On September 17, Pride Houston announced the election of 10 new board members to the group responsible for Houston’s Pride celebration. New members are John Buchanan, Tammy Dowe, Troy Dunnahoe, Robert Garcia, Ray Olachia, Ricardo Gonzalez, Michael Hatcher, Ernie Manouse, Frankie Quijano, and Phillip Slaughter. The new members join current board members, Richard Graber and Meghan Stabler.
“The diverse ranges of professional experience and expertise that our new colleagues bring to the organization will be of great value as we continue the work of making Pride Houston the premiere LGBT organization in Texas,” said Graber, co-chair of Pride’s board of directors transition team.
“Pride’s work in building awareness and bringing a familiar face to this human rights movement is shaping our culture today and helping to grow and develop acceptance of LGBT people,” Graber continued. “There are many victories our community is experiencing, and we are confident that the diverse range of expertise found within the new members of the board of Pride Houston will help advance the important work of this organization.”
“We’re still looking for new members, ideally with legal experience, to fulfill a diverse board,” said Eric Skains, chair of Pride Houston’s celebration committee. – by Nancy Ford