BANNED BOOKS

10 Popular Titles on Texas's Very Long List of Banned Books

Texas parents have called for the removal of books dealing with racism, police brutality, gender and sexuality.

09/22/2022 By Geneva Diaz and Amarie Gipson

JUST DANCE

A Reimagined South Beach Reopens After a Four-Year Break

A reimagined South Beach returns this week with a new look, new sound and lighting technology, and its famous cooling ice jets.

07/14/2022 By Daniel Renfrow

YEAR-ROUND PRIDE

A Sneak Peek at Houston's New Queer Reality Dating Show

Houstonia talks with the show's producer and host, Davis Mendoza Darusman, about LGBTQ+ representation in pop culture.

07/01/2022 By Amarie Gipson

SLAY!

8 Must-See Drag Shows in Houston

From drag brunches at Boheme to burlesque at ReBar, these shows feature queens who are ready to serve in the areas of charisma, nerve, and talent.

06/23/2022 By Geneva Diaz and Daniel Renfrow

Pride Month

Take Pride in Supporting These Houston Wellness Entrepreneurs

Show your local pride by supporting The Ranch Houston, YogaStrong and Hot Towel TX.

06/16/2022 By Danielle Wright

PRIDE PREPARED

A Guide to the Houston LGBTQ+ Pride Festival and Parade

We’re here to give you a rundown on all things Pride, from what to wear to what to bring and what to leave at home.

06/13/2022 By Daniel Renfrow

Love & Care

LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Resources in Houston

Establishments such as Legacy Community Health, The Montrose Center and Thomas Street Health Center offer judgement-free care for the LGBTQ+ community.

06/10/2022 By Stephanie Bartels With Brianna Benitez

Pride in Pages

Celebrate Pride on Your Bookshelf with These Houston Authors

Houston's LGBTQIA+ authors to know and books that stick with you long after Pride Month is over.

06/07/2022 By Kaitlyn Miller and Geneva Diaz

CHOSEN FAMILY

The Top LGBTQ+ Bars in Houston

With female-focused bars like Pearl Bar and leather bars like RIPCORD, Houston’s LGBTQ+ bar scene has something for every color of the rainbow.

06/03/2022 By Daniel Renfrow

ARTS GUIDE

Artsy Things to Do This April

Artsy events to attend in Houston this April including festivals, concerts, and museums.

04/01/2022 By Amarie Gipson

ESSAY

Seeing Myself in Dear White People's Lionel Higgins

'I watched Lionel, popularized by Houston-born DeRon Horton, grow from season to season as he blossomed from finding identity, purpose, and love.'

12/23/2021 By Eric Ford

EDITOR'S PICKS

6 Must-See Art Exhibitions To Visit This October

From painting to performance art, check out these shows in Houston this month.

10/07/2021 By Amarie Gipson

Lifting the Fog

Celebrate Community with Your Favorite Local LGBTQ+ Authors at Axelrad

“Home is Where You Queer Your Heart” tells stories of chosen family and community.

07/19/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

We’re so GLAAD

TransGriot Just Won “Outstanding Blog” at the GLAAD Media Awards

Dee Dee Watters accepted the award on behalf of Houstonian and transgender activist Monica Roberts, who died last fall. 

04/07/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Rest In Power

Houston Mourns Death of Transgender Activist Monica Roberts

The native Houstonian and transgender rights advocate was the founder of the influential blog, TransGriot.

10/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Pick A Cause, Any Cause

5 Things You Must Do in Houston This Weekend, June 19-21

We've got a weekend of events connected to Black Lives Matter, Pride, and Juneteenth.

06/19/2020 By Emma Schkloven

#BlackTransLivesMatter

Support Houston’s Black Transgender Community Through These Local Advocacy Organizations

Remember, we wouldn’t have Pride if it weren’t for Marsha P. Johnson.

06/18/2020 By Katelyn Landry

Pride, Not Prejudice

UPDATED: 6 Houston Pride Month Events Sure to Bring Your Rainbow Heart a Bit of Joy

These virtual movie screenings and social distanced performances are still on.

06/16/2020 By Chameli Belk-Gupta

Rainbow connections

Show Your Pride By Donating to These 5 Houston-area LGBTQ+ Organizations This June

There’s much more to Pride month than a parade, y'all.

06/10/2020 By Isabella Goodman

H is for Hope

After a Brutal Murder, Houstonians Came Together to Fight for LGBTQ Rights

The death of Paul Broussard galvanized an entire city.

06/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven