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Datebook: June 2007

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Twenty-five local theater companies, including GLBT-centric troupes Theatre LaB Houston, Theatre New West and Unhinged Productions, participate in the 2007-2008 Houston Cooperative Auditions on June 2 and 3 at Stages Repertory Theatre. The nonmusical auditions are open by appointment only to Equity and non-Equity adult actors. Details: www.stagestheatre.com.

Texas representative and GLBT Pride Parade honorary grand marshal Garnet Coleman  speaks about the 2007 legislative session at the Houston GLBT Political Caucus meeting on June 6, 7 p.m., at the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Havens Center. Details: 713/521-1000, www.hglbtpc.org.

Houston Equal Rights Alliance and Houston GLBT Political Caucus hold their monthly community workday on June 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at their office. Details: www.houstonera.org.

The new Scorpio’s Rainbow Poetry Reading Club, a group started by local poet Lesa Jackson, meets on June 9, 1 p.m., at the Houston GLBT Community Center. Details: Jackson, [email protected]

The Men’s Gathering Houston, the discussion and support group for African-American gay men, meets on June 9 and June 23, 6-9 p.m., at the Houston GLBT Community Center. Details: [email protected].

Colt 45’s Houston presents its 35 th anniversary show and awards ceremony on June 10, 7 p.m., at Brazos River Bottom. Details: 713/526-6077, www.colt45s.org.

Greater Houston GLBT Chamber of Commerce board meets at the Houston GLBT Community Center on June 12, 6:30 p.m. Details: www.thechamberhouston.org.

Thomas Street Health Center/Harris County Hospital District and Montrose Counseling Center cosponsor the HIV/AIDS Mental Health Workshop on June 15, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Select-Greenway. No registration fee but space is limited. Details: 713/873-4157 or 713/873-4026.

Mattison Grey, founder and president of Greystone Guides (“Well Coached,” June 2004 OutSmart), delivers the keynote address at the Learn, Leverage, Lead conference presented by the University of Houston Women’s Institute for Learning on June 15, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Conrad N. Hilton Hotel & Conference Center. $365. Tickets: 713/743-1060, www.uh.edu/continuingeducation/wil.

Program for Wellness Restoration and Houston Buyers Club host a free seminar on the prevention and treatment of anal cancer, presented by Eric Haas, M.D., on June 28, 7 p.m., at the United Way of Greater Houston. Dinner provided. RSVP: 713/520-5288.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and St. Hope Foundation present the second annual White Linen Cruise Affair on June 30, 7 p.m., at Moody Gardens, Galveston. $75. Reservations: 713/476-8390, [email protected].

Design for Living, the Main Street Theater-Rice Village production of the Noël Coward comedy (“OutFront,” May OutSmart), has been extended through July 1. $20-$35. Tickets: 713/524-6706, www.mainstreettheater.com.

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