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Austin Gay Pride 2016

Austin Gay Pride 2016

Not only is Austin the state capital of the Lone Star State, it’s also one of the most progressive and gay-friendly cities in the southern United States. So it’s only fitting that this fast-growing city’s Austin Gay Pride Festival and Parade continues to grow in attendance and popularity.

The event is a combination of what used to be two different but concurrent events, the Pride of Texas Festival and the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Pride Parade, which combined forces a few years ago to create one all-inclusive, popular event.

Austin Gay Pride takes place at the end of August – the dates of Austin Pride Week are August 20 through August 28, 2016, with the Austin Pride Festival and Parade taking place on August 27, 2016.

GLAAD Announces Media Awards Nominees

Glaad Media Awards 2016 Nominees

(CNN)GLAAD announced the nominees for the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards on Wednesday, and for the first time, more than 50% of the English-language nominations are trans-inclusive.

Nominees include Oscar-nominated films like “Carol” and popular TV shows such as “Empire” and “Orange is the New Black.” Streaming services earned a record seven nominations (up from three last year), with Netflix bagging five of those.

The nominees for outstanding film (wide release) are “Carol,” “The Danish Girl,” “Dope,” “Freeheld” and “Grandma.” “Arrow,” “Black Sails,” “Empire,” “The Fosters,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Nashville,” “Orphan Black,” “Sense8” and “Shameless” are nominated for outstanding drama series.

Outstanding reality program nominees are “I Am Cait,” “I Am Jazz,” “New Girls on the Block,” “The Prancing Elites Project” and “Transcendent.”

GLAAD — the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization — announced 101 nominees in 20 English-language categories and 46 Spanish-language nominees in 11 categories. Cable networks earned 27 nominations while broadcast networks garnered 18.

“For nearly three decades, the GLAAD Media Awards have propelled inclusion in media and driven LGBT acceptance forward,” GLAAD Chief Executive Officer and President Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “This year’s nominees have raised the bar for creating thoughtful and diverse LGBT images and storylines, deepening audiences’ understanding of LGBT people and accelerating acceptance across the world.”

GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be April 2 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and May 14 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. For the first time in a decade, the ceremony will be aired on Logo in April.

36th ANNUAL HOUSTON L.G.B.T. PRIDE CELEBRATION First Ever LIVE!

36th ANNUAL HOUSTON L.G.B.T. PRIDE CELEBRATION First Ever LIVE!

HOUSTON – (MAY 14,2014) Pride Houston, Inc. announced today that the Houston Pride Parade, the fourth largest pride parade in the U.S., will be available for viewing on live television for the first time ever in its 36-year history. The live broadcast will be produced in partnership with AbOUT Magazine and Houston MediaSource, and will air on HMS-TV channels Comcast 17, AT&T U-Verse 99, Phonoscope 75, TV Max 95, Sudden Link 99 and will stream live on www.about-online.com. Hosting the live broadcast is Sarah Pepper of Houston’s New Hot 95.7 FM, Chad Pitt of Houston’s Mix 96.5 FM and the talented Nina Lambardo.

“Though thousands flock to the annual parade, we know that there are still many more who would love to be a part of the parade but aren’t able to,” says Cade Michals, Publisher of AbOUT Magazine. “With this being one of the largest pride parades in the world, we know that lots of eyes will be glued to their screens to see how Houston celebrates its pride.”

“Pride is excited to offer a new way for people to experience the 4th largest pride celebration in the U.S.,” says Frankie Quijano, President of the Pride Houston Inc. “The telecast will open up the parade to not only those in the greater Houston area but around the state and country.”

For more information about the “Houston LGBT Pride Celebration” broadcast please visit www.about-online.com/pridelive.

About Pride Houston

For more than 35 years, Pride Houston Inc. has been a central part of the local LGBT community. Its core mission is to strengthen equality and increase awareness around issues important to the LGBT community. Pride Houston Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. More information is available at www.pridehouston.org.

About AbOUT Magazine

AbOUT Magazine launched it’s first printed publication in Houston in November of 2008 and has since grown to include the entire Texas market. AbOUT Magazine’s dedication to the Texas community grows each year. In 2012 launching the widely praised F.A.C.E Awards – a live award ceremony honoring HEROs in the community; AbOUT strives to combine hip and current news into a format that keeps its reader intrigued and begging for more. More information on AbOUT Magazine is available at www.about-online.com .

About Houston MediaSource

Established in 1987, Houston MediaSource (HMS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization that is home to Houston’s public access cable TV channel and online radio station, HMS TV and HMS Net Radio. HMS provides Houstonians with the education and equipment that is needed to produce their own unique shows. More information about Houston MediaSource is available at www.hmstv.org.