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Musicians and Actors Sign Letter Opposing Anti-LGBT Bills in Texas

Musicians and Actors Sign Letter Opposing Anti-LGBT Bills in Texas

Over 140 musicians and actors including Jennifer Lawrence, Whoopi Goldberg, Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga have signed a letter opposing the bathroom bill and other anti-LGBT measures currently under consideration by the Texas Legislature. “Please know that the creative community is watching Texas, with love for all of its people and for its contributions to

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

SA Small Businesses Join Effort Against LGBT Discrimination

Members of San Antonio’s small business community were on hand on October 25 for a press conference at the Havana Hotel where Equality Texas released a letter signed by over 200 small businesses from across the state voicing their opposition to any legislation which would legalize discrimination against LGBT Texans or visitors to Texas. Present

State Senator Jose Menendez: Advocate and Ally

On September 24, the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio honored state Senator Jose Menendez with the Political Advocacy Award, which is given annually to “an elected or appointed official who has made significant contributions toward the advancement of equality for LGBT persons at the local, state or national level.” The award was presented at Stonewall’s

Wendy Davis Is Keynote Speaker for Spirit of Texas Brunch

Former state Senator Wendy Davis will be the keynote speaker at the Equality Texas Spirit of Texas Brunch on September 25 in San Antonio at the Rosenberg Sky Room. Davis, a graduate of Harvard Law School, served in the Texas Senate from 2009 to 2015 where she represented Fort Worth’s senate District 10. Prior to

Local LGBT Activist Recognized by State Social Work Group

A San Antonio activist will be recognized for his work in the LGBT community by the Texas chapter of the National Association of Social Workers during their annual state conference in Arlington, Texas on October 6. The NASW/Texas will honor Robert Salcido, Jr. with the 2016 Public Citizen of the Year Award, which is given

Save the Dates: Autumn Marks Start of Fundraiser 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 first weekend of fall promises to be a busy one with banquets slated on three consecutive days. On September

Equality Texas to Honor Google with Award at SA Event

Equality Texas announced yesterday that it will honor Google with the Vanguard Award at the annual Spirit of Texas Brunch on September 25 at the Rosenberg Sky Room in San Antonio. The Vanguard Award is given annually “to an exemplary business which has demonstrated a commitment to LGBT equality in the state of Texas through

Advocates To Be Honored at Spirit of Texas Brunch

A state senator from El Paso and a judge from Houston will be honored with awards by Equality Texas at the annual Spirit of Texas Brunch slated for September 25 at the Rosenberg Sky Room in San Antonio. State Senator Jose R. Rodriguez (D-El Paso) will receive the Advocate Award, which is given to “an

Trans Activist Lou Weaver is Keynote Speaker for Stonewall Banquet

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio announced that transgender activist Lou Weaver will be the keynote speaker for their annual awards banquet on September 24. Weaver, who lives in Houston, is a transgender man who serves as Equality Texas’ first transgender programs coordinator. He is also active in his hometown’s LGBT community and is a