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Posts from August 2016

  • All Hail Bob the Drag Queen
    August 31, 2016
    Season eight of RuPaul’s Drag Race has been over for some time but fans are still gushing over the reigning queen, Bob the Drag Queen. The NYC queen’s unique style and sharp wit quickly made him a fan favorite and ultimately snatched the crown. Now, Bob the Drag Queen is not just taking on the drag community but is trying his manicured hand at acting. And in September, Houston fans will be able to catch him purse first in a sequin-studded show at the Wortham Center along other...
  • How Gay is Your Valley?
    August 26, 2016
    Tucked in a triangle formed by I-45, Telephone Road and Hobby Airport is a quaint neighborhood held in a time warp. The mid-century modern homes of Glenbrook Valley offer a slice of 1950s Americana. This is the largest historic district in Houston and the first outside the 610 Loop. And while Glenbrook Valley has maintained its character through the decades, today it’s experiencing a renaissance as millennials and others looking for inexpensive homes close to the city center rediscover...
  • LGBT Movies Now Streaming
    August 26, 2016
    Sometimes trying to find the perfect movie on Netlix can feel like trying to pick a song to sing after a few too many shots while at karaoke: There are too many to choose from and they all seem like a good idea at the time. And if you are anything like me, you spend too much time trying to decide that you get frustrated and default to an old favorite like Friends , Buffy the Vampire Slayer , or 30 Rock (all of which are streaming in full BTW). So we took the time to comb through Netflix’s
  • Local Voices: Margarita Perez
    August 18, 2016
    Ask Margarita Perez who she is and she won’t skip a beat. “I’m a native Houstonian and proud Latina, lesbian, and aspiring philanthropist.” She’s the second of four children with most of her family residing in Houston and Mexico. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas and has dedicated herself to “helping make this city a better place. Through my work, I'm astounded to say that I have been a conduit of more than $4 million given back to...
  • Houston's First LGBT Run
    August 16, 2016
    Lace up your running shoes and get ready for Houston’s first LGBT 10K run on September 24. This will be the first Gay 10K in Houston and will also feature a 5k and Kids K for those who are looking for something a little more mellow. The race begins at Fish Plaza and runs along Memorial Drive to Studemont, then finishes back up at Fish Plaza. Individuals running the 10K will have to repeat this course twice. “Being a runner, I have always participated in races for different...
  • Local Voices: Julie Mabry
    August 8, 2016
    Her greatest inspiration is her mom. She has realized her lifelong dream of owning a successful club. She’s been alcohol free for three years and seven months. And when asked about the things that makes Houston such a great city, she cites once having had a lesbian mayor. Hard not to see Julie Mabry, owner of Pearl Bar, as an integral part of the Houston’s queer community, especially when it comes to bringing lesbians together. Too many cities are finding themselves without a...
  • Journey to Plezzure Island Credit: Lisa Hause
    August 4, 2016
    Photo: From left, Kelly West, Michelle Daly, Ashley Marshall, Gabby Ayala The lesbians are taking over! Well, we’re taking over the Hilton Galveston Resort in Galveston, TX for the weekend anyway – September 29 to October 2, 2016. The event is packed with parties and celebs and all manner of girls who love girls fun and games. It’s a Texas event that is long overdue, and its creation is thanks to two kick-ass lesbians to watch – Kelly Frances West and Michelle...
  • Local Voices: Michael from Michael's Cookie Jar
    August 4, 2016
    Michael Savino started his business Michael’s Cookie Jar about ten years ago in Tomball. Sharing a kitchen with his friend, he catered to specialty orders and depended on word of mouth recommendations. Now with two Houston locations, he is not just selling gourmet cookies but a nostalgic feeling of youth. Not only are the cookies delicious (trust me, I spent $30 there this morning… for myself) but inside the store, friendless wafts through the air like the smell of fresh baked...