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‘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.

Biggest Celebration Ever to Commemorate Pride in San Antonio

Biggest Celebration Ever to Commemorate Pride in San Antonio

Organizers and volunteers are making the final preparations for one of the biggest Pride celebrations in San Antonio’s history, one which will include a Pride Royalty Pageant, a Grand Marshal Meet and Greet, a festival which this year will occupy both halves of Crockett Park and the Pride Bigger Than Texas parade, which will end

Documentary About Hap Veltman and San Antonio Country to Premier at Bonham Exchange

Documentary About Hap Veltman and San Antonio Country to Premier at Bonham Exchange

A new documentary about Arthur “Hap” Veltman and the San Antonio Country nightclub will have its premier on June 23 at the Bonham Exchange. The film by Noi Mahoney is titled Hap Veltman’s San Antonio Country. One promotional announcement on Facebook described the feature as “the story of the extraordinary life of Hap Veltman and

Madison Square Presbyterian Church to Host Pride Interfaith Service

Madison Square Presbyterian Church to Host Pride Interfaith Service

A Pride interfaith service sponsored by the Progressive Religious Organizations of San Antonio (PRO SA) will be hosted at Madison Square Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 23. The service, with the theme, “50 Years of Hope,” will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots “by remembering the past, celebrating the present, and inspiring hope

Pride Month Events Reflect Diversity of San Antonio’s LGBTQ Community

Pride Month Events Reflect Diversity of San Antonio’s LGBTQ Community

Pride Month is in full swing in San Antonio and the LGBTQ community and its allies are marking the most of the celebration with events all over town. From community discussions, to art exhibits, to parties and mixers, there’s something for everyone, culminating on June 29 with the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade.

Texas Diversity Council Will Hold LGBT-Allies Summit in San Antonio

Texas Diversity Council Will Hold LGBT-Allies Summit in San Antonio

The Texas Diversity Council will hold its second annual San Antonio LGBT-Allies Diversity Summit on June 13. The Summit will bring together business leaders and community representatives for discussions on workplace equality. “We believe in educating ourselves on the importance of inclusion as it pertains to our LGBT community. Take the opportunity to make new

Austin Brewer and Equality Texas to Premier Pride Beer Can at Friendly Spot Launch Party

Austin Brewer and Equality Texas to Premier Pride Beer Can at Friendly Spot Launch Party

Circle Brewing Company of Austin and Equality Texas are teaming up for the launch of a beer in a rainbow colored can during a June 7 party at the Friendly Spot Ice House. The brew, Fanny Pack Kolsch, is described as a “crisp, refreshing summer beer with uncompromising style. Righteously refreshing and bursting with Huell

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