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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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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.

For additional information visit:  www.TruthProjecthtx.org

CBS Radio Houston Bids Farewell To Chad Pitt

Chad Pitt of Mix 96.5FM in Houston, Texas
Chad Pitt of Mix 96.5FM in Houston, Texas

 

 

 

 

CBS Radio Houston Bids Farewell To Chad Pitt


Houston’s Mix 96.5 FM Afternoon Drive Time Personality Chad Pitt Heads To Sister CBS Station In Orlando

The old saying “all good things must come to an end” is starting to ring ever so true on the Houston air-waves. CBS Radio has released that Houston favorite Chad Pitt will be departing Mix 96.5 for advancement with CBS sister 101.9 AMP Radio in Orlando, Florida.

Taking to the Houston airwaves in 2013, Chad has made quiet the impression on the Houston scene. Once labeled as one of ‘Houston’s Most Eligible Bachelor’s’, Chad Pitt leaves behind a legacy of friends, and a handful of non-profits.

“I’m fortunate enough to have made friendships that will last a life-time, particularly in Houston.” Pitt tells About Magazine in an exclusive sit down interview. “Nothing makes me happier than lending my voice to provide positive change in the (LGBTQ+) community.”

Some of the non-profit work Pitt has been involved with includes: Rainbow on the Green, Pride Houston, Diana Foundation, The Montrose Center, Legacy Community Health, and the FACE Awards.  “They all trusted me enough to help convey their message of hope and strength,” he explains  “I will always welcome a chance to come back and show my support for these and other inspiring organizations.”

In Orlando, Pitt will work at 101.9 AMP Radio, a station that has a massive presence with the LGBTQ+ community in Orlando. “Their involvement extends beyond just an appearance; they’re an integral part of every event in which they participate,” Pitt explains. “Recently involved with Headdress Ball benefitting Hope and Help of Central Florida.”

AMP Radio is the exclusive sponsor for AIDS Walk Orlando, and Walt Disney’s One Magic Weekend; one of the largest LGBTQ events in the world.

Known mostly for ‘talking;’ Pitt, featured Universal Studios Radio Hall of Fame, heads off to sunny Orlando with a plush morning drive slot, and station manager title. Born and raised in Richmond VA, Chad Pitt allows About Magazine to do the math on all his cities he’s lived in. Savannah GA, Memphis TN, Orlando FL, back to Memphis, then to Tampa, back to Orlando, then Houston TX, now back to Orlando. We tried. But gave up!

“When I first moved to Houston 3 years ago” Pitt explains his introduction to the city was through the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “I remember thinking, “they fry everything and let kids ride sheep as a sport, I’M GOING TO LOVE IT HERE!”

“Ironic my departure is during Rodeo, it’s like I’ve come full circle,” Pitt said. CBS Radio, which owns Mix 96.5 FM, has not announced who will replace him. Chad Pitt’s last day will be Friday, March 18th 2016.

 

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.