Author Archives: Georgina Cortinas

Latinx is back with a vengeance

Latinx is back with a vengeance

Last summer, San Antonio’s community of queer and trans people of color welcomed a party designed just for them. On July 30, party-goers of all walks made their way to The Phantom Room for Latinx, a type of event completely new to SA. Organizers Kat Bustos and Henry Rodriguez were eager to present an alternative to the usual queer

Flea-market babies

We don’t just put out old furniture and wait till somebody comes by and buys it.” Anthony and Uriel Diaz, known as “the boys” to their loyal patrons, manage Karolina’s Antiques on Blanco Road. Still in their 20s, the brothers are younger, browner, and gayer than the average antique shop’s management. But while they may

Most Influential 2015: Rosie Gonzalez

Gonzalez was hired as Von Ormy City Attorney in March (she has since completed her contract) and was recently appointed to the State Bar of Texas Commission on Child Abuse and Neglect. Gonzalez is Bexar County’s only attorney certified in child-welfare law, and one of approximately 50 in the state. She is a solo practitioner

Most Influential 2015: Melissa Gohlke

As a UTSA Special Collections library assistant, Melissa Gohlke has been building local LGBTQ archives for the past five years. Her master’s thesis was on the history of San Antonio’s queer community, and she “caught the bug” for conserving LGBT records after interning at the Happy Foundation Archives. Gohlke says working with special collections is

Most Influential 2015: Marsha Warren

Mayor Ivy Taylor lost the support of SA’s gay community in 2013 when, as a councilmember representing District 2, she voted against expanding the NDO to include LGBTQ protections. She doubled down on that position in this year’s mayoral race, but she won the election nonetheless, and it wasn’t without the help of her LGBTQ

Support the Pride Center while you paint

Show the Pride Center your heart while you make some art! Painting With a Purpose, Painting with a Twist’s August 25 event, will be benefitting Pride Center San Antonio. If you enjoy wine and art and want to support Pride Center, this event is for you! At Painting with a Twist, guests can enjoy a glass of wine as

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