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Yvonne Jonas, Retired President of PFLAG San Antonio, Has Died

Yvonne Jonas, Retired President of PFLAG San Antonio, Has Died

Yvonne Jonas, former president of the San Antonio chapter of PFLAG, who led the organization for 17 years, died during the early morning hours of June 8 at the age of 87. Friends say she passed peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her family. Jonas was a much beloved figure in San Antonio’s LGBTQ community. Aside

Nueces County Commissioner Says ‘No’ to Corpus Christi Pride Week Proclamation

Nueces County Commissioner Says ‘No’ to Corpus Christi Pride Week Proclamation

A Nueces County Commissioner refused to sign a proclamation in honor of Corpus Christi Pride Week saying in a television interview, “Just because you are the LGBTQ or whatever it’s called community doesn’t mean I have to suck it up and support it.” County Commissioner Carolyn Vaughn read a statement in opposition of the proclamation

Texas Diversity Council Will Hold LGBT-Allies Summit in San Antonio

Texas Diversity Council Will Hold LGBT-Allies Summit in San Antonio

The Texas Diversity Council will hold its second annual San Antonio LGBT-Allies Diversity Summit on June 13. The Summit will bring together business leaders and community representatives for discussions on workplace equality. “We believe in educating ourselves on the importance of inclusion as it pertains to our LGBT community. Take the opportunity to make new

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

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