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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.

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

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

Ivy Taylor shows up at fundraiser for LGBT youth

Interim Mayor Ivy R. Taylor paid a neighborly visit to the home of Keith Wichinski and David Willet, her next door neighbors on Dignowity Hill who just coincidentally were hosting a party to raise money for a nonprofit that supports LGBT youth. The April 11 event, dubbed Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,

Fiesta Youth to launch group for young adults

In September 2013, Fiesta Youth launched the city’s first organization dedicated to LGBT youth. In January 2015, the non-profit will expand to include a twice-monthly support group for young adults aged 18 to 24. The new group, Fiesta U, will meet twice a month starting January 8. “The board of directors recognized that in addition

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