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Your Queer Guide to Austin
A crash course on the city's LGBTQ parties, prides, and resources
"...Austin is a city known for many things: bats, music,..."

Sept. 5, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

PRIDE Weekend 2010: I Am QueerBomb. I Am Austin Pride.
How queer is your Pride? How Austin is your bomb?
"...year of great growing pains for Pride celebrations in Austin. It's the year the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber..."

June 4, 2010 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

How Austin's Queer Community Supports Its Own
Spotlighting the LGBTQ people and orgs looking after our health, youth, elders, and art
"...acts are born from extraordinary circumstances, but every day, Austin's queer community shows up for one another in ways..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Arts Feature by Sarah Marloff

Top 10 Texas LGBT Stories
One step back and two steps forward
"...state as red as Texas, the national trend toward LGBT equality gained momentum. Social conservatives tried vainly to throw..."

Jan. 6, 2014 News Post by Brandon Watson

Amplify Austin 2015: Under the Rainbow
We hat-tip the Amplify nonprofits that serve and support LGBTQIA
"...With just a day or two left until Amplify Austin cranks the giving up to 11, your friendly neighborhood..."

March 3, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Blake McCoy

I Pee With LGBT
Richard Linklater debuts ad denouncing the Texas bathroom bill
"...their sleeves, pulling down their pants, and peeing with LGBT” after Austin native and renowned director Richard Linklater collaborated..."

Feb. 22, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Courtney Naquin

Austin Earns Top Grade in LGBTQ Scorecard
HRC report: Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, most LGBTQ-friendly in state
"...Austin continues to lead the nation in offering inclusive policies..."

Oct. 18, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Austin Pride 2009
Event listings
"...DESERT Movie. Costume contest. Dance party. All for the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival. We are so..."

June 5, 2009 Features Feature

Austin Pride 2008
The party goes on all month long ...
"...at Lady Bird Lake, 474-5475, 474-4422. $15 ($10, advance). info@austinprideparade.org, marianne@equalitytexas.org, www.pridetexas.org, www.austinprideparade.org...."

June 13, 2008 Features Feature

Austin Film Society Announces 2017 Film Grants
$143,000 in cash and support awarded to 34 filmmakers
"...The Austin Film Society supports Texas filmmaking in myriad ways –..."

Aug. 28, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
"...spontaneity, practitioners of the unpredictable. They are improvisers, and Austin is overrun with them...."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Film Society Announces 2015 Grants
Newcomers and established names get AFS boost
"...money for indie filmmaking is even tougher. As the Austin Film Society announces the winners of the 2015 AFS..."

Sept. 1, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Health Inequities Dog Austin
Racial disparities are glaring
"...Today, a partnership between the City of Austin, Travis County, and Central Health unveiled Healthy ATC, a..."

Aug. 19, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

Putting the Austin Into Wizard World Austin
Local talent appearing at the geek culture gathering
"...all things geek, wondrous, collectible and nerdy, arrives in Austin today. But aside from all the Hollywood names, wrestling..."

Oct. 2, 2014 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

One Small Step Towards Equality, One Large Step for Austin
Austin + Domestic Partner Benefits = Reality
"...On October 24, City Council passed new requirements for Austin's economic incentives program. Workers for companies awarded these incentives..."

Oct. 31, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

A Queer Renaissance in Austin?
AGLIFF's new mission and upstart QueerBomb
"...One of my first visits to Austin was in October of 2005 when my film Life..."

June 3, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer

Paxton Amps Up Anti-LGBT Legal Fight
Texas AG leads 13-state coalition to block the Obama administration's transgender-inclusive directive to schools
"...General Ken Paxton recently ramped up his crusade against LGBT Texans with a request for a nationwide preliminary injunction..."

July 15, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Senators Hold Meeting to Reaffirm Anti-LGBT Discrimination
State Affairs Committee hearing used as anti-LGBT soapbox
"...sincerely held religious beliefs.” An excuse to stir up anti-LGBT fervor under the guise of religious freedom, the hearing..."

Feb. 17, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Revisits Milk With Austin Screening
Dustin Lance Black on the pendulum of progress
"...to his native state (and recently established homebase of Austin) for a special screening of Gus Van Sant-directed Milk..."

May 3, 2019 Screens Post by Beth Sullivan

Two Austin Churches Move Toward Inclusion
First United Methodist and St. David's Episcopal move towards LGBT inclusion
"...knows the church has a PR problem with the LGBT community. "For many people, the only image they have..."

March 8, 2013 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Paxton Stacks AG’s Office With Anti-LGBT Culture Warriors
AG hires opponents of church-state separation
"...charges, including securities fraud – has asked overtly right-wing, anti-LGBT employees to join his office, reaffirming the AG’s mission..."

April 12, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

City to Review LGBT Rights Performance
CM Riley wants Austin to be equality leader
"...Austin may lead Texas in supporting LGBT rights, but City..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Faulty Tower: Anti-LGBT Money Behind Fairmont Austin
Doug Manchester was a major donor in the fight against same-sex marriage
"...The 50-story penumbra cast by the new Fairmont Austin hotel at East Cesar Chavez and Red River will..."

March 15, 2013 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Point Austin: What Would Cole Porter Say?
Indiana's RFRA is an invitation to progressive response
"...promoted the law may have anticipated some resistance from LGBT activists, perhaps a liberal organization or two (opposition in..."

April 3, 2015 News Column by Michael King

AIDS Services of Austin and aGLIFF Turn 25
Dobie Theater's doors open again for Big Love bash
"...1987 was the year that both AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) and the Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Gay Place Goes to Comic Con Austin
What? Gays who like comics, card games, and roleplay? Shut yo' mouth!
"...was moving it's annual Comic Con from Dallas to Austin, my Spidey-Sense started tingling...."

Nov. 18, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Nakia

City of Austin "Major Events" Roster
The city lists over 400 days’ worth of events from the Commitment Day 5K on Jan. 1 to the New Year’s Celebration on Dec. 31. The full list is posted here.
"...(every Saturday)2/16/20132/16/2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Launch _ Brazos Hall2/16/20132/25/2013 Austin Livestrong Marathon2/17/20132/17/2013 March for Humane Immigration Reform2/22/20132/22/2013 Boys and..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature

Now Streaming in Austin: "Texas Strong"
Webby-winning documentary lets a trans kid speak for herself
"...experiences of trans people in modern America. Shot by Austin cinematographer Amy Bench (Loves Her Gun) and produced by..."

May 17, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Whoop, Whoop, Hooray!
When legislators sneeze, Texans catch colds – or worse
"...Austin was recently identified as one of several national "hot..."

March 29, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: In Search of a Plan, Not a Master Plan
Council divisions taking shape on CodeNEXT
"...meeting. In itself, it was a historical acknowledgment of Austin's racist past, the formal enactment of racial segregation. But..."

March 23, 2018 News Column by Michael King

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