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Singles, Everything’s Going to be Okay

By Tammy Shaklee, Founder, He's For Me Do yourself a favor and listen to this song as you read this blog entry. You say you're ready for this. Ready to take the leap of faith into love. You want a compatible partner. A good man (or woman). And yes, let's be honest, one that you will be hot for not only now, but years down the road. And yet something always gets in your way. Don't worry, we've all been there. That's where a matchmaker can step in and help you see what perhaps you couldn't…

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Neon Boots Hosts Esquire Ballroom Reunion July 18

Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon will celebrate a Reunion of the Historic Esquire Ballroom this weekend. The event this Saturday, July 18, will pay tribute to the space made famous many years ago by renowned well-known singers and performers. The event starts at 2 pm at the same original location at 11410 Hempstead Road. The bar's owners invite everyone to attend and mingle with many of the people that were regulars many years ago at the historic entertainment venue. Now known as Neon Boots…

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JR's Gets Reinvented, More Changes Ahead on Pacific Street

A Houston gay nightlife institution is getting a much-needed, and much-anticipated makeover. JR's Bar & Grill has been a fixture in Montrose for more than 30 years, drawing multiple generations of gay men and women to its laid-back, come-as-you-are interior and patio. Other bars, some longstanding hangouts themselves, have come and gone through the years. But Charles Armstrong Investments' big investment in its flagship, suggesting this is one institution that's here to stay. We spoke with…

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Kristian Salinas Discusses QFest 2015

By Jenn Haight QFest celebrates its 19th anniversary this year, making it Houston's second longest running film festival. Along with the star-studded opening night film, I Am Michael, 2015's key films include the Texas premiere of Robin Williams' final film, Boulevard, a documentary centerpiece about Tab Hunter and an international crime drama, Death in Buenos Aires. Kristian Salinas, Artistic Director of QFest, hopes the films' reach extends far beyond the LGBT community. "We're trying to…

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Don’t Drown in a Sea of Summer Pool Parties

By Tammy Shaklee, Founder, He's For Me Pool party INVITE!!! You receive via text, social media, email, word of mouth, or an annual holiday weekend tradition. You get an image from the first mention. You are perhaps already hearing "Shut Up and Dance" or even the Beach Boys in your head. You start to envision the tons of photos to hit the Internet before, during, and after. And while so many men would rather be a fly on the sunscreen bottle watching the whole thing, it's easy to feel pressure to…

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