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Stonewall Dems Ready for Candidate Endorsement Forum

Stonewall Dems Ready for Candidate Endorsement Forum

Members of the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio are getting ready for the group’s candidate endorsement forum slated for Sunday, March 26. The event, which is open to the public, marks the first for newly-elected Stonewall co-chairs Chris Forbrich and Ellen Stephens. Stonewall sent invitations to all the candidates running in the May 6 municipal

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star to Appear at Equality Advocacy Day in Austin

Sara Ramirez, who formerly appeared on the hit TV show, “Grey’s Anatomy,” will be in Austin on March 20 as part of All In For Equality Advocacy Day. The event, which is being presented by Equality Texas, ACLU of Texas, Human Rights Campaign, Texas Freedom Network, and Transgender Education Network of Texas, will include a

Texas Senate Approves Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

In what is called a “third reading,” the Texas Senate voted on March 15 to approve Senate Bill 6 which bars transgender people from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity and would prohibit local ordinances from protecting trans citizens from discrimination in public accommodations. The 21-10 vote include support from one Democrat, Sen.

WOAI News Director Meets with Stonewall Board to Discuss SB6 Town Hall

The regional news director for the Sinclair Broadcast Group met with the board of directors of the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio on March 13 to address the community’s concerns over a town hall which Sinclair held on March 9 to discuss the controversial Senate Bill 6 and during which supporters of the transgender community

Women of Color Art Show Marks Esperanza Anniversary

An exhibit of artwork by women of color which commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center is set to open on March 25. Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos (We’re Here and Not Leaving) will feature the work of over 40 women artists. The exhibit is timed to coincide with San

Democratic State Senator Says He Supports Bathroom Bill

Democratic state Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. of Brownsville announced at a press conference on March 6 that he will vote in support of Senate Bill 6, the so-called bathroom bill being championed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. SB6 bars transgender people from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity and would prohibit local ordinances

SA Town Hall to Address Texas Bathroom Bill

A local television broadcaster is sponsoring a town hall discussion about Senate Bill 6, also known as the bathroom bill, which is currently under consideration by the 85th Texas Legislature. The Sinclair Broadcast group, which own local stations Fox 29, News4 San Antonio and the CW35, is organizing the town hall at the Tobin Center

Activists Denounce Lawsuit that Seeks to Block Benefits to Married Same-Sex Couples in Texas

Texas LGBT activists have filed amicus briefs in a case pending before the Texas Supreme Court (Pidgeon v. Harris) where the City of Houston’s ability to provide spousal benefits to married same-sex couples is being challenged. The case, brought against the City of Houston by anti-LGBT lobbyists Jonathan Saenz and Jared Woodfill, would specifically block

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