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Does Austin Need an LGBTQ Center?
A look at the city's lack of a queer community hub
"...city’s thriving queer community, Austin hasn’t housed a proper LGBTQ Center in over two decades...."

April 11, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Mikaila Rushing

Equality Texas Promotes LGBTQ Friendly Legislation
Report finds “stark gap” between acceptance and lack of protections
"...– urged lawmakers to take action in favor of LGBTQ non-discrimination policies...."

Feb. 27, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Lilli Hime

LGBTQ Caucus' Queer Priorities at the Texas Capitol
House's recently formed caucus announces top causes for 2019
"...The Texas House of Representatives’ recently formed LGBTQ Caucus isn’t losing any momentum. Less than a month..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

National Law Group Ditches Texas Over Lege’s Anti-LGBTQ Hate
American Assoc. of Law Libraries bans TX because of discrimination
"...promising to boycott Texas over its plans to pass anti-LGBTQ legislation, one organization this week took definitive action...."

July 14, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Step One: Create an LGBTQ Commission
It takes a village to forge a better quality of life for everybody
"...after Mayor Steve Adler announced plans to create an LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission during October’s Hate Crime Summit,..."

Jan. 19, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Conservative Group: Anti-LGBTQ Bills Could Cost Texas $8.5 Billion
Strange bedfellows make economic case against bigoted bills
"...strongly cautioning against passing any legislation that would hurt LGBTQ Texans...."

Dec. 6, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Pink Elephant Puts Black LGBTQ Artists Center Stage
Austin's queer hip-hop fest returns for year two
"...Pink Elephant, returns to Austin this weekend to celebrate LGBTQ and POC artists. Founded by Japan aka Rashaud Hill..."

March 31, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Courtney Naquin

After Filing Bill Forcing Schools to Out LGBTQ Kids, Legislator Bullies Media
Sen. Konni Burton's SB 242 isn't being misreported; it's anti-trans
"...After filing anti-LGBTQ legislation late last week, state Sen. Konni Burton, R-Ft...."

Nov. 21, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

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

Oct. 18, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

GOP Targets Women's Health, LGBTQ Community in First Day of Lege Filing
Texas Dems vow to keep up the fight for LGBTQ residents, women
"...Texas legislators filed three abortion-restrictive bills and the first anti-LGBTQ piece of legislation this filing period, assuring another heated..."

Nov. 14, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Top 10 LGBTQ Victories of 2017
“The things that make us different, those are our superpowers”
"...and recognize the times, nationally and internationally, that the LGBTQ community came out (l-o-l) on top. (For local wins..."

Dec. 28, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

HackOut Makes Safe Space for Budding LGBTQ Entrepreneurs
Tech queers converge on Austin for the four-day event
"...2019 on Thursday, April 11, is HackOut, Austin’s only LGBTQ Startup Weekend. Created by Dan Driscoll, the four-day event..."

April 9, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Alex Puente

Training APD on LGBTQ Communities
Department seeks feedback before finalizing new coursework
"...Department will soon roll out mandatory training on serving LGBTQ, transgender, and gender nonconforming communities for all 1,845 sworn..."

Aug. 1, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Protecting the LGBTQ Community When the State Attacks
From the bathroom bill to marriage equality, can Austin fight back?
"...it legal for child welfare providers to discriminate against LGBTQ youth and would-be foster parents, was signed by Gov...."

Aug. 25, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Local Businesses Warn Lege on Anti-LGBTQ Laws
Discriminatory laws not just morally corrupt but financially damaging
"...open early next year). After considering public comment, the LGBTQ-friendly stalls are built, with the exception of some last-minute..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin Excels in LGBTQ Scorecard
Austin continues to lead the nation in offering inclusive policies to the LGBTQ community, according to a new report
"...lead the nation in offering inclusive policies to the LGBTQ community, according to a new report...."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Human Rights Campaign Calls Texas a "High Priority" for LGBTQ Equality
A long way to go, but public opinion trends toward legislative action
"...Thursday, Jan. 31, the educational branch of the national LGBTQ civil rights organization released its fifth annual State Equality..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission Sends Recommendations to Council
Commission issues three wishes, two that will need money
"...Austin’s LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission has passed its first set..."

Aug. 21, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

LGBTQ Bars Reclaim Their Place as Community Hubs
After Orlando, queer space is more important than ever
"...But increased acceptance of the LGBTQ community hasn't exactly been good for business. The last..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Food Feature by Sarah Marloff

State LGBTQ Chambers Form First-of-Its-Kind Alliance
The new Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce will represent Austin, Greater Houston, North Texas, and San Antonio
"...The LGBTQ chambers of commerce representing Texas' four major metro areas..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

SXSW LGBTQ Pro Tips: UPDATE
Finding community in the land of overstimulation
"...The Gay Place's SXSW 2015 guide to all things LGBTQIA...."

March 17, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

State's LGBTQ Stance May Quash Hopes for Amazon HQ
At least according to company shareholder William S. Smith
"...locating its second headquarters in a state with comprehensive LGBTQ protections. In a letter circulated to other shareholders on..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

UT Hosts Longhorn Pride for Prospective LGBTQ Students
Queer youth are invited to learn about UT Austin and tour the campus
"...After months of planning, UT Austin is finally putting..."

Feb. 22, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Mikaila Rushing

Training APD Officers on LGBTQ Communities
Department seeks feedback before finalizing new coursework
"...Training APD Officers on LGBTQ Communities..."

Aug. 4, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

LGBTQ Rights: Hate Defeated
Fallout from the 84th Texas legislative session
"...Legislative session started out with a record number of anti-LGBTQ measures – likely the most ever filed by any..."

June 5, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Qmmunity: LGBTQ and the Search for a Wide Enough Umbrella
Plus, OUTsider Fest is here to queer up your weekend
"...that "movement politics" – which he believes the acronym "LGBTQ" is a leader of – ask "ordinary Americans to..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

AISD's "Concerned Parents" Rail Against LGBTQ Inclusivity
Religious extremists against comprehensive sex ed and Welcoming Schools program
"...itself a "subgroup" of Mass Resistance Texas, a statewide anti-LGBTQ blog. Judging from their own site, CPA formed sometime..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Top 10 LGBTQ News in San Marcos
San Marcos is growing in numbers and LGBTQ pride
"...1) SAN MARCOS RESIDENT WORKS TOWARD OPENING FIRST CITY LGBTQ BAR San Marcos resident Silvia Sandoval is fundraising to..."

Jan. 8, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Jordan Gass-Pooré

Queerbomb and Austin Black Pride Kick Off Season of LGBTQ Celebrations
The city proves that pride has no limits
"...month. This year, however, Queerbomb won't be the only LGBTQ celebration on the block. Austin Black Pride, now in..."

June 1, 2018 Arts Feature by Sarah Marloff

One Resistance and LGBTQ Human Rights Rallies
"...One Resistance and LGBTQ Human Rights Rally protesters took over Downtown Austin Friday..."

Jan. 23, 2017 Photo Gallery

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