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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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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

Gay Place: Which Splash?

Let Austin booty fill you with joy this week

Column, May. 22, 2014


Surf Texas: It's not a question, it's an invitation. Just ask Kenny Braun.

Features Feature, May. 15, 2014

Just Don't Call It Wakeboarding

Features Feature, May. 15, 2014

Slippery Slope

To water-park jefe, Schlitterbahn's Jeff Henry, salvage equals whimsy not whim

Features Feature, May. 15, 2014

Gay Place

How could we not get behind a fun run that features thong, thong, thong, thong, thongs?

Column, May. 8, 2014

Outside of Society

Does Austin have enough room for two queer film festivals?

Screens Feature, May. 1, 2014

Gay Place

May Day! May Day! May Day! It's May, gays!

Column, Apr. 24, 2014

Moontower Comedy: Jen Kober

Hairy lesbian tales on the comedy trail from the Louisiana comic

The Gay Place Daily, Apr. 23, 2014 4:45 PM

Gay Place: For the Love of Bunnies

Hop to some of the gayest fests of post-Lenten debauchery

Column, Apr. 17, 2014

Gay Place

Let your hair (and other things) down at ArtErotica, Body Rock, and Lezz Dance

Column, Apr. 3, 2014

Gay Place

Sharon Bridgforth comes home for a bit to take us to the river

Column, Mar. 20, 2014

SXSW Film Review: 'All American High Revisited'

An Eighties high school doc gets another chance at life

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2014 10:00 AM

Gay Place

Awwwww, is this really our last day of ya? Come on, stay 'til Sunday!

Column, Mar. 15, 2014

Gay Place

Remember! It's a gay-marathon, not a gay-sprint. Here's your Fri-gay lineup.

Column, Mar. 14, 2014

Gay Place

Glad to make your acquaintance, weary traveler, we are The Gay Place.

Column, Mar. 13, 2014

SXSW Daytrip: San Marcos With the 'Yakona' Crew

The filmmakers behind the eco-doc take us to the river

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2014 9:40 AM

Gay Place: Total Gayhem

Where my queers at? GayBiGayGay, b'duh.

Column, Mar. 12, 2014

S'more! S'more! S'more!

A dark and stormy day couldn't keep Veronica's Marshmallows away

SXSW Daily, Mar. 9, 2014 5:10 PM

Saving the Joy in Toy Joy

Whoa, unicorns, don't count Toy Joy out just yet

News Daily, Mar. 7, 2014 5:11 PM

Seeing the Invisible

Margaret Brown dives headfirst into the BP Gulf oil tragedy

Screens Feature, Mar. 6, 2014

Gay Place

Where my queers at? SXSW, b'duh.

Column, Mar. 6, 2014


The week before SXSW: The calm before the storm of more queers than we know what do with ... Oh, we'll think of something

Column, Feb. 27, 2014

Who Shall Play at GayBiGayGay?

HeyByHeyHey: It's the 2014 line-up as we know it

The Gay Place Daily, Feb. 26, 2014 4:35 PM

Gay Place

It's Valentine's! Who's your lover? Gay Place, that's who.

Column, Feb. 13, 2014

Food Issue Extra Helpings

We're smacking our lips in anticipation of First Plates

Chronolog Daily, Feb. 10, 2014 9:30 AM

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