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Esperanza Center to Host ‘Trans Kids Back-to-School’ Workshop

Esperanza Center to Host ‘Trans Kids Back-to-School’ Workshop

Back-to-school time can be daunting for any child. For transgender children and their parents, the beginning of a new school year holds challenges the rest of the population may not face. On September 30, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will present its second annual ‘Son Tus Niños También – Trans Kids Back to School’ workshop

Students and SA City Leaders Take Anti-Bullying Pledge

San Antonio City leaders, along with scores of local teens, stood on the steps of City Hall on August 16 and took a pledge against cyberbullying. Among those present at Wednesday’s press conference were San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, State Sen. José Menéndez, Police Chief William McManus, City Councilwoman Ana Sandoval and City Councilman Clayton

When a Birthday Party is a Fundraiser

For the seventh year in a row, activist Ana Alicia Perez is telling her friends to ditch the birthday presents and instead make a donation to some of her favorite charities. Over the years, Perez has invited the community to a party where she’s accepted donations for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation, the Children’s Hospital,

The Nine Most Anti-LGBT Colleges in Texas

Nine Texas colleges have the dubious honor of being on this year’s list of the Absolute Worst Campuses for LGBTQ Youth, which includes 102 schools that discriminate in “policies, programs and practices.” The compilation, dubbed The Shame List, is published by Campus Pride, “a national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to

Reconnect with Nature in an Armadillo Teardrop

The weather outside is perfect, and Emily Pease is sitting in a fold-out chair in Guadalupe State Park with a water bottle in hand. Behind her is a brightly colored teardrop camper trailer she recently finished setting up. Emily is well aware of the benefits the great outdoors offers camping enthusiasts. For her, camping isn’t

It’s LGBT Prom Season in SA

It’s spring and all around San Antonio high school juniors and seniors are preparing to attend their annual proms. However, for LGBT students, prom night can be filled with anxiety and dread over dress codes and rules forbidding same-sex dates. Last year, Samantha Arielle Lopez, an 18-year-old senior, was told by school officials that she

LezRideSA Builds Community Through Fitness

“Our larger mission is to support physical activity and build community through fun outdoor activities among LGBT youth.” In the fall of 2014, a friend of mine’s son locked himself in his room and refused to get out of bed for several weeks. This good friend reached out to trusted family, to doctors, to her

LezRideSA Offers Activity Grants to LGBT Youth Groups

LezRideSA is accepting applications from local LGBT youth organizations for two $500 Fun Activity Grants it will award this summer. The grants will be used by the youth organizations to promote or sponsor healthy activities like dance, sports, hiking, cycling and team building events. Underwriting for the grants is being provided by several organizations including

UT student initiates online network for local LGBT teens

A University of Texas student is in San Antonio promoting a new online network she created which helps local LGBT high school students find a supportive community of like-minded friends. Anna Weingart is the founder and executive director of the non-profit, SanghaLink. She is completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Texas

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