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Speaking Out: Comedian Joan Riviera Emerges as a Trans Activist

Speaking Out: Comedian Joan Riviera Emerges as a Trans Activist

“I am your mother! I am your sister! I am whatever you want!” On a recent evening at Main Plaza, around 70 members of San Antonio’s LGBT community had gathered to speak out against the Trump administration which, just a day earlier, had rescinded Obama-era guidelines meant to accommodate transgender students in public schools. Organized

Celebrating the Vital Work of Community Leader Andrea Figueroa

A lot of people take time off between high school and college. Most don’t end up playing in a band in L.A, but that was the start of Andrea Figueroa’s path to becoming the executive director of the Martinez Street Women’s Center (MSWC). Not-for-profit work was not part of her original life plan, but now

Guess Whose Political Forums Mayor Taylor Has Been Skipping

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Mayor Ivy Taylor has earned a tense relationship with San Antonio’s LGBTQ community. The rift dates back to the 2013 battle over an equal rights ordinance here, when homophobic and transphobic backlash from religious-right groups failed to stop City Council from passing protections against discrimination based on sexual

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

Pride Center Creates New Peer Support Groups

Since it was first established in 2012,  Pride Center San Antonio has sought to offer resources to those who need support, whether they are coming out or want to connect with the LGBT community. One way the Center reaches out is through its community programs like the Peace Officer’s Training Committee, which conducts LGBT awareness

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

Henry Ford Academy Fosters Gay-Straight Alliance

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) groups have been helping to empower LGBTQIA individuals (especially youth) since at least as early as the late 1970s or early 1980s. The Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSAN), a national network that seeks to unite and support GSA clubs around the country, officially became statewide in California in 2001, though it began coalescing

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