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• 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 (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

• Aug. 26: Back-to-School fundraiser for Youth First
Resource Center’s Young Professionals Advisory Council hosts a special “after-work recess” to raise funds for the upcoming school year to benefit Resource Center’s Youth First program, featuring DJ Brandon Moses, Stoli cocktails and light bites. 6-9 p.m. at 1626 Hi Line Drive, #C. For information email or visit

• Aug. 27: Friends Helping Friends
Empress XXIII Donna Dumae and the United Court of the Lone Star Empire present the 20th annual Friends Helping Friends: A Disco Night at Studio 54, beginning at 7 p.m. at Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Ave. Local entertainers and entertainers coming in from Denver to participate, including Empress Brandi Roberts, will perform. For information visit

• Aug. 27: Putt Putt Pub Crawl for LifeWalk
Team Clover, one of several teams raising money for AIDS Arms’ annual LifeWalk, hosts the third annual Putt Putt Pub Crawl, with registration from 11:30-12:30 at The Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road, and tee time at 1 p.m. Teams of three or four members compete by going from bar to bar, putting through the golf course at each, with 11 holes total this year. Registration is $120 per team, and the top team will receive a $1,000 cash prize. For information email

• Aug. 27: Austin Festival and Parade
Festival at Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., Austin.  Parade starts at the state Capitol.

• Aug. 27: Dallas Streetcar ribbon cutting
Grand opening party for the Dallas Streetcar extension to Bishop Arts from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Aug. 27: A Taste of Summer Bake Sale
Benefits LifeWalk Team ASD from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hillcrest House, 834 N. Marsalis Ave.

• Aug. 30: Welcome Back to School: The Reality for Transgender Students
GALA North Texas presents a free event for educators. Leslie McMurray moderates a panel Children’s Hospital’s Ximena Lopez, M.D., Equality Texas’ Steve Rudner, Ryan Smith, parent of a trans child, Lambda Legal’s Paul Castillo, Trans educator Oliver Blumer and Trans-Cendence founder Finn Jones. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Conference Center Section E, C-105 at Collin College Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco.

• Aug. 31: Black Tie 30-Day Countdown
Black Tie Dinner counts down to its big event at MG+BW Showroom, 4519 McKinney Ave.

• Sept. 1: Brewing Up Business
North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce netowrking at 8:30 a.m. at Zephyr, 4001 Cedar Springs Road.

• Sept. 2-5: Splash Days
Splash Days, the annual Labor Day end-of-summer LGBT swim party in Austin, qill feature a full lake, new events and new venues, with a Friday welcome party, a special guest performer on Saturday night and a Monday T Dance. Tickets are on sale now at discounts of up to 15 percent from at-the-door prices. Throughout July, buy three passes and get a fourth of equal or lesser value free. For information or to purchase tickets, visit

• Sept. 4: Broadway Brunch
Leslie McDonel performs to benefit AIDS Services of Dallas. VIP meet-and-greet at 11:30 a.m., brunch at 12:15 p.m. and performance at 1:30 p.m. at Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park.

• Sept. 8: Business Connections Mixer
North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce mixer at 5:30-7 p.m. at Souk at Trinity Groves, 3011 Gulden Lane Suite 114. Free. $20 for nonmembers.

• Sept. 9: Business Equality Conference ’16
North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce presents conference to network with other business professionals from around the state, attend breakout sessions and hear remarks from a national speaker on diversity from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at UNT Dallas College of Law, 1901 Main St.

• Sept. 9: High Tech Happy Hour
TI Pride Network, Texas Instruments’ LGBTA employee diversity group, hosts High Tech Happy Hour, open to everyone, at Sushi Zushi — West Village, 3636 McKinney Ave., Ste. 150. For information email

• Sept. 10: North Texas Pride Festival
North Texas Pride Festival will be held from 1-8 p.m. at the Louisiana Street Grill, 350 E. Louisiana St., in downtown McKinney. There will be vendor booths, kids’ activities and dancing. For information visit

• Sept. 10: 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.

• Sept. 11: Politics and Drag
Rainbow LULAC, HRC, Red and Stonewall Democrats present a political party hosted by Miss Red Foundation Raquel Blake with voter registration, HIV testing, food, drinks and special guests from 5-8 p.m. at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St.

• Sept. 15: East Texas Stonewall Democrats
Election planning and talking points will be discussed at the new group’s first meeting in Ben Wheeler.

• Sept 16-18: Literary Soul Symposium
This year’s theme is Using Literature as Building Blocks for Growth. Authors and presenters from L.A., Houston, San Francisco, Dallas and elsewhere. Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Checkered Past Winery, 4901 S. Lamar St. Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 Fitzhugh Ave. Sunday closing brunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ziziki’s, 4514 Travis St. # 122. Register at


• Sept. 16: Band Against Cancer
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute and Medical Center present Band Against Cancer: The Sarah Cannon Tour, featuring Martina McBride and friends, with special guests Thompson Square, Cassadee Pope and Hudson Moore. At Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie. Doors open at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets, ranging from $34.75-$125, at Verizon Theatre box office, online at or by phone at

• Sept. 16: After Dark
Drinks, divas and desserts with wine tastings and dessert stations benefiting the Turtle Creek Chorale from 8-11 p.m. at 3015 at Trinity Groves. $75.

• Sept. 16-24: Pride Performing Arts Festival
Uptown Players hosts its fifth annual arts festival for Pride with plays, including two world premieres from the company’s first-ever Pride Write Play Writing Competition, a staged reading and cabaret acts. Kalita Humphries Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.

• Sept. 17: Pride and Fabulous 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

• Sept. 17: Teen Pride
Teen Pride: A Celebration for All, for LGBTQ youth ages 13-19, takes place from 2-7 p.m., at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, 30145 Oak Lawn Ave. Includes youth speakers, an open mic, culture show-and-tell, a live game show, free food, an art competition (email for details), entertainment, prizes, hames and more. Admission is free for LGBTQ youth and allies, with a suggested $5 donation for adults accompanying youth. For information call 469-666-REAL or email

• Sept. 18: Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade
Steps off at 2 p.m. at Cedar Springs Road at Wycliff Avenue. The route continues down Cedar Springs to Turtle Creek Blvd., then west to Maple Ave.

• Sept. 18: Festival in the Park
Following the parade, the festival takes place in Reverchon Park, 3500 Maple Ave.

• Sept. 18: Family Pride Zone
A safe space for LGBT parents and their kids from noon-7 p.m. in Reverchon Park, 3500 Maple Ave. $5. Children under 13 free.

• Sept. 18: Peace Day Dallas
The Dallas Holocaust Museum observes International Day of Peace with three Holocaust survivors speaking. Max Glauben at 11 a.m., Fred Stauss at 1 p.m. and Jack Repp at 3 p.m. at 211 N. Record St.

• Sept. 21: Gertrude Stein and Allen Ginsburg LGBT Pride Reading
Pandora’s Box Poetry Showcase presents queer poets reflecting on ecstasy, rage, woundedness, ferocity, bravery, affection and erotic marvels at 8 p.m. at the Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, 5601 Sears St.

• Sept. 23: Celebrate Bisexuality Day

• Sept. 23: World AIDS Day launch
C.U.R.E. introduces the recipients of this year’s Open Hearts Awards from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bungalow 5, 1201 Oak Lawn Ave. $20.



Friends Helping Friends
Empress XXIII Donna Dumae and the United Court of the Lone Star Empire present the 20th annual “Friends Helping Friends: A Disco Night at Studio 54,” beginning at 7 p.m. at Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Ave., and featuring guest entertainers from Denver. The event benefits AIDS Services of Dallas.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 26, 2016.