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Texans urge state education board to expand sexual education standards and include LGBTQ information

Texans urge state education board to expand sexual education standards and include LGBTQ information

More than 200 signed up to speak as the Texas State Board of Education began taking public testimony Monday on its first rewrite of sexual education policies since 1997. By Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune At a marathon virtual hearing Monday, dozens of Texans implored the State Board of Education to dramatically update the minimum

Orgullo Responds to the Needs of Our Community: LULAC Covid-19 Relief Campaign

Orgullo Responds to the Needs of Our Community: LULAC Covid-19 Relief Campaign

María Salazar, president of Orgüllo de San Antonio, LGBTQ LULAC Council #2219, issued the following statement on June 29. Orgüllo de San Antonio, LGBTQ LULAC Council #22198 provided emergency food assistance to families and individuals in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. “We know COVID19 is affecting all of us, but in these trying times,

Sign of the Times: Duo Buys Meals From Shuttered Community Restaurants to Feed the Needy

Sign of the Times: Duo Buys Meals From Shuttered Community Restaurants to Feed the Needy

Two local social workers are have come up with a scheme to help feed the needy while also lending a hand to community restaurants whose dining rooms have been shuttered by the city’s new coronavirus guidelines. Last Saturday, Darrell Parsons and Kimberly Goodwin delivered 120 box lunches purchased from WD Deli and delivered them to

Honest Soul Yoga Offering Free Classes at Pride Center SA

Honest Soul Yoga Offering Free Classes at Pride Center SA

Honest Soul Yoga is offering a free weekly, all-levels class at Pride Center San Antonio. The classes began on January 28 and are held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. “We are grateful to The Center for inviting us to share yoga in their space. The heart of yoga is unity, and making a connection with

H-E-B Coupon Offers Free Chocolate-Covered Strawberries When You Buy Flavored Lube

H-E-B Coupon Offers Free Chocolate-Covered Strawberries When You Buy Flavored Lube

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. If you’re trying to have a sexy Valentine’s Day this year, H-E-B Grocery Co. is coming through. A tweet from @miranda_renee3 shows a stack of coupons expected to hit the shelves at the SA-based grocery chain on Wednesday, February 5. The coupon grabbed the attention of Twitter users

Matthew Teter: On the Life-Saving Importance of Trans Visibility

Matthew Teter: On the Life-Saving Importance of Trans Visibility

Originally published in Profiles in Pride. Like many queer people, Matthew Teter has had several different coming outs. Teter was assigned female at birth, but growing up in a Dallas, Texas, home with no gender roles, he felt free to be a tomboy. Many transgender people who are raised with traditional gender roles tell stories

Annual Easter Egg Hunt is a Pride Families Tradition

Annual Easter Egg Hunt is a Pride Families Tradition

LGBTQ families, some with pets in tow, will descend on Crockett Park on Sunday, April 14 for an afternoon of hot dogs, burgers, games, an Easter egg hunt and a visit by the Easter Bunny. The event, the 7th Annual LGBTQ Community Easter Celebration, is organized by Pride Center SA’s Pride Families, a social group

Lawyers Produce Catalog with List of Bexar County Judges Who Will Marry Same-Sex Couples

Lawyers Produce Catalog with List of Bexar County Judges Who Will Marry Same-Sex Couples

The San Antonio Young Lawyer’s Association and the San Antonio LGBT Bar Association have unveiled a catalog which provides local same sex couples with information about how to obtain a marriage license and a list of Bexar County judicial officials who will marry them with a commitment to equality. The project, dubbed Will You Marry

San Antonio Activist Invites Everyone to Her 9th Annual Birthday Party Fundraiser

San Antonio Activist Invites Everyone to Her 9th Annual Birthday Party Fundraiser

For almost a decade now, Ana Alicia Perez has chosen to ask guests at her birthday parties to forget the presents and instead make a donation to some of her favorite charities. This year is no exception. Perez is an activist and LGBT ally who is on the board of directors for Fiesta Youth and

Two Men, a Dog, a Van and a Baby: A San Antonio Couple’s Trans Pregnancy Journey

Two Men, a Dog, a Van and a Baby: A San Antonio Couple’s Trans Pregnancy Journey

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Stephan Gaeth sings, “Two gay men and one bus travelling around the country with a baby and a doggo! Ba-bum, ba-bum, yeah!” This is how Gaeth, 27, sums up his future with fiancé Wyley Simpson, 27. He belts out their theme song so casually because, to him and

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