Author Archives: Sam Sanchez

Texas Teacher Suspended for Admitting to Students That She Has a Wife

Texas Teacher Suspended for Admitting to Students That She Has a Wife

Administrators at the Mansfield Independent School District are now saying that an elementary school art teacher, who was suspended after she sought LGBT protections for students and employees, was actually suspended because a parent had complained the teacher mentioned her wife to students. Stacy Bailey has been an art teacher at Charlotte Anderson Elementary School

Three SA Medical Facilities Designated Healthcare Leaders by HRC

Three San Antonio medical facilities have been been named Healthcare Leaders in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Healthcare Equality Index. The three facilities, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Texas and VA South Texas Health Care System, all received perfect scores on HRC’s index. A total of 626 medical facilities across the nation participated

Artist Mitch D’Arte Explores Faith, Belief and Religion in Show at Galería E.V.A.

Nationally recognized artist Mitch D’Arte works in a variety of styles — from lotería graphics to typographic collages, to acrylic paintings which evoke the colorful traditions and art of Mexico. For her latest exhibit, Christ Like: Restoring Faith and Inspiring Reverence, which opens on April 6 at Galería E.V.A. in San Antonio, D’Arte has chosen to

Stonewall Democrats Make Two Endorsements in Runoff Races

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio voted two new endorsements at their March 19 meeting in races slated for the May 22 Democratic Primary Runoff. Stonewall gave the nod to Mary Street Wilson in the runoff for U.S. Representative District 21 and to incumbent Paul Elizondo for County Commissioner, Precinct 2. Wilson, a former math

Victory Fund Endorses Lupe Valdez for Governor

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund announced on March 21 it was endorsing former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez for Governor. In the March 6 Democratic primary, Valdez scored 43 percent of the vote in a field of nine candidates. Her next nearest competitor, Andrew White, who she will face in the runoff election, received

LGBT Community Organizations Participating in the ‘Big Give’

Eight organizations with links to San Antonio’s LGBT community are participating in the Big Give, a 24-hour day of online fundraising during which over 600 nonprofits from throughout South Central Texas make an appeal to potential donors. Since 2014, 150,000 donors have given nearly $15 million dollars to over 2,000 nonprofits via the Big Give,

A Bungled Strategy in the Case of Kenne McFadden’s Death

San Antonio’s transgender community is angered and bewildered at how the man who admitted to pushing a local trans woman into the San Antonio River, where she drowned, was found not guilty of criminal conduct in a probation hearing. Mark Daniel Lewis was indicted for manslaughter last year by a Bexar County grand jury for