|(HOUSTON, TX) – The 2015 F.A.C.E. Awards set for Monday, December 7, 2015 will honor four Houston Police officers with the 2015 “CALL 2 COURAGE” Award presented the Houston Police Department’s Chief of Police; Charles McCellend. The award category honors the officers with the Houston Police Department that have provided a service, protected a cause, or have some how promoted equality to the LGBT community or an ally.
The Honorable Mayor; Annise Parker and the City of Houston have officially proclaimed F.A.C.E. Awards Day on December 7, 2015. The award show celebrates L.G.B.T. Heroes’ and Icons.’
Confirmed presenters include; Representative Sylvester Turner, Sen. John Whitmire, Mark Boyle of KPRC, Foti Kallergis of ABC, Harris County Democratic Chair, Lane Lewis, Criminal Court Judge Jaclanel McFarland, Special K of KRBE, and Craig Henderson, founder of the Gay USofA pageants. Also presenting is Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and Mr. Chalres McCellend, Chief of the Houston Police Department. We are excited to have the legendary voice of the Houston Rockets; Mr. John Paul Stevenson and the awesome Roseann Rogers.
[First Achievers in Community Excellence] celebrates the L.G.B.T. community and its ally’s work hard in pursuit of special causes. Each year a volunteer works hard, a politician gets a law passed; a new business opens its doors to the community. Maybe it’s a photographer, a drag performer, a bartender, or a hair stylist – they are all doing their part in Houston seeking equality for all. The F.A.C.E Awards puts a face to that person and makes sure they are honored. They become someone to look up to, and it lets others praise their achievements. It allows our youth an opportunity to see that hard work and dedication pays off, that doing the right thing gets you rewarded.
“On December 7 we also remember the Heroes’ and Icons’ before us. The ever so many that fought with blood and tears for a cause, for a human right.” Stated FACE Awards director Lance Wilcox. “We remember our fallen L.G.B.T. community members, that were our friends, neighbors, everyone we lost this past year. They are honored as our Heroes’ and Icons.”
Hosted by Houston award winning Lauren Kelly of Mix96.5FM and Sarah Pepper of Houston’s HOT 97.5 FM. New to the award show this year is the “RWB Pre Award Show | L’Auberge Casino Red Carpet Arrival Ceremony” hosted by Chad Pitt of MIX 96.5FM and Wendy Taylor of American Idol.