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Ada Vox to Headline QueerBFF’s Online Insta-thon Benefitting Thrive Youth Center

Ada Vox to Headline QueerBFF’s Online Insta-thon Benefitting Thrive Youth Center

Ruben Jauregui, Jr., founder and CEO of QueerBFF, announced on March 8 that his company will host an April 11, online Insta-thon to benefit San Antonio’s Thrive Youth Center for homeless LGBTQ young people. The fundraiser, which will be streamed via Instagram Live, will be headlined by San Antonio’s own American Idol semi-finalist Ada Vox.

Sign of the Times: Esperanza to Stream Monthly ‘Noche Azul’ Concert

Sign of the Times: Esperanza to Stream Monthly ‘Noche Azul’ Concert

In an effort to continue offering it’s monthly Noche Azul de Esperanza concert and staying within local coronavirus guidelines, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center announced it will stream its March 21 event on Facebook. The promotional announcements for this month’s concert said it was being streamed “out of an abundance of caution and deep

Drag Queens Across the U.S. Streaming Show to Supplement Income Lost From Coronavirus

Drag Queens Across the U.S. Streaming Show to Supplement Income Lost From Coronavirus

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Big names in the world of drag have banded together to put performers back to work as the COVID-19 pandemic forces artists to cancel tours and lose out on their livelihoods. The event, dubbed Digital Drag: An Online Drag Show, is being organized and hosted by Dragula Season

Community Cancellations and Disruptions Continue Amid Coronavirus Worries

Community Cancellations and Disruptions Continue Amid Coronavirus Worries

Community organizations and businesses are postponing, canceling events and making adjustments amid worries about the cornavirus outbreak. Recent emergency rules instituted this week will make it harder to proceed with any large group events. On Tuesday, March 16, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued a public health emergency declaration which prohibits mass gatherings of 50

LGBT Chamber to Present Five Awards at Annual Meeting and Luncheon

LGBT Chamber to Present Five Awards at Annual Meeting and Luncheon

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce is holding its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on April 15, during which they will five honor local individuals and businesses for their contributions to to the LGBTQ community. In their announcement for the event, the Chamber board writes, “As the largest gathering of LGBT business professionals and

Census 2020 Event Seeks to Make Sure All LGBTQ San Antonians Are Counted

Census 2020 Event Seeks to Make Sure All LGBTQ San Antonians Are Counted

The Thrive Youth Center and Pride Center San Antonio are working with the San Antonio Bexar County Complete Count Committee to make sure all LGBTQ residents are counted in the 2020 Census. To that end, a March 13 event at the Pride Center, dubbed Count Me In, will offer an opportunity for the LGBTQ community

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Fans the Flames of Desire

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Fans the Flames of Desire

Originally published in the Orlando Weekly. We’ve heard a lot about Little Women recently, but it’s the female filmmakers behind and in front of the camera of the French romance Portrait of a Lady on Fire who really deserve the attention. Though the original title refers to a “jeune fille” (literally “young girl”), there is

San Antonio to Recognize International Women’s Day with March and Forum

San Antonio to Recognize International Women’s Day with March and Forum

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. San Antonians looking to celebrate women will have two opportunities to do so this weekend. With International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8, locals will have the chance to join Mujeres Marcharan at San Antonio’s 30th iteration of the IWD march and rally. Set to take place at

MCCSA’s Love’s Day Fundraiser Was Started Years Ago by LGBTQ Activist Jim Isaman

MCCSA’s Love’s Day Fundraiser Was Started Years Ago by LGBTQ Activist Jim Isaman

When the Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio holds its annual Love’s Day Dinner and Dance on February 22, it will be following a tradition started years ago by now-deceased activist Jim Isaman. Isaman, who died in 2009, was the originator of the Love’s Day observance, which in years past included not only a dinner

Record Number of Participants to Take Part in Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade

Record Number of Participants to Take Part in Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade

With 179 entries, the 2019 Pride Bigger Than Texas will be the biggest Pride parade ever held in San Antonio. Parade organizers released the of list of participants with the proviso that even at this late date they were still receiving requests for entries. The parade steps off on Saturday, June 29 at 9 p.m.

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