Have an event coming up? Email your information to staff writer James Russell at by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue.

• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at
1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guest, Janis Ian.; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at 3116 Commerce St., Ste. C; Fuse game night every Monday evening but the last of the month at 8 p.m. at the Fuse space at ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Road, apt. 2367; Fuse Connect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. at the Fuse Space. For more information call or e-mail Ruben Ramirez at 214-540-4500 or

Events listed in BLUE this week are Dallas Southern Pride events. Those listed in RED are Tarrant County Gay Pride Week events.

• Oct. 1-3: Southern Regional Ball House and Pageant Communities Health Disparities Conference: Going ‘Viral’: B/HAP Communities Beat Down Disparities—A Record Breaking Win!
The fourth annual conference addressing health disparities, HIV prevention and PLWHA care in the LGBT communities includes workshops, cultural competency training and more. Crowne Plaza Hotel,
7050 Stemmons Freeway. For more information call 214-421-4800 or e-mail or visit

• Oct. 2: “Black Love and Unity” Fashion Show
United Black Ellument and Dallas Southern Pride partner for fashion show and concert
at 7 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel,
7050 Stemmons Freeway.

• Oct. 2: Fort Worth Teen Pride
Youth and young adult event includes free food, entertainment, drag show, prizes and more from 6-10 p.m. at Agape MCC, 4615 E. California Parkway, Fort Worth. Free for teenagers 13-18 with valid ID. $5 suggested donation for accompanying adults. For more information contact or

• Oct. 2: Brandon Michael Fugate Memorial Golf Tournament
Golf tournament benefits The BMF Project for Search and Rescue, which provides funds and resources for search and rescue agencies and provides emotional support for families during the process from noon-6 p.m. Tee off at 1:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. at Riverchase Golf Course, 700 Riverchase Dr., Coppell. $100 before Sept. 28 or $125 after. For more information and to register online visit

• Oct. 3: COSMOPOLITAN Congregation Workshops
COSMO Congregation hosts “Love Matters” workshop for women and “Keeping It 100” workshop for men from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. followed by a joint “The Bible and Homosexuality” workshop and question and answer session from 1-2 p.m. with pastors Will Horn, Dante Bowie, therapist Davion Wallance, sister Sarita Latchison and minister Stephanie Michele. Crowne Plaza Hotel,
7050 Stemmons Freeway.

• Oct. 3: DFW Trans Ladies Monthly Meeting
Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at Agape MCC, 4615 E. California Parkway, Fort Worth. For more information email or visit

• Oct. 3: Tarrant County Pride Parade and Street Festival
Parade begins at noon in downtown
Fort Worth followed at Main Street and 9th Street featuring live entertainment, vendors, and food.

• Oct. 4: Tarrant County Pride Picnic
Family-friendly annual event from noon-6 p.m. at Trinity Park Arts Pavilion, 2401 University Dr., Fort Worth. Live entertainment, group activities, food, vendors and Pride Kids Zone.

• Oct. 4: LVLPWA Camp Outs Fundraiser
Trinity River Bears host benefit for camp outs for gay men living with or affected by HIV and AIDS at 6 p.m. at Club Reflection,
604 S. Jennings Ave. For more information contact

• Oct. 4: Black Love and Unity Skate Party
United Black Ellument and Dallas Southern Pride partner for a roller skating party from
7-11 p.m. at Southern Skate Roller Rink,
2939 E. Ledbetter Dr.

• Oct. 4: Black Pride Unity BBQ
Men’s and women’s unity party from 1-6 p.m. at Bachman Lake Park, 3500 Northwest Highway.

• Oct. 5-8: Out & Equal 2015 Workplace Summit
Three-day summit of corporate executives and other leading business figures to discuss best strategies and practices for LGBT inclusion in the workplace with panels, workshops, speakers and more at Hilton Anatole, 2201 North Stemmons Freeway. For more information visit

• Oct. 5: TCU Lecture: “Lynching and Anti-LGBT Violence: Making the Connection”
Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State University associate professor of English, speaks on the intersections between violence currently plaguing LGBT communities and the practice of lynching of people of color at 5:30 p.m. in 141 Moudy North on the Texas Christian University campus. For more information visit

• Oct. 5: AIDS Arms LifeWalk
The 25th annual 5K (3.2 mile) fun run and walk benefits AIDS Arms. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and walk begins at 1 p.m. at Lee Park, 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd. For more information visit

• Oct. 6: DFW Transcendence Trans/SOFFA Meeting
Trans and ally support group meets monthly on first and third Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. at Agape MCC, 4615 East California Parkway, Fort Worth. For more information contact Finn Jones by phone at 214-499-0378 or by email at

• Oct. 6: Dallas Diversity Task Force Task Force presents its tenth anniversary
report and awards with presentations by community law and business leaders from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Belo Mansion and Pavilion, 2101 Ross Ave.. For more information e-mail

• Oct. 8: SPLATTER: A Queer Halloween Art Gathering and Yard Party
Prepare for the upcoming Freak Flag: Queerbomb Dallas’ queer exhibition and dance party by decorating flags at 7 p.m. at a private residence. For more information e-mail or visit

• Oct. 8: Gallery 3 in Bishop Arts Gallery Opening
Meet the artists, including out gay artist Robb Conover, for a wine reception from 7-10 p.m. at Gallery 3 in Bishop Arts, 1319 W. Davis St.

• Oct. 8-10: QCinema
Fort Worth’s 17th annual LGBT film festival features international movies, question and answers sessions, parties, live entertainment, stage productions and more. For tickets and more information visit

• Oct. 9: High Tech Happy Hour
Texas Instruments Pride, the LGBT and ally diversity group, hosts its monthly High Tech Happy Hour to increase professional and social contacts between groups and individuals and to foster community.
5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cedar Springs Tap House,
4123 Cedar Springs Rd. For more information e-mail Paul von Wupperfeld at

• Oct. 9-11: OUT for Work College Student Career Conference
Annual conference with breakout sessions, workshops, and keynote speeches for undergraduate and graduate students looking for career opportunities and LGBT workplace inclusion. For more information and to register visit

• Oct. 10: LGBT Family Building Seminar
Learn about fertility, egg donors, surrogacy and adoption from 10 a.m.-noon at Vivere Surgery Center, 12606 Greenville Ave. Free. Space is limited. To register and for more information visit or e-mail or at 832-951-5491.

• Oct. 10: Latino Gay Pride Festival
Beverages, food and live entertainment and Latino music from Club Rails, Havana and DJs from 3-10 p.m. at Reverchon Park,
3505 Maple Ave. No cover.

• Oct. 11: National Coming Out Day.    



Street Dallas Octane presents rapper Lil’ Kim, pictured here with Sean “Diddy” Combs at the BET Awards in June, performing Saturday night, Oct. 3, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Gas Monkey Live, 10110 Technology Blvd. The concert is one of the many events taking place this weekend during Dallas Southern Pride. (AP/Chris Pizzello, Invision)




Folksinger Janis Ian is the guest on Lambda Weekly at 1 p.m on Sunday on 89.3 KNON-fm. She recently recorded and an audio book version
of the lesbian classic Patience and Sarah. (Courtesy Janis Ian)      

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 2, 2015.