"..."The funny thing is," says Shoemaker, "the project hasn't really evolved or changed much in 10 years; it's only now that I have the opportunity to realize it." Equal parts pedagogy and party, Shoemaker's installation will debut opening night of upstart film and arts festival, OUTsider. She describes it as consisting of human-scaled dioramas, each inhabiting a 5'x5' footprint, depicting lost and overlooked moments of queer history (see "On Display")..."
"...Ever spend your nights awake thinking, "What are young queer scholars doing right now?" I do. I also ask, "Who are young queer scholars doing right now?" Those questions go hand in hand for me..."
"...Who didn’t play connect the dots as a child? Well Queer Qumbia en Tejas founder, Kanoa Bailey still wants to play, grown-up style. And with tonight’s Night Market that’s just what he intends to do...."
"...Queer Animation, a short film collection curated by Judith Foster, left the audience amazed and inspired at Sunday's screening on the last day of the 2017 OUTsider Festival...."
"...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...."
"...Queer fashion is dawning on a renaissance, but it’s not all “androgynous” joggers and a-line tees. It’s much more complex and at the root of SXSW’s first ever queer style panel, Queer Style: Visual Activism and Fashion’s Frontier...."
"...It’s not quite necromancy, but the ATX Television Festival does have a remarkable way of reviving interest in long-departed shows. Now, 10 years after it shuffled off this mortal coil and cathode ray tube TVs everywhere, Queer as Folk will be feted at the festival in June, with its creators and select cast coming together for a special reunion event...."
"...The young man -- who is on the verge of coming out, but just not sure of how, when, or where -- is offered the dead lover's shoes (which just happen to be his size) by his older cousin. The young man wears the shoes, assumes the spirit of the deceased, and is magically transported back to the hedonistic heights of 1970s gay disco life as Thelma Houston coos and pleads “Don't Leave Me This Way.” Despite their diversity in style, however, all six features and their respective directors produce a cinematic fresh air that bodes well for more queer cinema to come...."
"...But you’ve gotta come up for air sometimes. So when you get too bored of just hanging out, we’ve got you covered with cute queer options...."
"...In this topsy-turvy world, one place to turn is the ATX Democratic Socialists of America (ATX DSA) Queer Coalition. A subgroup of the Austin chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America – the largest socialist organization in the U.S..."
"...If there's one thing the LGBTQ community excels at, it's throwing a damn good party. In the 47 years since the first high heel was lobbed at the Stonewall Riots, queers have found a way to intertwine revelry with rights..."
"...So I wanted to let you in on screenings and film events that queers might really love now, of course, this list is by no means comprehensive and represents only my own tastes and proclivities. This year there are precious fewer than last, but the selections are sweet...."
"...It’s the first major museum exhibition to historically examine emerging art of the decade, open now through May 15. For the Blanton presentation of the show, Garza built on the existing checklist to include artworks produced during the AIDS crisis by such important artists as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, San Antonio native Donald Moffett, and New York queer agitprop collective Gran Fury...."
"...The catalog for the balls-out exhibit of queer expression currently up at UT's Visual Art Center delicately refers to the video of Austin's beloved Christeene as a "mashup of gender tropes." God, we love art fags. Tropes! Christeene, for those of you who've seen, felt, or been spat upon at a show, skews more toward gender gropes, we'd say..."
"...There's some kind of groundswell of change. It feels like Austin is on the verge of a queer Renaissance...."
"...No trip to New York is complete without a shopping experience at Printed Matter, the independent and artist bookstore in the heart of Chelsea. Recently Printed Matter held an exhibition of Queer Zines..."
"...It was such a buzz kill from her days in San Francisco and New York, where she rubbed shoulders with such indie film and theatre heavy hitters as cinema gurus John Sloss and Christine Vachon and Greater Tuna maven Ed Howard. Queer Austin suddenly seemed stagnant compared to her own wild times here in the Nineties..."
"...Parker, but from what I can see, viewers are consuming TV's idea of gay culture as happily as a free pass at a day spa. The newest gay-themed series to hit the tube are cases in point: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has become a hit for cable network Bravo..."
"...Queer Youth Media Project Registration Austin School of Film and aGLIFF host this summer's Queer Youth Media Project for students ages 14-20. Register now online..."
"...We hope you've been doing your push-ups. We'd hate to see you run out of gas for Texas Swing, Trannyshack!, Queerbomb, or anything else that's packing this week's calendar like a drag king in heat. ON OUR GAYDAR..."
"...15, 10:30am PST. The result? More than 1 million protesters in every state and beyond rose to bear witness to the creation of a freshly energized queer rights movement...."
"...Despite – or perhaps because of – the tumultuous year, these queers brought some much needed humor, strength, and all-around badassness to 2016. We gotta admit, we’re crushin’ hard here...."
"...Out Youth would like to rewrite those histories for the queer kids of yesteryear with their first-ever Second Chance Adult Prom. Though not exclusively for gay of center adults, this night is designed to do several things: introduce a greater audience to Out Youth, get more people connected, and “throw a fun party,” says board member and prom co-chair Nathan Michaud...."
"...The Black Queer Studies Collection is a cataloged creation that makes searching for works by queer people of color much less time consuming. With the addition of this new tool to the University's library system, a localized note will now appear in the online catalog listings of works by, for and about Black Diasporic LGBTQ people..."
"...The collective of local video artists Austin Video Bee and aGLIFF are presenting a nationally touring night of queer video art. CHANNELING: An Invocation of Spectral Bodies and Queer Spirits happens this Saturday, January 24, 8:30-10:00pm at the Hideout Theater on Congress..."
"...6. Hooray California! Boo California! For us queers in Texas, we live vicariously (sometimes) through the lives of gays in different states..."
"..."sex positive" dichotomy without questioning. As a queer parent, I believe that queer cultural values are among the most important things that I can bequeath to my son..."
"...From Air America's Dr. Rachel Maddow's guest appearances on network and cable news programs and whispers of CNN's hunky metrosexual Anderson Cooper's orientation to daring and darling straight allies like Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Cyndi Lauper's awesome True Colors tour, cable "out"-lets like Logo and Here! were not the only repositories of queer voices heard..."
"...Starring: Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly and Charlie Hunnam. The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) presents one of the favorites from last year's festival: the gay British TV soap opera Queer as Folk..."
"...6PM, OutCast (Live, queer radio show on our local community station) @ KOOP 91.7FM. Our own Kate X is the dyke sidekick of the OC's Heath and Stephen..."
"...Friday night Christeene will be having her EP release party at Elysium ($3-$8 sliding scale for entry). The queer musical improv outfit Disco Plague will be opening..."
"...I know I'm not the only queer kid who likes hip-hop. I know I'm not the only queer kid in town who likes it when girls (and sweet fellas, too) shake what they mama gave them and such, bouncin' that thing (or things) all enthusiasticlike to the kind of bass that gets you feeling, um, dirty..."
"...The group published ONE Magazine, a groundbreaking publication that featured articles about the social, political, and cultural realities of gay life, predating magazines like The Advocate by nearly 15 years. Its queer content caught the wary eye of the FBI and U.S..."
"...TOP 10 QUEER GRRRLS OF 2013..."
"...Lights, camera, action! Opening night of Polari (the film festival formerly known as aGLIFF) lit up the State Theater last night to honor queer film, Austin's queer community, and the film festival founder, Scott Dinger...."
"...My inner eight-year-old is squealing, and even though my old college bike has been, uh, sitting there, I’ve been inspired to break it out. “It’s never too hard for a beginner biker to come along, our rides are usually around 10-12 miles with slightly challenging hills,” says Zachary Settle of Team ProHomo, the group that hosts Austin's weekly Queer Rides...."
"...Under the benevolent gaze of LBJ, more than 150 Texas queer kids have gathered to brainstorm, compare notes, take this "life" to anotha lev-elllll. Community..."
"...History making and such. For the first year ever, UT's Queer Texas Conference is alive..."
"...6) The annual International Drag KingCommunity Extravaganza celebrated its eighth year with its first trip across the Mason-Dixon to Austin, showing the global community of red-hot gender benders what happens when you go waaaaay down South. The event's main show at Palmer Events Center occurred just down the hall from Project Transitions' popular Style Cup, making for quite the queer twofer...."
"...But that's neither here nor there, we're talking about the Love That Dared Not Speak Its Name. We're talking about "We're here, we're queer, get used to it!" We're talking about shaking your groove thing..."
"...Directed by: Various. This "18 and over" night of punk queer cinema features Chicago filmmaker Shawn Durr's "Meat Fucker," a short film about a gay vegetarian's lust for his straight carnivore roomate, and the short "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss" by New Yorker Todd Downing, a parody that uses Ken and Billy dolls to make fun of gay romantic comedies...."
"...Starring: Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly and Charlie Hunnam. TheAustin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) presents one ofthe favorites from the recent festival: this gay British TV soap opera,Queer as Folk..."
"...Starring: Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly and Charlie Hunnam. The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) presents one of the favorites from the recent festival: this gay British TV soap opera, Queer as Folk..."
"...Lauren holds together the film's loose narrative arc, and his ensuing uncomfortability and shock parallels Pacino's. In scripted passages that sneakily appear verité, explicit parallels are drawn to the human process of making a film that is, in some way, about queer sex..."
"...As gunshots sound in quick succession, the red, white, and blue American flag is replaced with a rainbow-hued gay pride flag. MC5's "Kick Out the Jams" roils up, igniting a montage of black-and-white photographs of queers getting arrested and throwing a riotous fit..."
"...IOW, queermos, poetry is the way we exist...."
"...Thankfully, the homos that host Barbarella's weekly queer dance night, Tuezgayz, are giving us a second chance to experience the fun that is bucking "traditional" gender roles (what are those, amirite?).Tonight's edition of Tuezgayz is a Gaydie Hawkinz dance! Complete with a theme! And costumes! TheGlitoris.com tells me that we should be dressing in the style of “androgeny” and that "attire must mix a fashion that elicits both masculine and feminine characteristics. This can be as subtle (make up/shoulder pads) or as theatrical (wigs/cross dressing) as you want."Um, hello Grace Jones.The debauchery starts at 9:30pm..."
"...It's like a reality show, America's Next Top President." Honey, she's just warming up. This weekend's gigs are tonight and tomorrow, Fri.-Sat., Jan 18-19, 8pm & 10:30pm. Come out right here in Austin and make fun of what we're not supposed to by way of Spanglish humor that flirts with all kinds of cultural taboos from the purported Lesbian Gang Epidemic (The Pink Mafia!) to queered religious icons to the semi-sacred courtship that happens only among queer womyn of color. Trust us, if you missed last year's squatting-room-only "Sex & Tortillas" show at the Victory Grill (I keep wanting to call it "Sex With Tortillas" ), DO NOT MISS La Angry Xicana..."
"...But, baby, if yer V.I.P, it doesn't matter if yer a boy, girl, or whatever. Just be cute." So far, an hour (3pm) into the shift and it's me, Bradford (the cute blonde queer boy who works the smoke shop nightly), and a sushi worker who just stated that the perfect lesbian, "has a long tongue and can breathe through her ears." Well put, my lil' fish-working friend. Dirty Smoke Shop Jokes: Bradford: What's the worst thing about eating your grandmother out? Sushi Boy: Getting her outta her wheel chair? Bradford: No..."
"...I rented a movie last night and, purely for sociological reasons, braved the stereotypical walk to the queer section of I Luv Video. Don't know what it is, but I always feel cheesy..."