Author Archives: Sam Sanchez

Nueces County Commissioner Says ‘No’ to Corpus Christi Pride Week Proclamation

Nueces County Commissioner Says ‘No’ to Corpus Christi Pride Week Proclamation

A Nueces County Commissioner refused to sign a proclamation in honor of Corpus Christi Pride Week saying in a television interview, “Just because you are the LGBTQ or whatever it’s called community doesn’t mean I have to suck it up and support it.” County Commissioner Carolyn Vaughn read a statement in opposition of the proclamation

Another Trans Woman Found Dead in Dallas

The body of a transgender woman was found floating in White Rock Lake in Dallas on June 1 marking the fourth case of violence against trans women in the city in the last eight months. All four victims are African American. The latest casualty is 26-year-old Chynal Lindsey, a resident of Arlington. At a press

Texas Diversity Council Will Hold LGBT-Allies Summit in San Antonio

The Texas Diversity Council will hold its second annual San Antonio LGBT-Allies Diversity Summit on June 13. The Summit will bring together business leaders and community representatives for discussions on workplace equality. “We believe in educating ourselves on the importance of inclusion as it pertains to our LGBT community. Take the opportunity to make new

Annual La Reina Run to Benefit Rape Crisis Center

Volunteers and organizers for the Rape Crisis Center are busy making the final preparations for the organization’s annual La Reina Run which is being held at the Mission County Park Pavilions on Saturday, June 9. The Rape Crisis Center was established to help anyone “impacted by sexual violence, including men, women and children, and their

Who Do You Want to Be Mayor? Early Voting Starts Today!

Early voting for the June 8 runoff election begins on Tuesday, May 28 and ends Tuesday, June 4. Polling sites include the Bexar County Justice Center along with scores of other locations. San Antonio voters will be casting votes for mayor and for City Council representatives in Districts 2, 4 and 6. The big match

LGBT Chamber to Honor Three Local Community Members at Annual Meeting and Luncheon

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce is holding its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on May 29, during which they will honor three “extraordinary San Antonians with awards in recognition of [their] contributions to advance the LGBT Community.” In their announcement for the event, the Chamber board writes, “As the largest gathering of LGBT

San Antonio Congressman Will Hurd, a Republican, Voted in Favor of the Equality Act

On May 17, the Democratic-led House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, legislation that would outlaw LGBTQ discrimination, in a vote of 236-173. Eight Republican representatives, including Rep. Will Hurd of San Antonio, voted in favor the measure. The Equality Act would extend civil right protections to LGBTQ citizens by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual