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Dentists and Wives Living Their Best Lives

Dentists and Wives Living Their Best Lives

Once old age renders you ineligible for a sticker at the end of your visit to the dentist, there is little joy involved. That won’t stop the best of dentists from trying, however. For example, Dr. Natalee Treviño Cortez, 36, will go so far as to sing mariachi songs to patients as she works on

Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates Skyrocket in San Antonio and Across the U.S.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates Skyrocket in San Antonio and Across the U.S.

Bexar County has an STD problem. And it’s not going away anytime soon. Texas’ Department of State Health Services documented 18,125 cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea in the county during 2017, down slightly from the 19,066 cases reported the prior year — but still up an alarming 16 percent from five years ago. Statewide,

Take an HIV Test, Get an Underwear Gift Card and Meet RuPaul Starlet Naomi Smalls

Take an HIV Test, Get an Underwear Gift Card and Meet RuPaul Starlet Naomi Smalls

In an effort to encourage more community members to get tested, Unify San Antonio is offering a a $10 gift card from the Male B Wear underwear shop to individuals who get an HIV test at their office between September 14 and 25. Those gift cards can then be spent at Male B Wear during

Sponsored: Planned Parenthood South Texas Provides Services to the LGBT Community

Sponsored: Planned Parenthood South Texas Provides Services to the LGBT Community

Planned Parenthood believes everyone deserves high-quality, compassionate health care that’s appropriate for your needs and concerns — no matter your gender identity or sexual orientation. Our five San Antonio-area health centers provide education, support, and sexual and reproductive health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex patients. Planned Parenthood is proud to

City Councilman’s Challenge Leads to 4,000 HIV Tests in SA in April

City Councilman’s Challenge Leads to 4,000 HIV Tests in SA in April

More than 4,000 San Antonians were tested for HIV during the month of April, in response to a challenge issued to the City Council by fellow Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw. According to Metro Health, for the past ten years Bexar County’s new HIV diagnosis rates have been consistently higher than the state and national rates.

Erika and Shay Forbes-Wilson on Building ‘The Real Power Couples’

Erika and Shay Forbes-Wilson on Building ‘The Real Power Couples’

“Fall in love, stay in love, using the power of your love.” That is the motto of Reverend Erika Forbes-Wilson and Shay Forbes-Wilson, founders of the San Antonio-based endeavor The Real Power Couples. With marriage equality now a reality, officiants Erika, an ordained interfaith minister, and Shay, a personal trainer, are on a mission to

‘Bareback’ Sex and Drugs Help Spike STD Rates for SA’s Gay and Bi Men

‘Bareback’ Sex and Drugs Help Spike STD Rates for SA’s Gay and Bi Men

The ad on the gay hookup site BarebackRT couldn’t have been more succinct. A man was inviting others on the site to a party in a San Antonio hotel room where he would leave the door unlocked and be lying face down on the bed, blindfolded and ready for anonymous sexual encounters, “bareback” — without

Alamo City Tennis Classic Scores Master’s Series Designation

Alamo City Tennis Classic Scores Master’s Series Designation

The Tennis Club of San Antonio (TCSA), affiliated with both the United States Tennis Association and the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA), is a young organization (founded in June 2015) that has already achieved quite a status. The big tournament that the group hosts, the Alamo City Tennis Classic (ACTC), has, in only its

Huddle Up with the San Antonio Regulators

Huddle Up with the San Antonio Regulators

In the shadows of star UCF fighters Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey still lurks the taboo notion of women expressing themselves through physical contact. The International Women’s Football League (IWFL) struggles to escape that belief. The league was established four years after the WNBA, but has yet to catch its footing under outdated ideals. San

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