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“Bathroom Bill” Fizzles as Republican Primary Issue

“Bathroom Bill” Fizzles as Republican Primary Issue

By Patrick Svitek, February 6, 2018 The “bathroom bill,” once touted as a surefire issue for the 2018 Republican primaries, is barely registering in them with less than a month until Election Day. Last year, state lawmakers waded into an intense, emotional debate over whether the state should restrict which bathrooms transgender Texans could use,

Del Shores to Perform His Newest Play in San Antonio

Del Shores to Perform His Newest Play in San Antonio

Del Shores, known for his work as a playwright and screenwriter who uses comedy to explore LGBT issues, will be in town on February 10 to perform his new one-man show, Six Characters in Search of a Play, at the Public Theater of San Antonio. Shores has written, directed and produced for film, television and

First-Ever NoH8 Photo Shoot Slated for SA

First-Ever NoH8 Photo Shoot Slated for SA

The NoH8 Campaign will be in San Antonio for the first time on Saturday, February 17 for an open photo shoot at the Woodlawn Pointe Auditorium. NOH8 is a photographic silent protest created by photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage in California of Proposition 8 which banned same

Don’t Build Amazon’s HQ2 Facility in Austin or Dallas Says LGBT Campaign

Don’t Build Amazon’s HQ2 Facility in Austin or Dallas Says LGBT Campaign

A national campaign, dubbed No Gay? No Way!, has been started to urge Amazon not to locate its HQ2 facility in states that discriminate against LGBT people. That includes Texas where Austin and Dallas have been selected as finalists for the company’s much-sought-after second headquarters. Amazon began its search last year saying it would spend

Woodlawn Theatre to Host Pride Nights During Coming Season

Woodlawn Theatre to Host Pride Nights During Coming Season

The Woodlawn Theatre will be welcoming San Antonio’s LGBT community to a series of Pride Nights it will host during their 2018 season. The special evenings will offer Pride Night guests discounted tickets and pre-show socials with hors d’oeuvres, drink specials and live music, all followed by a performance of the theatre’s latest musical. A

Owner of Pegasus Nightclub Runs for Congress as a Republican

Owner of Pegasus Nightclub Runs for Congress as a Republican

Mauro E. Garza, the owner of the Pegasus nightclub on the Main Avenue Strip, has thrown his hat into the primary for the Texas 21st Congressional District seat running as a Republican. Garza is one of 18 Republicans vying to succeed Lamar S. Smith (R-San Antonio) who’s held the seat for the last 30 years.

Stonewall Democrats Announce Endorsements for March Primary

Stonewall Democrats Announce Endorsements for March Primary

After listening to almost 70 candidates speak over the course of over four hours on Sunday, January 28, the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio have released their full list of endorsements for the March 6 primary. The conference room at the El Tropicano Hotel, where the candidate forum was held, was filled to near-capacity with

More LGBTQ Texans than ever are running for office, magazine says

More LGBTQ Texans than ever are running for office, magazine says

By Rishika Dugyala, The Texas Tribune January 24, 2018 A self-described “gun-toting, truck-driving, true Republican,” Shannon McClendon avidly followed state politics and served as a five-time appointee for various boards under former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. But until now, she never pushed herself to run for elected office. “I’m a Republican who happens to be

MCC SA Pastor Resigns From Denomination’s Board After Firing of Black Female Elder

MCC SA Pastor Resigns From Denomination’s Board After Firing of Black Female Elder

The pastor of San Antonio’s Metropolitan Community Church has resigned from the governing board of the Universal Federation of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) after the firing of the denomination’s only black female elder. In a December 11 Facebook post, the Rev. William of H. Knight, pastor of MCC SA, published the text of his letter

Fiesta Cornyation Names Charlie Biedenharn as King Anchovy LIII

Fiesta Cornyation Names Charlie Biedenharn as King Anchovy LIII

In a January 19 announcement, the board of directors of Fiesta Cornyation named Charlie Biedenharn as this year’s King Anchovy LIII. Ray Chavez, the reining coordinator of Cornyation, introduced Biedenharn during a soiree at the home of last year’s King Anchovy LII Jeffrey James. Biedenharn is co-owner, with Anne Ng and Jeremy Mandrell, of the

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