There is an active LGBTQ Community in Denton. LGBTQ stands for "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer", which is a common acronym for describing people whose sexual orientation or gender is not exclusively heterosexual or cisgender. "Queer" is also frequently used as an umbrella term (the term "queer" is considered to have been reclaimed by some in the community, but not all. To others, it is highly offensive).
- Denton Pride! is a social group that also provides information about other GLBT organizations in Denton County and surrounding areas.
- Glad is a UNT organization, welcoming all LGBTQ students. It also hosts By the Bi meetings, which focus on bisexuality.
- OUTreach Denton
- Queer Liberaction
- Stonewall Democrats of Denton County is a LGBTQ Democrats organization.
- PFLAG Denton - local chapter of national PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
- Tuesday: By the Bi - meets during UNT spring and fall semesters. Currently meets every Tuesday at 7 in Sage Hall 230 at UNT
- Wednesday Glad - during UNT spring and fall semesters
- Thursday: Denton Pride!, third Thursday of every month, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Banter; Stonewall Democrats of Denton County, fourth Thursday of every month, various locations; Of a Feather - uncertain
- Mable Peabody's is the only openly queer bar/club in Denton.
- Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios now hosts a "gay night" called Denton is Burning on Mondays.
- Hailey's is an overall gay-favorite, but almost exclusively due to their weekly 80s nights and 90s nights.
- Abbey Underground is also considered relatively "gay friendly".
- Two Charlies is nice if you like your dykes butch.
- Dusty's is another dykey place.
- Regular drag shows at Mable Peabody's
- Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Vagina Monologues
- Pride Parades (in Dallas and Fort Worth)
- Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios hosts a "gay night" called Denton is Burning on Mondays.
Blogs and Vlogs
- Glad has a Tumblr
- One fifth of The FTM Room, a vlog about trans men, is Jeffrey Jay, a former Dentonite and UNT graduate.
- One fifth of That Gay Bunch, a vlog about gay men, is Kaleb Lambeth, who studied at UNT.
- Ritch Ludlow's vlog, Ritchandfamous, talks frequently about being bisexual and queer.