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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

Equality PAC Endorses Gina Ortiz Jones in District 23 Congressional Race

Equality PAC Endorses Gina Ortiz Jones in District 23 Congressional Race

Equality PAC, a political action committee formed by members of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, is endorsing San Antonian Gina Ortiz Jones in the race for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas. “Gina Ortiz Jones is exactly the kind of candidate we need to gain a pro-equality majority in 2018,” Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), the

Three From SA Community Chosen for Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program

Three From SA Community Chosen for Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program

Three professionals from San Antonio’s LGBTQ community have been chosen to participate in a leadership development program that is being is led by the University of Minnesota and underwritten by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The trio from San Antonio is one of 15 teams from around the country, each with two researchers and one

‘Bareback’ Sex and Drugs Help Spike STD Rates for SA’s Gay and Bi Men

‘Bareback’ Sex and Drugs Help Spike STD Rates for SA’s Gay and Bi Men

The ad on the gay hookup site BarebackRT couldn’t have been more succinct. A man was inviting others on the site to a party in a San Antonio hotel room where he would leave the door unlocked and be lying face down on the bed, blindfolded and ready for anonymous sexual encounters, “bareback” — without

Eric Alva Marries Danny Ingram

Eric Alva Marries Danny Ingram

In a ceremony on September 21 at the Bexar County Courthouse, retired Marine Staff Sergeant Eric Fidelis Alva married David Daniel (Danny) Ingram, an Army veteran and former technical analyst at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The couple was married by Judge Genie Wright with a small group of friends and family present to witness

SA Journalists Hit the Stage in Annual ‘Gridiron’ Show

SA Journalists Hit the Stage in Annual ‘Gridiron’ Show

Local journalists who are members of the Society of Professional Journalists are busy polishing their stage skills ahead of the group’s annual Gridiron fundraiser and comic review which is slated for September 30 at the Texas A&M San Antonio Auditorium. The name of this year’s show is Make Gridiron Great Again. The Gridiron shows combine

Trump Judicial Nominee from Texas Says Trans Kids Are Part of ‘Satan’s Plan’

Trump Judicial Nominee from Texas Says Trans Kids Are Part of ‘Satan’s Plan’

One of President Donald Trump’s nominees for a federal judgeship in Texas is a notorious homophobe who supports conversion therapy, says marriage equality will lead to polygamy and bestiality, and maintains that trans kids are evidence of “Satan’s plan.” Jeff Mateer currently serves as the first assistant attorney general of Texas, a position he has

Save the Dates: End of Summer Brings Autumn Events

Save the Dates: End of Summer Brings Autumn Events

The end of summer marks the beginning of fundraising season for organizations in San Antonio’s LGBT community. While events are held year-round, the fall and winter are when many local nonprofits schedule fundraisers and signature events. The first weekend of autumn will feature the BEAT AIDS Annual Banquet marking its 30th anniversary on September 22

Anti-LGBT Group Texas Values Protests SAISD’s Nondiscrimination Policy Changes

Anti-LGBT Group Texas Values Protests SAISD’s Nondiscrimination Policy Changes

The anti-LGBT group Texas Values is protesting changes made on August 21 to the nondiscrimination policy of the San Antonio Independent School District which now includes protections for sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Jonathan Saenz, the president of Texas Values, was the featured speaker at a protest rally with about 15 people in

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