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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

LezRideSA Offering Grants to LGBT Youth Groups

LezRideSA Offering Grants to LGBT Youth Groups

LezRideSA announced this week that is accepting applications from local LGBT youth organizations for two $500 LezFund Grants it will award this summer. The grants would be used by the youth organizations to promote or sponsor healthy activities like dance, sports, hiking, cycling and team building events. Underwriting for the grants is being provided by

Ellen Donates $1 Million to Texas High School Devastated By Hurricane Harvey

Ellen Donates $1 Million to Texas High School Devastated By Hurricane Harvey

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. In an emotional segment on The Ellen Show, the talk show host made a major contribution to Texas students affected by Hurricane Harvey. Rockport-Fulton High School’s volleyball team got national recognition on Monday when they appeared on The Ellen Show via webcast. Many of the girls spoke on-camera,

Community Groups Plan DreamWeek Events

Community Groups Plan DreamWeek Events

Now in its sixth year, DreamWeek, which this year takes place from January 5 to 20, is a series of events that focus on fostering “the free exchange of ideas on universal issues affecting the human race.” The ultimate goal of DreamWeek is to advance “the voices of tolerance, equality and diversity.” Over 150 events

Dignity SA Observes Solidarity Sunday

Dignity SA Observes Solidarity Sunday

On October 8, Dignity San Antonio will mark the 22nd annual Solidarity Sunday, the organization’s faith-based anti-violence initiative. Solidarity Sunday is observed annually across the country on the Sunday before National Coming Out Day which is on October 11. Dignity SA’s service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. DignityUSA started Solidarity Sunday in

Esperanza Center to Host ‘Trans Kids Back-to-School’ Workshop

Esperanza Center to Host ‘Trans Kids Back-to-School’ Workshop

Back-to-school time can be daunting for any child. For transgender children and their parents, the beginning of a new school year holds challenges the rest of the population may not face. On September 30, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will present its second annual ‘Son Tus Niños También – Trans Kids Back to School’ workshop

Alison Bechdel’s Lesbian Tragicomedy ‘Fun Home’ Comes to Life on Tobin Stage

Alison Bechdel’s Lesbian Tragicomedy ‘Fun Home’ Comes to Life on Tobin Stage

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Lesbian author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel is a true gem of the LGBTQ community. Since coming out in 1980, she has advocated for LGBTQ equality and self-acceptance in her own, truly unique way. Bechdel’s greatest claim to fame, the best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, is

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