"...Just as the early years of the Austin City Limits Music Festival recognized lesser known artists and performers in and around Texas, queer artists are coming together in the Capital City for a one-night-only celebration of their work...."
"...TK Tunchez, the self-proclaimed Space Creatress, noticed Austin’s distinct lack of space for queer and trans people of color. But, not one to accept the status quo, Tunchez decided to do what she does best: create space to celebrate under-represented communities...."
"...• ALLGO Our statewide queer people of color group is all that …and a bag of chips (and a case of mangos). www.allgo.org..."
"...Believe it or not, SXSW actually hosts a plethora of queer talent. In fact, this year, the fest took it one step further by (finally) creating an LGBTQ Track to better find what's queer on their site..."
"...Austin is a city known for many things: bats, music, “weirdness,” liberals. It’s also home to a thriving and jiving queer community – qmmunity if you will..."
"...Austin, arguably Texas’ most queer-friendly city, has long been a safe haven for people from all walks of life. Yet, despite the city’s thriving queer community, Austin hasn’t housed a proper LGBTQ Center in over two decades...."
"...But these chilly, gray days aren’t getting us down. Instead, we’ve pulled out our planners to pencil – or Sharpie – in some fabulous queer events looming on 2018’s horizon...."
"...Looking for a comedy to spice up your Saturday? Something with music and glitter and queers? Then you’re in luck, because a big gay musical is debuting in Austin this week. Every Saturday from July 14 to August 25, Big Gay Musical: An Improvised Super Super Gay Musical will take over the Hideout Theatre...."
"..."The funny thing is," says Shoemaker, "the project hasn't really evolved or changed much in 10 years; it's only now that I have the opportunity to realize it." Equal parts pedagogy and party, Shoemaker's installation will debut opening night of upstart film and arts festival, OUTsider. She describes it as consisting of human-scaled dioramas, each inhabiting a 5'x5' footprint, depicting lost and overlooked moments of queer history (see "On Display")..."
"...A gaggle of queers are about to descend on the Capitol. A year after bringing their dance party protest to Gov..."
"...The comic book world has long been a safe haven for outsiders and misfits, but that doesn’t mean it’s always been easy for queer fans to find a sense of community. The lack of space fueled Austin Books & Comics' Rae Sterling to start the store's Queer Book Club, or ABC QBC, to foster fun times and understanding among comic book lovers in the queer community...."
"...Let me tell you right now: Austin is a great place for queers – despite the whole Texas thing...."
"...If there's one thing the LGBTQ community excels at, it's throwing a damn good party. In the 47 years since the first high heel was lobbed at the Stonewall Riots, queers have found a way to intertwine revelry with rights..."
"...It’s the first major museum exhibition to historically examine emerging art of the decade, open now through May 15. For the Blanton presentation of the show, Garza built on the existing checklist to include artworks produced during the AIDS crisis by such important artists as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, San Antonio native Donald Moffett, and New York queer agitprop collective Gran Fury...."
"...Anita Dolce Vita feels like she’s grown as a moderator. As editor-in-chief of dapperQ, the popular online queer style magazine, Dolce Vita returns to Austin this Friday to moderate her third South by Southwest panel in three years..."
"...Austin has a thriving LGBTQ+ community, but that doesn't mean it's always easy to call Austin home. The challenges queer people of color face while navigating predominantly white spaces often go overlooked and unheard, while few public spaces exist for queers of color...."
"...In less than a week queer indie darling duo PWR BTTM went from the next big thing in music – all music, not just subculture queer music – to being all but deleted from the industry’s existence...."
"...Who didn’t play connect the dots as a child? Well Queer Qumbia en Tejas founder, Kanoa Bailey still wants to play, grown-up style. And with tonight’s Night Market that’s just what he intends to do...."
"...Ah, fall in Austin. When it’s still too hot to drink pumpkin beer and the (queer) events are overflowing..."
"...In Austin, there’s no shortage of workout and yoga classes designed with queers in mind. So if you’re looking to start 2018 with a new workout regime, but feel out of place at gyms and crossfit centers around town – look no further...."
"...Need a bit more giftspo? Gay Place has you – and the deserving queers in your life – covered...."
"...Queer Animation, a short film collection curated by Judith Foster, left the audience amazed and inspired at Sunday's screening on the last day of the 2017 OUTsider Festival...."
"...The catalog for the balls-out exhibit of queer expression currently up at UT's Visual Art Center delicately refers to the video of Austin's beloved Christeene as a "mashup of gender tropes." God, we love art fags. Tropes! Christeene, for those of you who've seen, felt, or been spat upon at a show, skews more toward gender gropes, we'd say..."
"...There's some kind of groundswell of change. It feels like Austin is on the verge of a queer Renaissance...."
"...In its efforts to expand health care access to queer people of color, allgo is putting on their second annual Community Healing & Queer People of Color Health Fair at the Ground Floor Theatre on Saturday, March 24. [image-1-right]..."
"...For many people in the queer community, Greek life on college campuses can seem rather frightening. Fraternities and sororities, by tradition, have been built on heteronormative structures and strict gender binary codes...."
"...Queer fashion is dawning on a renaissance, but it’s not all “androgynous” joggers and a-line tees. It’s much more complex and at the root of SXSW’s first ever queer style panel, Queer Style: Visual Activism and Fashion’s Frontier...."
"...It was such a buzz kill from her days in San Francisco and New York, where she rubbed shoulders with such indie film and theatre heavy hitters as cinema gurus John Sloss and Christine Vachon and Greater Tuna maven Ed Howard. Queer Austin suddenly seemed stagnant compared to her own wild times here in the Nineties..."
"...I know all about anniversaries. It's been six years since I began DJing in Austin – and what a journey it's been! Another entertaining journey that comes to mind is Greetings, From Queer Mountain..."
"...In Jones’ opinion, the east-of-35 locations were more “chill, laid back, and authentic” than those of other popular social districts, such as the Domain or Downtown, where he has attended other meetups for black queer men. “Being black, being gay – maybe not being affluent – and being in those spaces … someone is bound to give a micro-aggression, like you’re not supposed to be there,” explained Jones..."
"...The Black Queer Studies Collection is a cataloged creation that makes searching for works by queer people of color much less time consuming. With the addition of this new tool to the University's library system, a localized note will now appear in the online catalog listings of works by, for and about Black Diasporic LGBTQ people..."
"...There’s no end of queer events in sight, but our motivation to go out and do things has headed into hibernation as temperatures plummet and freeze warnings take over headlines. It’s official, the January blahs are here..."
"...Terese Rusher believes in karma – the idea that putting out good energy into the world will bring good energy back. It’s the foundation behind “what goes around, comes around,” and Rusher wants to make her go-round a safe and thriving space for Austin’s queer community...."
"...Friday night Christeene will be having her EP release party at Elysium ($3-$8 sliding scale for entry). The queer musical improv outfit Disco Plague will be opening..."
"...During his near three years at UT, Milburn said he’s witnessed students misgender sources and burn bridges with members of the LGBTQ community because they were not properly educated on how to write about LGBTQ topics. The UT NLGJA chapter hopes future UT graduates will have a greater knowledge and familiarity with the queer community, which will help writers cover these LGBTQ stories in a compassionate and accurate way...."
"...Lights, camera, action! Opening night of Polari (the film festival formerly known as aGLIFF) lit up the State Theater last night to honor queer film, Austin's queer community, and the film festival founder, Scott Dinger...."
"...LEZRIDE! They'll be screechin' up on two wheels (each!) and you won't have any other option but sheer submission. It's a weekly social bike ride for queer women (and on second Tuesdays, all Qs welcome!)..."
"...6) The annual International Drag KingCommunity Extravaganza celebrated its eighth year with its first trip across the Mason-Dixon to Austin, showing the global community of red-hot gender benders what happens when you go waaaaay down South. The event's main show at Palmer Events Center occurred just down the hall from Project Transitions' popular Style Cup, making for quite the queer twofer...."
"...As Elsen sees it, the benefits of students participating in the program are threefold. She explains, “Students can think and talk about what a thriving queer community looks like while getting academic credit and getting a chance to [develop] facilitation skills.”..."
"...George Takei, queer icon, author, actor, director, and activist is coming to the Long Center’s Dell Hall on May 4. But it's not all fun and games at this show...."
"...Continuing in the latest (and greatest) trend in queer film, Almost Adults is not your typical lesbian movie. Written and directed by Adrianna DiLonardo and Sarah Rotella, the creators of YouTube’s The Gay Women Channel, this coming-of-age comedy is ultimately the story of best friends, growing up, and making room...."
"...It's like a reality show, America's Next Top President." Honey, she's just warming up. This weekend's gigs are tonight and tomorrow, Fri.-Sat., Jan 18-19, 8pm & 10:30pm. Come out right here in Austin and make fun of what we're not supposed to by way of Spanglish humor that flirts with all kinds of cultural taboos from the purported Lesbian Gang Epidemic (The Pink Mafia!) to queered religious icons to the semi-sacred courtship that happens only among queer womyn of color. Trust us, if you missed last year's squatting-room-only "Sex & Tortillas" show at the Victory Grill (I keep wanting to call it "Sex With Tortillas" ), DO NOT MISS La Angry Xicana..."
"...“All of the questions I had and all of the frustrations I had trying to explain who I was to other people were born from not having community, not having language, not having role-models or examples of what being transgender could look like,” Riley told “Gay Place.” For her, finding a community of queer and trans artists “completely saved and changed [her] life.”..."
"...This queer-owned and operated store sells only 100% body-safe items (meaning they’re made from non-toxic material that’s compatible with human tissue). People of all genders and sexualities are welcome to shop and/or attend various workshops..."
"...Tonight, Boiz of Austin will host their Drag King Showcase, the official post-Drag Fest showcase. Bringing together local and national drag performers, the event hopes to demonstrate the importance of supporting the often overshadowed side of drag: kings and genderqueer performers...."
"...THE TROUBLE WITH RAY Documentary Feature Director: Travis Johns $5,000 cash for Post-Production The Trouble With Ray exposes the wild, untold history of LGBT activism in ultra-conservative Texas and its impact on the national stage as told by the movement’s ultimate outsider, Ray Hill: a labor activists’ son, ex-con, and “loud-mouthed queer,” whose 50 years of fearlessly protesting for LGBTQ equality energized a grassroots movement to take powerful, political action...."
"...Muna If Bruce Springsteen was a queer female synth-pop trio, he'd be Los Angeles' Muna, whose lyrics boast grounded, heartfelt poetry. Half Notes..."
"...Barbarella rages loud with big crowds almost every night. The Red River nightclub rolls with staple weekly events including Tuesgayz – a queer curated mix of indie, electro, and dance music – and Grits & Gravy Thursday, spinning records from the Fifties through the Seventies..."
"...But that isn't where you'll find this TNM leader. If he isn't teaching classes and workshops to fledgling improvisers or coaching new troupes, he's on the stage, either improvising with comedy partner Vanessa Gonzalez in the duo Handbomb (Tuesdays, 8pm, at TNM), honing his stand-up chops, or co-hosting the ongoing LGBTQ storytelling show Greetings, From Queer Mountain with fellow comic Ralphie Hardesty...."