Voters can read more information and then select a theme and a Grand Marshal in four categories—female-identifying, male-identifying, gender nonbinary/nonconforming and ally—at www.pridehouston.org.
Details about the annual LGBTQ festival and parade, typically held in the spring, have not yet been announced. The 2020 parade and festival were canceled due to coronavirus concerns.
View the list of nominees below.
#GameOver: representing the fight to end intolerance and hatred.
Pride Unbound: representing hope, healing and progress while honoring those who fought for change in the past.
Diverse-City: Together We Rise: representing Houston’s diversity and calls for equity.
Melanie Toarmina Pang: community leader; scholarship recipient from the Houston Lesbian & Gay Community Center
Ali Lozano: organizer with Texas Civil Rights Project
Isabel Longoria: Harris County elections administrator
Kymberlie McGuire: advocate; co-founder of Houston Gaymers
Jovon Tyler: president of Houston’s GLBT Political Caucus
C. Patrick McIlvain: mental health advocate; volunteer with Mayor’s Office of Special Events
Jacques Bourgeois: co-founder of Houston Gaymers; advocate for Houston’s Black Queer community
Kevin Nguyen: frequent volunteer; member of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s LGBTQ Advisory Board
Michael Stewart; advocate for nonbinary and gender nonconforming inclusion
Chip Ware: advocate within Houston’s Jewish community
Abbie Kamin: District C Houston City Council member
Chris Hollins: Harris County clerk