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Local Voices: DJ Rockabye

You might call her a night club superhero. Engineer by day, dance floor filling DJ by night. (And – to make things even more interesting – a barber on the side.) She’s a resident DJ at Pearl Bar Houston; the DJ for the social group L.O.C (Lesbian of Color); and a DJ for hire for all kinds of events, including the recent lesbian takeover in Galveston, Plezzure Island. A Houstonian for five years now, DJ Rockabye came to H-Town when what she calls her “career job” in the engineering world moved…

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Gay Movies for Halloween

Whether your Halloween includes a barely there costume or screaming your lungs out at a haunted house, sometimes there is nothing better than curling up on the couch for a little Netflix and chill. So, grab a pumpkin beer and pop in one of these gay Halloween movies. Hocus Pocus The campy film isn’t just great for Rich’s Sing Along Sundays, but is perfect to watch curled on Halloween. Also, the Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker Kathy Najimy squad is one we’d all love to break into. Nightmare…

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Fashion Must-Haves for Fall/Winter '16

Winter is coming and while it doesn’t exactly get frigid in Houston, we all want to look our best when braving the elements. We’ve come up with some top trends that will keep you looking sharp through the season. Duffle Coat: A classic that you probably already have in your closet is making a comeback this season in runway shows from the likes of Maison Margiela, Coach and Dior Homme. According to GQ.com, the coat is being revitalized with new lengths and textiles for nouveau-classic sure to…

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Justin Vivian Bond Comes to Houston

Trans-genre artist Mx. (a mixture of Mr. and Ms.) Justin Vivian Bond is bringing the popular solo show, Love is Crazy , to the Alley Theatre to kick off Lott Entertainment Presents' Joe’s Pub series in Houston. The Tony-nominated artist has reached national acclaim and consistently sells out shows in New York City. “ Love is Crazy is a show I wrote in Paris specifically for Valentines Day and was first performed there in front of the Eiffel Tower,” Bond says. Mx. Bond's cabaret-style show will…

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Local Voices: Judge Steven Kirkland

Judge Steven Kirkland has led a prolific life. Having spent years in public services, Kirkland made history as the first openly gay District Judge in Houston. He’s a professor at the University of Houston; and he’s ready to take on another challenge. He’s running for a second time to become a judge for the 334 th District Court. We sat down with the Judge for an interview to get to know the man outside the robe. It’s been 8 years since you became the first openly gay District Judge in Texas…

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Report: Houston a Top Spot for LGBT Seniors

A new study shows that LGBT retirees find a lot to love about Houston. The housing referral service SeniorAdvice.com commissioned the report which looked at four major categories: health and safety, recreation and leisure, finances, and general quality of life. The group evaluated more than 100 variables, including access to healthcare, quality and availability of senior living services, social amenities, tax rates and weather. They dubbed it SeniorScore and Houston ranked 15 th in the nation…

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6 Can't-Miss Theme Nights

Who doesn’t love a good theme night? When done right, they can give you a reason to hit the town, even on a school night. We’ve come up with a list of some of the best theme nights our favorite bars have on the calendar. This is far from your typical stand-and-model bar experience. Tuesday: Steak and Game night at Guava Lamp: $15 for a steak, salad and potato? Sign us up. Not only do you get to eat some delicious food by Chef Michele Free, from Free Grillin, after your dinner the night is just…

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5 Questions for Kathryn Lott of Lott Entertainment Presents

Mx. Justin Vivian Bond opens the group's second season Oct. 20 & 21 When it launched last year, few could have imagined the effect Lott Entertainment Presents would have on Houston’s performing arts scene. In its first season, the avant garde theater presenter brought provocative entertainers such as Bridget Everett and Daniel Koren to the local stage, shocking and delighting audiences. In a well-established and respected theater scene that offers everything from drama to musicals, here was a…

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Why We're Getting Married in Houston

She was born in Michigan. I was born in Massachusetts. She grew up Michigan. I grew up in Maryland. She's lived in Houston for 28 years following some time in Florida. I’ve lived in Dallas for twelve years after having lived in Richmond, Virginia. She proposed to me on Mackinac Island in Michigan at The Grand Hotel. So, with all those places in our collective history, where do we get married? Somehow it’s been the one decision that’s required no discussion at all. We’re getting married in…

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Halloween Magic Returns

Republican… Democrat… Let’s call the whole thing off. This election cycle has definitely been interesting and unlike any others. So, why not mock it and make money for charity? That was exactly Halloween Magic’s thought as they were creating Rand Paul’s Drag Race: Destination 1600 Avenue , a charity show that mixes the current political climate with pop culture like RuPaul’s Drag Race and gay films. Expect moments like a lip sync for your life, acting challenges and more shenanigans featuring…

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