Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue.

• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guest is Rawlins Gilliland; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community (UBE Connected) at 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at 3116 Commerce St., Suite C; Core Group Meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.; Fuse game night every Monday evening except the last of the month at 8 p.m. at the Fuse space in the Treymore Building, 4038 Lemmon Ave, Suite 101; FuseConnect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. For more information call or e-mail Jalenzski at 214-760-9718 ext 3 or


• Through May 30: Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Scarborough Faire features 200 quaint shoppes, food and grog from around the world, swordplay, comedy, birds of prey, magic and more. Weekends from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Scarborough Village, 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie.

• April 15: North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Excellence
Eleventh annual event honors awards in business excellence and to legislative champions at Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Fwy.

• April 16: Gaybingo
Monthly fundraiser for Resource Center takes place 6-9 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information,
call 214-540-4458 or email

• April 16: Oak Lawn Band presents ‘Storytellers’
Music from movies, theater, children’s folk tales and more. 3 p.m. at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn Ave.

• April 17: TCGPWA general meeting
Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association holds a general meeting at 3 p.m. at Barron House, 516 College Ave, Fort Worth.

• April 19: Stonewall Democrats of Dallas meeting
Resource Center CEO Cece Cox is the speaker. 6:30 p.m. at Vixin Lounge at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St.

• April 21: Rainbow LULAC officer installation
6:30 p.m. at Havana Lounge, 4006 Cedar Springs Road.

• April 21: Taking Back Oak Lawn screening
USA Film Festival premieres Steven Pomerantz’s documentary about last fall’s Oak Lawn attacks. 6:30 p.m. at Angelika Theater, 5321 E Mockingbird Lane.

• April 21: Dawn Lundy Martin at WordSpace
Poet Dawn Lundy Martin whose poetry collections include Discipline appears as part of the WordSpace series at 7:30 p.m. at South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave.

• April 22: 10th Annual FashionCITED Show
Annual fashion show and fundraiser for Legal Hospice of Texas. 8 p.m. at Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas.
For additional information e-mail Kamesha Gibson at For tickets and more information visit

• April 22-24: Earth Day Texas
10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Fair Park, 1121 1st Ave.

• April 23: It’s My Park Day
Celebrate the renovation and rejuvenation of Maria Luna Park in Oak Lawn and hear about plans for additional changes to the park. From 9-11 a.m. at Maria Luna Park, 4500 Maple Ave.

• April 24: Second night Passover Seder
Congregation Beth El Binah celebrates the second night of Passover with a seder at 5:30 p.m. at Deli News, 17062 Preston Road. $60 members, $65 non-members.

• April 25-May 1: National Black Transmen Conference
Fifth annual National Black Trans Advocacy Conference and awards gala. The Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum, 14901 Dallas Parkway.

• April 27: Dallas PrEP Summit
Black AIDS Institute. BTAN, African American HIV University and AIDS Arms present discussions on PrEP issues. Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Event from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch provided. Meadows Conference Center,
2900 Live Oak St. Register at

April 28: I Am Jazz Book Reading and Discussion
Youth First and LEAGUE at AT&T will host a book reading and panel discussion to support transgender youth, at 7 p.m. at Youth First. Open to the public but registration encouraged at

• April 30: Steve Grand in concert
Steve Grand appears in concert. Chris Chism, who’s been in the studio working on his first single “Don’t Stay There,” also performs. Concert begins at 7 p.m. at Cathedral of Hope 5901 Cedar Springs Road.

• April 30: Free day at the zoo
Free day at the zoo for residents of council districts 1, 2, 7 and 14 (council members Adam Medrano, Philip Kingston, Scott Griggs and Tiffinni Young). Proof of residence required. Begins at 1 p.m. at Dallas Zoo,
650 S. R. L. Thornton Freeway.


• May 1: A Privileged Encounter: My Unique Experience with President Bill Clinton, 1987-2000.
Congregation Beth El Binah welcomes Rabbi Gene Levy of Little Rock who discusses his new book at 7:30 p.m. at Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road.

• May 4: LifeWalk Kickoff Party
A silent auction and hors d’ouevres are featured at 2016 LifeWalk’s kickoff from 6:30-9 p.m. at 3015 at Trinity Groves, 3015 Gulden Lane.

• May 6-8: The Grace Project
The world’s largest conference for women living with HIV takes place at a hotel in the Coit/LBJ area. For more information contact Angela Huddy at Legacy Counseling Center at or 214-520-6308 ext. 384. Information at

• May 10: Awareness about the care needs of LGBT older adults
Light dinner, the film Gen Silent and a panel discussion about challenges of LGBT aging in our culture presented by Ed-U-Care. 6 p.m. at The Senior Source, 3910 Harry Hines Blvd.

• May 12: Outrageous Oral 20
The Dallas Way’s oral history project welcomes Dickie Weaver, Mary Mallory and Michael Doughman at 7 p.m. at the Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road. (New location because of construction in the Rose Room).

• May 13-14: Contemporary Relationships Conference
Learn and discuss ways to strengthen LGBTQ dating, relationships, and parenting with over 30 international and national speakers from 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. on May 14. Pre-conference institutes take place May 13. Both events are held at St. David’s Bethell Hall, 301 E. 8th St., Austin. For more information and to register visit e-mail

• May 14: Bloomin’ Ball
Ron Corning is the honorary chair of Sewing Seeds of Hope benefiting AIDS Interfaith Network at 5 p.m. at Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway.

• May 14: TAG’S Annual Ball
“007: A Night With Bond,” Tyler Area Gays’ 2016 Annual Ball, features casino tables, cash bar, live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and more. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door; student tickets are $35. For tickets and more information visit For information email or call 903-312-2081. 6 p.m.-midnight, at Holiday Inn Tyler South Broadway,
5701 S. Broadway Ave.

• May 14: MetroBall Winstar Casino Party Bus Trip
Buses leave Sue Ellen’s parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and Collin Creek Mall at 9 a.m. Arrive Winstar Casino at 10:30 a.m. and depart Winstar at 2 p.m. Arrive Plano at 4 p.m. and Dallas at 4:30 p.m. $75 for one person, $125 for two and $150 for three. Proceedas benefit the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund and MetroBall. Tickets at

• May 15: 33rd International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
AIDS Walk South Dallas presents the local observance from 3-5 p.m. at Cosmopolitan Congregation of Dallas, 1812 N. Haskell St.

• May 20: Dallas-area Intercollegiate LGBTQ Happy Hour
Texas Exes, SMU and TCU diversity groups host a happy hour to increase professional and social contacts between groups and individuals and support schools’ LGBTQ students, faculty and alumni.. 5-7 p.m. at Sushi Zushi West Village, 3636 McKinney Ave. Ste. 150. For more information e-mail Paul von Wupperfeld at

• May 21: AIDS Outreach Center Evening of Hope Benefit Gala
Benefits AOC’s services and programs. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. at Worthington Hotel, 200 Main St., Fort Worth. For tickets and more information call 817-916-5224.

• May 21: Orange is the New Bingo
Monthly fundraiser for Resource Center takes place 6-9 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, call 214-540-4458 or email

• May 21: Public grand opening LGBT Community Center
Resource Center holds an open house at its new building from 10 a.m.-noon at 5750 Cedar Springs Road.

• May 23: Stonewall 20th anniversary reception
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas celebrates its 20th anniversary with a reception and fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. in the  Assembly Room, Resource Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road. $50.


• June 3: Metroball
Debbie Gibson and Tiffany headline Metroball, the annual fundraiser for the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund. S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road.

• June 11: Longview Pride

• June 18: Beach Blanket Gaybingo
Monthly fundraiser for Resource Center takes place 6-9 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, call 214-540-4458 or email

• June 23: Sneak Peak Party
Black Tie Dinner announces some of its speakers and entertainment at Park Place Motors, 6113 Lemmon Ave.



Dawn Lundy Martin’s collections include Discipline, which won the Nightboat Books Prize, and A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering, which was selected for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize.
She was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Martin appears as part of the WordSpace writers series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave.



Oak Lawn Band presents ‘Storytellers,’ music from movies, theater, children’s folk tales and more at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn Ave.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 15, 2016.