiaries.

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the board of directors selected the maximum number of beneficiaries allowed to maximize the impact in the LGBTQ+ community.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, how you can host a table for the 43rd Annual Black Tie Dinner on November 16th, or other ways to show support, visit