The Living Library

Jungman Library 5830 Westheimer, Houston

"Living Books" are members of the community who have volunteered their time and their personal experiences as representatives of different segments of society. One of the great features of the Living Library and checking out a Living Book is that there are no such things as stupid questions. Books have been prepared and made themselves available to you to be able to dig deep and find out what you always wanted to know about the book topic. They are familiar with the topics they represent and are available to discuss that topic with "Readers."

Free

Houston Pride Festival and Parade 2018

City Hall 901 Bagby, Houston, TX, United States

2018 marks 40 Years of Pride in the city of Houston. Join us in Downtown Houston where our very own "Stonewall" occurred in 1977 as thousands protested against Anita Bryant's anti-gay campaign.

This event is ADMISSION FREE and open to the public to attend/watch and open to the public (no age limit). No tickets are necessary except for the VIP Parade area. There are no tickets necessary for general admission.

For VIP Parade Tickets: pridehouston.org/vip

The Houston Pride Festival® and Houston Pride Parade® are at the center of the Celebration with an attendance of over 700,000 people every year from all over the world. Come and join all of the LGBT Community in celebrating who we are as a people and how much more we still need to FIGHT FOR.

Town Talk: Being a Transgender & Nonbinary Ally

Hamburger Mary's 2409 Grant St., Houston

In honor of LGBTQIA+ pride, our Town Talk this month will focus on how to be an ally to the transgender and nonbinary community. Lou Weaver, queer transman & transgender programs coordinator for Equality Texas, will moderate a panel discussion with members of the transgender and nonbinary community. Over the course of the evening, Lou will explore the simple language and terminology we can use as allies, when talking about the transgender and nonbinary community.

Register at https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/hcdp/event/1102/

No License to Discriminate: Postcard Party & Happy Hour

Axelrad 1517 Alabama St., Houston

Join the ACLU of Texas and the Transgender Education Network of Texas for a postcard party and happy hour to keep discrimination out of Texas. We need your help to stop SB 17, a bill that would create a license to discriminate against virtually anyone – especially LGBTQ Texans – for religious reasons.

Come out to Axelrad and fill out postcards or submit testimony to your lawmakers. We’ll be there from 6:30PM until 8:00PM so be sure to drop by and make your voice heard. Register to attend via the ticket link above and your first drink is on us!

Free

“Did They Really Just Say That?”

Center for the Healing of Racism 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX, United States

Have you ever wondered how to respond to that totally inappropriate racial, ethnic or homophobic slur uttered by Aunt So-and-So or Mr. Whatchamacallit when you least expect it?  You gasp; you cringe.  But what do you say and how do you say it?

 
Please join the Center for the Healing of Racism for "Did They Really Just Say That?", a dialogue with a panel of veteran Center members about how to respond to racist comments made by friends, families and co-workers.

Free. Donations appreciated

“Two Spirits” film screening

Center for the Healing of Racism 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX, United States

The Center for the Healing of Racism invites you to a screening of “Two Spirits,” an award-winning documentary film.  This film, which will be followed by a dialogue, interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

Free. RSVP required. Donations appreciated

Bystander Intervention Training

Zoom Event

Learn how to help people targeted by identity-based bigotry and harassment. Register today at https://houstonagainsthate.org/BIT This FREE 1.5-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect — from microaggressions to violence — that people with marginalized identities face and the history of identity-based violence. …

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Free

Bystander Intervention Training

Zoom Event

Learn how to help people targeted by identity-based bigotry and harassment. Register today at https://houstonagainsthate.org/BIT This FREE 1.5-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect — from microaggressions to violence — that people with marginalized identities face and the history of identity-based violence. …

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Free

Bystander Intervention Training

Zoom Event

Learn how to help people targeted by identity-based bigotry and harassment. Register today at https://houstonagainsthate.org/BIT This FREE 1.5-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect — from microaggressions to violence — that people with marginalized identities face and the history of identity-based violence. …

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Free

Contemplation & Sound: Unitarian Universalist Tradition

Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

Join the Rothko Chapel for a livestream meditation in celebration of Pride month in the Unitarian Universalist tradition led by Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen and Mark Vogel of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston. This family-friendly offering will include songs of social justice, readings and interactive meditations. Register to receive the livestream link.

Free

Against the Current

Veiga Grétarsdóttir is the first person in the world to attempt to kayak more than 1,200 miles around Iceland, counterclockwise and “against the current.” Veiga’s personal journey is no less remarkable: she was born as a boy 44 years ago in an Icelandic fishing village. Veigar had a wife and family but decided at the …

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The Struggle for Equality: LGBTQIA+ Rights

Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

Join the Rothko Chapel for a virtual conversation on the state of LGBTQIA+ rights in the US with Alphonso David, President of Human Rights Campaign and Adri Perez, Policy & Advocacy Strategist at ACLU of Texas. Alphonso David will address national LGBTQIA+ issues and initiatives, followed by Adri Perez who will focus on the state …

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Free

Bystander Intervention Training

Zoom Event

Learn how to help people targeted by identity-based bigotry and harassment. Register today at https://houstonagainsthate.org/BIT This FREE 1.5-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect — from microaggressions to violence — that people with marginalized identities face and the history of identity-based violence. …

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Free

Bystander Intervention Training

Zoom Event

Learn how to help people targeted by identity-based bigotry and harassment. Register today at https://houstonagainsthate.org/BIT This FREE 1.5-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect — from microaggressions to violence — that people with marginalized identities face and the history of identity-based violence. …

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Free

Rothko Chapel’s World AIDS Day Observance

Online Houston

Vimeo Livestream, 8am CT Free event with suggested contributions $5-10 In commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Rothko Chapel hosts a morning observance to show support and stand in solidarity with the millions of people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS. The morning program includes live music, personal testimonials, and guided reflection. Jeffrey Campbell, Chief Program Officer …

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$5 – $10

Faithful Voter Weekly Online Discussion Group

Online TX

As people of faith and conscience, we believe elections are a referendum on the values that will shape our future. How can we renew our fragile democracy? How do we honor the human dignity of every person? Will we protect our Sacred Earth and our children’s future? What policies will prioritize the common good and …

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Free

“We Have Always Been Here”

Center for the Healing of Racism 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX

Please join us on Wednesday April 5, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 PM, for an intimate conversation with Ethan Michelle Ganz, a trans nonbinary individual, who uses all pronouns interchangeably.  Ethan will talk about his journey through self discovery, self acceptance and understanding. They will discuss how learning about the history of trans and non-binary people in cultures around …

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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required:

Interfaith Justice Advocacy Workshop

Online TX

June 2023 is the perfect time to refresh your advocacy knowledge and set goals for engaging your faith community around issues that impact the planet and its peoples. Why is it such a perfect time? The Texas legislative session just ended, and in September all eyes will turn toward the 2024 elections. Faith communities typically …

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Free

Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying Prevention Virtual Symposium

Virtual

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host its Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying Prevention Virtual Symposium on October 17-18, 2023 from 12:00 to 5:15 PM ET. This two-day virtual symposium coincides with Bullying Prevention Month and will focus on how to prevent extremist hate groups from radicalizing youth and …

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Free

Weelaunee Worldwide: Block Cop City Speaking Tour

Montrose Center 401 Branard Street, Houston, TX, United States

This is an invitation to join a powerful collective action. After more than two years of struggle to defend the Weelaunee forest in southeast Atlanta from the construction of a militarized police training facility, the movement is at a crucial crossroads. This November, there is a call for a mass action to halt construction on …

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Free