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• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. Guest for this week is author Willy Wilkinson; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at 3116 Commerce St., Suite C; Fuse game night every Monday evening but the last of the month at 8 p.m. at the Fuse space in the Traymore building, 4038 Lemmon Avenue, Ste. 101; Fuse Connect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. at the Fuse Space. For more information call or e-mail Grayson Gosnell at 214-540-4435 or

• Jan. 8: High Tech Happy Hour
Texas Instruments Pride, the LGBT and ally diversity group, hosts its monthly High Tech Happy Hour to increase professional and social contacts between groups and individuals and to foster community. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sushi Zushi, West Village, 3636 McKinney Ave., Ste. 150. For more information e-mail Paul von Wupperfeld at

• Jan 9: Stonewall Democrats of Dallas LGBT Democratic group hosts screening
and interviews for candidates in upcoming Democratic primaries from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
at Sue Ellen’s Vixen Lounge, 3014 Throckmorton. Registration is not necessary; participants should bring a notebook, a pen or pencil and $20 for textbook. For information is available in Spanish at the ESL Citizenship Hotline at 214-340-9707.

• Jan. 9: Dallas Bears Membership Meeting
Noon at Westdale Assest Management, 10000 North Central Expressway. For more information or a new member application visit

• Jan. 9: ESL Citizenship Series
A new series of ESL citizenship classes begins at the Bachman Lake Branch of the Dallas Public Library, 9480 Webb Chapel Rd. These free classes are offered by DFW International Community Alliance and the Dallas Public Library, and will run from 3-5 p.m. each Saturday for 12 weeks.

• Jan 12: Survivors Offering Support
Support group meeting for survivors of violent attacks meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Resource Center, 2701 Reagan.

• Jan. 12: Tarrant County Stonewall Democrats
LGBT Democratic group meets at 7 p.m. every second Monday of the month at Tommy’s Hamburgers, 2455 Forest Park Blvd., Fort Worth. For more information e-mail

• Jan 12: Dallas County Young Democrats
Discussion of upcoming DCYD elections at 6:30 p.m. and watch State of the Union address at 8 p.m. Sue Ellen’s,
3014 Throckmorton St.

• Jan. 14: Fort Worth Transgender Resource Group
Support and resource group meets every second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Barron House, 516 College Ave., Fort Worth. Use side door. For more information visit

• Jan. 14: The Group
Support group for black men who have sex with men living with HIV meets from 7-9 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday of the month at a private location. For more information call 214-455-7316.

• Jan. 15: Little Black Dress preview party
Designers for the 10th annual Fashion CITED show are having an LBD competition to see whose dress is best. Complimentary valet, food and drinks. Benefits Legal Hospice of Texas. 6:30-9 p.m. at Park Place Volvo,
3515 Inwood Road.

• Jan. 17: Dallas LGBT “We Make Peace” MLK Weekend Barbecue
Family-friendly LGBT barbecue with bounce houses, games, live entertainment and more from 3-8 p.m. at Lakeside Park, 4601 Lakeside Dr. For more information contact Shy Trotter at 972-375-8796.

• Jan. 17: Self-defense workshop
A free self defense training lesson will be taught by Chuck Gary and David Downing and is open to the community. Learn skills
that can help you to survive a confrontation and keep yourself safe. Noon at the
Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road.

• Jan. 17: Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association Meeting
Tarrant County Pride’s monthly meeting at 3 p.m. at the Barron House at Celebration Community Church, 908 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Worth.

• Jan. 19: Trans/SOFFA Meeting Fort Worth Transcendence
Fort Worth chapter of trans and ally support group meets monthly on first and third Tuesdays from 7–9 p.m. at Agape MCC,
4615 East California Parkway, Fort Worth. For more information, contact Finn Jones by phone at 214-499-0378 or by email at

• Jan. 19: Oak Lawn Library volunteer orientation
If you are 14 or older and interested in becoming a Dallas Public Library volunteer, attend this orientation. 6:30 p.m. at Oak Lawn Branch Library, 4100 Cedar Springs Road.

• Jan. 21: GALA Third Thursday Happy Hour
Monthly LGBT and ally group happy hour from 5:30-8 p.m. at The End Zone, 3033 W. Parker Road, Plano. For more information visit

• Jan. 22: Our Bodies Our Lives 2016
Reproductive rights continue under attack. Dale Hansen and Amy Vanderoef appear
from 6-8 p.m. DJ Jonathan Graham spins for a dance party from 8-10 p.m. Seven for Parties, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd. RSVP on the group’s Facebook page.

• Jan. 22: CinéWilde Presents Paris is Burning
Doors open at 8 p.m. with pre-show ball hosted by United Black Ellument at 8:30 p.m. and movie at 9 p.m. followed by the annual Community Ball at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson. Benefits UBE. For tickets visit

• Jan. 28: Trans/SOFFA Group Meeting Dallas Transcendence
New Dallas chapter of trans and ally support group meets monthly at 7 p.m. at 1017 S Elm St., Ste. 105, Carrollton. .

• Jan. 28: The Group
Support group for black men who have sex with men living with HIV meets from 7-9 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday of the month at a private location. For more information call 214-455-7316.

• Jan. 29: Free neuter clinic, vaccination clinic
The Petropolitan Oak Cliff, 2406 Emmett St., hosts a free Spay Neuter Network clinic for pets of residents of the 75211 Zip Code.
This is a male neuter only clinic. Space is limited and appointments are required. Sponsors ask that interested pet owners make their appointments as soon as possible. That same day, from 10 a.m.-noon, Petropolitan Oak Cliff will hold a vaccination/wellness clinic, open to everyone, with all necessary vaccinations available for $25. No appointment is necessary for vaccinations. For more information
call 469-930-9827

• Jan. 29: LGBT Texas Exes & Longhorn
The Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas, in an effort to engage and energize its LGBT and ally students, graduate and supporters, will hold a kickoff social at 5:30 p.m. at Cedar Springs Tap House, 4123 Cedar Springs Road, There is no charge and the event is open to Texas Exes of Longhorn Supporters, with free appetizers and special drink prices. For information

• Jan. 31: HRC DFW Carnibowl
Support HRC DFW chapter and win prizes from 1:30-4 p.m. at USA Bowl, 10920 Composite Dr.$25 for per person or $100 for a team of five. For tickets and more information visit


• Feb. 6: Lovebomb 2016 Benefit for Queerbomb Dallas
Benefit for Queerbomb Dallas’ annual event with entertainment and more at Zippers, 3333 N. Fitzhugh Ave. For more information visit

• Feb. 6: Dash for the Beads
Mardi Gras festival with 5K fun run, one mile walk, costume contest, beer garden with live music. 9:30 a.m. at Kidd Springs Park,
711 W. Canty St.

• June 3: Metroball
Debbie Gibson and Tiffany headline Metroball, the annual fundraiser for the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund. S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road.

• June 25: Queerbomb Dallas 2016
7 p.m. at RBC, 2617 Commerce. For more information and to volunteer visit


Jan. 17: “We Make Peace” Barbecue MLK Weekend Party


Celebrate MLK Weekend with a family-friendly outdoor barbecue for Dallas’ LGBT community, with free food, talent shows, bounce houses, games and live entertainment at Lakeside Park.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 8, 2016