Local briefs • 03-13-15

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:40am

Scholarship applications being accepted
Applications for LEAP Scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year are now being accepted.

Applicants must currently live in Texas and preference is given to LGBT students, those who are members of LGBT families or are allies strongly supportive of the LGBT community.

Larisa Maxwell received a scholarship in 2013 and now serves on the GLBT LEAP Board of Directors.

“Receiving the LEAP scholarship in 2013 in recognition of my hard work was a great honor,” said Maxwell. “It helped to alleviate some financial pressure which allowed me to focus on completing my law degree.”

The scholarships were created by the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce. Since its founding in 2011, $35,000 in scholarship money has been awarded.

The money may be used for any post-secondary education.

More information and applications are available at GLBTLEAP.org.

AIDS Walk South Dallas kickoff
AHF AIDS Walk South Dallas 2015 Kickoff Party will take place at the Gossip Bar at the Hilton Anatole Dallas, from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, March 13, at 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway.  A $20 suggested donation is recommended; complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served and complimentary self or valet parking will be available.

Win an overnight stay and dinner for two at Choctaw Casino Resort, or sign up to walk, volunteer, be a sponsor or vendor for this event. AIDSWalkSouthDallas.com.

NOH8 photo shoot
An Adam Bouska NOH8 Campaign Photo Shoot will take place at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, from 1–5 p.m. on March 14, at 14115 Hillcrest Road. The fee is $40 for solo portraits. For couples or groups, the fee is $25 per person. Cash and credit cards will only be accepted, and there is a first come first serve basis.

Project Connect distributes condoms
Because of the success of its Condom Bar on Feb. 14, AIDS Arms Project Connect will repeat the event from 10 p.m.-midnight on Saturday, March 14. AIDS Arms staff distributed 1,500 condoms, HIV education literature and other goodies to people in front of Hunky’s. Stop by and spin the HIV education wheel and win prizes.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 13, 2015.

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