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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...
  • 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 lead 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
  • 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,”...
  • Houston Splash Celebrates 23 Years of Pride in Houston’s Black and Brown Communities Credit: Houston Splash
    April 30, 2018
    Houston Splash , the south’s largest LGBTQ Pride celebration catering to the African-American and Latinx population, kicks off its 23rd year in Houston on Friday, May 3. “Communities of color, especially black and brown communities, have historically been excluded from mainstream movements and spaces, including within the larger LGBTQ+ community, which is why Houston Splash prioritizes black and brown empowerment during our celebration,” said Mike Webb, one of this...
  • Vocal Local: Mike Webb Credit: Mike Webb
    April 12, 2018
    Native Houstonian, Mike Webb is leading the Houston GLBT Political Caucus into the future. Webb was recently elected President of the organization which is the oldest LGBTQ political organization in the south. Webb is also the first genderqueer identifying President in the organizations history. People who identify as genderqueer do not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions and identify with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders. Webb had this to say about the
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
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