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The Chain Drive and the Rumor Mill

The little stucco bar with the infamous tree will soon have to find a new home, but for now, tomorrow is another day. Read More | Comment »

4:30PM Fri. Jun. 13, David Estlund

Where Sexy Meets Political

The personal is political. Sexuality, doubly so. The Forbidden Film Festival launches tonight with a line up of films about a lot more than just who's putting what into or around what. Read More | Comment »

5:27PM Wed. May. 7, Richard Whittaker

Ready to Get 'Nasty'?

With all of the theatrics and mayhem on stage each night, the Austin drag scene might the perfect setting for a suspenseful spine-chiller. The short film Nasty, which will follow an enigmatic, homicidal queen of the same name, is aiming to shine a spotlight on some of the leading ladies of Austin, as well as the scene itself. Read More | Comment »

9:30AM Wed. Apr. 16, Claire Gordon

Cheer Up Charlie's Soft Opening

Cheer Up Charlie's, the iconic but no-longer-Eastside venue, now occupies a significant spot of Austin LGBTQ history. Read More | Comment »

5:30PM Wed. Feb. 19, David Estlund

The Sweet Queerafter: What's in a Word?

Once a playground slur and epithet that would doom those to whom it stuck, a certain word has since come to mean something very different and very dear to a lot of people, and that word is having a party. Read More | Comment »

5:10PM Thu. Feb. 13, David Estlund

Cheer Up Charlie's New Red River Digs

Hold up, Santa Claus! We knew you couldn't possibly leave our gang at Cheer Up Charlie's hanging with just a lump of coal in their stocking. A new location is in the works, news that may feel like a holiday miracle to Cheer Up's many fans and supporters.

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3:03PM Mon. Dec. 30, 2013, Kate X Messer and Sarah Marloff

Becoming Johellen, Part 3

It's two hours to showtime and Josiah Brown is in his room finishing up his transformation into Johellen Burns, his drag queen persona. Read More | Comment »

10:30AM Thu. Dec. 26, 2013, Jesse Mandell-McClinton

Becoming Johellen, Part 2

Josiah Brown, sleep-deprived from a late night of essaying for school, is hastily throwing back a couple of fried eggs in his kitchen before setting out on the day's errands. Read More | Comment »

10:00AM Wed. Dec. 25, 2013, Jesse Mandell-McClinton

Becoming Johellen, Part 1

A pair of 5-inch heels strut their way through a cool November night in downtown Austin. It's the Sunday after Halloween, and the weekend's drunken energy has settled to the point that the liveliest sounds on Fourth & Guadalupe come from the shoes' click-clacking echoes. Read More | Comment »

10:30AM Tue. Dec. 24, 2013, Jesse Mandell-McClinton

The AggreGAYtor: September 20

Guys, The Austin Chronicle published a "Best of Austin" issue last week, and the AggreGAYtor is on it! Read More | Comment »

3:50PM Fri. Sep. 20, 2013

Family Tradition

When Gaybigaygay first rolled out the carpet, it wasn't exactly red. Hazey Fairless laughs "Silky [Shoemaker] found this old carpet in a dilapidated shed. It was so gross. We had rented a PA from Rock N Roll Rentals that was the size of a carry-on suitcase. I thought 'what did we get ourselves into.'" Read More | Comment »

1:17PM Wed. Mar. 13, 2013, Brandon Watson

The Time to Strike is Now

Michael Diviesti became aware of social justice from a young age. His step-father often told him stories of the bad old days, stories of coming home to the violence of spray-painted racial slurs. Even when young, Diviesti was aware that equality required a fight. Read More | Comment »

3:07PM Sat. Mar. 9, 2013, Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: November 9

David Arquette gets pumped up, Ron Johnson snarks on Tammy Baldwin, and Daniel Craig insists Bond is all about Pussy Galore. Our asylums are full of people who think they're today’s AggreGAYtor. Read More | Comment »

3:15PM Fri. Nov. 9, 2012, Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: October 24

Jessie Tyler Ferguson has a scare, R. Clarke Cooper is playing coy, and Lady Gaga enters a vegetative state. Today’s AggreGAYtor is giving mad props. Read More | Comment »

2:45PM Wed. Oct. 24, 2012, Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: September 24

Rick Perry gets litigious, Bret Easton Ellis stirs the pot, and Dan Chois skips the celebration. Today's AggreGAYtor has a hangover. Read More | Comment »

4:00PM Mon. Sep. 24, 2012, Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: August 15

Victoria Jackson revives her stand-up act, Derek Hough closely holds his tiny dancer, and Gaga dabbles in the occult. When there’s no more room in Hell, today’s AggreGAYtor will walk the Earth. Read More | Comment »

12:10PM Wed. Aug. 15, 2012, Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: July 31

The APD make a video, the Democrats promote equality, and Naomi Campbell promises high drama. Today's AggreGAYtor is making love to the camera. Read More | Comment »

12:26PM Tue. Jul. 31, 2012, Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: July 27

Target breaks out the confetti, the New York Times discovers drag balls, and Austin foodies stir the pot. Today's AggreGAYtor is more than meets the eye. Read More | Comment »

11:46AM Fri. Jul. 27, 2012, Brandon Watson

Gay Bi Gay Gay Invades YR Shit

The smartest queers save a little bit of energy during the week of credential-copping we know as South By South West, for the ridiculosity of Gay Bi Gay Gay. Teeming hoardes of dirty, filthy, fucking great-looking queers who come together to find a radically laissez-faire expression of our queer power and creativity. Want the deets? See below... Read More | Comment »

6:47PM Sat. Mar. 17, 2012, Andy Campbell

Andy's Tops & Bottoms

Dandy Unicorn, ze whinnies like the wind. Sometimes hir whinnies sound like cries of unadulterated pleasure ("Wins") and sometimes they sound like paincries ("Nays"). But Dandy isn't the only one who can Win-nay, I can too. And these are the sweet, dark win-nays I whispered into Dandy's earholes this year. Here are my Top Eleven "WIN-NAY"s. Grody. Read More | Comment »

10:10AM Thu. Jan. 5, 2012, Andy Campbell

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