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Esperanza’s Mercado de Paz Marks 29th Year as a Holiday Shopping Tradition

Esperanza’s Mercado de Paz Marks 29th Year as a Holiday Shopping Tradition

Shoppers looking for an alternative to the Black Friday mobs at malls and shopping centers will find a unique selection of gifts at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s 29th International Peace Market or Mercado de Paz, held annually during Thanksgiving weekend. This year’s market will open on Friday, November 23 and continue through Sunday,

Gina Ortiz Jones Files Motion Requiring Bexar County Provide Provisional Voter List

Gina Ortiz Jones Files Motion Requiring Bexar County Provide Provisional Voter List

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Democratic congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones filed a court motion on Tuesday, November 13 to force Bexar County’s election administrator to release a list of provisional voters. During an afternoon press conference, Jones said a district judge has ordered Bexar to release the full list, but county officials

Esperanza Center to Screen Documentary About Trans Filipina Murdered by American G.I.

Esperanza Center to Screen Documentary About Trans Filipina Murdered by American G.I.

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, the San Antonio Gender Association, and the Transgender Education Network of Texas will host the screening on November 18 of a documentary that tells the story of a transgender Filipina who was murdered in 2014 by a U.S. Marine who was on leave in the Philippines. The film, Call

Transgender Day of Remembrance Event Set for Nov. 20 in San Antonio

Transgender Day of Remembrance Event Set for Nov. 20 in San Antonio

San Antonio’s LGBTQ community will observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20 with a special event at the Travis Park United Methodist Church. The San Antonio Gender Association annually hosts the observance in solidarity with Pride Center San Antonio and other local LGBTQ organizations, The Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed worldwide in

Mayor Nirenberg Says He’s ‘Grateful’ for Proposition A’s Defeat

Mayor Nirenberg Says He’s ‘Grateful’ for Proposition A’s Defeat

In a statement issued on November 7, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg says he is “proud and grateful” for the defeat of Proposition A, which was rejected by 54 percent of voters. If Proposition A had passed, it would have lengthened the amount of time needed to collect signatures for referenda, and reduce the number

In Texas, the “Rainbow Wave” Outpaces the Blue One

In Texas, the “Rainbow Wave” Outpaces the Blue One

Fourteen of 35 LGBTQ candidates won their races Tuesday night, and activists say the 2018 election will carve a path for a future “rainbow wave” in Texas. by Hannah Wiley, The Texas Tribune Fourteen of the 35 gay, bisexual and transgender candidates who ran for office in Texas during the midterms claimed victory Tuesday night

Trailing GOP U.S. Rep. Will Hurd by 689 votes, Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign Says Texas Race “Is Not Over”

Trailing GOP U.S. Rep. Will Hurd by 689 votes, Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign Says Texas Race “Is Not Over”

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, is looking to hold on to the 23rd District. His opponent is Gina Ortiz Jones, a former Air Force intelligence officer who is openly LGBTQ. Updated: November 7, 2018, 1:00 p.m. By Teo Armus, The Texas Tribune The Texas congressional race between incumbent Republican Will Hurd and Democratic challenger Gina

LGBT Community Cheers Rosie Gonzalez’s Victorious Campaign for Judge

LGBT Community Cheers Rosie Gonzalez’s Victorious Campaign for Judge

In an election season that offered a mixed bag of results, at least one San Antonio LGBT candidate is celebrating a victory and thanking the community for its help. Attorney Rosie Gonzalez scored a solid victory in the race for Judge of County Court at Law No. 13 garnering 57 percent of the vote against

Dinner and Dancing on the Menu at Dignity San Antonio’s Annual Fall Ball

Dinner and Dancing on the Menu at Dignity San Antonio’s Annual Fall Ball

It’s time to shine up your dancing shoes and get out your best party dress in anticipation of Dignity San Antonio’s annual Fall Ball Dinner Dance slated for November 10 at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. Founded in 1976, Dignity San Antonio provides a safe space for local LGBT Catholics to reconcile, heal and integrate

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