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SA’s Homeless LGBTQ Youth Find a Safe Space to Become Themselves

SA’s Homeless LGBTQ Youth Find a Safe Space to Become Themselves

Originally published in the San Antonio Current The mass shooting at an Orlando gay club this month killed 49 people, wounded at least 50 others, and, in the minds of many within the LGBTQ community, violated a sacred space. In his comments following the tragedy, President Barack Obama called the Pulse nightclub, the site 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

LGBT Alamo City Tennis Classic Kicks Off Friday

Hosted by the Tennis Club of San Antonio (TCSA) and benefiting Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) and Thrive Youth Center, the inaugural Alamo City Tennis Classic (ACTC) is one of the first international LGBT sports competitions of its kind in San Antonio. “We plan to give back to the community, and the main reason we will

Thrive Center Marks First Year with Documentary Screening

The Thrive Youth Center for homeless LGBT youth is observing its first anniversary on March 24 with a fundraiser featuring a screening of “A Road to Home,” a documentary that highlights the problem of LGBT homelessness. One year ago, Thrive Youth Center and Haven for Hope initiated a partnership to serve homeless LGBT youth ages

Bobby Jo Valentine to perform benefit for homeless LGBT youth

Gay singer-songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine will perform on Friday, January 29 in a concert to benefit the Thrive Youth Center for homeless LGBT youth. This is his third appearance in San Antonio. Valentine has independently produced three albums: A Place to Belong, By My Side and most recently, Home. There’s a new album in the

Transgender teens struggle in foster care

Alex lived with her family in a nice home in an affluent San Antonio suburb, where she had all the comforts and advantages that come with that life. Although she was born male, Alex identifies as a female, a revelation that led to friction with her family and her eventual estrangement from them. “My mother

Activist’s birthday fundraiser marks 5th year

Ana Alicia Perez says she’s often asked what possessed her to turn her annual birthday party into a fundraiser. Her response: “I don’t want want or need anything, so donate instead.” Over the past five years, Perez’s birthday events have helped support a pet rescue group, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation, the Children’s Hospital, Battered

Thrive Youth Center readies opening at Haven for Hope

It looks like the efforts aimed at finding a space for the Thrive Youth Center for homeless LGBT youth may soon come to fruition thanks to a partnership with Haven for Hope, the city’s homeless services campus. Looking ahead, Thrive could open as soon as mid-February. Things have changed since last December when the Travis