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Austin is totes ghey (this wknd only!) - Procrastinators Guide to Official Austin Gay Pride 2010 and Queer Bomb Parties.

2010 June 4

Thanks to the Republic of Texas (no relation) Rally and Gay Pride, June can be a confusing month. Whenever a hairy dude in a leather jacket walks up to me, I’m not  sure if he is a straight biker dude who wants to kick my dillo azz, a gay biker dude who wants to kick my dillo azz, or a gay leather bear who wants to, um, do something else to my dillo azz?

Thankfully, this year Gay Pride and the ROT Rally are on separate weekends, so consider that problem solved. Now I just gotta figure out where to get my party on. Gays know how to party, but with TWO gay groups this year, it can get a little confusing.

To help you sort it out, check out our guide to the official and unofficial parties happening during Austin Gay Pride 2010.


  • Austin Gay Pride General Admission (includes all the official events below) = $10
  • Queer Bomb (Main events) = Free

Austin Gay Pride Weekend 2010

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Queer Bomb Rally and Procession

Check out our write-up on Austin’s Queer Bomb. It looks to be an all-inclusive dance party and parade for gays and friends. Plus it’s FREE. Keep Austin Weird, Y’all!

  • DEETS: “Queer Bomb Rally and Procession” (Friday, 06.04.10); ND at Independent Studios (501 IH-35 at corner of Brushy and E 5th, 78702); Procession starts at 8.30P and winds through the streets of DT. Party w/ DJ starts at 10.30P; FREE Facebook Event

District 512 presents “we’re still queer honey!”

Raunchy female comedienne Sandra Bernhard headlines a night of music, comedy and drag performances. Rumor has it that she was originally supposed to play the official Pride event, but they thought she wasn’t family-friendly enough. We hear she’s funny AND she used to date Madonna. That’s a joke in itself. Part of the proceeds from the ticket sales go to the charity of your choice.

  • DEETS: “District 512 presents “we’re still queer honey!”” (Friday, 06.04.10); Fader Fort (1101 E 5th, 78702); Doors at 5.30P show all night; Not sure on ticket price Facebook Event

Texas Swing 2010

This is the largest and oldest fundraiser for Austin’s Project Transitions, a non-profit to help support those living with HIV and AIDS. There will be swing dance lessons, BBQ and live music.

  • DEETS: “Texas Swing 2010” (Friday, 06.04.10); Saengerrunde Hall (1607 San Jacinto, 78701); 8P-MID; $45. ALL AGES Facebook Event

Official Austin Pride Festival Austin Musician Night at the Long Center

Nice to see the Austin Pride Foundation bringing some local musicians. If you want to support the Austin music scene, get your gay on AND you’re into more mainstream music, this is the event for you. If you want something more indie/alt, check out the Queer Bomb live music on Saturday.

  • DEETS: “Austin’s Finest LGBT Musicians” (Friday, 06.04.10); Long Center (1701 W Riverside Drive, 78704); Show at 7P-1130P;  This is part of the Gen Adm pass-so we think it’s $10 and includes Saturday’s events (?).  Facebook Event

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

QueerBomb Day Party

Some of our favorite DJ’s (Chicken Kiev!)and musicians (Amy Cook! Nakia!) are performing at this all-day/all-night party. Full schedule is on the FB event. FREE!! If you want to get your queer on, support local music and prefer indie/electro/alt, then this is your gig.

  • SATURDAY DEETS: “Queer Bomb Party” (Saturday, 06.05.10); Cheer Up Charlie’s (1104 E. 6th at Waller, 78702); Party starts at 3PM and goes through the night (see line-up on event); FREE Facebook Event

Official Austin Pride Festival at the Long Center/Official Austin Pride Parade

Performances, plays, a pet parade, booths, a documentary and something for the kids. We don’t know any of these musicians. Parade starts at 8.30P and heads to the 4th St district.

  • DEETS: “Official Austin Pride Festival at the Long Center/Official Austin Pride Parade” (Saturday, 06.05.10); Long Center (1701 W Riverside Drive, 78704); Festival starts at Noon. Parade starts at 8.30P and walks across Congress St Bridge to 4th St. This is part of the Gen Adm pass ($10) FULL SCHEDULE

Low and Slow - dance party for queer people of color and friends

Even the brown like to go down, so get down with queers of color. It’s also the only ALL AGES Gay Pride weekend dance party, although this is a Queer Bomb event (confusing, I know).

Low and Slow - queer color - Austin Gay Pride 2010 - Queer Bomb

  • DEETS: “Low and Slow” (Saturday, 06.05.10); Club Primos (1700 E 6th, 78702); Doors at 10P-2A; $3-$5 suggested donation. ALL AGES Facebook Event

Official Austin Pride Block Party with Rain on 4th and OCH

Gay house music (DJ Chris Cox) and that dude who beatboxed on American Idol (Blake Lewis). Big Screens. Probably shirtless dudes.

block_party - Austin Gay Pride 2010

  • DEETS: “Official Austin Pride Block Party with Rain on 4th and OCH” (Saturday, 06.05.10); 4th and Colorado; 8P-2A. This is part of the Gen Adm pass ($10) Facebook Event

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