LOCAL BRIEFS: Stonewall voter registration drive, Lone Star Ride Casino Night

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 8:43pm

Stonewall holding voter registration drive

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas will be at JR’s Bar & Grill, 3923 Cedar Springs Road, on Sunday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to register new voters. The registration table will be next to the Cedar Springs entrance.

Those registering to vote only have to fill out a short form that asks for name, address and some form of identification, such as a driver’s license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number.

LSR hosting Casino Night

Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS hosts its fourth annual Casino Night on Thursday Aug. 4, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event is hosted by Audi Dallas, 5033 Lemmon Ave., and tickets are $50 in advance and $65 at the door. The ticket price includes cocktails and appetizers as well as enough chips to get started at the tables.

Players can spend their winnings on silent auction items when the tables close.

For more information, call 214-460-4887.

LGBT bereavement support group starting

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care in Fort Worth will offer its next grief support group, intended specifically to meet the needs of LGBT people who have lost a loved one, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Agape Metropolitan Community Church, 4615 East California Parkway.

The group, to be led by the Rev. Teri Lubbers, will continue to meet each Wednesday in August.

To register or for more information, call the VITAS Bereavement Department at 817-870-7070.

Marine to speak at RCD

Justin Elzie, the first U.S. Marine discharged under “don’t ask, don’t tell” in 1993 after coming out as gay on ABC’s World News Tonight, will appear at a book signing and meet-and-greet event Saturday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at Resource Center Dallas, 2701 Reagan St.

Elzie was the first Marine to challenge DADT in federal court and after winning his lawsuit, he was reinstated and went on to serve four years as an openly gay Marine.
After coming out, he was recommended for promotion and served as platoon sergeant.

Elzie will be signing copies of his memoir, Playing by the Rules, on Saturday at RCD. The event is open to the public, and a limited number of copies of Elzie’s book will be available for purchase.

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