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Lance Bass Husband Michael Turchin Accuses Man Of Assault After Night Out In Houston

Lance Bass Husband Michael Turchin Gets ‘Dramatic,’ Accuses Man Of Assault After Clubbing In Houston

(HOUSTON) — Hours after the grand success of the 20th annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Houston Gala, special guest and former Nsync member Lance Bass and model husband, Michael Turchin hit the Houston LGBT club scene.

 

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Houston’s Crocker Bar Raises Thousands For Multiple Sclerosis

Houston’s Crocker Bar Raises Thousands For Multiple Sclerosis

Houston LGBT Club Raises Thousands In Support Of Multiple Sclerosis, Aids Services Of Houston.

(HOUSTON) — A Houston LGBT bar owner has delivered on a mighty large promise made to his customers in the community. Crocker Bar owner Grey Stephen’s vowed on social media last month to donate 50% of sales in March to benefit the two charities in the greater Houston area.

The ‘everybody-knows-your-name’ bar in the heart of Montrose was showered with support from patrons. The bar sold a total of 21,786 drinks. A statement of support from the community, as Stephens himself was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2014.

“I have Multiple Sclerosis and I cannot thank you enough for helping me in this battle,” Stephens said. “I don’t think you will ever know how much this means to me.”

Stephens and business partner Bruce Reeves’ donation of $10,893.00 will be divided among the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Aids Services of Houston. That’s $5,446.50 for each of the two charities.

On top of the bar’s donation raised to fight MS, Reeves will be making an additional $12,000 donation that he has raised. Reeves an avid supporter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society participates each year in the MS150.

If you missed the opportunity and would like to donate you can drop off checks at Crocker Bar made out to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS).

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Two Victims Run Down In Montrose May Have Been Targeted

Two Victims Ran Down In Montrose May Have Been Targeted

Two Victims Run Down In Montrose May Have Been Targeted

HOUSTON  — The Houston Police Department is on the hunt for suspects involved with running down an award-winning executive chef and another man in the Montrose area around 2:44 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017.

Houston Police have identified the victims as Chad Travis, 31 of Delaware and William Cowsert, 44, of San Antonio.  Houston Police believe that Cowsert is not a real name.  Travis was in Houston as guest chef working backstage at the Houston Live Stock Show & Rodeo that ended on Sunday.

Houston Police confirm that at least one of the victims has refused to cooperate with investigators, making the investigation difficult. Both victims have been released from the hospital.

The incident occurred in the 100 block of Hyde Park Bulverde at Helena Street. Witnesses describe the double hit and run as possibly “targeted.”  Houston Police are looking at all options, including hate crime motives.

Conflicting early reports from several local media outlets indicated the hit and run involved one car.

Witnesses indicate there were two. “There were two cars, it looked like the red suv swerved on purpose to hit one guy,” one witness tells About News. “Then the car drives right at the next guy.” The witness explains the men were not in the street, but standing in an empty space between two cars.

“Right after the red car hit the men, a black BMW drove up. The occupants of both the cars seemed to cheer loudly,” the witness says.

This is the second hit and run at the same location in a week.

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Dessie’s Drag Race Crowns Season 9 Winner!

Regina Thorne DuBois Dessie Drag Race Winner

10 Grueling Weeks Filled With Spectacular Performances, Costumes, And Drag Queens Has Crowned A New Houston Diva!

(HOUSTON) – Season 9 is a wrap for Dessie’s Drag Race, a ten-week competition for drag performers at Michael’s Outpost created by Miss Gay Texas, Dessie Love Blake.  Landing the Season 9 ‘Crown’ is Houston’s Regina Thorne-Dubois.

Winner Regina Thorne-Dubois admits she has only three short years in the Houston drag scene, but has used inspiration from idols Dessie Love Blake, Chloe Knox , friends and family to take her to the top. Regina mixed her background in theatre and her true love for the stage. That combination was unstoppable, and she knew Season 9 was hers for the taking.

“Dropping out was never an option for me once I made the decision to do drag race,” Regina explained in an interview with About News. She recalls thinking it was a ‘horrible joke,’ after she was announced winner.

Over the history of D.D.R. the audience has seen many members of the Dubois family come up one step shy. Not this season, as two members of Dubois family dynasty landed in the finals.

 “Regina was a front runner from the beginning,” show founder Dessie Love Blake expressed. “She proved week after week she had the goods to go to the end.” As the winner, Regina will become the host at Michael’s Outpost on Monday nights with her new show, A Broads Way: A Broadway Musical Revue.

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