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• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guests are from the LGBT Aging Coalition; 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

• Nov. 18: Federal Club mixer
Last mixer of the year from 6-8 p.m. at Chino Chinatown in Trinity Groves, 3011 Gulden Lane.

• Nov. 19: Transgender Day of Remembrance — Fort Worth
First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane Road, hosts a Transgender Day of Remembrance event from 7-9 p.m.

• Nov. 19: Parents of Trans Youth Workshop
Youth First, a program of Resource Center, hosts a workshop for parents and guardians of transgender and gender-non-conforming youth at Resource Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road. Topics include psychological aspects of gender identity led by Sabine Rakos, medical aspects of transition by Dr. Ximena Lopez, advocating for trans youth led by Lou Weaver with Equality Texas, and a panel discussion with parents of trans youth. The workshop will be held from
10 a.m.-3 p.m., and is exclusively for parents and guardians of trans youth. Admission is free and lunch is provided. RSVP at

• Nov. 19: Nutcracker 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

• Nov. 19: Equality is Black and White photo shoot
Be the face of equality from 3-5 p.m. at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St.

• Nov. 19: SPCA’s Home for the Holidays
Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas needs volunteers to help the SPCA for three-hour shifts at NorthPark to help place dogs and cats in new homes.

• Nov. 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance — Dallas
Black Trans Advocacy — Texas hosts a Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial event at Legacy of Love Monument, at the intersection of Oak Lawn Avenue and Cedar Springs Road, from 6-8 p.m.

• Nov. 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance — Denton
UNT Pride Alliance hosts TDOR in Denton from 7-9 p.m. at Denton Downtown Square, 110 W. Hickory St., Denton.

• Nov. 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance — Waco
InterWaco Community LGBT group hosts transsexual poet, playwright, artist and activist Alyssa Kerec Harley at a TDOR vigil from 3-5 p.m. at Heritage Square, 3rd Street and Austin Ave.

• Nov. 20: Strong Sisters Support meeting
Support for Collin County women living with HIV. From 5-7 p.m. Meet at Starbucks at
The Shops of Legacy, Plano. RSVP

• Nov. 22: LGBT Family & Friends Night
North Texas Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) holds its monthly LGBT Family and Friends Night at Durkin’s Pizza, 8930 S.H. 121 (at Custer Road) in McKinney (in the Target Shopping Center), from 5-8 p.m. The family-friendly event includes networking, socializing, happy hour and pizza, and Michael Durkin donates 10 percent of sales to GALA Youth. LGBT Family and Friends Night is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Durkin’s Pizza.

• Nov. 22: Trans-Cendence Trans/SOFFA Support meeting
Finn Jones is the speaker from 7-9p.m. At Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, 1641 W. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton.

• Nov. 24: Thanksgiving

• Dec. 1: World AIDS Day

• Dec. 1: World AIDS Day C.U.R.E. Awards
C.U.R.E. (Community Unity Respect Education) marks Worlds AIDS Day 2016 with an event at Noah’s Event Venue, 2251 N. Greenville Ave., in Richardson. James Lester, Marvin Green and Chris Bengston will receive C.U.R.E.’s 2016 Open Heart Award. Portions of the NAMES AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display. Auntjuan Wiley will be keynote speaker. For information email

• Dec. 1-3: The Laramie Project
The award-winning Lewisville High School Theatre Department presents three performances of The Laramie Project, the play by Moises Kaufman that revisits the 1998 anti-gay hate crime murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming and its aftermath. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. each night in the LHS Stuver Auditorium, 1098 W. Main St. in Lewisville. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for studets.

• Dec. 2: AIDS Arms 30th Anniversary celebration
AIDS Arms celebrates its 30th anniversary with a celebration including light appetizers and beverages at 6 p.m. and a program at 7:15 p.m. at Cathedral of Hope, 5901 Cedar Springs Road. RSVP to For information call 214-521-5191.

• Dec. 2: Federal Club holiday celebration
The 29th annual HRC Federal Club holiday party. RSVP by Nov. 22. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for major donors and Black Tie board members and 8 p.m. for Federal Club members. Nuvo Room, 4241 Sigma Road.

• Dec. 4: The Dallas Way fall brunch
Fall Brunch: 2016 The Year in Review from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Location to be announced.

• Dec. 5: Judge Don Adams retirement party
From 5-7 p.m. at the Angry Dog, 2726 Commerce St.

• Dec. 5: Stonewall Democrats holiday party
From 7-9 p.m. at the Round Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road.

• Dec. 8-11: A Not So Silent Night
The Turtle Creek Chorale presents its annual Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Tickets at

• Dec. 10: Super Hero Ball
Holiday party from 7-10 p.m. at Celebration Community Church, 908 Pennsylvania Ave.,
Fort Worth.

• Dec. 14: GALA Holiday Party

North Texas Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) holds its Holiday Party from 6-10 p.m. at Event 1013, 1013 E. 15th St. in Plano. Absolut Vodka is the liquor sponsor for the party which will include food, drinks, a raffle and a silent auction.

• Dec. 24: Chinese food and a movie
Congregation Beth El Binah has a traditional Jewish Christmas Eve dinner at 7 p.m. at Royal China, 6025 Royal Lane.

• Dec. 25: Christmas

• Jan. 17: Stonewall elections
Stonewall officer elections at 7 p.m. at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St.

• Feb. 25: Dash for the Beads
5K and 10K run, 1K walk and festival at Kidd Springs Park, 711 W. Canty St.

• April 8: No Tie Dinner
This year’s theme is An Artful Life, inspired by the pop artists. From 7-10 p.m. at Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave.

• June 3: Bloomin Ball
Bloomin’ Ball 2017 benefits AIDS Interfaith Network from 5-11 p.m. at Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 North Stemmons Freeway.



SPCA’s Home for the Holidays

Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas is looking for volunteers to help the SPCA find new homes for dogs and cats, like Athena pictured above, during an adoption event at NorthPark Mall on Saturday, Nov. 19. Volunteers are asked to work three-hour shifts. For information visit or call 214-742-7722. Athena, by the way, is a 9-year-old, 58-pound black Lab who loves children, being petted and riding in the car with her head out the window. Visit for more information on Athena or the many other dogs and cats available for adoption.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 18, 2016.