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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

Father Eddie Was an Advocate for Equality

It was a sunny autumn afternoon in 2005 when about 30 members of the local clergy gathered on the steps of the Bexar County Courthouse to express their opposition to Proposition 2, a provision which would amend the Texas constitution to define marriage as consisting “only of the union of one man and one woman.”

Dems in Local State Senatorial Districts Pass LGBT Resolutions

Democrats in Bexar County’s three State Senatorial Districts have passed several pro-LGBT resolutions that will now be sent for consideration to the Texas Democratic Convention in June. The slate of seven pro-LGBT resolutions was passed by delegates at State Senatorial District conventions held in Districts 19, 25 and 26 on March 19. The three districts are

Alamo Colleges Add Gender Identity to Nondiscrimination Policy

The board of trustees of the Alamo Colleges unanimously voted to amend its nondiscrimination policy to include gender identity and expression at their regular meeting on February 23. The vote brings to a close a controversy that started in June 2010 when the trustees voted to add sexual orientation, but not gender identity and expression

SA television stations sponsor online LGBT roundtable

Two local television stations are convening an online roundtable to discuss “topics facing the LGBT community.” New4SA (WOAI-TV) and Fox29 (KABB-TV) are sponsoring A Discussion: Equality in America on from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on December 8 on their websites (News4SA.com and FoxSanAntonio.com). Panelists for the roundtable are Steve Rudner, chairman of the board

With budget vote, mayor’s NDO proposal passes

Mayor Ivy R. Taylor’s proposal to create a Department of Diversity and Inclusion and hire a human relations liaison to run it became reality on May 14 when the City Council approved the measure as part of the city budget. The proposal, designated Item 16 in the budget, was among other items on the consent

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