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The Legacy of BT2 and Beyond
When I first reached Tino Calderon, the BT2 co-owner was busy packing up an icon of Austin’s gay nightlife. It was less than 24 hours after the North Austin gay bar had announced its permanent shuttering: In the wake of COVID-19’s financial fallout, Calderon and co-owner Ray McDermett had decided it was time to fold.

5:00PM Sat. May 16, 2020, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Thee Gay Art of Being Selfish and Lazy
People sometimes say rude, incorrect stuff about the queer community. In fact, people say enough recycled crummy junk about the Els, the Bees, the Teas, the Gees, and all those beautiful Queue Pluses that getting an original insult leaves quite the impression.

9:00AM Fri. May 8, 2020, James Scott Read More | Comment »

Austin Black Pride, QueerBomb Cancel In-Person Celebrations for June
The wave of Pride celebrations around the world canceling or rescheduling amid COVID-19 concerns has sadly (and perhaps inevitably) reached Austin.

4:15PM Fri. Apr. 24, 2020, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Stay at Homo With Thee Gay Agenda’s Virtual Events
A phrase I’ve been thinking about a lot in my chats and explorations into queer content post-social distancing is “Necessity is the mother of invention.” But with Thee Gay Agenda’s lineup of virtual events, dubbed the Stay at Homo series, that phrase might need to be adjusted.

12:10PM Fri. Apr. 24, 2020, James Scott Read More | Comment »

Jinx McGee and Lizzy Lehman Collab on Ode to Queer Intimacy
Who said you can’t dance to a song about depression? Certainly not local musicians Jinx McGee and Lizzy Lehman, whose latest – and first – sonic collaboration, “Skin Against Skin” is a gliss-gloss, synth-pop ode to queer intimacy in the depths of depression.

11:55AM Tue. Apr. 14, 2020, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

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Unbounded Agency Launches Weekly IGTV Series for Creative Entrepreneurs
As much of the world moves into the virtual, online space because of COVID-19 precautions, so do the creatives who once platformed their work on solid stages.

12:00PM Thu. Apr. 9, 2020, James Scott Read More | Comment »

Comedian Colton Dowling Launches Kickstarter for SXSW Selection Van Damn, Jean Claude!
Being stuck in a house with people who seem to live on opposite poles of the political spectrum is the reality a lot of the world shares right now. Though it’s essential we all do our part to help flatten the curve and stay home, this might also mean your weird, Republican dad is as inescapable as your crunchy, progressive sibling.

2:45PM Mon. Apr. 6, 2020, James Scott Read More | Comment »

Now Streaming in Austin: "The Paint Wizzard"
Welcome to Now Streaming in Austin, highlighting locally made titles to watch while self-quarantining. Millicent McCrory – Millie to her friends – is a house painter in Austin. Her story of being a trans woman on her own fearless terms, "The Paint Wizzard," was supposed to debut at SXSW. But, as the saying goes, plans change.

8:00AM Fri. Apr. 3, 2020, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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