Author Archives: Sam Sanchez

Recalling the Originator of MCC SA’s Love’s Day Tradition

Recalling the Originator of MCC SA’s Love’s Day Tradition

When the Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio holds its Love’s Day Masquerade Ball on February 3, it will be following an annual tradition started years ago by now-deceased activist Jim Isaman. Isaman, who died in 2009, was the originator of the Love’s Day observance, which in years past included not only a dinner and dance

Texas Man Gets 15 Years for Using Grindr to Target Gay Victims

Nigel Garrett from Frisco, Texas has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for federal hate crime and conspiracy charges after he admitted to targeting gay men using the Grindr hook-up app. Garrett and three accomplices, Anthony Shelton, Chancler Encalade Jr., and Cameron Ocion Ajiduah, had been charged hate crimes, kidnapping, carjacking and the use

Community Groups Plan DreamWeek Events

Now in its sixth year, DreamWeek, which this year takes place from January 5 to 20, is a series of events that focus on fostering “the free exchange of ideas on universal issues affecting the human race.” The ultimate goal of DreamWeek is to advance “the voices of tolerance, equality and diversity.” Over 150 events

Pride Center Finds Permanent Home Near Main Avenue Strip

District 1 City Councilman Roberto C. Treviño and the board of Pride Center San Antonio announced on New Year’s Eve that the organization had found a permanent home just one block from the Main Avenue Strip. The new Pride Center will be located in a professional office building owned by the Metropolitan Methodist Hospital on

Texas Equity PAC Announces Endorsements

On December 29, Texas Equity PAC announced four end-of-the-year endorsements of candidates running for the Texas Legislature. In a statement on its Facebook page, Texas Equity PAC describes its mission: “Pro-equality legislation happens with the support of pro-equality lawmakers. The Texas Equity PAC is the political action committee of Equality Texas. It supports the election

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