COMMUNITY: The Gay Place



StoneCold Snugglas take you there in the Nineties way back machine. Free something or other, and your ass supposedly will… follow? 10pm.

Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133


Hey, hey, Boo Boo, is your yogi a bear? Come Hatha flow with the handsome, gingerly JohnMark and modifications for big bodies (big bois, ladybears, et al). Saturdays, 10:30am. $10 class, $30 unltd. monthly.

Yoga Illumined, 3801 S. Congress, 512/645-0434,


DJ BigFace and Boys of ATX prance and make you dance. Saturdays, 9pm. Free.

Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado, 512/649-1212

Coming Home: Austin Queer Yoga

Get centered for the holiday onslaught, turkey. 2-4pm.

Yoga Yoga, 2167 Anderson, 512/380-9800


What better way to celebrate and honor Small Business Saturday than to holiday shop at our storied feminist/LGBTQ bookstore? BW is one of the longest running bizzes in our community! Come say hi to the the bookwoman herself, Susan, and a slew of Texas authors, including: Debra Winegarten, Catherine Musemeche, Paige Schilt, Mary Helen Specht, Mary S. Black, Pamela Ferguson, Pam Booten, and so many more. noon-5pm.

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


Still Dirty. Still Filthy. Supastar DJ Filthy Rich spins gobs of gay gold. Just gobs of it. Saturdays, 10pm.

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


Girls With Flair want you to strut the swagg of the tomboy flair. Enjoy the debut of new drag kingers BOiZ 4 NOW. 10pm. Free.

Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133


'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.


ACC Queer Writings

Honors English 1302, Rio Grande Campus, M-W, 1:30-2:50pm. Did deep into your heritage, or learn about a culture kept down for too long, with so much love and art and brilliance to spare… and share. Prof Louisa Spaventa guides you through this semester-long queer quest. Register now! Class will likely fill. Class begins Jan. 19; registration ends Jan. 13..

ACC Rio Grande Campus, 1212 Rio Grande,

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, 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

Black Fret Ball 2015

Join Austin's big bear Voice, Nakia, and a host of other guitarati (and other instrumentatis) and Black Fret for their annual gala which boasts performances from some the best local talent Austin has. Open to members only, so hop on that website and become one! Fri., Dec. 4, 6pm.

Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470


Who are those masked mortals? Live music, arial artists, silent auction, all to raise some funds for our annual Pride. Thu., Dec. 31, 9pm-2am. $20; VIP $35-1,000.

Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado, 512/649-1212

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

Naked Yoga For Men

Everyone has lots of questions about Naked Yoga, like, "What if I get a boner…?" They have a FAQ for that. Check the website. Mondays, 7:30pm and Wednesdays, 8:30pm at Todd Pilates, 4032 S. Lamar #700; Saturdays, 10:30am at Cedar Events Center, 15803 Windermere, Pflugerville. $12.



This year's legacy goes to Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stevens. A limited number (100) of fest badges available right now for a low low price until they sell out. Wed.-Sun., Feb. 17-21, 2016. $35.

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,

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.


Winter Wonderland

Austin PrEP Access Project – the only PrEP clinic in Austin – will benefit when you fork over admission which includes drink ticket, tapas, and the wonders of wonderland. Sat., Dec. 12, 6pm. $30, $20 in advance.

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

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