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Welcome to the rise times
For Queer Texans & Austinites.

An annual magazine and trans-feminist movement amplifying the ideas, people and spaces that make Austin a place queer folks can be proud of.

Learn about Austin's unique queer culture.

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

Make space for queer & trans voices in Texas.

Support inclusive spaces for community to explore local services, self-care, and celebrate expression.

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.

Curious Queer: Sobriety & Self-Care

Exploring the intersection of sober-curiousity and the LGBTQIA2+ community. How to find joy and practice self-care through sobriety. Plus, some fun themed mocktail recipes to enjoy!

Capricorn Season

The Best Guide for Perfectly Practical and Ambitious Capricorns.

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.

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride in Central Texas

From Austin to San Antonio to Waco, Central Texas is home to a number of vibrant and inclusive Pride festivals. These events provide opportunities for LGBTQIA2+ individuals and families to celebrate and connect.

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.

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.

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.

Decorate Your Home & Support Local LGBT Business

Get inspired to create a welcoming and vibrant home while supporting your local LGBTQIA2+ community with these tips and recommendations for shopping from queer-owned home decor businesses.

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Events

10:00 pm
Every
Wednesday
Rain on 4th
Austin
,
TX

With host Nadine Hughes. Show starts at 10pm.

8:00 pm
Every
Thursday
Rain on 4th
Austin
,
TX

Join host Vegas Van Cartier every Thursday night for BINGO with a chance to win some of your favorite games and prizes!

8:00 pm
Every
Thursday
Oilcan Harry's
Austin
,
TX

Live every Thursday at 8pm only at OCH

9:00 pm
Every
Thursday
Oilcan Harry's
Austin
,
TX

Super Smash Bro tournaments, Mario Kart battles, a virtual reality area, and game-inspired drinks!

Biz Directory

Graphics, photography, clothing, stickers & more.

A Plant Shop Paradise Open 10am-6pm Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat-Sun

a boutique creative house