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TRUTH Project Kicks Off ‘We Are Gold’ Annual Fundraiser In Houston

TRUTH Project Kicks Off ‘We Are Gold’ Annual Fundraiser In Houston


The 2nd Annual T.R.U.T.H. Project Kicks Off Annual Fundraiser In Montrose In October.

HOUSTON Oct 5 — The time for TRUTH has come to Houston. The T.R.U.T.H Project kicks off its annual fundraiser In Houston on Oct. 22, 12016 in Montrose. Entitled We Are Gold will be held at Zimm’s Martini & Wine Bar.

The T.R.U.T.H. Project (Telling Real Unapologetic Truths through Healing) is a 501c3 charitable organization that educates and mobilizes LGBTQ communities of color and their allies through social arts that promote mental, emotional and sexual health. The impact on the community is very surreal said Founder Kevin Anderson.

“It’s humbling to have the support of artists and healthcare providers who understand the vision for using the arts as a tool for healing through information, education, and access to resources,” Anderson said.

This year’s fundraiser will include a montage of video clips from previous installments and live demonstrations of spoken word, live music, and visual art to showcase how the T.R.U.T.H. Project connects art and health.

Since its inception, The T.R.U.T.H Project has reached more than 5,000 attendees and continues to grow. Performances are held quarterly and have addressed issues such as bullying, domestic violence, and depression. The Texas State Department of Health recognized the efforts of the T.R.U.T.H. Project and its founder, Kevin Anderson, to use the arts as a vehicle for information, awareness, and access to resources, and awarded a grant that allowed him to extend his outreach by partnering with national recording artist such as Marsha Ambrosius and Chisette Michele. He has also served as a consultant in other cities interested in starting similar initiatives.

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Halloween Magic Promises 2016 Fundraiser To Be Outrageously Funny

Halloween Magic Promises 2016 Fundraiser To Be Outrageously Funny

Houston’s Halloween Magic Roars Back To The Stage This Year Celebrating 25 Years With Honorary Chairs Annise Parker And Kathy Hubbard.

HOUSTON Oct. 2 — This is one of those Halloween parties you do not want to skip. The hilarious election-year satire, mixing risqué Montrose humor with Broadway show tunes, gears up at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church on Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 pm.

Roaring to the stage for its 25th anniversary production, Rand Paul’s Drag Race: Destination 1600 Avenue, directed by Dennis Draper of The Alley Theatre. Maria Todd will host the show.

“We set out to do the most outrageous send up of a political race, set against the backdrop of the antics of a real beauty pageant,” Gary Rodd, veteran Halloween Magic writer and cast member stated.

Some of Houston’s theater luminaries have been cast in honor of its silver anniversary. Mary Hooper plays Melania Trump, Deborah Hope appears as Sarah Palin, and Mark Ivy impersonates Rand Paul.

“We watched Smile, a 1976 beauty pageant movie, and Miss Congeniality for source material. Youtube is an immense help as was the Ru Paul show. We knew we would have five finalists: Rubio, Cruz, Trump, Hillary and Bernie. And we’re going to have a Charlie’s Angels trio of Melania Trump, Sarah Palin, and Bill Clinton,” Rodd added.

Founded in 1988, Halloween Magic has raised over $1 million for Houston HIV/AIDS service organizations. This years beneficiaries include Lazarus House, Legacy, Pet Patrol, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, and Omega House.

Tickets are $50, and may be purchased at, or by calling 713-256-3880.


Annise Parker Named Democratic National Chair Of LGBT Advisory Board

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Annise Parker, former out Mayor of Houston has been named the chair of a new LGBT advisory panel for national Democrats.

The Democratic National Committee announced Friday Parker as one of two co-chairs of its LGBT Advisory Board.

Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, whose tenure as mayor and concluded this month, and HIV/AIDS activist Rev. José M. Román, who worked in numerous aid agencies in New York City during the AIDS crisis, were named as co-chairs to the board, which was launched late last year. –




Mayor Parker Proclaims Children AIDS Day

Houston (FEB 12) Houston Mayor Annise Parker will proclaim February 12, 2010 as Children’s AIDS Day in the City of Houston, announced Rod Castle, CEO and Co-founder of The Osito Foundation.

The proclamation honors the United Healthcare Children’s AIDS Day. The day-long event, presented by Lockton, Inc., will be held at Rice University on Friday, Feb. 12.

In addition to the proclamation, Parker will make a presentation on the “State of The City of Houston; Regarding HIV/AIDS & Houston’s Role as a Worldwide Healthcare Leader” at 2 p.m. Additional elected officials who are supporting the Children’s AIDS Day include Gov. Rick Perry, his wife Anita Perry, as well as Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Sen. John Cornyn and Congresswomen Sheila Jackson Lee.

The conference is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Rice University campus in Hamman Hall located at 6100 Main Street, Entrance 21 off Rice Blvd. The event will be emceed by local PBS television host Ernie Manouse and will include a display of participating exhibitors in the halls adjacent to the main conference venue.

The inaugural conference will launch the Children’s AIDS Network (C.A.N), a comprehensive children’s HIV/AIDS resource organization that disseminates current information to professionals providing care for impacted children and their families. In addition, attendees will receive the first issue of the Children’s AIDS Network Magazine.

“We are thrilled to have the support of our elected officials and excited about the momentous occasion to increase the awareness and education surrounding the impact of HIV/AIDS on families and children,” said Castle.

Additional conference speakers will include AIDS Foundation Houston CEO Kelly McCann; and Director of International Adoption at Texas Children’s Health Center Heidi Schwarzwald, MD. In addition, there will be nationally and internationally recognized experts in the fields of medicine, psychology, law social services, government, entertainment, activism issues. The speakers will share relevant commentary on industry related topics and trends.

Children’s AIDS Day is open to the public and the organization is requesting a minimum $10 tax deductible donation or a new teddy bear for The Osito Foundation as admission.

The title sponsor for Children’s AIDS Day is United Healthcare. Lockton, Inc. is the presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include Texas Children’s Hospital, AIDS Foundation Houston, Cade Michals Entertainment Group, Harris County Hospital District Foundation, Katine & Nechman L.L.P., Legacy Community Health Services, PBS, RE/MAX CityView, Rene Gonzales Online, and The Padgett Group.

For information on sponsorship, contact: Rod Castle, The Osito Foundation, Children’s AIDS Network, at 281-795-5210.For more information on The Osito Foundation and Children’s AIDS Day, please visit