• Feb. 28: 17th Annual Toast to Life: Voodoo on the Trinity
What do you get when you mix a bunny with magic? You get “Voodoo on the Trinity,” the theme of Resource Center’s annual Toast To Life fundraiser. DJ Lady Bunny will provide entertainment. The fundraiser begins 7 p.m. at The Empire Room, 1225 N Riverfront Blvd. For more information, visit Bit.ly/1BUUp2w.
• Feb. 28–March 1: Denton Church Celebrates African-American History Month
St. James AME honors the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and 150th year of Juneteenth on Saturday and Sunday with a health fair 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday and celebration with music and more from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday at St. James AME, at 1107 E. Oak St., Denton. For more information call 940-387-1223 or e-mail StJamesAMEDenton@gmail.com.
• Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON
• March 1: Bring on Brunch and Community Celebration Fundraiser
Celebration on the Lake Church’s membership ministry hosts brunch and fundraiser following worship service at 11 a.m. $10 per person or $15 for couple. Celebration on the Lake Church, 9120 S Highway 198, Mabank. For more information call or e-mail Membership Committee Team Leader Joseph Baird at 903-288-4149 or email@example.com.
• March 5: Resource Center Volunteer Orientation
Mandatory volunteer orientation 9:45 a.m.– 1 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. For more information and to register call 214-528-0144 or visit the Resource Center.
• March 7: 25th Anniversary of House DIFFA Celebration
DIFFA/Dallas celebrates the 25th anniversary of its House of DIFFA black tie fundraiser benefitting numerous North Texas AIDS service organizations. Silent/live auction, seated dinner and fashion runway show begins at 6 p.m. at the Omni Hotel Downtown Dallas, 555 S. Lamar St. Ticket prices vary and are available at Bit.ly/1ID2U2Y. For more information visit DiffaDallas.org.
• March 7: Stonewall Democrats Candidate and Endorsement Screening
Takes place 9 a.m.–4 p.m. upstairs at Sue Ellen’s. Open to the public but membership must be current or renewed at least 30 days prior in order to participate with the Endorsement Committee. 30-day deadline is Thursday, Feb. 5th. Visit StonewallDemocratsofDallas.org for more information.
• March 10: Women’s Chorus of Dallas’ The Voices of Women concert
WCD partners with the Texas Woman’s University Concert Choir and University of North Texas Women’s Chorus to celebrate the music of women’s composers at 7 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall. Tickets are $20. For more information or to purchase tickets call 214-520-7828 or visit TWCD.org.
• March 11: GEAR: Trans*men Community Session
Monthly meeting discussion topics relating to masculine gender identity and transitioning. 6–8 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St.
• March 12-15: TBRU 20 – Bear On Studio 54: Return to the Discotheque
Annual Texas Bear Round Up gathering at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 7050 N Stemmons Freeway. Call 682-231-2624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Register online at TBRU.org/?page_id=12.
• March 12: TBRU 20 Bears BearDance Texas Bear Round Up
hosts fundraiser for HIV/AIDS organizations 8 p.m.–4 a.m. at Station 4, 3911 Cedar Springs. $25 advanced tickets or $35 at the door. Register online at TBRU.org/?page_id=12.
• March 13-14: End with Red: A Time for Solidarity
The Afiya Center’s second annual weekend fundraiser and symposium on the reproductive justice movement includes dinner with a presentation by guest speaker Byllye Avery at 6 p.m. on Friday. Faith-based roundtable discussion on the church’s position on women’s issues such as HIV/AIDS at 9 a.m. Both events at Academy of Black Arts and Letters, 1309 Canton Rd. Register online at Bit.ly/1z8d8Rq.
• March 13: High Tech Happy Hour
Texas Instruments Pride, the LGBT and straight ally employee diversity group, hosts its monthly High Tech Happy Hour to increase professional and social contacts between groups and individuals and to foster community. 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Ten Bells Tavern, 232 West 7th St. For more information contact Paul von Wupperfeld at email@example.com.
• March 14: #NOH8Worldwide open photo shoot
Photo shoot with Adam Bouska benefitting NO8 campaign. 2–5 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 14115 Hillcrest Road. Single/Solo Photos: $40. Couple/Group Photos: $25 per person.
Cash and credit cards only. More information at NoH8campaign.com.
• March 17: JEWEL Lesbian Fiction Book Club
Monthly book club discussion open to all women 7–9 p.m. at ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Rd. Free. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• March 18: GEAR Women’s Rap Session
Peer group discusses topics relating to feminine gender identity and transitioning every third
Wednesday of the month. 6–8 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St.
• March 19: Urban Engagement Book Club: Hatred’s Kingdom by Dore Gold
CitySquare’s monthly Urban Engagement Book Club explores various social justice issues with writer Randy Mayeux and local social justice leaders. Free. Noon of every third Thursday at the Opportunity Center, 1610 S. Malcolm X Blvd. More information at CitySquare.org.
• March 19: Gray Pride: Senior Moments
Monthly Senior Moments series discusses topics and issues impacting LGBT seniors. Free. 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. For more information call 214-528-0144 or e-mail GrayPride@myresourcecenter.org.
• March 19: First Annual Mr. and Mrs. AIDS Walk South Dallas 2015
Benefit for AIDS Walk South Dallas 2015 with guest DJ, performers and drag contest at 11 p.m. at The Brick, 2525 Wycliff Ave. Registration begins at 4 p.m. $10 cover. Contact Ivan Nolen at 214-579-0473 or Auntjuan Wiley at 214-455-7316.
• March 18: GEAR Women’s Rap Session
Peer group discusses topics relating to feminine gender identity and transitioning every third Wednesday of the month. 6–8 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St.
• March 21: Tarrant County AIDS Walk
Takes place 9 a.m.-12:30 pm at Trinity Park Pavilion, 2300 W. 7th Street, Fort Worth. Registration at 9 a.m. $20. Benefits AIDS Outreach Center. Register at Bit.ly/AOCAIDSWalk.
• March 21: AIDS Walk South Dallas
Takes place 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at St. Philip’s School and Community Center, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Visit Bit.ly/1wxUG4I for registration details.
• March 21: GEAR Voice Feminization Support Group
Monthly meeting to study and practice voice feminization training. Free, but seating is limited to 30. 2–4 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. For more information call 214-528-0144 or e-mail email@example.com.
• March 21: Gaybingo: Lucky Charms
Monthly Resource Center benefit takes place 6–9 p.m. at Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Rd. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information call 214-540-4495 or e-mail Gaybingo@myresourcecenter.org.
• March 22: PositiviTEA 2015
Benefit for Legacy Counseling Center Grace Project for women living with HIV 1–3 p.m. at Eden Restaurant & Pastries, 4416 West Lovers Lane. General admission $50. Sponsorship opportunities available. For tivkets and more information visit LegacyCares.org.
SPOTLIGHT: Bring on Brunch at Celebration on the Lake
Celebration on the Lake Church, fresh off paying off its loan on its new home early, is trekking forward toward another new goal: increasing membership. The membership ministry for the LGBT-affirming church in Mabank hosts its Bring on Brunch membership brunch and fundraiser following worship services, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 1. The fundraiser benefits the Community Celebration Event on March 28, a free, all-day event including live bands, entertainment and food. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 per couple. Celebration on the Lake Church, 9120 S Highway 198, Mabank. For more information call or e-mail Membership Committee Team Leader Joseph Baird at 903-288-4149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 27, 2015.