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Esperanza’s Mercado de Paz Marks 29th Year as a Holiday Shopping Tradition

Esperanza’s Mercado de Paz Marks 29th Year as a Holiday Shopping Tradition

Shoppers looking for an alternative to the Black Friday mobs at malls and shopping centers will find a unique selection of gifts at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s 29th International Peace Market or Mercado de Paz, held annually during Thanksgiving weekend. This year’s market will open on Friday, November 23 and continue through Sunday,

Esperanza Center to Screen Documentary About Trans Filipina Murdered by American G.I.

Esperanza Center to Screen Documentary About Trans Filipina Murdered by American G.I.

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, the San Antonio Gender Association, and the Transgender Education Network of Texas will host the screening on November 18 of a documentary that tells the story of a transgender Filipina who was murdered in 2014 by a U.S. Marine who was on leave in the Philippines. The film, Call

Transgender Day of Remembrance Event Set for Nov. 20 in San Antonio

Transgender Day of Remembrance Event Set for Nov. 20 in San Antonio

San Antonio’s LGBTQ community will observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20 with a special event at the Travis Park United Methodist Church. The San Antonio Gender Association annually hosts the observance in solidarity with Pride Center San Antonio and other local LGBTQ organizations, The Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed worldwide in

Mayor Nirenberg Says He’s ‘Grateful’ for Proposition A’s Defeat

Mayor Nirenberg Says He’s ‘Grateful’ for Proposition A’s Defeat

In a statement issued on November 7, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg says he is “proud and grateful” for the defeat of Proposition A, which was rejected by 54 percent of voters. If Proposition A had passed, it would have lengthened the amount of time needed to collect signatures for referenda, and reduce the number

LGBT Community Cheers Rosie Gonzalez’s Victorious Campaign for Judge

LGBT Community Cheers Rosie Gonzalez’s Victorious Campaign for Judge

In an election season that offered a mixed bag of results, at least one San Antonio LGBT candidate is celebrating a victory and thanking the community for its help. Attorney Rosie Gonzalez scored a solid victory in the race for Judge of County Court at Law No. 13 garnering 57 percent of the vote against

Dinner and Dancing on the Menu at Dignity San Antonio’s Annual Fall Ball

Dinner and Dancing on the Menu at Dignity San Antonio’s Annual Fall Ball

It’s time to shine up your dancing shoes and get out your best party dress in anticipation of Dignity San Antonio’s annual Fall Ball Dinner Dance slated for November 10 at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. Founded in 1976, Dignity San Antonio provides a safe space for local LGBT Catholics to reconcile, heal and integrate

Drag Queens and Roller Coasters to Highlight Annual ‘Out in the Park’

Drag Queens and Roller Coasters to Highlight Annual ‘Out in the Park’

Nightlife impresario Rey Lopez’s fourth annual Out in the Park, slated for November 3 at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, will be the perfect mix of thrill rides and drag queens. Taking a cue from similar gay events at Disneyland and Walt Disney world, Out in the Park is a full-fledged theme-park takeover — Fiesta Texas

Texas Student is Bullied After Teacher Falsely Tells Class He’s Gay

Texas Student is Bullied After Teacher Falsely Tells Class He’s Gay

The father of a high school student in Nixon, Texas, says his son is being bullied after his teacher falsely told the student’s classmates that the student is gay and uses his girlfriend to cover it up, WOAI-TV is reporting. The father says his son is not gay. The boy attends Nixon-Smiley High School which

Mayor to Participate in Town Hall on City’s Culture of Health Prize and LGBTQ Resiliency Study

Mayor to Participate in Town Hall on City’s Culture of Health Prize and LGBTQ Resiliency Study

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg will be a special guest at a town hall on October 30 that will feature presentations and a panel discussion about two programs being underwritten by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The Culture of Health Prize and the San Antonio LGBTQ Resiliency Study. This year, San Antonio received its second

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