Local Briefs • 05-30-14

Evening of Hope for AOC
The annual Evening of Hope gala is the largest fund-raising dinner for HIV/AIDS in Fort Worth and benefits the programs and services of AIDS Outreach Center. Each year, hundreds of AOC’s most dedicated donors and supporters come together to celebrate recent achievements and honor those who have made a substantial impact locally in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Evening of Hope, River Crest Country Club, Fort Worth. May 31. Tickets at AOC.org

All-Girl band entertains Gray Pride
The Old School All-Girl Band makes a return visit to the Gray Pride Café on May 30. Old School is a newly formed band playing mostly folk music as well as a few original songs. All band members are over 30 years old and all are former or current teachers. They entertain with their unique blend of musical traditions, utilizing voice and stringed instruments. Food and beverages will be served.

Gray Pride Cafe, May 30. 5–8 p.m. Free but donations are appreciated. For info, contact Shelley Hamilton at 214-821-4501.

Religious activists honored
Center for Theological Activism honors four religious activists for their work in the LGBT community.

Those being recognized are Kim Batchelor, coordinator of the Dallas Area Christian Progressive Alliance and a member of Northaven United Methodist Church; the Rev. Dr. Stephen V. Sprinkle, a Baptist minister who is professor of practical theology at Brite Divinity School; the Rev. Dr. William K. McElvaney, a Methodist minister who recently performed a same-sex wedding; and Dr. Rita Cotterly, a Roman Catholic who founded the Sexuality Education Center and PFLAG Fort Worth.

Center for Theological Activism binds diverse people of faith together in educational and activistic communities that will work jointly to break down walls of oppression and marginalization.

Bridge Bistro, 921 N. Riverfront Blvd. May 30 at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation for dinner is $10.

Transgender film screening
A screening of the film Just Gender benefits Resource Center on June 3. The film explores what it means to be transgender, as well as the differences and misperceptions between sexual orientation and gender identity. $10. Pre-screening happy hour at 6:30 p.m. followed by 7:30 p.m. screening. Studio Movie Grill — Spring Valley, 13933 N. Central Expy, Dallas. For tickets, visit MyResourceCenter.org/just-gender.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 30, 2014.

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