Mayor Turner's LGBTQ Advisory Board

Mayor Turner's LGBTQ Advisory Board

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We serve as a liaison between the LGBTQIAP+ community and Mayor Sylvester Turner.

 
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Our Goals for 2019.

Data Gathering

Expanding Outreach

Cultivating Relationships


Our Mission

Mayor Sylvester Turner formed our Board following the tragic massacre of 49 LGBTQIA+ individuals, disproportionately people of color, in June of 2016 in Orlando. Our board serves as a direct link between the Mayor's office and the LGBTQIA+ community, providing advice and recommendations on issues.

The board exemplifies the diversity of the Houston LGBTQIA+ community, and consists of White/Non-Hispanic, African-American, Hispanic, Asian , and biracial members. These individuals represent identities from across the LGBTQIA spectrum—including representatives from the gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, intersex, and straight ally communities.

Initially 49 members were appointed as a reverent nod to the 49 victims of The Pulse massacre in Orlando, we are now 39 active members who represent a broad spectrum of voices and action across communities.

The LGBTQ Advisory Board exists to serve as a liaison between the LGBTQIAP+ community and the Mayor.

The Board will provide recommendations on policies that will end discrimination and advance the social, economic and political issues that impact the city of Houston to improve the quality of life for the LGBTQIAP+ community.


Our Board

Harrison Guy

Board Co-Chair

Harrison Guy is currently serving as a co-chair of the Advisory Board. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Urban Souls Dance Company and works in Business Services at The University of Houston. He identifies as a proud Black gay man.

Alan dettlaff

Policy/Engagement Co-Chair

Elaine Decanio

Policy/Engagement Co-Chair

MiMi mccloud

Program/Events Chair

Jeremy edwards

Fundraising Chair

Megan smith

Communications Co-Chair

Aurora Harris

Communications Co-Chair

 

 

Communications

Nick wolny
Gustavo huerta
monica roberts
roger palomino
kEVIN NGUYEN
TOM JACKOBS
HEATHER TAYLOR WENDELL KING

Fundraising

Chris busby
dee dee watters
JACOB SIEGEL
JACQUES BOURGEOIS

Policy/Engagement

Mike Webb
Brandon mack
eESHA PANDIT
LILY PANDO
CRISTAL SOLARES TAMMI WALLACE
sEAN GARCIA
ASHLEY CHOI mESLISSA ALLALA
Mark Chupik
CHARLOES LEWTER IV WADE MAGGERT
KHALIAH GUILLORY BRIAN RIEDEL DANIEL ARELLANO
HOSSEH enad
MARCO ROBERTS

Program/Events

Kennedy Loftin
Tiffany ross RENITA COOKSEY rICHARD DICKSON KAILEY POSTERICK PHOEBE STEPHENSON KALEB ELIJAH VANESSA SCHICK JUSTIN SMITH NICHOLAS ARVIZU ISREAL FAVELA KATIE HARRINGOTON

Organizations Represented on Mayor Turner’s LGBTQ Advisory Board

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Black Lives Matter: Houston
Black Transwomen, Inc.
Epsilon Xi Gamma, Inc.
Equality Texas
Gender Infinity
Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Houston Hispanic Forum
Houston Transgender Unity Committee
InterACT
Legacy Community Health
Lesbian Health Initiative
LYFE Project
Mental Health America of Greater Houston
Montrose Center
Prospanica
The Houston Intersex Society
The Salvation Army of Greater Houston
The Strength In Numbers Project
Transgender Foundation of America
TWCUC and Tha 1st Amendment
University of Houston
Graduate College of Social Work
Victory Fund