Leather Knights begin another year of fundraising with a New Year’s party, and you’re invited

Jason Kloss

On Monday night, Leather Knights distributed checks from several events held during the year to AIDS Services of Dallas, Resource Center Dallas, Youth First Texas and AIDS Interfaith Network.

Jason Kloss, president of Leather Knights, said he’s having a New Year’s party and asked us to help him invite the community.

“All I am asking of my guests is to consider bringing a donation to benefit either the Food Pantry or AIDS Services Dallas-Hillcrest House,” he said. “They prefer daily hygiene products (toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, razors, deodorant) or non-perishable food items (canned goods, pasta, condiments).”

Kloss said the party will feature an open bar and any tips to the volunteer bartenders will benefit AIN. Any other donations will also go to the beneficiaries.

The party starts at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31. E-mail Jason for directions.

—  David Taffet

Local briefs • 10.08.10

Danny Dean holding benefitat Dallas Eagle for RCD pantry

Danny Dean presents “Danny Ray’s Country Gravy and Biscuits Drag Show,” benefitting Resource Center Dallas’ food pantry and hot meals programs, on Friday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. at Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Ave.

Emcee for the event will be Lips LaRue, and performers include Messy Panocha, Anita Protest, Selena and Patti Le Plae Safe, along with live singer Anton Shaw. The event will include a 50/50 raffle and an auction for gift baskets.

Those attending are also invited to bring in donations of dry goods and canned goods to be donated to the food pantry.

GAIN program to feature Dr. Mitch Carroll discussing healthy living

GAIN, a program of Resource Center Dallas for LGBT seniors, presents “Keeping Up Your Health: Challenges for Today’s GLBT Seniors,” on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the center, 2701 Reagan St.
The program will feature Dr. Mitch Carroll, medical director of ambulatory clinics at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, discussing health issues affecting LGBT seniors and suggestions for living a longer, healthier life.
His presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session, and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

For more information, call 214-528-0144, e-mail gain@rcdallas.org or go online to RCDallas.org.

Postcard project marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Resource Center Dallas is currently conducting a postcard project designed to allow LGBT community members discuss their views and share their stories and art related to domestic violence.

The postcards are blank on one side, allowing people to write or draw a message. The center’s address is preprinted on the other side. Participants can either put a stamp on the card and mail it to the center, or bring it by the center themselves.

The returned postcards will be assembled in a collage. Some may also be used in future advertisements and promotion for the center’s Family Violence Program.

Cards will be available at the center, 2701 Reagan St., starting Friday, Oct. 8. They will also be available at Gaybingo, on Saturday, Oct. 16, at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road.

For more information about Resource Center Dallas’ Family Violence Program, call 214-540-4455.

The North Texas LGBT Family Violence Coalition 24-hour hotline is 866-620-9650.

HRC presenting Family Project town hall on LGBT family options

The Human Rights Campaign presents “The Family Project: A Town Hall on Creating LGBT families,” on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road, for individuals and couples interested in adoption, foster care or surrogacy.

The event will include a panel discussion on options, with panel members sharing their own experiences in creating families through adoption, foster care and surrogacy, as well as the legal and financial considerations involved. Local attorney Lorie Burch will facilitate.

The event is free and open to the public.

Vendor tables are available. For information, contact Leo Cusimano at 214-893-1075 for details.
For more information about the event, contact Cooper Smith by phone at 214-329-9191 or by e-mail cooper@coopersmithagency.com.

For more information on the HRC Family Project, go online to HRC.org/issues/parenting.asp.

The Group holding 4th anniversary

“The Group,” an organization for black men who are HIV-positive, will celebrate its fourth anniversary Thursday, Oct. 14, with a meeting beginning at 7 p.m.

The theme or the evening is “Thankful! Celebrating Four Years of Education, Empowerment and Support,” and guest speaker will be Sabrina Y. Taylor, MSW, of Tibotec Therapeutics.

For more information or to become a member of The Group, call 214-455-7316.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 08, 2010.

—  Kevin Thomas

DONATION

CoreLogic
LOGICAL DONATION | Employees with the Westlake offices of CoreLogic, a California-based information, analytics and services firm, deliver more than 2,000 cans on Tuesday, Aug. 10, to the food pantry at Resource Center Dallas. This is the third year in a row that CoreLogic employees have collected canned goods for the center’s food pantry. (Rafael McDonnell/Resource Center Dallas)

—  Kevin Thomas