PRIDE Annual Report 2020 - Page 16

look at moving PRIDE to October . Angie Baker advocated for keeping the YNOT Prom as a feature event to attract young people who may be not able to participate in more adult themed events . Crystal Garcia discussed her desire to continue with a Poetry Night event after the success of last year ’ s event and suggested it could incorporate other aspects like art and music . Bill Richmond commented on the need to do advanced planning and research to highlight not just local artists , but also specific pieces of LGBTQIA + art that had a historic impact . The Board discussed moving all of PRIDE events to October as well as the possibility of having several indoor events for PRIDE in June ’ 21 and having outdoor events in October ’ 21 when it is cooler . Hopefully by then a COVID vaccine will have been developed , approved and widely distributed . Scott Elliff said October has fewer events , although he thinks the Texas Jazz Festival is scheduled for October ’ 21 .
At the August Board meeting , one new member was selected to join the MPST Board – Crystal Garcia . This left two openings on the Board , which has a limit of 11 members according to the organization ’ s bylaws .
At the September Board meeting , two individuals – Sofia Jimenez and Liza Wizner – were selected to join the Board . Planning continued in September for LGBT History Month in October . Jonathan Swindle reported plans have been confirmed with Board member Crystal Garcia and her brother Rudy Garcia for Revolve One podcast . Have also confirmed program with Equality Texas to talk about their virtual gala on October 17 , the November 3 General Election and the next legislative session in 2021 . In addition , Jonathan and Randy Stubbs will be working on programs for LGBTQIA + in industry , the Coastal Bend PRIDE Center services ( with Angie Baker and Barton Bailey ).