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Pride Center Cancels Events and Meetings in Wake of Coronavirus

Pride Center Cancels Events and Meetings in Wake of Coronavirus

The board of directors of Pride Center San Antonio issued a letter on March 13 advising the community that it is suspending several group meetings and special events in wake of the coronavirus epidemic. The letter was signed by Robert Salcido, Jr., the Center’s executive director. “Because of the current cluster of COVID-19 cases impacting

Over 100 Community Organizations Warn LGBTQ People More Suseptable to Cornavirus

Over 100 Community Organizations Warn LGBTQ People More Suseptable to Cornavirus

More than 100 organizations around the country have signed an open letter warning that LGBTQ people are at an increased risk to the cornavirus. The letter was initiated by the National LGBT Cancer Network, GMLA Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, Whitman-Walker Health, SAGE, New York Transgender Advocacy Group, and National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.

LGBT Chamber to Present Five Awards at Annual Meeting and Luncheon

LGBT Chamber to Present Five Awards at Annual Meeting and Luncheon

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce is holding its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on April 15, during which they will five honor local individuals and businesses for their contributions to to the LGBTQ community. In their announcement for the event, the Chamber board writes, “As the largest gathering of LGBT business professionals and

San Antonio Arts Commission Declines to Rule on Queer Artist’s Censored Video

San Antonio Arts Commission Declines to Rule on Queer Artist’s Censored Video

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Despite being taken up at a meeting Tuesday of the San Antonio Arts Commission, Xandra Ibarra’s controversial video artwork Spictacles: La Tortillera remains in limbo. Ibarra’s piece was removed in mid-February from the “XicanX: New Visions” exhibition after City Attorney Andy Segovia deemed it was “obscene content” and

Census 2020 Event Seeks to Make Sure All LGBTQ San Antonians Are Counted

Census 2020 Event Seeks to Make Sure All LGBTQ San Antonians Are Counted

The Thrive Youth Center and Pride Center San Antonio are working with the San Antonio Bexar County Complete Count Committee to make sure all LGBTQ residents are counted in the 2020 Census. To that end, a March 13 event at the Pride Center, dubbed Count Me In, will offer an opportunity for the LGBTQ community

Texas coronavirus cases lead to cancellation of Austin’s SXSW

Texas coronavirus cases lead to cancellation of Austin’s SXSW

The annual Austin festival founded in 1987 attracts more than 400,000 attendees from all over the world and generates hundreds of millions of dollars. By Naomi Andu, The Texas Tribune Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared a local disaster on Thursday that effectively cancels this year’s South by Southwest festival. The 10-day event was scheduled to

‘Queer Voices’ Take the Stage for Special Performance at Esperanza Center

‘Queer Voices’ Take the Stage for Special Performance at Esperanza Center

Twenty-five queer writers, poets and playwrights will gather at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on Friday, March 6 for “AWP2020 Queer Voices: Nuestra Voz, Nuestro Cuerpo, Nuestro Tiempo—Our Voices, Our Bodies, Our Time.” AWP is an acronym for Association of Writers & Writing Programs. AWP’s mission is to foster “literary achievement, advance the art

Paul Reubens In SA for 35th Anniversary Screening of ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure’

Paul Reubens In SA for 35th Anniversary Screening of ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Pee-Wee Herman is returning to San Antonio, but he’s not looking for his bike this time around. This year marks the 35th anniversary of wacky film classic Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, which cemented Herman as a household name, marked macabre auteur Tim Burton’s directorial debut and was the first

Texas LGBTQ Candidates Fare Well in Democratic Primary

Texas LGBTQ Candidates Fare Well in Democratic Primary

Out In SA has been following 11 Democratic Primary races with LGBTQ candidates in Texas: two U.S. Congressional races and nine for seats in the Texas House. Of that total, only one candidate will not go on to either the May runoffs or the November election. Some of these candidates ran unopposed. Following is our

Joe Biden Wins Texas Primary in a Stunning Turnaround

Joe Biden Wins Texas Primary in a Stunning Turnaround

Biden had trailed in the polls leading up to election day, which pointed to Bernie Sanders as the frontrunner. By Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the Texas presidential primary, continuing a stunning revival of his once-struggling campaign that has helped him solidify himself as one of the two

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