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    Miss Cheer Up Charlies Pageant

    It Gurl Ursula hosts the second annual pageant to crown this year's Scene Queen. Get ready for flair, big hair, fancy gowns, and so much queer drama! Look out for judges Emily Lowe, Mia Shannonhouse, Menuda, and a surprise guest.
    Fri., Sept. 15, 10pm. $5 suggested donation (for Houston animal shelters).  
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    Apply for the "Live Proud on Campus" Scholarship by AT&T and HRC

    Students 18 and older should apply by submitting a "video pitch describing an LGBTQ-supportive project they’d like to see in place at their schools," and announcing their participation on the socials with #ATTLiveProud and #LiveProudScholar. Semi-finalists will announced on September 27. Three grand prize winners receive:: ·$10,000 college scholarship: ·Trip to D.C. for the HRC National Dinner in Oct.: ·$2,500 to help make their project a reality: ·Semester-long mentorship with HRC leadership: ·“Tech suite” package (tablet, smart phone, and device cases)
    Through Sept. 22. Free.  
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    Bear 2 Bear

    Couples welcome, but this party is for all the single ladies (err, boys) looking to put a ring or a thing on it. Snap on a bracelet from Tapelenders (provided) to show yer interest – flagging in 2017.
    Fri., Sept. 15, 9pm. Free.  
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    Central Texas Transgender Health Conference

    An educational conference for medical and mental health providers in Central Texas on helping, supporting, and providing affirming care to trans, GNC, and nonbinary patients.
    Fri, Sep 15. - Sat., Sep. 16, 8am-4pm. $35-175.  
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    Drag Attack!

    A monthly armature drag contest. Sign yerself up for mentorship, makeovers, and lip sync practice. You could win $100 from yer game show host Cheeki Kahnt. No experience required.
    Fri., Sept. 15, 10pm. Free.  
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    Plezzure Island Year 2

    The plezzure krew is back for round two. Close out yer summer with a leztastic beach weekend complete with celezbian entertainers, games, and gals.
    Thu., Sep. 28-Sun., Oct. 1. $40-300.  
    South Padre Island
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    Texas Mermaid Retreat

    A magical mermaid summer retreat that's raising funds for the Rainbow Railroad (a nonprofit helping LGBTQ folks escape persecution in Chechnya). Come with a tail or purchase one here. See site for details.
    Fri., Sep. 15-Sun., Sep. 17. $275.  
    University Camp, 1000 University Rd., Wimberley
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    ToyBOX: Fall Into Pride

    Jump for (rescheduled) Pride, Chique Fil-Atio hosts a night of fall fun (temps be damned) and queer pride with music and snark from DJ Isabella Von Black.
    Fri., Sept. 15, 9pm-12mid  
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    Tucked Drag Show

    Get tucked in by some of Austin's most fab queens. Might be weekly, but never the same.
    Fridays, 10:30pm-midnight
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    2017 Austin International Drag Festival

    Prepare for the fierce return of Austin International Drag Fest! Spend daylight hours at Drag Village with showcases, a Drag Market, workshops, podcasts, glamour lounge, and more. Head to Red River when night falls for showcases of the world's greatest drag stars. All ages welcome, night shows are 18 and up.
    Thu.-Sun., Nov. 9-12. $0-99.  
    Various locations
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    GAyCL 2017

    Just like ACL, but queerer ... and smaller ... and only one day ... OK – just trust us, will ya? DJ GirlFriend brings the queer music fest back for a new year!
    Sat., Oct. 14, 4pm-2am  
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    Rent 20th Anniversary Tour

    Rent comes to Austin with Evan Ensign directing and Marlies Yearby choreographing. Watch this special cast portray "an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out." Tickets on sale.
    Fri.-Sun., Oct. 13-15. $30 and up.  
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