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Man Sentenced in Murder of Texas Trans Woman

A 30-year-old man from Childress, Texas has been found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in jail for the 2016 murder of a 43-year-old Austin transgender woman. During the trial, which began in late October, JonCasey Rowell admitted to shooting Monica Loera at close range in what he said was an act of self-defense. Rowell

Posthumous Honors for Austin LGBT Activist

Beloved Austin LGBT activist and city council staffer, Ceci Gratias, will be honored by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Austin Mayor Steve Adler following her death from cancer on November 5. On November 12, a memorial celebration for Gratias will be held at the Austin City Hall during which Mayor Adler

Mayor Nirenberg is a ‘Zaddy’ According to Instagram

Originally published in the San Antonio Current We’re not sure how we missed this (it probably got pushed down our news feed in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey), but y’all have to see this magazine cover. Why? Oh, because Mayor Ron “Zaddy” Nirenberg is on the cover, y’all. First off, it’s pretty cool that our

Transgender Day of Remembrance to be Observed in SA on Nov. 16

San Antonio’s LGBT community will come together to observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 16 with events slated for downtown San Antonio. The evening begins at 6 p.m. when Pride Center San Antonio presents a Memorial Celebration of Lives Lost in Travis Park. At 7 p.m., the observance moves indoors for a service

Rick Perry Ties Fossil Fuel Use to Sexual Assault Prevention

By Claire Allbright, The Texas Tribune November 2, 2017 U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said Thursday fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault because the “lights are on.” His comments came during an event hosted by NBC News and Axios in Washington, D.C., where Perry was to lay out the administration’s upcoming energy policy

SAMA Exhibition Sheds Light on Ancient LGBT Icon

In antiquity, it was not uncommon for freeborn males to have sexual relationships with other males who were younger and of a lower status. Such was the case between the emperor Hadrian and his beloved Antinous, a young man believed to have been only 19 years old at the time of his death. Bringing to

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