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Family, Friends of Murdered Trans Woman Hold River Walk Vigil

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. River boat operator Tom Vanzandt was guiding his boat under the Houston St. bridge April 9 when he was flagged down by a River Walk employee. “There was something in the water,” Vanzandt said Tuesday, solemnly thinking back to the spring morning. “A mass of brown hair. I

A Memorial for Slain SA Trans Woman Kenne McFadden

The San Antonio Gender Association will recall the life of Kenne McFadden on August 8, which would have been her 27th birthday. McFadden was murdered in San Antonio last April, becoming the 12th transgender person murdered in the U.S. this year. A memorial, which is being held in conjunction with the Pride Center and Politiqueers,

Police Say Riverwalk Death of Trans Woman Was Homicide

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. April first met Kenne McFadden when they were eighth graders at Kirby Middle School, some 14 years ago. She described the 12-year-old as “goofy and uplifting.” “[McFadden] always kept us smiling and laughing,” April told the Current. (She asked to only be identified by her first name.) They

Suspect Arrested in Ambush Killing of SAPD Detective

Originally published in the San Antonio Current San Antonio police have arrested a suspected cop killer less than 48 hours after a detective was gunned down in broad daylight outside the city’s police headquarters. In his second press briefing Monday, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus identified the man suspected of ambushing and killing Detective

San Antonians Report Post-Election Hate Speech

Originally published in the San Antonio Current By Alex Zielinski For Drew Galloway and his partner Martin, the hardest thing about finding a homophobic slur scrawled on the side of their car was explaining it to their sons. “My oldest, who is 12, already knew what the word ‘faggot’ meant, but my 10-year-old had never

SAPD Appoints New LGBT Liaison

The San Antonio Police Department’s Public Information Office has confirmed that Assistant Chief James Flavin has been named as the department’s liaison to the LGBT community. Flavin replaces former Assistant Chief Jose Banales as LGBT liaison. Last April, Banales accepted the job of police chief for Texas State University in San Marcos. Flavin joined the

Gunfire Kills Bouncer at Annex Bar

Updated: Oct. 31, 2016 4:00 p.m. San Antonio police are searching for a pair of gunmen who shot and killed the bouncer of the Annex Bar on Sunday night. The club is located 330 San Pedro Ave. at the corner of Euclid. According to information provided by the Annex, the bouncer was escorting a single

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

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