Author Archives: Nina Rangel

Texas bakery comes under fire for rainbow Pride Month cookies, but crowds step up to support it

Texas bakery comes under fire for rainbow Pride Month cookies, but crowds step up to support it

When Lufkin, Texas bakery Confections posted to Facebook to spread a message of “More love, Less hate,” owners Dawn and Miranda Dolder weren’t expecting to receive the latter in spades. But after a post highlighting the shop’s special rainbow-striped Pride Month sweets, the Dolder sisters revealed that they’d gotten backlash in the form of lost

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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