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Record Number of Participants to Take Part in Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade

Record Number of Participants to Take Part in Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade

With 179 entries, the 2019 Pride Bigger Than Texas will be the biggest Pride parade ever held in San Antonio. Parade organizers released the of list of participants with the proviso that even at this late date they were still receiving requests for entries. The parade steps off on Saturday, June 29 at 9 p.m.

Rejection of LGBTQ Student Group Leads to a Fight at “Unambiguously Christian” Baylor

Rejection of LGBTQ Student Group Leads to a Fight at “Unambiguously Christian” Baylor

The Baptist university has denied a charter to Gamma Alpha Upsilon for eight years, members say. By Shannon Najmabadi, The Texas Tribune Gay and lesbian students were hopeful a 2015 policy change could pave their way to more rights at Baylor University, one of the country’s most prominent Baptist colleges. But four years later, LGBTQ

Pride Center Presents Icon Awards to Seven Local LGBTQ Activists

Pride Center Presents Icon Awards to Seven Local LGBTQ Activists

Pride Center San Antonio announced seven recipients of their first annual Icon Awards at a June 23 brunch at the Pearl Stable. The awards were given based on voting in six categories, with each category having several nominees. Voting for the winners was online and open to anyone in the community. “We are floored by

Rainbow Crosswalk Inspires City to Approve Crosswalk Program for Other Neighborhoods

Rainbow Crosswalk Inspires City to Approve Crosswalk Program for Other Neighborhoods

The City of San Antonio announced on June 20 that the City Council authorized the creation of a Community Crosswalk Program that will allow decorative elements at crosswalks across the city. The rainbow crosswalk that was installed last year at the corner of Evergreen and North Main served as the inspiration for “artistic” crosswalks in

Biggest Celebration Ever to Commemorate Pride in San Antonio

Biggest Celebration Ever to Commemorate Pride in San Antonio

Organizers and volunteers are making the final preparations for one of the biggest Pride celebrations in San Antonio’s history, one which will include a Pride Royalty Pageant, a Grand Marshal Meet and Greet, a festival which this year will occupy both halves of Crockett Park and the Pride Bigger Than Texas parade, which will end

San Antonio-Based LGBTQ Activist Jim Kane Remembers Pride’s Past and Looks to the Future

San Antonio-Based LGBTQ Activist Jim Kane Remembers Pride’s Past and Looks to the Future

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. When Donald J. Trump was elected president in 2016, Jim Kane decided it was time to come out of retirement. With his 30 years of experience as an LGBTQ activist and as the former co-editor and publisher of San Antonio’s 2005 gay newspaper, The Bexar Vortex, he felt

Critics Say Trump’s Ban on Trans People in the Armed Forces Doesn’t Reflect Reality of Military Life

Critics Say Trump’s Ban on Trans People in the Armed Forces Doesn’t Reflect Reality of Military Life

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Until Donald Trump tweeted out his plans to ban transgender troops from entering the military, Tech Sgt. Jamie Hash never felt unwelcome during her eight years in the U.S. Air Force. Indeed, when she informed her supervisor in June 2016 of her pending transition, the response was supportive

San Antonio Family Assn. Protests Bexar County Commissioners Court’s Pride Proclamation

San Antonio Family Assn. Protests Bexar County Commissioners Court’s Pride Proclamation

Members of the anti-LGBTQ group, the San Antonio Family Association, led an unsuccessful protest to block the Bexar County Commissioners Court’s proclamation recognizing Pride San Antonio’s Pride Bigger Than Texas parade and festival. The proclamation designates June 29 as Pride Bigger Than Texas Day and recognizes Pride San Antonio’s service to the community and its

Documentary About Hap Veltman and San Antonio Country to Premier at Bonham Exchange

Documentary About Hap Veltman and San Antonio Country to Premier at Bonham Exchange

A new documentary about Arthur “Hap” Veltman and the San Antonio Country nightclub will have its premier on June 23 at the Bonham Exchange. The film by Noi Mahoney is titled Hap Veltman’s San Antonio Country. One promotional announcement on Facebook described the feature as “the story of the extraordinary life of Hap Veltman and

Madison Square Presbyterian Church to Host Pride Interfaith Service

Madison Square Presbyterian Church to Host Pride Interfaith Service

A Pride interfaith service sponsored by the Progressive Religious Organizations of San Antonio (PRO SA) will be hosted at Madison Square Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 23. The service, with the theme, “50 Years of Hope,” will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots “by remembering the past, celebrating the present, and inspiring hope

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