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Garden Seventeen, a locally-owned queer garden center, is just one business you can support during Pride Month. (Garden Seventeen/Instagram)

Commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, June is Pride Month.

Since the first Gay and Lesbian Pride Fiesta in 1989, Austin has been celebrating alongside the LGBTQ+ community. Bringing color, diversity and new perspectives to town, now is a great time to support Austin's many LGBTQ-owned businesses.

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As the psychedelic wave of the 1960s swept through the U.S., Austin and San Antonio were early adopters of the scene, welcoming the free-spirited users who created a new genre of music—psychedelic rock—with the help of LSD, the popular drug at the time.

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The music scene in south Austin contrasts the North, where tech and large-scale shopping centers like The Domain thrive. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

In 1987, North and South Austinites put their differences to the test as they met on opposite banks of what was then called Town Lake for an epic tug-of-war competition, where more than a hundred "Bubbas" of South Austin, the so-called "auto parts capital of the world," met with the "Yuppies," who were known by the South as "wine-sipping, quiche-eater pantywaists."

More than 30 years later after the ripped T-shirt Bubbas dragged their suit and tie Northern foes into the water, Lady Bird Lake separates two very different cultures within the capital.

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