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Lady Gaga’s 7 Million Dollar Houston Super Bowl Pad

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EXCLUSIVE: How About Magazine Found Lady Gaga’s Houston Mansion For Super Bowl 51


 

HoustonFEB 2 – Instead of opting for a five-star hotel the mother monster chose to rent and rent big she did. The world’s biggest pop star has been in Houston since January 29 and will be here until after her Super Bowl performance on Sunday, February 5th.

Unlike past visits to Houston; Gaga had been keeping a low profile until a Starbucks adventure in a black Lamborghini caught wind on social media. Most likely the same black Lamborghini the ‘Joanne’ superstar arrived in at her press conference today.

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Soon after a post to Instagram stirred the ‘Bey-hive,’ that sent media into a speculating frenzy of ‘possible’ collaboration with Beyonce for the Super Bowl 51 Pepsi Halftime Show the photo on Instagram was leading  About Magazine to Lady Gaga’s front door step.

The Mediterranean-style estate sits guarded behind a secure iron wall in the prestigious Memorial area. It should be noted that the security detail does not come with the property. The stunning mega-mansion features five bedroom suites according to the listing. Plenty of space for Gaga, family, and crew and its only 15 minutes away from NRG.

Martha Turner Sothebys International Realty agent Ruth Porterfield has the property listed for a cool  $ 7,495,000.  If thats not in the budget, the monthly rate will set you back an estimated $45,059.

The classically-styled, custom-built residence by Robert Dame features curated finishes and authentic details. Sadly, Gaga not included.

Some of the sumptuous amenities that no doubt Gaga enjoyed include; sheltered outdoor living and dining, resort-inspired pool surrounded by bluestone terraces. Venetian plaster walls and artisan painting. Walnut, alder and cypress wood cabinetry; honed limestone and walnut floors; enormous fireplaces in gathering kitchen and great room; first-floor master wing with onyx/marble-clad bathroom, exercise room.

Madonna’s Tour Stops At Tony’s Corner Pocket In Houston

It’s to late… The biggest pop star in the world has left town. Bet you did not know she was in Houston almost a week. Using Houston as a hub between some of her other show stops. But don’t worry, neither did many people. But as the saying goes…. the mice play while the cats away!!!!

Madonna’s crew of dancers wearing surgical masks hit up the popular go-go dancer-club on the edge of downtown this past week named Tony’s Corner Pocket. Apparently the crew of twenty or so wanted to have some fun. So what’s better on a Wednesday night?

Rumor is… while Madonna lay up in her presidential suite, the kids hit the town with Houston’s hottest make-up artist Edward Sanchez. According to multiple sources; the crew partied past midnight. One can only imagine the fun they encountered!

Another surprise, the surgical masks were not to hid their identities, apparently contracts with Madonna’s tour prohibit them from taking photos with fans!!!! WTF??? So they wear them in photo’s to hide their identity.

Candlelight Vigil Held in Houston for Gay Man Beaten To Death

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Candlelight Vigil Held in Houston for Gay Man Beaten To Death

HOUSTON, TX —It was only four months ago that 18-year-old  Stephen Roy Sylvester, Jr moved from Houston to Austin for family and education. His plans included studying at Austin Community College, and then University of Texas.

Today local, state, national and world news outlets focused on his death ranging from the The New York Daily News, USA Today, The Washington TimesCBS News, and Instinct Magazine.

In Houston on Sunday, the people that knew him best and loved him- paid their respects with a candle light vigil. His pictures were scattered, and surrounded by candles. His friends sat silently in a circle. Their hearts were broken. One  of the guys in the crowd was Taylor Shirley.

Every single piece of news coverage of this horrible loss; Shirley is mentioned as a “friend,” but that is almost as painful as the loss Shirley is feeling. Every reporter refers to me as a ‘friend’ he told us.

Shirley was the boyfriend for almost a year before Stephen moved. “He was larger than life. He walked into a room and filled it up in the best way.” says Shirley.  “He was the type of person that if you were walking past him and he noticed you looking sad, he would stop you and ask to talk about it.” Shirley tells About Magazine.

Shirley fondly remembered Sylvester’s tenderness and understanding for people, particularly those in the transgender community.

Stephen lived with Shirley in Spring, Texas and attended Klein Collins High School before he moved to Austin.

Will Beyoncé Defend LGBT Rights In Her Hometown Of Houston?

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Will Beyoncé Defend LGBT Rights In Her Hometown Of Houston?

Will Beyoncé Defend LGBT Rights In Her Hometown Of Houston?. Beyoncé is undoubtedly one of Houston’s favorite gay icons and possibly the biggest star from the ‘Lone Star’ state. She has openly supported L.G.B.T. equality in the past. In Houston’s where the equality fight has landed on the national front door step, supporters are calling in the ‘Star’ to bring awareness.

The negativity brought on by a group conservative religious activist and pastors are attempting to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. For the past 16 months the battle has been tied up in the courts.

Enter Beyoncé, Houston native.

Combined with an estimated 42.3 million followers, Beyoncé has a large stage to offer assistance and gather further support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. Nicknamed HERO, which protects an array of Houstonians from discrimination. But will she?

Supporters from around the world using the hashtag #BeyBeAHERO, trying to persuade the Houston native to publish a post that calls attention to the HERO campaign. Additionally encouraging voters to keep the ordinance by voting in November. Could her involvement make an impact?

If Beyoncé decides to stand up for her LGBT fans and speak out in favor of keeping HERO. With a single post to her over forty million Instagram followers, Beyoncé could change the debate over Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

“BEYONCÉ IS A HOMETOWN HERO, AND NOW WE NEED HER TO BE OUR HERO,” 

“An Instagram post may not seem like a big deal to any of us individually, but coming from the most known Houstonian, it would be a game changer,” said Carlos Maza, who started the campaign and works for Media Matters.

In 2014 Houston’s City Council passed H.E.R.O, designed to protect individuals from discrimination in areas such as employment, housing, and sexual orientation. But this is the South, and it’s never that easy!

“Beyoncé could change the debate over Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance and mobilize support for protecting LGBT Houstonians from discrimination,” LGBT Program Director of Media Matters Carlos Maza told the Huffington Post.

“GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF ATTENTION THAT BEYONCÉ’S SUPPORT FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY HAS GOTTEN IN THE PAST, IT’S NOT HARD TO IMAGINE THE KIND OF POSITIVE IMPACT HER SUPPORT FOR HERO MIGHT HAVE ON A LOCAL ELECTION.”

So far no word from Bey! Stay tuned!