Tag Archives: 2016 election

Preparing Our Community for the Trump Years

Preparing Our Community for the Trump Years

By Justin P. Nichols, Guest Contributor This election didn’t end the way many people wanted, and even more didn’t expect. I’m not one to scream “the sky is falling,” but for the LGBT community, particularly the trans community, I’m saddened to predict cloudy skies with a strong chance of thunderstorms come 2017. We don’t know

San Antonians Report Post-Election Hate Speech

Originally published in the San Antonio Current By Alex Zielinski For Drew Galloway and his partner Martin, the hardest thing about finding a homophobic slur scrawled on the side of their car was explaining it to their sons. “My oldest, who is 12, already knew what the word ‘faggot’ meant, but my 10-year-old had never

Election Analysis: There’s Work Ahead for LGBT Democrats in SA

By Dan Graney, Guest Contributor Most of us are still reeling over the unthinkable – a Donald Trump presidency. We are in a state of grief, not so much because the Republicans under Trump will have complete power in Washington but the bigotry which was espoused by Trump and many of his followers has now

Trans Panic: Coping with a Trump Presidency and the Shifting Political Climate

Originally published in the San Antonio Current The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was check the results of the presidential election on my phone. I had fallen asleep fairly early, before all was decided, because the way the race was leaning was making me far too anxious. Despite the efforts

After the Vote: Looking for Silver Linings

By Daniel Williams, Guest Contributor Well, it looks like we have a President Trump, and a Republican House and Senate, and will soon have a Republican Supreme Court. Before you break out the hemlock or start booking your Canadian “vacation” here’s some rays of light, particularly as we head into Texas’ next legislative session: In

Some Local HRC Members Angered by Group’s Endorsement of GOP Senator

Updated: October 29, 2016, 4:58 p.m. Two prominent members of the San Antonio chapter of the Human Rights Campaign, and some of their colleagues, say they are angered by the organization’s continued endorsement of a Republican senator especially after he made a racist remark about his opponent’s family during a debate last Thursday. (See update

Sheriff Candidates to Speak at LGBT LULAC Meeting

The top two of candidates vying for the office of Bexar County Sheriff will be guest speakers at the September 15 membership meeting of San Antonio’s LGBT LULAC Council, Orgullo de San Antonio. The current sheriff, Republican Susan Pamerleau, and her Democratic opponent SAPD Sgt. Javier Salazar will address the LULAC meeting. “Orgullo de San

Young Texan Proud to be Gay and Republican

When the Republican National Convention convened in Cleveland last month, the Texas delegation included a 21-year-old delegate who says he came out two days after the shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. When he got to the convention, Colton L. Buckley says he felt welcomed. “No longer was I the closeted elephant in the

Salazar Will Face Off Against Pamerleau in Sheriff’s Race

With his landslide win in the May 24 Democratic runoff, Sgt. Javier Salazar of the San Antonio Police Department will now face off against Republican incumbent Susan Pamerleau in the November election for Bexar County Sheriff. In a race that began in March with four candidates in the Democratic primary, Salazar racked up almost 75