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• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with guest Brian Walker of Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas; 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 ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Apt 2367; Fuse Connect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. at the Fuse Space. For more information call or
e-mail Ruben Ramirez at 214-540-4500 or

• March 11: 50 Shades of Gay
Speed dating for gay, bi and trans men interested in men hosted by The Jennifer Experience. $5 fundraiser for LGBTQ teen organization Real Live Connection.
From 7:30-9 p.m. at Alexandre’s, 4026 Cedar Springs road.

• March 11-13: Texas Bear Round Up
Annual Texas Bear Round Up takes place at two hotels, Love Field Hotel and Suites, 1241 W. Mockingbird Lane, and Crowne Plaza Hotel, 7050 Stemmons Freeway. Day time events including registration is at Love Field and evening events at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. To register and for more information visit

• March 11: TBRU BearDance Fat Friday
TBRU’s biggest fundraiser featuring DJ Roke Cabrera and DJ Chris Spear at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 7050 Stemmons Freeway. For an extended calendar of Texas Bear Round Up events, see Page 14.

• March 11-13: Imperial Court Coronation XXXVII
Punking the Palace — The Windsors Meet Steampunk: An Evening at Buckingham Palace. Coronation is at 5 p.m. on Saturday night in the main ballroom of the host hotel. Radisson North-Fossil Creek, 2540 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth.

• March 15: Dallas County Stonewall Democrats
LGBT Democratic group discusses fighting the rhetoric from the right and turning Texas blue at 6:30 p.m. upstairs at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton. For more information call 214-506-3367 or e-mail

• March 16: An Evening on Lesbian Pregnancy
Path2Parenthood and California Cryobank present a program focusing on critical information lesbians need to know when considering pregnancy. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Interfaith Peace Chapel, 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

• March 17: GALANTX Third Thursday
Third Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m. at Parkway Tavern, 3645 Dallas Parkway, Plano.

• March 17: LGBT Reception for Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald
LGBT community welcomes Fort Worth’s new police chief from 6-8 p.m. at The Classic Wine Storage & Services, 2915 Riverglen Dr, Fort Worth.

• March 18: High Tech Happy Hour
Texas Instruments Pride, the LGBT and ally diversity group, and SMU Cox School of Business Strategic Alliance LGBT and ally group hosts a special High Tech Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. Complimentary parking available in the two lower levels of museum parking garage. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. For more information e-mail Paul von Wupperfeld at

• Through March 18: White Rock Community Church Stations of the Cross
The 14 Stations of the Cross are depicted by tattoo artists from Taboo Tattoo and Tigger’s Body Art in Deep Ellum 6:30 p.m. each Friday through Lent at White Rock Community Church, 9353 Garland Road. To learn more visit or call 214-320-0043.

• March 20: The Wedding Workshop: An LGBT Community Event
Three-hour, hands-on seminar featuring wedding industry experts guides couples through all the steps for planning a memorable wedding. 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway. For more information call 214-754-8710 ext. 126 or visit Admission and parking are free with registration.

• March 20: The Wedding Party and Expo: An LGBT Community Event
Presented by the Dallas Voice, the largest LGBT wedding expo in Texas includes exhibitors, a fashion show, food samples, a community marketplace and free cake. Donnie Brown serves as celebrity host. 1-5 p.m. at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway. For more information call 214-754-8710 ext. 126 or e-mail Register at Admission and parking are free with registration.

• March 24: Mr. and Miss AWSD
Mr. and Miss AIDS Walk South Dallas will be crowned. 10 p.m. at The Brick, 2525 Wycliff Ave.

• March 27: Easter in Lee Park
Easter in the park is back and celebrates its 50th anniversary. Pooch Parade, bonnet contest, music and more. 1-4 p.m. Lee Park, 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

• April 1: Compassion Fatigue Symposium
EduCare presents the fifth annual Compassion Fatigue Symposium sponsored by organizations including Lambda Legal and AIDS Arms from 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood Road. $30 early bird registration. $35 after March 1. Registration closes March 29.

• April 2: Gay and Lesbian Fund of Dallas Project Ruffway Benefit
Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas benefiting the SPCA of Texas includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a DJ spinning the latest music, a silent auction, and a fashion show with models and their dogs wearing the Spring 2016 line. 7-10 p.m. at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas, 2400 Lone Star Drive.  For tickets and more information visit

• April 5: Woman to Woman 2016 Luncheon
Benefit for Jewish Family Service with guest speaker Goldie Hawn at Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd. For more information call 972-437-9950 ext. 259 or visit

• April 9: Pups and Pints Benefit for Paws in the City
Benefit for adoption and animal welfare group from 3-6 p.m. at Deep Ellum Brewing Company, 2823 St. Louis St. $20 per person gets you a pint glass and 3 beer tickets.

• April 9: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence benefits the Dallas County Sexual Assault Coalition from 9 a.m.-noon beginning and ending on the Continental Pedestrian Bridge.

• April 15: North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Excellence
Eleventh annual event honors awards in business excellence and to legislative champions at Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Fwy.

• April 10: Oak Cliff Earth DayBooths, exhibits, demonstrations.
Free. Noon to 5 p.m. in Lake Cliff Park in the Demonstration Rose Garden, Colorado and Zang boulevards. The Oak Cliff Street car is free and runs every 30 minutes from  Union Station to Lake Cliff Park.

• April 25-May 1: National Black Transmen Conference
Fifth annual National Black Trans Advocacy Conference and awards gala. The Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum, 14901 Dallas Parkway.


• May 6-8: The Grace Project
The world’s largest conference for women living with HIV takes place at a hotel in the Coit/LBJ area. For more information contact Angela Huddy at Legacy Counseling Center at or 214-520-6308 ext. 384. Information at

• May 13-14: Contemporary Relationships Conference
Learn and discuss ways to strengthen LGBTQ dating, relationships, and parenting with over 30 international and national speakers from 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. on May 14. Pre-conference institutes take place May 13. Both events are held at St. David’s Bethell Hall, 301 E. 8th St., Austin. For more information and to register visit e-mail

• May 14: TAG’S Annual Ball
007: A Night With Bond,” Tyler Area Gays’ 2016 Annual Ball, features casino tables, cash bar, live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and more. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the bar; student tickets are $35. For tickets and more information visit For information email or call 903-312-2081. 6 p.m.-midnight, at Holiday Inn Tyler South Broadway, 5701 S. Broadway Ave.

• May 21: AIDS Outreach Center Evening of Hope Benefit Gala
Benefits AOC’s services and programs. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. at Worthington Hotel, 200 Main St., Fort Worth. For tickets and more information call 817-916-5224.

• 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 11: Longview Pride

• June 24: Gay Pride Shabbat
Congregation Beth El Binah, a Reform Jewish congregation, celebrates the ancient biblical holiday Gay Pride Shabbat. 7:30 p.m. Northaven United Methodist Church,
11211 Northaven St.

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


March 18: High Tech Happy Hour and SMU Cox School of Business LGBTQ & Allies


Texas Instruments Pride and SMU Cox School of Business Strategic Alliance join together for special monthly gathering featuring drinks, food and friends at the Meadows Museum on the SMU campus. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 11, 2016.