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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

Performers and Sponsors Sought for SA Coming Out Day Celebration

Performers and Sponsors Sought for SA Coming Out Day Celebration

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce is seeking performers, sponsors and vendors for their fifth annual National Coming Out Day celebration on October 13 at the Mission Marquee Plaza. National Coming Out Day started in 1988 when LGBTQ people were encouraged to come out on the theory that once people know that they have

Commentary: Wedding Cake Debate Will Create a Backlash

Commentary: Wedding Cake Debate Will Create a Backlash

This commentary was originally published in the San Antonio Express-News. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author. “To cake! or not to cake!” that is the question. The judges’ decision is final. And the winner is? Who knew that cake decorating could be so confrontational? And, as I like to say from

Frida Kahlo Birthday Celebrations Abound in San Antonio

Frida Kahlo Birthday Celebrations Abound in San Antonio

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. You don’t have to look far to see Frida Kahlo’s signature brows stitched across a tote bag, dangling from earrings or painted on a prayer candle like the Virgin De Guadalupe. These days, it seems that there is something pressingly important about the commercial urgency to reproduce her

State Rep. Bernal Recalls Attempt to Pass LGBT Housing Bill on Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’

State Rep. Bernal Recalls Attempt to Pass LGBT Housing Bill on Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’

State Representative Diego Bernal of San Antonio made an appearance on the June 6 episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee in which he discusses the topic of “The Texas Conscience” within the context of trying to pass an LGBT housing bill with the help of Dallas Republican Rep. Jason Villalba. Last year, when Bernal

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