Posts Categorized: Texas

John Michael Johnson – Fort Worth, Texas

John Michael Johnson

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: John Michael Johnson: I can go on and on listing the classes and specialities that make me an educated agent. Not that those things aren’t important, it’s just that… Read more »

Ric Shanahan – Dallas, Texas

Ric Shanahan

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Aristotle once said, ‘Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.’ It’s my pleasure to help you in all your real estate transactions. Whether you’re buying or you’re… Read more »

Susan Melnick – Dallas, Texas

Susan Melnick

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: A seasoned professional with more than 1750 homes and condos sold. Service oriented with support team. See Susan’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and… Read more »

Deb Sadler – Lesbian Dallas Texas Home Inspector

Deb Sadler

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Licensed since 1998. Frisco Chamber’s Soloprenuer 2013. New & Pre-owned inspections. Builder’s 12 month warranty inspections. Same day reports and photos. Contributes monthly to SPCA! Serving North DFW from… Read more »

Doug Jacobs – Gay Austin Real Estate Agent

Doug Jacobs

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Doug Jacobs, a real estate Broker, entered into the partnership of Jacobs & Mikeska Realtors in 1996 with Jeff Mikeska. Not only are we partners in Real Estate, we… Read more »

The Advocate’s Queerest Cities in America – 21. Plano, Texas

Plano, Texas

Every year, The Advocate ranks the cities in the US for queer friendliness based on a number of criteria. This year, the criteria includes lesbian bars, trans events, gay rugby teams, theaters screening “Moonlight”, Misterb&b hosts, LGBT centers, and more. Here’s today’s pick: This job-rich (and church-rich) north Texas city is no San Francisco, but… Read more »

Bob Hardie – Ft. Worth, Texas

Bob Hardie

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: I believe that it’s important to provide the most satisfying real estate experience to each of my Fort Worth real estate clients, and I provide a friendly, fun, family… Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #15 – Houston, Texas

Houston

Houston has rapidly become one of the most diverse cities in the country and along with that has come a thriving and generally tolerant environment for its LGBT residents. Houston is home to the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce and there is widespread support for gay and lesbian owned businesses, many of which are… Read more »

The Gayborhood: Austin’s East Side

As with Portland, you could make the case that fast-growing Austin is one big cluster of post-gay culture, with several neighborhoods that fit the bill as mixed LGBTQ-straight enclaves of the creative class, including South Congress, Clarksville, Zilker, Hyde Park, and the area surrounded University of Texas. But Austin’s East Side — starting just across… Read more »

Kim Nwachukwu, Gay Friendly Dallas Real Estate Agent

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Work with a seasoned pro with over 20 years of negotiating experience that will treat your transaction as if it were her own. I am a Top Producing, Award… Read more »

Debbie Barrera, Lesbian Austin Real Estate Agent

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Debbie is a fun, friendly, professional Austin Realtor with over 10 years real estate experience. Austin is a Blue dot in a Red State, very LGBT friendly! See Debbie’s… Read more »

Rainbow Crosswalks for Austin?

LGBT advocates in America’s third-gayest city have renewed their push to install rainbow-colored crosswalks on a downtown street. Austin Pride wants two rainbow-colored crosswalks on Bettie Naylor Street — named for a pioneering Texas LGBT activist — in the city’s warehouse district, which is home to its largest gay nightclubs. The rainbow crosswalks received initial… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Barbara del Amo, San Antonio, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. San Antonio Board of Real Estate Agents 2011 real estate agent of the Year, Barbara del Amo, was chosen out of 7000+ real estate agentS top receive this award…. Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Jack Mondin, San Antonio

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Jack is a proven business professional more than forty years of experience in customer service, negotiating fair market property values in a timely manner and making the transaction totally… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Leslie Don Wilson, Houston, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. I’m a licensed Real Estate Agent in the state of Texas. With ABR AHWD, CIPS CRS GREEN GRI MCNE SFR SRES designations. I specialize in Residential Home Sales focusing… Read more »

A New Gayborhood in Dallas?

A neighborhood in south Dallas bound by Fair Park, I-45 and I-30 is among the many neighborhoods in the historically blighted area beginning to garner real estate developers’ attention. Thanks to a push by civic and business leaders to provide affordable housing and more infrastructure investments such as transportation, the storefronts by Fair Park are… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Home Inspector: Terri Stolarz, Houston, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Teresa is an honest, hard-working professional ome inspector who is dedicated to your peace of mind. She’ll provide a detailed home inspection covering all aspects of your home. If… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Tim Stoll, Dallas, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Tim Stoll serves the entire Dallas Metroplex, and is an expert in the Dallas-Fort Worth real estate market – he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Ron Foster, Houston, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Ron is the Broker/Owner of his own Houston real estate firm. Whether you’re buying or selling property in the Houston real estate market, you must to have confidence in… Read more »

Tallywackers Opens in Dallas Gayborhood

Straight guys (and at least some lesbians) love their breastaurants. Now Oak Lawn has something for the gay gays (and straight women) — a “chestaurant.” Tallywackers — a bar, restaurant and live entertainment venue featuring a wait staff consisting of hot men in tight t-shirts and short-shorts — holds its grand opening Saturday, May 30…. Read more »

New Sculpture to Be Installed in Dallas Gayborhood

“Our management philosophy for ilume and ilume Park includes community involvement and promoting social interaction among people. We have always believed that art is an integral and essential part of that social interaction,” developer Luke Crosland said this week, explaining why The Crosland Group will soon be unveiling a new sculpture installation in front of… Read more »

Dallas Gayborhood Getting Male Version of Hooters

It looks like Dallas’ gay neighborhood Oak Lawn will soon get a new restaurant called Tallywackers, which has been billed as the male version of Hooters where half-naked men will take patrons’ pizza orders. Tallywackers is looking to launch the eatery in May, the Houston Chronicle reports. Taking a look at the restaurant’s promotional material,… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Robbie English, Austin, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Robbie typically works by referral and has enjoyed a life-long career in the real estate industry. He started at 15 working for his father’s law office and property management… Read more »

San Francisco, Portland, and Austin Top Metro Areas With Most LGBT Residents

The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as LGBT of any of the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas, followed by Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas. Variation in the percentage who identify as LGBT across the largest metro areas is relatively narrow, with San Francisco’s percentage just 2.6… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Phil Hobson, Dallas, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Providing both seller and buyer real estate services. Phil’s natural ability to connect with people coupled with his dedication to providing superior service to his clients are the keys… Read more »

Gay Dallas Real Estate Agent: Patrick Tester

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. I became a Dallas Real Estate Agent after 25 years in education and non-profit management. The skills I developed in those areas have helped me inmy work in the… Read more »

The Strip: Dallas’s Gayborhood

When Out Traveler named Oak Lawn the “best gayborhood in the U.S.,” it said “Oak Lawn is a shining star in a city soaked with money and privilege.” The magazine also noted that Oak Lawn is “packed with nightlife and eateries,” and praised its proximity to downtown and the Design District. But just what is… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Bryan Beene, Houston, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Bryan is a top producing Houston real estate agent who treats every customer like family. Houston has so much to offer, let’s discover it together! See Bryan’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Dana Stone, Port Aransas, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Dana is your Texas coastal Real Estate expert. She deals primarily with second homes and vacation property, including single family homes, condos and lots. See Dana’s Expanded Listing on… Read more »

Austin Businesses Oppose Rainbow Crosswalks

The proposal to install rainbow colored crosswalks on Bettie Naylor Street at the Lavaca and Colorado intersections entered one of its final stages – but not without some friction from local business owners. Passed by City Council on Sept. 25, the plan would cement the area as a historic Austin “gayborhood” and showcase the City’s… Read more »

Why Doesn’t Austin Have a Gayborhood?

Taken from my story in the Statesman: “You might have heard that Austin could soon join San Francisco, Vancouver, British Columbia, and other cities with a set of rainbow crosswalks. At first, some business owners in the Warehouse District frowned on the idea, put forth by Austin Pride, to paint the intersection of West Fourth… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Ron Redder, Austin, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. I am a Real Estate professional – Broker/Owner of mid-size brokerage with 18 years experience in the Austin area. Austin is a progressive arts-driven city on many Top 10… Read more »

Rainbow Crosswalk Plan in Austin Gayborhood Gets Pushback

West Hollywood, Calif., started a phenomenon in 2012 when they painted the gayborhood’s crosswalks with the colors of the freedom flag. Cities such as London, San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver have since followed suit, most without controversy. However, a request to paint rainbows on Bettie Naylor Street (W. Fourth) here in Austin is getting some… Read more »

Queerbomb Livens Up Dallas Gayborhood

In terms of gay culture in Dallas, on face, it looks like we have a lot. Ask anyone where the “gayborhood” in Dallas is, and they’ll point you toward the intersection of Cedar Springs and Oak Lawn, where “The Strip” is located. Here, you’ll find almost all of the city’s sprawling, multi-level gay bars and… Read more »

Did Department of Justice Pressure Transgender Woman to Settle Housing Case?

A transgender woman and her partner have settled a lawsuit alleging unfair housing practices by an Athens RV park owner. The Cedar Creek Lake-area couple say they are not happy with the settlement and that the Department of Justice pressured them to accept $4,000 to settle the suit. The case was based on an Obama… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Ric Paskiet, Gay Austin Realtor

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Ric is an experienced negotiator and gay Austin realtor assisting First Time Home Buyers, Active Duty Military/Veterans, Senior Community. Diversity abounds within all neighborhoods of the Greater Austin area!… Read more »

Texas Gay Realtor Calls Out Realtor Association for Backing Anti-Gay Candidates

The Texas Association of Realtors and its funding arm, the Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, have long endorsed and funded anti-LGBT candidates. But one Realtor is hoping to change that in the coming years, if not sooner. Bob McCranie, owner of Plano-based Texas Pride Realty, has grown tired of the Texas organizations endorsing and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Julie Nelson, Austin, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Julie is a Top 5% performer in the largest office in the country, faculty, trainer, smart, techy, trustworthy, efficient, involved, nice. Austin, Texas has an open, integrated and inclusive… Read more »

Houston Wants to Bring More Residents Downtown

For Krishnan Iyer, moving downtown meant a lot of things: Not having to use his car in auto-dependent Houston, being able to walk to work, to restaurants, to the movies. The 34-year-old consultant left The Woodlands two years ago for a one-bedroom apartment in the Post Rice Lofts at Main and Texas and hasn’t looked… Read more »

Fort Worth, Texas is a Gayborhood

Gay Fort Worth isn’t just one thing. And that’s what makes Fort Worth such a great city for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people — whether you were born around here, came here by choice or were forced to come because of a job or other reason. Fort Worth’s gay community rarely speaks with… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Gregg Klar, Austin, texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Greg was chosen for the 2006 Agent Leadership Council, is a Top 10% Keller Williams Agents, has 8 years experience, and is an Austin native. See Gregg’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Bob Sedlor, Austin, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Bob is dedicated to finding you the house that feels like home. Georgetown and the surrounding area: Texas hill country living at it’s best and just a few minutes… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Barbara Stone, Dallas, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Supporting our GLBT community by providing exceptional service, integrity and loyalty. There are several neighborhoods in Dallas that include GLBT families. I’ll show you the ones that meet your… Read more »

Dallas’s Gayborhood Gets More Flights, Noise

On Monday morning, Southwest Airlines announced 15 new nonstop destinations it will add to its schedule from Dallas Love Field beginning in October. The city of Dallas, which owns and operates Love Field, recently completed a renovation and expansion of the main terminal in anticipation of additional service. The Wright Amendment restricted flights from Love… Read more »

Where is San Antonio’s Gayborhood?

In this comprehensive article, Elaine Wolff interviews gay bar owners, members of the Tobin Hill Neighborhood Association and customers who frequent the clubs along “The Strip” to see how the changes taking place along North Main Avenue are affecting the people and businesses in the area. This article was originally published on PlazaDeArmasTX.com on March… Read more »

Texas Transgender Housing Case Hits Legal Roadblock

Transgender woman Roxanne Joganik is facing possible mediation in her lawsuit against a property owner who kicked her out of his trailer park in Athens last year. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed the lawsuit in October against the park owner, George Toone. The Justice Department is seeking to restore Joganik and… Read more »

Dallas’s Cedar Springs Gayborhood Evolving

The news flew up and down Cedar Springs Road last week, and within an hour, thousands of people had shared on Facebook and through text messages that after more than 40 years in business, Richard Longstaff was closing Union Jack. The online comments reflected community members’ sorrow over the loss of a business that through… Read more »

What’s the Best Gayborhood in Texas?

Long-time Montrose residents love to complain how gentrification has ruined the neighborhood. Iconic gay bar Mary’s is now high-end coffee shop Blacksmith. Tex-Mex classic Felix is now an outpost of hip Austin-based Japanese restaurant Uchi. The old Fiesta has been torn down. There are fewer tattoo parlors, vintage stores and sex shops than there used… Read more »

Austin’s Top Ten Gayborhoods

Austin is one of the most progressive, liberal, and gay-friendly places in America. If you ask a gay person in Austin where the gay neighborhood is, you’ll most likely get the response “We don’t have a gay neighborhood, the whole city is gay friendly.” That’s pretty accurate. Austin is one of the most friendly cities… Read more »

Houston’s Gayborhood Saved?

Rumors swept through Montrose Monday that iconic bars South Beach and JR’s have been sold to real estate developers — another nail in the coffin for a neighborhood that many fear is swiftly losing its reputation as the epicenter of Houston’s gay community.

New Project Debated in Dallas Gayborhood

Oak Lawn residents are petitioning the City Council to block rezoning that would allow the Dallas Housing Authority to build a high-density complex on their Cedar Springs Place property. A 200-unit development stood on the Hartford Street property between Kings Road and Hawthorne Avenue. Like many older apartments in Oak Lawn, it was torn down… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Madeline Daraio, Fort Worth, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Madeline is a seasoned veteran in home sales with a personalized approach for helping clients make informed decisions and to enjoy the experience. See Madeline’s Expanded Listing on Gay… Read more »

Oaklawn – Dallas’s Gayborhood

One of the top ten largest cities in America, big things are happening in Dallas, Texas. From the largest arts district in the country, to some of the best entertainment and social venues, the LGBT community is taking notice of Dallas as a hot spot to visit, party, enjoy great food, and some of the… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Ron Foster, Houston

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Put my 35+ years experience to work for you in purchasing or selling real estate in the Greater Houston area. Houston is the 4th largest city in the US;… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Kim Nwachukwu, Dallas, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Kim will treat your transaction as if it were her own transaction. Guaranteed. Dalls-Fort Worth has one of the largest gay communities in the nation, Texas’ Biggest Gay Community… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Doug Jacobs, Austin, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Doug is a professional Real Estate Broker with over 12 years experience in the greater Austin area working with Gay & Lesbian clients! Austin is rated one of the… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Phil Hobson, Dallas, Texas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Phil Hobson provides professional and friendly real estate services in both the Dallas and Cedar Creek Lake areas. Dallas is a very welcoming city to GLBT. Dallas has wonderful… Read more »

Finding Dallas’s Gayborhoods

For years, the Oak Lawn area has been known as The Gayborhood, an enclave not just where the LGBT community gathers to party, but also where many choose to live. The demographics in this part of town skew so heavily, just saying “Oak Lawn” or “Cedar Springs” is practically code for “gay.” As the community… Read more »