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MARCH
• Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM.

• March 21: Tarrant County AIDS Walk
Takes place 9 a.m.-12:30 pm at Trinity Park Pavilion, 2300 W. 7th Street, Fort Worth. Registration at 9 a.m. $20. Benefits AIDS Outreach Center. Register at Bit.ly/AOCAIDSWalk.

• March 21: AIDS Walk South Dallas
Takes place 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at St. Philip’s School and Community Center, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Visit Bit.ly/1wxUG4I for registration details.

• March 21: GEAR Voice Feminization Support Group
Monthly meeting to study and practice voice feminization training. Free, but seating is limited to 30. 2–4 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. For more information call 214-528-0144 or e-mail gear@myresourcecenter.org.

• March 21: Gaybingo: Lucky Charms
Monthly Resource Center benefit takes place 6–9 p.m. at Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Rd. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information call 214-540-4495 or e-mail Gaybingo@myresourcecenter.org.

• March 21: Razzle Dazzle Dallas bus trip to Winstar Casino
First of three bus trips to Winstar Casinos from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. benefits Razzle Dazzle Dallas, Home for the Holidays and The Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund. $75. Party Bus will include adult beverages and soft drinks, snacks, entertainment and raffle prizes. Leaves Cedar Springs at 8:30 a.m. and Collin Creek Mall at 9:00 a.m. For more information and to register visit T.co/r7voNP2HBu or contact Info@razzledazzledallas.org.

• March 22: Lambda Weekly special guest: Mayoral candidate Marcos Ronquillo

• March 22: PositiviTEA 2015
Benefit for Legacy Counseling Center Grace Project for women living with HIV 1–3 p.m. at Eden Restaurant & Pastries, 4416 West Lovers Lane. General admission $50. Sponsorship opportunities available. For tickets and more information visit LegacyCares.org.

• March 22: Cathedral of Hope hosts Bishop Carlton Pearson
Guest speaker Bishop Carlton Pearson discusses his transformation from protégé of Oral Robertsto progressive activist and minister preaching for peace and justice at 9 and 11 a.m. services at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. For more information call 214-351-1901.

• March 23: Equality Texas Family Advocacy Day
Lobby legislators in Austin about issues facing LGBT families. Second of three EQTX’s lobbying days at the Capitol. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Austin Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca St. Advanced registration required. Register at EqualityTexas.org.

• March 25: AIDS Arms Red Ribbon Society Presents “AIDS Arms: Past, Present and Future”
Learn about the group’s history, mission and vision with appetizers and wine at from 6–8 p.m. at illume Gallerie, 4123 Cedar Springs Road #107. Complimentary valet. RSVP at Redribbonevent.rsvpify.com.

• March 26: GEAR Monthly Mixer
Make new friends and learn about GEAR and Resource Center 6–8 p.m. at La Madeleine, 3906 Lemmon Ave. For more information and to R.S.V.P. call 214-528-0144 or email gear@myresourcecenter.org.

• March 26: Black Tie Dinner Kick Off Party in Fort Worth
Kick off party reveals year’s theme and beneficiaries with snacks and complimentary Stoli Vodka cocktails. 7-9 p.m. at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth. For more information visit Blacktie.org or call 972-865-2239.

• March 27: University of North Texas XTE HIV/AIDS Dance Society Benefit Concert
The UNT’s Dance Honors Society presents a benefit concert for the Resource Center featuring Big Rig Dance Collective and UNT Dance students at 8 p.m. at the Dance and Theater Building on the UNT campus, 300 Bernard St., Denton. $10 admission. Online contributions can be made at Gofundme.com/UNTXTEBenefit.

• March 27: Dedication of “Targeting” by George Tobolowsky
New sculpture dedication at 6:30 p.m., ilume Park, 3109 Douglas Ave.

• March 28: George Tobolowsky exhibit opening
Art opening in conjunction with new sculpture dedication by the artist from 7-10 p.m. at ilume Gallerie, 4123 Cedar Springs, Suite 107.

• March 28: HRC Federal Club Spring Luncheon: “Beyond Marriage”
The Human Rights Campaign’s Federal Club leadership lunch features guest speaker Sarah Warbelow, HRC’s Legal Director from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Tower Club, Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm Street 48th Floor. RSVP required. Ticket prices vary. For more information and to RSVP visit Bit.ly/1BNjdYd.

APRIL
• Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM.

• April 2: Trans* Network Affiliates Meeting: Dr. Steven Klemow, Parkland Hospital
Networking event and lecture for transgender organizations and service providers features Dr. Steven Klemow of the Amelia Court Clinic at Parkland Health and Hospital System. 7 p.m. at Brazos Room, Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak Street. For more information e-mail Nell Gaither at nell@tpride.org.

• April 2: Annual Dallas County Democratic Party Johnson Jordan Dinner
Annual dinner honors countywide elected and judiciary officials. Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson speaks. VIP Sponsor reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Dallas, Reunion Ballroom, 300 Reunion Boulevard. For more information e-mail eventsrsvp@dallasdemocrats.org.

• April 2: Resource Center Volunteer Orientation
Mandatory volunteer orientation 9:45 a.m.–1 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. For more information and to register call 214-528-0144 or visit the Resource Center.

• April 4: Easter Egg-stravaganza at Northaven United Methodist Church
LGBT family friendly event includes Easter egg hunts, raffle, egg races with prizes, brunch and photo opportunities with Easter Bunny. 10 a.m.–noon Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road. For more information call 214-363-2479.

• April 8: GEAR: Transmen Community Session
Monthly meeting discussion topics relating to masculine gender identity and transitioning. 6–8 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St.

• April 9: Fashion CITED: A Style Event
Style show benefits Legal Hospice of Texas. 6:30–9:30 p.m. at Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave. Tickets available at Bit.ly/1DGAphZ.

• April 11: Hold Me Tight Couples Retreat
Randy Martin, LPC-S and Carolyn Solis, LPC facilitate a retreat focused on same-sex couples based on the work of Dr. Sue Johnson, author of Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. Open to couples and individuals. 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Resource Center Dallas, 2701 Reagan Street.
$200 per person or $400 per couple. Registration fee includes Lunch and Hold Me Tight book
Preregistration is required. For more information call or e-mail Randy Martin at 214-392-8247 or at martinlpc@yahoo.com.

• April 12: Oak Cliff Earth Day Celebration at Lake Cliff Park

• April 13: Equality Texas Freedom Advocacy Day
Lobby legislators in Austin about discrimination against LGBT people. Final EQTX lobbying day. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Austin Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca St. Advanced registration required. Register at EqualityTexas.org.

• April 15: Evening of Hope Reveal Party
Benefits AIDS Outreach Center. Blue Sushi, 3131 W. 7th St., Fort Worth. $20.

• April 15: GEAR Women’s Rap Session
Peer group discusses topics relating to feminine gender identity and transitioning every third Wednesday of the month. 6–8 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St.

• April 16: Gray Pride: Senior Moments
Monthly Senior Moments series discusses topics and issues impacting LGBT seniors. Free. 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. For more information call 214-528-0144 or e-mail GrayPride@myresourcecenter.org.

• April 16: Urban Engagement Book Club: Civic Sermons: Ideas for a Difference Civic Culture by Gerald Britt
CitySquare’s monthly Urban Engagement Book Club explores various social justice issues with writer Randy Mayeux and local social justice leaders. Free. Noon of every third Thursday at the Opportunity Center, 1610 S. Malcolm X Blvd. For more information visit CitySquare.org.

• April 18: Gaybingo: Safari
Monthly fundraiser for Resource Center takes place 6–9 p.m. at Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Rd. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information call 214-540-4495 or e-mail Gaybingo@myresourcecenter.org.

• April 18: GEAR Voice Feminization Support Group
Monthly meeting to study and practice voice feminization training. Free, but seating is limited to 30. 2–4 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. For more information call 214-528-0144 or e-mail gear@myresourcecenter.org.

• April 21: JEWEL Lesbian Fiction Book Club
Monthly book club discussion open to all women 7–9 p.m. at ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Rd. Free. For more information e-mail jewel@myresourcecenter.org.

• April 21: DFW Transcendence Trans/SOFFA Meeting: Carter Brown of Black Transmen, Inc.
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 call Finn Jones at 214-499-0378 or e-mail sfinn.jones@gmail.com.

• April 23: UT Dallas Diversity Awards Gala
UT Dallas 2015 Diversity Awards Soiree recognizes students, student organizations, staff, faculty and community members who advance the UT Dallas commitment to embrace, enhance, and celebrate diversity and awards scholarships to UTD students. Jack Mackenroth, an activist, athlete, and fashion model, serves as the master of ceremonies. 4 p.m. at UT-Dallas’ Clark Center, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson. For more information call Rosie Peterson please call 972-883-4560 or e-mail rpeterson@utdallas.edu.

• April 24: North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Dinner
Honoring North Texas business and community leaders at 5:30 p.m. at Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 N Stemmons Freeway. CelebrationOfExcellence.com.

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SPOTLIGHT: Help a Good Cause

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If you’re not going to the either the South Dallas or Tarrant County AIDS Walks on Saturday, March 21, then don’t worry – there are other ways to help a good cause without lifting a finger.

On Sunday, March 22, Cathedral of Hope hosts guest speaker Bishop Carlton Pearson, who discusses his transformation from an Oral Roberts evangelist to a progressive activist.

Sleeping in? The Dallas Voice’s crotchety senior staff writer David Taffet hosts mayoral candidate Marcos Ronquillo, who recently received an endorsement from the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas on Lambda Weekly from 1-2 p.m., Sunday on 89.3 KNON-FM. Or if you can’t take another dose of politics, much less on the Lord’s Day, lift your legs and head to PositiviTEA 2015, a benefit for Legacy Counseling Center Grace Project for women living with HIV, from 1-3 p.m. at Eden Restaurant & Pastries.

Head north on March 27 to the University of North Texas for a benefit concert hosted by UNT’s Dance Honors Society for the Resource Center featuring Big Rig Dance Collective and UNT Dance students. Still don’t want to move? They’re accepting online contributions at Gofundme.com/UNTXTEBenefit.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 20, 2015.