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the fireworks, light show, and the 20-foot
chandelier. He also says that the bleacher
seating has been extended from
Westheimer to Yoakum and that there will
be more celebrities showcased, as well as
more out of town entries in the parade.
Brines says if there is one thing that
he strives for with the committee it is to
make this event one that is professionally done and that has production value.
He wants the parade to really be something spectacular and to put Houston on
the map in this area. Some may wonder
why there continues to be a need for a
Pride celebration — after all, gay
Americans now have shows like "Will
and Grace" on prime-time television and
a greater awareness both nationally and
world-wide of the GLBT community. But
Brines reminds everyone that even today
a kid can still be beaten up and brutalized for being gay.
Even in an idyllic world, Pride festivities will always give the GLBT community
an opportunity to showcase the diversity
in the community — age, race, gender, talents, abilities — as well as the strengths of
the community, Brines says.
Brines also notes that the PCOH is
always open to and is desirous of new volunteers and committee members. More
information on how to volunteer, and more
Pride Committee of Houston President Nick Brines encourages gay Houstonians to gather for the 2003
parade and view special effects such as a pyrotechnics show and more. (Photo by Dalton DeHart)
information on the many additional leaders of Pride Houston, can be found at
Board of Directors
Fund-raising Director: Carl Bass
Corporate Sponsorships Committee:
Marketing & Promotions Director: Joel
Merchandise Committee: Alan Conover,
chair; Gregory Decker, Helen Cryer,
Norma Jean Lipert, Williams Garcia,
Marketing & Advertising Committee: Jim
Graff, Kelly Bryan, Steve Salamone, Yvonne
Feece, Rebecca Mahaffey, Aaron Blinka,
Shannon Recote, Jim Stewart.
Magazine Committee: Ken Donnelly, editor;
Dean Harris, Bobby Clay, Bill Jackson.
Web Committee: Freddy Torres.
Pride Days Director: Jim Halloran
Events Director: Troy Menn
Cabaret Committee: Ken Williamson, chair
Community Advisory Council Director:
Public & Media Relations Director:
Parade Director: Jack Valinski
Parade Committee: Dick Dickerson, Lynn
Sixkiller, Manny Guitierrez, Bill Burford, Troy
Christensen, Donn Mumma, Gordon Goss.
International & Regional Pride Relations
Director: Mark Willis
Volunteer Retention & Recruitment
Director: Jason Wilson
Volunteer Retention & Recruitment
Committee: Jose Lara and Beth Puryear,
co-chairs; and Chris Alanis.
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