Author Archives: Bryan Rindfuss

John Barrera and Pablo Cruz to Represent the Alamo City at Paris Gay Games

John Barrera and Pablo Cruz to Represent the Alamo City at Paris Gay Games

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. “We hope to come back with a gold medal,” realtor and fitness instructor John Barrera tells me on the Brackenridge High School tennis courts. “They’re very nice,” chimes in Barrera’s doubles partner, Pablo Cruz, who’s worked as an AT&T project manager for 25 years and counting. Rightfully giddy

Drag Gets Filthy with James Majesty’s Retro Bloodbath Show at Web House

Billed as “San Antonio’s newest monthly alternative drag show,” Shawn Benét’s MadHouse returns to Web House for a Retro Bloodbath — a gory affair headlined by James Majesty, the controversial runner-up on season two of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Search for the World’s Next Drag Supermonster (a series that’s been likened to a “rowdy, filthy

SA Drag Queens to Walk Runway at ‘Horrible Thrift-Store’ Fashion Show

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. As the excellent title suggests, “horrible thrift-store fashion attire is required” at South Texas Museum of Popular Culture’s (aka Texpop) latest — a multifaceted offering benefiting Thrive Youth Center, one of only four shelters in the country specifically geared toward housing and assisting LGBTQ youth who would otherwise

Documentary ‘Kiki’ Explores Issues LGBT Youth of Color Face, Screening in SA

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. It’s tough to find a review of Swedish filmmaker Sara Jordenö’s 2016 documentary Kiki that doesn’t reference Jennie Livingston’s iconic 1990 film Paris Is Burning. The New York Times went so far as to call Kiki “a spiritual descendant of Ms. Livingston’s film.” Co-written by Jordenö and Twiggy

AtticRep’s Interactive Performance Takes Aim at HIV Stigma

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Developed by controversial Brazilian dramatist and activist Augusto Boal, the experimental concept of Forum Theatre invites spectators onto the stage to become “spect-actors” who help determine the outcome of a play. Closely linked with Boal’s socially and politically leaning Theatre of the Oppressed, Forum Theatre has been employed

Mister Sister Leather Returns for Night of Wit, Laughs and Community Service

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. If you’ve spent much time in the LGBT nightlife scene, or perhaps attended the annual Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade and Festival, it’s quite likely you’ve spotted the elaborately costumed San Antonio Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence — a “modern, communal order of 21st-century nuns dedicated to community service,

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