Local Briefs • 12-20-13

Posted on 20 Dec 2013 at 8:15am

GEAR announces scholarships
GEAR will award four scholarships in January to help members of the transgender community with health and legal costs.

Winners of two health scholarships will receive a 12-month supply of hormone replacement therapy from American Specialty Pharmacy and four counseling sessions with Rebekka Ouer of Rainbow Counseling.

Two legal scholarships will pay filing, court costs and provide an attorney to obtain name and gender marker changes in Dallas County.

Each package is worth thousands of dollars.

Interviews for these scholarships take place at Resource Center on Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. To reserve a spot, contact Blair High at blairhdallas@yahoo.com or call 214 540 4498.

Applicants must fill out an application available at the GEAR Yahoo Group or Facebook page.

Winners will be announced at the GEAR mixer at La Madeline, 3906 Lemmon Ave. on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.

Equality Texas New Years party
Ring in the New Year for equality with an Equality Texas New Year’s dinner party in Fort Worth.

Happy hour begins at 7:30 p.m., dinner is at 8 p.m., and the celebration continues until 12:30 a.m. at Tommy’s Hamburger Grill, 2455 Forest Park Blvd., Fort Worth. Tickets are $100. Higher sponsorship levels are available.

Gray Pride holiday party
Gray Pride invites all aging LGBT pioneers in the Dallas area to the festive holiday gathering in celebration of who we are.

Neeki Bey and his musically eclectic band will entertain and soothe while everyone enjoys good food, delightful company and a variety of holiday beverages.

Bey, a native Texan, blends jazz piano, choral music, African drumming, with gospel influences and a hint of folk and country twang — into joy and transforming energy. His music is spiritually uplifting, deeply groovy and lots of fun.

Joining Bey for this holiday gathering will be trumpet player Freddie Jones, Lamont Taylor on the drums and Kevin Butler playing bass.

The Café will be open from 5 p.m. until the food is gone, fun has quieted and the music is silent.

The event takes place at Cathedral of Hope Fellowship Hall, 5910 Cedar Springs Road on Dec. 20. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m.

Gray Pride is a program of Resource Center and serves members of the LGBT community who are 50 and older.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 20, 2013.

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