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"...Members of QueerBomb, Austin's renegade counter-Pride, and members of the official Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation board agreed to a sit-down together in the offices of The Austin Chronicle last week. This felt monumental..."
"...We know we're tardy for the party. Pride has come and gone and Austin's queertizens are chilling to the next episode..."
"...Do you hear it? That’s the sound of glitter crashing to the ground in celebration of Pride season! Yes, for the next three months (and then some), the biggest state in the lower 48 will be awash in rainbows and queers of all ilks celebrating culture, community, resilience, and most of all that amazing queer magic we all share...."
"...It’s been a complicated year for Austin Pride – the group responsible for throwing the city’s annual LGBTQ celebration. Last year’s last-minute rescheduling, thanks to Hurricane Harvey, left the board facing unplanned for debt, and longtime President Paul Huddleston stepped down in February, handing the reins to former VP Micah Andress...."
"...You know, that time when you slip into some booty shorts or your best leather, douse yourself in glitter, and hang out with the wonderful double rainbow that is your community. If you haven't caught on, we are talking about Austin PRIDE, and it's closer than you think...."
"...Across the country, Pride season kicks off June 1, and for the past nine years, Austin has marked its arrival with Queerbomb, our anti-corporate alt-Pride, which falls on the first Saturday of the month. This year, however, Queerbomb won't be the only LGBTQ celebration on the block..."
"...As co-founder of two nonprofits (Austin Justice Coalition and Counter Balance: ATX), Mann is passionate about empowering the city's marginalized communities and eradicating what she sees as systems of oppression – from the prison industrial complex to the county's Commissioners Court. She's also one of two grand marshals in Saturday's Pride Parade..."
"...As 2015 heats up, so do some of the gayest events of the season. Pride is the big one, at over a week long..."
"...For many, 2010 will mark a year of great growing pains for Pride celebrations in Austin. It's the year the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce decided to move away from one of the best Pride celebrations Austin had ever seen (2009) by ignoring the lessons of history, dismantling the progress that did occur, and reinventing the wheel..."
"...Oliver Hotham didn't know what he was getting into when he contacted Straight Pride UK, but fear not, dear reader, for the Internet always wins...."
"...Austin Pride has been officially rescheduled. Split into two dates three weeks apart, the parade will march Saturday, Sept..."
"...It’s been more than 10 years since Black Pride paraded here in Austin. But this weekend all of that is about to change thanks to a conversation that began between three friends last December...."
"...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...."
"...Break out the rainbow flags, betches, because this year marks the 25th anniversary of Austin Pride. In honor of Austin’s quarter of a lifetime achievement, special festivities will run throughout the whole week..."
"...Two Gay Christmases that is, and it's one of our city's most magical of merits. From June's nonconformist QueerBomb, to this weekend's more traditional Pride, there's more than enough gay celebrations for any and all..."
"...Which is cause for alarm: Without that rim, you see, they’ve got no basketball game; without basketball, they’ve got nothing to do; and with nothing to do, teenagers’ behavior tends toward the antisocial. Based on the true story of Jim Ellis, who turned an abandoned community center in a hopeless community into a nationally respected competitive swimming program, Pride is a perfectly by-the-book sports film about the power of the will to overcome circumstance..."
"...Starring: Damon Wayans, Daniel Stern, Dan Aykroyd, Gail O'Grady and Christopher McDonald. Although this movie is called Celtic Pride it's clear that the filmmakers haven't the slightest idea what the word “pride” means..."
"...Back in 2003, when things (ahhhhh~BUUUUSSSSSSSH!) seemed bleak for the queers, I wrote about why Austin Pride matters. Despite our advances, the monsters are always lurking and looking for ways to turn back time..."
"...With all this ballyhoo about Pride and QueerBomb, a central tension has arisen from the preoccupation with something called The Gay Dollar. The Gay Dollar is, for anyone wishing to know, the shorthand for market analysis on those LGBTQI persons with disposable incomes..."
"...Basking in the warm rainbow glow of one of Austin's most successful Pride weekends to date, what else would any self respecting group in charge of the festivities do? Why lop off the top of their leadership, of course...."
"...After months of planning, UT Austin is finally putting on its first Longhorn Pride. Before you get too excited, this is not the typical parade and festival that often goes hand in hand with a Pride title. [image-1-right]..."
"...Last weekend, Austin Black Pride celebrated its second year of successful events. While the festivities don't include a parade, they created spaces and programming that cater to Austin's black LGBTQ community...."
"...Based on an inspirational true story (is there ever any other kind?), Pride follows in the footsteps of The Full Monty, Kinky Boots, and other like-minded “Britcoms” perhaps to a fault, as it recounts the Thatcher-era alliance between gay rights activists and striking miners with a light touch and a familiar narrative arc...."
"...Shoemaker is that ultrarare mix of inspired artist and generous, committed activist: "She's very aware of protecting and educating and enhancing her community," says Soileau. It's a predilection that's nowhere better demonstrated than in her current work – collaborating with Soileau and others on alternative Pride celebration QueerBomb – and in what she's planning next: a gay wax museum...."
"...It's a good thing this movie has been sitting on the shelf for a year or more, because, apart from the difference in release dates, there's little to distinguish this new cop drama from last year's cop drama We Own the Night – or last decade's Cop Land or dozens of other police procedurals that pit brothers against one another in a struggle between clean and dirty law-enforcement tactics, all played out under the watchful eye of a father figure who's also the top dog in the department's chain of command. In Pride and Glory, we have two brothers, plus a brother-in-law and a dad who's the chief of the detective bureau in which the three work..."
"...The prickly courtship between the headstrong Lizzie Bennett (Knightley, recently seen in Domino) and the sullen Mr. Darcy (Macfadyen) is one of English literature’s great romantic entanglements, and this screen version of Pride & Prejudice imbues their rocky relationship with a vitality that’s missing from most paint-by-number love stories these days..."
"...This Friday, celebrate Austin Pride and support homegrown dragavism by attending Planned Parenthood’s second annual After Dark. The event, taking over Cheer Up Charlie’s, is bringing in Drag Out HIV, an HIV awareness drag performance group comprised of queens from the Rio Grande Valley...."
"...If you wanted to get snobbish about it – and why not; both Pride and Prejudice and this action remix are well-concerned with classist attitudes – you might wonder if there could possibly be any crossover between the fan base of Jane Austen and that of zombie entertainments. But I at least count myself in the comfortable middle of that particular Venn diagram, and you should also count the many readers that put Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 mash-up on The New York Times Best Seller list for a year..."
"...Camila Grey is coming home. The musician (singer, guitarist, and keyboardist of Uh Huh Her) turned DJ will descend on Austin to play one hell of a ladies Pride party on the eve of the parade..."
"...Snoop Dawg look-alike dykes tailin' Tri-Delts on the back of pickup trucks for Jell-O shots. Welcome to Gay Spring Break or, as it is better known, Pride Houston. You know that part of freaking, when the person in the back steadies themselves by either outstretching their arms to rest against the freak's clavicle or grabs ass so as not to fall over? Yeah, well, that basically summed up the whole trip to H-Town last weekend..."
"...Dying is easy, as the saying goes, but comedy is hard. So what about jokes about the undead? Writer/director Burr Steers had a simple rule when adapting Seth Grahame-Smith's 2009 parody novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies..."
"...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...."
"...Silvia Sandoval has done it again. Sandoval, founder of Rainbow Night, a safe and regularly scheduled San Marcos LGBTQ event, says SMTX Pride started as just an idea for a Saturday San Marcos event when the mayor called her about a speech...."
"...We're a bit beside ourselves. Erasure's Andy Bell has been announced as this year's headliner at Austin Pride...."
"...Austin Pride is off this weekend; the potential threat from Hurricane Harvey is now too real...."
"...A few Chronicle interns decided to roll with the Gay Place krewe as allies at this year's Pride Parade. Here are my favorite moments from Austin Pride 2013...."
"...I made a special, easy to use YouTube playlist packed with upbeat jams from Pride performers, local queer acts, the latest in pop, and campy classics from queer icons. Listen to it while you get your floor-length rainbow weave in order...."
"...Something you probably didn’t know about Austin’s Stevie Ray Vaughan: “Pride & Joy,” perhaps the most enduring song the late blues guitar sensation put lyrics to, was originally titled “Sweet Thang.” Nice tweak...."
"...Grrrl, strap on ya heels and strike a pose, because in less than two week's time, it is time to Werk! at Austin Pride's official kickoff...."
"...MULTIFAITH PRIDE SERVICE The apex of Pride. The openness, the spirit, the display of true acceptance: This is what it's all about..."
"...WE GOT PRIDE! YOU GOT PRIDE! Wow. No more waiting for the heat of Pride to come..."
"...One goal of gay pride celebrations has always been to bring the range of LGBT communities and their straight allies together under one banner. This year, several local groups and artists say they have found themselves not so welcome in the planning for this weekend's Austin Pride events...."
"...Each year, since 2011, since the current crop of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation board members have been at this game, Austin Pride has ramped up the ante with more acts, more events, more more, more, and more. The quality has matched the quantity, too, with last year's expanded and remapped parade route, with extra fun and frolic and the fest proper, and with bands and entertainers that scour a variety of interests and genres..."
"...When it comes to the Austin gay community, there is Pride and then there is pride...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...2012 Austin Pride Parade, Sat., Sept. 22, 8pm..."
"...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..."
"...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...."