The Gay Agenda • 04-03-15

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 7:45am

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APRIL
• Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM.

• April 3-5: Grace United Methodist Church Easter Weekend Services
Grace UMC hosts a Good Friday service 7–8 p.m. and three Easter services from 8–11:45 a.m. Easter SONrise Service 8–9 a.m. followed by an Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30–10:15 am for children ages 3–12, and a worship service 10:30–11:45 a.m. Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius Street. For more information call 214-824-2533 or e-mail gumc@graceumcdallas.org.

• April 4: 8th Annual Stockyards Easter Run/Walk
1K, 5K and 10K run and walk starts at 8:30 a.m. in Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards, East Exchange. Easter egg hunt and roll afterward. Benefits the All-Star Equestrian Foundation. $200 cash prize for largest team. Register at Bit.ly/1LOxI5S. For more information call or e-mail Veronica Merrill at 817-257-4480 or at v.merrill@tcu.edu.

• 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 6: Hidden consequences of changing Texas’ Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Equality Texas
Texas Freedom Network and ACLU of Texas present a conversation on the impact of pending legislation on families, cities, local governance and businesses 7–8:30 p.m. at University Presbyterian SA, 300 Bushnell Ave., San Antonio. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. RSVP at Bit.ly/1Fl1LOJ.

• April 7: DFW Transcendence Trans/SOFFA Meeting
Trans and ally support group meets monthly on first and third Tuesdays from 7–9 p.m. at Agape MCC, 4615 East California Parkway, Fort Worth. For more information call Finn Jones at 214-499-0378 or by e-mail at sfinn.jones@gmail.com.

• April 8: GEAR: Men’s Support Group
Monthly meeting discussion topics relating to masculine gender identity and transitioning. 6–8 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. For more information call 214-528-0144 or email gear@myresourcecenter.org.

• April 9: Fashion CITED: A Style Event
Style show benefits Legal Hospice of Texas. 6:30–9:30 p.m. at Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave. Tickets available at Bit.ly/1DGAphZ.

• April 9: LULAC Officer Installation Ceremony and Meet and Greet with City Council Candidates
Meet the new LULAC officers and candidates for Dallas City Council from 7–8 p.m. at Havana Lounge, 4006 Cedar Springs. Enjoy light appetizers and get to know candidates and learn about their positions on issues.
For more information e-mail LULAC4871@gmail.com or visit LULAC4871.org.

• April 10: High Tech Happy Hour
Texas Instruments Pride, the LGBT and ally 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 Fat Rabbit Dallas, 2523 McKinney Ave. For more information e-mail Paul von Wupperfeld at pavw@ti.com.

• April 11: Hold Me Tight Couples Retreat
Randy Martin, LPC-S and Carolyn Solis, LPC facilitate a retreat focused on same-sex couples based on the work of Dr. Sue Johnson, author of Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. Open to couples and individuals. 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Resource Center Dallas, 2701 Reagan Street.
$200 per person or $400 per couple. Registration fee includes Lunch and the book Hold Me Tight
Preregistration is required. For more information call or e-mail Randy Martin at 214-392-8247 or at martinlpc@yahoo.com.

• April 12: Oak Cliff Earth Day Celebration at Lake Cliff Park

• April 13: Equality Texas Freedom Advocacy Day
Lobby legislators in Austin about discrimination against LGBT people. Final EQTX lobbying day. 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.

• April 15: Evening of Hope Reveal Party
Benefits AIDS Outreach Center. Blue Sushi, 3131 W. 7th St., Fort Worth. $20.

• April 15: GEAR Women’s Support Group
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. For more information call 214-528-0144 or email gear@myresourcecenter.org.

• April 16: 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.

• April 16: Urban Engagement Book Club: Civic Sermons: Ideas for a Difference Civic Culture by Gerald Britt
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.

• April 18: Gaybingo: Safari
Monthly Resource Center benefit takes place 6–9 p.m. in the 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.

• April 18: 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 gear@myresourcecenter.org.

• April 21: JEWEL Lesbian Fiction Book Club
Monthly book club discussion open to all women 7–9 p.m. at ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Rd, on the 3rd Tuesday each month. Free. For more information e-mail jewel@myresourcecenter.org.

• April 21: DFW Transcendence Trans/SOFFA Meeting: Carter Brown of Black Transmen, Inc.
Trans and ally support group meets monthly on first and third Tuesdays from 7–9 p.m. at Agape MCC, 4615 East California Parkway, Fort Worth. For more information call Finn Jones at 214-499-0378 or by e-mail at sfinn.jones@gmail.com.

• April 23: UT Dallas Diversity Awards Gala
UT Dallas 2015 Diversity Awards Soiree recognizes students, student organizations, staff, faculty and community members who advance the UT Dallas commitment to embrace, enhance, and celebrate diversity and awards scholarships to UTD students. Jack Mackenroth, an activist, athlete, and fashion model, serves as the master of ceremonies. 4 p.m. at UT-Dallas’ Clark Center, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson. For more information contact Rosie Peterson at 972-883-4560 or by e-mail rpeterson@utdallas.edu.

• April 24: North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Dinner
Honoring North Texas business and community leaders at 5:30 p.m. at Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway. CelebrationOfExcellence.com.

• April 25: Tenth Annual Prairie Fest
Now in its tenth year, Fort Worth’s Prairie Fest is an outdoor festival benefitting the Tandy Hills Nature Center, one of the last remaining natural prairies in the region. Free. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. at Tandy Hills Nature Center, 3400 View St., Fort Worth. For more information visit Tandyhills.org.

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SPOTLIGHT: Fashion CITED

Fashion-Cited-IMG_1086Organizers of 9th annual Fashion CITED fundraiser benefitting Legal Hospice of Texas say it’s they’re biggest event so far. LHT, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing compassionate legal services to those who are terminally ill or living with HIV, is going all out.
Rhonda Sargent Chambers serves as the event host. Five local designers — Yomono, Petit Atelier, Marek + Richard, Haggar and Zulma & Enro — will debut their latest collections. Fashion CITED takes place Thursday, April 9, from 6:30–9:30 p.m. at Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave. Table seating is sold out but runway seating is still available at Bit.ly/1DGAphZ.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 3, 2015.

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