The North Door
"...Did you know a gay man beat out Michelle Bachmann for president in the New Hampshire primary? Oooh gurl! Where you been??!..."
"...This week's LGBT news round-up includes a slice of GOP primary with a side of Santorum sauce. But there's also some deliciously gay wedding cake, a newly out cele-sbian and music from the Scissor Sisters for dessert..."
"...Lovett. A documentary with a decidedly prurient slant, Gay Sex in the 70s isn’t for everyone – it’s definitely aimed toward the older gay crowd who somehow lived through the experience and the younger one who might wistfully wish that it had..."
"...Aw shucks! You really like Gay Place! Yes, this is quite awkward, but we're back. Well, it's back..."
"...In this week's very political version of our weekly LGBT news roundup, Rick Perry starts a big gay fight, Obama and Clinton try to make the world safer for LGBTs, an 8-year-old matches wits with Michele Bachmann, and an amazing marriage equality ad from Australia changes the conversation from tax benefits to L-U-V...."
"...Council candidate Matt Stillwell's recent direct mail flyer asserting details about opponent Jimmy Flannigan has triggered statements from the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) and the Stonewall Democrats...."
"...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...."
"...Well, add to that "discarded." Now you know how the items at Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival's Big Gay Garage Sale feel – that is, before you find them and take them and make them your own. ON OUR GAYDAR..."
"...The smartest queers save a little bit of energy during the week of credential-copping we know as South By South West, for the ridiculosity of Gay Bi Gay Gay. Teeming hoardes of dirty, filthy, fucking great-looking queers who come together to find a radically laissez-faire expression of our queer power and creativity..."
"...The consensus is in, and the rainbow flag is up. Stonewall Warehouse owner Brian Scofield tells the Gay Place, “We are ready!”..."
"...ON OUR GAYDAR..."
"...Just last night, lawmakers in Massachusetts voted to allow out-of-staters to come and enjoy the right to gay marry as recognized by their state. Non-chusettsians used to have to wait 90 days..."
"...ON OUR GAYDAR..."
"...Influx of Gaylebrity..."
"...The weather has been positively Spring-like, my dearies, and the news has been, too! Not only did an anti-gay Republican get outed as a man-loving super creep, but some Atlanta gaybashers and an Indiana transphobe got their comeuppance. Plus, lots of great news if you love gay marriage! Let the dishing begin!..."
"...This week's LGBT news round up includes a newly outed anti-gay Republican, a book about Rick Perry's alleged gay exploits, and some choice entertainment gossip. So pony on up to the bar and have yourself a nice tall glass of queer news!..."
"...For over 35 years, psychotherapist Steve Cadwell has processed the trauma, the heartbreak, the joy, and the triumph of patients LGBTQIA. Through the lens of his own wild and precious life, spanning an era of gay liberation, he brings this story back to Austin, where he got his start...."
"...UPDATED: Conservative Attorney General Ken Paxton swiftly filed and was granted a temporary emergency stay by the Texas Supreme Court to halt gay marriages in Travis County after this morning’s historic order that allowed a long-time lesbian couple to wed...."
"...Two super gay traditions continue this week: Rebecca Havemeyer and Stanley Roy's Xmas mess (see Friday) and Bout Time II's honoring of Daddy Wayne's Free Christmas Dinner (see Wednesday). Stay toasty, luvs..."
"...Dear BSG, Whenever I have sex with my wife, I fantasize about having sex with my secretary (who's a guy), does that mean I'm gay? signed, "DOUBTING MYSELF"..."
"...Boo! Gotcha, didn't I? Now that's some scary shit! ... which brings me to today's costume idea: An Ex-Gay, or if you really want a challenge: the Ex Ex-Gay..."
"...Austin's Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival returns today and we're so excited to celebrate its 30th anniversary! (Check out my "aGLIFF Best Bets," Sept. 8.) Thirty doesn't seem so old these days, at least not since I realized I'm just months from 33, but that's people years not event years or festivals..."
"...GirlFriend packs in a night of Nineties and Aughts pop rocks for Saturday's Middle School Dance Party, and don't forget to werk those sea legs for Black Pride's boat party on Sunday. But, perhaps the week's biggest novelty: The Gay Softball World Series lands in Austin this year and balls start flying and LHBs will be batting come Monday..."
"...Chic-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's hurtful anti-gay sentiments may have riled his base, but they've riled our allies, too. People seem to be coming out of the woodwork, offering sandwiches of support, intending to turn this thing on its cock's crown..."
"...Never made my bean tingle, but sure makes my gray matter thump. Not since Ellen's airport "I'm Gay" have I felt normalized like this..."
"...Dress this one up in lipstick all you want, it's still gonna chap some asses out there. Sarah Palin, McCain's incredibly eloquent running mate, has just made another enter-mouth-insert-foot comment. (Dinosaurs?) This one nailed gays..."
"...Crank up the AC and pop open a cold one because this summer is gonna be hot. That's right, homo, if you're planning to lay low this summer, you're going to miss a gay ol' time...."
"...Laissez Lez ... and gays and yays and theys..."
"...The unicorn that brings me weekly news updates in a wicker basket has – instead of providing a fruit salad of LGBT odds and ends – brought me the five biggest fruits from the queer news orchard. There's some marriage mangos, some bitter anti-gay tomatoes in the Ugandan parliament, and a angry bowl of lemons that Ellen DeGeneres turned into delicious lemonade...."
"...Thursday's comin'. Three gay bars – BT II, OCH, Iron Bear – are providing safe haven and free meals to those who might not have a cozy place to go..."
"...Your mind will be blown, your soul will be stirred, and you might just be surprised. And, um, you don't have to be gay (see Sunday). ON OUR GAYDAR..."
"...Between the wash of old poofy punks, studly sigh guys, and the Mexican Madonna, we suggest a name change to South by So Gay. ON OUR GAYDAR..."
"...Don you now your gayest, Don, no one's judging. CCMC shall jingle their merriest at their annual holiday hoopla, and you wanna look fiiiiine. ON OUR GAYDAR..."
"...Hmmmmm. gAyCL in 10 words or less: Queers, kale-lime-margaritas, and one super sexy singer...."
"...Check the Gay Place Blog as Equality Forum celebrates the month with a new gay icon each day!..."
"...We all love a good vice – a little somethin' to take the edge off, a little chaos to get lost in. Gay Place is particularly smitten with whiskey, wine, and androgynous queers (sigh), but what we really wanted to know is: What's y'all's vice? So we asked...."
"...Let's talk about (gay) sex. Nine months after marriage equality, OUTsider Film & Arts Festival is taking a look – and paying homage – to the birds and bees..."
"...Join with Join the Impact - Austin, the folks who represented our fair city at last month's National Equality March, to respond to Maine's vote to reject gay marriage tomorrow on the steps of the City Hall...."
"...Merry Christmas. Happy Yule. Gay tidings. Nestled between articles titled: "A thermosensory pathway that controls body temperature" and "Netrin signal transduction and the guanine nucleotide exchange factor DOCK180 in attractive signaling" in the medical journal Nature Neuroscience is this little gem: "A glial amino-acid transporter controls synapse strength and courtship in Drosophila"..."
"...We like them both so much! So here is our list of lists for 2012. Online, the Gay Place blog burbles over with even more tip-to-tail goodness, including krewe members' individual lists..."
"...It's Gay Place tradition to not only bust out the best of the year in rearview, but to also consider the view from the bottom. Some of us are more adept than others, obviously, and you can see individual Gay Place Krewe lists with links online at the Gay Place Daily (austinchronicle.com/daily/gay-place)..."
"...Members of QueerBomb, Austin's renegade counter-Pride, and members of the official Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation board agreed to sit down together in the offices of The Austin Chronicle last week. Last year, the relationship between the two organizations – as well as Austin Pride's with this paper, at various times – was contentious (to say the least)..."
"...Gay Place Top 10s Gay Bottoms* of 2010..."
"...A Queer Story The founder of the Southwest's first and most successful gay and lesbian film festival admits that, at times, he lacks perspective on his own creation's place in the overall social framework...."
"...However, I had a separate agenda. I was looking for the gay in the Comic Con..."
"...The LGBTQ is burstin' out all over. Every year, there are more new gaybies popping out of fresh queer bellies all over SXSW official and non..."
"...But that poor dear will be in deep this coming weekend. This li'l sliver of space is barely enough to fill you in on what happened and what's a-comin', so please be sure to check in on the Gay Place blog at austinchronicle.com/gay. ON OUR GAYDAR..."
"...We'Re Saving up for SX So no comment this week. Just a buttload of listings! Go thou and be gay, gay-bies. ON OUR GAYDAR..."
"...We prefer tops and bottoms. Online, the Gay Place brims with our full krewe's individual lists..."