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Allies United: Thank You for Being a Friend

Allies United: Thank You for Being a Friend

Updated October 12, 2017. In our efforts to champion each aspect of the ever-broadening LGBTQIA* umbrella, we’ve trained our focus on the letter “A.” Since the LGBTQIA* acronym has expanded and shifted over decades (and was not created by one sole entity), it’s important to note that different letters mean different things to different people:

Allies United: Texas State Representative Diego Bernal

Texas State Representative Diego Bernal Despite the fact that both of his parents, his father a farmworker and his mother an educator, were civil rights activists in their own realms, State Representative and former San Antonio Councilman Diego Bernal told Out In SA, with the kind of unsparing candor that is so needed, that he

Keeping Track of Pro and Anti-LGBT Bills in Texas Legislature

The 85th Texas Legislature opened on January 10, starting a 140-day work session with a Republican majority. So far this session, 17 pro-LGBT bills and four anti-LGBT bills have been filed. Among the bills proposed to benefit LGBT Texans is legislation repealing laws that are still on the books which punish homosexual conduct; prohibiting discrimination

Dan Patrick Denies Bathroom Bill Will Hurt Texas

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick says the bathroom bill (SB6) that was introduced last week by state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, and which he is championing, will not have an economic impact as Texas business leaders have warned. SB6 bars transgender people from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity. In an interview with the Texas

Bernal Files First Pro-LGBT Bill of Texas Legislative Session

By Daniel Williams, Guest Contributor And we’re off! The first pro-LGBT bill of the session was filed by Rep. Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio) and it’s HB 192. The bill would prohibit discrimination in housing on the basis of gender identity or expression and sexual orientation. HB 192 is identical to Rep. Bernal’s HB 2860 filed

Dawn Lafreeda to Receive Equality Award from HRC

The San Antonio chapter of the Human Rights Campaign announced it will present restaurateur Dawn Lafreeda with the Equality Award at their annual Gala and Silent Auction on November 5 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The Equality Award is given annually to “an individual who works toward equality for all citizens of San Antonio.” Past

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