On October 10, 2018, The Dallas Way hosted an unveiling ceremony of the first historical LGBTQ Subject Marker in the State of Texas, now installed at the corner of Throckmorton Street and Cedar Springs Road. The festivities were co-sponsored by JR’s Bar and Grill, located adjacent to the new marker. The project was initiated in June 2016 by Dwayne Jones, President of Preservation Texas, who called a strategy meeting with several Dallas individuals to discuss the possibility of erecting a subject marker for the Dallas gay community, subject to Texas Historical Commission authorization. Three individuals attending that 2016 meeting, Robert Emery (Vice President and co-founder of The Dallas Way), Sam Childers (historical author and member of the Dallas Landmark Commission), and Mark Doty (Chief Historic Preservation Officer of the City of Dallas) formed a local task force to see the project through. The costs of fabrication of the plaque were paid for by generous contributions from the Dallas County Historical Commission and twelve individual donors who contributed to the project at a gathering of The Dallas Way supporters in December 2017.