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Save the Dates: End of Summer Brings Autumn Events

Save the Dates: End of Summer Brings Autumn Events

The end of summer marks the beginning of fundraising season for organizations in San Antonio’s LGBT community. While events are held year-round, the fall and winter are when many local nonprofits schedule fundraisers and signature events. The first weekend of autumn will feature the BEAT AIDS Annual Banquet marking its 30th anniversary on September 22

2016 In Review: Top Ten Local News Stories

1. The Killing of SAPD Officer Benjamin Marconi The death of Officer Benjamin Marconi, who was shot in his patrol car in broad daylight outside police headquarters on November 20, stunned the citizens of San Antonio and the nation. Officer Marconi had scores of close friends in the LGBT community and supported the cause of

A Congregation in Exile: Dignity SA Marks 40th Anniversary

This month, Dignity San Antonio observes its 40th anniversary of providing a safe space for LGBT Catholics to reconcile, heal and integrate their sexuality with their spirituality. Dignity’s story is one of a congregation in exile. In its four-decade history, the group has worshipped in several Catholic churches only to be asked later to leave

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.”

Mayor Jeered by Protesters at Vigil

San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor was jeered by about a dozen protestors while she gave the opening prayer at a June 16 vigil in Crockett Park for the victims of the Orlando shootings. The screams of “Shame on you Ivy” and “You’re part of the hurt Ivy” as well as other insults drowned out

SA Vigil and Rally Commemorate Tragedy in Orlando

Around 300 LGBT San Antonians and their allies came out to show their solidarity in the wake of the shootings at the Pulse dance club in Orlando, Florida. A vigil held in Crockett Park on Sunday evening featured short comments from a variety of local leaders including State Rep. Diego Bernal, State Rep. Ina Minjarez,

Dignity SA plans Solidarity Sunday observance

On October 11, Dignity San Antonio will observe the 20th anniversary Solidarity Sunday, the organization’s faith-based anti-violence initiative. DignityUSA started Solidarity Sunday in 1995 as a way of making its opposition to anti-LGBT violence visible and to remember those who have lost their lives because of who they are or who they are perceived to

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

Dignity S.A. sponsors talk by controversial Irish priest

Dignity San Antonio is sponsoring a talk by a controversial Irish priest and author whose views on homosexuality, contraception, celibacy for priests and other topics have nearly gotten him excommunicated. The Rev. Tony Flannery of Galway, Ireland is a popular writer and speaker who publicly questioned church doctrine to the point that in 2012 he

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