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A Dragtastic Weekend
Hold onto your wigs, y’all. The second annual Austin International Drag Festival starts Thursday and promises to truly make an international bang.

2:15PM Wed. Apr. 27, Dan Gray Read More | Comment »

Drag Queens of Cosplay
Drag Queen Chewbacca pays tribute to Han Solo with Adele’s “Hello,” a leather-domme BatGirl performs cartwheels in 5-inch heels, and Professor X proves that anyone can cosplay. And those were just a few of the hits at HavenCon, Austin’s own LGBTQ, Kink, & friends comic con, which held its second annual conference over the weekend.

10:52AM Mon. Apr. 25, Faye Fearless Read More | Comment »

The Trans Experience in Comedy
On April 1, the New Movement Theater hosted Cream of the Crop, a comedy and improv showcase. With hipster glasses, dangly earrings, and a dick-tucking monologue, one comic in particular stood out. Austin Smartt is a local trans woman comedian who’s been presenting her bits around town since last July.

12:32PM Wed. Apr. 20, Faye Fearless Read More | Comment »

The Trans Experience in Comedy
 
The Queer Curator
Evan Garza’s resume is longer than yours. In fact, his abridged three-page curriculum vitae includes only the most impressive highlights of his extensive career – including guest lecturer at Harvard University, MIT, and The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.

8:30AM Mon. Apr. 11, Dan Gray Read More | Comment »

The Good, The Bad, and The Drag Kings
The crowd at Cheer Up Charlies eagerly awaited the inaugural performance of Austin’s only drag king troupe. The smooth, subtle confidence of each king combined with perfectly lip-synced verses to retro romance hits drove the ladies mad. These BOIZ have created a whole new reason to swoon.

10:39AM Mon. Apr. 4, Faye Fearless Read More | Comment »

Black Pride Returns
It’s been more than 10 years since Black Pride paraded here in Austin. But this weekend all of that is about to change thanks to a conversation that began between three friends last December.

9:05AM Fri. Apr. 1, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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Wall of Words
Local artist Drew Riley – known for her Gender Portraits series – is one of two activists speaking at Thursday’s International Transgender Day of Visibility event at Texas State University. Celebrated throughout the world on March 31, TDoV rejoices in the lives and accomplishments of trans folks everywhere.

11:48AM Wed. Mar. 30, Drew Riley Read More | Comment »

Queerbomb Will Go On
On the heels of GayBiGayGay’s indefinite hiatus, rumors spread quickly that Queerbomb 2016 would go the same way. Just a week ago, however, Queerbombers announced that – despite concerned whispers – the festival and march would in fact happen this June.

11:00AM Wed. Mar. 30, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Yes Queens
Season eight of RuPaul's dragalicious reality competition series – to find America's next top queen – premiered March 7 on Logo. But they got their party started right here in Austin when 12 undeniable divas descended on Ironwood Hall to lip-synch for your entertainment on Feb. 26.

12:03PM Wed. Mar. 23, Dan Gray Read More | Comment »

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