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For Second Year, SA Scores 95 on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index

For Second Year, SA Scores 95 on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index

The City of San Antonio maintained its ranking in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Municipal Equality Index. Now in it’s sixth year, the 2017 MEI scores 506 cities based on 44 criteria including nondiscrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership’s public position on equality. “This year’s Municipal

HRC Opens Field Office in SA

The Human Rights Campaign officially opened a field office in San Antonio on Sunday, March 5 with scores of activists on hand for the occasion. The office, located at 315 9th Street in San Antonio, is one of four field offices HRC is opening in the state. The others are located in Austin, Houston and

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

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