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  • Lounge on the Lawn in Midtown Credit: Midtown Park Facebook
    July 19, 2018
    Houston’s Midtown neighborhood has long been known for its walkability and nightlife, both of which are particularly complementary on a festive Saturday night. With the added accessibility of the Metro rail, Midtown is uniquely poised for its current residential boom—but what many may not realize is that this residential boom is actually a revival of Midtown’s historic roots. Just after the turn of the 20th century, what we now know as Midtown was a prominent residential...
  • Vocal Local: Honey Moonpie Credit: Vonz Photography
    July 16, 2018
    Queer comedian Chris Fleming has a joke in a video about how he already knew someone was polyamorous because they “kept going on about how welcoming the burlesque community has been.” His video achieved a viral cult status, but that particular line resonated with many queer and polyamorous people because there’s a real truth to it. The Houston burlesque community is a haven of glittery inclusiveness for everyone under the rainbow. The stages of Bayou City are graced by all...
  • GOOOOOOAL! Where to watch the World Cup! Credit: Pitch 25 Beer Park Facebook
    July 2, 2018
    As the World Cup final fast approaches on July 15, many Houston hot spots will be opening their doors early to frenzied football fans from every neighborhood. (Football = Soccer in most of the world.) World Cup Fans have a lot in common with the LGBTQ community. There aren’t as many of us and we are constantly misunderstood. We also like to congregate together to talk about our common experiences in an America that doesn’t always seem made for us. This list of five friendly places...
  • Brunch of the Month: Common Bond Cafe & Bakery Credit: Yo Mariana
    July 2, 2018
    Stepping into Common Bond Café & Bakery is like stepping into a pristine yet indulgent dream, surrounded by sights and scents that will practically lift you off of the ground like a cartoon character smelling a pie on a windowsill. This place is a viral Instagram post come to life. Upon opening the door, you are met with specialty coffee complete with fancy latte art, an array of colorful and delicate macarons arranged with an artistic touch, fragrant breakfast notes of cured meats and...
  • Vocal Local: Shawn Kuehn Credit: Shawn Kuehn
    June 26, 2018
    Shawn Kuehn is a Houston native with an immense passion for his community and a beard that won’t quit. As the Treasurer of Lambda NextGen , a social network for Houston’s LGBTQ young professionals, Kuehn is also dedicated to fostering and nurturing queer safe spaces. “We typically choose happy hour venues that are not traditionally gay bars - we still love gay bars - but we also want a better presence throughout all of Houston. We want to be visible, be proud, and show these...
  • Summer Lewks
    June 21, 2018
    One of Houston’s greatest treasures, rapper Fat Tony , has recently furthered his online cult status with the Super Deluxe show Thrift Haul . Inspired by Fat Tony’s infamous vintage thrift aesthetic, Thrift Haul is a competitive fashion show where two contestants compete to see who can get the better outfit on a budget. The contestants and judges are often widely beloved LGBTQ darlings, like gay comedian and actor John Early , trans comedian Patti Harrison , gender fluid icon...
  • Houston's Instagrammable Pride Spots Credit: Biscuit Paint Wall
    June 15, 2018
    Let’s face it, in terms of social media these days it is all about Instagram. Even us at My Gay Houston think so ( Don’t forget to follow us! ). Houston is a stunning city and offers plenty of architecture and artwork to get your Instagram plenty of “likes.” Show your LGBTQ pride, and H-Town pride, by snapping a photo at these picture-perfect spots. Rainbow Crosswalk Located at Westheimer and Taft, the colorful pride crosswalk was recently repainted to be as bright as...
  • Fourth of July Festivities
    June 12, 2018
    Houstonians have an uncanny ability to turn anything into a party. A group of five people lounging on the grass at the Menil - that’s a party. If anyone is cooking on a grill outside, it’s an automatic party. Two cars stopped at a red light next to each other, listening to the same radio station? Roll the windows down, and you’ve definitely got a party. When you show up to a party and your friend is wearing an outfit that matches yours, it creates a rare vortex that some...
  • Brunch of the Month: Alice Blue
    June 2, 2018
    No restaurant embodies the cool, laid-back aura of The Heights more than Alice Blue . This modern American Bistro is open seven days a week but it is their weekend brunch menu that keeps hungry Houstonians coming back for more. Upon entering the quaint restaurant, guests are greeted by a ray of light and an open and relaxed feeling. Oversized booths in cool greys and blues line both sides of the restaurant with walls adorned with a geometric wallpaper that adds pops of yellow. A panel of thin
  • Visitor's Guide to Pride Houston Credit: Ana Cruz
    May 29, 2018
    Houston is home to the fourth largest pride celebration in the country, with over 500,000 attendees. While the neighborhood of Montrose is considered by many to be the epicenter of our city’s gay community, our pride parade is so big it is now held nearby, in the heart of downtown Houston. Downtown destinations are all walkable and distinct, with every street offering unique entertainment. Each block and each building is its own microcosm of different food, drink, history, culture, music,...
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