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Jenni’s Noodle House in the Heights, has partnered with Eric Edward Schell, photographer and founder of
Pride Portraits and artist, designer Hugo Perez to create the #BeVISIBLE LGBTQIA+ community Pride Art Wall for Houston, TX.
In this time of emboldened resistance to equity and equality Pride Portraits is honored to be the organization to give
Houston a Pride Inspired Paint Wall. This wall is an extension of our miss ion to give people a platform to be visible,
represented and humanized. Unfortunately, Houston has lost two Pride inspired paint walls in 2018 so it is our hope
that people who identify within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum will be reminded that they are not alone and they have the
support of Houston’s ever growing LGBTQIA+ community and our extraordinary allies when looking at this wall.
Jenni’s Noodle House has been a longtime ally, advocate and supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community
on the local Houston and national level through Houston Pride parade, Human Rights Campaign Sponsorship, fundraisers and collection drop offs for LGBTQIA+ Homeless Youth, Houston Pride Parade 2011, 2012, OutSmarts’s Gayest and
Greatest Awards, Pride Portraits and lending their voice toward important equality voting initiatives. When Jenni and
Scott Tranweaver read friend, Eric Edward Schell’s post on the loss one of the last Pride inspired walls in Houston,
they decided to lend their large outdoor wall on the side of their Jenni’s Noodle House Heights location to create a
new wall with Eric, and artist Hugo Perez. The wall will serve to be a reminder for those in the Houston LGBTQIA+
community to “Be Visible” in a time where the progress made to wards equality seems to be in opposition of visibility.
The #BeVISIBLE Pride Wall will feature a quote from LGBTQIA+ civil rights activist Jim Obergefell. “I march because of the people who marched before me. Thanks to them, I live in a better world due to their bravery, and I owe it to them and those who come after me to continue the fight for equality.”
The mural will be an unveiled on April 5th. Jim Obergefell will be present to help spotlight the importance of this work. Jim’s case to have his marriage recognized would become the Supreme Court case and final decision legalizing same sex-marriage across the United States on June 26th 2015.