Author Archives: Sam Sanchez

At Re-enlistment, Trans Airman Says, “I Continue to Serve for Those Who Cannot”

At Re-enlistment, Trans Airman Says, “I Continue to Serve for Those Who Cannot”

A transgender airman stationed in San Antonio at Joint Base Randolph says she chose to re-enlist in the U.S. Air Force as a way to show that trans people can serve honorably in the armed forces. “I feel that it’s critical I continue to serve for those who cannot,” she told the San Antonio Express-News.

Houston’s ‘Pride Wall’ is Defaced by Vandals

A rainbow mural located in the heart of Houston’s LGBT neighborhood has fallen victim to vandals who defaced the wall during the early morning hours of November 24. The wall was created by artist Hugo Perez and is painted on the side of Jenni’s Noodle House in the Heights. It was unveiled last April in

Esperanza’s Mercado de Paz Marks 29th Year as a Holiday Shopping Tradition

Shoppers looking for an alternative to the Black Friday mobs at malls and shopping centers will find a unique selection of gifts at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s 29th International Peace Market or Mercado de Paz, held annually during Thanksgiving weekend. This year’s market will open on Friday, November 23 and continue through Sunday,

Transgender Day of Remembrance Events Set for Nov. 20 in San Antonio

San Antonio’s LGBTQ community will observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20 with a vigil in Travis Park and a service at Travis Park United Methodist Church. The San Antonio Gender Association annually hosts the observance in solidarity with Pride Center San Antonio and other local LGBTQ organizations, The Transgender Day of Remembrance

Record Number of LGBTQ Texans on November 6 Ballot

No matter what the outcome, the November 6 election will be notable for the record number of LGBTQ Texans on the ballot this year. An estimated 33 Texas candidates are running for national, state and local seats. Depending on what part of town they live in, voters in San Antonio will see up to four