• Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM.
• 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 e-mail 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. For more information visit Noh8Campaign.com.
• March 17: JEWEL Lesbian Fiction Book Club: Dispatched With Cause by Jeanne Barrett MaGill
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 17: North Lake College’s Gay-Straight Alliance Pride Event
Second annual Pride Event from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in North Lake College’s Central Campus room H-200. For more information e-mail email@example.com.
• 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: Log Cabin Republicans Host 5th Circuit Judge
Log Cabin Republicans-Dallas hosts Justice Bill Whitehill of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is currently examining Texas’ same-sex marriage case. Whitehill will discuss the 5th Circuit, how it works. A question and answer portion follows. The Vera Cruz Café, 408 North Bishop, Suite 107. Meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. Program starts at 7 p.m. RSVP at Bit.ly/18iI6Am.
For more information e-mail Chad M. Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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. For more information visit 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. For more information call Ivan Nolen at 214-579-0473 or Auntjuan Wiley at 214-455-7316.
• 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.
• March 23: Equality Texas Family Advocacy Day
Lobby legislators in Austin about issues facing LGBT families. Second of three EQTX’s lobbying days at the Capitol. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Austin Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca St. Advanced registration required. Register at EqualityTexas.org.
• March 26: GEAR Monthly Mixer
Make new friends and learn about GEAR and Resource Center 6–8 p.m. at La Madeleine, 3906 Lemmon Ave. For more information and to R.S.V.P. call 214-528-0144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM.
• April 2: Annual Dallas County Democratic Party Johnson Jordan Dinner
Annual dinner honors countywide elected and judiciary officials. Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson speaks. VIP Sponsor reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Dallas, Reunion Ballroom, 300 Reunion Boulevard. For more information e-mail email@example.com.
• April 2: 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.
• April 4: Easter Egg-stravaganza at Northaven United Methodist Church
LGBT family friendly event includes Easter egg hunts, raffle, egg races with prizes, brunch and photo opportunities with Easter Bunny. 10 a.m.–noon Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road. For more information call 214-363-2479.
• April 8: 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.
SPOTLIGHT: End With Red
The Afiya Center, a non-profit reproductive justice organization, educates and advocates for cis- and transgender women of color on the margins of society, including those affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty. And like any non-profit bent on changing the world, it needs to raise money to do so.
Thus the need for the center’s second annual “End with Red: A Time for Solidarity” fundraiser and roundtable discussion series.
The event kicks off on Friday night with dinner and a keynote speech by Byllye Avery, founder of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, formerly the National Black Women’s Health Project.
On Saturday, the community is invited to attend three roundtables covering crucial themes. The first focuses on building a reproductive justice movement in Texas, emphasizing the current political climate as well as the movement’s absence of women of color.
The second roundtable will feature panelists discussing a holistic approach to and the structural barriers facing women, such as lack of insurance, domestic violence and HIV/AIDS. The day ends women of faith discussing faith-based responses to women’s health issues, including HIV/AIDS.
Both days take place at Academy of Black Arts and Letters, 1309 Canton Road. More information, including information on future events, visit TheAfiyaCenter.org.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 13, 2015.