For all my fellow Fort Worthians, here are a couple of events happening this week in Cowtown (and you folks from Dallas are welcome to come on over, too!).
• Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association is staging a fundraising show Sunday, Jan. 31, starting at 9 p.m. at Best Friends Club (on Lancaster at Beach Street). Anyone interested in performing should get there early to get in the line up, and everyone is invited to come and watch the show and support TCGPWA. Photographer Robert Whittaker will be there with his backdrop and lights, starting at 8 p.m., to shoot pics of those who want them. And on top of everything else, Raymond Gill and Mr. GPW 2010 Scott Wasson Conger will be there celebrating their birthdays.
• On Tuesday, Feb. 2, beginning at 11 a.m., Brite Divinity School presents “a special celebration of worship and community,” featuring Bishop Yvette Flunder, senior pastor of City of Refuge UCC in San Francisco and presiding bishop of The Fellowship, a trans-denominational fellowship of 60 primarily African-American Christian leaders and laity who seek to promote and celebrate the radically inclusive love of Christ, particularly on behaf of LGBT people.
Bishop Flunder will preach on “The Both and God” at 11 a.m. at University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Drive in Fort Worth. The service, which is part of Brite’s weekly chapel service and the school’s observance of Black History Month, will include readings and scripture, preaching, Holy Communion and music.