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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

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

LGBTs Surprised by Van De Putte’s Endorsement of Taylor

Mayor Ivy Taylor remains an unpopular figure in San Antonio’s LGBT community, having voted against the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance in 2013 saying, “I have sacrificed a lot to serve in this role on city council, but I will not sacrifice my core values and religious beliefs for political gain or to be in alignment with

2015 in Review: Top ten local news stories

1) San Antonio celebrates marriage equality There was joyous celebration in the Alamo City on June 26, the day the Supreme Court made marriage equality a reality. There were church nuptuals and downtown wedding parties jammed the halls of the Bexar County Courthouse. There was a rally in Main Plaza and a block party on

Selena tribute a fundraiser for P.E.A.C.E. Initiative

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and the P.E.A.C.E Initiative are joining forces on November 6 to present Como La Flor, a tribute to Tejano singer-songwriter Selena on the 20th anniversary of her death. The tribute, which is a fundraiser for the P.E.A.C.E. Initiative, will feature an art sale and exhibit, a Selena look-alike contest and

Adkisson endorses Taylor for mayor

LGBT voters in San Antonio were stunned on May 21 when they learned of an email being circulated by former County Commissioner and mayoral candidate Tommy Adkisson saying he would endorse Mayor Ivy Taylor in the runoff election. The email was brief and to the point in announcing the mid-day press conference on the steps

San Antonio elections 2015: by the numbers

From Sophia Parafina, data janitor and geographer, who’s been putting her map-making skills to use in the wake of Saturday’s election: Above: Side-by-side comparison of early voting and election day turnout. Quite a number of high turnout precincts flipped. Mike Villareal took territory from Taylor and Van de Putte, and Taylor also took precincts from

Quizzing the candidates: Mike and Leticia

Mike and Leticia: Choosing between friends With early voting for the municipal election starting on April 27, Out In SA has winnowed the mayoral race down to the top two candidates in the queer community. Mike Villarreal and Leticia Van de Putte are allies who have put LGBT voters in the position of choosing between

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