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 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.
Multiple Pulse Nightclub One-Year Anniversary Vigils Planned Around Houston And Montrose!
Remembering Orlando: Multiple Houston Vigils For Pulse 1 Year Anniversary
(HOUSTON) — As Houston’s annual Pride month kicks into full gear the LGBT community is gearing up to remember the victims lost nearly a year ago. The mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando shocked the nation and world when 49 people were murdered in a LGBT nightclub.
As the one-year anniversary approaches, the Houston LGBT community and allies plan to honor the anniversary and those lost with multiple vigils to be held in Montrose.
Turn Texas Blue and Black Lives Matter have teamed up to honor Orlando with a vigil planned on the eve of the one-year anniversary. “Stand with Orlando Vigil—One Year Later” will be held on June 11 at Hermann Park.
The second vigil to honor those of Pulse Nightclub in Orlando will be held at the Montrose Center on June 12. The event, held one year to the day, has been organized by the Mayor’s LGBT Advisory Committee.
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.
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.
“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.