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Jack-O-Lantern photos by Darrell Garcia Parsons

Fiesta Youth’s Halloween Hocus Pocus Marks Third Year

Organizers at Fiesta Youth are busy getting ready for their third annual Halloween Hocus Pocus fundraiser, slated for October 15 in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Hocus Pocus is being held in the garden of the Arbor House Suites, San Antonio’s only gay-owned bed and breakfast. Arbor House recently celebrated the 125th anniversary of

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Feast in San Antonio's Southtown. Courtesy image.

Business spotlight: Feast

From reading cookbooks in the back of HH-60 helicopters to a yearlong apprenticeship where his fingers never left the cutting board, Chef Stefan Bowers was destined for culinary greatness. In 2011, while working as executive chef at 20Nine, Bowers met entrepreneur Andrew Goodman, and the pair opened the doors to Feast, the King William spot

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Jack-O-Lantern photos by Darrell Garcia Parsons

Fiesta Youth’s Halloween Hocus Pocus Marks Third Year

Organizers at Fiesta Youth are busy getting ready for their third annual Halloween Hocus Pocus fundraiser, slated for October 15 in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Hocus Pocus is being held in the garden of the Arbor House Suites, San Antonio’s only gay-owned bed and breakfast. Arbor House recently celebrated the 125th anniversary of

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FLAVNT Streetwear’s Chris and Courtney Rhodes in their “Steer Queer” T-shirts

The Rhodes Twins Carve Out a Niche in the Trans Apparel Market

It started with a T-shirt the Rhodes twins — San Antonio natives Chris and Courtney — made to commemorate Pride. “We made shirts for Austin Pride,” Chris says. “I [wore] a shirt that said ‘Pretty Boy’ on it and had at least 100 people ask me where I got my shirt.” The positive feedback inspired

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Lisa Perello's We Flamenco Fest fashion show will feature the designer's first transgender model, Justine James. (Photo: Facebook)

Perello Flamenco Fashion Show to Feature First Transgender Model

If you’ve ever experienced a flamenco show in San Antonio, chances are you’ve seen the work of Lisa Perello, who designs costumes and dresses for nearly every flamenco dancer in the city. Her clients include Arte y Pasión and the dance studio Raices de Arte Español among others. In 2012, she presented the first all

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Female drag queen Jackie Huba will be in San Antonio on Aug. 31 signing copies of her best selling book. (Photo by Julián P. Ledezma)

‘Thinking Like a Drag Queen’ With Best-Selling Author Jackie Huba

After stumbling upon an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, best-selling author and motivational speaker Jackie Huba realized the transformational power of drag. Since then, she has been channeling her inner-fierceness through her own drag alter ego, Lady Trinity, and made history by becoming the first female drag queen to give a TED Talk. In the

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