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SA Activists Set to Protest Reversal of Protections for Trans Students

SA Activists Set to Protest Reversal of Protections for Trans Students

A decision by the Trump administration to rescind protections for transgender students has hit home with San Antonio LGBT activists who are ready to take to the streets to protest the decision. The rescinded policy originated with the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. It emphasized there is no “medical or mental health diagnosis or

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

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

CAUSA, Once Force Behind NDO Advocacy, Is Scaling Back for Now

The leadership team of CAUSA (Community Alliance for a United San Antonio) recently sent an email to its membership saying it will no longer hold regular meetings. The email was sent on October 21 and outlined how CAUSA is scaling back for now: First, we would like to thank each of you for your dedication

Sheriff Candidates to Speak at LGBT LULAC Meeting

The top two of candidates vying for the office of Bexar County Sheriff will be guest speakers at the September 15 membership meeting of San Antonio’s LGBT LULAC Council, Orgullo de San Antonio. The current sheriff, Republican Susan Pamerleau, and her Democratic opponent SAPD Sgt. Javier Salazar will address the LULAC meeting. “Orgullo de San

Local LGBT Activist Recognized by State Social Work Group

A San Antonio activist will be recognized for his work in the LGBT community by the Texas chapter of the National Association of Social Workers during their annual state conference in Arlington, Texas on October 6. The NASW/Texas will honor Robert Salcido, Jr. with the 2016 Public Citizen of the Year Award, which is given

SA LGBT LULAC Named Council of the Year

San Antonio’s LGBT LULAC chapter was named National Council of the Year at the 87th National LULAC Convention in Washington, D.C. last week. The award was presented to Orgullo de San Antonio LGBT LULAC Council #22198 by Roger Rocha, Jr., president of LULAC National. LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) was founded in 1929.

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

LGBT Chamber of Commerce Honors Three

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce presented three people with awards during their annual State of the Chamber event on March 31. The gathering, held at the Frost Bank Plaza Club, celebrated the victories of the community for 2015. In his address, the chamber’s president, Luis Vasquez, offered his vision for the organization’s coming

Pride Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters seek youth mentors

Pride Center San Antonio and Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas are seeking mentors for a new, site-based joint mentoring group for LGBT youth. The program is looking for individuals who “live successful ‘out’ and ‘proud’ LGBTQ lives.” In an announcement, Pride Center officials say the joint program with Big Brothers Big Sisters is

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