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LGBT Protesters To Hold Dance Party Outside Texas Governor’s Mansion

Forget Oilcan Harry’s, Richs, South Beach or any other bar or club. The hottest LGBT dance party probably won’t be in one of those spaces. Instead it will be outside Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s mansion window.

HOUSTONFEB 21 —Hundreds of people have expressed interest and have signed up to protest outside the Texas governor’s mansion on Thursday in Austin against bills that threaten the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

As of Tuesday afternoon nearly 800 supporters have RSVP’d on Facebook to attend the dance party from 6pm to 9pm on the east side of the Governor’s Mansion at 1010 Colorado St.

Thursday’s event called Queer Dance Freakout at the Governor’s Mansion.

“It’s such a shame it’s been misused for so many years so turning it into a gay bar for a night seems like a proper use of this gorgeous architecture.”

Event organizers say the goal is to show opposition to what is considered anti-LGBT legislation, particularly so-called transgender bathroom bills — Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 1362. The bills would prohibit public schools from letting transgender children use multistall bathrooms that conform with their gender identity. State government buildings also would be barred from creating transgender-friendly bathrooms, and cities and counties would be prohibited from requiring bathrooms that accommodate transgender individuals.

“We say NO to marriage equality limitations. We say NO to old men saying what we can and cannot do,” according to the Facebook event description. “We say NO to anti-transgender bathroom bills. We say YES to shaking our asses. We say YES to the freedoms of the body.”

Hartman-Barnes Wedding Announcement

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Houston Couple Wed After 11 Year Courtship, Married By Former Houston Rocket Joe Stephens

HOUSTONFEB 17 — The most romantic day of the year, one Houston couple announced their life-long love to one another by proudly saying their “I do’s”. While surrounded by their family and close friends, they made a commitment that will forever change their Valentines Day. It will now be their anniversary.

larry-barnes-kevin-hartman-wedding-announcement-about-magazine-300x293 Hartman-Barnes Wedding AnnouncementKevin Michael Hartman and Larry Dean Barnes Jr. officially made the leap into marriage after eleven years of dating. Kevin Hartman, originally From Saint Petersburg, Florida and Larry Barnes, a native Houstonian, are in the early planning stages for a ceremony and reception to take place this summer.

Officiating the happy couples nuptials was former Houston Rockets player turned Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 Judge Joe Stephens.

The happy couple are the foster parents to three boys and one girl.

Houston’s Erik Barajas Named One Of The Hottest News Anchor In World

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ABC KTRK-13 Afternoon News Anchor Erik Barajas Has Been Named One Of The Hottest News Anchors In The World By BuzzFeed!

HOUSTON — FEB 17 — This morning the on-line outlet Buzzfeed announced to the world something Houstonians have known, that Erik Barajas is one sexy news anchor. Yes sir!Erik-Barajas-Sexiest-News-Anchor-About-Magazine-BuzzFeed-300x225 Houston's Erik Barajas Named One Of The Hottest News Anchor In World

BuzzFeed asked their on-line community to name their hottest news personalities and then ranked them the ‘The 50 Hottest News Anchors In The World.’ The report was released this morning.

The ABC affiliate KTRK-13 evening news anchor landed the #6 spot and seemed to get embarrassed when co-anchor Ilona Carson congratulated him on-air. “Its because of his big arms,” she said causing Barajas to blush.

 

“Its because of his big arms”-Ilona Carson

 

Our Eye-Candy Eyewitness hunk is no stranger to recognition for his on-screen sex appeal. In 2014 People Magazine honored Barajas as a ‘finalist’ for ‘Hottest Anchors.’

Stunningly though, before his ‘huge arms’ grabbing the spotlight it was his ‘do,’ as in hairdo. Yes! According to KTRK-ABC 13, Barajas won the ‘Hairry Award,’ an award that honors the best male anchor ‘hair’ in Texas.

No other Texas news anchor landed anywhere on the Top 50 list below #35.

Houston Couple Gets Engaged In South America Over The Weekend

It’s a “YES” for the Wilcox-Peranio engagement as the couple announced via social media over the weekend!

HOUSTONFEB 13 — FACE Awards, About Magazine’s Creative Director, Lance Wilcox and his partner, prominent Hue Salon Stylist, Justin Peranio have announced their ‘long-awaited’ engagement.

“Perfect end to a perfect trip with a perfect man! I’m proud and unbelievably blessed to be engaged to Lance Wilcox”  – Justin Peranio

The couple, who have been together since October 2014, made the announcement on Facebook over the weekend from Jaco, Costa Rica. The status update has garnered over 600 likes.

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“Perfect end to a perfect trip with a perfect man! I’m proud and unbelievably blessed to be engaged to Lance Wilcox!”

“Perfect end to a perfect trip with a perfect man! I’m proud and unbelievably blessed to be engaged to Lance Wilcox,” Peranio wrote in his post. The pair was on vacation in South America when Wilcox saw the opportunity to propose.

“We were on the balcony of our condo in Costa Rica,” Peranio says; explaining when the ‘question’ was popped. “He had a black ring box in his hand, and he knelt down and said ‘would you like to go on more adventures together,’ and of course I said yes!”

“Of course he said yes before I even got to ask him the question,” Wilcox says. “But thats what I love about him, nothing goes according to plan.”

With every LGBT engagement and wedding being unique, it’s up to each couple to interpret the traditions of marriage to suit their celebration. With Wilcox and Peranio, both have agreed to a ‘long’ engagement allowing time to plan their perfect day. “LGBT weddings are so new, it’s exciting that we can create a wedding that we want, and not have a book of etiquette to follow.” Wilcox said.

An official wedding date has not been set yet. Stay tuned.