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Gay Place: Two Words

Come Out

By Kate X Messer, Fri., Oct. 12, 2012

Gay Place: Two Words

Friends await on this side of the closet door. Welcome!

ON OUR GAYDAR

COME OUT TO YOUR LEGISLATOR DAY Equality Texas wants us all to step up:

Step 1: Go to www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us and look up your state representative and state senator.

Step 2: Call them and tell them that as a member of the LGBTQIA community, you want them to support LGBT equality legislation.

Step 3: Tell your friends to do the same.

Step 4: Report how your call went via email. Thu., Oct. 11. comingout@equalitytexas.org, www.equalitytexas.org.

COME OUT & PLAY FOR NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY Come out! Welcome to the safety-in-numbers crew, you beautiful unicorn butterfly. Come out and bring your balls for f(l)agfootball and real kickball. Thu., Oct. 11, 6pm. The location has yet to be announced. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH/events.

PFLAG SOUTH MONTHLY MEETING Family is nice; allied family is love. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 444-1314. Free.

THE CLOSET DOOR Join Bobcats and their ilk for Coming Out Day to watch The Closet Door. No, not a real one to see who comes out, but a movie about a man who marries a woman to prevent her deportation. Thu., Oct. 11, 9pm. 1432 Old Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, 512/754-9253. Free. www.facebook.com/wakethedeadcoffeehouse, www.wakethedeadcoffeehouse.org.

LADY/LIBRA LIBERATION This month's Lady Lib is Libra-tinged for those oh-so-balanced types as DJ S.I.R. twirls Eighties, Nineties, 2000s, etc. Second Thursdays. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. Free. www.sirwithlove.tumblr.com, www.facebook.com/girlfriendatx.

OUTLANDER ON KOOP Community radio camps it up with live music and the bands that make it. Fridays, noon-1pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org.

AMY ANDREWS BOOKWOMAN BENEFIT As with print media, the death of feminist bookstores has been greatly exaggerated. Not that we live in a healthy environment for either to thrive – nope, we have to take responsibility for turning those trends around. Come out and support Austin's iconic feminist hub as Amy tours the survivors, including our own. ¡Viva la BookWoman! Fri., Oct. 12, 7-9pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 472-2785. $7-$10 sliding scale. www.amyandrewsmusic.com, www.ebookwoman.com.

THE WHOLE PACKAGE Open weekly discussion forum for gay and bi men, ages 18-30. Fridays, 7pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free. www.theqaustin.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT BEARS A-tisket, a-tasket, check that bear basket. Fridays, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.theironbear.com.

TENT MONTHLY PROGRAM A monthly program hosted by the Transgender Education Network of Texas. Get in this TENT, people! Sat., Oct. 13, 3-4:30pm. Q Austin, 3408 West, 517-8202. www.transtexas.org.

BANANA HAMMOCK BBQ The name says it all. DJs Adam Warped, Zach Highwire, JFrances, and Supafly, plus Popcycle popsicles! Sat., Oct. 13, 4-10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. No cover, 21+.

CAPITAL ZEN PRESENTS: SMOKE AND MIRRORS Come back from San Francisco and go absolutely cuckoo in honor of our favorite misanthrope. Performances by Gay Place's Robbie Teardrop and more. Sat., Oct. 13, 8pm. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 538-1991. Free.

DIA DE LA RAZA It's the 27th anniversary of ALLGO, so let's get down with a Tejano dance party with Canonazo featuring Nikki Lopez and DJ Katrina. Sat., Oct. 13, 8:30pm-1am. The Collective, 2015 E. Riverside. $15 advance, $20 door. www.allgotejanodance.eventbrite.com, www.thecollectiveatx.com.

OUTLANDER SHOWCASE ACL afterparty with Mike Burns, Gina Chavez, and the bad boys of Mouthfeel. Sat., Oct. 13, 9pm-2am. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. Free. www.facebook.com/theoutlanderproject.

GAYCL If it rains, no mud. If it doesn't rain, no dust. Plus all the gay you can while away, featuring Total Unicorn, Belaire, Gender Benders, Mom Jeans, and many other go-go pomo boho homos. Sun., Oct. 14, 1pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. $5. www.facebook.com/girlfriendatx/events.

AGLCC TOASTMASTERS Speak up! Speak out! The AGLCC's Toastmasters can show you how, now on Sundays. Sun., Oct. 14, 5:30-7:30pm. 3Seventy, 707 Rio Grande Ste. 100-A. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.

SUPER SUNDAYS DIVA SHOW Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

NATIONAL LATINo AIDS AWARENESS DAY ¡Atención! Come visit with local AIDS and other types of support and service groups for ¡Pasaporte a Salud y Raza; Hispanos UNIDOS! to raise awareness and inspire action. Mon., Oct. 15, 2-7pm. Rosewood/Zaragosa Health Clinic, 2800 Webberville Rd., 404-1500.

CAP CITY QS: HOT AUGUST WHITES Monthly meet & greet for LGBTsocialQs. Network it. This month, pianist Aaron Flores tinkles on the ivories. Third Mondays. 7-9pm. Renaissance Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd., 343-2626. Free. www.capitalcityqsocials.com.

TUEZGAYZ Still the fruit's number one place to hoof it Tuesday night. Tuesdays, 10pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 476-7766. www.theglitoris.tumblr.com.

SAME SEX PROPERTY OWNERSHIP Free legal seminar addressing the twists and turns of property issues in Tejas. Tue., Oct. 16, 6:30-8pm. Keller Williams, 1801 S. Mopac, 794.6608. RSVP. www.legalseminaraustin.eventbrite.com.

LEZRIDE! Bike with the butchie babes and betties every Tuesday. Contact for route info. Tuesdays, 7pm. Q Austin, 3408 West Ave., 845/642-7069. Free. mundemir@gmail.com.

GET REAL, STAY QUEER Wild women rolling up from the Tuesday LezRide ain't all that's coming to this spankin' new queer night on the Eastside. Every other Tuesday, 9pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Donations; cash only, 21+.

LIZZY CAROLOKE Now with a billion songs you can access on your iPhone. The most high-tech thing at Bern's this side of the right-side toilet in the bigger bathroom. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.

OCCUPY AUSTIN OCCUQUEERS MEETING Take up your rightful place in the political pantheon. Every other Wednesday, 5-6:30pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free.

WILDE PARTY FOR RAGTIME Wildes is going bigtime. This one is in the new Topfer. Then stay for Ragtime in a thee-a-tray full of gay. Wed., Oct. 17, 6:15pm. Zach's Topfer Theatre, 202 S. Lamar, 476-0541. www.zachtheatre.org/wilde-party.

DOWNTOWN SCAVENGER HUNT AIDS Services of Austin and Team Prohomo celebrate Red Week with this downtown scour of epic proportions. Get a team and get ready to find shizzz in the most unlikely places, collect points, and destroy all opponents. It's Unicorns v. Zombies (beeyotch, please, we got this), and wearing your colors earns you points. Starts at the Capitol and ends at Cheer Ups. Wed., Oct. 17, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400.

QUEER RIDE This week's destination: Beauty Ballroom for the Ride It cycling expo. Search Team ProHomo on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.

AGLCC HAPPY HOUR Clink and mingle with members of Austin's gay chamber. Third Thursdays of the month. Renaissance Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd., 343-2626. Free. www.aglcc.org.

HO-RIZON

AIDS WALK AUSTIN Mince your palliass and your lallies. Our march for love hits a 25-year stride this year. Sign up to walk now and start your fundraising early. Sun., Oct. 21, Opening Ceremonies, 1:30pm; Step-off, 2pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 406-6157. Free. scott.dinger@asaustin.org, www.asaustin.org.

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