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Posts from May 2018

  • 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 ,...
  • Pride Celebrations for the Whole Family
    May 24, 2018
    June is chock-full of Pride parties for LGBTQ Houstonians , however most tend to occur at clubs or bars. So, what do you do if you have children and want them to learn a little history, culture, or just mingle with other LGBTQ families and allies? Never fear, Pride Houston did not forget about you. There are plenty of events happening during Pride that are family-friendly and will have entertainment for adults and kids alike. We’ve got some ideas on how you ‘rents can celebrate...
  • Pup-Friendly Patios in Houston
    May 21, 2018
    Way back in September of 2011, the City of Houston granted its first official permit to allow dogs on a restaurant patio after over a year of lobbying and petitioning. Thanks to the efforts of groups like Paws on Patios , Houston became a prime place to compete in what has become the internet’s favorite game - dogspotting. What started as a lighthearted Facebook group where people could post random dog photos, Dogspotting is now over 948,000 members strong and is considered by many to be...
  • An Insider’s Guide to Pride
    May 15, 2018
    June means Pride Month for LGBTQ people around the world, and this year Houston will celebrate its 40th 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 more
  • Best 5 Houston Spots to Get That Summer Body
    May 14, 2018
    Summer seemed to creep up on some of us like a monster in a horror movie. Back in January, we planned to enter bathing suit season with the perfect summer body, but then parties came up, happy hours started to replace workout schedules, and careful meal prepping was thrown in the garbage and delicious Tex-Mex took its place. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, it does to me too. Never fear, there is still plenty of time to get that body tight and fit. And with the days growing longer and...
  • Vocal Local: Melanie Toarmina Pang Credit: Eric Edward Schell
    May 14, 2018
    Melanie Toarmina Pang is one of those Houstonians with boundless energy. The 31-year-old has served as the co-chair of the Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee for two years and has been integral in making Houston a welcoming place for LGBTQ visitors and residents long before that. “I believe that in order for Houston to live up to its fullest potential, it will require inclusivity like no other and a culture shift-- the kind that demands a lot of focus, strategy, and patience,”...
  • Boogie Down in H-Town
    May 14, 2018
    Whether you’re looking to celebrate your boot-scootin’ roots or a tourist searching for an authentic Texan experience, Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon will certainly fit the bill. Established in 2013, this cowboy-themed gay dancehall is about 8 miles away from the typical Montrose Gayborhood scene, at 11410 Hempstead Road. The building itself is the stuff of legend. The historic location was formerly the Esquire Ballroom, a massive honky-tonk that hosted country greats like...
  • First Annual Lez Prom May 19 Credit: Lez Prom
    May 9, 2018
    Long before the era of viral “promposals” and legally recognized gay marriage, prom was a heavily heteronormative tradition catered to straight teens. Last year, gay advocacy org, GLAAD published their Accelerating Acceptance report that found 20% of millennials identify as LGBTQ, making them the queerest generation in history up to that point. A similar study by the J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group found that less than 50% of 13-20-year-olds identified as straight in 2016....
  • Brunch of the Month: Bosscat Kitchen + Libations
    May 4, 2018
    Newport Beach’s Bosscat Kitchen + Libations is one of the latest establishments to join the Houston gastropub scene. Located at 4310 Westheimer, Bosscat boasts an extensive whiskey menu and craft cocktails, Southern-inspired food and a cozy ambiance perfect for an evening out on their patio watching the beautiful Houston sunset. The 6,900-square-foot restaurant can house up to 220 guests with another 40 guests on the two patios that feature roll-up garage doors that will be open on nice...
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