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
conducted in collaboration with Dell Medical School.
The survey 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
began. Designs were displayed for public input
during Austin Pride Week.
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 hope to begin publishing in Early 2020.
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.
QWELL is working with Texas Health Institute
and other partners to increase LGBTQIA+ residents’
access to affirming, competent physical and mental health care.
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: