The Gay Place

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


aGLIFF Sunday

aGLIFF wraps up their 27th year with a final day of nonstop films for the queer of heart. Sunday Events: Filmmaker Brunch Open to all filmmakers, specials guests, and VIP badge holders. 10am-12:30pm, El Chile Café y Cantina, 1016 S. First & Mary. Filmmaker Awards/Closing Party, 2014 Film Awards presentation, complimentary food, and featured cocktails provided by Frank. 10pm, Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress. Sunday Films: The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T., 10am; Ed Wood, 10:15am; Futuro Beach, 12:30pm; Parents & A Little Egg, 1:15pm; Dual, 3pm; Dramatic Shorts #3, 3:15; The Circle, 5:30pm; Cupcakes, 5:55pm; Dior & I, 5:30pm (Stateside Theatre); Comedy Shorts #2, 7:45pm; Folsom Forever, 8:15pm; Appropriate Behavior, 8pm (Stateside Theatre). 10am.

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309


BookGoddess Book Group

We dream of a circle of women, but this ain't about us, honey. It's about you and your lit-loving self making your way to discuss books. July's book is: Sacred Places of the Goddess: 108 Destinations by Karen Tate. Every second Sunday, 1pm.

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

www.ebookwoman.com, bookwoman@austin.rr.com

Bring the Loved Ones Potluck

Check out our queer youth community center over "hotdogs, notdogs, and hamburgers and shamburgers, and whatever else shows up. The first time you're our guest. The next time, you're Family." Every second Sunday, 3:30-5pm.

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


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


East Sixth Pub Crawl

It's the sixth (year) on Sixth. Lotsa ladies, lotsa drankin', lotsa lookin', lotsa hookin'. Up, that is. 4pm. $20.

East Sixth Street

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

Hedda Layne

Everyone’s favorite porch diva singer. We're talking nothing but ally, we're talking nothing but queen.

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


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

Mimosa Sundays

Come get a big XO from Dan X.O. and the crew as you schluck back some free, yummy OJ y champers, that glorious Sunday morning concoction otherwise known as the Mimosa. No purchase necessary, but we see you buried knee-deep in the aisles. Summer Sundays, 10am-1pm. Free.

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


Sharon Needle's From RuPaul's Drag Race

Sharon Needles, the gothy mistress who won the season 4 crown of RuPau’s Drag Race, heads to Oilcan Harry’s for a hair-raising good time. $5.

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


Stargayzer Fest Sunday

Day three. Andromeda: Russell Reed, DJ Begbick (between sets until 5pm), 1pm; Nakia, 2:30pm; Avan Lava, 4pm; JD Samson, Ambrosia Salad (between sets until 9pm), 5:30pm; Xiu Xiu, 7pm; Austra, 8:45pm. Phoenix: Dawg Yoga, 12pm; Pink Leche, DJ False Flag (between sets until 5pm), 2pm; Boo Nanny, 3pm; Saakred, 4pm; Mirror Fears, DJ Dylan Reece (between sets until 8pm), 5pm; Baathhaus, 6pm; Holiday Mountain, 7pm; Logan Lynn, 8pm. Aurora: DJs Fine & Dandy with Kate & Andy, 1:30pm; DJ Divorcee, 2:45pm; Gretchen’s Disco Plague, 3:30pm; Butch County, 4:30pm, Carletta Sue Kay, 5:30pm; Hedda Layne, 6:30pm; White Walls, 8pm. Theater: Queer Shorty Shorts, Outsider Fest, Homo Arigato, 7pm. Satellite: Hi Fashion, 10pm; Double Duchess, 10:45pm; Cazwell, 11:30pm; Ambrosia Salad, 12:15am; Lemz, 1:15pm. 10am.

Pine Street Station, 1101 E. Fifth and The North Door, 502 Brushy


Sunday Church

Althea Trix wants to get an AMEN. And some men. Burlesque, drag, and a champagne train. PREACH! Sundays, 6-9pm. Free.

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



'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

Adventuring Outdoors

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


www.main.org/adventuring, adventuringoutdoors@gmail.com


Whoa, nellie. It's time to sit in the dark with your kin, at our beloved Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. It's going to be the historic first film fest to help open the brand new Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, with a crazy sched of mixers, panels, and film, film, film that's way gay gay. They've announced the lineup, so get online, and get your passes now. Thu.-Sun. Sept. 10-14, 2014.

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/302-9889

www.agliff.org, info@agliff.org

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., Sept 13-21, all week long.

Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318


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.


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.

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


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


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

Register for AIDS Walk 2014

Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, 512/974-6700


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

Stargayzer Fest

It's buzzing internationally, darlinks, this first-ever, three-day fest of queer music and performance with a most esteemed and mind-blowing lineup. New Downtown location. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 12-14, 11am. $42-171.

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


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.