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New Group to Raise Funds for Rainbow Crosswalk Maintenance

New Group to Raise Funds for Rainbow Crosswalk Maintenance

A new group of community volunteers, organized by Pride San Antonio, is holding their first benefit to raise money for upkeep and maintenance of the rainbow crosswalk that was installed on the Main Avenue Strip in June. The group, who have dubbed themselves the Guardians of the Crosswalk, say they will “tirelessly work to protect,

Take an HIV Test, Get an Underwear Gift Card and Meet RuPaul Starlet Naomi Smalls

Take an HIV Test, Get an Underwear Gift Card and Meet RuPaul Starlet Naomi Smalls

In an effort to encourage more community members to get tested, Unify San Antonio is offering a a $10 gift card from the Male B Wear underwear shop to individuals who get an HIV test at their office between September 14 and 25. Those gift cards can then be spent at Male B Wear during

Comedian Paula Poundstone Headed to SA for Appearance at Empire Theatre

Comedian Paula Poundstone Headed to SA for Appearance at Empire Theatre

Comedian, author, actress, interviewer, and commentator Paula Poundstone brings her sharp wit and observational humor to San Antonio’s Charline McCombs Empire Theatre for a one-night gig on October 19. In addition to stand-up, Poundstone is a panelist on the National Public Radio quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. She contributes commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning

Delighted Tobehere Back to Host Another Benefit for Thrive Youth Center

Delighted Tobehere Back to Host Another Benefit for Thrive Youth Center

New York-based drag performer Delighted Tobehere, the self-described “Queen of All Trades,” is coming back to San Antonio to headline her second benefit for the Thrive Youth Center on September 27 at the Bonham Exchange. The Thrive Youth Center is the only overnight shelter for LGBT youth in Texas and the Southwest United States. The

Azul Barrientos to Premier New Album With Concert at Carver Center

Azul Barrientos to Premier New Album With Concert at Carver Center

San Antonio-based chanteuse Azul Barrientos will premier her new album, Nuestro Corazón!, at a concert on Sunday, September 16 at the Carver Center’s Jo Long Theater. Barrientos, who is from Mexico City, has been artist-in-residence at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center since 2007 where her monthly Noche Azul concerts have showcased traditional Mexican music

From the Archives: VICTORY! SA City Council Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance

From the Archives: VICTORY! SA City Council Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Originally published in QSanAntonio, September 5, 2013 (Editor’s note: Today marks the fifth anniversary of the passage of the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance.) Despite loud and vocal opposition from Christian extremists, the San Antonio City Council on September 5 passed a nondiscrimination ordinance that includes protections for LGBT citizens and veterans. The vote was eight in

Texas Parent Who Got Lesbian Teacher Banned From Working in Elementary School Defends His Actions

Texas Parent Who Got Lesbian Teacher Banned From Working in Elementary School Defends His Actions

The father of two students at Charlotte Anderson Elementary School in Arlington, Texas, has addressed the school district’s board of trustees, defending himself after his complaint about a lesbian teacher got her banned from teaching at the school. In September 2017, Paul Holding, who has two daughters at the school, filed a complaint to Mansfield

Austin’s All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival Begins September 6

Austin’s All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival Begins September 6

Queer film aficionados will be burning rubber on IH-35 heading to Austin for the 31st annual All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (formerly known as the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival), which runs from September 6 to 9. Since its inception, aGLIFF has screened the best and most recent international, national and

Gay Libertarian Candidate for Texas Lt. Governor Wants to Legalize Pot and Prostitution

Gay Libertarian Candidate for Texas Lt. Governor Wants to Legalize Pot and Prostitution

A gay Libertarian candidate for Lt. Governor of Texas says he supports the legalization of cannabis, prostitution and gambling as part of a campaign platform “to make sure liberty is protected in the state of Texas.” Kerry Douglas McKennon is a sixth generation Texan who was born, and still lives, in Petersburg, a West Texas

LGBT Chamber Member Eyes Run for City Council District 1

LGBT Chamber Member Eyes Run for City Council District 1

An executive with a local hotel management company, who is a member of the San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce, has officially appointed a campaign treasurer, initiating a possible run for the City Council District 1 seat currently held by Roberto C. Treviño. Justin Holley, partner and vice president of ABH Hospitality, has named Henry

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