Diamond Rings isn’t showing any signs of slowing down in 2011 after a 2010 that saw him go from curiosity to pop star in just a few months. In December he announced that he would be supporting Robyn on her 2011 North America tour, which started in January. Now Diamond Rings announces that he’ll be staying on the road through April on a co-headline tour with Canadian pals PS I Love You.
Archive for February, 2011
“Celebrating Carlos” Gulf Coast Archive Museum and Montrose Softball League fundraiser at Tony’s Corner Pocket, February 6, 2011. Photos by Dalton DeHart.
“Queer Bingo” at the GLBT Community Center, February 5, 2011. Photos by Dalton DeHart.
MALE Uwear Outreach United fundraiser, February 5, 2011. Photos by Dalton DeHart.
Diana Foundation’s Mardi Gras Super Social Cocktail party, February 6, 2011. Photos by Dalton DeHart.
Hurricanes Superbowl Fundraiser at Mainstage, February 6, 2011. Photos by Dalton DeHart.
It’s been almost a year since Ricky Martin announced to the world he was gay, but among many gay Latinos, a community that has lived in obscurity for fear of harassment or rejection, his message is still making an impact.
“Today I ACCEPT MY HOMOSEXUALITY as a gift that gives me life,” Martin wrote last March in an open letter to his fans, after refusing to speak about his sexual orientation for years. “I feel blessed to be who I am!”
Whenever Nicole Garcia visited gay-friendly churches with large numbers of Hispanic people in the congregation, she would check the brochures and other materials geared toward gay churchgoers and their families and usually find a common theme.
“Typically what I’d see are materials written for white families and translated into Spanish,” said Garcia, a Denver-based transgender activist who works with several gay-friendly faith groups. “That’s appreciated, but you have to understand that you’re talking about a totally different set of issues in many cases.”
Amsterdam, the Netherlands – The 2011 “I amsterdam City Card” presented by the Amsterdam Tourism & Convention Board (ATCB) provides entry to all of Amsterdam’s main museums such as the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and the Hermitage Amsterdam. A new addition to the range of museums accepting the City Card in 2011 is the Museum het Grachtenhuis (Canal House Museum) that will open to the public on April 1, 2011.
A colorful member of Houston’s transgender community has passed away. Kathryn Leigh McGuire, born Charles McGuire, died February 2 in her home in Palm Springs, California.
Born in Corpus Christi in 1941, McGuire founded M&C Consolidated, Inc., a stabilized sand company. The success of this business, along with McGuire’s openness and visibility in the 1980s and ’90s, earned her the nickname, “Houston’s own transvestite millionaire socialite.”