Pride Guide 2019: How to Support the Montrose Center this June!

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Thank you for celebrating Pride 2019 with the Montrose Center!

This past June, Houston raised over $20,000 for the Montrose Center programs, all through events we featured here in our Pride Guide! This number continues to grow as new gifts come in!

Still interested in giving? Click here to make your gift today.

Make sure to check back next year for Pride 2020 events that will support the Montrose Center’s mission to empower LGBTQ Houston!

– Read more below to see Past Events – 

– Friday, June 7 – 

Lyft Pride Pop-Up | 10am to 6pm @ the Montrose Center (401 Branard) 

Lyft Houston will present a pop-up tent exhibit about the history of Pride month! Visitors are invited to stop by at various locations throughout the month, including the Montrose Center on June 7.

Don’t forget to stop by the Lyft tent at the Houston Pride Festival too!

Lyft will donate $1 for every Lyft taken to and from pop-up exhibits!

– Saturday, June 8 – 

Carl Han Love Party | 6:30 to 9pm @ Pearl Bar (4216 Washington)

$15 admission with hors d’oeuvres reception and cash bar, featuring drag performances from some of Houston’s premier entertainers.

All funds raised will benefit the Montrose Center’s Hatch Youth program!

– Saturday, June 15- 

Gay Agenda Comedy Show | 8pm @ Station Theater (1230 Houston Ave)

$10 admission and BYOB. Check out their Facebook for more info!

Proceeds will benefit Hatch Youth at the Montrose Center!

Stay tuned for more!

– Wednesday, June 19- 

Belvedere Martini Party | 6pm @ Hanh Gallery (2617 Bissonet Street)

Proceeds will from the raffle at the event will benefit the Montrose Center!

– Saturday, June 22 – 

Houston LGBT Pride Celebration! | All Day in Downtown Houston

 

Join us for the Houston LGBTQ Pride Celebration all day Saturday! The Montrose Center is happy to have a booth at the Festival and a float in the Parade for this year’s celebration! We would love to spend the day OUT & PROUD with you this year!

Swing by our booth at Pride to play a spin wheel game and win a prize. Plus, learn about our many programs and services that you or someone you love can benefit from!

Pride Donation Dance Class | 8am @ DHF Heights (246 W 19th Street)

Sign up for the Dance classes here! Donations toward registration will benefit the Montrose Center!

LGBTQ RIDE | 1pm @ CycleBar (2102 Edwards Street)

Sign up for the CycleBar LGBTQ Ride hereProceeds from registration fees will benefit the Montrose Center!

Charity RYDE | 10am @ Ryde Downtoan (802 Rusk Street)

You WON’T want to miss this special charity RYDE, sponsored by Snap Kitchen, Highway Vodka and Topo Chico. Ryde’s Downtown studio will boast a DJ and special event tees available for purchase!

Sign up for the Ryde hereProceeds from registration fees will benefit the Montrose Center!

– Sunday, June 23 – 

Dolly’s in Drag | Goodnight Charlie’s @ 2531 Kuester

Drag icons come together to celebrate Dolly Parton, the original Queen of Country, as Little Outfit keeps the party going in between sets with country music staples. Wear your highest camp, or you’ll stick out like a sore thumb. You must see this show!

Bring cash, because all of your tips benefit The Montrose Center!

– Thursday, June 27 –

(Thurs)Day of Kindness | Starbucks @ 2521 Post Oak | 11am to 4pm

The Montrose Center is teaming up with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation & local Houston Starbucks locations for a  week of Pride + Kindness!

Stop by Starbucks to say hi to our staff, learn about services, color an encouragement card for our Hatch Youth participants, tag us in social media and to make a gift!

– Sunday, June 30 – 

S.O.L. Yoga | 11am to 12pm @ the Montrose Center (401 Branard)

Swing by the Montrose Center for a yoga class conducted by Sol Grounded + LGBTQ discussion. Registration is by donation and all funds raised will benefit the Montrose Center! Click here to register for this event with Sol Grounded!

Donations made at the event will benefit the Montrose Center!

AR Workshop: HammAR for Pride | 2 to 5pm @ the Montrose Center (401 Branard)

After yoga, come by room 112/113 to join AR Workshops Pearland and make your very own Pride flag or Houston skyline decorative woodpiece! Registration fee will include proceeds toward the Montrose Center, cost of materials, and attendance for the class. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Montrose Center! Learn more at the Facebook event page by clicking here!

Charity WOD | 9 to 11am @ Crossfit H-Town (1919 Silver Street Street)

Crossfit H-Town will have music, refreshments, and a beer keg to cool you down, but BYOB is welcomed too! Bring your CrossFit tribe and pride attire (the brighter the better!!!) If you don’t want to WOD, you can support by donating! Sign up or give by clicking here now!

Registration fees and donations made at the event will benefit the Montrose Center!

Charity WOD | 10 to 11am @ Crossfit Be Someone (1418 Roy Street)
CFBS Charity WOD

Join the crew at Crossfit Be Someone for a Charity Gym day.

Donations made at the event will benefit the Montrose Center!

– Events Throughout the Month – 

“Hot Peaches” Cocktail Benefit | Boomtown @ 300 Main Street

Boomtown @ Main Street has created a specialty cocktail in memory of Marsh P. Johnson and a benefit in celebration of Pride month!

$1 from every HOT PEACHES cocktail & Pride Bud Light sold will benefit the Montrose Center programs!

“Yasss Queen” Cocktail Benefit | Down House @ 1801 Yale Street

Down House Houston has teamed up with Svedka Vodka to create the “Yass Queen” cocktail in celebration of Pride month!

$1 from every cocktail sold will be matched by Svedka to benefit the Montrose Center programs!

“Gay Fil-A” Fundraiser | Rudyard’s British Pub @ 2010 Waugh Drive

🏳️‍🌈 Introducing the Gay Fil-A Sandwich from Rudyard’s Pub! 🏳️‍🌈
It’s like that sandwich from that famous fast food chain, but without the gay hate… and it’s always available on Sundays!

In honor of Pride Month, they’ll be donating $1 for every sandwich sold in June to our Hatch Youth program – Houston’s oldest organization dedicated to empowering LGBTQIA+ youth. Come grub, and support the cause!

Dessie Love Bars Fundraiser | Fluff Bake Bar @ 314 Gray Street

Rebecca Masson, owner and pastry chef at Fluff Bake Bar, has collaborated with Dessie Love-Blake to create ‘Dessie’s Love Bars’, chocolate-covered rice crispy treats that are rainbow-colored on the inside.

In honor of Pride Month, they’ll be donating 20% of their proceeds from all Love Bars sold through June 23 to the Montrose Center! 

Why stop at June?

Check out these other fun summer events benefiting the Montrose Center!

– Saturday, July 7 – 

Beach Brunch Bash | 11:30am to 2:30pm @ B.B. Lemon (4319 Montrose)

B.B. Lemon, an elevated eatery and bar serving classic, straightforward food and cocktails, is making a splash in Montrose! After opening its first location on Washington Avenue in November 2018, B.B. Lemon is now expanding to 4319 Montrose Boulevard!

To celebrate the new addition to the neighborhood, join us for a festive Beach Brunch Bash benefiting* The Montrose Center! Enjoy libations, brunch bites, tunes by DJ Ramalama and more surprises!

*100% of the ticket proceeds will support The Montrose Center in its mission to empower LGBTQ individuals and their families to enjoy healthier and more fulfilling lives.