Author Archives: Marco Aquino

‘We Are’ Exhibition Blurs Boundaries to Paint Diverse Portrait of SA’s LGBTQIA Community

‘We Are’ Exhibition Blurs Boundaries to Paint Diverse Portrait of SA’s LGBTQIA Community

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. What a difference 21 years can make. In 1997, then-mayor Howard Peak led city council to a vote that would disqualify the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and two of its sponsored organizations, the San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Media Project and VÁN, from city funding due to

Latrice Royale is Ready to Werk the Heat Nightclub

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Known to be “large and in charge,” Latrice “mutha fuckin” Royale is one queen you don’t wanna mess with. As evidenced by her extended stay in a Florida jail back in 2007, the season four RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant will cut a bitch. Don’t let her intimidating figure

Drag Star Kim Chi Returns to Main Avenue Strip

In the nine years since its premiere on Logo, RuPaul’s Drag Race has become a television staple satirizing gender stereotypes while championing the rise and acceptance of LGBT culture. Not without its critics, the show has been accused of advancing negative racial stereotypes and its namesake drag icon has even been accused of making transphobic

Family-Friendly Holiday Shows to Catch This Season

The Nutcracker In April, it was announced that the San Antonio Symphony would not provide live accompaniment for this year’s production of Ballet San Antonio’s The Nutcracker. We can now breathe a sigh of relief, however, as it seems the two organizations have reached a compromise that would allow the symphony to provide live music for

SAMA Exhibition Sheds Light on Ancient LGBT Icon

In antiquity, it was not uncommon for freeborn males to have sexual relationships with other males who were younger and of a lower status. Such was the case between the emperor Hadrian and his beloved Antinous, a young man believed to have been only 19 years old at the time of his death. Bringing to

Ballet San Antonio Opens Season with ‘Giselle’

The legend of the Wilis took hold within European society in the nineteenth century. The ghosts of young maidens deserted by lovers on their wedding night, the Wilis held a dangerous grudge against all men and were known for torturing them in the shadowy forests of the German Rhineland. Drawing from romantic era themes of exoticism and the supernatural, Giselle is the

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