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Pride 2024 Statement

CONTACT: Marcellas Ball

Communications and Marketing Manager                                                                                          

(713) 800-0840


October 20, 2023

(HOUSTON, TX) – The Montrose Center is not partnering with any organization producing a Pride parade or festival in 2024. A recent announcement made by one such organization is incorrect. We are aware that there are several organizations across the Houston area, some established and some new, who are planning Pride events. We wish them well. We remain committed to empowering all LGBTQ individuals to live healthier, more fulfilling lives… our mission for the last 45 years.



Established in 1978 as a safe and affirming place for lesbian and gay Houstonians to receive counseling, the Montrose Center has emerged as one of the nation’s leading full-service LGBTQ centers. Although counseling remains at the heart of what we do, services have expanded to meet the changing needs of our diverse community. These services include substance use disorder treatment, support and advocacy for LGBTQ survivors of violent crimes, care and assistance for people living with HIV, free community wellness programs and activities, and programs for our community’s most vulnerable and isolated—youth and seniors. We sit at the center of the LGBTQ community and serve as a gathering place for LGBTQ organizations and groups. The Montrose Center is a United Way Agency.

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