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  • Visitor's Guide to Pride Houston Credit: Ana Cruz
    May 24, 2019
    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 ,...
  • An Insider’s Guide to Pride
    May 24, 2019
    June means Pride Month for LGBTQ people around the world, and this year Houston will celebrate its 41st Pride celebration. Born from the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969 in New York, a group of LGBTQ people, famously led by transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson, fought off police who had been raiding the fledgling bar intent on harassing LGBTQ customers. That riot turned into protest marches and those evolved into what is commonly known as the Pride parade. Although the parade has taken on
  • Pride Galveston Beach Bash Credit: @brianmitchell08
    May 17, 2019
    The Texas summer usually gets a head start compared to our friends in the more northern parts of the county. While they are still packing up their winter wear we are well into tank-top and bikini season and headed to our sister city on the third coast, Galveston. We also get a head start on celebrating Pride at the annual Galveston Pride Beach Bash! View this post on Instagram @kikidionvanwales with 2 of are dancers @timkano and Adrian both will be at
  • Vocal Local: Mike Webb Credit: @mcwebbjr
    May 14, 2019
    There would be no Pride Parades without the brave pioneers of the Stonewall Riots—queer and trans people of color. It seems fitting for Houston to reaffirm its status as the most diverse city in the country by designating the first honorary Pride title for those whose existence breaks the mold of the gender binary. And the people have spoken—tireless local organizer and activist, Mike Webb, is our official mold-breaker, designated the first ever Gender Non-binary Pride Parade Grand...
  • Where's the Tea? Places for Afternoon Tea Credit: @gigantfotos
    May 10, 2019
    Tea is commonly culturally associated with the British, known for the ritual of afternoon tea or a hot morning cuppa, but Texans also take their tea very seriously. Sweet tea is distinctly southern, a must-have for social gatherings, and it’s even more essential in the sweltering months of summer. A Texan tradition filled with nostalgia is making sun tea, a method using the heat of the sun to draw out the flavors in the tea leaves. All you need is some black tea, sugar, water, and a glass
  • Pints For Pride Credit: @AxelradHouston
    May 6, 2019
    For the LGBTQ community around the world, June is a month with special meaning. This is the month where most major cities celebrate LGBTQ Pride. From New York to San Francisco, Pride parades will be taking place. Houston is home to one of the largest celebrations in the south and this year Pride Houston has more to celebrate as it commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the event that sparked the modern day LGBTQ rights movement and is the reason why most parades take place at
  • Brunch of the Month: La Sicilia
    May 2, 2019
    Located on Westheimer in the Montrose District, the gay-owned bakery, La Sicilia Italian Bakery & Cafe , is heaven for anyone with a sweet tooth. Couple Antonio Rios and Diego Chiarello have brought a slice of Sicily to the Houston neighborhood with authentic pastries, desserts and a scrumptious lunch menu. View this post on Instagram A post shared by LA SICILIA Bakery & Cafe (@lasiciliausa) on Jun 19, 2018 at 8:03am PDT Inside this rustic
  • Brunch is a DRAG Credit: @BarBoheme
    April 29, 2019
    There’s something slightly magical about nighttime, like a vaseline-covered movie lens from the 1920s that acts as a proto-Instagram filter and beautifies everything in sight. The sparkle and spectacle of drag shines bright at night, but if you haven’t seen drag during the day, you’re in for a treat. Bounding between the booths and picnic tables at Boheme , two queens perform a duet that leads to a standing ovation along the entire back patio. With the sun beating down on...
  • Vocal Local: Bill Arning Credit: @barning
    April 16, 2019
    Bill Arning is a local legend. The former Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston made waves last year when he resigned from his post after nearly a decade in the most modern way possible — via social media. In the now 38 years of his career in the arts, Bill has kept with the times in a state of perpetual evolution. Now focusing his energy on the gallery side of the art world, glimpses of Arning’s social media now show that he is a man who lives and breathes art. But...
  • Cinco Margaritas to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Credit: @Chuys
    April 11, 2019
    Cinco de Mayo is often mistaken for Mexican Independence Day which is actually celebrated on September 16 commemorating the Cry of Dolores which initiated the war of Mexican Independence from Spain. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. In America, however the date has been linked to a celebration of Mexican-American culture and that celebration usually includes margaritas. Now that you know the real history...
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