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Organizers Replace Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade With Virtual Celebration

Organizers Replace Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade With Virtual Celebration

Pride San Antonio, organizers of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade, announced on May 1 that both events, slated for June 27, will be replaced by a virtual celebration instead. A statement sent to Out In SA from James Poindexter, board secretary of Pride S.A. says, “The Board of Directors of Pride San

San Antonio Fashion Designer Leighton Whittington Selling Couture Face Masks for a Cause

San Antonio Fashion Designer Leighton Whittington Selling Couture Face Masks for a Cause

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. With the pandemic making masks this season’s must-have accessory, it was inevitable that high-end versions of face coverings would enter the market. But local designer Leighton Whittington is putting a twist on the concept. Whittington’s Leighton W. Couture is now selling masks for $15-$20 online, as well as

Cornyation to Present Livestream Special to ‘Drive Away the Fiesta Blues’

Cornyation to Present Livestream Special to ‘Drive Away the Fiesta Blues’

With Fiesta San Antonio postponed until November, the organizers of Fiesta Cornyation are cooking up a special livestream fundraiser on April 23 for those who don’t want to wait until the fall to partake of what is billed as “the raunchiest, cheapest event of Fiesta.” “Ruling as fake royalty means I can throw any damn

Esperanza Center’s Noche Azul Returns for a Second Live Stream Concert

Esperanza Center’s Noche Azul Returns for a Second Live Stream Concert

After an internationally successful live-streamed launch in March, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s monthly Noche Azul concert series is back for another virtual entry. This Saturday, April 18, Esperanza artist-in-residence Azul Barrientos will give an intimate café-style performance alongside percussionist Nina Rodriguez and cellist Emilio Alvarez, which will livestream on Facebook and YouTube for

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

Hit Netflix Show ‘Queer Eye’ Filming Season Six in Texas

Hit Netflix Show ‘Queer Eye’ Filming Season Six in Texas

Queer Eye is coming to Texas, y’all. Can you believe? The cast of the hit Netflix show took to Instagram Wednesday to give fans a first look at its upcoming sixth season. The Fab 5 — that’s Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness — teased photos of themselves in

San Antonio Arts Commission Declines to Rule on Queer Artist’s Censored Video

San Antonio Arts Commission Declines to Rule on Queer Artist’s Censored Video

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Despite being taken up at a meeting Tuesday of the San Antonio Arts Commission, Xandra Ibarra’s controversial video artwork Spictacles: La Tortillera remains in limbo. Ibarra’s piece was removed in mid-February from the “XicanX: New Visions” exhibition after City Attorney Andy Segovia deemed it was “obscene content” and

‘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

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