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Short Film About San Antonio’s Pointless Sisters to Premier at Outfest Los Angeles

Short Film About San Antonio’s Pointless Sisters to Premier at Outfest Los Angeles

A short film abut a drag troupe founded in San Antonio 34 years ago by mainly Latino men will receive its premier on July 21 at Outfest in Los Angeles. The Pointless Sisters (which is also the name of the film) were originally started to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. “We

Beto O’Rourke Releases Plan for LGBTQ Equality, Aiming to Overturn Trump Policies

Beto O’Rourke Releases Plan for LGBTQ Equality, Aiming to Overturn Trump Policies

“We must ensure all Americans are treated equally no matter who they are or who they love,” the Democratic presidential candidate says in offering his sixth major policy proposal. By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke released a proposal Wednesday morning to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans and reinstate protections abandoned

Pride Month Events Reflect Diversity of San Antonio’s LGBTQ Community

Pride Month Events Reflect Diversity of San Antonio’s LGBTQ Community

Pride Month is in full swing in San Antonio and the LGBTQ community and its allies are marking the most of the celebration with events all over town. From community discussions, to art exhibits, to parties and mixers, there’s something for everyone, culminating on June 29 with the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade.

Yvonne Jonas, Retired President of PFLAG San Antonio, Has Died

Yvonne Jonas, Retired President of PFLAG San Antonio, Has Died

Yvonne Jonas, former president of the San Antonio chapter of PFLAG, who led the organization for 17 years, died during the early morning hours of June 8 at the age of 87. Friends say she passed peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her family. Jonas was a much beloved figure in San Antonio’s LGBTQ community. Aside

LGBTQ Flash Mob Organizer Ramos Abuabara Will Run to Unseat U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

LGBTQ Flash Mob Organizer Ramos Abuabara Will Run to Unseat U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Rosalinda “Rosey” Ramos Abuabara, organizer of a 2017 LGBTQ pride flash mob across the street from the home of then-mayor Ivy Taylor, has filed to run for the congressional seat now held by Republican Will Hurd. Her bid to represent the 23rd District will pit her in a

Anna Vasquez of the ‘San Antonio Four’ Appointed to Board of Houston Forensics Science Center

Anna Vasquez of the ‘San Antonio Four’ Appointed to Board of Houston Forensics Science Center

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Since her release from prison, wrongfully convicted member of the “San Antonio Four” Anna Vasquez has dedicated her life to preventing injustices akin to what she suffered, most notably serving as the director of outreach for the Innocence Project of Texas. As of Wednesday, she will now be

Nueces County Commissioner Says ‘No’ to Corpus Christi Pride Week Proclamation

Nueces County Commissioner Says ‘No’ to Corpus Christi Pride Week Proclamation

A Nueces County Commissioner refused to sign a proclamation in honor of Corpus Christi Pride Week saying in a television interview, “Just because you are the LGBTQ or whatever it’s called community doesn’t mean I have to suck it up and support it.” County Commissioner Carolyn Vaughn read a statement in opposition of the proclamation

Study Finds TV Newscasters Ignored Trump Administration Attacks on LGBTQ Community

Study Finds TV Newscasters Ignored Trump Administration Attacks on LGBTQ Community

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Last month, a flurry of reports from online and print media revealed potential Trump administration rule changes that would permit discrimination in housing, health care and adoption assistance against LGBTQ people. But television news largely ignored those apparent reversals of federal policy, according to recent analysis by the

Texas Diversity Council Will Hold LGBT-Allies Summit in San Antonio

Texas Diversity Council Will Hold LGBT-Allies Summit in San Antonio

The Texas Diversity Council will hold its second annual San Antonio LGBT-Allies Diversity Summit on June 13. The Summit will bring together business leaders and community representatives for discussions on workplace equality. “We believe in educating ourselves on the importance of inclusion as it pertains to our LGBT community. Take the opportunity to make new

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