AF Austin’s May grantee: Queerbomb

May 22, 2013

QueerbombThe Austin Awesome Foundation is proud to be a part of the fourth-annual QueerBomb, the winner of our latest $1000 grant.


The QueerBomb Manifesto explains the inspiration behind the event and the movement it represents:

QueerBomb is a family of LGBTQIA individuals gathering to support our unique and collective pride. Our purpose is to provide a space to celebrate each and every member of our community and encourage all to embrace the manifold ways we contribute to building a beautiful and diverse society. We reclaim the radical, carnal and transgressive lineage of our ever-changing community in our ongoing fight for equal justice and the right to express ourselves in whatever way we see fit.Queerbomb 2

Each June, the month of Stonewall, we stand together to embrace our sexuality, bodies, personalities, art, music, literature and politics, while recapturing pride from corporate sponsorship. We strive for a pride that refuses to put rules on what you can and can’t be proud of, that says every expression, from the spirit to the flesh, is worthy.

QueerBomb does not apologize. QueerBomb does not make excuses. QueerBomb is free for all. QueerBomb stands proud, and so should you.

Writes organizer Beth Schindler, “We have definitely grown in size from the first QUEERBOMB drop here in Austin, Texas. With an expected attendance of 8000 or more this year, we are excited and ready to roll this rally and procession out with the community standing strong and proud and fully decorated.”