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Houston Voice, No. 1172, April 11, 2003 - File 005. 2003-04-11. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/811/show/786.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 1172, April 11, 2003
Contributor
  • Weaver, Penny
  • Crain, Chris
Publisher Window Media
Date April 11, 2003
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Nark Boline www.houston-realty.com mark@houston-realty.com 213.222.6844 around Houston Keynote speaker announced for transgender unity banquet The lltn annual Houston Transgender Unity Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 26, and the keynote speaker for 2003 will be Lisa Mottet. A Washington, D.C, resident, Mottet is the legislative lawyer for the Transgender Civil Rights Project at the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. Through her work at NGLTF, Mottet assists transgender activists and allies with passing anti-discrimination laws and ordinances that prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and expression at the local, state, and federal level. She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2001 and magna cum laude from University of Washington in 1998. The master of ceremonies for this year's Houston Transgender Unity Banquet will be Don Gill of Don Gill Productions. The banquet also will feature live entertainment and a dance to follow in the grand ballroom of the Southwest Hilton. Tickets are available at unity Jickets® hotmail.com. Individual tickets $40; Platinum Sponsors are $600; Gold Sponsors are $250; Silver Sponsors are $125; and Friends Sponsors (a ticket for someone in your name) are $60. On Saturday, Mottet has requested a round table discussion for all gay activists in the Houston area. This round table will be held at the hotel from noon until 2 p.m. f) MORE INFO Houston Transgender Unity Banquet Saturday, April 26 • Tickets: $40 Hilton Houston Southwest 6780 Southwest Freeway 713-977-7911 • www.brendat.com/iinity.htm GLBT center to mark National Poetry Month Local gay poet Howard Michael will be the featured poet at a Friday, April 11, reading at the Houston GLBT Community Center in Montrose. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will mark National Poetry Month. Other poets scheduled to read include Thomas Blanton, who organizes monthly poetry readings at the center; Aaron Coleman; and Hampton Burt. For more information, contact Blanton via e- mail at thomasiaroadsidezoo.com. The Houston GLBT Community Center is home base for gay. lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals in the metropolitan area and southeast Texas, according to center leaders. f) MORE INFO Poetry reading • 8 p.m. Friday, April 11 Houston GLBT Community Center 3400 Montrose Blvd.. Suite 207 www houstonglbtcenter.org Charity groups benefit from Black Tie Dinner Houston Black Tie Dinner, Inc. has announced that proceeds from the fall event were distributed to the seven organizations selected as beneficiaries of the 2002 Houston Black Tie Dinner. Each of the following groups received $8,000, for a total of $56,000 donated: Bering Omega Community Services, H.A.T.C.H., Lesbian Health Initiative, Montrose Clinic, Montrose Counseling Center, People With AIDS Coalition of Houston and Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church. Dinner officials also announced new members elected to the board of directors for 2003: Rocky Atwood, Bill Lee, Mary Ann McBee, John Parker and William Tayar. The 2003 Black Tie Dinner will be held on Saturday Nov. 15. at the Doubletree Hotel Post Oak, with entertainment by the comedienne and actress Kathy Najimi. best known for her roles in the movies "Sister Act," "Soapdish." and "The Wedding Planner." as well as for her co-starring role on the television comedy "Veronica's Closet." -f) MORE INFO Houston Black Tie Dinner Inc. www.houstonblacktiedinner.org Houston's Krewe of Olympus Texas, Inc. presented a total of $35,000 to five non-profit organizations this month. The money was raised by the group through a number of fund-raisere over the course of several months. From left are Denise Martin of the Krewe; Matt Soiteau of Montrose Clinic; Gary Teixeira of PFLAG/HATCH; Bob hisrgent-oeder of Houston Buyers Club; Krewe member Robert Brooks; and Aimie Couch, Krewe president. (Photo by Dalton DeHart) Krewe of Olympus presents $35,000 to local charities Krewe of Olympus Texas, Inc. ended its fiscal year by presenting checks to designated charities Sunday, March 30, at Santa Fe. A total of $35,000 was donated. Presented with $8,000 checks were the following: The Houston Buyer's Club: Woman's Initiative, Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos, PFLAG/HATCH Youth Scholarship Foundation, and Montrose Clinic, Inc's Endowment Fund. Legacy Counseling Center in Dallas also received a check for $3,000. Supporters and guests at Olympus Ball XXXUI "Colours" helped fhe group raise funds for the non-profit organizations. In addition, many people donated at various fund-raising activities that occurred throughout the year to assist the Krewe. The of Olympus - Texas, Inc. is a Mardi Gras Krewe, now based in Houston, that originated in New Orleans in 1970. This is one of the largest predominately gay Krewes in the United States, although membership is open to all. The organization's principal aims are to perpetuate and continue Mardi Gras traditions and to raise money for community charities. In fhe last six years, the Krewe has donated more than $140,000 to Houston and Dallas charitable organizations. PENNY WEAVER O MORE INFO Krewe of Olympus Texas Inc. 713-683-1867 • www.mardigrastexas.com
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