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Gay Standard Time and getting pumped for Pride

GIGANTIC OOPS Regarding our explanation last week of the name of Equality Texas' Sunrise Brunch, we received an e-mail from Allan Baker, who served on the LGRL/Equality Texas board, 1995-2006: "In 1996, as a member of the Board of LGRL (now Equality Texas), I suggested having a brunch as a fundraiser on the morning of the Pride Festival ... then held on Sunday, from noon to 8pm. A year or so later, I thought it would be funny to call it 'The Sunrise Brunch,' even though it didn't start until 11am, because that was just about as close to 'sunrise' as you could get for a gay man, after a Saturday night at the clubs. That year one of the beverages we offered at the brunch was Tequila Sunrise.

"So, the 'Sunrise Brunch' has never been held at sunrise ... unless it's a GST sunrise: Gay Standard Time."

So sorry about the error. We swear some of those Fiesta Gardens mornings were at sunrise, but in the face of faulty memory banks, we'll chalk it up to our own LST. (Lesbians stay out late on Saturdays, too. Or at least we used to.) Check the Equality Texas site (www.equalitytexas.org) to buy tickets to this year's event (see "Pride Is Coming," below).

PRIDE Are you ready? Are you riding on a float? Are you pageant waving from a convertible (we are!)? Have you reserved your booth? Have you stockpiled Tums to quell the effects of so many rainbows? Have you fed your unicorn? Time is running out. Whether you wish to celebrate Gay Shame or Gay Pride, get in touch with AGLCC this minute (www.austinpride.org), and get on board.


Pride Is Coming

ALLGO PRIDE DANCE Dance your pants off pre-Pride at the hottest dance party on the Eastside with DJ Angel Rivera. Why don't we ALL GO? Fri., June 5, 9pm-2am. Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th, 472-2001. www.allgo.org.

DON'T HIDE YO PRIDE Pride's just around the bend. Sign up now as a sponsor or volunteer. And while you're at it, reserve your booth for the festival and a position in the parade. AGLCC makes it easy to access online (you can even Facebook 'em, Dano). Check the site or e-mail today! Sat., June 6. www.austinpride.org.

FOODIES @ PRIDE You can't keep a good woman down. Unless, of course, you mean down South. Well, when it comes to watching the Pride Parade, all good foodies know the only way to go is west. Go 219 West, young woman, and enjoy an annual tradition. Plan to get there early to reserve your spot. Sat., June 6, 5pm. 219 West, 219 W. Fourth, 474-2194. beatsagogo@aol.com, myspace.com/foodies_kitty.

PRIDE MEN'S DANCE A nice respite from the "scene," yet still packed with Chicken George and plenty o' boo-tay. Fri., June 19, 8pm. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Bergman, 480-8318. www.equalitytexas.org.

PRIDE WOMEN'S DANCE Ladies in skirts. Ladies in pants. We aren't exactly ladies, but we wanna dance. Fri., June 12, 8-11pm. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Bergman, 480-8318. www.aglcc.org/event/713/Pride-Womens-Dance.html.

SUNRISE BRUNCH (AT 11:30am!) Oops! We made a boo-boo regarding the origin of Sunrise (see "Gay Place," above) but you can still think of it as "a new day to shed light." Sun., June 7, 11:30am. Austin Women's Club/North-Evans Chateau, 708 San Antonio, 474-5475. $50. www.equalitytexas.org/content.aspx?id=581#315.

TEXAS SWINGERS Tejas means friends, right? So, what's a li'l swangin' amongst friends? Especially friends who are fundraising to keep fab services flowing to our pals living with HIV/AIDS? Fri., June 5, 7pm. Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto, 454-8646. $40 ($35, advance). aidshous@projecttransitions.org, www.projecttransitions.org.

THE MAJESTIC PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Movie. Costume contest. Dance party. All for aGLIFF. We are so there. Fri., June 5, 8pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 472-5470.

THROWIN' IT DOWN L/G STYLE Pre-Pride par-tay with Elizabeth Wills and Nakia & His Southern Cousins. Fri., June 5, 6:30pm. Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 206-1000. www.centralmarket.com.

WHIPPIN' IT OUT FOR PRIDE! Be a part of The Austin Chronicle's superspecial Pride pullout supplement for Austin Pride 2009? If you are hosting an event for Pride, around Pride, or leading up to Pride, send us info ASAP. Deadline: Fri., May 29, noon. 454-5766. Free. gayplace@austinchronicle.com, austinchronicle.com/gayplaceblog, austinchronicle.com/gaytx.


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