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SXSW Live Shot: Against Me!

Laura Jane Grace, frontwoman of Against Me!, wears a lot of hats these days. Already a punk rock stalwart, her journey as a trans woman has put her firmly on the frontlines of LGBTQ rights, awareness, and education. Read More | Comment »

8:50PM Sat. Mar. 15, Claire Gordon

SXSW Panel: The Noncomformists

“I started touring with my band in 2000 and we’ve played 200-plus shows a year since then,” explained Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace. “All of a sudden I’m 30 years old, and I don’t know who the fuck I am. Life happened quick.” Read More | Comment »

11:55PM Fri. Mar. 14, Thomas Fawcett

SXSW Preview: Mary Lambert

Two years ago, Seattle singer-songwriter Mary Lambert offered a longshot deal on Kickstarter: Donate $1,000 and join her at the Grammys if she ever went big. No one jumped on the deal, but in January there she was – flanked by Madonna on one side, Queen Latifah on the other – belting out the chorus of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ marriage anthem “Same Love.” Read More | Comment »

10:45AM Thu. Mar. 13, Thomas Fawcett

Lady Gaga Munches SXSW

After news leaked last week that the Doritos stage behind Esther’s Follies had been deemed unsafe by the city to stage mega techno diva Lady Gaga, South by Southwest announced this morning that Stubb’s would host the chip brand’s headliner on Thursday, March 13. Time for the peanut gallery to go Gaga. Read More | Comment »

8:01AM Thu. Mar. 6, Raoul Hernandez

Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Last week, I had a prolonged text exchange with a fellow Chronicle writer about Grantland’s “Dr. V’s Magical Putter.” As a journalism grad student, I pontificated long and hard on the sports site outing the inventor of the “scientifically superior” golf club – Essay Anne Vanderbilt – who committed suicide before the story came out Jan. 15. Read More | Comment »

4:30PM Thu. Jan. 23, Abby Johnston

Top 10 Celebrities We Wish Were Gay

Sadly, we can't have everything. But if we could, we'd take it with a side of these sexy heterosexuals. Read More | Comment »

8:15AM Wed. Jan. 8, Lawrence Everett Forbes

Double Duchess Gives It Up for AusChron and Austin Pride

Double Duchess, the infamous bucket betch superduo we love the most, blew us a kiss and released a special track. See the tweet, hear the track, and share the love, after the jump: Read More | Comment »

4:15PM Fri. Sep. 6, 2013

Mo' Music: Gaga's Back

Only yesterday a friend mentioned how glad he was that we were living in Gaga-less times. It gave me no pleasure to inform him that Lady Gaga was soon to return in full force. Today she is officially back with "Applause," the first single off her upcoming new album, ARTPOP. Let's see whether her new single is a unicorn's neigh or a donkey's bray. Read More | Comment »

7:20PM Tue. Aug. 13, 2013, Rob Cohen

Now We're Talking: Andy Bell at Austin Pride

Can't lie. We're a bit beside ourselves. Erasure's Andy Bell has been announced as this year's headliner at Austin Pride. Read More | Comment »

11:40AM Wed. Jun. 19, 2013, Kate X Messer

Reading Joy Aloud

It’s a rarity to see BookWoman, Austin’s feminist bookstore, filled with gay men. But there they were, most middle-aged or older, most poetically inclined. The purpose of the BoWo gathering was to read and re-ignite the poetry of James Broughton. Read More | Comment »

11:05AM Tue. Mar. 12, 2013, Andy Campbell

Maddowpalooza

Rachel Maddow's appearance at SXSW, while billed as a "conversation with," was also scheduled as part of her book tour. What were we in for? Read More | Comment »

3:15PM Mon. Mar. 11, 2013, Kate X Messer

Get Schooled at Buck U With 'Mr. Angel'

Six years in the making, Mr. Angel (directed by Dan Hunt) follows Buck Angel, a community activist and porn star (and 2007 Transsexual Performer of the Year), in work, life, love, and family relationships. With the globe-trotting star about to take off for a speaking engagement in Canada, the following interview unfolded over Skype: Read More | Comment »

1:20PM Fri. Mar. 8, 2013, Andy Campbell

Rachel Maddow to Speak at SXSW Interactive

MSNBC TV news host Rachel Maddow, a darling of progressive political junkies, will be a featured speaker at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival this March, organizers announced today. Read More | Comment »

10:12AM Fri. Feb. 1, 2013, Amy Smith

Stanley Roy's on Uke, Beyonce's on Watch!

Speaking of Ukes… What happens when we have a tête-à-tête with our favorite local ukulele player? Um, magic. Magic happens. Witness and testify. Read More | Comment »

4:10PM Thu. Jan. 31, 2013, Andy Campbell

An Arc of Crystal Clarity

Gavin Russom has been part of New York's underground dance scene as a artist on DFA records for years. Last year his music was taken to the next level through collaboration with new partner Viva Ruiz. The Crystal Ark was born. In anticipation of their DJ set this Saturday we spoke via Skype of telenovelas, Kraftwerk, and the body's connection to dance. Read More | Comment »

5:10PM Thu. Jan. 10, 2013, Rob Cohen

Rating the VH1 Divas

With the tragic passing of Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey's preoccupation with achieving inception, our nation is suffering from a serious diva drought. Read More | Comment »

3:00PM Fri. Dec. 14, 2012, Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: December 6

Marco Rubio gives a sound bite, Scott Evans rips from the headlines, and One Million Moms skip the commercials. Today’s AggreGAYtor has nothing better to do than to watch T.V. and have a couple of brews. Read More | Comment »

11:15AM Thu. Dec. 6, 2012, Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: November 8

Chris Kluwe puts on a happy face, Meghan McCain bogarts the joint, and Madonna feels dejected. Today’s AggreGAYtor is an afternoon delight. Read More | Comment »

3:30PM Thu. Nov. 8, 2012, Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: October 17

Andrew Sullivan’s faith is restored, Anne Hathaway sells herself for equality, and Gavin Newsom has grave concerns. You might think I'm crazy but today’s AggreGAYtor is serious. It's better you know now. Read More | Comment »

3:15PM Wed. Oct. 17, 2012, Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: September 5

Ellen DeGeneres is immortalized, Nicki Minaj is up to no good, and Hank Williams Jr. makes some rowdy enemies. Today’s AggreGAYtor dares wear short shorts. Read More | Comment »

12:00PM Thu. Sep. 6, 2012, Brandon Watson

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