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Attorney María Salazar Is a Voice for the Vulnerable and a Builder of Bridges

Attorney María Salazar Is a Voice for the Vulnerable and a Builder of Bridges

María R. Salazar was 5 years old when she held her first important job. “I was the water girl,” she recalled of working at a tender age in the beet, onion and potato fields of Idaho, where her parents toiled as migrant workers. “Whenever it would get really hot, I would take the jugs out

Celebrating Pride All Year Long

When the Pride San Antonio Festival opens its gates on July 2, it will mark the 13th anniversary of the observance, which its organizers have dubbed, “Pride Bigger Than Texas.” “The idea was to celebrate Pride while raising money for local charities and nonprofits and working to build the confidence and potential of the LGBT community,”

Making Us Heard: Writer Anel Flores Finds Her Nicho

Like most kids, I used to daydream about what my life would look like in the future. I imagined myself driving a baby-blue pickup, a woman sitting beside me, down a long dirt road, listening to music and holding hands. The home I daydreamed about looked like the one I lived in, decorated in images

Peace Market marks 26th year

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will once again kick off the holiday shopping season in San Antonio with the 26th annual Peace Market (Mercado de Paz) on November 27 and 28. Organizers of the Peace Market say it is one of the oldest holiday markets in the US, adding that it offers a community-centered

LGBT LULAC Council to honor three at afternoon gala

The Orgullo de San Antonio LGBT LULAC Council 22198 will bestow three awards at its Tardeada de Orgullo (An Afternoon Celebration of Pride) on October 11 at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. According to their press release, the LGBT LULAC Council “exists to establish open and positive communication between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and

‘Queer Brown Voices’ to speak out at Esperanza Center

In Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism, the new anthology from the University of Texas Press, fourteen writers from around the country document the often forgotten contributions of LGBT Latina/o activists in the LGBT movement. On October 10, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will host six of the book’s contributors in a

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