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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

Benefit Concert for Orlando Victims Planned at UIW

Over 40 classical musicians will participate in an August 13 concert at the University of the Incarnate Word Concert Hall to benefit the victims of the Orlando shootings. Proceeds from the donation-only performance will be sent to The Center Orlando. The Orlando San Antonio Tribute Concert includes the participation of musicians from San Antonio and other

Gay Bar Mass Murder Documentary Slated for SA Film Fest

Forty-three years before the mass murders at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, there was another tragedy that left 32 people dead after an LGBT bar in New Orleans was set on fire by an arsonist. A documentary chronicling that event will be screened at the San Antonio Film Festival on July 28. The documentary, “Upstairs

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

Interfaith Service for Orlando Victims Planned at Unity Church

Unity Church San Antonio and several other faith communities will come together for an interfaith service on July 12 to commemorate the tragic deaths of 49 people at the Pulse dance club in Orlando. Unity will be joined by Awakening Spiritual Collaborative Events, Celebration Circle of San Antonio, San Antonio Peace Center, Compassionate San Antonio

Equality Texas Commemorates First Anniversary of Supreme Court Ruling

On June 26, Equality Texas will host events in Austin and Dallas to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage and to honor those whose lives were lost in the Orlando tragedy. The year since the ruling on equal marriage has been filled with highs and lows. There

Stonewall Dems to Host Safety Panel in Wake of Orlando

In the wake of the tragic events at the Pulse Dance Club in Orlando, the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio will convene a panel discussion regarding safety issues for the LGBT community. The panel will include Police Chief William McManus, Bexar County Sheriff  Susan Pamerleau and Mark Forsythe, a veteran who served in the Navy’s

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

Some Not Happy With Taylor’s Appearance at Orlando Vigil

News that Mayor Ivy R. Taylor will be speaking at a vigil for victims of the Orlando shootings has not been met with universal acceptance by the LGBT community. Some activists are speaking out, wondering why Taylor was invited to the vigil, saying they plan to turn their backs to her when she addresses the

Mayor to Attend Vigil for Orlando Victims

Pride Center San Antonio announced today that San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor will join members of the LGBT and allied community for a candlelight vigil on June 16 in honor of the victims of the Orlando shooting. According to a press release, the event, which is being organized by Pride Center San Antonio, will