Black Transgender Empowerment Week Events

Nov. 17th (11pm)

The Mahogany Project’s Inaugural Trans Empowerment Ball

This event is held in observation Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Hamburger Mary’s

(2409 Grant Street, Houston, TX, 77006)


(Free. Allies are encouraged to pay-what-you-can)


Nov. 18th (6:30-10:30pm)

SoulGiving – Fellowship Dinner 

This is a family style dinner with friends, allies, and community members. 

Maggiano’s Little Italy

(2019 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston TX, 77056)


(Free. Allies are encouraged to pay-what-you-can)


Nov. 19th (6pm)

 Cocktail Hour – Dear Marsha – Spoken Word Event 

Hosted by Verniss McFarland. A spoken word, lyrical dance, and visual art event looking into the experiences of transgender individuals, giving voice to their stories and futures.  The live entertainment will all be from local members of the TQLGB+ community. Through art, individuals are invited to connect and heal. Must have proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours


(Suggested donation: $25)

We aim to reduce social isolation, stigma, and acts of injustice in TQLGB+ Communities of Color.

We raise awareness and advocate for the expansion of social, health, and education services that are inclusive of all.

We educate local communities on how to navigate resources and bring them back to their community.

We coordinate social and educational activities to improve, impact, and engage with the community.

Our Services

The Mahogany Project envisions communities where TQLGB+ People of Color thrive.

The Mahogany Project Inc. is an established 501(c)3 Non Profit using EIN 82-1799016