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Summer Shows for Theatre Queens

Houston summers evoke thoughts of pool parties, raspas from refresquerias (snow cones for gringos), and blasting the AC like Lionel Richie - All Night Long. There are, however, more options than just drinking the day away while we wait for cooler temps. The summer theatre scene is always poppin’ in H-town and when the sun goes down the curtain goes up in the city. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park offers the largest “always free” programming in the country. Over the course of their regular…

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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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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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Visitor's Guide to Pride Houston

Houston is home to the fourth largest pride celebration in the country, with over 500,000 attendees. While the neighborhood of Montrose is considered by many to be the epicenter of our city’s gay community, our pride parade is so big it is now held nearby, in the heart of downtown Houston. Downtown destinations are all walkable and distinct, with every street offering unique entertainment. Each block and each building is its own microcosm of different food, drink, history, culture, music, and…

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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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Brunch is a DRAG

There’s something slightly magical about nighttime, like a vaseline-covered movie lens from the 1920s that acts as a proto-Instagram filter and beautifies everything in sight. The sparkle and spectacle of drag shines bright at night, but if you haven’t seen drag during the day, you’re in for a treat. Bounding between the booths and picnic tables at Boheme, two queens perform a duet that leads to a standing ovation along the entire back patio. With the sun beating down on sequins, we are greeted…

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Houston Splash Celebrates Black LGBTQ Pride

Billed as the largest event for black and Latinx LGBTQ Pride and affectionately dubbed Black Gay Pride, Houston Splash is entering its 24th year of celebration May 2-6, 2019. This year’s iteration is set apart from previous years with the introduction of Her4Her, a Houston celebration catering to the lesbian community. Each year, Houston Splash expands its effort to provide a loud and proud banner of pride for every identity in their community. View this post on Instagram…

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Bunnies On The Bayou Turns 40!

Since 1979 Houston’s LGBTQ community has come together for a great party and a great purpose known as Bunnies on the Bayou. This annual Easter Sunday celebration is turning 40 years old this year and will take place in downtown Houston at Sesquicentennial Park. 100% of the proceeds raised from the event will benefit 15 local charities which seek to improve the quality of life of individuals within our community. One of the many things that sets Bunnies on the Bayou apart from other local LGBTQ…

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Houston Latino Film Fest

Winning Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards, Netflix’s Roma made headlines for its emotional portrayal of a domestic worker's journey in Mexico City's Roma district in 1970. Roma’s buzz also followed its star, Yalitza Aparicio, the first indigenous woman nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. From speaking a combination of Spanish and the indigenous dialect Mixtec on screen to representing her Oaxacan community at the Oscar’s, Yalitza inspired many beyond the…

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Mardi Gras in Galveston

Imported by the French in 1699 New Orleans, Mardi Gras was dubbed “Fat Tuesday” because it was the last hurrah of binge-eating delicious food before forty days of fasting for Lent. Now a raucous carnival that goes beyond food and into all stripes of indulgence, about 50 miles south of Houston is our own version of the infamous New Orleans Mardi Gras parade. Galveston happens to have the third-largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country, and from February 22-March 5, Galveston is expected to…

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