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Mayor Nirenberg and LGBTQ Advisory Committee to Hold Town Hall

Mayor Nirenberg and LGBTQ Advisory Committee to Hold Town Hall

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced today that he will be holding a town hall meeting on February 19 in conjunction with his LGBTQ Advisory Committee. According to the Facebook announcement, the Mayor and the Advisory Committee will be having “a discussion on the issues affecting the community.” The event, which is dubbed “Mayor Nirenberg’s

Pride Center Hires Community Empowerment Coordinator

Pride Center San Antonio has hired it’s first-ever employee, a community empowerment coordinator who will help organize programming, services and outreach to the city’s LGBTQ community. The Center’s new hire, Lex Loro, has over six years experience of supporting LGBTQ and disabled youth through sexual health education, social justice advocacy, and training assistance. As a

Republican State Rep. Files Bill Legalizing Discrimination Against Trans People and Married LGBT Couples

State Representative Bill Zedler (R-Arlington) has filed a bill, dubbed the “Free to Believe Act,” that would legalize discrimination against transgender people and married LGBT couples. In an email to its supporters, Equality Texas warns the bill, HB 1035, “would legally protect discrimination in healthcare, in social services, in the workplace, in access to housing,

San Antonio Trans Woman Finds Success With Career in Real Estate

A San Antonio transgender woman has just become the founding president of the San Antonio chapter of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), making her the first trans person to be in a leadership position with the organization. For Jamie Zapata, helping establish NAGLREP’s local chapter is a career milestone.

Man Shot by Security Guard at Club Essence

A man was shot as he and a friend scuffled with a security guard at around 1 a.m on Saturday, January 12 at Club Essence, located at 800 Lexington Avenue. According to a report on KSAT-TV, the security guard asked a highly intoxicated man to leave the club because he was bothering patrons. When the

The Texas Legislature Now Has Its First LGBTQ Caucus

Five Democratic legislators serving in the Texas House of Representative have formed the State Legislature’s first-ever LGBTQ Caucus. The new caucus is composed of veteran lawmakers Rep. Mary Gonzalez of El Paso, Rep. Celia Israel of Austin and newly-elected members Jessica Gonzalez of Dallas, Julie Johnson of Carrollton and Erin Zwiener of Driftwood. The caucus

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