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• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday
at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM; this week: State Rep. Celia Israel.
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 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 at 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 [email protected]

• 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 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 [email protected]

• 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 [email protected]

• 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 [email protected]

• April 22: Fuse Spark! at 6 p.m. at UTA
For more information e-mail [email protected] or visit

• April 23: UT Dallas Diversity Awards Gala
UT Dallas 2015 Diversity Awards Soiree recognizes students, student organizations, staff, faculty and community members who advance the UT Dallas commitment to embrace, enhance, and celebrate diversity and awards scholarships to UTD students. Jack Mackenroth, an activist, athlete, and fashion model, serves as the master of ceremonies. 4 p.m. at UT-Dallas’ Clark Center, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson. For more information contact Rosie Peterson at 972-883-4560 or by e-mail [email protected]

• April 23: The Dallas Way Presents ‘Outrageous Oral’
The GLBT history project presents another installment of its popular Outrageous Oral speakers. Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, architect Mark Shekter, former Dallas City Councilman Ed Oakley and Celebration on the Lake Church Pastor Kathy Bowser share their stories. Steve Atkinson serves as emcee. Doors open at 6 p.m. and program starts at 7 p.m. at the Rose Room inside S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Free admission. Share your story during the Spontaneous Oral story sessions from 6–7 p.m. and 8:30–9:30 p.m. For more information, visit

• April 23: Groundbreaking of Resource Center’s New Building
Groundbreaking of new Resource Center building with supporters, board members and friends marks commencement of construction of new facility at 10:30 a.m. at 5714 Cedar Springs Road. Valet parking provided. For more information visit

• April 24–26: Earth Day Texas at Fair Park
Billed as the world’s largest Earth Day initiative, colleges, universities, entrepreneurs, non-profits and more come together to address environmental issues with an Earth Day Eco Expo featuring art, activities, exhibits, music and presentations. For more information visit

• April 24: North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Dinner
Honoring North Texas business and community leaders at 5:30 p.m. at Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 N Stemmons Freeway.

• April 25: Fuse Starbucks Social
Meet new friends and enjoy one free beverage at 7 p.m. at Starbucks, 2801 Allen. For more information e-mail [email protected] or visit

• April 25: DFW Federal Club “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”
Federal Club members host dinner guests followed by an after-party from 9:30–midnight at Mitchell Bar, 1404 Main St. Guests will be contacted a day before the event with dining details. Seating is limited and RSVP required. $75. Visit for more information.


SPOTLIGHT: Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer


Wayne Smith as Cher

When children are diagnosed with cancer, they not only go through emotional and physical pain, they lose their hair, too. That’s why Julia de la Vega is hosting a fundraising event on from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Liquid Zoo, 3851 Cedar Springs Road.

Dallas Voice Readers Voice Award winner Wayne Smith will emcee the event with the Cher-e-okee event. Smith will be joined by Liz Mikel and Miss Texas National Showgirl at Large Sybil Ann Storm.

Then on Sunday, April 26, de la Vega will be buzzing off all her hair as part of the One Mission Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer at Globe Life Park in Arlington. She’ll join hundreds of others nationwide who will shave their heads in honor and support of children with cancer.

All buzzees raise money to help fund vital programs and services that provide immediate relief from the pain both patients and their families endure.

“We were all born without hair. I trust that, at this stage in my life, I’ve been given this opportunity to connect with the very beginning of who I am!” de la Vega said. “I’m celebrating kids with cancer in their natural form.”

It’s also another special occasion for de la Vega. April 26 is her late sister’s birthday. She said she always try to do something special to celebrate, and she couldn’t be more excited to be celebrating this year by doing something to help kids fighting cancer.

Fundraiser from 8 p.m.–1 a.m. on April 22 at Liquid Zoo, 3851 Cedar Springs Road. Shaving at 10 a.m. on April 26 at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

To register visit

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 17, 2015.