Board Post-Pride 2019 Updates

Happy Post-Pride, everyone!

The Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board had a busy Pride Month! On June 4, Harrison attended the Pride Flag ceremony at MD Anderson Cancer Center on behalf of our Board.

Board Chair Harrison Guy attended the Pride Flag ceremony at MD Anderson Cancer Center on June 4.

Board Chair Harrison Guy attended the Pride Flag ceremony at MD Anderson Cancer Center on June 4.

We were also well-represented at the HoustonLGBTQ Pride Celebration on June 22 (shout out to Board Chair Harrison Guy for being this year’s Male-identified Grand Marshal!).

Pride Houston 2019 Male-identified Grand Marshal, Harrison Guy

Pride Houston 2019 Male-identified Grand Marshal, Harrison Guy

We concluded our Pride festivities on June 25, when members of the Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board gathered at City Hall for a special public reception honoring the spirit of Houston’s Town Meeting I and celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month. Following the reception, Mayor Sylvester Turner presented an exciting proclamation honoring the special day and reaffirming our city's commitment to being a city for all. 

Board members at the Pride reception at City Hall.

Board members at the Pride reception at City Hall.

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We want YOU!

Mayor Sylvester Turner's LGBTQ Advisory Board is accepting applications and nominations to fill board vacancies. Consider joining our work to advance equality in Houston and an all-inclusive city!

Read a description of our board and the requirements to apply here: 

houstontx.gov/boards

We are a working board that meets on a monthly basis as a full board, made up of sub-committees focused on key areas to drive equality and LGBTQ+ rights at the municipal level by providing recommendations to Mayor Turner. We also hold community events and promote the work of local LGBTQ+ organizations and changemakers. This is a mayoral appointment, and each board member is subject to the board guidelines as laid out by the inaugural 49 members.

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June 2018

SAVE THE DATE: June 8th 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM, we'll hold our very first Safe Night Out family-friendly event at Emancipation Park.

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March 2018

Board Members Becca Keo-Meier, Lou Weaver, Monica Roberts, and Melanie Pang presented to the Health and Benefits Advisory Committee (HBAC) of the City of Houston and various other HR professionals within the city to provide education on disparities in transgender healthcare access.

Board Member Dee Dee Watters moved the community with her powerful speech during today’s #MarchforBlackWomen at Emancipation Park. Many board members were present to show their support and solidarity. #TrustBlackWomen

In consideration of our goals of expanding outreach and cultivating relationships, we have launched our speaker series where we will invite various individuals to speak at our monthly Board meetings. Community member/activist Crimson Jordan was our first speaker at our February meeting and he spoke about Dr. Charles Law in observance of Black History Month.

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January 2018

Our board retreat at the Historic Emancipation Park in Third Ward. We are excited to continue our work in making Houston a city for everyone. Thank you to Nancy Sims for facilitating and thank you to our board members for all of your hard work!

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September 2017

Many of us showed up this morning to get back to planning and strategizing how to end discrimination in Houston! Many thanks to The Black Sheep Agency for sharing their gorgeous space and Nancy Sims for sharing her facilitation talents so we could have a very productive post-#Harvey strategy session. We left inspired and ready to roll with the great changes ahead! #lgbtqia+ #leadership #Houston #diversity #equity #inclusion

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June 2017 | Community Town Hall

Mayor Turner's LGBTQ Advisory Board Community Town Hall, June 29, 2017 held at University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

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June 2017 | Vigil for Orlando: One Year Later.

It was amazing to be surrounded by our incredible LGBTQ+ community last night at the Vigil for Orlando: One Year Later. 

The event would not have been possible without the support of The Montrose Center and all our amazing speakers from United We Dream - Houston, Black Lives Matter: Houston, and many other amazing organizations. Thank you, Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen for your beautiful remarks and proclamation!

We are so grateful! Many thanks for sharing your talents and capturing these moments as well, Eric Edward Schell!
#HonorThemWithAction #RememberPulse #OrlandoUnited

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