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Time runs out on Texas House bill banning gender confirmation health care for kids, but another attempt lives on in the Senate

Time runs out on Texas House bill banning gender confirmation health care for kids, but another attempt lives on in the Senate

House Bill 1399 would have banned gender confirmation surgery, hormone therapy and puberty suppression treatments for Texas’ transgender children. By Megan Munce, The Texas Tribune A controversial bill that would ban gender affirming health care for transgender children missed a key deadline Thursday for consideration in the Texas House. But a similar Senate bill still

Sheryl Sculley, former city manager and steadfast LGBTQ ally, is moving to Austin

Sheryl Sculley, former city manager and steadfast LGBTQ ally, is moving to Austin

Sheryl Sculley, who in November of 2018 announced she would retire after an 13-year tenure as San Antonio’s city manager, announced this week that she is moving to Austin. The former city manager told the San Antonio Report she was moving to be closer to family and to teach a course in advance public management

Reversing a Trump policy, the Biden White House is restoring transgender health protections

Reversing a Trump policy, the Biden White House is restoring transgender health protections

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said the policy change aligns with language in the Affordable Care Act. Gay and transgender people will be shielded from sex discrimination in health care, a top White House health official said Monday, reversing a controversial Trump-era policy. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said language in

Lance Bass of *NYSNC to headline local area concert with LFO, O-Town and Ryan Cabrera

Lance Bass of *NYSNC to headline local area concert with LFO, O-Town and Ryan Cabrera

If the names LFO and O-Town ring a bell, it’s time for a retinol cream and some special attention to this music news. The Pop 2000 Tour featuring *NSYNC member Lance Bass, boy bands LFO and O-Town and acoustic musician Ryan Cabrera is headed to San Antonio-area water sports venue Texas Ski Ranch this fall.

Ron Nirenberg slides to easy win in San Antonio mayoral race

Ron Nirenberg slides to easy win in San Antonio mayoral race

Mayor Ron Nirenberg won a third term Saturday night, handing a resounding defeat to former District 6 councilman Greg Brockhouse, who just two years ago forced a narrow runoff with the incumbent mayor. As of 9:45 p.m., Nirenberg had 63.5% of the vote to Brockhouse’s 30.8%. Brockhouse conceded roughly an hour after polls closed. Things

President Biden nominates Gina Ortiz Jones for Under Secretary of the Air Force

President Biden nominates Gina Ortiz Jones for Under Secretary of the Air Force

In an announcement made on April 27, President Joe Biden nominated San Antonio native Gina Ortiz Jones for Under Secretary of the Air Force. Jones was among 10 individuals nominated by the President for national security positions. If confirmed, she’ll become the first out lesbian to serve as under secretary of a branch of the

Gender-affirming medical treatment for transgender kids would be considered child abuse under Texas Senate bill

Gender-affirming medical treatment for transgender kids would be considered child abuse under Texas Senate bill

Senate Bill 1646 is among several other bills that advocacy groups say erode the rights of transgender Texans. But it’s unclear what the legislation’s chances are in the House, where another major bill targeting transgender children appears to have stalled. By Megan Munce, The Texas Tribune “Gender-affirming medical treatment for transgender kids would be considered

District 2 candidate Jalen McKee-Rodriguez aims to unseat his former boss on San Antonio council

District 2 candidate Jalen McKee-Rodriguez aims to unseat his former boss on San Antonio council

Jalen McKee-Rodriguez isn’t daunted by the fact that 11 other candidates are running to represent the East Side on San Antonio City Council. Indeed, he was expecting the District 2 race to be a crowded field. As we chat over Zoom about his life and career, I gain a deeper understanding of his sense of

Council Candidate Norberto ‘Geremy’ Landin sees District 5’s hope and resiliency

Council Candidate Norberto ‘Geremy’ Landin sees District 5’s hope and resiliency

When Norberto “Geremy” Landin appears on my computer screen, I compliment his guayabera with its two vertical rows of sewn pleats running along the front. “Oh, thank you,” he replies from his West Side home. “I’m infamous for wearing a ton of guayaberas.” Landin, who turned 25 on New Year’s Eve, is running for the

San Antonio Council District 1 hopeful Mario Bravo vies to jump from activism to public office

San Antonio Council District 1 hopeful Mario Bravo vies to jump from activism to public office

When District 1 council candidate Mario Kelly Bravo greets me through my computer screen for a Zoom call, a colorful art piece on the wall behind him captures my attention. “My parents bought that in Mexico,” he explains. “I have a lot of stuff from Mexico here.” Like his appreciation for art, Bravo’s verve for

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