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The Gay Agenda

• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is Christopher Soden and Logen Cure talking about Gertrude Stein, Allen Ginsburg and more; 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. 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 888-929-7849.

• 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: Purple Does Dallas Pride
Purple Foundation presents Score with DJ Alyson Calagna from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Ave.

• Sept. 16: HRC September Mixer
From 6-8 p.m. at Times Ten Cellars, 6324 Prospect Ave.

• Sept 16-17: Learn Reiki healing seminar
From 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at 3415 Dartmoor Drive.

• 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. 17: Once in a Blue Moon dance
Women only Pride dance at 7 p.m. at Dancemasters Studio, 10675 E. Northwest Highway.

• Sept. 17: Pride Dance
Dannee Phann Productions presents Pride Dance from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Marty’s Live, 4207 Maple Ave.

• Sept. 17: Purple presents Shine
Purple Foundation presents Shine pool party with DJ Roland Belmares from 2-9 p.m. at Sisu Uptown, 2508 Maple Ave.

• 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.

• Sept. 18: Purple presents Spectrum
Purple Foundation presents Spectrum with DJ Joe Gauthreaux from 4-10 p.m. at The Patio at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road.

• 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. 18: Families to Freedom
Stephanie Hollman of Real Housewives of Dallas speaks at fundraiser for LGBT-inclusive domestic violence organization Families to Freedom from 3-5 p.m. at Bella Juna Hall, 11834 Harry Hines Blvd. $125.

• Sept. 20: Log Cabin Republicans
New county party staff will attend the meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m. at Coalvines, 2404 Cedar Springs Road.

• Sept. 20: Stonewall Democrats
Dallas County Chair Carol Donovan speaks at 6:30 p.m. at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St.

• Sept. 21: Pride Reading
Pandora’s Box Poetry Showcase presents a reading of Gertrude Stein, Alan Ginsberg and other 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.

• Sept. 23: 5 Factor
Resource Center honors partners of the community from 7-9 p.m. at 7 for Parties, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd. #107. Tickets at

• Sept. 24: HIV/AIDS and Testing Workshop
St. James A.M.E. Church in Denton, in partnership with the Learning Institute of Family Education and University of North Texas Zeta Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, holds its fourth annual “Building Healthy Relationships: HIV/AIDS and Testing Workshop.” The workshop theme is “Get Informed, Get Tested and Get Treated,” and the event is designed to increase awareness of HIV and AIDS in the community. AIDS Arms Dallas will provide free testing. For information call Mary C. Taylor at 940-441-5530 or 940-387-1223. The workshop takes place from noon-3 p.m. at the church,
1107 E. Oak St. in Denton.

• Sept. 24: Furball
The SPCA holds its annual black tie fundraiser. Sit at a Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas table by registering at Seats are $200.

• Sept. 24: Kayak Eco-Tour
An Audubon guide leads a bird and wildlife adventure at Joe Pool Lake. All equipment provided. $30 members. $40 non-members. From 9-11 a.m. at 1570 FM 1382, Cedar Hill.



CMG Insurance Group recently donated $5,000 to Jonathan’s Place, a North Texas nonprofit providing a safe, loving home and specialized services to abused, abandoned or neglected children, through Safeco Insurance’s Make More Happen Award program. CMG Insurance Group earned the cash award for Jonathan’s Place for the company’s volunteer work with the nonprofit agency. The $5,000 total includes a $4,000 donation from Safeco Insurance, and another $1,000 earned by getting “cheers” on a story about Jonathan’s Place that CMG Insurance Group Agent Nancy Aguayo had placed on the website. Safeco’s Make More Happen Award recognizes independent agents demonstrating extraordinary volunteerism for a nonprofit organization. This past year, from personal contributions and donations from customers, CMG Insurance Group donated 28 Easter baskets for the children of Jonathan’s Place, and CMG is now working on a similar donation program for back-to-school. Pictured are, from left, Lando Cole and Tai Green with Jonathan’s Place; Derrick McGlothin, Nancy Aguayo and Carlos Clark with CMG Insurance Group, and Bodie Spangler with Safeco Insurance.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 16, 2016.