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HavenCon Creates Safe Spaces for Gaymers
There are many ways to come out of the closet, but our favorite way might be in a drag cosplay suit. The LGBTQ and gaming communities have long overlapped. The two niche groups share a love for all things geek and gay, which is how Shane Brown developed the idea for HavenCon, Texas’ first LGBTQ inclusive gaming convention, designed for gamers and gaymers.

7:00AM Wed. Apr. 26, Courtney Naquin 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 »

The Future of Tegan & Sara
Technology plays a large role in Tegan & Sara. From day one, fans found the Canadian siblings’ music digitally, and living in different cities and writing separately, the pair would have found collaborating on eighth studio album Love You to Death far more difficult without the internet. The queer icons appear in person Saturday at Stubb’s.

1:30PM Tue. Sep. 13, 2016, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Are You Ready for Plezzure (Island)?
“Suns out, buns out” has become Plezzure Island’s official motto. The weekendlong event is the first and only all-women resort takeover in Texas, and it’s happening on the Gulf. With 1,000 women expected to be in attendance, the ladies behind Plezzure Island have big plans to make this the sexiest, wettest, and greatest weekend of the year.

8:00AM Fri. Sep. 9, 2016, Faye Fearless Read More | Comment »

Pitchers, Catchers, and More – Oh My!
Rain or shine, this week Austin plays home base to one of the world’s largest single gay sport events – the 40th Annual Gay Softball World Series. The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance hosts an estimated 5000 LGBTQ-folk as they descend on Austin to win glory in the coed series.

2:30PM Tue. Aug. 16, 2016, Dan Gray Read More | Comment »

Lookin' Gayly Ahead
Gay, by definition, means to be happy. That means even though we are saddened and rocked by the recent events in Florida, they will never be able to take away who we are. Right now we must stand strong and show haters that they can shake us, but they will never break us. We, by design, are happy, and will continue to spread that love until there is nothing else.

8:00AM Fri. Jun. 24, 2016, Rivers Wright Read More | Comment »

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Out Youth Offers Queer Adults a Second Chance at Prom
'Tis the season of prom, and with the sequins and corsages come outdated gender roles and social expectations. Just last week dapperQ reported that a high schooler in Pennsylvania was kicked out of her prom for wearing a tux.

8:15AM Mon. May 16, 2016, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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, 2016, Dan Gray Read More | Comment »

Creating Space for Queers in Hip Hop
10am today marks the official start of Austin’s first queer hip-hop festival. Aiming to be the largest festival of its kind, Pink Elephant will feature more than two dozen artists, DJs, and producers of the LGBTQIA persuasion.

9:31AM Wed. Mar. 9, 2016, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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