Entries by Brenda Thompson

National LGBT Cancer Network announces leadership changes

Liz Margolies founded the first and only organization in the country to address the cancer-related issues of LGBTQ+ people in 2006. Under her passionate leadership the National LGBT Cancer Network achieved huge things, including producing internationally acclaimed films, creating an awareness campaign with billboards in Times Square, winning major funding from the Centers for Disease […]

VOX Femina launches Social DistantSing

VOX Femina, Los Angeles’ premier women’s choir, has had to cancel the majority of the annual season due to COVID-19. It’s more important than ever for the nonprofit organization to raise money, so they’ve cleverly turned their annual Song Cycle event into “Social DistantSing.” In lieu of our usual run-, walk-, bike-a-thon along the Ballona […]

170 LGBT groups urge action on COVID-19

More than 170 national, state, and local LGBTQ+ and allied organizations have joined in a second open letter to health and policy leaders highlighting the importance of measures to prohibit discrimination in COVID-19 treatment and prevention, and clear communication of those measures and policies to better serve the health needs of marginalized communities with histories […]

ThunderPets campaign to benefit Emancipet

NOW ON HOLD (because COVID-19): STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATES! We’re looking forward to the fourth annual ThunderPets campaign benefiting Emancipet in what might be our favorite win-win combination of clients ever. Buy a cool limited edition ThunderPets bandana for only $5 at any of the 30 ThunderCloud Subs Austin-area from March 23-April 5, and […]

Emancipet’s 20th Anniversary Gala Sept. 21; Alejandro Escovedo just announced for After Party

AUSTIN—Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Emancipet will have a big party to commemorate the occasion, its first-ever Gala on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the LINE Hotel, with a spectacular After Party featuring performances by renowned Austin musician Alejandro Escovedo and DJ Girlfriend ATX. Tables and sponsorships are available for the Gala, with individual tickets, […]

The Trail Foundation, City of Austin explore expanding partnership of Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail

A group of nationally renowned urban planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute will make recommendations next week to The Trail Foundation and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department on the feasibility of transferring operation of the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake to The Trail Foundation. The Austin American-Statesman ran an exclusive front-page story on the topic. https://www.austin360.com/news/20190819/exclusive-trail-foundation-could-take-over-hike-amp-bike-trail-parkland-operations In partnership […]