­­­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. 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. 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 visit

• 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 Gloria Devine, Roxianna Ditmore and
Diva Dior and candidates Terry Meza, Victoria Neave and Theresa Daniels, comments by Monica Alonzo and Omar Narvaez with special guest CD Kirven. Voter registration, HIV testing, food, drinks and special guests from 5-8 p.m. at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St.

• Sept. 13: High Speed Rail public meeting
Councilmen Adam Medrano and Philip Kingston hold a public meeting to learn about proposed high speed rail from Dallas to Houston from 6-7:30 p.m. at Heritage Village, 1515 S. Harwood St.

• Sept. 14: Lambda Legal mixer
Get the latest updates on Lambda Legal cases that affect the LGBT community from 6-8 p.m. at Sambuca, 2120 McKinney Ave. RSVP to

• 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.

• 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. $10. Children 12 and under free.

• Sept. 18: Blues Under the Stars
Blues artist Larry Lampkin performs at Blues Under the Stars at the Labyrinth Walk Coffee House on Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff,
3839 W. Kiest Blvd. A $10 donation is requested.



Miss Red Foundation Raquel Blake hosts ‘Politics and Drag’ presented by Rainbow LULAC, Human Rights Campaign, Red Party Foundation and Stonewall Democrats. Chrck the Gay Agenda listings
for details.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 9, 2016.