NEWS & RESEARCH
Did you know? Williams Institute says Greater Austin has the nation’s third-largest LGBTQIA+ population per capita: 5.9% or > 118,000 residents.
Queer residents, architects, and activists gathered Saturday, June 15, for a design competition focused on creating a home for the third largest LGBTQ community in the United States. And by home, we mean a pop-up, traveling qmmunity center – an Austin Outpost, if you will.
The Qwell Community Foundation – a fledgling nonprofit with big plans to improve local queer lives by spurring social engagement and providing access to resources – is collecting data to better understand Austin’s queer community. Like, you know, how many of us queers actually call ATX home – because currently, we don’t know.