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Date:2009-06-10 17:13
Subject:Best gay bar/club in Austin?

I'm from Houston and my friend and I are going to be in the Austin area this weekend and we're thinking about checking out a gay bar/club there...Does anyone have a recommendation as far as which one we should go to? It'll probably be Saturday night, but we could maybe do Friday if there's something good going on...

Thanks in advance for your input!

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Date:2009-02-06 14:28
Subject:bowling...and other fun activities

hi there.

just thought i'd throw this out there...

my gf and i have gotten a great group of women together for L Word viewings every Sunday but have now started to do other activies, like bowling.

everyone gets along really well... i had initially posted the ad on craigslist so it was just a bunch of strangers meeting and now we've all become friends.

we plan on doing a lot of activities in the future. its nice to be around a group with no drama. this is not only extended to women either...the boys are welcome as well!

so, tonight we are meeting at Westgate Lanes around 7 to bowl and then will probably head downtown. Every Sunday is L Word and we are now starting Texas Hold 'Em beforehand at 6.

Other activies in the making are... british comedy night with a curry dinner, more bowling, possibly a shooting range and when the weather warms up, we will be renting a boat at least twice a month to have some fun on the lake.

if you have any questions feel free to ask... i also have a myspace so you can verify my credentials... and a phone as well. :)
so, if you're looking for something to do with a fun group, drama free!, come bowl or meet up later!

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Date:2009-02-06 16:08

PDA - Tonight, FRI 2/6/09
From Baumer and Calvin Harris to Interpol, the Killers, and beyond.
ELYSIUM - Red River / 7th
21+ (Sorry)
Doors at 9:30 (-ish)

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Date:2009-02-04 23:45
Subject:Stockholm Syndrome - Thurs, 2/5/09

Doors at 9:30 (-ish)
@ Elysium, 7th + Red River

gooey. swedish. goodness.

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Date:2009-01-01 15:56
Subject:Happy New Year Gay Austin!

and many happy returns

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Date:2008-12-18 15:33
Subject:Upcoming Winter Solstice and Christmas Eve Celebrations

Trinity UMC is a congregation that welcomes GLBT folks (and everyone else too!) and affirms the natural world through creative worship.

Sunday, Dec. 21 - Winter Solstice celebrations at 10:30am (alternative Christian service) and 12:45pm (earthbound, a Nature-based and Christian fusion)

Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Candlelight Christmas Eve services at 5:30pm (with Austin musicians Christine Albert and Chris Gage) and 7:30pm. Outdoor Labyrinth Walks follow each service.

Find us in Hyde Park, Austin, Texas at 600 E. 50th St.

For more info, see http://www.tumc.org.

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Date:2008-12-07 12:20
Subject:gay comic
Mood: chipper

had to post this i looooooove it hehe

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Date:2008-12-04 22:51
Subject:I know you've already seen it, but still, Part II

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

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Date:2008-12-04 22:50
Subject:I know you've already seen it, but still, Part I

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

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Date:2008-11-26 22:05
Subject:PDA - FRI NOV 28


Electro, Dance-Rock-Revival, Synth, Rarities

If you like your Killers mixed with Kavinsky, Knife with Chromeo, Franz Ferdinand with Feist, Le Tigre with Crystal Castles, MSTRKRFT with Sylvester, come show you survived Thanksgiving by heading on over to Elysium, corner of 7th and Red River. It's free! Doors at 9:30-ish. (21+ only, sorry).


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Date:2008-11-19 15:23
Subject:Transgender Day of Remembrance

There have been three transgender killings in the United States in this month alone -- and November isn't even over. While there is a lot of talk about Prop 8 in the GLBT communities, there is significally less about the murders of our transgender siblings.

There will be a Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday, November 20th at 6:30 PM Transgender Education Network of Texas will host the event at the Austin City Hall Plaza (fronting Cesar Chavez), between Lavaca and Guadalupe; the event will feature both speakers and artistic expression. For more information please email info@tentex.org or call 877-532-6789

We live in times more sensitive than ever to hatred based violence, especially since the events of September 11th. Yet even now, the deaths of those based on anti-transgender hatred or prejudice are largely ignored. Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives. This trend shows no sign of abating.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.

Those Killed in 2008

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Date:2008-11-12 12:08
Subject:queer friendly physician

I currently have blue cross medical insurance and am looking for a queer friendly doctor (primary care) in Austin. I tried google and the GLMA website without any luck and other search engines.

Any suggestions?

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Date:2008-11-12 08:18
Subject:Keith Olbermann's Special Comment

not sure if anyone caught this. i'm no longer living in austin...now in arizona where prop 102 just passed. gay marriage was already illegal in arizona but the proposition was to change the arizona constitution to make it say marriage will only be recognized between a man and a woman. it was extreme discrimination and i'm embarassed to live here. Wish i could be in Austin on Saturday! Thanks to those who are going to protest!

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Date:2008-11-12 02:33
Subject:Fight the H8

Protest at Austin City Hall, Nov 15th, 12:30 local time, against Prop 8 and more importantly for civil rights.

Pass the word and tell your friends they can find the site of their local protest here

From their site:

On the steps of your City Hall on November 15th at 10:30am PST /
1:30pm EST, our community WILL take to the streets and speak out
against Proposition 8 and all of the other pro-equality losses that we
have faced in our lifetimes, in our parents’ lifetimes, and for many
generations before us. WE CAN’T DO THIS ALONE! WE NEED YOUR
HELP! We need organizers in every major city to work with us and
get out the protest! I know you’re all tired from all of the work
you’ve done for this great election year, but I’m asking for one more
push! Let the country hear our voices together. Let them
see that we are a strong, adamant, and powerful community that deserves
equal rights, and CAN’T BE DEFEATED!

Just passin' on the word.

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Date:2008-11-03 17:42
Subject:noah's arc movie

anyone here planning on going to the noah's arc movie???  it's playing in houston and i wanted to take a road trip to go see it because i loved the show SOOOO much and they just added the movie in houston and who knows when the dvd will come out.  the website at http://www.noahsarcmovie.com said that it will only be out for 2 weeks so im thinkin of getting tickets online now and going on saturday.  anyone interested??  if you never saw the show all you need to know is that it's like a gay black sex in the city with HOT ASS men.  yummmm

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Date:2008-09-18 16:04

Friday, Sept 19

Elysium -705 Red River
Austin, Texas, Y'all

doors at 9:30
**FREE BEFORE 10:30**
otherwise $3

21+ only (sorry)

Get your groove on with MSTRKRFT, Le Tigre, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, She Wants Revenge, Bloc Party, Annie, Hot Hot Heat, Ghostland (of course!), Killers, VHS or Beta, and all that groovy gooey electro-y goodness

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Date:2008-09-11 21:37

anyone know if the Guerrilla Queer Bar thing is still going on for this month? they haven't posted any details.

If not any suggestion for a mixed group of wayward queers on a Friday night? Dancing would be great.

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Date:2008-07-02 20:55
Subject:Tomorrow! The best of Sweden comes your way!

The best of Swedish synth, dance, indie, retro, and pop
(with a few quick visits to the rest of Scandinavia)

Elysium, July 3, Doors at 9:30, 21+ only (sorry), $3

Presented by BingolandUK w/ PartyEnds.Com
DJ Set by Stay Gold


(and hopefully you don't have to work the next day!)

Add us on MySpace!

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Date:2008-06-27 16:12
Subject:Swedish Music (and some other tasty Nordic tidbits)

Stockholm Syndrome II

The first was a blast, the second will be, too!

What: The best of Sweden as spun by Stay Gold, and with a massive assist by PartyEnds.com
Where: Elysium, NE corner of 7th and Red River (21+ only, sorry!)
How Much: $3 - doors at 9:30 (free before 10!)
When: Next Thursday, July 3 (hopefully you don't have to work the next day, so come out and play!)

We're also tossing in some other Scandinavian tunes, just to round things out, like Bjork, Quarashi, Annie, Monomen, A-ha.

Check us out at Sweden Night

Add us on MySpace to keep updated on this and other events!

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Date:2008-06-16 13:10

The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFE campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at: www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student

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