Arts & Culture

Author Lydia Otero to Read From ‘In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown and Queer’ at Esperanza Center

Author Lydia Otero to Read From ‘In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown and Queer’ at Esperanza Center

Lydia R. Otero, an author and tenured professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona, will make an appearance at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on February 29 as part of the Emma Tenayuca Speaker Series. The series kicks off with a reading from Otero’s latest book, “In the

New San Antonio Theater Company Kicks Off First Season with ‘Golden Girls’ Parody

New San Antonio Theater Company Kicks Off First Season with ‘Golden Girls’ Parody

Originally published in the San Antonio Current A new theater company called The Players at the Pointe will premiere its first season of LGBT-focused programming February 20 at Woodlawn Pointe. The season opens with “Thank You for Being a Friend,” a parody of the popular 1980s sitcom “The Golden Girls” with actors in drag playing

Jump-Start Honors Drag Queen Jessica St. John With Exhibit and Stage Show

Jump-Start Honors Drag Queen Jessica St. John With Exhibit and Stage Show

The Jump-Start Performance Company is honoring San Antonio drag legend Jessica St. John (aka John McBurney) with an exhibit and some “old school” performances by St. John and and other local queens. The exhibit and show, “Jessica St. John: Memories of a Drag Queen,” are part of the On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour

Janet Jackson Coming to San Antonio This Summer

Janet Jackson Coming to San Antonio This Summer

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. No her name ain’t “Baby.” It’s Janet — Miss Jackson if you’re nasty. Iconic pop and R&B singer Janet Jackson is returning to San Antonio for a Friday, August 7 show at the AT&T Center. Jackson last visited the Alamo City TK, putting on an electrifying show that

Visit San Antonio Adds LGBTQ Page to Its Website

Visit San Antonio Adds LGBTQ Page to Its Website

Visit San Antonio, the public-private nonprofit that markets the City of San Antonio to tourists and business visitors, has added an LGBTQ page touting the city’s appeal to queer tourists. The new web page was added in the past few days. An announcement on Facebook by Mayor Ron Nirenberg explains the page was a collaboration

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.

Rainbow Crosswalk Inspires City to Approve Crosswalk Program for Other Neighborhoods

Rainbow Crosswalk Inspires City to Approve Crosswalk Program for Other Neighborhoods

The City of San Antonio announced on June 20 that the City Council authorized the creation of a Community Crosswalk Program that will allow decorative elements at crosswalks across the city. The rainbow crosswalk that was installed last year at the corner of Evergreen and North Main served as the inspiration for “artistic” crosswalks in

San Antonio’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Preach Camp for a Cause

San Antonio’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Preach Camp for a Cause

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Musical-theater icons Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein are either laughing or rolling in their graves over their unwitting role in the bizarre origin story of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence — a troupe of gender-blending “nuns” that emerged in 1970s-era San Francisco after donning habits procured from an

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

Short Film About San Antonio’s Pointless Sisters to Premier at Outfest Los Angeles

Short Film About San Antonio’s Pointless Sisters to Premier at Outfest Los Angeles

A short film abut a drag troupe founded in San Antonio 34 years ago by mainly Latino men will receive its premier on July 21 at Outfest in Los Angeles. The Pointless Sisters (which is also the name of the film) were originally started to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. “We

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