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MARCH

• Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m.
on 89.3 KNON-FM.

• March 7: 25th Anniversary of House DIFFA Celebration
DIFFA/Dallas celebrates the 25th anniversary of its House of DIFFA black-tie fundraiser benefitting numerous North Texas AIDS service organizations. Silent/live auctions, seated dinner and fashion runway show begins at 6 p.m. at the Omni Hotel Downtown Dallas, 555 S. Lamar St. Ticket prices vary and are available at Bit.ly/1ID2U2Y. For more information visit DiffaDallas.org.

• March 7: Stonewall Democrats Candidate and Endorsement Screening
Takes place 9 a.m.–4 p.m. upstairs at Sue Ellen’s. Open to the public but membership must be current or renewed at least 30 days prior in order to participate with the Endorsement Committee. 30-day deadline was Thursday, Feb. 5th. For more information visit StonewallDemocratsofDallas.org.

• March 10: Women’s Chorus of Dallas’ The Voices of Women concert
WCD partners with the Texas Woman’s University Concert Choir and University of North Texas Women’s Chorus to celebrate the music of women composers at 7 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall. Tickets are $20. For more information or to purchase tickets call 214-520-7828 or visit TWCD.org.

• March 11: GEAR: Trans*men Community Session
Monthly meeting with discussion topics relating to masculine gender identity and transitioning. 6–8 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St.

• March 12-15: TBRU 20 — Bears On Studio 54: Return to the Discotheque
Annual Texas Bear Round Up gathering at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 7050 N Stemmons Freeway. Call 682-231-2624 or email customerservice@tbru.org for more information. Register online at TBRU.org/?page_id=12.
• March 12: TBRU 20 BearDance
Texas Bear Round Up hosts fundraiser for HIV/AIDS organizations 8 p.m.–4 a.m. at Station 4, 3911 Cedar Springs. $25 advanced tickets or $35 at the door. Register online at Tbru.org/?page_id=12.

• March 13-14: End with Red: A Time for Solidarity
The Afiya Center’s second annual weekend fundraiser and symposium on the reproductive justice movement includes dinner with a presentation by guest speaker Byllye Avery at 6 p.m. on Friday. Faith-based roundtable discussion on the church’s position on women’s issues such as HIV/AIDS at 9 a.m. Both events at Academy of Black Arts and Letters, 1309 Canton Rd. Register online at Bit.ly/1z8d8Rq.

• March 13: High Tech Happy Hour
Texas Instruments Pride, the LGBT and straight ally employee 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 Ten Bells Tavern, 232 West 7th St. For more information e-mail Paul von Wupperfeld at pavw@ti.com.

• March 14: #NOH8Worldwide open photo shoot
Photo shoot with Adam Bouska benefitting NO8 campaign. 2–5 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 14115 Hillcrest Road. Single/Solo Photos: $40. Couple/Group Photos: $25 per person.
Cash and credit cards only. For more information visit Noh8Campaign.com.

• March 17: JEWEL Lesbian Fiction Book Club: Dispatched With Cause by Jeanne Barrett MaGill
Monthly book club discussion open to all women 7–9 p.m. at ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Rd. Free. For more information e-mail jewel@myresourcecenter.org.

• March 18: GEAR Women’s Rap Session
Peer group discusses topics relating to feminine gender identity and transitioning every third Wednesday of the month. 6–8 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St.

• March 19: Log Cabin Republicans Host 5th Circuit Judge
Log Cabin Republicans-Dallas hosts Justice Bill Whitehill of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is currently examining Texas’ same-sex marriage case. Whitehill will discuss the 5th Circuit and how it works. A question-and-answer session follows. The Vera Cruz Café, 408 North Bishop, Suite 107. Meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. Program starts at 7 p.m. RSVP at Bit.ly/18iI6Am.
For more information e-mail Chad M. Terry at logcabindallastx@gmail.com.

• March 19: Urban Engagement Book Club: Hatred’s Kingdom by Dore Gold
CitySquare’s monthly Urban Engagement Book Club explores various social justice issues with writer Randy Mayeux and local social justice leaders. Free. Noon of every third Thursday at the Opportunity Center, 1610 S. Malcolm X Blvd. For more information visit CitySquare.org.

• March 19: Gray Pride: Senior Moments
Monthly Senior Moments series discusses topics and issues impacting LGBT seniors. Free. 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. For more information call 214-528-0144 or e-mail GrayPride@myresourcecenter.org.

• March 19: First Annual Mr. and Mrs. AIDS Walk South Dallas 2015
Benefit for AIDS Walk South Dallas 2015 with guest DJ, performers and drag contest at 11 p.m. at The Brick, 2525 Wycliff Ave. Registration begins at 4 p.m. $10 cover. For more information call Ivan Nolen at 214-579-0473 or Auntjuan Wiley at 214-455-7316.

• March 21: Tarrant County AIDS Walk
Takes place 9 a.m.-12:30 pm at Trinity Park Pavilion, 2300 W. 7th Street, Fort Worth. Registration at 9 a.m. $20. Benefits AIDS Outreach Center. Register at Bit.ly/AOCAIDSWalk.

• March 21: AIDS Walk South Dallas
Takes place 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at St. Philip’s School and Community Center, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Visit Bit.ly/1wxUG4I for registration details.

• March 21: GEAR Voice Feminization Support Group
Monthly meeting to study and practice voice feminization training. Free, but seating is limited to 30. 2–4 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. For more information call 214-528-0144 or e-mail gear@myresourcecenter.org.

• March 21: Gaybingo: Lucky Charms
Monthly Resource Center benefit takes place 6–9 p.m. at Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Rd. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information call 214-540-4495 or e-mail Gaybingo@myresourcecenter.org.

• March 22: PositiviTEA 2015
Benefit for Legacy Counseling Center Grace Project for women living with HIV 1–3 p.m. at Eden Restaurant & Pastries, 4416 West Lovers Lane. General admission $50. Sponsorship opportunities available. For tickets and more information visit LegacyCares.org.

• March 23: Equality Texas Family Advocacy Day
Lobby legislators in Austin about issues facing LGBT families. Second of three EQTX’s lobbying days at the Capitol. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. gathering at First United Methodist Church of Austin Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca St. Advanced registration preferred. Register at EqualityTexas.org.

• March 26: GEAR Monthly Mixer
Make new friends and learn about GEAR and Resource Center 6–8 p.m. at La Madeleine, 3906 Lemmon Ave. For more information and to R.S.V.P. call 214-528-0144 or email gear@myresourcecenter.org.

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SPOTLIGHT: Voices of Women concert

Melinda-IMthurn-Three acclaimed local women’s choirs will perform Tuesday, March 10 at the Dallas City Performance Hall to honor Women’s History Month. They’ll also be celebrating a whole lot more.
The historic Voices of Women concert will bring together 150 members of Women’s Chorus of Dallas, The Texas Woman’s University Concert Choir and the University of North Texas Women’s Chorus. It will feature numerous performances and arrangements by female composers, including the late Anne Albritton of Dallas. And it will also honor TWCD Artistic Director Melinda Imthurn’s 10th anniversary with the group.

They’ll open with music by contemporary female composers Sarah Quartel, Joan Szymko as well as Albritton. Solo performances by TWU and UNT will perform solo sets, leading up to a united closing set by all three choirs.

One of the closing songs Still I Rise is inspired by the poem of the same name by the late poet laureate Maya Angelou. TWCD bills it as “a women’s anthem, saluting the strength of women.”

Throughout a woman’s life, according to a statement released by the group, may be emotional, “filled with tears and heartaches,” but she’ll find through the adversity and triumphs that she “has grown stronger and risen a little higher because her circumstances have not overcome her.” Thus the closing song of “Still I Rise.” Tickets are $20. For more information or to purchase tickets call 214-520-7828 or visit TWCD.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 6, 2015.