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  • Vocal Local: 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 local organizations as small as the Parents of
  • 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 causes,” says
  • Vocal Local: 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 gathering place...
  • Journey to Plezzure Island
    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 any way – 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 Solórzano Daly. Austinite
  • 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 dough. Michael is
  • Meet The Bartender: Natan Cruz
    July 26, 2016
    True Houstonians are celebrating the return of Rich’s . For almost 30 years, this mega club served gay and straight patrons before shutting down in 2013. Now under new management, the two-story bar/dance club is back open and already showing Houston bars it is still a force to be reckoned with. Natan Cruz is just one of the friendly faces seen hustling around Rich’s keeping drinks full. We wanted to know how working for the new bar was in addition to his side projects that made him a well-known
  • 5 Types of Houston Gays
    July 21, 2016
    When visiting a city, you will encounter the normal gamut of gay men: twinks, otters, bears, cubs, jocks and everything in between. Houston gays differ from New York gays, Los Angeles gays, Miami gays and definitely Dallas gays. And that’s great. It makes turning Grindr on in a different city that much more exciting. It is like playing sexual Pokemon Go around the country; gotta catch them all. Here are some of the types of guys you will find in Houston that may not show up everywhere. The Gay
  • Wicked Flies Into Houston
    July 6, 2016
    Attention all “friends of Dorothy,” the smash hit Wicked will be defying gravity as it returns to Houston this month. Now I’m sure you have all heard at least one song from Wicked sung at Guava on karaoke night but here is your chance to hear actual professionals and not a twink who has had one too many vodka tonics. The Tony Award-winning musical is based on author Gregory Maquire’s book Wick­ed: The Life and Times of the Wick­ed Witch of the West . It tells the unlikely story of the friendship
  • LGBTequila
    June 24, 2016
    Identity Tequila is coming out of the liquor closet and showing its LGBT pride. Founded by Casa Maestri in the town of Tequila, Jalisco, Identity Tequila is targeted specifically to the LGBT community. Made from 100 percent Blue Weber agaves from both the Highland and Lowland regions, this award-winning tequila is now available in Houston just in time for your pride parties. Houston native, and third generation tequila maker, Jose Villanueva saw a gap in the tequila market, which gave him the
  • Rich's Reborn
    June 22, 2016
    It's one of the most storied addresses in Houston nightlife. The dual-level mega-club at the corner of San Jacinto and McIlhenny streets in Midtown was ahead of its time when it opened in the 1980s. Rich's brought high-tech lighting and sound as well as larger-than-life music videos to the mostly gay masses who packed its enormous dance floor every weekend. The energy lasted for for more than three decades before the club shuttered in 2013 and saw management and name changes. This past spring,