The gay agenda • 12-18-15

Posted on 18 Dec 2015 at 7:40am


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• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week, horror film festival winners and an open house. Bring a toy by the studio and watch the show; 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

• Through Dec. 19: Team Friendly DFW’s Warm Hearts, Warm People Coat Drive
New HIV/AIDS awareness group hosts a holiday coat drive benefitting Youth First, Legacy Counseling Center, Trinity MCC in Arlington and The Cenikor Foundation in Fort Worth. Drop locations include Dallas Eagle, Cedar Springs Tap House, Trinity MCC and Legacy Counseling Center. For more information or to donate visit

• Dec. 18-20: Turtle Creek Chorale presents Home
The Turtle Creek Chorale’s annual Christmas concert. City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Thurs.-Sat. At 7:30 p.m. Sun. at 2:30 p.m. Tickets at

• Dec. 19: GEAR holiday mixer
Refreshments and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Young trans adults ages 18+ from Youth First’s Gender Identity group will be invited, so no alcohol will be served. 6-8 p.m. at Youth First, 3918 Harry Hines.

• Dec. 19: Winter Solstice Celebration
Labyryth Walk Coffee House presents music, dance, storytelling, wild bird exhibition and more from 6-9:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd. Free.

• Dec. 20: Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association Meeting
Tarrant County Pride’s monthly meeting at 3 p.m. at the Barron House at Celebration Community Church, 908 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Worth.

• Dec. 20: TAG (Tyler Area Gays)
Sunday Brunch moves to The Corner Bakery, 3306 Troup Hihghway in Tyler, beginning at 11 a.m. For information call 903-312-2081, email or visit

• Dec. 24: The Group
Support group for black men who have sex with men living with HIV meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at a private location. For more information call 214-455-7316.

• Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service
5 p.m. and 11 p.m. at Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road.

• Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service
7 p.m. bilingual and 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. English service at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

• Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service
11 p.m. At Celebration Community Church, 908 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Worth.

• Dec. 24: Chinese food and a movie
Congregation Beth El Binah goes out for a traditional Jewish Christmas Eve dinner at Thairrific. OK, so it’s not quite Chinese food. 7 p.m. 4000 Cedar Springs Road, Suite E.

• Dec. 31: Two Corks and a Bottle
Two Corks and a Bottle, 2800 Routh St., Ste. 140, hosts a New Year’s Eve party, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., with complimentary party favors, a potluck meal and complimentary toast at midnight. Live music with Mary Lee on guitar. For more information call 214-871-WINE or visit

• Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve at The Grapevine Bar
The Grapevine Bar, 3902 Maple Ave., hosts its Retro New Year’s Eve Party, beginning at 7 p.m., with special guest DJ Christopher J from Los Angeles, and Berlin, featuring Terri Nunn. Cover is $1. For information visit

• Jan. 12: SOS-Survivors Offering Support
Survivors of violent criminal attacks meet in a support group. 7 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St.

• Jan. 15: Little Black Dress preview party
Designers for the 10th annual Fashion CITED show are having an LBD competition to see whose dress is best. Complimentary valet, food and drinks. Benefits Legal Hospice of Texas. 6:30-9 p.m. at Park Place Volvo, 3515 Inwood Road.

• Jan. 17: The Wedding Workshop: An LGBT Community Event
Three-hour workshop features wedding industry experts to create a personal action plan for couples’ wedding day from 1-5 p.m. at Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 Stemmons Fwy. Sponsored by Dallas Voice. Free. To register and for more information visit

• Jan. 22: Our Bodies Our Lives 2016
Reproductive rights continue under attack. Dale Hansen and Amy Vanderoef  appear from 6-8 p.m. DJ Jonathan Graham spins for a dance party from 8-10 p.m. Seven for Parties, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd. RSVP on the group’s Facebook page.

• Feb. 6: Dash for the Beads
Mardi Gras festival with 5K fun run, one mile walk, costume contest, beer garden with live music. 9:30 a.m. at Kidd Springs Park, 711 W. Canty St.



Dallas activists Max Ellis, left, and Michael Robinson, second from left,  last weekend delivered a donation of canned goods collected in Dallas to the Tyler Area Gays organization in Tyler to help with the East Texas group’s annual Holiday Canned Food Drive. Robinson explained that the donation was coordinated by a small group of Dallas activists — including James Sterling, Carla Giles and Jennifer Allen — “who got together in my living room” and decided to gather donations to help TAG with their food drive. Lee Daugherty, owner of Alexandre’s bar on Cedar Springs, let the group put a box in his bar to help gather donations, Robinson said. TAG members pictured are Freddie Layton, Chairman John Bridges, Jay Hilburn, Treasurer Joey Gonzales and Secretary Tonda Curry. Food items collected with be donated to P.A.T.H. (People Attempting to Help).

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 18, 2015.

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