Queer Voices

March 15th 2023 Queer Voices

March 15, 2023 Queer Voices
Queer Voices
March 15th 2023 Queer Voices
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Avenue 360 "Pets in the Park" -- Book of Mary -- Stages Theater " The Bride"

We speak with Dr. Charlene Flash, President CEO of Avenue 360 talks about the organization and the upcoming Pets in the Park event. Avenue 360 Health and Wellness, a 501 (c)3 organization, is a Federally Qualified Health Center with seven clinics in the Houston region providing primary, behavioral health, and dental care to medically underserved communities. Previously, the organization was known as Houston Area Community Services (HACS), founded in 1998 to treat those living with AIDS. Several years ago, HACS partnered with Bering Omega (Omega House), which provided hospice care to people living with HIV/AIDS, to form Avenue 360. The mission of Avenue 360 is to provide high quality and caring services to promote healthy people and communities.   Pet Pics in the Park, hosted by Chris Christopher Properties. With Honorary Chair Ed Holmstrom, this special event will be held on March 25th from 10 am – 2 pm, and photos with your pet will be taken by Houston’s #1 Pet Photographer, Jill Garrett. Proceeds from the event will go towards Omega House hospice services, where compassionate hospice care is provided to men and women with HIV/AIDS.  

Guest: Dr. Charlene Flash/Christopher Cerda

Then, we speak with Mary Hooper about her autobiographical show, "Book of Mary". The Book of Mary (It Costs a Lot to Be Real), is an autobiographical one-woman show, written by and starring Houston’s own Mary Hooper, and directed by Ted Swindley, founder of Houston’s STAGES theatre and author of the popular musical, Always…Patsy Cline. It’s a raucous ride: from her Beaumont beginnings as a shy child of deaf parents, her timely escape to the gay neighborhood of Montrose in the 70s and 80s, to her adventures onstage in Houston’s way off Broadway theatre scene. Both funny and poignant, The Book of Mary is a love letter to the diva in us all.

Guest: Mary Hooper

Finally, we speak with Denise Fennel about "The Bride" currently in production at Stages Theater. Beloved fan-favorite known for her role as Sister in Late Nite Catechism, Denise Fennell returns to Stages for an all-new, hysterical comedy showcase. With less than two hours until her wedding, a bride of a certain age begins to question the meaning of love, life, and the ritual of marriage. Drawing inspiration from her own life and the advice of the audience, The Bride will lead to the decision of a lifetime: Will she or won’t she?

Guest: Denise Fennel

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