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October 2013
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In this month's newsletter...

City of Austin passes Domestic Partner Benefit Requirements
AGLCC taking board nominations
AGLCC sponsors and participates in AIDS Walk Austin 2012
AGLCC at Polari (formerly aGLIFF)
AGLCC in the Community

City of Austin

City of Austin passes Domestic Partner Benefit Requirements

The City of Austin added Domestic Partner Benefits to its requirements for companies receiving economic development incentives. The resolution, sponsored by Council Members Mike Martinez and co-sponsored by Laura Morrison and Kathie Tovo, was passed October 24th. For more information, check out the AGLCC press release about this step towards economic equality.

AGLCC taking board nominations – deadline THIS Thursday

Want to become more involved in the AGLCC? The Elections committee will be taking board nominations through the end of this month for the elections at the November happy hour (11/21). Up for election this year, beginning a two year term in 2014, are Vice President, Treasurer, Membership and several At-Large. To be eligible you must be an AGLCC member in good standing as of the November election. For more information and an application, contact Jimmy Flannigan at president@aglcc.org. Applications are due by the end of October.

AGLCC sponsors and participates in AIDS Walk Austin 2012

AGLCC at AIDS Walk 2013 Gifted by a magnificent Austin day, on Sunday, October 20th the Austin AIDS Walk took place. Beginning and ending at Republic Square Park, the event had a fun festival event as entertainment filled the stage. AGLCC was represented by a booth in the vendor area, was a Benefactor Sponsor of the Walk, and had a special AGLCC member only sponsor initiative. Warmed up by always entertaining Rebecca Havemeyer, and kicked off by LGBT-rights pioneer Cleve Jones, the crowd walked up Congress Avenue, embracing the Texas Capitol before returning to Republic Square Park to end the festivities. Helping our city create Community is another of AGLCC's core ideals. Thank you for helping us build it together!

AGLCC at Polari (formerly aGLIFF)

Polari held its 26th film festival this year, the week of October 16-20. Using multiple venues, the festival showcased 89 standout films from 17 countries (out of 400 submitted). This year’s festival theme, “Don’t Just Sit There: Induldge. Engage. Create.” was self-evident with the festival’s lively Q&A sessions, interactive parties and panel discussions. AGLCC was proud to co-sponsor the showing of the Best of Girls and Boys Shorts, a compilation of eight of the best film shorts submitted for consideration. The Chamber received quite a few shout outs during many film introductions (thank you Benjamin Morton, Midtown Title and Aaron Yeats, Polari Interim Executive Director) as well as talk of our now famous BigGay Bags. Many of our members became vendors for Polari, and we are happy to continue to be the resource for building Austin's LGBT community.

AGLCC in the Community

The AGLCC is much more than networking events, luncheons & happy hours! We represent AGLCC members and Austin's LGBT community throughout Central Texas. Check out some of events and activities in which we have participated recently:

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Monday, October 28th: AGLCC Toastmasters
Tuesday, October 29th - 11/3: Truck by Truckwest
Saturday, November 2nd: Fierce in the New Black (CareCommunities benefit)
Sunday, November 3rd: OctoTea 18
Sunday, November 3rd: AGLCC Toastmasters
Tuesday, November 5th: AGLCC Luncheon
Sunday, November 10th: Out Youth “Bring Your Loved One” Potluck
Monday, November 11th: AGLCC Toastmasters
Sunday, November 17th: AGLCC Toastmasters
Wednesday, November 20th: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Wednesday, November 20th: Coming out for Garry Brown Fundraiser
Thursday, November 21th: AGLCC Happy Hour and ELECTIONS
Sunday, November 25th: AGLCC Toastmasters
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