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New Group to Raise Funds for Rainbow Crosswalk Maintenance

New Group to Raise Funds for Rainbow Crosswalk Maintenance

A new group of community volunteers, organized by Pride San Antonio, is holding their first benefit to raise money for upkeep and maintenance of the rainbow crosswalk that was installed on the Main Avenue Strip in June. The group, who have dubbed themselves the Guardians of the Crosswalk, say they will “tirelessly work to protect,

Texas Border Patrol Agent Accused of “Serial Killing Spree” in Laredo

Texas Border Patrol Agent Accused of “Serial Killing Spree” in Laredo

Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, has been accused of killing four women, including one transgender woman. By Marissa Evans and Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune Editor’s note: this story has been updated throughout A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been accused of going on a nearly two-week-long “serial killing spree”

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

Comedian Paula Poundstone Headed to SA for Appearance at Empire Theatre

Comedian Paula Poundstone Headed to SA for Appearance at Empire Theatre

Comedian, author, actress, interviewer, and commentator Paula Poundstone brings her sharp wit and observational humor to San Antonio’s Charline McCombs Empire Theatre for a one-night gig on October 19. In addition to stand-up, Poundstone is a panelist on the National Public Radio quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. She contributes commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning

Delighted Tobehere Back to Host Another Benefit for Thrive Youth Center

Delighted Tobehere Back to Host Another Benefit for Thrive Youth Center

New York-based drag performer Delighted Tobehere, the self-described “Queen of All Trades,” is coming back to San Antonio to headline her second benefit for the Thrive Youth Center on September 27 at the Bonham Exchange. The Thrive Youth Center is the only overnight shelter for LGBT youth in Texas and the Southwest United States. The

H. Drew Galloway and His Millennial Hustle

H. Drew Galloway and His Millennial Hustle

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. I’m sitting across from H. Drew Galloway at Estate Coffee Shop on the city’s East Side. As the executive director of MOVE Texas, a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to civic education and leadership development, Galloway sees his work “as giving young people a voice in our democracy.” When he

Azul Barrientos to Premier New Album With Concert at Carver Center

Azul Barrientos to Premier New Album With Concert at Carver Center

San Antonio-based chanteuse Azul Barrientos will premier her new album, Nuestro Corazón!, at a concert on Sunday, September 16 at the Carver Center’s Jo Long Theater. Barrientos, who is from Mexico City, has been artist-in-residence at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center since 2007 where her monthly Noche Azul concerts have showcased traditional Mexican music

Beto O’Rourke Makes Appearance on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

Beto O’Rourke Makes Appearance on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke is set to make his debut appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, September 5. DeGeneres invited O’Rourke on the show last month after she heard his comments on NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem. To sum it

From the Archives: VICTORY! SA City Council Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance

From the Archives: VICTORY! SA City Council Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Originally published in QSanAntonio, September 5, 2013 (Editor’s note: Today marks the fifth anniversary of the passage of the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance.) Despite loud and vocal opposition from Christian extremists, the San Antonio City Council on September 5 passed a nondiscrimination ordinance that includes protections for LGBT citizens and veterans. The vote was eight in

Texas Parent Who Got Lesbian Teacher Banned From Working in Elementary School Defends His Actions

Texas Parent Who Got Lesbian Teacher Banned From Working in Elementary School Defends His Actions

The father of two students at Charlotte Anderson Elementary School in Arlington, Texas, has addressed the school district’s board of trustees, defending himself after his complaint about a lesbian teacher got her banned from teaching at the school. In September 2017, Paul Holding, who has two daughters at the school, filed a complaint to Mansfield

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