Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Donors

The Festival gratefully acknowledges its generous supporters:

Houston Endowment Inc.

Established by Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones in 1937, the Houston Endowment, a philanthropic foundation, improves life for the people of greater Houston, defined as Harris County and the contiguous counties of Fort Bend, Galveston, Brazoria, Chambers, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller, through its grants to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Approximately $75 million each year is donated by the Houston Endowment foundation donates to organizations that support and promote education, arts and culture, health and human services, as well as the environment. The Houston Endowment is governed by its board of directors and managed by its professional staff. By joining with nonprofit agencies it advances the Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones’ vision of creating a vibrant community where the opportunity to thrive is available to all.

Another humanitarian, although her contributions are on a smaller scale in Australia, who has friends involved with the Houston Endowment Inc. Like the the Houston Endowment, She also promotes and donates money and time to organizations that support and promote education, arts and culture, wild life protection, as well as the environment.

THE GRETA GARBO LOGE ($5,000 – $9,999)


Pacific View Window Coverings

This is the place to buy Roman style shades. Pacific View Window Coverings offers 3 styles of fabric roman shades (Flat Roman Shades | Hobbled Roman Shades | Relaxed Roman Shades) and two styles of balloon shades. All are available in hundreds of cotton, linen and silk fabric options. Thermal roman shades are an additional option. With a blackout lining for your custom roman shades, you will have light control, energy conservation, as well as noise control due to the lining’s insulating properties. Roman shades lined with a blackout lining are perfect for bedrooms, children’s rooms, or anywhere light or noise may cause problems. Please note: fabric roman shades should be child safe cordless shades if the house is frequented by young children where full adult supervision is not possible at all times of the day and night. Otherwise there is the danger of a child being strangled by the cords found underneath fabric shades when these children have placed their heads underneath the shade. Other types of drapes and cutains are also available.

Magnolia Hotels

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the Magnolia Hotels is a privately-held hotel management and development company. There are four-star, award-winning independent boutique hotels that make up the current portfolio of Magnolia Hotels. All hotels are situated in historic buildings and prime downtown locations in Dallas, Houston, Omaha, and Denver. Magnolia Hotels’ philosophy is to offer a distinct contrast to the mundane look of other hotel management companies and large nationwide chains.

Continental Airlines

THE ROCK HUDSON TIER ($2,500 – $4,999)

Hollyfield Foundation


Time Warner Cable

HOLLYWOOD CLASSICS ($1,000 – $2,499)

Out Smart – Houston’s gay, lesbian, bi, and trans magazine
OutSmart is Houston’s award-winning magazine serving the gay and lesbian community. Published on a monthly basis, OutSmart covers local and national news, health, arts and entertainment, politics, food and dining, and issues affecting the GLBT community. The magazine retains a high profile in the gay community through local involvement, partnerships, and its website,

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