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Austin Brewer and Equality Texas to Premier Pride Beer Can at Friendly Spot Launch Party

Austin Brewer and Equality Texas to Premier Pride Beer Can at Friendly Spot Launch Party

Circle Brewing Company of Austin and Equality Texas are teaming up for the launch of a beer in a rainbow colored can during a June 7 party at the Friendly Spot Ice House. The brew, Fanny Pack Kolsch, is described as a “crisp, refreshing summer beer with uncompromising style. Righteously refreshing and bursting with Huell

Who Do You Want to Be Mayor? Early Voting Starts Today!

Who Do You Want to Be Mayor? Early Voting Starts Today!

Early voting for the June 8 runoff election begins on Tuesday, May 28 and ends Tuesday, June 4. Polling sites include the Bexar County Justice Center along with scores of other locations. San Antonio voters will be casting votes for mayor and for City Council representatives in Districts 2, 4 and 6. The big match

LGBT Chamber to Honor Three Local Community Members at Annual Meeting and Luncheon

LGBT Chamber to Honor Three Local Community Members at Annual Meeting and Luncheon

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce is holding its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on May 29, during which they will honor three “extraordinary San Antonians with awards in recognition of [their] contributions to advance the LGBT Community.” In their announcement for the event, the Chamber board writes, “As the largest gathering of LGBT

Pride Center Opens Voting for Selection of Icon Award Honorees

Pride Center Opens Voting for Selection of Icon Award Honorees

Pride Center San Antonio has decided to hold a competition in order to select the individuals who will be honored at their first annual Icon Awards Brunch on June 23. “We are floored by the number of people in our community who deserve to be recognized and the awe-inspiring work that demands recognition,” the Pride

Corpus Christi Readies for Third Annual Pride Celebration

Corpus Christi Readies for Third Annual Pride Celebration

Organizers in Corpus Christi’s LGBTQ community are busy preparing for the third annual Pride celebration, which this year consists of 10 days of events including a parade and block party. The Corpus Christi Pride celebrations will take place from June 2 to 13. They are being presented by the Mosaic Project of South Texas, a

San Antonio Congressman Will Hurd, a Republican, Voted in Favor of the Equality Act

San Antonio Congressman Will Hurd, a Republican, Voted in Favor of the Equality Act

On May 17, the Democratic-led House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, legislation that would outlaw LGBTQ discrimination, in a vote of 236-173. Eight Republican representatives, including Rep. Will Hurd of San Antonio, voted in favor the measure. The Equality Act would extend civil right protections to LGBTQ citizens by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual

Entertainers Announced for Pride Center’s Icon Awards Brunch

Entertainers Announced for Pride Center’s Icon Awards Brunch

Pride Center San Antonio this week announced two local performers who will grace the stage for the first annual Icon Awards Brunch, which is slated for June 2 at the Pearl Stable. Vocalist and Dj Alyson Alonzo will spin a DJ set throughout the event and give a live performance that will feature songs from

Anti-LGBTQ Legislation Killed in Texas House Revived in Senate

Anti-LGBTQ Legislation Killed in Texas House Revived in Senate

A so-called “religious liberty” bill that was killed in the Texas House last week has been revived in the Texas Senate where it appears to be on a fast track. Last Thursday, state Rep. Julie Johnson (D-Carrollton), along with her colleagues on the Texas House LGBTQ Caucus defeated the bill, HB 3172, using a couple

Just One Night Fundraiser for Homeless LGBT Teens Set for May 18

Just One Night Fundraiser for Homeless LGBT Teens Set for May 18

An event to benefit homeless LGBT youth in San Antonio marks the second year where participants are asked to raise funds and sleep in a city park for a night. The fundraiser, dubbed “Just One Night” will benefit the Thrive Youth Center, a San Antonio shelter for homeless LGBT teens. LGBT youth represent a high

Ilene Brenner Dunn, LGBTQ Ally and Former Pastor of Madison Square Presbyterian, has Died

Ilene Brenner Dunn, LGBTQ Ally and Former Pastor of Madison Square Presbyterian, has Died

Rev. Ilene Brenner Dunn, former pastor of Madison Square Presbyterian Church in San Antonio and an ally of the LGBTQ community died on Sunday, May 4 surrounded by friends and family. Most recently, Dunn was a ministerial assistant at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and a pastoral counselor at the Samaritan Counseling Center, both in Austin.

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