Jamie Thompson

Fahari Arts celebrates Dallas Black Pride
Fahari Arts Institute celebrates Dallas Black Pride with a evening of spoken word, dance and film, 8:30 p.m.–midnight, Friday,  Sept. 26, at South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 Fitzhugh Ave.

This month’s Queerly Speaking features guest artist Jamie Thompson, a Belize native who received a B.F.A. in dance performance and choreography from Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss. He has studied, danced and choreographed with the Belize National Dance Company and Dallas Black Dance Theatre. He is currently the director of operations and associate artistic director at the International Conservatory of Performing Arts in North Texas.

In observance of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Fahari Arts will have a media showcase and a talk back with local ambassadors of the new Greater Than AIDS campaign, SPEAK OUT!

Business expo at Melrose
The North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce presents the GLBT Business and Community Expo at the Melrose Hotel, 3015 Oak Lawn Ave. 4:30–7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Expert advice 30-minute presentations include Business Bootcamp with attorney Rebecca Covell and CPA Ron Allen, estate planning for LGBT couples with attorney Jodi McShan, Road to Retirement with Brian Walker and readings from lesbian fiction with Carson Taite.

Exhibitors will compete for prizes including most innovative, best first-time exhibitor, best giveaway, best staff, best of show and people’s choice.

Parking is complimentary and the event is free and open to the public. GLBTChamber.org

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 26, 2014.