The Gay Agenda: 05-29-15

Posted on 29 May 2015 at 7:25am

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MAY

• May 30: Evening of Hope
Benefits AIDS Outreach Center. 6:30 p.m. at Worthington Renaissance Hotel, 200 Main St., Fort Worth. Pre-party for sponsors at 6 p.m. Tickets are $175. Tables are $1750.
For sponsorship opportunities and ticket information, call 817-916-5224.

JUNE
• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is former state Rep. Harryette Ehrhardt; 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 Street, 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.

• June 2: 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.

• June 4: 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 PflagFortWorth.org.

• June 6: Oak Lawn Library Friends hosts Transcending Gender Author Tracy James Jones
Jones will discuss her latest novel LGBT romance novel Secrets & Lies at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lawn Public Library auditorium 4100 Cedar Springs Road. Copies available for purchase. For more information e-mail Stan Aten at s.aten@att.net.

• June 5: Fairway to Equality Auction and Calcutta
Auction and fundraiser for HRC DFW’s Fairway to Equality Golf Tournament with celebrity emcee Dana Goldberg begins at 6:30 p.m. at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton. Free and open to the public.

• June 6: Fairway to Equality Golf Tournament
Benefits HRC DFW. Sold out. For more information visit HRC.org/Dallasgolf.

• June 6: DFW Trans Ladies Monthly Meeting
Meets from 7:00–8:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at Agape MCC, 4615 E. California Parkway, Fort Worth.
For more information e-mail info@dfwtgladies.org or visit DFWTGLadies.org.

AIDS-Arms.6.11• June 11: LifeWalk “What’s the Fuss?” Tour and Mixer
Meet the people behind the work at AIDS Arms clinics with a tour and mixer beginning at 6 p.m. at the Trinity Health and Wellness Center, 219 Sunset 116-A. Tours begin at 6 p.m. and the program at 7:15 p.m. For more information and to RSVP e-mail Hannah Orsburn at hannah.orsburn@aidsarms.org

• June 14: SPCA Paws Cause 2015
20th anniversary celebration of SPCA fundraiser for SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair from 6-9 p.m. at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, 2400 Lone Star Dr. Tickets are $150 each. Limited quantity. For more information, visit Pawscausedallas.org.

• June 14: Fifth Annual North Texas Gay Pride Festival
Family-friendly festival features entertainment including former McKinney resident Hollie Cavangh and Jane McGarry of WFAA as well as games, photo booths and vendors from 1–5 p.m. in downtown McKinney, 218 E. Louisiana. Benefits Collin County’s Hope’s Door, an organization offering domestic violence resources and services. Tickets are $5 per person beginning May 1 at NorthTexasPride.org on or $10 per person at the gates. Children 12 and under are free. For more information visit NorthTexasPride.org.

• June 16: 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.

• June 18: Urban Engagement Book Club: Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Pikkety
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.

• June 18: Pride Party in Plano
Celebrate pride and toast the pending Supreme Court decision on marriage equality with GALA North Texas from 5:30–8:30 p.m. at the Blue Martini Lounge, 7301 Lone Star Drive, A-110, Plano. Event includes half price discount drinks, free appetizers and raffle prizes. For more information visit On.fb.me/1PR9HrD.

• June 19: Dallas Juneteenth Festival
Free event and festival features vendors, games, food, live music and games from noon–5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Community Center, 2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. For more information call LaRhonda Bacon at 214-670-8419.

• June 20: Gaybingo: Super hero/villain
Monthly fundraiser for Resource Center takes place 6–9 p.m. at Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information call 214-540-4495 or e-mail Gaybingo@myresourcecenter.org.

• June 24: Lambda Weekly fundraiser
Draconis van Trapp, Molly Midori, Brook and Vincente, Athena C Sapphire and Syd Gotswood perform at 7-10 p.m. at Cedar Springs Tap House, 4123 Cedar Springs Road to raise money for KNON, the non-commercial radio station that has hosted the world’s longest continuously running weekly LGBT radio show since 1983.

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• June 27: Be An Angel Benefit for Legacy Counseling
Fundraiser for Legacy Counseling three course dinner and passed hors d’oeuvres by Chef Wendy Krispin, complimentary red and white wine, specialty cocktails by Stoli, live and silent auctions, and fabulous entertainment by Vince Martinez.

• June 28: TAG Pride Picnic
Tyler Area Gays hosts its largest pride picnic yet with more auction items, entertainment, food and vendors.
11 a.m.–4 p.m. at Southside Park, Tyler. For more information e-mail info@tylerareagays.com or visit Tylerareagays.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/TylerAreaGays.

JULY

• July 2: 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 PflagFortWorth.org.

• July 2–5: 50th Anniversary of LGBT Civil Rights Movement
The 50th anniversary in Philadelphia celebration includes panels, LGBT history exhibits, parties and more. Each day features LGBT history exhibits at the National Constitution Center, National Museum of American Jewish History and Independence Visitor Center along with fireworks on July 3 and 4. For more information, visit LGBT50th.org and Gaypioneers.com.

 

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Fairway to Equality golf tournament, benefitting the Human Rights Campaign, is set for Sunday, June 7. A few surprises this year: Former HRC Executive Director Elizabeth Birch will auction herself as a celebrity caddy to the highest bidder at the Saturday, June 6 Calcutta auction at Sue Ellen’s, which is open to the public. The golf tournament is sold out but the auction will go on until the bar closes that evening.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 29, 2015.

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