Houston’s Largest LGBT Non-Profit Seeking Volunteers For LGBT Pride Celebration
(HOUSTON) — On Saturday, June 24th, one of the largest Pride event in the nation will take over Downtown Houston, and it can only happen with the help of many volunteers.
This year, expected to be the largest in Houston history, has several open roles and volunteer shifts available. They include: Stage, Family Fun Zone, Arts and Crafts, Route Monitors, Logistics and many more.
If you would like to volunteer for one or more shifts during the Houston Pride Festival or Pride Parade, and help light up the streets in Downtown Houston click here.
Volunteer orientations dates are as follows.
Tuesday, May 23rd –7-8 PM: Room 106 Montrose Center
Wednesday, May 24th – 7-8 PM: Room 106 Montrose Center
Thursday, May 25th – 7-8 PM: Room 106 Montrose Center
Saturday, May 27th – 12-1 PM: Room 106 Montrose Center
Saturday, May 27th – 2-3 PM: Room 106 Montrose Center
Sunday, May 28th – 12-1 PM: Room 107 Montrose Center
Sunday, May 28th – 2-3 PM: Room 107 Montrose Center
The LGBT Facility Will Be Built In Houston’s Third Ward, Less Than One Mile From Montrose.
(HOUSTON) — The Montrose Center announced it’s fundraising goal has been met and will soon launch a new senior housing facility focused on the LGBTQ community. The project believed to be the will the first of its kind in Texas.
According to the Montrose Center, construction is expected to start in early 2018. The facility will welcome all, but the facility will be specifically for LGBTQ seniors.
The new facility will include 112 one- and two-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors ages 62 and older. Also including geriatric primary care clinic; a group dining area; meeting, computer and fitness rooms; a resident library and lounge area; and outdoor recreational spaces.
In a newly leaked YouTube post, a male voice alleged to belong to F Bar owner is heard ‘bashing’ another LGBT club and owner. Owner claims tape was ‘re-done’ to look bad!
HOUSTON – A new leaked recording has hit YouTube. The recording appears to be the voice of a Houston LGBT bar owner ‘bashing’ another club and it’s owner in the LGBT neighborhood of Montrose.
The YouTube video posted on May 3, 2017 identifies the male voice as ‘Erv Palchick.’ The video post visibly shows a of photo of ‘Irwin Palchick.’ The voice speaks about ‘making an anonymous complaint.’ Palchick has not denied it being him, but claims it was “re-done” to make him appear in a negative light.
“I asked my license guy, cause I was going to call about something,” the voice on the post can be heard saying. “He told me it’s totally confidential. You ask them to remain anonymous.”
Back in March details emerged relating to an alleged anonymous complaint filed with the Texas Bingo Commission against Hamburger Mary’s. The restaurant, a national LGBT franchise built around Drag Queens and ‘Charity Bingo.’ The complaint was based on Hamburger Mary’s operating an unlicensed charity bingo night.
“I have a meeting at the lottery tomorrow. You know… Bayou City is a bar…, Hamburger Mary’s is a franchise. Obviously two different businesses. That would mean two different licenses…” Another voice appears in the audio twice throughout. It appears to be another male voice.
Texas Charity Bingo, a division of the Texas Lottery Commission, ultimately found Hamburger Mary’s in violation of Texas bingo laws.
The Commission demanded the weekly charity event to cease. The end of the event meant local LGBT non-profits in Montrose would not benefit.
“And when your dumb enough to run ads about it,” the voice on the recording says. “Wait, wait and see what TABC does because um I’m not going to let it end.” There is no indication on the post as to what the man’s voice is speaking of.
“Oh yeah, when we went to the meetings with Charles Armstrong about the Pride, he was the only one that talked. I got this. I got this connection. He’s a pansy! He’s a big show off, he was at all those meetings. Me Me Me Me Me, I I I I I I, I’ve been with Disney, I owned Richs.”
“He did not own Richs, they threw him out of Richs.” As the recording ends the male voice appears to be cut off. “I think you should. I’m gonna be there tomorrow. I will go to see what’s going on.”
Today, Palchick ‘vented’ to Facebook regarding the recording. Claiming tape was ‘done behind his back,’ and ‘re-done to make him look bad.’ Palchick expresses ‘more important’ things in the community need to be done, like raising money for non-profits.’
An Individual Who Attended Easter Weekend’s Bunnies On The Bayou In Houston Has Been Diagnosed With Meningococcal Meningitis According To Health Officials!
(Houston) – An individual who attended Bunnies on the Bayou on Easter Sunday has been diagnosed with Meningococcal Meningitis, the City of Houston’s Health Department announced late Saturday. Health officials and Bunnies on the Bayou are in the process of notifying attendees.
‘There may be unrecognized cases who were in close contact with this person,’ a e-mail released to the LGBT community from Bunnies on the Bayou explains. ‘This is an example of public health in action in order to prevent further cases.’
“The City of Houston Health Department contacted us about one person who was confirmed and treated,” Josh Beasley, board member for Bunnies on the Bayou explained to About News. BOTB is an non-profit, and one of Houston’s oldest and most prestigious organizations that raises money to help many different LGBTQ charities.
“To our knowledge, this is the first time in 40 years something like this has happened,” Beasley says.
Meningococcal meningitis is a rare but serious infection that can be fatal or cause great harm without prompt treatment. As many as one out of five people who contract the infection have serious complications.
Each year, approximately 1,000 people in the U.S. get meningococcal meningitis, which includes meningitis and septicemia (blood infection). According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 15% of those who survive are left with disabilities that include deafness, brain damage, and neurological problems.
“The epidemiologist said there was a lower risk of transmission in this case, but asked if we would email information out just in case,” Beasley said.
The symptoms include sudden onset fever, headache and stiff neck. Nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and confusion are also symptoms. Symptoms may appear quickly or over several days, typically within 3-7 days after exposure. The virus is not spread by causal contact nor is it airborne.
Officials ask if you have experienced any of the above symptoms please contact your health care provider immediately. For any questions or concerns you may also contact the Houston Health Department at 832-393-5080.