Have an event coming up? E-mail your information to staff writer James Russell at by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue.

• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at
1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM; Fuse game night every Monday evening except 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.

• April 10: 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 Fat Rabbit Dallas, 2523 McKinney Ave. For more information e-mail Paul von Wupperfeld at

• April 11: FUSE Gay Movie Night: E-Cupid
Free movie screening at 6 p.m. at the Fuse center, ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Road,
Apt. 2367. For more information e-mail or visit

• April 11: Hold Me Tight Couples Retreat
Randy Martin, LPC-S and Carolyn Solis, LPC facilitate a retreat focused on same-sex couples based on the work of Dr. Sue Johnson, author of Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. Open to couples and
individuals. 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. at Resource Center Dallas, 2701 Reagan Street.$200 per person or $400 per couple. Registration fee includes lunch and the book Hold Me Tight. Preregistration is required. For more information call or e-mail Randy Martin at 214-392-8247 or at

• April 11: DFW HRC Federal Club April Mixer
Monthly mixer from 6–8 p.m. at J. Gilligan’s, 400 E. Abrams, Arlington. Drink specials.

• April 12: Oak Cliff Earth Day Celebration at Lake Cliff Park

• April 12: Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance Don Baker Education Fund
DGLA hosts a Dallas City Council 2015 Candidate Forum from 12-2 p.m. at the Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road.

• April 13: Tarrant County Stonewall Democrats Monthly Meeting
Monthly meeting of LGBT and allied Democrats meets at 7 p.m. at Tommy’s Hamburgers, 2455 Forest Park Blvd., Fort Worth. For more information call or e-mail Carol Cappa at or 817-229-9017.

• April 13: Equality Texas Freedom Advocacy Day
Lobby legislators in Austin about discrimination against LGBT people. Final EQTX lobbying day. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Austin Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca St. Advanced registration required. Register at

• April 14: Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
6:30–7:30 p.m. at Ojeda’s Restaurant,
4617 Maple Ave. For more information
call 214-506-3367 or e-mail

• April 14: JEWEL Lesbian Fiction Book Club
Monthly book club discussion with author Sandra Mormon discussing her book Letters Never Sent. Open to all women 7–9 p.m. at ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Road. Free.
For more information e-mail

• April 15: HRC DFW Fairway to Equality Happy Hour
Kick off the 20th annual HRC DFW Fairway to Equality Golf Tournament from 6–8:30 p.m. at Cedar Springs Tap House, 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Ste. 100. For more information and to RSVP visit

• April 15: Evening of Hope Reveal Party
Benefits AIDS Outreach Center. Blue Sushi, 3131 W. 7th St., Fort Worth. $20.

• April 15: 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. For more information call 214-528-0144 or email

• April 15: NOH8 In My School at UTA
The extension of the NOH8 Campaign visits UT-Arlington’s University Center from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in front of the to take photographs. Duct tape and paint will be provided. Those wishing to be photographed are encouraged to bring their own white T-shirts. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the UTA LGBTQA Program at 817-272-3099

• April 16: LULAC Rainbow Council City Council Meet and Greet
Officer installation and city council candidate meet and greet from 7–9 p.m. at Havana Lounge, 4006 Cedar Springs Rd. For more information  e-mail

• April 16: Log Cabin Republicans Meet and Greet
Social hour from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at The Quarter Bar, 3301 McKinney Ave. For more information e-mail Chad Michael Terry at

• April 16: 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

• April 16: Urban Engagement Book Club: Civic Sermons: Ideas for a Difference Civic Culture by Gerald Britt
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

• April 17: GLSEN’s Day of Silence
Take a vow of silence for the annual international event bringing awareness anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. For more information or to register, go to

• April 17: Shout Out! 2015 Prom
Cathedral of Hope hosts Shout Out! 2015 Prom, an LGBT and ally inclusive prom for students ages 13–18 from 7–11:30 p.m. at the Interfaith Peace Chapel inside CoH, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. for opportunity to work with stylists. Purchase tickets at Youth First, 3918 Harry Hines Blvd. For more information, call or e-mail Yadi Martinez at 214-879-0400 or

• April 18: Open-Door Productions hosts Nancy Beaudette
Open Door Productions presents Canadian singer–songwriter Nancy Beaudette at 7 p.m. at Agape MCC, 4615 E. California Parkway, Fort Worth. $16.25 online or $18 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

• April 18: Gaybingo: Safari
Monthly fundraiser for Resource Center takes place 6–9 p.m. at Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information call 214-540-4495 or e-mail

• April 18: 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

• April 20: Metroplex Republicans Meeting
6:30 p.m. happy hour and 7 p.m. dinner and presentation at Mattito’s Mexican Café, 3102 Oaklawn. For more information visit

• April 21: DFW Transcendence Trans/SOFFA Meeting: Carter Brown of Black Transmen, Inc.
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 call Finn Jones at 214-499-0378 or by e-mail at


SPOTLIGHT: Open Door Productions hosts Nancy Beaudette

Nancy-Beaudette-1Readers may remember Nancy Beaudette from her last swing through the area in 2012. The Canadian, lesbian singer-songwriter will be back in Fort Worth as part of her third Texas tour on Saturday, April 18 to promote her new album, South Branch Road, courtesy of Open Door Productions.

The award-winning performer has been described as “ebullient and optimistic and clearly enlivened by her future with music.” Her combination of charm, grace and a wit is attributed to her childhood near Cornwall, Ontario, where she learned to fiddle with her grandfather. Should be, fun, eh?

7 p.m. at Agape MCC, 4615 E. California Parkway, Fort Worth. $16.25 online or $18 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 10, 2015.