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Welcome to the rise times
For Queer Texans & Austinites.

An annual magazine and queer platform dedicated to the ideas, people and spaces that make Austin a place we can all be proud of.

Learn about Austin's unique queer culture.

Through curated resources, local commentary, and seasonal original reporting.

Make space for queer & trans futures in Texas.

Cultivate inclusive and safe spaces for Austin's LGBTQIA2+ communities to connect, create, and organize.

WHY RISE?

The Rise Times was born from a deep desire to create a loud and proud platform for LGBTQIA2+ voices and storytelling in Austin, Texas. We proudly center LGBTQIA2+ perspectives and underserved communities missing from mainstream journalism and media.

GET INVOLVED

Let's make sure queer & trans voices in Texas are heard and that Austin's unique culture is celebrated. By supporting The Rise Times, you're not only helping share valuable local information and inspiring stories - you're supporting LGBTQIA2+ entrepreneurship and helping create jobs for our community.

Exploring Austin's Gay Nightlife Scene

We'll start in the historic 4th Street Warehouse District then head over to the inclusive venues catering to transgender and non-binary individuals. Austin's queer nightlife scene offers a vibrant and diverse range of options for the LGBTQ+ community.

Explore LGBTQIA2+ Creativity at Local Markets

From handmade crafts and jewelry to tasty food and drinks, LGBTQIA2+ markets in Austin, TX offer a wide range of goods and services from talented creators.

Local LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses in Austin, TX

You can easily find delicious restaurants and stylish clothing boutiques. These businesses not only provide a welcoming environment, but also support queer entrepreneurship and create jobs for members of the community.

Supporting the Local Queer Economy in Austin, TX

In a state not always known for its progressive values, Austin stands out as a beacon of hope for the LGBTQ community. And what better way to show your support than by spending your hard-earned money at queer-owned businesses? From bookstores to boutiques, there are plenty of ways to shop queer in Austin.

Capricorn Season

The Best Guide for Perfectly Practical and Ambitious Capricorns.

LGBTQ+ Jewelry Makers in Austin, TX

Discover handmade, unique jewelry made by LGBTQ+ artists and creators in Austin, offering everything from everyday wearables to delicate metalwork.

LGBTQ+ Non-Profits in Austin, TX

You are not alone. These organizations exist to help you at all stages of your life. Browse community orgs that specifically serve LGBTQIA2+ individuals, as well as foundational resources from inclusive local non-profits that can aid in housing, food and more.

The Importance of LGBTQIA2+-Owned Salons and Queer Cosmetologists in Austin, TX

Support queer entrepreneurship and help create safe and inclusive spaces for self-expression. LGBTQIA2+-owned salons and queer cosmetologists play a vital role in the local community. Find your new favorite spot.

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Events

12:00 pm
Every
Sunday
The Courtyard
Austin
,
TX

At The Courtyard, Fourth Street and Co

1:00 pm
Every
Saturday
Coconut Club
Austin
,
TX

21+ drag brunch featuring local performers and special guests.

7:00 pm
Every
Sunday
Cheer Up Charlies
Austin
,
TX

Weekly Drag Show

8:00 pm
Every
Sunday
Cuatro Gato
Austin
,
TX

NEW weekly variety show that uplifts Afro, Latinx culture, Queer, and GNC expression! Vibes, Food, and Drink specials.

9:30 pm
Every
First
Sunday
Oilcan Harry's
Austin
,
TX

Absolutely sickening.

Biz Directory

Watson Ceramics LLC is a home goods ceramics shop run and owned by Ariel Wood. Focusing on tableware and pieces for the kitchen, Watson Ceramics is a product of the love of cooking.

a boutique creative house

an annual magazine & queer creative space launching 2023 in Austin, TX