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LeAnn Rimes Headlines Houston Pride Fest 2017

The Internationally Acclaimed Country- Pop Singer Will Headline The Houston Pride Festival Stage On June 24, 2017.

(HOUSTON) — County and Pop Superstar LeAnn Rimes will headline Houston’s Pride Festival in downtown Houston on Saturday, June 24, Pride Houston Inc. has announced.

The LGBTQ community is family to me,” Rimes released in a statement. “My music wouldn’t be the same without the love, and inspiration.

Rimes, on a current whirlwind of Pride performances and spreading love, hits the festival stage in Houston at 3 PM. Her new single ‘Love Is Love Is Love,’ will surely be a hit amongst Houston’s LGBTQ+ community.

The free concert and festival is open to the public and will be located in the plaza in front of City Hall downtown. There is no age limit to attend, and no tickets needed. Gates are expected to open at 12:00 PM.

Immediately following the Houston Pride Festival, the attentions turns to the Houston Pride Parade. The annual parade has an attendance of over 700,000 people every year from all over the world.

Pride Houston 2017 will be a musical one indeed—in addition to Rimes, Pride Houston has promised an amazing entertainment line-up and show stopping parade.

Montrose Bridges Glow Rainbow For Pulse Nightclub & Pride Week

Pulse Nightclub Montrose Bridge

The Overpass Bridges In Montrose Will Light Up Rainbow Monday Night For #Pulse And Pride Week In Houston

(HOUSTON) — The Montrose bridges turn rainbow tonight for remembrance of Pulse Nightclub shooting as the Houston-Montrose communities honor the victims.

The Montrose Management District has been hard at work preparing for the upcoming 2017 Pride season. “Our new LED bridge light system will shine as a colorful reminder that our community is enriched by the incredible diversity and freedom we celebrate year-round,” Claude Wynn, Chairman of the Montrose Management District said. “We are proud to recognize one of the many diverse groups who call Montrose their center.”

The seven Montrose bridges that span US 59 into Montrose will be lit in a multi-color display resembling rainbows. Tonight, the one-year anniversary for Pulse Nightclub, will be a solemn reminder of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

On June 18 the bridges will be relit in the same colors for eight days for Pride Week.

Equinox Gym Celebrates Pride Month With Short Film

Equinox Celebrates Pride Month With Short Film

Equinox Celebrates Pride Month With Short Film Adding 26 Letters To LGBTQ+

It’s Pride around the U.S. and many national companies are sharing their LOVE for the LGBTQ+ communities

(NEW YORK) In celebration of Pride month, Equinox gym has released a new short film, “LGBTQAlphabet: Six Letters Will Never Be Enough,” that expands the definition of LGBTQ into a full alphabet with 26 distinct opportunities to proudly communicate who you are and how you love.

Equinox has been a long-time supporter of the LGBTQ community and Pride around the world, but this year they wanted to make an even more powerful contribution.  They worked with NYC’s LGBT Community Center to produce the short film. Take a peak at the video above.

Interlaced into it are voices from members of The Center, who express how they identify themselves in the queer community and as citizens in the world. 26 words, from Ally to Ze | Zir are brought to life in authentic, brave and meaningful ways.

The video is a continuation of Equinox’s “Commit to Something” narrative and further explores the theme of identity specifically reflecting the diversity of the LGBTQ community.

Palm Springs Gets Steamy For LGBT Summer Travelers

Palm Springs Gets Steamy For LGBT Summer Travelers

Palm Springs Gets Steamy For LGBT Summer Travelers! Legendary Playground Is A Paradise.

(PALM SPRINGS) Are you and the boys looking for a place to blow off steam this summer? Have you considered Palm Springs?

Since the 1920s, Palm Springs has been the desert playground for gay men.  50s-era stars like Rock Hudson and Tab Hunter made the town their second home because it allowed them to escape the hustle and bustle of Hollywood and enjoy sexual freedom without fear of being outed.  It is that same sexual freedom that continues to be a popular draw for gay travelers today.

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It used to be that things cooled off in the Springs during the hot summer months.  Not anymore.  “We’re keeping the party going through the off-season,”  says Jon Jackson,  owner of INNdulge, one of the area’s leading gay resorts.  He and his partner purchased the hotel with its epic mountain views six years ago.   Since then, they have made significant improvements to the property, including completely refurnishing the entire interior.

“There’s so much to do here. Tons of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.  There are also golf courses, spas, and of course, the springs!”

Palm Springs is a hiker’s paradise with numerous hidden trails along the Coachella Valley.  The shopping cannot be beat, with major retailers in Downtown Palm Springs and on El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert.

Days in Palm Springs are sultry while nights are balmy.  To help beat the heat, Jackson chills the magnificent kidney-shaped pool at INNdulge during the hot summer months.

The pool is the centerpiece of his hotel’s impressive courtyard that features immaculately landscaped lawns and walkways with large modern figure sculptures by artist Mavis McClure.

Palm-Springs-Gets-Steamy-For-LGBT-Summer-Travelers2-682x1024 Palm Springs Gets Steamy For LGBT Summer Travelers“Our spontaneous midnight pool parties attract lots of sexy men from all over town,” Jackson says.  “It probably helps that next to the pool is a 24-hour, 12-man keyhole whirlpool spa.”

The fact that INNdulge is a clothing optional resort probably helps lure guys in, too.

Beginning June 11, INNdulge is offering rooms for only $99.   The deal is valid through September 15, Sunday-Thursday, in the hotel’s non-pool Superior rooms.  Discounts on poolside rooms and weekend stays are also available.  Visit their website.