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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.

Free New York Pride Passes

 

Free New York Pride Passes

Are you heading to New York City for Pride? If So Get Your Free Pride Weekend Pass!

header_image Free New York Pride Passes(NEW YORK) – In celebration of Pride Month, party producer Jake Resnicow is launching ‘Pride With A Purpose’. He is calling for the LGBTQ community to volunteer at least eight hours of their time this month for a charitable LGBTQ cause. In exchange, he will give a free weekend pass to his Pride events in New York City, including the Matinée Main Event, a $600 value.

“The Pulse Nightclub shooting was a wake-up call,” he says. “It challenged us to consider how we can help make this world a safer place for the community.”

“It’s important that our guests understand that we have a history of being discriminated against and repressed. Violence against the LGBTQ community is on the rise. The ‘Pride With A Purpose’ program is about empowering people to do more, to donate their time and resources.”

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Those interested in participating in ‘Pride With A Purpose’ may volunteer for any LGBTQ charity, including the Ali Forney Center, the world’s largest agency that supports homeless LGBTQ youth. They serve over 150,000 meals annually, providing youth with three nutritious meals per day.

Another worthy cause is The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens and young adults.

Once a volunteer has completed their eight hours, they may email documented proof to charity@matineenyc.com. They can then choose between the Ultra VIP Weekend Pass (includes admittance to Matinée, M.E.A.T., and Luvboat parties) or the Millennial Pass (includes admittance to Penthaus, U-Nite and Luvboat par- ties).

“My hope is that the initial eight hours impacts participants in such a way that they are motivated to continue volunteering,” says Resnicow.

Jake Resnicow is the leading nightlife producer behind a series of monthly mega-events in New York City, including M.E.A.T., U-NITE and VERS. In 2010, he brought the international Matinée party to the USA with events in New York, Miami, Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego.

This year, he has made a name for himself as a party-giving philanthropist. As the producer behind the annual TrevorLive After-Party, a fundraiser for the Ali Forney Center and the It Gets Better Project, Resnicow has helped raise over $2 million for charitable causes. Most recently, he was tapped to produce the Official After-Party spectacle at Life Ball — Europe’s Grandest Philanthropic Event for HIV/AIDS.

“We can make a living by what we receive, but we make a life by what we give, “ he says.

The Pentaus rooftop party takes place Friday, June 23 11pm – 4am at Copa (268 W 47th St, NYC); Matinee Main Event is Friday, June 23 11:30 pm – 6 am at Stage 48 (605 W 48th St, NYC); U-Nite takes place Saturday, June 24 11 pm – 6 am at Stage 48 (605 W 48th St, NYC); M.E.A.T takes place Saturday, June 24 11:30 pm – 6:30 am at King (237 W 42nd St, NYC); and Luvboat takes place Sun- day, June 25 6 pm – 11 pm at Hornblower (Pier 40, NYC).

For more information, visit the ‘Pride With A Purpose’ website.

Remembering Orlando: Multiple Houston Vigils For Pulse 1 Year Anniversary

Remembering Orlando: Multiple Houston Vigils For Pulse 1 Year Anniversary

Multiple Pulse Nightclub One-Year Anniversary Vigils Planned Around Houston And Montrose!

Remembering Orlando: Multiple Houston Vigils For Pulse 1 Year Anniversary

(HOUSTON) — As Houston’s annual Pride month kicks into full gear the LGBT community is gearing up to remember the victims lost nearly a year ago. The mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando shocked the nation and world when 49 people were murdered in a LGBT nightclub.

As the one-year anniversary approaches, the Houston LGBT community and allies plan to honor the anniversary and those lost with multiple vigils to be held in Montrose.

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Turn Texas Blue and Black Lives Matter have teamed up to honor Orlando with a vigil planned on the eve of the one-year anniversary. “Stand with Orlando Vigil—One Year Later” will be held on June 11 at Hermann Park.

The second vigil to honor those of Pulse Nightclub in Orlando will be held at the Montrose Center on June 12. The event, held one year to the day, has been organized by the Mayor’s LGBT Advisory Committee.

Terror Threat Made Against Pride Parade In Houston

Terror Threat Made Against Pride Parade In Houston
Terror Threat Made Against Pride Parade In Houston

Houston Police Department has launched an investigation into threats made towards the the upcoming Houston Pride Celebration and Parade, that were made on social media.

The tweet read: “There will be a massive shooting at the pride parade in Houston, Texas.” The Twitter account has since been deleted.

“We’re trying to figure out who it is,” HPD spokesman John Cannon stated. “We’re looking into it just like we’d look into any other threat made to someone’s life.”

Pride Houston President Frankie Quijano released a statement in part reading “There will be an increased Houston Police Department and additional security officer presence throughout this year’s Celebration.” Assuming details will not be released to risk security.

Anyone with information about the owner of the account and any possible threats to the upcoming event is encouraged to call 911 or HPD at 713-884-3131.

Houston’s Pride Week runs June 19-26.