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Listen to KOOP-FM's annual Stonewall show


Friends of Judy and friends of Friends of Judy tune in to KOOP-FM

Remember that ol' KOOP radio show? Hosted by Taylor Cage? Well, every June, Dennis Campa's Adventures in Sound invites Taylor to join in for "Before Stonewall," a roundup of pre-1969 music of LGBTQ interest even before the birth of the modern gay liberation/pride movement. Tune in Saturday, 1pm.


ON OUR GAYDAR

Swings Asunder World premiere of Sky Candy's avant-garde exploration of gender roles, sex, and self-worth through modern dance, gesture, and innovative aerial movement. Original score by local Austin composer Justin Sherburn. Thu.-Mon., June 25-29; and Thu.-Fri., July 2-3. Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside. $15-50. www.skycandyaustin.com, www.thelongcenter.org/event/swings-asunder.

Stonewall Celebration Austin Pride's fifth remembrance of Stonewall with readings and performance, solemn and silly, wistful and wonderful, poignant and proud. Join us, LGBTQIA all, on the Capitol steps. Thu., June 25, 7-8:30pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress. Free. www.austinpride.org.

Free HIV/STD Testing Alive and safe. Know your status. Tuesdays, 1-4pm & 8-11pm & Fridays, 1-4pm. Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport, 512/302-9696. www.midtowne.com.

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. Registration through June 29. QYMP event: July 20-24. Austin School of Film, 1634 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/302-9889. info@agliff.org, www.agliff.org/qymp.

Ghost Bones and Mom Jeans With Androids of Ex-Lovers. Fri., June 26, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.hearghostbones.bandcamp.com/releases, www.fb.com/queasy.lover.

Lizzy Caroloke Lizzie helps you sing and swing with a vengeance. Check the online list. Last Fridays, 9pm. Badlands, 1203 Chicon. www.karaokelist.net.

Trash Retro with DJ Roger Wilson All-vinyl, Eighties pop/club/retro/trash. Fri., June 26, 10pm-2am. Elysium, 705 Red River.

Highland Fridays Come on in and take a dip. Fridays, 10:30pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free. info@highlandlounge.com.

Dennis Campa's Before Stonewall Show Adventures in Sound hosts the 10th annual LGBTQ special, with lovely guest, the inimitable host of pioneering KOOP show Queer Waves, Taylor Cage. Sat., June 27, 1-2pm. KOOP 91.7FM. www.koop.org.

Last Splash Swim Club With Nancy Whang Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem, Classixx, the Juan MacLean) takes a big deep-cuts dip at the W. Learning Secrets opens. Sun., June 28, 1pm. W Hotel, 200 Lavaca. $30.

Planet Fabulous Karaoke Karaoke's grande dame is back and humpin' for Hump Day at the 'Bear. Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.theironbear.com.

BPM Saturdays DJ BigFace and Boys of ATX prance and pace. Saturdays, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free.

SCOTUS Decision Day Party Equality Texas, HRC Austin, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, and Log Cabin Republicans have tentatively scheduled a celebration for what will hopefully be a major LGBTQ equality victory, but keep your eye on news online for updates. Mon., June 29, 6-9pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. www.freedomtomarry.org/pages/marriage-cases-seeking-supreme-court-review.

Queerdalini Yoga for those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Mondays, 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 2324 E. Cesar Chavez. $5+ donations. www.fb.com/groups/qyogaaustin.

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

Queer Ride Check the QR Facebook group for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm; wheels, 7:30pm. Free.

Transition with Erica Nix Erica Nix will PUMP. YOU. UP. Errrr, we mean: Erica Nix will help facilitate your process of change. Early session for bulking up. Second session for long and lean. Thursdays, 6:45 & 7:15pm. The Center Spot, 213 W. North Loop. $10-15, sliding scale. www.northloopcenterspot.com.


HO-RIZON

Houston LGBT Pride Celebration For you Pride groupies: This is the big one, y'all, the fourth-largest Pride in the USA, and worth the trip. The parade, the festival, the sights, the sounds, the rainbows, the unicorns (the humidity!), all on one day, for free (yes, we said free), for the first time, in downtown H-town. So, where's the afterparty? Sat., June 27, noon-11pm. Downtown Houston, for the first time. Free. www.pridehouston.org.

Austin Pride It's on, baby bunnies. Check the web for the list of performers, and get your tickets. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 22-30, all week long. Festival, Sat., Aug. 29, at Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. www.austinpride.org.

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KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Austin LGBTQ, Stonewall, Stonewall, Austin Pride, Houston Pride, Nancy Whang, Ghost Bones, Mom Jeans, QYMP, Queer Youth Media Project, Swings Asunder, Sky Candy, KOOP, 91.7FM, Dennis Campa, Taylor Cage

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