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Rainbow Connections: June 2016

Summer! Time for relaxing on the lakes and greenbelt and making new connections. Austin Pride kicks off networking this month with their First Friday Happy Hour series along with HRC Austin‘s Tuesdays Together, the Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce‘s monthly networking luncheon and Gay in Austin‘s monthly happy hour. So practice that elevator speech and check to see if your need to order more business cards. Happy connecting!

AUSTIN PRIDE FIRST FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR

The Austin PRIDE crew from the May 2015 First Friday Happy Hour at Oilcan Harry’s / photo credit: Austin Pride / Facebook

Austin Pride continues its monthly First Friday happy hour series down in the Warehouse District at Highland Lounge on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 5 – 8 PM. Find out more about what Austin Pride has coming up and be sure to grab a raffle ticket for your chance to win a pair of tickets to this year’s WERK Fashion Show and other prizes, including a pair of tickets to see Culture Club featuring Boy George at the Skyline Theater at the Long Center. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado St., Austin TX 78701. Friday, June 3, 2016, 5 – 8 PM. 21+. FREE.

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HRC AUSTIN'S TUESDAYS TOGETHER

We have confirmed that the Austin chapter of the Human Rights Campaign will host their monthly happy hour on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 6 – 8 PM but have not, as of press time, announced the venue. We’ll update this post once details have been released. Find out what HRC is doing locally and nationally as well as upcoming events like HER HRC in July and other volunteer opportunities. Location TBA. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6 – 8 PM. FREE.

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AGLCC NETWORKING LUNCHEON

This month’s Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce returns to the popular Gusto on Burnet Road. This month’s featured speaker is Anthony Ruiz from the Small Business Administration. Due to space limitations, and the growing popularity of the Chamber’s luncheons, you are strongly encouraged to RSVP early to ensure that space is available. Due to space limitations, and the growing popularity of the Chamber’s luncheons, you are strongly encouraged to RSVP early to ensure that space is available. Gusto Italian Kitchen, 4800 Burnet Rd., Austin TX 78756. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 11 AM – 1 PM. All ages. Advance registration (closes 06/04/16 at 8:30 AM): $15/members, $20/non-members. On-site registration: $25 (space permitting).

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GAY IN AUSTIN HAPPY HOUR

The February 2016 GayInAustinTexas.com Happy Hour at Rain on 4th / photo credit: Gay In Austin / Facebook

This month Gay in Austin will be at Rain on 4th for their monthly networking happy hour on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 6:30 – 9 PM. The event is hosted by The Kosarek Team at REATX Real Estate and sponsored by He’s For Me – Austin, Family Tree Dental Group and Texas Laser & Aesthetics. This event tends to be more of a social function rather than networking, but it does draw a large, primarily younger, professional crowd, including recent transplants. You’ll also find higher proportion of attendees from the creative and tech industries. The happy hours are free to attend. You can if you wish, but it isn’t required to attend. Rain on 4th, 217 W 4th St, Austin TX 78701. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30 – 9 PM. 21+. FREE.

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NOTE: The Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their first annual gala later in the month so there will not be a monthly happy hour in June.

OTHER NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Top image photo credit: The AGLCC April 2015 Networking Luncheon at Gusto / photo credit: AGLCC / Facebook

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