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In Recently-Released Video, Texas Dad Defends Transgender Son

In Recently-Released Video, Texas Dad Defends Transgender Son

A video released by Equality Texas last week features a dad from Little Elm, Texas speaking out in support for his 15-year-old transgender son during the State Legislature’s 85th Legislative Session earlier this year. In the video, which was recorded in January during the debate on the proposed bathroom bill, Ken Ballard says, “I was

SA Native Adelina Anthony Premiers New Feature During PBS Online Film Fest

SA Native Adelina Anthony Premiers New Feature During PBS Online Film Fest

San Antonio native and actor, playwright, director Adelina Anthony premiers her newest film this month as part of the 2017 PBS Online Film Festival. Anthony, who was born on San Antonio’s West Side and now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area, will unveil Amigas with Benefits, which will be available for viewing

Chris Forbrich to Head Committee that Assists County’s Small and Minority Businesses

Chris Forbrich to Head Committee that Assists County’s Small and Minority Businesses

Local gay businessman Chris Forbrich has been elected chairman of the Bexar County SMWBE Program Advisory Committee, a group that works with the county to increase small, minority and women-owned business participation and procurement in Bexar County projects. According to the Bexar County SMWBE (Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise) Program website, there are over 45,000

A Pride Weekend Message from SA City Councilman Greg Brockhouse

A Pride Weekend Message from SA City Councilman Greg Brockhouse

This weekend there will be multiple Pride celebrations across San Antonio. I want to express my support for inclusion and respect for all who call San Antonio home. As one of several new faces to City Council, we will be asked to vote on issues and begin to express our own individual views. We will

Texas Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling That Favored Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Texas Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling That Favored Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune June 30, 2017 Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. The Texas Supreme Court on Friday threw out a lower court ruling that said spouses of gay and lesbian public employees are entitled to government-subsidized same-sex marriage benefits. The state’s highest civil court ordered a trial court to

‘Drag Race’ Starlet Peppermint Is Celebrity Grand Marshal of SA’s Pride Parade

‘Drag Race’ Starlet Peppermint Is Celebrity Grand Marshal of SA’s Pride Parade

Peppermint, the drag queen and songwriter who recently came in as the runner-up on the ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, will be in San Antonio to serve as the Celebrity Grand Marshal of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade and to perform at the Pride Festival on July 1. Peppermint will join the other

Metro Health Hosts Trans Health Discussion

Metro Health Hosts Trans Health Discussion

The City of San Antonio’s Metropolitan Health District is hosting a transgender panel discussion which will seek to shed light on health disparities that affect the trans community in San Antonio. The event, which is co-sponsored by Pride San Antonio, will be held on June 30 at the San Antonio Garden Center. According to a

Civic Groups Team Up to Register Voters at SA Pride Events

Civic Groups Team Up to Register Voters at SA Pride Events

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio have organized a group of over 45 volunteers from four local civic organizations to register voters during the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade on Saturday, July 1. The volunteers come from the membership rolls of the Stonewall Democrats, the League of Women Voters, Move San Antonio and

Why a Colorado Case Over “Religious Refusals” Could Matter to Texas

Why a Colorado Case Over “Religious Refusals” Could Matter to Texas

By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune June 26, 2017 When the U.S. Supreme Court rules next year on a religious refusal case that started in 2012 at a bakery in Lakewood, Colorado, its decision could have reverberations in Texas. The court announced Monday that it will take up Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission,

Ron Nirenberg: LGBT Ally in the Mayor’s Office

Ron Nirenberg: LGBT Ally in the Mayor’s Office

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. It’s been three years since San Antonio’s LGBT community has had an ally in the mayor’s office. During her time in office, former Mayor Ivy R. Taylor did little to recognize the existence of her LGBT constituents, let alone support them. She called 2013’s non-discrimination ordinance — a

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