­­­Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue.

• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is Sharon Fein of Ed-U-Care; 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

• Sept. 2-5: Splash Days
Splash Days, the annual Labor Day end-of-summer LGBT swim party in Austin, will 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: Reception for Todd Scoggins
Farewell reception from 5-8 p.m. at Interfaith Peace Chapel, 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

• 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. 9: 50 Shades of Gay speed dating mixer
Real Live Connection presents a speed dating mixer for gbt men as a benefit for the LGBTQ teen organization from 6-9 p.m. at Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road. No cover.

• Sept. 9: Gray Pride
Dr. Pravin Khemani of UT Southwestern discusses Parkinson’s Disease at 6 p.m. at Resource Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road.

• Sept. 9-10: The art of Jack Evans
Ilume Gallery stages its 100th show: a retrospective of the art work and mementos from the life of Jack Evans from 6-8 p.m. at ilume Gallery, 4123 Cedar Springs Road. The show continues through Sept. 17.

• 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

• Sept. 10: Reconciling Potluck
Reconciling ministries hosts a potluck at 6:30 p.m. On Sept. 10 at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn Ave.

• 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: 8th Annual Red Party
Dallas Red Foundation presents recording artist J Sutta perform at the annual party that benefits Legacy Counseling Center and Founders Cottage from 8-11 p.m. at Sixty Five Hundred, 6500 Cedar Springs Road. $49.

• 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 16-18: 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. 16-24: 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, 3014 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
The festival takes place from noon-7 p.m. in Reverchon Park, 3500 Maple Ave. $10. Children 12 and under free.



Broadway actress Leslie McDonel performs Sunday, Sept. 4, in the Broadway Brunch at Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park. The event benefits AIDS Services of Dallas. Check the Gay Agenda listings for details.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 2, 2016.