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Star-Studded List Of Presenters Announced For 2016 FACE Awards In Houston

Sarah Pepper And Lauren Kelly To Host 2016 FACE Awards

Multiple Reality Stars, An American Gladiator, Miss Texas And Local LGBTQ+ Society & Personalities Join Together For One Night To Honor LGBTQ+ Community For The 5th Annual Face Awards Presented By Avenue 360 Health & Wellness

HOUSTON — DEC 6­— It gets real this year for Houston’s LGBTQ+ FACE Awards as some of TV’s hottest reality stars and national personalities arrive in Montrose to attend the 5th annual award show that honors the LGBTQ+ community in December. The F.A.C.E. Awards presented by Avenue 360 Health & Wellness and Smirnoff Vodka is set for Monday, December 12 at South Beach the nightclub.The City of Houston has proclaimed this day to honor the LGBTQ+ community. Red carpet arrivals at 7PM and award show at 8:30PM. Hosted by Houston award winning Lauren Kelly of Mix96.5FM and Sarah Pepper of Houston’s HOT 97.5 FM. Joey Guerra, Music Critic from the Houston Chronicle and Joy Sewing, Fashion & Beauty Editor from the Houston Chronicle will host the official ‘Live From The Red Carpet’ pre-show presented by CBS Radio.

Rolling into their 5th year, the F.A.C.E. Awards kicks into true celebrity fashion to welcome celebrity reality stars for an evening that is promised to be the ‘VMA’s of Houston.’ Bravo’s hit TV show ‘Married to Medcine’ star Dr. Ashandra “Shan” Batiste  and charming TV reality husband, Richard Cumby are confirmed presenters. Miss Teen USAand Reality TV Star Nicole O’Brian Lassiter known as a former Miss Texas, and her role on CBS’ Survivor is also confirmed to present.

WEtv’s Network’s reality series Sisters In Law   Jolonda Jones will walk the red carpet and also present. Jones is no stranger to reality television. She has appeared on the hit CBS television show Survivor multiple times. But proudly, Jones is a Houstonian, and an outspoken advocate. Currently in production of a new reality show, and a full television camera crew in tow, Jones will grace the red carpet. Jones is currently filming a new reality show. WEtv’s Sisters In Law star Cherrise Traylor, will be joining the crowd that is set to honor some of Houston’s best in over twenty different categories. Traylor is a nationally known personal trainer, a former national football player for the Houston Energy, and an American Gladiator.

Doug Mason, president of Out At The Rodeo, long-time Houston LGBTQ+ legend Ray Hill, along side Lane Lewis are all confirmed to present. The FACE Awards welcomes the ACLU of Texas President Terri Burke as a presenter with Texas’ longest running Senator, Senator John Witmire.

Fran Watson, President of the GLBT Political Caucus joins ABC ReportePooja Lodhia, with Co-President of PFLAG HoustonJeffry Faircloth as presenters. Houston HOT 95.7 FM Morning Show co-hosts Ivan & Lucio, along side Paul Pettie and Joe Fuentes Jr. , Dee Dee Waters, President of Houston Pride Celebration Frankie Quijano, Houston LGBT personality Kofi, the Houston’s Ballet Harper Watters, and entertainer Morena Roas.

Black Lives Matter’s Ashton Woods will proudly present at the 2016 FACE Awards, the award show is geared around equality, and presenting honors to the LGBTQ+ community for the past year.

The F.A.C.E. Awards (First Achievers in Community Excellence) will honor people of the LGBTQ+ community in the following categories: Volunteer Of The Year, Activist Of The Year, Non-Profit Of The Year, Entertainer Of The Year, Bartender Of The Year, Event Of The Year, Business Of The Year, Barista Of The Year, Social Media Personality Of The Year, 10. Employer Of The Year, Politician Of The Year, Nightclub Of The Year, DJ Of The Year, Creative Artist Of The Year, Journalist Of The Year, Community Personality of The Year, Personal Trainer of The Year, Real Estate Agent of The Year, and Philanthropist of The Year.

 Avenue 360 Health And Wellness has been named the title sponsor for the 2016 F.A.C.E. Awards. Smirnoff® Vodka will lend their award-winning name as the official presenting sponsor. Corporate CBS Radio has been crowned title media partner for the Fifth annual award show.

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South Beach Nightclub Does Mannequin Challenge

South Beach Nightclub Does Mannequin Challenge
South Beach Nightclub Does Mannequin Challenge

The Mannequin Challenge landed in one of Houston’s LGBTQ+ nightclubs over the weekend.

The viral Internet video trend where people remain frozen in action like mannequins invaded South Beach Nightclub on Thursday night just in time for the weekly event ‘So You Think You Can Drag.’

The video shoot by Houston personality Morena Roas features many LGBTQ+ personalities and the community like Kofi, handsome gay couples, hetro couples kissing, and South Beach employees, all in a state of frozen, on the dance floor of the mega club.

Funny remark at 0:26 time stamp as the videographer apparently says “Oh Shit.” Shorty after, ‘So You Think You Can Drag’ host Kofi breaks the silence and the crowd cheers.

It is believed that the phenomenon was started by students in Jacksonville, Florida on October 12, 2016 according to Wikipedia. The initial posting has inspired works by other groups, especially professional athletes and sports teams that have posted increasingly complex and elaborate videos.

Chaos At Spire Nightclub Wednesday Night Scare Club Patrons

Chaos At Spire Nightclub Wednesday Night Scare Club Patrons
(Photo by Houston Chronicle)

Popular Downtown Straight Club ‘Spire Nightclub’ Known For Ever Growing LGBT Presence Has Scary Wednesday Night For Club Patrons.

(HOUSTON) — A night out in downtown Houston gets chaotic for club goers, leaving at least two people with gunshot wounds, and other injured as a vehicle drives into a crowd leaving Spire Nightclub.

According to Houston Police, pandemonium broke out in the nightclub’s parking lot shortly after closing. “It’s a really confusing scene at this point,” HPD Lt. Larry Crowson said, “We’re not exactly sure who’s the victim and who’s the suspect in this.”

According to the Houston Chronicle, ‘a fight led three individuals to drive a car into a crowd of people. The car hitting a patron with impact enough to shatter the vehicle’s windshield.’

A club patron in the crowd produced a weapon and fired shots at the vehicle. As the vehicle attempted to escape the gunfire, it hit a utility pole.

Houston Police Investigators are attempting to reconstruct the scene, but everyone involved – witnesses, victims, and perpetrators – fled the scene.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call the department’s Major Assaults Unit at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

Dying Gay Houston Man’s Organs Will Be Donated

Richard Garcia Gay Man Houston

 

Dying Gay Houston Man’s Organs Will Be Donated

Richard A. Garcia’s Organs Will Go To People Waiting For Life Saving Transplants


In the moment of sadness comes a light. Its hard for the friends and family to understand in their time of loss, but as there is sadness in one room; comes the ‘light of life’ in another.

(Houston, Texas)  In the early morning hours of Monday, March 7, 2016 Richard Garcia attempted to enter Texas Spur 527 (in Montrose) in the wrong direction, and hit a guardrail. According to the police report ‘Garcia stopped on the overpass, got out of the car, and fell over the concrete barrier’ to the street below.

For two days, family and friends with the support of social media waited for signs of life. Sadly there were none. Doctors confirmed the families worst fears.

Doctors at the Texas Medical Center’s ‘Ben Taub’ Neurological Intensive Care Unit performed a number of tests to determine if Garcia was brain dead. One of those checks included whether Garcia could initiate his own breath, a very primitive reflex carried out by the brain stem.

According to the American Medical Association a person is considered brain-dead when he no longer has any neurological activity in the brain or brain stem — meaning no electrical impulses are being sent between brain cells.

On Tuesday, Houston Police Department‘s Jodi Silva detailed to About News that ‘Garcia’ had been issued a M.E. number (Medical Examiner) for organ donation. Even though Garcia is still alive, in the United States and many other countries, a person is legally dead if he or she permanently loses all brain activity (brain death) or all breathing and circulatory functions.

Garcia’s accident, and tragic loss of life is not in vain though, currently nearly 134,000 men, women, and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States.

The accident is still under investigation, and “alcohol is not a factor at this time”, according to Silva.