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Dessie’s Drag Race Crowns Season 9 Winner!

Regina Thorne DuBois Dessie Drag Race Winner

10 Grueling Weeks Filled With Spectacular Performances, Costumes, And Drag Queens Has Crowned A New Houston Diva!

(HOUSTON) – Season 9 is a wrap for Dessie’s Drag Race, a ten-week competition for drag performers at Michael’s Outpost created by Miss Gay Texas, Dessie Love Blake.  Landing the Season 9 ‘Crown’ is Houston’s Regina Thorne-Dubois.

Winner Regina Thorne-Dubois admits she has only three short years in the Houston drag scene, but has used inspiration from idols Dessie Love Blake, Chloe Knox , friends and family to take her to the top. Regina mixed her background in theatre and her true love for the stage. That combination was unstoppable, and she knew Season 9 was hers for the taking.

“Dropping out was never an option for me once I made the decision to do drag race,” Regina explained in an interview with About News. She recalls thinking it was a ‘horrible joke,’ after she was announced winner.

Over the history of D.D.R. the audience has seen many members of the Dubois family come up one step shy. Not this season, as two members of Dubois family dynasty landed in the finals.

 “Regina was a front runner from the beginning,” show founder Dessie Love Blake expressed. “She proved week after week she had the goods to go to the end.” As the winner, Regina will become the host at Michael’s Outpost on Monday nights with her new show, A Broads Way: A Broadway Musical Revue.

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New Years Eve 2017 Houston: A List Of LGBT Parties

New Years Eve 2017 Houston: A List Of LGBT Parties
New Years Eve 2017 Houston: A List Of LGBT Parties

The List Of  The Hottest Places LGBT Houston Will Be Ringing In The New Year  

New Year’s Eve 2017 Houston: A List Of LGBTQ+ Parties

HOUSTON — How are you and your friends ringing in 2017?  You could freeze your ass off in New York’s Times Square, or you could enjoy the more humid air of the eccentric Montrose neighborhood. You can either party bounce or pick one location and stay all night.

We all know this is a rough time of year with visiting relatives, expanding waistlines, but all is forgotten for New Years Eve. Montrose might not always get things right (town home building invasion, crime), but the historic LGBT neighborhood certainly knows how to party.

We’ve complied an exclusive list from social media of some of the best LGBTQ+ parties across Montrose and Midtown for the young and in your prime, for the laid-back and the adrenaline junkie, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy, and be safe.

 

Richs Houston: 2017 NYE BASH
Complimentary champagne toast, and a cash balloon drop worth thousands at the stroke of midnight. Rich’s has a special surprise for our revelers in Houston.
Scene: Trendy+ Large Danceclub
$10 Door Cover | 21+ | Doors at 9PM


South Beach: NYE with RuPaul’s Pearl
Pearl returns for the Pearl Necklace party. New Year’s Countdown..
Champagne toast at midnight. No cover before 10PM with text. No cover until midnight with Tuxedo.
Scene: Mix Crowd + Youth + DJ + Drag Lovers + Large Danceclub
$20 Door Cover | 18+ | 9PM – 4AM


Neon Boots Dancehall: HUGE 2017 NYE Party
Champagne Toast, Balloon Drop Money Drop, and free breakfast
Free Breakfast at 1:30am
Free New Year’s Party Favors
Scene: County Music + Jocks + Cowboys & Girls + Large Danceclub
$10 Door Cover | 21+ | 9PM


F Bar Houston: Diamonds Are Forever
NYE Entertainment by ALYSSA EDWARDS, LAGANJA ESTRANJA and hosted by PERSANA SHOULDERS, from the world famous OZ NIGHTCLUB, New Orleans.
Scene: Trendy+ Drag Lovers + DJ + Danceclub
$35 COVER | 21+| 9PM


Pearl Bar: DJ Von Kiss NYE Girl Party
DJ Von Kiss from Los Angeles joins GRRRL PARTS DJs at Houston only girl bar. Complimentary Champagne Toast at midnight
Scene: Trendy+ Girls + DJ + Bar
$10 Door Cover | 21+ |8PM


Guava Lamp: NYE Drag Show
Start your New Year’s Eve with Houston’s Best Drag Show at Guava Lamp. Bottle Service Available: $200 for both one bottle of Kettle One and one bottle Veuve Champagne.
Scene: Trendy+ Intimate Crowd + Drag Lovers +DJ + Bar
$ NO Cover | 21+ | 4PM


Ripcord: Bearracuda NYE 2017
Get your NYE fun with DJ Ryan Jones at the Ripcord.
Scene: Leather + Mix + DJ + Bar
$6 Door Cover | 21+| 9PM


Bayou City Bar: NYE Drag Show
Midnight balloon drop with cash and prizes at this hot New Years Eve party in the middle of Montrose. Bottle Service available.
Scene: Hip Hop + Trendy + DJ + Bar
$ NO Cover | 21+ |9PM

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Miss Gay Texas Violet S’Arbleu

Violet S'Arbleu stole the talent portion of last weekend's Miss Gay Texas America pageant with "A Lil' Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place" from The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas. (Photo by Clay Gore, Houston Press)

(HOUSTON) People might associate Texas with yellow roses or bluebonnets, but this year an unmistakably different flower is taking over the state. Houston-based drag entertainer Violet S’Arbleu, née Jacob Chaput, will shower the Lone Star State with a purple reign as the newly crowned Miss Gay Texas America.

“The Miss Gay Texas America legacy is 43 years of stellar, inspirational entertainers,” he says, “and honestly I’m just so humbled and thrilled to have the honor to join those ranks and represent the system this year.”

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Best 5 Bartenders In Montrose For 2017

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5 Of The Best Bartenders In Houston For 2017

(HOUSTON) — Everyone deserves a drink, but today here’s a little secret. The list of the top 5 bartenders in the LGBT community. Because everyone deserves a drink from this year’s best bartenders.

Even though we suggest getting to know all the bartenders in our community, we really suggest acquainting yourself, your friends, with these innovators of all things boozy, and yummy in Montrose. Great bartenders wear many different hats while they sling those cocktails. Because of this, it’s very difficult to pick these masters. But we tried our best.

#1.

Austin Abernathy at Hamburger Mary's

Austin Abernathy of Hamburger Mary’s probably won’t admit it, but he’s a huge puzzle piece who has helped Hamburger Mary’s grow their sales from behind the bar. With all the seasonal science experiments that Austin is constantly cooking up, there’s really no way to ever tell what kind of new flavor experiments he has up his sleeve. That’s why it’s probably best to give him a few clues and then sit back and enjoy whatever he whips up for you.

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#2.

Christopher Hunter at Guava Lamp

If you’ve wandered down Waugh Drive in Montrose on a Wednesday night and been drawn into Guava Lamp by the glowing neon lights, you have most likely been served a drink by Christopher Hunter. Guava’s resident cocktail master, Hunter is deliberate and precise with his drinks while also making sure that no one is thirsty for too long.

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#3.

Jared Miles at Jr's Bar & Grill

The word ‘green’ comes to mind when talking about Jared Miles. While holding it down behind the bar of Jr’s Bar & Grill, Jared treats the thirsty of Montrose. He can whip you up a made-from-scratch margarita or extra-dirty martini to the beat of the drag queens or dancers. Jared’s genial nature and welcoming warmth are what keeps regulars coming back and visitors likely to become regulars.

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#4.

Eric Ervin at Rich's Houston

For years, the undisputed cocktail master of the Montrose cocktail scene has been Eric Ervin. Even though he now mixes his master cocktails at Rich’s in Midtown. There’s a reason that Eric is considered “the bartender’s bartender.” Don’t be surprised if he remembers your drink and exactly how you like it even after only a few visits.

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#5.

Chris Contello at The Eagle Houston

If you visit the Eagle Houston, you’re likely to be served a drink by Mr. Chris Contello. He’s the one at the end of the bar, near the DJ booth. Chris hides a great secret: He’s secretly a cocktail master and one of the sweetest bartenders you will encounter. He remembers your name and your flavor.

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