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Commentary: Texas’ persecution of transgender kids and their families is fundamentally wrong

Commentary: Texas’ persecution of transgender kids and their families is fundamentally wrong

Ricardo Martinez is CEO of Equality Texas Over the last two years in Texas, in and outside of the Capitol, I’ve stood side by side with the parents of transgender children. I have witnessed the devotion and unconditional love they have for their children. At those events at the Capitol, when I allowed myself a

ACLU and Lambda Legal sue to block Texas from investigating parents of transgender youth

ACLU and Lambda Legal sue to block Texas from investigating parents of transgender youth

The parents of a 16-year-old transgender girl have sued Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, alleging they’re being targeted by the state after he ordered that cases where gender-affirming medical care is provided to minors be investigated as child abuse. The suit, filed Tuesday by the ACLU of Texas and Lambda Legal, asks a Travis County judge

Transgender Texas kids are terrified after governor orders that parents be investigated for child abuse

Transgender Texas kids are terrified after governor orders that parents be investigated for child abuse

Some experts doubt that classifying gender-affirming care as child abuse would hold up in court, but families still feel targeted by Gov. Greg Abbott’s new order By Sneha Dey and Karen Brooks Harper, The Texas Tribune Every couple of months, Adamalis Vigil drives eight hours from the Rio Grande Valley to North Texas so her

HIV-prevention vaccine trial to begin at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

HIV-prevention vaccine trial to begin at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

ABC News is reporting that the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonios is one of four medical facilities across the U.S chosen to participate in Phase 1 clinical trials of an HIV mRNA vaccine for the prevention of HIV. Moderna, one of the biotech companies that created vaccines for COVID-19, is teaming

Stonewall Democrats announce endorsements for March primary election

Stonewall Democrats announce endorsements for March primary election

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio have released their list of over 70 endorsements for the Democratic primary election slated for March 1. The primary roster of candidates is extensive and includes races for state, federal and county seats. On Sunday, January 16, Stonewall held an online forum where candidates were invited to participate. To

Trans kids and supporters say new Texas law will keep them out of school sports

Trans kids and supporters say new Texas law will keep them out of school sports

School districts have said they will abide by the law, but it’s still unclear how they will determine whether a student’s birth certificate was issued near the time of birth. By Allyson Waller, The Texas Tribune Julia wouldn’t describe herself as the “biggest sports person” in the world. She’s not into basketball or football. She

Fiesta Cornyation plans return in April to officially crown Jesse Mata as King Anchovy LV

Fiesta Cornyation plans return in April to officially crown Jesse Mata as King Anchovy LV

After a two-year hiatus, the board of Fiesta Cornyation, billed as Fiesta San Antonio’s  “raunchiest, cheapest event with a purpose,” announced on January 17 that the show will return this spring. The announcement was made on the Cornyation Facebook page:”Hear y’all, hear y’all. By decree of His Royal Heinous King Anchovy LV, Jesse Mata: Save

Comedian Fortune Feimster brings stand-up tour to San Antonio’s Tobin Center

Comedian Fortune Feimster brings stand-up tour to San Antonio’s Tobin Center

There’s busy and there’s busy. Comedienne Fortune Feimster falls in the latter category. Most prominently, her one-hour special Sweet & Salty is streaming on Netflix, where she also stars with David Spade on The Netflix Afterparty. Beyond that, she’s done her standup thing on Conan and Seth Myers. Feimster began her career in Los Angeles

Police search for Texas married couple who are charged in murder of Seattle woman

Police search for Texas married couple who are charged in murder of Seattle woman

A married Mesquite, Texas couple are on the run from police after they were charged with murdering a Seattle woman then fled while they were free on bond. The murder was committed in October 2020 50-year-old Nina Marano and her 58-year-old wife, Lisa Dykes, along with their roommate 32-year-old Charles Beltran, who remains jailed in

San Antonio actor, writer, director Jade Esteban Estrada named creative director of Overtime Theatre

San Antonio actor, writer, director Jade Esteban Estrada named creative director of Overtime Theatre

The board of directors of the Overtime Theatre announced on January 6 that local actor, writer and director Jade Esteban Estrada will take the helm as the organization’s artistic director. Estrada succeeds William Razavi who resigned in November. The Overtime Theatre opened its doors in 2007. According to its website, it “produces works with an

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