Author Archives: Sam Sanchez

Students and SA City Leaders Take Anti-Bullying Pledge

Students and SA City Leaders Take Anti-Bullying Pledge

San Antonio City leaders, along with scores of local teens, stood on the steps of City Hall on August 16 and took a pledge against cyberbullying. Among those present at Wednesday’s press conference were San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, State Sen. José Menéndez, Police Chief William McManus, City Councilwoman Ana Sandoval and City Councilman Clayton

After Months of Controversy, Texas Bathroom Bill Dies Quietly

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune August 16, 2017 In the end, the controversial bathroom bill went quietly. For more than a year, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick led the crusade for a state law to regulate bathroom use for transgender Texans — an initiative that resonated with social conservatives, including many pastors, who backed

A Memorial for Slain SA Trans Woman Kenne McFadden

The San Antonio Gender Association will recall the life of Kenne McFadden on August 8, which would have been her 27th birthday. McFadden was murdered in San Antonio last April, becoming the 12th transgender person murdered in the U.S. this year. A memorial, which is being held in conjunction with the Pride Center and Politiqueers,

Community Gathers for Pride Bigger Than Texas Awards Ceremony

Pride San Antonio presented its Pride Bigger Than Texas Awards to parade participants and community activists on Sunday, August 6 at Club Essence. The Pride SA Festival and Parade, which were held on July 1, attracted thousands from the community to the Main Avenue Strip. James Poindexter, board secretary for Pride San Antonio told Out

City Council Governance Committee Approves Rainbow Crosswalks

Members of the San Antonio City Council’s Governance committee on August 2 voted to approve the installation of rainbow crosswalks at the corner of North Main and East Evergreen avenues. “The measure is approved and will launch as a pilot program and report back to transportation committee six months after installation. We hope to have

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