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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

Who Do You Want to be Mayor? Early Voting Starts Today!

Who Do You Want to be Mayor? Early Voting Starts Today!

Early voting for the June 10 runoff election begins on Tuesday, May 30 and ends Tuesday, June 6. Polling sites include the Bexar County Justice Center along with scores of other locations. The runoff includes races for mayor and for City Council seats in Districts 1, 2, 6, 8, 9 and 10. Below is the

David’s Law Ready for Governor’s Signature

David’s Law Ready for Governor’s Signature

A law aimed at preventing and combating cyber-bullying is headed to Texas Governor Greg Abbot’s desk after receiving a majority of votes in the House of Representatives and an unanimous vote in the Texas Senate. The new measure, Senate Bill 179, is dubbed David’s Law after David Molak, a 16-year-old Alamo Heights High School student

SA Mom Organizes ‘Gay Pride Flash Mob’ to Dance in Park Across From Mayor’s House

SA Mom Organizes ‘Gay Pride Flash Mob’ to Dance in Park Across From Mayor’s House

With the mayoral election just two weeks away, one local activist is inviting the LGBT and allied community to participate in a flash mob dance in Dignowity Park across the street from Mayor Ivy R. Taylor’s house. The May 27 event is being organized by Rosey Abuabara who says it is meant to be a

In Mayor’s Former District, Council Candidates Support the NDO

In Mayor’s Former District, Council Candidates Support the NDO

Four years ago, when Mayor Ivy R. Taylor was still the City Councilwoman for District 2, she said her vote against the nondiscrimination ordinance reflected not only her beliefs but also those of her constituents. However, once Taylor became mayor her statement proved to be untrue considering that all of the leading candidates who have

Nirenberg Says LGBTs Deserve a City That Treats Them With Respect

Nirenberg Says LGBTs Deserve a City That Treats Them With Respect

Speaking to a group of LGBT supporters at a fundraiser on May 21, mayoral candidate Ron Nirenberg said that San Antonio’s LGBT citizens deserve to be treated fairly by their city government and that he was prepared to the defend the community from attack. Nirenberg’s comments were made at a fundraising event dubbed “1000 LGBTQ

LGBT Friendly Candidates Treviño and Montaño Vie for District 1 Council Seat

LGBT Friendly Candidates Treviño and Montaño Vie for District 1 Council Seat

District 1 Councilman Roberto C. Treviño came up 113 votes short of victory in the May 6 general election. As a result, he will face off against attorney Michael Montaño who came in second place with 31 percent of the vote. Treviño and Montaño say they are LGBT allies and have expressed support for the

SA Children’s Shelter Hosts Foster Care Presentation for LGBTs

SA Children’s Shelter Hosts Foster Care Presentation for LGBTs

LGBT couples and singles interested in becoming foster parents will have an opportunity to learn more about the process during a special presentation by The Children’s Shelter on May 20 at the Friendly Spot Ice House. At the event, which is co-hosted by Out In SA magazine, prospective foster parents will have an opportunity to

Stonewall Dems Update Endorsements for City Council Runoff Election

Stonewall Dems Update Endorsements for City Council Runoff Election

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio on May 16 released an updated list of endorsements for the June 10 City Council runoff election. Last March, Stonewall held a forum where about 40 candidates came seeking the group’s endorsement in the May 6 election for 10 City Council seats and for mayor. To be eligible for

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