2022 Beneficiaries – BOTB 43

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.

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.

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.

LHI

LHI 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.

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.

Pride Chorus Houston

Pride Chorus Houston is an inclusive LGBTQ+ chorus where everyone has a safe place to make music and share a message of unity and peace. We strive to be voices of Pride, using the power of music to make a positive change in our community. We are proud to be one of the oldest LGBTQ+ choruses in the United States, making music for over 40 years!

Save our Sisters United, Inc.

Save Our Sisters United, Inc’s mission is to improve the psychological, physical, financial, wellness, and social lives of Black Transwomen of color and other people of color of Trans experience in the Greater Houston Areas.  Our funding and services can be accessed by all TQLGBT BIPOC individuals in the Houston area. Affirming Lives Initiative is a continuation of SOSU’s first initiative in Trans and Gender Justice. Since 2016 SOSU supports our community by helping Black Transwomen, and other people of color of Trans experience, in getting their name/gender marker changes done legally.  One of SOSU’s services includes covering the cost of the court filing fees, the replacement of affirming identification and documents, and when necessary referring them to legal counsel at zero to lower than standard costs.  

The Mahogany Project

The Mahogany Project (TMP) aims to reduce social isolation, stigma, and acts of injustice in TQLGB+ Black communities and other communities of color. Soul Care Initiative combines mental, physical, holistic, and spiritual health practices to nourish the soul and heal and wounded heart. This project is geared toward BIPOC of TQLGB+ experience who are seeking a connection to the community, and wholistic wellness. TMP will host monthly events that center mental, physical, holistic, and spiritual health practices to bring the community together and foster collective healing.    

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.

2021 Beneficiaries – BOTB 42

Pandemic – funding not provided

2020 Beneficiaries – BOTB 41

Pandemic – funding not provided

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