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Fiesta Youth’s Halloween Hocus Pocus Fundraiser Marks Fourth Year

Fiesta Youth’s Halloween Hocus Pocus Fundraiser Marks Fourth Year

The fall party season would not be complete without Fiesta Youth’s annual Halloween Hocus Pocus fundraiser, which this year slated for October 21 at the Arbor House Suites in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The Arbor House Suites, the city’s only gay-owned bed and breakfast, consists of four, 125-year-old two-story Queen Ann Colonial Revival

Openly gay judge announces run for Texas Supreme Court

Openly gay judge announces run for Texas Supreme Court

A state district court judge from Houston has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Texas Supreme Court, a move which makes him the first openly gay candidate to run for the state’s highest court. Judge Steven Kirkland of Harris County’s 334th Civil District Court made his announcement on Thursday, October 12. He will

SA LGBT Car Club to Host Golden Ghouls Auto Show on Main Avenue Strip

SA LGBT Car Club to Host Golden Ghouls Auto Show on Main Avenue Strip

With Halloween just around the corner, the San Antonio Classic Chassis Car Club will host the Golden Ghouls Car Show on October 21 in the parking garage above Luther’s Cafe. The local chapter of Classic Chassis is affiliated with the Lambda Car Club which nationwide has over 2200 members who are the owners of over 1700

SA Coming Out Day to be Celebrated at Mission Marquee Plaza

SA Coming Out Day to be Celebrated at Mission Marquee Plaza

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce is planning to celebrate the the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day on October 14 at Mission Marquee Plaza on the city’s Southeast Side. National Coming Out Day is observed annually to raise awareness of the importance of “coming out” — a process of disclosing one’s sexual

Pride SA’s QFest to Screen LGBT Films from Around the World

Pride SA’s QFest to Screen LGBT Films from Around the World

Forty-three films from over 15 countries will be screened this weekend at Pride San Antonio’s QFest LGBT International Film Festival which begins on Friday, October 13 at City Base Cinema. The three-day program includes six feature films and 36 short subjects which cover all facets of the queer experience. The films will be shown in

Openly Gay Interim County Judge Appointed in El Paso

Openly Gay Interim County Judge Appointed in El Paso

El Paso County Commissioners last week voted to replace County Judge Veronica Escobar, who is leaving to run for Congress, with her openly-gay chief of staff. Ruben John Vogt, who was chosen interim county judge in a 4-1 vote on October 2, becomes the second openly-gay person to hold the title of County Judge in

City of SA Stands Behind Trans Employees After AG Sessions Reverses Federal Job Protections

City of SA Stands Behind Trans Employees After AG Sessions Reverses Federal Job Protections

Officials from the City of San Antonio released statements in support of the city’s transgender employees after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo reversing a Justice Department policy that protected trans workers from discrimination under federal law. “Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination encompasses discrimination between men and women but does not encompass

SA Attorney to Receive Stonewall Award from American Bar Association

SA Attorney to Receive Stonewall Award from American Bar Association

A San Antonio attorney will be one of three LGBT legal activists to be honored by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity with a Stonewall Award which will be presented at the group’s mid-year meeting in Vancouver in February. Eduardo Juarez is currently a supervisory trial attorney with the San

Facebook User Threatens Gun Violence Against Main Avenue Strip

Facebook User Threatens Gun Violence Against Main Avenue Strip

In a series of Facebook posts on October 3, an individual said that he was was driving down to the Main Avenue Strip with a gun writing, “its war bitches an no one is safe on the strip.” The Strip is the epicenter of LGBT nightlife and culture in San Antonio. The threats came on

Dignity SA Observes Solidarity Sunday

Dignity SA Observes Solidarity Sunday

On October 8, Dignity San Antonio will mark the 22nd annual Solidarity Sunday, the organization’s faith-based anti-violence initiative. Solidarity Sunday is observed annually across the country on the Sunday before National Coming Out Day which is on October 11. Dignity SA’s service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. DignityUSA started Solidarity Sunday in

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