Best of Austin More 2015 Critics Arts & Culture Best Musica in Motion: El Acordeonista Luis Best Off-the-Grid Artist: Terry Tunes Best Return of a Literary Icon: Pat Littledog Best Street Photographer on Sixth: Jeff Vaillancourt Best Unsung Film Scene Force: Gary Bond Best Throwback Photography: Lumiere Tintype Best Bossy Babes: #BossBabesATX Best Artistic Effort to Keep African-Americans Austinites: Spectrum Theatre Company Best Zen Inducing Art Installation: The Color Inside: A Skyspace by James Turrell Best Author Reading: Andrew Hilbert Best New Public Sculpture: Monochrome for Austin Most Anticipated Shipwreck: La Belle Best Reason to Raise Your Voice: LOLA Austin Best Composer off the Beaten Track: Steve Parker

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Best Guardians & Nurturers of Pride: Paul Huddleston, Nathan Garcia, and the Austin Pride Foundation

Let's lay this out plain and simple: These are thankless jobs. Nobody will ever admit to being happy about Pride. The current crew in charge (2011-present) of Austin's annual fest and parade sure take a lot of guff. One school of thought complains that Prides by their nature are not proud, instead kowtowing to corporate overlords. Another says that they are way too permissive in allowing the representation of skin and kink. Or that they didn't order the correct weather for the comfort of attendees. Or that they charge admission. Or that they give to causes. Or, gee whiz, what about the lesbians? Or that they've booked some of the most innovative programming in the history of Austin Prides. Or that they work long, miserable hours for no pay, much to the detriment of their own personal lives, relationships, and bottom lines. Or that for some reason, this wacky festival that everyone seems to have an opinion about (but precious few with these opinions will volunteer to work) has never had one year where they haven't completely diversified and expanded the variety of event offerings, not to mention totally obliterated the previous years' attendance records (over 200,000 at this year's parade alone, according to public safety estimates). Yeah, we can see what the problem is….

Austin Gay & Lesbian Pride Foundation
PO Box 162924, Austin, TX 78746, 512/468-8113, president@austinpride.org
www.fb.com/austinpride

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