Jul 09

Del Shores Brings ‘Six Characters in Search of a Play’ to Resurrection MCC

Where: Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W. 11th St.

    Del Shores Brings 'Six Characters in Search of a Play' to Resurrection MCC
    You know you're gay when you see yourself in a character written by Del Shores.
    http://www.outsmartmagazine.com

Jul 03

Juan Pablo Di Pace, Houston Symphony Team for George Michael Tribute

Where: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street

    Juan Pablo Di Pace, Houston Symphony Team for George Michael Tribute
    Juan Pablo Di Pace singing "I Want Your Sex" with a full orchestra in Jones Hall? Where else but the Houston Symphony's Music of George Michael concert on July 14? "The sound is going to be huge," says Di Pace, the gorgeous Argentina-born performer who played a dashing scoundrel (the self-made millionaire Nicholas Trevino) on the 2014 season of TNT's reboot of Dallas.
    http://www.outsmartmagazine.com

Jun 18

Raising the Bar

Where: Norton Rose Fulbright, 48th Floor Rooftop Reception Terrace, 1301 McKinney

    Raising the Bar
    By Ryan M. Leach In 1996, a group of LGBTQ lawyers approached the State Bar of Texas and asked to create a group called the Gay and Lesbian Law Section. The bar's board of directors voted 19 to 17 against the proposal, marking the first time it had rejected a new section, according to the February 1997 issue of The BAHR (Bar Association for Human Rights) Reporter.
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Jun 13

Green Party

June 22, 7–10 p.m.Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St.More info: Discoverygreen.com/Rainbow

    Green Party
    By Marene Gustin Houston's downtown Discovery Green park, a mecca for outdoor fun, turns 10 this year. To mark the occasion, the park has earmarked 10 of its hundreds of events in 2018 as anniversary celebrations, including the eighth annual Rainbow on the Green set for Friday, June 22.
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Jun 12

Painting with Pride

Where: Jumper Maybach Fine Art Gallery, 238 W. 19th St.

    Painting with Pride
    By Laura Gillespie After enduring horrific discrimination and harassment at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston artist Ben Workman, aka Jumper Maybach, says he channeled his struggles into art. Beginning June 1, scores of Workman's creations are being showcased in Houston and across the country as part of The Pride Collection: INTROSPECTION.
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Jun 11

Mayor Turner Directs Public Works Department to Repaint Houston’s Pride Crosswalks

Houston's Pride Crosswalks, at Taft and Westheimer, are shown Monday afternoon, June 11.

    Mayor Turner Directs Public Works Department to Repaint Houston's Pride Crosswalks
    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says he directed the Public Works Department to repaint the city's Pride Crosswalks. "I'm glad this project is moving quickly and I hope people will enjoy seeing the revitalized Pride Crosswalk[s] at Westheimer and Taft," Turner told OutSmart in a statement Monday, June 11.
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Jun 11

Gender-Bending Musical ‘Victor/Victoria’ Comes to Houston’s Playhouse 1960

Playhouse 1960 is an all-volunteer community theater that’s located at 6814 Gant Road in Houston, 77066. For showtimes and tickets, go here. The group is currently accepting ideas for its 2019-20 season.

    Gender-Bending Musical 'Victor/Victoria' Comes to Houston's Playhouse 1960
    Agay cabaret singer coaches a woman on how to portray a man pretending to be a woman in the musical Victor/Victoria , which runs June 15-July 1 at Playhouse 1960 in northwest Houston. The rarely mounted Broadway musical is based on 1982's Oscar-winning, gender-bending film by Blake Edwards that starred Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, and Lesley-Ann Warren.
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Jun 08

A Brief History of Houston Pride

...of about 60 gathered in the parking lot of the Exile, a gay bar at 1011 Bell Street. At 1 p.m., the group walked a half-block west on Bell before rounding...

...the nation’s first safe-sex guide was published in Houston. JR’s opened at 808 Pacific, as well as the Ripcord at 715 Fairview...

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...published in Houston. JR’s opened at 808 Pacific, as well as the Ripcord at 715 Fairview...

The parade was one of the briefest in history, lasting only 40 minutes, and the crowd was among the smallest. In August, activist Eleanor Munger opened Omega House at 616 Branard, giving destitute gay men in the last stages of AIDS a home-like atmosphere in which to die.

...hang what they believed to be the world’s largest chandelier at the intersection of Montrose and Westheimer. Weighing 1,000 pounds and measuring 20 feet across, the chandelier was originally part of...

Pride Houston spent $15,000 to install rainbow-colored crosswalks at the intersection of Westheimer and Taft, and HPD’s parade entry featured an SUV adorned with Pride stickers.

    A Brief History of Houston Pride
    When people look back on the gay-rights movement of the 1970s, they tend to think in terms of New York City and San Francisco. But Houston was just as active in the last half of that turbulent decade.
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Jun 04

Houston Dash Goalie Comes Out Publicly Before Team’s LGBTQ Pride Night

Where: BBVA Compass Stadium, 2200 Texas St.

    Houston Dash Goalie Comes Out Publicly Before Team's LGBTQ Pride Night
    Houston Dash goalkeeper Bianca Henninger says she doesn't think she has officially come out to the world publicly-until now. Although Henninger has never tried to hide her sexual orientation, she says she likes to keep her personal life private.
    http://www.outsmartmagazine.com

Jun 01

Your Complete Guide to Houston Pride 2018

10 p.m., Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon, 11410 Hempstead Rd.

10 a.m., Wicklow Heights, 1027 West 19th St.

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6–11 p.m., Numbers Nightclub, 300 Westheimer Rd.  

8 p.m., Guava Lamp, 570 Waugh Dr.

6 p.m., Hamburger Mary’s, 2409 Grant St.

6 p.m., Jumper Maybach Fine Art, 238 W. 19th St.

Join the Lambda Ladies at Montrose Grace Place to help organize Paula’s closet, which allows homeless LGBTQ youth to shop for clothing, toiletries, and snacks. 9:30 a.m., Montrose Grace Place, 2515 Waugh Dr.

11 a.m., University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 3511 Cullen Blvd.

5 p.m., Hardy & Nance Studios, 902 Hardy St.

6 p.m., Houston Food Bank, 536 Portwall St.

7 p.m., Audi Central Houston, 2120 Southwest Fwy.

9 p.m., Eagle Houston, 611 Hyde Park

5 p.m., Baker Ripley Gulfton Southwest Campus, 6500 Rookin St. Room C127

7 p.m., Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St.

7:30 p.m., Dynamo Stadium, 2200 Texas St.

9 p.m., Pearl Bar, 4216 Washington Ave.

6 p.m., Congregation Beth Yeshurun, 4525 Beechnut St.  

Noon, Hermann Square, 901 Bagby St.

4 p.m., Aloft Houston Downtown, 820 Fannin

Noon, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St.

6 p.m., Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W. 11th St.

    Your Complete Guide to Houston Pride 2018
    Compiled by Marene Gustin, John Wright and Lourdes Zavaleta April showers bring May flowers, and June brings beautiful rainbows! That's right, it's time again for Pride Month, and that means tons of summer fun. Below is a list of Pride-related events in and around Houston.
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May 08

Second-Chance Prom Offers Safe Space for Queer Women

Where: Rockefeller’s, 2620 Washington Ave.

    Second-Chance Prom Offers Safe Space for Queer Women
    Three years ago, queer event producer Faye Fearless stopped going to her favorite Austin nightclubs because some male patrons did not respect her boundaries. "I felt uncomfortable, targeted, and unsafe going out," recalls Fearless, who identifies as a gay woman. "This motivated me to create a safe space where I felt like dancing again."
    http://www.outsmartmagazine.com

May 07

Holy Troller

Where: Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 3816 Caroline St.

    Holy Troller
    Put on your Sunday best-and don't forget your hat. Sister Helen Holy is coming back to Houston for Sunday brunch and sermonizing. On the menu is Sunday roast, as in "The library is open." "Sister Helen is a 50-ish church woman who likes to think she is a better Christian than you are, and she delights in pointing out your foibles," says Dallas performer Paul J.
    http://www.outsmartmagazine.com

May 03

Lady in Red

Where: Athletics and Alumni Center, 3100 Cullen Blvd.

    Lady in Red
    Texas gal Stephanie Rice has had a wild time since her stint on The Voice in 2017, when she wowed judge Alicia Keys and viewers with her powerful voice and soulful coming-out story. Since then, Rice and fiancée Janet Gonzalez moved to Los Angeles.
    http://www.outsmartmagazine.com

May 03

How a Tony-Winning Singer Finally Came Out to His Mentor from Clear Creek HS

Garcia was awarded a Tony when he portrayed Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann’s celebrated 2002 Broadway production of La Bohème. Puccini’s classic also inspired the 1990s rock opera Rent...

    How a Tony-Winning Singer Finally Came Out to His Mentor from Clear Creek HS
    Jesús Garcia's Tony Award for is "proudly displayed" at his mother's home in League City, where the internationally renowned tenor is visiting this week before performing May 5-6 with the Bay Area Chorus of Greater Houston.
    http://www.outsmartmagazine.com

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