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10 Things To Know For Houston Pride Parade

10 To Know For Pride Houston. About Magazine

 

If you’re plans include the Houston LGBT Pride Celebration this weekend, you’re in for an incredible time among some great friends and the community. The parade, festival, show-stopping live performances, food, and parks are just a few reasons to celebrate downtown on Saturday. This will be the second year that Pride Houston will be in it’s new home of downtown. Last year’s attendance of nearly 800,000 attendees could be history, as the community gears up to maximize their presence and support for LGBT equality. It’s important to come prepared for such a large party!

Pride Week kicks into full gear tomorrow (Wednesday June 22 – Sunday June 26)

PRIDE WEEK LINE-UP

Check out the maps of Pride.  PARADE MAP | FESTIVAL MAP


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  1. Your Friends And Family.

Gather your friends, family, anyone that makes you smile, and bring them with you to the parade. Make your day magical by making beautiful memories that will last a million ‘proud’ lifetimes. Round up your proudest pals!

 


  1. Drink Plenty Of Water.10-To-Know-For-Pride-Houston-about-magazine-2-300x222 10 Things To Know For Houston Pride Parade

Not only will it be humid, it will be so damn hot. It will involve a lot of moving around. Maybe it will be dancing, yelling, screaming, waving, and walking to keep up with your favorite float. (Side effects of gay pride parades may include throwing your arms in the air, jumping up and down with excitement, and a sudden increase in energy). Either way, keep hydrated and keep your friends hydrated.


  1. Comfortable Shoes.

10-To-Know-For-Pride-Houston-about-magazine-5-300x222 10 Things To Know For Houston Pride ParadeWe all know those five-inch heels are gorgeous, they are rainbow, with glitter after all, but leave those for after the parade. Trust us, all the walking and standing you will be doing will leave you with some blisters or a broken heel. No one wants you to leave early because of sore feet.

 

 


  1. Bring The Flag.Man-with-flag-at-Houston-Pride-Parade-June-2013_161053-277x300 10 Things To Know For Houston Pride Parade

On Saturday, break out your pink, blue, and white striped trans pride flag or your magenta, purple, and blue bisexual banner. Maybe you’re blazing black, gray, purple, and white for asexual pride or yellow, blue, and magenta for proud pansexuality. Know  the color to go forth and be represented.

Don’t be shy. It’s our day to make a statement! FYI: If you do not have a flag, Hollywood Super Center has a great selection of many flags!

 


  1. A Tote Bag, Messenger Bag Or Backpack.fire_island_backpacks-292x300 10 Things To Know For Houston Pride Parade

A good bag will help you carry all of your stuff to the parade and it will help you carry you’re free swag home. Please keep in mind; with the increase of police and security you might be required to have it available for searches upon entering the festival grounds. If you see any bags left unattended say something. Lets keep us all safe.

 

 


  1. Be You, Be Bold.10-To-Know-For-Pride-Houston-about-magazine-3-300x222 10 Things To Know For Houston Pride Parade

There is no time to be shy and it’s definitely not the time to be a loner. If you think someone is cute, go talk to them! Be intriguing. But do not forget Pride is about something deeper than the parties, glitter, and glitz. – The freedom to be yourself has not come free. Our pursuits of equality and freedom for all; has cost us. Keep that in mind while celebrating. Don’t hold back! Paint rainbows everywhere. Own the rainbow this weekend.


  1. Do Not Harass The Bisexuals.sheffield09-300x281 10 Things To Know For Houston Pride Parade

Bisexuality really does exist. Bisexual people are not “free for the taking,” they’re no more or less promiscuous than anyone else, and they really don’t like being labeled and hounded about their sexuality or told they are confused and/or need to pick a side.

 

 


  1. Don’t Engage Caged.About-Magazine-10-Things-To-Know-For-Pride-Houston6-300x222 10 Things To Know For Houston Pride Parade

We are talking about the real haters using convenient verses from religious texts to harken the depths of hell and save you and me. Don’t let them bring your party down. Just like a car accident or Lindsey Lohan, keep moving along.

 


  1. Don’t Get Sloppymaxresdefault-300x169 10 Things To Know For Houston Pride Parade

Avoid ‘over’ drinking. You’ll never pull hotties if you can’t stand up to dance with them! Say no to drugs! You’ll have fun either way- whether you remember it or not.

 


  1. Say It Loud, Say It Proud, Bring Your Pride.About-Magazine-10-Things-To-Know-For-Pride-Houston9-300x222 10 Things To Know For Houston Pride Parade

The most important thing you can bring this year is your Pride. We need to express our journey, our losses, and all our victories. Share your Pride with your friends standing beside you. Share it with your boyfriend, partner, or girlfriend. Share it with you family. Celebrate your Pride so loud our brothers and sisters in Orlando can hear Houston. It’s our day. Lets live it up!

 

Happy Pride Everyone


10 People You Might Be Shocked Are Going To Work At Richs Houston!

10 People You Might Be Shocked Are Going To Work At Richs Houston!

 

The Buzz Is Everywhere For The Grand Re-re-re-Opening Of Houston’s Most Famous And Notorious Nightclub!

Gossip mania has engulfed social media feeds lately with the buzz of Rich’s Houston returning to the LGBTQ+ nightlife scene. The ever-growing list of bartenders and staff announcing their departures from bars in Montrose seems to expand hourly! To be honest, there hasn’t been this much gossip, rumors, and tea since the opening of F Bar Houston five or eight years ago.

Mum is the word from team leaders at Rich’s, but as speculation grows, and gossip leaks out of the Midtown club, we have been able to compile a list of ‘possible’ staff members that ‘could’ be filling key positions at Rich’s when they open.

Our sources have been hard at work, and this is what they have found. Please enjoy!


10. Annise Parker – ‘Beer Tub Gal’
The former Houston Mayor will be the go-to- gal at Rich’s as the all-new ‘Beer Tub’ gal.
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9. Frank Billingsley – ‘Make Up Artist’
A highlight for us all as rumors swirl that Frank Billingsley will lead the new ‘Staff Make-up’ team at Rich’s
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8. Joel Osteen – ‘On-Site Jesus’
Get your Jesus ready! Thats right, mega-church leader Joel Osteen is reported to have signed on to lead the all-new Sunday Tea Dance Prayer Service.
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7. Jared Woodfill – ‘Bathroom Monitor’
The man with a ‘bathroom’ plan will keep you and your friends safe. The leader of Houston’s Anti-Hero Cause will keep the bathrooms safe for everyone.bath-room-monitor-Richs-Houston-About-Magazine 10 People You Might Be Shocked Are Going To Work At Richs Houston!


6. Irwin Palchick – ‘On-Site Commander’
This man is in charge! Irwin Palchick is rumored to be heading up the new elite security force that will be in charge of all patrons safety!
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5. Simon Houston – ‘Dirty Tea Director’
Again, Sources close to Rich’s management team explain that Houston’s #1 Gossip Girl will be on hand to filter nightly #gossip and #tea!
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4. Mattress Mac – ‘Queen of the Matress’
We are not sure about ‘Saving You Money’ this time around, but we have been told the Queen of Mattresses will be providing some great comfort in the all-new Rich’s. Its going to be delivered the same day, with no back order slips.
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3. Robert Durst – ‘Drag Consultant’
We’ve been cautioned that Mr. Durst will be heavily watched at all times. Mr Durst will reportedly be head of the ‘Drag Division’ of Rich’s. His employment contract does forbid him to ever have black ‘trash bags’ on him.
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2. Marvin Zindler – ‘Anti-Slime Task Force’
As reported in the past, Rich’s can be a slimy place to be, and we are not talking about the ice. But with new management and owners, only one can hire the best in the ‘Slime’ business.
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1.  Eagle Houston – ‘Fire Prevention’
Good Ole Smokey is always watching. To keep the all-new Rich’s safe from forest fires. Our sources tell us some of the former employees of Houston’s Eagle Bar will join up to create a ‘Fire Prevention Taskforce.’
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Bob the Drag Queen Invades South Beach For Pride

Bob the Drag Queen will take over South Beach Nightclub in June (Photo: LOGO)

Unless you’ve been flooded out or living under a rock, by now you should know that Bob the Drag Queen was crowned “America’s Next Drag Superstar” during the season finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Logo.

With her brazen, larger-than-life personality, Bob the Drag Queen was always the fan favorite to take the top spot since she sashayed into the spotlight “purse first.”

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Bob The Drag Queen

“I guess RuPaul saw something special in me that said “superstar,” Bob stated to the Advocate after her victory on on the show. After the show Bob explains she plans to “give back to the community,” “support the children,” and “make people laugh.” Something we will have to wait and see, I guess.

On Pride Saturday June 25, Bob the Drag Queen will take over Montrose, and South Beach for a spectacular show. Check out the Facebook invite here.

 

Dolly Parton And Katy Perry Set To Perform Duet At ACM’s

Dolly Parton And Katy Perry Set To Perform Duet At ACM’s

 

Dolly Parton And Katy Perry Set To Perform Duet At ACM’s

LGBT Advocates Dolly Parton, Katy Perry Will Perform Duet For The First Time Ever In Las Vegas At The Academy Of County Music Awards Next Month!


(Las Vegas, Nevada) 03/22/16– One of County music’s biggest nights just gave the LGBTQ+ community a massive reason to host loud watch parties. Country music icon Dolly Parton, a outspoken advocate for Equality, and mega pop star Katy Perry, another advocate have been added to the fabulous star-studded lineup of performers taking the stage at the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS live from Las Vegas.

After winning 10 ACM’ Awards, this will be Patrons first-ever live performance with Perry. Being dubbed a ‘can’t-miss duet’ by the Country Music Academy, it will surly be a high light of the night.

The star of hit films like ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘9 to 5,’ will also receive honors for her television movie, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. The Tex Ritter Award is given to a movie released and/or receiving major exposure during the preceding calendar year, featuring or utilizing country music.

Parton and Perry join previously announced performers, including Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.