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Texas Equity PAC Endorses Nirenberg for Mayor

Texas Equity PAC Endorses Nirenberg for Mayor

Texas Equity PAC, the registered political action committee of Equality Texas, has endorsed City Councilman Ron Nirenberg for mayor in the upcoming May 6 municipal election. In an April 28 statement, Texas Equity PAC chairman Eric Johnson said: “The Texas Equity PAC has chosen to give it’s only endorsement of the 2017 election to Ron

Treviño Campaign Accepted Contributions from Elisa Chan

Treviño Campaign Accepted Contributions from Elisa Chan

According to finance reports filed by District 1 City Councilman Roberto C. Treviño, his re-election campaign has received $1000 in contributions from former District 9 City Councilwoman Elisa Chan, who in 2013 voted against the nondiscrimination ordinance and in a recording made by one of her employees, expressed disgust for LGBT people. Chan made two

Are You Ready? Early Voting Starts April 24

Are You Ready? Early Voting Starts April 24

Early voting for the May 6 municipal election begins on Monday, April 24 and ends Tuesday, May 2. Polling sites include the Bexar County Justice Center along with scores of other locations. This year’s election includes races for mayor and all ten City Council districts. There are six candidates running in District 1; four in

Black Trans Advocacy to Hold National Conference in Dallas

Black Trans Advocacy to Hold National Conference in Dallas

Black Trans Advocacy, an organization that focuses on the inequities faced by black transgender people, is holding its sixth annual conference in Dallas, Texas from April 24 to 30. Founded by Carter and Espy Brown, Black Trans Advocacy is the only national organization for black transgender men and women. The agency is headquartered in Dallas.

Texas Gov. Abbott Signals Support for “Bathroom Bill” from Texas House

Texas Gov. Abbott Signals Support for “Bathroom Bill” from Texas House

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune April 18, 2017 Gov. Greg Abbott is signaling support for House legislation that some hope will serve as an alternative to the Senate’s “bathroom bill.” In a statement Tuesday, Abbott called the House alternative developed by state Rep. Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton, a “thoughtful proposal.” The revised version of Simmons’

Project Runway Star Headlines Exhibit at Central Library

Project Runway Star Headlines Exhibit at Central Library

Project Runway star and designer Anthony Ryan Auld will headline a cooperative exhibit at the Central Library Gallery which features his fashion designs alongside the work of several local artists. The exhibit opens on Wednesday, April 19. According to a press release, “The Threads That Bind Us exhibit will demonstrate the creative visual connections and

New Study Renews Fears About Texas Bathroom Bill’s Financial Impacts

New Study Renews Fears About Texas Bathroom Bill’s Financial Impacts

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune April 17, 2017 In the aftermath of one troubled study on the economic impact of a “bathroom bill” in Texas, San Antonio tourism officials are returning to the legislative debate with another dire financial outlook. Legislation viewed by many as discriminatory toward LGBT Texans — including proposals to regulate

LGBT Events Are Part of Fiesta Celebration

LGBT Events Are Part of Fiesta Celebration

Now in its 126th year, Fiesta San Antonio is a annual festival featuring ten days of parties and parades which this year begin on April 20. The celebration started in 1891 as a parade to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has evolved into one

Corpus Christi’s First-Ever Pride Parade Scheduled for June

Corpus Christi’s First-Ever Pride Parade Scheduled for June

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. The first-ever Pride parade to be held in Corpus Christi will take place through the streets of Corpus’ downtown this year on June 3. After 10 months of planning and collaborating with the city of Corpus Christi, Pride Downtown, a community-focused organization that concentrates on equal rights, says it’s

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