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Meet Pride Houston’s President Thasia Madison

Pride Houston’s President shares her plans for the future of Pride celebrations in the city For more than 40 years, Pride Houston has served the Houston LGBTQ+ community with the objective to support, promote and educate; a purpose new President Thasia Madison hopes to expand and execute in her position. A longtime volunteer and former outreach director and secretary of the organization, Thasia is no stranger to the LGBTQ+ scene having also worked with Lesbians of Color, Inc. and other Houston…

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Houston's Instagrammable Pride Spots

We all miss the Pride Festival on Westheimer since the move to downtown because it was one of the liveliest street festivals to date. But don’t fret, we have the top spots to take your pride selfies nearby. We all need creative content for our social media and I know all the perfect spots for that. Splashed by local Houston artists, these prismatic murals will put you in a happy place. So get those likes up and follow these 5 selfie walls for Pride Month! Photo by Dandee Danao The Love Wall…

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LGBTQ and LatinX Artists of Houston

Bold colors and magical personalities are some of the traits that these creatives are known for. In the midst of adversities with their identities, art has always been the healing rainbow to overcome their difficulties. With a supportive community as their stem, their arts and personalities have been able to blossom. From the fruits of their labors, we’re proud to present these four LGBTQ and LatinX artists who are the Pride of Houston. Stephanie Gonzalez | Abstract Artist Website:…

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Brunch of the Month

If you are looking for a modern take on dim-sum, look no further than UB Preserv. From chef Nick Wong, the chef behind Underbelly presents one of the “Most Interesting Brunch in America” according to Food and Wine Magazine.This electric hotspot offers food inspired from everywhere from Vietnam to Nebraska, so there is something to please everyone. The vibe in this Montrose eatery is cool yet casual with modern décor and a no frills attitude. Located on Westheimer, the staff is friendly and…

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Valentine’s Day in Houston: Do This, Not That

Are you doing Valentine’s Day all wrong? Maybe you’ve hit a rut after a few years with your significant other, or maybe this is the first V-Day celebrating with a partner in … well, ever. Skip the cliché activities for something a bit more experiential that you and your partner will be able to enjoy together. Courtesy of @discoverygreen on Instagram Dining Out Don’t: Make Reservations at a Fancy Restaurant You can eat a nice meal out any time. Why fight the crowds, the noise and the pesky…

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Cirque du Soleil's Equality Night

Something feels a bit kindred between the old-timey allure of the circus and queerness. We’re at home in the outer fringes, getting a little bit weird and a lot bit theatrical. The camp, the sparkle, the drama, the costumes, the spectacle, the song “Circus” by Britney Spears, Hugh Jackman singing musical numbers about the greatest show on earth—that’s a whole vibe for us. It’s quite appropriate, then, to learn that Cirque du Soleil is hosting an Equality Night benefiting Houston LGBTQ+ center…

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Brunch of the Month: Lola

Ken Bridge, the restaurateur responsible for Dragon Bowl Asian Bistro and Pink’s Pizza, has given Houston another hip, casual restaurant with Lola. Bridge’s named the restaurant after his friend’s grandmother, who was a grandmother to him as well. An affectionate Filipino term for a grandmother, the name Lola embodies the warmth that comes with a grandmother’s love and the warmth customers experience with friendly staff and classic diner comfort food. View this post on Instagram…

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Houston’s Black-owned Restaurants

There’s no better way to celebrate Houston history than through dining, so patronize history in the making by supporting Houston’s Black-Owned restaurants. Start with breakfast at the Breakfast Klub, owned by Marcus Davis. With Katfish and Grits and Wings and Waffles, expect pan-American and Cajun comfort for breakfast and lunch. View this post on Instagram Rain or shine, The Breakfast Klub is always on my mind! Stop by for breakfast today…

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Celebrating Houston Black History

A vital part of honoring Black History Month is also honoring Black Present and Black Future. The contributions of black Houstonians — from artists and chefs to business owners and performers — help make Houston the internationally renowned city that people know and love. As one of the most widely diverse cities in the world, Houston is popping and bubbling with prime examples of Black Excellence to celebrate regardless of which month on the calendar we’re observing. View this…

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Brunch of the Month: Kulture

Add some culture to your life by brunching at Houston’s Kulture, an urban komfort kitchen. This Black-owned eatery, brought to life by Marcus Davis, provides guests with an extravagant dining experience with the home-grown comfort of classic Southern dishes. Executive Chef Dawn Burrell composes edible works of culinary art that harmonize African, Carribean, and Southern flavors. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kulture…

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