CONNECTION - Provide opportunities for LGBTQIA+ people to grow their chosen family and find affirming neighborhood resources.
INTERSECTION - Celebrate the diversity of LGBTQIA+ cultures, ethnicities, genders, and experiences.
PRESENCE - Be a visible, integral part of each Austin City Council District.
CONTRIBUTION - Act as an innovative force for good in civic and neighborhood life that cultivates a healthy living environment for all.
GROWTH - Thrive as actualized LGBTQIA+ individuals in community with each other.
COOPERATION - Partner with other organizations to deliver services rather than duplicating work.
More than 2,200 people participated in our Austin-area
LGBTQIA+ community needs assessment that
launched at Austin Pride in August 2018 and measured
LGBTQIA+ adult wellbeing in these dimensions:
Visit CityPride.org to help crowdsource our effort to
map LGBTQIA+ community assets, making it easy for members
of our community to navigate LGBTQIA+ life in Central Texas.
In June 2019, a public competition to design a
portable “Austin Outpost” LGBTQIA+ community center
will begin. Designs will be displayed for public input
during Austin Pride Week and the winning
design will be built by Spring 2020.
Help us register businesses interested in advertising to
our LGBTQIA+ community (the nation’s third largest).
QWELL is creating a new publication in collaboration with
The Austin Chronicle as part of our effort to
engage every LGBTQIA+ resident of Greater Austin.
We’d like to begin publishing in Fall 2019.
Volunteer to help produce a SAGE Table intergenerational
LGBTQIA+ dinner in every Austin City Council District!
Intergenerational community connections – like a family –
are a predictor of resilience and happiness.
The portable “Austin Outpost” LGBTQIA+ community center
will move through each Austin City Council District
to engage residents, build deep community, and
test this decentralized model. The Outpost will function as
a staging point for research, asset mapping, and program
expansion for our nonprofit partners.
Over time, we’ll establish more permanent Austin Outposts
all over Greater Austin.
Make a difference with your donation of $25 or $100/month: