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Austin Tennis Club

meets Fridays, 7-9pm. Call for info on their exclusive Sunday meet-ups!

South Austin Tennis Center, 1000 Cumberland, 512/442-1466

www.austintennisclub.com, austintennisclub@yahoo.com

First Splash

Memorial Day tradition: local gay bars barge together on the li'l cove at Hippie Hollow. Pre-parties and after parties, of course, at the clubs: Oilcan Harrys, Rain on 4th, The Iron Bear, Highland Lounge, Midtowne Spa of Austin. Fri,-Sun., May 22-24. Free.

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

www.oilcanharrys.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

Friday Night Bears

A-tisket, a-tasket, check out that bear basket. Big burly gear night with cheap quaff. Fridays, 9pm-2am. Free.

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

www.theironbear.com

Happy Birthday Ursula Roast

We know she can take it, but can she take it? Find out as roasters Dylan Reece, Jeremy Timothy-John von Stilb, Julian Bendaña, Becca Hyatt, Jorge Peña, Joseph Aguirre, Julian Bendana, host Toyota Lopez, and special guest roaster (TBA) turn her on a spit. DJ Honeycomb spins to keep it friendly. 8pm.

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

www.cheerupcharlies.com

Happy Hour with Ms. Wright

The legendary Ms. Wright on the black & whites is a great way to kick off your weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. Free.

The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport, 512/730-0759

www.fb.com/theskylarklounge

Highland Fridays

Come on in and take a dip. Fridays, 10:30pm. Free.

Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado, 512/649-1212

www.highlandlounge.com, info@highlandlounge.com

Lizzy Caroloke

Lizzie is back with a vengeance. The list is online and new songs are on the way. Study up. 9pm.

Badlands, 1203 Chicon

www.karaokelist.net

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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 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

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

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

Iconic Musicians/The Smiths & Friends

Photos by Stephen Wright. In addition to mopey Mo' and pals, there's more, including New Order, Madonna, Miles Davis, Prince, John Lydon of Public Image Limited, Bono of U2. Show runs through May 23. Free.

Modern Rocks Gallery, 916 Springdale Rd, 512/524-1488

www.modernrocksgallery.com, info@modernrocksgallery.com

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.

Pine Street Station, 1101 E. Fifth, 512/775-6834

www.fb.com/qbatx

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 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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