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After Runoff, Three LGBT Texans Will Run for Congress

After Runoff, Three LGBT Texans Will Run for Congress

Three LGBT Congressional candidates from Texas scored victories in the Democratic Party runoff on May 22 and will now advance to face Republican challengers in the November election. Lorie Burch from Plano, Gina Ortiz Jones from San Antonio and Eric Holguin from Corpus Christi easily won their races with large majorities. One candidate, Mary Street

Suspect Arrested In Choking Death of Dallas Trans Woman

Suspect Arrested In Choking Death of Dallas Trans Woman

Police have arrested a male suspect in the murder of a Dallas trans woman after finding items belonging to the victim in his car during a traffic stop near Huntsville, Texas. On May 17, Jimmy Eugene Johnson III was charged with capital murder in the death of Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon, who was found in critical

Fundraising Campaign for Main Avenue Rainbow Crosswalk Nears Goal

Fundraising Campaign for Main Avenue Rainbow Crosswalk Nears Goal

A fundraising campaign to help pay for the installation of a rainbow crosswalk on the Main Avenue Strip has nearly reached its goal, according to an email to Out In SA from District 1 City Councilman Roberto C. Treviño. Councilman Treviño reports: “By placing actions above words, the rainbow crosswalk is nearing its fundraising goal

Texas-Born Trans Rocker Shay Spence Will Be in SA to Promote Solo Album

Texas-Born Trans Rocker Shay Spence Will Be in SA to Promote Solo Album

Shay Spence, front-woman and bassist for the NYC slacker rock band Vassals, will perform in San Antonio on May 31 at Lowcountry as part of the “Tiny Texas Tour,” promoting her first solo album titled, With Fangs. Spence will also appear in Austin at Dozen Street on May 29 and in her hometown of Corpus

SA’s ‘Curious Twins’ Explore Medical Cannibalism and Other Paranormal Oddities

SA’s ‘Curious Twins’ Explore Medical Cannibalism and Other Paranormal Oddities

Curious Twins Paranormal, which bills itself as San Antonio’s gay-owned, historic paranormal investigative and tour company, will be hosting a pop-up exhibit that might best be viewed on an empty stomach. “Death Eaters: A Gruesome History of Medical Cannibalism” will be presented on May 18 at Brick at Blue Star as part of the Spirit

SA LGBT Artists to be Featured in Group Show at Culture Commons Gallery

SA LGBT Artists to be Featured in Group Show at Culture Commons Gallery

The work of twelve LGBT artists from San Antonio will be featured in “We Are,” a group show that opens on May 17 at the Culture Commons Gallery. The show is being presented by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and curated by Sarah Castillo, the founder of Lady Base Gallery,

Abbott Campaign Ad Attacks Lupe Valdez as ‘Too Liberal for Texas’

Abbott Campaign Ad Attacks Lupe Valdez as ‘Too Liberal for Texas’

Texas Governor Greg Abbott released an ad attacking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez as being “wrong for Texas” and makes mention of her sexual orientation indirectly by displaying a quote by Valdez in which she mentions her partner. In the 30-second ad, Abbott slams Valdez saying she would overturn legislation banning sanctuary cities and the

Photographer’s Archive Yields Trove of Historic Images of Selena in Concert

Photographer’s Archive Yields Trove of Historic Images of Selena in Concert

When San Antonio photographer Antonia Padilla decided to go through her archives late last year, she discovered negatives and contact sheets which contained images of pop singer Selena’s 1993 concert in Brownsville, Texas. At the time the photos were taken, Padilla was a photographer for the Brownsville Herald where she often was assigned to cover

Luther’s Cafe to Screen ‘Transpose’ Documentary

Luther’s Cafe to Screen ‘Transpose’ Documentary

Luther’s Cafe will host a screening of Transpose, a documentary that examines the challenges transgender people face as they go through their transition and seek to forge ahead with their new lives. The film is a project of Arttitude, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization which serves to unite the LGBT community “with the goal of inciting

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