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Bunnies Multiply in Houston Gay Fête

by Steve Weinstein
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Monday Mar 19, 2012
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As delicious as a batch of yellow Peeps, Bunnies on the Bayou brings hundreds of gay men (and their friends and admirers) to Houston to celebrate. Taking place once again on Easter Sunday (April 8) on the shores of Buffalo Bayou, the party brings out the most creative instincts in Houstonians, other Texans and visitors from as far afield as New York and California.

Costumes, cocktails and general fun are the order of the day at the park just outside the Wortham Center. The parties include some of the scene’s hottest DJs spinning for the crowd and live performances. In the spirit of the holiday, all of the proceeds go to local charities.

This year marks age 33 for the party (also the age at which Jesus died, making it even more of a tie-in to Easter). After partying all day in the park, head to the official Bunnies After Party at Guava Lamp. And don’t worry about parking: a special "Bunny Shuttle" will transport guests from the club’s parking lot to the event Downtown and back.

Houston has a lot to celebrate this year. The ninth anniversary of the landmark decision coming out of a local arrest in which the Supreme Court (finally!) struck down "sodomy" laws is being marked around the country, along with a definitive book on the case. And Houston has reelected its lesbian mayor, which makes it once again by far the largest city in the country with an out-gay chief executive.

Go to My Gay Houston to book your trip -- and bring your clip-on rabbit ears!

Steve Weinstein has been a regular correspondent for the International Herald Tribune, the Advocate, the Village Voice and Out. He has been covering the AIDS crisis since the early ’80s, when he began his career. He is the author of "The Q Guide to Fire Island" (Alyson, 2007).

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