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The Otherworldly Work of ‘Trans-Dimensional’ Artist McKay Otto

The Otherworldly Work of ‘Trans-Dimensional’ Artist McKay Otto

In the Silo of McKays at the Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City, Wimberley artist McKay Otto has placed seven Tibetan singing bowls below seven abstract paintings inside the 40-foot-tall repurposed grain silo. When one of the bowls is struck with a wooden mallet, the distinctive ringing tone sets off subtle, ethereal vibrations that

Some Local HRC Members Angered by Group’s Endorsement of GOP Senator

Updated: October 29, 2016, 4:58 p.m. Two prominent members of the San Antonio chapter of the Human Rights Campaign, and some of their colleagues, say they are angered by the organization’s continued endorsement of a Republican senator especially after he made a racist remark about his opponent’s family during a debate last Thursday. (See update

On the Chartreuse Couch: Gene Elder Interviews Michelle Friesenhahn

Gene: Michelle, how nice to see you again. You are looking great as always. Thanks for joining me on the Chartreuse Couch, “my own private Alamo.” We have known each other for many years now. I even remember Shocking Gray. And this was before there were 50 shades. Who knew? I do want to talk about all

Three SA Hospitals Named Healthcare Leaders by HRC

Three San Antonio medical facilities have been been named Healthcare Leaders in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Healthcare Equality Index. The three hospitals, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Texas and VA South Texas Health Care System, all received perfect scores on HRC’s index. A total of 496 medical facilities across the nation received

Community to observe Martin Luther King Day

San Antonio’s LGBT community will be out in force on January 18 for the city’s Martin Luther King, Jr. March. “We will be marching in this upcoming MLK march as a reminder that we are still not equal, we are more than marriage. As always, we are marching with the giant flag as individual people

San Antonio AIDS Foundation at a Crossroads

Nearly 30 years ago, Robert “Papa Bear” Edwards started the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) in the back of a gay bar. From those humble beginnings, the organization has flourished, and now appears to be ready for another growth spurt under newly hired president Cynthia Nelson. However, for Edwards and some supporters, that growth has

Hometown Hero: Judge Genie Wright

“In her court, she treats all individuals fairly, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.” Bexar County Judge Genie Wright of County Court No. 7 was sitting at home early in the morning of June 26, 2015, anxiously awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding same-sex marriage. After the now-infamous ruling was announced, her phone

No perfect scores for SA companies on HRC Corporate Equality Index

Updated November 18, 2015, 9:51 p.m. This week, the Human Rights Campaign released their 2016 Corporate Equality Index. The good news is that of 48 companies ranked in Texas, 10 got perfect scores. The bad news is that none of those companies are in San Antonio. Of the corporations ranked in San Antonio, USAA got

Most Influential 2015: Dawn Lafreeda and Lupita Corbeil

Dawn Lafreeda, CEO of Den-Tex Central Inc., started her business career as a Denny’s waitress without a college education. Now the owner of 75 Denny’s locations, her hard work has paid off. She cites her humble beginnings as part of her inspiration for giving back. “Coming from nothing, I understand how hard it is to