Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue.

• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guests are Cd Kirven and Michael Dominguez discussing racism in the LGBT community; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community (UBE Connected) at 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at 3116 Commerce St., Suite C; Core Group Meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.; Fuse game night every Monday evening except the last of the month at 8 p.m. at the Fuse space in the Treymore Building, 4038 Lemmon Ave, Suite 101; FuseConnect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. For more information call or e-mail
Jalenzski at 214-760-9718 ext 3 or


• Through May 30: Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Scarborough Faire features 200 quaint shoppes, food and grog from around the world, swordplay, comedy, birds of prey, magic and more. Weekends from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Scarborough Village, 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie.

• April 22: 10th Annual FashionCITED Show
Annual fashion show and fundraiser for Legal Hospice of Texas. 8 p.m. at Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas. For additional information e-mail Kamesha Gibson at For tickets and more information visit

• April 22-24: Earth Day Texas
10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Fair Park, 1121 1st Ave.

• April 23: Waggin’ Tails Vaccination Clinic
The Petropolitan Oak Cliff, 2406 Emmett St. (at S. Hampton Road), hosts its monthly vaccination clinic for dogs and cats, with special discounted prices on individual vaccinations and vaccination packages and other services for adult dogs and cats as well as puppies and kittens. From noon-4 p.m. For information call 214-462-3351.

• April 23: It’s My Park Day
Celebrate the renovation and rejuvenation of Maria Luna Park in Oak Lawn and hear about plans for additional changes to the park. From 9-11 a.m. at Maria Luna Park, 4500 Maple Ave.

• April 23: Frontrunners
Meets at 8:30 a.m. at Robert E. Lee statue in Lee Park, 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

• April 24: Second night Passover Seder
Congregation Beth El Binah celebrates the second night of Passover with a seder at 5:30 p.m. at Deli News, 17062 Preston Road. $60 members, $65 non-members.

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

• April 26: Stonewall Young Democrats
Meets at 7 p.m. at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St.

• April 27: Dallas PrEP Summit
Black AIDS Institute. BTAN, African American HIV University and AIDS Arms present discussions on PrEP issues. Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Event from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch provided. Meadows Conference Center, 2900 Live Oak St. Register at

• April 27: Frontrunners
Meets at 8:30 a.m. at Robert E. Lee statue in Lee Park, 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

• April 28: I Am Jazz Book Reading and Discussion
Youth First and LEAGUE at AT&T will host a book reading and panel discussion to support transgender youth, at 7 p.m. at Youth First. Open to the public but registration encouraged at

• April 29-May 2: Purple Party Weekend

• April 29-30: Lesbian Film Festival
Qcinema presents its fifth annual Lesbian Film Festival with the films Clambake, Vickie Shaw: I’m Not Your Role Model and ToY. Andrea Meyerson and Vickie Shaw will be in attendance. 7 p.m. at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theater, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth.

• April 30: Turtle Creek monthly clean up
Join Turtle Creek Association’s monthly clean-up of the shores of Turtle Creek. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Beasley steps at Hall Street and the Katy Trail.

• April 30: Steve Grand in concert
Steve Grand appears in concert. Chris Chism also performs. Concert begins at 7 p.m. at Cathedral of Hope 5901 Cedar Springs Road.

• April 30: Free day at the zoo
Free day at the zoo for residents of council districts 1, 2, 7 and 14 (council members Adam Medrano, Philip Kingston, Scott Griggs and Tiffinni Young). Proof of residence required. Begins at 1 p.m. at Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R. L. Thornton Freeway.


• May 1: Sandcastle Sunday with Rainbow Roundup
Rainbow Roundup celebrates International Family Equality Day with its annual Sandcastle Sunday, 1 p.m. at Little Elm Park on Lake Lewisville, 704 W. Eldorado Parkway in Little Elm. Pack a picnic lunch and bring your sand tools. Prizes awarded for the best sandcastle. For information email

• May 1: The Rev. Mona West at Cathedral of Hope
Former senior pastor Mona West will preach on the Holy Spirit in preparation for Pentecost at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

• May 1: Miss Big Thickette 2016
Turtle Creek Chorale hosts the 2016 Miss Big Thickette Pageant, a comedy pageant to raise funds for AIDS Arms’ LifeWalk, emceed by Jada Pinkett Fox and featuring live talent rather than lip sync. 6 p.m. at The Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road.

• May 1: A Privileged Encounter: My Unique Experience with President Bill Clinton, 1987-2000.
Congregation Beth El Binah welcomes Rabbi Gene Levy of Little Rock who discusses his new book at 7:30 p.m. at Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road.

• May 3: Classic Chassis Car Club
Meets at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Ojeda’s, 4617 Maple Ave.

• May 4: LifeWalk Kickoff Party
A silent auction and hors d’ouevres are featured at 2016 LifeWalk’s kickoff from 6:30-9 p.m. at 3015 at Trinity Groves, 3015 Gulden Lane.

• 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 7: Red in Wonderland Party
Dallas Red Foundation, Clay Cooley Auto Group and Stoli Vodka present “Red in Wonderland,” a silent and live auction party to raise funds for Dallas Red Foundation. Features a DJ, dancing, a peformance by
Miss Red Raquel Blake and a live musical performance by Chris Chism. Tickets are $35 in advance at, and $50 at the door. From 8-11 p.m. at Seven for Parties, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 107.

• May 10: Awareness about the care needs
of LGBT older adultsLight dinner, the film Gen Silent and a panel discussion about challenges of LGBT aging in our culture presented by Ed-U-Care. 6 p.m. at The Senior Source, 3910 Harry Hines Blvd.

• May 12: Outrageous Oral 20
The Dallas Way’s oral history project welcomes Dickie Weaver, Mary Mallory and Michael Doughman at 7 p.m. at the Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road. (New location because of construction in the Rose Room).

• 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 28: Turtle Creek monthly clean up
Join Turtle Creek Association’s monthly clean-up of the shores of Turtle Creek. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Beasley steps at Hall Street and the Katy Trail.


• 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 18: Beach Blanket Gaybingo
Monthly fundraiser for Resource Center takes place 6-9 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, call 214-540-4458 or email

• June 18: Turtle Creek monthly clean upJoin Turtle Creek Association’s monthly
clean-up of the shores of Turtle Creek. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Beasley steps at Hall Street and the Katy Trail.



Black Trans Advocacy presents its fifth annual national convention April 25-May 1 at the Marriott Quorum in Addison. Keynote speakers are Mister Cris, executive director and co-founder of Community Kinship Life in the Bronx, and Dora Santana, a black Brazilian trans woman currently working on her PhD in African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas Austin. Workshops are scheduled Tuesday though Friday. Saturday is family day with a picnic and events planned at Circle R Ranch in Flower Mound. Workshops topics include dating, employment, health and dealing with stress, gender confirmation surgery and more. Black Trans International Pageants will be held on Thursday evening. Black Transman and Black Transwomen are national organizations based in Dallas and created by Carter and Espy Brown, pictured. The groups have chapters in cities around the country.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 22, 2016.