Author Archives: Chris Conde

‘Hi Mom, I’m Gay’: A Coming Out Story, and Why LGBTQ Pride is So Important

‘Hi Mom, I’m Gay’: A Coming Out Story, and Why LGBTQ Pride is So Important

I was 13 when I came out to my mother over the phone. It took what felt like an hour for the words to shape between my teeth and lips but somehow the words fell on the receiver: “I think I’m gay.” I mean, I knew I was gay, but I thought saying “I think”

Dear Straight People: A Pride Manifesto

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. June 12, 2016. It’s Sunday and I’m driving around getting ready for the second Queers & Beers – a live music showcase I started a year prior featuring San Antonio musicians that identify with the LGBTQ community. All day I had been listening to news of the Pulse

Ada Vox and Patti LaBelle Slayed ‘Lady Marmalade’ On American Idol

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. As part of American Idol’s season finale, which included special performances from judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, and Katy Perry as well as duets with other top 10 performers from the show, Ada Vox and “New Attitude” singer Patti LaBelle performed LaBelle’s iconic hit “Lady Marmalade” last night

Ada Vox Is An Idol Even If She Isn’t America’s

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. We’ve got some pretty mixed feelings over here, y’all. America voted. Unfortunately, they didn’t vote for Ada Vox to make it to the top seven on this season of American Idol. If you haven’t been keeping up with the singing drag queen from San Antonio Ada Vox, who’s

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