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2016 In Review: A Year in the Life of LGBT SA

2016 In Review: A Year in the Life of LGBT SA

A select month-by-month recap of stories about our community reported here and elsewhere in 2016. JANUARY Rev. Mick Hinson to leave MCC SA Reverend Mick Hinson, pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio announced he was resigning his position. Candidates line-up to speak at Stonewall Dems endorsement forum The Stonewall Democrats of San

Menéndez Files Medical Cannabis Bill

On December 6, State Senator Jose Menéndez of San Antonio filed Senate Bill 269 which would increase the number of patients who would have access to medical cannabis under the Texas Compassionate Use Program. Current state laws only allow patients suffering from intractable epilepsy the use of specific strains of medical cannabis. “Doctors, not politicians,

SA Lawmakers File Anti-Bullying Law

On November 14, State Senator Jose Menendez and State Representative Ina Minjarez will introduce a law aimed at preventing and combating cyber-bullying. The bill is being filed on the first day legislation can be introduced for consideration by the 85th session of the Texas Legislature. The new measure, dubbed David’s Law, is named after David

SA Small Businesses Join Effort Against LGBT Discrimination

Members of San Antonio’s small business community were on hand on October 25 for a press conference at the Havana Hotel where Equality Texas released a letter signed by over 200 small businesses from across the state voicing their opposition to any legislation which would legalize discrimination against LGBT Texans or visitors to Texas. Present

State Senator Jose Menendez: Advocate and Ally

On September 24, the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio honored state Senator Jose Menendez with the Political Advocacy Award, which is given annually to “an elected or appointed official who has made significant contributions toward the advancement of equality for LGBT persons at the local, state or national level.” The award was presented at Stonewall’s

Stonewall Democrats Announce Awards for Annual Banquet

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio have announced this year’s list award recipients for their annual banquet on Saturday, September 24 at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio Hotel. Awards will be presented to State Sen. Jose Menendez, trans activist Lauryn Farris and to Stonewall member Ray McDonald. Political Advocacy Award. Sen. Menendez will receive the

Top Ten SA Schools With Most Bullying Complaints

A report published on August 22 in the San Antonio Express-News reveals there were 777 claims of bullying and harassment in San Antonio area schools during the 2014-2015 school year. The list was compiled from information the Express-News obtained under the Texas open records law. Seventeen school districts representing almost 200 schools were tallied. While

Dems in Local State Senatorial Districts Pass LGBT Resolutions

Democrats in Bexar County’s three State Senatorial Districts have passed several pro-LGBT resolutions that will now be sent for consideration to the Texas Democratic Convention in June. The slate of seven pro-LGBT resolutions was passed by delegates at State Senatorial District conventions held in Districts 19, 25 and 26 on March 19. The three districts are

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