Queer Riot Fest 

Raising Awareness of Equality for the LGBTQI+ Community

Queer Riot Fest  creates a multiracial, multicultural, safe space.

We work to raise awareness for local organizations that promote and support LGBTQI+causes. We strive to empower queer and allies interactions by showcasing artists and craft people.

 

"HOPE WILL NEVER BE SILENT."

Harvey Milk

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About Us

Here at Queer Riot Fest, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2018, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our LGBTQ+ Organization upon: support, empowerment, and progress.

"A queer riot fest is an event to create a multiracial, multicultural, safe & inviting space. In such a place, we work to raise awareness for local organizations that promote and support LGBTQI causes. We strive to empower queer and allies interactions by showcasing artists and craft people. Realizing we have a lot of work to reach our goals of equality, we want to expand our awareness and support. The creation of expression avenues and spaces and the support of artists working in LGBTQ issues is primordial in this endeavor. We are excited to have you!" 

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Advocacy

Supporting our local LGBTQ community

At Queer Riot Fest, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing LGBTQI+ issues. Advocacy is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. By presenting artists and crafters from within our community, we build bridges with allies and support Non profit work that is important.We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your hand.

Supporting Local Non-Profits

2020 Recipient: KIND clinic

"You Be You, We'll Be Kind." Kind Clinic was founded in 2015 with the vision of providing sexual wellness and health for all. Since then, they have become a leader in providing Central Texas access to PrEP, PEP, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and Care, Gender Care, and Telekind, their Telehealth service. Kind Clinic strives to deliver measurable impact for its community by providing state-of-the-art sexual health services to all people, regardless of race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation, without judgement or stigma. www.kindclinic.org

Supporting Local Non-Profits

2019 Recipient: Girls Rock Austin

Girls Rock Austin is a non-profit day camp for girls, gender fluid/non-binary, and trans youth ages 8-17. In one week, campers learn an instrument, form a band, write an original song, and play a show. Through mentorship and creative expression, we aim to give youth a safe space to try new things, gain leadership and collaboration skills, share their stories, and create positive social change in both our local communities and the world at large. www.girlsrockaustin.org

Supporting Local Non-Profits

2018 Recipient: Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

www.hrc.org

 
 

Make a Donation

We appreciate your help

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Queer Riot Fest an even better LGBTQ+ Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Partner with Us

Help Us Soar

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Queer Riot Fest.  

We are always looking for volunteers, new sponsorships, and just help getting the word out! 

 

Get in touch with any questions about how you can Partner with Us today.

"When i first moved to Austin,  I had a strange feeling of Deja Vu and a sense of home. After 15 years of touring I felt I was going to start a new chapter in my life. I set out to start a new adventure. I wondered if I could balance all of my passions and achieve a situation in which I could give back. Teaching seemed to be a way  to influence young minds in to thinking outside the box - compelling them to  be aware and present. I have since worked in education with a modern multimedia emphasis. I consider my self an expert in the area of audio production, but my ability resides in the integration of theater, art, music, and sound science. I have always been a curious person, I wanted to learn and feel how different aspects of the music industry made me feel. As a queer person this idea of integrating my personal experience and my professional one in a event that will help others and our community made a lot of sense."

1-on-1 with Queer Riot Fest CEO Juno Black

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©2020 by Queer Riot Fest. Proudly created by the Austin LGBTQIA community. 

This project is supported in part  by the cultural arts division of the city of Austin Economic Development Department.