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After Runoff, Three LGBT Texans Will Run for Congress

After Runoff, Three LGBT Texans Will Run for Congress

Three LGBT Congressional candidates from Texas scored victories in the Democratic Party runoff on May 22 and will now advance to face Republican challengers in the November election. Lorie Burch from Plano, Gina Ortiz Jones from San Antonio and Eric Holguin from Corpus Christi easily won their races with large majorities. One candidate, Mary Street

Lupe Valdez Becomes First Openly Gay and First Latina Candidate to Win a Major Party Nomination for Texas Governor

Lupe Valdez Becomes First Openly Gay and First Latina Candidate to Win a Major Party Nomination for Texas Governor

By Patrick Svitek and Brandon Formby The Texas Tribune, May 22, 2018 After a tight race throughout much of the evening Tuesday, Lupe Valdez pulled ahead late to comfortably defeat Andrew White in the Democratic runoff for governor, according to unofficial returns. Valdez goes into the November general election as the first openly lesbian and

Suspect Arrested In Choking Death of Dallas Trans Woman

Suspect Arrested In Choking Death of Dallas Trans Woman

Police have arrested a male suspect in the murder of a Dallas trans woman after finding items belonging to the victim in his car during a traffic stop near Huntsville, Texas. On May 17, Jimmy Eugene Johnson III was charged with capital murder in the death of Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon, who was found in critical

Fundraising Campaign for Main Avenue Rainbow Crosswalk Nears Goal

Fundraising Campaign for Main Avenue Rainbow Crosswalk Nears Goal

A fundraising campaign to help pay for the installation of a rainbow crosswalk on the Main Avenue Strip has nearly reached its goal, according to an email to Out In SA from District 1 City Councilman Roberto C. Treviño. Councilman Treviño reports: “By placing actions above words, the rainbow crosswalk is nearing its fundraising goal

How the “Bathroom Bill” Helped Push a Republican PAC to Spend Millions on Moderates in Texas

How the “Bathroom Bill” Helped Push a Republican PAC to Spend Millions on Moderates in Texas

By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune May 16, 2018 In September, the Texas Capitol was finally starting to calm down. A couple of contentious legislative sessions had pitted the Legislature’s Republican centrists against hard-line conservatives, largely over measures regulating which restrooms transgender Texans could use. Members had returned to their districts, almost certain the “bathroom

Texas-Born Trans Rocker Shay Spence Will Be in SA to Promote Solo Album

Texas-Born Trans Rocker Shay Spence Will Be in SA to Promote Solo Album

Shay Spence, front-woman and bassist for the NYC slacker rock band Vassals, will perform in San Antonio on May 31 at Lowcountry as part of the “Tiny Texas Tour,” promoting her first solo album titled, With Fangs. Spence will also appear in Austin at Dozen Street on May 29 and in her hometown of Corpus

New Study Shows LGBTQ Youth Live With Stress and Fear for Their Safety

New Study Shows LGBTQ Youth Live With Stress and Fear for Their Safety

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer in the United States comes with a lot of stress and anxiety — including fears of abuse — according to a new study. The 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report‘s findings, released Tuesday by the Human Rights Campaign, are based on the

SA’s ‘Curious Twins’ Explore Medical Cannibalism and Other Paranormal Oddities

SA’s ‘Curious Twins’ Explore Medical Cannibalism and Other Paranormal Oddities

Curious Twins Paranormal, which bills itself as San Antonio’s gay-owned, historic paranormal investigative and tour company, will be hosting a pop-up exhibit that might best be viewed on an empty stomach. “Death Eaters: A Gruesome History of Medical Cannibalism” will be presented on May 18 at Brick at Blue Star as part of the Spirit

SA LGBT Artists to be Featured in Group Show at Culture Commons Gallery

SA LGBT Artists to be Featured in Group Show at Culture Commons Gallery

The work of twelve LGBT artists from San Antonio will be featured in “We Are,” a group show that opens on May 17 at the Culture Commons Gallery. The show is being presented by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and curated by Sarah Castillo, the founder of Lady Base Gallery,

Lupe Valdez, Andrew White Clash Over Abortion, Immigration in Debate

Lupe Valdez, Andrew White Clash Over Abortion, Immigration in Debate

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune May 11, 2018 The Democratic runoff candidates for governor sparred Friday evening over abortion and immigration in their first and likely only debate before the May 22 election. Meeting at a church in Austin, Andrew White and Lupe Valdez sounded out their differences — sometimes with rancor — over

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