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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Let the Music Play

Let the Music Play

It must have been exciting to be gay in Houston in the late '70s. Beyond the handful of gay bars spread throughout Montrose and downtown, Houston's GLBT community was beginning to ...

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Natural Born Leaders

Natural Born Leaders

When Houston's first official Gay Pride Parade rolled down Westheimer Road in June 1979, “Disco Grandma” Thelma Hansel led the festivities as the parade's grand marshal. Every Jun ...

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Good Vibe

Good Vibe

He claims that “words are always the hardest thing” for him, but Erasure front man Andy Bell had little trouble putting his response together when True Colors tour producers asked ...

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Movie Shorts: June 2008

Movie Shorts: June 2008

It's like driving past a nasty accident. We don't want to look at this real-life Oedipal drama with a gay twist from out director Tom Kalin (Swoon, I Shot Andy Warhol). But we jus ...

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Tales of the ‘City’

Tales of the ‘City’

The girls are back in town. After its six-year run, the HBO series Sex and the City wrapped bittersweetly in 2004, but Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte have returned with ...

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True Colors

True Colors

Perhaps The B-52's faaaabulous Fred Schneider says it best: ...

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DVD Shorts: June 2008

DVD Shorts: June 2008

The Living End: Remixed and Remastered The film that ushered in the “new queer cinema,” with its raw feel and unapologetic violence, stands out on its own. From the first frame — ...

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It Takes All Kinds

It Takes All Kinds

It begins with La Miranda sharing: “There are as many Stonewall stories as there are queens in Manhattan. And that's a sh--load of stories, baby.” ...

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30 (Plus) Years of Pride

30 (Plus) Years of Pride

•1965 —With financial backing from El Paso-born trans pioneer Reed Erickson, one of the nation's first trans clinics opens in Johns Hopkins Hospital at The University of Texas Med ...

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30 Years continued 3

30 Years continued 3

In early October polls showed Whitmire leading Welch and vulnerable on only the one issue—her support for the failed gay rights referendum. Attempting to capitalize on that percei ...

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