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Houston Leather Pride Grows Stronger & Larger

Houston’s Fourth Annual Leather Pride In Montrose Wrapped Up This Past Weekend With Men, Leather, Food Trucks, And Some Nasty Pig!

(Houston) — Deciding to don my newly-minted custom harness, I went down to Houston’s Eagle and check out the fourth annual Leather Pride. As soon as I turned the corner of Hyde Park and Stanford Street in Montrose, I was amongst a sea of men and women in leather and gear. A reminder of when I attended the Folsom Street Fair a number of years ago – only local!

The parking lot across the street from the Eagle had been transformed into 12-15 mini booths where vendors were selling their wares along with several food trucks and a bar where I could satisfy my Dos XX craving and have a few shots of Patron before the night began. Among the mini-shops offered was a booth from my favorite brand, Nasty Pig. Lots of cool erotic art, clothing, jewelry and of course the necessary fetish gear to kick the night into gear.

About-Magazine-Houston-Leather-Pride-2017-D-1024x768 Houston Leather Pride Grows Stronger & LargerI spent quite a bit of time there and even grabbed a bite to eat from a Korean/Mexican fusion truck – amazing! I walked across the street to Eagle and was inundated with the intoxicating smell of leather upon entering the bar. I’m a fairly fit guy, but was blown away by how many muscle jocks were there, all in harnesses and other gear.

Out on the back patio a Mistress named Jennifer was tying people up to a St. Andrews cross and flogging them; “you’ve been naughty and need to be punished,”  I hear her say to someone. I’d have to have more Dos XX to participate!

There was also a substantial booth by gay custom silversmith Tribal Son, who had flown in from Ft Lauderdale to participate in the weekend.

About-Magazine-Houston-Leather-Pride-2017-C-1024x768 Houston Leather Pride Grows Stronger & Larger“I’m here every year”, said owner Peter to About Magazine. “I totally believe in what these guys here are doing” he continues. I decided to treat myself and bought a silver bear claw on a woven leather lanyard. Really butches up my look I thought.

I walked over to the dancefloor and it was slammed with shirtless men. I approached the DJ booth and learned that spinning was no other than bear DJ Matt Consola. Matt does remixes with Division 4 and has had numerous Billboard hits. He also is the owner of “Swishcraft”, the nation’s number one Gay dance music label.

After dancing a bit, I went upstairs. They had changed the lighting to where it was very dimly lit with two muscle dancers in harnesses on dance boxes in the middle of the room. I couldn’t take my eyes off the dancers, wow! I had so much fun, I continued the next day for the disco Sundays, which was a closing party for the weekend.

This is our fourth year doing Houston Leather Pride,” Houston Eagle owner Mark De Lange explains. “All the larger cities have a leather pride, it’s time we do too!”

De Lange explained how the event has grown each year and the event is to ‘celebrate the spirit of leather through friendship and fellowship.’

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It was also great to hear the event also generates money for local charities. “This years’ beneficiaries are Legacy and the JD Doyle LGBT Archives,” De Lange said.

It’s always scheduled for Columbus Day weekend yearly. Congrats to the team who put the weekend on and keep up the good work! As I watched the constant smiles on people’s faces and saw their ability to express themselves I realized this is something our community needed all along. See you next year!

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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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Lance Bass Husband Michael Turchin Accuses Man Of Assault After Night Out In Houston

Lance Bass Husband Michael Turchin Gets ‘Dramatic,’ Accuses Man Of Assault After Clubbing In Houston

(HOUSTON) — Hours after the grand success of the 20th annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Houston Gala, special guest and former Nsync member Lance Bass and model husband, Michael Turchin hit the Houston LGBT club scene.

 

Houston Police Capture Suspect In Deadly Montrose Hit And Run

Michael Alexander Hit and Run Montrose

After Wrongfully Arresting A Katy Man, The Houston Police Department Has Made Another Arrest In The Montrose Hit And Run That Killed Michael Alexander Hill In January 2016.

HOUSTON — DEC 21 — A New Caney, Texas man has been arrested by the Houston Police Department and charged in the fatal hit and run of Michael Alexander Hill that took place in Montrose almost a year ago.

A tragic death of a beloved LGBTQ+ community member shocked the Montrose community last year when Hill, was fatally hit and left for dead in the 400 block of Westheimer Road at Taft Street while he was walking to meet friends at Meteor.

Emmanuel Salgado 25, of 21000 block of Live Oak in New Caney, Texas has been charged and indicted by a grand jury in Harris County with ‘Failure To Stop And Render Aid.’ The case is pending in Harris County Criminal court 182nd. Salgado is currently in the Harris County Jail with a bond of $30,000.emmanuel-salgado-michael-hill-hit-and-run-montrose-2016-1024x982 Houston Police Capture Suspect In Deadly Montrose Hit And Run

The father of Michael Hill had notified local media of an arrest stating “DNA analysis confirmed Alex’s blood was on the perpetrators vehicle.” But the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff Office had not responded to media requests at the time of this post.

According to Salgado’s social media, he is believed to be a bartender at Bohme Bar in Montrose.

We will update you as more details become available.