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. This week’s guest: Erin Moore; 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.

• May 8: 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 Komali Restaurant, 4152 Cole, Ste. 106. For more information e-mail Paul von Wupperfeld at

• May 9: Election Day

• May 9: Bloomin’ Ball: Sowing Seeds of Hope
Spring fundraiser for AIDS Interfaith Network honors Crystal Hope Awards in the individual, corporate and faith leader categories. 5–9 p.m. at Hilton Anatole,
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets available online at For more information call 214-943-4444 or e-mail

• May 13: Lambda Legal Dallas Spring Mixer
Meet new friends and learn about Lambda Legal’s victories from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Sambuca-Uptown, 2120 McKinney Ave. For more information call Carla McKinzie at

• May 13: GEAR: Transmen Community Session
Monthly meeting discussion topics relating to masculine gender identity and transitioning. 6–8 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St.

• May 15–May 23: Couple Communication Workshop
Candy Marcum, LPC and Jimmy Owen, LPC conduct a two-weekend workshop for couples. 5-7 p.m. on May 15 and May 22 and 10 a.m.–noon on May 16 and May 23 at 3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 260. $440 per couple includes two workbooks and eight hours of instruction. 214-521-1278. For more information call or e-mail Candy Marcum at 214-521-1278 or

• May 14: Preston Hollow Democrats Meeting with Dallas Elections Administrator
General meeting features Dallas’ elections administrator Toni Pippins–Poole about the current Texas legislative session legislation from 6–8 p.m. at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane. For more information e-mail

• May 16: 2nd Annual Contemporary Relationships Conference
Learn and discuss ways to strengthen LGBTQ dating, relationships, and parenting with over 30 international and national speakers at this one day conference. Optional pre-conference institutes on May 15. St. David’s Bethell Hall, 301 E. 8th Street, Austin. Online registration deadline is May 7. For more information and to register visit or e-mail

• May 16: Gaybingo: 80’s Gay Prom
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

• May 16: 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

• May 17: TAG Pride Picnic
Tyler Area Gays hosts its largest pride picnic yet with more auction items, entertainment, food and vendors. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at Southside Park, Tyler. For more information e-mail or visit or on Facebook at

• May 17: Equality Texas’ Spirit of Texas Brunch
Equality Texas’ annual statewide celebration of LGBT and ally Texans. VIP reception at 10:30 a.m. and brunch program at 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at Historic Pearl Stable, 307 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities and ticket sales visit

• May 17: Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association Monthly Meeting
Pride planning meeting at 3 p.m. at the Baron House Counseling Center, 908 W. Pennsylvania, Fort Worth.

• May 19: JEWEL Lesbian Fiction Book Club
Monthly book club discussion open to all women 7–9 p.m. at ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Road Free. For more information e-mail

• May 19: DFW Transcendence Trans/SOFFA Meeting
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

• May 20: 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

• May 21: The Dallas Way Presents a Special ‘Outrageous Oral’
The GLBT history project presents a special installment of its popular Outrageous Oral series with performers Michael Lee (Michael Doughman), Helen Holy (Paul J. Williams), Edna Jean Robinson (Richard Curtin) and Patti Le Play Safe (Rodd Gray). Doors open at 6 p.m. and program starts at 7 p.m. at the Rose Room inside S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Tickets are $35 each or $50 for two for reserved seating or $20 for standing room only. For more information, call 505-400-4405 or visit

• May 21: Urban Engagement Book Club:  Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Scen Beckert
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

• May 22: Harvey Milk Day Celebration Honor the memory of Harvey Milk from
8–10 p.m. at the Legacy of Love Monument for a celebration and light march concluding with a birthday cake reception with entertainment and speakers. For more information e-mail or visit

• May 27: Pride Screening Benefitting Equality Texas in Plano
Fundraiser for Equality Texas features a screening of the 2014 movie Pride based on a true story about the unlikely bond between a rural United Kingdom labor union on strike and the London-based gay and lesbian activists who supported them. 6:30 p.m. at Angelika Film Center, Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road, Plano. Preceded by coffee and sweets reception sponsored by Bonnie Ruth’s Bistro Francaise et Patisserie and Global Peace Factory Coffee Bar.  Tickets are $12 online at or $15 at the door. For more information, including sponsorship information, call Jeanne Rubin at 469-682-2198.

• May 30: Evening of Hope
Benefits AIDS Outreach Center. 6:30 p.m. at Worthington Renaissance Hotel, 200 Main St., Fort Worth. Pre-party for sponsors at 6 p.m. Tickets are $175. Tables are $1750. For sponsorship opportunities and ticket information, call 817-916-5224.



Honor the memory of LGBT pioneer and icon and former Dallas resident Harvey Milk with a celebration and light march from 8–10 p.m. on May 22 at the Legacy of Love Monument. The event winds up with a birthday cake reception at TMC: The Mining Company, 3903 Cedar Springs Road.


This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 8, 2015.