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Paper Tiger Hosts Holiday Edition of ‘Queers and Beers’

Paper Tiger Hosts Holiday Edition of ‘Queers and Beers’

On Dec 22, the Paper Tiger will play host to the third installment of Queers and Beers, “a big gay party” led by rapper Chris Conde and featuring performances by many of the city’s LGBT musicians. Earlier this year, the second installment of Queers and Beers, held on June 12 at La Botanica, served as

Celebrating Pride All Year Long

When the Pride San Antonio Festival opens its gates on July 2, it will mark the 13th anniversary of the observance, which its organizers have dubbed, “Pride Bigger Than Texas.” “The idea was to celebrate Pride while raising money for local charities and nonprofits and working to build the confidence and potential of the LGBT community,”

Cornyation Raises $200,000 for Charities, Scholarships

The board of directors of Fiesta Cornyation announced today that for the second year in a row they raised a record-breaking $200,000 which they will distribute to local charities and college students on June 12. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Fiesta Cornyation raises funds through ticket sales for six shows performed at the Charlene McCombs Empire

Ray Chavez Recalls Cornyation Antics Through the Ages

“Ray is the heart and soul of Cornyation … it wouldn’t be here without him.” The house was packed and Cornyation was in full swing. The music was blaring, the stage lights glaring, and a group of actors and dancers were performing in another outlandish skit to thunderous roars, when, suddenly, a dancer took an unscripted nosedive

Inaugural 5K Event to Benefit BEAT AIDS

The BEAT AIDS Coalition Trust is inviting the community to come out for their first annual PrEP In Your Step 5k run/walk on Saturday, January 6 at Mission County Park. The event is timed to coincide with National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day which this year is observed on February 7. BEAT (Black Effort Against the

BEAT AIDS banquet theme: ‘It takes a village’

The theme for this year’s BEAT AIDS Coalition Trust’s Annual Awards Banquet, slated for October 16, will be “HIV/AIDS: It Takes A Village.” “Now in existence for over 28 years, BEAT AIDS Coalition Trust continues to expand its programs and services to the community in our aggressive effort to end the spread of HIV/AIDS,” BEAT

With end of summer comes award and banquet season

Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of fundraising season in San Antonio’s LGBT community. While fundraising goes on year-round, the fall and winter are when many local nonprofits schedule signature events. The season kicks off on September 26 with the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio Awards Presentation and Comedy Show at

Record Cornyation funds distributed to local AIDS charities

A record $200,000 was award to the San Antonio Aids Foundation (“SAAF”), Black Effort Against the Threat (“BEAT”) AIDS, and four Robert Rehm scholarships thanks to Fiesta Cornyation 2015’s immense success this past April. This year, Cornyation was able to give away $180,000 to local AIDS charities–with $90,000 each going to SAAF and BEAT AIDS. Interim Executive Director

BEAT AIDS observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The BEAT AIDS Coalition has organized a week of events in advance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day which is observed this year on February 7. The national website for the observance explains, “February 7, 2015 marks the 15th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative

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