Author Archives: Sam Sanchez

Del Shores ‘Very Sordid Wedding’ Makes Texas Premiere in SA

Del Shores ‘Very Sordid Wedding’ Makes Texas Premiere in SA

Writer Del Shores once again brings together the zany characters of conservative Winters, Texas in his hilarious new film, “A Very Sordid Wedding,” which makes its Texas premiere in San Antonio at The Playhouse on April 15. The film is a sequel to Shores’ “Sordid Lives,” which started as a play in 1996 and went

Gay Candidate Throws Hat Into North Texas Congressional Race

A gay man from Arlington, Texas has launched a campaign against Republican Congressman Joe Barton of Ennis who represents the state’s 6th District. In the online announcement of his candidacy, John W. Duncan details what he says are the “core tenets” of the Democratic Party and his own guiding principles. “For the past decade, I

Stonewall Democrats Endorse Nirenberg for Mayor

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio endorsed City Councilman Ron Nirenberg for mayor at their candidate endorsement forum on March 26. Endorsements were also made in all 10 City Council districts. To be eligible for an endorsement, candidates had to fill out a questionnaire and appear at the forum to make a short presentation and

Photos: Stonewall Democrats Endorsement Forum

Approximately 40 candidates running for mayor and city council came to the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio endorsement forum on March 26 at the Metropolitan Community Church. Candidates had several minutes each to address the membership and answer questions. The list of endorsements will be released later this evening. (Photos by Sam Sanchez) Click here

New Board and Logo Unveiled at LGBT Chamber Luncheon

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce unveiled new branding and a newly-elected executive board at its annual awards luncheon on March 23 at the Plaza Club. The new board members are: David Solis, head of Security Operations for IBC Bank, who will serve as president; Renee Garvens, senior director of Community & Donor Relations

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

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.