We need YOU for our new event series building a culture of health and self-actualization with Queer/Trans People of Color and other LGBTQIA+ residents of Greater Austin.

Rather than focusing outward on the important work of changing the behavior and policies of cishet people, QWELL’s work primarily focuses on what we can control: our own thoughts and actions, individually and as a community. 

  • We believe LGBTQIA+ people can help each other live in joy and experience healthy social connection. 

QWELL recently produced Austin’s first Colors of Pride Gathering that brought together an incredibly diverse group of queer/trans people of color (QTPOC) to build community. The day was powerful and full of joy, but over too soon. While the event was still going on, people were already asking, “When can we get together again?”

With your help, QWELL will host regular, ongoing events for QTPOC and allies that fill our community’s unmet needs for liberation skills-building and reducing social isolation.

We’re calling them:


Each Queering event will focus on teaching a skill that LGBTQIA+ community members can use to:
  • Cultivate a peaceful mind;
  • Find joy in their bodies; or,
  • Improve their authentic communication skills,
  • All while making new friends.

(You might think of these focuses as Mind, Body, and Speech.)

Participants in these Queering events will gather all together monthly for the Social element of the series.


Like at our Colors of Pride Gathering, the sober Social half of these events will include guided connection activities, time for hanging out and talking, and, of course, free food and mocktails!