Pictures of the 27th Unity Banquet ARE UP!

2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet was our biggest yet! 
Click the link below to see some of the great moments! 
We look forward to sharing video footage next!

Houston will have our biggest Unity Banquet!

Update on Unity Banquet: 


We’re ON for the banquet✅

Multiple paths to the hotel will be dried out before tomorrow ✅

The hotel was not damaged by the rain✅ 


Follow driving and weather here:

https://www.khou.com/mobile/article/news/local/tropical-depression-imelda-flooding-houston-thursday/285-2b0fdc70-0b65-4c6a-85b6-553b8d36a71a?FbFridayAM?FbFridayAM


Follow chat on Unity Banquet here:


https://www.facebook.com/events/2071950689777662/?ti=icl

Call for hotel directions or questions here:

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hougi-sheraton-north-houston-at-george-bush-intercontinental/


See you there!

HTUC




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We are excited to announce that Vica Papp will be returning to Houston to speak at the 2019 Houston Transgender Unity Ba

 Vica is a forensic speech scientist specializing in mining speaker characteristics and biometrics from large data bases with a background in forensic text linguistics, as well as in theoretical and applied linguistics and is currently a Forensic Speech Science Lecturer at University of Canterbury New Zealand.

Vica spent a lot of time working with the Houston transgender community while pursuing a PHD at Rice.

While in Houston the week following the banquet Vica will be offering group and individual voice classes for those one wishing to masculinize or feminize their voice and speech. The classes will be September 22 – Sept 27.
For more information click here!

2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet

State Representative Jon Rosenthal to open the 2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet!
The Houston Transgender Unity Committee (HTUC) is pleased to announce that District 135 State Representative Jon Rosenthal will deliver opening remarks for this year’s banquet. For more information Click here!

Join us for Pride

Summer of 69 is this years theme for Pride Houston. Houston Transgender Unity Committee will walk in Pride and Transgender Foundation of America will display the Transgender Archives in the History Tent during the festival. May we celebrate all the victories and keep moving forward! 
The following events are best watched through these public Face Book invites. That allows us to let you know of any changes through the events.










We Miss You!

It's that time for the year where 2019 planning for the Unity Banquet has begun!
Soon we will have Sponsored tables, Individual Seating, Event Announcments!

Until then please share our Education Scholoship with those in need!
Enjoy some of the speeches here and on Transgender Foundation of America site!


Welcome Shane Whalley as one of our 2018 Speakers!

Shane Whalley, LMSW, is a social justice educator and consultant. Ze is the owner of Daring Dialogues Consulting, that offers consultation and workshops on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) identities, as well as on sexism, on the concepts of power, privilege and oppression, and cultural humility. Shane received hir’s Master’s degree in Social Work at UT and is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW). Shane has been an Adjunct Faculty member at the School of Social Work since 2003 and has taught classes on LGBTQIA identities, social justice frameworks, and introductory classes to the field of Social Work.  Shane is the 2017 Alum of the Year for the UT School of Social Work and the 2011 recipient of Texas Exes Teaching Excellence award. This year ze spoke on a panel at SXSW Interactive called, “How Gender Fluidity Recasts Brand Engagement.”  Shane was the Education Coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Center at UT for seven years and has worked as a psychotherapist in several non-profits in Austin, working mostly with LGBTQIA clients.  Most importantly, in 1994 Shane went to a talk by Leslie Feinberg and hir life was changed forever!

Purchase your tickets now for September 18, 2018 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet!



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Welcome Trudie Jackson as one of our 2018 Speakers!

Trudie Jackson a member of the Navajo Nation and identifies as a 5th gender person.  Her clans are Bitterwater and Folded Arms People, then the Mexican People and Yucca Strung Out In A Line.  Originally from Teec Nos Pos, Arizona, but currently reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She is a 2nd year doctoral student at the University of New Mexico in American Studies with researching focusing on American Indian Transgender Women in Urban Areas.

Trudie has been a community activist and social justice advocate by standing up for communities of color inclusion in spaces often occupied by non-person of color including American Indians.  She founded the Southwest American Indian Rainbow Gatheirng, which is currently in its 8th year in Phoenix, Arizona that addresses health disparities of American Indians that identify as Two Spirit (SLGBTQ).  Her tireless advocacy lead to receiving the Marty Prairie Red Ribbon Award from the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center in 2008 for her strong voice, action, and leadership in tribal (urban/rural) communities.  In 2017, she was awarded the Equality Arizona Skip Schrader Spirit of Activism Award at the It Gets Better Conference in Tucson, Arizona.  Since relocating to Albuquerque, New Mexico, she is a Board member for the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico.  Recently presented at TPATH in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 2017 by sharing her experience of utilizing the Indian Health Service as an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe of the US.  

Trudie's educational journey would not have been possible without the financial assistance from the Phoenix Pride Scholarship, Udall Foundation Scholar in 2011, American Indian Services, Office of Navajo Nation Student Financial Assistance (ONNSFA), and Teec Nos Pos Student Chapter Financial Assistance.  She is a four time POINT Foundation Semifinalist and continues to apply to one day become a POINT Scholar.
Trudie's journey as an American Indian transgender women by walking in Two Worlds has been challenging, but has always followed her motto:  determination, motivation, perseverance, and resilience.  

Trudie is a candidate in the Navajo Nation Presidential election as the first Navajo transgender women running for the highest office of the Navajo Nation.   She has continued to break down barriers by being an inspiration to all transgender people.                 

Purchase your tickets now for September 18, 2018 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet!


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Are YOU ready for the 2018 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet?

                We are excited to announce this years emcee 

                              Tatiana Mala-Nina


                        Can't wait till then? We understand!

              Check her out around town doing what she does best.

                        Still need a to purchase your ticket? 

                               www.unitybanquet.com





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2018 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet invites you and yours to select your seat and reserve your table here:
http://www.tfahouston.com/events/2018-unity-banquet/