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In Agreement with FAA, San Antonio Must Offer Chick-fil-A Concession at Airport

In Agreement with FAA, San Antonio Must Offer Chick-fil-A Concession at Airport

In an informal agreement negotiated on September 10 with the Federal Aviation Administration, the City of San Antonio must now offer Chick-fil-A concession at the San Antonio International Airport. The FAA’s agreement comes as the result of an investigation initiated by the U.S. Department of Transportation at the request of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Public Theater Launches Virtual Season with Rick Sanchez in One-Man Show ‘Buyer and Cellar’

Public Theater Launches Virtual Season with Rick Sanchez in One-Man Show ‘Buyer and Cellar’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. The Public Theater of San Antonio is starting its 2020-2021 season on a lighthearted note with Jonathan Tollins’ one-man comedy Buyer and Cellar. It is the first in a COVID-safe lineup of one-person plays the theatre will produce for live virtual viewing. The comedy follows a struggling LA

LGBTQ Community Organizations Participating in the ‘Big Give’

LGBTQ Community Organizations Participating in the ‘Big Give’

Six organizations with links to San Antonio’s LGBTQ community are participating in the Big Give, a 24-hour day of online fundraising during which over 600 nonprofits from throughout South Central Texas make an appeal to potential donors. Since 2014, 150,000 donors have given nearly $15 million dollars to over 2,000 nonprofits via the Big Give,

Texas Revising Its Sex Education Standards, But Will Likely Remain Silent on LGBTQ Issues

Texas Revising Its Sex Education Standards, But Will Likely Remain Silent on LGBTQ Issues

The Republican-dominated State Board of Education is taking up the first revision of sex ed curriculum in more than 20 years. LGBTQ students say they’re being excluded again. By Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune By the age of 16, Atticus Sandlin has become a sex education expert. As a student at Hebron High School in

Two San Antonio Medical Facilities Designated Healthcare Leaders by HRC Foundation

Two San Antonio Medical Facilities Designated Healthcare Leaders by HRC Foundation

Two San Antonio medical facilities have been been named Healthcare Leaders in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Healthcare Equality Index. The facilities, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital and VA South Texas Health Care System received perfect scores on HRC’s index. A third hospital, the Methodist Hospital located in the Medical Center, received a score of 40.

Texas Teacher Who Put BLM and LGBTQ Posters in Virtual Classroom Was Placed on Leave

Texas Teacher Who Put BLM and LGBTQ Posters in Virtual Classroom Was Placed on Leave

School officials said parents complained about the posters. Taylor Lifka was allowed to return Tuesday, but she said she is not prepared to come back until the school commits to more inclusive policies. By Stacy Fernández, The Texas Tribune Unable to meet with her students in person because of the pandemic, Taylor Lifka, an advanced

Republican Party Withdraws Attack on Gina Ortiz Jones’ Sexual Orientation

Republican Party Withdraws Attack on Gina Ortiz Jones’ Sexual Orientation

The National Republican Campaign Committee’s DemocratFacts website has removed language attacking Congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones for her sexual orientation. DemocratFacts is a Republican website that offers party stalwarts and conservative groups preferred attacks which can be used in all forms of political advertising against opposition candidates. Jones is a native of San Antonio, an

Emmy-Winning Gay Actor and Filmmaker Ash Christian, from Paris, Texas, Dies at 35

Emmy-Winning Gay Actor and Filmmaker Ash Christian, from Paris, Texas, Dies at 35

Paris, Texas-born actor, producer, and filmmaker, Ash Christian, died in his sleep on August 13 during a vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Christian began creating short films at the age of 14. Within two years, he moved to Los Angeles where he founded Cranium Entertainment. At the time of his death, he had worked on

Obama Endorses San Antonio Candidates Wendy Davis and Gina Ortiz Jones for U.S. House Seats

Obama Endorses San Antonio Candidates Wendy Davis and Gina Ortiz Jones for U.S. House Seats

San Antonio-area Democrats Wendy Davis and Gina Ortiz Jones are among 27 Texas candidates endorsed by former President Barack Obama ahead of November 3 election. Obama’s announcement was released on August 3. Obama endorsed a total of 118 candidates in 17 states, including five Democratic Senate challengers and more than four dozen state legislative candidates.

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