Long Center for the Performing Arts
"...Attention, Austin. The Austin Gamblers GLBT bowling league commences its 21st season this fall, and, specifically, they are looking for those of you who consider yourselves to be: G, L, B, T, all of the above, none of the above, or just really good bowlers..."
"...On the heels of recent gay pride celebrations, Austin’s GLBT community is banding together with Austin Habitat for Humanity to build a home this fall. The home, in the Montopolis neighborhood, is being constructed for Marta Maldonado, a 64-year-old East Austin resident, who, like all HFH home recipients, will contribute her own sweat equity – 400 hours – to the build..."
"...In May 2007, Texas-based Southwest Air launched a GLBT Web page on their site. So far (it's only a month or so old) it's a small niche with some fairly chock-a-block lists of gay-friendly destinations and a couple of diverse pics of same sex (and sometimes even interracial) couples pointing at stuff in a window (probably to buy)..."
"...The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered (GLBT) Caucus convened at noon today with a true spirit of unity inside the Four Seasons Ballroom at the Colorado Convention Center. Seating was provided for nearly 400 people..."
"...They're closed on Sundays. Who didn't think they were giving to anti-GLBT groups? Reminds me of a personal story...."
"...This list is varied. I wanted to include all the letters of GLBT..."
"...Reactions to this documentary are going to depend on how you feel about the ethics of outing gay and lesbian individuals. The film’s targets for outing are politicians and those in public office who are closeted or otherwise in self-denial and who consistently vote or act against the interests of the GLBT community..."
"...I thought that I would have a peaceful sleep before beginning my trip to Denver to attend the DNC as one of only 360 GLBT delegates. Just hours before dreaming of New Mexico drivers and construction zone speed limits, I was rudely awakened at 2:33am by the official Obama campaign text message, confirming the news about Biden..."
"...This past spring, while state House and Senate leaders railed against homosexuals and activist judges threatening the institution of marriage, corporate "diversity executives" across Texas were chatting up their companies' progressive stripes in an annual employer survey conducted by the Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign, a GLBT advocacy group. SBC whose lobbying arm this legislative session was unmatched by any other telecommunications company is as competitive in filling out the surveys as it is in passing legislation..."
"...Much has changed in the more than a decade since his death: gays and lesbians are more prominent in the media, marriage and civil union laws in a growing number of states have become more inclusive, and gay youth are increasingly coming out at a younger age. This big shift in the GLBT landscape was inevitable, but there’s little doubt that Shepard’s sacrifice helped bring GLBT issues into the national conversation...."
"... On the heels of recent gay-pride celebrations, Austin's GLBT community is banding together with Austin Habitat for Humanity to build a home this fall. The home, in the Montopolis neighborhood, is being constructed for Marta Maldonado, a 64-year-old East Austin resident, who, like all HFH home recipients, will contribute her own sweat equity 400 hours to the build..."
"...It's not the first time that Out Youth has run short of cash; everyone involved agrees that the organization is a difficult one to fund. Many grant-giving agencies are reluctant to fund agencies that deal with alternative sexualities, and if funding GLBT organizations raises eyebrows, funding queer minors is an even stickier issue..."
"...The Atticus Circle Awards Luncheon will be held January 27, 11:30 am-1:00 pm at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. The group will recognize Texas A&M GLBT students for their Day of Silence event as well as Dell, Inc..."
"...One of the best things, of many, Outfest does is collaborate with UCLA on the Legacy Project, a program to catalog and preserve GLBT film from all eras. The jaw-dropper this year was 1965's Queens at Heart, restored from four prints, as the original has been lost..."
"...Naming has been a problem for the GLBT community for awhile now, right? We've been arguing gay marriage vs. civil unions for years...."
"...This weekend, sibling clubs Charlie's Austin and 'Bout Time celebrate a couple of very significant birthdays and invite you and you and you to come and whoop it up with food, drink, cash, and prize giveaways (and we're gonna guess a hot queen or two and some well-oiled lads in baby-Ts). Aside from friendly staff; stiff, cheap drinks; and volleyball at one and food at the other, our favorite and most lingering impression of the Charlie's/'Bout Time matrix is its welcoming and unabashed embrace of all spectral representatives of the GLBT rainbow ....."
"...While the dots pepper the map like scattershot through a target, there are a few emerging clusters: "78704 is pretty clustered, of course, as are Delwood north of Mueller and the Crestview/Allandale neighborhood," but "we really are everywhere. And this just has to be a very small percentage of the GLBT community in Austin," Nelson adds...."
"...While the rest of the country surfed the wild sea change courtesy of last week's historic victories of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, the nation's GLBT community felt the familiar chill of being cast adrift. The passage of anti-gay marriage propositions – Proposition 8 in California, Prop..."
"...• GLBT-Friendlier Corporations Last Tuesday, the Human Rights Campaign released its 2009 "Corporate Equality Index," which rates 583 businesses on "treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors." This year, 259 businesses received perfect scores, a significant increase over last year's 195. In 2002, the first year the index was published, only 5% of rated businesses provided employees protections based on gender identity or expression..."