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Kate X Messer

Special Issues, Guides, Interns Editor


Florida ex-pat Kate X moved to Austin in 1992, joined the Chronicle in ’94 and currently produces features and special issues ("Best of Austin," "Summer Fun," etc.), directs the Chronicle internship program, and covers Austin's saucy LGBTQ scene in the "Gay Place."

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Gayplace: THANKS!

Hey Butterballs, whatcha doing for Turkey Day?

Column, Nov. 26, 2014

Gay Place: Stand for Our Family

How do we honor those who've fallen?

Column, Nov. 20, 2014

Rainbow Powers Activate

There is still time to weigh in with support for rainbow crosswalks

The Gay Place Daily, Nov. 14, 2014 12:30 PM

Gay Place: Well-repped at EAST

Head EAST, young thing...

Column, Nov. 13, 2014

Crosswalk Meeting Tonight

Tonight is the last step in the rainbow crosswalk approval process

The Gay Place Daily, Nov. 10, 2014 2:45 PM

Reji Thomas Has Left the Building

Pining for Pine Street

News Feature, Nov. 6, 2014

Gayplace: Breathe

Relax, we've got kittehs

Column, Nov. 6, 2014

Fish or Gay Bait

Response to D6 candidate Matt Stillwell's least-common-Dem politics

The Gay Place Daily, Nov. 3, 2014 8:30 AM

Gay Place: Pure, Unadulterated Hell

Christeene goes to hell and back for you

Column, Oct. 30, 2014

Standing for Pine Street Station

As Pine Street vacates the station, a Capital Metro ultimatum looms

The Gay Place Daily, Oct. 22, 2014 4:45 PM

Oh L'amour!

Violet flamers return to the land of the violet crown

The Gay Place Daily, Oct. 17, 2014 9:00 AM

The Gay Place

It's Coming Out Month big time in Austin this week

Column, Oct. 16, 2014

Gay Place

The week is alive with the sound of Brand New Key, BLXPLTN, Fea, Julie Nolan, GayCL, Cap City Men's Chorus, and more

Column, Oct. 2, 2014

Gay Place: Just Breathe!

It's the post-Pride comedown in the gAyTX

Column, Sep. 25, 2014

Gay Place: DON'T Rain on My Parade!

Get your Pride parade seats early. This year is going to be a doozy.

Column, Sep. 18, 2014

'Best of Austin' 2014


Features Feature, Sep. 11, 2014

AmeriCorps at 20

Celebrating over 1.2 billion hours of service

News Feature, Sep. 11, 2014

Gay Place

Austin's Gayest September Ever continues with aGLIFF and StarGayzer

Column, Sep. 11, 2014

Stargayzer Fest

Column, Sep. 11, 2014


Column, Sep. 11, 2014

Gay Town in the A-Town

Arts Feature, Sep. 4, 2014

Gay Place

SMTX IS ON! Happy first Pride, San Marcos! Keep those Bobcat claws where we can see 'em.

Column, Sep. 4, 2014

Gay Place

Waterlog your weekend at Splash

Column, Aug. 28, 2014

Gay Place: Words Escape Us

Another week with too much LGBTQ to do in ATX. Dang.

Column, Aug. 14, 2014

Gay Place

Who knew the guys at Chain Drive had a "soft" opening?

Column, Aug. 7, 2014

Anatomy of an Understanding

How an unfortunate fitting room encounter brought Petticoat Fair to a session called 'Trans 101'

News Feature, Jul. 31, 2014

Gay Place: Sisters Doin' IT

You will see red if the Austin Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have their way

Column, Jul. 31, 2014

Even Flow

The Wounded Warrior Project and MSNBC bring the war home via an Austin connection

Screens Feature, Jul. 24, 2014

Gay Place: Neither Dazed Nor Confused

They may not come from the land of the ice and snow, but check out Zepparella anyway

Column, Jul. 24, 2014

Psychedelic Acid Trope

Exhibits at the Bullock, Briscoe, and LBJ explore our recall of the Sixties

Arts Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Gay Place: Way Beyond Funday

Just like every other day in the Austin week Sunday is way more than Bloody Marys and brunch

Column, Jul. 17, 2014

Spilled Milk in 'Chocolate City'

The racial realities of 'Getting Back to Abnormal' in New Orleans

Screens Feature, Jul. 10, 2014

Gay Place: Bey Bey Bey Bey Bey Bey

On a mission to find Uranus

Column, Jul. 10, 2014

Boy Meets (Christeene's) World

Finally, some good news from Austin queer social media

The Gay Place Daily, Jul. 3, 2014 11:30 AM


Go forth and blow it up for the Fourth

Column, Jul. 3, 2014

Find Another Hobby

Alternative crafting for the conceptually thoughtful

The Gay Place Daily, Jul. 1, 2014 6:00 PM

Gay Place

Prove how much you love SM and help San Marcos have their first Pride!

Column, Jun. 26, 2014

Gay Place

Our gay chamber celebrates 17 years of working toward economic equality for all

Column, Jun. 19, 2014

Gay Place: Oonce like you mean it

Best get back, back, back to the Boathouse

Column, Jun. 12, 2014

Gay Place

Queerbomb turns 5!

Column, Jun. 5, 2014

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