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All About That Dress: A History of Cornyation Fashion

All About That Dress: A History of Cornyation Fashion

For the last three years, I’ve been working on a book about the history of our most beloved Fiesta event, Cornyation. I’m pleased to report that the book will be published in March 2017 by Trinity University Press, and it will include more than 100 pictures of Cornyation over the years. Over the course of

The Art and Activism of San Antonio Native Donald Moffett

As a little-understood plague decimated the gay community, San Antonio-born artist Donald Moffett had a life-changing experience when he heard about Larry Kramer’s call to action in March 1987 at the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center in New York, the founding moment for the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, best known as ACT UP.

Dad2: Retying the knot

This may be a shock to some of our friends, but we have decided to wait to get married! Well, okay, in our minds we have been married all this time: Ten years to be exact. I mean “exact,” as we recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of what has to be one of the most

A polyfidelitous family fights 
to keep their kids

“My kids don’t see what goes on in our bedroom. We sleep.”  After the housing crash of 2008, James Lowe, a former construction worker, moved to San Antonio from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. With him came Elizabeth. The two were close friends at the time and hoped to find a better life in San

Out of the kitchen: Andrew Goodman

“I like to be in restaurants, and it’s even better when you aren’t responsible.” On rare days when he has more time, Andrew Goodman follows a six-mile walking regimen on the river’s Mission Reach hike-and-bike trails. Busier days, the circuit can be cut to two miles down and two miles back. Goodman, owner and main

Dancing to enrich the earth

“When people hear belly dance, they have one picture in mind, but we’re doing something different.” Queer-based dance troupe Zombie Bazaar was founded in 2008 by Giomara Bazaldua and Cristal Munoz, who met in a dance class and found they shared a desire to pursue a less-conventional path. “I had danced before, so I had

Alyson Alonzo sings her way onto the mainstage

Editor’s note: Alyson Alonzo will be opening for the local rock band Buttercup on Friday, Sept. 18 at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10 and may be purchased at this link. “That’s a really crazy example of manifesting

Most Influential 2015: Rosie Gonzalez

Gonzalez was hired as Von Ormy City Attorney in March (she has since completed her contract) and was recently appointed to the State Bar of Texas Commission on Child Abuse and Neglect. Gonzalez is Bexar County’s only attorney certified in child-welfare law, and one of approximately 50 in the state. She is a solo practitioner

Most Influential 2015: David Crabb

Bad Kid, David Crabb’s memoir of growing up gay in San Antonio during the 1990s is a hoot and a holler as we say in Texas. But it is so much more. Early on, he and his best friend Greg came out to each other. They hit the teen club circuit—Changez, Phazez, and Club FX.

Most Influential 2015: Melissa Gohlke

As a UTSA Special Collections library assistant, Melissa Gohlke has been building local LGBTQ archives for the past five years. Her master’s thesis was on the history of San Antonio’s queer community, and she “caught the bug” for conserving LGBT records after interning at the Happy Foundation Archives. Gohlke says working with special collections is

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