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

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,

Esperanza Center to Screen Documentary About Trans Filipina Murdered by American G.I.

Esperanza Center to Screen Documentary About Trans Filipina Murdered by American G.I.

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, the San Antonio Gender Association, and the Transgender Education Network of Texas will host the screening on November 18 of a documentary that tells the story of a transgender Filipina who was murdered in 2014 by a U.S. Marine who was on leave in the Philippines. The film, Call

Iconic Singing-Songwriting Duo Indigo Girls to Play San Antonio in 2019

Iconic Singing-Songwriting Duo Indigo Girls to Play San Antonio in 2019

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls make their way to San Antonio

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

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

San Antonio’s LGBTQ community will observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20 with a special event at the 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 is observed worldwide in

Dinner and Dancing on the Menu at Dignity San Antonio’s Annual Fall Ball

Dinner and Dancing on the Menu at Dignity San Antonio’s Annual Fall Ball

It’s time to shine up your dancing shoes and get out your best party dress in anticipation of Dignity San Antonio’s annual Fall Ball Dinner Dance slated for November 10 at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. Founded in 1976, Dignity San Antonio provides a safe space for local LGBT Catholics to reconcile, heal and integrate

Drag Queens and Roller Coasters to Highlight Annual ‘Out in the Park’

Drag Queens and Roller Coasters to Highlight Annual ‘Out in the Park’

Nightlife impresario Rey Lopez’s fourth annual Out in the Park, slated for November 3 at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, will be the perfect mix of thrill rides and drag queens. Taking a cue from similar gay events at Disneyland and Walt Disney world, Out in the Park is a full-fledged theme-park takeover — Fiesta Texas

Mayor to Participate in Town Hall on City’s Culture of Health Prize and LGBTQ Resiliency Study

Mayor to Participate in Town Hall on City’s Culture of Health Prize and LGBTQ Resiliency Study

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg will be a special guest at a town hall on October 30 that will feature presentations and a panel discussion about two programs being underwritten by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The Culture of Health Prize and the San Antonio LGBTQ Resiliency Study. This year, San Antonio received its second

A Queer Events Guide To Celebrating Halloween in San Antonio

A Queer Events Guide To Celebrating Halloween in San Antonio

Compiled by Sarah Martinez and Jessica Elizarraras of the San Antonio Current and Sam Sanchez of Out In SA. Here’s a list of Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos events sponsored by local LGBT businesses and organizations. From a kid’s costume contest, to a cemetery tour and a decadent Muertos drag show, there’s something for

‘Drag Me to the Polls’ Event to Mix Rally and Show with Early Voting

‘Drag Me to the Polls’ Event to Mix Rally and Show with Early Voting

LGBT voters can mix their Sunday Funday activities with a trip to the polls to cast their early vote ahead of the November 6 election at the Drag Me to the Polls event slated for October 28 at Luther’s Cafe. The event will include a drag show, rally and a group walk to the polling

Fiesta Youth’s Hocus Pocus Halloween Soirée Celebrates Fifth Year

Fiesta Youth’s Hocus Pocus Halloween Soirée Celebrates Fifth Year

Ghosts and and goblins will be raising their cocktail glasses extra high this year in celebration of Fiesta Youth’s fifth annual Halloween Hocus Pocus fundraiser on October 20 at the Arbor House Suites in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The Arbor House Suites, the city’s only gay-owned bed and breakfast, consists of four, 125-year-old

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