The Austin Chronicle

Queer, Quick, and Dirty Gift Guide

By Beth Sullivan and Sarah Marloff, December 7, 2017, 12:01am, Qmmunity

Need a bit more giftspo? Gay Place has you – and the deserving queers in your life – covered.


Born Again Virgins


Ever wondered what a band who cites “Rufus Wainwright is the gay messiah” as their influence would sound like? You’ll have to listen to alt-rock act Born Again Virgins to find out (and trust us, you really want to).

Clothing & Goods

FLAVNT Streetwear


Smolder in your holiday photos with FLAVNT Streetwear’s selection of tank tops, sweatshirts, and T-shirts. And don’t forget to set your alarms for noon on Sat., Dec. 9, when their popular bareskin binders hit the virtual shelves.

Hunters and Collectors

Get glitzy and gift yer boo a piece of jewelry handmade by Lori Lockhart. These wearable works of art use “vintage metals, beads and chain combined with a variety of natural stones, leather, bone, horn, wood and ceramics.”


Awful Goods

Add some flair to your friends denim jacket with Lauren Dickens’ queer, quirky (queerky) iron-on embroidered patches and enamel pins.

White Deer Apothecary

Locally made herbal tinctures, salves, teas, infused oils, and soy candles are certain to light up and warm up the night for someone on your list.

Northern Fir Beard Balm

Quality grooming products for your bearded lover or bro. Plus, it's made from responsible and conscientious ingredients. Obvi a local gem.


OUTsider Festival

Give a gift that will take the receiver into the new year with a badge to OUTsider Festival – Austin’s annual fest and conference celebrating provocative queer art and artists – happening Feb. 14-18, 2018.

Beth Comics

Comic and queer lovers alike will appreciate an introduction to David Tarafa's Beth Comics. Raunchy, real, and real queer. And fan art – as in tees, pins, and prints – are now available for purchase.

For more ideas, check out our other gift guide: Self-Care for Queers, By Queers

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