FeaturesMeet the Marshals 2022

Danielle Houston

Pride Houston 365's Ally Grand Marshal

Danielle Houston (photo by Frank Hernandez)

42, She/Her

“Being recognized in my hometown by the communities that have made me who I am almost seems too good to be true. I am excited, humbled, and motivated to continue to do the work, to serve our communities, and represent Houston Pride to the best of my abilities. This vote puts HIV advocacy at the forefront of Houston Pride!”

Known for: Advocating with and for communities impacted by the HIV epidemic. Houston has a psychology degree from Boston University and a public-health degree from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She joined Gilead Sciences in 2017 to become a community liaison. As a treatment advocate and public health specialist with expertise in epidemiology, it is her responsibility to advance health literacy by educating both her peers and the local community.
Favorite cause: Women’s reproductive rights
Dream to change the world: Racial, gender, sexual, and health equity
Ultimate life mission: To travel the world having adventures while enjoying good people, good food, and sharing joy.
Favorite hashtag: #BGM (Black Girl Magic) and #FOE (Family Over Everything)

For more information on Pride Houston 365’s June 25 celebration, go here.

This article appears in the June 2022 edition of OutSmart magazine.


Marene Gustin

Marene Gustin has written about Texas culture, food, fashion, the arts, and Lone Star politics and crime for television, magazines, the web and newspapers nationwide, and worked in Houston politics for six years. Her freelance work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle, Austin-American Statesman, Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Texas Monthly, Dance International, Dance Magazine, the Advocate, Prime Living, InTown magazine, OutSmart magazine and web sites CultureMap Houston and Austin, Eater Houston and Gayot.com, among others.
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