Be Sociable, Share! TweetPeople • Community • Businesses/Services • Dining • After Dark • Galveston ________________________________________________ BUSINESS SERVICES Most Supportive of the GLBT Community (Local) Rainbow Pages www.RainbowPages.net Runner-up Salud! Winery Most Supportive of the GLBT Community (National) JP Morgan Chase www.Chase.com Runner-up Wells Fargo Best (Local) GLBT Website www.OutSmartMagazine.com Best (National) GLBT Website www.gay.com [...]
Archive for October, 2008
Be Sociable, Share! TweetPeople • Community • Businesses/Services • Dining • After Dark EDITOR’S NOTE: As you well know, Galveston got slammed by Ike. And every Galveston winner we spoke with was flattered by your honor as the Gayest & the Greatest. In a couple of months, they’re going to need your business more [...]
While most of her peers head back to school, this fall Caitlin MacIntyre says she will be taking a semester off to explore college in a whole new way on the Soulforce Q Equality Ride. From October 1 to November 13, MacIntyre and 16 other young adults plan to travel on a bus to 15 faith-based universities with policies or campus climates that exclude GLBT students.
I can’t believe you interviewed my all-time, fantasy-love-of-my-life Chad Allen [“Many Crowns” by Blase DiStefano, September 2008] and didn’t even have the decency to let me listen in!!!! OMG!!! How cruel!
EDITOR’S NOTE: In memory of pioneering lesbian Del Martin, who passed away August 27, we reprint this OutSmart interview with Martin and her wife Phyllis Lyon, originally published February 2005 on the occasion of their historic marriage.
It clearly takes way more than a little wind to keep gay Houstonians from celebrating its highest Holy Day. Despite pervasive power outages and damage to property brought by last month’s Hurricane Ike, many local Halloween festivities and releases are scheduled to proceed as previously planned. Our prediction for scariest costume among this year’s revelers: Sarah Palin look-alikes, because the few requirements for the costume are a pair of librarian glasses and a shotgun.
Chloe Dao is a busy woman. Not one to rest on her laurels, the divine design diva who captured the cash on the finale of Project Runway’s second season has woven her winnings, talent, and celebrity status to bring her business to the next level and beyond.
In this election season, the Gay History Project attempted to interview both the Democratic and Republican candidates for president—just as we attempted to interview the top two candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination for the spring primary. The format for both candidates was to be the same: the same questions, with no follow-up questions and the same time limit. Since April, we have repeatedly reached out to Republican Sen. John McCain’s press representative Jill Hazelbaker by phone, letter, and e-mail.
The idea of Black Gay History is about as far out there for some as is Gay History Month, and the two curiosities are not unrelated. The first attempt to set aside a time to disseminate information on minorities was Negro History Week, invented by the black (straight) historian Carter G. Woodson around 1926. He chose February to honor the births of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, and he and his students lectured to clubs and fraternities, sponsored essay contests, and published popular textbooks. The impulse to reach a wider audience and instill pride caught on with Women’s History Week, and then month, and so now let there be Gay History Month. Why not?
TOP HISPANIC WOMAN Cristina Martinez, publisher and chief executive officer of the Gay & Lesbian Rainbow Pages, was recently named Most Inspiring Hispanic Woman of Houston among a field of seven other community-focused women. Sponsored by the Houston Comets in conjunction with State Farm Insurance, the award was presented to Martinez on September 2 from Rita Howard, VP of State Farm Insurance, during half time of the Houston Comets against the New York Liberty game.