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Upcoming Events

Steel Yourself for a Good Time With the Misfits

Misfits Ball 12 “Steel” will take place on Sunday, September 12, from 5 – 9 p.m. at Numbers, 300 Westheimer. Please join the Misfits and Special Guest DJ Mark D at this annual event, of which MCC’s Domestic Violence programs are a beneficiary. Be sure to wear your favorite leather/Levi/uniform/fetish attire! For more information, visit the Misfits website.

Jason and deMarco Concert Benefits GLBT Cultural Center

Living Mosaic will host a Jason and deMarco concert on Sunday, October 3, at 7 p.m. in the GLBT Cultural Center on the 1st floor of Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard. At the show, donations will be accepted in the form of an offering. Beneficiaries include the organizations whose homes are in the GLBT Cultural Center: Delta Phi Upsilon, Dignity Houston, Gulf Coast Archive and Museum of GLBT History, Lesbian Health Initiative, PFLAG Houston, Pride Houston, and MCC’s youth group HATCH and seniors group SPRY. We hope you can join us for this inspiring evening!

For more information about Living Mosaic, a GLBTQIAA-affirming Christian church and café, click here. To learn more about Jason and deMarco, please visit their website.

Be an Advocate for MCC and Its Programs

At Montrose Counseling Center’s annual The Secret’s Out dinner, we invite community members to learn more about MCC and how our programs improve quality of life for Houston’s GLBT communities. We hope you can join us on Thursday, October 7. The one-hour program will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and will include a light dinner and inspirational program of client and volunteer testimonials. The event is free to attend, although we do hope to inspire you to make a donation in support of our programs.

The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. with an open house of the community center on our 1st floor, which includes rentable event/meeting community space, lease-able offices, and the homes of Delta Phi Upsilon, Dignity Houston , Gulf Coast Archive and Museum of GLBT History, Lesbian Health Initiative, PFLAG Houston, Pride Houston, and MCC’s youth group HATCH and seniors group SPRY.

Already a firm believer in the value of Montrose Counseling Center and its programs? We invite you to be an Advocate for us by helping us spread the word about the importance of our work. Do you know two or three people who might want to learn more about us who you can invite to join you at the event?

Because space is limited, we ask you to Rsvp you and your guests by September 23. For more information or to Rsvp, please contact Community Projects Specialist Meleah Jones at 713.800.0872 or

Come Out & Celebrate National Coming Out Day

It’s time to “come out” again… that is, come out again to celebrate National Coming Out Day at the Houston Coming Out Party! Last year’s party had nearly 300 attendees and raised more than $13,000 for Pride Houston and Montrose Counseling Center.

This year, the party will be a social mixer with refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and an Erotic Art Auction. Organizers say there will be some surprises and special guests this year, so please show your support for MCC at this special event, which will take place 3 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, and its new location, a private residence at 924 Euclid.

This year’s charities include MCC’s Seniors Preparing for Rainbow Years (SPRY) program and an initiative we will launch to better serve Houston’s GLBT homeless youth population.

General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $50 and include VIP bar, meet the artists, models, special guests, etc.

For more information or to Rsvp for the event, please contact the party’s host Gary Wood at 832.483.3101 or You must be at least 21 years old to attend.

ERSICSS Supports Montrose Counseling Center’s Programs at Weekly Events

As one of Reign XXVI’s charities, the Empire of the Royal Sovereign Imperial Court of the Single Star, Inc. (ERSICSS) raises money for Montrose Counseling Center at weekly shows throughout the reign of the Emperor and Empress XXVI Falcon and Sheri Anne Bouton. ERSICSS shows are open to all performers. Please support their efforts by attending or participating in the following events:

  • Friday, September 3: “Oh Sh*t!” at 8 p.m. at George Sport Bar, 617 Fairview.
  • Sunday, September 5: Duke XXVI Jody Travis, Viscountess & Viscount XXVI Stacey McBride O’Neil & Jack Naderhoff present “The Power of Three: Magical & Mystical… A Formal Affair” at 7 p.m. at the Brazos River Bottom (BRB), 2400 Brazos St. The event will include a live and silent auction. Reception and photographer at 5 p.m.
  • Friday, September 10: ERSICSS’s Board of Directors present the annual Postal Auction Show, where there will be an auction of packages sent from all over the world, at 8 p.m. at George Sport Bar, 617 Fairview.
  • Friday, September 17: Alicia Dos Amantes and Grand Duke XXVI Blair Fullerton will host a show at 9 p.m. at the Brazos River Bottom (BRB), 2400 Brazos St.

For information about upcoming events, please visit ERSICSS website.

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