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  • Vocal Local: Khaliah Guillory
    July 23, 2019
    Don’t sleep on Khaliah Guillory, even though that is exactly the purpose of her new business venture. The self-proclaimed nap enthusiast is making it snazzy to snooze in the middle of the workday with the opening of Nap Bar, a full-service “bar” – think spa and no alcohol – where patrons can rent pods to rejuvenate with a quick catnap. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nap Bar, LLC (@napbarhou) on Apr 23, 2019 at 11:40am PDT Now
  • Pride All Night Long
    June 19, 2019
    When the Pride Parade ends on June 22, the celebration definitely won’t be stopping. The festivities continue well into the morning with after parties celebrating the LGBTQ community throughout the city. Almost all Houston-area bars will be featuring drink specials and rejoicing in Pride so don’t forget to check our listings of LGBTQ bars in the city before making your final choice of where to take your night. But here are some of the hottest goings-on after the last float goes...
  • 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
  • Vocal Local: Janan Araujo-Siam Credit: Janan Araujo-Siam
    March 11, 2019
    A poorly-kept Texan secret is the half-joking, half-dead-serious rivalry between Houston and Dallas. It’s a superiority contest that prompts audiences to groan and giggle when Dallas is mentioned on stage at a comedy show. There’s a particular sting when popular acts visit Austin and Dallas on tour but skip over Houston — we’re so much bigger than Dallas! Our restaurant scene is amazing! We have UGK and Rothko Chapel and Ninfa’s! At the end of the day,...
  • Vocal Local - Kari Burt Credit: Kari Burt
    January 9, 2019
    There’s a very 1980’s, brick-wall-stage-background misconception about earning your place in standup comedy requiring a minimum experience of several years. This outdated flavor of gatekeeping has long been the tool of the majority to claim ownership over a thing so nebulous, so ever-changing as comedy. While the old guard gives way to younger models, comedy is constantly evolving to keep pace with our constantly-evolving world. Newcomers like Kari Burt who hit the ground running...
  • Vocal Local - Britt Vasicek
    December 12, 2018
    A writer, artist, comedian, sex worker, podcaster, and a virgo, Britt Vasicek contains multitudes. She’s a glass-half-full kind of person, and in that glass is a bubbling mimosa. Britt is an experience — a performance — but she’s not putting on an act. While many of us perform normality or virtue every day as upright citizens, Britt performs authenticity — outward expressions of genuine vulnerability, giddiness, graciousness, righteousness. Her preferred medium...
  • Vocal Local: Kris Banks Credit: Kris Banks
    November 12, 2018
    The midterm elections on November 6, 2018 marked the end of one political cycle for the country and the start of a new political cycle for the city of Houston. 2019 will be the year that Houstonians get to select their leaders and Kris Banks is an LGBTQ leader who works closely with our current mayor, so he expects this year will be busier than usual. Banks, 38, is the Special Assistant on Government Relations for Mayor Sylvester Turner. In this role he works with elected officials and the
  • Friendsgiving in Houston Credit: Chris Lawton
    November 7, 2018
    Disproportionately, LGBTQ folks can end up lonely on holidays because their family isn’t supportive of their status. Some people don’t have the luxury of coming out to family, and some just aren’t there yet. Some have lost their parents and feel alone on family-centered holidays. Even with healthy family relationships, great distances and hectic schedules can still keep you from the family dinner table. Chosen families are a matter of queer survival, and no better place...
  • Election Day in H-Town Credit: Unsplash
    November 1, 2018
    Although it isn’t officially a national holiday, Election Day is always an important part of our democracy. Houstonians can usually expect to rock the vote a few times a year. The 2018 election gives us the opportunity to cast our ballot in several important races but in order to do that you need to know where to go and when you need to get there. Texas is a largely non-voting state, meaning that the large majority of people eligible to vote do not. Of course some people make a conscious
  • QOTV: Queer Out The Vote Credit: Unsplash
    October 30, 2018
    Halloween may be one of the scariest holidays of the year but one of the scariest facts about the state of Texas is that we are dead last when it comes to voter turnout. That means that the percentage of people eligible to vote versus the number of people who vote is lower than every other state. When you don’t turn out to vote you don’t get candidates that represent our interests. Elections aren’t only every four years when we decide on a President. They actually take place...
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