Come learn about LGBT travel Sunday at Dallas Market Hall

The LGBT community loves to travel, but there’s more to life than Olivia Cruises and time-shares in P’town … as wonderful as those are. In fact, there’s a lot more. Wanna know what the hot spots are, how to get discounts, when to book, where to stay and other tricks of the trade? Well, that’s what the Seventh Annual Dallas Travel & Adventure Show is for.

On April 1 and 2 at Dallas Market Hall, purveyors and experts — including NPR stalwart Rick Steves, and yours truly — will be showing their wares and sharing their knowledge about travel. In fact, I’ll be participating in a panel presentation Sunday morning specifically discussing gay travel.

Doors open 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, with one- and two-day admission tickets available here… although, if you contact me directly in my Twitter (@CriticalMassTX) or Instagram (@Cineastex), I’ll be happy to see about getting you a discount.

See y’all soon!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Dallas circuit parties take on the holiday

EDITOR’S NOTE: These event are promoted by Dallas Purple Party, but not official events of the organization.

Whether you’re staying in town over the Fourth of July holiday or headed to P’town to party, you can keep a little bit of Dallas with you.

Dallas Purple Party has two big events set this Saturday. At The Brick, Drag Racer Nina Flowers will be joined by DJ William Umana, pictured, for a show and meet-and-greet, starting at 11 p.m. (no cover charge before then). Then get your flag waving at 3025 Main St. for DJ Oren Nizri and DJ Paul Kraft.

But you can also help the Purple Party raise money for HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts, with parties all weekend at the Crown & Anchor (featuring the likes of Roland Belmares and Alyson Calagna) and DJ Joe Gauthreaux at Cameo on July 3.


—  Arnold Wayne Jones

P-Town Holds LGBT Youth Suicide Vigil

Last night JMG reader Scott emailed us these cell-cam photos of Provincetown’s vigil for LGBT youth. Don’t forget tonight’s vigil in NYC, mentioned two posts below this one.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright