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Texas Book Festival 2019:
They’re Playing My Song
Young people often find out who they are by sitting in their room, alone, listening to music. Each song played, sometimes on constant repeat, provides a portal into potential identity, for none more than LGBTQ people. At least that was the position on They’re Playing My Song: Pop Music and Queer Identity, with Andrea Lawlor and Karen Tongson.

10:30AM Mon. Oct. 28, 2019, Laura Jones Read More | Comment »

Hannah Hart Brings Her Newest Book to Austin
Mix together one part cookbook, one part self-help, and a whopping serving of self-love and acceptance, bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and – voilà – out comes Youtube star and Food Network host Hannah Hart’s latest book My Drunk Kitchen Holidays!

1:01PM Fri. Oct. 25, 2019, Charlie Mangan Read More | Comment »

Five Queer-Centric Horror Films to Watch This Halloween
Halloween is Gay Christmas, but much like Christmas, most of the movies out there celebrated as premium works don’t feature a lot of the LGBTQs.

10:20AM Fri. Oct. 25, 2019, James Scott Read More | Comment »

Megan Rapinoe Comes to Austin to Talk Equal Rights
Megan Rapinoe, the pink-haired soccer star who led the U.S. Women’s National Team to its fourth World Cup victory this summer, credits growing up as an elite athlete alongside her 25-30 teammates for her confidence.

9:30AM Fri. Oct. 25, 2019, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Book Review: Mostly Dead Things
In any other climate, it might feel too late in the year to immerse yourself in Mostly Dead Things. So much of the texture of Kristen Arnett’s debut novel has to do with the singular pleasures and discomforts of sweltering summer living: battling mosquitoes, picking at the label on a clammy beer bottle, feeling your shorts ride high in the humidity.

1:30PM Wed. Oct. 23, 2019, Rosalind Faires Read More | Comment »

Austin City Council Proclaims Oct. 26 Intersex Awareness Day
Yesterday, on October 17, 2019 – for the first time in Austin’s history – the City Council issued a proclamation that henceforth, Austin will recognize October 26 as Intersex Awareness Day with an event at City Hall.

11:00AM Fri. Oct. 18, 2019, Alicia Roth Weigel Read More | Comment »

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"To All the Asians We Haven't Heard" Creates Space for Healing, Connecting
In his poem Essay on Craft, Saigon-born and Connecticut-raised poet Ocean Vuong describes the urgency he felt to write his own story; despite the pain invited by such vulnerability, Vuong insists on continuing his craft, “Because I, too, needed a place to hold me.”

9:00AM Thu. Oct. 17, 2019, James Scott Read More | Comment »

Louisianna Purchase Achieves Dragula’s Top 4 Status
By now the bat’s out of the bag: Austin’s reigning (drag) queen Louisianna Purchase has reached the end of her Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Season 3 run.

6:30PM Wed. Oct. 16, 2019, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Sasha Velour’s Smoke & Mirrors Is Coming to Town
Three years ago, a bald, twenty-something, Brooklyn drag queen was sitting in her Austin hotel room where she submitted her audition tape for a reality TV drag competition. Fast forward to today: Sasha Velour, now considered drag royalty, is back in Austin with her one-queen production – crown and scepter not included.

10:30AM Fri. Oct. 11, 2019, A. Micah Mills Read More | Comment »

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