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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.

Democratic State Senator Says He Supports Bathroom Bill

Democratic State Senator Says He Supports Bathroom Bill

Democratic state Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. of Brownsville announced at a press conference on March 6 that he will vote in support of Senate Bill 6, the so-called bathroom bill being championed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. SB6 bars transgender people from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity and would prohibit local ordinances

SA Already Losing Business Because of Texas Anti-Trans Bill

SA Already Losing Business Because of Texas Anti-Trans Bill

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. The big business argument against the anti-trans bill brewing at the Texas legislature has been that businesses and organizations will stop coming to a state whose leaders openly discriminate against a whole group of people. While Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick, the bill’s main pusher in Austin, has called

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