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LGBT Activists Invite Community to MLK March

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

Kickin’ In 2017 at the Pride Center’s Kiki

If you’re looking for way to ring in 2017, you’ll find no better celebration than Pride Center San Antonio’s second annual New Year’s Eve Kiki on December 31, at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio Hotel. The event will be headlined by RuPaul Drag Race All Star Yara Sofia. Music for the Kiki will be provided

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

Yara Sofia to Headline Pride Center’s New Year’s Eve Kiki

RuPaul Drag Race All Star Yara Sofia will headline the entertainment for Pride Center San Antonio’s second annual New Year’s Eve Kiki on December 31 at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel. Sofia (nee Gabriel Burgos Ortiz) was a cast member in 2011 on the third season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race which is broadcast

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

Save the Dates: Autumn Marks Start of Fundraiser Season

Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of fundraising season in San Antonio’s LGBT community. While fundraising goes on year-round, the fall and winter are when many local nonprofits schedule signature events. The first weekend of fall promises to be a busy one with banquets slated on three consecutive days. On September

‘Give Out Day’ Raises Funds for Local LGBT Nonprofits

On August 2, over 500 LGBT nonprofit organizations from all 50 states will be participating in a national day of giving dubbed Give Out Day. Throughout the day-long event, LGBT nonprofits, ranging from the arts to social services agencies, advocacy groups to sports leagues, community centers to health care nonprofits will be soliciting funds for

Comedy Queens Back in SA

Comedian Poppy Champlin is coming back to San Antonio on July 13 and 14 with her unique comedy revue, The Queer Queens of Qomedy, and she’s bringing with her two of the funniest lesbians in the business. Once crowned “America’s Funniest Woman,” Champlin has had a long and stellar career that’s included appearances on LOGO,

Mayor Jeered by Protesters at Vigil

San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor was jeered by about a dozen protestors while she gave the opening prayer at a June 16 vigil in Crockett Park for the victims of the Orlando shootings. The screams of “Shame on you Ivy” and “You’re part of the hurt Ivy” as well as other insults drowned out

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