Charity Network News has teamed up with Equality Florida & our allies to honor the 49 souls lost at Pulse with 1 week of events in Houston to support the LGBT community. Together, in times of escalating chaos we learn to shift fear, discrimination, bigotry, violence, grief & anger to hold a vision of equality & world peace for our community by finding the stillness & joy within that can anchor us in any storm. Perfect for anyone, regardless of experience, belief system or philosophy. Wear your Rainbows with Pride and join us as we #HonorThemWithAction


Meditate for World Peace | Half-day Retreat: (9:00 am-12:00 pm) Zen Meditation Classes. Free. Guided by Ordained Zen Masters of Chung Tai Chan Monastery of Houston, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072

PFLAG Equality Meeting: (2:00 pm) PFLAG has been saving lives, strengthening families, changing hearts, minds & laws since 1972. Our nationwide family voice is integral to advancing equality for the #LGBT community. Come to our meeting, make new friends and join us for lunch afterwards. St. Pauls Recreation Center, 401 Branard St., Houston, Tx 77006.


Yoga for World Peace | On The Green: (11:00 am-12:30 pm) Strengthen, relax, recharge, re-center and heal. Presented in partnership with Military Veterans Peer Network. Bring your own mat, towel & water. Participants are required to sign an exercise release form upon arrival. Free. Discovery Green. 1500 McKinney, 77010.

Pulse Vigil | Montrose Center: (7:00 pm) A year later, celebrating the lives of those lost in the Pulse Orlando massacre. The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, 77006 Montrosecenter.org

Poems for Pulse & LGBT Equality | The Last Concert Café: (8:30-10:00 pm) Come express yourself by writing a creative verse, lyric or spoken word to uproot anti-LGBTQ bigotry & hate with love. Open Mic. Last Concert Café, 1403 Nance St, 77002


Yoga for Healing | Resurrection MCC: (7:00-8:30 pm) Get in touch with your mind, body, and spirit through Yoga! Connect with others, suitable for everyone. All body types and skill levels welcome. Bring your own mat, towel & water. Free. Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2015 West 11th Street, 100-Main Floor AB. 77008


Oneness Blessing | Unity: (5:30-6:45pm) The Oneness Blessing, is a hands-on, direct blessing. Which can strengthen your relationship with your Divine, Spirit, God. Quiet your chattering monkey mind in group meditation. The more blessings you receive, the greater the benefit. Child care available, no reservation required. Free. Wallet Hall @ Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Dr, 77057


Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool | Rothko Chapel: (5:00 – 6:00pm)  Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art whose physical practice offers general health benefits, stress mgmt.& increased energy. The physical & meditative aspects of Tai Chi, which use slow movements, relieve the physical effects of stress on the body & mind. Led by instructor Henderson Smith. Inclement weather class held indoors. Free. Register. Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon, 7700  


‘ Paying It Forward ‘ for Pulse & Manchester | Food Not Bombs: (8:00-9:30 pm) We fight hate & violence with kindness, activism & charity. Volunteer & do something good for your favorite charity on Friday. Serve nationwide and help provide free vegan meals for the homeless. Cook & bring a disposable aluminum pan of hot vegetarian food to serve, or donate a love offering. Free. Downtown Library Courtyard, 521 Lamar, 77002.

SAT, JUNE 17 |

Qi Gong for Equality: (4-6 pm) Also known as Falun Gong or Falun Dafa, a traditional qigong practice now forbidden in  China due to their Communist regime, practitioners are often persecuted like the LGBT community in other parts of the world. Together  we will practice Qi Gong & take a stand for Global Human Rights. Gentle movements & meditation  cultivate the body, mind, & spirit. A powerful system only consists of 5 simple exercises, performed by anyone regardless of age, physical condition, or prior experience. Outside of Chinese Consulate, 3417 Montrose Blvd.,77006.

SUNDAY,  JUNE 18th   |

Dance for World Peace | Ecstatic Dance Evolution: (10:30 am-1:00 pm)
A transformational dance practice. Be free in mind-body-spirit & express yourself thru movement with an accepting creative community.  Uproot anti-LGBTQ bias & bigotry through the beauty of dance & movement. Free. Midtown Arts and Theater Center (MATCH) 3400 Main Street, 77002

Sunday Love Feast : (5:00pm) Break bread and make new friends. Karma talk followed by a free vegetarian meal for all. Free. ISKCON Temple: 1320 West 34th Street, 77018.


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Art‬ can be used as a Ice Breaker to start a Conversation about HIV Education, ‪#‎HIVTesting‬ and the Importance of Practicing ‪#‎SafeSex‬. The Art4Charity‬: Rise of the Phoenix TV premier is on ‪‎December 1st‬ World AIDS Day to commemorate the Anniversary of a ‪#‎Pediatric‬ AIDS symbol Lex Lumiere created 10 Years Ago, as a means to educate the public on how to fight the disease that has orphaned 17.8 Million Children. In 2015, CDC expects the number of AIDS orphans to rise to 25 Million. It takes a moment to wrap that number around your mind, especially if you multiply it times 2, when considering the orphans Parents. Ten years and Still No Cure?

On December 1st, World AIDS Day, the story behind this symbol, originally promoted by Hilton and 104 KRBE will be broadcast on television to 1.5 Million people to bring awareness to the fact we are still on the quest for a Cure for AIDS 10 years later.  Art4Charity: Rise of the Phoenix, may begin as a playful animation but it covers how AIDS has personally touched my life through the people I loved and forced me to take a Stand for a Cure.

Education is such a powerful tool for change. Help us educate others and use art as a vehicle to tell others that it is “Time to Stop AIDS” by wearing this Watch or Dust off your Red Ribbon and wear it to Raise Awareness that we are still fighting for a Cure to Save Lives. Just imagine, a World without AIDS.

On a lighter note, during the television show the story unfolds time in retrospect, during the same year Kim met Kanye West, a series of life events intertwined in the creation of this symbol, which led me to meet Paris and Nicky Hilton, for the first time during the Fall on Thanksgiving week, ten years ago in San Francisco, California.

The Synchronicities of life are like a Symphony that leave you grateful for all your blessings when you see how they come together to create a much bigger Picture.

I hope you #watch, no pun intended. Well maybe a little.  😉



Creativity and a Race Car Driver come together to Help the Charity, 1 Heart 1 Mission feed the Orphans at Divine Grace School in Roboto, Haiti.

Television Premiere Halloween 2014
Producer: Lex Lumiere

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