LOCAL BRIEFS: National HIV Testing Day; TDWCC to mark Gay Pride Month

Posted on 16 Jun 2011 at 9:00pm

GAIN sets June Social

On Thursday, June 23, GAIN will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Naga Thai Kitchen & Bar, 665 High Market Street in Victory Park. The event is free. Barbara Bach from Resounding Harmony is the special guest. GAIN is a program of Resource Center Dallas for learning, entertainment and social activities for mature members of the LGBT community. This will be the group’s last social before the summer break.

AIN competing for a free Toyota

AIDS Interfaith Network is one of 500 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. The company will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public. Voting began last month and continues through July 10.

Voting is done on Toyota’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/Toyota. Supporters are encouraged to go to online and vote for AIN. Visitors to the page can vote once a day.

On the Border gives to AIDS Arms

The Knox Street location of On The Border is participating in a “Give Back Day” on Wednesday, June 22, in which a portion of the proceeds of the day’s sales will be donated to AIDS Arms.
Diners who tell their servers they are there for “Give Back Day” will have a percentage of the cost of their meal will be donated to the agency. Landon Starnes, a member of the Guys and Dolls LifeWalk Team and a volunteer with AIDS Arms, coordinated the event.

On the Border on Knox Street is a sponsor of LifeWalk.

National HIV Testing Day

National HIV/AIDS Testing Day is June 27. Texas is fourth in the nation in the number of reported HIV/AIDS cases, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area has the largest number of reported HIV/AIDS cases in the state.

AIDS Outreach Center, in collaboration with the National Association of People With AIDS — Mayors Campaign Against HIV, will provide free and confidential testing for HIV/syphilis on Friday, June 24, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Miramonte Apartments, 2800 Las Vegas Trail, Fort Worth.

Individuals who test on this day will receive a free ticket for food and an upcoming Hip-Hop Concert. On Monday, June 27, AIDS Outreach Center will again provide free and confidential testing for HIV/syphilis at Fort Worth City Hall, 1100 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information, contact John Reed at AIDS Outreach Center by phone at 817-335-1994, ext. 245.

TDWCC to mark Gay Pride Month

The next general meeting of Texas Democratic Women of Collin County will be Monday June 27, at 6:45 p.m. at the Preston Ridge Campus of Collin College, 9700 Wade Blvd. in  Frisco, Building L, Room L135.

The June meeting is being held in a different room than usual. But as always, there will be refreshments and time to socialize.

In honor of Gay Pride Month, TDWCC will host a panel on LGBT issues featuring some of the leaders of the movement in North Texas and moderated by Jeanne Rubin. The panel will include Equality Texas board member Elizabeth Lopez, Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance co-founder Dawnetta Miller, Stonewall Democrats of Tarrant County President Lisa Thomas and Community Unity Respect Education co-founder Rosemarie Odom.

Meetings are open to the public. For more information go online TDWCC.org.

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