United Court of the Lone Star Empire, Inc.
Our organization has proudly served the Dallas Community for over 40 Years.
We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization, helping those in need, one dollar at a time.
The mission of the United Court of the Lone Star Empire is to raise funds for organizations within the North Texas Region in particular organizations within the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community. Fundraising is focused on social service organizations who offer support and overall enrichment to HIV/AIDS and cancer services and the overall enrichment of those in need. The United Court also supports other local organizations with similar missions and endeavors through collaborative community efforts. The overall membership supports chosen charities that meets the qualifications of a 501c3 organization. It is our goal to re-gift the maximum amount of money possible on an annual basis
The primary purpose of the UCLSE shall be to raise funds in order to assist other IRS 501(c)(3) organizations who provide direct relief to the local community . The fundraising efforts shall be for medical research into, education about and support for persons within our service area.
The Imperial Court System is comprised of organizations from over 70 cities across the United States, Canada and Mexico, each organization is Sovereign but working toward the same goals, donating our time and efforts to improve the lives of those in need. The United Court of the Lone Star Empire Inc., along with 6 other Sovereign Courts in Texas comprise the United Courts of Texas. Though Sovereign in right, the focus is the same, working together to improve the lives of those in need throughout the Lone Star State.
A Historical Timeline
September, 1978 - Formed and First Meeting of the Imperial Court of the Lone Star Empire presided over by HMIM Michael Caringi, Emperor IV after Norton, of San Francisco
October, 1978 - First fundraising event of the Imperial Court of the Lone Star Empire held at the Texas Territory Bar
December, 1978 - the Imperial Court of San Francisco states that they will honor Dallas as an Imperial Court once all necessary papers were filed and authorized Emperor Michael Caringi to place the crowns on the heads of the first ones chosen as Emperor and Empress of Dallas
July, 1979 - First Coronation of the Imperial Court of the Lone Star Empire
July, 1979 - First African-American Empress of Dallas, Cindy Birdsong, is elected
July, 1982 - First Coronation of the United Sovereign Council of Texas
July, 1984 - Coronation for the Imperial Court of the Lone Star Empire is moved from July to November
November, 1986 - The Imperial Court of the Lone Star Empire and the United Sovereign Council of Texas re-unite to form the United Court of the Lone Star Empire
November, 1986 - First Coronation of the United Court of the Lone Star Empire
November, 1986 - First fundraising event of the United Court of the Lone Star Empire is held at Buddies bar
July, 1987 - United Court of the Lone Star Empire receives word that its application to become a non-profit corporation has been approved by the State of Texas; making it the first incorporated Court in the State of Texas
November, 1988 - The United Court of the Lone Star Empire, Inc. receives word that it has been granted tax-exempt status by the IRS as a 501(c)(4) corporation
November, 1988 - First Lesbian Emperor of Dallas, Linda May, is elected
October, 1994 - First Hispanic Emperor of Dallas, Albert Hernandez, is elected
November, 2002 - First Heterosexual Female Empress of Dallas, Pam Steele, is elected
November, 2003 - First Hispanic Empress, Veronica Morgan, of Dallas is elected
August, 2006 - The United Court of the Lone Star Empire, Inc. receives word from the IRS that its application for change to 501(c)(3) status has been accepted
November 2006 - First Lesbian Empress of Dallas, Julie Walker, is elected
January 2007 - Julie Walker is named Heir Apparent to Empress Nicole the Great, QM1 of the Americas
November 2007 - First pair of hispanic monarchs are elected, JR Duran and Devon DeVasquez
October, 2009 - First Trans-Gendered Empress of Dallas, Miss Audrey Dumae Germany, is elected
January 2009 - Donna Dumae is named Heir Apparent to Empress Nicole the Great, QM1 of the Americas
September, 2010 - UCLSE adopts a 7 member Board of Directors effective January 1, 2011
December, 2010 - Devon DeVasquez is the first member from Parliament to be named an Heir Apparent to Empress Nicole the Great, QM1 of the Americas
October, 2012 - First gay married couple elected as Emperor and Empress, Larry Harrell and Messy Panocha
October, 2013 - First non-monarch is elected as an officer to the Board of Directors, Louis Kenmar, Secretary
January 2013 - UCLSE adopts an 11 member Board of Directors
October, 2014 - UCLSE elects the first non-monarch President of the Board of Directors, Mickey Hightower
December 2014 - UCLSE adopts a 9 member Board of Directors
December 2014 - Ricky Matlock is named Heir Apparent to Queen Mother of the Americas, Empress Nicole the Great
January 16, 2016 - Empress XII & XVII, Cati Collins, aka: David Hamilton passes away.
August 16, 2018 - Empress III, Leslie Michaels passes away.