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JUNE
• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is former Dallas City Councilwoman Veletta Lill; 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 1–30: Dallas Public Library #LGBTBookMonth
Follow @DallasLibrary on Twitter for a new book recommendation every day in honor of the American Library Association’s GLBT Book Month, a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

• June 19: Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance and Trans Pride Initiative present “Hard Conversations: One Organization’s Journey Toward LGBT Competency
Leaders with Fort Worth’s ACH Child and Family Services discuss the process and results promoting LGBT youth acceptance. Noon–1:30 p.m., in the Oak Room of the Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak St. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP call or e-mail David Gruber at 469-222-0047 or david.gruber@mdhadallas.org.

• June 19: Dallas Juneteenth Festival
Free event and festival features vendors, games, food, live music and games from noon–5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Community Center, 2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. For more information call
LaRhonda Bacon at 214-670-8419.

• June 19: Log Cabin Republicans host speakers
Log Cabin Republicans of Dallas host Fox News contributor Mary Katharine Ham and TownHall.com’s Political Editor Guy Benson for a talk about their new book End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free from 7-8:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2201 Preston Road, Plano followed by cocktails at Del Frisco’s Grille, 3232 McKinney Road. For more information and to RSVP visit Bit.ly/1BjtdvM.

• June 20: Second Annual Handsome Father’s Day BrunchCelebrate fatherhood and dads-to-be from
11 a.m.–1 p.m. at Blue Mesa Grill in Lincoln Park, 7700 W. Northwest Highway. To purchase tickets visit Bit.ly/1TqC8kT.

• June 20: GLBT Latina/o History Talk with Jesús Cháirez
TeCo/Bishop Arts Theatre Center hosts Jesús Cháirez, who helped organize and was president of DFW’s first gay Latino organization: Gay Hispanic Coalition de Dallas, for a talk on his involvement with GLBT Latina/o history in Dallas at 7:30 p.m. at Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler. Advanced ticket price $20 each, at the door $25 each. For more information and to purchase tickets visit Bit.ly/1Bb74j2.

• June 20: Stonewall Democrats of Central Texas’ Pride Rally
In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality, experts and speakers, including out Rep. Celia Israel,
D-Ausin, will talk about the legal process for obtaining marriage licenses and more from 1–3 p.m. at the Bell County Courthouse, 101 W. Central Avenue, Belton.

• June 20–21: Juneteenth Pool Party and Unity BBQ
UBE and Dallas Southern Pride partner for a pool party from 5–10 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 at Bungalow, 3121 Ross Ave. with a poolside fashion show, UBE Cabana and swag and apparel. $10. Unity Barbeque from 2–7 p.m. at Stone Tables Pavilion, 650 East Lawther Dr. For information
visit UBEDallas.org/Juneteenth.

• June 20: We Do Preview Screening at CoH
New documentary film about the stories of three LGBT couples, their journeys for legal recognition of their relationships and the impact that the pursuit of marriage equality has on their lives. 6 p.m. at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. Free with $5 suggested donation. For more information
e-maul Todd Whitley tdubtx@yahoo.com.

• June 20: Girls Rock Dallas’ Summer Splash Party
Fourth annual Summer Splash Party from 3-5 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 8500 Arturo Drive. Free event open to all families with bake sale and entertainment benefitting scholarships for weeklong summer day camp for girls ages 8-17. For more information visit Girlsrockdallas.org.

• June 20: Gaybingo: Super hero/villain
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.

• June 21: Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association Monthly Meeting
Meets at 3 p.m. at the Baron House at Celebration Community Church, 908 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Worth.
For more information e-mail Richard Tinker at Tink2uwithu@aol.com.

• June 23: Resource Center Open House and Tour
Meet the staff, tour the Center and learn about Resource Center’s programs and services. Light appetizers and wine will be served. 5:30–6:30 p.m. at Resource Center,
2701 Reagan Street.

• June 24: Lambda Weekly fundraiser
Draconis van Trapp, Molly Midori, Brook and Vincente, Athena C Sapphire and Syd Gotswood perform at 7-10 p.m. at Cedar Springs Tap House, 4123 Cedar Springs Road to raise money for KNON, the non-commercial radio station that has hosted the world’s longest continuously running weekly LGBT radio show since 1983.

• June 25: The Dallas Way Presents ‘Outrageous Oral’
The GLBT history project presents another segment of Outrageous Oral series ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality with couples Mark Pharriss and
Vic Holmes, Peggy Evans and Stella Hess, Durward Watson and Michael Kaufman and Sherry Briggs and J’aime Joiner. Rabbi Steve Fisch will serve 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. For more information,
call 505-400-4405 or visit TheDallasWay.org.

• June 26: Queerbomb Dallas 2015 Event
Political rally, performance and after party beginning at 7 p.m. in Oak Cliff. Speaker’s procession at 7 p.m. followed by a community procession at 9 p.m. at locations TBA. After party at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. To volunteer or to be a performer e-mail queerbombdallas@gmail.com.

• June 26: Children’s Rainbow Crafts and Movie
Family-friendly arts and rainbow crafts and movie screening from 1–5 p.m. at the Children’s Center at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St.

• June 27: HRC DFW Federal Club Summer Luncheon
Special guest Jeydon Loredo speaks at the annual summer luncheon from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St. 48th floor. Seating limited to 200.
For more information and to RSVP visit Bit.ly/1TqE9gS. Must RSVP by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24.

• June 27: Rainbow Family Day
Family-friendly, free event with activities for the whole family from 4–7 p.m. at Dallas City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla.

• June 27: Be An Angel Benefit for Legacy Counseling
Fundraiser for Legacy Counseling three course dinner and passed hors d’oeuvres by Chef Wendy Krispin, complimentary red and white wine, specialty cocktails by Stoli, live and silent auctions, and fabulous entertainment by Vince Martinez.

• June 28: 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.

JULY
• July 2: 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.

• July 2–5: 50th Anniversary of LGBT Civil Rights Movement
The 50th anniversary in Philadelphia celebration includes panels, LGBT history exhibits, parties and more. Each day features LGBT history exhibits at the National Constitution Center, National Museum of American Jewish History and Independence Visitor Center along with fireworks on July 3 and 4. For more information, visit LGBT50th.org and Gaypioneers.com.

• July 3: LGBTQ Saves 4th of July with Friends
Gathering for area LGBT youth at 7 p.m. at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth. For more information visit LGBTQSaves.org.

• July 4: DFW Trans Ladies Monthly Meeting
Meets from 7:00–8:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at Agape MCC, 4615 E. California Parkway, Fort Worth.
For more information e-mail info@dfwtgladies.org or visit DFWTGLadies.org.

• July 6-31: Youth First “Creative Works Summer Program”
Free activities for LGBT youth ages 14-22 at Youth First, 3918 Harry Hines Blvd.  Art Camp runs 12-5 p.m. July 6-10 Theater Camp runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13-17, 20-24. Leadership Camp runs 1–4 p.m. Jul 27-31. RSVP at 214-879-0400 or youth@myresourcecenter.org

• July 7: 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.

• July 16: Urban Engagement Book Club: Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
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.

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June 20: LGBT Latina/o History Talk with Jesús Cháirez
TeCo/Bishop Arts Theatre Center hosts Dallas native Jesús Cháirez, visiting from his current home in Mexico City, for a talk on local LGBT Latina/o history. Cháirez’s resume boasts a number of firsts, including a stint as first president of the region’s first gay Latino organization, Gay Hispanic Coalition de Dallas, in 1982; producer and host of the country’s first LGBT bilingual Latino radio show, Sin Fronteras on KNON-FM from 1993-2005, and organizer with the Latino arts collective Artists Relating Together & Exhibiting in 1991. Sylvana Alonzo will facilitate the discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler. Advanced ticket price $20 each, at the door $25 each. For more information and to purchase tickets visit Bit.ly/1Bb74j2.

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June 26: Queerbomb Dallas 2015 Event
Alternative pride group hosts their second annual signature celebration, Queerbomb Dallas, featuring speakers, music, entertainment and a movie screening. Speaker’s rally and march at 7 p.m. in Lake Cliff Park followed by a community procession at 9 p.m. After party at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. featuring entertainment from Nikki Trash, Damien Dupree + Elle Ay’Elle, Helena Isis, Kitty Sangria, May May and more, musical performances by soul-funk performer Dezman Lehman and Rose Room and Tuesday Night Tease DJ DQ. To volunteer or to be a performer e-mail queerbombdallas@gmail.com.

 

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June 25: The Dallas Way Presents ‘Outrageous Oral’
Ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality, the LGBT history project presents another segment of Outrageous Oral series with trailblazing Dallas couples entrenched in the fight for marriage equality. Speakers include Mark Pharriss and Vic Holmes, Peggy Evans and Stella Hess, Durward Watson and Michael Kaufman and Sherry Briggs and J’aime Joiner. Rabbi Steve Fisch will serve 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. For more information, call 505-400-4405 or visit TheDallasWay.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 19, 2015.