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2016 In Review: Top Ten Local News Stories

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

SA Community Reacts to Orlando Shootings

Updated: Sun. June 12, 2016 6:48 p.m. The San Antonio LGBT community awoke on Sunday morning to the news of the horrific killing of 50 people and the wounding of 53 others at the Pulse dance club in Orlando, Florida. Investigators are classifying the crime, which is the worst mass shooting in the history of

Eric Alva Inducted into ‘Hall of Heroes’

Retired Marine Sergeant Eric Alva from San Antonio was inducted into the OutServe-SLDN Hall of Heroes at their National Dinner in Washington, DC on May 21. Alva was one of five awardees this year. The others honored were: Aaron Belkin, executive director of the Palm Center; Paula Neira, MSN, RN, CEN, Esq. (LT. USN/USNR 1985-1991);

Hometown Hero: Eric Alva

Each year, the Human Rights Campaign of San Antonio recognizes individuals, whether LGBT or an ally of the community, who go above and beyond, personally and professionally, to impact the lives of gays and lesbians throughout the Alamo City and elsewhere. Important movers-and-shakers, Eric Alva and Judge Genie Wright, were honored in November during the

HRC to honor Judge Genie Wright

The San Antonio chapter of the Human Rights Campaign announced that Judge Eugenia “Genie” Wright of Bexar County Court 7 will be presented with the Equality Award at the group’s Gala and Silent Auction on November 21. The Equality Award is given annually to “an individual who works toward equality for all citizens of San