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  • Let's Fight! LGBTQ Storytelling showcase returns Credit: Rec Room Arts
    March 15, 2018
    In June 2017 a new theatrical experience called Story Hole was showcased at Rec Room in downtown Houston. The show, which features LGBTQ storytellers, instantly resonated with sold out crowds. In a short amount of time the show has become a quarterly tradition. On April 5th, it will return for a third installment of hilarious and heartfelt stories from the LGBTQ community. Each installment of Story Hole has a theme which all of the stories relate to. The April 5th theme is “Let’s...
  • Brunch of the Month: Baba Yega
    March 14, 2018
    If you are looking for the perfect brunch spot in Houston, look no further than Baba Yega . Nestled in the heart of Montrose, this eatery has been serving hungry Houstonians since 1975. From the outside, this converted bungalow will remind you of walking up to your best friend’s house; a cozy and tranquil oasis to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the work week. Patrons can enjoy the cool Houston air on the oak-tree shaded patio in the front, or the calming back patio featuring lush...
  • Vocal Local: Iris Rodriguez
    March 12, 2018
    When I call Iris Rodriguez, she is packing for a military training weekend in Mississippi. A six-hour drive she isn’t dreading because she is making a pit stop to help a woman affected by Hurricane Harvey pick out a new home after hers was destroyed in the storm. After Harvey hit, Iris, a local fire station captain, sprang into action helping as many individuals she could and formed the nonprofit Texas Local Disaster Recovery Squad . Her passion to help others and neighborly attitude...
  • Dissent and Desire Gives Intimate Look into LGBT Life in India
    March 8, 2018
    This spring, museums all across the Houston area will feature exhibits showcasing the beautiful and rich culture of India. While there are many LGBTQ-themed works, one of the standouts is The Contemporary Arts Museum’s show Dissent and Desire . Dissent and Desire features photographs by renowned artists and collaborators Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh. The 47 photographs and firsthand accounts from the 17 unique storytellers depict a portrait of LGBTQ+ lives in India today. The viewer is...
  • Brunch of the Month: Toulouse
    February 22, 2018
    Toulouse Café & Bar is one of those places you go when you're looking to elevate your brunch experience beyond migas and mimosas. It's not that you have to dress up to brunch at Toulouse, though you'll certainly encounter a more well-heeled crowd than other spots. But with its Parisian café vibe set in the tony River Oaks District development, this is a decidedly refined experience with cocktails and plates to match. To start, the perfectly pedestrian setting is...
  • Vocal Local: Ryan Leach
    February 21, 2018
    When you see Ryan Leach out at bars, events or even banal places like the grocery store, you know it. He is a larger-than-life personality and gay man who has his hand in many different aspects of the Houston LGBTQ community. He is on the board of Equality Texas, the Mayors LGBTQ Advisory Council and writes — and sometimes models — for Outsmart Magazine. Ryan woke up on Nov. 9, 2016 with a knot in his stomach. As an avid follower of American, and foreign, politics he was upset with...
  • 16 Hottest Athletes in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
    February 8, 2018
    The 2018 Winter Olympics games will kick off from PyeongChang, South Korea on Thursday, Feb. 8, the day before the lavish opening ceremony. And while the weather will be a bit chilly, there are some Olympians who will certainly bring the heat. Here are some of the hottest athletes to keep an eye on during these Winter Games. Gus Kenworthy, USA, Freestyle skiing Fun Fact: He posed nude in ESPN The Magazine's 2017 Body Issue. Lindsey Vonn, USA, Alpine skiing Fun Fact: Lindsey began skiing at
  • Houston Welcomes the 'Werq the World' Tour
    January 24, 2018
    As RuPaul says, “You betta werq”… the world. On February 7, Jones Hall will roll out the hot pink carpet for the Werq the World tour featuring some of the most memorable and fiercest queens in RuPaul’s Drag Race herstory. The North American leg of the tour, which already slayed in Europe, is hosted by Michelle Visage and stars Kim Chi, Detox, Latrice Royale, Peppermint, Valentina, season seven winner Violet Chachki, and season 2 and 3 standout Shangela Laquifa Wadley....
  • Brunch of the Month: El Tiempo
    January 22, 2018
    Houstonians know nothing hits the spot better than a tasty Tex-Mex meal, which is why each weekend, local hotspot El Tiempo is packed to capacity with patrons devouring mouth-watering dishes and kicking back salty margaritas. With eight locations in the Houston area, this cantina-style restaurant serves as the perfect spot for large friend groups with its multiple locations and extensive menu. The 1308 Cantina in the heart of Montrose is well-known as the favorite for LGBT patrons. The
  • Valentine’s Day in Houston: Do This, Not That
    January 16, 2018
    Are you doing Valentine’s Day all wrong? Maybe you’ve hit a gift-giving rut after a few years with your significant other. Or maybe this is the first V-Day you’ve been in a relationship in…well, ever. Skip the schmaltzy cards and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate for something a bit more experiential that you’ll be able to enjoy together. Don’t: Make Reservations for an Expensive Dinner You can eat a nice meal out any time. But why fight the crowds all...