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Still No Vote on the Bathroom Bill "Compromise"
Wednesday saw another late night at the Capitol. The House’s State Affairs Committee heard public testimony on House Bill 2899, the supposed “compromise” to the bathroom bill. Though transgender activists and allies arrived for the hearing as early as 8am, the committee didn’t start on 2899 for another 13 hours.

1:15PM Thu. Apr. 20, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Austin Black Pride Wraps a Successful Second Year
Last weekend, Austin Black Pride celebrated its second year of successful events. While the festivities don't include a parade, they created spaces and programming that cater to Austin's black LGBTQ community.

8:20PM Tue. Apr. 4, Sarah Nicholus Read More | Comment »

Pink Elephant Puts Black LGBTQ Artists Center Stage
The nation’s largest queer hip-hop music festival, Pink Elephant, returns to Austin this weekend to celebrate LGBTQ and POC artists. Founded by Japan aka Rashaud Hill – creator of rap group QURE – the second annual QTPOC music fest will feature 25 artists including some of the most prominent LGBTQ hip-hop, R&B, and rap performers in the country.

12:00PM Fri. Mar. 31, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

Four Years of Queer Storytelling
I know all about anniversaries. It's been six years since I began DJing in Austin – and what a journey it's been! Another entertaining journey that comes to mind is Greetings, From Queer Mountain. Created by Micheal Foulk and Ralphie Hardesty, the pair have been collaborating since South by Southwest 2013.

11:35AM Wed. Mar. 29, Ezra Edwards Read More | Comment »

This Is (Not) the Gayest Show You’ll Ever See: A Review
There’s something thrilling about watching a space that is typically very straight fill up with people who are very much not straight. Comedy, an area historically dominated by straight white guys, makes such an act especially satisfying.

2:45PM Fri. Mar. 24, Rachel Van Middlesworth Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Q&A: Divine Divas
Brazilian actress Leandra Leal grew up in her grandfather’s Rival Theatre in Rio de Janeiro, surrounded by gay and trans drag performers with colorful personalities who performed during a time of rigid militant dictatorship. The Rival was one of the first venues in Brazil to both foster and champion drag culture in the Sixties.

12:20PM Fri. Mar. 17, Anastacia Uriegas Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Film Review: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
There is nothing visually notable or narratively inspired in The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, but those who see the nonfiction feature in theatres are unlikely to notice this, as this love letter to the American author is pre-sold to Maupin’s international fan base.

4:30PM Mon. Mar. 13, Sean L. Malin Read More | Comment »

The Gay Place Guide to a Kweer SX 2017
It’s that time again. South by Southwest kicks off Friday, March 10 and, once again, we're here to keep things queer. Following in last year's footsteps, 2017’s Fest is literally sparkling with queer bands, queer panelists, and queer films. (And Jill Soloway’s keynote – see Saturday.)

3:50PM Fri. Mar. 3, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Changing Your Name and Gender Marker in Trump's America
“Do you want to go to court right now?” the clerk asked after my intake. “They’re about to start.” My jaw dropped. Within the hour I was upstairs in the uncontested courtroom waiting for my name to be called. In my sweatpants and a hoodie, surrounded by pretentious lawyers and their clients, it was clear I wasn’t expecting to see a judge that day.

8:00AM Fri. Mar. 3, Maddox Price Read More | Comment »

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