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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

Main Ave. Businesses Collect Record Number of Toys for Blue Santa

Main Ave. Businesses Collect Record Number of Toys for Blue Santa

Three officers from the San Antonio Police Department came to Sparky’s Pub on Tuesday, December 20 to pick up a record amount of toys collected by businesses from the Main Avenue Strip on behalf of the Blue Santa Program. Scott Lee-Ross, the marketing director for Luther’s Cafe, Knockout Sports Bar, Sparky’s Pub, and Heat Nightclub,

Pride Center Creates New Peer Support Groups

Pride Center Creates New Peer Support Groups

Since it was first established in 2012,  Pride Center San Antonio has sought to offer resources to those who need support, whether they are coming out or want to connect with the LGBT community. One way the Center reaches out is through its community programs like the Peace Officer’s Training Committee, which conducts LGBT awareness

Gay Dads Proud of Son’s Ice Skating Achievements

Gay Dads Proud of Son’s Ice Skating Achievements

When Austin Borjas-Ewell began taking ice skating lessons at the age of 10, his parents, Mario Borjas and David Ewell, never thought that within five years the young man would become a top competitor with the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Now a 15-year-old sophomore at Churchill High School, Borjas-Ewell recently placed third in the Southwestern

Former Children’s Shelter Resident Blue Hess Overcomes Great Odds

Former Children’s Shelter Resident Blue Hess Overcomes Great Odds

Three years ago, when Blue Hess decided he would volunteer at The Children’s Shelter, he never imagined he’d become one of the nationally accredited nonprofit’s most vocal advocates — speaking regularly to local media and working with the community to help spread the word about its many services. Since its founding in 1901, The Children’s

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