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Equality Texas Executive Director Chuck Smith will be at the Equality Texas Spirit of Texas brunch, the statewide lobby group’s annual statewide celebration of LGBT Texans and their allies. 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 Spiritoftexasbrunch.org

 

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Paula Ellis is one of the new members of the planning committee of GEAR.

 

 

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A coalition on LGBT groups celebrates Harvey Milk Day for the second time at the Legacy of Love Monument from 8-10 p.m. on May 22. Speakers from a number of groups honor the memory and discuss the legacy of Harvey Milk. A candlelight march and cake at Throckmorton Mining Company follows. Rain location of the entire event is Sue Ellen’s

MAY
• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. Counselor Candy Marcum is this week’s guest;
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 Street, 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.

• 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 candy@candymarcum.com.

• May 16: National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Fair
Teenagers, parents and members of the community are welcome to free employment and resource fair with entertainment from
11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the African American Museum, 3536 Grand Ave.

• 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 Bit.ly/1tZKyke or e-mail info@contemporaryrelationships.com.

• 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 Gaybingo@myresourcecenter.org.

• 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 gear@myresourcecenter.org.

• 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 info@tylerareagays.com or visit Tylerareagays.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/TylerAreaGays.

• 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 Spiritoftexasbrunch.org.

• 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 jewel@myresourcecenter.org.

• 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 e-mail
at sfinn.jones@gmail.com.

• 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 gear@myresourcecenter.org.

• 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 TheDallasWay.org.

• May 21: Urban Engagement Book Club:  Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven 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 CitySquare.org.

• 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 candlelight march concluding with a birthday cake reception with entertainment and speakers. For more information e-mail milkdaydallas@gmail.com or visit On.fb.me/1ODO1Uy.

• May 24: LGBTQ Saves Compassion Cabaret
The fundraiser for LGBTQ Saves includes live entertainment at 7:30 p.m. at Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, 901 Page Avenue, Fort Worth. Pre-show soiree at 7 p.m. Limited seating available. $25 each. To purchase tickets visit Bit.ly/1H1pGPg.

• 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 EqualityTexas.org 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.

JUNE
• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM; 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 Street, 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.

• June 2: 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 sfinn.jones@gmail.com.

• June 4: Fort Worth PFLAG meeting
Meets every first Thursday of the month from 7–9 p.m. at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane,
Fort Worth. For more information call
817-428-2329 or visit PflagFortWorth.org.

• June 5: Fairway to Equality Auction and Calcutta
Auction and fundraiser for HRC DFW’s Fairway to Equality Golf Tournament with celebrity emcee Dana Goldberg begins at
6:30 p.m. at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton. Free and open to the public.

• June 6: Fairway to Equality Golf Tournament
Benefits HRC DFW. Sold out. For more information visit HRC.org/Dallasgolf.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 15, 2015.