Qmmunity: Trans-Centric Social, Support Events in Austin: Serving Face fundraising comes to Cheer Ups and more – Chronicles

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House Bill 25 is here. As of Tuesday (January 18), trans K-12 public school student-athletes in Texas are effectively banned from playing on school sports teams consistent with their gender identity. If this law affects you or anyone in your life, the Texas Transgender Education Network is here to provide further support or clarification at [email protected] The TENT team is also working on building and launching their Transgender Equal Access Hotline (TEACH) this year. If you are interested in becoming a TEACH partner or volunteer, email te[email protected] Meanwhile, great cross-centric social and support events are happening this week and beyond: Fixed name and CLE gender marker Lambda Legal’s staff attorneys team up with Claire Arc, Supervising Lawyer of UTs Gender Name and Marker Clinic, to provide continuing legal education on the challenges faced by transgender Texans and how legal practitioners can help their clients obtain accurate identity documents. Fri. Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. In line. Free (registration required). fb.com/lambdalegaldallas. service face Enjoy performances by local queer and trans artists while raising money for trans Austinites who raise money for gender affirmation procedures and other needs. Hosted by p1nkstar. Saturday, January 22, time to be determined. Cheer Charlies, 900 Red River. fb.com/p1nkstar.icon. Trans social party returns to Oilcan’s on Saturday, January 29 at 9 p.m., hosted by hosted by Tasha Starr, Maxine La Queene, and Vegas Van Cartier.

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Cart Parton’s Many Colors Birthday Poo Poo Platter and friends hold their annual tradition to celebrate the birth of our gay lord and savior Dolly Parton. Performances by Bulimianne Rhapsody, Louisianna Purchase, Arcie Cola, Basüra, Cupcake, Kitty Buick, Summer Clearance and special guests. Fri. Jan. 21, 10 p.m. Élysée, 705 Red River. $10-15. fb.com/poopooatx.

Austin Rubber Tour Are you interested in rubber, be it latex, neoprene or PVC? Then this is the event for you, featuring workshops, clothing shopping and more with rubber enthusiasts. Sat. 22 January. Hotel Indigo, 810 Red River. $40+. austinrubberroundup.info.

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Player! street fighter Tournament Chique Fil-Azio welcomes a classic street fighter tournament with epic prizes. Registration begins at 10 p.m. after Geeks Who Drink. Thu. Jan. 20, 10 p.m. The Iron Bear, 301 W. Sixth. fb.com/chique.filatio.

Fixed name and CLE gender marker See above. Fri. Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. In line. Free (registration required). fb.com/lambdalegaldallas.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 Watch Party Watch this season’s contestants battle it out for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar. Until April 8. Fridays, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oilcan’s, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823. fb.com/oilcanharrys.

service face See above. Saturday, January 22, time to be determined. Cheer Charlies, 900 Red River. fb.com/p1nkstar.icon.

Rubber lugs on the fourth Tonight’s Paws on Fourth is rubber-themed to start the new year off bright and smooth. Whether you’re looking to get your first piece of rubber or have several, everyone is welcome to hang out. Saturday January 22, 9:30 p.m. Oilcan’s, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823. fb.com/sirratleather.

Rewind and Review: Michael J. Love Tap artist Michael J. Love reflects on his “LIVE from the BEATBOX” performance project and past collaborations with black and queer artists in Austin. Sun. Jan. 23, 3 p.m. In line. fb.com/allgoqpoc.

Meeting at the Queerbomb 2022 venue Help Austin’s DIY alt-Pride creators choose a location for this year’s festival. Sun. Jan. 23, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. In line. fb.com/queerbomb.

Noche Latino Sunday fungay with Latinx music hits all night long. Sunday, 10 p.m. Oilcan’s, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823. fb.com/oilcanharrys.

Divina: Noche Drag Latinx Hostess Tatiana Cholula and special guests serve up an evening of Latinx queerness. Wednesday, 9-11 p.m. Oilcan’s, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823. fb.com/divinaaustintx.

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