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Obama Endorses San Antonio Candidates Wendy Davis and Gina Ortiz Jones for U.S. House Seats

Obama Endorses San Antonio Candidates Wendy Davis and Gina Ortiz Jones for U.S. House Seats

San Antonio-area Democrats Wendy Davis and Gina Ortiz Jones are among 27 Texas candidates endorsed by former President Barack Obama ahead of November 3 election. Obama’s announcement was released on August 3. Obama endorsed a total of 118 candidates in 17 states, including five Democratic Senate challengers and more than four dozen state legislative candidates.

Forgoing LGBTQ Issues, Owner of Pegasus Club Wins Republican Run Off for Congressional Seat

Forgoing LGBTQ Issues, Owner of Pegasus Club Wins Republican Run Off for Congressional Seat

Mauro E. Garza, the owner of the Pegasus Nightclub, which is located on the Main Avenue Strip, has won the Republican run off beating opponent Mike Allen in the race for the 20th Congressional District with more than 60 percent of the votes. In the November election, Garza will face Democratic incumbent Joaquin Castro, who is

Esperanza Center’s Streaming Concert Series Continues with ‘Noche Azul Sabor de Mexico’

Esperanza Center’s Streaming Concert Series Continues with ‘Noche Azul Sabor de Mexico’

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center continues its monthly “Noche Azul” concert series on Sunday afternoon, July 19 featuring singer Azul Barrientos. “Flowing with the spirit of change, I decided to have a new version of ‘Noche Azul’ during this pandemic that will be different from any other ‘Noche Azul’ I’ve ever done,” Barrientos says

With Start of Early Voting, Stonewall Democrats Release List of Endorsements for Runoff

With Start of Early Voting, Stonewall Democrats Release List of Endorsements for Runoff

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio released their list of endorsements just in time for the first day of early voting for the July 14 runoff election. The list of endorsements includes two previously unendorsed candidates and five previously endorsed candidates. Stonewall Democrats Official Endorsements U.S. Senate: Royce West Constable, Precinct 2: Ino Badillo Constable,

Something for Everyone Slated for San Antonio’s Pride Bigger Than Texas Virtual Celebration

Something for Everyone Slated for San Antonio’s Pride Bigger Than Texas Virtual Celebration

Last May, organizers of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade announced that both events would be replaced by a virtual celebration to be aired on the Pride San Antonio Facebook page and YouTube channel on Saturday, June 27. “In an effort to maximize the safety and well-being of our community and to continue

Pegasus Bar to Close Temporarily After Several Patrons Test Positive for Coronavirus

Pegasus Bar to Close Temporarily After Several Patrons Test Positive for Coronavirus

The management of the Pegasus nightclub, which is located on the Main Avenue Strip, announced on Monday, June 22 that it will close for a few days to sanitize the bar after several patrons tested positive for the coronavirus. The announcement claims that the virus “. . . not only affects us but has been

University of Texas Researchers Seek Participants for Statewide LGBTQ Covid-19 Survey

University of Texas Researchers Seek Participants for Statewide LGBTQ Covid-19 Survey

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, with the local participation of Pride Center San Antonio and Texas Pride Impact Funds, are seeking participants for a statewide survey to ascertain the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the LGBTQ community. The survey, which was initiated on May 4, seeks to understand the concerns and

Progressive Religious Organizations of San Antonio to Host Virtual Pride Interfaith Service

Progressive Religious Organizations of San Antonio to Host Virtual Pride Interfaith Service

On June 14, Progressive Religious Organizations of San Antonio (PRO SA) will host an interfaith service, Pride: Claiming our Faiths, a virtual celebration where LGBTQ worshipers of different faiths will come together for music, history, reflections, and a virtual social gathering on Zoom afterwards. PRO SA is a network of clergy and lay people concerned

San Antonio LGBTQIA+ Community Statement for Black Lives

San Antonio LGBTQIA+ Community Statement for Black Lives

The following statement was issued on June 3, 2020 by members, leaders and organizations from San Antonio’s LGBTQIA community. It is the beginning of Pride Month. As a community, we must always stand for what is just. Therefore, the undersigned LGBTQIA+ community members and leaders have come together to stand as a community in solidarity

S.A. LGBT Chamber Issues Statement Condemning Violence During Police Brutality Protest

S.A. LGBT Chamber Issues Statement Condemning Violence During Police Brutality Protest

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce issued a statement on June 1 condemning the violence and vandalism that broke out during an anti-police brutality protest in downtown San Antonio on May 30. The protest was in reaction to the killing of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who died after a local policeman,

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