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  • White Linen Night in the Heights
    August 1, 2018
    When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in August of 2005, Houston welcomed an estimated 250,000 evacuees from the Gulf Coast. Among the displaced, the largest population hailed from New Orleans, the city hit hardest by the catastrophic event. About 40,000 of these New Orleanians chose to stay and lay roots down here in Houston, a resilient city with intimate knowledge of how to rebuild and recover. Our cities have many similarities--both are built on warm marshlands, adjacent to the ocean,
  • Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot?
    August 1, 2018
    When you live in a tropical climate like Houston you get the benefit of mild winters and early springs, but you also get a summer that can be slightly unforgiving in its heat (and humidity). It’s helpful to make friends with someone who has a pool. If that isn’t an option here are a handful of ways you can dive in during the dog days of summer. Cool Hotel Pools When the Marriott Marquis was completed in 2017 its pool deck became instantly iconic. When a lazy river that is shaped...
  • Trivial Pursuit: Best Trivia in Town
    July 25, 2018
    Here’s an easy question for you: What group activity has taken H-Town bars by storm? Give up? It’s trivia! Trivia nights have become as commonplace at local bars as craft beer and cornhole boards. While some bars have partnered with the popular groups like Geeks Who Drink, some host their own weekly quiz nights for those looking for a little mental stimulus with their happy hours. And while the prizes are nice, the fun group interaction keep Houstonians coming back week after week....
  • Lounge on the Lawn in Midtown Credit: Midtown Park Facebook
    July 19, 2018
    Houston’s Midtown neighborhood has long been known for its walkability and nightlife, both of which are particularly complementary on a festive Saturday night. With the added accessibility of the Metro rail, Midtown is uniquely poised for its current residential boom—but what many may not realize is that this residential boom is actually a revival of Midtown’s historic roots. Just after the turn of the 20th century, what we now know as Midtown was a prominent residential...
  • Vocal Local: Honey Moonpie Credit: Vonz Photography
    July 16, 2018
    Queer comedian Chris Fleming has a joke in a video about how he already knew someone was polyamorous because they “kept going on about how welcoming the burlesque community has been.” His video achieved a viral cult status, but that particular line resonated with many queer and polyamorous people because there’s a real truth to it. The Houston burlesque community is a haven of glittery inclusiveness for everyone under the rainbow. The stages of Bayou City are graced by all...
  • GOOOOOOAL! Where to watch the World Cup! Credit: Pitch 25 Beer Park Facebook
    July 2, 2018
    As the World Cup final fast approaches on July 15, many Houston hot spots will be opening their doors early to frenzied football fans from every neighborhood. (Football = Soccer in most of the world.) World Cup Fans have a lot in common with the LGBTQ community. There aren’t as many of us and we are constantly misunderstood. We also like to congregate together to talk about our common experiences in an America that doesn’t always seem made for us. This list of five friendly places...
  • Summer Lewks
    June 21, 2018
    One of Houston’s greatest treasures, rapper Fat Tony , has recently furthered his online cult status with the Super Deluxe show Thrift Haul . Inspired by Fat Tony’s infamous vintage thrift aesthetic, Thrift Haul is a competitive fashion show where two contestants compete to see who can get the better outfit on a budget. The contestants and judges are often widely beloved LGBTQ darlings, like gay comedian and actor John Early , trans comedian Patti Harrison , gender fluid icon...
  • Fourth of July Festivities
    June 12, 2018
    Houstonians have an uncanny ability to turn anything into a party. A group of five people lounging on the grass at the Menil - that’s a party. If anyone is cooking on a grill outside, it’s an automatic party. Two cars stopped at a red light next to each other, listening to the same radio station? Roll the windows down, and you’ve definitely got a party. When you show up to a party and your friend is wearing an outfit that matches yours, it creates a rare vortex that some...
  • 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...
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