Valiente, HRC team up for 2nd diversity roundtable

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Valiente, an organization for LGBT Latinos and their allies, and the local Human Rights Campaign Diversity Committee will present the second in a series of roundtable discussions aimed at increasing the level of collaboration between LGBT organizations for people of color and mainstream LGBT organizations.

The first such meeting was held in August. At the Thursday meeting, participants will brainstorm ways to improve community collaboration through collective support. They will also review and discuss additional points from an HRC report on LGBT organizations and diversity.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Monica’s Aca Y Alla, 2914 Main St. in Deep Ellum. For more information, call Darriane Martin or Fernie Sanchez at 214-521-5191, or e-mail dmartin@aidsarms.org or fsanchez@aidsarms.org.

—  admin

HRC teams with Valiente and Lulac 4871 for double Pride duty tonight

Here’s another Pride event reminder for you.

I heard last night’s Chicken Fried Pride turned out well. The DFW Human Rights Campaign will likely hope for the same with their 8th Annual Salsa Cocktail tonight at Havana, 4006 Cedar Springs Rd. Valiente and Lulac 4871 help out the HRC with this event that kicks off their Pride goings-on as well as celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. See what I mean by double duty?

General admission is free but with a $35 suggested donation, you can partake in drinks and appetizers and walk away with a brand new HRC membership. But the salsa dancing is for everyone. The event starts at 6 p.m.

—  Rich Lopez