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Stonewall Democrats slam anti-LGBTQ District 9 City Council candidate Patrick Von Dohlen ahead of June 5 runoff election

Stonewall Democrats slam anti-LGBTQ District 9 City Council candidate Patrick Von Dohlen ahead of June 5 runoff election

In a May 18 press release, the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio”strongly urged” voters not to cast ballots in the June 5 runoff election for District 9 candidate Patrick Von Dohlen citing his “extensive history of inciting anti-LGBTQIA hate.” In the District 9 runoff, Von Dohlen is facing off against incumbent John Courage who received 47

Sheryl Sculley, former city manager and steadfast LGBTQ ally, is moving to Austin

Sheryl Sculley, former city manager and steadfast LGBTQ ally, is moving to Austin

Sheryl Sculley, who in November of 2018 announced she would retire after an 13-year tenure as San Antonio’s city manager, announced this week that she is moving to Austin. The former city manager told the San Antonio Report she was moving to be closer to family and to teach a course in advance public management

President Biden nominates Gina Ortiz Jones for Under Secretary of the Air Force

President Biden nominates Gina Ortiz Jones for Under Secretary of the Air Force

In an announcement made on April 27, President Joe Biden nominated San Antonio native Gina Ortiz Jones for Under Secretary of the Air Force. Jones was among 10 individuals nominated by the President for national security positions. If confirmed, she’ll become the first out lesbian to serve as under secretary of a branch of the

Renowned San Antonio actor, director and teacher Greg Hinojosa has died

Renowned San Antonio actor, director and teacher Greg Hinojosa has died

Greg Hinojosa, well-known San Antonio actor, director, theatrical producer and teacher, died on April 8 at the age of 57. Hinojosa was a graduate of Holmes High School in San Antonio and attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University where he majored in theatre and speech. He is survived by Daniel Acosta, his husband of 23 years.

San Antonio openly LGBTQ lawyer nominated for presidency of State Bar’s Young Lawyers Assn.

San Antonio openly LGBTQ lawyer nominated for presidency of State Bar’s Young Lawyers Assn.

San Antonio attorney Michael J. Ritter has been nominated to run for president of the Texas Young Lawyers Association. TYLA is a division of the State Bar of Texas, an administrative agency within the judicial branch of the State of Texas. The TYLA president serves on the board of directors and the executive committee of

Members of Texas House LGBTQ Caucus named to key leadership positions

Members of Texas House LGBTQ Caucus named to key leadership positions

In the opening days of the 87th Legislative Session, members of the Texas House LGBTQ Caucus were named to several key positions including Speaker Pro Tem, five chair, and 12 vice chairs positions. The Texas House LGBTQ Caucus was formed in January 2019 to “create a forum for Texas legislators to discuss issues that affect

As State Legislature convenes, Equality Texas warns of bills targeting trans youth

As State Legislature convenes, Equality Texas warns of bills targeting trans youth

The Texas Legislature convened for its 2021 session on January 12 and already Republican politicians, Representative Steve Toth and Senator Charles Perry, are targeting transgender youth with bills which Equality Texas says will put these young people “under a harmful spotlight.” In an email to its members, Equality Texas described the two proposed bills. “Toth’s

Christmas trees by artist affectionately known as Tia Chuck on display at Ruby City

Christmas trees by artist affectionately known as Tia Chuck on display at Ruby City

Just in time for the holiday season, the Linda Pace Foundation’s Ruby City Gallery is featuring an exhibit of Christmas trees created by San Antonio artist Chuck Ramirez, known affectionately as Tia Chuck. According to a Ruby City press release, “Commissioned by Linda Pace, these freestanding trees feature everyday items and oddities, from spoons and

DAY OF DECISION: Where to vote on November 3

DAY OF DECISION: Where to vote on November 3

After four years of the Trump presidency, voters across the U.S. are ready to make their voices heard. The local election includes ballots for president, Congressional and U.S. Senate races, state offices ( judges, representatives and senators) and county officials including sheriff. In Bexar County, there are over 300 polling places. Additionally, voters can use

San Antonio Express-News editorial criticizes anti-LGBTQ smears in local political races

San Antonio Express-News editorial criticizes anti-LGBTQ smears in local political races

An editorial in the October 29 issue of the San Antonio Express-News points out anti-LGBTQ claims made in two local political races: The first for a seat on the NEISD school board, the other a race for a U.S. House seat. In the editorial, the newspaper writes, “Let’s be clear: Homophobia has no place in

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