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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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Gay Place: Drag Central

Dressed down or up, this weekend in Austin is a drag, drag, drag

Column, Apr. 30, 2015

Gay Place: Cheeky

This is the week to dance cheek to cheek

Column, Apr. 23, 2015

Selena Fest Success

Corpus Christi's inaugural Fiesta de la Flor becomes a legend

Music Daily, Apr. 20, 2015 2:00 PM

Gay Place: Do You Feel So Used?

Well, OK, if it's aGLIFF, sure ...

Column, Apr. 16, 2015

Austin Honors Selena

Remembering Preciosa in CenTex and beyond

The Gay Place Daily, Apr. 10, 2015 10:30 AM

Guitar Nerding With Chris Pérez

Selena lead man and Grammy-winning rock artist talks gear

Music Daily, Apr. 9, 2015 7:00 AM

Siempre Selena

Game changer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez prompts Corpus Christi's inaugural "Selena Fest"

Music Feature, Apr. 9, 2015

Gay Place: Anything ...

Selena's birthday week is Dreaming of You

Column, Apr. 9, 2015

Gay Place: All Thumbs

HavenCon launches this weekend

Column, Apr. 2, 2015

Tempering Fire

Boring down into a quote from Michael King's "Firestarter" column

The Gay Place Daily, Mar. 27, 2015 9:30 AM

Gay Place: ConfessBunny

Spring brings new queer cheer

Column, Mar. 26, 2015

SXSW Film Review: Landfill Harmonic

Trash transforms to sweet music

SXSW Daily, Mar. 20, 2015 1:05 PM

SXSW Film Review: Tab Hunter Confidential 

The story of a Hollywood heartthrob stepping out of the closet

SXSW Daily, Mar. 18, 2015 9:31 PM

Ava DuVernay Keynote

Screens Feature, Mar. 18, 2015

Gay Place: One Queered Up Year

This way a gay, that way a gay: Steer here, queers

Column, Mar. 18, 2015

Gay Place

What's at the fest through a queer lens

Column, Mar. 18, 2015

Gay Place

Gathering Tribes

Column, Mar. 18, 2015


Finding community in the land of overstimulation

The Gay Place Daily, Mar. 17, 2015 2:15 PM

SXSW Film Review: Out to Win

Doc timelines LGBTQ acceptance in a tough field: pro sports

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2015 10:05 AM

SXSW Film: Ava DuVernay Keynote

"Listen to me: I've had the most fucking awesome year"

SXSW Daily, Mar. 15, 2015 12:20 PM

Tug Life

Ben Powell's Barge takes a trip along the Mississippi

SXSW Daily, Mar. 14, 2015 9:00 AM

Gay Place: Confidential

Welcome to queer heaven, SXSWers

Column, Mar. 12, 2015

Stories Telling Stories

Dykes to Watch Out For creator Alison Bechdel tests her own meme and comes out for SXSW

Arts Feature, Mar. 5, 2015

Gay Place: Ignorance of Your Culture

Ignorance of your culture is not now or ever considered to be cool

Column, Mar. 5, 2015

Gay Place: Bless Me Sister

Watch our very own Weird City Sisters come up

Column, Feb. 26, 2015

OUTsider Begins

Hold on to your manties, Austin's premier queer fest is here

The Gay Place Daily, Feb. 18, 2015 8:40 AM

Mardi Gras 2015: Happy Fat Tuesday!

As Austin celebrates, we share some fun from NOLA and Galveston

Chronolog Daily, Feb. 17, 2015 6:30 PM

Gay Place: Laissez Lez...

OUTsider, Valentine's and Mardi Gras make this one big gay week

Column, Feb. 12, 2015

First Plates Extra Helpings: Mardi Gras 2015: Good Time Rolls

Link to us when the heart's Louisiana-bound, but the rest of you can't be

Food Daily, Feb. 10, 2015 9:30 AM

Mardi Gras 2015: Wendy Colonna to Home and Back, Pt.2

Her "strange little circle" led right back home and to the Real Thing™

The Gay Place Daily, Feb. 9, 2015 9:30 AM

Gay Place: $$ for Cats

Laugh out loud and support some baby Bobcats

Column, Feb. 5, 2015

Fever in the Bunkhouse: Hotel San José Sold?

Diffusing rumors and starting new ones with Liz Lambert

The Gay Place Daily, Feb. 4, 2015 12:45 PM

Know When to Hold It

New website initiates a guide to Austin's gender-neutral loos

The Gay Place Daily, Feb. 2, 2015 5:00 PM

Mardi Gras 2015: Wendy Colonna to Home and Back, Pt.1

Austinite/SWLA-native proves you can go home again – and sing about it

Chronolog Daily, Jan. 30, 2015 10:30 AM

A Fiesta Fit for la Reina

Corpus Christi Selena Fest packed with Grammy winners and lots of heart

Music Daily, Jan. 29, 2015 7:00 AM

Gay Place: Big Blue Body

GIAC's Nina Diaz is her own dang thang

Column, Jan. 29, 2015

Mardi Gras 2015: Carnival Digs

Where to laissez lay those bones during Mardi Gras season

Chronolog Daily, Jan. 23, 2015 10:00 AM

Mardi Gras 2015: Mardi Gai

A traipse around the South on the trail of LGBTQrewes

The Gay Place Daily, Jan. 21, 2015 9:30 AM

The Gay Place: HelloDolly!

Two doors down (or so), they're thowing a party for Dolly

Column, Jan. 15, 2015

Mardi Gras 2015: Gather Your Krewe

Follow the purple-gold-green rainbow to our online Mardi Gras series

Chronolog Daily, Jan. 14, 2015 4:50 PM

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