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Fiesta Youth’s Halloween Hocus Pocus Marks Third Year

Fiesta Youth’s Halloween Hocus Pocus Marks Third Year

Organizers at Fiesta Youth are busy getting ready for their third annual Halloween Hocus Pocus fundraiser, slated for October 15 in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Hocus Pocus is being held in the garden of the Arbor House Suites, San Antonio’s only gay-owned bed and breakfast. Arbor House recently celebrated the 125th anniversary of

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

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,”

Eight Ways to Celebrate Pride

By Karly Mueller Originally published in the San Antonio Current 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.” Following a theme of “Peace, Love, Pride,” this year’s festival features a group wedding, along

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

It’s LGBT Prom Season in SA

It’s spring and all around San Antonio high school juniors and seniors are preparing to attend their annual proms. However, for LGBT students, prom night can be filled with anxiety and dread over dress codes and rules forbidding same-sex dates. Last year, Samantha Arielle Lopez, an 18-year-old senior, was told by school officials that she

Ready for Fiesta? Events to Consider

Fiesta San Antonio is observing its 125th anniversary with ten days of parties and parades beginning on April 14. The celebration started in 1891 as a parade to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has evolved into one of the premier festivals in the US.

Second Annual Masquerade Fundraiser for Fiesta Youth

Tickets are going fast for Fiesta Youth‘s second annual masquerade fundraiser dubbed Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil slated for April 9 at Keith Wichinski and David Willett’s historic mansion in Dignowity Hill. Organizers at Fiesta Youth are touting the masquerade party as a pre-Fiesta event which will include dancing under the stars,

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

Fiesta Youth’s Halloween Hocus Pocus nears sellout

Organizers of Fiesta Youth’s second annual Halloween Hocus Pocus fundraiser announced this week that tickets for co-hosts are sold out and remaining general admission tickets are going fast for the October 24 party. The co-host tickets sold for $75 and included recognition as a co-host on party invites, early entry and a private pumpkin carving

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