Join 'Throwing Light' this month with hosts Louis Toliver Jr. & ASHwell as they honor LGBTQIA+ history and its champions. Pay homage to trailblazers who paved the way, dive into our rich history, and discuss our role in advancing equality. It's a celebration of resilience, an acknowledgment of our past, and a call to action for a brighter, more inclusive future!
Cheer Ups pulls together all their 2022 collaborators to send the year off right at this collision point of disco and Texas. DJ sets from BoyFriend ATX, Orya, perreo room sets from p1nkstar and Scam Likely, a drag show hosted by Brigitte Bandit, and the unveiling of accents on CUC's new patio bar/hideaway club section.
Celebrate the new year in style at Oilcan Harry's, with their VIP experience including entry to the Dark Bar with go-go dancers; a front row seat to The Best Drag Show Ever's Journey to 2023; and a champagne toast at midnight. But don't sweat if you're not on the VIP list: the main bar will be open all night long.
This disco celebration is inspired by an article in local 1970s underground newspaper The Rag that called for the "liberation of homosexuals." Host World Famous *BOB* guides partiers through this tribute to Austin's queer history, with music by DJ Chorizo Funk, special drag performances, a menu of Seventies-inspired bites, a midnight toast, and more. A portion of ticket sales will go to local LGBTQIA2S+ elderly support nonprofit Rainbow Connections.
Dance all night at Coconut Club's last New Year's Eve hurrah, with each floor vibrating on a different frequency: Peligrosa on the rooftop, the Brothers Groove in the laser pit, Neon Grotto going Cyber Queen, and Cuatro Gato ruled by all-stars Rue & Soullareal.
Crack open a new queer lit section every month with the Little Gay Book Club, a subscription-based "community of booklovers and bibliophiles that share in our passion for reading through conversations, monthly meetings, and events." Meetings are available virtually and in-person.
Make your appointment for curbside pickup at Out Youth and the Transgender Wellness Program's qmmunity closet for bus passes, groceries, hygiene items, art supplies, select gender-affirming items, and more. Days and hours of operation vary.