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    commented on Contact Us 2017-06-19 06:29:43 -0700
    I am a transgender female physician who practiced in Houston, TX for 30 years.


    We are in the process of creating LGBT Studios on the ROKU Network. This will be the first network devoted 24/7 with

    programing directed to the LBGT community. This comprises 50 million Americans, most of whom are in the

    critical age 18-45 age range for advertisers.


    Patrick James (sirpatrickpictures.com) and I are creating original content for this network. We anticipate weekly shows

    for the following topics:


    POLITICAL NEWSSEEK TO ELECT AS MANY LGBT MEMBERS AS POSSIBLEDAILY UPDATE ON CONGRESSIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL EVENTS. PROMOTE CIVIL RIGHTS FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR EMPLOYMENT, A FAIR WAGE AND COMBAT PREJUDICE AGAINST FELONS TRYING TO RE-ENTER THE LABOR MARKET.

    MEDICAL. (PROMOTE SAFE SEX) (PROMOTE USE OF PROPHYLACTIC MEDICATIONS TO PREVENT TRANSMISSION OF STDS, ETC).

    PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES

    FASHION

    HOME DECORATION

    TRAVEL

    MONEY MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS

    ENTERTAINMENT NEWS CHANNEL

    PERSONAL INTERVIEWS OF LGBT INDIVIDUALS

    LITERARY REVIEWS OF NEW PUBLICATIONS AND THE ARTS IN GENERAL

    A SARCASTIC-BLACK HUMOR SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE LIKE GAY REVIEW OF THE WEEK’S LATEST NEWS

    CHARITABLE FOUNDATION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF HIV, ALZHEIMER’S, ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTIONALL OF WHICH HAVE A DISPROPORTIONATE EFFECT ON THE LGBT COMMUNITY.

    ENTERTAINMENT COMPETITION FOR ALL FORMS OF DANCE, MUSIC, BALLET, ETC.

    CREATE THE GAY HALL OF FAME IN HOUSTON, TX

    AND MUCH MORE

    Last week we recorded a 30 minute video and a 4 minute demo for the first weekly medical show on the topic

    of “Update on Prevention of the Transmission of HIV Infection.” Patrick interviewed me for this segment. We recorded my

    one hour lesson with one of the foremost voice instructors in the United States (www.HoustonFeldenkrais.com). She has worked with members of the Houston Grand Opera as well as other transgender females. Surgery does not work. Voice training is the only credible means to effectively transform from a male to a female personna.


    We request the opportunity to discuss with you how we could coordinate our efforts. We offer you a weekly (? daily) format to present news and opinion that would be directed to the LGBT community.


    Very truly yours,


    Sharon Kaplan, M.D. (aka Ira Klein, M.D.


    irakleinmd@gmail.com


    346-247-4716


    18515 Bridgeland Creek Parkway

    Apt. 101

    Cypress, TX 77433
    commented on Contact Us 2017-04-18 01:42:04 -0700
    Rosabel Edney
    commented on Contact Us 2016-08-01 20:49:13 -0700
    Hi there,


    My name is Jessica and I work with Faxage. They’re an online fax services company.


    I was looking over your website and saw that you have a blog:http://www.houequality.com/blog. I wanted to reach out to see if I could write an article for your blog. I have a few ideas that I believe would be a good fit and informative to your readers.


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    I appreciate you taking the time to read this email and hope to hear from you soon.


    Thank you and have a great day!


    Best regards,


    Jessica Kane – Outreach

    Faxage

    8484 S. Valley Hwy

    Suite 250B

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    www.faxage.com
    commented on Contact Us 2016-02-26 10:31:08 -0800
    Hello, I need assistance filing workplace harassment against a coworker in addition to filing discrimination and retaliation against my employer. I am coming to you mainly because the company currently only has 11 employees which prevents any of us of being covered by state or federal EEOC laws. My name is Ja Dre’On Robinson and my cell phone number is 832-228-7653 in which you can reach me on or text me at, at any time. Thank you for your time and I hope you can assist me or point me in the right direction. I am an African-American gay male and again I have been harassed by a Hispanic female coworker by being referred to as a “faggot” and “butt-fucking buddy” & when I filed a complaint to HR, I was retaliated against by being removed from the schedule due to recording audio that proved the incident occurred and such derogatory things were stated about or towards me to another coworker. The alleged was not taken off the schedule nor was she reprimanded and now I feel as though If I were not a male, black nor were I gay, it would have been taken serious as well as taken care of. I have gathered all documentation that proves that the work environment has been very hostile, is there anything I can do to ensure I receive the proper treatment?
    commented on Contact Us 2015-11-17 07:08:58 -0800
    Am wanting to know about parking at the TDOR at U of H.
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    commented on Contact Us 2015-11-01 09:31:13 -0800
    There’re facts in the ruling of all politics which do not echo the color of upbringing or the ethics of background but an eternal struggle of ignorance against the enlightenment of knowledge. . .


    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/26/417717613/supreme-court-rules-all-states-must-allow-same-sex-marriages?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20151001&utm_campaign=npr_email_a_friend&utm_term=storyshare
    commented on Contact Us 2015-10-27 12:56:28 -0700
    Question: Though the ordinance does not specifically speak on restrooms, if a transgender male to female uses a public ladies restroom, and if they trans male to female is questioned about it , can they use HERO as a protection of their gender identity and therefore their use of a ladies room if they are trying to use the restroom?
    commented on Contact Us 2015-10-19 21:34:48 -0700
    SO … HERO does allow males to use female bathrooms. You keep saying …with the intent to cause a disturbance. So if he goes in there to use the facilities, that’s okay????
    commented on Contact Us 2015-10-19 09:07:46 -0700
    I would like to purchase some t-shirts and yard signs, please let me know how to go about this.
    commented on Contact Us 2015-10-11 08:18:59 -0700
    How do I get a sign for my yard?
    commented on Contact Us 2015-10-09 23:26:18 -0700
    Hi HOUequality,

    I am attaching a press release about the Rothko Chapel’s support for HERO. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like more information.


    Thanks,


    Chance Hunter

    chance@cadenceenterprise.com

    281-608-9678


    Rothko Chapel

    3900 Yupon St Houston, TX 77006

    www.rothkochapel.org


    Media Contacts:

    David Leslie, Rothko Chapel

    david.leslie@rothkochapel.org

    713-660-1402

    Lindsay Peyton, Cadence Enterprise

    Lindsay@cadenceenterprise.com

    281-636-1361


    The Rothko Chapel Supports HERO:

    Nonprofit Considers Houston’s Critical Human Rights Vote


    HOUSTON – The Rothko Chapel has announced its support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) – a measure that will come on the ballot as Proposition 1 in the November election.


    The city ordinance, introduced by Mayor Annise Parker last year, protects residents from any type of discrimination based on “sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or pregnancy.”


    As Texas is one of more than 20 states that does not have a law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, Houston voters will be asked to decide whether the ordinance stays in place or is eliminated on Election Day, Nov. 3.


    The Rothko Chapel decided to take a stand on the issue during its regular board meeting on Friday, Sept. 18 – voting unanimously to support HERO and join Houston Unites, a coalition dedicated to campaigning for a vote to protect the ordinance. Leading partners and supporters include the ACLU of Texas, Human Rights Campaign, NAACP Houston Branch, Greater Houston Partnership, Anti-Defamation League, National Council of Jewish Women, Unitarian Universalist Voice for Justice and Cathedral of Hope.


    David Leslie, executive director of the Chapel, said the nonprofit’s board began discussing the issue over the summer, when the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Houston’s City Council either needed to repeal HERO or place it on the November ballot.


    “The City Council voted to put it on the ballot,” Leslie said. “Our ultimate decision to support the measure rested on the Chapel’s long record in support of human rights and a belief that this is one of the most important human rights issues that Houston has faced in last decade.”


    Rothko Chapel representatives attended the Houston Unites faith leaders breakfast Thursday, Sept. 24 and then will be working with the coalition to support Proposition 1 including helping to clear up mischaracterizations about the ordinance.



    “Hopefully, our support will add another important interfaith and human rights voice in support of HERO communicating that protecting all from unfair discrimination is an important issue for all Houstonians,” Leslie said.


    He explained that the Rothko Chapel’s mission is to inspire people to action through art and contemplation, to nurture reverence for the highest aspirations of humanity, and to provide a forum for global concerns.


    “The Rothko Chapel welcomes and values deeply the dignity, worth and rights of all people,” Leslie said. “These principles are seen clearly in the genesis of the Chapel, as well as in the programming we do which brings together people from different backgrounds and sectors for dialogue, prayer or reflection and work on common issues.”


    He added that the Chapel’s public outreach efforts call attention to people living on the margins – social, religious, economic and political – and focus on programs to lift them up.


    “It seems not just appropriate but necessary that the Chapel support HERO — especially since it is an equal rights ordinance that supports that equal rights of all people,” Leslie said. “There are similar ordinances in more than 200 cities throughout the U.S. — including other cities in Texas”


    “The Rothko Chapel is committed to building an inclusive and welcoming city where there is no room for covert or overt discrimination,” Leslie said.



    For more information about the Rothko Chapel, visit rothkochapel.org or call 713-524-9839.


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    About the Rothko Chapel

    The Rothko Chapel, located at 1409 Sul Ross St, is open to the public every day of the year at no charge and successfully interconnects art, spirituality and compassionate action through a broad array of free public programs. Founded by Houston philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, the Chapel was dedicated in 197 as an intimate sanctuary. Today it stands as a monument to art, spirituality and human rights. As an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, the Chapel depends on contributions from foundations and individuals to support its mission of creating a space for contemplation and dialogue on important issues.
    commented on Contact Us 2015-09-11 14:35:27 -0700
    I need a yard sign.
    commented on Contact Us 2015-08-25 12:26:34 -0700