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OutCast 353: February 17, 2015

OutCast 353: February 17, 2015

17 February 2015

This week on OutCast, Curran Nault from the OUTsider Film & Arts Festival stopped by with details about the festival which kicks off this week and therepubliq's Chas...

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OutCast 352: February 10, 2015

OutCast 352: February 10, 2015

10 February 2015

This week on OutCast, model, performer and now singer-songwriter Jonathan Ackley stopped in to give the crew a private performance and Charlie Ray from the Austin Ga...

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Who's Trying to Stop Alabama Marriage Now (WATCH)

Who's Trying to Stop Alabama Marriage Now (WATCH)

09 February 2015

Marriage starts today in Alabama, and the usual suspects are still trying to figure out some way to stop it. Nebraska accidentally passed a bill that will recognize ...

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Big Gay Brunch #HeartBeats (PHOTOS)

Big Gay Brunch #HeartBeats (PHOTOS)

07 February 2015

abcde events kicks off the countdown to V-Day with the latest edition of the Big Gay Brunch -- #HeartBeats. This month featured tunes by DJ DefTone and a performance...

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House Committee Assignments (WATCH)

House Committee Assignments (WATCH)

06 February 2015

Now that your state representatives have their House committee assignments, Equality Texas' Legislative Specialist Daniel Williams tells us how those assignments wil...

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News

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Who's Trying to Stop Alabama Marriage Now (WATCH)

09 February 2015

Who's Trying to Stop Alabama Marriage Now (WATCH)

Marriage starts today in Alabama, and the usual suspects are still trying to figure out some way to ...

House Committee Assignments (WATCH)

06 February 2015

House Committee Assignments (WATCH)

Now that your state representatives have their House committee assignments, Equality Texas' Legislat...

Anti-Gay Lawmakers Seek Revenge with New Laws (WATCH)

02 February 2015

Anti-Gay Lawmakers Seek Revenge with New Laws (WATCH)

Marriage could be starting next week in Alabama. Anti-gay officials are saying that they don't have ...

Waiting for Committees to Start Committeeing (WATCH)

30 January 2015

Waiting for Committees to Start Committeeing (WATCH)

In this Legislative Update, Equality Texas' Legislative Specialist Daniel Williams recaps this week ...

Politician Wants Arrests After Gays Marry (WATCH)

26 January 2015

Politician Wants Arrests After Gays Marry (WATCH)

There's a big fight underway right now in Alabama, with a Judge overturning a marriage ban and state...

Nondiscrimination Ordinance Battle Goes Statewide

24 January 2015

Nondiscrimination Ordinance Battle Goes Statewide

As fights brew in several Texas cities over nondiscrimination ordinances protecting gay people, stat...

We've Only Just Begun (WATCH)

23 January 2015

We've Only Just Begun (WATCH)

Equality Texas' Legislative Specialist Daniel Williams recaps the past week in the 84th Texas legisl...

Voters May Decide Plano's Equal Rights Ordinance

20 January 2015

Voters May Decide Plano's Equal Rights Ordinance

The lead group challenging Plano’s recently adopted Equal Rights Ordinance — which bars discriminati...

Florida Legalizes Driving While Gay (WATCH)

19 January 2015

Florida Legalizes Driving While Gay (WATCH)

Florida has finally legalized driving while gay. Bills to discriminate against gay couples are rapid...

Arts

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Mamma Mia! Returns to Austin

13 January 2015

Mamma Mia! Returns to Austin

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Austin w...

Move Over Tighty Whiteys: 2014 Men's Underwear Trends

06 January 2015

Move Over Tighty Whiteys: 2014 Men's Underwear Trends

The Underwear Expert released statistics regarding trends in underwear style and shopping preference...

God Loves Hair

10 December 2014

God Loves Hair

Toronto-based multimedia artist Vivek Shraya stops in Austin as party of a 21-city tour of the U.S. ...

Long Center presents Elf: The Musical

24 November 2014

Long Center presents Elf: The Musical

Coming straight from New York City, this Broadway musical adapted from the 2003 holiday classic, kic...

Oz Revisited

30 July 2014

Oz Revisited

We are at a crossroads in the Land of Oz. Twilight. A boy named Tip receives a mysterious prophecy f...

City Theatre presents Twelfth Night

30 May 2014

City Theatre presents Twelfth Night

The City Theatre Company kicks off the 2014 summer theatre season with William Shakespeare's wonderf...

ZACH presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

28 May 2014

ZACH presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

ZACH Theatre's production of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Mash...

Austin Lyric Opera presents 'Tosca'

27 January 2014

Austin Lyric Opera presents 'Tosca'

Giacomo Puccini's world-renown masterpiece comes to the Long Center stage for the first time as the ...

Peking Acrobats Tumble In To Austin

21 January 2014

Peking Acrobats Tumble In To Austin

Straight from Beijing to Dell Hall, The Peking Acrobats are bringing their centuries-tested, astonis...

Entertainment

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gAyTX Nights: February 2015

07 February 2015

gAyTX Nights: February 2015

Last month was about change, with bars opening and closing and staffing changes. This month's it's a...

Big Gay Brunch #HeartBeats (PHOTOS)

07 February 2015

Big Gay Brunch #HeartBeats (PHOTOS)

abcde events kicks off the countdown to V-Day with the latest edition of the Big Gay Brunch -- #Hear...

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles Returns to Austin

03 February 2015

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles Returns to Austin

Direct from Broadway, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles ...

gAyTX Nights: January 2015

09 January 2015

gAyTX Nights: January 2015

It's a week in to the new year and the interwebs are all a buzz with talk about all that's going on ...

Arts In Context: In Face

27 November 2014

Arts In Context: In Face

Austin's Paul Soileau, known to most as Rebecca Havemeyer and Christeene, is one of three artists fe...

Eli Lieb: 'Lightning In A Bottle' (WATCH)

23 November 2014

Eli Lieb: 'Lightning In A Bottle' (WATCH)

The latest single from indie singer-songwriter Eli Lieb's is now out. "Lightning in a Bottle" is the...

Hoedown & Hootenanny

19 November 2014

Hoedown & Hootenanny

abcde events is set to bring you another edition of its Big Gay Brunch this weekend with a hoedown a...

Cazwell ft. Big Dipper: 'Hot Homo' (LISTEN)

06 November 2014

Cazwell ft. Big Dipper: 'Hot Homo' (LISTEN)

Gay rapper Cazwell teams up with fellow New Yorker Big Dipper for a parody of the summer rap hit "Ho...

Steve Grand: 'Time' (LISTEN)

04 November 2014

Steve Grand: 'Time' (LISTEN)

Out country singer-songwriter Steve Grand has released "Time," a new single from his upcoming album,...

Sports

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What A Drag (PHOTOS)

27 July 2014

What A Drag (PHOTOS)

Softball Austin hosted their annual What-A-Drag fundraiser at the V Nightclub & Lounge to help raise...

UMass Basketball Player Comes Out

09 April 2014

UMass Basketball Player Comes Out

University of Massachusetts player Derrick Gordon has come out as the first openly gay player in Ame...

Hitzlsperger says gay footballers still face battle

09 February 2014

Hitzlsperger says gay footballers still face battle

Retired German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger, who has come out as gay, believes that there is "a lo...

Austin Goldstars Prepare for Spring Season

07 February 2014

Austin Goldstars Prepare for Spring Season

Now that the Super Bowl is over, let's talk about the game that over 3 billion fans call "football" ...

English clubs join anti-homophobia campaign

05 February 2014

English clubs join anti-homophobia campaign

Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are among 11 Premier League clubs that have signed up to a ...

AGBL Winter 2014 Season Begins January 16

09 January 2014

AGBL Winter 2014 Season Begins January 16

The Austin Gay Basketball League's Winter 2014 Season will tip off for another season on Thursday, J...

PSG's Alex Costa in Homophobia Row

08 January 2014

PSG's Alex Costa in Homophobia Row

Paris Saint-Germain's former Chelsea defender Alex has provoked accusations of homophobia by claimin...

Rogers completes move to LA Galaxy

25 May 2013

Rogers completes move to LA Galaxy

Until about a month ago, Robbie Rogers had no interest in being one of the highest-profile openly ga...

AGBL Winter 2013 Season Begins January 10

28 December 2012

AGBL Winter 2013 Season Begins January 10

The Austin Gay Basketball League's Winter 2013 Season will tip off for another season on Thursday, J...

Health

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Study: Transgender Youth at High Risk for Negative Mental Health Outcomes

08 January 2015

Study: Transgender Youth at High Risk for Negative Mental Health Outcomes

New study from recommends primary care clinicians should routinely screen transgender youth for ment...

Tips For Finding A Therapist

05 August 2014

Tips For Finding A Therapist

Choosing a therapist can be a challenging task. Austin therapist, Adam Maurer, LMFT-Associate, LPC-I...

k.d. lang is in your phone, trying to get you to relax

16 January 2014

k.d. lang is in your phone, trying to get you to relax

A new smartphone app called “Stop, Breathe and Think” offers users of all ages a way to experience t...

CDC: Most New Syphilis Cases Are Gay, Bi Men

12 January 2014

CDC: Most New Syphilis Cases Are Gay, Bi Men

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows rates for sexually transmitted...

Family Tree Dental Group Offers Free Dental Service Day

07 January 2014

Family Tree Dental Group Offers Free Dental Service Day

Family Tree Dental Group to open its doors to the community for no-charge exams, cleanings, extracti...

Surviving Mother’s Day

09 May 2013

Surviving Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is approaching and while this can be an uplifting time for many of us, some in our comm...

Medicine In Motion Offering Up Free Workout Sessions

29 January 2013

Medicine In Motion Offering Up Free Workout Sessions

Local sports medicine and physical rehabilitation center is hosting a series of free workout session...

Gay Men and Eating Disorders

17 January 2013

Gay Men and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia have long been thought of as problems mainly for women, b...

New Year's Resolutions for Athletes

08 January 2013

New Year's Resolutions for Athletes

The Austin Sports Doctors at Medicine in Motion offer some resolutions that athletes of all ages and...

Life

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8 Tips To Starting An Open Relationship

29 July 2014

8 Tips To Starting An Open Relationship

Have you and your partner considered trying an open relationship? Austin therapist, Adam Maurer, LMF...

Fort Worth Police Department LGBT Recruiting (WATCH)

23 July 2014

Fort Worth Police Department LGBT Recruiting (WATCH)

The Fort Worth Police Department is reaching out to the LGBT community as part of a recruiting campa...

You Don’t Need A Spreadsheet To Talk About Sex

21 July 2014

You Don’t Need A Spreadsheet To Talk About Sex

Recently, Buzzfeed published a story about a husband who sent his wife a spreadsheet cataloging all ...

SBC President-Elect: Homosexuality Satan’s ‘Con Job’

11 June 2014

SBC President-Elect: Homosexuality Satan’s ‘Con Job’

The Southern Baptist Convention this week chose a new president who has taught that homosexuality is...

Houston Church Opts Not to Defect From Denomination

23 February 2014

Houston Church Opts Not to Defect From Denomination

In a narrow vote Sunday, the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church in Houston opted not to l...

Illinois bishop: ‘Punish’ LGBT people like children if they get married

28 January 2014

Illinois bishop: ‘Punish’ LGBT people like children if they get married

A Catholic bishop who performed an exorcism after the state of Illinois legalized same-sex marriage ...

Equality Texas Host LGBTQ Estate Planning Presentation on Long-Term Care

27 January 2014

Equality Texas Host LGBTQ Estate Planning Presentation on Long-Term Care

Equality Texas and New York Life team up to present a public education forum titled, "LGBT Estate Pl...

Is Your Sex Ed F-ing Up Your Sex Life?

15 January 2014

Is Your Sex Ed F-ing Up Your Sex Life?

Austin therapist, Adam Maurer, LMFT-Associate, LPC-Intern, explores how we learn about sex and the i...

Summary of Income Tax Filing Guidance to Same-Sex Couples

14 January 2014

Summary of Income Tax Filing Guidance to Same-Sex Couples

Gay and lesbian couples holding a valid marriage certificate from a state that recognizes same-sex m...

Travel

Top 10 LGBT Travel Trends of 2013

23 December 2013

Top 10 LGBT Travel Trends of 2013

Community Market & Insights has released key findings from its Annual LGBT Travel Survey. Now in its...

The Gay Travel Guru does Thailand

03 May 2013

The Gay Travel Guru does Thailand

Austin's own Bryan Kosarek's new role as GayTravel.com's Gay Travel Guru takes him across the Pacifi...

AirTran and United Add Austin-San Jose Del Cabo Nonstop

03 May 2013

AirTran and United Add Austin-San Jose Del Cabo Nonstop

Two U.S. carriers add seasonal non-stop service between Austin and the sunny beaches at the southern...

Business

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Rainbow Connections: February 2015

31 January 2015

Rainbow Connections: February 2015

Make sure you have enough business cards on hand and start to practice that elevator speech. We run ...

Business partners abandon ice cream maker over anti-LGBT tweets

09 May 2014

Business partners abandon ice cream maker over anti-LGBT tweets

Local businesses are ending their association with an Alabama ice cream maker after the owner’s brot...

Ted Cruz: Christians Shouldn’t Be Required To Do Business With Gay People

07 May 2014

Ted Cruz: Christians Shouldn’t Be Required To Do Business With Gay People

Christian business owners should be able to discriminate against LGBT people and others if they beli...

AT&T Condemns Russian Anti-Gay Law

04 February 2014

AT&T Condemns Russian Anti-Gay Law

US telecoms giant AT&T came out Tuesday against Russia's anti-gay law, as activists ramped up a glob...

NGLCC, AGLCC Host LBGT Business Enterprise Seminar at Austin Procurement Fair

08 January 2014

NGLCC, AGLCC Host LBGT Business Enterprise Seminar at Austin Procurement Fair

A seminar on becoming certified as an LBGT Business Enterprise will be presented Friday, J...

AGLCC Announces Nominees for 2013 Awards

10 December 2013

AGLCC Announces Nominees for 2013 Awards

Austin's Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce releases list nominees for the annual Chamber Awards ...

AGLCC September Networking Happy Hour  (PHOTOS)

20 September 2013

AGLCC September Networking Happy Hour (PHOTOS)

Austin business owners and those looking to connect with them came out to the Work It Personal Train...

StartOut Austin Presents Austin Investment Event

16 September 2013

StartOut Austin Presents Austin Investment Event

The Austin chapter of the LGBT entrepreneur consortium, StartOut, will host an informational semina...

Local Gay-Owned Vodka Brand Launches in Austin

06 February 2013

Local Gay-Owned Vodka Brand Launches in Austin

Gay Austin entrepreneurs launch a new vodka brand based in Austin with a plan for "partying for a gr...

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