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LGBTQ-inclusive speed-waxing chain LunchboxWax opens first San Antonio location

LGBTQ-inclusive speed-waxing chain LunchboxWax opens first San Antonio location

Idaho-based speed-waxing concept LunchboxWax has opened its first San Antonio salon at the Alon Town Centre on the North Side, offering face and body waxing — and an inclusive and comfortable environment. LunchboxWax is a full-service boutique and speed-waxing salon that trains its employees — called waxologists — in practices designed to make the LGBTQ+

San Antonio gallery to host LGBTQ-friendly installation from the Human Rights Campaign

Hopscotch, a downtown San Antonio gallery that hosts immersive art experiences, will debut an installation from the Human Rights Campaign. The HRC installation will open on Thursday, August 5. The acrylic panel and LED light installation, dubbed GAZE, “transports guests into a world that encourages them to see beyond their own experience and into a

Local bakeries offer Pride Month specials to benefit Thrive Youth Center

San Antonio-based Thrive Youth Center is getting a helping hand via three local sweet shops this Pride Month. Thrive supplies homeless LGBTQ+ youth with safe living quarters, meals, showers, laundry facilities and hygiene supplies. One of only two LGBTQ-specific emergency shelters in Texas, the organization also provides access to resources to help young adults gain

Rebel Mariposa, Owner of La Botanica, Serves Up Activism and Vegan Cuisine

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Name: Rebel Mariposa Job/Title: Chef-owner of La Botanica Birthplace: San Antonio Years in Industry: 12 Impact: Owns and operates a premier “queer-friendly community venue,” serving up vegan eats and drinks with a side of activism Money Quote: “Just keep asking for change. Keep demanding it.” You’ve been attending

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