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A League of Our Own

Nothing soft about these balls! Support your peeps as they play the heck out of some softball. Sundays, 1pm.

Monroe E. "Lefty" Krieg Softball and Athletic Complex, 515 S. Pleasant Valley, 512/445-6003


A Very Jerry Christmas

The must-see show of the year, starring Rebecca Havemeyer, Stanley Roy, Silky, Little Stolen Mo, Russell Reed, and more. Fri.-Sun., Dec. 19-21, 7:30pm. $20, $12 advanced, online. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a tot for $5 off.

The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002


Cape Cod Sundays

Come get a big XO from Dan X.O. and the crew, this time, sans OJ, and pass the vodka, please. No purchase necessary, but we will see you there, knee-deep in the aisles. Sundays, 2-5pm. Free.

Tapelenders Video, 1114 W. Fifth #201, 512/472-0844


DJ Protege's First Aid

Heal what ails ye and shake before serving. Sundays, 5-10pm. Free.

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


Free Burgers

Drink specials start at 2pm followed by free food at 4pm. Sundays, 4-6pm. Free.

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


Gay Men's Meditation Group

What is the sound of one finger clicking? Check the website for the latest. H-ohhhhhhhmmm-o. Sundays, 7pm. Free.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, 699-3218

www.gaymeditation.org, meditationgm@yahoogroups.com

Laid-Back Church

God bless everybody, no exceptions. Join the progressive, all-inclusive, and laid-back God Squad at MCC at Freedom Oaks every weekend. 9 & 11am.

Metropolitan Community Church, 8601 S. First, 291-8601

www.mccaustin.com, office@mccaustin.com

Lesbian Wedding: A Tea Dance

Monthly carpet brunch from the guiding eye behind Free & Queer Cinema featuring different DJs and entertainment. And yes, there's always cake. This month: Lesbians on Ecstasy's Lynne T and Lizzie Caroloke (6-8pm). 2-8pm. Free.

The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville, 512/927-0700


Mong-Lan and Abe Louise Young

Read their latest. 2pm.

Malvern Bookstore, 613 W. 29th


Oh, Queer Moon

8-9:15pm. $10-20 sliding scale donation.

Soma Vida's Garden Studio


Squirrel Friends

A tittering cast of drag characters that'll drive you nuts. Sundays, 9pm.

Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth


Sunday Softball

During season: Fields 6-11 come alive with the colors of the rainbow. Players of all levels (maybe even you) compete and bat more than eyelashes. Sundays, 9am-3pm.

Krieg Field, 517 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.


Super Sundays Diva Show

Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity, featuring special guests each week, plus a new Ru queen from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sundays, 10:30pm. Free.

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


Winter Solstice Celebration

An array of poets read, then Abe Louise Young presents the Solstice Ritual, and music by M Renee Suaste, Nancy Scott, Babies in Black, and more follows. 3-7:30pm.

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


Yara Sophia & Joslyn Fox Together

RuPaul duo teams up with the Sunday Divas for marvelous mayhem. 9pm-2am.

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



'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.


austinchronicle.com/gay, gayplace@austinchronicle.com


Reagan Reynolds and her squirrels give a show you'll want to stuff in your cheeks. DJ Buck Rodgers spins out the old and spins in the new. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-4am. $20, $15 advanced, $30 VIP, $350 bottle service packages.

V Nightclub, 409 Colorado, 512/450-3835


A New Year's Eve Affair

Classic burlesque, modern burlesque, Champagne toasts, full course meals … not enough? How about drag? Aerial? Boylesque? Lingerie show? Ooooh, 2015 can't get here fast enough. Jason and the crew have got what it takes to get you all jazzed up this New Year's. Wed., Dec. 31, 7pm. $10-150.

Brass House, 115 San Jacinto Ste. B


A*FAB's New Year With Family for Austin Pride

A*Fab's annual New Year's Eve bash has some company: Austin Pride. Come enjoy Luciana, Kristine W., the Atlantics featuring the wild and wonderful Courtney Sanchez, and another fabulous Courtney, Aussie drag diva Ms. Act from RuPaul season 6. Proceeds go toward our annual Pride Fest. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm. $141.39.

Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd., 512/477-1234


ACC: Queer Writings

Louisa Spaventa guides this honors-level (1302) composition class that explores stories by and about LGBTQ people. "Side effects may include inspiration, empathy, pride, laughter, awe, gratitude, lament, epiphany, and … ." Registration open through Jan. 14. Spring semester: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30–2:50pm.

Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus, 1212 Rio Grande, 512/223-3000

Adventuring Outdoors

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


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 International Drag Festival

Three days of dolled-up diva-inity featuring some of the jiggliest names in the biz (Tammie Brown, Lady Bunny, Jiggly Caliente, Poo Poo Platter Allstars, NODW Allstars, Feast of Fun, Holly Woodlawn, Jackie Beat, and more) at an array of venues (CUC, V, ND, Elysium, Beerland, and Valhalla). Keep checking the URL for updates. Fri.-Sun., May 1-3, 2015. $99-198.

A variety of Downtown venues (stay tuned for details)


Cash Balloon Drop 2015

What's better than bringing in your New Year with new money? The cash flows at the calendar turn, but if you want your own Champagne, you'd better order in advance. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. Free.

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


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.


Deus Ex Festivus

Thumbs up or down, Whirligig Theatre and Fusebox Festival host this Bacchanalian buffet and debauchery of the deities. When in Rome. Toga, toga, toga! Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. $25, $22 advance.

Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886


Flying Balalaika Bros. NYE

FBB and Brotha James ring you in up right. Wed., Dec. 31, 9pm-2am. $5.

Dozen Street, 1808 E. 12th


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


Gatsby: Roaring Twenties New Year's Eve

Glitz with the ritz at this flappin' affair with live tunes by Chico Chico and spins by Art Outside fave DJ Happy Happy James. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. Free before 10pm; $10 after; $150-1,000 VIP.

Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado, 512/649-1212


Gilded: An Alchemical New Year's

There goes Justine quoting Yeats and getting all Auric Goldfinger … or Goldmember … or King Midas on us, turning her cottage industry into a gold-beaten Studio 54 … or Bronze Age … or Gilded Age (oh you know how she likes to mix things up) for the turn of the annum. Price includes lobsters, prime rib, and gold-leaf desserts (oh my), plus midnight champers (and you know when it's Justine, odds are it is champagne from Champagne) toast from towers, then free-flowing till you tipple into a taxi. Who but Golden Dawn Arkestra could top this bill? Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. $175, $150 pre-sale (this will sell out).

Justine's Brasserie, 4710 E. Fifth, 512/385-2900


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.



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


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

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).


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


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


Lone Star Bear's NYE

Get snug as a bug in a rug with our friendly bear buds at the Bear. Champagne pre-order available. Toast at midnight for everyone. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am.

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


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



No Play Music presents Sinclair, Sphynx, Grape St., Sour Notes, Löwin, Silk Rodeo, Mom Jeans, and DJ GirlFriend bring the 2015. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. $7, $5 advance.

Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133


NYE at Rain on 4th

DJ Deftone spins his "Year in Review." Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. $100-125 including 2 admissions and a bottle; ask about booth reservations.

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


Out Youth Drop In

High school can be hell, especially for the li'l tyke dykes and fag-o-tots. Our local nonprofit support/drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning peeps, ages 12-19, is open to youth three days a week. A place where they can be. Just ... be. Sun. & Wed.-Thu., 4:30-8:30pm.

Out Youth House, 909 E. 49th, 512/419-1233


Oy Yoga

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


Positive Influence

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


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

Roses Buffet/Stripper Pimp Dancers

Watch the Men of Manwatch wiggle as you scarf down that free buffet, 5-8pm. DJ Bryan Konrad spins, 7-10pm. Wipe your chin, skippy. Fridays.

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


Sex Toy Recycling

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

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.


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!


The Gathering Place

Inclusive, inviting. Sundays, 10:30am; Bible study, Wednesdays, 7pm.

Gathering Place Worship Center, 7801 N. Lamar Ste. F-25, 323-9501


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.



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


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


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.


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.



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


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


Xena Movie Petition

In a time of ancient gods, warlords, and kings, a land in turmoil cried out for a movie, and this online petition might just make it happen. Don't you want to be able to tell your grandkids that you helped reunite Xena & Gabrielle? Sign the petition now, before that nasty Samurai gets wind of all this.