Welcome to The Rise Times PRE-LAUNCH

The Rise Times is a community platform amplifying LGBTQIA2+ voices & storytelling in Austin, Texas. We're IN DEVELOPMENT. Over the next year we'll work with a talented team of guest editors, writers and creatives to publish an annual journal that highlights the ideas, people and spaces that make Austin a place queer folks can be proud of.

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!

Introducing Queer Friends ATX: A Community for LGBTQIA2+ Adults in Austin, TX

Building community and creating inclusive spaces - an interview with the Founders of Queer Friends ATX.

Exploring the Intersection of Identity and Art with Robert Alvarez

In this Q&A with queer artist Robert Alvarez, we discuss the importance of identity and representation, the challenges of finding a sense of belonging in a rapidly changing city like Austin, and the power of art to inspire.

Electric Wood

Experience Joy and Color in Your Space with Electric Wood: A Queer-Owned Woodworking Business

Building a Safe Space for LGBTQIA2+ Community at Reunion Barbershop in Austin, TX

More than a safe space to get a haircut. Queer owner Ace G. talks community, connection and what's next for their North Austin barbershop.

Amanda Hanlon

Amanda Hanlon Esq. (she/her) is a lawyer and real estate agent based in Austin, TX, serving clients across the entire state.

ATX Queer Astrological Gift Guide

Align your shopping with The Universe. Go gay on every shopping adventure and support local queer makers and artisans in Austin, TX. Browse this growing destination to find your favorite queer brands and their astrological recommendations. Astrology is gay! And we love it!

Clay by Clove

Clove Darr (they/them) is a professional potter who grew up in the Austin area.