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Local LGBT LULAC to Offer Workshops at National Convention in SA

Local LGBT LULAC to Offer Workshops at National Convention in SA

The local LGBT LULAC chapter, Orgullo de San Antonio Council #22198, will be offering two LGBT workshops during the 88th LULAC National Convention and Exposition in San Antonio from July 4 through 8. Over 15,000 LULAC members, members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, local elected officials, and academic experts from across the country are expected at

SA LGBT LULAC Named Council of the Year

San Antonio’s LGBT LULAC chapter was named National Council of the Year at the 87th National LULAC Convention in Washington, D.C. last week. The award was presented to Orgullo de San Antonio LGBT LULAC Council #22198 by Roger Rocha, Jr., president of LULAC National. LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) was founded in 1929.

Challenging Transphobia Within Queer Spaces

Originally published in the San Antonio Current When I was asked to attend a friend’s queer-friendly Studio 54-themed party last year, I hit up my favorite thrift stores as soon as I could to find the perfect Bianca Jagger-inspired ensemble. The night of the party came, my look was red hot, and I spent the

Civl Rights Act of 1964 may be amended to include LGBT protection

Although same-sex couples can now marry across the United States, LGBT people are still vulnerable to discrimination without federal anti-discrimination protection. On July 23, however, members of the United States Congress introduced legislation to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by banning discrimination against LGBT people. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni on One Drop of Love

Saturday, January 17 $34.50 ($20 students), 2pm & 8pm Carlos Alvarez Studio Theatre at the Tobin   Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni brings her multimedia, one-woman show One Drop of Love to the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theatre at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts this weekend. Produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Cox DiGiovanni, the

The New Black: film and panel discussion

Friday, January 16 $10 suggest donation, 6-9pm McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels dreamweek.org   Directed by Yoruba Richen, The New Black (2013) is a documentary that shows how the African American community is struggling with gay rights, especially the recent gay marriage movement. In the film, activists, families and leaders of the church share

Dr. Stone dissects anti-gay rhetoric

Special rights! Girls’ bathrooms! Every child needs a mother and a father! Pray the gay away! Many of us were involved in the successful campaign last year to pass a city-wide non-discrimination ordinance here in San Antonio that has protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. And during Citizens to Be Heard meetings and protests,

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