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• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guest is Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez; 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 24: Gay Pride Shabbat Congregation Beth El Binah, a Reform Jewish congregation, celebrates the ancient biblical holiday Gay Pride Shabbat. The Rev. Eric Folkerth and Neil Cazares-Thomas are among the participants. 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: National HIV Testing Day
Resource Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road, offers free walk-in HIV testing and free condoms, 4-7 p.m. Call 214-528-0144.

• June 25: Federal Club Women’s Event
HRC DFW Federal Club holds a Women’s Event at Noble Rey Brewing Company,
2636 Farrington St., in the Design District. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25/person, available online at Price includes a commemorative print glass and three beers.

• June 25: Dallas Wings Pride Night
Dallas Voice and Dallas Wings invite you to come celebrate Pride Night at College Park Center as the Wings take on the Indiana Fever. Come early, cheer loud and have fun! College Park Center, 600 S. Center St., Arlington.

• 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

• June 25: National Loving Day Sidewalk March
Join P-FLAG Abilene as it celebrates the 1967 Loving v. U.S. decision that legalized interracial marriage. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Vera Hall Minter Park, North 2nd and Cypress streets, Abilene.

• June 25: Rainbow Family Day
Sponsored by the Mayor’s LGBT Task Force. From 4-7 p.m. at Resource Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road.

• June 25: Blow Torch
QueerBomb’s music festival from noon-5 p.m. at RBC, 2617 Commerce St.

• June 25: Queerbomb Dallas 2016
Free Pride celebration begins with music festival a noon followed by apoken word/open mike at 6 p.m., rally at 7:30 p.m., march at 8:30 p.m. and a party until 2 a.m. at RBC, 2617 Commerce St. For more information and to volunteer visit

• June 25: FemmeBomb
Music festival presented by Planned Parenthood from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Double Wide, 3510 Commerce St.

• June 25: What’s Up Doc
Oak Lawn Band a free concert featuring music from popular old and new TV and movie animation at 4 p.m. at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St.

• June 26: Marriage Equality Day
Celebrate the day that love and freedom won. From 4-6 p.m. at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

• June 26: Interweave Dallas LGBTQ and Allies fellowship brunch
LGBTQ and A are invited to a brunch sponsored by Interweave, an affiliate organization of First Unitarian Church of Dallas. From 1-3 p.m. at Truck Yard,
5624 Sears St.

• June 26: Fears for Queers VI
LGBT horror film festival benefiting GALA Youth at 5 p.m. at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.

• June 26: I Am Done: Protest against Hate in Fort Worth
Take a stand against speech that incites hatred and violence toward the LGBT community
at 10 a.m. at Stedfast Baptist Church, 5840 Jacksboro Highway, Fort Worth. Text Done to 41242 for details and updates.

• June 27: National HIV Testing Day
Nelson-Tebedo Clinic, 4012 Cedar Springs Road, offers free walk-in HIV testing and free condoms, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For information call 214-528-0144.

• June 28: Commissioner Theresa Daniel’s District 1 town hall meeting
From 6-7:30 p.m. at Eastfield College,
Pleasant Grove campus, 802 S. Buckner Blvd.

• June 29: Commissioner Theresa Daniel’s District 1 town hall meeting
From 6-7:30 p.m. at Arlington Hall, Lee Park, 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

• July 1: Garden Gigs at Dallas Arboretum
Every Friday night in July, featuring John Lefler with Camille Cortinas, The Ray Johnson Band, Rania Khoury, Matt Tedderand Zach Nytomt. Bring your own picnics, or get food and drink from the food trucks on site. Tickets are $10, $8 for members, and parking is free. From 7-9:30 p.m. 8525 Garland Road.
For information call 214-515-6500.

• July 2: Teen Pride Volunteer Orientation
Real Live Connection, which hosts “Teen Pride: A Celebration for All” each September as part of Dallas’
LGBT Pride weekend, will hold two volunteer orientations for anyone interested in helping  with this year’s event on Sept. 17. Orientation sessions will be held July 2 from 4:30-5:30 p.m., and July 9 from 10-11 a.m., at Oak Lawn Library, 4100 Cedar Springs Road. Participation in one orientation is required to volunteer with Teen Pride. Participants must pay $10 for a background check.
For information call 469-666-REAL(7325) or email

• July 2: San Antonio Pride
Crockett Park, 1300 N. Main Ave., San Antonio.

• July 6: Painting to Benefit Orlando
1851 Club in Arlington and Poured restaurant and wine bar host a special glass painting night to benefit the victims of the June 12 shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, at the restaurant, 1601 E. Debbie Lane, Ste. 1105,
in Mansfield. Cost is $35 per person, and includes all supplies, instruction and food, with house wines for $5 a glass and $1 off all beers all night. 6:30 p.m.. RSVP by email to or call 817-453-7919
to choose a wine or beer glass.

• July 8: High Tech Happy Hour
Organized by TI Pride Network but open to everyone. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Maracas Cocina Mexicana, 2914 Main St.

• July 16: Quinceanera 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

• July 17: Drag Star Divas for Orlando
The North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce partners with The Rose Room and Drag Star Diva to present Drag Star Divas for Orlando, a benefit for the victims of the shooting in Orlando, a drag extravaganza featuring an all-star cast, 6-9:30 p.m. in The Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door, and the event is open to those 18 and over. Visit for more information.

• July 23: Summit on LGBT Aging
Second annual summit is a joint venture with GALA North Texas. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Southern Methodist University Plano Campus, 5326 Tennyson Parkway, Plano.



Equality Texas joins with Cathedral of Hope, Resource Center, Lambda Legal, Human Rights Campaign, Turtle Creek Chorale, GALA Gay and Lesbian Alliance of North Texas and the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce to host “Love Ignites: Lighting the Path to a Brighter Tomorrow,” a celebration of the one-year anniversary of the marriage equality ruling, at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. The event takes place from 4-6 p.m. For more information, contact Collin Acock at or 512-474-5475 x2.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 24, 2016.