The Blanton Museum of Art
"...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..."
"...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...."
"..."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")..."
"...Ever spend your nights awake thinking, "What are young queer scholars doing right now?" I do. I also ask, "Who are young queer scholars doing right now?" Those questions go hand in hand for me..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...Artist and audio engineer Juno Black began to conceive the idea of a queer music festival that’s focused on integration and outreach during the bathroom bill debate of 2017. [image-1-right]..."
"...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...."
"...In the life span of a festival, a lot can happen in five years. For Austin's OUTsider – a transmedia art festival celebrating queer, "outsider" art – arriving at half a decade is a major milestone..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...It’s not quite necromancy, but the ATX Television Festival does have a remarkable way of reviving interest in long-departed shows. Now, 10 years after it shuffled off this mortal coil and cathode ray tube TVs everywhere, Queer as Folk will be feted at the festival in June, with its creators and select cast coming together for a special reunion event...."
"...If you’re a queer Austinite (and subscribing to Qmmunity’s new newsletter, which you should, like, totally do), then you’ve probably already heard about this Sunday’s One Night Only: Drag with an Expiration Date, an extravaganza where local drag artists will morph into never-before-seen queens for one night and one night only...."
"...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..."
"...The young man -- who is on the verge of coming out, but just not sure of how, when, or where -- is offered the dead lover's shoes (which just happen to be his size) by his older cousin. The young man wears the shoes, assumes the spirit of the deceased, and is magically transported back to the hedonistic heights of 1970s gay disco life as Thelma Houston coos and pleads “Don't Leave Me This Way.” Despite their diversity in style, however, all six features and their respective directors produce a cinematic fresh air that bodes well for more queer cinema to come...."
"...South by Southwest 2019 is already looking rather queer. This morning, the multifaceted festival released their latest round of keynote and featured speakers and two prominent LGBTQ icons find their names on this list: Laura Jane Grace and Lance Bass...."
"...But you’ve gotta come up for air sometimes. So when you get too bored of just hanging out, we’ve got you covered with cute queer options...."
"...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..."
"...Not all revolutions are grand and not all radical acts are born from extraordinary circumstances, but every day, Austin's queer community shows up for one another in ways that can only be described as profound. It's Pride in Austin, and in keeping with this year's theme of revolution, we're paying homage to the city's LGBTQ community for taking care of its own – for taking care of us – when the going gets tough. [inset-1-right]..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...Let me tell you right now: Austin is a great place for queers – despite the whole Texas thing...."
"...After a pause so long it's maddening, he begins to speak – undoubtedly – from a place of personal truth. "It's hard to love a man that continually berates you, calls you fag, sissy, punk, queer ....."
"...In this topsy-turvy world, one place to turn is the ATX Democratic Socialists of America (ATX DSA) Queer Coalition. A subgroup of the Austin chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America – the largest socialist organization in the U.S..."
"...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...."
"...So I wanted to let you in on screenings and film events that queers might really love now, of course, this list is by no means comprehensive and represents only my own tastes and proclivities. This year there are precious fewer than last, but the selections are sweet...."
"...It’s not that straight people aren’t funny. We just think queers are funnier..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...No trip to New York is complete without a shopping experience at Printed Matter, the independent and artist bookstore in the heart of Chelsea. Recently Printed Matter held an exhibition of Queer Zines..."
"...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..."
"...Parker, but from what I can see, viewers are consuming TV's idea of gay culture as happily as a free pass at a day spa. The newest gay-themed series to hit the tube are cases in point: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has become a hit for cable network Bravo..."
"...Queer Youth Media Project Registration Austin School of Film and aGLIFF host this summer's Queer Youth Media Project for students ages 14-20. Register now online..."
"...We hope you've been doing your push-ups. We'd hate to see you run out of gas for Texas Swing, Trannyshack!, Queerbomb, or anything else that's packing this week's calendar like a drag king in heat. ON OUR GAYDAR..."
"...15, 10:30am PST. The result? More than 1 million protesters in every state and beyond rose to bear witness to the creation of a freshly energized queer rights movement...."
"...Queers. Sometimes we just want a light-hearted comedy that lets us laugh rather than cry about our miscommunication issues, and that’s exactly what we get with Hulu’s latest series The Bisexual, premiering in its entirety on Friday, November 16...."
"...But as the paper’s Qmmunity editor, I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I’m extra excited to see so many queer winners this year – in both the Readers Poll and Critics Picks! We all know Austin’s queer community is brimming with talented, creative, and awe-inspiring folks, but it's always rad to see them get noticed! So, we’d like to give a big round of applause to all the queer’d winners in this year's "BOA"! (And to everyone who voted for me – thank you, it really does make the hard work worth it!)..."
"...It’s a common experience for trans, queer, and nonbinary Austinites who seek services like hair, nail care, or waxing – services that can play a significant role in shaping one’s gender presentation. More often than not, these folks are left to navigate salons on their own, risking uncomfortable experiences like Bow’s or poor service...."
"...Despite – or perhaps because of – the tumultuous year, these queers brought some much needed humor, strength, and all-around badassness to 2016. We gotta admit, we’re crushin’ hard here...."
"...Out Youth would like to rewrite those histories for the queer kids of yesteryear with their first-ever Second Chance Adult Prom. Though not exclusively for gay of center adults, this night is designed to do several things: introduce a greater audience to Out Youth, get more people connected, and “throw a fun party,” says board member and prom co-chair Nathan Michaud...."
"...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..."