This transgender employment program will address the issues, problems and difficulties transgender people face in finding employment. Graduates of the program will be eligible for weekly follow-ups!
Archive for January, 2011
The second organizational meeting of The Aaron Scheerhoorn Foundation for Change will be held tomorrow Saturday, January 29, 2011, 2pm-5pm, at the Houston GLBT Community Center, 1900 Kane Street. Please use the Silver Street entrance.
At the Fort Bend LGBT Political Caucus (FBLGBTPC) monthly meeting, board members were voted on to serve for 2011. Fiona Dawson, 2010 president announced that due to personal and work commitments she is to move back into Harris County, therefore in accordance with the Caucus by-laws, cannot remain as President. However, as there are places for up to two non-Fort Bend residents on the Caucus board, she was voted on to serve in an at-large position. Ms. Dawson said, “I firmly believe in the necessity and value of the Caucus in Fort Bend and will continue to volunteer to see its efficacy as far as I can.”
Concierge Travel, Texas’ largest gay-owned and operated travel agency and tour operator, today announced a special limited rate of $895* on its first all-gay luxury sailing ship cruise to Costa Rica and Panama. Those looking to beat the winter blues can join Concierge Travel for its full ship charter cruise on Star Clippers’ elegant Star Flyer March 6-13, 2011.
We are profoundly saddened by the loss of Ugandan human rights defender David Kato, who was brutally murdered in his home near Kampala yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues. We urge Ugandan authorities to quickly and thoroughly investigate and prosecute those responsible for this heinous act.
Even in tight job markets, it can be possible to find the right employment niche. As a community service, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is offering a free three-week evening employment seminar to help people find their niche.
A local gay man, Edgardo Martinez, was fatally wounded on January 18, 2011, after suffering injuries when hit by a car and thrown into the side of a Metro train near the Reliant Center at about 5:45 a.m. that morning. The accident was a hit and run, and the driver fled the scene. Edgardo died on January 20 at Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), a national, legal services and policy organization dedicated to ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), released a statement today on a new audit reported in this afternoon’s Washington Post, which shows the military spent about $193.3 million from 2004-2009 to fired and replace approximately 3,660 service members discharged under DADT.
On Tuesday, federal regulations regarding patients’ hospital visitation rights will go into effect. These new regulations require all hospitals participating in Medicaid and Medicare programs – virtually every hospital in the country – to permit patients to designate visitors of their choosing and prohibit discrimination in visitation based on a number of factors, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
Be Sociable, Share! TweetFor January 2011 only, the Center is holding First Saturday Queer Bingo on the second Saturday(Saturday, January 8), due to the New Year’s Day holiday falling on the first Saturday. There is also a new First Saturday Queer Bingo location starting in January: the auditorium of our new home, the Historic Dow [...]