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City Council Vote Clears Way for Rainbow Crosswalk Installation on Main Avenue Strip

City Council Vote Clears Way for Rainbow Crosswalk Installation on Main Avenue Strip

In a unanimous vote, the San Antonio City Council voted to accept $19,832 in donations from the LGBT community and its allies to help defray the cost of installing a rainbow crosswalk at the corner of Main and Evergreen in the heart of San Antonio’s LGBT business district. The donations were presented to the City

Tech Bloc and Rackspace Sponsoring Pride Portraits Event at Hemisfair

Tech Bloc and Rackspace Sponsoring Pride Portraits Event at Hemisfair

In honor of Pride month, Tech Bloc and Rackspace are inviting the community to meet Eric Edward Schell of Pride Portraits and have their photos taken at a special event that aims to “celebrate diversity in our city and tech scene.” Dubbed June #Tech2sDay, the event will take place on June 12 at Consafos Cocina

Bexar County Sheriff and Mayor of Del Rio Named Grand Marshals of SA Pride Parade

Bexar County Sheriff and Mayor of Del Rio Named Grand Marshals of SA Pride Parade

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar and the newly-elected Mayor of Del Rio, Texas, Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano have been named as Grand Marshals of the 2018 Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade slated to step off on June 30 in San Antonio. “We are proud to honor these two gentlemen, Sheriff Salazar, who is a staunch ally

LGBT Employment Issues Are Focus of Queer Corazones Resource Fair

LGBT Employment Issues Are Focus of Queer Corazones Resource Fair

The Queer Corazones de Esperanza are hosting a resource fair and panel discussion on June 9 which will address issues and topics relating to LGBT employment. According to the press release, the purpose of the event is to facilitate conversations about the conditions and experiences of LGBT individuals at their places of employment. One issue

What the U.S. Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Means for Religious Refusal Laws in Texas

What the U.S. Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Means for Religious Refusal Laws in Texas

By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune Last year, a dispute over a Colorado wedding cake made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court — and this week, the reverberations of the high court’s ruling made it all the way to Texas. After the high court ruled Monday in favor of a Christian baker

LezRideSA Offering Grants to LGBT Youth Groups

LezRideSA Offering Grants to LGBT Youth Groups

LezRideSA announced this week that is accepting applications from local LGBT youth organizations for two $500 LezFund Grants it will award this summer. The grants would be used by the youth organizations to promote or sponsor healthy activities like dance, sports, hiking, cycling and team building events. Underwriting for the grants is being provided by

City Councilman’s Challenge Leads to 4,000 HIV Tests in SA in April

City Councilman’s Challenge Leads to 4,000 HIV Tests in SA in April

More than 4,000 San Antonians were tested for HIV during the month of April, in response to a challenge issued to the City Council by fellow Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw. According to Metro Health, for the past ten years Bexar County’s new HIV diagnosis rates have been consistently higher than the state and national rates.

Alaska Thunderfuck Will be Back in SA for Shows at Heat Nightclub

Alaska Thunderfuck Will be Back in SA for Shows at Heat Nightclub

Updated: May 31, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Recording artist and drag performer Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 (Justin Andrew Honard) will be in San Antonio on June 16 and 17 for shows at the Heat Nightclub. Alaska grabbed her claim to fame as the runner up on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and winner of the

Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee Set to Meet for First Time

Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee Set to Meet for First Time

Members of San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s newly-appointed LGBTQ Advisory Committee are set to have their first meeting on Thursday, May 31 at the Central Library Auditorium. The gathering marks the first time the mayor will have the opportunity to meet the 15 members of the committee face to face since they were chosen. Future

A Gay Texas Teacher Is on Leave After She Showed Students a Photo of Her Wife. She Has Few Legal Protections.

A Gay Texas Teacher Is on Leave After She Showed Students a Photo of Her Wife. She Has Few Legal Protections.

By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune Stacy Bailey has been employed as an art teacher at Charlotte Anderson Elementary School for a decade, but she hasn’t been in the classroom since September. Instead, she’s in limbo: She isn’t fired — her contract with the district has even been renewed — but she’s not working. Mansfield

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