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OUTsider Review: Type/Caste
“Did you not know that God is a Nigerian drag queen?” Rotimi Agbabiaka said as he emerged from the curtains during his awe-inspiring single-actor play, Type/Caste. His bold solo performance moved a full-house audience to a well-deserved standing ovation Thursday night at the Vortex as part of the 2017 OUTsider Festival.

12:15PM Fri. Feb. 17, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

The Empire Strikes Back
National transgender activist Sandy Stone, one of Austin's most underrated and influential artists, will be accepting the OUTsider Legacy Award of 2017 in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of her academic paper The Empire Strikes Back: The Posttransexual Manifesto.

8:30AM Wed. Feb. 15, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

OUTsider Fest's Wild Roots
The woods can be terrifying – full of mysterious creatures, eerie sounds, and cell service dead zones. But as Curran Nault, founder and artistic director of Austin’s OUTsider Festival, points out, the woods can also be “a stripped-down space for renewal,” an escape from the incessant chatter of social media and the news cycle.

7:00AM Tue. Feb. 14, Rachel Van Middlesworth Read More | Comment »

DSA Queer Coalition Organizes and Mobilizes
Netflix’s Stranger Things might have put “The Upside Down” on the map, but the country’s current political climate makes it all too applicable to today’s reality. Many people feel uncertain about their future, the safety of their families, and are concerned about the potential loss of opportunity.

3:45PM Tue. Feb. 7, Sloane Smith Read More | Comment »

Little Junior Puts Their Queer Spin on Punk
Little Junior, the queerish Toronto-based band, is looking to shake up the pop punk scene. With gay-themed songs and an anti-misogynistic mindset, these four guys might just turn the genre on its head.

10:05AM Fri. Feb. 3, Rivers Wright Read More | Comment »

Bort Is Austin's Trans-Feminine, Graffiti Trash Queen
Walking around town, it’s easy to stumble upon a large-eared, wide-eyed, animal-like image, doodled onto the sidewalk or stickered onto a stop sign. Or perhaps a small, abstract line drawing of a cat.

2:00PM Fri. Jan. 27, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

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UT's Queer Greek Life
For many people in the queer community, Greek life on college campuses can seem rather frightening. Fraternities and sororities, by tradition, have been built on heteronormative structures and strict gender binary codes.

1:00PM Wed. Jan. 25, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

Coming Out in the Dark
As is often the case these days, an idea came to fruition through social media. One person put out a call to action on Facebook to organize an LGBTQ protest on the evening of the inauguration. People from all over the Austin area responded.

12:56PM Thu. Jan. 19, Sloane Smith Read More | Comment »

Step One: Create an LGBTQ Commission
Three months after Mayor Steve Adler announced plans to create an LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission during October’s Hate Crime Summit, the first precursory meeting was held Wednesday night at the Asian American Resource Center.

11:10AM Thu. Jan. 19, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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