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Lesbian Candidate Gina Ortiz Jones Challenges U.S. Rep. Will Hurd for District 23 Seat

Lesbian Candidate Gina Ortiz Jones Challenges U.S. Rep. Will Hurd for District 23 Seat

The first candidate to challenge Republican Rep. Will Hurd for the Texas 23rd Congressional District seat is a native of San Antonio, an Air Force veteran, a former member of the National Intelligence community, and an out lesbian. In announcing her candidacy on August 2, Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones said, “I’m running to make sure everyone

Letter in Support of Bathroom Bill Includes Signatures of Three SA Businessmen

Letter in Support of Bathroom Bill Includes Signatures of Three SA Businessmen

An August 9 letter in support of the proposed Texas bathroom bill, which is being circulated by the anti-LGBT group Texas Values, contains the signatures of 33 business owners including three from San Antonio. San Antonio businessmen Patrick Von Dohlen and Michael R. Knuffke of the Von Dohlen Knuffke Financial Group, and Daniel J. Petri

Delighted Tobehere to Headline Benefit for Thrive Youth Center

Delighted Tobehere to Headline Benefit for Thrive Youth Center

Drag performer Delighted Tobehere, the self-described “Queen of All Trades,” will headline a benefit for the Thrive Youth Center on September 14 at the Bonham Exchange. The Thrive Youth Center is the only overnight shelter for LGBT youth in Texas and the Southwest United States. The fundraiser, dubbed A Night at the Bonham, has been

A Memorial for Slain SA Trans Woman Kenne McFadden

A Memorial for Slain SA Trans Woman Kenne McFadden

The San Antonio Gender Association will recall the life of Kenne McFadden on August 8, which would have been her 27th birthday. McFadden was murdered in San Antonio last April, becoming the 12th transgender person murdered in the U.S. this year. A memorial, which is being held in conjunction with the Pride Center and Politiqueers,

Community Gathers for Pride Bigger Than Texas Awards Ceremony

Community Gathers for Pride Bigger Than Texas Awards Ceremony

Pride San Antonio presented its Pride Bigger Than Texas Awards to parade participants and community activists on Sunday, August 6 at Club Essence. The Pride SA Festival and Parade, which were held on July 1, attracted thousands from the community to the Main Avenue Strip. James Poindexter, board secretary for Pride San Antonio told Out

Growing Number of Corporate Leaders Step Up Opposition to Bathroom Bill

Growing Number of Corporate Leaders Step Up Opposition to Bathroom Bill

CEO’s from 10 Fortune 500 companies voiced their opposition to the Texas bathroom bill in a letter which was sent to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday, August 3. “No industry will remain untouched by the unnecessary harm that discriminatory laws will do to our competitiveness, to our ability to attract talent, and to our

City Council Governance Committee Approves Rainbow Crosswalks

City Council Governance Committee Approves Rainbow Crosswalks

Members of the San Antonio City Council’s Governance committee on August 2 voted to approve the installation of rainbow crosswalks at the corner of North Main and East Evergreen avenues. “The measure is approved and will launch as a pilot program and report back to transportation committee six months after installation. We hope to have

SA City Council to Consider Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks on Main Avenue Strip

SA City Council to Consider Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks on Main Avenue Strip

On August 2, the Governance Committee of the San Antonio City Council will begin the initial discussion of whether to allow the installation of permanent rainbow crosswalks on the Main Avenue Strip at the corner of North Main and East Evergreen avenues. Approval by the committee is the first step before the measure can be

Bonham Exchange Celebrates 36th Anniversary

Bonham Exchange Celebrates 36th Anniversary

The Bonham Exchange, the popular LGBT dance club located in the heart of downtown San Antonio just two blocks east of the Alamo, is marking its 36th anniversary this weekend with a special celebration on July 29. The Bonham Exchange is one of San Antonio’s most successful dance clubs. Its interior spaces are large and

Sen. Menéndez: Bathroom Bill Is ‘Assault Against Basic Human Dignity’

Sen. Menéndez: Bathroom Bill Is ‘Assault Against Basic Human Dignity’

State Sen. Jose Menéndez issued a statement denouncing the bathroom bill which passed in the Texas Senate on July 25 in a 21 to 10 vote after an 8-hour debate. “I have voted against this bill time and time again and will continue to condemn this offensive legislation in the name of respect and decency

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