Uphouse Manor B&B – Gay Friendly Houston B&B

Author: , July 24th, 2017

Uphouse Manor B&B - gay friendly Houston B&B

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Uphouse Manor B&B is large, light and airy, with lots of common areas.

The owner is an interior designer by trade and loves art (you’ll see!).

Uphouse Manor B&B offers six bedrooms, four and a half baths, kitchen, DR, library, reading room, TV room, parlor, laundry, veranda and porches.

Walk to everything here in the historic Houston Heights: the best restaurants, spas, and shops.

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Gay Houston in 48 Hours

Author: , March 26th, 2017

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Beyonce was born here. And with 2.3 million inhabitants, it’s the US’s fourth largest city, after NYC, LA and Chicago. But despite knowing the basics, gay Houston, Texas always remained a bit of a mystery to me. I guess I harbored a very ‘red’ perception of the city. I assumed that, like the rest of the Lone Star State – Austin aside – it was not for me.

But visiting H-Town last year, I got an education. Epitomized by its jagged, futuristic skyline (one of my favorites ever), the city was far more progressive and cosmopolitan than I expected.

Keeping politics out of it (although I will say Trump was in town, and there were protests), I was impressed by the locals’ openminded and welcoming nature.

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Eating Out: Houston

Author: , September 30th, 2016

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Since first learning about the Menil Collection 12 years ago, I’ve hungered for its “spiritual” showcase of art. No admission fee; no public tours; no descriptive plaques. Just the late Dominique and John de Menil’s gift to Houston, housed in a celebrated structure from preeminent museum architect Renzo Piano, of their supreme art collection. It was a feast beyond expectations.

Spanning time and genres, from Byzantine to Pop Art, these treasures are rotated in convention-defying juxtaposition–expressly to invite individual, personal contemplation and interpretation.

In the tranquility of Piano’s triumphant design, with tall trees and garden atriums integrated in wraparound porticos and the sun dancing through his ingenuous skylight system, I realized the intended effect that had originally inspired the young de Menils of the museum as a place to “lose your head.”

By Jeff Heilman – Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Level 3 Habitat, Houston, Texas

Author: , June 21st, 2014

Level 3 Habitat - Houston

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A Dramatic 3 Level Loft Apartment: A unique alternative to a hotel or typical b&b. The loft apartment is outfitted with tastefully decorated furnishings, artists’ works on walls. Entry to the unit is through an inviting and lush shaded court yard oasis. Accommodates 1 to 4 adults 18+.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Robin’s Nest B&B Inn, Houston, Texas

Author: , April 17th, 2013

Robin's Nest B&B Inn - Houston, TexasPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Montrose, Museum and Arts District: Three historical houses (c, 1890, 1920, 1938) setting side by side.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Sycamore Heights B&B, Houston, Texas

Author: , March 18th, 2013

Sycamore Heights B&B, Houston, TexasPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

A Real Sense of Peace and Belonging: Built circa 1905 in the heart of what is now the historic Houston Heights neighborhood. The inn provides the perfect setting for an intimate weekend getaway or as a venue for major social events. Though guests feel as they’re in a private, peaceful enclave, the inn is just minutes from many of Houston’s sports arenas, entertainment centers and museum areas.

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Gay Pride in Houston on June 23rd

Author: , June 14th, 2012

Houston Gay Pride 2012Long ago Houston shed the remains of an outdated image as a sleepy Southern city to emerge as an economic dynamo and the fourth-largest city in the country. If you have any doubts that this is one of the most progressive American cities, consider this: The city’s electorate have twice voted in a lesbian, Annise Parker, as mayor — far and away the largest city in the nation to have an out-gay chief executive. Hear that, San Francisco?

The city’s Pride celebrations similarly have exploded in recent years from a small local event to a regional one to one that brings in visitors from way beyond Texas and Louisiana. This being Texas, no one knows the meaning of “small,” and this year’s Houston Pride promises to be one of the biggest in the country, with the most varied roster of events.

Bette & Thelma
If you’re a fan of Bette Midler (and if you’re not, what are you doing on this site?), then you absolutely have to attend the Saturday, June 16, concert, when the city’s Gay Men’s Chorus presents “I’m Beautiful, Dammit: A Tribute to Bette Midler.” Bring a mermaid outfit, if you really want to be in the swim. Go to this website for information and a link to ticket sales.

Full Story from Edge Boston

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Gay Travel: Out and About in Houston

Author: , February 23rd, 2012

by Eyal Feldman, owner of Boy Butter Lubricants.

Gay Houston TravelAfter my first trip to America’s fourth largest city, I found it to be a lively and stylish cosmopolitan town that effortlessly blends Western and Southern heritage and style. Houston has been one of America’s great boomtowns and is recognized worldwide for its energy industry—particularly for oil and natural gas—as well as for biomedical research and aeronautics.
The energy of the city is not just based in petroleum, but the warm and friendly people who lend their own kind of energy make it a fun place to hang and make some new friends.

Houston acts as a cultural capital bridging the South and Southwest, with some of the best museums in the country. Cultural highlights include the Menil Collection, with works by Warhol, Leger, and Picasso and is within walking distance of the Rothko Chapel. The Chapel contains 14 large-scale Mark Rothko paintings and a peaceful reflecting pool and plaza; and the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, which showcases two 13th-century frescoes rescued from war-torn Cyprus.

Not far from there is The Museum of Natural Science, with tons of educational exhibits that boasts a 25,000 square foot rainforest with butterfly garden, a 3-D IMAX theatre and a planetarium.

The downtown area is a trendy district of restaurants, clubs, shops, condos, hip hotels, and an architecturally stunning baseball stadium.  Other central Houston neighborhoods, including gay-popular Montrose and up-and-coming Midtown area are definite places to visit and spend some time. A trip here would not be complete without visiting The Galleria, the biggest shopping mall in Texas, is a must do. Just make sure you remember where you parked cause it is really really big and you can get really lost.

The Houston gay scene is centered in Montrose, an attractive neighborhood a couple of miles southwest of downtown, with a mix of early 20th-century homes and cottages and newer pockets of condos and apartments. The gayborhood’s epicenter is where Westheimer Road crosses Montrose Boulevard, and you’re within walking distance of countless gay bars and gay-friendly restaurants.

You can purchase a drink or two then if things go well maybe some Boy Butter lubricants, which you can even find at the local Walgreens pharmacy. There is a place in my heart for Houston and I can easily find myself going back again and again.

New Report Ranks Houston as A Top Gay Travel Destination

Author: , January 1st, 2012

Texas Gulf Coast Gay TravelThe 2011-2012 Gay & Lesbian Tourism Report shows Houston tied for 18th place in the rankings for combined business and leisure travel. It’s the first time Houston has been included in the top 20 in the sixteen years Community Marketing has issued the report.

The Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau regards the ranking as a success for its two-year campaign to reach out to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers. AJ Mistretta is a spokesman for the bureau.

“Two of the main things that we find that gay and lesbian folks say they’re looking for is an urban core travel experience, meaning a big city, as well as warm weather travel — both things that, regardless of time of year and what’s going on, Houston has to offer that.”

Full Story from KUHF FM

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