Put Some Gay In Your Day, Dallas!

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Being gay comes with a lot of responsibility. Not only do we have to always be stylish, clever and borderline anorexic, we’re expected to grace every event in Dallas with a smile and a designer outfit that will ensure our photo on every society page in town.

Now we’re not complaining. And we’re definitely up to the challenge. But it’s practically a full-time job keeping our schedules coordinated, not to mention the fact that our inboxes are so full of reminders from LGBT organizations of their upcoming soirees, fundraisers and networking mixers that Yahoo has threatened to shut us down.

Thankfully, one man has dared to take on the task of keeping our events organized for us. From the steam room at Equinox to the Giada deLaurentis book signing last week, every gay was abuzz about the “What’s Your Agenda?” party at founder Steve Weir’s house this past Friday.

The big announcement, in case you missed the bash, was the launch of DallasGayAgenda.com, a site dedicated to being the one-stop spot for every gay event in town. Non-profit organizations simply fill out a quick form to submit their events and voila! The good people at Dallas Gay Agenda add it to the master calendar and suddenly, you’re in-the-know on where to go to be a ho, a mo, or donate some dough.

Now, whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, you’ll no longer have to suffer the humiliation of another Monday morning around the vodka cooler telling your co-workers about how much fun you had at that great Federal Club mixer, forgetting that you’d promised to attend the Passion 4 Fashion event that same night.

Thank you, Dallas Gay Agenda, for making us the Power Gays we always knew we could be.

Subscribe today at www.dallasgayagenda.com

Fort Worth Opera World Premiere
Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Jorge Martín’s “Before Night Falls,” presented by the Fort Worth Opera and based on the memoir of Cuban dissident and author, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990).

It’s a heavy, moving story that you don’t want to miss – as Reinaldo Arenas lies dying of AIDS in New York City, he remembers his beloved homeland before and after Fidel Castro took power in Cuba. Born in extreme poverty, Arenas joins Castro’s rebellion as a teen. As he matures, he realizes that Castro is not interested in a free Cuba after all. A rising poet and writer, he defies Castro when a manuscript is smuggled out of the country and published in France.

Embarrassed by the bad publicity, the regime imprisons Arenas for being a homosexual. After imprisonment and torture, he agrees to stop writing as a condition of his release, but can not handle his “silence” for long. He escapes to the U.S. in the Mariel exodus, but during his newfound freedom outside of Cuba he contracts HIV/AIDS. He rushes to complete his memoir before he commits suicide to end his suffering.

“Before Night Falls” world premiere
Presented by the Fort Worth Opera
Tickets: $17 – $149
Saturday, May 29, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 6, 2:00 p.m.
Bass Performance Hall, Downtown Fort Worth
(817) 731-0726