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It's Coming Out Month big time in Austin this week

Father Jayme Mathias of Holy Family American Catholic Church
Father Jayme Mathias of Holy Family American Catholic Church

COMMUNION Learn about the warm, open, gay-friendly, and inclusive community at Holy Family American Catholic Church at this week's Jamaica (see Sunday).

ON OUR GAYDAR

Beth Consetta Rubel Art Exhibit That eye. That hand. Those faces. Do not miss this art show. Through Fri., Oct. 24. Salvage Vanguard, 2803 Manor Rd. www.fb.com/consettarubelartist.

Out of the Past Scott Hoffman, the man behind the Austin History Center's LGBT Finding Guide presents Austin & the History of LGBTQ Americans. Thu., Oct. 16, 10:30-11:30am. Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina. Free.

Sync Up & Socialize at this Tech Pride mixer. Third Thursdays, 6-8pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free.

BedPost Confessions This month: Julie hosts and Jessica Luther, Robert Arjet, and more confess, confess, and confess. Thu., Oct. 16, 8pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $10. www.fb.com/bedpostconfessions.

Lizzy Caroloke Back with a vengeance. The list is online (thanks to Adam!). Study up! Third Thursdays, 9pm. Badlands, 1203 Chicon. www.karaokelist.net.

Midnight in Wonderland That Damned Band, Divas in Austin, Austin's United Court, and host Rob Faubion follow the signs to "eat this" and "drink this" for our beloved Wright House. That's a rabbit hole you want to get stuck in. Fri., Oct. 17, 6-10pm. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress. $60-250. www.thewrighthouse.org.

Women's Coming Out Story Slam Celebrate OUTober with women's stories of coming out. Fri., Oct. 17, 6:30-8:30pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. Free. www.pflagaustin.org.

2014 PFLAG Southern Regional Conference Central Texas chapters come together with chapters from all over the South. If you've ever been curious about PFLAG (or wanted to get a friend or family member involved), this is the event, one that promises a lot of camaraderie and sharing, with keynoters Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman, as well as Anne Wynne, plus some pretty cool workshops (a certain unicorn shall host one, as a matter of fact). See you there? Sat., Oct. 18, 8am-5pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park, 512/219-9008. $25. www.pflag-austin.org/wp, www.fb.com/pflagaustin.

Dragoween 2014: A Vaudeville Murder Mystery An elaborate, farcical feat full of drag, vaudeville, burlesque, and some Fosse-style shenanigans to boot, all to benefit the Austin Roundup, national LGBTQ recovery conference. Sat., Oct. 18, 3pm. Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress. $25. www.fb.com/dragoween.

Dream of the Red Chamber: Salome A variety of "trips" (Ancient Mesopotamia, the Greek and Roman empires, Ancient Kemet ...) for a variety of prices. Sat., Oct. 18, 9pm-1am. Swan Dive, 615 Red River. $30-550. www.fb.com/events/1509517835959496.

ASA Car Raffle Buy a ticket. Win a Leaf. Winner will be drawn at AIDS Walk Austin. Sun., Oct. 19. Tickets $20; 6 for $100. www.asaustin.org.

AIDS Walk 2014 It's time to step up and step out. One foot in front of the other raises an amazing amount of scratch in the cause of caring for folks living with HIV/AIDS. Sun., Oct. 19, 11:30am-5pm. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe. www.aidswalkaustin.org.

Holy Family Jamaica & Fall Festival Austin's most inclusive, open, and affirming Catholic church invites you to their annual Jamaica/Fall Festival featuring folkloric dance, music by Los Texas Wranglers, and more in the way of good ol' fashioned food, folks, and fun. Sun., Oct. 19, 2-9pm. Holy Family American Catholic Church, 8613 Lava Hill, 512/200-2669. Free. Raffle tickets $2; $5 for 3. www.fb.com/holyfamilyacc.

Men's Coming Out Story Slam Listen to men share their coming out experiences. Sun., Oct. 19, 6-8pm. Chain Drive, 84 East. Free. www.pflagaustin.org.

October Kweird Sundayz Queer Eleqtro with Night Drive and Prom Date (New Orleans). Sun., Oct. 19, 9pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

Erasure's Andy Bell Celebrate opening weekend of the new, high-end Highland in the haunt of the ol' 404. Mister Andy hosts the official Erasure afterparty. Sun., Oct. 19, 10pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. www.highlandlounge.com.

Sade Sundays Come live the diamond life each and every Sunday with that smooth operator, DJ GirlFriend, at this vinyl-only hideaway. Sundays through November, 9pm-1am. Vinyl, 607 Trinity. Free. www.girlfriendatx.com.

Queerly Cultural It's UUC's night of arts, culture, education, advocacy, and fun, featuring guitarist Briand Morrison, plus portrait artist Drew Johnson, Lambda Legal Dallas' Omar Narvaez, and storyteller Susan A. Gore. Mon., Oct. 20, 6:30-9pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover. www.fb.com/legalizehuman.

Jackson Galaxy
Jackson Galaxy (Photo by Shelley Hiam)

Jackson Galaxy at BookPeople That weirdy, facial hair dude on Animal Planet's My Cat From Hell: He's called the cat daddy. We think there are some natural demographics to which this will appeal. Intersectionality. Hence this blurb. Meeeeow. Mon., Oct. 20, 7pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050. www.bookpeople.com/event.

TuezGayz Dependably fruitastic: Austin's legendary weekly weekday gay night on Red River. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarellaatx.

PFLAG Coming Out & Trans Coming Out Story Slam Everyone can come out and share: LGBTQ, newly realized LGBTQ, allied, supportive. We all have coming out stories. Wed., Oct. 22, 6:30-8pm. Spider House Ballroom and Patio Bar & Cafe, 2906-2908 Fruth. Free. www.pflagaustin.org.

Queer Ride Search QR on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside. Free.

Diversity Outreach Blockwalk Election Day looms! It's the final push. Diversify that block walk, people. Queers, represent. Volunteers still needed. Now. Weekdays, 10am-9pm; weekends, 9am-8pm. Travis Co. Democratic Campaign HQ, 1910 E. MLK. 512/472-VOTE. jd@traviscountydemocrats.org, www.fb.com/tcdpdiversityoutreach.

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Austin gay, Austin LGBTQ, PFLAG Conference, Lizzy Caroloke, Bedpost, Father Jayme Mathias, Holy Family American Catholic, Jamaica, Midnight in Wonderland, Coming Out Story Slam

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