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Documentary ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ on Beloved Astrologer Walter Mercado to Debut on Netflix

Documentary ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ on Beloved Astrologer Walter Mercado to Debut on Netflix

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. If you grew up watching late Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado entertain viewers on Univision, you’ll want to make sure you have a Netflix membership by Friday, July 10. The flamboyant, legendary TV personality will be featured in the new documentary Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter

Texans urge state education board to expand sexual education standards and include LGBTQ information

Texans urge state education board to expand sexual education standards and include LGBTQ information

More than 200 signed up to speak as the Texas State Board of Education began taking public testimony Monday on its first rewrite of sexual education policies since 1997. By Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune At a marathon virtual hearing Monday, dozens of Texans implored the State Board of Education to dramatically update the minimum

Orgullo Responds to the Needs of Our Community: LULAC Covid-19 Relief Campaign

Orgullo Responds to the Needs of Our Community: LULAC Covid-19 Relief Campaign

María Salazar, president of Orgüllo de San Antonio, LGBTQ LULAC Council #2219, issued the following statement on June 29. Orgüllo de San Antonio, LGBTQ LULAC Council #22198 provided emergency food assistance to families and individuals in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. “We know COVID19 is affecting all of us, but in these trying times,

With Start of Early Voting, Stonewall Democrats Release List of Endorsements for Runoff

With Start of Early Voting, Stonewall Democrats Release List of Endorsements for Runoff

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio released their list of endorsements just in time for the first day of early voting for the July 14 runoff election. The list of endorsements includes two previously unendorsed candidates and five previously endorsed candidates. Stonewall Democrats Official Endorsements U.S. Senate: Royce West Constable, Precinct 2: Ino Badillo Constable,

Something for Everyone Slated for San Antonio’s Pride Bigger Than Texas Virtual Celebration

Something for Everyone Slated for San Antonio’s Pride Bigger Than Texas Virtual Celebration

Last May, organizers of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade announced that both events would be replaced by a virtual celebration to be aired on the Pride San Antonio Facebook page and YouTube channel on Saturday, June 27. “In an effort to maximize the safety and well-being of our community and to continue

Pegasus Bar to Close Temporarily After Several Patrons Test Positive for Coronavirus

Pegasus Bar to Close Temporarily After Several Patrons Test Positive for Coronavirus

The management of the Pegasus nightclub, which is located on the Main Avenue Strip, announced on Monday, June 22 that it will close for a few days to sanitize the bar after several patrons tested positive for the coronavirus. The announcement claims that the virus “. . . not only affects us but has been

Rebel Mariposa, Owner of La Botanica, Serves Up Activism and Vegan Cuisine

Rebel Mariposa, Owner of La Botanica, Serves Up Activism and Vegan Cuisine

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Name: Rebel Mariposa Job/Title: Chef-owner of La Botanica Birthplace: San Antonio Years in Industry: 12 Impact: Owns and operates a premier “queer-friendly community venue,” serving up vegan eats and drinks with a side of activism Money Quote: “Just keep asking for change. Keep demanding it.” You’ve been attending

Texas Lawmakers Want to Add More LGTBQ Safeguards After U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

Texas Lawmakers Want to Add More LGTBQ Safeguards After U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

A new ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court makes clear that it violates federal law to fire an employee on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. Now Texas lawmakers want to guarantee similar protections for LGBTQ Texans in housing, health care and other spheres. by Emma Platoff and Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune

Texas Progressive Leaders Praise U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ+ Civil Rights

Texas Progressive Leaders Praise U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ+ Civil Rights

The ruling carries special power in the Lone Star State, which is among those that doesn’t extend protections to workers based on their gay or transgender identities. However, some cities, including San Antonio, have enacted anti-discrimination ordinances. Democratic congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones, who’s running to represent a border district that also includes a slice

Florida Rep. Darren Soto Announces Legislation to Designate Pulse a National Memorial

Florida Rep. Darren Soto Announces Legislation to Designate Pulse a National Memorial

Previously published in the Orlando Weekly. As Orlando pauses for a day of reflection and remembrance on the fourth anniversary of the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse, Florida Democratic Rep. Darren Soto has announced he is filing a bill for the Pulse site to be made a national memorial. The proposed bill –

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