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• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week attorneys Michael Hindman and Kasey Krummel discuss a transgender discrimination suit they’ve filed; 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., Suite C; Fuse game night every Monday evening but the last of the month at 8 p.m. at the Fuse space in the 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

• Through Dec. 10: AIDS Arms Holiday Toy and Food Drive
From now through Dec. 10, AIDS Arms is collecting non-perishable food and unwrapped toys for families and for children ages 1-17 years. Drop off donations at AIDS Arms, 351 W. Jefferson Blvd. Ste. 300 or pick up can be arranged at Caven Enterprises. For more information call or e-mail Neacy Turner at 214-521-5191 ext. 3336 or

• Dec. 4: HRC DFW Federal Club Holiday Party
Celebrate the holidays and year’s accomplishments with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment from 7:30-10 p.m. at 2616 Commerce Event Center, 2616 Commerce St. Free for Federal Club members. $50 in advance and $70 at door for guests. R.S.V.P. by Nov. 24 at

• Dec. 5: Get Covered North Texas
Marketplace health insurance enrollment assistance hosted by Trans Pride Initiative. Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St.
Noon-4 p.m. Free.

• Dec. 5: Defend Planned Parenthood
A vigil for victims of the Planned Parenthood shooting. Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St.
5-6:30 p.m.

• Dec. 5: Women’s Alliance for Leadership Banquet: Empowering Texas LGBTQ Women
Non-profit group dedicated to empowering Texas LGBT women hosts its first annual banquet featuring three-course dinner, entertainment and a silent auction. Speakers include Dallas County Justice of the Peace Sara Martinez, attorney Katie Sprinkle and transgender activist Oliver Blumer. Rep. Mary Gonzalez, D-El Paso, will receive a leadership award. For tickets and more information visit

• Dec. 5: 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

• Dec. 6: Vintage Martini’s Christmas Rose Party for AIN
Drinks and light appetizers from local establishments and items for sale from 1-4 p.m. at Vintage Martini, 2923 N. Henderson Ave. Portion of proceeds benefit AIDS Interfaith Network’s annual Bloomin’ Ball. $10 suggested donation. For more information and to RSVP visit

• Dec. 6: The Dallas Way Brunch Honoring Contributors and Donors
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Park Towers, 3310 Fairmount St. For more information and to RSVP visit Reservations accepted until Dec. 4.

• Dec. 6: Christmas with Charity America
Mr. and Miss Charity America 2016 Larry Henderson and Trisha Davis present an evening of entertainment that benefits Legacy Founders Cottage and Home for the Holidays. Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road.
7 p.m.

• Dec. 7: Stonewall Democrats Holiday 2015 Awards Party
Lite bites and a cash bar. Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road. 7-9 p.m. Free.

• Dec. 8: Tarrant County Stonewall Democrats Meeting
LGBT Democratic group meets at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at Tommy’s Hamburgers, 2455 Forest Park Blvd., Fort Worth. For more information e-mail

• Dec. 8: Survivors Offering Support
Support group meeting for survivors of violent attacks meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Resource Center, 2701 Reagan.

• Dec. 10: Black Tie Dinner distribution party
Enjoy lite bites, wine by La Crema Winery and complimentary Stoli Vodka cocktails as Black Tie Dinner celebrates its beneficiaries and distribute the money raised by Black Tie Dinner 2015. Brendan Bass Showroom, 2001 Irving Blvd. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

• Dec. 10: Senior Moments: HO HO Holiday Party
Grey Pride holiday party with complimentary hors d’oevres and a raffle drawing for door prizes. You’re welcome to stay for dinner. Tallywackers, 4218 Lemmon Ave. 6-8 p.m. Free.

• Dec. 10: The Group
Support group for black men who have sex with men living with HIV meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at a private location. For more information call 214-455-7316.

• Dec. 10: Fort Worth Transgender Resource Group
Support and resource group meets every second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Barron House, 516 College Ave., Fort Worth. Use side door.

• Dec. 10: Lost Souls Rugby Toy Drive and Tacky Sweater Contest
Wear your tackiest sweater and bring an unwrapped toy to benefit The Family Place. Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road. 6-9 p.m.

• Dec. 11: 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 Cedars Social, 1326 S. Lamar Street. For more information e-mail Paul von Wupperfeld at

• Dec. 11: CinéWilde Presents Auntie Mame
Doors open at 8 p.m. with pre-show discussion at 8:30 p.m. and movie at 9 p.m. and Ugly Christmas Sweater after party at 11 p.m. at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson For tickets visit

• Dec. 12: The Teddy Bear PartyBenefits Family Equality Council,
Children’s Health, Equality Texas and Stand Up to Cancer. 6500 Cedar Springs Road. 8 p.m. – midnight. Door admission: One teddy bear and $50 minimum donation.

• Dec. 12: DFW Sisters Third Annual Salvation Sisters Benefit
The DFW Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence ring their bells to raise money for HIV and AIDS groups from 9 p.m.-midnight outside of Hunky’s, 3930 Cedar Springs Road. For more information visit

• Dec. 12: Christmas Cantata
Let There Be Christmas is a cantata written by Joseph M. Martin that will be performed by four Cedar Creek area church choirs. Celebration on the Lake Church, 9120 S. Hwy 198, Payne Springs. 7 p.m.



Dallas Tavern Guild distributed proceeds from the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade to six organizations that provided volunteers for the parade and festival in Reverchon Park — AIDS Arms, AIDS Interfaith Network, AIDS Services Dallas, Legacy Counseling Center, Real Live Connection and Resource Center.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 4, 2015.