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Here's to the Red, White and Houston

The Fourth of July may fall on a Thursday this year, but that won’t stop Houstonians from celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks, parades and celebrations all around the city. Break out your red, white and blue, and get together with friends and family at one of these patriotic events happening this July 4th. CITGO Freedom Over Texas Eleanor Tinsley Park Thursday, July 4, 4 - 10 p.m. $8 online/$10 door Perhaps the biggest celebration happening in the city, Freedom Over Texas is…

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The Historic Summer of '69 in 2019

BIG - Houston hosts the largest Pride Celebration in the South, even National Geographic agrees. With an estimated 500,000 visitors to the myriad celebrations every year, Houston has proven to be an LGBTQ celebration destination. The Pride theme this year is “Summer of ‘69”. It pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots which started the modern day LGBTQ rights movement. Since 2015 the evening parade has taken place in the biggest part of the city, Downtown after growing too…

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Taste The Rainbow- LGBTQ Owned and Supporting Businesses

Saying you support the LGBTQ community is one thing - but going the extra mile to become a member of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce takes that support a step further. It shows that local businesses know that LGBTQ visitors mean business - literally. When you are visiting houston for Pride to celebrate the theme “Summer of ‘69”, you’re definitely going to need to eat. There is no better way to round out your trip than with a great meal from one of the many restaurants that support…

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Vocal Local: Dr. Jonatan Gioia

In 2019, a WalletHub.com survey named Houston the most diverse city in the country, ahead of both New York City and Los Angeles. This didn’t come as a shock to Houstonians themselves, because to us, Houston has never been defined by its politicians or industries — Houston has and always will be defined by its people. We are a city with no majority, a city that speaks 140 languages, a city of change and innovation. Much of that change and innovation is due to immigrants like Dr. Jonatan Gioia, a…

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Pride All Night Long

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 down the street…

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Brunch of the Month: Brasserie du Parc

Located in the très chic One Park Place tower, is a quaint French bistro with all the food and fare of Paris, but none of the arrogance. Brasserie du Parc – from the owners of Uptown Park’s Etoile Cuisine et Bar – is on the Northern side of Discovery Green and has an attached creperie for guests on the go. Brasserie du Parc gets our recommendation this month not only because of the delicious French food but its proximity to Discovery Green and how it makes the perfect location to begin a lovely…

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