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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

www.softballaustin.org

BookWoman Volunteer Fun Day

It's the annual BW inventory round-up, kind of a tradition in these parts. Get to know the stock (and perhaps some staff?) intimately, help a local feminist/queer landmark stay the course, and have some fun (and refreshments) to boot! Shifts available: 9:30am-noon, 10:30am-1pm, 11:30am-2pm, and 12:30pm-3pm, or choose your own adventure. 9:30am-4pm.

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

www.fb.com/bookwomanaustin, bookwomanaustin@gmail.com

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

www.tapelenders.com

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

www.rainon4th.com/events/events.html

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

www.bouttime2.com

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: Erase Errata's Jenny Hoyston and Lizzie Karoloke (6-8pm). Last Sundays, 2-8pm. Free.

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

www.saharalounge.com

Sunday Brunch

Hey San Marcoans, the brunch gang at the Stonewall has a mimosa (or 12) with your name on it. Sometimes, your name may require a Bloody Mary, and they have those, too. Sundays, 11am-3pm.

Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E Hopkins, San Marcos, 866/620-6667

www.fb.com/stonewallwarehouse, info@stonewallwarehouse.com

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.

www.softballaustin.org

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

www.oilcanharrys.com

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'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 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)

www.austindragfest.org

Austin Lesbian MILFs ... Errr, Moms

Wanna bond with other lesbian moms? Well, bring the kids along, and come join the mommy-loving fun. Sign up online for locations.

www.meetup.com/lesbianmoms-36

Bent Queer Art Showcase

The main queer art event during SXSW. Opening party: Sat., Feb. 21, 7-10pm; show runs through March. Free.

Romani Gallery, 1900 E. 12th

www.fb.com/theromanigallery

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

Drag Out Funny!

Lipstick & 'Staches is the theme, and lipschtick and mash-ups are queen. All of this mayhem benefits the Bobcat Pride Scholarship fund. Sun., Feb. 8, 8pm.

The Marc, 120 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos, 512/757-5443

www.fb.com/bobcatpridescholarship, themarcsm@gmail.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

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

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

John Waters at ACL Live

The man, the myth, the monster who brought the steez to the sleaze. Do not miss. Mon., Feb. 16, 8pm. $40-60.

ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999

www.acl-live.com

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

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

www.outyouth.org

Out Youth Drop-In Days

In a town as welcoming as Austin, it's easy to forget that most of us experience a life that "got better." For many kids, real life is a different story. Fortunately, we have an amazing drop-in center for Q and questioning youth (ages 12-23). Sundays (ages 12-18), Wednesdays (ages 12-18), Thursdays (ages 18-23), 4:30-8:30pm.

Out Youth, 909 E. 49 1/2, 512/419-1233

www.outyouth.org

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

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

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

www.oilcanharrys.com/ComingEvents.html

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.

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 Gathering Place

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

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

www.gpwcaustin.org/

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

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.

www.xenamovienow.com