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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

 

LGBT+ Senior Living Facility To Be Built In Midtown!

LGBT+ Senior Living Facility To Be Built In Midtown!

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.


Rendering2 LGBT+ Senior Living Facility To Be Built In Midtown!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.

Houston LGBT Club Owner Appears To Bash Another Club, Owner, In Leaked YouTube Post!

Houston LGBT Club Owner Appears To Bash Another Club, Owner, In Leaked YouTube Post!

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.

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Facbook post by Irwin Palchick

“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.

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Facebook post made by Palchick on May 5, 2017

“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.’