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Trans Panic: Coping with a Trump Presidency and the Shifting Political Climate

Trans Panic: Coping with a Trump Presidency and the Shifting Political Climate

Originally published in the San Antonio Current The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was check the results of the presidential election on my phone. I had fallen asleep fairly early, before all was decided, because the way the race was leaning was making me far too anxious. Despite the efforts

Transgender Day of Remembrance to be Observed at MCC

The Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio will once again play host to the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance observance on November 17.  The day honors the memory of those who have died as a result of anti-transgender prejudice. According to GLAAD, “Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed in late November in recognition of the

LGBT Activists to Picket Abbott Book Signing in McAllen

Activists from seven different community organizations are planning to picket Texas Governor Greg Abbott during his “Broken But Unbowed Texas Book Tour” in McAllen, Texas on May 26. Aquí Estamos, the Texas Freedom Network, South Texans for Reproductive Justice, Curando RGV, Valley AIDS Council, PFLAG Harlingen, and Call To Action RGV will participate in the

Commentary: Obama Administration Is Right on Transgender Issues

By Guest Contributor Dani Marrero Hi, Organizer, Aquí Estamos Aquí Estamos commends the directive of President Barack Obama to recognize the right of transgender students in public schools to use the restroom that matches their gender identity. While access to public facilities based on gender identity was already protected by federal law under Title IX,

This Week’s Biggest Asshats in the ‘Bathroom’ Debate

As the debate over which public bathroom transgender people should be allowed to use continues, one thing has become increasingly clear: The people arguing against such rights have little to zero knowledge of what it means to be transgender. From politicians to television sports analysts, many have weighed in with poorly informed opinions. Here’s a roundup

SA Trans Dad Takes Child Custody Case to Texas Supreme Court

A San Antonio transgender man, who has twice been denied standing to seek child custody and visitation rights by the Fourth Court of Appeals, has taken his case to the Texas Supreme Court, according to a February 18 announcement. Dino Villarreal helped raise two boys from infancy while in a committed 17-year relationship with Sandra

Feds Send SA Trans Man to Women’s Prison

Out In SA has learned that a transgender man from San Antonio has been placed in a women’s federal prison even though he legally changed his name and gender marker before his imprisonment. Celvin Anthonie Carrillo, 31, was sentenced last year to serve 46 months in federal prison for conspiracy to transport illegal immigrants into

Alamo Colleges Trustees to Finally Vote on Trans Protections

Almost six years after the Alamo Colleges board of trustees voted to add sexual orientation to the district’s nondiscrimination policy, a vote will taken on February 23 to add gender identity and expression as a protected class. The nondiscrimination policy covers students, faculty and employees at Alamo Colleges’ five campuses. (Links to relevant documents are