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With Infection Rates on the Rise, Metro Health Promotes Testing During STD Awareness Month

With Infection Rates on the Rise, Metro Health Promotes Testing During STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is using the occasion to initiate its new mobile testing van along with a campaign to test at least 4,000 Bexar County residents for sexually transmitted diseases. The campaign, tagged #IKnowMyStatusSA, kicked off last week with the testing van traveling the city manned

LGBTQ Organizations Invited to Apply for Grants from Texas Pride Impact Funds

LGBTQ Organizations Invited to Apply for Grants from Texas Pride Impact Funds

The Houston-based nonprofit, Texas Pride Impact Funds, announced on April 5 that it is accepting request for proposals from organizations around the state which provide support and services to the LGBTQ community. According to their website, “Texas Impact Funds exists to propel the LGBTQ movement in Texas by supporting nonprofits that help thousands of our

Meet the Five LGBTQ Candidates Running for the San Antonio City Council

Meet the Five LGBTQ Candidates Running for the San Antonio City Council

San Antonio voters in Districts 1, 4, 8 and 9 will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for an LGBTQ City Council candidate in the May 4 General Election. This election season brings five queer candidates, a record number. LGBTQ candidates have run for the City Council in the past including previous District 1

USAA and Rackspace Score 100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index

USAA and Rackspace Score 100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index

Updated: March 29, 2019, 2:20 p.m. For the second time in as many years, two San Antonio companies were among the 571 businesses across the country that scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. The United Services Automobile Association (USAA), which provides financial products to military members and families, and Rackspace, a

San Antonio Congressman Chip Roy Scolds City Council Over Chick-Fil-A Decision

San Antonio Congressman Chip Roy Scolds City Council Over Chick-Fil-A Decision

Updated: March 28, 2019, 1:00 p.m. Republican Rep. Chip Roy, who represents Texas 21st Congressional District, which includes northeastern San Antonio, has sent a letter to the City Council asking for an explanation as to why it banned Chick-Fil-A from opening a restaurant at the airport. The City Council voted on March 21 against allowing

Brockhouse Apologizes to Chick-Fil-A for City Council Vote to Ban It from Airport

Brockhouse Apologizes to Chick-Fil-A for City Council Vote to Ban It from Airport

District 6 City Councilman and mayoral candidate Greg Brockhouse has taken it upon himself to write a letter of apology to Chick-Fil-A for the City Council’s recent vote to ban the restaurant from the San Antonio Airport for its anti-LGBTQ beliefs. In his March 26 missive to the company, Brockhouse writes, “The recent actions of

City Council Votes No to Chick-Fil-A Restaurant at San Antonio Airport

City Council Votes No to Chick-Fil-A Restaurant at San Antonio Airport

The San Antonio City Council voted on March 21 against allowing the opening of a Chick-Fil-A concession at the city’s airport in a vote of 6 to 4 with one abstention. The Chick-Fil-A restaurant was part of a group of ten “concepts” Paradies Lagardère, a company that operates stores in airports and hotels throughout the

LGBTQ Advisory Committee Challenges City’s Neutrality on Senate Bill 15

LGBTQ Advisory Committee Challenges City’s Neutrality on Senate Bill 15

The Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee is challenging the City of San Antonio’s “neutral” stance on Senate Bill 15, a measure currently under consideration in the Texas Senate which would prohibit the local regulation of private employers. On its face, SB 15 would prohibit cities from requiring that private companies offer paid sick leave and other

Local Gender Affirmation Project Will Assist with Updating of ID’s

Local Gender Affirmation Project Will Assist with Updating of ID’s

A partnership of three organizations will begin offering gender marker and name change clinics that will help gender nonconforming individuals update their government ID cards, driver’s licenses and other documents to align with how they identify. The program, dubbed the Gender Affirmation Project, is being organized by Pride Center San Antonio in conjunction with the

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