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NAACP Will Host LGBTQ Town Hall During Annual Convention in San Antonio

NAACP Will Host LGBTQ Town Hall During Annual Convention in San Antonio

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host a town hall titled, “The State of LGBTQ People of Color in America” on Tuesday, July 17 during their 109th annual convention which is being held in San Antonio from July 14 to 18 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention  Center. The town hall

PLASTIK Collective Parties Are a Haven for the Alternative Queer

PLASTIK Collective Parties Are a Haven for the Alternative Queer

When some friends invited me to check out this party called Glitter Baby, I thought, “My old gay ass don’t really go to parties anymore.” However, I was curious because of where they were throwing the event – The Gallery, formerly Hardbodies on North St. Mary’s Street. Founder/promoter Oliv Ryan, a local multi-disciplinary artist, explained

Frida Kahlo Birthday Celebrations Abound in San Antonio

Frida Kahlo Birthday Celebrations Abound in San Antonio

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. You don’t have to look far to see Frida Kahlo’s signature brows stitched across a tote bag, dangling from earrings or painted on a prayer candle like the Virgin De Guadalupe. These days, it seems that there is something pressingly important about the commercial urgency to reproduce her

Raúl Castillo of HBO’s ‘Looking’ is Featured in Three Films at SA’s CineFestival

Raúl Castillo of HBO’s ‘Looking’ is Featured in Three Films at SA’s CineFestival

Raúl Castillo, who rose to prominence with gay audiences after appearing in the Home Box Office series, Looking, will be in San Antonio for the opening of CineFestival where he will be featured in three films. Castillo, who hails from McAllen, Texas, was mostly a stage actor prior to appearing in films and starring in

Two Days of Events to Mark Celebration of Pride in San Antonio

Two Days of Events to Mark Celebration of Pride in San Antonio

Organizers and volunteers at are busy making the final preparations for two days of events marking the culmination of Pride Month in San Antonio. June 29: Pre-Pride Warmup Two events on Friday offer some pre-Pride festivities. 5 p.m. – Rainbow Crosswalk Ribbon Cutting at Luther’s Cafe City Councilman Robert C. Treviño and local LGBT groups

Latrice Royale is Ready to Werk the Heat Nightclub

Latrice Royale is Ready to Werk the Heat Nightclub

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Known to be “large and in charge,” Latrice “mutha fuckin” Royale is one queen you don’t wanna mess with. As evidenced by her extended stay in a Florida jail back in 2007, the season four RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant will cut a bitch. Don’t let her intimidating figure

Pastie Pops to Celebrate Pride With ‘Big Gay Burlesque Show’

Pastie Pops to Celebrate Pride With ‘Big Gay Burlesque Show’

The Pastie Pops, who bill themselves as “San Antonio’s premier burlesque and variety troupe,” are celebrating Pride Month with their newest production, The Big Gay Burlesque Show, which takes the stage at the Aztec Theater on June 28. This the the fourth year the Pastie Pops mount a gay show for Pride. In announcing this

Sexology Institute Screening ‘Love, Simon’ In Honor of Pride Month

Sexology Institute Screening ‘Love, Simon’ In Honor of Pride Month

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. With Pride month in full swing, it should come as no surprise that folks are already revisiting Love, Simon, a PG-13 film we dubbed “the most accessible gay teen romance since — well, ever.” In addition to popping up on listicles such as Variety’s recent “20 Movies and

Documentary ‘Kiki’ Explores Issues LGBT Youth of Color Face, Screening in SA

Documentary ‘Kiki’ Explores Issues LGBT Youth of Color Face, Screening in SA

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. It’s tough to find a review of Swedish filmmaker Sara Jordenö’s 2016 documentary Kiki that doesn’t reference Jennie Livingston’s iconic 1990 film Paris Is Burning. The New York Times went so far as to call Kiki “a spiritual descendant of Ms. Livingston’s film.” Co-written by Jordenö and Twiggy

New Edition of ‘Drag King Revolt’ Hits the Stage With Pride Theme

New Edition of ‘Drag King Revolt’ Hits the Stage With Pride Theme

The latest edition of The Drag King Revolt, a revue featuring San Antonio’s only drag king troupe, Los MENtirosos, hits the stage on June 29 at La Botanica. The revue, titled Puro Pride, features performances by Los MENtirosos regulars SirGio, Mitch, Buck Orchid, Pancho Panza and Tupac Shaker. The show includes guest performances by Drag

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