COMMUNITY: The Gay Place


Ariana Grande

Prince Royce opens.

Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/471-7744

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


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

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


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


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

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

Free HIV/STD Testing

Know your status. Then plan accordingly and compassionately. Tuesdays, 1-4 & 8-11pm & Fridays, 1-4pm.

Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport, 302-9696

GLBT Bowling League

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. $15 weekly, and a one-time $18 membership fee.

Dart Bowl, 5700 Grover, 809-2082,

Greasy Ball Bingo: Halloween Edition

"Greasy" as in doughnuts (not deez nuts). Getcher balls out of the gutter! This is the new location of the twice a month BINGO fundraiser for Austin Pride hosted by Lady-Grackle Birdbreath & Cupcake. Second Tuesdays, 7pm.

Gourdough's Public House, 209 W. Fifth, 512/645-0255

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

Marina & the Diamonds

With Shamir.

Stubb's, 801 Red River, 512/480-8341

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,


Meet and greet with fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:45pm. Free.

Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park, 512/302-3524,

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


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

Barbarella, 615 Red River, 512/476-7766


To celebrate Ariana Grande & Marina & The Diamonds performing on the same night in Austin (diff venues and not here, see listings) La Glitoris and a bunch of local dragsters will turn it out. 10pm.

Barbarella, 615 Red River, 512/476-7766


'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.


Love Alone

Life after the love and loss of a partner is explored in this Austin premiere of the Deborah Salem Smith play. Thu.-Sat., Oct. 2-17, 8pm; Sundays through October 3, 3pm. $15-25, Thursdays, $10.

City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/524-2870,

Adventuring Outdoors

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


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,

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

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

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

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.,

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.,

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

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

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, 2324 E Cesar Chavez, 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,

Sangha Link

Despite major advancements in acceptance, not all people and not all areas evolve at the same time. Sometimes it's tough to find your tribe. Sangha Link is a safe, online social network (linked in with local high schools) to connect and support LGBTQIA+ youth, allies, and resources.

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,

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,

Stargayzer 2015

Early bird 3-day pass available now for this explosion of LGBTQIA musical luv, including Erase Errata, TT The Artist, Dai Burger, Christeene, Double Duchess, Big Dipper, and more. Stay tuned for info on Spiderhouse pre-party and Sunday Tea wrap up at Rain. Thu.-Sat., Oct. 15-17. $20 limited 3-day passes available now.

Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River; North Door, 502 Brushy;and Elysium, 705 Red River

Texas Exes LGBT Network

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


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 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

Transgender Community Data Survey 2015

Help reflect the true state of the trans* experience in Texas (or beyond, for our non-Lone Star readers). 278 questions, may take up to an hour to complete. Completely confidential. Trigger warnings. Search the title on Facebook for a full description and link. June 2015-May 2016. Free.


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.


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.,

Violet Crown Counseling

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


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