I think in the next few decades Austin and San Antonio are going to grow together kind of like DFW. They’re farther apart, but I can still see it happening.
Hey, just a reminder to everyone that’s anywhere close to 100 miles of the West/Waco area, please donate!
I Am Divine: Drag icon and John Water’s “cinematic muse”, Divine talks about their journey. 90 min.
- Saturday, March 9th, 9:15 pm @ the Ritz 1&2
- Wednesday, March 14th, 9:30 pm @ Stateside
- Thursday, March 15th, 11:15 am @ Alamo Draft House on Slaughter
Mr. Angel: The story of trans man porn actor, educator, and pioneer Buck Angel. 68 min.
- Saturday, March 9th, 7:30 pm @ Vimeo
- Tuesday, March 12th, 1:45 pm @ the Ritz 1
- Thursday, March 14th, 11:00 am @ Topfer
Before You Know It: Three gay seniors navigate the adventures, challenges, and surprises of life and love in their golden years. 110 min. Showings:
- Sat, March 9th, 4:00 pm @ Stateside
Sun, March 10, 1:30 pm @ Violet 1&2
- Wed, March 13th, 6:15 pm @ Violet 1&2
Thur, March 14th, 3:45 pm @ Violet 3&4.
Heads up that all of these showings may not be available to people without SXSW badges or wrist bands, but depending on the capacity, seats may be available for $10.
Look what we found at the LBJ museum in Austin.
Guess the Doctor decided to visit more Presidents than just Nixon.
I’ve seen this goddam commercial for three years, and it pisses me off more and more each time.
The basic premise of the commercial is that the window tinting done by this business is so good that a straight man would mistake transwomen as “real” women. In the ad over-pumped dudebros in a large truck pull up to a car and start cat-calling at what they assume to be attractive women in the car next to them. When the women roll down the window it is revealed that they are in fact not women, but men in wigs. The dudebros then make disgusted faces.
This commercial is not only insulting and misogynistic, but it is also very hurtful. It continues a long tradition of making trans people a punch line.
Please, people of San Marcos and Central Texas, boycott this business for this hurtful commercial that they have gotten away with showing since 2008.
We brought our own kite to the kite fest
[At Zilker Park Kite Festival in Austin, Texas]
Ok, last one: I’m only posting this to be able to compare/contrast protesting styles. And rest assured, there was a lot of serious talk at the open mic in front of City Hall. I think that Occupy Austin’s festival-like atmosphere gave people a chance to positively get out some of the frustration that brought them there, leading to a more productive and peaceful protest overall.
p.s. Austin PD is a classy organization.
This is awesome!
I wish I could have been there this weekend! I wasn’t feeling well today (vomited twice so far), didn’t want to infect the good people at Occupy Austin. See y’all when I get well.
Do you know your rights? Do you know what they stand for?