Hiii guys,

Today is October 23rd we’re performing in Austin, Texas.

About the city - In 1971, Austin held the first pride parade in Texas, kicking off the city’s vibrant LGBTQ community. In 1987, Austin’s Glen Maxey became executive director of the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas. His 1991 election to the Texas House of Representatives showed growing acceptance in a state that still criminalized same-gender relationships. The city has now continued to create a widespread LGBTQ community.

For our Austin show our partner is Equality Texas, an organization whose mission is to secure full equality for LGBTQ Texans. Working for just legislation and protection for LGBTQ youth, Equality Texas encourages Texans to take action through education, community organizing, and collaboration.

Equality Texas is super dedicated to protecting Texas’ youth and is constantly working on promoting legislation that prohibits discrimination in schools. They focus on supporting young members of the LGBTQ community within their family, school, and social lives.

Want a ticket upgrade? We’re taking donations to enter into a raffle for a ticket upgrade. Tickets will be $3 or 2 for $5 :)

Can’t wait to see u guys tonight!!!!

Troye x


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Nearly every year, for the past thirty years, Frances Goldin has gone to New York City Pride holding a sign that reads, “I adore my lesbian daughters. Keep them safe.” (x)

“Since the beginning of the parade, I’ve been going and waving my sign,” Goldin said. “It sort of hit a nerve with people, particularly those whose parents rejected them. The response to the sign is always so great — it urges me to keep going.”

“Everybody would come running up to her and cry, kiss her, and say, ‘Would you call my mother?’ or ‘Would you be my mother?’” her daughter, Sally, explained. 

“She’d take down names and addresses and write letters to these kids’ mothers!” 

When asked about all the young LGBT parade-goers who have begged her to speak to their own mothers, Goldin replied, “I think I changed a few people’s minds and I’m glad about that. Everyone should support their gay and lesbian children, they’re missing a lot in life if they don’t.”
Thousands march to support LGBTQ visibility in Japan
Spotted: Japan's first officially-recognised same-sex couple.
By Victoria Ho

A colourful procession of rainbow flag-waving supporters marched in downtown Tokyo on Sunday during one of its annual LGBTQ pride parades.

According to local reports, about 5000 people marched the 3km parade route for Tokyo Rainbow Pride, which took them through through the iconic Shibuya Station crossing intersection.

In November last year, two women made history by obtaining a government certificate officially recognising their union.

But Hiroko Masuhara and Koyuki Higashi’s certificate isn’t legally binding, so spousal rights such as hospital visitations are regarded more as suggestions rather than enforceable by law.

Despite small steps inching toward more equal treatment, LGBTQ issues remain largely underground in Japan’s conservative community.

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edit: Thanks to a lovely person informing me, I now know that’s @latieraeve doing this stellar cosplay!