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José Rubén De León Brings His ‘Bolero’ to Carver Center

José Rubén De León Brings His ‘Bolero’ to Carver Center

Actor-playwright-musician José Rubén De León will perform El Corazón del Bolero, his tribute to bolero composers, at the Carver Community Cultural Center on December 16 as part of the Little Carver Intimate Series. The performance is billed as a a tribute to male and female bolero composers from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico. De León

Annise Parker Named CEO of Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

Annise Parker Named CEO of Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

Former Houston mayor Annise Paker announced she has accepted the post of CEO for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute. According to its website, the Victory Fund works “to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ officials at all levels of government.” The announcement was made on December

Former Texas Judge Alleged to Have Molested Man for 35 Years

Former Texas Judge Alleged to Have Molested Man for 35 Years

A former Texas state judge will have to defend himself in a sexual assault lawsuit that alleges he molested a man over a span of 35 years. Paul Pressler, a retired justice of the Texas 14th Circuit Court of Appeals and a key figure in the “conservative resurgence” of the Southern Baptist Convention, has been

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez Officially Enters Governor’s Race

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez Officially Enters Governor’s Race

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez has made it official: She is resigning her office to run for Governor of Texas in the Democratic primary. Valdez’s announcement came just a week after news outlets in North Texas had prematurely reported her resignation ahead of a likely campaign. Her announcement on December 6 is the real thing.

LGBT Community Events Celebrate the Holiday Season in Style

LGBT Community Events Celebrate the Holiday Season in Style

There is no shortage of holiday cheer in San Antonio’s LGBT community as groups and clubs all over town schedule events to celebrate the season. From dance parties to holiday concerts to a breakfast with Santa Claus, there’s something for everyone on this seasonal calendar. Below is a select list of events and fundraisers for

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Consider Houston Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Consider Houston Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune December 4, 2017 Denying the city of Houston’s request, the U.S. Supreme Court will not review a June decision by the Texas Supreme Court, which ruled that the landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage does not fully address the right to marriage benefits. The high court on Monday announced it

San Antonio Vows to End AIDS by 2030

San Antonio Vows to End AIDS by 2030

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. San Antonio has become the first city in Texas to sign onto an international initiative to eradicate AIDS by 2030. The initiative, known as Fast Track Cities, has three goals in mind for San Antonio residents: that 90 percent of people with HIV are diagnosed (currently 86 percent),

Two DFW-Area LGBT Democrats Seek Texas House Seats

Two DFW-Area LGBT Democrats Seek Texas House Seats

Two LGBT Democrats from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area have announced their candidacy for seats in the Texas House of Representatives. Jessica Gonzalez from Dallas is seeking the Texas House District 104 seat, which is currently held by fellow Democrat Roberto Alonzo. Finnigan “Finn” Jones from Arlington is hoping to capture the Texas House District 94

Despite Reports, Dallas County Sheriff Says She Hasn’t Resigned to Run for Governor

Despite Reports, Dallas County Sheriff Says She Hasn’t Resigned to Run for Governor

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune November 29, 2017 *Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. Democratic Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez is still weighing a run for governor, despite reports that she has resigned ahead of a likely a campaign. Multiple local news outlets in North Texas reported her resignation Wednesday evening. At

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