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    BCC: Advocacy, Advancement, and Allyship - Empowering LGBTQ+ Rights

    Learn about productive LGBTQ allyship from a panel of queer experts, who’ll share their own personal stories of advocacy, struggle, and navigating intersectional identities and cultures.
    Sun., June 23  
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    Bebesota Brunch: It’s Pride B****

    Gather your best girls for a drag brunch hosted by Beauty featuring the fabulous Omari Dior, Petty Brooks, Brooklyn Mars, and Desi Andrews.
    Sun., June 23
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    Desert Hearts

    Here how it is: You missed when they ran this movie at Museum of Human Achievement last week, and then – fool that you are – you don’t have Criterion Channel where this movie’s avails for streaming. BUT here’s another chance to watch the queer country classic everybody and their gay mom’s talking about.
    Sun., June 23  
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    Howdy Pride

    Local bookers Howdy Gals go all out this Pride with a queer-centric lineup on the newest Radio Coffee stage that’ll scare away any Sunday anxieties quick. Catch Half Dream, Plum Tongue, Middle Sattre (June 9), Pony Sopprano, Virginia Creeper, Pelvis Wrestley (June 16), Onsim E, Cormae, Teal Waves (June 23), and a soon-to-be-announced June 30 lineup. Plus: queer vendors!
    Sundays in June
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    Marriage Equality Week

    Nine years ago, a Supreme Court ruling made same-sex marriage legal in the U.S. of A. While progress has been up and down since then – oof, actually it’s been more down than up – the historic moment marked a turning point for the queer community legislatively. As the office who issued Texas’ first gay marriage license, the Travis County Clerk’s Office celebrates the 2015 ruling with a whole week of free wedding ceremonies. Check countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov for further details on marriage license deadlines, specific locations, and other bureaucratic minutiae – and I’ll bring the rice! – James Scott
    June 22-28
    The Cathedral ATX, Probate Courthouse, and Travis County Admin. Building
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    Que Cute!

    Located within local queer-owned Spanish eatery El Raval, this drag show features host Natalia Fate presenting special guests Leia Sakura Dior, Victoria Fate, and Euphoria. Make sure to grab a sip of El Raval’s special Pride month cocktail: the Green Fairy, containing Community vodka, Dolin Blanc, Velvet Falernum, white pepper, cucumber, coconut cream, lime, and mint. Each purchase gets a portion donated to local LGBTQ orgs like Vivent Health.
    Sun., June 23
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    She-Man: A story of Fixation at AFS Cinema

    From the director of the best holiday movie (Black Christmas) comes a story of military machismo’s failure in the face of force-fem blackmail. AFS’ event copy calls this a “singularly screwy piece of pre-Stonewall queer cinema history,” so do your duty, Soldier, and see She-Man!
    June 20-23  
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    Sober Pride Boat Party

    Drink up without losing your head: Local nonalcoholic space Sans Bar – in partnership with mood-booster N/A bev brand Kin Euphorics – sets sail for a spirited yet spirit-less Pride boat party. Four hours on the lake means you’ve got plenty of time to socialize, dance, and party. Gothess Jasmine performs drag; DJ Reesh brings the hot hits; and yes, Kin pours complimentary bevs to keep you in sober heaven. Clink, clink, and all that. – James Scott
    Sun., June 23
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    Splash Dance! With Erica Nix

    The host herself – Erica Nix, star of screen, sweating, and shows in MASS Gallery’s yard – warns that this pool party sells out quick. That means if you’re interested in getting wild and weird in the water, if you’re a real aqua aerobics all-star, if you love to get really really wet, then don’t spend another second reading this event listing! Jump on that wheezing ol’ laptop of yours and log on to Austin Motel dot com to claim your spot. If you’re too slow, well. Lucky you this is an every-Sunday type of deal. – James Scott
    Sundays
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    The Little Gay Shop Pride Party 2024

    Over 70 local queer vendors gather for your shopping pleasures under Distribution Hall’s shady cover with free drinks, coffee, food, fun activities, and more to entice even those most grouchy of gay.
    Sun., June 23
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    TLGS Pride Market

    A mega market with over 70 vendors, free drinks, coffee, food, and fun activities from your pals over at the Little Gay Shop – it’s a Pride month miracle!
    Sun., June 23
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    Pride Movie Nights

    Lay back with a Vacancy brew – perhaps one of their this-month-only special releases of their classic June Hill pilsner – for a movie night featuring one of these queer classics: But I’m a Cheerleader (6/10), To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (6/17), and Bottoms (6/24).
    Mondays in June  
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    Pride Skate

    From the big boys over at Austin Pride – who’ll rule the roost come August – skates a roller-rink party featuring drag, a DJ set by Chorizo Funk, and plenty of wheel-spinning action.
    Mon., June 24
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    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)

    One of my stances – there are many – is that there should be no boring movies, ever. You can say a lot about Pedro Almodóvar’s controversial romance, which features Antonio Banderas as a lovesick kidnapper freshly released from his inpatient psychiatric stay and Victoria Abril as his film star object of affection, but you can never say it’s boring. Bold colors, a thought-provoking gender dynamic, and a BDSM miasma fogging up the lens: As his follow-up to Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Almodóvar chose a real queer-ass straight movie to make. Catch this Queer Film Theory 101 screening for June, or forever wonder what might have been. – James Scott
    June 24-25  
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    Friendshiping: Queer Tales of Community

    As those multi-colored ponies once put it, friendship is magic – so celebrate that magic at this storytelling/variety show hosted by Queer Coded Tales. Interested in performing? Message the @queer.coded.tales Instagram.
    Tue., June 25
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    Greetings From Queer Mountain

    Austin's longest-running queer storytelling event greets Pride month with a special all-trans-and-nonbinary lineup for the theme Gender Reveal. ASL interpreters help make the stories available for all.
    Fourth Tuesday of every month
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    Working with LGBTQ+ Veterans: History, Ethics, and Honor

    YWCA programs a special training class with Caitlin Battel, MA, LPC, where service providers can learn historical context on LGBTQ+ veterans’ experiences regarding “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the recent Trump-era trans service ban, and more.
    Tue., June 25
    Virtual
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    Drag the Ban!

    Censorship is a real drag, so join together with the ACC Creative Writing and Arts & Digital Media departments as local drag performers like Alexander the Great, Ima Hoot, Lilith Azazel, Selma Bawdy, and Sir Beau Elliot read from favorite banned books.
    Wed., June 26
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    Gay Heat

    God, but it’s hot out here. How’s about we attend to some more attractive heat – like, say, the absolute barn-burner of a lineup at Happy Heat’s Equality Texas benefit? The magazine/content label partners with Still Austin for a party featuring such acts as Brigitte Bandit, Lord Friday the 13th, Subpar Snatch, and Vertarias. But that’s not all: Feels So Good’ll be there with a merch pop-up, as will tattooist Hayes/holyplanet66, serving flash tats to the willing and bare-fleshed. – James Scott
    Wed., June 26
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    Greetings from Queer Mountain

    Austin’s longest-running queer storytelling show finally broaches the subject we’re all thinking about: Gender Reveal! An all-trans & nonbinary lineup tackles the theme for Pride month with free ASL interpreters.
    Wed., June 26
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    Juneteenth Pride

    A team up of three local powerhouses – burlesque troupe Shea Butter Babies, cutting-edge drag and makeup artist Gothess Jasmine, and Central Texas’ ballroom House of Lepore – bring what Gothess calls “the biggest, blackest, and QUEEREST Juneteenth Austin has experienced!” Find a Black queer market of local creators, tunes by DJ Amarji, and Black performers from the worlds of drag, pole, burlesque, and spoken word like Sir Beau Elliot, Amber Nicole Davenport, Vertarias, Diamond Dior Davenport, and many more. Plus: House of Lepore’s Freedom Ball, part of Stay Black and Live 2024. – James Scott
    Wed., June 26
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    Mend Mania

    With crochet being a hot girl hobby now, it’s clear the textile arts are no longer – maybe never were? – just a household chore. Mending clothing with patchwork or darning not only strengthens, but also adds adornment and interest to an otherwise basic piece. Plus, Dougherty Arts Center says, quoting queer publication them., “needlepoint is likely the campiest art form in human history.” This Wednesday, DAC’s Cidnye Stott teaches a mending class à la Pride Month, “queering the idea of fabric and thread itself … Textile Arts have a deep thread interwoven with Queer history, from challenging gendered connotations to demanding visibility from those around them.” The event is free, and though you’re recommended to bring your own supplies, DAC will have some on hand. – Lina Fisher
    Wed., June 26  
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    Queer Trivia: Sex and the City at Wanderlust Wine Shady

    Bring your six most Sex and the City obsessed friends to this trivia night hosted by Aira Juliet and the Little Gay Shop. And just like that: You’re having a great time while wine drunk and among fellow queers.
    Wed., June 26
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    No Fucks Given: Ace Pride

    Yes, that’s right: This party’s totally aces! From all over the spectrum, the ace community celebrates with drag hosted by Brigitte Bandit, speed-friending hosted by Mike Graupmann (Queer Film Theory 101), and plenty of body-moving music from DJ Orya. There’ll also be a rally with opportunities for speakers – interested parties, DM Brigitte.
    Thu., June 27
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    Pride Month Movie Series

    Catch a gay flick within the cute confines of Downtown brunch spot Irene’s: The Birdcage (June 6), Bottoms (June 13), But I’m a Cheerleader (June 20), and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (June 27).
    Thursdays in June  
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    Swim Sessions No. 13 w/ DJ Kickit

    Splish, splash: Get wet with Future Front and guest DJ Kickit at one of their legendary pool parties. Plus, Veracruz Tacos snacks and sips.
    Thu., June 27
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    Tunnel Vision

    Doomscrollers unite: This drag show hosted by the inimitable Solovino calls to mind the internet quicksand we all drown in every time we open social media. Performances from drag artists Rosalind Hussell, Liz Dexia, Ethel Institution, Munster Mash, Bubu, MK Ultra, and Psyril Cybin pull from broadband brain-rot to create entertainment you won’t soon forget. Log on, baby, and see what the World Wide Web’s got for you. – James Scott
    Thu., June 27
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    All Made Up

    You know who’s funny? Drag performers! So it’s a no brainer to catch this storytelling series that’s running all June-long, where each show features a special guest drag artist telling their tales along with a cast of stellar local improv comics. He-he, haw-haw, and all that.
    Saturdays in June  
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    Indulge TX

    For queers, by queers, and topping off the queer month: This party inside Chups promises a loverly time from several of your fave local queer DJs.
    Sat., June 29
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    Our Queer Kin Mural Dedication

    Art therapist Zachary D. Van Den Berg has enshrined queer art history into his new mural featuring 150 portraits of queer elders and contemporary figures. Community Arts Therapy welcomes folks of all ages to celebrate the mural’s unveiling with tile-making & screen-printing activities, snacks & refreshments, and plenty of Pride spirit.
    Sat., June 29
    11042 Joy St.
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    PrEP Supreme Drag Pageant

    The Q Austin holds their second ever pageant to find the next Drag Supreme! This year’s theme is “The Future of Sexual Health” so think chrome, technology, and preventative care realness.
    Sat., June 29
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    Pride Picnic 2024

    There’s no shortage of queer fun at this picnic: a Future Front curated market; improv exercises by Thee Gay Agenda; the Little Gay Shop-hosted all-ages tie-dye; a plant swap by Black Trans Leadership Austin; a Pride Art Wall courtesy of Pease Park Conservancy; and so much more.
    Sat., June 29
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    Puro Pinche 956

    From the 956 area code comes drag, music, tattoos, tooth gems, and queer fun to keep your party spirit alive and thriving.
    Sat., June 29
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    Sextet: Improvised Love Stories

    Back just in time for Pride, here's the fully improvised romantic comedy where three couples explore the love they share: platonic, romantic, and otherwise. Perfect show to bring that messy situationship to, huh?
    Sat., June 29
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    Taylor Pride

    They may be a small town, but they’re throwing a big Pride festival. Find queer music, art, and more alongside LGBTQ birds of the same feather.
    Sat., June 29
    Heritage Park, Taylor
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    Uncanny Attractions: It's Just Gay!

    Glitter, pagentry, and bodily fluids: Am I describing wrestling or drag? At Uncanny Attraction's Pride month show, it's both - live pro-wrestling and live drag performances from local artists MK Ultra and Maxine LaQueene. Plus: Equality Texas, on-site and ready to get you registered to vote.
    Sat., June 29
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    2024 Pride Cut-a-thon/2024 Pride in Style

    Here’s two chances to get your hair done and help out LGBTQ folks in need of financial assistance. All ages, cuts, and textures welcome, with proceeds benefiting local queer health heroes Kind Clinic.
    June 8 & 30  
    Lemondrop Beauty Stand
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    Vegas In Space (1991)

    Keep it Sun-GAY at We Luv Video with a screening of the cosmically camp Vegas In Space. WLV describes the film thusly: "After rare gems in a distant women's-only planet go missing, a group of male soldiers must change sex to save the galaxy."
    Sun., June 30
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    Bronco Dance Workshop

    Learn line-dancing in a queer-friendly space with instructors from Country Fried Dance and music by DJ Boi Orbison.
    June 17, July 8, and August 12
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    ATX Pride Market

    Celebrate what makes Austin queerness so dang special at this mega-market from the Little Gay Shop, featuring tons of Austin-area queer vendors as well as drinks and food.
    Sat., Aug. 3
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    Austin Pride 2024

    First, you load up on swag, goodies, and more at the annual Austin Pride festival, and second, you cheer and clap for the flamboy- ant floats from local queer- and ally-run orgs in the Pride Parade. Perfect day!
    Sat., Aug. 10
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    Special Screenings

    aGLIFF Prism 37 (2024)

    Austin’s oldest and queerest film festival returns every year with the best in movies made for and by the LGBTQ community – and beyond!
    Aug. 21-25
    various locations

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