Sheila Jackson Lee Keynotes National Coming Out Day Celebration on October 11
U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, a steadfast community ally, will address the National Coming Out Day Celebration on Monday, October 11, organized by the Houston GLBT Community Center. The yearly event will take place at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Bethel Church UCC (1107 Shepherd at Center), one of the open-and-affirming congregations in the community. Jenifer Rene Pool, who recently announced her candidacy for Houston City Council, is also scheduled to speak. Performing at the event will be poet Lesa Jackson, the Houston Pride Band, MECA (Muticultural Education and Counseling for the Arts) dancer Armando Silva, and more. A reception will follow in the Bethel parlor. There is no charge for admission to the event, which is open to the public.