2020 Beneficiaries – BOTB 41

AIDS Foundation Houston – Camp Hope

AFH has been reaching out to the LGBTQ community with its community-based education and awareness programs since the founding of the organization in 1982. Over the years, people in the LGBTQ community have benefited from education about HIV/AIDS transmission, learned about various safer sex methods, and been counseled on specific prevention strategies that each person can implement on an individual level to reduce HIV infections.

Bayou City Performing Arts

Bayou City Performing Arts promotes organizations that, through music, theatre and other forms of artistic expression, advance tolerance, social justice and inclusiveness. Our performers are diverse groups of artists who combine a love of their art form with a commitment to excellence.

The Dalton DeHart Photographic Foundation, Inc.

The Dalton DeHart Photographic Foundation was created to preserve the history of Houston’s LGBTQ Community by chronicling the past 30+ years of events. Dalton has taken hundreds of thousands of photographs, the vast majority on film, that will now be digitized and preserved so that the community will have these images for ever.

Gender Infinity

Our vision is simple: that the world will be inviting to all youth, regardless of gender expression and identity. We are a network of providers and families that offers consultation, clinical services, and conferences focused on gender affirmative care. Our mission is to create affirming spaces for families, learners, advocates, and providers to advance relationships, knowledge, and resources that empower gender diverse individuals. In our journey together we promote justice, equity, and hope in the celebration of infinite gender possibilities.

HATCH Youth

Hatch Youth is dedicated to empowering LGBTQ adolescents, ages 13-20, to become responsible citizens and positive contributors to society by: Providing a safe, affirming social environment for LGBTQ youth; Providing education on health issues such as HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) drug and alcohol abuse and suicide prevention; To host a variety of helpful and affirming programs for LGBTQ youth; Offering role models and peer support; Sponsoring educational and community outreach opportunities on issues and problems affecting LGBTQ youth for school counselors, teachers, administrators, mental health and medical professionals, social service, and law enforcement organizations.

Lazarus House: A Center for Wellness

Bunnies on the Bayou is supporting Lazarus House’s 2020 Wellness Program, a proven opportunity to address collateral issues associated with chronic illness like HIV. This comprehensive, one of a kind program includes disease specific exercise to increase strength, endurance, and function, peer support to enhance adherence and completion, and nutritional coaching to optimize program outcome and success. The Wellness Program teaches life improving skills that empower each client to attain an improved quality of life so they can not only live longer, but live stronger.

Lesbian Health Initiative

The Lesbian Health Initiative works to eliminate barriers to healthcare and promote health and wellness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)-identified women and transgender men through collaborative and integrated Education, Access and Advocacy programs.

LOUD, Inc.

The Loud Inc works year-round to produce free or low-cost events that educate empower and entertain our entire gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Loud Inc volunteers work hard to keep cost down while maintaining the high quality of our community events.

Montrose Grace Place

Montrose Grace Place’s mission is to provide a safe, welcoming environment for vulnerable homeless youth of all sexualities and genders, providing nourishment, healthy relationships, and hope for the future. They have requested requesting funding to ensure each of its youth can receive a bus card at each youth night. Currently Grace Place funding limits youth to just one $5 bus card a week, which limits their ability to get around the city. Bus and train transportation for Grace Place youth is vital to ensuring they’re able to attend school, job interviews, work, appointments with doctors and other providers, and much more.

Out For Education

Out for Education was founded in 1999. Since our founding, we have become one of the largest funders of LGBT scholarships in America and have awarded over $1.8 million in scholarships to LGBT+ youth in Houston. By investing in our LGBT+ students, we are also investing in the future of the LGBT+ community, both in Houston and across the country.

Pet Patrol

Pet Patrol, a people pet partnership, is a volunteer based, organization that recognizes the proven health benefits of companion animals and is dedicated to preserving the human-animal bond. Our mission is to assist limited income elderly and those affected by chronic or life-threatening illnesses like HIV/AIDS in the Houston area by helping our clients care for the pets with whom they share their lives. The unconditional love of a companion animal is a gift for countless thousands of people living with a challenging illness. Our animal companions provide love, diversion and a reason to get up in the morning. They also provide proven health benefits to their owners.

PFLAG Houston

The PFLAG Houston Speakers Bureau is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the LGBT community throughout the greater Houston area by combating common misinformation and stigma. Our representatives speak to educators, counselors, medical professionals, religious groups, businesses, and media within the area. Additionally, we distributes thousands of pamphlets, flyers, and booklets that serve to help educate the community on pertinent LGBT issues.

Pilot Dance Project

The Pilot Dance Project is a Houston-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform and empower communities through innovative dance, theatre and visual art.

Thomas Street Patients Services

The Brown Bag Lunch program successfully provides a bagged lunch to one hundred patients three days a week at this time. The Thomas Street Clinic is located in at residential neighborhood few food options in the area and none within walking distance. Many of the patients of the Clinic are on medicines that must be taken with food during the day. We function on a limited budget, depending solely on the generosity of donors to continue providing lunches for our patients. Bunnies on the Bayou made it possible for us to continue the Sandwich Program for another year.

T.R.U.T.H. Project, Inc.

Telling Real Unapologetic Truth Through Healing educates and mobilizes LGBTQ communities of color and their allies through social arts that promote mental, emotional, and sexual health. The TRUTH Project’s work impacts the community by providing a safe space to discuss and share, while offering education, support, and resources for mental health care.

University of Houston LGBTQ Alumni

The UH LGBTQ Alumni Association Emergency Crisis Aid Fund exists to ensure no University of Houston LGBTQ+ student needs to choose between an education and living their authentic identity. The fund is reserved for LGBTQ+ identified UH students in crisis due to a lack of family support of one’s gender and/or sexual identity. Funds cover necessities such as tuition, housing, meal plans, books, etc. Applicants are vetted by the UH LGBTQ Alumni Association Executive Committee.

2019 Beneficiaries – BOTB 40

AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc.
Bayou City Performing Arts
The Dalton DeHart Photographic Foundation, Inc.
HATCH Youth
Houston Pride Band
Lazarus House
Lesbian Health Initiative
M.E.N. Inc.

Out For Education
Pet Patrol
SPRY Senior Diner
Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit
Thomas Street Patients Services
T.R.U.T.H. Project, Inc.
University of Houston LGBTQ Alumni

2018 Beneficiaries – BOTB 39

AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc.
AssistHers
The Dalton DeHart Photographic Foundation, Inc.
HRC – Welcoming Schools Program
Lazarus House
Lesbian Health Initiative
LOUD, Inc.
NEST Youth Rapid Rehousing

Out For Education
The Montrose Center – Holiday Food Basket Program
Pet Patrol
PFLAG Houston
SPRY Senior Diner
T.R.U.T.H. Project, Inc.
Thomas Street Patients Services
Transgender Foundation of America

2017 Beneficiaries – BOTB 38

AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc.
AssistHers
Avenue 360
Bayou City Performing Arts
Houston Gaymers
Houston Pride Band
Lazarus House
Lesbian Health Initiative

Montrose Grace Place
Montrose Softball League Association
Out For Education
The Montrose Center
Pet Patrol
T.R.U.T.H. Project, Inc.
Thomas Street Patients Services
Transgender Foundation

2016 Beneficiaries – BOTB 37

AIDS Foundation Houston – Camp Hope
AIDS Foundation Houston – Stone Soup
AssistHers
Bayou City Performing Arts
Bering Omega – Oral Health Clinic
Bering Omega – Omega House
Epsilon Xi Gamma, Inc. – L.Y.F.E.
Homeless Gay Kids Houston
Houston Gaymers – Project Blue Shell
Houston Pride Band
HRC Foundation – Houston Welcoming Schools Program

LHI – Lesbian Health Initiative
Montrose Center – Holiday Baskets
Montrose Center – Senior Housing Project
Montrose Grace Place
Montrose Softball League Association
Out For Education
Pet Patrol
PRIDE Charities, Inc.
T.R.U.T.H. Project, Inc.
Texas Transgender Non Discrimination Summit
Thomas Street Patients Services

2015 Beneficiaries – BOTB 36

AIDS Foundation Houston – Camp Hope
AIDS Foundation Houston – Stone Soup
AssistHers
Bayou City Performing Arts
Bering Omega – Hospice
Bering Omega – Dental Clinic
Elsik HS GSA
Houston Pride Band

Lazarus House
LHI – Lesbian Health Initiative
Montrose Center – Holiday Baskets
Montrose Grace Place
Out For Education
Pet Patrol
Thomas Street Patients Services

2014 Beneficiaries – BOTB 35

AIDS Foundation Houston
AIDS Housing Coalition Houston
AssistHers
Bayou City Performing Arts
Bering Omega – Omega House
Bering Omega – Dental Clinic
LHI – Lesbian Health Initiative
M.E.N. Inc

Montrose Clinic – Holiday Baskets
Montrose Grace Place
Pet Patrol
PFLAG HATCH
PRIDE – Houston
SNAP – Spay, Neuter Assistance Program
Thomas Street Patients Services Corp

2013 Beneficiaries – BOTB 34

AIDS Foundation Houston – Camp Hope
AIDS Housing Coalition
AssistHers
Bayou City Performing Arts (BCPA)
Bering Omega Community Services
Houston Area Community Services (HACS)
Lazarus House
Lesbian Health Initiative (LHI)

LOUD, Inc.
Mentoring Educating and Nurturing (MEN, INC)
SPRY
Montrose Center – HATCH
Montrose Grace Place
PFLAG
Pride Houston
Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)

2012 Beneficiaries – BOTB 33

AIDS Foundation (Camp Hope Project)
AIDS Housing Coalition (Update Homeless Shelter)
Bayou City Performing Arts
Bering Omega (Dental Program)
Expert Nutrition (Replenish supplements for patients)
HATCH (Safe School Outreach)

Lazarus House (Wellness Program)
Lesbian Health Initiative (Health Fair)
LOAF (Lesbians Over Age Fifty) (Publications)
LOUD, Inc. (Assist with Transgendered Education)
MEN Inc. (Equipment)
SNAP