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Austin Pride Fashion Show To Feature Lance Bass And Celebrities From Project Runway

Austin Pride Fashion Show To Feature Lance Bass And Celebrities From Project Runway

4th Annual WERK! Fashion Show Featuring Designers FromLifetime’s ‘Project Runway’

The Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation (AGLPF) is set to produce the 4th Annual WERK Fashion Show at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on Saturday, August 20, 2016, hosted by N’Sync’s Lance Bass and YouTube Sensation Coco Peru.

Adding to the already A-List line up,  special performances include the #1 Cher Impersonator in the World Chad Michaels, ‘Queen of Electro’ Luciana (I Like That, I’m Still Hot) and the ‘Bionic Artist’ Viktoria Modesta (Prototype).

The WERK Fashion Show raises funds for essential nonprofits and programs in Austin, including: Austin Galano Club, AIDS Services of Austin, Project Transitions, OutYouth and Transgender Education Network of Texas.

 

The show will feature ten designers of Lifetime’s ‘Project Runway’: Austin’s own Daniel Esquivel, Ari South, Casanova, Alexander Pope, Emily Payne, Joshua Christensen, Christopher Straub and Rey Ortiz. Additionally, Pride Austin has added local designer Midi Soliz of Black Cross and Danny Nguyen.

Austin Pride offers a full week of events, starting with the WERK Fashion Show on Saturday, August 20th, 2016. The week will include the Austin Pride Parade and Festival.

For a full entertainment lineup & schedule of events visit: www.AustinPride.org

 

F Bar Houston Hit With Million Dollar Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Juan Carlos Ramirez (Carlitos) About Magazine

A popular LGBTQ+ nightclub in Montrose has been sued by the family of a man that was fatally shot outside the club last year.

According to the lawsuit filled with the Harris County District Clerks office, the victim, 22 year-old Juan Carlo Ramirez and a ‘friend’ were leaving F Bar, when Ramirez was shot and carjacked on March 12, 2015.

Legal documents allege that nightclub owner Irwin Palchick, and MK202 Entertainment failed to provide ‘adequate’ security to protect their customers, while being aware of the high-crime rates in the area leading up to Ramirez’ murder.

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The Family of Juan Carlos Ramirez (Carlitos) Attends Vigil at F Bar Houston

The suit filed on July 25, 2016 by Ramirez’s parents, Sergio Ramirez and Reinalda Rubio claims ‘After Ramirez was shot, his friend “Chloe” ran back inside F-Bar to get help, but was kicked out by an employee.’ – The lawsuit alleges.

The lawsuit explains it took 15 minutes for first responders to arrive.

 

“We have not seen a copy of the lawsuit, we have not been served. It’s been 18 days since the filing, and I first heard about this from About News.’  Irwin Palchick, owner of F Bar stated to About.

“I know the family has been turned down previously by the insurance company. This is their third attempt to try and get MK202 to be held responsible for their son’s murder. Anybody can sue any one for anything, and Mk202 will fight this matter in court,” Palchick added.

 

The murder shocked the Montrose community to its core leading F Bar Houston to quickly assembled a community vigil for Ramirez to help the community heal. The vigil raised an estimated ten thousand dollars that was donated to the family, and  attended by former-Mayor Annise Parker and several high profile local and state leaders. The Ramirez family also attended.

The civil lawsuit seeks monetary damages exceeding $1 million.

Making Herstory At Austin Pride With Jackie Huba

Making Herstory At Austin Pride With Jackie Huba- About Magazine

 

Jackie Huba Makes History As First Female Drag Queen To Perform At Austin Pride Celebration

So many of us are controlled by our bosses, lovers and friends who convince us we aren’t smart enough, pretty enough, or strong enough. Not anymore! In a new book titled, FIERCELY YOU: Be Fabulous and Confident by Thinking Like a Drag Queen, author and TEDx speaker Jackie Huba is handing out lessons and teaching how to apply ‘bold drag queen’ tactics into our everyday lives.  By putting honey where her mouth is, she will take the stage of Austin Pride on Saturday, August 27 to prove just how courageous she can be, performing as her drag persona, Lady Trinity.

About Magazine: You’re making history as the first female drag queen to ever perform on the main stage at the Austin PRIDE Festival!  Jackie Huba: I’m truly honored, to say the least. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but it will be unlike any performance I’ve ever done. Given we are right in the middle of a political season, I decided to do a topical theme. So just imagine a pantsuit-wearing badass showing an orange-faced character who’s boss.

 

 

 

About Magazine: How did you find drag?Jackie Huba: Stumbling upon RuPaul’s Drag Race was what led me to my admiration of these fearless drag artists. I began going to the local drag shows in Austin and San Antonio and began meeting the local queens. Then drag event promoter Rey Lopez connected me with the top drag queen in Austin, Kelly Kline, who volunteered to be my drag mother. She spent countless hours teaching me everything a drag performer needs to know: theatrical makeup, wig styling, costuming and lip-sync.Making-Herstory-At-Austin-Pride-With-Jackie-Huba-576x1024 Making Herstory At Austin Pride With Jackie Huba

About Magazine: You’ve gotten incredible support from the drag community.  Jackie Huba: The drag community is extremely accepting of women who do drag. They’ve told me they love seeing anyone love the art form as much as they do.

About Magazine: What are the 5 Keys to Fierce that you write about in your book? Jackie Huba: They are the lessons I have learned. First, Create Your Drag Persona: consciously create the person you’ve always wanted to be. Then, Always Look Sickening in Everyday Drag: dress for power. After that, Strike a Pose and Embody Your Power: use power posing and physicality to instill inner confidence. Then Tell Your Critics to Sashay Away: quiet both inner and outer critics. And lastly, honey, You Better Werk! Take small risks to propel yourself to taking even bigger ones. 

About Magazine: These are lessons anyone can put to use in their everyday lives. Jackie Huba: Exactly! At work and in their personal lives. The Keys work because they are all rooted in psychological principles. For the book, I collaborated with a licensed therapist, Shelly Stewart Kronbergs, who breaks down the psychological research into layman’s terms.

About Magazine: Good luck at Austin Pride!  Jackie Huba: Thank you! Austin PRIDE is a terrific organization. I’m honored and humbled to have been selected to perform this year, alongside such amazing artists!


Jackie Huba aka Lady Trinity performs at the Austin PRIDE Festival on Saturday, August 27, with RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 Winner Bob the Drag Queen, Miss Texas All-American Goddess Kelly Kline, and the newly crowned Miss Austin Pride 2016 Vegas Van Cartier. 

Jackie Huba’s FIERCELY YOU: Be Fabulous and Confident by Thinking Like a Drag Queen releases August 15. For more info, visit http://enterthequeendom.com.

Galveston Father Guilty Of Capital Murder Of Daughter And Girlfriend

Britney Cosby Murder- About Magazine

FATHER FOUND GUILTY OF CAPITAL MURDER IN DEATH OF DAUGHTER AND HER GIRLFRIEND

A jury has found a father in Galveston guilty of capital murder in the death of his daughter and her girlfriend.  James Cosby, 46, bludgeoned his daughter Britney Cosby to death and shot her lover, Crystal Jackson, on March 6, 2014 before dumping the bodies near the ferry gate in Port Bolivar, Texas, court documents state.

The bodies were found near a Dumpster around 7:30 a.m. the next day outside a Fisherman’s Cove food mart. Cosby will  be sentenced to life in prison with no parole.   Cosby is a convicted sex offender whose past arrests include several assault and weapons charges.

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James Cosby, 46

Following  Cosby’s arrest, Britney Cosby’s mother told KHOU that he “didn’t like the idea of her being gay.” Cosby’s mother also told the The Houston Chronicle: “He would throw it in her face,” adding that her daughter quoted  Cosby as saying, “Don’t throw that gay (expletive) around in this house.”

In addition, Houston civil rights activist Quanell X, who was advising the family in the wake of the murder, told Fox 26 he “found writings about homosexuality on Cosby’s Koran indicating he may have had an issue with his daughter’s sexual orientation.”

James Cosby had been released from prison in October 2013, where he served time for failing to register as a sex offender after being convicted two decades before of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman.