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Lesbian Attorney from Houston Declares Run for Texas Senate

Lesbian Attorney from Houston Declares Run for Texas Senate

Attorney and political activist Fran Watson from Houston has filed her application to be officially placed on the ballot as a Democratic primary candidate for Texas Senate District 17. Watson traveled to Texas Democratic Party headquarters in Austin to file her application on November 21. If she emerges victorious in this race, she will be

Anti-LGBT Conference in Texas Opens with Ex-Gay Flag Dancer

Anti-LGBT Conference in Texas Opens with Ex-Gay Flag Dancer

On November 17, the anti-LGBT hate group MassResistance opened it’s two-day conference, Truth 4 Teens: Countering the LGBT Agenda, with a flamboyant flag dance by an ex-gay man. “I have come to begin worshiping God with flags over the past two years, teaching in churches, conferences, art festivals and even making them by request,” the

Live Performances of National Theater’s ‘Follies’ to be Screened in SA

Live Performances of National Theater’s ‘Follies’ to be Screened in SA

Two live performances of the National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of the Stephen Sondheim musical, Follies, will be screened at San Antonio’s Bijou Cinema Bistro on November 30 and December 5. With a book by James Goldman, Follies centers upon a gathering of former showgirls in a crumbling Broadway theater which is slated for

Esperanza Center Rings in Holidays with Mercado de Paz

Esperanza Center Rings in Holidays with Mercado de Paz

Shoppers looking for an alternative to crowded malls and shopping centers will find a unique selection of gifts at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s 28th International Peace Market or Mercado de Paz, held annually during Thanksgiving weekend. This year, the market opens on Friday, November 24 and continues through Sunday, November 26. For the

Rosie Gonzalez Announces Run for Judge of County Court at Law 13

Rosie Gonzalez Announces Run for Judge of County Court at Law 13

In a brief announcement on November 16, local attorney Rosa Maria “Rosie” Gonzalez threw her hat into the upcoming Democratic primary for Judge County Court at Law No. 13. “It’s official. I’m in,” Gonzalez told her friends and associates who gathered to hear her announcement. “Justice can‚’t be bought. No signs, no commercials, no push

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Puts SA Business in Spotlight

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Puts SA Business in Spotlight

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is spotlighting a San Antonio LGBT-owned business as part of their celebration of National STEM/STEAM Day which seeks to inspire kids to explore and pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering, art and math. The NGLCC selected San Antonio-based Forbrich & Associates LLC, which offers full-service information

Community Struggles to Fund Rainbow Crosswalk on Main Ave. Strip

Community Struggles to Fund Rainbow Crosswalk on Main Ave. Strip

Originally published in the San Antonio Current In June, the San Antonio City Council approved a permanent Pride-themed rainbow crosswalk for the Main Avenue and Evergreen intersection — however, they’ll only be paying half of the construction costs, which leaves District 1 residents with a $30,000 tab. In response to this hefty financial responsibility, James

Project Runway Designer Mondo Guerra in Conversation at McNay

Project Runway Designer Mondo Guerra in Conversation at McNay

Fashion designer Mondo Guerra, who appeared on two Project Runway television series, will be at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio on November 30 where he will join San Antonio Express-News columnist Emily Spicer for a conversation on the eve of World AIDS Day. In 2010, Guerra finished as runner-up on Season 8 of

Man Sentenced in Murder of Texas Trans Woman

Man Sentenced in Murder of Texas Trans Woman

A 30-year-old man from Childress, Texas has been found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in jail for the 2016 murder of a 43-year-old Austin transgender woman. During the trial, which began in late October, JonCasey Rowell admitted to shooting Monica Loera at close range in what he said was an act of self-defense. Rowell

For Second Year, USAA Scores 100 on HRC Corporate Equality Index

For Second Year, USAA Scores 100 on HRC Corporate Equality Index

Updated Nov. 10, 2017 5:00 p.m. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation released the results of its 2018 Corporate Equality Index on November 10. Of the seven companies ranked in San Antonio, two companies, the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) and Rackspace received a score of 100. This is the second year in a row that

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