Well people, today is the big day!
I was named back in April as one of the four honorary grand marshals for the Houston Pride pride taking place later tonight.
I’m part of historic group of grand marshals for the Houston event. Harrison Homer Guy was elected as our first ever Black male grand marshal. Judge Shannon Baldwin, one of the 17 sisters elected to Harris County judicial benches last year, became the third Black woman elected as a grand marshal.
Houston GLBT Caucus president Mike Webb was elected as our first ever non-binary grand marshal, and Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen, a longtime friend and supporter of the Houston TBLGQ community, was elected as our ally grand marshal.
The four honorary grand marshal spots are all Houston trans women to commemorate the fact this is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion that kicked off the TBLGQ rights movement.
The four honorary marshals have also been actively involved in the community and the trans rights struggle on multiple levels for years.
In addition to a certain blogger y’all know, the other trans Houstonians named as honorary marshals are Atlantis Narcisse, the founder of Save Our Sisters United, Black Transwomen Inc, President and entrepreneur Dee Dee Watters and OLTT executive director Ana Andrea Molina.
The parade once again will be downtown and televised, , so looking forward to waving at y’all from the front this year.