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City Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez seeks expansion of San Antonio’s non-discrimination ordinance

City Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez seeks expansion of San Antonio’s non-discrimination ordinance

On Thursday, October 28, District 2 City Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez filed a Council Consideration Request that seeks to expand the reach of San Antonio’s non-discrimination ordinance to include private businesses with 15 or more employees and to establish a “uniform enforcement mechanism that will ensure fairness and opportunity for all people within San Antonio.” Despite

Dallas man sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for using Grindr to assault and rob gay men

Dallas man sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for using Grindr to assault and rob gay men

A 22 year-old man from Dallas was sentenced on October 13 to 23 years in federal prison for his participation in violent crimes committed against gay men using the Grindr app. Daniel Jenkins was the last of four defendants to plead guilty. He admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit hate crimes, kidnapping, and

Fiesta Youth’s Suicide Prevention Foundation Walk to honor Hector Bove

Fiesta Youth’s Suicide Prevention Foundation Walk to honor Hector Bove

Fiesta Youth, a San Antonio nonprofit dedicated to offering support to LGBTQ young people, is hosting the Suicide Prevention Foundation Walk on November 7 honoring local LGBTQ advocate Hector Bove. Bove, who was 42, passed away on July 29, 2020. He was a graduate of Taft High School in San Antonio, Harvard University and Northwestern

Travis Park Church to reveal design of new downtown mural recognizing 175th anniversary and policy of inclusion

Travis Park Church to reveal design of new downtown mural recognizing 175th anniversary and policy of inclusion

On September 21, Travis Park Church plans to unveil the design of a mural commemorating its 175th anniversary with the theme, “All Are Welcome, Love Conquers All.” The church is located downtown at 230 E. Travis Street adjacent to Travis Park. “For 175 years, Travis Park Church has leveraged the power of faith and devotion

Former anti-LGBTQ City Councilwoman Elisa Chan shows interest in running for Texas House seat

Former anti-LGBTQ City Councilwoman Elisa Chan shows interest in running for Texas House seat

Columnist Gilbert Garcia of the San Antonio Express News reports that former City Councilwoman Elisa Chan, who expressed anti-LGBTQ views while she was in office, says she wants to run for the Texas House District 122 seat currently held by Lyle Larson. “Chan, 55, says she’s definitely running if Larson steps aside,” Garcia writes in

Queer San Antonio rapper Chris Conde releases new video from ‘Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay’ album

Queer San Antonio rapper Chris Conde releases new video from ‘Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay’ album

San Antonio queer rapper Chris Conde (them, they) has released a new video from their latest album, Engulfed In The Marvellous Decay. Conde, who now lives in Austin, was previously the music editor for the San Antonio Current and a regular performer at local clubs. The new video of the single, “Summertime Heat,” premiered nationally

Pride San Antonio’s virtual celebration is set for Saturday, June 26

Pride San Antonio’s virtual celebration is set for Saturday, June 26

For the second year in a row, Pride San Antonio is forgoing in-person events and instead broadcasting a virtual Pride Celebration via Facebook and YouTube. The streaming event is being held in an abundance of caution at a time when Covid-19 appears to have declined but can still pose problems for those who remain unvaccinated.

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

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