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Austin Pride Fashion Show To Feature Lance Bass And Celebrities From Project Runway

Austin Pride Fashion Show To Feature Lance Bass And Celebrities From Project Runway

4th Annual WERK! Fashion Show Featuring Designers FromLifetime’s ‘Project Runway’

The Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation (AGLPF) is set to produce the 4th Annual WERK Fashion Show at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on Saturday, August 20, 2016, hosted by N’Sync’s Lance Bass and YouTube Sensation Coco Peru.

Adding to the already A-List line up,  special performances include the #1 Cher Impersonator in the World Chad Michaels, ‘Queen of Electro’ Luciana (I Like That, I’m Still Hot) and the ‘Bionic Artist’ Viktoria Modesta (Prototype).

The WERK Fashion Show raises funds for essential nonprofits and programs in Austin, including: Austin Galano Club, AIDS Services of Austin, Project Transitions, OutYouth and Transgender Education Network of Texas.

 

The show will feature ten designers of Lifetime’s ‘Project Runway’: Austin’s own Daniel Esquivel, Ari South, Casanova, Alexander Pope, Emily Payne, Joshua Christensen, Christopher Straub and Rey Ortiz. Additionally, Pride Austin has added local designer Midi Soliz of Black Cross and Danny Nguyen.

Austin Pride offers a full week of events, starting with the WERK Fashion Show on Saturday, August 20th, 2016. The week will include the Austin Pride Parade and Festival.

For a full entertainment lineup & schedule of events visit: www.AustinPride.org

 

Making Herstory At Austin Pride With Jackie Huba

Making Herstory At Austin Pride With Jackie Huba- About Magazine

 

Jackie Huba Makes History As First Female Drag Queen To Perform At Austin Pride Celebration

So many of us are controlled by our bosses, lovers and friends who convince us we aren’t smart enough, pretty enough, or strong enough. Not anymore! In a new book titled, FIERCELY YOU: Be Fabulous and Confident by Thinking Like a Drag Queen, author and TEDx speaker Jackie Huba is handing out lessons and teaching how to apply ‘bold drag queen’ tactics into our everyday lives.  By putting honey where her mouth is, she will take the stage of Austin Pride on Saturday, August 27 to prove just how courageous she can be, performing as her drag persona, Lady Trinity.

About Magazine: You’re making history as the first female drag queen to ever perform on the main stage at the Austin PRIDE Festival!  Jackie Huba: I’m truly honored, to say the least. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but it will be unlike any performance I’ve ever done. Given we are right in the middle of a political season, I decided to do a topical theme. So just imagine a pantsuit-wearing badass showing an orange-faced character who’s boss.

 

 

 

About Magazine: How did you find drag?Jackie Huba: Stumbling upon RuPaul’s Drag Race was what led me to my admiration of these fearless drag artists. I began going to the local drag shows in Austin and San Antonio and began meeting the local queens. Then drag event promoter Rey Lopez connected me with the top drag queen in Austin, Kelly Kline, who volunteered to be my drag mother. She spent countless hours teaching me everything a drag performer needs to know: theatrical makeup, wig styling, costuming and lip-sync.Making-Herstory-At-Austin-Pride-With-Jackie-Huba-576x1024 Making Herstory At Austin Pride With Jackie Huba

About Magazine: You’ve gotten incredible support from the drag community.  Jackie Huba: The drag community is extremely accepting of women who do drag. They’ve told me they love seeing anyone love the art form as much as they do.

About Magazine: What are the 5 Keys to Fierce that you write about in your book? Jackie Huba: They are the lessons I have learned. First, Create Your Drag Persona: consciously create the person you’ve always wanted to be. Then, Always Look Sickening in Everyday Drag: dress for power. After that, Strike a Pose and Embody Your Power: use power posing and physicality to instill inner confidence. Then Tell Your Critics to Sashay Away: quiet both inner and outer critics. And lastly, honey, You Better Werk! Take small risks to propel yourself to taking even bigger ones. 

About Magazine: These are lessons anyone can put to use in their everyday lives. Jackie Huba: Exactly! At work and in their personal lives. The Keys work because they are all rooted in psychological principles. For the book, I collaborated with a licensed therapist, Shelly Stewart Kronbergs, who breaks down the psychological research into layman’s terms.

About Magazine: Good luck at Austin Pride!  Jackie Huba: Thank you! Austin PRIDE is a terrific organization. I’m honored and humbled to have been selected to perform this year, alongside such amazing artists!


Jackie Huba aka Lady Trinity performs at the Austin PRIDE Festival on Saturday, August 27, with RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 Winner Bob the Drag Queen, Miss Texas All-American Goddess Kelly Kline, and the newly crowned Miss Austin Pride 2016 Vegas Van Cartier. 

Jackie Huba’s FIERCELY YOU: Be Fabulous and Confident by Thinking Like a Drag Queen releases August 15. For more info, visit http://enterthequeendom.com.

Pride Houston President Proposes At Pride Parade

Pride Houston President Proposes At Pride Parade

Pride Houston President Proposed To His Partner In Front Of Thousands Of Spectators At The Houston LGBT Pride Celebration And Parade.

Since the dawn of LGBTQ+ marriage people have been maneuvering and planning to stage jaw dropping, dance moving, and flash mobbing marriage proposals. But in Houston on Saturday in front of thousands of people, surrounded by family, friends, and a lot of pride, a man kneeled down on stage and asked his partner to spend their lives together. He said yes!

As Houston’s downtown streets filled with hundreds of thousands of spectators for the 39th Annual Houston Pride Parade, Frankie Quijano was setting into action; plans to propose to his long-time partner. Quijano, is Pride Houston’s president, and tasked with producing the nations fourth largest pride annually. His fiancé, Abijah Kratochvil, is an Arkansas native, and Social Media Director for Pride Houston, Inc.

“He’s been by my side through two Pride’s, which says a lot because I’m married to Pride,” Quijano tells About Magazine. Quijano started with Pride 13- years ago as a volunteer.

“Abijah has been so supportive, he deserved something very special and romantic to show him how much I love him,” Quijano described. Right before the largest Pride celebration kicked off, Quijano took to the stage, surround by family and bent down on one knee and in front of the entire world; to ask probably the most important question of his life. Of course, to seal the deal the ring was tightly and safely wrapped in a blue Tiffany’s box that was slowly presented to his love!

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As the president of Pride, on one of the biggest days of the year for the LGBT+ non-profit, Quijano describes how the organizations leadership helped keep his proposal secret. “I’ve been volunteering for Pride for 13 years and have a great team of leaders that stepped up and ran the celebration” he tells us. “In reality… I was more nervous about everything running safe and smoothly for pride but not the proposal.”

“No details yet,” Quijano explains on when the wedding bells will actually ring, “but it’ll probably be in Arkansas.”

Pulse Nightclub Employee Will Attend Pride Houston As Honorary Grand Marshal

Pulse Nightclub Employee Will Attend Pride Houston As Honorary Grand Marshal. About Magazine

A United States Marine Named Imran Yousuf Set To Attend Houston Pride Parade On Saturday. Yousuf, Considered A Hero For Saving At Least 70 Lives At Pulse Nightclub In Orlando.

In a show of courage and support a rainbow ‘Pride’ flag bearing the 49 names of our fellow brothers and sisters that we lost at Pulse Nightclub will be proudly marched through the crowded streets of downtown Houston on Saturday. Proudly accompanying this symbol of ‘hope, love, and support’ will be Imran Yousuf, a staff member of Pulse Nightclub and a veteran.

As a Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan, Yousuf is being hailed as a hero for helping scores of people escape from an Orlando nightclub targeted by a terrorist and through his actions on that fateful night dozens of lives were saved.

Guests are invited to sign their names to the flag after the parade at the Houston Pride Festival. Signatures represent a show of solidarity, strength, hope, and love to those affected by the tragedy.

“The flag will be delivered to the Orlando Pride Parade. We want to tell Orlando we remember and we stand with them. We stand against hate and stand for love. #WeAreOrlando” Pride Houston stated.

Houston Pride will provide 1000 glow sticks to attendees near the Bud Light stage at Smith and McKinney. Guests are also encouraged to bring their own flashlights or glow sticks. Frankie Quijano, organizer of the Houston Pride Festival, says this regarding the significance of the lights:

“We will not let fear control us or force us back into the closet. Our community has come to far in our fight for equality to turn back now. Let your light shine in our community’s darkest hour. Our light will shine not just in remembrance of the lives lost in Orlando but also to remind the world that our light will shine brightly no matter what challenges we face. For we have hope and as Harvey Milk stated, ‘Hope will Never be silent!'”-Frankie Quijano, Pride Houston.