the gay place


Fun Guide

Austin's gay bars
and then some ...

gay place blog

this week in print

more gay

Health Care Equality

Obamacare and the LGBTQ community

Sarah Marloff, Jan. 29, 2015

Lege: Here Comes the Culture War

The culture war begins as conservative lawmakers file "religious freedom" bills

Mary Tuma, Jan. 22, 2015

5th Circuit Considers Marriage Equality

Judges question state's argument that marriage is for procreation

Mary Tuma, Jan. 15, 2015

The Right Man for the Job

APD welcomes its first openly trans officer

Amy Kamp, Nov. 20, 2014

Pushback on Crosswalks

Not all business owners welcome rainbows

Mary Tuma, Nov. 13, 2014

Trans Mother Honored

Local LGBT advocate sets an example

Amy Kamp, Oct. 23, 2014

Council Endorses Rainbow Crosswalks

Get out your rainbow chalk!

David Estlund, Oct. 02, 2014

What's a Little Rainbow Crosswalk Between Friends?

Plan to celebrate the gayborhood heads to Council

David Estlund, Sep. 18, 2014

Unisex Bathrooms on Agenda

Austin could be the first city in Texas to require them

Amy Kamp, Aug. 28, 2014

Council: Beep Beep!

This week's agenda has plenty to strike sparks and eat up the day and evening

Michael King, Aug. 28, 2014

Obama Eats, Bumps, and Leaves

The fist bump heard ’round the world

Michael King, Jul. 17, 2014

The Good Eye: Summer Camp

Notes on QueerBomb's profusion of glitter and camp

Amy Gentry, Jun. 19, 2014

Outside of Society

Does Austin have enough room for two queer film festivals?

Kate X Messer, May. 01, 2014

Austin's New (No) Sex Institute

Nascent think tank enters the culture wars

Brandon Watson, Mar. 06, 2014

A Step in the Right Direction

Judge rules in favor of marriage equality

Brandon Watson, Mar. 06, 2014

HIV/AIDS: Pushing Past the Plateau

Local agency fights stigma with new PSA campaign

Brandon Watson, Dec. 27, 2013

Deep-Seated Divans and Homo Sectionals

'Don't just sit there!' implores Polari, giving us every reason to

Kate X Messer, Oct. 10, 2013

Reviews You Can Use

Find the gray area in 'The New Black,' or explore sweeping panoramas and unbridgeable divides in 'The Most Fun I've Ever Had With My Pants On'

Brandon Watson, Oct. 10, 2013


GayBiGayGay showstoppers DavO and Krylon Superstar – aka Double Duchess – just can't quit us

Rob Cohen, Sep. 05, 2013

They Are Not Halle Berry

L.A.'s Hi Fashion are coming to Austin Pride to rock your butoh face paint off

Sep. 05, 2013

No Room for Gays at the Red Room?

Customers allege bar turned away LGBT customers

Brandon Watson, Jul. 25, 2013

Methodist Youth Director Denied Ordination

Denomination says sexuality bars her from ministry

Brandon Watson, Jun. 27, 2013

Keeping the Faith

Lesbian couple seeks ordination

Brandon Watson, May. 02, 2013

Stuck in the Middle

With Julie Goldman, how butch is too butch? How rough is too rough?

Kate X Messer, Apr. 25, 2013

New Documents Contradict Regnerus' Claims on Gay Parenting Study

Emails reveal close collaboration between Regnerus and Witherspoon Institute

Brandon Watson, Mar. 28, 2013

Correction: There Are Two Manchesters

Son claims 'Papa' Doug's views on LGBTs have evolved

Brandon Watson, Mar. 21, 2013

Unicorn Booty's New Dish

Popular LGBTQ blog expands to brick-and-mortar restaurant

Kate X Messer, Mar. 07, 2013

Queer Culture From the 1970s to 70

Three documentaries highlight a generation of gay icons

Andy Campbell, Mar. 07, 2013

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Yen Tan's 'Pit Stop' finds humanity in transaction

Brandon Watson, Mar. 07, 2013

Two Austin Churches Move Toward Inclusion

First United Methodist and St. David's Episcopal move towards LGBT inclusion

Brandon Watson, Mar. 07, 2013