On November 7, Grace Lutheran Church pastor Lura Groen is set to become the first LGBT clergyperson received onto the roles of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) since the recent rule changes allowing non-celibate clergy to serve went into effect.
Archive for November, 2010
Rev. Harry Knox, a past member of President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and director of the Human Rights Campaign’s Religion and Faith Program, has accepted the position of senior pastor of Houston’s Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church.
On September 15, City of Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker honored AIDS Housing Coalition Houston, a local housing advocate and social service provider for persons with HIV/AIDS, with a city proclamation. On hand to receive the proclamation were AHCH chairperson Rodney Mills, founding director Matt Locklin, and executive assistant Robert Strange Jr.
Originating in San Francisco in 1998, Transgender Day of Remembrance memorializes those who were murdered due to anti-transgender prejudice.
MONTROSE RESIDENTS ARE SLEEPING a little easier following last month’s arrest of two men thought to be responsible for a string of break-ins and burglaries in the area.
CONCIERGE TRAVEL, THE LARGEST gay-owned and -operated travel agency and tour operator in the state of Texas, announced details on its first all-gay luxury sailing ship cruise to Costa Rica and Panama. The full ship charter cruise will sail on Star Clippers’ elegant Star Flyer clipper ship March 6–13, 2011.
Galveston GLBTQ persons who are searching for community support have a new resource to turn to: the GLBTQ Peer Support Group. Meetings are set for the first and third Wednesdays of the month, with the first meeting scheduled Nov. 17, 7 p.m.
Real estate agents Tim Anthony and Calvin Upton have announced they have joined to form Anthony Upton properties. A native Houstonian, Anthony began his real estate career with Karen Derr & Associates Realty specializing in the Heights and Montrose areas, while Calvin Upton brings to the table his attention to detail stemming from seven years of public accounting experience.
It’s the grand finale of Kindred Spirits Foundation’s 30th anniversary year: the 3rd annual Judy Garland Christmas Show & Sing-Along.