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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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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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Best LGBTQ-Friendly Churches in Houston

Churches have a long way in opening up their arms and doors to LGBTQ individuals. And with the passage of marriage equality, churches have embraced the community and perform same-sex marriages. Luckily, as one of the most diverse cities in the country, Christian LGBT have many options for where to worship in the city. So, put on your Sunday best and get ready to get holy. Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church With two services each weekend, RMCC is one of the biggest churches in the city to…

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Vocal Local: Angelina DM Trailz

The drag scene in Houston is bursting at the seams lately. You can’t throw a feather boa without hitting a new performer. One of the hottest queens in town is the violin playing, drag diva Angelina DM Trailz. You can catch her on select Sundays at Boheme’s Drag Brunch, Wednesdays for Millenial Dolls at JR’s and practically every special event that needs a little sparkle. Before you go to her show, get to know her a little better here. Angelina has been doing drag for five years now in the…

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Vocal Local: Eric Edward Schell

Three years ago, Eric Edward Schell started Pride Portraits, a Houston-based nonprofit photography studio dedicated to giving people a platform to tell their own story. He began taking photos of individuals to show the unification of not being afraid to celebrate pride after the horrific Pulse shooting and he was soon overcome with the outpouring of support his project received. The concept is simple enough: Photograph LGBTQIA+ individuals in front of a Jackson Pollock-like background, painted…

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Vocal Local: Khaliah Guillory

Don’t sleep on Khaliah Guillory, even though that is exactly the purpose of her new business venture. The self-proclaimed nap enthusiast is making it snazzy to snooze in the middle of the workday with the opening of Nap Bar, a full-service “bar” – think spa and no alcohol – where patrons can rent pods to rejuvenate with a quick catnap. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nap Bar, LLC (@napbarhou) on Apr 23, 2019 at 11:40am PDT Now…

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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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An Insider’s Guide to Pride

June means Pride Month for LGBTQ people around the world, and this year Houston will celebrate its 41st Pride celebration. Born from the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969 in New York, a group of LGBTQ people, famously led by transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson, fought off police who had been raiding the fledgling bar intent on harassing LGBTQ customers. That riot turned into protest marches and those evolved into what is commonly known as the Pride parade. Although the parade has taken on…

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Vocal Local: Janan Araujo-Siam

A poorly-kept Texan secret is the half-joking, half-dead-serious rivalry between Houston and Dallas. It’s a superiority contest that prompts audiences to groan and giggle when Dallas is mentioned on stage at a comedy show. There’s a particular sting when popular acts visit Austin and Dallas on tour but skip over Houston — we’re so much bigger than Dallas! Our restaurant scene is amazing! We have UGK and Rothko Chapel and Ninfa’s! At the end of the day, we’re all Texans who bleed pure sweet tea…

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