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Manila Luzon is the latest ‘Drag Race’ alum to perform at San Antonio’s Bonham Exchange

Manila Luzon is the latest ‘Drag Race’ alum to perform at San Antonio’s Bonham Exchange

Rey Lopez Entertainment is presenting popular drag performer, recording artist and comedian Manila Luzon for two shows at the Bonham Exchange. The evening will be hosted by local drag icon Tencha La Jefa. Luzon was a contestant on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where she came in second place, and from there, she

After two-year hiatus, LGBTQ events return to Fiesta San Antonio

After two-year hiatus, LGBTQ events return to Fiesta San Antonio

Due to the COVID pandemic, Fiesta San Antonio events were mostly cancelled the past two years. This year, Fiesta returns with a full roster of festivities including those sponsored by organizations in the LGBTQ community. Below is a list of events organized to help raise funds for queer nonprofits. April 1, Webb Party The San

Transgender stand-up comedian Joan Riviera Simoncelli explains what Dave Chappelle got wrong

Transgender stand-up comedian Joan Riviera Simoncelli explains what Dave Chappelle got wrong

As a stand-up comedian, Joan Riviera Simoncelli wants fellow comics to have the freedom to entertain audiences however they see fit. To her mind, nothing should be off limits. People need to laugh. “The week after my mom died, I went on stage and made jokes about her death,” the San Antonio-area comedian told the

Bonham Exchange set to reopen later this month in time for 40th anniversary

Bonham Exchange set to reopen later this month in time for 40th anniversary

Iconic downtown dance club the Bonham Exchange will ring in its return to the nightlife scene with a three-night grand opening later this month. Friday, July 23 will mark the first night the club, located at 411 Bonham St., welcomes back revelers after closing 16 months ago during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Its

Full slate of events mark celebration of Pride Month in San Antonio

Full slate of events mark celebration of Pride Month in San Antonio

Community members and businesses across the city are offering events and fundraisers for San Antonio’s LGBTQ+ community, including new ones and old favorites. Whether you’re hoping for a night out on the town or looking to celebrate from the comfort of your own home, there’s something for you. “de los otros” Acclaimed San Antonio artist

New Yelp search filter makes it easier to find LGBTQ-owned businesses in San Antonio

New Yelp search filter makes it easier to find LGBTQ-owned businesses in San Antonio

LGBTQ-owned businesses in San Antonio now have another way to raise their profiles, thanks to a new feature on online review platform Yelp. Citing an increase in searches for LGBTQ-owned businesses, Yelp on Monday introduced a new business attribute that will allow owners to self-identify as LGBTQ-owned and Open to All walks of life. Open

RuPaul’s Drag Race bringing a drive-in show to Ingram Park Mall in December

RuPaul’s Drag Race bringing a drive-in show to Ingram Park Mall in December

San Antonians can celebrate the holiday season with the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race at a pop-up drive-in event at Ingram Park Mall next month. Held on the weekend of December 15-16, Drive ‘N Drag Saves Christmas follows Bianca Del Rio, the 2014 winner of Drag Race, as she sets out to destroy the beloved

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

Management of SA’s Most Popular LGBTQ Clubs and Cafes Adjust to Coronavirus Reality

Management of SA’s Most Popular LGBTQ Clubs and Cafes Adjust to Coronavirus Reality

The management of the city’s most popular LGBTQ clubs and cafes are facing new challenges after San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced a Public Health Emergency that bans gatherings of over 500 people and recommends canceling gatherings of over 250 people and meetings of high-risk populations. The result for local gay clubs has been to

MCCSA’s Love’s Day Fundraiser Was Started Years Ago by LGBTQ Activist Jim Isaman

MCCSA’s Love’s Day Fundraiser Was Started Years Ago by LGBTQ Activist Jim Isaman

When the Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio holds its annual Love’s Day Dinner and Dance on February 22, it will be following a tradition started years ago by now-deceased activist Jim Isaman. Isaman, who died in 2009, was the originator of the Love’s Day observance, which in years past included not only a dinner

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