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Two San Antonio Medical Facilities Designated Healthcare Leaders by HRC Foundation

Two San Antonio Medical Facilities Designated Healthcare Leaders by HRC Foundation

Two San Antonio medical facilities have been been named Healthcare Leaders in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Healthcare Equality Index. The facilities, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital and VA South Texas Health Care System received perfect scores on HRC’s index. A third hospital, the Methodist Hospital located in the Medical Center, received a score of 40.

Republican Party Withdraws Attack on Gina Ortiz Jones’ Sexual Orientation

Republican Party Withdraws Attack on Gina Ortiz Jones’ Sexual Orientation

The National Republican Campaign Committee’s DemocratFacts website has removed language attacking Congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones for her sexual orientation. DemocratFacts is a Republican website that offers party stalwarts and conservative groups preferred attacks which can be used in all forms of political advertising against opposition candidates. Jones is a native of San Antonio, an

Emmy-Winning Gay Actor and Filmmaker Ash Christian, from Paris, Texas, Dies at 35

Emmy-Winning Gay Actor and Filmmaker Ash Christian, from Paris, Texas, Dies at 35

Paris, Texas-born actor, producer, and filmmaker, Ash Christian, died in his sleep on August 13 during a vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Christian began creating short films at the age of 14. Within two years, he moved to Los Angeles where he founded Cranium Entertainment. At the time of his death, he had worked on

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

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