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#beHuman: A Mother’s Campaign to Bring Together Parents of Transgender Kids

#beHuman: A Mother’s Campaign to Bring Together Parents of Transgender Kids

  “Mom, let’s go for a drive.” Those were the words that forever changed Belinda Treviño Cantu’s life three years ago. On this car ride, her teenage daughter revealed that after years of mixed feelings and internet research, she was transgender. She wasn’t just a tomboy — she was supposed to be a boy. Cantu

SAGA Endorses Nirenberg’s Bid for Mayor

Another LGBT organization has thrown its support behind City Councilman Ron Nirenberg with the San Antonio Gender Association‘s April 30 announcement that it is endorsing him for mayor. According to the press announcement, the SAGA board of directors’ vote on the endorsement was unanimous. SAGA praises Nirenberg, calling him a “man of integrity.” SAGA’s endorsement

The Trans Teacher: Brandon Beck Educates Texas

When his kindergarten teacher asked the students to line up by gender, Brandon L. Beck was confused. Did he belong in the line for boys or girls? He was assigned female at birth, but preferred acting like the boys, despite the ridicule. It was the late 1970s, and very little was known about being transgender.

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

SA Pride Awards for Parade Participants and Activists

Pride San Antonio presented its Pride Bigger Than Texas Awards to parade participants and community activists on Sunday, July 24 at Club Essence. The Pride SA Festival and Parade were held on July 2 and attracted thousands from the community to the Main Avenue Strip. This year’s recipient of the Pride SA’s Vela Award is

Esperanza Center Hosts Screening of ‘Transvisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story’

On Saturday, July 9, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will present a screening of Transvisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story, a documentary film by Dante Alencastre. The film focuses on transactivist Bamby Salcedo, her struggles with homophobia and transphobia, and her rise to become president and founder of the Trans-latin@ Coalition in East Los Angeles. Salcedo’s

Restroom Issue Prompts SA Trans Teen to Speak Out

A San Antonio trans teenager is sharing her story of being bullied by classmates when, because of school policy, she had to use the boy’s restroom. In an interview with KABB-TV, Catizia Izzy Farris said, “People would throw water bottles at me they would push me into the stall. They would cuss at me a

Most Influential 2015: Lauryn Farris

You may have seen Lauryn Farris and her family in a recent interview that appeared in the Huffington Post as part of their Let Love Define Family series. The occasion for the interview was the final adoption of a 17-year-old transgender girl by Farris and Kerry, her wife of more than 40 years. Farris and her family

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