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Austin Pride Festival 2015
PHOTO GALLERY  August 31, 2015
"...Over 35 drag, diva, deejay, and burlesque performers kept the audiences packed in across two stages all day at Austin Pride, Saturday, August 29 at Fiesta Gardens. According to Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation president Paul Huddleston, the festival numbers kept "constantly near capacity," 7,500 all day long..."

Now We're Talking: Andy Bell at Austin Pride
Austin Pride has announced its 2013 headliner
DAILY The Gay Place  June 19, 2013, by Kate X Messer


Austin Pride: All Week Long
Austin Pride celebrates 25 years of faggotry and then some
DAILY The Gay Place  July 31, 2015, by Blake McCoy
"...Is it just us, or does Austin Pride get a little closer to Pride month every year? Oh well, a party's a party, right? Save the dates, because this year the festival and parade are on August 29. Of course, the whole week prior is going to be packed to capacity..."

Gay Place: Austin Pride Parade
A look back at the 2009 Pride Parade as we prepare for 2012
Columns  September 14, 2012, by Kate X Messer and Anne Harris
"...REEL TO REEL FILM FESTIVAL Artiste extraordinaire Jeanne Stern invites you to view Scarlet Road, Face of Our Fear, and Zut-Alors. And to that, we say: "Whooot Alors!" Sat., Sept..."

PRIDE Weekend 2010: I Am QueerBomb. I Am Austin Pride.
How queer is your Pride? How Austin is your bomb?
Features Story  June 4, 2010, by Kate X Messer
"...(As of press time, we'll have a booth. Come see us!) No matter who is running it or making bucks off you, it's still your festival..."

Austin Pride 2009
Event listings
Features Story  June 5, 2009
"...Dance party. All for the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival..."

Austin Pride 2008
The party goes on all month long ...
Features Story  June 13, 2008
"...There will be leather, dykes, firepersons, bikes, tykes, and some proud, proud people. It's the Pride Parade, and it's forming right off of that Pride Festival thing they got going on along them shores..."

Double Duchess Gives It Up for AusChron and Austin Pride
The hottest queer hip-hop act in the Bay Area sends Austin a little love.
DAILY The Gay Place  September 6, 2013
"...Have a look at the feature interview with our own Rob Cohen right over here to see what they're celebrating, and come out and see Double Duchess at the Werk! Fashion Show at the AT&T Conference Center on Fri., Sept. 6 and on the Main Stage for Austin Pride during the festival at Fiesta Gardens, Sat., Sept..."

At the Austin Film Festival
Harold Ramis and Mike Judge receive awards; plus, go to www.austinfilmfestival.com for a list of film competition winners
Screens Story  October 28, 2005, by Joe O'Connell
"...For a list of Austin Film Festival competition winners, see www.austinfilmfestival.com...."

Pride Punt
So what does the Pride Coalition actually do? (Spoiler: The answer isn't in here.)
DAILY The Gay Place  October 3, 2008, by Kate X Messer
"...First, Equality Texas, the entity which has organized the Austin Pride Festival for as long as anyone can remember announced this year that it was handing the festival torch to the freshly formed Pride Coalition, a group composed of representatives from just about every local LGBT concern...."

Pride Entertainment by the Hour
Here's the full Pride Fest line-up, up to the minute
DAILY The Gay Place  August 24, 2015, by Blake McCoy
"...Three days in and Austin PRIDE is off to a great start. If you didn't Werk it with Bianca Del Rio and Margaret Cho at the fashion show, or hang with Bobby Cook and Chris Topher Hattersley at the Big Gay PRIDE Brunch, then don't miss out on this awesome line-up for for the festival...."

Time for PRIDE
It's time to gear up for Austin PRIDE 2013 because this year is a doozy
DAILY The Gay Place  August 21, 2013, by Candice Gallion
"...PRIDE FESTIVAL..."

Gay Place: Austin's Gay Days
We've got all the Pride info and sneak peeks into a very gay fall season.
Columns  August 27, 2015, by Kate X Messer, Neha Aziz, Sarah Marloff and Blake McCoy
"...Austin Pride Festival Oh, hey, it's the array to make you gay: Peaches (Huh? What? Right. Uhh.), Brooke Candy, Martha Wash, Exposé, Zebra Katz, Candis Cayne, Morgan McMichaels, Mariah Balenciaga, TS Madison, Nicky Click, Susan Arbuckle Band, the Austin Babtist Women, Mr..."

Pre-Pride Discount
Grab cheaper admission tix to Austin Pride before June 1
DAILY The Gay Place  May 20, 2015, by Blake McCoy
"...Starting August 22 with the WERK Fashion Show featuring designers from Project Runway, Austin Pride runs through the week, wrapping up on August 29 with the big gay family reunion, Austin PRIDE Festival (11am-6pm) and Parade (8pm-11pm)...."

Last Minute Pride Bits
Austin Pride 2013 is in full gear. Here are the updates
DAILY The Gay Place  September 6, 2013, by Kate X Messer
"...• ALL SLATED ACTS AT TOMORROW'S FESTIVAL ARE STILL ON LIKE DONKEY KONG..."

QueerBomb/Pride Roundtable: Extended Remix
QueerBomb and Austin Pride meet for a roundtable
Features Story  June 3, 2011, by Kate X Messer
"...[laughter] But I came out when I was 16, and we started a gay-straight alliance in my high school. That year we went to the Pride festival in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which was near the small town where I'm from..."

Krewe Kuts: Pride Edition
The Gay Place Krewe has the final word on Austin Pride.
DAILY The Gay Place  October 8, 2012, by Brandon Watson, Andy Campbell, Tyler Pratt, Julie Gillis and Liz Williams
"...Not everyone was in the LGBTQ-loving spirit for Austin Pride. Just outside the festival's front gates, a small group of protesters, armed with homemade signs and a megaphone, sat in the hot sun to deliver dissent...."

The Cost of Pride
How much does a non-profit pay to attend?
DAILY The Gay Place  June 3, 2010, by Andy Campbell
"...Let's pretend we're a non-profit who wants to participate in the big events of Pride: the festival and the parade. We won't be counting Mario Cantone (which prices non-profits and spendthrift queers out)*, the Pride Run, or trying to finagle VIP passes...."

A Queer Renaissance in Austin?
AGLIFF's new mission and upstart QueerBomb
DAILY The Gay Place  June 3, 2010, by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer
"...One of my first visits to Austin was in October of 2005 when my film Life in a Box was screened in aGLIFF – the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival. (You might remember the fall of 2005..."

AGLCC Post-Pride Shitstorm
AGLCC president resigns! No, wait! He was dumped! WTF?!??
DAILY The Gay Place  June 10, 2009, by Kate X Messer
"...The purported resignation of Jimmy Flannigan, as put forth in the aforementioned press release, was a shock. The overwhelming consensus of the LGBT community and beyond was that this year's Pride was not only a raging success but a great leap forward toward earning the public's trust of a group that had long-strived to live down the reputation as a too-conservative – and to some, repressive – organization that was to be, for the first time, in charge of not only Austin's Pride Parade, but of all of the city's Pride festival as well...."

Serious Freak On: Pics From Pride Houston and Bartini
More shots (of the photo and Jell-O varieties) from the Houston trip
DAILY The Gay Place  June 30, 2007, by Kate X Messer
"...Unsatisfying, and if there is a headache to be earned, it's a dull throb. Houston's Pride – though not perfect and certainly not to be compared to massive whole-city affairs like SF or NYC (it's still Texas, after all, y'all) – is at least focused. The festival itself is the de facto cornerstone for the spontaneous and unrestricted queers-gone-wild street festival that rages all across the 'hood..."

Pride Events
Features Story  September 21, 2012, by Kate X Messer and Liz Williams
"...AUSTIN PRIDE FESTIVAL Benefiting AIDS Services of Aus­tin, Out Youth, TENT, Equality Texas with special guests: Peaches, Nicky Da B, Shannon, Stacey Q, Manila Luzon, Willam, Lady Bunny, La Bouche, Lola Cola, Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers, and more! Sat., Sept. 22, 11am-6pm..."

Where the Girls Go/ATX: PRIDE Edition
The weekend's best glitter- and rainbow-covered Pride events
DAILY The Gay Place  September 19, 2014, by Sarah Marloff
"...Saturday: There are SO.MANY.OPTIONS for the queer grrrl contingent tonight. Of course we've got the festival if ya feel like day trippin' to Fiesta Gardens, and the parade starts parading at 8pm (look for the Gay Placers!), but the parties really start after the procession ends...."

Pride Piper
Artist and Pride piper Silky Shoemaker brings DIY joy to the Pride table
Features Story  June 4, 2010, by Cindy Widner
"...In the past few years, Shoemaker has been suffusing Austin with that powerful elixir of entertainment, activism, and historical recovery. Along with her noisy cohort of self-defined queers, the artist, performer, and activist has, in the brief time since she moved to Austin, co-produced Camp Camp, South by Southwest Festival-capping day party GaybiGayGay, and game night Trivia Travesty; she has appeared in PJ Raval's Three Dollar Cinema shorts and at the IDKE drag convention; created stage sets, costumes, art pieces, videos, musical pieces, and performances; and taken it all on the road with Matthews – presenting pieces in Mexico City and Copenhagen – and Fingers, which brought its queer performance revue to multiple U.S..."

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival
In Austin's newest festival, stand-up finally gets top billing
Arts Story  February 3, 2012, by Robert Faires
"...It isn't that stand-up gets no love from Austin's festival scene. Comedy and the jokers who make it have become an increasingly prominent part of a pair of the biggest music fests in town, South by Southwest and Fun Fun Fun, not to mention having a strong presence in our largest comedy fest, Out of Bounds..."

Stargayzer Festival
Austin hosts inaugural LGBTQ music festival
DAILY Chrontourage  September 8, 2014, by Tamar Price
"...Stargayzer Festival will bring internationally known LGBTQ artists to downtown Austin from September 12th-14th. Kicking off Austin Pride week, over 120 acts will perform on three stages at Pine Street Station, located at East 5th Street and Waller Street..."

City of Austin "Major Events" Roster
The city lists over 400 days’ worth of events from the Commitment Day 5K on Jan. 1 to the New Year’s Celebration on Dec. 31. The full list is posted here.
News Story  July 12, 2013
"...31. The full list is posted here in chronological order and then again in alphabetical order. EventStart DateEnd Date Commitment Day 5K**New1/1/20131/1/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)1/5/20131/5/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)1/5/20131/5/2013 Farmer's Market1/5/20131/5/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)1/12/20131/12/2013 3M 1/2 Marathon1/13/20131/13/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)1/19/20131/19/2013 Gorilla Run1/19/20131/19/2013 MLK Community Celebration1/21/20131/21/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)1/26/20131/26/2013 Farmer's Market1/26/20131/26/2013 Texas Rally for Life**1/26/20131/26/2013 Dell Children's Gala1/26/20131/27/2013 Rogue 30K**New1/27/20131/27/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)2/2/20132/2/2013 Boy Scout Parade2/2/20132/2/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)2/9/20132/9/2013 Mardi Gras2/9/20132/9/2013 Cupid's Undie Walk2/9/20132/9/2013 Mardi Gras2/12/20132/12/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)2/16/20132/16/2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Launch _ Brazos Hall2/16/20132/25/2013 Austin Livestrong Marathon2/17/20132/17/2013 March for Humane Immigration Reform2/22/20132/22/2013 Boys and Girls Club of Austin - Feer Festival2/23/20132/23/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)2/23/20132/23/2013 Save TX Schools March**2/23/20132/23/2013 Day of the Fallen**2/27/20132/27/2013 Star of Texas Rodeo Cowboy Breakfast (typically will be held on the 1st Friday of March)3/1/20133/1/2013 COTA Event - Grand Am Rolex Series3/1/20133/3/2013 Austin Rowing Club - Heart of Texas Regatta3/2/20133/3/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)3/2/20133/2/2013 Texas Independence Day 5K & Parade3/2/20133/2/2013 Zilker Kite Festival3/3/20133/3/2013 My Medicaid March**3/5/20133/5/2013 SXSW Festival 3/8/20133/17/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)3/9/20133/9/2013 TX March for LGBT Justice**3/10/20133/10/2013 The Fort3/12/20133/16/2013 Yard Dog Parties3/14/20133/16/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)3/16/20133/16/2013 Musical March for Peace**3/16/20133/16/2013 Fado's St Patrick's Day Festival3/17/20133/18/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)3/22/20133/22/2013 Mighty Texas Dog Walk3/23/20133/23/2013 The Rosedale Ride3/23/20133/23/2013 Mighty Texas Dog Walk 20133/23/20133/23/2013 Cesar Chavez March**3/23/20133/23/2013 HONK! TX**3/24/20133/24/2013 TX Vietnam Vets Monument3/25/20133/25/2013 Urban Fest3/29/20133/30/2013 Stations of the Cross3/29/20133/29/2013 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays3/29/20133/30/2013 BJ Joyce Parade3/29/20133/29/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)3/30/20133/30/2013 Ruff Riders3/30/20133/30/2013 St James Mission 5K3/30/20133/30/2013 Lonestar Rod and Kustom Roundup Custom Car Show4/5/20134/6/2013 Austin American Statesman Jr..."

Pride Goeth to the Fall
Pride parade postponed
News Story  May 6, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...On April 17, the foundation confirmed widespread rumors that its 2011 Austin Pride parade, festival, and 5K run would be moving to September. In the press release, the AGLPF board explained: "In June, hundreds of cities compete with each other ......"

The Business of Pride
AGLCC's Jimmy Flannigan ponders the pitfalls of a complacent gay place
Features Story  June 5, 2009, by Kate X Messer
"...Whoa, nellie! The reins of Pride have changed hands. In years past, LGBT lobby Equality Texas has hosted the Pride Festival, while the Pride Parade has been hosted by the Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce..."

The Pride Divide's Aftermath
Wrap-up of 2010 Pride and QueerBomb festivities
News Story  June 18, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...When Chad Peevy became president of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in 2009, he told the Chronicle he was working to build "a sense of community that is inclusive." In the wake of this year's chamber-led Pride festival on June 5, which saw a large portion of the LGBT community mount a parallel parade and celebration under the QueerBomb banner, major questions remain about how successful this new "inclusive" Pride really was...."

Pride Events
Features Story  September 6, 2013, by Kate X Messer
"...AUSITN PRIDE FESTIVAL 2013 What an amazing year! The entire week has led up to this big weekend. Here's the main event! Our daylong social scene spent prancing from community booth to community booth, from buddy to ex-lover to future ex-husband with plenty of fun for folks of all orientations, ages, creeds, cultures, and proclivities, culminating in the star-studded show, with live music on the main stage and DJs on the east stage (starring Andy Bell of Erasure, Crystal Waters, Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's, Jojo of the Mary Jane Girls, Hi Fashion, RuPaul's Drag Race stars Raja, Shannel and Shangela, Steve Grand, Wendy Ho, Double Duchess, JD Samson of Le Tigre/MEN, Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem, and a host of local lovelies)..."

SMTX Pride
PHOTO GALLERY  September 8, 2014
"...The weekend of September 5­, 6, & 7 in San Marcos was historic: The sky did not fall, the world did not end, and Lady Justice did not drop off her perch atop the Hays County Courthouse, high above the historic town square. Yet, somehow, the city held her first- ever LGBTQ Pride celebration, complete with drag shows, a community festival, parade, dances, and Splash Day at the San Marcos River..."

PRIDE '98 Pride Week
Columns  June 5, 1998
"...708-1234. The week caps off, Sun, Jun 7, LGRL throws the Texas Pride Festival 1998 at Fiesta Gardens..."

Playback: A Plethora of Pride
Gay Pride, Asleep at Wheel 'Then and Now,' and David Yow confirms he's a Dick
Music Column  September 6, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...The official Pride Festival, at Fiesta Gardens on Saturday from 11am to 6pm, features a rapid fire review of performers including Erasure singer Andy Bell, JD Samson of Le Tigre, Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem, the Go-Go's Jane Wiedlin, JoJo from the Mary Jane Girls, and electro hip-hop duo Double Duchess...."

Big Gay Pride Brunch
The first weekend of Pride never tasted so good
DAILY The Gay Place  August 21, 2015, by Blake McCoy
"...Enter the 50/50 raffle and drawing for the Big Gay Gift Bag for a chance to win festival tickets, official PRIDE merch, as well as other kickass prizes. You aren’t gonna want to miss out on this fabulous start to your PRIDE week, so put your game face on, and pull it together, 'mo...."

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
Arts Story  August 25, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...They present dozens of different shows weekly, everything from short-form competitions to long-form narratives based on literary and film genres to stories for kids narrated by a dog (with an actual dog onstage). They combine and collaborate in scores of troupes, as varied in style and hard to track as local bands, and every few months, they congregate in festivals so well-established that they draw improvisers here from across the nation...."

A Festival in Transition
Twenty-one years on, aGLIFF reinvents itself
Screens Story  August 29, 2008, by Clay Smith
"...Several months ago, an incident that had the potential to embarrass David Sweeney and the nonprofit he directs, the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, took place during the Austin Pride Parade. There were about 45,000 spectators lined up on Downtown streets as the parade lumbered past, as parades – even gay ones – tend to do..."

Pride Ride
New-ish blogger Dacia weighs in on riding in the Austin Pride Parade.
DAILY The Gay Place  June 19, 2008, by Dacia Saenz
"...I arrived at this past weekend's Pride Festival ready to shake my booty to local and very spicy Latin sensation, Los Bad Apples, but after the first few numbers, the sweltering heat brought me to my knees, and I ran to find sanctuary under The Austin Chronicle's Gay Place tent…..."

Come Pride It Up With Us
Come join K8 & Kate at Pride 2007.
DAILY The Gay Place  June 8, 2007, by Kate X Messer
"...Come out to Waterloo Park tomorrow at the 2007 Pride Festival and look up The Austin Chronicle table. You might meet a K8 or a Kate..."

Untapped Festival Austin Untaps Beer List
Check off your brewery bucket list in one convenient location
DAILY Food  March 30, 2015, by Eric Puga
"...Welp, save the due date, day-drinkers, because this bundle of joy called The Untapped Indie Music and Beer festival will be arriving April 18th at Carson Creek Ranch, featuring eight musical acts, 277 total beers, and a guarantee of no knock-off 4Loko because the city has had its ultimate fill of it during SXSW. Think of this as a Great American Beer Festival without a bunch of boozebags wildin’ out because you dropped your taster's cup..."

Feast Your Eyes Upon the Edible Book Festival
Silly food, classic literature, and puns? Count us in.
DAILY Books  March 28, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...We know it's hard to take seriously any event that's happening April 1, but that's why we're telling you about it in advance: Silly edible sendups of famous books are totally serious business, and they're the order of the day at the Edible Book Festival...."

10 Austin Food Trucks to Fuel Your SXSW Fun
Because you can't get all your calories from beer
DAILY Food  March 16, 2017, by Thea Newell
"...Chef/owner Cheryl Chin, a former actress who appeared in Robert Rodriguez’s 2010 Machete, offers a selection of noodle bowls to satisfy every craving, including the creamy coconut curry stew of the Empress, the chicken and vermicelli Concubine, and the Scholar, a spiced ham, pork belly and sambal chili souce stir-fried vermicelli noodle. Although the truck usually has traveling locations, it will be parked at the SouthBites Trailer Park for the duration of the Festival. [image-8] Arlo’s Arlo’s 100% plant-based late night food can be found in three locations: Cheer Up Charlies, the Historic Scoot Inn, and Spider House..."

Amplify Austin 2015: Planned Parenthood Does It All
Another in our series of first-person endorsements to Amplify
DAILY News  March 4, 2015, by Casey Rochester
"...But they do even more. Their volunteer-run Leadership and Advocacy Council (full disclosure: I’m on it) raises funds and reaches out to the local community at events such as Bedpost Confessions, the Women’s Resource Fair, and the African-American Community Heritage Festival, Austin PRIDE, and many others..."

Get Me Back to Austin
Five reasons to the celebrate the 2003-04 Austin Music Awards
Music Story  March 12, 2004, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Out at Willie's Picnic in front of the massive, under KLRU's nuclear spotlights during an Austin City Limits taping, and of course inside a buckling ACL Music Festival tent; this is where Los Lonely Boys have become Austin's new calling card to the world. Remember when SRV's Texas Flood was just another terrific blues debut? LLB the band, LLB the LP – same thing: easy to underestimate, easier still to overstate..."

Austin Chamber Musical Festival Sixth Annual Pride Concert
Was G.F. Handel on your Gaydar?
Arts Story  July 10, 2014, by Natalie Zeldin
"...On the list of gay and lesbian composers whose music is celebrated in the Austin Chamber Music Festival's annual Pride Concert, figures from the 20th and 21st centuries predominate – which isn't surprising considering how recently Western culture has begun to remove the stigma around sexual orientation. But when this year's program is performed on July 17, among the remarkable modern music makers such as Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Ben Weber, Julius Eastman, and Thomas Otis will be a surprising cameo: 17th century composer George Frideric Handel...."

More 'Pride Coalition' Whuuuuuut?
Is it 4th quarter clarity or last-minute butt-covering?
DAILY The Gay Place  October 13, 2008, by Kate X Messer
"...Equality Texas came to the AGLCC's Pride Coalition to help determine the future of its event. After several months of discussion, it was decided that the AGLCC will jointly organize the Parade and the Festival with its Pride Coalition acting as an organizing committee representing all of Austin...."

Austin Chamber Music Festival 2014 Concert Schedule
Arts Story  July 10, 2014
"...Sixth Annual Pride Concert – Festival Artists (free)..."

Austin in the Big Apple
If Texas food can make it here, it can make it anywhere. MM Pack explains.
Food Story  February 21, 2003, by MM Pack
"...Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival Takes Manhattan by Storm It was frigid, gray, and bitterly damp, as only a January day in Manhattan can be. But Austin had descended upon the Big Apple, and preparations for a Texas-style party were in full swing..."

Festival Welcome and 20-Year Retrospective
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Food Story  August 27, 2010, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Welcome to the 20th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce FestivalAustin's official end-of-summer celebration of fiery hot sauces paired with ice-cold beer, smokin' local music, and even hotter weather. Our annual party is not Austin's oldest continual food event, a distinction belonging to the St..."

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
Arts Story  May 24, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...Colossal, UT/David Mark Cohen New Works Festival..."

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