Show October 20, 2014

The following is scheduled:

8:00 pm

Opening, general discussion

8:04 pm

Sue Lovell was born into a large Irish Catholic family in Fresno, California. During her childhood she excelled in athletics, which led to her playing semi-pro softball during her teenage years. On January 31, 1970, when she was 19 years old, Lovell left California for Houston with "three suitcases and 35 dollars." Lovell's first job in Houston was at Riviana Food, where she first learned how to operate a printing press. In 1975, Lovell bought Long Point Printing & Rubber Stamp in Spring Branch, Texas, assuming the company's $35,000 debt. From 1994 to 1999, Lovell worked in the office of the Texas Comptroller in the Local Government Assistance Division. In 1999, she worked for the Mills Corporation, where she created and implemented a job training and welfare-to-work program that later became the MATCH program (Mills Access to Training and Career Help). Lovell became involved with the Houston GLBT Political Caucus when she printed their newsletter pro bono. During Lovell's early involvement, the Caucus gained significant political influence, seeing its first endorsement and victory with the election of Eleanor Tinsley to Houston City Council in 1979. In 1981, Lovell was elected to the Caucus' board of directors. In 1982, she was elected vice president, and in fall 1984 she became the first female president of the Caucus when the then-president stepped down. In 2005, Lovell was elected to Houston City Council At-Large Position 2, and she was re-elected in 2007 and 2009. In January 2008, Lovell was elected Vice Mayor Pro-tem. She chairs the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Aviation Committee and the Development and Regulatory Affairs Committee. Lovell also serves on the: Budget and Fiscal Affairs; Ethics; Technology and Human Services; Public Safety and Homeland Security; M/WBE and Small Contractor Development; and Water Resources Management Committees. She has also chairs the Historic Preservation Subcommittee. In 2000, Lovell was elected as a member of the Democratic National Committee.

GUEST: Sue Lovell more

8:35 pm

The Lesbian Health Initiative will hold its annual Fall Health fair on Saturday November 1st. The fair will be held in a new location, HACS (Houston Area Community Services) on 18th street. At this fair, they will provide no cost screenings and a wealth of health and wellness information for non insuredand under insured LGBT women and transgender men. It is estimated that up to 150,000 in our LGBT community are without health coverage.

GUEST: Aurora Harris more

8:48 pm

NewsWrap:

 

8:58 pm

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