Our local gay chamber of commerce is home to one of the country's fastest growing LGBT Toastmaster groups. Come buff up those public speaking and communication muscles. Second and fourth Mondays, 5:45pm.
Hey, youths ages 14-23! Are you navigating the tricky waters of your burgeoning sea of sexuality? Get tested! You may also gain financial incentives for bringing a friend in to get tested, too, at these free, weekly KYSS program screenings. Every Monday, 4:30-6:30pm. Free.
Karaoke queen Murrah Noble invites you to win big at her innovative twist on karaoke night. Pick the right song and go home with the jackpot, which is now at more than 400 smackers. Mondays, 10pm. Free.
AGLCC is launching a toastmasters' group. Get in on the ground floor, and join this new group to learn public speaking and leadership skills – the gay way! Allies encouraged. Second and fourth Mondays. Free for guests; membership Membership run at $10/month, paid in 6 month (prorated) increments.
The little told tale is that of the loyal partner or spouse. Or of the new one, navigating territories uncharted by not only their loved ones, but by themselves. This support group is just that – a map to love. Any spouses/partners who would like to join my email for details. Weekly meetings (usually at 7:30pm). Free.
APD & BTII will have a bluuuuuuuue Christmas with or without you, but geeez, it would be so much nicer with you. Bring a toy! A nice one, not a naughty one (and certainly not a used naughty one) as these are for kids. And we don't mean twinks, daddy. Toy donation drop-off: Dec, 5-14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
San Marcos Pride is a go. Whoooo! The kids behind Rainbow Night have been hard at work getting this together for mid next year, and all's they need is you. Hey, Bobcat Qs, allies, and Austinites who just want to see neighbor pals enjoy the same tolerance and acceptance we feel here in the big city, come lend a hand. San Marcos Pride seeks volunteers, performers, graphic designers and printers, hotel partnerships, vendors, and especially $ponsor$. Call or email Silvia. Let's do this. Coming Summer or early Fall, 2014.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.