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NAACP Will Host LGBTQ Town Hall During Annual Convention in San Antonio

NAACP Will Host LGBTQ Town Hall During Annual Convention in San Antonio

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host a town hall titled, “The State of LGBTQ People of Color in America” on Tuesday, July 17 during their 109th annual convention which is being held in San Antonio from July 14 to 18 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention  Center. The town hall

Abbott Agrees to Debate with Valdez, Who Says, “Call Me, Maybe?”

Abbott Agrees to Debate with Valdez, Who Says, “Call Me, Maybe?”

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott has accepted an invitation from a TV station group to debate Democratic opponent Lupe Valdez on Sept. 28 in Austin — and she says she’s “in” but doesn’t sound sold on the specifics yet. The Republican governor’s campaign made the first move Wednesday evening, announcing it

Town Hall to Address Refusal of Service to LGBTs After SCOTUS Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

Town Hall to Address Refusal of Service to LGBTs After SCOTUS Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

Last June, in a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of the owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, absolving him from legal liability for refusing to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple because it went against his religious beliefs. While many legal experts have maintained the

Petition Triggers Recall Election of Gay Councilman in Groves City, Texas

Petition Triggers Recall Election of Gay Councilman in Groves City, Texas

Voters in Groves City, Texas, have gathered enough signatures to trigger a recall election of 19-year-old, gay City Councilman Cross Coburn. The effort to recall the councilman began last spring after nude photos of Coburn, which were found on the gay hookup app Grindr, were sent in an anonymous letter to local media and members

Raúl Castillo of HBO’s ‘Looking’ is Featured in Three Films at SA’s CineFestival

Raúl Castillo of HBO’s ‘Looking’ is Featured in Three Films at SA’s CineFestival

Raúl Castillo, who rose to prominence with gay audiences after appearing in the Home Box Office series, Looking, will be in San Antonio for the opening of CineFestival where he will be featured in three films. Castillo, who hails from McAllen, Texas, was mostly a stage actor prior to appearing in films and starring in

LGBT Community Cuts Ribbon on Rainbow Crosswalk

LGBT Community Cuts Ribbon on Rainbow Crosswalk

San Antonio’s LGBT community came out in force on Friday, June 29 for the ribbon cutting of the rainbow crosswalk in the heart of the city’s gay business district. City Councilman Roberto C. Trevino, who championed the project from the start, was joined by fellow council members Ana Sandoval and Rey Saldana along with Mayor

SA Trans Activist Petitions Tobin Center to Cancel Appearance by Anti-LGBT Lecturer

SA Trans Activist Petitions Tobin Center to Cancel Appearance by Anti-LGBT Lecturer

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. A San Antonio transgender activist has started a Change.org petition asking the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts to cancel the October 10 speaking appearance of Jordan B. Peterson, the conservative pop psychologist known for inflammatory statements about LGBT people and . . . well, just about everyone

Texas Attorney General Demands School District Hand Over Controversial Human Sexuality Curriculum

Texas Attorney General Demands School District Hand Over Controversial Human Sexuality Curriculum

By Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune June 28, 2018 Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent Scribner on Thursday evening demanding he hand over a copy of the district’s controversial sixth-grade human sexuality curriculum, which includes lessons about gender identity and sexual orientation. Paxton claimed in the letter that

Two Days of Events to Mark Celebration of Pride in San Antonio

Two Days of Events to Mark Celebration of Pride in San Antonio

Organizers and volunteers at are busy making the final preparations for two days of events marking the culmination of Pride Month in San Antonio. June 29: Pre-Pride Warmup Two events on Friday offer some pre-Pride festivities. 5 p.m. – Rainbow Crosswalk Ribbon Cutting at Luther’s Cafe City Councilman Robert C. Treviño and local LGBT groups

Exclusive First Photos: Rainbow Crosswalk Installation Underway

Exclusive First Photos: Rainbow Crosswalk Installation Underway

By the end of today, city crews will have completed the installation of a rainbow crosswalk at the corner of North Main and Evergreen in the heart of the city’s LGBT business district. The photos here were taken this morning by Councilman Roberto C. Treviño exclusively for Out In SA. Instead of paint, the city’s

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