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Openly gay judge announces run for Texas Supreme Court

Openly gay judge announces run for Texas Supreme Court

A state district court judge from Houston has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Texas Supreme Court, a move which makes him the first openly gay candidate to run for the state’s highest court. Judge Steven Kirkland of Harris County’s 334th Civil District Court made his announcement on Thursday, October 12. He will

SA LGBT Car Club to Host Golden Ghouls Auto Show on Main Avenue Strip

SA LGBT Car Club to Host Golden Ghouls Auto Show on Main Avenue Strip

With Halloween just around the corner, the San Antonio Classic Chassis Car Club will host the Golden Ghouls Car Show on October 21 in the parking garage above Luther’s Cafe. The local chapter of Classic Chassis is affiliated with the Lambda Car Club which nationwide has over 2200 members who are the owners of over 1700

SA Coming Out Day to be Celebrated at Mission Marquee Plaza

SA Coming Out Day to be Celebrated at Mission Marquee Plaza

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce is planning to celebrate the the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day on October 14 at Mission Marquee Plaza on the city’s Southeast Side. National Coming Out Day is observed annually to raise awareness of the importance of “coming out” — a process of disclosing one’s sexual

Allies United: Thank You for Being a Friend

Allies United: Thank You for Being a Friend

Updated October 12, 2017. In our efforts to champion each aspect of the ever-broadening LGBTQIA* umbrella, we’ve trained our focus on the letter “A.” Since the LGBTQIA* acronym has expanded and shifted over decades (and was not created by one sole entity), it’s important to note that different letters mean different things to different people:

Allies United: Emily Leeper

Allies United: Emily Leeper

Emily Leeper When Emily Leeper’s then 14-year-old daughter Jackson confided in her that she was gay, she let her child know she would always love and support her. “She said she wanted to be around other youth, who shared her experience,” Leeper said, “so I went online and tried to find some [LGBTQ] youth support

Allies United: Texas State Representative Diego Bernal

Allies United: Texas State Representative Diego Bernal

Texas State Representative Diego Bernal Despite the fact that both of his parents, his father a farmworker and his mother an educator, were civil rights activists in their own realms, State Representative and former San Antonio Councilman Diego Bernal told Out In SA, with the kind of unsparing candor that is so needed, that he

Allies United: DeAnne Cuellar-Cintron & Louis Cintron Jr. 

Allies United: DeAnne Cuellar-Cintron & Louis Cintron Jr. 

DeAnne Cuellar-Cintron & Louis Cintron Jr.  Two-thirds of the way in, DeAnne Cuellar-Cintron and her partner Louis Cintron Jr. confessed that they worried our interview would seem boring. To them, their reasons for being longstanding allies to the local LGBTQ community were simple. “We got heavily involved with the LGBTQ community when we were younger

Pride SA’s QFest to Screen LGBT Films from Around the World

Pride SA’s QFest to Screen LGBT Films from Around the World

Forty-three films from over 15 countries will be screened this weekend at Pride San Antonio’s QFest LGBT International Film Festival which begins on Friday, October 13 at City Base Cinema. The three-day program includes six feature films and 36 short subjects which cover all facets of the queer experience. The films will be shown in

Openly Gay Interim County Judge Appointed in El Paso

Openly Gay Interim County Judge Appointed in El Paso

El Paso County Commissioners last week voted to replace County Judge Veronica Escobar, who is leaving to run for Congress, with her openly-gay chief of staff. Ruben John Vogt, who was chosen interim county judge in a 4-1 vote on October 2, becomes the second openly-gay person to hold the title of County Judge in

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