Rebecca Covell

Out & Equal post-DOMA panel
The workplace equality group Out&Equal presents a panel discussing life in a post-DOMA era. Panelists include attorneys Rebecca Covell and Timothy Thomas, tax attorney Rob Ruhlin, Citi’s Jill Rorschach and financial adviser Ezra Litton. John Connell moderates.

How can your company adapt to the new post-DOMA environment and continue to attract quality employees? What new state and national changes can we expect to see in the coming months? What do you, as an employee or employer, need to know about how the DOMA decision affects Texas workers?

The free event takes place at Eden Lounge, 2911 Main St., Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.


Carol West


CoH presents ‘Normal Heart’
The theater ministry at Cathedral of Hope presents Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. Set in the early 1980s, the play looks at the early days of the AIDS epidemic.

Among the cast is the Rev. Carol West, local activist Daniel Cates and Todd Whitley.

“I am so excited about this historic production being performed by such a talented cast,” interim Senior Pastor Rev. Jim Mitulski said. “I have taught a seminary course several times called HIV and Theology, and students sometimes ask, ‘Why do gay people from that time seem so angry?’ This play explains that—and also reveals our strength.”

The show is part of the church’s World AIDS Day observance. Two performances will be presented at CoH, 5910 Cedar Springs Road, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Martin Sheen in staged reading
The Dallas Peace Center presents a staged reading of the play, Noahs Ark by Ginny Cunningham featuring Martin Sheen. Inspired by James Douglass’ book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, the play will be staged in eight cities including New York City and Seattle in November.

The staged reading will be followed by a talk back with Sheen, Douglass and the cast.

The reading takes place at Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and benefit the Peace Center.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 15, 2013.