The Gay Agenda • 10-23-15

Posted on 23 Oct 2015 at 7:35am


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Clarification: The Dallas Voice incorrectly attributed DeeJay Johannessen as the source for the city of Arlington’s negotiation with MGM in the Arlington is Embracing its LGBT Community article published on 10/16/15.  Johannessen’s comments were instead responsive to how the city could strengthen negotiations with any company looking to move to Arlington, including MGM.

• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with guests from UNT’s LGBT Archive and Pridge from The Dallas Way; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at 3116 Commerce St., Suite C; Fuse game night every Monday evening but the last of the month at 8 p.m. at the Fuse space in the ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Apt 2367; Fuse Connect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. at the Fuse Space. For more information call or e-mail Ruben Ramirez at 214-540-4500 or

• Oct. 23: CinéWilde Presents Frankenstein
Doors open at 8 p.m. with pre-show discussion at 8:30 p.m. and movie at 9 p.m. followed by Behind the Scream open mic at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson. Costumes encouraged. For tickets visit

• Oct. 23: Purple Foundation Presents Purple Happy Hour
Catch up with friends and kick off the Dallas Halloween Block Party at the last Purple Happy Hour of the year from 6-8 p.m. at the ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Road.

• Oct. 24: The Queer: A Conversation
Five queer ministers and theologians speak for 15 minutes on various themes from
12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Interfaith Peace Chapel at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. For more information visit

• Oct. 24-25: Dallas Showcase Classic Basketball Game
Basketball tournament bringing 30 national affiliates of the National Gay Basketball Association and hosted by Score Moore Lives and Dallas Alternative Basketball Association includes two days of competitive basketball and three nights of social activities at University of Texas at Arlington and
Cedar Springs Tap House. Free. For more information contact tournament director
Scott Moore at

• Oct. 25: Trunk or Treat at Northaven United Methodist Church
Free family-friendly event includes bounce houses, a costume parade, a cupcake walk and more from 5-7 p.m. at Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Road. For more information visit

• Oct. 25: Kerry Eleveld Book Signing
Journalist Kerry Eleveld signs copies of new book DON’T TELL ME TO WAIT: How the Fight for Gay Rights Changed America and Transformed Obama’s Presidency from 9 a.m.-noon at Cathedral of Hope’s Sources Bookstore, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. Introduction at 9 a.m. service. GetEQUAL
co-founder and co-director of the 2009 National Equality March and local equality activist Mark Reed-Walkup will also be in attendance.

• Oct. 25: AIDS Outreach Center Hope Walk
Starts 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Park Pavilion,
2300 W. 7th St., Fort Worth. For more information visit

• Oct. 25: Pegasus Squares LGBTQ Square Dancing Open House
Second of two open houses hosted by Pegasus Squares, a LGBT Modern Western Square Dance club, hosts from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on
Oct. 18 and 25 at the Dallas School of Burlesque, 2924 Main St. Ste. 103. No experience required. Singles welcome. For more information visit

• Oct. 25: St. Thomas Episcopal Church Community Picnic
Family and LGBT-friendly event with a cook out, games and music from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church,
6525 Inwood Road. For more information contact 214-352-0410.

• Oct. 27: GALA Give Back Night at Durkin
Family-friendly happy hour meets every fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Durkin Pizza, 8930 State Highway 121, McKinney. Ten percent of proceeds benefit GALA.

• Oct. 28: Grace Project Employment and Training Workshop
All-day workshop sponsored by Legacy Counseling Center is designed to help people living with HIV move forward. Classes include learning to obtain a GED, computer skills, resume building, workplace discrimination and more from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak St. To register leave a message with your name and number at 214-520-6308 ext. 384. For more information visit

• Oct. 28: Evening of Laughter Kickoff
Legacy Counseling Center benefit kicks off with designer Edo Popken hosts a kickoff event with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and more from 6-9 p.m. at Edo Popken, 1523 Dragon Street.

• Oct. 28: Tarrant County Stonewall Democrats Fundraiser
Annual fundraiser includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres while watching the 2016 Republican debate from 6:30-10 p.m. at a private residence in Fort Worth. $25 individual tickets. For tickets and more information visit

• Oct. 29: Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats Community Safety Town Hall
7:30 p.m. at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St.

• Oct. 29: Saddle Up for Social Studies Benefit for Samaritan House
Kick-off event for Texas Council on Social Studies benefit for Samaritan House features emcee Hondo, host of Impact Texas, and guest speaker Kinky Friedman from 7:30-9 p.m. at Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St. $50. For tickets and more information call or e-mail Elvira Muñoz at 817-332-6410 ext. 195 or

• Oct. 29: The Year We Thought About Love Screening and Fundraiser for Youth First
One-time screening of documentary about True Colors, the oldest queer youth theater company in the country. Portion of proceeds benefits Youth First. $10. Remaining tickets must sell by Oct. 22. 5:30-7 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill Dallas Royal Lane, 11170 N. Central Expressway.
For tickets and more information visit

• Oct. 30-Nov. 7: Couple Communication Workshop
Candy Marcum, LPC and Jimmy Owen, LPC conduct a two-weekend workshop for couples. 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 and
10 a.m.–noon on Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 at  3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 260. $440 per couple includes two workbooks and eight hours of instruction. 214-521-1278.
For more information call or e-mail Candy Marcum at 214-521-1278 or

• Oct. 31: HERO Phone Bank
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas and Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats phone bank supporting the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance from 2-4:30 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St.


• Nov. 1: Light Up Oak Lawn: March for a Safer Neighborhood
Raise awareness of proposed improvements to guarantee safety of the neighborhood from 7-9 p.m. For more information visit

• Nov. 3: 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 contact Finn Jones by phone at 214-499-0378 or by email at

• Nov. 5: Beatlemania Benefit Performance for The Well
A Hard Night’s Day headlines third annual benefit concert, Recovery Live benefitting The Well’s mental illness support programs at the Kessler Theater, 1320 W. Davis St. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 8. Purchase tickets at For more information e-mail

• Nov. 5: Fort Worth PFLAG Meeting
Meets every first Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth. For more information
call 817-428-2329 or visit

• Nov. 5: Trans Pride Initiative Board Meeting
Open to the public. 6:30 p.m. at Brazos Room, Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak St. For more information e-mail Nell Gaither at

• Nov. 6-8: Strength Conference for Men Living with HIV
Weekend conference offering support, seminars, workshops and fellowship at Embassy Suites Love Field, 3880 W. Northwest Highway. $50 registration fee.
For more information and to register call 469-410-3755 or e-mail

• Nov. 7: DFW Trans Ladies Monthly Meeting
Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at Agape MCC, 4615 E. California Parkway, Fort Worth. For more information email or visit

• Nov. 7: The Dallas Flea: An Indoor Curated Marketplace
All day fair includes drinks, entertainment, food and 140-plus vendors showcasing vintage and handmade items takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Trinity Groves, 2900 Bataan Street. $5 entry. Kids under 12 enter free.
Free parking. For more information visit


Grace Project Employment and Training Workshop


Legacy Counseling Center’s all-day workshop is designed to help people living with HIV gain key skills to move forward with their lives. Participants will learn the how-tos of everything from gaining a GED to computer skills, workplace discrimination rules and more.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 23, 2015.

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