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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

 

EXCLUSIVE: Dallas Pride Announces New Executive Director

Jaron Turnbow Executive Director Dallas Pride LGBTQ Exclusive

EXCLUSIVE: This past Thursday, Jaron Turnbow — a thirteen year veteran of Dallas Pride — was announced as the organization’s newest executive director just a week out from the Dallas Pride Celebration.

(DALLAS) – Dallas LGBTQ celebration committee, Dallas Pride, has appointed a new executive director to its board of directors. Jaron Turnbow, Dallas Pride’s newest leader, has been worked under current executive director, Michael Doughman, for several years and has spent thirteen with Dallas Pride. He has worked as head of the organization’s parade committee most recently.

jaron EXCLUSIVE: Dallas Pride Announces New Executive DirectorTurnbow gave us a brief interview (with an extended interview on camera to come).


Anthony Ramirez:  How long have you been with Dallas Pride and how are you feeling?

Jaron Turnbow: I’ve been with Dallas Pride for 13 years now, and it’s been a great 13 years. I’m still letting it sink in, [because] this is a huge responsibility. To oversee events that bring the LGBTQ community together and new ways to better pride — it’s a lot of pressure. I’m extremely confident for the coming years of Dallas Pride. We have an amazing Pride Committee who dedicate way more hours than the general public realize; and they are just an amazing group of people. We add new committee members every year and it’s just awesome to be a part of this family. But now, as executive director, it’s scary. But I’m ready to rock-and-roll Pride. That’s what I keep telling everyone, “Let’s rock-and-roll Pride!”
What’s your goal going forward for Dallas Pride? 
My goal is to grow the event. We are already talking about ideas for 2019 and 2020. Usually we would take a few months off after Pride to recoup, but we’re already working on ideas and how to make them happen, even before the 2018 Pride event has taken place. A few years ago, a lady told me that she brought her gay sister to Dallas Pride. It was her and her sister’s first Pride ever. She told me how happy it made her to see her sister have so much fun and to be herself. Those stories are why we work so hard to put these events together. For one weekend, everyone, and I mean everyone, can come together and celebrate each other. I tear up every year at the end of the parade as we follow the last entry down the parade route. To see everyone cheering, having fun, and being themselves — it’s a powerful thing. Together, we are stronger. Our goal is to be able to bring more people together by growing the event and throwing the best party we can. Another goal is to grow our LGBTQ Teen Pride. Amanda [Robinson] has worked hard to make it what it is today. The teens are our future, they need to know they have support from the older generations.
Describe yourself in three words.

Wow, three words huh?

“I need Dr. Pepper”? [Smiles]. Okay, no. Creative, optimistic, compassionate.


Dallas Pride kicks off with its festival next Saturday, September 15th, and its parade next Sunday, September 16th. Headliners include Asia O’Hara and Thea Austin.

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36th ANNUAL HOUSTON L.G.B.T. PRIDE CELEBRATION First Ever LIVE!

36th ANNUAL HOUSTON L.G.B.T. PRIDE CELEBRATION First Ever LIVE!

HOUSTON – (MAY 14,2014) Pride Houston, Inc. announced today that the Houston Pride Parade, the fourth largest pride parade in the U.S., will be available for viewing on live television for the first time ever in its 36-year history. The live broadcast will be produced in partnership with AbOUT Magazine and Houston MediaSource, and will air on HMS-TV channels Comcast 17, AT&T U-Verse 99, Phonoscope 75, TV Max 95, Sudden Link 99 and will stream live on www.about-online.com. Hosting the live broadcast is Sarah Pepper of Houston’s New Hot 95.7 FM, Chad Pitt of Houston’s Mix 96.5 FM and the talented Nina Lambardo.

“Though thousands flock to the annual parade, we know that there are still many more who would love to be a part of the parade but aren’t able to,” says Cade Michals, Publisher of AbOUT Magazine. “With this being one of the largest pride parades in the world, we know that lots of eyes will be glued to their screens to see how Houston celebrates its pride.”

“Pride is excited to offer a new way for people to experience the 4th largest pride celebration in the U.S.,” says Frankie Quijano, President of the Pride Houston Inc. “The telecast will open up the parade to not only those in the greater Houston area but around the state and country.”

For more information about the “Houston LGBT Pride Celebration” broadcast please visit www.about-online.com/pridelive.

About Pride Houston

For more than 35 years, Pride Houston Inc. has been a central part of the local LGBT community. Its core mission is to strengthen equality and increase awareness around issues important to the LGBT community. Pride Houston Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. More information is available at www.pridehouston.org.

About AbOUT Magazine

AbOUT Magazine launched it’s first printed publication in Houston in November of 2008 and has since grown to include the entire Texas market. AbOUT Magazine’s dedication to the Texas community grows each year. In 2012 launching the widely praised F.A.C.E Awards – a live award ceremony honoring HEROs in the community; AbOUT strives to combine hip and current news into a format that keeps its reader intrigued and begging for more. More information on AbOUT Magazine is available at www.about-online.com .

About Houston MediaSource

Established in 1987, Houston MediaSource (HMS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization that is home to Houston’s public access cable TV channel and online radio station, HMS TV and HMS Net Radio. HMS provides Houstonians with the education and equipment that is needed to produce their own unique shows. More information about Houston MediaSource is available at www.hmstv.org.

Austin Pride Fashion Show To Feature Lance Bass And Celebrities From Project Runway

Austin Pride Fashion Show To Feature Lance Bass And Celebrities From Project Runway

4th Annual WERK! Fashion Show Featuring Designers FromLifetime’s ‘Project Runway’

The Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation (AGLPF) is set to produce the 4th Annual WERK Fashion Show at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on Saturday, August 20, 2016, hosted by N’Sync’s Lance Bass and YouTube Sensation Coco Peru.

Adding to the already A-List line up,  special performances include the #1 Cher Impersonator in the World Chad Michaels, ‘Queen of Electro’ Luciana (I Like That, I’m Still Hot) and the ‘Bionic Artist’ Viktoria Modesta (Prototype).

The WERK Fashion Show raises funds for essential nonprofits and programs in Austin, including: Austin Galano Club, AIDS Services of Austin, Project Transitions, OutYouth and Transgender Education Network of Texas.

 

The show will feature ten designers of Lifetime’s ‘Project Runway’: Austin’s own Daniel Esquivel, Ari South, Casanova, Alexander Pope, Emily Payne, Joshua Christensen, Christopher Straub and Rey Ortiz. Additionally, Pride Austin has added local designer Midi Soliz of Black Cross and Danny Nguyen.

Austin Pride offers a full week of events, starting with the WERK Fashion Show on Saturday, August 20th, 2016. The week will include the Austin Pride Parade and Festival.

For a full entertainment lineup & schedule of events visit: www.AustinPride.org