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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

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star to Appear at Equality Advocacy Day in Austin

Sara Ramirez, who formerly appeared on the hit TV show, “Grey’s Anatomy,” will be in Austin on March 20 as part of All In For Equality Advocacy Day. The event, which is being presented by Equality Texas, ACLU of Texas, Human Rights Campaign, Texas Freedom Network, and Transgender Education Network of Texas, will include a

LGBT Activists Invite Community to MLK March

When local activists Darrell Garcia Parsons and his husband, Jason Garcia Parsons, learned that no local LGBT group was organizing the community to participate in the  city’s Martin Luther King, Jr. March on January 16, they decided to take on the task themselves. “Jason and I were planning on marching anyways and had not heard

USAA Scores 100 on HRC Corporate Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign released the results of their 2017 Corporate Equality Index on December 5. Of the six companies ranked in San Antonio, one company, the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) received a score of 100. USAA’s score this year is up from the 85 it received last year. Two other San Antonio companies

Transgender Day of Remembrance to be Observed at MCC

The Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio will once again play host to the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance observance on November 17.  The day honors the memory of those who have died as a result of anti-transgender prejudice. According to GLAAD, “Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed in late November in recognition of the

HRC to Honor Choco Gonzalez Meza at SA Gala

The San Antonio chapter of the Human Rights Campaign will honor Choco Gonzalez Meza posthumously with the Chuck Jordan Award for Lifetime Achievement at their annual Gala and Silent Auction on November 5. Meza was a tireless activist for the Democratic Party and the lead of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in San Antonio when

San Antonio Earns 95 on HRC Municipal Equality Index

Originally published in the San Antonio Current When we think of states that are setting a lead example for LGBT equality in America, Texas is no shining star. But, according to the Human Rights Campaign’s 5th Annual Municipal Equality Index, the rest of the state could learn a thing or two from San Antonio, which

Trans Activist Lou Weaver is Keynote Speaker for Stonewall Banquet

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio announced that transgender activist Lou Weaver will be the keynote speaker for their annual awards banquet on September 24. Weaver, who lives in Houston, is a transgender man who serves as Equality Texas’ first transgender programs coordinator. He is also active in his hometown’s LGBT community and is a

A Welcome Respite in Isabella Pacetti-Perkins’ Pendlebury Brew

There are a billion (estimate) places to grab a cup of coffee near the Medical Center. And, perhaps, if the merely pragmatic pick-me-up of a quick cup is all you are after, you might not take much note of the latest addition to that array of java-slinging establishments: Pendlebury Brew. If, however, you like a