2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet

photo by Allana Taranto

We are excited to announce that activist, actress, international model and performer Carmen Carrera will be a featured speaker at the 2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet!

Carmen is a strong advocate for many causes, including Human Rights, HIV Prevention, and Discrimination against Transgender Women.

As a famous transgender model, actress, performer and activist who received her start with RuPaul’s Drag Race. This past winter, Carmen partnered with Christina Aguilera performing at Radio City Music Hall and hosted events at the Sundance Film Festival for AT&T and at NYC Fashion Week for Fashion News Live on Amazon Prime. In April, she spoke at the Iowa Safe Schools Governor’s Conference, which is the largest LGBTQ Youth Conference in the country and in May, was the special celebrity host for the Equality California Awards in San Francisco. This summer be on the lookout for her on the cover of Spirit Magazine.

Carmen is a featured model, including working with PUMA and has walked shows at New York City Fashion Week and Miami Swim Week. Carmen was the first transgender model to ever walk at Miami Swim Week.  In a very special project “Show Girl”, Carmen was photographed by the legendary Steven Meisel for a spread in W Magazine. She also did a special project with HBO creating Transgender Awareness in Latin America for the show “Outpost” and was the face of the New York City Health Department’s #PlaySure Campaign.


For more information about the Unity Banquet visit Unitybanquet.com.

For 2019 Unity Banquet tickets click here.


2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet speakers are made possible in part by a grant from the John Stephen Kellett Foundation.

2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet

We are pleased to welcome Lana Blake As our MC for 2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet!

Lana has been an Entertainer / Drag impersonator for over 25 years. Lana has performed all over Texas and held several titles including Miss Houston USofA, Miss Southwest Continental and Miss Texas USofA Classic 2015.


For more information about the Unity Banquet visit Unitybanquet.com.

For 2019 Unity Banquet tickets click here.


2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet speakers are made possible in part by a grant from the John Stephen Kellett Foundation.

2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet

We are excited to announce that Sharon Stuart will speaking at the 2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet!

Sharon is a long time activist for transgender rights and equality. Sharon was on the board of IFGE, was friends Virginia Prince, and worked with Phyllis Frye on transgender law issues.


For more information about the Unity Banquet visit Unitybanquet.com.

For 2019 Unity Banquet tickets click here.


2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet speakers are made possible in part by a grant from the John Stephen Kellett Foundation.

2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet

We are excited to announce that Cassandro will speaking at the 2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet!

World-renowned wrestler and winner of several world titles, Cassandro has toured the world for nearly three decades , but had his start on the U.S/Mexico border. Cassandro was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, but spent much of his time across the border in Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua. At the age of fifteen, Cassandro began training lucha libre in Juárez.

Cassandro has been a circuit speaker on a wide variety of topics including discrimination, spirituality, overcoming adversity, and LGBTQ issues. He has presented his story at high schools, universities, conventions, TED Talk, and other venues. Whether in front of a classroom of 20 students or on stage in front of 8,000 attendees, Cassandro has a way of relating to his audience regardless of their walk of life.


For more information about the Unity Banquet visit Unitybanquet.com.

For 2019 Unity Banquet tickets click here.


2019 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet speakers are made possible in part by a grant from the John Stephen Kellett Foundation.

Come celebrate Pride with TFA & HTUC

​Summer of 69 is this years theme for Pride Houston. Houston Transgender Unity Committee will walk in Pride and Transgender Foundation of America will display the Transgender Archives in the History Tent during the festival. May we celebrate all the victories and keep moving forward! ​

The following events are best watched through these public Face Book invites. That allows us to let you know of any changes through the events. ​

https://www.facebook.com/events/2145415175543931/?ti=iclhttps://www.facebook.com/events/452026255569377/?ti=iclhttps://www.facebook.com/events/2371204846279674/?ti=icl​

Day of Remeberance (TDOR)

Day of Remembrance… we wish we didn’t have to have this.

In Houston if you are local you are invited to honor the names of those lost with us in  person. Click here for the invite. 

If you are not able to make it in but would like to honor the names of our siblings lost in hate due to being Transgender here.  

Wondering who has their finger on transgender news? Click here to find community reporting, the latest pod cast episode, and open enrollment. 

Above all we know the holidays can be filled with many lows so please take care! If you want to text or talk for any reason the Trevor Project is always available. 

25th Houston Transgender Unity Banquet

Fiona Dawson as our primary speaker….    Kevin Anderson as our emcee….

We look forward to spending the night with YOU and YOURS at the

25th Houston Transgender Unity Banquet

Saturday November 4, 2017 doors open at 6:30 pm

Houston Marriot North  255 North Sam Houston Pkwy E Houston TX 77060

www.unitybanquet.com