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Local LGBT LULAC to Offer Workshops at National Convention in SA

Local LGBT LULAC to Offer Workshops at National Convention in SA

The local LGBT LULAC chapter, Orgullo de San Antonio Council #22198, will be offering two LGBT workshops during the 88th LULAC National Convention and Exposition in San Antonio from July 4 through 8. Over 15,000 LULAC members, members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, local elected officials, and academic experts from across the country are expected at

Mayor Nirenberg to Participate in SA’s Pride Parade

Mayor Nirenberg to Participate in SA’s Pride Parade

Newly-elected Mayor Ron Nirenberg will make history when he becomes the second mayor of San Antonio to participate in the Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade, which this year takes place on Saturday, July 1. James Poindexter, board secretary of Pride San Antonio, told Out In SA Nirenberg has been named a Grand Marshal for the

T-Shirt Sale Raises Funds to Fight Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

T-Shirt Sale Raises Funds to Fight Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

Omaze, a company that raises funds for nonprofits, and Equality Texas are teaming up on a fundraiser to help fight the anti-trans bathroom bill, which will be considered during the special session of the Texas Legislature, by selling t-shirts that read, “You can pee next to me.” The t-shirt sale is part of a campaign

Texas Governor Signs Bill Denying Adoption to Same-Sex Couples

Texas Governor Signs Bill Denying Adoption to Same-Sex Couples

Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed House Bill 3859 on June 15, allowing faith-based adoption agencies to deny placement of foster children with same-sex couples, Jews, Muslims and others based on “the provider’s sincerely held religious beliefs.” The bill was authored by Rep. James Frank (R-Wichita Falls), vice chairman of the House Human Services Committee. According

Festival and Parade Promise Day Filled With Pride

Festival and Parade Promise Day Filled With Pride

Organizers and volunteers at Pride San Antonio are busy putting the final touches on the full day of events which constitute the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade, slated for July 1 along the Main Avenue Strip. This year’s theme is “Living Now – Forever Proud.” The parade and festival are part of a

After Election, LGBT Allies Fill Majority of City Council Seats

After Election, LGBT Allies Fill Majority of City Council Seats

While the defeat of Mayor Ivy R. Taylor by Councilman Ron Nirenberg in the runoff election has been widely cheered by San Antonio’s LGBT voters, there are other reasons for celebration considering the majority of City Council seats will be occupied by allies of the community. In a speech to LGBT supporters on May 21,

Public Library Slates Pride Month Events

Public Library Slates Pride Month Events

The San Antonio Public Library announced a list of events it is sponsoring in observance of Pride Month. This is the seventh year the library has presented such a series. A statement on the library’s web site explains the aim of the June observance: “The diversity of San Antonio goes beyond ethnic and racial lines,

Trans Youths Named Grand Marshals of SA Pride Parade

Trans Youths Named Grand Marshals of SA Pride Parade

Pride San Antonio has named two transgender boys as Grand Marshals of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade slated for July 1 along the Main Avenue Strip. Officials from Pride SA announced that 8-year-old Joe Maldonado of Secaucus, New Jersey, and 18-year old Mack Beggs of Euless, Texas were selected for their trailblazing efforts which

Eric Alva Named Honorary Co-Chair for National Equality March

Eric Alva Named Honorary Co-Chair for National Equality March

Retired Marine Sergeant Eric Alva from San Antonio is among several distinguished trailblazers who have been named honorary co-chairs of the Equality March for Unity and Pride which is scheduled for June 11 in Washington, DC. In a statement to Out In SA Alva said, “At a time in our country when we still have

Ft. Worth’s Historic Rainbow Lounge Goes Up in Flames

Ft. Worth’s Historic Rainbow Lounge Goes Up in Flames

The Rainbow Lounge, a gay bar in Ft. Worth, Texas that was at the center of an infamous incident of anti-LGBT police brutality eight years ago, burned to the ground during the early morning hours of Thursday, June 1. Media reports indicate the fire broke out around 3 a.m. when bar staff was closing the

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