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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

SA Celebrates Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

It’s that time of year when pumpkin spice invades the food chain and when zombies and skeletons hit the streets in celebration of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. In San Antonio, we can choose from parties, stage productions and art shows to observe the three-day cycle. Below is a list of events for celebrating

SA’s QFest 2016 Films Reflect the Spectrum of LGBT Life

When QFest 2016, San Antonio’s LGBT International Film Festival, opens on October 13, it will present four days of features and short films which reflect the unique diversity of LGBT life. First started in 2013, QFest is produced by Pride San Antonio. Organizers says the festival is held during LGBT History Month “in order to

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

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

Pride on the Strip Raises $22K for Orlando Victims

Proceeds from a block party held during this year’s Pride festivities, along with donations from local businesses and community members, raised over $22,000 for the Pulse Victim’s Fund for those who died in the Orlando shootings. The announcement of the funds raised by the July 2 party, dubbed Pride on the Strip, was made on

U.S. Attorney Richard L. Durbin Among Pride Parade Dignitaries

Organizers for Pride San Antonio announced today that Richard L. Durbin, Jr., the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, will be among the local dignitaries to appear in the Pride Parade on July 2. Durbin, who is based in San Antonio, has served as U.S. Attorney since 2014. According to his bio,

Eight Ways to Celebrate Pride

By Karly Mueller Originally published in the San Antonio Current When the Pride San Antonio Festival opens its gates on July 2, it will mark the 13th anniversary of the observance, which its organizers have dubbed, “Pride Bigger Than Texas.” Following a theme of “Peace, Love, Pride,” this year’s festival features a group wedding, along

SA Community Reacts to Orlando Shootings

Updated: Sun. June 12, 2016 6:48 p.m. The San Antonio LGBT community awoke on Sunday morning to the news of the horrific killing of 50 people and the wounding of 53 others at the Pulse dance club in Orlando, Florida. Investigators are classifying the crime, which is the worst mass shooting in the history of

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