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  • The Gender Book: Gender 101 for Everyone and Anyone
    November 24, 2015
    By Jenn Haight We no longer speak of the world as having two binary genders, male and female. Now individuals are finding ways both more full and succinct to define the nuances of their being. The question arises: What are the exact definitions of these new words? How big is the gender spectrum? How is cisgender different from gender fluid? What do you mean there is more than one meaning to the word transgender? How can I be a better ally? Houston residents Mel Reiff Hill and Jay Mays
  • Glam, Gore, Renaissance Queens: Find Your Dream Look
    October 23, 2015
    By Jenn Haight Halloween shops pop up in empty strip malls and abandoned storefronts for a couple of months each year offering cheaply made run-of-the-mill costumes and decorations. But what're available at most of these stores are the same things you'd find in any drugstore or discount supercenters. So, if you're seeking something outside of the norm in theme and quality, a trip to one of the long-established, family-run costume shops in Houston is a must. Open year round, these...
  • Your Guide at the Polls: The Houston GLBT Political Caucus
    October 4, 2015
    By Jenn Haight With the 2016 presidential and regional elections already splashed across the news and media, many people are thinking about the issues that matter to them. The GLBT community of Houston has a ready-made outlet for ideas and empowerment with the Houston GLBT Political Caucus. Uniting under the slogan "Equality? Seek it. Discrimination? End it," the group hopes to open doors wide during the upcoming electoral season. Founded in 1975, The Houston GLBT Political Caucus is
  • The 3 C’s of a Compatible Match
    September 15, 2015
    By Tammy Shaklee, Founder, He's For Me When gay singles conduct their personal interview with a certified matchmaker, they can be quite specific regarding the man they are seeking in a long-term relationship. I've experienced singles bringing in detailed multi-page lists, some prioritized, charted, and even diagrammed out. Most have a list on their phone. Others have even presented color-coded 3x5 cards. Each time, I feel honored that they are revealing a part of their personal...
  • Go Exploring with the Houston Outdoor Group
    September 8, 2015
    By Jenn Haight Houston offers no shortage of healthy, outdoor activities to enjoy. Running and biking, canoeing and paddle boarding, yoga and dance are all available, but sometimes the hardest step is the first one. It can be intimidating to become active on your own, and that's where joining a group can help. The Houston Outdoor Group (or HOG) has been organizing and planning activities for its members for the last 31 years. Originally started as an exclusively outdoor group with camping,
  • Singles, Everything’s Going to be Okay
    July 31, 2015
    By Tammy Shaklee, Founder, He's For Me Do yourself a favor and listen to this song as you read this blog entry. You say you're ready for this. Ready to take the leap of faith into love. You want a compatible partner. A good man (or woman). And yes, let's be honest, one that you will be hot for not only now, but years down the road. And yet something always gets in your way. Don't worry, we've all been there. That's where a matchmaker can step in and help you see...
  • Kristian Salinas Discusses QFest 2015
    July 7, 2015
    By Jenn Haight QFest celebrates its 19th anniversary this year, making it Houston's second longest running film festival. Along with the star-studded opening night film, I Am Michael, 2015's key films include the Texas premiere of Robin Williams' final film, Boulevard, a documentary centerpiece about Tab Hunter and an international crime drama, Death in Buenos Aires. Kristian Salinas, Artistic Director of QFest, hopes the films' reach extends far beyond the LGBT community....
  • Dates Off the Beaten Path
    June 12, 2015
    For some, nothing beats the traditional date night of dinner and a movie. No doubt, Houston offers plenty of options for both. But what if you want to do something different? Are you out of ideas for an offbeat, unconventional date in Houston? Here are some activities you may not have thought of before. Houston Roller Derby Started in 2005, the Houston Roller Derby now has over 100 skaters on four teams. On the third Saturday of every month, they hold a two-game match at the Bayou Music
  • Houston Gaymers: Getting Their Game On
    May 11, 2015
    What do you think of when you hear "Hearthstone," "Mario Kart" and "Naruto"? Probably a bunch of adolescents holed up in a basement glued to a screen. Houston Gaymers, however, is challenging that notion through its LGBT-friendly community. According to 2014 gaming industry statistics, 58 percent of Americans play video games and 62 percent of all gamers are adults, with the average age of game purchasers ringing in at 35. Adults are playing these games and some...
  • 7 Bad Topics on a First Date
    April 21, 2015
    By Tammy Shaklee, Founder of He's for Me You've done it. You've landed that cup of coffee or happy hour drink with a guy who just might be the one. Now you simply hope to find the right shirt, a great parking spot, and that he's a good conversationalist in person. Well, Mr. Mister, please know the barista will not be responsible for how this one, short, first date can go wrong. You just might be. As a certified matchmaker who only matches gay professional men seeking a...