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  • 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...
  • 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
  • Healthy in Houston: Where to Eat, Workout and Stick to Your Resolution
    January 8, 2018
    It seems we make the same resolution to get healthier each new year. But then, we drive past a Shipley’s, Whataburger or our favorite Houston Tex-Mex restaurant and that resolution goes out the window until January of next year. However, for those dedicated to keeping resolutions, Houston has more than enough options to get healthy. Healthy Eating Out Eating healthy no longer means eating boring. Houston has an expansive list of healthy dining options that are just as appetizing as their
  • 2018 Concert Preview
    December 28, 2017
    It is never too early to start planning for 2018. If you are anything like me, you’ve already begun scouring ticket websites for the hottest shows coming up in 2018. If you haven’t, don’t worry, we did the work for you. Here's a list of what we think are some of the best concerts coming up next year so you can decide which artists to spend that holiday money on and put in for those days off to recover! Katy Perry - Jan. 7 Toyota Center The Bon Appetit superstar is the...
  • Brunch of the Month: Max's Wine Dive
    November 28, 2017
    Brunch. It’s arguably the most important meal of the gay week. So we’re launching a new series exploring some of the best spots to enjoy the perfect weekend spread. From killer cocktails to the tastiest of tacos, we’ll break down where you should be brunching right now! Can you think of a better brunch place than one where the slogan is, “Fried chicken and champagne… Why the hell not!?” We can’t. That’s what makes Max’s Wine Dive the...