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San Antonio scores 90 on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index

San Antonio scores 90 on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index

The City of San Antonio increased it’s rank in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2015 Municipal Equality Index. Now in it’s fourth year, the MEI scores cities on their nondiscrimination laws, their recognition of LGBT relationships, their LGBT policies, the services they offer to LGBT citizens, the police department’s relationship with LGBTs and the “city leadership’s

LGBT Chamber, City of SA among diversity awardees

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce was the recipient of a  DiversityFirst award from the local chapter of the Texas Diversity Council at their awards luncheon on November 10 at the University of the Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg Sky Room. The Diversity Council’s award program “recognizes individuals, community groups, nonprofit organizations and business establishments across

Most Influential 2015: Robert Salcido

On the afternoon of June 26, the day the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land, Robert Salcido, Jr. was standing at the pulpit of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd speaking at what would be the first church wedding in San Antonio. He was there as a representative of Equality

City hires diversity and inclusion officer

The San Antonio Current is reporting the City of San Antonio has hired a diversity and inclusion officer who will administer and manage the activities of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Robert Salcido, a field organizer for Equality Texas, told the Current the city hired Kiran Bains for the position, adding that “he and

“First Person” Online Film Screening & Discussion

In celebration of Pride Month, KLRN and Pride Center San Antonio are participating in an online screening and discussion of PBS Digital Studios web series, First Person this Tuesday at 7 PM. The show, which releases new episodes every other Thursday, covers topics relating to gender identity, queer community, and sexuality. Kristin Russo, of Everyone Is Gay, hosts the

LGBT Safe Zone Training: Learn how to be an ally

Learn how to become an effective ally with Pride Center San Antonio Pride Center San Antonio, which has promoted the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex community in San Antonio since 2011, is holding an anti-bullying LGBTQQI allies Safe Zone training class this Saturday at the Westfall Branch Public Library. The training classes,

Local activists participate in campaign training

Activists from San Antonio are representing the city’s LGBT community at political campaign training provided this summer by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute and Yale University. Robert Salcido, who works as the San Antonio field organizer for Equality Texas and sits on the boards of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Pride Center SA and

With budget vote, mayor’s NDO proposal passes

Mayor Ivy R. Taylor’s proposal to create a Department of Diversity and Inclusion and hire a human relations liaison to run it became reality on May 14 when the City Council approved the measure as part of the city budget. The proposal, designated Item 16 in the budget, was among other items on the consent

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