TCC tickets on sale
Tickets went on sale for the Turtle Creek Chorale’s 35th anniversary concert on Feb. 7 at City Performance Hall. Longtime conductor Tim Seelig, who now conducts the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, returns for one show only.

Tickets are also on sale for the annual Christmas concert, Jangled, running at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 18–20 and at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 21  and Jangled — A Family Event at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 20.

Purchase seats online at or by phone at 214-526-3214.
Last Gaybingo of the year
Eric Way is the special guest for the final Gaybingo of the year. Home for the Holidays will be the charitable raffle partner.

In the spirit of giving, bring items to help stock the food pantry including canned meats, soups, ramen noodles, canned fruits and vegetables, juice boxes and condiments. Pop-top cans and individually packed, single-serve items work best.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the party starts at 6 p.m.
Stonewall holds elections
Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Darlene Ewing gives an election recap to Stonewall Democrats of Dallas at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Ojeda’s 4617 Maple Ave. Officers for 2015 will be elected.

November GALA happy hour

Gay and Lesbian Alliance of North Texas holds its third Thursday happy hour at 5:30–8:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Bonnie Ruth’s Bistro at Watters Creek, 916 Garden Park Drive, Building A, Allen.
This week in marriage equality
A U.S. district court in Mississippi heard a marriage case on Nov. 12. The judge pressed attorneys for the state on whether state interests outweigh the interests of same-sex couples who want to marry. The judge is an appointee of President Barack Obama.

The U.S. Supreme Court lifted a temporary stay on marriage in Kansas. Gov. Sam Brownback, however, said the ruling only applied to two small counties from which county clerks were defendants. Couples have begun getting married in the state.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has appealed a federal judge’s ruling striking down the state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. Wilson, who said that he has an obligation to defend state laws, appealed the ruling to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Earlier this year, the Fourth Circuit struck down Virginia’s ban on marriage equality.

The Hawaii Supreme Court is set to hear a same-sex marriage appeal in court, even though marriage equality has been legal in the state for almost a year.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 14, 2014.