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  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ambience perfect for an evening out on their patio watching the beautiful Houston sunset. The 6,900-squate-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...
  • Brunch of the Month: Emmaline
    April 13, 2018
    With spring and summer approaching, there isn’t a better brunch spot in Houston than Emmaline . With a gorgeous patio and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, this European-influenced American restaurant is tucked away in the in the Montrose area not too far from Buffalo Bayou Park. The airy ambience was inspired by the popular restaurant The Ivy in West Hollywood and includes four separate dining areas, including an antique-adorned bar, lounge-style space with secluded booths, and a sunroom...
  • Be Heard! Participate in an Important LGBT Survey
    April 6, 2018
    My Gay Houston is working with the team at Community Marketing Inc. on their important annual LGBT survey. There's power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors and minds around the world, and influences positive changes for our community. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries! You may have seen Community Marketing & Insights quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, etc. Click here to start the survey. It should take...
  • 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...
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