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• 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 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. 19: Team Friendly DFW’s Warm Hearts, Warm People Coat Drive
New HIV/AIDS awareness group hosts a holiday coat drive be]nefitting Youth First, Legacy Counseling Center, Trinity MCC in Arlington and The Cenikor Foundation in Fort Worth. Drop locations include Dallas Eagle, Cedar Springs Tap House, Trinity MCC and Legacy Counseling Center. For more information or to donate visit

• 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: DFW Transcendence Holiday Potluck
Dinner and Dirty Santa exchange from 3-6 p.m. at Agape MCC, 4615 East California Parkway, Fort Worth. Side dishes requested. Meat provided. For more information visit

• Dec. 12: LGBTQSaves Winter Prom
Prom for LGBT youth from 7-10 p.m. at Agape MCC, 4615 East California Parkway, Fort Worth. For more information visit

• Dec. 12: The Teddy Bear Party
Benefits Family Equality Council, Children’s Health, Equality Texas and Stand Up to Cancer. 6500 Cedar Springs Road. 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.

• Dec. 12: Holiday Canned Food Drive
Project TAG (Tyler Area Gays) holds its annual Holiday Canned Food Drive, 6-9 p.m., at the home of Don Lindman. Guests are asked to bring canned foods to donate and their favorite finger foods or desserts to share. There will also be a silent auction with all proceeds going to the Project TAG Building Fund. For details visit

• Dec. 13: Benefit for Survivors Offering Support
A portion of all alcohol sales benefit survivor of violent attacks support group from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. at Cedar Springs Tap House, 4123 Cedar Springs Road.

• Dec. 13: Expert Speaks About Personal Safety
Jeff McKissack of Defense by Design speaks about personal safety and awareness from 5-6 p.m. at Two Corks in a Bottle, 2800 Routh St. Ste. 140.

• Dec. 13: Give a Damn Holiday Card: Support Incarcerated Trans Persons
Create and write holiday cards for incarcerated trans persons and learn more about Trans Pride Initiative’s efforts from 3-6 p.m. at Abounding Prosperity Community Center, 1816 Peabody. Food provided. For more information visit

• Dec. 14: Hate Crimes Community Wide Discussion with District Attorney Susan Hawk
District Attorney Hawk discusses public safety issues and the process of evaluating a criminal offense to determine whether a hate crime was committed at 6:30 p.m. at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. Sponsored by Cathedral of Hope and Dallas District Attorney’s office. Fore more information contact Lynn Taylor at

• Dec. 15: 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

• Dec. 15: JEWEL Lesbian Fiction Book Club
Monthly book club discussion meets every third Tuesday of the month from 7–9 p.m. at ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Rd. Open to all women. Free. For more information e-mail

• Dec. 15: Dallas County Stonewall Democrats Meeting
LGBT Democratic group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at Ojeda’s Restaurant, 4617 Maple Ave. For more information call 214-506-3367 or e-mail

• Dec. 17: Safety and Security Expert Speaks About Personal Safety
Jeff McKissack of Defense by Design speaks about personal safety and awareness from 6-7 p.m. at Two Corks in a Bottle, 2800 Routh St. Ste. 140.

• Dec. 17-20: Turtle Creek Chorale presents Home
The Turtle Creek Chorale’s annual Christmas concert. City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Thurs.-Sat. At 7:30 p.m. Sun. at 2:30 p.m. Tickets at

• Dec. 17: GALA North Texas holiday party
Hors d’ouvres and open bar with beer, wine and a specialty vodka cocktail. Noah’s Event Venue, 5280 Towne Square Dr., Plano. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $20 in advance. $25 at the door.

• Dec. 17: LULAC Rainbow Holiday Pachanga
LGBT Latino/a group celebrates the end of the year and announces its scholarship and award recipients with hors d’ouevres and entertainment. Mi Diva Loca performs. Taboo Lounge, 1418 N. Riverfront Blvd. 7-10 p.m.
For more information visit

• Dec. 17: Gray Pride: Senior Moments
Monthly Senior Moments series discusses topics and issues impacting LGBT seniors meets every third Thursday of the month. Free. 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. For more information call 214-528-0144 or

• Jan. 17: The Wedding Workshop: An LGBT Community Event
Three-hour workshop features wedding industry experts to create a personal action plan for couples’ wedding day from 1-5 p.m. at Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 Stemmons Fwy. Sponsored by Dallas Voice. Free. To register and for more information visit


Benefit for Survivors Offering Support


Cedar Springs Tap House invites everyone to “Raise a Glass, Raise Some Dough” on Sunday to help raise funds for victims of the recent assaults in Oak Lawn and other LGBT victims of violence. A portion of all Cedar Springs Tap House liquor sales between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, will be donated to the recently-formed S.O.S. — Survivors Offering Support — which is operating under the nonprofit umbrella of Resource Center. ­­

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 11, 2015.