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Transgender Woman Identified as Victim in San Antonio Barbershop Killing

Transgender Woman Identified as Victim in San Antonio Barbershop Killing

San Antonio Police have identified 20-year-old Helle Jae O’Regan as the victim of a fatal attack at the Diesel Barbershop on Bandera Road near Loop 1604 on May 6. O’Regan and two other barbershop employees were inside the business preparing for their reopening on May 8. Police arrested 42-year-old Damion Campbell on May 7 accusing

Organizers Replace Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade With Virtual Celebration

Organizers Replace Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade With Virtual Celebration

Pride San Antonio, organizers of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade, announced on May 1 that both events, slated for June 27, will be replaced by a virtual celebration instead. A statement sent to Out In SA from James Poindexter, board secretary of Pride S.A. says, “The Board of Directors of Pride San

Not All Community-Owned Restaurants Will Open Under Governor’s 25% Rule

Not All Community-Owned Restaurants Will Open Under Governor’s 25% Rule

At a news conference earlier this week, Governor Greg Abbott said he was letting the state’s stay-at-home order expire on April 30 at 11:59 p.m. and paved the way for the opening of stores, restaurants, movie theaters and malls on May 1. The only proviso is that these businesses can only operate at 25 percent

Live Oak City Councilman and Husband Die Two Days Apart from Coronavirus

Live Oak City Councilman and Husband Die Two Days Apart from Coronavirus

Anthony Brooks, a three-term city councilman in the San Antonio suburb of Live Oak, and Phillip Tsai-Brooks, his husband, died two days apart after contracting the coronavirus. The couple had been married since March of 2014. Brooks, 42, died on April 12 and Tsai-Brooks, 52, died on April 14.  Both men were treated at Northeast Methodist

Cornyation to Present Livestream Special to ‘Drive Away the Fiesta Blues’

Cornyation to Present Livestream Special to ‘Drive Away the Fiesta Blues’

With Fiesta San Antonio postponed until November, the organizers of Fiesta Cornyation are cooking up a special livestream fundraiser on April 23 for those who don’t want to wait until the fall to partake of what is billed as “the raunchiest, cheapest event of Fiesta.” “Ruling as fake royalty means I can throw any damn

Four S.A. LGBTQ Nonprofits Receive Emergency Grants from Texas Pride Impact Funds

Four S.A. LGBTQ Nonprofits Receive Emergency Grants from Texas Pride Impact Funds

The Houston-based nonprofit, Texas Pride Impact Funds, announced on April 20 that it has awarded $120,000 among 26 LGBTQ organizations throughout the state as part of their COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Four San Antonio LGBTQ nonprofits were among the recipients: MCC San Antonio ($5000), Pride Center San Antonio ($7500), UT Health’s Pride Community Clinic ($7500) and

Ada Vox to Headline QueerBFF’s Online Insta-thon Benefitting Thrive Youth Center

Ada Vox to Headline QueerBFF’s Online Insta-thon Benefitting Thrive Youth Center

Ruben Jauregui, Jr., founder and CEO of QueerBFF, announced on March 8 that his company will host an April 11, online Insta-thon to benefit San Antonio’s Thrive Youth Center for homeless LGBTQ young people. The fundraiser, which will be streamed via Instagram Live, will be headlined by San Antonio’s own American Idol semi-finalist Ada Vox.

LGBTQ Leaders Urge Community to Follow Emergency Health Rules and Offer Help to Needy

LGBTQ Leaders Urge Community to Follow Emergency Health Rules and Offer Help to Needy

Leaders and activists in the San Antonio’s are reaching out to the LGBTQ community and advising people to follow the city’s health guidelines to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Additionally they are also raising funds to help those in need and in support of local LGBTQ businesses. On March 31, over 50 community organizations

Sign of the Times: Duo Buys Meals From Shuttered Community Restaurants to Feed the Needy

Sign of the Times: Duo Buys Meals From Shuttered Community Restaurants to Feed the Needy

Two local social workers are have come up with a scheme to help feed the needy while also lending a hand to community restaurants whose dining rooms have been shuttered by the city’s new coronavirus guidelines. Last Saturday, Darrell Parsons and Kimberly Goodwin delivered 120 box lunches purchased from WD Deli and delivered them to

Weekend Is the Perfect Time to Order Take-Out from Community-Owned Restaurants

Weekend Is the Perfect Time to Order Take-Out from Community-Owned Restaurants

On Wednesday, March 18, San Antonio Mayor Ron instituted new regulations to help prevent the spread of the cornavirus. He ordered the temporary closure of restaurant dining rooms, bars, lounges, nightclubs, taverns, gyms or health studios, bowling alleys, bingo parlors and theaters. Restaurants with drive-throughs or carry out options will remain open. The new guidelines

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