World AIDS Day Dallas set for Dec. 1 at Main Street Garden downtown

More than 30 sponsors and partnering organizations will participate in World AIDS Day Dallas on Dec. 1, according to the event’s steering committee. The businesses, individuals, nonprofit organizations and community groups will come together with the goal of “getting to zero” — zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.

Community leaders and AIDS activists will speak as part of the program, which includes local musicians and entertainers. A healthy living expo will run throughout the event.

AIDS Interfaith Network is hosting the event and heading up planning. Partnership and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact AIN’s Travis Gasper at 214-500-9101 or

World AIDS Day Dallas will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Main Street Garden, 1900 Main St. in downtown Dallas.

Partners for World AIDS Day Dallas are A Sister’s Gift, AIDS Arms, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, AIDS Interfaith Network, AIDS Services of Dallas, AIDS Walk South Dallas, Bryan’s House, Cathedral of Hope, DFW Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund, Home for the Holidays Texas, Kidscapes Foundation, Lambda Legal, Legacy Counseling Center, Legal Hospice of Texas, ONE Campaign, Parkland Client Advisory Board, Razzle Dazzle Dallas, Resource Center Dallas, RESULTS, The Afiya Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Sponsors for the event are AIDS Interfaith Network, Avita Drugs Pharmacy, Downtown Dallas Inc., ThinkHaus Creative, BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, Caven Enterprises, Corner Bakery, John Altier, Texas Instruments and The UPS Store on Cedar Springs.

Dallas to mark Transgender Day of

Remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 18

Dallas’ Transgender Day of Remembrance observance will be from ­6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

Throughout the world, people gather every year to pay respect to transgender and gender-variant victims who are killed by hate crimes and to call attention to the threats of violence transgender people face every day.

Dallas TDOR is sponsored by Cathedral of Hope, Transgender Education Network of Texas, HRC Dallas/Ft. Worth Steering Committee, GEAR, Trans Pride Initiative and Black Transmen Inc.

There is no charge to attend this event. For questions, contact Oliver Blumer at

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 9, 2012.