Tag Archives: San Antonio AIDS Foundation

SAAF Closing Its Nursing and Hospice Care Unit

SAAF Closing Its Nursing and Hospice Care Unit

Thirty years after it began providing medical care to those who were sick and dying of AIDS, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation announced on December 9 that it will close its nursing and hospice care unit at the end of the year. It was in 1986, at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in San

SAAF Announces Return of WEBB Party in 2017

After a year-long hiatus, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation announced the return of the WEBB Party on April 21, 2017 as an official Fiesta San Antonio event to be held at the historic Bonham Exchange nightclub. As one of SAAF’s signature fundraising events, the WEBB generally attracts over 1,500 guests and helps raise over $100,000 annually for

Ken Slavin’s ‘Shaken Not Stirred’ Concert to Benefit SAAF

On November 10, local jazz crooner Ken Slavin will present a concert to benefit the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts’ Carlos Alvarez Theater. Ken Slavin: Shaken, Not Stirred is an expanded version of the singer’s recent New York City showcase at the Metropolitan Room featuring selections by Great American Songbook

Cleve Jones to Speak at SAAF’s 30th Anniversary Fundraiser

The San Antonio AIDS Foundation announced today that human rights activist, author and lecturer Cleve Jones will be the keynote speaker at the organization’s 30th anniversary fundraiser, “First in Hope, First in Service,” on August 7. Jones became involved in the “gay liberation” movement in the 1970’s. He was mentored by Harvey Milk and worked

On the Chartreuse Couch: Gene Elder Interviews Ken Slavin

Gene: Ken, here you are at last. On the couch where you belong. Now, I want you to just lie down and make yourself comfortable and just say the first thing that comes to mind. What do you think of when I say, “Artists giving their art to fundraisers and musicians playing for free at

The World According to Karlos

Karlos Anzoategui’s Closet Is Wide Open When you pass the whitewashed stucco walls, go through the gate on Queen Anne Court, and head into Villa Sol, Karlos Anzoategui’s work-and- life HQ, you leave earthly concerns behind. Like Gloria Swanson’s Sunset Boulevard manse, or, say, the Vatican, you’ve entered a self-contained world where, if the walls

San Antonio AIDS Foundation Hosts Screening of ‘Desert Migration’

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS. On Thursday June 23, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation will host the first Texas community screening of Desert Migration at the Bijou Cinema Bistro in the Wonderland of the Americas mall. Directed by Daniel F. Cardone, the film tells the stories of

Cornyation Raises $200,000 for Charities, Scholarships

The board of directors of Fiesta Cornyation announced today that for the second year in a row they raised a record-breaking $200,000 which they will distribute to local charities and college students on June 12. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Fiesta Cornyation raises funds through ticket sales for six shows performed at the Charlene McCombs Empire

Hot Glue & Duct Tape: John McBurney’s Rasquache Aesthetic

“We had the courage and the tenacity to be flamboyant and to be ourselves.” “I’m an old showgirl,” John McBurney says, as he shows me a faded photo of himself in partial drag backstage at Cornyation in 1998. McBurney is 61. “I am 6’ 4’’ and almost 300 pounds. I have to be very couture.

Ray Chavez Recalls Cornyation Antics Through the Ages

“Ray is the heart and soul of Cornyation … it wouldn’t be here without him.” The house was packed and Cornyation was in full swing. The music was blaring, the stage lights glaring, and a group of actors and dancers were performing in another outlandish skit to thunderous roars, when, suddenly, a dancer took an unscripted nosedive