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Activists to Paint Rainbow Crosswalk in Chalk on Main Avenue Strip

Activists to Paint Rainbow Crosswalk in Chalk on Main Avenue Strip

Just hours before the Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade steps off on July 1, local LGBT activists plan to paint rainbow crosswalks at the intersection of North Main and East Evergreen. The effort, dubbed Pride 2017 Chalk It Up, is being organized by local attorney Rosie Gonzalez who is urging volunteers to “go buy all

Citing Religious Refusal of Adoption Rule, California Bans State Travel to Texas

Citing Religious Refusal of Adoption Rule, California Bans State Travel to Texas

By Matthew Watkins, The Texas Tribune June 22, 2017 Saying that a new Texas law allowing child welfare providers to deny adoptions to parents based on “sincerely held religious beliefs” is discriminatory, California’s attorney general on Thursday banned state-funded travel to Texas. The attorney general’s office said in a news release that Texas’ House Bill

Local LGBT LULAC to Offer Workshops at National Convention in SA

Local LGBT LULAC to Offer Workshops at National Convention in SA

The local LGBT LULAC chapter, Orgullo de San Antonio Council #22198, will be offering two LGBT workshops during the 88th LULAC National Convention and Exposition in San Antonio from July 4 through 8. Over 15,000 LULAC members, members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, local elected officials, and academic experts from across the country are expected at

Mayor Nirenberg to Participate in SA’s Pride Parade

Mayor Nirenberg to Participate in SA’s Pride Parade

Newly-elected Mayor Ron Nirenberg will make history when he becomes the second mayor of San Antonio to participate in the Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade, which this year takes place on Saturday, July 1. James Poindexter, board secretary of Pride San Antonio, told Out In SA Nirenberg has been named a Grand Marshal for the

T-Shirt Sale Raises Funds to Fight Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

T-Shirt Sale Raises Funds to Fight Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

Omaze, a company that raises funds for nonprofits, and Equality Texas are teaming up on a fundraiser to help fight the anti-trans bathroom bill, which will be considered during the special session of the Texas Legislature, by selling t-shirts that read, “You can pee next to me.” The t-shirt sale is part of a campaign

UT/TT Poll: Texas voters weigh in on importance of “bathroom bill”

UT/TT Poll: Texas voters weigh in on importance of “bathroom bill”

By Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune June 19, 2017 The “bathroom bill” that preoccupied the Texas Legislature for the first half of the year is important to only 44 percent of the state’s voters — and “very important” to only 26 percent, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. During the regular session,

Texas Governor Signs Bill Denying Adoption to Same-Sex Couples

Texas Governor Signs Bill Denying Adoption to Same-Sex Couples

Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed House Bill 3859 on June 15, allowing faith-based adoption agencies to deny placement of foster children with same-sex couples, Jews, Muslims and others based on “the provider’s sincerely held religious beliefs.” The bill was authored by Rep. James Frank (R-Wichita Falls), vice chairman of the House Human Services Committee. According

Festival and Parade Promise Day Filled With Pride

Festival and Parade Promise Day Filled With Pride

Organizers and volunteers at Pride San Antonio are busy putting the final touches on the full day of events which constitute the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade, slated for July 1 along the Main Avenue Strip. This year’s theme is “Living Now – Forever Proud.” The parade and festival are part of a

After Election, LGBT Allies Fill Majority of City Council Seats

After Election, LGBT Allies Fill Majority of City Council Seats

While the defeat of Mayor Ivy R. Taylor by Councilman Ron Nirenberg in the runoff election has been widely cheered by San Antonio’s LGBT voters, there are other reasons for celebration considering the majority of City Council seats will be occupied by allies of the community. In a speech to LGBT supporters on May 21,

Speaking Out: Comedian Joan Riviera Emerges as a Trans Activist

Speaking Out: Comedian Joan Riviera Emerges as a Trans Activist

“I am your mother! I am your sister! I am whatever you want!” On a recent evening at Main Plaza, around 70 members of San Antonio’s LGBT community had gathered to speak out against the Trump administration which, just a day earlier, had rescinded Obama-era guidelines meant to accommodate transgender students in public schools. Organized

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