Steve's first filing from his on the road to Denver adventure. On Biden and platform planks: There's work to be done.
DAILY The Gay Place August 24, 2008, by Steve Rivas
"...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..."
Gay Corporate Texas
When it comes to equality, a surprising number of major Texas companies are downright liberal
News Story October 21, 2005, by Amy Smith
"...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..."
Judy Shepard Reads at BookPeople
The gay rights activist will read from her new book, The Meaning of Matthew
DAILY Books September 28, 2009, by Matthew Patin
"...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...."
News Story June 22, 2007
"... 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..."
Out Youth Temporarily Out of Business
Financial problems and staff turmoil leave queer kids alienated
News Story April 7, 2006, by Emily Pyle
"...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 Gay Place goes back to her roots, just south of the Wild Side and a hair shy of a Moonage Daydream
Columns January 31, 2014, by Kate X Messer
'A Tickle In Your Soul'
Chely Wright talks about Atticus Circle, allies, and more
DAILY The Gay Place January 25, 2011, by Julie Gillis
"...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..."
Outfest 2010: Like the Corners of My Mind
The GLBT film festival with the wide stance
DAILY Screens August 13, 2010, by Cindy Widner
"...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..."
A Queerbot by Any Other Name ...
Use your words carefully
DAILY The Gay Place February 17, 2010, by Frank J. Rivera
"...Naming has been a problem for the GLBT community for awhile now, right? We've been arguing gay marriage vs. civil unions for years...."
Set up the spankin' machine for Charlie's and 'Bout Time!
Columns July 24, 2009, by Kate X Messer
"...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 ....."
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Gayborhood? What gayborhood?
Features Story June 5, 2009, by Ash Bell
"...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...."
Gay Gut Punch
After election euphoria, grim reality sets in for GLBT community
News Story November 14, 2008, by Kate X Messer
"...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..."
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
News Story September 12, 2008
"...• 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..."