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Most Influential 2015: Gerard Rickhoff

Most Influential 2015: Gerard Rickhoff

Bexar County Clerk Gerry Rickhoff could have just said he was prepared to follow the Supreme Court’s ruling. He’s a Republican after all, and an elected one at that. In fact, elected to a position where he’s not had much competition in his two-decade career, in part because it’s the sort of job no one

Most Influential 2015: Sandra Whitley

Thanks to the efforts of Whitley—a self-described survivor of a tough West Texas childhood—and her small but dedicated team, San Antonio is one of the few cities in the U.S. to offer shelter and support to homeless LGBTQ youth, who are often homeless precisely because they have been rejected or persecuted by family and peers.

Toasts from Anel y Erika’s wedding

In celebration of the historic June 26 ruling from the Supreme Court finding a Constitutional right to marriage for same-sex couples, we’re posting stories and photos from our Spring wedding issue, starting with this series of toasts that were given last year at the Isla Mujeres ceremony of Erika Casasola and Anel Flores: As scientists try

What you’ll need to get married in TX

We asked our sister pub the Current for a get-me-to-the courthouse-on-time checklist and they quickly obliged: Bexar County Clerk Gerard Rickhoff says his office will begin to grant licenses within 30 minutes of a ruling and he’ll stay open after hours if he needs to.  Both applicants will need proof of age and identity by

Why I don’t want to take down my Leticia yard sign

By Christine Bishop I have always paid attention to politics and I have always voted. It’s important to me to stay informed and involved. Over the past several months I  spent a significant amount of time on the sidelines of the Leticia Van de Putte campaign as the girlfriend of someone working for Leticia. In

San Antonio elections 2015: by the numbers

From Sophia Parafina, data janitor and geographer, who’s been putting her map-making skills to use in the wake of Saturday’s election: Above: Side-by-side comparison of early voting and election day turnout. Quite a number of high turnout precincts flipped. Mike Villareal took territory from Taylor and Van de Putte, and Taylor also took precincts from

Join the 2015 CMI LGBT Community Survey

Dear Out In SA readers, We encourage you to take the 9th CMI LGBT Community Survey about your opinions and preferences, from an LGBT perspective. There’s power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors-and minds-around the world, and influences positive changes for our community. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries!

Who’s got a discount code for ‘Virginia Woolf’?

November 12- 23, 2014  Performances Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 PM,  Saturday at 2:30 PM and 8 PM, Sunday at 2:30 PM Let’s talk about your weekend plans, kids (OK, starting with Wednesday; close enough). AtticRep, the Tobin’s resident theater company, is offering a 20-percent discount to the LGBT community for this month’s performances of Edward Albee’s

Male B Wear is looking for models

Male B Wear, the Main Street men’s foundation-garment shop, has turned its local-model pop-up into a full-time offering. The store opened this summer and in August partnered with Carlos Ibarra of Ci3 Photography to put San Antonio bums in their bottoms for a series of refreshingly real-feel ads. The store’s growing Facebook fan base has been enthusiastic.