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BookWoman Book Group

Book 'em, wo-mano. Different title each month. Fourth Tuesdays, 7pm. Free.

BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785

www.ebookwoman.com

Bout Time Karaoke

Erin O. will set you up. It's up to you to knock it out. Tuesdays, 9pm.

Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35, 512/419-9192

www.bouttime2.com

CoDA

Codependent, gay, bi, men meet. Tuesdays, 7pm. By donation.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, 512/577-3454

www.codatexas.org

Drink-N-Drag

Xacora Cayne hosts. Weekly performers include: Jame Perry, Mai Flirt, Brandi Williams, Cici Carerra Ortiz, and Kara Foxx Paris. Tuesdays, 11pm. Free.

Mister Tramps Sports Pub & Cafe, 8565 Research, 512/837-3500

www.eventsxtreme.net

Foreplay

Kara Foxx hosts and DJ Eriq Stylez spinz. 10pm.

Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150

www.rainon4th.com

Free HIV/STD Testing

Keep it clean, fellas! We cannot emphasize how much we want you in our lives. That means alive and safe. Not to be a downer: But know your status! Then plan accordingly and compassionately. Tuesdays, 1-4 & 8-11pm & Fridays, 1-4pm.

Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport, 302-9696

www.midtowne.com

GLBT Bowling League

The season has begun and lasts for 32 weeks. Have some enchiladas and some strikes and spares. Bringing your own ball is optional. Some of you have two. Why don't you share? Tuesdays, 8:30pm. $14 weekly, and a one-time $18 membership fee.

Dart Bowl, 5700 Grover, 809-2082

www.dartbowl.com, austin.gamblers@gmail.com

Listen to OutCast!

Tweak your knobs to 91.7FM: It's OutCast with Stephen Rice and pals. Listen as they welcome and grill guests from every band of the rainbow. KOOP = queer, yo! Tuesdays, 6-7pm.

KOOP Radio 91.7FM

www.koop.org

Mom, I'm Gay

Conference in the Fellowship Hall with author Susan Cottrell. 10am-3pm. Free.

Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth, 512/472-2445

www.cpcaustin.org

No Flags on This Play

For Horns that share that special orientation toward the sporting life, the Federation of Lesbian, Ally, and Gay Sports (FLAGS) meets every week on campus. Dress to play. Tuesdays, 6pm.

Student Services Building, 100 W. Dean Keeton

austintx.wix.com/flags/utaustin, utflags@gmail.com

Texas Hold 'Em Tourneys

Twice a week, at two different gay bars, Wild West presents puh-puh-puh-poker for your poker face. Tuesdays, 8pm.

The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth, 512/482-8993

www.fb.com/wildwestcasinogames/events

TuezGayz

Dependably fruitastic: Austin's legendary weekly weekday gay night on Red River. Tuesdays, 9pm.

Barbarella, 615 Red River, 512/476-7766

www.fb.com/barbarellaatx

ONGOING

'Austin Chronicle' = Gay

You can directly access the Chronicle's gay listings online without clicking until your fingers turn blue. And alls it takes is one URL.

454-5766

austinchronicle.com/gay, gayplace@austinchronicle.com

Adventuring Outdoors

Austin's gay and lesbian group for making the nature scene. Minimal dues, maximum fun!

236-7176

www.main.org/adventuring, adventuringoutdoors@gmail.com

Are You a Proud Texan?

Do you care what happened in this Lege session? About fights for equality and equal protection under the law? Get on Equality Texas' list. They have daytime, afterwork, and club-hopping opportunities.

Equality Texas, 474-5475

www.equalitytexas.org, info@equalitytexas.org

Austin Front Runners

Gay runners meet Tuesday and Thursday (5:30pm) and Saturday (9:45am). Oooh, girl, when they told you you were "fast" at the club, they had no idea! And such stamina! $25 yearly membership.

Meet at north shore of Lady Bird Lake under the MoPac bridge, 453-8878

www.austinfrontrunners.org/

Austin Pride

It’s on, baby bunnies. Check the web for pre-sale and to make your plans. Sept. 13-21. Fiesta Gardens, Downtown, and so much more. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 22-30, all week long.

Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318

www.austinpride.org

Coming Out Support Group

for lesbian, bisexual, and questioning women. Group members needed. 5-6:30pm. Fees based on sliding scale.

Waterloo Counseling Center, 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #301, 444-9922

www.waterloocounseling.org

Communicate Queerly

Finally! A socially intricate yet easy-to-use Web presence designed to "help foster communication and planning within the queer community to avoid competing events." Thank you, Poochie. Go check it out, and upload all your events. Now! What are you waiting for? Free.

www.communicatequeerly.com

Free Buffet

From the folks who brought you the original Bout Time and the legendary downtown Charlie's, free buffet every weekday and a six-hour happy hour. Whoa. Weekdays, 5-7pm. Free.

Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35, 512/419-9192

www.bouttime2.com

Gay Beach Week

Week of community, support, and fun on the island with highlights including AIDS Coalition of Coastal Texas Annual Champagne Brunch at the convention center; parties with drag and dancing at Splash Bar and KRave, Saturday's big Gay Beach Event at East Beach/Apfel Park, and a Sunday Brunch at M&M, and Sunday Funday party at Splash Bar. Sun., May 31-June 7.

Various locations in Galveston

www.supportacct.org

HIV Resource Guide

is a great resource for folks in need of services as well as those who just want to volunteer or help. Free.

974-2615

www.austintexas.gov/department/austin-area-comprehensive-hiv-planning-council

HIV+ Counseling

HIV-positive? This group explores issues from recent diagnosis to life with HIV. Free to individuals who qualify; sliding scale for everyone else.

Waterloo Counseling Center, 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #301, 444-9922 x100

www.waterloocounseling.org

HOT Bears Say Rrrrroooow!

The cuddliest, hairiest, most barrel-chested bigboys of the Heart of Texas Bears are a social service group dedicated to all things "grrrrr." Get on their list for info about monthly coffees, movie nights, beer busts, etc.

www.facebook.com/groups/hot.bearz, info@heartoftexasbears.org

Houston LGBT Pride Celebration

For you Pride groupies: This is the big one, y'all, the fourth largest Pride in the USA, and from all accounts, worth the trip. The parade, the festival, the sights, the sounds, the rainbows, the unicorns (the humidity!), all on one day, for free (yes, we said free), for the first time, in Downtown H-town. So, where's the afterparty? Sat., June 27, 12pm-11pm. Free.

Downtown, for the first time

www.pridehouston.org

Inside Books Needs GLBT Books

Studies show that education reduces recidivism! Send your tax-deductible books and donations now. All topics in the GLBT spectrum needed (especially trans topics).

www.insidebooksproject.org

Invite to a Wilde Party

For those who are wild about the theatre, Zach brings you the Wilde Party offered at each main-stage show. Food, drinks, and a fabulous show especially for the family and those that love us. Preshow mixer, 6:45pm; show at 8pm.

Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 476-0541

www.zachtheatre.org

Just Visiting? Where the Queers At?

Welcome to Austin! Don't know where to go, you big beautiful queer? Let our Austin Chronicle gAyTX Fun Guide assist you.

www.austinchronicle.com/gaytx, gayplace@austinchronicle.com

Lambda of Texas State

Get back to class with class, and hang out with fellow LGBT Bobcats and allies. Check the website for weekly meetings and the awesome, twice-a-year Bobcat Ball.

Texas State University campus, San Marcos

www.sdi.txstate.edu/Support-and-Empowerment/LGBTQI-and-Allies/LambdaofTexasState.html

Midtowne Spa Free Pass

Yo, Hunky Brewster: Get on the Midtowne site, and click on the Free Pass link to get free admission to some steamy relief. 18 and up, no alcohol.

Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport, 512/302-9696

www.midtowne.com

Mr. & Miss Austin Pride Pageant 2015

Who will represent Austin PRIDE this year? Who will win the title and perform on the main stage in front of thousands at Austin Pride in late August? You? You? You? Time to enter and win. Kelly Kline hosts and RuPaul's Raven makes a special guest appearance. Wed., June 3, 10pm. Free.

Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823

www.austinpride.org, larry@larrydavis.com

Nepantla: Homenaje a Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Dozens of artists honor the beloved UT queer/Chicana writer/theorist (This Bridge Called My Back). Show runs through May 30.

La Peña, 227 Congress #300, 512/236-0610

Oy Yoga

It's Jewish with a queer bent or queer with a Jewish bent, either way, you won't get bent, you'll get strrrrrretched into some fabulousness, three times a week. Pick your power: Night Light (Sundays), Go Flow (yoga and dance, Mondays), or Salute the Sun (Wednesdays). Sundays, 8:30pm; Mondays, 7:30pm; and Wednesdays, 8am. $8-10 suggested donation, sliding scale.

Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 512/628-1580

www.facebook.com/oyyoga

Positive Influence

Therapy/support group for HIV-positive gay men. Eight-week sessions. Call for schedule. Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm.

784-8220

Q Austin

Q stands for cute. And these cute fellas are on a mission to fight HIV/AIDS with a variety of ongoing social events. Volunteer and internship opportunities available. Free.

Q Boyz, 3408 West Ave., 420-8557

www.theqaustin.org, qboyz@qboyz.org

Queerbomb

Herein lies the power (for the sixth year in a row) of the word Queerbomb: Just say it, set a date, and 6-7,000 of your closest, queerest, creative class friends, curiously playful mainstream gays, neighbors, lovers, allies, kids, pets, granny-grampies, and supporters will show up at Pine Street Station (in loads of colorful regalia, and perhaps a life-sized puppet or two), cheer at the rally, hit the street, take over Dirty Sixth, cut up Congress, return via Seventh, then dance the night away at the afterparty. Say it with us, "Queeeeerbomb!" Happy Fifth Birthgay, Queerbomb! Sat., Jun 6, 6pm. Free.

Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth

www.queerbomb.org

Sex Toy Recycling

Every closet purge, you run into it – that slab of silicone or whatever, the one that reminds you of … you know who. What the hell do you do with an old dong? Or buzzing egg? Or Fleshlight? Why, you recycle it, of course. Read the requirements to participate in Q Toys recycling program, and get a $5 certificate for your trouble … and for a less stressful closet. Starts March 1.

Q Toys, 6800 Burnet Rd., 512/772-1614

www.qtoysaustin.com, info@qtoysaustin.com

She Rocks

Two-day womanpowering vocal and performance coaching workshop with a live all-gal band, culminating in your own performance slot in a live grand finale rock show. Sets will be available via livestream at www.concertwindow.com. Workshop: Sat.-Sun., June 6-7. Two-day workshop, $247; show, free.

One-2-One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar, 512/473-0121

www.sherocks.us

St. Edward's PRIDE: Promoting Respect, Inclusion, Diversity, and Empowerment

Austin's own St. Ed's has its own LGBTQ group that's all about social event and social awareness. That's one big rainbow up on that hill.

St. Edward's University campus, 466-1093

https://stedwards.collegiatelink.net/organization/PRIDE, pride@stedwards.edu

Texas Exes LGBT Network

Connect with fellow Horns o'plenty from all stripes of our purdy, purdy rainbow.

471-7295

www.texasexes.org/lgbt, lgbt@alumni.utexas.net

Texas Hill Country Faeries, Elves, & Satyrs

That's THCFES to you, delicate nymph of the forest glen. (All's we wanna know is: Where are the fekkin' unicorns?!) THCFES is a group for alternative/progressive gay men who understand the goodness of all things fae. Yae!

groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/austinradicalfaeries/info

The Whole Pole and Nothing but the Pole

Check the brass on those ovz, dude. Whoa. And check the Brass Ovaries website for info on events and upcoming pole-dancing classes.

477-POLE

www.brassovariespoledancing.com

Top Drawer Thrift Seeks Your Sweet Swag

Gently used goodes! Junque! Crappé! Austin's darling den of dignified detritus wants your stuff. Give until your closets are squeaky clean. Donations accepted on-site, Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm. Pickups arranged by appointment.. Free.

Top Drawer Thrift, 4902 Burnet Rd., 454-5161

www.projecttransitions.org

Transformations Psychotherapy Services

Katy Koonce, LCSW, offers transgender support groups with a holistic approach. Donations accepted.

Katy Koonce & Associates, 2520 Longview #302, 512/297-7799

katykoonce.com

UT Gender & Sexuality Center

Your Longhorn queer hub, as it were. Regular business hours (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm) so you can learn about cool campus doin's like Queer Students Alliance, GLBTGrad, OutLaw, Queer People of Color and Allies, Transgender Texas, She Says, and more.

232-1831

www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/gsc, gsc@uts.cc.utexas.edu

UT GSC Listserv

UT's Gender & Sexuality Center maintains, among other fabulous things, a helluva listserv. To submit something for or to subscribe to the e-mail list, please send an e-mail.

www.utgsc.com, gsc@uts.cc.utexas.edu

Violet Crown Counseling

Specialized individual and relationship psychotherapy for the LGBTQIJKLMNOP and open-minded. More than 86 years experience between 'em.

796-3457

www.violetcrowncounseling.com

Waterloo Moves North

Austin's hub for GLBT support and support groups has moved its hub up to the Highland Mall area.

Waterloo Counseling Center, 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #301, 444-9922

www.waterloocounseling.org

Waterloo's HART Program

Low- to no-cost mental health counseling and support for folks struggling with HIV or AIDS. Bilingual? ¡Sí!

Waterloo Counseling Center, 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #301, 444-9922 x329

www.waterloocounseling.org

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