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Julie Mabry To Be Honored With 2017 Humanitarian Award

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Julie Mabry To Be Honored The 2017 Alexander Hill Humanitarian Award At FACE Awards On November 16

HOUSTON — LGBTQ+ Houston’s biggest award show announces the 2017 Alexander Hill Humanitarian Award Honoree as Julie Mabry of Houston, Texas. The announcement came on the heels of yesterday’s official nominations. The 2017 FACE Awards to be held South Beach the Nightclub in Montrose on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

The FACE Awards, Houston’s largest LGBT award show, will honor Mabry at their annual red carpet gala presented by Avenue 360 Health & Wellness, South Beach the Nightclub and CBS Radio Houston. Keeping with true tradition, the FACE Awards will not be announcing details surrounding the tribute; only saying it will be a ‘great journey.’

Honoree Julie Mabry has been a figure in the Houston LGBT community for many years, starting in bartending, event promotions and owning one of Houston’s most successful lesbian, (all welcome) bars on Washington Avenue. During the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Mabry opened her bar and started accepting donations for flood victims in our community. Beyond assisting with donations, creating Go Fund Me pages for victims, Mabry reached out to Jim ‘Mattress Mac’ McIngvale for help with others in need. Mabry’s undying devotion to keeping Houston Strong, her endless volunteer efforts, and her open heart are what true humanitarians look like.

julie-mabry-face-awards-1024x768 Julie Mabry To Be Honored With 2017 Humanitarian AwardThe first in the FACE Awards 6-year history, the award show producers announced the creation of the ‘Alexander Hill Humanitarian Award.’ Alex Hill, a young gay man whom the award is named after, died in Montrose after being hit. Pride Houston recently honored Hill with the first ‘Rainbow’ crosswalk in Texas, at the location where he died.

“It’s an amazing honor that Alex inspired people with his unconditional love and kindness.” Leo King, a friend of Hills said. “His smile, laugh, and kind aura was infectious.”

“Alex was determined to make the world a much better place than when he entered it and he certainly did,” Casey Ray, a close friend of Hills said. “Though he wasn’t allowed the opportunity to make as much of an impact as he would have liked.”

“We thought how to honor Alex,” said FACE Awards director Cade Michals. “I think by naming this special award after him, it will allow his memory to stay alive in our community.”

The 2017 FACE Awards brings many new categories, and new nominees with over twenty-one categories for the community to vote. Voting started on Wednesday and will continue until November 8th. Some of the new categories include Chef of the Year and Inspiring Hero of the Year. Also included is The ‘Jimmy Carper Trailblazer Award’ an award that will honor LGBTQ+ ‘Trailblazers’ in the Houston community.

Who Is Nathan Neel

Who is Nathan Neel In Houston

WHO IS THIS NATHAN NEEL? MYTH OR MEGA DESIGNER?

Nathan Neel is the creative powerhouse behind Neel Branding, a branding studio specializing in concept design, branding, and design services to businesses of all sizes around the world. Nathan is an accomplished creative artist and enthusiast, and true adventurer.

For more than 5 years, Nathan has worked with numerous clients across a variety of industries – travel and tour hospitality, consumer packaged goods, music, real estate, retail, and healthcare – so it should come as no surprise that expression comes naturally to this branding and public relations consultant. There is no question Nathan is equally comfortable in front of a computer designing as he is in a room full of suits.

In addition to being a branding expert and creative designer, Nathan has written and created award-winning concepts for About Magazine, and co-created, and lead the design team for Houston’s premier award gala, the FACE Awards.

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Nathan Neel

Before devoting his passion to full-time design, Nathan worked with the likes of Teleflora and LeAnn Rimes. Neel is an avid traveler with a ‘Do It Yourself’ itch to scratch. Nathan holds a degree in Business from San Jacinto University with national honors.

As a creative nomad, Nathan travels the world while working on inspiring projects and concepts. You can rest assured, his clients are always the only priority.

Montrose Kroger Donates $5000 To Montrose Center

Montrose Kroger Donates $5000 To Montrose Center

The Montrose Kroger Makes A Donation Of $5000 To Montrose Center To Help Feed LGBTQ+ Hungar!

(HOUSTON) — The Houston Division of Kroger has gifted the Montrose Center with $5,000 to assist the center and help alleviate food insecurity in the Houston, Montrose LGBT community.

According to the Montrose Center, the LGBT community experiences food insecurity at a higher rate than the general population with more than 1 in 4 LGBT adults (27%) – approximately 2.2 million people – experiencing a time in the last year when they did not have enough money for the food for themselves or their families, compared to 17% of non-LGBT adults.

“The Montrose Center cannot do this work alone, however, and the Houston Division of Kroger has stepped up in a big way,”

a statement released by the Montrose Center said.

“For more than 125 years, Kroger has emphasized a customer-first approach to providing quality products, value pricing, outstanding service and an exceptional shopping experience,” the statement continued.

Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, more than 145,000 community organizations, and now the Montrose Center in their most recent campaign, “Proud to Support Equality”. The Montrose Center said in their release.

“Pride Month serves as a time of remembrance for the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York and as a way to honor those who have fought and continue to fight for the rights of LGBT Americans,” Kroger said in a release.

Pride Houston Seeking Volunteers For Pride Celebration

Pride Houston Seeking Volunteers For Pride Celebration

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

Email us at volunteer@pridehouston.org