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Posted on 29 Mar 2007 at 8:01pm
By Staff Reports

Valiente supports 2007 Rally for the New American Family

Valiente DFW is lending its support to the Rally for the New American Family at Dallas City Hall Plaza on Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m.

The purpose of the rally is to promote the integration of Latinos and other groups as full participants in the U.S. by giving them access to information and resources.

Advocating on behalf of all LGBT Latinos regardless of their documentation status is part of Valiente’s mission.

Hispanic chamber to hold forum for Dallas mayoral candidates

The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a Mayoral Candidates’ Forum Monday, April 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dallas Children’s Theater/Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St. (at Northwest Highway).

Restland Funeral Home offering free symposium on cremation

Restland Funeral Home and Memorial Park will hold a symposium on “Understanding Cremation” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 5.

The seminar will cover a variety of topics including cremation laws in Texas, how to plan your own memorial service, costs and memorialization options, followed by an informal question and answer period.

The event is free and will be held in Restland Funeral Home Memorial Chapel located at the Northwest corner of Greenville Avenue and Restland Road.
Restland is located at 9220 Restland Road.

For more information call 972-238-7111.

Dallas PFLAG moves to new meeting site at Northaven Methodist Church

The Dallas chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays has moved its meetings to Northaven United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Northaven and Preston roads, between Royal Lane and Forest Street.

The PFLAG chapter, which numbers about 54 members, will continue meeting at 7 p.m., on the second Thursday of each month. The first meeting of PFLAG at Northaven will be April 12.

For more information about PFLAG/Dallas, visit its Web site at www.pflagdallas.org. For more information about the church, visit www.northaven.org.

Stonewall of Collin County to hold monthly meeting, highway cleanup

The next general meeting of Stonewall Democrats of Collin County will be held April 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at il Grano Bakery & Caf?, 5960 West Parker Road, #210 in Plano.

Guest speaker will be Meredith Fisherman, Outreach and Activism chair for the Texas Democratic Women of Collin County, who will discuss her experience as the Collin County coordinator for Chris Bell’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign. Those attending are asked to bring a can of tuna for Frisco Family Services food pantry.

The organization also plans to participate in Texas Clean-up Day on April 14 by picking up litter from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., beginning at the intersection of FM 2551 and FM 2514 (Parker Road east of Plano) in Murphy. The group will meet in the parking lot of Victory Church at 6301 E. Parker Road. Supplies will be provided by TxDOT.

DGLA Education Fund holding candidate screening session for Dallas city candidates

The Dallas Gay & Lesbian Alliance Don Baker Education Fund invites all interested people to attend a Community Candidate Screening featuring candidates for mayor and city council in Dallas on April 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

For more information contact Patti Fink by e-mail at pattifink@sbcglobal.net.

Collin County Gay, Lesbian Alliance announces plans for Pride Ride, Walk

The Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance has announced plans for its first Pride Ride & Walk to benefit the Samaritan Inn for Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Plano.

Samaritan Inn is the only emergency shelter in Collin County for the homeless.

The event will include a bike ride or walk in the park and a hot dog cookout.
For more information, go online to www.ccgla.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 30, 2007

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