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• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guest is Buster Spiller; 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

• June 10-12: Firedancers Ruby Slipper Anniversary
The Firedancers Dallas Tribe celebrates its 29th annual Ruby Slipper Anniversary, “All Fired Up,” at Hidden Door, 5025 Bowser Ave. Registration begins at 8 p.m. Friday followed by a meet-and-greet with Mr. Firedancer contestants. There is a pool party at a private residence on Saturday, and Saturday night at the bar, dinner, an auction, a show and the Mr. Firedancer contest. Breakfast/brunch is offered throughout the weekend, and there will be a social cocktail hour each day. For information visit

• June 10-11: Turtle Creek Chorale presents Heartstrings
Love and marriage comes to the stage at 7:30 p.m. at City Performance Hall, 2025 Flora St. $20-55.

• June 10: Calcutta Auction
Comedian Dana Goldberg is the auctioneer for auction items and caddy packages for Saturday’s Fairway to Equality golf tournament. 6:30 p.m. at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St.

• June 11: Jackie K. Jones Memorial Ride
AIDS Services of Dallas holds the second Jackie K. Jones Memorial Ride, which raises money to help build and maintain Jackie’s Garden as ASD’s Revlon Courtyard, 720 N. Lancaster. Donations and volunteers are welcome. Sign up begins at 9 a.m. at the Revlon building, and the 40-mile ride begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information or to make
a donation, visit

• June 11: Longview Pride

• June 11: Fairway to Equality
The 21st annual HRC Fairway to Equality golf weekend. 1:30 p.m. at Buffalo Creek Golf Course, 624 Country Club Drive, Rockwall.

• June 11: LGBT Day at Bahama Beach
LGBT Day at the city’s water park off South Hampton Road. Bahama Beach,1895 Campfire Circle. $9. Evening movie at the water park. $5.

• June 11: The Girls of Nashville
Business Council for the Arts and Dallas Songwriters Association present “The Girls of Nashville,” a songwriters’ showcase celebrating musicians, songwriters and women in music, at the Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St. Bar opens at 6 p.m., doors at 7 p.m. Features Alyssa Micaela, Ashley Ray and Heather Morgan, with headliner Liz Rose. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $25 for reserved gallery seating and $140 for VIP table seating for four, available at

• June 11: Jazz Jam
The jam attracts some of the area’s finest jazz musicians. From 5-7 p.m. at Labyrinth Walk Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd. Free.

• June 11: Turtle Creek monthly clean up
Join Turtle Creek Association’s monthly clean-up of the shores of Turtle Creek. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Beasley steps at Hall Street and the Katy Trail.

• June 15: Spirit of Equality Award and Mayor’s proclamation
Mayor Mike Rawlings issues his Gay Pride Month proclamation. The Mayor’s LGBT Task Force presents its Spirit of Equality Award and CAPE serves cake and punch. Noon in the Flag Room, Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St.

• 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 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 18: Juneteenth Unity Festival
Dallas Southern Pride and Abounding Prosperity present a Juneteenth celebration from 3 p.m.-midnight at Bungalow Beach Club, 3221 Ross Ave.

• June 19: Summer Showcase Fashion Show
The Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road, presents the Summer Showcase Fashion Show, benefitting the Cedar Springs Merchants Association, and featuring fashions from ES Collection, Skivvies and Outlines. Steve Kemble hosts, and there will be live and silent auctions. 8 p.m. at The Round-Up Saloon.

• June 19: Men Having Babies
The first Men Having Babies South Surrogacy Seminar and Gay Parenting Expo features community resources and 20 U.S. and Canadian service providers, as well as information about financial assistance for prospective gay parents. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. at the Wyndham Dallas Suites–Park Central, 7800 Alpha Road.

• June 19: Father’s Day at the Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, celebrates Fathers Day with remote control airplane demonstrations and exhibits, with remote control flights by North Dallas RC Club launching every hour on the hour above the Concert Lawn, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will also be walk-up sessions with the Perot Museum’s TECH Truck Staff in the Children’s Adventure Garden, and the Super Hero Dads Craft Corner for children. Admission is free for members; for non-members, $15 per adult, $12 for seniors, $10 for children 3-12, free for children under 3. There is an additional $3 fee for the Children’s Adventure Garden, plus a fee for parking. For information call 214-515-6615.

• June 21: Volunteer orientation
Anyone 14 or o0lder may become a library volunteer. At 6:30 p.m. p.m. at the Oak Lawn Branch Dallas Public Library, 4100 Cedar Springs Road.

• June 23: Black Tie Sneak Peak Party
Black Tie Dinner announces some of its speakers and entertainment at Park Place Motors, 6113 Lemmon Ave.

• June 24: Gay Pride Shabbat
Congregation Beth El Binah, a Reform Jewish congregation, celebrates the ancient biblical holiday Gay Pride Shabbat. 7:30 p.m. Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Northaven St.

• June 24: Movie time for adults
The Danish Girl at 2 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Branch Dallas Public Library, 4100 Cedar Springs Road.

• June 25: Buddies Groupies Night Out, Cowtown Style
The Buddies Groupies, fans and patrons of the longtime Dallas bar Buddies, meet for the Buddies Groupies Night Out, Cowtown Style. Check the Buddies Groupies Facebook page for details. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Urban Cowboy Saloon, 2620 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth.

• June 25: Houston Pride Festival and Parade


WRCC Anniversary



White Rock Community Church, 9353 Garland Road, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Reunion Weekend, starting Friday night, June 10, with a homecoming happy hour from 7-9 p.m., at Round-Up Saloon, where the idea of the church was born during dance lessons. On Saturday, June 11, there will be a gospel sing at 6 p.m. at the church, followed by a dinner and dance in the Activity Center. Founding pastor the Rev. Jerry Cook will share the pulpit on Sunday with Pastor Douglas Shaffer, with morning services followed by lunch. Since its founding in 1991, WRCC has stayed true to its mission to serve those marginalized by HIV/AIDS through the White Rock Friends General Store, which has served more than 7,000 clients during its 24 years. Activities are free and open to the public.


LGBT Pride Month in Dallas

The Dallas LGBT Task Force, appointed by Dallas City Council, in its efforts to “ensure our city is inclusive and committed to equality for all,” will host the Spirit of Equality Awards at noon Wednesday, June 15, in the Flag Room at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St. Awards will be presented to advocates for and allies of the LGBT community. In addition, District 2 Councilman Adam Medrano will present a proclamation, signed by Mayor Mike Rawlings, declaring June to be Pride Month in Dallas.

A number of other events are slated throughout the month in recognition of Pride Month.

Dallas Public Library hosts events and activities including:

• A Teen/Young Adult book display at the Dallas West Branch all month.

• A DVD display at the Hampton-Illinois branch all month.

• The Pride Wall, with “PRIDE” spelled out in 45-inch rainbow-colored letters, where visitors will be encouraged to write messages of pride and support at the Oak Lawn Branch all month. There will also be an exhibit of works by LGBT artists centered on the Pride theme.

• A display of books on transgender issues and a display on the various LGBT Pride symbols at the Renner Frankford Branch all month.

• A display on LGBT authors and books with a quiz about the history of the LGBT equality movement at the White Rock Hills Branch all month.

Wednesday, June 15 in the Pollack Performance Space on the fourth floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, a screening of the documentary Take Back Oak Lawn, followed by a question-and-answer with filmmaker Steven Pomerantz.

Wednesday, June 15, the Lakewood Branch Library hosts a screening of the movie Freeheld, staring Julianne Moore and based on the true story of Ocean County, N.J. police detective Laurel Hester who fought, as she was dying of cancer, to have her partner receive her survivor benefits.

Sunday, June 19, the Children’s Center at the Central Library celebrates Rainbow Family Day, with crafts and a movie.

Friday, June 24, at 2 p.m., the Oak Lawn Library Friends sponsor a screening, at the Oak Lawn Branch, of The Danish Girl.

Thursday, June 30, at 10 p.m., North Oak Cliff Branch hosts Trivia Night at Barbara’s Pavillion, 325 Centre St.
Other Pride Month events in the city include:

Saturday, June 11: LGBT Day at Bahama Beach, 1895 Campfire Circle. Guests who indicate they are attending LGBT Day at the water park receive discounted admission of $9.

Saturday, June 18: Juneteenth Unity Festival, presented by Dallas Southern Pride and Abounding Prosperity at the Bungalow Beach Club, 3221 Ross Ave., 3 p.m-midnight. For information visit

Sunday, June 19: United Black Ellument, in collaboration with EarHustling Podcast, hosts Volleyball at Bachmann Lake, 3500 W. Northwest Hwy. For information visit

Saturday, June 25: Rainbow Family Day at Resource Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road. For information visit

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 10, 2016.