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28 GHOSTS OF HALLOWEEN PAST From tots to kids at heart, reader-submitted photos from All Hallows Eves of yore

12 CHAIR’S WELCOME Preparing tomorrow’s LGBT leaders

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GAY GETAWAY: HAUNTED HOUSES IN TEXAS

TAKING PRIDE IN AUSTIN

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Get the lowdown on all things Pride Week

A WITCH, A WARLOCK, AND A GHOUL WALK INTO A BAR... AND LOOK FLAWLESS DOING IT

19 PEOPLE’S LIVES ARE IN THE BALANCE Equality Texas’ Chuck Smith on LGBT issues at stake in the next election

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The season for playing dress-up is upon us – here’s where to cop a costume

These devilish Halloween hotspots take the heebiejeebies to the next level

37 AGLCC MARKETPLACE Our directory of members you should support!

54 SNAPS! Summer events including AGLCC’s first ever gala benefitting the AGLCC Foundation, Pulse Orlando vigil and more

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AUSTIN’S FITTEST Emmanuel Winston of the Autin Warriors softball team goes to bat

On the Cover PRIDE AND POLITICS AND ZOMBIES Austin PRIDE, Halloween, and the election season are sure to provide plenty of thrills, chills and spills! Fasten your seatbelts, ladies and germs. COVER ILLUSTRATION BY SYDNEY MANTROM

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CONTRIBUTORS Jana Birchum, John Egan, Shannon Mantrom, Paige Schilt ART Art Director Cover Art Major Photography

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Chair's letter

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he Stonewall riots — which gave birth to the LGBT rights movement and to Pride celebrations everywhere — happened in June 1969. In the nearly 50 years since then, we’ve claimed other victories in the LGBT rights movement, including the legalization of same-sex marriage.

However, as we know well, much work remains in the LGBT rights movement. Recently, our transgender brothers and sisters have come under attack across the country — both legally and physically. And sadly, 49 of our LGBT brothers, sisters and allies were savagely gunned down this summer at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Against the backdrop of our past victories and of our recent setbacks, we must prepare future leaders to fight for LGBT causes. We must cultivate these leaders so that they can continue to ensure equality — economic and otherwise — for our community. We must serve as mentors and role models for these future leaders. You’ve heard before that if we don’t understand history, history will repeat itself. We as an LGBT community cannot go backward. We must move forward. And we can’t do that without equipping future LGBT leaders with the knowledge and tools they need to achieve further progress for our community. One way you can help advance LGBT causes is by supporting the new AGLCC Foundation (www.aglcc.org/foundation). This nonprofit organization aims, through knowledge- and skill-bolstering initiatives, to empower people of all ages to build stronger LGBT community and stronger overall community. It is through efforts such as the AGLCC Foundation that we can and will guarantee that future leaders will carry the torch for LGBT issues and that we won’t turn back the calendar to the Stonewall era of 1969.

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TAKING PRIDE IN AUSTIN When so many LGBT folks and allies come together, the critical mass can be magical and transformative BY PAIGE SCHILT

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Courtesy Austin Pride

Make no mistake, those kinds of nuts-and-bolts issues are a major part of Huddleston’s job description. But today’s visit to City Hall is all about vision. Huddleston has been meeting with City Council members to rally support for an LGBT center for everyone from youth to seniors. “We’ve been working on partnerships with existing LGBT nonprofits to expand their reach and offer a permanent location if they don’t already have one,” Huddleston says. It’s a dream Huddleston has nurtured for the past five years, one he hopes will come to fruition in 2017. In the meantime, he’s looking forward to

Pride Week 2016, which kicks off August 20 with the WERK Fashion Show at ACL Live. As in past years, WERK will feature drag legends and emerging designers from “Project Runway.” In addition, Huddleston is “super psyched” that this year’s lineup includes Viktoria Modesta, a United Kingdom-based multimedia artist whose work explores disability, identity and transformation. Pride Week culminates with a daylong festival and evening parade on August 27. Bounce music diva (and Beyoncé collaborator) Big Freedia will headline the fest at Fiesta Gardens. For those with kids in tow, Huddleston promises a bigger and better selection of free carnival rides. FA L L 2 0 1 6 | A G L C C . O R G

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The WERK Fashion Show at ACL Live features drag legends and emerging designers from “Project Runway.” This year’s event will be emceed by RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner, Bianca Del Rio.

The parade will follow its traditional route from the Capitol through the Warehouse District to Republic Square Park. Last year’s parade drew more than 120 entrants, from churches and school districts to dance crews and fitness enthusiasts. When so many LGBT folks and allies come together, the critical mass can be magical and transformative. It’s the transformational potential of Pride that inspires Huddleston to stay at the helm, despite the challenges of coordinating hundreds of groups and thousands of people. In June, the Austin Pride team participated in Houston’s Pride parade. “We were on the float,” he says, “and a woman walked up with her son. He couldn’t have been more than 15 or 16.” The family was supposed to march with PFLAG, but the PFLAG float was full. Huddleston invited them to march with the Austin contingent.

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“Two days later, I got an email from the mother,” he recalls. “She was thanking me for saving her son’s first Pride experience. On the way home that night, he told her that he’d never felt so accepted or loved. He had never been around so many queer people, and he told her, ‘I know it’s OK.’” “That’s why I do what I do,” Huddleston concludes. “For the small moments like that.” For a full schedule of Austin Pride Week activities, visit austinpride.org.

Dustin White, Snap Monkey Photography; courtesy Austin Pride

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PEOPLE’S O LIVES ARE IN THE BALANCE A Conversation with Texas LGBT Leader Chuck Smith BY PAIGE SCHILT

n the evening of June 12, Equality Texas CEO Chuck Smith rounded the corner from Congress Avenue to Fourth Street. It’s a route familiar to LGBT Austinites, a path that many of us walk each year during Austin’s Pride parade. But this pilgrimage to the gayfriendly nightclub district was somber rather than celebratory. Early that same day, a gay club in Orlando had become the scene of the largest anti-LGBT hate crime — and worst mass shooting — in American history. “I went to the interfaith service on the Capitol steps,” Smith recalls. “And by the time I got to Fourth Street, I was crying.” “In the work that I do, I have walked in hundreds of pride parades. This was so different than a pride parade,” says Smith, tears filling his voice. “We were marching because 49 people had been murdered.” FA L L 2 0 1 6 | A G L C C . O R G

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A few days later, with the massacre still fresh on everyone’s mind, Smith sat down with The Agenda to talk about where his Austin-based LGBT lobbying and advocacy group will go from here. Paige Schilt, The Agenda (PS): How does Orlando impact your work at Equality Texas? Chuck Smith (CS): It doesn’t change the work that needs to be done. If anything, it spotlights the fact that there are still people in this world who would just as soon see queer people dead. And there are still people in power who seek to create policies that target LGBTQ people for harm. The tragedy in Orlando was perpetrated by someone who is the product of homegrown hate. There is an expansive culture of hate targeting LGBTQ people in this country. There are elected officials who are using bigotry in their own political agendas and appealing to the worst aspects of society in such a way that it is inciting hate. And hopefully it’s not inciting violence, but that’s a very real risk.

the point where most people will not want to publicly appear discriminatory against lesbians and gays, their movement has shifted to focus on transgender people, which is a less understood and more marginalized population.

PS: What is your main priority at Equality Texas right now? CS: As an organization, we are much more visible than we have ever been. We find ourselves continually reacting to people like [Attorney General] Ken Paxton and [Lieutenant Governor] Dan Patrick, who continue to spew venomous rhetoric targeting LGBT people. And we’re going to respond to everything that they say, because we’re not going to let them get away with telling lies. On the flip side, we have to show the truth. Because transgender people are being victimized right now, our highest priority is giving Texans a clear and accurate understanding of who transgender Texans are. And the only way to do that is to elevate the voices of transgender Texans. And to show PS: Are we in the midst them as the friends and Chuck Smith, CEO of Equality Texas of a political backlash? neighbors and family CS: We are living in the members and co-workers midst of a huge backlash nationwide, and it of other people who live in this state. is in response to victories that we achieved So we are sharing the stories of the with marriage. There are people who, reality of trans people’s lives and also doing conceding that they can’t change that, are leadership development and empowering hell-bent on taking away any other rights trans people to be spokespeople for that queer people have or preventing the themselves in the upcoming legislative gaining of any additional equality. session [in 2017]. We know that there Because public opinion has shifted to are going to be bathroom bills and other

We are sharing stories of the reality of trans people’s lives and empowering them to be spokespeople in the 2017 legislative session.

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legislation that will target transgender people, and we know that the best way to counter those lies is through the voices of transgender people and transgender leaders across our state. PS: What’s at stake for LGBT Texans in the November elections? CS: Everything is at stake — from the presidential election, to the Supreme Court, to the Texas Supreme Court, to the State Board of Education and more. You have to vote as if your life depends upon it. If the people who hold political control devalue your entire existence — or in the case of transgender people, refuse to recognize your existence — then people’s lives are in the balance. The only way to erase hate and bigotry is to elect people who aren’t hateful and bigoted. For more information about Equality Texas, visit equalitytexas.org.

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Where to Source a Spooktacular Halloween Costume

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BY SHANNON MANTROM alloween has become a favorite holiday for the American public with over-the-top costumes, fantastic lawn displays, haunted houses with Hollywood-style special effects and parties galore. With such a laser-like focus on Halloween the pressure to “bring it” can be daunting. Choose the naughty nurse costume or Little Red Riding Hood? Vampire or zombie? Spend mega bucks or thrift it? Well, my little ghosties and goblins, fret no more, The Agenda is here to provide you an excellent list of resources for that to-die-for Halloween costume that, quite literally, will take their breath away. (Disclaimer: The Agenda and its staff not responsible for lethality of reader costume choices.) Knock ‘em dead!

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VINTAGE SHOPS AMEILIA’S RETRO-VOGUE AND RELICS Inside New Bohemia at 4631 Airport Blvd. Shop for your costume where movie costumers do. Looks from the 1890’s to the 1960’s so you can rock that Laura Ingalls Wilder/sassy flapper/50’s librarian look. There’s no rules anymore! THE BAZAAR 1605 E. Riverside Dr. Vintage. Wigs. Body Glitter. What else do you need? An Austin institution since 1966. BIG BERTHA’S PARADISE 112 North Loop Blvd. Become that Studio 54 disco diva or 80’s runway Glamazon wearing the actual Gucci, Chanel, and Yves St. Laurent designs they wore back in the day. I couldn’t ask for another: spicy “lewks” from Coco Coquette (right), The Bazaar (lower left), and Big Bertha’s Paradise (lower right).

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BUFFALO EXCHANGE 2904 Guadalupe St. The go-to shop for the college crowd and in-the-know 20-somethings. Great place to source the perfect Stevie Nicks gypsy or hipster nerd look.


Gangsters and molls be-boppin’ in threads from Amelia’s RetroVogue.

CHARM SCHOOL VINTAGE 1111 E. 11th St. #150 Fringe, leather and more fringe. And suede, lots of suede. If ever you wanted to be Clint Eastwood in one of those spaghetti westerns, this is the shop for you. FLASHBACK 1906 S. 1st St. The name says it all. New, old fabulous finds come into the shop weekly. Great place to source that perfect flower child ensemble, for Halloween or Eeyore’s Birthday! On a budget? Buffalo Exchange is your one-stop shop.

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LUCY IN DISGUISE WITH DIAMONDS 1506 S. Congress Ave. Elvis, Alice in Wonderland, Bennie & The Jets, Marie Antoinette, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, and so many more. A world of magical costumed delights awaits beyond those zebra-striped doors.

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SPIRIT HALLOWEEN STORE Multiple area locations You know it. You’ve been there. We’ve all been there. It’s the Walmart of Halloween stores. If you can’t find it there, try Amazon. Seasonal pop-up stores.

COCO COQUETTE 2109 E. Cesar Chavez Gurl, this is the place to get your wig on! Blue, pink, yellow, orange, fuschia, turquoise, etc. Unleash your inner drag queen, male or female.

HALLOWEEN EXPRESS 3 area locations Where to find that Minion costume for the kids and Captain America or Wonder Woman for you.

SECRET OKTOBER 2101 S. 1st St. Goth central. If you want to go brooding and black, this is your store. Corsets, military style, goth-punk, studded chokers, black lipstick. Surprisingly courteous and upbeat staff.

PARTY CITY 3 area locations Costumes for days, but don’t wait until the last-minute or it’s slim pickin’s.

Get in touch with your dark side at Secret Oktober.

THRIFT STORES GOODWILL Multiple area locations The place everyone with smarts goes to source a low-budget costume. Large selection of donated costumes and an abundance of wedding gowns to portray the Corpse Bride in 3-D. SAVERS 3 area locations Harsh fluorescent lighting and cheap prices. Start planning your Halloween costume early because on October 31st this place is a zoo. TOP DRAWER THRIFT 4902 Burnet Rd. and 7101 Woodrow Ave. If you like your thrift finds highly curated and exquisitely merchandised, this is your store. Keep an eye out for colored dots signifying even deeper discounts. If you’re stuck for a costume idea just check out the mannequins, they are always dressed for a fabulous party! FA L L 2 0 1 6 | A G L C C . O R G

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Special thanks to the following for sharing their memories: Andrea Barnes, DJae Amidon-Brent, Becky Clark, Amy Cook, Jeff Davis, Glenn Eaddy, Edgar Gierbolini, Michael Kirsner, Lindsey Leaverton, Erin Lentz, Jessica Lentz, Shannon Mantrom, Adam Maurer, Nathan Michaud, and Ram Rangel FA L L 2 0 1 6 | A G L C C . O R G

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Not for the faint of heart, Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth will take you nearly an hour to get through.

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BY JOHN EGAN

Haunted houses are a scream. Around Halloween, these attractions scare us with ghosts and creepers and Grim Reapers. They get our pulses racing — and make us want to race out the door.

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Around the country, hundreds of haunted houses open their creaky doors each fall to welcome millions of frightseeking fans of Halloween. “Over the past 20 years, haunted houses have grown from small ‘mom and pop’ events on Halloween weekend to massive, full-fledged destination scream parks that open in mid-September and run through early November,” the Haunted Attraction Association said in 2014. “Today, haunts are comparable to Hollywood productions, as they have become elaborate and immersive to create an authentic experience for visitors.” Texas, of course, has its share of these authentic experiences. Here are four of them that are sure to make you mighty frightened. Don’t say that we didn’t warn you. HOUSE OF TORMENT Austin houseoftorment.com Big stuff is in store this year for House of Torment, a fixture of Austin’s Halloween scene since 2003. This year, House of Torment is moving from its longtime home at the former Highland Mall property to a new venue

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Classic horror at Austin’s House of Torment.

about two miles away. The new location is scheduled to open in September at 2632 Ridgepoint Drive in Northeast Austin. The folks behind House of Torment say that with the move to the new 40,000-square-foot site, the haunted house will become a year-round attraction. Owners of House of Torment say the attraction outgrew the Highland location, with attendance climbing by more than 350 percent in the past 11 years. Operators describe House of Torment as “most comparable to a trip through a modern horror movie with hauntingly detailed sets, towering animatronic monsters, iconic characters and chilling scenarios.” Aside from Austin’s House of Torment, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group operates haunted attractions in Chicago; Denver; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Phoenix; and San Antonio. Thirteenth Floor has offices in Austin and Denver.


gay getaway 13TH FLOOR San Antonio 13thfloorsanantonio.com The guys behind Austin’s House of Torment also are behind one of the most highly regarded haunted houses in San Antonio. In 2015, Hauntworld.com named the 13th Floor in San Antonio as one of the top 15 haunted houses in the U.S. Hauntworld.com says San Antonio’s 13th Floor, at 1203 E. Commerce St., offers “one of the smartest, safest and most dynamic, theatrical, high-tech and bone-chilling attractions in San Antonio.” What makes this attraction even spookier is its venue: a more than 100-year-old former coldstorage facility.

13th Floor in San Antonio offers a uniquely Alamo City experience in a former cold storage facility.

CUTTING EDGE HAUNTED HOUSE Fort Worth cuttingedgehauntedhouse.com Not to be outdone, Fort Worth also boasts one of the country’s best haunted houses. Last year, Yahoo Travel ranked Cutting Edge Haunted House as one of the most terrifying haunted houses in the U.S. The Fort Worth attraction holds the Guinness World Record for the longest walk through a haunted house, Yahoo Travel says. “It’ll take you nearly an hour to get through FA L L 2 0 1 6 | A G L C C . O R G

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haunted house legally possible,” the attraction’s website says. “Everything in our attraction is a Hollywood-quality prop... designed to look and sound like the real thing.” Houston Terror Dome says it upgrades the experience every year, so you just never know what’s going to frighten you. And isn’t that what you want anyway? “The Terror Dome is intense enough to satisfy the most demanding scaremonger,” the attraction’s website says. By the way, Houston Terror Dome technically isn’t in Houston. It’s at 16030 East Freeway in Channelview.

Advertising in is easy and affordable! the whole thing and, while it changes every year, count on lots of smoke, dark corridors, very realistic-looking snakes, and the popular claustrophobia-inducing bubble room at the end,” according to Yahoo Travel. Adding to the creepy allure of Cutting Edge Haunted House is that it’s located in a century-old abandoned meatpacking plant at 1701 E. Lancaster Ave. HOUSTON TERROR DOME Channelview (suburban Houston) houstonterrordome.com In 2014, Forbes contributor Larry Olmsted highlighted Houston Terror Dome as one of the best haunted houses in the South. Six years earlier, the Houston Chronicle proclaimed Houston Terror Dome as the scariest haunted house in Houston. Given those accolades, it’s safe to say that Houston Terror Dome has made its mark in the macabre. “At Terror Dome we put most of our budget into building the most elaborate

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national artists imbue Austin into cultural landmarks. austintexas.gov/department/art-inpublic-places. AUSTIN BLACK PRIDE Creating multicultural

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A centralized source of information, education, and support that empowers those affected by breast cancer to navigate through diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and beyond as active, knowledgeable participants in their healthcare. revans@bcrc.org, bcrc.org CAPITAL METRO Get around with Austin’s public transportation hub. 512-474-1200, capmetro.org. THE CARE COMMUNITIES Caring for those living with HIV/AIDS and cancer. 512-459-5883, thecarecommunities.org. CASA OF TRAVIS COUNTY Promotes and protects the best interest of children who have been abused or neglected, by training volunteers to advocate for them in courts, in schools and in our community to help them find safe, permanent and loving homes. 7701 N. Lamar #301, 512-459-4550, casatravis.org. CLASSIC CHASSIS CAR CLUB AUSTIN Classic car enthusiasts show off their classy chassis. classicchassis.org/austin. EQUALITY TEXAS The front lobbying line looking out for LGBTQ rights at the Texas Lege. 512-4745475, equalitytexas.org.

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organization providing GLBTQA students with networking opportunities through corporate interaction and community-building events. utexas.collegiatelink.net/organization/texasgbsa.

dancing: the music of Broadway fills us up when we didn’t even know we were empty. There is something deeply spiritual about how Broadway makes us feel. 512-478-5684, contact@ fumcaustin.org.

GLSEN AUSTIN We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow. glsen.org. THE HANDSOME FATHER A community for gay dads and gay dads-to-be. 512-565-0506, brian.stephens@thehandsomefather.org, thehandsomefather.org. HILL COUNTRY RIDE FOR AIDS Ride your bike; help fight AIDS. Raise funds in this late-April charity ride for non-profits fighting the good fight. 512-371-7433, hillcountryride.org. HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN – AUSTIN Steering

committee of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. hrc.org/states/texas.

LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS OF AUSTIN Proud

members of the GOP who believe inclusion wins. 512-428-5475, logcabin.org/chapter/texasaustin. THE MANKIND PROJECT Personal growth and

transformation non-profit that helps all men break through barriers that may be preventing them from reaching their goals (whether personal, relationship, or career). 512-374-9688, mankindpride.org. THE OCTOPUS CLUB Raising the big bucks through fab parties for AIDS Services of Austin. octopusclub.org. OUT YOUTH Support, programming, and drop-in

JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF AUSTIN

Enhancing Jewish life in Austin and around the world through community, philanthropy, education, social service, culture, spirituality, and total wellness. 7300 Hart Lane, shalomaustin.org. KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL Empowers citizens to take personal responsibility for enhancing the community’s environment. 512-391-0617, keepaustinbeautiful.org. KESHET AUSTIN Keshet Austin is a social

group for LGBTQ Jews, their allies and families that organizes programs to integrate Jewish life, learning and spirituality into our unique community. shalomaustin.org/keshet. LEAP TO SUCCESS – SHANNON MANTROM

Provides pro bono project work for Austin area non-profit organizations from the members of Launch Pad Job Club, professionals seeking employment. 512-739-0214, shannon.mantrom@ leaptosuccessatx.org, leaptosuccessatx.org. LEGALIZE HUMAN Envisioning a society where people are equal in all aspects of life. 512-659-6617, legalize.human@gmail.com, fb.com/legalize.human.

center for LGBTQ (or questioning) kids. 909 E. 49 1/2, 512-419-1233, out@outyouth.org, outyouth.org. OUTSIDER FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL A multi-arts LGBTQIA festival championing provocative, overlooked, and out-of-the-box film, performances, music, writing, and visual art. 831-332-0878, OUTsiderfest.org PFLAG AUSTIN Support, advocacy, acceptance, and

love in the form of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (in other words: Angels). 512-302-3524, PFLAGAustin.org. PRIME TIMERS AUSTIN Social organization providing mature gay and bisexual men opportunities to enrich their lives and build friendships in a safe and supportive environment. info@austinptww.org, austinptww.org. PROJECT TRANSITIONS Serving Austin’s

HIV/AIDS community through hospice, housing, compassion, and care. 512-454-8646, projecttransitions.org. RECOVERY ALLIANCE OF AUSTIN Unifying the

recovery community by using the spirit of collaboration as a guide. raaustin.org.

LESBIAN & GAY PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

Supporting LGBT sworn, civilian, and retired members of the Austin Police Department by providing a voice for equality and breaking negative stereotypes through education. LGPOAaustin@gmail.com, lgpoa-austin.org. LESBIANS WHO TECH Community of Queer

women in and around tech (and the people who love them). lesbianswhotech.org.

SAN ANTONIO LGBT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Where LGBT and LGBT-friendly biz concerns in SA meet. sagaychamber.com. SAN MARCOS PRIDE FESTIVAL San Marcos gay

pride parade and festival. fb.com/SMTX.PRIDE. SANGHALINK Online connection and support for

LGBTQ high school students. sanghalink.org.

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MARKETPLACE START OUT Dedicated to creating great business leaders through supporting LGBT entrepreneurs. startout.org.

support to LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, and other service groups. Affiliated with the International Imperial Court System of drag divinity. unitedcourtofaustin.org.

STONEWALL DEMOCRATS OF AUSTIN The Austin affiliate of the National Stonewall Democratic Federation. stonewallaustin.org.

UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH Come worship

TEAM PROHOMO The beasts behind the weekly

with “Austin’s progressive voice of faith.” 2130 Guadalupe, 512-478-8559, ubcaustin.org.

Queer Ride and other most excellent Austin adventures. teamprohomo.org. TEXAS ADVOCACY PROJECT Free legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. 800-374-4673, texasadvocacyproject.org. TEXAS EXES LGBT ALUMNI NETWORK The Texas Exes LGBT Alumni Network facilitates community between LGBT University of Texas students, alumni, and friends. 512-471-8839, lgbtnetwork@texasexes.org. TRANSGENDER EDUCATION NETWORK OF TEXAS

Educating the State of Texas about gender diversity. 877-532-6789, info@transtexas.org, transtexas.org.

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN GENDER AND SEXUALITY CENTER Provides opportunities for

all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. 512-232-1831, gsc@austin.utexas.edu, UTGSC.org. WEIRD CITY SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE Austin mission of the Sisters

of Perpetual Indulgence, revolutionary nuns dedicated to the promulgation of omniversal joy and expiation of stigmatic guilt. weirdcitysisters.org.


AGLCC MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FOR LEADERSHIP Positively

influencing and empowering women of the LGBTQ community and their allies through community education, career development, advancing leadership skills, and providing networking opportunities in a professional environment. waltexas.org.

DESIGN/MEDIA 97.5 PRIDE RADIO The pulse of LGBT Austin. 512-684-7300, 975pride.iheart.com. ART DIVA CREATIVE Specializing in print and web

graphic design for small businesses, non-profits, and special events. 512-934-8088, artdivacreative. com. BARTON WILDER CUSTOM IMAGES We are

life AND business partners who will cover all of your media requirements: photography, videography and writing. 512-288-7711, bartonwilder.com. FUN LOVING PHOTOS Count on Devaki Knowles

to capture your good side. 512-298-9249, devakiknowles@gmail.com, funlovingphotos.net. JEVIN STUDIOS LLC has a proven history of

providing fresh, contemporary graphic design and video production packages for all media. Award-winning design and video production. trey@jevinstudios.com, jevinstudios.com. OUTCAST, KOOP 91.7 FM Tune your FM to 91.7 every Tuesday at 6pm. info@outcast.com, outcastaustin.com. POSTNET – FAR WEST Accessible and friendly shop for all your printing needs. 3571 Far West, 512-231-1321, postnet.com/austin-tx157. SHWEIKI MEDIA Heavy-duty industry publishers specializing in large projects that can take your concepts to the next level. 512-480-0860, shweiki.com SITE STREET From the ABCs of SEO to crossing the Ts and dotting the Is of your web presence. 3009 N. Lamar Ste. 3, 512-832-8383, sitestreet.com. STATESMAN MEDIA With over a century of

experience, Statesman Media knows local. We’ll take your business to the next level with traditional and digital marketing solutions. 512-445-3507, steven.collins@coxinc.com, statesmanmedia.com.

ENTERTAINMENT AUSTIN CHAMBER MUSIC CENTER Expanding appreciation of chamber music one intimate performance at a time. 3814 Medical Pkwy, 512454-0026, austinchambermusic.org. AUSTIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The high art part of the Live Music Capital of the Planet and its oldest performing group (since 1911). austinsymphony.org. BOUT TIME 2 Gay Bar in Austin, Texas. We are a dance club that happens to have a great happy hour following. Our diverse crowd loves a good party and we give it to them. 6607 N. IH-35, bouttime2.com. CAPITAL CITY MENS CHORUS Austin Texas’ premier men’s chorus for over a quarter century. 512-477-SING, ccmcaustin.org. CHEER UP CHARLIES LGBTQIA & friends

hangout space featuring live music, queer comedy, talent shows, karaoke, drag shows, happy hours and DJ dance parties! Local kombucha, artisan poptails and fresh-pressed juice cocktails. Queer/female-owned. 900 Red River, cheerupcharlies.com. CONSPIRARE Inspired by the power of music

to change lives, we engage audiences in extraordinary musical experiences through world-class choral recordings and performances. 512-476-5775, conspirare.org. CORAZON TANGUERO Tango classes, workshops,

events, milonga (social dance parties), and performance. argentinetangoaustin@gmail.com, corazontanguero.com. DEPARTURE LOUNGE Upscale high-tech coffee and wine bar/travel agency. 311 W. Fifth, 512322-9399, departurelounge.com. HIGHLAND Austin’s premier gay lounge and nightclub located in the heart of downtown. 404 Colorado Street, highlandlounge.com. THE IRON BEAR When the teddy bears leave the picnic, they hit up this favorite party spot. 121 W. Eighth, theironbear.com. LESBUTANTE AND THE BOSS Social events

for women. lesbutanteandtheboss@gmail.com, lesbutanteandtheboss.blogspot.com. THE LONG CENTER The capital city’s performance art hub and home of Austin’s creative community. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.

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MARKETPLACE MURDER FOR HIRE You provide the suspects, we provide a compelling interactive murder mystery and a detective to host your party and keep the clues coming. 512-744-8270, murderforhiretexas.com. OFF KEY DJ PRODUCTIONS An independently-

owned, full-service, mobile music entertainment company based in Austin, TX. 512-705-7315, myokdj.com. OILCAN HARRY’S Made Fourth Street what it

is today– the beating heart of Austin’s gay district. 211 W. Fourth, 512-320-8823, oilcanharrys.com. RAIN ON 4TH One of the mighty cornerstones

of Austin’s gay warehouse district. 217 W. Fourth, 512-494-1150, rainon4th.com. SHIT-FACED SHAKESPEARE The deeply

highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely shit-faced cast member. 617-315-8942, shit-facedshakespeare. com. SPLASH DAYS Music and dance event benefiting

the LGBT community. splashdays.com. UMLAUF SCULPTURE GARDEN & MUSEUM

Located between downtown and Zilker Park, this is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Austin. 605 Robert E. Lee, 512-445-5582, umlaufsculpture.org.

FINANCIAL ACTION PAWN Cash loans on anything of value! Great values on jewelry, tools, electronics and more! 1005-A S. Mays in Round Rock and 805 E. Rundberg Ln., actionpawnshops.com. AMY COOK, CPA CPA practice providing

accounting, tax, and bookkeeping services for individuals and small businesses. 7908 Cameron, 512-222-1267, amy@acookcpa.com, acookcpa.com. BB&T WEALTH DIVISION – LINDSEY LEAVERTON Specializing in a holistic, objective

approach to wealth management. 512-676-5564. lleaverton@bbandt.com. BITTEL BOOKS & TAXES From small business

accounting to individual tax and everything in between. 816-301-4538, hello@bittelbooks.com, bittelbooks.com. BROOKS WATSON BENEFITS Filling group

benefits, individual medical, life insurance, and 401k retirement needs. 512-320-0123, brooks@ bwatsonbenefits.com, bwatsonbenefits.com.

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COMERICA BANK Personal finance and business banking. 3801 Bee Caves Rd., 512-329-5095 comerica.com. CORNERSTONE HOME LENDING Providing

innovative service and mortgage guidance to help select a residential loan program. 512-3147324, fawn@fawncrosby.com, fawncrosby.com. CRUNCH TAX SERVICES Bookkeeping, consulting, tax preparation and planning for individuals and businesses. 512-937-2776, service@crunchtax. com, Crunchtax.com. DIVERSITY FUND Online business finance platform and accelerator that unites rewards, lending, and equity finance altogether and focuses on LGBT, women and minority-led businesses. 512-736-8385, texasdiversityfund.com. EDWARD JONES – MICHELLE REYNOLDS Strategic, one-on-one planning to meet your individual financial goals. 1211 W. Sixth, Ste. 200, 512-4808003, michelle.reynolds@edwardjones.com. EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS – STEPHANIE EMORY A personal approach to investing and

financial planning to help you reach your longterm financial goals. 512-442-5321, stephanie. emory@edwardjones.com. IBC MORTGAGE Mortgage banking. 512-9172742, stevenparrish@ibc.com. MASSMUTUAL SOUTHWEST Help with decisions for long-term financial success. 512-527-0671, southwest.massmutual.com NEW YORK LIFE Life and longterm care insurance, annuities, and mutual funds. aeford@ ft.newyorklife.com. NRL MORTGAGE Nations Reliable Lending

is a national residential mortgage company headquartered out of Houston. terri.martin@ nrlmortgage. OVATION FINANCIAL SERVICES OFS manages loan origination, servicing, and default mitigation of tax lien assets owned by affiliated LP investment funds. ovationservicing.com. SECURITYNATIONAL MORTGAGE COMPANY

Residential and commercial loans. 512-3290098, shawn.muncy@snmc.com, shawnmuncy. snational.com. STRATEGIC PAYMENT SYSTEMS Full-service and cost effective solutions for credit card processing needs. 2013 Wells Branch, 512-807-7015, spsinfo.com.


AGLCC MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY VISA INC. Global payments technology company that enables consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. visa. com.

CELESTE’S NATURAL KITCHEN Boutique catering and in-home meal preparation with a focus on fresh, natural and organic foods, and special diets. 512-686-8442, celeste@celestesnaturalkitchen.com, celestesnaturalkitchen.com.

WORTHPOINTE LLC – KERMIT JOHNS RFC

CILANTRO LIME Austin’s best resource for fresh

Financial planning and wealth management. 512-934-7001, kermit.johns@wpwm.com, worthpointeinvest.com.

CLAY PIT Contemporary Indian cuisine served with a warm and inviting ambience. 1601 Guadalupe, 512-322-5131, claypit.com.

FOOD/DINING ALFRED’S CATERING A team of seasoned professionals start by asking the right questions and listening carefully to your responses to anticipate your unique needs and desires for your occasion so YOU can be a guest. alfredscatering.com. CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN Casual dining

restaurant specializing in California style pizza at Barton Creek Square Mall. 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, 512-327-6905.

The AGLCC is a proud contractor of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department.

ingredients and curated recipes prepared and delivered directly to you. 2028 E. Ben White, cilantrolime.com.

EAT OUT IN Austin’s first and largest restaurant delivery service. Easy online ordering, track-able delivery and personalized service. eatoutin.com. FRED GUERRA PHOTOGRAPHY & CATERING

Wedding and event photography and catering. fredguerra.com. FROT VODKA Fraught about where your money goes at a local watering hole? Fret not. LGBT owned and operated. 512-966-4174, frotvodka.com.

Special thanks to our sponsor that continue making 2015 a success! City of Austin Titanium Sponsors: 97.5 PRIDE Radio 3ODWLQXP6SRQVRU2XWVPDUW2IÀFH6ROXWLRQV *ROG6SRQVRUV%% 7:HDOWK2LO&DQ+DUU\·V7KH)RZOHU/DZ)LUP 6LOYHU6SRQVRUV$P\5&RRN &3$&DSLWDO0HWUR&HFLO/RJLVWLFV .HHS$XVWLQ:HLUG+RPHV7KH60%+HOS'HVN7KH6WDJLQJ*X\ 9LVD,QF %URQ]H6SRQVRUV$GRSWLRQ$GYRFDWHV$,6'&RPPXQLFDWLRQV  &RPPXQLW\(QJDJHPHQW%LOO'XQKDP 3UHVLGLR*URXS5HDOWRUV  )URW9RGND,QQRQWKH&UHHN0DQRU3KDUPDF\ 3DWULRW3RRODQG6SD5DLQRQWK 'HQRWHV/*%7%(FHUWLÀHG

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MARKETPLACE GUSTO ITALIAN KITCHEN + WINE BAR Delectable flavors of Italian cuisine. 4800 Burnet, 512-4581100, gustoitaliankitchen.com. IN GOOD TASTE CATERING & DESIGN Make sure everyone leaves your shindig saying “Om-nomnom.” 512-825-7573, john@ingoodtaste-catering. com, ingoodtaste-catering.com. MAX’S WINE DIVE “Fried Chicken and

Champagne?…Why the Hell Not?!” Steps from the convention center. Offers cavernous yet tasteful downstairs event rooms perfect for group gatherings and large meetings. 207 San Jacinto, 512-904-0111, maxswinedive.com. PATIKA COFFEE Wine and coffee on South

Lamar. 2159 S. Lamar, patikacoffee.com. PIE PLANTE Food truck serving fruit and custard pie by the slice for catering, and wholesale. 504 W. Oltorf, pieplante@gmail.com.

TEXAS CHILI QUEENS Food truck based in Austin that brings the original Texas street food back with a new, 21st century twist! Come see what everyone is talking about and see what we’re serving! 512-715-4046, txchiliqueens.com. WATER 2 WINE SOUTH AUSTIN Custom winery

that provides a fantastic wine experience. All wines are produced in small batches and are low in preservatives. 512-428-9463, water2wine.us/ southaustin/home.

HEALTH/FITNESS 2016 GAY SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES Takes

place August 15-20 and will mark the event’s 40th anniversary. We expect over 5k athletes, coaches and fans from 44 member cities across the US and Canada to flock to our beloved city. austingsws2016.org. ABSOLUTE DERMATOLOGY & MEDI-SPA

SOUTH AUSTIN BREWERY A uniquely South

Austin microbrewery transforming barley, hops and yeast into Liquid Austin Soul. 415 St. Elmo, southaustinbrewery.com.

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Comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and dermatologic surgery treatments. 1103 Cypress Creek # 100, Cedar Park, 512-257-7600, absolutedermatology.com.


AGLCC MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY ALICE HOFFMAN, SEVENPOINT2 INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR SevenPoint2® is leading the

Alkaline Movement with a commitment to superior products and helping people around the world experience optimal health and financial freedom. 512-568-5630, loveyourhealthcoach.com. APRIL O. OWEN, PSY.D., PSYCHOLOGIST Licensed

clinical psychologist providing individual, couples, and family therapy to adolescents and adults in South Austin. Specializing in working with the LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families. owenpsychology.com. AUSTIN GAMBLERS BOWLING LEAGUE We

promised ourselves that we would not make cheap jokes about balls. But come on, you know they’ve got big ones. 512-7864013, austingamblers@gmail.com, fb.com/ austin.g.league. AUSTIN GAY BASKETBALL LEAGUE Bounce balls.

Shoot hoops. Sign up to play, or come out and support. 512-814-6495, info@atxgbl.com, atxgbl.com.

CITY OF AUSTIN HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

HIV counseling, testing, and outreach. 15 Waller, 512-972-5580, omar.lopez@austintexas.gov, austinhiv.com. COMPLETE FITNESS DESIGN Founded over 21

years ago as an alternative to the stereotypical, impersonal training services we so often see at gyms. andy@completefitnessdesign.com, completefitnessdesign.com. CYNTHIA NETTING COUNSELING Offering

psychotherapy to individuals and couples for depression, anxiety, and relationship issues (including polyamory). 3705 Medical Parkway, Suite 520, 512-658-5452, cynthianettingcounseling.com. DAVID BUTLER, MD Dr. Butler practices

medicine with time-honored methods of family doctors by carefully listening to patient history and performing thorough examination. 11940 Jollyville, Ste. 115 South, 512-258-5800, drdavidbutlermd.com. DEREK LEIGHTON, LMFT, LPC, NCC, CGP

AUSTIN PrEP ACCESS PROJECT Educates the

community on HIV prevention strategies, provides medical care, and conducts public health research and advocacy. austinprepaccessproject.org. AUSTIN QUEER YOGA COLLECTIVE Non-profit

group of LGBTQIA+ yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and wellness practitioners located in the Central Texas area. Committed to providing yoga and wellness services at affordable rates to those in our community who are in need. austinqueeryoga.org. AUSTIN TENNIS CLUB For LGBT people who “love” to make a “racquet.” austintennisclub.com. BLACKBIRD FITNESS & NUTRITION Guides, directs, and mentors clients by providing complete nutrition and fitness assistance. blackbirdfitnessandnutrition.com. THE BODY BALANCER Utilizing gentle integrated

therapeutic techniques such as cranial-sacral, myofascial release, and energy therapies. 3000 Joe DiMaggio #3A, 602-505-0039, lindabecker. abmp.com. BREAZEALE CHIROPRACTIC CENTER Bad back?

They can help, and have been for 20 years. 1515 Capital of Texas, S., Ste. 220, 512-328-3881, breazealechiropractic.com. CIGNA CORPORATION Cigna supplemental

benefits. 512-531-1407.

Promotes “healthy sexuality” and a better outlook on life. 3534 Bee Caves #114, 512-6582960, leightontherapy.com. ELEMENTS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE-LAKELINE

The Elements Way® is all about you. Created with one goal in mind: to give you the best and most personalized massage you’ve ever had. 512250-8800, elementsmassage.com/austin-lakeline. FAMILY TREE DENTAL GROUP From pediatric

dentistry to orthodontics and family dentistry to cosmetic dentistry, families can take care of all their dental needs. familytreedentalgroup.com. FLOURISH COUNSELING & MENTAL WELLNESS CENTER Helping those struggling with

symptoms of mental illness and those who want to continue personal growth. 1017 RR 620 S. #222, 512-237-7326, flourishcounselingcenter.com GREAUX FIT Nikki Boudreaux is online coach who customizes your diet and exercise program while working with you virtually to achieve your fitness goals. 347-224-1803, greauxfit.com. HAND & STONE MASSAGE & FACIAL SPA

Professional massage, facial and hair removal services 10526 W. Parmer Ln. and 4301 W. Wm. Cannon Bldg E, #230. HAUSMAN CHIROPRACTIC & ACUPUNCTURE

Your body can heal without the use of traditional medication. 8015 Shoal Creek, #110, 512-419-1000, drrobhausman@gmail.com, hausmanchiropractic.com.

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MARKETPLACE HISPANIC DENTAL ASSOCIATION Providing

service, education, advocacy, and leadership for elimination of oral health disparities in the Hispanic community. hdassoc.org.

PIAZZA CENTER FOR PLASTIC SURGERY AND ADVANCED SKIN CARE Cosmetic and

reconstructive plastic surgery. 512-2888200, practiceadmin@thepiazzacenter.com, thepiazzacenter.com/blog.

JEFF LUTES COUNSELING & CONSULTING, LLC

Psychotherapist in private practice with a specialty in helping LGBT couples. 512-4190600, contemporarycouples.com.

RUSS BOYD, MA, NCC, LPC Psychotherapist

JOHN COOPER, MA, LPC Providing comprehensive psychotherapy services. 512656-9310, johncooperlpc@gmail.com.

SARTORY FUNCTIONAL WELLNESS Using nutrition, natural supplements and lifestyle recommendations, clients get their bodies functioning much better and often reverse their problems! feedfixflourish.com.

JENNIFER WAGNER, LCSW Individual and group counseling. 512-551-1794, youraustintherapist. com. KRISTINA L JACKSON, LMT Deep tissue massage

for pain and stress relief. 4534 Westgate #112, kristinajackson.massagetherapy.com. LIZ COHEN CONSULTING Therapy is collaborative. As a therapist, Liz Cohen is your partner in self-exploration and witness to your accomplishments. 512-217-2873, lizcohencounseling.com. LONE STAR LAMBDAS All-ages LGBTQ square

dancing provides social enjoyment, as well as active physical and mental exercise. Experienced and beginners welcome anytime. Next set of classes start in September. 512-497-6059, lonestarlambdas.org. LUMINARY COUNSELING Jennifer Williams,

SOCO WELLNESS CENTER, PLLC Offers affordable, high quality, GLBTQAI counseling services for young adult and adult individuals, couples, and families. 512-621-5337, sococounseling.com. SOFTBALL AUSTIN Players of all expertise levels wait on-deck at their turn to bat more than just eyelids. softballaustin.org. SYNERGY PLASTIC SURGERY Mahlon Kerr,

MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Austin and Round Rock specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. 512-244-1439, synergyplasticsurgery.com. TEXAS GAY RODEO ASSOCIATION This is Texas,

darlin’. Of course there is a gay rodeo association. 214-346-2107, tgra.org.

MA, LPC, LMFT. NCC provides qualified and affordable mental health services to Individuals, couples and families. Specializing in supporting LGBTQQIA individuals and relationships. 512677-5366, luminarycounseling.com.

TEXAS MAMMA JAMMA RIDE Awareness and

MANOR PHARMACY Specialty compound pharmacy serving Austin Texas, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Manor, Texas, offering delivery and personalized medication management. 512-642-8000, mymanorpharmacy.com.

to meeting the unique needs of our clients seeking to improve athletic, social, academic, and professional performance. 512-910-5363, txopps. com.

MOONTOWER COUNSELING Offering services to

couples, individuals, and families in relationship conflict, coming out, HIV and stigma, bisexuality and belonging, depression, anger, and shame. 512565-6974, moontowercounseling.com. NORTHWEST COUNSELING & WELLNESS CENTER

Mental health counseling and programming for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and combinations of these concerns. 512-236-5370, ncwcaustin.com. PAM GREENSTONE, M.A., L.P.C. Counselor specializing in depression, anxiety, selfcompassion, disordered eating and couples counseling. 512-689-7279, pamgreenstone.com.

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much needed funds for folks coping with breast cancer. mammajammaride.org. TEXAS OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES TOPPS is committed

US HEALTH ADVISORS Customizing health insurance plans that offer three-year premium lock, zero deductible at an affordable rate. 512-450-2054, tyka.booker@ushadvisors.com, ushadvisors.com. VIOLET CROWN COUNSELING Affordable, expert,

accepting therapy for our community. 907 W. Mary, violetcrowncounsling.com. VOLLEYBALL AUSTIN Come out to set and spike the night away with these volley-lovin’ Q-ballers. volleyballaustin.com. WATERLOO COUNSELING CENTER Austin’s

nonprofit hub for LGBTQ support and support groups. 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd., #301, 512444-9922, waterloocounseling.org.


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OFFICE OF SUZANNE BRYANT Helping Texas

Working to improve the lives of those living with, affected by, or at-risk for HIV and Hep C. 512-467-0088, thewrighthouse.org.

LGBT families’ secure legal protection since 1995. 512-476-4760, suzannebryantlaw.com.

INSURANCE ALLSTATE INSURANCE Home, Auto, Commercial,

Investments and Life Insurance. 9415 Burnet #102, ipunjwani@allstate.com. BRITTON & BRITTON Local allies service all your insurance needs at the best possible rate. 512334-6330, 512insurance.com. THE BROWN INSURANCE GROUP Caring

about you as a person, not a policy number. Home/Renters, Auto, Life & Retirement, and Commercial/Business Insurances. Ask about our special HRC discounts! Are you satisfied enough with your current agent to get a second opinion? 512-523-4002 x101, milnea1@nationwide.com. LIBERTY NATIONAL Life insurance with a flair!

Our core keys to success are building legacies in our leaders, families and community. From providing benefits at no cost to employers with 3-3000 employees to giving a family protection that they need. libertynational.com. LIBERTY MUTUAL – ANDREW CHAVEZ AGLCC ambassador and insurance professional focusing on auto, home, long-term rentals, renters, and extended liability policies. Don’t forget to ask about your AGLCC savings! 512-591-1147, andrew.chavez@libertymutual.com.

LEGAL ADAMS, LONDON & WEISS LLC Helping you collect what’s yours… from bad checks to merchandise recovery. 6250 Westpark, Ste.319, Houston, 713-266-7500, jdanek@alwllc.com, alwllc.com. AMERICAN GATEWAYS Free and low-cost legal

services and education to promote justice for immigrants and refugees in Central Texas . 512478-0546, americangateways.org. LAW OFFICE OF JESSICA BERNSTEIN Full-service

criminal defense law practice serving Austin and surrounding areas. 404 W. 13th, atxcrimdefense. com. BRENNER ATTORNEY AT LAW, PLLC Law practice providing services to Austin’s LGBT community. Practice areas include adoption, estate planning, wills, powers of attorney, trusts, guardianship, probate, and appeals. brennerattorney.com.

CAPPS LAW FIRM It’s all about family – and keeping it legal. 7718 Wood Hollow, Ste. 205, 512-338-9800, cappslawfirm.com. CARROLL LAW GROUP Estate and elder law planning law firm whose mission is to provide families with quality estate and Medicaid planning resources. 512-347-7526, carrollestateplanning.com. CAVANAUGH QUINTANILLA, PLLC Forwardthinking law firm with a human touch. Focuses include property law, business law, wills and estate planning, and probate. 512-888-9495, info@cqaustin.com, cqaustin.com. CHA LAW GROUP, PC Helping people make babies! Family lawyers experienced in LGBT legal issues including reproductive law, adoption, divorce, wills and estate planning. 2003 S. Lamar, 512-394-4230. LAW OFFICE OF JENNIFER R. COCHRAN P.C.

Adoption, estate planning, and family law specialist. 3355 Bee Cave, Ste. 103, 512-870-8187 jencochranlaw@gmail.com, cochran-law.com. STEFANIE COLLINS, ATTORNEY AT LAW Full service criminal defense practitioner providing exceptional, experienced service to the LGBT community. 512-784-8550, stfcollins@gmail.com. DE LEON & WASHBURN, PC Austin law firm providing an array of legal services including commercial litigation, insurance law, administrative law, business transaction law, and more. 512-478-5308, dwlawtx.com. LAW OFFICE OF KELLEY J. DWYER It’s your

estate. It’s your business. Make sure they are protected, legally. 9442 Capital of Texas, Ste 500159, 512-343-3630, dwyerlawaustin.com. EVANS LAW GROUP Family law practice

providing thorough and comprehensive family law services in the most simple to the most complex family law matters. 512-736-8308, jimmy@evansflg.com, evansfamilylawgroup.com. THE FOWLER LAW FIRM PC “Law is a ministry if you come in with a pure heart and a good attitude,” according to founder, owner, ex-Navy JAG, and law firm matriarch Laura Fowler. 919 Congress, Ste. 900, 512-441-1411, thefowlerlawfirm.com.

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MARKETPLACE LAW OFFICE OF FRANCÉS JONES From

PRO-LIT Texas-based business providing quality

Wall Street to Hollywood to Texas, practice areas include Business Law, Trademarks, Entertainment & Arts, Advertising, Media, Marketing, Digital Media, and more. 512-4768999, linkedin.com/in/francesjoneslaw.

professional litigation support, from record retrieval, to process service, to court reporting. 512-960-4522, pro-lit.com.

JAN JACKSON, ATTORNEY Probate and estate

planning with an emphasis on trusts. 512-6581784, janjacksonattorney@austin.rr.com. LEE, GOBER & REYNA - LAW FIRM “Family”

lawyers who handle family, personal injury, and criminal matters. 11940 Jollyville, Ste 220, 512-478-8080, rwleelaw.com. LYNCH LAW FIRM Working with small

companies to take care of business while minimizing expense. 4408 Spicewood Springs Rd., 512-298-2346, nlynch@lynchlf.com, lynchlf.com. JORGESON PITTMAN, LLP A law firm that understands the unique challenges that members of the LGBT community face on a daily basis. 512-320-0999, jptexaslaw.com.

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VALENTI CORPORATE GC, PC Startup, emerging

and medium-sized companies should have the same access to quality legal services as large companies. 512-636-4068, corporate-lawyer-us.com.

LODGING HOTEL ELLA Stylish boutique hotel with 47 guest

rooms and 3,000 sq ft of event space. 1900 Rio Grande. 512-495-1800, hotelella.com. OMNI AUSTIN HOTEL AT SOUTHPARK Four

Diamond luxury hotel at the center of it all. 4140 Governors Row, 512-448-2222, omnihotels.com/ hotels/austin-southpark. RENAISSANCE AUSTIN HOTEL Nestled in the picturesque hills of Texas Hill Country, this luxury hotel provides tranquil environment surrounded by nature trails and 95 breathtaking acres. Convenient proximity to downtown Austin and the metro area. 9721 Arboretum Blvd., 512-343-2626, marriott.com/aussh.


AGLCC MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY W AUSTIN HOTEL Luxury located close to the

action, in the sweet spot between ACL Live/ Moody Theatre and Austin City Hall. 200 Lavaca, 512-542-3600, whotelaustin.com.

PETS DOGTELLIGENT

Our vision is simple: we reimagine everyday household dog products; making them beautiful, smart and connected. 619-630-0383, dogtelligent.com. WONDERCIDE Pesticide with a safe-for-pets

twist. Treat your pets to some holistic loving, or rid yourself of unwanted house guests the natural way. 9415 Neils Thompson, stephanie@ wondercide.com, wondercide.com.

REAL ESTATE BILL DUNHAM, REALTOR AT PRESIDIO GROUP REALTORS Diligence and intuition in finding the

perfect home to fit clients needs and desires. 512-940-1886, bdunham.com. BLAIRFIELD REALTY Locally-owned boutique

agency located in the heart of South Austin, offering services for residential sales, home staging, leasing, investment properties and property management. 512-912-1910, blairfieldrealty.com. CENTURY 21 RANDALL MORRIS & ASSOCIATES

Residential and commercial land and multifamily real estate. Offices located in San Marcos, Buda, New Braunfels, and Wimberley. randallmorris.com. DEBBIE BARRERA, REALTY AUSTIN Experience

to benefit you when buying or selling a home. Leasing by referral only — whether it be a house, duplex, condo, or an apartment. debbieknowsaustin.com.

JACOBS & MIKESKA REALTORS We pledge to be

in constant communication with our clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. 512-462-1866, jacobsandmikeska.com. JEFF ARNOLD, NEXTHOME ATX REALTY Full-time realtor working in the Austin metro area, happy to help with your real estate needs – first time home buyers/sellers all the way up to helping seniors right-size their lifestyle. 512-639-8838, jeffarnold.realtor@gmail.com. JOHN DOUCETTE, REALTOR, DOUCETTE PROPERTIES From downtown to Westlake and

beyond. 512-828-2604, doucetteproperties@ gmail.com, doucetteproperties.com. KATE WARD – KELLER WILLIAMS Your

smart, helpful partner for buying or selling a home. 512-771-4931, kateward@kw.com, katewardrealty.com. KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD HOMES Offering unique solutions for unique situations deep in the weird li’l heart of Texas. 512-297-3442, theresa@ keepaustinweirdhomes.com, keepaustinweirdhomes.com. MIDTOWN INDEPENDENCE TITLE When you

cross the threshold into home owning this LGBT-owned company has got you covered. 3009 N. Lamar, 512-459-1110, midtowntitle.com. PATTERSON-RAUSCH TEAM – KELLER WILLIAMS

From “urban to suburban,” Darian Rausch and Rich Patterson of Keller Williams Realty have Austin covered. 1335 E. Whitestone, Ste.200, 512-663-5826, urbantosuburban.com. PLATINUM REALTY Redefining what it means to go “above and beyond”. Everyone needs a friend in the real estate business who has the knowledge, dedication and integrity you can count on. 512-477-0360, platinumrealtyaustin.com.

sellers in all price ranges. 8708 Primrose, 512-6941103, denny@dennyholt.com, dennyholt.com.

RIVER & OAKS REALTY LLC Stacy Bass specializes in outlying areas, like Driftwood, Lakeway, Wimberley, Dripping Springs, and more. 512413-7893, stacybassrealtor.com.

FIRMUS MANAGEMENT Managing multi-family

RON REDDER, PRESIDIO With over 18 years

DENNY HOLT REALTORS Working with buyers and

housing properties in Mueller, Travis Heights, and North Shoal Creek. muellerflats.com. GIVE REALTY Real real estate services with

real heart. The “give” in their name highlights their goal to enable clients to give back to the community. 512-299-6916, giverealty.com.

experience, he might just be on to something. 1701 W. Koenig, 512-657-8674, ron@ presidiogroup.com, presidiogroup.com. THE STAGING GUY Consultations include detailed, written assessments, interior and exterior, room by room. Services for occupied and vacant home staging, design for living, and organization. Special affinity for working with the senior market. 7310 Manchaca Rd. #152936, 512-537-4489, thestagingguy.com.

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MARKETPLACE TROY HANNA – PRESIDIO Representing the realty interests of Austin’s LGBT community for over a decade. 1701 W. Koenig, 512-659-7093.

RETAIL/FASHION AUSTIN PRINT INITIATIVE Local screen printing

AGLCC TOASTMASTERS Build confidence and improve your public speaking/communication skills. aglcc.org/toastmasters.

company with a focus towards eco-friendly methods and full service merchandising options. atxprintmedia@gmail.com, atxprintmedia.com.

APEX BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS We provide

CAPRA & CAVELLI Premier Austin clothing

ASAKURA ROBINSON COMPANY Enhances

for men and women, helping customers look fantastic since 1995. capracavelli.com. COSTCO WHOLESALE Since day one we have

had an unwavering commitment to doing the right thing for our members, our employees, our suppliers and our communities. 4301 W. Wm. Cannon, w641mk06@costco.com, 512-382-3178. END OF AN EAR RECORDS Independent record

store established in 2005 carrying a large selection of vinyl, CDs, DVDs, VHS, and audio equipment. 2209 S. 1st St., 512-462-6008, endofear.com. GAGE FURNITURE Family owned and operated by the Gage family since 1941. Offering a large selection of quality living room designs and fabric selections as well as dining, bedroom, home office, accessories, lamps, and recliners. 512-454-3613, furnish123austin.com. GREAT OUTDOORS All things outdoors. 2730 S.

Congress, 512-448-2992, greatoutdoorsnursery.com. RUELL’S High-quality handcrafted bow ties, neck

ties, pocket squares, and more for the whole family. Locally sourced materials, new and re-purposed fabrics, unique custom patterns. aconn@ruells.com, ruells.com. SHORTCUTS WIG BOUTIQUE Wig store proudly

serving Georgetown, Austin, and surrounding areas. 512-819-6857, shortcutswigboutique.com. SOUTH CONGRESS BOOKS Used, collectible, vintage, and unique books and paper. 1608 S. Congress, 512-916-8882, southcongressbooks.com. VALET MOTORCARS High quality, low mileage

pre-owned used car sales. 512-778-6592, valetmotorcars.com.

SERVICES A-ONE ELECTRIC Full “circuit” of residential and commercial electrical services. 512-497-1513, aoneelectric@hotmail.com, aoneelectricaustin.com.

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ADOPTION ADVOCATES, INC. 5511 Parkcrest, Ste. 210, 512-477-1122, rory@adoptionadvocates. net, adoptionadvocates.net.

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business operations support to small business owners. 512-650-8534. environments and positively impacts communities through innovation, engagement, stewardship, and an integrated planning and design process. 512-351-9601, asakurarobinson.net. ATRIA AT THE ARBORETUM An active lifestyle

senior living center with spectacular views and upscale amenities. 512-346-4900, atriaseniorliving.com/atria-at-the-arboretumaustin-tx/. AUSTIN ROOFING AND CONSTRUCTION Local, family owned, community-minded roofing company. 1% of total job cost is donated to the local charity of client’s choice. 512-629-4949, austinroofingandconstruction.com. BROOKDALE WESTLAKE HILLS Brookdale

Westlake Hills is a Continuum of Care Retirement Community offering independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. 512328-3775, mnix@brookdale.com, brookdale.com. CARMEN BUCK PHOTOGRAPHY Every story

matters. Save this precious time of your life. 512920-2825, carmenbuckphotography.com. CÉBÉ IT & KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT LLC

Information and knowledge management. 7118 Las Ventanas, 281/460-3595, cebe-itkm.com. CECIL LOGISTICS Operation consultancy and delivery management firm specializing in creating or enhancing distribution networks throughout Texas. Whether you need to expand your service offerings or improve your distribution, Cecil Logistics will save you time, money, and hassle. wc.couriers@yahoo.com. CITY OF AUSTIN SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Assistance and

business solutions to emerging small businesses. 512-974-7800, austintexas.gov/department/ small-business-development-program. CITY OF AUSTIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT Cultural arts, music, international

and emerging technology programs. 512-9747819, austintexas.gov/department/economicgrowth.


AGLCC MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY CLEARENT INTELLIGENT PROCESSING Credit Card

Processing. Merchant Services. 512-825-3575. psharp@clearent.com. CLEMENT’S PAINT & DECORATING INC. Locally owned and operated paint store serving the Austin community since 1986. 1211 W. 6th #900, clementspaint.com. COLLIER STREET CREATIVE Freelance writer

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE We help customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value. In turn, they transform industries, markets and lives. hpe.com. INFOVINE INC. Providing a full range of innovative communication solutions for businesses and organizations. 713-223-9994, infovine.com.

and editor Paige Schilt thrives on helping people and organizations tell their stories. collierstreetcreative.com.

JAMES MATTHEW DESIGN Residential and commercial interior design services in the Austin area. 512-900-5507, jamesmatthewdesign.com.

EMERGENT GROUP Offering solutions to companies dealing with recycling electronic assets. 512-832-6959, emergentdeals.com.

JANA BIRCHUM PHOTO & VIDEO Professional photographer and video producer specializing in visual storytelling for the web. 512-297-7821, janab@janabirchum.com.

EXCEL GLOBAL PARTNERS Solutions to accelerate

your business, help it grow, and navigate through change. 512-501-1155, excelglobalpartners.com. FORWORD CONNECTIONS Your outsourced

Human Resources expert. Reduce risk and streamline processes to poise your company for smart growth. 512-923-2962, forwordconnections.com. GARBO A SALON AND SPA Eclectic, colorful,

urban salon ready to serve you with professional, cutting edge art-work that expresses you, not a clone. Garbo is an eco-friendly, Austin Green Salon open seven days a week. 7739 Northcross Suite K-L, 512-458-4162.

MAMMOTH RECRUITING Focusing on finding candidates for full-time, direct-hire positions in administrative, human resources, marketing, sales, accounting, and financial roles. mammothrecruiting.com. NANCY AMOS, VOICE ACTOR Voice over actor.

512-626-4878, nancy_amos.icanvoice.com. OUTSMART OFFICE SOLUTIONS, INC. Over 15 years of experience helping companies find smart solutions to start, move and grow! 888-688-8154 www.outsmartofficesolutions.com PARAGON SCIENCE, INC. Offering a broad range

businesses nationwide. gayborhood.com.

software, research, and data mining services for both government and commercial applications. 512-569-9760, paragonscience.com.

GIANT PRINTING Printed fabric trade show

POWER OF TWO PROMOTIONS Your promotional

GAYBORHOOD App to find gay friendly

products manufactured in Austin: backdrops, banners, table covers and displays. 512-8212022, giantprinting.com. GIRLS ROCK AUSTIN Nonprofit dedicated to

product concierge, putting YOUR logo on stuff: business gifts, printing, screen printing, embroidered apparel, and promotional products (swag). 512-872-5000, Buy.PTwoPromo.com.

empowering girls and women of all backgrounds and abilities through musical education and performance. girlsrock@girlsrockaustin.org, girlsrockaustin.org.

RAINBOW SPECTRUM MEDIA Screen printing

GOOGLE google.com.

RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN Jak Kesterson is an interor designer serving Austin, Houston and the Washington DC metro areas. 832-308-0358.

GREEN ISLAND CAR WASH AND DETAIL Full service car wash and detail shop. 12600 Research, 512-257-1799, greenislandcarwash.com.

and embroidery of t-shirts, polo shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, bags, and accessories. 512-762-3794, rsm-apparel.com.

THE HAROLD ORGANIZATION, LLC Information technology consultants. 512-345-9605, harold.org. HE’S FOR ME Find me a match, catch me a catch!

Make a match, you busy gay professional. 300 Guadalupe Ste. 200, 855-443-7463, h4maustin.com.

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MARKETPLACE THE REUSE PEOPLE Saving the planet one building at a time. Through deconstruction and salvage, TRP channels building materials back into the marketplace at its network of retail outlets. 512-378-0100, kathyrobinson@ thereusepeople.org. SEEDLINGS GARDENING Full-service landscaping

and gardening born and raised in Austin, striving to bring the natural beauty of Central Texas’ landscape to clients’ properties. 512-294-0064, seedlingsgardening.com. SEND OUT CARDS Custom greeting cards to

get your business noticed. 512-789-0267, getcardedonline.com. THE SMB HELP DESK We are an organization that knows business and technology. thesmbhelpdesk.com. SPEEDPRO IMAGING NORTH AUSTIN Your partner for quality and extreme-resolution printed media. 512-990-1400, speedproaustin. com. SPIRIT TRUCKING LLC B2B freight & courier

deliveries, residential deliveries. 512-410-5326, darci@spirittruckingllc.com. STEVEN TOMLINSON Strategic communications consultant for Fortune 500 companies. st@ steventomlinson.com, steventomlinson.com. TAILORED TEAM Training seminars and

professional coaching in business skill sets: Communication, Team-Building, Leadership, Motivation, Conflict Resolution, and Decision Making. 512-563-3845, jblmicrotraining.com. TKO HEATING & AIR Sales, service, repair, installation, and maintainenance all major brands of residential and light commercial heating and air conditioning equipment. 512-219-0289, tkoheatingandairaustin.com.

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TREEHOUSE PAINTING It’s always a good time to freshen up your home or business with fresh paint. Let us help you with an affordable “house lift” or business update. 831-465-4816. U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Range

of services to small businesses including training, certification and funding. sba.gov. THE ZENITH BUSINESS Business coaching to

entrepreneurs and executives who want to increase their power, productivity and profit. 512-553-2927, janet@thezenithbusiness.com.

TRAVEL BALBOA TRAVEL, INC Ranked among the nation’s

top 1% of travel companies and are IATA, CLIA, Virtuoso, and a founding ASTA member. 512732-9400, balboavacations.com. COMPASS GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF PALM BEACH COUNTY LGBTQ community

center for the Palm Beaches. 201 N. Dixie, Lake Worth, Florida, 561-533-9699, compassglcc.com. KEY WEST BUSINESS GUILD & THE GAY KEY WEST VISITOR CENTER Promoting Gay Key West

to LGBTQA travelers. 305-294-4603, 800-5357797, events@gaykeywestfl.com, gaykeywestfl. com, kwbgonline.org. STARWOOD CUSTOMER CONTACT CENTER

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Vigil for Orlando

In a month devoted nationally to Pride, at a time when there should be celebrations for the first anniversary of marriage equality, broken hearts came together Sunday evening June 12th on 4th St. to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of those killed in the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre, the worst mass shooting in American history. If there was ever a time to vote to change the direction of our country it is now.

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Tuesday, May 17th saw Austin’s glitterati come together at the Seven Building’s “Living Room” overlooking downtown to celebrate the cast of HerStory, the groundbreaking docuseries written, directed and starring trans women. According to the series’ website the show is a look “inside the dating lives of trans and queer women as they navigate the intersections of desire and identity.” The evening was hosted by aGLIFF and Human Rights Campaign with proceeds of the evening benefiting Out Youth.

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Out Youth’s Second Chance Adult Prom There can be no better sight than a dancefloor of couples dancing to sappy prom music with the person of their choice — as opposed to who they “had” to go to prom with back in the day. Saturday, May 28th, the stairwell leading to The W’s 2nd floor ballroom was strewn with netting and décor evocative of the night’s theme “Under the Sea,” the first indication of a fun evening ahead. The rest was a swirl of tacky prom dresses, dapper men in tuxes, and purple punch. The highlight of the evening was the crowning of the evening’s prom (drag) queen. Oh, and what would a Second Chance Adult Prom be without a “Carrie” send up? Priceless! 1. Event Co-Chairs Nathan Michaud & Gabby Ayala. 2. Beautiful boutonniere crafted by Joe Sanchez. 3. Sable Sities gives CupCake “The Carrie Treatment.” 4. Margaret Farrar & Jace Sternadel. 5. Sable Sities receives her well-deserved crown after raising $1,200 at the event. 6. Joe Sanchez with Jeremy Thompson. 7. Andy Miller & Brian Stephens (both with The Handsome Father). 8. Prom queen contenders Rhonda Jewels, Mandy Quinn & “Senator” Colleen deForrest.

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Emmanuel Winston, proud member of the Austin Warriors softball team, shares a friendly smile to welcome teams from all over the country to the Gay Softball World Series. An outfielder who plays left center, Emmanuel got involved with Austin’s gay softball league when he was first coming out because he wanted to be part of the LGBT community and meet gay men and women. In fact, the first softball team Emmanuel joined in 2009 was the Austin Shady Ladies! The Austin Warriors recently won the End of Season Tournament qualifying them to represent Austin in the Gay Softball World Series. If they win again, Emmanuel will most certainly celebrate with his team. “We’ve all grown closer together... This win is as much about our team as it is the community we represent.” Well said, Emmanuel. Now get out there and “Play ball!” The Gay Softball World Series is August 15-20th. For more information, visit austingsws2016.org.

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