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Texas Equity PAC Endorses Nirenberg for Mayor

Texas Equity PAC Endorses Nirenberg for Mayor

Texas Equity PAC, the registered political action committee of Equality Texas, has endorsed City Councilman Ron Nirenberg for mayor in the upcoming May 6 municipal election. In an April 28 statement, Texas Equity PAC chairman Eric Johnson said: “The Texas Equity PAC has chosen to give it’s only endorsement of the 2017 election to Ron

Treviño Campaign Accepted Contributions from Elisa Chan

Treviño Campaign Accepted Contributions from Elisa Chan

According to finance reports filed by District 1 City Councilman Roberto C. Treviño, his re-election campaign has received $1000 in contributions from former District 9 City Councilwoman Elisa Chan, who in 2013 voted against the nondiscrimination ordinance and in a recording made by one of her employees, expressed disgust for LGBT people. Chan made two

Are You Ready? Early Voting Starts April 24

Are You Ready? Early Voting Starts April 24

Early voting for the May 6 municipal election begins on Monday, April 24 and ends Tuesday, May 2. Polling sites include the Bexar County Justice Center along with scores of other locations. This year’s election includes races for mayor and all ten City Council districts. There are six candidates running in District 1; four in

Black Trans Advocacy to Hold National Conference in Dallas

Black Trans Advocacy to Hold National Conference in Dallas

Black Trans Advocacy, an organization that focuses on the inequities faced by black transgender people, is holding its sixth annual conference in Dallas, Texas from April 24 to 30. Founded by Carter and Espy Brown, Black Trans Advocacy is the only national organization for black transgender men and women. The agency is headquartered in Dallas.

Project Runway Star Headlines Exhibit at Central Library

Project Runway Star Headlines Exhibit at Central Library

Project Runway star and designer Anthony Ryan Auld will headline a cooperative exhibit at the Central Library Gallery which features his fashion designs alongside the work of several local artists. The exhibit opens on Wednesday, April 19. According to a press release, “The Threads That Bind Us exhibit will demonstrate the creative visual connections and

LGBT Events Are Part of Fiesta Celebration

LGBT Events Are Part of Fiesta Celebration

Now in its 126th year, Fiesta San Antonio is a annual festival featuring ten days of parties and parades which this year begin on April 20. The celebration started in 1891 as a parade to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has evolved into one

New Venue for Fiesta Youth’s Annual Masquerade Fundraiser

New Venue for Fiesta Youth’s Annual Masquerade Fundraiser

Event organizers at Fiesta Youth are making the final preparations for the third annual Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil party, a masquerade-themed fundraiser which this year will be held on Friday, April 21. The new venue for the event, The Veranda, was built in the 1920’s and sits on 35 acres of

Is Manuel Medina’s Support of LGBT Issues Just a Smokescreen?

Is Manuel Medina’s Support of LGBT Issues Just a Smokescreen?

Since he became the Bexar County Democratic Party chairman in 2012, Manuel Media has emphasized his support of LGBT issues. He supported the nondiscrimination ordinance and went so far as to say the party would reject any candidate who did not support the measure. Now as a candidate for mayor, Medina continues to say he

UT Dallas Initiates Study to Determine Needs of LGBT Texans

UT Dallas Initiates Study to Determine Needs of LGBT Texans

Sociologists at the University of Texas at Dallas are starting work on what will be the first comprehensive needs assessment of LGBT communities throughout the state. The in-depth study is being spearheaded by Dr. Richard Scotch, professor of sociology, and Dr. Kara Sutton, a sociology lecturer. Both are affiliated with UT Dallas’ School of Economic,

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