Author Archives: Sam Sanchez

Rev. William H. Knight, pastor of MCC San Antonio, to retire at end of year

Rev. William H. Knight, pastor of MCC San Antonio, to retire at end of year

The Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio announced this week that its pastor, the Rev. Doctor William H. Knight, will be retiring at the end of the year. Rev. Knight has been pastor of MCCSA since April 2017. He was the fifth pastor in the church’s 36-year history. He came to San Antonio from Pahoa,

City Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez seeks expansion of San Antonio’s non-discrimination ordinance

On Thursday, October 28, District 2 City Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez filed a Council Consideration Request that seeks to expand the reach of San Antonio’s non-discrimination ordinance to include private businesses with 15 or more employees and to establish a “uniform enforcement mechanism that will ensure fairness and opportunity for all people within San Antonio.” Despite

Travis Park Church to reveal design of new downtown mural recognizing 175th anniversary and policy of inclusion

On September 21, Travis Park Church plans to unveil the design of a mural commemorating its 175th anniversary with the theme, “All Are Welcome, Love Conquers All.” The church is located downtown at 230 E. Travis Street adjacent to Travis Park. “For 175 years, Travis Park Church has leveraged the power of faith and devotion

Queer San Antonio rapper Chris Conde releases new video from ‘Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay’ album

San Antonio queer rapper Chris Conde (them, they) has released a new video from their latest album, Engulfed In The Marvellous Decay. Conde, who now lives in Austin, was previously the music editor for the San Antonio Current and a regular performer at local clubs. The new video of the single, “Summertime Heat,” premiered nationally

Stonewall Democrats slam anti-LGBTQ District 9 City Council candidate Patrick Von Dohlen ahead of June 5 runoff election

In a May 18 press release, the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio”strongly urged” voters not to cast ballots in the June 5 runoff election for District 9 candidate Patrick Von Dohlen citing his “extensive history of inciting anti-LGBTQIA hate.” In the District 9 runoff, Von Dohlen is facing off against incumbent John Courage who received 47