Author Archives: Sam Sanchez

ICE Detains Trans Woman Seeking Domestic Abuse Protection in El Paso

ICE Detains Trans Woman Seeking Domestic Abuse Protection in El Paso

An undocumented transgender woman, who had just received a protective order against a boyfriend who she alleges was abusing her, was detained on February 9 at the El Paso County Courthouse by six Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The woman, who is a citizen of Mexico, was arrested after federal immigration agents got a tip

When a Birthday Party is a Fundraiser

For the seventh year in a row, activist Ana Alicia Perez is telling her friends to ditch the birthday presents and instead make a donation to some of her favorite charities. Over the years, Perez has invited the community to a party where she’s accepted donations for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation, the Children’s Hospital,

Musicians and Actors Sign Letter Opposing Anti-LGBT Bills in Texas

Over 140 musicians and actors including Jennifer Lawrence, Whoopi Goldberg, Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga have signed a letter opposing the bathroom bill and other anti-LGBT measures currently under consideration by the Texas Legislature. “Please know that the creative community is watching Texas, with love for all of its people and for its contributions to

Gay Porn Actor with Nazi Tattoos Arrested in Dallas Meth Bust

Gay porn star Cameron Diggs (real name Timothy Harper) was one of four men arrested by Dallas police on February 9 for manufacturing and/or delivering methamphetamine in an Oak Lawn apartment complex. News of the bust was first reported on Twitter by Cory Smith of KXAS-TV who said neighbors called police after they heard a

In Discussing SB6, Texas State Rep Cites ‘Dudes in Dresses’

On February 7, the Texas Tribune live-streamed a conversation with three first-time state representatives during which one of them said that allowing transgender people access to the bathroom of their choice encourages “dudes in dresses” to be beaten up. Participating in the event were Reps. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park), Justin Holland (R-Rockwall) and Victoria Neave

Mayoral Candidates at Town Hall Questioned About Anti-Trans Bill

Three mayoral candidates attending a town hall sponsored by the Rivard Report on February 7 at the Pearl Stable were asked to comment on Senate Bill 6, the anti-trans bathroom bill under consideration by the Texas Legislature. SB6 bars transgender people from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity and would prohibit local ordinances

Texas Marilyn Impersonator May Sue Central African Republic for Image on Stamp

Impressionist and recording artist Jimmy James, a Laredo native who launched his career in San Antonio, is threatening legal action against the Central African Republic for using an image of him dressed as Marilyn Monroe on a stamp without his authorization. The Monroe stamp is one of a series the small country issued as a

Two Lesbian Films on Tap at CineFestival

This year, San Antonio’s CineFestival, the nation’s longest running Latino film festival, will include two feature films by lesbian filmmakers. CineFestival, which runs from February 24 to March 4 at the Guadalupe Theater, will present Brusing for Besos (2016), written and directed by Adelina Anthony, on February 25 and Go Fish (1994), directed by Rose

USAA to Co-Sponsor LGBT Military Gala in DC

San Antonio-based USAA ( United Services Automobile Association) will be a joint sponsor of the 4th Annual American Military Partner Association’s National Gala — the nation’s largest LGBT military event of the year — slated for May 13 in Washington DC. With more than 50,000 members and supporters, the AMPA is the nation’s largest non-profit

Fiesta Cornyation’s King Anchovy LII is Jeffrey James

The board of directors of Fiesta Cornyation, billed as “the raunchiest, cheapest event of Fiesta,” have announced this year’s King Anchovy LII will be Jeffrey James, the proprietor of James Lawnmower Sales and Service. James will preside over the Court of Insane Privilege during Cornyation performances slated for April 25 through 27 at the Charlene