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The Pursuit of Love: Navigating Sexuality Through a Transgender Lens

The Pursuit of Love: Navigating Sexuality Through a Transgender Lens

The first time I ever “came out” as anything was in seventh grade. I had let a very, very small handful of friends know that I thought I was bisexual, as I had found myself developing crushes on people regardless of their gender. However, since these so-called friends coded me as a gay boy, most

Intimacy in the Face of Fear

Intimacy in the Face of Fear

I had been planning a column on rebuilding relationships after a particularly heinous election year. “Elephants Need Love, Too” or something silly like that. But something happened that I didn’t really expect. Donald Trump won the election and the already-strained relationships surrounding his candidacy began to fracture and crumble. I was working out of town

On the Chartreuse Couch: Gene Elder Interviews Ansen Seale

On the Chartreuse Couch: Gene Elder Interviews Ansen Seale

Gene: Hi Ansen! Nice to have you back to the Chartreuse Couch. I know you have been doing some really exciting projects since we last spoke. And all our listeners want the inside insight to your projects. Let’s start with money. You have a great light show at Frost Bank. Start there. Ansen: Hi Gene.

Main Ave. Businesses Collect Record Number of Toys for Blue Santa

Main Ave. Businesses Collect Record Number of Toys for Blue Santa

Three officers from the San Antonio Police Department came to Sparky’s Pub on Tuesday, December 20 to pick up a record amount of toys collected by businesses from the Main Avenue Strip on behalf of the Blue Santa Program. Scott Lee-Ross, the marketing director for Luther’s Cafe, Knockout Sports Bar, Sparky’s Pub, and Heat Nightclub,

Pride Center Creates New Peer Support Groups

Pride Center Creates New Peer Support Groups

Since it was first established in 2012,  Pride Center San Antonio has sought to offer resources to those who need support, whether they are coming out or want to connect with the LGBT community. One way the Center reaches out is through its community programs like the Peace Officer’s Training Committee, which conducts LGBT awareness

Election Analysis: There’s Work Ahead for LGBT Democrats in SA

Election Analysis: There’s Work Ahead for LGBT Democrats in SA

By Dan Graney, Guest Contributor Most of us are still reeling over the unthinkable – a Donald Trump presidency. We are in a state of grief, not so much because the Republicans under Trump will have complete power in Washington but the bigotry which was espoused by Trump and many of his followers has now

Gay Dads Proud of Son’s Ice Skating Achievements

Gay Dads Proud of Son’s Ice Skating Achievements

When Austin Borjas-Ewell began taking ice skating lessons at the age of 10, his parents, Mario Borjas and David Ewell, never thought that within five years the young man would become a top competitor with the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Now a 15-year-old sophomore at Churchill High School, Borjas-Ewell recently placed third in the Southwestern

Eating Clean to Get Dirty

Eating Clean to Get Dirty

Clinical nutrition work has been a bigger and bigger part of my private practice recently. People who aren’t digging talk therapy (or already have an amazing therapist) are coming in for nutritional coaching sessions because they want to boost their physical, mental and emotional health with nutrition and natural supplements. Less reliance on pharmaceutical demigods

Metamorphoses: Medical Transition and Where Gatekeeping Is Headed

Metamorphoses: Medical Transition and Where Gatekeeping Is Headed

Like a large portion of transgender women, I have experienced immense difficulty accessing the proper care that I’ve required to medically transition. When I first came out publicly as a trans woman, one of my goals was to start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as soon as possible, but I quickly learned that it isn’t as

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