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Tamara Jones, chief of staff for City Council member Ada Edwards, will lead a workshop on social, political, and civil justice activism on Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m., at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church. Register: Melissa Rogers, 281/531-8805 or [email protected].

Pride Committee of Houston holds voting for Pride Parade grand marshals on Feb. 7 and Feb. 21, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., at its office. Check www.pridehouston.org for the list of nominees.

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays-Houston considers the controversy over the election of openly gay Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson at its Feb. 8, 2 p.m., meeting at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Details: 713/467-3524, www.pflaghouston.org.

On Feb. 11, Bering Support Network, the counseling program of Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, begins two new facilitated groups: “Recently Diagnosed HIV+” and “Long-Term Survivors of HIV.” Groups meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, preceded by a 6:30 p.m. potluck supper. Register: 713/526-1017.

Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston hosts a Feb. 8, 1–6 p.m., media-training class at the Houston GLBT Community Center for couples participating in a Feb. 13, 2 p.m., marriage-equality demonstration at the county clerk’s office. Register: Christopher Bown, 713/227-1717, or [email protected]

Conrad Hernandez chairs a silent-auction fundraiser for the Positive Art Workshop, the Houston GLBT Community Center art classes for people living with HIV/AIDS, on Feb. 21, 7 p.m., at davidlewisIMAGES/Midtown Photography studio. Details: 713/524-3818.

Longtime community organizer Bob Bouton speaks at “Fourth Sunday History Series” presented by the Gulf Coast Archive & Museum of GLBT History on Feb. 22, 3 p.m., at the museum. Details: www.gcam.org.

Miss the marathon? Meet up with FrontRunners Houston, the gay/lesbian runners group, for regular 3-mile runs, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m., in Memorial Park. Details: http://home.swbell.net/larathon/houfr.htm.

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