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Stonewall Dems Ready for Candidate Endorsement Forum

Stonewall Dems Ready for Candidate Endorsement Forum

Members of the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio are getting ready for the group’s candidate endorsement forum slated for Sunday, March 26. The event, which is open to the public, marks the first for newly-elected Stonewall co-chairs Chris Forbrich and Ellen Stephens. Stonewall sent invitations to all the candidates running in the May 6 municipal

For Gene Elder, Getting Arrested Is Making Art

For Gene Elder, Getting Arrested Is Making Art

Artist, activist and Out In SA columnist Gene Elder says his arrest last summer in Alamo Heights, where he where he was charged with interfering with an arrest and resisting arrest, was his way of making art. “I just got out of my car on Bastille Day July 14th, 2016 and put on my art

Trinity University Coaches, Athletes Sign Letter Opposing Anti-Trans Bill

Trinity University Coaches, Athletes Sign Letter Opposing Anti-Trans Bill

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. More than 55 members of the Athlete Ally community have signed an open letter that was published on March 16 in opposition of Senate Bill 6, Texas’ anti-transgender bill. Signatures by Trinity University coaches and San Antonio residents Aly Lilley, Julie Jenkins, Gretchen Rush and Tracy Shoemake, as

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star to Appear at Equality Advocacy Day in Austin

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star to Appear at Equality Advocacy Day in Austin

Sara Ramirez, who formerly appeared on the hit TV show, “Grey’s Anatomy,” will be in Austin on March 20 as part of All In For Equality Advocacy Day. The event, which is being presented by Equality Texas, ACLU of Texas, Human Rights Campaign, Texas Freedom Network, and Transgender Education Network of Texas, will include a

Texas Senate Approves Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

Texas Senate Approves Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

In what is called a “third reading,” the Texas Senate voted on March 15 to approve Senate Bill 6 which bars transgender people from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity and would prohibit local ordinances from protecting trans citizens from discrimination in public accommodations. The 21-10 vote include support from one Democrat, Sen.

WOAI News Director Meets with Stonewall Board to Discuss SB6 Town Hall

WOAI News Director Meets with Stonewall Board to Discuss SB6 Town Hall

The regional news director for the Sinclair Broadcast Group met with the board of directors of the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio on March 13 to address the community’s concerns over a town hall which Sinclair held on March 9 to discuss the controversial Senate Bill 6 and during which supporters of the transgender community

LGBTQ Activists Disrupt, Walk Out of WOAI “Debate” on Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

LGBTQ Activists Disrupt, Walk Out of WOAI “Debate” on Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. On Thursday night, WOAI’s Randy Beamer tried to host a “town hall” on Texas Senate Bill 6, the anti-trans measure that started to wind its way through the legislature this week. It did not go well. After about 15 minutes of discussion, LGBTQ activists and allies had heard

Women of Color Art Show Marks Esperanza Anniversary

Women of Color Art Show Marks Esperanza Anniversary

An exhibit of artwork by women of color which commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center is set to open on March 25. Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos (We’re Here and Not Leaving) will feature the work of over 40 women artists. The exhibit is timed to coincide with San

Texas “Bathroom Bill” Endangers Trans People, Protects No One

Texas “Bathroom Bill” Endangers Trans People, Protects No One

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. This week, trans individuals, their loved ones and members of their community showed up at the Texas state capitol to lobby and voice their opposition to Senate Bill 6, also known as the bathroom bill. I tried my best to watch a live stream of the bill’s hearing,

Living Church Pastor Joseph Garret Talks Compassion, Affirmation and Celebration

Living Church Pastor Joseph Garret Talks Compassion, Affirmation and Celebration

Let’s face it: We live in a world where organized religion has been increasingly weaponized. We have been confronted with growing amounts of hate in the name of spiritual belief systems and practice. I’ve had multiple clients and friends tell me that they have fallen away from the faith of their youth for multiple reasons.

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